01 - A Couple's Wings
02 - Sharing the Same Feelings
03 - Mini Drama "Telephone call"
04 - A Couple's Wings ~instrumental~
05 - Sharing the Same Feelings ~instrumental~
The ending theme "for boys" (i.e. - you're trying to date girls) for Tokimeki Memorial Online is a great single for anyone who wants to experience a bit of light-hearted, family-friendly Japanese pop culture.
The first song, "A Couple's Wings" (Futari no Tsubasa) is a mid-tempo ballad featuring vocalist Yuki Makishima. This song is pretty, but I much prefer the second song, "Sharing the Same Feelings" (Onnaji Kimochi), also sung by Ms. Makishima. This song is simply more catchy: the syncopated rhythm on which the chords hit, the interesting chord progressions, and the faster tempo all make this song superior in my mind. I didn't expect that I would enjoy any Tokimeki vocal song half as much as I enjoyed this one.
Of course, instrumental versions for both songs are included. Also included is a short drama track that, though I only understood parts of it, had me laughing time and time again. When teen drama meets the saccharine-sweet feel of light-hearted Japanese anime, the result is simply splendid, if a bit shallow.
I'm sure that once this single sells out across online shops, it will become a difficult find. Though it is technically only two songs, they are two of the better songs I've heard from the plethora of Tokimeki vocals I've heard in my life.
Reviewed by: Patrick Gann