Immortalizing Jyukai on YouTube!

Having only slept for three hours, I desperately tried to find a way to make the most of my “free” time. Then, it hit me. I’ve always wanted to upload the obscure Jyukai songs which nobody ever listens to! In fact, these three are my top favorite songs and yet they are on the verge of being thrown into the void of forgotten music.

Well, it stops now!

I have now uploaded the three songs on YouTube! I even took the liberty of painstakingly placing English subtitles on each of the videos, just so you can enjoy them at the fullest (which took me several hours by the way)! So turn on the subtitles/CC portion of the YouTube video, make sure to play them on the highest quality available, and enjoy! 🙂

Shintouka
心灯歌 -しんとうか-
The Heart’s Lamp

Released in 2007 as part of the harvest album and was an original single part of the “almost” compilation disc. This was the first song that truly struck a chord or two in me.

Kaerimichi
帰り道
The Way Home

A piano+vocals piece released as part of the 2007 single Ai no Hoshi/Hanamuke no Melody in 2007. It’s just pure soul.

Omoide ni Naru Mae ni
想い出になる前に
Before You Turn into Memories

Probably the last single that will ever be released by Jyukai. It became part of the compilation album Jyukai BEST ~stairway to the future~ in 2010. The summation of everything Jyukai rolled into one and still my top favorite.

That’s it! I hope you liked them!

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Manami’s『 with… 』Live

Skip to 03:15 if you want to listen to the song only. I believe this is the live appearance on 渡辺マナミpresents『歌百花−第一夜-』last May 6 at 吉祥寺STAR PINE’S CAFE. (Not sure about this, if somebody can correct or confirm this please, I would appreciate it.)

I must say though, she really, really, REALLY must release more songs. ( ̄个 ̄)

Manami releases new single!

It’s been a long while since I’ve heard anything from Dewa or Manami – so I think it’s time to know some news about them.

As for Manami Watanabe, I believe she has already released a new single with titles 深海 and 恋ほたる which is available somewhere in the region of ¥ 2300 to ¥ 2500 (album art shown above). She also had a show entitled 歌百花−第一夜- last May 6. And no longer than 24 hours from now, she will have a live appearance on 初夏のニュース from 18:30 to 19:00 local time (I believe her single will be sold on the event as well). As a sample for her new singles, here are the clips:

Damn, I still get chills from this. \(*T▽T*)/ I can never forget Manami’s voice or any of Jyukai’s music for that matter. (ღ˘⌣˘ღ)

Aside from this one, she’s also writing songs for other Japanese artists. Let’s all support her! (≧∇≦)/ Follow her on Twitter or through her website.

On the other hand, Yoshiaki Dewa’s been doing some composing of his own as well! Follow him on Twitter and listen to one of his signature compositions. Just amazing! ヾ(@゜▽゜@)ノ

Finally.. Jyukai @_@

*in case the video won’t load here, please click THIS LINK to view it.

YEAH!!!!!!!!

Anyone got any ideas when and where this video was taken from? I’m leaping with joy the moment I found this. What more when I heard it? 🙂 And wow, they were really enjoying it!

Yey! This really made my that. And I’m surprised at how close Manami/Dewa are with Sachi. Great! 🙂

Major Update Post

[WARNING: This post is really, really long and may induce boredom to you. Includes several pictures, so if you have a slow internet connection, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE LAG. Select the section that you are only interested in. Thank you.]

End of Fight, Almost

Wow, it’s already 2010! And you know what that means (at least I do). I’d be entering 5th year college next semester. Yipee! But before that, I have to undergo a not-so-serious on-the-job training in a company very near to our school. Plus, the bosses there are also my teachers, so it should be a breeze (I hope). That’s the good thing. The sad thing is that some of my friends have graduated already, leaving the comforts of Katipunan just like that. It was lightning fast! It only seemed like the other day when we all first met, but now, we had to bid farewell to each other. Hopefully though, we may see each other often in the near future (please?). Haha.

On this OJT, I have to complete 200 hours of work and the nature of my work is Android apps programming. I have zero knowledge on this one so bless me God so that I can understand it in a jiffy. Next sem, I will have a major elective (3 units) and a free elective (3 units). I wonder what I will be getting for my free elective. I wanted either Japanese Language 1 or Basic Rudiments of Music since these are my interests, but I’m thinking career-wise as well, having Java as a possible choice (since it’s a must need in companies XD). So I hope I can decide before the end of May. For now, I will be focusing on the tasks that I will be given for the next 5 weeks or so. Ganbatte!

Music <-> Life

As much as I would like to integrate my music into my life, it’s very hard for me to do it. For one, I’m seriously lacking time and, believe it or not, motivation. Seriously, I just want to lie down in bed most of the time and doze off to neverland. Gawd, I need an enlightenment. But for now, I am truly enjoying Jyukai, especially the new album which has just arrived 3 weeks ago. My recent favorite has got to be Omoide ni Naru Mae ni for its unbelievable theme. Every time I listen to it, I felt like writing and various images come to mind in an instant. Again, I will seek help from Keiri to translate the lyrics of the song. As soon as she finishes it, I will upload it here naturally. 🙂

It has also been a while since I’ve played something from my keyboard, and I really miss it. :[ I want to play Chiisana te no Hira since I also miss Clannad hahaha. I hope to accomplish this sometime this summer. Also, I’m looking for kind-hearted transcribers for piano/keyboard of a song, so if you are one of them, please drop by a comment. It will be highly appreciated. I will do anything to my capabilities to give something in return if you have decided to transcribe it for me. Thank you in advance. 🙂

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Just Now, I’m the Happiest Man Alive

‘nuf shown. 🙂

I’ve waited for more than 2 years to get a hand on one of Jyukai’s singles/albums. And now, that wait is finally over! It’s here! Their latest album jyukai Best ~Stairway to the future~ is just an awesome one. I’ll literally protect this with my life. ;P

Anata ga Ita Mori ~the brilliant world~
One thing is for sure here – the first edition of the song is better. I don’t know what they were trying to do here, but at least its a great attempt for them to do something else, especially in..

Kujou no Tsuki
where the beat is plain awesome, but not exactly my type. However, I do admire Jyukai’s pieces that was inspired by the 70’s or 80’s or something like that (like Himegoto). Manami’s voice here is quite low, just like when she sang Anata ga Ita Mori during the Animelo 2007 concert. It’s somehow soothing and relaxing. But what’s really soothing is..

Hikari ~kaisou~
Another remake, but this time, it’s Hikari, but it wasn’t a disappointment, certainly. Just like the extension name, ~reminiscence, it will make you stop and just plain listen to the song from start to finish albeit the different styles used in the song. I love this remake. How I wish I can have a copy of the music sheet. >< But what I especially love is..

Omoide ni Naru Mae ni
It’s definitely a trademark song from Jyukai, the one that I absolutely adore. Just listen to it. 🙂

Overall, it’s a must buy for Jyukai fans (duh?), and those mellow-rock genre. This is an unforgettable day, definitely. 😀

Finally..

Today is that day

..after 2 agonizing years of wait. IT’S HERE. Their next album! Can’t wait to have a copy of this one (I have I can have one). Are shipping orders any good? In any case, I can’t wait to hear their re-mastered pieces and their new ones as well.

All hail Jyukai! 🙂