I didn’t realized my CD was a Korean import until it arrived. Not that it matters as long as it’s not bootleg. The obi strip says “PONYCANYON KOREA.” The tracks are exactly the same. Inside there’s a sticker of the front cover art. iTunes Japan also has Kiki’s OST except it’s missing the last two tracks.
Yakumo Tatsu is better known as Eight Clouds Rising. I wanted this soundtrack for Saori Ishizuka’s Harukanaru Ohokoku. I love this song! The soundtrack comes with the full version. I bought it used from Amazon Japan and it was hard to find. The whole soundtrack is amazing. Most are powerful orchestral pieces. They definitely give the anime a big movie feel. One song is a beautiful opera sung in Japanese.
I scanned the artwork and added it to my iTunes and playlist.
Photos include artwork from CD and booklet
I tried my best to remove the creases between the pages with Photoshop. They’re still there but have a smoother appearance.
This came in my Tenso box. Most were used purchases from Amazon Japan. All were in good shape although the City Hunter CD needs some TLC as it was a rental. Key The Metal Idol is a double CD with a beautiful cover.
A couple of CDs arrived a few days ago. One is the soundtrack to Ai Yori Aoshi (Bluer Than Indigo). It’s one of the first anime I’ve seen. I love the OP and ED. I’m sure you would recognize “Promise” from the ADV trailer. The other CD is “Indigo suite Best Indigo Music.” The Indigo did several EDs to Ai Yori Aoshi. I notice there are two different covers. One version has a photo while the one I bought has an illustration on the cover. I was listening to “UNDER THE BLUE SKY” which sounded familiar so I looked it up on ANN. Turns out this is the ED to Someday’s Dreamers.
Today Chobits 002 arrived. I’m listening to it now. Chii sings Let Me Be With You! More dialogs on 002 this time with Hideki and Chii. K-taro Takanami did a good job with the soundtracks and the character song collection.
Three great reason to hear Chobits 001:
- Chobits has great music
- Chii sings Raison D’être (Chobits ED)
- Chii says “pantsu”
Many of the songs begin with Chii saying cute phrases. There’s also a mix version of Let Me Be With You by Round Table. It’s a shame Pioneer Music went out of business here in the U.S. I wish I would have started my collection earlier. I bought this CD used. I buy my CDs used if they’re cheaper.
Hinotori has a great soundtrack including a great orchestral opening. BTW, the opening has the second movement of Beethoven’s Pathétique Sonata as background melody. The CD artwork is beautiful. I thought this came with Mika Nakamisha’s Hi no Tori (the anime’s ED) but I guess not. That’s okay as I have it on her Music CD.