With little fanfare, the redemption-only CD from the Yotsunoha OVA has been sent out, containing the image song and its instrumental: (Spoilers: It isn’t I’ve)
好きだよ (suki da yo)
Vocals and Lyrics: 茶太 (Chatta)
Composed: Maiko Iuchi
Arranged: 島田充 (Mitsuru Shimada?)
Scans from the artwork and lyrics sheet show no signs of the I’ve logo, or even mention that Maiko is a part of I’ve. Unlike the last bait-and-switch this doesn’t sound really sound like at I’ve at all. Then again, that’s what you get when you put Maiko Iuchi as the composer and leave the arrangement to the same guy that did the OVA’s ending theme.
In more I’ve-related news, a post on I’ve Sound Explorer hints that Mami Kawada will do the Ending theme to an upcoming Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS drama CD that will be released at the upcoming Comiket 74. This newsmonger would love to confirm his sources, but the Nanoha site seems to be down.
If true, this would mark the long-awaited return of I’ve to the Triangle Heart/Nanoha franchise.