“Hop! Step! Instant Death! A Happiness Dance Death-Trap”
The newest production by UtataP, wogura, torihitsuji, and mitsunari in preparation for the release of the second volume of the “This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee” novel series. (“This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee: The Queen and the Eternally Happy Criminals Condemned to Death” )
According to twitter and utataP’s new youtube upload, it looks like ‘This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee’ is getting a novel! I’m an amateur at Japanese translation, but from what I've found out, the release date is January 16th, 2013! I've included some source links below in case someone with better knowledge of the language than myself would like to find out to more about it, or is interested in translating it for the rest of us!
Imagine an AU version of the events from “The Picnic,” in which Wander realizes he can make a wish before the Star Being of Infinite Power, so before Hater gets a chance to make his wish, Wander wishes for the power to make the entire universe happy.
The Star Being gives Wander immense cosmic powers and control over the entire universe.
At first, Wander uses them to solve as many of the universe’s problems as he can. But his godlike powers eventually corrupt his mind, and his peaceful utopia becomes an iron-fisted dictatorship, in which it’s against the law to be even the least bit unhappy.
“You’re Seriously Mad? I’m Not Mistaken Here” Utata-P ft. Mayu
Following on the success of their first novel series centered around the song “This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee”, Torihitsuji, Utata-P, and wogura are teaming up to release a new novel, this time based on the one-sided yandere love story first introduced to us in “An Earnest Unrequited Love, Wanting to Make it Bear a Little Happiness” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JV-494kWBhw). This song is a sequel to the story introduced in the original piece. The novel will hit shelves on October 16th and you can find more info or order it from these sites: http://bit.ly/1bTfR8M,http://bit.ly/1eB8giU (Animate Lmt. Ed.), Amazon: http://amzn.to/GKUz2j
The implication of Mayu being captured or found out for her activities is rather interesting in this piece. We will have to see how it all plays out in the novel. I will hopefully try to read it in the next few months.
[UTAU PV] This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee [Kazuko Yonagine + Toby Osbourne] (by ZettaSloooow)
Gimmick was nice enough to draw some really awesome art for this song, just slapping on the audio in WMM wouldn’t have done it justice. So I tried to make a PV, which was… not as hard as I thought it would be (especially for my first time using Vegas)! I mean it’s nothing special but it’s a little more visually interesting at least.
Song by UtataP English Translation by Descent87 UST by Kyaami Illust by Gimmick Mix + Video by Chase
One last picture and I’ll get back to translating some things I promise! I also managed to snag the special release edition of the second novel in the “This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee” series today in Sendai. It is titled “"This is the Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee: The Queen and the Eternally Happy Criminals Condemned to Death”
The special edition comes with a CD featuring UtataP’s “Hop! Step! Instant Death! A Happiness Dance Death-Trap!” and another song which he hasn’t released publicly yet titled “幸福で安心できる楽園を傷つける不幸の種” (The Seed of Unhappiness that begins to chip away at that Paradise where you can Happily feel Relieved) <-a big mouthful lol
There is also another “Happiness and Peace of Mind Committee: Secret Report” included with the second novel, which is an omake comic by wogura-san!