Songs from A3! (Act! Addict! Actors!)

Not meant to be a comprehensive list but more of a guide to legally listen/stream A3!’s songs outside of Japan (or via other slightly grey areas).

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 as well as overseas. I can’t confirm for individual countries but I’m somewhere in Southeast Asia and I can listen to a lot and most of their songs on Spotify if not all.

Pony Canyon has also created official playlists for the game’s music releases. One has the short versions like the ones you heard in the game or the full versions.

A3! (エースリー) -Game Size Ver.-

A3! (エースリー)

I’ve also created two Spotify playlists that’s a little more comprehensive than the ones by Pony Canyon. One has the entire discography (some tracks are grayed out, meaning not available in your region) while the other only has the vocal tracks. Useful for those without a subscription, I think.

A3! (エースリー) by Liber Entertainment

A3! Chara, Unit songs

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)

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!

P.S. The app is getting an English release in an agreement between Liber and Cybird.

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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 you deeper into 7’scarlet’s world.

The original soundtrack is available on CD at the composer’s online store, CDJapan and Amazon Japan as well as other retailers. The theme song collection is available (most probably) worldwide on iTunes.

(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.)

(unboxing) Nojima Kenji (野島健児) – Itsuka Dokoka no Boku ni Tsuite (いつかどこかの僕について)

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Itsuka Deau Boku ni Tsuite, the album concept book (left) and Itsuka Dokoka no Boku ni Tsuite (right).

Nojima Kenji’s self-produced album and album concept book 😀 It finally came by the mail!!

The preorder extras weren’t photographed but it included an autographed postcard and another grayscale postcard with 2 flyers promoting the album and live talk event. At his request, the bubble wrap had been heart-shaped instead of the usual round ones xD

I’ve listened to the album and flipped through the concept book; both are really nice and the album’s booklet is like a picture book, with the quality of the paper, making it sturdy.

The CD has 8 tracks and is around 30 minutes long, which in my opinion, isn’t too long nor short. The speaking tracks are enjoyable while the songs make me smile //W///

Looking forward to read Itsuka Deau Boku ni Tsuite x3

Tracklist

1. K no Shihen
2. No border
3. Left or Right
4. Kuusou Koufuku’ron
5. Izure, Arifureta Nichijyou
6. Demo Soba ni Kimi ga iru
7. Sono Te ni Kaeru hi
8. Fukai Mori

The ItsuBoku set consist of the album concept book and the CD for 3,500 yen (taxes included). The book and CD cost 1,500 yen and 2,700 yen separately (taxes included). You can buy them here but if you live overseas, you’ll need a proxy.

3 Majesty’s Royal Trinity (unboxing)

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(top-bottom, Neowing/CDJapan shop tokuten, CD and the first-pressing card that includes a code for an in-game item alternative jacket that came with the first pressing of the releases)

I finally got my 3 Majesty CD!!! I was at work when it came but my family wasn’t able to receive it so only got it this morning! (squeals)

Everything is so gorgeous >///< I really like the illustration card that comes with the code for the in-game item, the guys in action (ノゝ∀・)~キラ☆

This copy I bought was the regular edition \^O^/ With the first-pressing limiteds, I feel as though I bought the limited edition (・ω<)☆

I think my lack of sleep is kicking in… so long for now!