Infinity+Integral perfect Vocals -Never7 Ever17 Remember11 12RIVEN-

Years after a theme song collection of Memories Off series was released, they finally decided to do one for the Infinity series too. Don’t you have a “oh, about time” feeling? I’m pretty sure most of you haven’t played all the 4 games of the series (personally I haven’t either. I still need to play Never7 someday), but I believe quite many of you have played at least one of them, namely Ever17. If you recall, we even used one of its sound tracks “Karma” as our blog BGM. I can type up a whole article about how epic that game was but I will save it here. 🙂 Anyway, about this album, it should consist the theme songs of all the Infinity games, which of course including “LeMU -Haruka Naru Lemuria Tairiku-“. Doesn’t listening to it make you feel nostalgic?

Tracklist (song title [game title OP/ED] [artist]):
1. Sen’oku no Hoshikuzu Furasu Yono Sora [Never7 -the end of infinity- PSP OP] [Asriel]
2. TREASURE DREAM [Never7 -the end of infinity- ED] [Kawashima Yuuka (CV: Kawakami Tomoko)]
3. Hokorobishi Hana [Never7 -the end of infinity- PSP ED] [Asriel]
4. It’s a fine day [Ever17 -the out of infinity- PSP OP] [Imai Asami]
5. LeMU -Haruka Naru Lemuria Tairiku- [Ever17 -the out of infinity- OP] [KAORI]
6. The Azure -Ao no Kioku- [Ever17 -the out of infinity- PSP ED] [Imai Asami]
7. Aqua Stripe [Ever17 -the out of infinity- ED] [Kasahara Hiroko]
8. Uchuu no Stencil [Remember11 -the age of infinity- PSP OP] [Miyazaki Ui]
9. little prophet [Remember11 -the age of infinity- OP] [KAORI]
10.Kirenai Knife [Remember11 -the age of infinity- PSP ED] [Miyazaki Ui]
11.Darkness of chaos [Remember11 -the age of infinity- ED] [Minagawa Junko]
12.Toki no Nai Sekai [12RIVEN -the Ψcliminal of integral- PSP OP] [Sakakibara Yui]
13.third bridge [12RIVEN -the Ψcliminal of integral- OP] [KAORI]
14.Distance [12RIVEN -the Ψcliminal of integral- PSP ED] [Sakakibara Yui]
15.Process [12RIVEN -the Ψcliminal of integral- ED] [KAORI]


If you listened to my mp3 player playlist, you should have noticed that there’s 1 track that somehow doesn’t really fit with the rest. That 1 track, trance version of “Tsuki to Yozora to Houkiboshi”, is in Ayane’s trance album “HYPER MOE TRANCE AYANE” from 2 years ago. Now, 2 years later, a second one finally came out. This time, like last album, the selected songs are none other than her really famous ones, starting with yet one of my most favorite songs of hers, “Sono Saki ni Aru, Dareka no Egao no Tame ni”.

1. Sono Saki ni Aru, Dareka no Egao no Tame ni
4. Private place
5. Drive on dragoon
7. Endless Tears…
8. Kimi ga Ita Shouko ni
9. cloudier sky
10.Lunatic Tears…
11.Eien no Memories
12.Heart no SEASON~cover

Two suggestions: 1) this is a trance album, so try to get the lossless version. Unless you’re half deaf and your speaker/headphone is self-made, you should be able to hear the difference easily; and 2) if you like this album and you didn’t get the first one, then you should. Personally I think first album’s mixes are better than this one’s.

Ceui’s 1st Album – Glassy Heaven

Since this is Ceui’s first album, I can understand that it’d be kind of hard to include all her good songs in a period of three years, but I have to say I’m a bit disappointed that “Hikari to Yami to Toki no Hate” and “Binkan na Fuukei” aren’t there. Nevertheless, with songs like “mellow melody” and “Kokoro no Tsubasa”, this album definitely worths your attention.

1. Uka
2. Qualia
3. Frozen Tear
4. Prayer
5. dreamscape
6. mellow melody
7. Towa no Kotoba
8. espacio
9. Paranoia
10.Prelude -Unmei no Kakera-
11.Madoromi no Rakuen
12.Seisen Spectale*
13.Kokoro no Tsubasa

*I believe the song title should be “Seisen Spectacle”, but it says “Spectale” in the single’s booklet, so I just follow it.

Natsu to YURIA

When sitting around during these hot summer days, I have the tendency to listen to various songs related to summer. From quintessential favorites such as the AIR OST, to vocal songs about summer, I feel they’re perfect for getting one in the mood for the season. One of my favorite artists who is certainly no stranger to summer songs is YURIA:

Summer Days


Natsu no Melody


She sang numerous game songs classics (SHUFFLE, Canvas 2, School Days) and quite a few anime songs (GRAVION, Canvas 2, Sumomomo Momomo) too. Not to mention she also does the voice of Ama Shigure in SHUFFLE.
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Horie Yui – HONEY JET!!

After one and a half year, hocchan finally released another album. The previous album, “Darling“, had quite a few nice songs, but overall speaking this one is slightly better. I still think “Kami-sama Onegai” from “Darling” is the most passionate song I have ever heard from hocchan though (if you know about my mp3 player playlist, that song is on it).

1. moment
2. JET!!
3. Secret Garden
4. prism
5. Vanilla Salt
6. Spica
7. silky heart
8. Get up and Go
9. Peppermint Days
10.Love Countdown
11.Blue Rainy Days
12.Kimi no Soba ni

Personal picks from this album are track 1, 11, and 12 (I know, I know, the Toradora songs are not among my picks). Track 13 “Dear…”, on the other hand, is an interesting one. It’s only 1:51 long but it’s in pure English. Yes, it’s English, not Engrish, because you can actually understand 99% of the lyrics without looking at the booklet. Kudos to hocchan. I believe that’s her first English song? Please correct me if I’m wrong.

Finally, whether you’re her fan or not, I hope you will enjoy this new album of hers, “HONEY JET!!“. 🙂

Natsu no Arashi! Character Song Album “Utagoe Kissa Hakobune”

One of the reasons I’m writing this is to post the tracklist and the singers, but the album itself also worths mentioning. This character song album, unlike usual ones, have a collection of songs with quite unique styles. Some of them reminds me of songs from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, some of them have a feel of blues, and some of them have a heavy traditional taste. In addition to the list of popular seiyuu (singers), I’d suggest you to give this album a try.

1. Hito Natsu no Keiken [Arashiyama Sayoko (CV: Shiraishi Ryouko)]
2. Kokoro no Tabi [Yasaka Hajime (CV: Sanpei Yuuko)]
3. Yoake no Scat [Kaja (CV: Naduka Kaori)]
4. Koi no Dial 6700 [Kamigamo Jun (CV: Omigawa Chiaki)]
5. Dou ni mo Tomaranai [Master (CV: Nabatame Hitomi)]
6. Minato no Yoko, Yokohama, Yokosuka [Gurasan (CV: Yasumoto Hiroki)]
7. Kuroneko no Tango [Yayoi (CV: Nonaka Ai)]
8. Kassai [Kanako (CV: Horie Yui)]
9. Akuma ga Nikui [Arashiyama Sayoko & Yasaka Hajime (CV: Shiraishi Ryouko & Sanpei Yuuko)]
10.Southpaw [Arashiyama Sayoko & Kaja (CV: Shiraishi Ryouko & Naduka Kaori)]
11.Tokyo Boogie-woogie [Yasaka Hajime (CV: Sanpei Yuuko)]
12.Koori no Sekai [Yasaka Hajime (CV: Sanpei Yuuko)]
13.Yume ha Yoru Hiraku [Master (CV: Nabatame Hitomi)]

EVANGELION:2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. original sound track

I believe I don’t really have to introduce this soundtrack, e.g. all BGM tracks composed by Sagisu Shiro, yada yada. The songs in this 2-disc special edition are the ones worth mentioning though. “Kyou no Hi ha Sayounara” and “Tsubasa wo Kudasai”, the two really famous children songs/lullabies, are included in this OST, performed by Hayashibara Megumi. You might notice they are included again on DISC II, but they’re slightly different — the chorus of the versions on that disc is backed up by Suginami Shounen Shoujo Gasshoudan. Sounds familiar? That children choir is the really famous one who performed for various songs from Miyazaki movies, e.g. (Gasshou) Kimi wo Nosete from Laputa/Castle in the Sky. Those songs alone already make this OST a very special one, so enjoy. 🙂

EVANGELION:2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. original sound track
1. 2EM01_B01 “At The Very Beginning”
2. 2EM03_0908
3. 2EM04_E4
4. 2EM05_KK_B09
5. 2EM06_KK_B16
6. 2EM07_KK_B09_InDoor
7. 2EM08_B17
9. 2EM10_KK_C01_AddGuit
14.2EM15_0938 “Destiny”
15.2EM16_0944 “Fate”
18.2EM19_Sor: Mozart Shudai ni Yoru Hensoukyoku (Gekichuukyoku)
26.Kyou no Hi ha Sayounara [Hayashibara Megumi]
27.2EM31_0948 “In My Spirit”
28.2EM32_0910 “Keep Your Head Above The Mayhem”
29.2EM33_0902 “The Final Decision We All Must Take”
31.2EM35_Nu02 “Carnage”
33.Tsubasa wo Kudasai [Hayashibara Megumi]
35.Furimukanaide (Gekichuukyoku) [The Peanuts]
36.Koi no Kisetsu (Gekichuukyoku) [Kon Youko & Pinky & Killers]

1. At The Very Beginning (2EM01)
2. L’Agresseur (2EM03)
3. Ambassadrice Rouge (2EM04)
4. Des Cordes: opus1 (2EM18)
5. Destiny (2EM15)
6. Fate (2EM16)
7. Robe des Champs (2EM20)
8. Des Cordes: opus2 (2EM18)
9. Tranquillite (2EM25)
10.Les Betes (2EM29)
11.Kyou no Hi ha Sayounara -Tribute to “Sound of Music” [Hayashibara Megumi]
12.In My Spirit (2EM31)
13.Keep Your Heads Above The Mayhem (2EM32)
14.Instabilite: Orchestre (2EM22)
15.The Final Decision We All Must Take (2EM33)
16.Evanescence: mouvement 1 (2EM34)
17.Evanescence: mouvement 2 (2EM34)
18.Evanescence: mouvement 3 (2EM34)
19.Carnage (2EM35)
20.Sin From Genesis (2EM36)
21.Tsubasa wo Kudasai -Tribute to “Sound of Music” [Hayashibara Megumi]
22.Instabilite: Piano Solo (2EM17)
23.Mellow 2009 (2EM18)

nao complete anthology 2002-2009 ~my graduation~

As many are probably already aware, nao has officially broken up with SAT,  signaling the end of fripSide as we know it. As a commemoration of  their parting of sorts, they’re releasing a 10-disc anthology of their works.  The collection, which carries a 19,740円 price tag, releases 7/17/2009 and contains over 100 songs,  including many that have never been released before.  (Which means we finally get a version of colorless fate -erica 2007-!)

The official tracklist is as follows:

■Disc1:first odyssey of fripSide

2.distant moon
3.come to mind
4.Love to Sing
5.Colorless fate
6.your ocean -azure reproduct mix- sure…-album mix-
8.bright days the future -side02-
10.end game

■Disc2:2nd fragment of fripSide

1.second fragment
3.transitory orbit
4.message me again
8.Detour -fripSide edition-
9:crying moon
10.storm of sorrow

■Disc3:3rd refrection of fripSide evening calm
2.reminiscense blue
4.transient wind
5.vanity destroyer -fripSide edition-
6.velocity -fripSide+vin-PRAD-
7.splash emotion
8.colors of summer dream
9.planet illusion -sLab reproduct mix-
11.bright days -version2005-
12.distant moon -version2005-


1.binary digit
2.hurting heart
4.prominence -version2007-
5.refine progress
6.heat your wave
7.libration crisis
8.never no astray
9.transient wind -version2007-
10.dream myself!
11.true eternity -album version-
12.brave new world

■Disc5:Rabbit Syndrome

1.あっせんぶる☆LOVEさんぶる/fripSide NAO project!
2.せな★せな@Surprise!!/fripSide NAO project!
3.Rabbit Syndrome/fripSide NAO project!
4.こんいろ∞トキメキ!!~着せたら脱がさない~/fripSide NAO project!
5.かがやけ!dreamin’ガール/fripSide NAO project!
6.こいびと☆アクセント!!/fripSide NAO project!
7.Wireless Cosmic/fripSide NAO project!
8.リバーシブルロマンス/fripSide NAO project!
9.HAPPYジェネレーション/fripSide NAO project!
10.せな★せな@Surprise!!-生物RMX-/fripSide NAO project!
11.あっせんぶる☆LOVEさんぶる-R.S.PV RMX-/fripSide NAO project!

■Disc6:split tears

1.before dawn daybreak
2.split tears
3.praying over (album version)
5.fictional moon (album version)
6.snow blind (album version)
7.snow blind -after-
8.spiral of despair
9.escape -version2008-
11.eternal twinkle

■Disc7:fripSide Re:product mixies ver0.2

01.hurting heart/ju-ri-mix
02.Red -reduction division-/sat vs tkm RMX ver.2.1
03.magicaride/kai Re:product RMX
04.vanity destroyer/tkm Re:product RMX
05.spiral of despair/tkm Re:product RMX evening calm/kai Re:product RMX
07.Red -reduction division-/sat vs tkm RMX
08.before dawn daybreak -phantoms RMX-

■Disc8:very best&Unpublished side1

1.Red -reduction division-
2.the chaostic world
3.true eternity
5.fictional moon
6.absolute one
7.melody -reset+fripSide-
8.come to mind -short version-
9.Love to sing -R&T factory Remix-
10.crying moon -acoustic version- the future sure
13.Your Ocean

■Disc9:Unpublished side2

1.holy night magic
2.a little christmas time
4.cheer up forever
5.ないしょ思春期/fripSide NAO project!
6.せな★せな@ultimate!!/fripSide NAO project!
7.every day⇔every way!/fripSide NAO project!
8.こいびと☆アクセント!!-remix edition-/fripSide NAO project!
9.Red Data Girl/fripSide NAO project!

■Disc10:Unpublished side3

1.grand blue
2.grace of summer
3.feeling trust
5.snow blind
6.colorless fate -erica 2007-(DEMO)
7.piece of azure graduation
9.hurting heart -nao piano arrange-


While fans may observe there are some songs that didn’t make the cut, the fact that there are new songs and cuts make it worth a second glance, even to previous owners. Guess it’s time to start saving…

colorless fate -erica 2007-(DEMO)

Sakakibara Yui – LOVE×singles

Yuinyan’s new album, a collection of the songs of her earlier singles plus their instrumental versions. To be honest, I’m not really fond of most of the songs here. In the end, it’s still the good old “Eternal Destiny” that saves the day.

1. jewelry days (August Fan BOX Theme Song)
2. Love×2 ♪song (Sakakibara Yui WEB Radio Theme Song)
3. Kono Hana Saku Koro (Piano no Mori no Mankai no Shita Theme Song)
4. Chiru Hana Sakura(Piano no Mori no Mankai no Shita ED)
5. Eternal Destiny (Yoake Mae Yori Ruriiro na Theme Song)
6. Love☆Emergency (Sakakibara Yui WEB Radio Theme Song)
7. Imitation (Imitation Lover Theme Song)
8. feel (Imitation Lover ED)
9. jewelry days (Instrumental)
10.Love×2 ♪song (Instrumental)
11.Kono Hana Saku Koro (Instrumental)
12.Chiru Hana Sakura (Instrumental)
13.Eternal Destiny (Instrumental)
14.Love☆Emergency (Instrumental)
15.Imitation (Instrumental)
16.feel (Instrumental)

New Background Music

How was your June? Was it a relaxing and laid-back one like our June BGM? So July has finally come. It’s a month of many, many mixed feelings — it’s the birthday month of a lot of our subber friends, and I myself am going to get older too yet again this month, which I’m completely not ready. It’s also the month where the heat will become unbearable, considering now it’s already killing me. Therefore, this month’s BGM is a composition that reflects all those: a summer BGM with lots of mixed feelings combined. This one will be a pretty hard one to recognize, so I will give you a hint: the title is translated to “Beginning of Summer”. Cick “Background Music” on the right under the link section to listen to it now.