If you’ve been following my Letter Bee (Tegami Bachi) posts, there’s probably little need for me to go into how much I’ve been looking forward to the full version of the ending theme. Likewise with an introduction for HIMEKA, the French Canadian girl living out the anisong/otaku dream in Japan. As mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago, the single for Hatenaki Michi (“Endless Road”) was released on November 25th. Back then, I also brought up how devoted fans were banding together to prevent her music from becoming “available” online. Because of that, I was debating whether or not I should even post the PV.
Seeing as a fair bit of time has passed since the single’s release and that this is a promotional video after all, I figured doing so would help her get more recognition like she deserves. I’ll refrain from repeating myself here and direct you to the aforementioned post for more thoughts on HIMEKA and her new song, but will reiterate how I love the arrangement of the full version. The TV size version (see below) jumps directly into the first verse, whereas here we have a much slower lead into it. The song shifts from calming and somewhat depressing to powerful and inspiring as soon as it hits the chorus. The same goes for the lyrics of course.