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Meshimase Roman Sabou Original Drama & Soundtrack

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Catalog Number: KDSD-00055
Released On: November 17, 2004
Composed By: Vingt-et-un Sound Team
Arranged By: N/A
Published By: Team Entertainment
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
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Tracklist:

Original Drama "This is the Weekend of the Lunar Eclipse"
01 - The Role of the Millenium
02 - A Moonlit Night of Hardships
03 - Yesterday's Performance Morning
04 - Yesterday's Performance Evening
05 - Candy-Making Day In Class
06 - The Storm Goes Away
From Game BGM
07 - Drink Romantic Coffee Shop
08 - Still Dawn
09 - Moonlit Night
10 - Sai
11 - Zelkova Rack
12 - Rin
13 - Phosphorescent Light
14 - A Crisis Approaches
15 - Feelings Unsevered
16 - At That Place
17 - Hidden Truth
18 - Single
19 - Birthday
20 - Enshrined Together With the Moon
21 - The One I Love
22 - Wanting To Be Together
23 - Thank You Everyone
24 - I've Always Liked You
25 - Romantic Juice ~Life's Short, So Maidens, Fall In Love~
26 - Drink! Romantic Coffee Shop
Bonus
27 - Drama Post-Recording...Voice Actors Comment
Total Time:
77'59"

Note: "Meshimase Roman Sabou" can be translated "Drink (to the) Romantic Coffee Shop," as in a toast, or some other honorific context.

Vingt-et-un is all about making love adventures for girls (and gay men). Nothing like finding the perfect guy in a dating sim. And apparently, finding the right guy takes place in a coffee shop. It also involves listening to some decent VGM.

This album marks a major improvement over the previous Vingt-et-un affair, Kimagure Strawberry Cafe. The same styles are here–jazz, ambient–along with some traditional East Asian influence (strings, winds, that sort of thing). All of the instrumentals are pretty good.

The drama is decent (if you know Japanese). The vocals (tracks 25 and 26) are, in my opinion, annoying. The male vocalist is a little too raw, not very talented. This one disc contains over 80 minutes worth of audio. That is another plus.

Among the three albums Team Entertainment has published for Vingt-et-un, this one is easily my favorite. A later album, Ururun Quest, was okay, and Kimagure Strawberry Cafe was fairly poor. Take these statements, along with the samples, for what they're worth; then consider a purchase.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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