Well, no tracklisting (except for a hint that it’ll be 14 songs) yet, but we now know that there will indeed be an I’ve Mania Tracks vol. II, to be released on December 29 at Comiket 77. Additionally, the Visual Art’s booth will be boasting an EP by the name of “Panorama”, set to feature a ‘remastered’ version of KOTOKO’s Zutto Soba ni… in addition to songs from popular non-I’ve vocalists Lia, Rita and Haruka Shimotsuki. Exactly how much the new version of the song will differ from the 6-year-old original remains to be seen, but the smart money’s on “probably not a whole lot”.
As an aside, I’d like to note that Mania Tracks vol. II boasts some of the strangest cover art in I’ve history. Cartoon versions of Nakazawa and Takase? With Nakazawa’s shirt reading “We are Outer” and Takase flipping the bird? Who thought that up?