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

Natsumegu!

Natsu no Melody

SUMMER RAINBOW (as Honey Bee)

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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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

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

■Disc2:2nd fragment of fripSide

1.second fragment
2.sky
3.transitory orbit
4.message
5.save me again
6.belief
7.stellar
8.Detour -fripSide edition-
9:crying moon
10.storm of sorrow

■Disc3:3rd refrection of fripSide

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

■Disc4:binarydigit

1.binary digit
2.hurting heart
3.misery
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)
4.magicaride
5.fictional moon (album version)
6.snow blind (album version)
7.snow blind -after-
8.spiral of despair
9.escape -version2008-
10.tomorrow
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
06.an 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
4.crescendo
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-
11.in the future
12.be sure
13.Your Ocean

■Disc9:Unpublished side2

1.holy night magic
2.a little christmas time
3.promise
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
4.prominence
5.snow blind
6.colorless fate -erica 2007-(DEMO)
7.piece of azure
8.my graduation
9.hurting heart -nao piano arrange-

PV

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)

hope

Protip: If someone tells you they’re listening to hope. They are most certainly referring to Track 02 from the Tomoyo After Original Soundtrack, which was composed by Maeda Jun and is 02:43 in length.

._.;;

Chaos;Head and Itou Kanako

“Sono me wa dare no me?”

Itou Kanako first caught my attention with the Myself;Yourself anime ED, Kimi to Yozora to Sakamichi to, and has managed to always draw an interested eye ever since. And when that artist does three different openings for the same franchise, as in the case of Chaos;Head, we get something like this:

PC Version: Find the Blue

Mysterious with low-key tension. It builds up to the chorus, and holds the listener there before letting them down calmly at the end.

Anime Version: F.D.D.

An attempt to be edgy accompanied by a rushed and uninteresting beat and doesn’t actually go anywhere. Much like the anime.

Xbox 360 Version: fake me

Catchy and with a quick beat right from the start. It starts off with energy and maintains it throughout. At least, it does so far.

It’s amusing to analyze the artist’s feelings and approach with respect to each version. While they’re all from the same franchise, each has a unique tone to its own that is representative of the rendition its portraying.

Or perhaps this was all just an excuse for me to post fake me somewhere, as it’s been stuck in my head for the past week.

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