Hayate no Gotoku! Anison Cover CD selected by Kenjiro Hata

Hayate no Gotoku! Anison Cover CD

Yeah, the title’s quite a mouthful there. But anyways, the legendary CD is out! The one with Hinagiku’s cover of Cruel Angel Thesis! Man I’ve been waiting a while for it!

01.Nijiiro no Sneaker by Sanzenin Nagi
I dunno, this song just doesn’t appeal to my aesthetic, so I’m kinda neutral about it. I’ve never really heard the original (by Megumi Hayashibara) either, so no feelings about this song. Kugimin’s singing isn’t anything to shout about either, so you either love it or just don’t care about it.

02.Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa by Maria
Is it hillarious that Maria, always sensitive to being called “old” has to pick such an old-school song (this is the Maison Ikkoku 1st ED OP)? Despite that, it works well with Rie Tanaka’s vocals and it’s quite a nice cover of this song to listen to. Rie Tanaka manages to keep the “old-school” feeling of the song while giving it a modern makeover.

03.Zankoku no Tenshi no TEE-ZE by Katsura Hinagiku
Yes, the cover that everyone’s been waiting for! Surprisingly, Itou Shizuka keeps a pretty high pitch throughout the song so I couldn’t really recognize her voice at first. I guess that’s the only way she can match up with Takahashi Yoko’s god-like vocal. The song also gets a bit “techno” makeover, so it’s a bit more faster in tempo too. Overall, quite a good cover. Actually +50 WIN points for actually producing it.

04.Gandhaara by Isumi Saginomiya
Oh god, if you thought Maria’s song was old, Isumi’s choice is even more obscure (to the younger generation at the least). I’m pretty darn surprised by the choice of song too. Can someone t/l the booklet included with the CD so that I can know why? I can provide the scans, LOL.

05.STEP by Tachibana Wataru and Kijima Saki
AHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA! Is this typical Wataru or what? He’s singing the OP to Mashin Eiyuden Wataru for his song choice. Oh wow, that was hillarious. But it’s a surprisingly engaging song, got me in to its beat in fact.

06.Maharaja ni Naritai!! by Katsura Yujiki
As expected from Yukiji, even her song choice reflects her overbearing attitude. Hearing Hitomi Nabatame sing this song is pretty LOL too. I haven’t heard the original though…

07.Ryoute wo Hirogete by Aizawa Sakuya
A slow song from Kana Ueda. Can’t really comment much on this.

08.My Heart Iidasenai, Your Heart Tashikametai by the Hakuou Student Council Trio
I fukken lol’ed on seeing this song on the CD. Especially sung by the three stooges. Fortunately, they managed not to mangle the song… In fact, it’s quite listenable!

09.Kokoro ha Tamago by Nishizawa Ayumu
So while Nishizawa sucks in the manga and anime in singing, thankfully her seiyuu Mikako Takahashi is able to sing properly. I’m surprised yet again by the choice of song again. This is the Chojin Sentai Jetman ending theme sung by Kageyama Hironobu. More like, HE SANG SUCH A ‘SOFT’ SONG BEFORE OMGWTFBBQ? Anyways, a nice cover by Ayumu.

10.Konome Kaze by Ayasaki Hayate
Hayate himself takes the last place in the CD, with a rendition of the 4th ED for his own anime. I’ll be honest. It quite sucked. I nearly couldn’t recognise it at all. Maybe it’s because Shiraishi Ryouko used her Hayate voice to do it but the original rendition by IKU was pretty high up. Not exactly unlistenable, but you’ve been warned.

The second disc is the Hayate Wiki Disc where Hayate and Nagi explain the choices behind the songs chosen by each character. Quite an interesting listen if you want to improve your knowledge of Japanese modern visual culture.


  1. Magnius of the Chaos Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:52 am

    I confess, I didn’t like any of the songs but #3. Then again, to be fair, the only reason I downloaded this was for #3.

    Which is ironic, considering the fact that I hate / dislike / don’t know much about / mildly loathe both NGE and Hayate no Gotoku.

  2. lord_jagganath Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:57 am

    whoa yeah.. I’m such a KugiRie fag…. any hoo.. excited today aren’t we? yes yes yes… in the next couple of days we can safely await RAWS of Hayate no Gotoku OVAs .. I’m hopink that the animaidtion quality iz gooood…. one can always hope eh?

  3. j1m0ne Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:58 am

    I thought Konome Kaze was alright actually, it’s refreshing to hear Shiraishi singing (and pulling it off) in a key lower than she normally does. Which begs the question, why is she singing in character when none of the others are…except maybe Nabatame Hitomi, I guess.

    The original Maharaja ni Naritai! is the current Anispa opening theme and it’s way more awesome than the version here, which has a stupid, sucky arrangement.

    Wataru’s song is the one I like the most btw.

  4. deftoned Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 9:22 am

    Kanashimi yo Konnichiwa is the first OPENING for Maison Ikkoku

  5. Haesslich Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 12:02 pm

    Link this to Zyl. He needs the Hina.

  6. patin Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 1:50 pm

    Man… where did your source of money come from? I am so jealous.. Warrrgghhhhh!!!

  7. Bill Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 5:25 pm

    Epic win for #3.

    Hmm… Will you be blogging the second season and ova as well? Just asking even if it seems unlikely.

  8. Keiya Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 7:20 pm

    Wait, they had a cover of “Kokoro wa Tamago”!? I gotta get this album now! O___O

    And yes, KAGE can do slow rock too :D Which is why he’s so awesome.

  9. jx Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

    Is it just me or that Nagi on the cover looks slightly like a Toradora character?

  10. ☆Azure★ Said,

    March 6, 2009 @ 8:55 pm

    I have so got to find it.

  11. Haesslich Said,

    March 7, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    jx: Remember that JC Staff has the OVA and second season of Hayate no Gotoku.

    … and well, as for the AMG song, I’m not surprised – where else can you find a song tailored for three people? Rainbow Days from Minami-ke would’ve been too new. :D

  12. ☆Azure★ Said,

    March 9, 2009 @ 4:31 pm

    #3 Totally owned. The tokuten talk was entertaining although half the time I had no idea what was going on since I don’t know Nihongo.

  13. jx Said,

    March 9, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

    ohh, no wonder then.

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