Hi!! My name is Giulia, I'm from Brazil and I love Love Live!!! I also play Bang Dream and deresute!!!~
My best girls are Ruby!!!!, Nico, Yohane and Ayumu!! And I love BiBi and CYaRon with all of my heart!!
I also cosplay and dance cover sometimes, follow me on my twitter!!~ @rubymarw and on my ig @mahougiu
This is the first time I posted this here. In my spare time, I arrange marching percussion ensembles of Love Live songs. These ensembles consist of mallet percussion (glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, and marimbas) and battery percussion (snare drum, tenor drum, and bass drums). The latest song I've arranged is for Mirai no Bokura wa Shitteru Yo. I hope y'all can enjoy my arrangement.
I decided to skip Nijigaku subunit songs since there's like... six of them total. I don't even have a QU4RTZ song that I like either so...
Day 8: Favorite PV(s)
This doesn't include the anime songs, such as Happy maker! or BokuHika, but instead the separately released singles like Borarara.
Bokura no LIVE, Kimi to no LIFE
The song that started it all. Let's just be glad that they decided to touch-up the characters' designs moving and didn't just stick with this, right? Poor character design aside, the PV is... still not the great. But even if that is the case, Borarara is a very important song to me. A reoccurring theme throughout this post will be "nostalgia", and Borarara hits hard with it (though maybe not like Mermaid festa vol.1).
Natsuiro Egao de 1, 2, Jump!
Skipping right over Snow halation we have another amazing (and nostalgic), song. And a Nico center no less! Having a different center for an animated PV was significant, as it really showcased how Love Live! did things a bit differently. Even if Honoka is the center of ~37 songs, having dynamic centers allows characters to all share the spotlight.
I really like Wonderful Rush because it's such a great tool to use to compare just how much µ's changed in a little over two years (that and it's a bop). Seeing as how it was released ~5 months before the anime, there's this interesting hybrid design between the older PVs and the anime, which I find really cool. And again, shoutouts to a Kotori center PV (she did have baby maybe but still)! It's a very impactful song too, and I feel like it serves as a really good transition from the PVs to the more standard "anime" format. Also, this is a HUGE nostalgia song for me (again lol).
A song for You! You? You!!
I didn't get into Love Live! until late 2016, after which µ's had already disbanded and stopped releasing singles. So for me to be able to experience a completely new album release really meant so, so, much to me. Luckily, this is was my reward, so to speak. I'm really glad that both A song for You!! and Natte Shimatta! are really good songs. I was really afraid of the coupling track not being good, so that was a relief. But the PV itself is great, too, chock full of fan service, cute shots, and meaningful and emotional callbacks to earlier PVs/parts of the series. Maybe after another four-ish years we'll be blessed another new µ's single...
Koi ni Naritai AQUARIUM(I don't own the BD, and I couldn't find any high quality screenshots, so here's a crusty one)
Looking back on it, I should've made this an HM on one of the earlier challenges, but it's whatever. Kimi no Kokoro, HPT, and Mitaiken HORIZON are okay, but AQUARIUM really takes the cake. Easily one of my favorite and most memorable Aqours songs from back in the day. I don't fully dig You as the center, but I can let it slide since this song is so damn catchy lol.
Day 4: Favorite Solo(s)
I made a rule for myself that if my favorite of anything is related to best girl, then I'll make sure to list another option for some variety.
µ's: Yuuki no Reason, Watashitachi wa Mirai no Hana, and Yume naki Yume wa Yume Janai. (Not that it matters, but I actually made this cover. Feel free to use it if you want!)
Even if Umi wasn't best girl, her solos would still more than likely be the best; they're really just that good (though it's a shame we never got a full-length Yuuki no Reason live performace...)! That aside, what about Yume Janai? Well, the song is a banger (a given). While I don't necessarily think that a solo has to reflect the character well, Yume Janai does pretty well, though maybe not as well as others.
Have you seen µ's 3rd Anniversary live?
Emitsun comes out riding an actual bike.
Like ok that's pretty dope.
It got nerfed for ENDLESS PARADE.
Another fun fact: DYK that Ai wa Taiyou Ja Nai? was never performed live? Wild.
Aqours: One More Sunshine Story.
Even before Chika was best girl, OMSS was the best Aqours single FREE, so I decided to make an exception to the rule; the runner-up would be RED GEM WINK. Anyways, I just really love this song. Chika's (and Anchan's), energy really gets across to the listener. And, while this is obviously her solo so it makes sense, but this song really captures Chika's character well. Like super well.
Nijigaku: Diamond, ☆Wonderland☆, and Nemureru Mori ni Ikitai na.
Kasumi's solos are almost the entire reason why I started to even like the character, the same with Kanata. I really just love Kasumi's energy and enthusiasm with these songs, and just her whole character in general. On the other hand, Nemureru is just such a good, chill, calm song that I can't not like it. And, in comparison, not that many of the Nijigaku solos are much higher than average imo.
CYaRon!: Sakura Bye Bye/P.S. no Mukougawa/Kinmirai Happy End.
People sleep on Mukougawa and that's kinda sad cause this song is pretty lit. Genki Zenkai used to be my favorite, but back in 2018 when SIFEN had the x10 EXP and mega decreased LP (expert songs only took 5 LP!), I played the song so much that I want to never hear it again. Then All Star came out and I played it a lot there. Sakura Bye Bye is up there too, but the song is a little too repetitive and can get annoying quickly.
Guilty Kiss: Guilty Eyes Fever/New Romantic Sailors (album).
Can't say much more than I've already said about GK, but boy do they have some fire songs. And the fact the New Romantic Sailors whole album is an entire jam is actually insane. Before July I had actually not listened to any other song on the album lol, New Romantic Sailors was all I needed.
AZALEA: INNOCENT BIRD.
Almost every AZALEA song is meh, but somehow the came out with this amazing song. I mean, sorry to the AZALEA fans out there, but the music just isn't there with this group. Torikoriko PLEASE!! and Tokimeki Bunruigaku are alright I suppose, but they're definitely not my favorties.
Printemps: WAO-WAO Poweful day! (album)/Puwa Puwa-O!.
Overall Printemps is pretty lacking, but you gotta give 'em props for going out with a banger. I don't love Printemps (I don't hate them either), but a lot of their songs are just *not good*. It also feels like Honoka doesn't fit what Printemps aesthetic, but that isn't relevant here lol. Puwa Puwa-O! is a weird song, albeit catchy as all hell. And while I wouldn't say that it's underrated, I don't see many people talk about for whatever reason.
BiBi: PSYCHIC FIRE/Saitei de Saikou no Paradiso.
It was pretty difficult trying to narrow down songs for BiBi because, let's be honest, they all slap pretty hard. However, to me, BiBi wouldn't be the group that they are without PSYCHIC FIRE; this song is really what defines BiBi imo. A very popular song to be sure, but boy is it fire! You really just can't go wrong with PSYCHIC FIRE. A very close second, and another all time favorite of mine goes to Saitei de Saikou. It's unfortunate that we never got a life performance or something in SIFAC like other songs that haven't been performed live (HEART to HEART! and Arashi no Naka). I'm hoping that maybe, just maybe with the SIFAC port that they'll add extra content like that, but I doubt it :(.
lily white: Literally every song except Kimi no Kuse ni!.
The started with a bop and ended with a banger. Anone Ganbare! in particular has been one of my favorite songs for over three years now, so my love for lily white does run pretty far back. IDK if people really do or not, but I feel like people sleep on Futari Happiness. Sure, it might be a lower tempo, but it's still a good bop, and just such a chill song.