Which one of these beautiful boys is my prince of song? There’s only one way to find out… REVIEW TIME!
Name: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
Japanese Name: うたの☆プリンスさまっ♪ マジ LOVE 1000%
Air Date: July 3 2011 – September 24 2011
Studio: A-1 Pictures
With dreams of becoming a composer and someday writing a song for her favourite idol, Haruka enters Saotome Academy – a prestigious performing arts school. If successful there, she’ll be able to join the Shining Agency after graduation. However, it won’t be so easy when Haruka is already surrounded by potential idols and composers. On top of that, her homeroom teacher is a current idol, the headmaster was a record-breaking singer and the academy itself is a chaotic place where anything can happen. Which prince of song will be paired up with Haruka?! Uta no Prince-sama is an exciting, coming of age romantic comedy that will be like sweet music to your eyes and ears!
Yay yay yay! This is like heaven to me! And I’ve been extremely excited about this series for many MANY reasons… one, Mamoru Miyano is Tokiya Ichinose. We all know I have a thing for him…I am not guilty for liking him a lot *･゜ﾟ･*:.｡..｡.:*･'(*ﾟ▽ﾟ*)’･*:.｡. .｡.:*･゜ﾟ･*
Two, this is a series based on music so obviously the music has to be good! Plus if Mamoru-san and his heavenly singing voice is starring in this then it’s good enough already. And three this series has an all star cast including Junichi Suwabe, Kenichi Suzumura, Yuichi Nakamura, Hiro Shimono, Kisho Taniyama, Takuma Terashima and Kousuke Toriumi…
gosh that was long!
Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ is an otome game series developed by Brocoli. I’ve never played them since my Japanese is limited, I can’t afford to buy them online and my PSP is broken 。・°°・(＞_＜)・°°・。I am awfully sad.
Mamoru Miyano as Tokiya Ichinose.
Takuma Terashima as Otoya Ittoki.
Kenichi Suzumura as Masato Hijirikawa.
Junichi Suwabe as Ren Jinguji.
Hiro Shimono as Syo Kurusu.
Kisho Taniyama as Natsuki Shinomiya.
Wow! Famous voice actors! What is it with all these otome game adaptions having brilliant voice actors? You made the right choice guys ＼(^o^)／ plus the animation looks stunning. It’s already amazed me to the point where I think this could possibly be one of my favourite series of all time.
Hayato, sing to me again!
I’m in love. That beautiful melody has enchanted me… if you have no idea what I’m going on about then I’m talking about the song that was played in episode 1. Haruka was in the city when she heard it; the song is called ‘Nanairo no Compass’. If you read it in English, it translates into ‘Seven Coloured Compass’ which is the name of my blog. Yes, the name of this blog was inspired from this song… I love it oh so much ❤
I shall write the lyrics here because I’m nice:
Hayato: “Ah, this sound of dark wind delivered only to you… feeling heart…”
“You don’t have to cry anymore just stay as you are. Look up at the sky. Ah, my sweetest love…”
“Blue, that teardrop that rolls down a blue glistening cheek…”
“Rise, did you know about the light that leads us to tomorrow?”
“Truth, maybe you still don’t know yourself that well.”
“I’m sure that tear will become a rainbow to guide you.”
“If you get chilled on your long journey, ah I’ll warm you up with a song.”
“Maybe everything you wish for won’t become stars, but if you have a dream to believe in, they’ll be thousands of the most glittering jewels in the night sky.” ♪
So sad yet so beautiful 。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。the lyrics were so moving!
Since when can Kenichi Suzumura do a voice like that I was frozen stiff when I heard it! It was serious but yet so sexy… did anyone know he had that voice? I’m used to hearing Hikaru from Ouran so my hearing must be messed up xD his singing voice is flawless, in other words it was beautiful. I really mean it! Try searching for his character song ‘Knocking on the Mind’, it made me swoon! A very soothing song with wonderful lyrics that really got me going. Thankyou for making Masato Hijirikawa such a cool character Kenichi-san!
Ren-sama! You’re so hot I melted ☆*:.｡. o(≧▽≦)o .｡.:*☆ ~kyaaa!! And he’s voiced by Junichi Suwabe which makes it even better! It’s so cute when he calls Haruka ‘hitsuji-chan’ (๑´ლ`๑)
you can call me hitsuji-chan sweetheart! It’s fine with me! But he’s a playboy and I wouldn’t want someone like that toying with my feelings. I’m sorry Ren, I want to cry a waterfall for you so excuse me…
*Face plants onto the desk and sobs like an idiot.*
But I like his character song too! Don’t worry Ren, I’ll listen to it everyday (*´ω`*) – its called ‘Sekai no Hate Made Believe Heart’ if any Ren fans want to know ＼(^o^)／ it has a jazz feel to it because of the saxophone playing the main tune at the beginning of the song.
Syo Kurusu is a chibi ore-sama! A real man wears nail polish xD Hiro Shimono is absolutely perfect for this role… he does a whole lot of yelling especially at Natsuki Shinomiya – his roommate. Anyone else feel really sorry for Natsuki? I certainly did!
Does anyone get hypnotised by Haruka’s eyes? It was really creepy so I avoided looking into her eyes throughout the whole series!
I wouldn’t mind if it was Tokiya though…
The concept of having a music academy to train students to become future idols is interesting in itself. In episode 2, there was good development of the story through an assignment given to the students of Saotome Academy where they were paired up. One of them had to compose the music whilst the other created lyrics to go along with the music. Alas, this sort of development was never used again until near the end of the series.
The heroine – Haruka – gets way too much attention from all of the guys right at the start for no apparent reason. I am raging with jealousy
it should be me! (ノ`д´)ノ〃┻━┻ that’s right, I’m giving the ( ಠ_ಠ ) look to you. She literally fails at giving an impact so she’s a terrible heroine in my eyes. But he is very hardworking so I give her credit for that!
Animation was good. The academy looked grand and elegant and the guys just look stunning (๑´ლ`๑) bishie obsession! It was a unique way of animating the characters, I loved the chibis… they’re so kawaii! Ren’s eyes were captivating, I could stare at them all day…
The music was incredible needless to say! All of the character songs were amazing. Natsuki’s sent shivers up my spine, it was so intense… Kishou Taniyama did such a fantastic job! I’m still trying to unsee Len Tsukimori from La Corda. Tokiya’s was so beautiful, it moved me to tears! It was so romantic ❤ Episode 8 was a real tear jerker. Tokiya sung Amazing Grace with a bunch of kids and it was just… wow. Mamoru-san is really good at singing English. Very impressed ヽ(*´ー`*)ﾉ
All of the guys have distinct personalities. This is clearly shown in each episode. One episode is for each guy and the rest is either for Haruka or other characters. The headmaster though makes me LOL, I wish my headmaster was like that. You’ll see what I mean when you watch this.
I’m only kidding, they’re all bloomin talented xD
SPOILER: Tokiya is Hayato. Basically, the person Haruka wanted to write a song for was Tokiya himself! Another spoiler… Natsuki has a double personality. Natsuki is sweet and loves cute things – including Haruka and Syo – whilst his other half, Satsuki, is cold and harsh. I prefer Satsuki (^_^;)
YUICHI NAKAMURA PLAYS RINGO-SENSEI. Ringo, the cross dresser. Your eyes do not deceive you. You have read this correctly. I never knew his voice could be that high, it sounds really feminine
How the series ended was satisfying and definitely hinted a second season but it left lots if questions. Who was that group of males watching ST☆RISH? Were they another band? And also, who will Haruka end up with? It’s most likely Tokiya but I hope that season 2 will explain all of my unanswered questions! I obviously haven’t played the games, so I don’t know about the events which occur.
I was very satisfied with Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%. I loved every moment of it! It had full fledged pop music and some hot bishounens. The opening – Orpheus – by Mamoru Miyano is amazing and the ending – Maji Love 1000% – is extremely catchy. The music got me dancing in my seat and never failed to please my ears. In fact, I’ve downloaded all of the character songs because they were that good! My favourite is definitely ‘Nanairo no Compass’ simply because of Mamoru Miyano. That man is amazing.
An avid fan of music and don’t mind an annoying heroine? Maybe you want to escape reality and listen to a group of bishies singing their hearts out for you? Watch this, it’s so worth it.
What makes me even more excited is that season 2 will be released in April 2013… rejoice! But I can’t wait that long for Tokiya and Ren so I shall drown my sorrows with a bottle of chocolate milk… chocolate milk helps everything with it’s sugary sweetness.
I-I’m sorry for this post’s absurd length! It’s just that I love this series more than anything ❤