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Hanakisou (花帰葬) - Shikata Akiko (志方 あきこ)

Following the trend of music artists you should totally listen to, here’s Shikata Akiko! You might recognize her as the genius behind several Umineko no Naku Koro ni songs, the soundtrack for the game Ar Tonelico, or some songs for the Tales of Symphonia OVA.

My personal favorite of hers is, however, the Hanakisou soundtracks. And, as such, I decided to pick the eponymous song from said album. :> I would highly recommend checking out other songs from the OST. It’s simply gorgeous!

Shikata also runs the doujin circle VAGRANCY (and I would definitely recommend looking at her orgel arranges as well).

– Emiliers

AkaAka Visual Novel translation project

Good day everyone! Recently, we have started a translation project for the Visual Novel Akaya Akashiya Ayakashino. We are currently making the patch for the PC version, but there might be an PSP version in the near future.

The game translation is mostly completed. However, since the original translation was in a blog format, there’re still some editing to be done. The patch progression will be update regularly on our blog.

If anyone is interested in seeing this project done, please re-blog this post to increase awareness regarding this project, or if you’re interested in lending us a hand, please contact us using this blog.

As mention above, we will be updating regularly if possible more news on our blog, so please follow for more information!

Thanks you very much for your times and have a very nice day!

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Ayakashi no koi series

Missed out on this, so here we go! noctiluca (label that collaborated with HaccaWorks to produce the PSP ver. of “Akaya Akashiya Ayakashi no”)   announced an upcoming situation drama CD series! An official teaser site is up. This series portrays “the fleeting and sad love between you and youkai”. The CDs feature youkai that disguise themselves as humans and live quietly among humans, while you, the protagonist, inherited the spirit and power of Abe no Seimei - you are Abe no Seimei reborn. noctiluca says that the series will feature 3 different historical settings - Sengoku, Taishou and Modern. 

In volume 1, Tamamo (CV: Shimono Hiro) is a fox spirit who is aggressive and my-pace, who cares only about his own kind, behaves defiantly straight away, hates humans because he was once betrayed by people that he trusted. Volumes 2 and 3 feature oni Takeru (CV: Kimura Ryohei) and Nurarihyon Ryuuki (CV: Tachibana Shinnosuke). To summarize the other two characters briefly, Takeru is very possessive, and being unable to control his feelings for the protagonist he kidnaps her; Ryuuki was raised as the protagonist’s childhood friend but he is actually a Nurarihyon that commands other youkai, and one day he is diagnosed with an illness that only ayakashi are affected by.

CVs: Shimono Hiro, Kimura Ryohei, Tachibana Shinnosuke
Respective dates of release: 26 June, 31 July, 28 August 2015
Preorder: Animate Online 1 + 2 + 3, Amazon JP 1 + 2 + 3, Stellaworth  1 + 2 + 3