The I’ve Sound Creator’s Official Fan Club, apparently shortened as “IVE’s”, is a real thing that exists. For anyone who wants to pay the membership fee of 2800 yen (whether or not this is an offer open to Japanese only remains to be seen – preferably by somebody who can actually read the language), a world of untold riches is promised as one gets access to exciting exclusive content that in no way is completely unappealing and doesn’t justify the money at all.

The content available to the public seems at the moment to be limited to a sample video of Takeshi Ozaki playing guitar and doing a rather awful job at it, profiles of each of the 4 main “I’ve Sound creators” (notably, evil witch Maiko Iuchi is nowhere to be found), and promises of access to exclusive download content and even CD releases that most assuredly won’t wind up on torrent sites shortly after their release. Not at all. In a related note, almost every word of this news post has been completely sarcastic.

In all seriousness, though, it is nice to see some attention paid to the men behind the music – the “I’ve Sound” has been their creation, after all, and credit where credit’s due. It just seems rather doubtful at this point that the content offered by this new fan club will be anything worth writing home about.

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Ahh, the sweet smell of news. Well, news a bit past its recommended sell-date, perhaps, as it was yesterday when I was handed this one by one of the blog’s many unpaid interns whose work I steal and call it my own – but, alas, my own laziness prevented me from writing about it on time. Have no fear, though, my shocking lack of professionalism hasn’t completely sunken my ability to make news posts yet, and so here I present you with the EXCITING, ALBEIT DAY-OLD, NEWS!

First order of business: etude soft, they of the also I’ve-supported eroge Soshite Asu no Sekai Yori (which gave the world the lovely Mami Kawada song “for our days”), has a new game coming out by the name of Nanatsu no Fushigi no Owaru Toki! To be called “NanaToki” by those who are less fond of using 6 words every time an eroge’s title comes up in conversation, which it most assuredly does. This new etude joint is set to be a fully-endorsed I’ve venture, with the incomparable Mami Kawada singing both its opening and ending theme songs, and background music handled by I’ve as well. Look for this one to come out on November 25 of this year, and for a blog post about the songs’ preview versions to presumably be posted about a week or two after they get put on the game’s website. I’m being realistic here.

Second bit of news, the upcoming Outer mini-album has been confirmed to include at least one new song! It’s actually worth buying now! KOTOKO also posted on her blog about shooting a PV for the album, so there’s a good chance that there will be a DVD bundled with the mini-album as well. You know, in case the Comiket exclusive nature didn’t make it expensive enough as-is.

Posted by: 愛撫 | 07/16/11

New Outer mini-album for Comiket 80!

Anyone hitting up the Tokyo Big Sight this year? If you do, make sure to keep an eye out for Outer’s first mini-album, which will be sold at the I’ve booth as a part of Comiket 80. Details are scarce at this point, but more will surely come as the event (which runs from August 12 to the 14th) draws nearer.

Posted by: 愛撫 | 07/14/11

And now KimiNazo has credits too!

See what I did there? Shortening the title so I don’t hate to write Kimi + Nazo + Watashi de JUMP!! every time the song comes up? That’s using my head. Anyhow, hot on the heels of its B-side credit announcement, the curtain’s been raised so we can all know that Larval Stage Planning’s major debut has, for the most part, the same credits as its coupling song.

Composition and arrangement, as with on the B-side, are both handled by the ever-capable Kazuya Takase, with a bit of a curveball coming in the form of the lyricist announcement. The lyrics for this one have been taken care of by none other than singer-songwriter Aki Hata – who has recorded songs for Lantis herself, although she’s arguably more famous for contributing BGM to games such as Soul Edge. That’s right, the one that wasn’t Soul Calibur.

Posted by: 愛撫 | 07/12/11

LSP single’s B-side has a name and credits

So, curious about the song on LSP’s debut single that isn’t called “Kimi + Nazo + Watashi de JUMP!!”? Dying to know what it’s called, who composed it, who arranged it and who wrote the lyrics? Well, wonder no more!

The song is called Dreamroid, with arrangement and composition duties handled by the ever-talented Kazuya Takase. Lyrics will be written by LSP’s own Airi Kirishima, and as we all know the single comes out July 27th.

Edit – as a note to every member of the I’ve Sound Blog staff who isn’t me, thank you for your help with the blog and you’ve all helped to make this site what it is. You’re also all fired. Aibu’s back, everybody.

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