Release Date: Nov 30, 2011
Performed by: 99RadioService
2. YOUTHFUL ~from Studio Yamato~
3. Same love, Different heart
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Song ‘Youthful’ from the opening sequence left me with a nice impression, as it fit perfectly to the light going and beautiful style of Chihayafuru. The long version of the song doesnt’ disappoint, the additional part doesn’t seem forced and it keeps the overall feeling of the serie for its full duration. The second track is pretty much the same, but it pays more attention to music, which got way more intense. It’d be hard for me to decide which one I prefer, I choose to believe they’re both equally good, in their own sense. Certainly I won’t get bored of either too soon. The last track was completely unnecessary though, as it usually happens in the opening/ending single – they just throw one or two bonus songs that suck most of the time. In this case it was no different and the third piece made the score go under 4,0. Still, the first two tracks are certainly worth listening to and considering the fact about bonus songs, I was compelled to give it a fairly high score.