Review | Impish Crow “Be Ambitious!!”

Impish Crow

Impish Crow‘s exciting powerpop shines in their new song “Be Ambitious!!“.

DIG-ROCK branches out from the drama CD series MintLip. This is a mixed media project that incorporates music with drama CDs. To get to know more about this project please refer to THIS article.

Impish Crow is an indie rock band fronted by TSUGUMI (CV: Yuma Uchida) with guitarist TOKI (CV: Takuya Eguchi), bassist MITSURU (CV: Wataru Hatano), and drummer HIBARI (CV: Shinnosuke Tachibana).

Impish Crow DIG-ROCK -BREAK TIME- typeIC
Label: TEAM Entertainment Inc. 
Release date: 08/04/2020 
Genre: Powerpop


1 - 温泉に行こう [DRAMA TRACK]
2 - いざ、出発! [DRAMA TRACK]
3 - インクロ御一行、到着 [DRAMA TRACK]
4 - 意外な登場人物 [DRAMA TRACK]
5 - 星空の下で [DRAMA TRACK]
6 - みんな一緒に楽しもう [DRAMA TRACK]
7 - Be Ambitious!!

Track analysis:

7 – Be Ambitious!!

The energy in the intro alone is a great indicator that we’re in for an exciting rock tune about adventures and challenges. It is youthful, fun, and exudes a feel-good vibe that is impossible to shake off even after wrapping up listening to it.

The overdriven guitar riffs and the powerful snary drums pick up the pace in the verses, taking the excitement into the explosive chorus. The instrumental flows incredibly well, with this sort of taking on their powerpop sound being rather refreshing.

There are hints of punk-rock in the guitar and drums work, particularly noticeable in the verses. In the chorus, their powerpop shines as the song opens its dynamics and develops into an upbeat rock track with insanely catchy pop lyrics.

On the vocal end, Yuma Uchida delivers a rather unique performance, straying a bit away from his usual singing tone to deliver a rather fresh performance.

All in all, Be Ambitious!! is certainly the type of track to add to your travel/drive playlist.  Rock-solid track by Impish Crow.

DIG-ROCK -BREAK TIME- type:IC is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.


Powerpop has been the greeting card for Impish Crow. Catchy lyrics, fast paced instrumentals and powerful vocals are their forte. However, for Be Ambitious!!, the band went the extra mile, delivering something memorable with a unique vocal performance by Yuma Uchida on top of it.


Be Ambitious!!
Vanessa Silva
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder and music reviewer writing about Japanese music since 2010. Also, the only person managing everything The Hand That Feeds HQ related. In 2011, I stumbled upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus". Since then I have been writing about male seiyuu music. You may find me writing almost essays whenever music is really good (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). I also host the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).






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