State of the Character Songs Fall 2011

There's a lot of shows to cover, so let's get this started. Also, Happy Halloween everybody!

Shinryaku!? Ika Musume
Ika has an album, Sanae a single, and the "I <3 Ika" album is also going to be released in December. A fair bit of stuff.

Nothing yet.

The first season's character songs just finished being released, and there's nothing for the second season in the immediate future.

A mini album for the main heroines is go.

Character song singles have been announced.

Tamayura ~hitotose~
A vocal album.

Nothing for now, but the ED is being covered in different combinations by almost the entire main cast.

Character songs with the DVDs/Blu-Rays.

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R-15 Character Song Albums

The song doesn't have anything explicit, but it uses a lot of euphemisms.

R-15, the show that proved sex sells, but was also a character study on the nature of genius, living up to expectations, and being comfortable with your own talents. However, I'm here to provide you character songs. I don't need to say who's singing on each album - the characters do a fine enough job of that.

Each album includes either the OP or ED, both in TV size and sung by the quartet on the album, the eyecatch music, four character songs, plus those four songs in instrumental and karaoke versions.

Utae's song was actually used in the show, as her hit single. All the rest weren't, but still fit their characters' selves very well. Note that, except for Taketo and Tsukuru, this is the first time singing solo for these voice actresses. Best of luck to them in the future.


MAJIYABA - Taketo, Fukune, Ritsu, Ran
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HIRAMEKI - Utae, Raika, Katsuyo, Tsukuru
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Softenni Character Song + Drama Album

The Legend of Shiratama Middle School Unabridged

Okay, so Yayoi technically joined after the field trip arc. But this is a Drama CD, its relation to Softenni canon is a little nebulous. What I'm here for, though, is the character songs. They're lively, they're energetic, they're more than a little ridiculous. And every major character gets one, even Yayoi/Uzuki, even though she joined the club a little late in the show's run.

This is what I made this blog for. Support for the underdogs. Enjoy.

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State of the Character Songs Summer 2011

There's a lot of ground to cover. We're roughly a month into the new season, so let's get this started.

Each of the five girls has a character single on the way, featuring an original song and a solo version of the OP.

Two character songs have been announced, more might possibly follow.

Uta no Prince Sama
It's a show about music, it would be weirder if it didn't. But, yes, it does. Looks like the main characters all get a single.

Sacred Seven
An album for the maids has already released, with two CDs, each containing two songs apiece, on the way, covering other characters. The first CD has Alma and Ruri. There might be more, but not much is listed yet.

Yes, more are on the way.

A drama/character song CD has already been announced, so it'll have one song at least.

Kaitou Tenshi Twin Angel
Not likely at this point, though the franchise already has a fair amount of music built up over the years.

Yes! All eight main characters, in the Amusement Club and the Student Council, plus Mirakurun, are getting their own character singles. Notably, the Amusement Club's work in their leitmotifs you hear during the eycatches.

Kamisama Dolls
A drama/character CD or two has been announced for this show as well. Really, there are very few shows that don't have one this season.

This one's tricky. Technically, the iM@S franchise already has several gigabytes worth of songs released, that are being used in the show. As it turns out, those songs will be compiled onto albums released throughout the year, making it much easier on people who started with the anime. They're still not exactly "new" songs though.

Mayo Chiki!
A character song album is on the way, covering the major characters. (The female ones, at least.) Standard form here.

BakaTest Ni!
A single for Hideyoshi, two character singles that revolve more around concepts than characters, and an "Akihisa Harem CD" are all on the way, as well as whatever milktub's doing. None of them is a standard character song album like the first season, but the show has no shortage of music.

Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi
Two albums with three songs apiece, collectively covering pretty much all the major characters.

Nekogami Yaoyorozu
Three albums with two songs apiece (though the final volume is for three characters), covering nearly everybody as well.

Two albums (team MAJIYABA and team HIRAMEKI), each with songs from four characters. This includes the protagonist and his best friend, a rarity for shows of its genre. Also, Ran is on the first CD. Make of that what you will.

Manyuu Hikenchou
Not likely to get character songs at this point, though I wouldn't rule out the possibility entirely.

Bibliotheca Mystica de Dantalian
Also unlikely, just from the tone of the show.

Odds and Ends
Nichijou has character songs announced for Sasahara and Misato, one for the Last Five People, and a "Mai Pace" CD. Strike Witches 2 continues to have its character songs delayed, but they're on the way. Denpa Onna's included with the DVD character songs were pushed back. Milky Holmes has a third album for sale.

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Kouji Kumeta Double Feature

In despair, life can be pretty good.

The new anime is old, and the old series is the new one. A reversal worthy of being called a moebius. I did say this blog had no problem with covering Tokusatsu, and it looks like now is as good a time as any to prove that. Two releases, released in tandem, are below.

Zetsubou Densetsu Episode 1
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Katte ni Kaizou Shite Mo Ii ze
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