Quick review of Kalafina’s and LiSA’s CROSS STAGE
sign: This was my first time listening to this song
(aside from the sneak peeks we had gotten prior to the complete version). I
really liked it even though it’s not something I’d usually enjoy. I am not a
huge fan of LiSA’s voice but it fits the mood of the song quite well I think. Keiko’s
intro was so freaking awesome, I loved the way she sang it, very sexy (and all those looks *fans self*) <3 Hikaru’s voice is perfect for songs
like this and she obviously has a blast performing them XD. Wakana did
surprisingly well, I am impressed. Usually I don’t like it when she sings
typical “anisongs” but here she managed to make it work. All in all, everyone’s
voices blended together nicely, there were only a few moments where they all sounded a tad too shrill.
ILLUSION: I have no idea what this song is
originally supposed to sound like but I love the way Wakana’s and LiSA’s voices
blend together! Their harmony work is really lovely, I never would have thought
that was possible. Wakana struggled a little during a couple of her parts but I
think that’s due to the fact that this song (like all of LiSA’s songs) is not
suited for her voice. However, all in all it was a nice performance. Also, I love love love the lyrics of this song! WaLiSA hug too PRECIOUS for this world!
träumerei: Awww, it warms my heart to see Hikaru having so much fun on stage. As I have mentioned above, Hikaru was made to sing songs like this. I feel like she sounds better singing this than LiSA does. Once again, great harmony work, their voices blend seamlessly together, sometimes it felt like the two of them became one singer ^_^
The comment section was super precious
<3 So cute how LiSA is addressing Hikaru with “chan”, I wasn’t aware that they
are almost the same age, only a few days apart. Wakana is so hyper here, I love
it!! How she says that she was super nervous and worried because she is so used
to having three people on stage. “Eh! It’s
not gonna be enough!”XD LOL, but it really turned out well! She actually
cried when LiSA first offered to sing this song together with her. Hahaha,
typical of Wa-chan. I wish Hikaru would have had the chance to talk a little
more. I feel liek she got cut-off >_<
[quattro]: One of their best performances of this
song to date, really liked Hikaru’s powerful voice here and Keiko sounded
amazing too. Also, DAT Kala-dansu <3
blaze: Not much to say about it except that my favourite part is still the kajiurago-bridge <3 I love how energetic the girls are!
輝く空の静寂には Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni wa: Meh, LiSA’s voice really throws me off here. Oh! What a surprise! Wakana and Hikaru join in for the bridge!! LOVE!! WOW! Keiko’s solo part! I think this is the deepest she has ever sung this part!!! *dies* *death by deep Cakey voice* (generally I feel like Keiko was using her extra deep voice during all the performances that day!! I approve!) I liked LiSA more when she was singing Hikaru’s verse but it still wasn’t exactly my cup of tea.
believe: Solid performances but nothing out of the ordinary. Keiko squatting is my aesthetic. :P
identify: I like this performance much more than the one during their Arena Live. For some reason it seems more energetic but that’s just my opinion. I love it when they look directly into the camera, those close-ups are killing me! Also, WaKei <3 LOL at Hikaru and Korenaga ^_^
音楽Ongaku: More WaKei <3 Hikaru’s jumps (and resulting tummy peakage = LOVE); Wakana nailed her part (although her “へ“ was a tiny bit strained towards the end)! Poor girls were really starting to sweat like crazy at this point. Then again, Keiko’s sweaty bangs are my aesthetic.
ring your bell: I forgot that they sung their Arena Live version with the first verse being acoustic. So precious <3 Their looks towards the end looked a little too fierce for this song XD Wakana’s final two “bells” are my favourite things ever!
Light: Not a big fan of LiSA’s voice here but it
was super fun to watch them together. DAT Hi/LiSA combo during “僕は行ける“ was super badass, I loved it. Best
moment for the confetti!!
I generally prefer Kalafina’s more toned
down lives but once in a while I really love seeing them all hyper and
energetic like this. <3 All this Keiko-arm-action will be the death of me
some day! Surprisingly I really enjoyed all the collabs! I didn’t like Kalafina’s
collabs with Aoi Eir all that much so my expectations for this live were pretty
low but I guess I was proven wrong, there’s something about LiSA that I really
like. I think it’s because she is so freaking cute! And she has a great stage-presence. Plus, most of her songs have a catchy tune, that definitely helps!