Well, this kind of came out of the middle of nowhere: KOTOKO’s fourth album for Geneon, “Ipsilon no Hakobune” (イプシロンの方舟) recently showed up in a listing on Japanese music site Neowing, along with the information that the songs BLAZE, Real Onigokko and Hayate no Gotoku! will be featured. The album’s due to come out October 14, and further information will be posted as it comes along as per usual.
Also, in similarly KOTOKO-related news, some friendly Japanese pirate has thrown up the short version of daily-daily Dream! on Youtube for your listening pleasure. Pretty quick, if I do say so myself.
Edit – further news, as provided by Sekka in the comments section:
“Epsilon no Fune”, as the album is apparently actually romanized, has a tracklisting up on its amazon listing (including scene, hands-down one of KOTOKO’s worst songs in years, and a surprising amount of new songs considering that it’s a modern Geneon release) already – anyone who has any idea how all this information came out at once instead of being cruelly teased along as per usual can feel free to share their theories. At this rate we’ll have full credits for the thing by tomorrow night!
Also, the new eroge Futa-Ane (link NWS, obviously) from oddly-named developer bootUP! is set to have an I’ve-produced theme song featuring a ‘new singer’. It’s unknown if this means a singer new to I’ve (as was the case with Rita on Little Busters!), a new singer entirely (like the mysterious Asami Miyazaki from satirize) or just IKU making her eroge debut, but we’ll find out soon enough. Composed and arranged by Maiko Iuchi, lyrics by KOTOKO.