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Anime Toonz: Kikuko Inoue [Original recording reissued]

Anime ToonzAudio CD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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listen  1. Kareshi Kanojyo no Jiyo opening song (Tenshi No Yubikiri - Angel's Pinky Promise)Kikuko Inoue 5:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Sailor Moon opening song (Moonlight Densetsu - Moonlight Legend)Kikuko Inoue 4:22$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Neon Genesis Evangelion opening song (Zankoku Na Tenshi No Thesis - Cruel Angel's Thesis)Kikuko Inoue 4:12$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Magic Knight Rayearth opening song (Yuzurenai Negai - Desire Cannot Be Conceded)Kikuko Inoue 5:58$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Sakura Diaries opening song (Kimi No Mado Kara - From Your Window)Kikuko Inoue 6:51$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Fuchigi Yugi opening song (Itooshii Hito No Tame Ni - For My Sweetheart)Kikuko Inoue 6:57$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Cardcaptor Sakura opening song (Catch You Catch Me)Kikuko Inoue 5:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Ah! My Goddess opening song (My Heart Iidasenai, Your Heart Tashikametai - My Heart Won't Say, Your Heart I Want To See)Kikuko Inoue 5:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Revolutionary Girl Utena (Virtual Star Hassei-gaku)Kikuko Inoue 4:26$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Crayon Kingdom opening song (N Paka March)Kikuko Inoue 7:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Vision of Escaflowne opening song (Yakusoku Wa Iranai - I Don't Need Promises)Kikuko Inoue 2:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Kareshi Kanojyo no Jijyo closing song (Yume No Nakae - Into The Dream)Kikuko Inoue 5:22$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (November 5, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Jellybean Records
  • ASIN: B00005B9U4
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #528,423 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Fans hoping to hear Inoue Kikuko's rendition of some of Japanese animation's most well-known theme songs will likely be disappointed with this disc. I strongly recommend listening to the music samples before purchasing. The music has been totally remixed into techno with a very strong beat. The remixes themselves aren't particularly inspired, with extended moments of repetition acting as filler. The vocal parts of each track act almost in a secondary role; they are relatively short and are mixed in at such a low level that it's almost lost in the background.
My verdict: Kikuo-san's voice is as beautiful as ever; so it's truly a pity that it was wasted on this disc.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected at all... May 16, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I got two copies of this CD, one for myself and another for a anime-loving friend. When it arrived, I was excited to see how it would be, because the titles looked terrific. These are a good representation of what's out there in anime music (which made me give this CD those two stars.) However, in my initial excitement when seeing this on amazon.com, I must have overlooked the fact that these were remixes. Kikuko Inoue has a nice voice and all, but the remixes don't do justice to the songs as they were originally, generally speaking. I'm a huge fan of Neon Genesis Evangelion's "Thesis of a Cruel Angel," and I couldn't even listen to the entire track on this CD. For those of you who like new twists to your favorite anime songs, by all means, don't let my opinion be the deciding factor as to whether or not you get this CD. But for those of you who expect something like the original, don't bother with this one. Save your money up for that import instead!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice concept, but very poorly done . . . August 13, 2001
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this cd on a whim (as I adore techno *AND* anime music). I probably would've been happier filling up my car's gas tank with the [amt]...
It's a nice idea (and I've heard a lot of successfully done anime techno remixes), but the music is poorly done. Kikuko Inoue has a very nice, clear voice and the techno beats aren't half-bad... but together they don't really fuse correctly. During half of the songs it sounds like the DJ and the singer are singing different songs... (the Escaflowne mix is probably the worst on the album, as it sounds like the DJ is playing music to Utena as the singer does the Esca opening... sounds really disorganized).
The main problem with the music is this: the techno beats are nice, but they're so EMPTY! The DJ has this problem throughout the whole cd. There's a good backbone to a techno song, and the voice overlaps nicely on some songs (horribly on others, such as the Esca song), but there's no techno melody to back it up. It's just the drumbeats and the standard used-a-thousand-times techno sounds. It's like listening to an amateur musician play a standard beat on a Casio keyboard and then sing the songs... sounds very pre-programed and leaves a LOT to be desired. The Fushigi Yuugi opening would be o.k. if the DJ would play some of the melody along with the singer (since they seldom overlap her voice as it's done in the original song).
I will admit, though, that the Utena closing (it's the second TV closing song, not Missing Truth) is at least interesting. It's actually not too bad since the DJ uses some interesting voice synthesizers on the chorus... however, the synth and the singer don't always hormonize very well, and some of the song is painful to listen to (unfortunately for us Utena fans).
All in all...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for an anime CD.... April 11, 2001
Format:Audio CD
As a listener of techno/electronic music (Trance, DnB, House, etc...), and as an anime fan, I found myself enjoying this album. There are a lot of fan-favorite songs that were remixed, and all of them are well done. As a music experiment in the genre of electronic music, it's not as good as some of the stuff currently available, but then again, none of that stuff remixes anime music. I also take it with a grain of salt since most anime themes don't lend well to serious remixes, so I think the remixers did an exceptional job all things considered. The booklet and art is very well done... I especially like the fact that all lyrics AND translations are included... a nice touch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This should be your first anime CD! April 10, 2001
Format:Audio CD
You may have seen "Sailor Moon" or "Pokémon". Maybe "Tenchi Muyo" and "Outlaw Star" on Cartoon Network has tripped an interest into the world of Japanese Animation otherwise known as "Anime". One of the best parts of anime is the music. Unlike in the USA where themes are usually based on the show ("Pokémon, Gotta' Catch em' All"), Japanese animation series have more popular songs. This CD is a good example of this. For example, you may have heard the theme to the Kids WB series "Cardcaptors", just wait until you hear "Catch You Catch Me", it is nothing like it. You will also find the openings to other shoujo (girls) titles like "Fushigi Yuugi" and "Magic Knight Rayearth". Even if you don't understand one word of Japanese, you will still enjoy this CD. This is the perfect "starter" CD for someone wanting to learn more about anime and the great music that is made for it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Done Remixes
I love this CD so much! I dance in my car, rocking this CD. Cute and poppy. How can you not want to dance?! A must for any Anime Lover or Techno Freak ;D
Published 10 months ago by Charlene
2.0 out of 5 stars Thorny with few roses
I really didn't care for this CD, and, in fact, removed most of it from my mp3 player. But I do often find myself listening to the "Revolutionary Girl Utena" closing soundtrack,... Read more
Published on June 3, 2009 by Rachel Ross
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best CD I ever bought....
....but I'll say that at least half of the songs are good, so if you want some new takes on some of the notable anime songs (and are willing to take a risk), I recommend getting... Read more
Published on October 3, 2004 by peche chan
3.0 out of 5 stars Japanese Techno
If you like techno, then this is definitely up your alley. Every song has been jazzed up with a decidedly techno beat, giving the familiar Anime theme songs a new approach,... Read more
Published on April 5, 2003 by Chiruken
5.0 out of 5 stars I Think I'm In LOOOVVVEE!!!
For all you grumps out there-Get a Life!! We Americans are lucky to get the little amount of anime that we do!! Read more
Published on December 27, 2002 by Celestial
1.0 out of 5 stars Not at all what I had hoped for
This CD is the biggest disappointment I have bought in years. I purchased it hoping to have some cool techno-dance remixes of some of my favorite anime themes. Read more
Published on July 25, 2002 by Shaun Cooley
3.0 out of 5 stars For the serious anime fan
If you're a big anime fan, you'll probably get a kick out of this CD. Some of the tracks are really cool - my favorites are the Cardcaptor Sakura, Utena and the Fushigi Yuugi... Read more
Published on October 21, 2001
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pretty Good Buy
This is a pretty good CD. Almost all of my fav anime songs are on this disc (including Sakura Diaries!!). Read more
Published on July 18, 2001 by "moviman7642"
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifil voice, atrocious background remix
Ever since purchasing the first Project Ako soundtrack, I've developed a love of anime and its music. Read more
Published on July 16, 2001 by Don Young
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautifil voice, atrocious background remix
Ever since purchasing the first Project Ako soundtrack, I've developed a love of anime and its music. Read more
Published on July 16, 2001 by Don Young
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