State of the Character Songs Fall 2009

Greetings, fellow members of the Modern Society Studies Club, to another round of guesswork, information and general looking to the season ahead. Let's get this show on the road.

The Already Confirmed

A character song album has already been confirmed for release, and it's extremely likely some samples of what's to be on it were heard in episode four. Voices include Kaori Nazuka, Megumi Nakajima, Yui Horie and more.

Nyan Koi!
There will be character songs, but it'll be done Kanokon style, with a single song released with each limited edition DVD. Kaede is first, and the show has just enough characters to cover a full release of the series.

Already has character songs, released on the very blog you're reading. While video game adaptations getting new character songs happens sometimes, the voice cast between the anime and the game is identical, so this one is not only confirmed, it's already released.

Sacred Blacksmith, The
This one is also confirmed. Songs for Cecily, Aria and Lisa are a given (especially since Lisa also sings the ED), but I think Luke might be singing as well. Nobuhiko Okamoto has done a few character songs since he started.

Shin Koihime Musou
Two character song singles have been in the listings for a while now. It's not known who will be on them, but the show has such a large cast of characters that finding one or four to sing won't be difficult at all. Especially with the most recent episode and Rinrin and Aisha's cover of "flower of bravery" a few weeks back.

Natsu no Arashi! ~Akanaichuu~
A character song album featuring covers of 80s pop songs, as well as bonus CDs with covers of the songs that lent their name to the episode titles, are confirmed. Same as the first season, except now with less Kanako trying to stab people.

Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu Purezza
For a show called "purity", it's doing exactly the opposite of that. Three "A La Carte!" CDs, as well as mini albums for N's and Milan Himemiy and the Chocolate Rockers are all in the listings. That's a fair amount of music for Haruka and company.

Sora no Otoshimono
Everyone is getting their chances at singing through the various ED cover themes, which will be compiled onto one CD. Sort of like Natsu no Arashi, for that matter.

The Possible

Fairy Tail
Mainstream series, Pony Canyon label and a decent seiyuu cast. The chance of it getting character songs is pretty high at this point.

Seitokai no Ichizon
AMG Music released Character Song albums for Regios, so the chance of them doing the same for Seitokai is indeed there. Plus, Kurimu wants to become rich through character songs, and nothing is going to stop her.

Toaru Kagaku no Railgun
Much as Index had its Archives, I expect Railgun to have something to its name. Songs for Saten and Uiharu would be a nice treat. Nothing's been confirmed, though.

Kiddy Girl-And
The two ending themes for Ascouer and Q-F might count, but the show's still in the early stages. Not enough time to tell what's on the table. My eyes are definitely open, though.

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