Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi

love_planet_five_-_tenjou_wo_kakeru_monotachiArtist: Love Planet Five
Release Date: April 4, 2007
Label: Geneon
Genre: J-pop/Dance
Number of Songs: 3
Personal Rating: 4/5

1. Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi
2. Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi (Raven Fly edit)
3. Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi (Instrumental)
Love Planet Five is once again, an all girl group but this time with five members. (Five popular J-pop singers. I think this is like a collaboration group since the members are still doing their solo careers.) The group is made up by popular singers like Kotoko, Mami Kawada, Kaori Utatsuki, MELL, and Eiko Shimamiya. The group’s first single, “Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi” was used for the “Shakugan no Shana Movie” ending theme. (Kotoko and Mami Kawada are also well known for singing themes for the original tv series.)

Before I actually begin reviewing the single, I would like to state that I will try to make this review the longest as I could since I’m willing to add the 2nd cover for this single. (Which includes a nice drawing of Shana, the main character from the anime.)

Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi is the group’s biggest debut as well as itsTenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi most well known song so the composers probably did their best to make the song very enjoyable. I thought that the beginning of the song sounded a bit awkward since there’s a really quiet melody and then all of the sudden, there’s extremely loud bells that interrupt the quietness. (Kind of didn’t fit the mood at the beginning.) But I liked how it transitioned into faster beats and soon, into the actual melody of the song. The song was really great and melodious at first but after listening to it a few more times, I wasn’t as crazy about it anymore. It’s like one of those “good the 1st time” songs so I guess that it’s not like the best song in the world. This was no doubt, a very powerful debut though. In a way, the rest of the song pretty much shares the same style as Ami Suzuki’s music. (The way they transition from slow to fast.)

The Tenjou wo Kakeru Monotachi (Raven Fly edit) has the same amount of verses and chorus of the original song except that the song focuses more on the dance beats. It’s a pretty standard remix; long introduction, lengthy interlude and a fading conclusion. Although I really did like the original song, I thought that this remix wasn’t all that new.

Personal Rating: 4/5