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26 July 2009 @ 21:45
VELVET UNDER WORLD Fragment story #0 "The Fool"  
Cast:

A.Y.A: Koyasu Takehito
VELVET: Shintani Ryouko
KURO: Suzumura Ken'ichi
DRY: KENN
PAWN: Toyonaga Toshiyuki
NOI: Maruyama Maki
GARAGARA: Saiga Mitsuki
MIWA: Tsuji Shinpachi
TEIOU SEKAI: Yuuki Hiro
Cabaret Girl A: Takada Hatsumi
Cabaret Girl B/Victim: Wada Michiru
Black Suit Guy: Kageura Daisuke

Ending Theme:

愛が生まれた日
歌/子安武人 作詞/秋本康 作曲/羽場仁志 編曲/西岡和哉

恋人よ   今   受け止めて
あふれる想い   あなたの両手で
恋人よ   今   瞳を閉じて
高鳴る胸が   2人の言葉

キャンドルの炎に   揺れてるプロフィール
世界で一番   素敵な夜を   見つめている

愛が生まれた日   この瞬間(とき)に
真実はひとつだけ
あなたとならば   生きて行ける
愛が生まれた日   この瞬間(とき)に
永遠が始まるよ
君とだったら   生きて行ける
・・・めぐり逢えた

Ai ga Umareta Hi (The Day Love Was Born)
Vocals: Koyasu Takehito // Lyrics: Akimoto Yasushi // Composition: Haba Hitoshi // Arrangement: Nishioka Kazuya

Koibito yo   ima   uketomete
Afureru omoi   anata no ryoute de
Koibito yo   ima   hitomi wo tojite
Takanaru mune ga   futari no kotoba

KYANDORU no honoo ni   yureteru PUROFIIRU
Sekai de ichiban   suteki na yoru wo   mitsumeteiru

Ai ga umareta hi   kono toki ni
Shinjitsu wa hitotsu dake
Anata to naraba   ikite yukeru
Ai ga umareta hi   kono toki ni
Eien ga hajimaru yo
Kimi to dattara   ikite yukeru
...Meguriaeta

Download zip in iTunes (.m4a) format <-- Note format, please!

Thoughts:

  • Wow. Yuuki Hiro. That was an amazing performance. The book explains that his character Teiou Sekai gets obscene amounts of pleasure from ripping the foetuses from women in their last month of pregnancy. He uses a surgical scalpel. By the way, his name is written the largest down Aya's chest; I thought it was the name of the group initially, since it shouldn't be a person's name, but it means "Emperor Realm" when used with the kanji in the book and is a pun on 'teiousekkai' which means Caesarean section.
  • I've said that almost all the songs up until now remind me of old school Weiss in some form or another, but "Ai ga Umareta Hi" really didn't. I liked it though. The score throughout the drama section was consistently amazing. And yeah... kinda 90s in a good way.
  • Yoshikazu's preferred name is Miwa now, rather than just a nickname that people use. What does he say around SCENE 0-2 12:10? Because it sounds like he says Velvet is the daughter of someone called Takatori. And that... That... That would be pretty surreal.
  • Velvet is Aya's lover. I didn't read the booklet (except for Yuuki's character) because I thought I knew who everyone was, so this came as a surprise when she said so in the drama.
  • So. Yuuki's character. Was he throwing darts or scalpels at Aya at the very start of the final showdown? What is the counter for a scalpel anyway? Are they long, roundish objects and therefore 'hon'? [Edit: Asked my Japanese teacher. She said BOTH scapels and darts are 'hon'. Make of that what you will.] OR WAS YUUKI'S CHARACTER USING DARTS?? Maybe the answer is in the rest of the CD, since it's over an hour long and my attention span isn't fantastic when I've got nothing to look at (although I've listened to it quite a few times now). But I can't just let that possibility go. :P I wonder if there's anything in the fact that Teiou Sekai thanks Aya as he dies. Oh, and he repeatedly says they're the same kind of people (a common theme in Weiss, though...)
  • As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm at an incredible disadvantage for finding secret hints in this compared to native speakers. My current theory is (1) it's all a masssive in-joke for Weiss fans or (2) Everyone in Erinis but AYA is a liar and they are deceiving him and/or working with Mixed Paranoia. Maybe both. I wonder what seiyuu will play the next villain? Miki or Seki? :P
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    ravient: KHR - 802759ravient on 26th July 2009 15:14 (UTC)
    wow! that sounds so cool! thanks for sharing~ XD
    Williamgenkischuldich on 26th July 2009 15:20 (UTC)
    Let me know what you think. I want to talk about it. :P
    Рикиriki_aka_brad on 26th July 2009 16:55 (UTC)
    thank you very much! ^^ very curious to hear it...
    Williamgenkischuldich on 1st August 2009 05:25 (UTC)
    I hope you liked it. :)
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 1st August 2009 05:26 (UTC)
    Bear in mind that I'm not sure if I heard it right. I mean, it sounds really unlikely, doesn't it?

    I really didn't remember that, or it didn't make an impression.

    Omi...? Hardly. OR IS IT? :P
    swirly_ayuri: VUWswirly_ayuri on 26th July 2009 22:00 (UTC)
    Thank you so much, you are awesome for sharing this. o(^3^)o

    Koyasu-san has said that "Ai ga Umareta Hi" is a cover of a much older song that was actually a male/female duet. I really like his version though.
    菖蒲eye_ame on 27th July 2009 09:39 (UTC)


    I like Koyasu's version better!
    Williamgenkischuldich on 1st August 2009 05:31 (UTC)
    I think the woman sounds pretty good, but Koyasu is definitely better than the man's part.

    Thanks for sharing. :)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 1st August 2009 05:30 (UTC)
    No problem.

    Then I think it's awesome that I could pick it out as the only non-WK song. :P
    イダskutergirl on 2nd August 2009 13:38 (UTC)
    Thanks for sharing. :DD
    Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd August 2009 02:02 (UTC)
    You're welcome!
    athena: knight & ran: somedayathena8 on 2nd August 2009 16:27 (UTC)
    Thank you so much for sharing! I've only listened to the first few tracks, but it's really intriguing already. It's surprising to hear Yuuki play such a psychotic character, but he's doing an amazing job of it.

    The whole memory loss condition is very reminiscent of Memento, which I'm guessing served as a big inspiration for the story. Looking forward to listening to the rest! ^__^ ♥
    Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd August 2009 02:04 (UTC)
    I know! He really is amazing. I'm kind of hoping he'll get an image song out of this as well. It's probably not too late to ask.

    A lot of people mentioned Memento when it first came out. I still haven't watched it though. Maybe I'll get it out of the video store (if it's available) later this week.
    The River City's Harper: farffangirlharpergrey on 2nd August 2009 19:19 (UTC)
    Eee! Thank you so much for sharing all of these files -- I'm looking forward to listening to them! :)
    Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd August 2009 02:05 (UTC)
    No problem. Hope they work on your computer. :)
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    Williamgenkischuldich on 3rd August 2009 02:05 (UTC)
    I'm really not sure about that line though. What does it sound like to you?
    fuji_satsukifuji_satsuki on 11th August 2009 15:53 (UTC)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Williamgenkischuldich on 12th August 2009 17:00 (UTC)
    You're welcome!
    Ally.Cgacktyougirl on 10th September 2009 03:43 (UTC)
    Because it sounds like he says Velvet is the daughter of someone called Takatori. And that... That... That would be pretty surreal.

    He most certainly says 'Takatori no Ojousan'... Er...

    Just...uh... whut?
    Williamgenkischuldich on 10th September 2009 13:08 (UTC)
    A few other people have said that too now, so it's not just me going crazy. But... why?
    Ally.Cgacktyougirl on 10th September 2009 16:58 (UTC)
    Well, if it's in anyway related to the original Weiss world she has to be somehow related to Omi then, doesn't she?

    But then again Koyasu had another random project that I never really heard much about awhile back... with like a private school and stuff and there was a lot of name reusage there. Though I do think Takatori was still an antagonist in that.

    After having listened to the drama last night and as Im' translating the songs... I just... really don't trust what's going on. Specifically Velvet. Something about her just seems really insincere. There is definitely more than meets the eye going on.

    I'm also intrigued by Teiou Sekai's relationship to A.Y.A. Having the story go backwards and not knowing previous interactions between them I can't help but feel he seems a bit overzealous in his mockery.

    As you asid above, if you haven't seen Momento yet, you should. =3

    (Also, sorry for randomly just popping up. Haha. I couldn't really find anyone talking about this yet and I needed discussion!)