Last year we learned that Reika Morishita's arranged theme songs for Rockman DASH garnered enough support to get an actual single release. In case you weren't aware, that album is coming out pretty soon now. Releasing in Japan on March 6th, Another Sun 2012 contains the arrangements for both "another sun 2012" and "Anata no Kaze ga Fuku kara ~Your wind is blowing~". The single album will also contain the instrumental versions of both tracks. It will run ¥1,000 ($10.70 US).
A while back we reported singer Reika Morishita was collecting Mega Man Legends artwork from fans. And this compilation image is the result of those efforts. You can see a much larger version here. In truth this was intended to be the cover for her recently announced CD release of her arranged theme songs. However, Ms. Morishita ran into copyright roadblocks with Capcom in trying to make that happen. Nevertheless, all the fans who contributed work will be thanked in the upcoming CD.
Thanks to 100,000 Strong's Skybane Zero for the tip.
Reika Morishita's arranged versions of "Another Sun" and "Your Wind is Blowing" release digitally back in September. Now, much to her hopes, the Legends commemorative tunes will come out via an actual CD release as well. While Ms. Morishita had hoped for a release to tie in with Mega Man's 25th anniversary, issues of cost and manufacturing bring the expected release date to sometime in February.
It remains to be seen what other features an actual CD release might have, but Ms. Morishita will certainly keep us posted. Perhaps the fan art submission event will figure in somehow. Furthermore, with an actual CD release, the likelihood that the new arrangements will appear in karaoke systems also increases.
News Credit: CAP Kobun
Last month, artist and singer Reika Morishita graced us with wonderful new arrangements of her Mega Man Legends theme songs, "another sun" and "Your Wind Is Blowing." And now she will be speaking live to the folks who've been working over a year now to bring Mega Man Legends 3 back. Coming from GMOTM HQ:
We will be conducting a live interview with Reika Morishita this Sunday, October 14, at 9am EST to discuss her newly rearranged Legends songs! Things may be a bit slow, since we'll be assisted by a translator for communication with Morishita-San, but nonetheless, this is going to be something you won't want to miss!
It's a bit early in the morning for some, but if you're a Morishita fan or a Legends 3 backer you ought to try and check it out. Even Morishita-san herself is excited about it. You can check out the live interview on GMOTM's streaming channel when the time comes this Sunday!
Thanks Skybane Zero, and the GMOTM crew!
It's been quite a while that we've followed this - over half a year now. But finally the result is met. Reika Morishita's freshly arranged "another sun 2012" and "あなたの風が吹くから~Your wind is blowing~" are now available. Well, they definitely are in Japan anyway. While a September 12th release is indeed intended for the worldwide market, digital retailers may hold back the song until it really is the 12th in your time zone. You have two choices for downloading. You can either get them from Amazon's download store or purchase them from iTunes for $0.99 per track. These links go to stores for North America, but they should be available on the respective stores for Europe, Japan and so on as well.
In the meantime, Morishita released a video of thanks to all the fans, and encouragement to get the song. If the digital sales run well, she hopes to make the songs available on CD and karaoke in the near future.
I have to admit, I'm really digging the new arrangements! If you happen to pick them up too, feel free to leave your own thoughts.
Hot off the heels of yesterday's announcement that Reika Morishita's Mega Man Legends theme arrangements would get a worldwide release via iTunes, we now have thirty second samples of the songs as well, set to release on the 12th next week. These samples come from Amazon JP, which will also be carrying digital downloads of the tunes for sale.
Just in case you wanted to compare, here check out the original "another sun" and "Your Wind Is Blowing". As long as we've been covering the developments of these remixes, I'm sure most of you have just been waiting to hear the real deal. So, what do you think?
News via CAP Kobun
September is already upon us. And if you've been a diligent Mega Man Legends fan, you know that Reika Morishita's fan appreciation arrangements of her Legends theme songs are coming out this month on the 12th via iTunes and ring tone services. Earlier today, Morishita requested her fans disseminate this official PR for her two arrange singles: "another sun 2012" and "あなたの風が吹くから～Your wind is blowing~".
They're opuses of the world of game music! Reika Morishita's "another sun" and "Your Wind is Blowing" released as singles in 1997 are making a comeback this year!
Two songs: the commercial theme song and the ending tune for the PlayStation title Mega Man Legends released in 1997. Beyond the game their popularity never faded, and even now conceal an immense power. Those two songs have been newly arranged, thanks to the passionate demands from fans honoring the 15th anniversary of Mega Man Legends this year. The release is set.
We want you to hear these freshly revived songs and breath new life into them once again. This September 12th, they will have a simultaneous worldwide release on iTunes, and will become available on other ring tone sites.
I know some of you were worried about the availability of the song because it's releasing on iTunes, so the news that it will be released worldwide should be comforting. Still, if you really want a physical copy of the music, you will need to make your voices heard again. Morishita is interested in doing a CD release of the singles, but she only can if she receives enough fan enthusiasm for them. This is primarily to not end up having stacks of unsold CDs lying around. If you want send in a comment, you can deliver it via 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3.
Fans of Mega Man Legends have been rallying behind singer Reika Morishita for her new arrangements of the original title's Japanese theme songs, but not much has really been heard of it all this time. According to the latest blog post by Morishita, however, that may be changing soon.
Alright, some news at long last. We've arrived at the climax of this whole thing, the mix work. Countless times I've received files to check and adjust, but I'm getting a good feeling it's nearing completion.
Way back when, we'd coop ourselves up in a studio to do mixing, but the times have changed. Now with PCs, there's no need to gather in a studio, but rather mail what you've done back and forth to check. As much as this removes restrictions for us and grants freedom, it also costs time. So there can't help but be additional lag. The engineer goes to the arranger for checks, then it comes to me for checks. And then I give my feedback. Then adjustments. More checks... Whew, honestly, if we all met together it'd be done in a day, but that's not how it works.
How much longer will the files keep coming to me? And how much more will I make requests? Of course, many of these demands are on such an incredibly miniscule level, and to the common person, they might think "What did you even change?" But we've got ears like bats, and will produce only the finest product. So you see, because we've been working with our best effort, it's taken some time. We hope you understand!
I have a mind to begin making announcements sometime this month. Bear with us!
Should Morishita have her wish, we ought to be getting word on the arrangements of "another sun" and "Because Your Wind Blows" pretty soon, perhaps listening as well. Hardly a better time, considering what month it is.
News via CAP Kobun
Remember when Reika Morishita announced she was releasing arrangements of her singles that were featured in Rockman DASH? For now we have a teaser trailer of Your Wind is Blowing!
You can also see it posted on the Rockman DASH 3 page here.
She's also holding up a sign that says New Song Coming Soon at the end of the video. Hopefully that means Another Sun is on the way soon.
Many questions are asked in Capcom Unity's "Ask Capcom" forum, but not all of them get answered. On occasion, some do-- by actual Capcom staff, at that-- and some of those are even Mega Man questions. Here are a couple of the latest. Following a tip from Sketchman3, we found one post from Jake Hans, one of the people responsible for the 100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3 movement. He also had a hand in the recent controversial report that Rockman DASH theme singer Morishita Reika believes that selling 20,000 copies of her upcoming album featuring those themes could see the Prototype Version released.
There, he states the following:
This is Jake Hans, the person that published the figure of 20,000 sales for the Prototype.
There appears to have been a translation error. Reika has talked to Capcom Japan about this project (I'm sure Sven can back me up on that), but there was no negotiation of 20,000 sales for the Prototype.
This was fan speculation amongst myself, some guys in Japan, and a translator. Reika did not say 20,000 sales of an album would result in a Prototype. Please forgive me, Reika should not be judged for my mistake. I don't speak Japanese, and I was not at the meeting.
I've also PM this to Sven.
So, there you have it; you can put down your pitchforks and effigies of Reika now.
Meanwhile, as chatter about Mega Man in all of its iterations commences, one person asked about the Legends spin-off, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne. In particular, they note that it would be nice if the game were to see a release on the PlayStation Network, likely as a PSone Classic.
Capcom Unity's Gregaman added his two Zenny, noting that "Unfortunately, my understanding is that MoTB had some copyrighted music in it preventing a rerelease =\ A bummer, to be sure!" And while the Japanese version does feature a theme song which is undoubtedly licensed, one must wonder about the U.S. version, though word has been that voices and other things we may not even notice could contribute to other licensed issues.
Capcom Unity moderator Deva Ashera adds the following:
For how Capcom would, most likely, release Mega Man Legends 1, 2, and Misadventures of Tron Bonne, they couldn't simply swap out or change anything, since they would release them as PSone Classics.
The reason why they simply can't swap or change anything is due to how Sony does the PSone Classics, stating that each PSone Classic has to be kept exactly as it was originally, meaning all the same music, voice acting, types, errors, etc. (For example, in Final Fantasy VII, Aerith was kept as 'Aeris' and they kept in the translation errors and typos).
In order to fix that, Capcom would have to actually port the title, including giving it trophies and an extra budget rather then using Sony's PSone Emulatation as they would do for a PSone Classic.
The easier way is to likely try and find a way to get the rights to the music, voice acting, etc.
Incidentally, if we ever did get Legends 3, they'd likely have to start from scratch on the voice acting anyway, so casting anew in a port would make sense, to say nothing of keeping things consistent.
In any case, that seems to be the state of things for now. Hopefully Capcom figures something out, and negotiates better contracts in the future so we don't wind up in messes like this again.
Finally, not much to extract in the way of quotes from this one-- mainly as Capcom has yet to respond to it-- but one thread which continues on is "Does Capcom understand why GetMeOffTheMoon reached 100,000 people? We love Mega Man Legends!" Now at 10 pages, it has largely become about people explaining what Mega Man Legends, and sometimes just Mega Man in general, mean to them.
Well, according to Get Me Off the Moon, aka "100,000 Strong for Mega Man Legends 3" (who are currently 89,131 strong), there may be a way for us to not only make our voices heard, but possibly get that Prototype Version released as well, all while listening to yet another strong voice.
And no, signing up for the Devroom or Facebook groups is not required.
In the latest edition of Roll's Wrapup, their International Strategies Team in Japan met with Morishita Reika, singer of Rockman DASH theme songs "another sun" and "Your Wind is Blowing" and supporter of the Mega Man Legends 3 fan movement. As you may recall, she had recently reached out to the fans for input into her new arrangements.
Get Me Off the Moon reports that she possesses strong contacts within Capcom Japan, and offers the following:
To support our community, she is going to release her Mega Man Legends soundtrack reprisals at the end of May or early July, tentatively. During the meeting yesterday, she said that if her new soundtrack makes over 20,000 sales, Capcom Japan is likely to release the Mega Man Legends 3 Prototype Version on the e-shop. Although there are no guarantees, keep in mind she is a well-networked individual. Fans in Japan in general do not expect an announcement of a new Mega Man title until next year, and the direction of the Mega Man brand is still undecided. We will do whatever it takes to support those in and out of Capcom Japan still fighting quietly for us.
This is a rather interesting development, one which gives us hope, albeit tempered with a light skepticism. By which we mean, if Keiji Inafune himself had to fight so hard to even get what we have seen of the project underway... well, we just imagine she would need to have extremely strong and well-placed connections within the company.
But who knows? Maybe she does. The question is, are you willing to purchase her soundtrack and take a chance at finding out?
Well, we are, and as soon as we find out a way to help fans outside of Japan participate in purchasing the soundtrack, we'll let you know right here on The Mega Man Network.
Japanese singer Reika Morishita is the artist behind the Rockman DASH theme songs "another sun" and "Your Wind is Blowing" as you may well know. On top of her professional relation, though, she truly feels for Legends fans too and is looking to help rally their support. Some months back, Morishita announced plans to release arrangements of her original singles for all Legends fans to enjoy, and the support has been strong even though the music was only used in the Japanese version of the game. But now she is looking for both input and support from fans to make it happen.
The project is steadily going on. So, how would it be made up? Everyone, how do you think it will be like? What do you want it to be like? I want to hear your your voices about it. I think it will would be nice to incorporate the best opinions within it! Because, these songs are still alive in everyone's heart!
Of course, it would be hard for many of us to leave our comments on Morishita's blog. So to aid your communication, 100,000 Strong will translate and relay comments left on their Facebook posting to Morishita.
Please be sure to make your voices heard! I can't go into great detail, but a showing of fan support is very important for moving this forward. Kind of like Legends 3 all over again, in a way. But I know there're plenty of passionate Legends and DASH fans to make it happen!
Thanks to 100,000 Strong, and to Amunshen for enlightening me on this.