Flores ~ Shisha e no Hanataba [Flowers to the Dead]

CD No: Victor Entertainment VICL-60815
Release date: 12 Dec 2001
Price: Y2900
Total length: 45:53 (10 tracks)

The first original album by Kuwaho-, five years after her debut as a seiyuu. She had been reluctant to release original albums and I had been wondering what kind of CD she would come up with. The CD here turns out to be pretty unique. The content is combination of her songs and recitation and instrumental music by Hattori Katsuhisa.
In a way, recitation may be the best way to show her talent of voice acting because, as you know, she is one of those who can change her tone in various way. Here she recites three poems by Miyazawa Kenji, a famous poet and author whose works include "Night of Galaxy Railroad."


NHT rating: Rating

1. Afterglow ~ zanshou 4:08
[Afterglow]
MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
2. Sixteenth Fire 5:46
LYC: Kitagawa Keiko MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
3. Le Rhone § 2013 5:13
LYC: Kitagawa Keiko MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
4. kaze ga omote de yondeiru 2:38
[The Wind is Calling Me outside of the Door]
LYC: Miyazawa Kenji MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
5. 16:05 @ Shinjuku 4:40
LYC: Kitagawa Keiko MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
6. Romance 1:54
LYC: Miyazawa Kenji MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
7. itsudemo yume o 4:36
[Always Keep Dreams]
LYC: Saeki Takao MSC: Yoshida Tadashi ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
This is originally a theme song of a movie of the same title in 1963 and was sung by Hashi Yukio and Yoshinaga Sayuri. The song was a big hit of the year and won the Record Taishou, the biggest music award in Japan.
8. mizu ni ochita budoushu 4:39
[Wine Dripping into Water]
LYC: Kitagawa Keiko MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
9. kagerou ~ marishi ten'nyo 6:56
[Heat Devil ~ Marici]
LYC: Kitagawa Keiko MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa
"marishiten" is a Buddhist deity supposed to protect people from various harm. "nyo" implies it is in its female form and is not the Digiko word ^_-
10. Haratai kenmai-ren 4:55
[Sword Dancers from Haratai]
LYC: Miyazawa Kenji MSC: Hattori Katsuhisa ARG: Hattori Katsuhisa

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