Meitantei Konan Harowin no Hanayome

Yugo Kanno

 
" the most abrupt change is that the spiritual father of the series, composer Katsuo ?no, did not write the original score, for reasons unknown, replaced by the excellent Yûgo Kanno. "

Written by Joep de Bruijn - Review of the regular release

Meitantei Konan Harowin no Hanayome (Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween) is the latest in the series of films. There's not much to tell about the film, which at best is a mediocre, but nevertheless enjoyable animated detective story. However, the most abrupt change is that the spiritual father of the series, composer Katsuo Ōno, did not write the original score, for reasons unknown, replaced by the excellent Yûgo Kanno.

The overall scores of Katsuo Ōno always sounded like cheap demos, raising serious doubts about his compositional skills. Nevertheless, they always served their minimal dramatic and quirky purpose. As expected, Kanno' intent for his score does not feel very different from previous entries, but deviates through the majority of his musical instruments, adding a wealth of mature sounding live instruments (oboe, violins, clarinet, chorus...) and more current standard electronics. As a standalone listen, it's less adjective and, thanks to the more professional sound and his finesse abilities as a composer, it touches a level of musical engagement that Ōno could never realize.

In taking the helm for this new entry, Kanno was very concerned with the expectations of people accustomed to Katsuo Ōno' efforts, primarily targeted at how he would adapt the familiar main theme. Of all the worries a composer could have, this was the least of them; a fine conversion. Nonetheless, he felt insecure, perhaps simply showing humbleness, and pleaded for the blessing of the spiritual composer.

Yûgo Kanno does lend some musical instrumentation and ideas from previous entries, some complementing Ōno' work, but more closely following the familiar construct of previous instalments, in which any composer would serve the film' purpose and the wishes of the makers first. Luckily, he adds enough to make this indisputably the best score of the franchise.





Tracklist
1. Oath of Eternal Love (1:10)
02. Collar Bomb (1:10) elecgtruic guitat fast string rhthm
03. Rehearsal Exercise (1:20)
04. Detective Conan Main Theme (The Bride of Halloween Version) (2:52)
05. Roll (0:47)
06. Tablet and Memo (0:44)
07. Business Card (0:50)
08. Recollection ~Remember~ (1:22)
09. Traces (1:10)
10. Unreasonable orders (0:47)
11. Jealousy (0:59)
12. Encounter with the Fiance (2:16)
13. To the One I Love (1:10) love theme
14. Underground Shelter (1:46)
15. The Promise of 4 People (1:07)
16. The Case from 3 Years Ago (1:31)
17. The Battle of Gun’s Apron (1:26)
18. Brain Battle ~ Battle of Advances and Retreats ~ (1:47)
19. Desperate Situation ~Shaking Destiny~ (2:38)
20. Thank You from The Sky (0:47)
21. Our Holiday (1:01)
22. The Strongest Detectives (0:44)
23. Unexpeted Present (3:21)
24. The Tension Speakerphone (0:47)
25. Unidentified Killer (0:59)
26. Some Kind of Connection (1:48)
27. Dangerous Invitation (1:18)
28. Trick or treat (1:06)
29. Oath of Revenge (2:37)
30. Hideout ~ Trap ~ (1:55)
31. The Real Enemy is… (1:06)
32. Warning from The Enemy (0:41)
33. Mixing Purpose (1:38)
34. Unraveling Mystery (1:17)
35. Anxiety and Chaos (0:43)
36. Halloween Quiz (0:43)
37. Oath Ceremony ~ Fumi-e ~ (2:54)
38. Bloody Wedding Dress (2:36)
39. Revenge and Compensation for Humiliation (3:46)
40. Lantern of Destiny (2:18)
41. Return of the Present – The Last Battle (1:58)
42. Pride In Anger (0:27)
43. Explosion (0:44)
44. With Hatred and Sadness (1:27)
45. If You’re There (The Bride of Halloween Version) (3:14)
46. Trembling Destiny ~ Believe in Miracle~ Detective Conan Main Theme (The Bride of Halloween Version) (2:25)
47. To You on That Day (1:47)
48. Slapstick Rock (0:55)

Total duration: 73 minutes


(written 27-07-2022)
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B-Gram Records (regular release 2022)