Tuesday, August 5, 2014


This book was from the Mawaru Penguindrum TV Series. The first 50 pages were in color. Part 3 (p51) was made up line art. The last section included interview Lily Hoshino, who did the character designs, and Kunihiko Ikuhara, the director. On the book of the book, the following was printed in English: I hate the word "Destiny." / Hey, living a life is a punishment. / Because I believe the "Destiny." / No matter how painful, sad things are, they always have the "Meaning." / Lie... This world is made of all lies. / So much for me, it should be ground soon.../ Anyone cannot stop this "Destiny."

Product number was ISBN978-4-344-82539-0. It was released on 6/30/2012. UPC Bar Code - 9784344825390 and 1920079019002. It was priced at Y1900. The book was 88 pages in total length.

p3 Part ONE Illustration Gallery
p21 Part TWO End Card Collection
p51 Part THREE Character Design
p75 Part FOUR Special Contents

p76 Interview: Hoshino Lily
p86 Special Contribution : Ikuhara Kunihiko
p82 Short Comic
p84 Comment

You can buy it at CD Japan and Amazon Japan.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Tsukihime Perfect Fan Book

This was a fan book of Tsukihime. It included two CD-ROMs. First one included fan art, icons, movies, and screensavers. The second disc included a demo for Melty Blood PC game. At the front of the book, on a cardboard sheet, there was two cards and a "pop out" of Arcueid. It was the same image as the cover but with a white background. There was a also a three panel foldout at the beginning of the back. In addition, another poster was included. Only pages 52-100 were black and white. On the last page, the following was written in English: 'On that day, she stood still at the ultramarine grass. In the figure which will not change eight-year before, she gazed at me. --Could you find "that" praire?'

Product number was ISBN4-87287-844-2. It was released on 9/2002. UPC Bar Code - 9784872878448 and 1920076025006. It was priced at Y2500. The book was 132 pages in total length.

p6 Stories
p10 Characters - Arcueid Brunestud
p12 Characters - Ciel
p14 Characters - Tohno Akiha
p16 Characters - Kohaku & Hisui
p18 Characters - OTHERS
p20 kagetsutohya
p24 New Work Introduction - Fate/Stay Night
p32 ?? - NEW WORKS
p42 GOODS part 1
p46 work theory
p48 Phenomenalism
p52 secondary -- a reader
p54 key word
p56 round table talk - TYPE-MOON ??
p64 ?? - MAGAZINE Re-recording
p68 ?? PICK UP70
p87 MANGA - ??/??/??/REN/AKD/??
p96 CD-ROM contents
p98 ??
p100 ??
p101 GOODS part 2
p107 illust gallery
p132 FINALE - ano hino sou gen

You can buy it at Amazon Japan.


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Record of Lodoss War - Legend of Heroic Knights Original Soundtrack Vol.1

This was the first soundtrack to the Record of Lodoss: Legend of Heroic Knights TV Series. The music score, except for the songs, was done by Kaoru Wada. The CD included full version of the OP and ED song as well another song (last track). The music for the opening song was done by Yoko Kanno.

Product ID was VICL-60243. It was published by Victor Entertainment and released on 6/24/1998. UPC Bar Code - 988002 369508. It was priced at Y3045. Total length of the CD was 49:11.

1. Kiseki no Umi / Miracle Ocean (Maaya Sakamoto / Leaf) OP 04:21
2. Eiyuu Tanjou (Birth of a Hero) 02:23
3. Wakashi Kishi no Tabi / A Young Knight's Travels 00:55
4. Samayoeru Shima / Wandering Island 01:10
5. Kokune no Kishi / Black Knight 01:57
6. Seimaru Tobari / Holy Curtain 01:17
7. Kyu wo Tsugeta Arashi / A Storm Foretelling Danger 00:58
8. Ransei ni Kudasumono / Falling on Troubled Times 00:55
9. Okoreru Kyousenshi / An Angered Berserker 01:28
10. Daichi Bogami Maafa ni Sasegeru / Sacrifice to Earth Goddess Marfa 00:58
11. Hikari no Suashi / Shining Barefoot (Chie Ishibashi / Little Neese) ED 03:49
12. Haruka naru Daichi / The Distant Earth 02:03
13. Honu no Matsusei / Descendants of the Flame 01:39
14. Tatakai no Uta / Song of Battle 00:50
15. Sashinobeshi Te ni Kotae yo / A Hand Extended for Answer 01:42
16. Butou suru Ginyuushyu / Dancing Minstrel 00:57
17. Osaraki Sadame / Infant Fate 01:56
18. Tatakai Owatte / The Battle Ends and... 01:44
19. Tabi Suru Erufu / Traveling Elf 01:28
20. Kyuutei no Chourou / Palace Tower 01:31
21. Majou no Shinsen / The Witch's Line of Vision 01:27
22. Shiheki no Katasumi / City Wall Corner 01:13
23. Dragon no Soukutsu / Dragon's Cave 01:13
24. Kanashimi wa Eien ni / Sadness Forever 02:24
25. Mirai he no Inori / Prayer to the Future 01:29
26. Mezane yo Seirei / Awaken, Spirits! 01:11
27. Wagamichi wa Taiyo ni Michibikare / The Sun Guides Us on Our Road 01:24
28. Sakasama no Niji / Inverted Rainbow (Chie Ishibashi / Little Neese) 04:49

You can find more info at CD Japan and buy it at Amazon Japan.


Saturday, April 12, 2014

Newtype 100% Collection - Gundam Char's Counterattack

This book covered the 1988 Mobile Suit Gundam Char's Counterattack Movie. Beyond the Time was title of the song heard in the movie. It had lyrics for the song as well as a color photo of TM Network, who performed the song. The Film Digest covered images from the movie. The Art section was black and white. It covered line art of the characters, mobile suits, and other mecha from the movie. Close Up! section was in color and featured color images of the various mobile suits, main characters, and sub characters. There were also two pages on M.S. Action. The last section was black and white, mostly filled with text.

Product number was ISBN4-04-852983-8. It was released on 8/10/1998. UPC Bar Code - 9784048529839 and 1920076014000. It was priced at Y1400. The book was 96 pages in total length.

p4 Beyond the Time
p8 Film Digest
p35 Aft of Gundam Char's Counterattack
p67 Close Up!
p83 ?? 100

You can buy it at Amazon Japan.


Friday, April 11, 2014

Ai Yori Aoshi Ongaku Ban 2 "Kantsubaki"

This CD was from the first Ai Yori Aoshi TV Series. Toshiro Masuda composed the music. Track 19 was the second ending song that was heard only during episode 15. First press included a sticker of the cover that was a calender for the months of December 2002 and January 2003 (last image).

Product ID was PICA-1251. It was published by Pioneer and released on 9/26/2002. UPC Bar Code - 988102 289126. It was priced at Y3059. Total length of the CD was 70:20.

1. Towa no Hana / An Eternal Flower (On Air Version) (Yoko Ishida) OP 01:34
2. sansaku / Stroll 02:36
3. yuugure / Dusk 02:21
4. yonaga / Evening 01:36
5. kyuujitsu / Holiday 02:08
6. takusareta kimochi / Feeling Entrusted 02:49
7. kizuna ~ hokorobi / Tie ~ A Rip 02:12
8. zenshin ~ Taeko / Advance ~ Taeko 02:26
9. mayoi ~ Tina / Hesitation ~ Tina 02:40
10. ketsui / Resolution 02:36
11. odayakana yorokobi / Peaceful Joy 02:07
12. nigiyakana shokutaku / Cheerful Dinner 01:52
13. kenka Action / Fighting Action 01:40
14. kumoma ~ ichijou no hikari / A Gap of Clouds ~ A Ray of Sunshine 02:21
15. surechigai / Misunderstanding 02:47
16. kanashii yokan / Sad Presentiment 02:44
17. mayu no teema / Mayu's Theme 01:46
18. tsukiyo / Moon Night 03:07
19. akai hana / Scarlet Flower (The Indigo) ED2 01:35

renzoku taiga Mini-Drama "Magical Idol Rhythmy Chika" / Serial Grand Mini-Drama "Magical Idol Rhythmy Chika"

20. dai-5-wa "hajimete no......" / Episode 5 "My First......" 07:17
21. saishuuwa "sayonara, yumeiro Idol" / Last Episode "Good-Bye, The Dream-Colour Idol" 07:25
22. yuunagi / Evening Calm (Ayako Kawasumi / Aoi Sakuraba) 03:51
23. Aoi nikki "fuyu" / Aoi's Diary "Winter" 05:15

-Bonus Track-

24. kotoba no hana / Flower of Words (Aoi ver.) (Ayako Kawasumi / Aoi Sakuraba) 03:35

You can find more info at CD Japan and buy it at Amazon Japan.


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Yoko Takahashi -Cruel Angel's Thesis / Labyrinth of the Moon- Single

This CD was from the Evangelion TV Series. Track 1 was the opening song. It was performed by Yoko Takahashi.

Product ID was KIDA-114. It was published by King Records and released on 10/25/1995. UPC Bar Code - 988003 179588. It was priced at Y1000. Total length of the CD was 19:38.

1. Cruel Angel's Thesis 04:05
2. Labyrinth of the Moon 05:45
3. Cruel Angel's Thesis (original karaoke) 04:05
4. Labyrinth of the Moon (original karaoke) 05:43

You can find more info at CD Japan and buy it at Amazon Japan.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Mikako Komatsu -Sail away- Single [Limited Edition]

This CD was from the Mouretsu Pirates: Abyss of Hyperspace - Akuu no Shin`en Movie. It was performed by Mikako Komatsu, the seiyuu for Mariko Katou. First press included two post cards (second and third image).

Product ID was KICM-91502. It was published by King Record and released on 2/22/2014. UPC Bar Code - 988003 448059. It was priced at Y1200. Total length of the CD was 20:54.

1. Sail away 06:09
2. Salvage 04:19
3. Sail away (off vocal ver.) 06:07
4. Salvage (off vocal ver.) 04:19

You can buy it at CD Japan, Amazon, and Amazon Japan.


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ClariS -CLICK- Single [Limited Edition]

This CD was from the Nisekoi TV Series. Track 1 was the first opening song. It was performed by ClariS. It came in a digipack.

Product ID was SECL-1458. It was published by SME Records and released on 1/29/2014. UPC Bar Code - 547557 031423. It was priced at Y1300. Total length of the CD was 14:45.

1. CLICK 04:32
2. シルシ 03:53
3. next to you 04:50
4. CLICK -TV MIX- 01:30

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Assemble Concert - Maron Namikaze

This CD originated from the Assemble Insert OVA Series. This concert was performed by Hiroko Kasahara, the seiyuu of Maron Namikaze.

Product ID was WPCL-145 and WPCL-620. It was published by Warner-Pioneer Corporation and released on 3/25/1990 and 12/21/1991. UPC Bar Code - 988014 701457 (original pressing). It was priced at Y3008 (original pressing). Total length of the CD was 54:32.

1. Assemble Insert 04:34
2. Love & Power 04:49
3. Cafe Paradise with Take the A Train 05:04
4. Teenage Dream 04:51
5. "Hard Boiled" Te Naani? 05:08
6. The Medley 05:44
7. Ihoujin (Assemble Version) 03:59
8. Hachimitsuike-No Mystery 05:26
9. Stand-by April 05:47
10. Amairo-No Yume-No Tsubo 04:44
11. Neppu Shojo 04:26

You can buy the repress at Amazon Japan.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Fight Iczer-One! Mediamix Special

This oversize book measured 235 x 297 mm. It covered the three part Iczer-One OVA Series. Cover artwork was Toshihiro Hirano who also did the character designs. Pages 1-18 and 35-66 were in color.

Product number was ISBN4-04-852051-2C0074. It was published by Kadokawa Shoten and released on 8/10/1986. There was no UPC Bar Code. It was priced at Y1200. The book was 98 pages in total length.

p4 Real Illustration by Jun Suemi
p8 Special Features on Characters
p18 Talk Space by Toshihiro Hirano
p24 Iczer Robo vs Dylose
p26 Iczer Robo Perfect Manual
p28 Actual Conditions of Mysterious Cutowolf
p32 Explanation of Mechanics
p36 Original Illustraion by Director Toshihiro Hirano
p42 Real Illustrion by Yuji Kaida
p46 Complete Recording Act 1
p54 Complete Recording Act 2
p66 Iczer-One in Talk 1
p72 Iczer-One in Talk 2
p77 Establishment Character & Mechanic
p87 Iczer-One in Talk 3
p91 Biographical Dictionary and Terminology of Act1~2
p98 Contents and a Colophon

You can buy it at Amazon and Amazon Japan.