Here’s something that might be interesting for music fans! On 23rd January 2019, Renka–the Japanese singer for “Lost in Thoughts All Alone” (the signature song of Fates)–will be releasing her very first album.
Known as “Hoshi no habatakuyoruwa”, which loosely translates to the “The Fluttering Night of Stars”, this album includes 12 tracks since her original debut back in 2015, when she first sang the Japanese version of “Lost in Thoughts All Alone”.
Of course, that particular song is among the 12 tracks. In addition, there’s a 13th bonus track that’s a new version of “Lost in Thoughts Alone” performed together with Lynn, Azura’s Japanese voice actress.
The album itself will retail for 3,000 Yen (plus tax). There’s also a special edition going for 3,700 Yen (plus tax), which includes a “3rd anniversary live voice” DVD with 9 music tracks (“Lost in Thoughts All Alone” not among them).
(Source: Renka’s official site)
Special thanks to @theprinceofiris for bringing this to my attention!
On 24th and 25th July 2015, Nintendo held a Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary concert event, dubbed “25th Anniversary of Love and Courage: Fire Emblem Festival”, at Tokyo Dome City Hall.
While I didn’t attend the event myself, many fans and members of the press did and, so, I’ve collected their impressions in this (lengthy) post.
Before beginning, I should mention that it’s prohibited to take pictures (or recordings) within the concert itself, so that’s the reason you won’t find any (or many) here.
But anything beforehand is fair game, it seems. Speaking of which, the entrance itself is rather spectacular, featuring life-size replicas of Marth and Chrom’s Falchion and Fire Emblems.
I already made a post with pictures of those, if you’re interested and missed it. Apparently, the replicas were crafted by Hato Ken, a famous weapon designer.
There’s less than a week to go before the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Concert is underway.
Earlier, the official site added an extensive list of merchandise that will be sold primarily at the concert venue. As it happens, they conveniently left out two items until now.
The first item is the “Event Official Booklet“, a 36-page A4 booklet that costs 2,500 Yen (with tax).
Inside is a discussion between Yuka Tsujiyoko and IIkuro Fujiwara, celebratory messages from those related to the event and various important plannings.
The second item is an Azura illustration sheet signed by Renka, which cannot be purchased normally.
Instead, if you purchase the Event Official Booklet and Renka’s single “if~ Hitori Omou” (the first-print or standard edition), you will be entered into a raffle for it.
By the way, if anyone is going to the concert (or knows somebody who is), please let me know!
It’s been a week since Fire Emblem Fates came out in Japan, which means two things.
Firstly, we now have data for the all-important first week of sales.
According to Media Create, Fates sold 303,366 copies between the Hoshido version, Nohr version and the Special Edition (the latter of which sold 42,991 copies).
Famitsu meanwhile places Fates slightly higher, at 353,201. It’s likely Famitsu counts the Special Edition as two games, which would partially account for the higher figure (the remaining difference is likely due to different tracking).