Two upcoming album releases for Akiko Shikata

It has been only three months since the release of her second single Inori no Kanata, 6 months since the Ar-Tonelico III album, and 7 months since her latest orgel album Fluff. Apparently, Akiko Shikata suffers from a blatant frenzied activity syndrom… I’m not the one who’s gonna complain about that. My wallet does.

Nijiiro Crayon (Rainbow Crayon) will be one of these obscure orgel releases sold for real cheap in Japan, but very hard to find elsewhere…

志方あきこ – 虹色クレヨン~Orgel Arrange Mini Album~ / Akiko Shikata – Nijiiro Crayon ~Orgel Arrange Mini Album~
Ref. AURA-0016
Price: 円500
Length: 33mn
Release Date: 2010, August 14
Official Page


1.謳う丘~Harmonics TILIA~ / Utau Oka ~Harmonics TILIA~
2.トキノスナ / Toki no Suna
4.Au GuMu
6.Ec Tisia
7.ネジマキ鳥と我楽多ノ森 / Nejimaki Tori to Warerakuta no Mori
8.虹色クレヨン / Nijiiro Crayon

The second release, published by Frontier Works, will be an Ar Tonelico best of (or sort of, since new songs are also expected). No cover art nor tracklist for the moment.

志方あきこ – アルトネリコ3 イメージCD 謳う丘 / Akiko Shikata – Ar tonelico III Image CD Utau Oka
Ref. FCCM-0328 (regular edition – Price: 円2200)
Ref. FCCM-0327 (limited edition – Price: 円2600)
Release Date: 2010, September 29

Wow. Shikata Akiko-san is definitely not a lazy ass.


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Camilo
    Aug 07, 2010 @ 09:26:05

    What I always wondered is why the heck are her songtitles so fricken complicated?? I mean… 謳う丘~Harmonics TILIA~ / Utau Oka ~Harmonics TILIA~ WTF???


    • Soru
      Aug 08, 2010 @ 00:18:42

      You’re not familiar with Japanese music, right?

      Besides, she made several versions of Utau Oka, so there must be a way to differentiate them.


  2. joss
    Aug 13, 2010 @ 12:46:16

    Soru, t’aurais pas des infos sur la tracklist du best de Ar tonelico? Si c’est une sorte de Kara*Cola mais en normal (comprendre pas en orgel), ça m’intéresse énormément.


    • Soru
      Aug 15, 2010 @ 01:30:13

      C’est bien un CD de chansons avec des inédits (et non pas un best of comme précédemment annoncé). Tu fais bien de me rappeler, ils ont mis à jour la tracklist ici:

      D’après son site officiel, il y aura 6 pistes:
      1. Utau Oka ~Ar=ciel Ar=dor~ , apparemment il s’agit de la version longue de Utau Oka ~Harmonics TILIA~.
      2~5. Kakushinwa Image Song
      6. Ec Tisia ~Tarifa~

      La version limitée contiendra un livret format A5 de Ar-Tonelico (snif, je m’attendais à une chanson bonus mais bon, on peut pas tout avoir…)

      Apparemment les pistes sont assez longues. Je suis assez curieuse pour les 4 pistes “Kakushinwa”.

      Je vais bien vite me commander ça sur Yesasia. 🙂


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  4. moichispa
    Sep 11, 2010 @ 19:37:38

    Oh those Akiko Cds from comiket, they are so hard to get.

    Sorr about not adding your in Tw, mine is death for a lot of months lol


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