CARNIVAL BABEL / Touch and Go!!

TV Anime Blue Seed OP & ED theme song
Catalog Number KIDA-92
Release Date Nov 03, 1994

1. CARNIVAL・BABEL~カルナバル・バベル~
Lyrics: Miho Matsuba
Composition: Masaaki Iizuka
Arrangement: Haruhiko Nishioka
2. Touch and Go!!
Lyrics: Yuki Matsuura
Composition: Yuki Matsuura
Arrangement: Yuki Matsuura
Vocal: Megumi Hayashibara

Megumi Hayashibara – Touch and Go!!

“Touch and Go!!” is the 13th single (eighth major label single) released by Hayashibara Megumi. The title track was used as the ending theme song to the anime version of Takada Yuzo’s Blue Seed. The B-side, “-Life-” was written and composed by well-known singer-songwriter, Okazaki Ritsuko who later covered the song on her 1997 album Ritzberry Fields.
Released: 1994.11.03
Catalog Number: KIDA-90

1. Touch and Go!!
2. -Life-
3. Touch and Go!! (Off Vocal Version)
4. -Life- (Off Vocal Version)

Blue Seed

I love the story, early on the show is monster of the week but about half way through it because one straight story. It is mainly about how heritage is ignored in modern society and on this note; they never go overboard and mix in enough action that it is usually moving forwards. The anime itself came out in 1994-95 with 26 episodes, the art itself improved in the latter episodes, but overall the characters looked very well drawn and their designs matched the personality of the character, such as the conservative appearance of Kaede to the ecchi appeal of Sakura Yamazaki when decked out in her revealing red dress.

My enjoyment overall was a pleasant experience as it accomplishes what Inuyasha never did with well rounded character leads, a good set of a supporting cast around the leads, and a main villain I could take seriously. It’s a shame that Blue Seed is an obscure title that few people have seen as compared to the runaway hit Inuyasha, as I felt Blue Seed has more likeable characters than Inuyasha and better than Inuyasha in terms of story and romance. I’m proud to be a Blue Seed fan and it is a title I would reccommend to anybody.

Opening Theme
Series: “Carnival Babel” by Takada Band

OVA: “Eternal Truth” by Keiko Kimoto & Masaaki Iizuka
Ending Theme (Series):
#1: “Touch and Go” by Megumi Hayashibara
#2: “Life” by Megumi Hayashibara
Ending Theme (OVA):
#1: “Second Kiss” by Mihao Matsuba & Masaaki Iizuka
#2: “Sunrise For two” by Keiko Kimoto (in which album ???)

[Nov 03, 1994] CARNIVAL BABEL / Touch and Go!!
[Nov 03, 1994] Megumi Hayashibara – Touch and Go!!
[1994 ~ 1995] BLUE SEED Ongakuhen VOL.1 ~ 3
[Jun 05, 1996] Takada BAND – Eternal Truth / Second Kiss
[Nov 20, 1998] Blue Seed OST: BLUE SEED TOO
[July 07, 2010] Blue Seed (BD-BOX) Bonus CD


Blue Seed Original Soundtrack: BLUE SEED TOO
Catalog Number KICA-326
Release Date Nov 20, 1998
03~11: Ep. 1-2 Soundtrack
13~18: Ep. 3 Soundtrack
All Music Composed & Arranged : Kenji Kawai

01 Eternal Truth
02 BLUE SEED Dai-27-wa “Yume no Ukihashi”
03 Akumu wa Futatabi
04 Utsurou Toki, Utsuro na Kokoro
05 Juurinsareru Heion
06 Valencia ~ America kara Kita Onna
07 Operation Mitama
09 Touyou no Hijutsu
10 Sadame wo Tachite
11 Sugisarishi Hibi no Yume
12 “Fujimiya Momiji no Tokyo Boogie Night”
13 Shousou
14 Kyouhaku
15 Keiryaku
16 Kinchou
17 Kyoufu
19 “Kunikida Kaede no Tokyo Boogie Night”
20 Futari no Yoake
21 “Monsieur Murakumo no Tokyo Boogie Night”

Drama Cast:
Megumi Hayashibara: Momiji Fujimiya
Kazuhiko Inoue: Kusanagi
Mitsuki Yayoi [弥生みつき]: Kaede Fujimiya
George Nakata: Murakumo
Kyoko Hikami: Masako