Time for non-lyric related content! :D
Seventh Heaven is a Drama CD series by Rejet. Ah, Rejet — masters of giving feels. xD The basic premise of this series is that there is a place called Hiragi-kan, or Hiragi Mansion. People who have ventured into that place are rumored to never have returned. That’s because in Hiragi-kan lives seven shinigami who with their songs, are able to send souls to the other side.
I’ve been following this series since the first volume, and so far it hasn’t failed to give me feels after… With that, my expectations for the third volume were rather high. First, because it’s Takahashi Naozumi voicing Itsuki, second, the voice samples were really good and third Itsuki is said to be your childhood friend so I was curious how that’d work. Takahashi Naozumi (or Nao-nii) is also Saito in Shinsengumi Mokuhiroku Wasurenagusa, and if anything that series made me join in the Drama CD fandom. xD That being said, Nao-nii’s really good with drama stuff and well, the use of dummy head mic. xD
Well… feels I asked for, and feels I got. But It’s kinda different from the previous two. This time, rather than just feeling sad, I wanted to punch a wall and scream at the sky after. haha
The beginning starts just like the first two volumes. Itsuki finds you passed out, after apparently you tried to commit suicide by drowning. He’s really rattled, upon finding you because other than you attempting to take your own life, you promised to him that you would never come near Hiragi mansion. He wonders why you seem to be unaware of this promise, as well as his identity but that’s because…
You apparently have no memories.
Although troubled by this, Itsuki introduces himself to you once again, that he’s your childhood friend, and that he’s not a human but a shinigami of Seventh Heaven. He promises that on the next full moon with his song, he will let you pass on.
Like the other two shinigami, with his very long life of boredom, took an interest in you. The only difference is that he had seen you when you were little. He was so interested in you that he had done so much as to convince Kanade (king(?)or leader of seventh heaven), with much difficulty, to allow him to assume a human form given that he will take your soul if you ever step foot near Hiragi-kan. (the terms of their deal I’m not sure I got right orz feel free to comment if I got it wrong)
To be quite honest, I got a little disappointed when I heard that the girl had amnesia… I was like, “oh no, not this shit again”. But then again I guess there’s no better way to go about this theme (and kick us with feels with).
But gosh, Itsuki is just so cute and nice and ahhhh cripes how can you not like someone like that? ;A; From the beginning it’s obvious that Itsuki has feelings for you and you won’t fail to feel that all throughout. He’s very sweet and a little flirtatious. But his feelings for you are very, very pure. xD That’s the bad thing about it, I guess. He loved you so much that he thought he could save you. But he can’t.
And what’s worse is that in the end, he loses his memories…. of you.
That’s just cruel! ;___; Kanade water you doing :(
Other than the completely twisted ending, I really enjoyed this volume. Nao-nii’s voice acting is top notch as usual. That dummy head mic goodness at track 6 is just alkdfjalkdfjalskdjfalskdjf (I’m sorry but there’s no better way to express this but in fangirlnese xD). Nao-nii’s just so very good at these smexy scenes…O|-<
The song, “Reunion” was really beautiful too. The acoustic guitar at the beginning helped give it a gentle, nostalgic feel.
So… four volumes left. I don’t know if I’m happy that the remaining four are all Do-S types. Hahahaha XD I shall await every release with anticipation but I’m really looking forward to Shion (Suzuki Tatsuhisa) because 1) Tattsun 2) Tattsun 3) his profile says erotic + Tattsun (hahaha) and Kanade (Morikubo Showtaro) just because of all of the douchebaggery he’s done every volume. : | Lol I need an explanation, or some sort of karma. xD