Merry Christmas everyone!
School is finally over for the semester, and that means another Comiket! But first of all… apologies for the lack of posts recently. Its been my hardest school semester yet, but at the same time the most rewarding. I’ve been keeping up with watching the Grisaia episodes of course, but I haven’t had the time to write about any of them since episode 3. The season is nearly over, so I’ll recap with my impressions of season 1 overall sometime later.
KanColle has grown immensely in popularity over the past year and as a result, many doujin groups have started to make arrangements based on KanColle themes. I haven’t heard that many, but foxfactory’s FlagshipS was fairly promising so I’m looking forward to hearing of KanColle. However, I don’t think I’ll get the same connection with the music just because I’m not familiar with either the original themes or the characters of the game. In that sense, I’ll stick with the Touhou albums for the most part.
Anyways, lets see what exciting new albums there are!
Perpetual Devotion is the first of two albums that ENS has released during C86, featuring some arrangements from the latest Touhou game, Double Dealing Character.
ENS has been around the doujin scene for a while and quite frankly, their music style hasn’t changed too much over the past few years. A few months ago during Reitaisai 11, they only released a “Best Of” album and a instrumental version of their C885 album. So there wasn’t any new content from them during the last event. However, they are now back with two new albums in Comiket 86.
First up is Perpetual Devotion, a touhou arrangement album. Listening to the crossfade, I found that most of the tracks on the album are very similar in style to ENS’s older works. That’s good if you like their music; as for me… not so much. I often times find that I end up liking maybe 1-3 tracks in their albums, and it seems to be the case again for Perpetual Devotion. Track 3 is my favorite thus far, with its trance and buildup.
I’m not too hyped for ENS, but at the very least I’d like to hear the tracks that I liked from the crossfades, and I would of course like to hear Yuduki Tsubaki’s voice too!
For those new to the doujin scene, Comiket is an event that happens twice a year: once in the summer and once in the winter, right before the year ends. It’s the biggest event where people and groups release and sell their doujin goods throughout the year.
Looking back at the last Comiket, there were some amazing releases but also some disappointments. My favorite album from C85 is Sepia Recollections by CROW’SCLAW and the biggest disappointment would have to be Alstroemeria Records’ DECADE OF EXPOSE.
After going through some crossfades and preview videos, Comiket summer is looking to be pretty good this year in both music and games.
Anyways, let’s take a look at some of Comiket 86’s releases by the usual doujin circles! Thanks to the people over at Doujinstyle for providing links! Check their thread out for the rest of the C86 album sites and crossfades.