Oct 8, 2020
This was the 4th time MAL has notified me about this MV, so I'm now compelled to write a review to give few of my thoughts before the clock strikes at 2AM...
So, visual-wise, it's got a lot of illumination and bokeh going on throughout as each scenes changes from a typical modern residential block you'd see in Japan to what seems to be a prequel to Cyberpunk 2077 with transitions done in a montage-y fashion that wouldn't be so out of place in a K-Drama, which looks kinda weird when you contrast it to a chibified Chika (which looks almost a caricature of Momo
Kawamoto from 3-gatsu no Lion) just doing kawaii shit like it's nobody's business, but I didn't mind the text/typography, because I need the lyrics too if I want to sing along.
I can't say I didn't like nor dislike it. Just thought they're onto something here.
Now, the song went for a swing/Broadway vibe, as you would expect, and Chika's singing all her heart out with a message something about determination, so it's pretty decent. Nothing much to say other than the solo could've been a bit longer enough to hear those cascading notes if that'll bring out the song more. You know, just to make it a little more interesting; not that I'm suggesting it should've included shredding a soprano sax, or that would've completely ruined it, no.
Anyhow, even if this is personally a 6, this is still a good listen for the fans of the Love Live series who don't want to miss any content, especially from their favorite characters they've grown fond with.
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