Chaos;Head Trigger 3-4

I had to go with Ayase here, because Kozupii's cover skirts a little close.

Character songs - a way for a fictional character to sing of what is in their heart, and in a way, one of these songs gives me good reason to philosophize. Phantasm's singles, in the world of the game/show, are Ayase singing as FES. Good for her underground public image, but this Trigger is not FES or Phantasm. It is Ayase Kishimoto, the real her. The her that Takumi came across and delusioned in a swimsuit. On that note, Kozupii's is also nice for her because she communicated only by thoughts for 90% of her screentime.

Onward, and enjoy!

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Muteki Kanban Musume -Muteki na Character Song Shu-

January went by quickly, didn't it?

A strange assortment of singers and songs, but ultimately another good album to add to one's collection. Singers include Hitomi Nabatame, Nobuyuki Hiyama, Ami Koshimizu, Yuuichi Nakamura and MoJo. "Nya"s and Sentai teams alike are on this album. With that said, enjoy.

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State of the Character Songs Winter 2008/9

Four weeks into a new season, and that means it's time for an overview of what's to come for it music-wise. Change is in the air and music is booming over the loudspeakers as not only the two-cour shows come to an end, but the four-cours too. There's a decent amount to cover in this one post:

Akikan!: The chance of character songs seems unlikely, as the show is going the Go-onger route in numerous ending theme remixes. Much like the last time Nomiko did something like this (Magical Pokaan), the variance in endings often makes them come close to character songs as it is.

Minami-ke Okaeri: Already got a character song album with "Shunkashuutoujo!", so that's nicely covered.

Maria†Holic: Shaft shows stand a really good chance at getting character songs, and there's a well-established voice cast here too. While nothing has been formally announced yet, I wouldn't rule it out entirely.

Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo: This one is a definite "yes"! Three character song singles for Leopard's leading ladies - Akiha, Honoka and Itsuki - have already been confirmed by Lantis. This is just for the first half of the show, so the odds are there may be more. You can expect a news report from me when that time comes.

Asu no Yoichi!: Another one that's confirmed. Four singles, one for each of the Ikaruga sisters, have been confirmed. I certainly wouldn't mind if there was more (namely, character songs for Tsubasa and Angela), but even those four should provide a nice set of tunes.

Chrome Shelled Regios: There will be covers of the ED featuring the girls, but I'd place the chance of songs to be in the same middle ground of "I really have no information either way". However, for some shows from seasons past, I do have information, which takes us to the next section...

Past Shows, Future Songs

Toradora! Update: A character song album has been confirmed for release. Songs for at least Taiga, Minori and Ami are certain, but there's quite a lot of characters to work with. Looking forward to a tracklist for this one.

Kemeko Deluxe! Update: The Limited Edition DVDs appear to include remixes of the OP and ED, but there will be character songs. A series of "Deluxe CDs" has been confirmed for release, the first of which will feature a song by M.M. and a duet by Fumiko and Aoi-san. What the others will hold is something to look forward to.

Strike Witches Update: A series of five character albums was recently announced, covering the complete 501st. In order:
  1. Yoshika and Mio
  2. Sanya and Eila
  3. Gertrude, Hartmann and Mina
  4. Lynette, Perinne and Yoshika (again)
  5. Charlotte and Francesca

Given the complete and utter success Strike Witches was, I'm glad to see these appearing.

Kanokon: What's this doing here? One thing gives me reason - 5pb.'s Kanokon Complete Song Collection (titled "Nice Body") will be released, and, besides all the character songs that were included with the DVD releases, there will be two new ones on there. The songs are by Haku (Sakakibara Yui) and Ten (Kitamura Eri), original characters made for the Kanokon SE game.

Kannagi Update: The fifth DVD will include all the songs sung in "Karaoke Senshi Mic Takako", which, given the character's personalities, fits them pretty nicely. Confirmed and ready.

Looking forward to everything on this list in the future, and the news of what will be.

Keep your eyes and ears open.

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Koi Koi 7 x 7

It goes without saying that my taste in anime is not bound to anything. Be the source a novel visual or light, manga or made up for TV, I'm willing to watch it as long as the combination of elements is right. I don't have guilty pleasures, because a feeling of guilt while watching something is rather bothersome. But Koi Koi 7 is probably one of my ultimate favorites, even with a total lack of substance.

It hits all the right elements. Cute girls, Sentai heroes and, in the manga (and a bit of that feeling carries to the anime), that idea that something dark, perhaps a little scary, is lurking beneath the surface. But I keep my soapboxing to a minimum as this is really about the music, and these six character albums are rare. Each one includes three songs and an instrumental piece. The full treatment is given to each of them — highest quality bitrate and scans included. So, let us begin.

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"Spring's flowers bloom in spring, autumn's flowers bloom in autumn."

First up is Yayoi Asuka (the pink-haired one). Tetsuro's on the cover too. Lucky guy, getting hitched like that. Yayoi's songs are "Colorful", "Angel Sign" and her single, "Yakusoku".


"Despite this beauty, people still cry out for help!"

Next is probably my favorite of the girls, Akio Suzuka. Would-be Sentai heroine. Seen here in a lovely China dress. Akio's songs are "Ai wa Kono Te ga Mamoru no da", "Love is Power" and "A Champion of Peace". All of those have a very heroic slant to them, you have to admit.


"The moon in the east and the sun in the west."

Next we come to Sakuya Kazamatsuri. Tomboy, gunslinger and not much shame when it comes to walking around the house. Fitting to her trigger-happy nature, seen here as a lady cop. Sakuya's songs include "Doushi Renai", "The Ice Picks of Love" and "Mirai Heart".


"As long as there is evil in this world..."

Miyabi Tsukuyomi, seen here as a maid. She of the prehensile hair, shapeshifting and loved by girls everywhere. The right combo of aloof and suave. Miyabi's songs include "Ai no Hane", "Mure ni Kaerenai Tori" and "D-day".


"Kindness alone will not be enough."

Hifumi Inokai is next. The group's resident Cute Bruiser, and as far as the albums go, nurse. Her songs include "Watashi to Midori no Katachi", "Cosmic Light" and "Vegetable Juice". If she sounds familiar, that's because it's Kimiko Koyama - currently known as Yukari Sendou.


"Let the flower of love bloom!"

Finally, Otome Chouno. Oldest in age, youngest in looks. Seen here in some sort of Arabian dress. Her songs include "Miracle Moment", "Hitori Dake no Tokimeki" and "Puzzle". Incomprehensible? Not in the least.


" Life is short, so fall in love! Together we are six, but we're called Koi Koi Seven! Even without the call, we have arrived!"

This last one is a surprise even to me. This is the complete song collection, "Paradise". Full versions of the OP and ED, the songs from the character song singles (including three that, out of my releases, can only be found here), and two songs that can be found only on here. "Pineapple Summer", a goofy song by the six main girls and - here's the big one - the other Yayoi's (aka Celonius28)'s song, "Lost Days". Sung by Nana Mizuki. So, yes, Celonius28's Song Images finally lives up to its name. And so, that wraps up this very long, yet very music-filled post.

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Penguin Musume Heart ED2


Much like the first ED, plenty of remixes of the theme. Also enough "na"s to make you think of Batman. Enjoy.

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Koharu Biyori Maniacs CDs 1-2

It's Meido Monday again!

Been quite a long time since the last Meido Monday, but another set of entries has arrived. These two CDs from Koharu Biyori have some more dramas (I've seen more dramas in my time running this site than I ever have) and two character songs apiece. Also some of the longest song titles I've ever seen in my time translating CDs.

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Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~ Character Singles Vol. 1-3

Between this, Dragonaut and Sky Girls, I think there's very little in Konami's anime music library left for me to release.

Three character singles for the lead girls of Tokimeki Memorial ~Only Love~. Perhaps the biggest name among them is Saki Fujia, also known as Yozakura Quartet's Ao and Maid Guy's Liz. I'm glad to release these, since, as with many singles, there are some songs that can only be found here.

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