Okui Masami – Ma-KING

Endless Life
2.5
Yes, Naturally
2.5
A and C
2.5
Like a Rainbow -PRISMIX-
2.5
Spicy Essence
2.5
Naked Mind -DYNAMIX-
2.5
Precious Wing -light wind ver.-
2.5
More than Words in my Heart
2.5
I can’t… -daydremix-
2.5
Round Dance-revolution -red rose version-
3.5
Spirit of the Globe
2.5
Blowing in the Wind
3.5

thoughts. B.
I’m still trying to figure out just how I feel about Okui Masami; she has a good voice, good songs and I really liked her debut an her second album wasn’t bad either. Ma-KING is her third album in though it’s not bad, it didn’t really leave much of an impression. It took me awhile to really get into it or even find a couple tracks to give a three star rating to, which I found a little bit surprising. Round Dance-revolution -red rose version- brought some much needed air to this album an it ended on a decent note with the nicely sung ballad Blowing in the Wind. There were a few tracks that I wanted to give three stars to, but just couldn’t in the end because they just didn’t stick enough. Ma-KING is not even really an album I dislike as the songs aren’t bad, it’s just kinda run of the mill to me.

  • favorite track – Round Dance-revolution -red rose version-
    least favorite track – Naked Mind -DYNAMIX-
    guilty pleasure track – Precious Wing -light wind ver.-
    under rated track – Blowing in the Wind

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Okui Masami – V-sit

MASK -masamix-
2.5
Risky GAMBLE
2.5
Shake It
2.5
Liar Smile True Tears
3.5
Lonely Soul
2.5
DREAMING HEART
2.5
Two People
3.5
LOVE IS FIRE
2.5
GET MY WAY
2.5
Battlefield of Madonna
2.5
Area ~Heaven & Hell~
2.5
Serious Chance
2.5
You can’t Stop Me -live rock-on-
2.5
Friends
2.5

thoughts. B.
Okui Masami’s sophomore album V-sit isn’t as good as her debut; just didn’t feel like the songs stood out as much or even really stuck with me. The songs aren’t bad and Masami has a really nice an clear voice for her to be a seiyuu singer. To me the songs were just pretty average. The only song that really stood out was Two People in that was a slow song. I was also surprised that I didn’t like her more up-tempo or faster paced songs. Well, it wasn’t that I didn’t like them they were decent enough, they just didn’t really do anything for me in my opinion. V-sit however is an album I can listen to all the way through, it’s just the songs were better on her debut. It is honestly just one of those background noise type of albums.

  • favorite track – Two People
    least favorite track – You Can’t Stop Me -live rock on-
    guilty pleasure track – DREAMING HEART
    under-rated track – Liar Smile True Tears

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Okui Masami – Gyuu

REINCARNATION
2.5
MOONLIGHT ANGEL -Facing Tomorrow-
3.5
I WAS BORN TO FALL IN LOVE
3.5
Both Hands Filled of Dreams
2.5
FULL UP MIND
2.5
BEATS THE BAND
2.5
FACE
2.5
A Curious Coincidence Night
2.5
My Jolly Days
2.5
IT’S DESTINY
3.5
ENERGY
3.5
Live Alone… After 1000 Years
2.5
From Someone for Forever
2.5
Bay side love story -from tokyo-
3.5

thoughts. A.
I had had Okui Masami in my line up before then I think I grew disinterested in her and dropped her, only to have a change of heart last year and add her back. I don’t think I quite appreciated her enough, because for some reason her music stands out more to me than Megumi Hayashibara even though I view them in the same light. Gyuu is her debut album and it’s actually pretty good. A lot of the songs surprised me in a pleasant way; I really didn’t think I would end up liking practically the whole album. Okui’s voice is also a lot less annoying than I remember it being. It’s actually quite nice and shines in her more ballad oriented tracks. Gyuu is one of the better debut albums I have heard and shockingly doesn’t sound too much like an anime OST.

  • favorite track – I WAS BORN TO FALL IN LOVE
    least favorite track – REINCARNATION
    guilty pleasure track – IT’S DESTINY
    under-rated track – MOONLIGHT ANGEL -Facing Tomorrow-

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