Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu
Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu was Rie fu’s 9th single. It was released on October 24, 2007 and reached no. 45 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 2,565 copies. The title track was used as the 5th ending theme song for the anime D.Gray-man.
1. Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu
2. Just the Kind of Thought
3. Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu -Instrumental-
After her up-beat 5000 MILES Rie fu comes back with another astounding ballad entitled Anata ga Koko ni Iru Riyuu. It’s rather simplistic at first with the piano chords. But then as the song progresses it gets more complex with the addition of the strings, guitar riffs, percussion, and some acoustics; it creates a symphony that embodies epic. And in this song the chorus sounds so unique and so original, no doubt from all the various instruments. And if that wasn’t good enough Rie fu again displays her excellent vocals yet again, and it really went well with the wonderful string arrangement. Give the bridge a listen too, lots of AMAZING things going on, that and the final chorus too.
I called it before I even heard Just the Kind of Thought, it’s an English song. It’s pretty much just another rock song that’s light rock, and more acoustic driven. As far as lyrics go it’s so-so, nothing special. The arrangement seems a little messy, and a little too fast. It’s just rushing things for the most part. It’s a B-Side for sure.
Overall Review: I honestly have to say that this single turned out to be much better than I expected. It’s different even for a ballad but it still has those mesmerizing qualities. The music was lovely and sounded quite epic. Ad for the B-Side, well it’s….ok; not my favorite. Anyway it’s really a great ballad, lots of amazing music and fantastic vocals.