Inoue Marina [Beautiful Story]
Beautiful Story was released on March 1, 2007 by Inoue Marina, as the ending theme for the anime “gestumentoheika Mi-na”. Marina is mainly a voice actor, but she has also released two previous singles before this during the past three years, so apparently singing isn’t her main focus. I’m not sure if I’m convinced if she can actually sing, however. She seems cute, but I can’t take her seriously.
My Subjective Score: 5.5/10
1. Beautiful Story
I could use a little more energy out of her voice to match the music, seemed like she was a little asleep. The beat is a little funky and not bad to dance to; by the end of the song I admit I’m moving to the music. It is okay, yet it doesn’t blow me away.
2. Hen na Koi
This is a cutesy song enhanced by her high voice. I do realize that Beautiful Story was released for the t.v. show, so it’s not like she was trying to break into the top ten on the Oricon chart and had a great team behind her creating. I can see this as a song for one of the younger Hello! Project groups.
Track 1: Beautiful Story
Track 2: Hen na Koi
Track 3: Beautiful Story (Instrumental)
Track 4: Hen na Koi (Instrumental)