Been a while since we had one of these! All links NWS.
First things first: Hachimitsu Otome blossomdays (ハチミツ乙女blossomdays), the oddly-named debut effort from Lupinus soft, is set to feature at least one new song from I’ve (the page just uses the indistinct ‘theme music’ when mentioning I’ve, so there may be an opening as well as an ending theme), production and vocalist credits currently unknown. The game comes out this September, and updates will assuredly follow as more information becomes available.
Secondly, one of the weirder situations in the history of I’ve music is set to come to a close with the release of IMAGE CRAFT offshoot OZ PROJECT’s Musabetsu Ren’ai ~Boku ‘tte Omocha?~ (無差別恋愛 ～ボクって玩具？～) on June 26th.
Now, for those not in the know about this particular bit of weirdness, here’s the breakdown best as I can tell it: Musabetsu Ren’ai was originally planned to be released back in 2002, but somehow things got mucked up and the game was shelved indefinitely. However, the KOTOKO-sung opening theme “I deal Forest” had already been paid for, so a short version ended up appearing on IMAGE CRAFT’s 2003 compilation CD “Song for eternity” as a promo for a game that it seemed would never actually be released.
Apparently things got cleared up, because the game’s coming out for sure this time. And along with it, a ridiculously overdue full version of the theme song, now with its title corrected to the still sort-of nonsensical “Ideal Forest”. Always good to hear stories with happy endings, isn’t it?
Last but not least, Candy Soft‘s Mecha Mimi (メカミミ) has an opening movie available for download featuring the game’s theme song “platinum”. The song, as had been reported earlier, is sung by Mami Kawada and composed/arranged by Maiko Iuchi. Now as for whether or not it ends Iuchi’s “hot streak”, that’s for you to decide.