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Poll: Chou vs Kurenai (12 member(s) have cast votes)

Which theme song do you prefer?

  1. Chou (7 votes [58.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 58.33%

  2. Kurenai (5 votes [41.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 41.67%

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#1 OFFLINE   Hex

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 12:35 AM

Which do you think is best suited as the Crimson Butterfly theme song?  Does one fit the story or a certain character better?

 

I have to go with Kurenai, but it is close.  The subdued screech of the guitar in the background makes me feel sad, like something's coming to an end, but also hopeful, like the daybreak atop Misono Hill.  Chou is so powerful, but it doesn't get me in the feels quite the same way.



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Posted 24 August 2016 - 06:30 PM

I had to listen to them both a few more times to answer this. Oh, the hardship! :P

 

Even though I prefer Kurenai myself, I think Chou fits the game better. Maybe it's just the nostalgia talking, but that rising intro always gets me, and the way the violins play sounds like a butterfly's wings. Plus you get that awesome crescendo right at the moment when the camera pans up to show the sunrise. The bells and drums (or whatever they are) at the very beginning start off sounding like part of the game too - they must have realised that, because they tacked them on to the front of Kurenai in DCB, but I don't think they fit it quite as well.

 

These are good songs. ;-;


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#3 OFFLINE   Yashuu

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Posted 31 August 2016 - 12:35 AM

I love them both equally, it's so hard to choose! That said, I feel the same as Mid in that I think Chou fits the ending cutscene better, the percussion and ascending string intro that sort of sighs into the fluttery violins and guitars is just so perfect.

 

But still, on their own terms outside of the game I find it impossible to choose between them  :staffsan:


 


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Posted 07 September 2016 - 08:49 AM

Maybe it's just the nostalgia talking, but that rising intro always gets me, and the way the violins play sounds like a butterfly's wings. Plus you get that awesome crescendo right at the moment when the camera pans up to show the sunrise. The bells and drums (or whatever they are) at the very beginning start off sounding like part of the game too - they must have realised that, because they tacked them on to the front of Kurenai in DCB, but I don't think they fit it quite as well.

^  I agree.

 

It's really hard to choose, but Chou sounds better in the game's ending than Kurenai. But outside of the game I really like to listen both of them~



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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:23 PM

i love both so i can't choose between the two


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:34 AM

insanely hard to chose lol. Love them both. Both represent the game. I love Chou's cowbell? in the beginning as the butterflies fly away from the abyss. And I love the guitar solo in Kurenai.


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 01:42 PM

I must say that the songs have got two different meanings:

Chou talks about Mayu who can fly like a butterfly, while Kurenai talks about Mio who can't fly and she can't reunite with her sister. So it's very difficult to decide...

I must say that I love both.


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Posted 28 November 2017 - 02:15 AM

For this I think it depends.  When it comes to the Crimson Butterfly ending I think Chou suits the game better.  The cow bell instruments at the beginning and the way the music gracefully picks up as Mio is running up Misono Hill and the way the song goes full blast as soon as the sun rises feels just right.  It feels like the whole ending was timed just for it.

 

I think Chou fits better as the ending song rather than the theme song.  Kurenai feels more like the theme of the entire game because it covers Mio's perspective and optimistic hope in restoring her and Mayu's relationship in spite of all the odds feels better as the games' theme song because that's the goal of the main character.  The song has a really magical and beautiful feel to it because of the sparkly sound in the song as well as the violins just giving off a sense of "this is a very kind good natured person" and fits the whole theme of their relationship being something that you want to see fixed despite the problems Mayu has caused to it.  Kurenai feels more suited for the Promise and Shadow Ritual Endings as well as the overall theme of the game, while Chou feels like it's better suited as the true ending theme of the game.

 

That said I really do like the way they symbolically have Chou turn into Kurenai by having them overlap with each other in the Crimson Butterfly Ending.  It really fits with the song changing from a butterfly trying to fly with only one wing, into the wing of the butterfly trying to rejoin with its other half.


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Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:50 AM

 the person above me has very good point but i think chou and kurenai complete each other while also contrast each other they are both beautiful like mio and mayu relationship.plus miss Amano create her themes off the endings to support them and bring the best out of them that how she create her themes.

 

off topic but dont you guys think that mayu and sai have borderline personality disorder i personally have it so i know for real the fear of Abandonment. -we are not crazy we are emotionally unstable-. i thought it was interesting note. ;) :) :) I was truly a "remaining" by birth Gosh!!


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