Reika Morishita's "Another Sun 2012" Single Coming Next Month

51ry1uDOdWL 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).

If you can make an account on Amazon JP, you should be able to import the album easily. Of course, the tracks are still available to purchase digitally as well.

Reika Morishita's Arrangements are Getting a CD Release

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.

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Newly Arranged "another sun" and "Your Wind Is Blowing" on Sale

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.

Samples of another sun and Your Wind Is Blowing Arrangements

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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?

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Worldwide Release for Morishita's Legends Songs, Possible CD Plan

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.

Morishita's Legends Themes Are Set to Go

Not too long ago, singer Reika Morishita informed us that production and fine tuning of her Mega Man Legends theme songs, "another sun" and "Your Wind Is Blowing" was coming to an end. At long last, she informs us today that production has indeed wrapped up, and the tunes now have a release date. The revamped singles, "another sun 2012" and "あなたの風が吹くから~Your wind is blowing~" will be released on September 12th, via iTunes and ring tone service Recochoku. The distribution is being handled by Victor Entertainment.

Morishita herself is relieved and excited to have the tracks finished and ready to go. She promises further updates soon on details about the songs themselves, and a jacket cover. And now Legends fans can mark September 12th on their calendars!

An Update from Reika Morishita - Announcements Hopefully Soon

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.

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Reika Morishita Seeks Fan Input on DASH Theme Arrangements

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.