FictionJunction – Everlasting Songs

This should have be part of the previous post, but because I got too much to say about this album, I felt like it deserved its own post. I’m not exactly a crazy fan of Kajiura Yuki unlike someone *coughkhicough*, but I do enjoy quite a few of her songs. For other 2/25 releases, please refer to the post below.

1. Hoshikuzu [KEIKO / KAORI]
2. Kioku no Mori [YUUKA]

Comment: ED of the upcoming Tsubasa OVA, Shunraiki. Not my type of song.
3. dream scape [KAORI]

Comment: Tsubasa Chronicle insert song. Sounds so-so to me.
4. Gin no Hashi [WAKANA / KEIKO / KAORI]

Comment: I like this song in general, but two of the (identical) paragraphs just sound a bit weird to me.
5. Kaze no Machi he [KEIKO]

Comment: the famous Tsubasa Chronicle insert song. Along with “inside your heart”, they are my all-time FictionJunction favorites (with keyword “FictionJunction”. If it’s just talking about Kajiura Yuki, I can name quite a few other songs).
6. here we stand in the morning dew [YUKIRO KAIDA]

Comment: first of all, I believe the artist name is a typo/misprint. It’s supposed to be Yuriko, not Yukiro, but I put what it says in tag anyway. Supposedly the c/w song of Chrno Crusade ED single “Sayonara Solitia”, it was originally sung by Chiba Saeko (also featured in her best album “everything”. I love that album by the way), but in this album it’s sung by someone else! And I have a huge problem with that. I really, really love the original version sung by Chiba Saeko. I did give this one a chance, and the only thing I like about it is the rearrange of the bridge, but only the first half of it. It quickly turns into electronic guitar, which really destroys it for me. How about you guys? Which version you prefer, Chiba Saeko’s, or this one?


7. synchronicity [KEIKO]

Comment: OP of Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations, remix/rearranged. I don’t like this version.
8. Hanamori no Oka [KAORI]

Comment: to be honest, this is my first time hearing this Hokuto no Ken song. I quite like it.
9. Mizu no Akashi [WAKANA]

Comment: Gundumb, gundumb, gundumb. Enough said.
10.cazador del amor [YUUKA]

Comment: I wish they put “I reach for the sun” instead if they had to pick something from El Cazador. Oh wait, that’s not FictionJunction. Never mind.
11.Himitsu [YURIKO KAIDA]

Comment: Noir. Good old time.
12.Houseki [KEIKO]

Comment: another song sung by a different person. I never heard the original version by Inoue Marina before so can’t comment.
13.Yume no Tsubasa [KAORI]

Comment: yet another Tsubasa Chronicle song. I like it alot more than “dream scape” though.
14.Michiyuki [KAORI]

Comment: yet another song sung by a different person. Again, I never heard the original version by Hikita Kaori, so can’t comment.
15.everlasting song [ASUKA]

Comment: oh yeah, this one. I said above that “Kaze no Machi he” and “inside your heart” are my 2 all-time FictionJunction favorites. This comes in as 3rd.

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2/25-2/28 Releases

So on this big release day, tokyotosho decides to go down. Oh well, just stay tuned to this post, I will update it whenever there’s a new release. We’re expecting no less than a dozen (if not two) releases in the coming 3 days.

1. Maria-sama ga Miteru 4th Season ED Single – Kumori Garasu no Mukou [Hikita Kaori] (flac, mp3)

2. Akikan! OP2 Single – Juicy Extacy [Little Non] (flac, mp3)

3. Sora wo Miageru Shoujo no Hitomi ni Utsuru Sekai ED Single – Hikari to Yami to Toki no Hate [Ceui] (flac, mp3)

Comment: this one is good. Really good. Get it even if you’re not watching the show.

4. HiNA [Hinagiku Katsura starring Shizuka Ito] (flac, mp3)

Comment: ok, I’m not exactly a fan of Hinagiku, but even so I still quite like this album. We also included the Limited Disc, which features a symphonic medley of 4 of the songs. If you’re a Hinagiku fan and not getting this, I’m telling you… IT’S A SIN.

5. Zettai Karen Children ED4 Single – Soushunfu [Hirano Aya, Shiraishi Ryouko, Tomatsu Haruka] (flac, mp3)

6. GA-REI -zero- Character Song Vol.2 Jingujin Ayame & Nikaido Kiri [Aizawa Mai, Tsuchiya Maki] (flac, mp3)

7. Asu no Yoichi! Character Song Vol.1 Ibuki Ikaruga [Satou Rina] (flac, mp3)

8. Asu no Yoichi! Character Song Vol.2 Ayame Ikaruga [Tomatsu Haruka] (flac, mp3)

9. Fly To The Future [Karen Girl’s] (flac, mp3)

Comment: their first and last album, because they’re graduating from elementary school soon (hence not loli anymore). As you can expect, all the Zettai Karen Children’s songs are there, plus 3 songs I don’t remember hearing before. Lolicons must get. Here’s the complete tracklist:

  1. Pikatto Kiratto! Dash Girl’s
  2. Over The Future
  3. Top Secret
  4. Zettai love X love Sengen!!
  5. FULL THROTTLE
  6. MY WINGS
  7. Bye! Bye! Bye!

10. ef – a fairy tale of the two. ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK “Alato” [Tenmon, Eiichiro Yanagi, Harada Hitomi] (flac, mp3)

Comment: soundtrack of the games (both, i.e. first tale and latter tale). It has 3 discs, that’s why the size. All the tracks in both games should be there. It’s not exactly a 2/25 release (it’s C75, actually), but no one would mind, right? 😛 The games’ BGMs are better than anime’s imo, so if you love the anime’s OSTs, you should get this one too. All 3 theme songs are also included.

11. Merry! Merry-go-round [Satou Hiromi] (flac, mp3)

Comment: an easily overlooked singer. Her new album, “Merry! Merry-go-round”, features a few songs that I like, e.g. Taiyou no Aria, Sayonara, Tsunagaru Mirai. Give it a try.

12. Melonbooks 10th Anniversary Memorial Song Single – I’ll be there [Sakakibara Yui] (flac, mp3)

13. Gundam 00 Second Season Insert Song Single – TOMORROW [Tsunematsu Ayumi] (flac, mp3)

Comment: aka Marina Ismail. Not really fond of the song personally but I’m not watching the show. Maybe the ones who do will feel differently.

14. FictionJunction – Everlasting Songs (flac, mp3)

Comment: read here.

15. Toaru Majutsu no Index ED2 Single – Chikaigoto -Sukoshi dake Mouichido- [IKU] (flac, mp3)

Comment: pop-like feel, but I don’t hate it. The c/w song, on the other hand, is a slow and peaceful song.

16. N’s [Noto Mamiko, Gotou Mai, Shimizu Kaori, Ueda Kana, Satou Rina] (flac, mp3)

17. Toaru Majutsu no Index Original SOUND Track 1 [Iuchi Maiko, Kawada Mami, IKU] (flac, mp3)

Comment: with scans, finally.

18. Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na -Moonlight Cradle- OP Single – Shinsei Philosophy [Veil ∞ Yui Yamamoto, chicchi] (flac, mp3)

Comment: read here.

19. Xbox 360 CHAOS;HEAD NOAH -TRIGGER 5- Kusunoki Yua [Takahashi Chiaki] (flac, mp3)

20. Xbox 360 CHAOS;HEAD NOAH -TRIGGER 6- Aoi Sena [Nabatame Hitomi) (flac, mp3)

21. Xbox 360 CHAOS;HEAD NOAH OP&ED Single – fake me [Itou Kanako] (flac, mp3)

22. Mamiko Noto Character Song Collection (flac, mp3)

Comment: read here.

Launching of LossyONE

Here comes the surprise: with the release of mp3 version of “Atelier Vocal Historia 1997-2009”, LossyONE is officially born! Since there are many users who hesitate to download our releases solely due to the size, we found it a pity for them to miss out something good because of that. For now LossyONE is only planned to put out mp3 version of the huge and/or recommended releases of LosslessONE, but things might change in the future. We still highly recommend you to download the lossless version though if you like the music.

To answer what some of you might wonder:

1. LossyONE’s releases are still tagged as [LonE], but you can tell it’s a LossyONE release with the file format (which will most likely be mp3);

2. Theoretically LossyONE has its own channel, #LossyONE@irc.rizon.net, but it will just tell you to join #LosslessONE. We don’t plan on running 2 separate channels;

3. For XDCC downloads, you can find LossyONE’s releases on the bot AonE|HonE|LonE (its website link for packlist isn’t working right now, just request pack #1 for it).