March 06, 2015

EarthBound Valentine's song from Itoki Hana

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2015-02-14 - comments
For Valentine's Day, Kyoto-based game arranger and vocalist Itoki Hana has uploaded a rendition of "Pollyanna" from the Super Nintendo role-playing game EarthBound. The musician's songs based on background tracks from the Kirby, Pokemon and Mega Man X series are streaming on YouTube and SoundCloud.

The Megas' History Repeating: Red covers Mega Man 3

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-05-14 - comments
Rock cover band The Megas, based in Los Angeles, California, have published History Repeating: Red, comprised of vocal tracks inspired by the storyline and soundtrack to Mega Man 3. The ten-track album, featuring cover art by vocalist Josh Breeding, is available to stream in full through the band's Bandcamp page.

Vocalist Itoki Hana arranges Kirby vocal covers

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2014-02-16 - comments
Kyoto-based musician Itoki Hana has uploaded numerous vocal covers to SoundCoud of themes from the Kirby series of Nintendo action games. A guest arranger on the Mega Ran Japan Tour LP, her online chip remixes and vocal arrangements reinterpret compositions from EarthBound, Mega Man 3 and Final Fantasy III.

Madmilky Records shares Chip Brain Girl

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-12-29 - comments
Chip Brain Girl is the third EP release by Kyoto-based Game Boy netlabel Madmilky Records, co-founded by NNNNNNNNNN. The album features an original vocal track composed by TORIENA, a chip-only instrumental version of the track and remix by 3dNOW of Kusemono Records, available for free download in mp3 format.

Supershigi sings Schala's Theme vocal arrangement

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-01-29 - comments
Laura Shigihara (Supershigi on YouTube), designer of the independently developed role-playing game Melolune, has uploaded a vocal arrangement of "Schala's Theme" from Chrono Trigger in celebration of composer Yasunori Mitsuda's birthday. The video follows the musician's recent Skyward Sword cover, sung in Hylian.

Bunny Soldier's "And Dreams" live on YouTube

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2013-01-01 - comments
Our live video of "And Dreams" by chip music group Bunny Soldier on Standby (Usagi no Heitai) is now available to view in 1080p high definition resolution on YouTube. Filmed at Mosaic in Shimokitazawa, the Japanese language music track is composed by Ui, with vocals by Mari and live visuals by m7kenji.

Have yourself a Very Random Christmas, 2012

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-11-27 - comments
Nerdcore rapper Random, aka Mega Ran, has added vocal track "Christmas In My Town (Feat. Lefty)" to A Very Random Christmas EP. Available through Bandcamp for "name your price," the holiday-themed album is written and performed by the creator of Forever Famicom, Mega Ran 5th Anniversary Edition and Black Materia.

Final Fantasy Vocal Collection album planned

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-11-26 - comments
Square Enix will publish the compilation album Final Fantasy Vocal Collection on January 30 in Japan under the catalog number SQEX-10360. The single-disc release is scheduled to include ten songs composed throughout the 25-year history of the RPG series, including "Eyes On Me," "Melodies of Life" and "Suteki da ne."

Altema shares Bunny Soldier on Standby chip EP

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-11-22 - comments
Altema Records has released the debut chiptune vocals EP by Usaginoheitai wa Taiki (Bunny Soldier on Standby). Titled "Fictional Promptness," the five-track album, featuring cover art by Aya Ogasawara and pixel artist m7kenji, is available to stream in full online and download for free in mp3 format.

Chaos Rings II launch trailer

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-03-12 - comments

Square Enix has posted the launch trailer for iOS title Chaos Rings II, which is due for release on March 15 in Japan. The role-playing game series features extensive voice acting and music by Noriyasu Agematsu.


IMERUAT album Black Ocean announced

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-03-09 - comments

Final Fantasy XIII composer Masashi Hamauzu and vocalist Mina have posted the track list for their debut album as music group IMERUAT, which is titled Black Ocean. The 13 track studio album will debut at the Fantasy Rock Fes event in Tokyo on March 17.


Chaos Rings II theme song promo video

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2012-03-08 - comments

Square Enix has scheduled the release of portable role-playing game Chaos Rings II for later this month on iPhone and iPad. A brief trailer has been released for the maxi single for theme song "Celestial Diva," sung by Minori Chihara.


Q&A: Laura Shigihara's Plants vs. Zombies Soundtrack

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2010-11-22 - comments

Composer Laura Shigihara discusses her long-awaited soundtrack to Plants vs. Zombies, the popular power defense title by PopCap Games currently available through Bandcamp.


Plants vs Zombies soundtrack now on Bandcamp

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2010-11-22 - comments

The soundtrack to PopCap's popular tower defense title Plants vs Zombies, composed by Laura Shigihara, has been made available for purchase through Bandcamp.


Melolune soundtrack Part 1 released

Source submitted by jeriaska on 2010-09-06 - comments

Laura Shigihara has released the first part of her soundtrack album for independently developed role-playing game Melolune, which features the composer's own vocal performances.