Alright, a few quickies here that I didn’t mention for whatever reason – all pretty much too insignificant to warrant their own posts, but just fine as part of a safe happy micro-newspost. Or at least I thought so.
Weird Melonbooks promo featuring reissued Eiko Shimamiya single
Japanese web retailer ‘Melonbooks‘ (link not worksafe) is offering a reissued version of Eiko Shimamiya’s “Atashi wa Melon” single (‘あたしはめろん’, originally released as a promo for Melonbooks back in 2003) as a promo – if you spend enough money to get 20 ‘Melon points’ (no idea how much you’d have to buy to get that) you can get the single along with your order. I’ve actually never heard the song myself (you surely can’t expect me to have heard everything Eiko’s done, right?), but I’d assume that it’s about as stupid as a song recorded as a promotion for an online store that specializes in cartoon smut would be expected to be.
Something on animate.tv about Naraku no Hana
Animate.tv has a new Naraku no Hana video up, apparently – but since my comptuer hates animate.tv I can’t watch it and thus I have no idea whatsoever what the video really is. Is it the TV version opening? A full version with added animation? A full version video? Is the picture on the video page the single cover? I have no idea. Just none at all.
Credits and B-side revealed for Get my way! single
Alright, so that ‘summery, up-tempo’ Mami Kawada song scooped a month ago has more details available – we now know that the music and lyrics were written by Kazuya Takase and arranged by Takeshi Ozaki, and that the B-side is a new track called ‘Aozora to Taiyou’ (‘青空と太陽’), same credits as the A-side. Also, for anyone who wants to hear the song but isn’t terribly interested in the anime it’s attached to, I found out quite recently that some kind soul uploaded the ending video on Youtube. The song isn’t bad at all, but the double bass (or at least double bass-sounding) drumming on it is a bit distracting – I mean, I know it’s stupid to limit that style of playing to metal only, but it is more than a little weird hearing drums that wouldn’t be out of place in a DragonForce song on a Mami Kawada track.