When I heard this one, I had to write a post for it.
YouTube’s autoplay feature has been giving me a lot of ShinRa-Bansho to listen to lately, I guess the algorithm favours them fairly well after all of the Akatsuki I’ve listened to.
The song this time is called 純情アルメリア (Pure-Hearted Armeria).
The original Touhou track is called Hiroari Shoots a Strange Bird ~ Till When? and it’s awesome. Like you listen to Pure-Hearted Armeria and think “wow this is a really cool tune!”, only to find that the real catchy melody comes directly from the original. It’s a good track, no doubt. Sometimes I’m not as big of a fan of the original track, but this one is a winner.
And by extension, Pure-Hearted Armeria is a winner by taking that melody and sprucing it up! Sometimes I’m impressed by how much of a transformation the original track went through, but in this case the original track had such “good bones” so to speak, that it didn’t take much. Throw some great music and vocals on that melody and you’ve got a winner.
The vocalist for this one is Ayaponzu, who was one of the vocalists on Netaminity Theatre “666”. As always with these songs, she’s got an amazing voice. Arranger was kaztora, who also worked on Netaminity.
Anyways, this song has such a great punch to it that once I heard it I knew I had to share it here. Hope you all enjoyed it as much as I have.
This all reminds me that I need to get back to playing some more Touhou…!
Until next time,
Thanks for reading.