State of the Character Songs Fall 2010

Greetings, fellow readers. Another season is upon us, and that means it's time for another round of character song guesswork. Let's get this party started.

Sora no Otoshimomo forte
Highly likely. The first season already had a set, and Columbia often releases character song albums for their series. There's also the "Sora no Shoujoutai" CD releases of old songs (a lot of covers lately), but those are in sort of a grey area.

Fortune Arterial ~Akai Yakusoku~
Two character song albums were already released for the game, so the chance of songs for the anime is slim. Still within the realm of possibility, but slim.

Already has a release confirmed. A Mio Isurugi character song album, featuring songs by Ayana Taketatsu. You're going to be seeing a lot of her this season. If there's more than the Mio CD, I'll let you know, but that's all for now.

Character songs are looking unlikely, though the girls of the show are getting a chance to sing the various ED themes, which will be included with the DVD releases only.

Hyakkaryouran Samurai Girls
Already has a character song album confirmed, like many Lantis shows this season. At least the main three (Yukimura, Jubei, Sen) will sing on it, along with a few others. The show's got a pretty wide selection of voice actors.

Arakawa Under the Bridge x Bridge
Nothing formally confirmed, but I'm expecting there to be a soundtrack/character song release once the show closes off. Maria's song needs to be somewhere, and where Maria's song is, songs for the others may well follow.

Yosuga no Sora
Unlikely, but it's under Starchild. Time will tell.

Otome Youkai Zakuro
There are AsoIku like collection of different EDs, but no character songs confirmed yet. It could still happen, though. Lantis and all.

Shinryaku! Ika Musume
Ika's going to be getting a character album all to herself ~de geso. Hisako Kanemoto hasn't sung much before, so this should be interesting.

Motto To Love Ru
Four character song albums confirmed so far, in pairs. Lala/Haruna, Mikan/Yami, Nana/Momo and Yui/Oshizu. As that doesn't even scratch the surface of the cast, there may be more. Keep your eyes open for more info.

Already confirmed. If there's a major female character in this show, she will sing. There will also be a group version of "Koi no Shirushi" released later in the year. Though each girl has their individual version, it is best expressed as a group song.

Tantei Opera Milky Holmes
A mini album containing insert songs for the game and anime has been confirmed. The four girls, Kokoro and Arsene will sing, at least. This will likely be the only character song release, so enjoy.

Under flyingDog, so relatively unlikely, but within the realm of possible. Unsure if it would be cover songs, though. Shaft loves the hell out of those lately.

Toaru Majutsu no Index II
Nothing formally announced, but I'm expecting at least three, maybe four, Archives covering some of the new characters introduced this season, and some of the old ones from last season. Orsola, Agnese, maybe a few others? It's almost a given they'll appear.

Odds and Ends
Amagami SS has had a proper character song album confirmed. Mitsudomoe has at least four more releases on the way. Strike Witches 2 has been pushed back to December.

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