Okazaki Collection

CD No: Star Child KICA-563
Release date: 16 Dec 2001
Price: Y2857
Total length: 41:43 (10 tracks)

Okazaki Ritsuko's vocal album of songs she wrote for Love Hina. I had never paid much attention to lyrics of Love Hina songs but this CD made me realise some of them are very witty. To be honest, it was a pleasant surprise.
One can't help comparing the songs here with the originals. Ritsuko's whisper-like style is very different from the Hinata girls and, IMHO, gentle songs seem fit to her better. On the other hand the original seems better in upbeat/cheerful songs. After all, this anime is about a poor boy who are utterly overwhelmed by the power and energy of the Hinata girls.
The first press comes with a cardboard box and a small illustration book by Akamatsu Ken.


NHT rating: Rating

1. haru da mono! (Okazaki Ritsuko) 3:38
[Because It's Spring!]]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
2. hajimari wa koko kara (Okazaki Ritsuko) 3:25
[This is the Beginning]]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
3. Friendship (Okazaki Ritsuko) 5:30
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Shigemi Tooru
4. koyoi no tsuki ni sasowarete (Okazaki Ritsuko) 4:31
[Lured by Tonight's Moon]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Hasegawa Tomoki
5. sakura saku (Okazaki Ritsuko) 3:12
[Cherry Blossoms Have Come Out]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
6. kimi sae ire ba (Okazaki Ritsuko) 4:40
[If Only You're with Me]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
7. nante sutekina (Okazaki Ritsuko) 5:14
[How Wonderful!]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Mitsumune Shinkichi
8. shukufuku (Okazaki Ritsuko) 3:30
[Celebration]]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
9. itsu made mo doko made mo (Okazaki Ritsuko) 3:45
[As Long As and As Far As It Takes]
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Sogawa Tomoji
10. Merry Christmas to You (Okazaki Ritsuko) 4:18
LYC: Okazaki Ritsuko MSC: Okazaki Ritsuko ARG: Hasegawa Tomoki

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