Drama CD: Kotonoha no Miko to Kotodama no Majyo to

August 11th, 2006

When you purchase the deluxe edition of Fujieda Miyabi’s Kotonoha no Miko to Kotodama no Majyo to, it comes with a Drama CD. As I promised in my review of the MikoMajyo manga, today I will be reviewing the Drama CD. Let me begin by summing up with “Squeeee!” ^_^

The CD begins with Letty the witch (Nabatame Hitomi/ Hanazono Shizuma from Strawberry Panic) and Tsumugi the miko (Nota Mamiko/Toudo Shimako from Maria-sama ga Miteru) walking along. Tsumugi’s outside world skills are still a little rough, so when Letty asks her to stay put for a second, Tsumugi finds herself swept up in the waves of people walking by, becoming separated from Letty. Letty comes running to the rescue, thanks to their red string of fate. Tsumugi asks to get a drink of something, so Letty gives her some money and *she* promises to stay put until Tsumugi comes back.

Unbeknowst to her, Letty is being watched…this time the mysterious watcher is not Isuzu, as in the manga, but the god of the shrine herself! And she’s still wearing Tsumugi’s body and voice. (Since now Isuzu is her main squeeze, everyone’s happy with the choice. Except Letty…). Kami-sama jumps Letty and pretends to be a *very* daring Tsumugi when she openly propositions her to spend some time getting to know each other better – at a hotel. Letty’s about to cave when the real Tsumugi returns. She’s pleased as punch to see the god she served for so long, and naive – or confident- enouigh to not be bothered by the fact that she and Letty seem to be awfully close. Kami-sama takes being busted with good grace and decides to accompany her former miko and her girlfriend for some refreshments.

Which takes them to the Ameiro Koucha Kandan…again. (I *told* you that you’d be hearing alot about this place!) The god introduces herself as Tsumugi’s twin older sister, Kinu. Letty splutters adorably through this brazen lie. The proprietor of the the cafe, Seriho (Nogami Yukana/Yukishiro Honoko from Futari ha PreCure, Nakanotani Mina from Air Master) and her employee Sarasa (Mizuki Nana/ Fate Testarossa from Lyrical Nanoha, Shinobu from Shinobuden/Ninja Nonsense) are immediately charmed by Kinu-oneesama, while Letty is clearly trying to keep herself from leaping across the table and strangling the mountain god. Just as their cake arrives, however, Isuzu (Watanabe Akeno/Fuho from I Me My Strawberry Egg) crashes in and drags the god back to the shrine.

This leaves Letty and Tsumugi with an extra piece of cake to share. Letty tells Tsumugi to say “ah” and feeds her. When Tsumugi attempts to return the favor, Letty falls apart. She explains that it’s not really her nature to be the one fed – or pursued – and um, she tends to do the feeding, and the pursuing, you know. Tsumugi thinks that Letty’s butchiness is adorable, but proceeds to feed her anyway. ^_^ Isuzu pops back in to remind Letty to take care of Tsumugi, then runs off after her own, infinitely more difficult, girl.

Impressed by Tsumugi and Letty feeding each other, the two friends and regular customers of the Ameiro Koucha, computer whiz Haru (Asakawa Yuu/Sakaki-san from Azumanga Daioh) and goth-loli loli Hinoka (Koyama Kimiko) decide to feed each other too, thuse giving the cafe that special yuri love-love feeling all-around. (Wait until I get a chance to discuss the women of the Ameiro Koucha Kandan in detail….)

The last track is once again Letty and Tsumugi walking together. Tsumugi is, as always, glad to be with Letty anywhere, doing anything. Letty manages to pull her butchy self together, mentioning that the god, that is, Kinu, had sort of propositioned her…and wouldn’t it be nice, really, if the two of them went somewhere to become a little closer. Tsumugi agrees happily. The conversation devloves into excruciatingly sweet nothings, and Letty ends it all by saying that she is looking forward to being together with Tsumugi, wherever, forever.

Ratings:

Story – 7
Characters – 8
Voice Acting – 7
Yuri – 8
Service – 1 on principle

This is yet another goofy grin-inducing thing from Fujieda Miyabi. Totally worth getting the deluxe version on MikoMajyo for…and yet another terrific way to practice those Japanese listening skills!

I’m told the bundled manga and Drama CD are sold out. BUT, when I’ve had that happen, I just keep the order around in my Amazon JP inbox, because it often comes back in a second shipment. Don’t give up, just yet. :-)

It looks like there’ll be an upcoming full-length Drama CD for this series. Here’s a link to buy the CD “Magrigal Halloween”: MikoMajyo Drama CD You can be sure that I’ll be getting it.

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7 Responses

  1. Anonymous says:

    Too bad the drama CD bundle sold out.

    Well…individually then :/

    Thank you for this review, I’d have missed this one otherwise, and that’d be a terrible shame.

  2. hxb says:

    Is there any difference between the drama cd bundle and buying them individually?

  3. Honestly, I have no idea. I don’t see a link for a seperate verison of the one that comes with the manga.

    But, looking at the price of the CD, I’d bet that it’s a different, longer one.

    The one bundled with the manga is called “Kotoiro no hibi to kotohagi no kimi to” and the one I linked at the bottom is called “Madrigal Heroine” so I have to guess that they aren’t really related at all. I’ll rewrite that bit.

  4. Sorry – that’s “Madrigal Halloween”

  5. Both “Iono-sama” and “Kuchibiru Sakurairo Tameiki” are available from AmazonJP through links on the Yuricon Shop. :-)

    http://www.Yuricon/shop/manga.html#Iono

    http://www.Yuricon.org/shop/manga.html#Kuchi

  6. kokone says:

    Thanks for those links and I would have order them if I could but um, hehe, I don’t have a credit card right now. Sorry, should have made that comment clearer ^_^;

    So, I’m currently stuck digging through whatever is available in the local Kinokuniya. Oh well, I’ll keep those links handy in case I have an access to a credit card or something.

    Just finished reading the manga this morning and I’ll have to say Letty is such a romantic (although unintentionally so at times).

    Thank you for the drama cd summary as I would have miss this otherwise. =)

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