Oku Hanako’s staff have just announced that a new single will be released on September 21!
I expected the single to be Honobono Yukou / ほのぼの行こう, but that’s apparently not the case. From the Tweet, it looks like it’s going to be Oku Hanako’s first double A-side single, with the two A-sides being Omoide ni Nare / 思い出になれ (“Become a Memory”) and Ai to Iu Takaramono / 愛という宝物 (“A Treasure Called Love”). According to an official announcement post, “Ai to Iu Takaramono” is the “2016 cross fm official GREEN campaign song”.
No other information has been released yet, but I expect the cover art to be released in about a month.
I don’t know about you, but this being a double A-side single makes me very excited. I especially want to hear “Ai to Iu Takaramono”. They’re probably going to be both moderately to heavily arranged. I don’t know if there will be a more lightly-arranged/hikigatari song to balance it out, this being a double A-side and all, but it’s still something to look forward to. EDIT: According to the announcement post, there will indeed be other songs.