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Kawaranai Mono / 変わらないもの

Kawaranai Mono / 変わらないもの : “Unchanging things”

kawaranai / 変わらない
“Unchanging”. This is the negative from the verb kawaru / 変わる, “to change”.
mono / もの

Kawaranai Mono is my favourite out of all Oku Hanako’s songs. It is the insert song for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and it is the first song of hers that you hear in that movie.

Both “Kawaranai Mono” and “Garnet / ガーネット” were released on her 2006 single, “Garnet“.

Kawaranai Mono by AnimeSoundUploader [YouTube]

Listen carefully. Do you hear that sound at the end of the second verse (just after 2:25)? Yes, that’s a horn (I think)! I hadn’t realized that it was a horn for about 10 months. I’m somewhat partial to horns because of Peter Cetera and Chicago, who is known for using lots of horns.
Oku Hanako has played the trumpet since age 9 for school, and she still plays it.

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