Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Chance Pop Session - Complete Collection|
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Inspired by the pop idol Reika, three ambitious young singers claw their way into a special school for exceptional talent. But as their voices come together in harmony, the girls realize that they share more than just a ... more »
The music business is tough, but three girls emerge above it
Fishy | Fairyland | 09/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chance Pop Session. Where do I start? This anime was one of the very few that touched me with it's story about starting from the bottom, then rising all the way to the very top. The art is unique and the english voice acting is perfect. Top notch ADV VAs like Shelley-Black, Monica Rial, Christine Auten, Hilary Haag, Kelli Cousins, (and my all time favorite...) Tiffany Grant have done wonderfully to bring their girls to life. The english VAs never came up short and really nailed who they were playing. ADVFilms has been gifted with the best in voice acting. Chasing dreams and being inspired is never cliche, it's what normal people face everyday and it's wonderful to see an individual complete his/her mission. Chance Pop(Triangle) Session is that story.
The story is about three girls, each one comes from a different background and lifestyle. They all attend a concert which features blonde bombshell/singing sensation Reika. Reika is one hell of a singer from watching the first episode, it's no wonder the girls became inspired. All three girls, now inspired by the beautiful blonde, have set a goal to become singers. First we have: Akari, the easy going polite girl who sings like an angel, always had the talent and never showcased it till now. Second, Yuki: Yuki started out as a crew member for Reika's concert. She works several jobs, saving up for her chance at singing. Third, Nozomi: Nozomi comes from a rich family with over-protective parents, but her obsession for Reika has given her a push to become singer as well.
All three girls eventually overcome the odds and end up becoming R3, a trio group. However, there's a connection between the three and many road blocks they must overcome to succeed. In addition to their story, the touching and powerful moments between strict, but intelligent manager Kisaragi Akiba and adopted daughter(Reika) are beautiful to watch.
The music is amazing. People have complained that the same song repeats itself, however I feel that each song can be heard a million times but they never grow old. Kinda like Survivor's Eye of the Tiger or Michael Jackson's Thriller. Feel the music, those songs are the catchiest I've ever heard. The entire CPS soundtrack was stuck in my head, can't say the same thing for most anime soundtracks. And I don't care what anyone says, "Priority" is one of the greatest J-POP songs to come along in years!
This is a story about overcoming the hard life reality and working hard to achieve your goals. No battles with Majin Buu, or whacky harem mayhem, just good old anime storytelling of overcoming the odds and singing, singing, SINGING to your hearts content.
*sweatdrops* On a less serious note, I wish I got the thinpak! Looks beautiful! I got the single DVDs years ago ^o^;
Very recommended anime title. If you wanna grow up and become a singer, (and love anime) here's a good way to spark that passion."
A kind and enjoyable title
Matic | Florida | 09/08/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Chance Pop Session is a fun, warmhearted story which has more going for it than you might think. Parents should note that this is a "safe" title, with no sex, violence etc... but it's still a compelling story that's fun to watch! In some ways Chance Pop Session is not unlike the very popular "Kaliedo Star," which emphasizes effort and teamwork towards success. The characters have depth and personality, their issues are meaningful, and the overall mood of the series is one of hope for the future and the warmth of bonds of family and friends. Chance Pop Session hasn't been discovered by many anime fans in America, but it's one of the good ones."
An ok story
Mahdi Sobhi | United Arab Emerates | 06/11/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Chance Pop session is the story of three different girls that have same desire:To become a singer like their favorite singer Reika...They make a group called R3 & start growing up in the charts...But you'll find out that the story is not just about the music...
The thing that I can say about this title is that from the beginning you can guess what's going to happen next, although the plot is ok but nothing is unexpected here; And one thing that bother me alot was that from the 1st episode to the end, R3 just keep singing 1 song "Pure Blue"!!! Come on you can see much more music in "Key the metal idol"(Which has 1 of my favorite soundtracks) than this title.I'm not saying the songs are not good (Opening & ending songs are really nice) but you need more in such an Anime...