Friday, February 05, 2010

Shokotan to Cover Not One But Two Sailor Moon Songs!

New Album Full of AniSon Covers Coming Soon!

Set to be released on March 10th is a new album from Shoko “Shokotan” Nakagawa called “Shokotan☆Hip 3: Anison Connects Mankind”. This album is chock full of familiar songs from anime, and comes in two flavours, a CD-only version (SRCL-7220) and a CD+DVD version (SRCL-7218). For those fans who opt for the latter version, you’re in for a treat! Not only do you get videos and making-of clips on the DVD, but you get a bunch of additional tracks too! Two of these additional tracks are Moonlight Densetsu and Sailor Star Song, the two beloved openings of the Sailor Moon series! Shoko will also cover two songs sung by stars of Sailor Moon, Give A Reason from Slayers Next by Megumi Hayashibara (Himeko) and Don’t You…? from Himitsu no Akko-Chan by Mitsuko Horie (Sailor Galaxia). Shoko is even covering a song from Yoshihiro Togashi’s Yu Yu Hakusho, Smile Bomb! This release is just starting to pop up on online stores. You are better off just searching for Shoko’s name and working from there since the album’s name is probably going to change from what the stores have listed now. Here is the tracklist:

01. Angel Night ~ ~ You are an angel ("City Hunter 2")
02. GOD KNOWS ... ("The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)
03. Interstellar flight ("Macross FRONTIER")
04. Unyielding wish ("Magic Knight Rayearth”)
05. Freckles (“Rurouni Kenshin”)
06. Rain-Kissed Bouquet ("YAWARA!")
07. Smile Bomb ("Yu Yu Hakusho")
08.Fuse of Excitement ("Fushigi Yuugi”)
09. Give a reason ("Slayers NEXT”)
10. Refrain of Soul ("Neon Genesis Evangelion")
11 Come Out, Incredible ZENKAI Power! ("Dragon Ball Z")
12. Precure 5, Full Throttle GO GO! (Anime "Yes! Precure 5 GoGo!" / Kudou Mayu with Purikyua 5)
Bonus tracks (CD + DVD)
13. Bit by Bit My Heart is Charmed, Opening Song -short ver .- ("Dragon Ball GT")
14. Don't say "lazy"-short ver .- (anime "K-On!”)
15. Moonlight Densetsu-short ver .- ("Sailor Moon")
16. Sailor Stars Song-short ver .- ("Sailor Stars”)
17. Wonderful Color Happiness -short ver .- ("Magical Emi, the Magic Star")
18. DON'T YOU ...?-Short ver .- ("Himitsu no Akko-chan”)

Shokotan always covers her anime songs vibrantly, and this album looks like it will be a lot of fun! Shoko has always loved to sing songs from Sailor Moon and cosplay as her. Here are a few links to video for you all to enjoy!

From 2009, singing with a bunch of dancers cosplaying as Sailor Mercury.
Cosplay Silliness on a Japanese Variety Show - 1
Cosplay Silliness on a Japanese Variety Show - 2


ShinraiTenchi said...

Is Lefranc Soul the same as Soul's Refrain?

sailordees said...

Yes it is! I had a hard time trying to find the right name for that track yesterday as I haven't seen a wink of Evangelion :( I'll change it in a bit. Some sites had it under the Lefranc Soul name, and I didn't have as much time as I would have liked to have had to get this one done.

Also, I will hit the new Italy site article tonight!