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Koei’s Neoromance/Ruby Party songs on Spotify

Fans of Angelique, Harukanaru Toki no Naka de, Corda, Geten and Neo Angelique, you can check out the this Spotify playlist if your local Spotify account can play them!

Join us at a fan Discord server for everything related to Neoromance & Ruby Party!

Neoromance 25th Anniversary playlist on Spotify. Subject to change. Contains about 600+ tracks (including region-restricted content).

63 vocal songs released from 2018 to the present are now playable on Spotify from outside Japan. I also confirmed this with my own account (SEA region). Woohoo!

I understand that it’s only a handful compared to the 600+ songs that were released but surely we can hope that it’ll be made available to us fans outside Japan soon.

Asu he no Parade, featuring Oscar (Angelique), Hinoe (Haruka 3), Chinami (Haruka 4), Tougane (Corda 3/4), Rayne (Neo Angelique) and Nobunaga (Geten no Hana) is also the theme song for the brand’s 25th anniversary.

Some of the albums include new tracks from Angelique’s new vocal collection, event-exclusive vocal songs from Dandism and Abunai Romance, Corda 4’s SONGFUL and VOICEFUL as well as the vocal collections for the recently released Haruka 7!

The original announcement on Twitter.

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Where to buy digital drama CDs

Last updated: November 16, 2021

Here’s a guide to where to buy and support drama CD releases! You can bookmark by Ctrl+D; Command+D or star/bookmark icon on your favourite browser 😀

Many hours of research have gone into this guide and feel free to share the post with your friends, tip me on Ko-fi or with BAT on my Twitter!

Everything can be found after the cut 🙂

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Songs from A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!)

Basically where you can stream A3! songs for free.

I need to thank whoever who used the search term to get to my blog. I don’t provide downloads but enjoy this guide!

First, A3! has full releases of their music on Spotify in Japan and internationally. I’m somewhere in Southeast Asia and I can listen to most of their songs on Spotify if not all.

Official Playlists

By Pony Canyon*

By Spotify

*Pony Canyon playlists are not kept up to date.

Playlists I made

I’ve made four different Spotify playlists in an attempt to collect all the tracks. You need to toggle ‘show unplayable tracks’ because some are still unavailable.

Will try and keep them updated 🙂

For those who don’t know how Spotify works, you can listen to whatever music you like for free. There’s a catch though. There will be ads and that you can’t choose which specific tracks you can listen to.

It plays on shuffle and has a limit to how many tracks you can skip until an ad pops up on the smartphone. You can overcome this on the PC/Web version or iPad (other tablets included) app but the skip track limits will still be in place.

Paid subscription removes all the above limits and allows you to listen to the music offline by downloading them on the device.

Second, iTunes and Apple Music

According to the official Twitter account, their music is also released on Apple Music. I have also found the link for their 1st theme song single and the latest release by the rookie members of the A3! family on Apple Music (United States).

A3ders! artist page (Apple Music)

And if their songs are available on your side of Apple Music, there is a 3-month trial for you to give it a go.

I won’t mention Japan’s region-restricted sites such as mora and recochoku but Youtube can be helpful at times like this. I think Google Play Music is also another option if you’re on Android and have that in your region.

Lastly, if you have the cash to import, you can buy their CDs from CDJapan and Amazon Japan for example. It’s not cheap but worth the effort and money since the design, colours and the music are absolutely amazing.

Plus! If there is still stock with the codes (if they have not expired!), you can get a special card of your choice that you can’t get elsewhere.

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(unboxing) 7’scarlet original soundtrack

7scarlet original soundtrack and bonus badge

I grabbed this signed copy from the composer’s online store and comes with a badge, while stocks last.

The original soundtrack contains background music composed by Sugiura Yuuki for the PlayStation Vita game, 7’scarlet. The game released in Japan on July 21, 2016 and slated for a Western release sometime 2018.

The theme songs were released separately by TEAM Entertainment. The game has a different version of the theme song featuring a different line of lyrics. Players who’ve played before will know what I’m talking about ;3

The tracks were well-suited with the scenes and definitely felt like it’s an additional element to the game instead of an extra. One spooky track, aptly named Dead Man Walking really helps you get into the mood 😂 I was actually playing another game when this played in the background so it really creeped me out xD

The leaflet inside has the sprites of all the six guys and the protagonist, Ichiko. The badge and store sticker are really cute. If you enjoy the game, the soundtrack will definitely bring the worldview of 7’scarlet to life.

The original soundtrack is available on CD at the composer’s online store here (signed copies no longer available), CDJapan and Amazon Japan as well as other retailers. The theme song collection is available (most probably) worldwide on iTunes.

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(unboxing) Nojima Kenji – Between the lines + concept book

I have to thank my friend, Tatsuru-san on Twitter for helping me get this. This entry is dedicated to you. Thank you so, so much!!

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Background story: It was approaching the pre-order deadline for the set (you get an autographed voice CD), about three days until it cuts off and I was using a (now former) deputy service that I had liked. I submitted the item to them and it wasn’t until a few hiccups later that they mentioned they don’t carry out transactions over the weekends. Okay, bummer.

Around 24 hours left to the cutoff, Tatsuru-san came to the rescue!! She also helped my twin getting her copy of DKHi!’s ‘Throw it all away’ single. Both had been such a balm to the soul after the Brexit fiasco.

The bubble-wrap, in the tradition of Nojiken-san’s self-produced CDs, are heart-shaped and (drumroll)

Pink in colour!!!

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It’s so adorable and the sticker is such a nice touch! There’s a postcard included (too bad no flyers this time, I guess it’s probably because the release lives were before the release www).

Now, I also bought Nojiken-san’s 2nd concept book for Between the lines and the Nojima brothers’ NojiNoji CD (an abbreviation I made up xD) which also features Left or Right, a track originally from ItsuBoku which had Nojinii-san together!! But that would be for later ;3

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The concept book has a different feel and more, according to Asera, philosophical in nature. There are two sections of Dear Kenji from the lyricist, Matsui Gorou and photographer, Oizumi Mika-san :3

The rest are photos, close-ups with text floating about (www)

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I have listened to all the tracks and so far, my current favourite is Loop on the street. It gave me a Ristorante Paradiso-feel as though we’re wandering in the streets of Rome xD (it’s probably how the violin sounded too)

The voice CD that came with those who pre-ordered is a part-situation CD(?) and tracks containing his own message as well as an exchange between himself and the sound producer, Fujiya Ichirou-san. Can’t wait to read the concept book and see how it goes with the CD (≧▽≦)

All in all, I would not have none of this without Tatsuru-san.

Thank you so much Tatsuru-san!!!! (≧▽≦) ♡

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Asera has also ordered Ochikubo, Tendou-ke and KimiNado’s 2nd volumes (what a coincidence!), first issue of LisOuef (which incidentally, has a column by Nojiken featuring Nojinii as a guest ~~~! ♡ AND an interview with the Stride cast and R・O・N :DD) and also Maeno-san’s Voice NEWTYPE. It’ll probably come in August, if we’re in luck.

(Seems like we ARE in luck. The order’s coming in a few days!!!!!!!!)

For Nojiken’s self-produced CDs, I mentioned on Twitter that Nojimarket has opened an Amazon store. Both stores are currently having a 25% discount for their New Year Countdown merchandise. (Note: They won’t be restocking the NojiNoji CD on their Amazon store though. It is however still available at their webstore.)