(Aibu note: Hikaruhoshi suggested a change to a seasonal format for the I’ve Sound Calendar posts, so in addition to being written by Hikaruhoshi rather than I, this is what calendar posts are going to look like from now on. Hope you like it!)
What a whirlwind of news these past couple of weeks! In an attempt to organize everything into one post, here’s the I’ve Sound Calendar for the foreseeable future, with links to their respective blog posts, if applicable.
Note that any information is as current as the time it was posted, and changes can easily happen.
(Link NSFW) New eroge PRISM ARK Love² MAXIMUM! (プリズム・アーク らぶらぶマキシマム) released. KOTOKO’s contribution is “Ketsudan no entrance” (決断のentrance) whose full version was sold at Comiket 73.
Sometime in the next few weeks, hopefully
“BLAZE” will become the next opening theme to Shakugan no Shana II (灼眼のシャナII) and “sociometry” will become the next ending theme.
Colourful Wish (カラフルウィッシュ), the third installment in Giga’s ‘Colourful’ eroge series is released. KOTOKO sings the theme “I need magic ~Kaikenai Magi☆Kyun♪~” (～解けないマジ☆キュン♪～) , which promises to be a joy for all those interested in denpa and very fast talking.
Eroge-based anime OVA Yotsunoha (よつのは) is released, along with a single that is looking less and less likely to be directly I’ve related, but considering the dearth of information regarding anything about the anime itself, it might eventually be worth paying attention to. Might.
Newest I’ve member IKU releases her debut single “Ki no me kaze” (木の芽風) which contains the fourth ending theme to Hayate no Gotoku and an as-yet unnamed theme to the J-POP program “Prin*su.” (プリン・ス)
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The PS2 version of the eroge Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de ~Oshie Nitsuki~ (君が主で執事が俺で ～お仕え日記～) releases, the theme of which is “Joushiki! Butler Koushinkyoku” (常識！バトラー行進曲), sung by KOTOKO. (Hikaruhoshi note: I vote that it’s “butler” as opposed to “battler” given the service-oriented setting. That, and that’s what my dictionary tells me it is.) (Aibu note: I disagree with Hikaruhoshi and will insist that it’s ‘battler’ until I see an official romanization. Which is unlikely to ever happen.)
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The live-action Higurashi movie premieres, with Eiko Shimamiya contributing to the opening and ending themes, WHEEL of FORTUNE (Unmei no Wa) (運命の輪) and Diorama (ディオラマ) respectively. One would expect a single to come out of this as well.
Sometime in early 2008, release date to be announced
I’ve will be contributing to the following eroge, links to which are not likely work safe:
Niizumi wa Mahou Shoujo (新妻は魔法少女), an exclusive eroge from Terios that is filled with Ha!!!ppiness, Outer, and a wife that happens to be a magical girl.
Tsuyokiss 2-Gakki (つよきす2学期), an eroge from Candy Soft that is the sequel to an eroge that spawned a TV anime. So far, we know KOTOKO sings the theme.
Furifuri (ふりフリ), unbelievably long full title “Furifuri ~Futsuu no Mainichi ni Warikon de Kita, Fushigi na Rinjintachi no Ohanashi Ohanashi” (ふりフリ ～ふつうのまいにちにわりこんできた、フシギなリンジンたちのおはなしおはなし～), an eroge from 130cm.
Chichi Fechi (乳フェチ), an eroge from new brand Milk Pai that is quite self-explanatory and contains BGM from I’ve.