Oh boy, I have been listening to S(mile)ING! by Ayaka Ohashi since it was used as the ED of episode 24 of iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. I was not expecting the VA of the insane Kurome from Akame ga Kill! and Momoka from Sabagebu! to deliver this kind of pop performance.
The song is my favorite of the many, many pop songs shown in the series by far. I’m not sure if that is because of how it was used in the story or if the song is just simply catchier to me. It seems that VA Ayaka Ohashi’s isn’t just a studio singer, she can pull it off live too (see full track below):
The first season of Cinderella Girls was a quite fun but relatively low stakes affair. Cinderella Girls season 2 ups the drama and is much more interesting as a result. If you are even a little bit curious in the series, I encourage you to give the series a shot (I can’t vouch for the original iDOLM@STER show though, as I haven’t seen it yet).
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Jonuiuc is an occasional contributor of writing and photography on TAY and AniTAY. You will most likely see him in the comment sections of other articles, contributing to collaborations, or doing short posts (like this one) that are light on graphics and even lighter on editing. Jon had the same exact reaction to this song as Matthew McConaughey did, Shimamu ftw. Jon doesn’t like everything though, he just likes what he likes.