Snivy’s birthday wishes for Miss Hanako Oku!

Happy birthday, Oku-san! Tanjoubi omedetou gozaimasu / 誕生日おめでとうございます

tanjoubi / 誕生日
“birthday”. Composed of tanjou / 誕生 (“birth”) and hi / 日 (“day” with rendaku)
omedetou / おめでとう
gozaimasu / ございます
Used for politeness.

I couldn’t think of anything to do this year for Oku Hanako’s 38th birthday, and the usual release around her birthday had already passed, so here’s fellow fan Denny Sinnoh with his greeting.

Denny Sinnoh


snivy IMG_0103

My friend Snivy is a huge Hanako Oku fan. Probably a bigger fan than I am — because he reminded me about The Little Great One’s upcoming Birthday on March 20.

(Snivy wanted to share a song by Ms. Oku-san … unfortunately, PonyCanyon Records has blocked all Hanako Oku music videos in the Unova Region.)

Starlight: Hanako Oku, born March 20th, 1978. 


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Oku Hanako 10th Anniversary Special Concert 2015 DVD/BD released!

The “Oku Hanako 10th Anniversary Special Concert 2015” DVD/BD has been released! This marks the first release of this year and Oku Hanako’s first Blu-ray release.

Oku Hanako 10th Anniversary Special Concert 2015 Blu-ray cover

Blu-ray cover

If I’m not mistaken, the first people to get the DVD/BD will have access to an autograph session later in the future.

The digest video for the release was posted a few weeks ago and it sounds very promising:

Live DVD&Blu-ray『奥華子10th Anniversary Special Concert 2015』ダイジェスト by ponycanyon [YouTube]

I look forward to seeing airuland875 do an unboxing video of her copy if and when she gets it.

Shiroi Heart / 白いハート

Shiroi Heart / Shiroi HAATO / 白いハート: “White Heart”

shiroi / 白い
HAATO / ハート
transliteration of “heart”

Yesterday, March 14, was White Day! On Valentine’s Day in Japan, it is customary for girls to present chocolate gifts to boys. On White Day, those boys who received such gifts return the favour by giving gifts to those who gave.

Obviously, I chose this song superficially once again, especially since I have no translation, but this song will appear on the DVD that will be released tomorrow, so not all relevancy is lost.

Shiroi Heart is the B-side hikigatari song of Oku Hanako’s 2008 single, Tegami / 手紙.

奥華子_白いハート by [Nico Nico Douga]

I don’t really have much to say about it. It’s pleasant to listen to and it’s a pretty standard hikigatari song for the time. It would fit in well with the songs on Koi Tegami / 恋手紙, the album released two months later. Compare to Saishuu Densha / 最終電車.

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