A new DECO*27 album was announced earlier titled Love Calender (ラブカレンダー). The theme of the album is about a couple, the songs representing their time together leading up to their first year. Unfortunately not a Vocaloid album since Egomama, Love Lag, Long Distance Love Affair and Hourglass all will be recieving different mixes. Details are still scarce so it’s unclear who the other vocalists will be for the new songs or if it’ll be topi or Marina. DECO*27 did mention wanting to do an album sung entirely by himself but I doubt it is this one since only one track is listed as his own vocal mix.
04. エゴママ -Album Mix-
05. ライトラグ -Album Mix-
06. 27 -DECO*27 Vocal Mix-
07. 砂時計 -Album Mix-
09. 恋距離遠愛 -Album Mix-
13. 愛言葉 -Piano Parallel Mix- [Bonus Track]
There’s also a dvd for songs with PV’s previously like Egomama and Light Lag. Love Calender will be released on July 25th.
If you are itching for a good Vocaloid album before that, Jin’s (Shizen no Teki P) Mekakucity Days releases on the 30th. The album will include all of the tracks from Mekakucity Actors such as Kagerou Days, Headphones Actor, Toumei Answer and Imagination Forest. (I had planned to write about Actors a couple days beforehand but I might as well wait until Days is released in that case.) It will also feature three new songs.
I actually really thought I wrote another posts between now and Feburary when I made the Kagerou Days one but apparently I did not. Also being released on the 30th is the light novel adaption of Kagerou Days. I guess that requires a bit more explanation though. All (?) of Jin’s songs are, storywise, connected. This is evident in Konoha no Sekai Jijou (above). The novelization should tie this altogether and will hopefully make sense of things. (At the very least maybe someone will post translated summaries of the novels hopefully)
I already said this on twitter but I’m actually a little disappointed. I thought Kagerou Days was a really cool song and story all by itself. However, hearing some theories behind it and Konoha no Sekai Jijou (as well as how it ties into Imagination Forest, Headphones Actor, etc) has sort of killed the magic the original had for me. Of course I’m happy this is happening (even though I’ll likely never be able to read the light novel), it still sort of bothers me.
Apparently (I just learned this today so I don’t have very many details on it) there is also a manga adaption titled Kagerou Days. Geez, that really went fast. I’d love love LOVE it if there was an anime adaption (I’m looking at you, SHAFT) and if the manga and light novel do well, maybe it’ll be a reality in the future? Anyways the manga publishes in Comic Gene (and I can’t think of anything really notable from that magazine at the moment). Designs are by Shidu who did the art for a couple of Jin’s PVs such as Kagerou Days itself (and who is doing the art for the light novel). The art is by Satou Mahiro. The manga starts publishing in the July issue that comes out June 15th.
You can find some info on the site for the series: http://mekakushidan.com/
(This is sort of related but it’s pretty cool so I’ll add it in here anyways)