Review | MAHIRO “Tycoon”


The intensity of trap music takes over Mahiro’s crazy “Tycoon” however suboptimal vocal direction and lack of clarity in the chorus drag it down.

Hana-Doll* is an idol project created by movic (TSUKIPRO, VAZZROCK, Tsukiuta, etc). 7 idols are part of Anthos, group signed to the fictional talent agency Amagiri Production.

Anthos* is comprised of Kent ItoWataru KomadaToshiki MasudaShunichi TokiDaiki Hamano, Seiichiro Yamashita, and Shun Horie.

Title: Tycoon
Label: Movic 
Release date: 12/02/2021
Genre: Trap/EDM


1 - Tycoon
2 - Tycoon (Off Vocal)

Track analysis:

1 – Tycoon

Mahiro goes loud and intense with “Tycoon”. The intro brings poly synths, glitchy stabs, fast-paced triplets, and a punchy bassline.

Everything about this song has an underlying eerie vibe, something that the orchestral stabs and hard-hitting trap beat only further enhance. The brief chuckles added those final touches to that twisted, intense vibe to this song.

The chorus is split into 2 different parts, one that is synth-driven and a second part in which the beat and orchestral stabs go bonkers.

The first part comes across to be as slightly cluttered, with several synths on top of each other doing completely different things.

It’s not the easiest section to focus on because… well, there are too many things going on in the background that your only choice is focusing on the vocals – the only constant in the instrumental.

The 2nd part of this chorus changes the dynamic of the song, slowing down the beat and synths at the same time as it serves as a bridge to the following section (verse or ending of the song). The power and confidence in the performance stand out, particularly in this part.

Now, on the vocal end is Seiichiro Yamashita, tackling this song with both clean singing and rapping.

I feel like his rapping ended up shining in comparison to his singing and that’s because the parts he had to sing were quite bland, not demanding much emotion from the singer + not having much depth whereas the rap has a fierce intensity.

All in all, Mahiro’s “Tycoon” embraces the intimidating vibe of trap music and counts with an overall solid performance however, lack of clarity in the chorus and a suboptimal vocal direction end up dragging it a bit down.

Tycoon” is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.

Hana Doll* Anthos* - The Way I Am - Mahiro / Mahiro Yuki (Seiichiro Yamashita)
Mahiro Yuki (Seiichiro Yamashita)

Tycoon” is available for streaming on Spotify.

Do not support piracy. Remember to support Anthos* by streaming via official outlets.


Mahiro’s “Tycoon” embraces the intimidating vibe of trap music and counts with an overall solid performance by Seiichiro Yamashita however, lack of clarity in the chorus - at least in the first part of it - and a suboptimal vocal direction (with the clean singing parts being surprisingly bland) end up dragging its quality bit down.


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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