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Love Live School Idol Project Snow Halation Comparison

I can’t stop doing Love Live Posts! Don’t help me! Don’t save me!

Hey everyone. It’s Deven coming at you once more with a…I don’t really know what to call it. It’s not a Speculation. I guess it’d be more of an anaylsis. Okay we’ll call it that. I’m coming at you with a Love Live Song Analysis of Snow Halation! One of Muse’s best songs.

Now if you don’t know Lantis which is the company that owns Love Live and produces all their songs and merchandise makes Love Live CDs. What makes them really awesome and you really got to love the voice actresses for this, they make both group CDs and solo CDs. So you can have your favorite girl singing your favorite song! Isn’t that great!

Now Snow Halation is one of the few songs that has every member of Muse sing it. So I’ll be doing an anaylsis of how each member of Muse sings the song.

Note: The order is no particular order. This is the order that my iTunes gave me when I looked up the songs.

First up is Honoka Kousaka!

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Honoka(voiced by Emi Nitta) sings with a medium sounding voice and not the usual perkiness that you see her with in the anime. It’s more soothing. It reminds me of a flowing river, her words just flow out naturally.

Next is Umi Sonoda!

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Umi(voiced by Suzuko Mimori) is what I call Elegance against Adversity. She makes every song she sings sound so sensual and beautiful. It reminds me of a nice cool night where the snowflakes are falling slowly. It’s so relaxing.

Next is Maki Nishikino!

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Maki(voiced by Pile) is another example of Elegance against Adversity but with a little edge. When Maki sings Snow Halation, it sounds more lovely like she’s singing right to you. It reminds me a lot of a serenade. So Maki cute!

Next is Nico Yazawa!

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Nico(voiced by Sora Takui) well sounds kinda like my little sister when she was about five(she’s about 16 now). Her voice is quite high more in that place where Nozomi, Hanayo, and Kotori’s voices are. Despite that it sounds very cute. It reminds me of playing around in the snow with my little sister.

She’s actually my godsister and a lot taller than me but we’ve been raised like family

Next is ironically Kotori Minami!

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Kotori(voiced by Aya Uchida) has a very high voice but it works for her especially in this song. In the PV Kotori’s grouped with alongside Maki and Rin. Rin has a medium pitched voice and Maki has a more edgy lower voice so they harmonize well. Kotori’s performance reminds me of those good days making snow angels with my godsister.

Next up is Rin Hoshizora!

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Rin(voiced by Riho Iida) is not particularly my favorite member of Muse in the anime. However when she sings she’s one of my favorites alongside Hanayo, Eli, Umi, and Nozomi in that order. Why? Because she clearly changes her pitch in the anime for Rin’s voice but while she sings I’m guessing she’s using her normal voic e and it sounds so much better. It sounds like a casual and nice conversation. I rate Rin’s singing voice like Umi’s, very sensual.

Next up is Hanayo Koizumi!

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Hanayo(voiced by Yurika Kubo) has a very high voice. Probably the only member of Muse with a higher voice is Kotori but it works for her. It’s one of the main reasons that Kokuhaku Biyori, Desu! is one of my favorite Muse songs. Hanayo’s Snow Halation version just has one of those cuteness levels that makes you want to hug her. I love it so much. She’s one of my favorites on Muse because of this voice!

Next up is Nozomi Tojou!

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Nozomi(voiced by Aina Kusada) has a voice similar to but not the same as Hanayo and Kotori but it’s a inch lower. However it doesn’t make her less awesome. I think that Nozomi puts the most emotion into this song and makes it a song you want to dance to.

Last but not least is Eli Ayase!

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Eli(voiced by Yoshino Nanjo) has a such a beautiful voice. It sounds so mature and soft yet filled with energy. I can’t just listen to an Eli sung song once. It must be listened to at least five times.

Now that I’ve looked at the girls solo. Let’s look at things as a whole.

Now I’m an absolute idiot with Music Theory but my younger cousin who’s a bass singer taught me one thing. You have the soprano, the alto, and the tenor in group based songs. Then again he sings in church but I think that it still applies.

However in this case we’re dealing with girls so it’s more of the highest, the medium, and the mature low.

Now the group’s divided(at least in my eyes) into three groups during this song which I think work that dynamic well.

One group is Eli, Hanayo, and Nico acting as the center. I think that Eli takes the mature, Hanayo the medium, and Nico the highest.

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The next group is Kotori, Maki, and Rin acting as the center. Maki takes the mature, Rin the medium, and Kotori the highest.

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The final group is Umi, Nozomi, and Honoka acting as the center for the group and the entire song as a whole. Umi takes the mature, Honoka the medium, and Nozomi the highest.

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And it all comes together to make one of Muse’s best songs in my opinion.

Now I’m going to be super nice here. Since you listened, or in this case read me, ramble about music. I’m giving you my copies of the nine versions of Snow Halation for free as well as my copy of the Snow Halation PV(the original not the 2014 anime version).

Just click on the two Snow Halation pics below and download them from my Dropbox.

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And that’s all for this review…hmmm…I think I can push out one more Love Live Post. I’ll let it be a surprise though.

Until the next one(you won’t have long to wait)
Later Days.

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Happy Birthday to μ’s Main Center and Leader! Honoka Kousaka!

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Today’s August 3rd. That means today is a good. Why? Because it’s the birthday of the first member of Muse, Honoka Kousaka!

Honoka is definitely one of my favorite girls in Muse mostly because of her awesome energy and personality. It’s the type of thing that makes you want to get out of your seat and dance!

Honoka doesn’t go through much growth during season 1. Unless you count the last few episodes where she realizes the consequences of her actions for overtraining herself and getting angry at Kotori for leaving and not telling anyone.

However she get a big boost in my eyes when she succeeds Eri as the Student Council President. That forces her to grow up and be a better leader not just to Muse but to the school as a whole.

So I’ll follow what I’ve done the last few times and celebrate Honoka’s birthday with a lot of super awesome pics! Why? Because Honoka’s cuteness and happiness can’t be kept by one person!

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Honoka-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live School Idol Project.

And shout out to all the Honoka Kousaka fans out there! I think you’ll be seeing one of these again next month and it’s going to be for those that love girls with high voices and a love for fashion!

Also since today is Honoka’s birthday, if you have it, please log in to Love Live School Idol Festival and claim your 5 Love Gems. Trust me, they go a long way especially in the beginning when you don’t know how to play and still learning the game.

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live!

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Happy Birthday to Love Live’s Nico Yazawa!

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Today’s July 22nd. Today’s a good day! Why? Because it’s the birthday of the seventh member of Muse’s member Nico Yazawa!

Nico isn’t my favorite girl but she is one of the top ones in my opinion. Especially with her Nico Nico Ni!!!

Now originally in Season 1, Nico’s well…bitchy to say the least. She does care about all her friends in Muse but you can’t deny she’s a bit mean.

Now your viewpoint on her would change in season 2 episode 4 which had Nico take center stage. We find about her home life and the fact that she’s the be all and end all to her little siblings.

Season 2 is really good, mostly because it’s built on everything we had gotten in season 1. The character episodes( the ones about Nico, Rin, and Nozomi) really bring out the characters and make them shine as people. While I would have loved to have a Hanayo episode(since her mother is an ex-idol herself that could have brought out something. Who knows?)

Also Sora Takui, Nico’s seiyuu, voices her entire family including her mother who is insanely hot!

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So I’ll follow my friend Nick Corps’s example  once again and celebrate the day by posting a lot of Nico pics. Why? Solely because Nico’s cuteness should be shared with the world!

Let’s go!

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Nico-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live School Idol Project.

And shout out to all the Nico Yazawa fans out there! I think you’ll be seeing one of these again next month and it’s going to be for those that love some Japanese candy!

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live!

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Happy Birthday to My Love Live girl, Nozomi Toujou!

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Today’s June 9th. Today’s the best day ever! Why? Because it’s the birthday of the eighth member of Muse’s member Nozomi Toujou!

Nozomi is my absolute favorite character in Love Live School Idol Project, although if you get follow me on Twitter then you can see.

So I’ll follow my friend Nick Corps’s example and celebrate the day by posting a lot of Nozomi pics. Why? Solely because she’s so cute and kinda sexy with the best body out of all the girls. I can’t be a true lover of Love Live if I don’t have a post of my favorite girl.

Let’s have some pics!

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I Love some Eri x Nozomi. So cute.
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This came off of the Love Live School Idol Festival app. Go buy and you can spend time with all the Love Live girls as much as you want.
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Nozomi’s clothes definitely inspire a lot of my drawings. She’s got good style.
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Nozomi and Eri make a way cuter yuri couple than Umi x Eri. Just saying.

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And that’s it. Happy Birthday Nozomi-chan! Make sure to check out my full season review of Love Live and check out the new episodes of Love Live Season 2.

And shout out to all the Nozomi Toujou fans out there. I think you’ll be seeing one of these again in July. Not my favorite girl but she’s cute when she smiles. Nico Nico Ni!

Also another shout-out to my man, Nick Corps who got me into Love Live and reminded me that Nozomi’s birthday was today!

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

Full Season Review: Love Live School Idol Project Season 1

Okay this may come out in the first seven days of June because of my schedule but it’s supposed to be for May.

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Here we are! Full season review for Love Live School Idol Project.

Honoka Kosaka is a girl who loves her school, Otonokizaka Academy. When the school is planned to be closed down due to a lack of applicants, Honoka becomes determined to save it. Learning that school idols are popular, Honoka and her friends start up a school idol group called U’s (pronounced muse) in order to attract new students. Once they successfully prevent Otonokizaka Academy from closing, the girls from U’s aim for higher grounds and participate in “Love Live”, the ultimate school idol competition featuring the best groups in the country.

So we’ve got ourselves a good anime here. This isn’t going to be like my other reviews where I describe the action of each episode. Instead I’ll be talking about the anime and the characters as a whole.

It’s a pretty good anime with a few flaws that are below. There’s a lot of feels moments like in the third episode when Honoka, Kotori, and Umi open to a empty room and the episode where Eri realizes she wants to join Muse but she feels they’ll never accept her after everything she’s done. It’s a good anime if you really like J-Pop and idols.

The Highlights

  • Lots of beautiful girls
  • Good start and strong plot
  • Each girl has a unique personality and few of them crossover and have the same traits

Downsides

  • Eri was kinda annoying at the beginning, constantly getting in the way of Muse but not really doing anything to say she wants to save the school.
  • The CGI in the idol scenes was a weird thing coming from normal animation but it’s not all that bad.

Let’s look at the girls.
Honoka Kousaka

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Seiyuu:Emi Nitta

Honoka Kousaka is the main protagonist of Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Honoka was born on August 3 and is a Leo. She has ginger hair, with some of it tied up in a side ponytail, and blue eyes. Her main color is orange. She is 157 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. She is typically the center in most Muse songs. Her number in the group is one.

Kotori Minami

Seiyuu: Aya Uchida
Seiyuu: Aya Uchida

Minami Kotori is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school.Kotori was born on September 12 and is a Virgo. She has grayish-brown hair, normally styled in some way, and amber eyes. Her main color is gray. She is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. Her number in the group is two.

Umi Sonoda

Seiyuu: Suzuko Mimori
Seiyuu: Suzuko Mimori

Umi Sonoda is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 16 years old and a second year in high school. Umi was born on March 15 and is a Pisces. She has long blue hair and brown eyes. Her main color is blue. She is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A.
Her number in the group is three.

Maki Nishikino

Seiyuu:Eriko Hori
Seiyuu:Eriko Hori

Nishikino Maki is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Maki was born on April 19 and is an Aries. She has crimson hair and purple eyes. Her main color is red/red-pink. She is 161 centimeters tall, and her blood type is AB. Her number in the group is four.

Rin Hoshizora

Seiyuu:Riho Iida
Seiyuu:Riho Iida

Hoshizora Rin is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Rin was born on November 1 and is a Scorpio. She has short, orange hair and chartreuse eyes. Her main color is yellow. Rin is 155 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A. Her number in the group is five.

Hanayo Koizumi

Seiyuu:Yurika Kubo
Seiyuu:Yurika Kubo

Koizumi Hanayo is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 15 years old and a first year in high school. Hanayo was born on January 17 and is a Capricorn. She has short brown hair, purple eyes and wears glasses when she isn’t performing. Her main color is green. Hanayo is 156 centimeters tall, and her blood type is B. Her number in the group is six.

Nico Yazawa

Seiyuu:Sora Tokui
Seiyuu:Sora Tokui

Yazawa Nico is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. Despite her looks, she is actually 17 years old and a third year in high school. Nico was born on July 22 and is a Cancer. She has black hair tied up in double ponytails and red eyes. Her main color is pink. Nico is 154 centimeters tall, and her blood type is A. Her number in the group is seven.

Nozomi Toujou

Seiyuu:Aina Kusuda
Seiyuu:Aina Kusuda

Toujou Nozomi is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 17 years old and a third year in high school. Nozomi was born on June 9 and is a Gemini. She has purple hair tied in a double, low ponytail and turquoise eyes. Her theme color is purple. Nozomi is 159 centimeters tall, and her blood type is O. Her number in the group is eight.

Eri(Eli) Ayase

Seiyuu:Yoshino Nanjou
Seiyuu:Yoshino Nanjou

Ayase Eli is one of the nine main characters in Love Live!. She is 17 years old and a third year in high school. Eli was born on October 21 and is a Libra. She has blonde hair that is tied up into a ponytail and blue eyes. Her main color is blue/light blue. She is 162 centimeters tall, and her blood type is B. Her number in the group is nine.

That’s the characters but what’s the most important thing in an idol anime, the songs!

Susume(Tomorrow) by Honoka Kousaka
Start:Dash!! by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, and Umi Sonoda
Korekara no Someday by Honoka Kousaka, Kotori Minami, Umi Sonoda, Maki Nishikino, Rin Hoshizora, Hanayo Koizumi,and Nico Yazawa.
Bokura no Live, Kimi to no Life by Muse(all members)
No Brand Girls by Muse
Start:Dash!! by Muse
Kitto Seishun ga Kikoeru(Anime Ending) by Muse
Wonder Zone by Muse
Bokura wa Ima no Naka de(Anime Opening) by Muse

Check out all the songs in this video.(I’m lazy enough to find someone that chained all the songs together instead of linking to each video)

All Love Live Songs

So that’s it for the Love Live School Idol Project Season One Full Season Review. Until work through my list of anime I just have to review ie. my favorites I’ll be doing them in order of this post.

Wait! Before I end here, there’s something that needs to be done with an anime like this, you need to say your favorite. Now my friends have a love for Maki but she isn’t my favorite. I love her but she’s not my favorite. She’s about 3 or 4 on my list.

1. Nozomi Toujou(She’s so cute, her cards, and her boob grabbing is so funny and she’s got the best body out of all the girls)
2. Umi Sonoda(Not during her serious moments but when she sings, she’s got some sexy ‘come hither’ eyes.)
3. Maki Nishikino(Sometimes you need to love the tsundere and Maki is tsundere done right!)
4. Eri Ayase(Yes I call her Eri even though everyone else says Eli. I like her more once she’s warmed up to the group.)
5. Hanayo Koizumi(I definitely relate more with Hanayo more than all of them because I’m an awkward geek and she’s really cute without her glasses.)

Not that fond of Nico…that’s right I said it! And I’ll say it again!

The next anime that I’ll review will be Date A Live Season 1.

Until then
Later Days.

Make sure to put in suggestions for me to fix the Full Season and Series Reviews. I feel that something’s missing and I need your help to fix it. Thanks. 🙂

You can ask me as many questions as you want on Ask.fm and you can follow me on Twitter to know when my new reviews are coming out. You’ll also be update on what’s happening.

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