Oku Hanako made a post yesterday reminding everyone that the deadline for reserving the 10th anniversary edition of the upcoming album, Prism / プリズム, is today, September 28.
A tracklist for the album was included:
- Kusabi / 楔 -くさび- (“Wedge”)
- Statice / スターチス (“Statice“)
- Tokyo Kurashi / 東京暮らし (“Tokyo Life”)
- Sukidattanda / 好きだったんだ (“I Used to Like You”)
- Nagareboshi / 流れ星 (“Shooting Star”)
- Tomodachi no Mama de / 友達のままで (“Staying Friends”)
- Rashinban / 羅針盤 (“Compass”)
- Ame no Prism / 雨のプリズム (“Prism of Rain”)
- Taisetsu na Mono / 大切なもの (“Valuable Things”)
- Usotsuki / 嘘つき (“Liar”)
- Kimi ga Kureta Natsu / 君がくれた夏 (“The Summer You Gave Me”)
- Hanabi / 花火 (“Fireworks”)
- Ganbare / ガンバレ (“Do Your Best”)
Except for a few, these are my translations (with a bit of machine help). The translation for Sukidattanda is the one I’m most unsure about.
Out of these 13 tracks, 4 have previously been released, namely Kusabi, Taisetsu na Mono, Kimi ga Kureta Natsu, and Hanabi. As far as I can tell, the rest are new songs and not any of her lesser-known indies songs.
Excitingly, “Tokyo Kurashi” will be aired on radio soon, so we’ll get a preview of one of the new songs.
One more month until the release!
It seems I won’t have Internet next week. I was hoping to have written a post to schedule while I’m gone, but I hadn’t gotten the chance after all that Prism / プリズム news. I won’t be available at all, so I’ll probably miss some news about the new album. Apologies also to new commenters who won’t get their comments approved until I get back.
If anything interesting comes up, please leave a comment either here or in the Discussion page.
It looks like Oku Hanako isn’t the only one celebrating an anniversary. I can’t believe I forgot about it, but Thoughts on Oku Hanako turned 2 a few days ago. If my records are correct, I signed up for the
pltgokuhanako.wordpress.com domain on July 20, 2013. I posted the arranged version of Garnet / ガーネット last year, but this year is all about the 10th anniversary.
I’ve been pretty busy this year, so I haven’t posted that much as I wanted to, but I’ve posted a lot of lesser-known songs, and we’ve had an increase of new translations thanks to Rosanne and Edward. To the two of you, your work is very much appreciated, and we look forward to more translations!
To the rest of you readers, thank you for yet another year enjoying Oku Hanako’s songs and adding your opinions. This blog is for you, and I hope you continue to enjoy the site.
Here’s to another year!
Wow, I would never have thought to use an Oku Hanako song for a gymnastics routine, but these men competing at an intercollegiate event at Kokoshikan University pull it off quite nicely. The song comes in at around 2:14; can you name it? Leave your answer in the comments.
2015東インカレ国士舘大学 by H IWAZAKI
I’m noticing that some of the videos I’ve included for the songs have since been taken down, as expected. I need you to help me look for those posts with broken videos and report them in this post’s comments.
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