Kannou Mukashi Banashi ~Romeo and Julliet~

官能昔話 特別編~ロミオとジュリエット~ 

Company: 5pb records
Based on: Romeo and Julliet
Released: 2011.02.23
Official Site: http://5pb.jp/kannou/index.html

It has taken me far too long, but I've finally listened to this special entry in the Kannou Mukashi Banashi series. The first 6 volumes have been named as the 'first season' and a second season has just begun. In between this special volume was released.

Kannou Mukashbanashi is a series that tells well known tales in a... slightly different way. Each volume usually contains several stories, all done by a different seiyuu. The series uses a special recording method called 3D dummy microphone, a microphone shaped like a head. using this technology you can hear the voice of the seiyuu as if they're talking right into your ear (when using headphones or earphones), and they've made sure that they talk very eroi.

This volume certainly is special; Inoue Kazuhiko, who usually does the introduction for every volume, is the one to tell the story of Romea and Julliet in full Kannou style.

Due to Inoue-san telling the main (and this time, only) story someone else does the introduction. Kondo Takeshi to be exact. It is slightly weird to hear someone else do the introduction, however it is still as good as ever. I especially liked that they referenced the previous stories.

Inoue Kazuhiko his voice acting is as wonderful as always, and considering that he does the narration and every character -including Julliet- my admiration has only grown after listening to this. Of course everyone knows the story and how it ends, which probably only adds to the drama and emotion. Sadly I have to confess that I'm not a great fan of the story - but this was a very entertaining and well done interpretation.

The fact that this is part of the Kannou Mukashi Banashi series alone makes it a must listen. And Inoue Kazuhiko hasn't done a full story since the first Kannou, so for those of you wanting to hear his storytelling again; don't miss this chance. Make sure you are listening this with decent head/earphones though. Bad quality ones would only kill it, and that would be an absolute shame.

PS: I've been trying to listen to vol.7 for over a week now, but so far I've fallen asleep every single time I try to listen to it. I hope to be able to review it soon (^▽^;;)

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