Anata ga Ita Mori
Anata ga Ita Mori was Jyukai’s debut single. it was released on March 15, 2006 and reached number 16 on the charts and has sold over 19,172+ copies. The title track was used as the first ending theme for the anime Fate/Stay Night. And some background information: Jyukai is a duo consisting of Manami aka Aimmy ( vocalist, songwriter) and Dewa (composer, arranger, programmer). The band is known for doing various anime theme songs as well as tie-ins with dramas.
1. Anata ga Ita Mori
2. SAKURA difference
3. Anata ga Ita Mori -Instrumental-
4. SAKURA difference -Instrumental-
Jyukai’s debut song Anata ga Ita Mori lit. The Forest Where You Were is definitely a great song. It’s a ballad, no questions, and for a debut song it’s pretty nice. The music is primarily the piano, the strings, the drums, and even the guitar. The vocals are great when it comes to power and variety. The song has just a solemn feel to it, and sounds sad a few times, but it’s still good. The chorus sounds pretty dramatic with the instrumentals and vocals, and it’s somewhat catchy. Not exactly mind blowing, but it’s worth a listen.
A little more rock oriented is SAKURA difference. This song is completely different from the previous song. It’s more up-beat and has a light rock vibe about it. Manami’s vocals are great and show some great variety in this song. The guitar really makes this song sound pretty fun, now granted the song might not be all that fast, it’s still nice. I think the verses need a little work, but nothing to get mad about. The chorus was excellent though. Despite being slow, with the instrumentals and vocals, it’s catchy, that and the melody is great.
Overall Review: Anata ga Ita Mori was a stellar debut. Despite the single’s mediocre songs, I still enjoyed it. Perhaps it was the vocals, or maybe just the amazing music. Not to mention that it was rather unique when compared to some of the other artists. What a great debut!
Final Grade 94A-