“Saikō no Kataomoi” (最高の片想い The Greatest Unrequited feelings) is Sachi Tainaka’s third single and was released on August 30, 2006. The title track was used as the ending theme for the Japanese animation Saiunkoku Monogatari. The CD’s catalog number is GNCX-0005.
Tracklist 01 最高の片想い 4:30 02 It’s my life 4:39 03 最高の片想い-instrumental- 4:30 04 It’s my life-instrumental-
4tsu no L (Yottsu no L) is Hirahara Ayaka’s fourth album. The title stands for the four English words ‘love’, ‘life’, ‘luck’ and ‘live’ which all start with L. Reset was used as the theme song for the game Okami, I will be with you was used as an ending theme song to the Japanese airing of Sesame Street and Hajimari no Kaze was used as the opening theme song for the anime Saiunkoku Monogatari. WILL was later released as a re-arranged version called “Kokoro” on Hirahara’s single Voyagers / Kokoro. Catalog Number MUCD-1146 Release Date Mar 22, 2006
Tracklist 01 Oath 4:41 02 Theme of LIVE -Interlude- 1:42 03 Circle Game 4:13 04 Reset 4:09 05 I will be with you 4:13 06 Theme of LIFE -Interlude- 2:05 07 WILL 4:40 08 Start Line 6:45 09 Theme of LUCK -Interlude- 1:53 10 The Wind of the Beginning 4:45 11 The Star of Aries 4:38 12 To the Future Us 4:42 13 Theme of LOVE -Interlude- 0:46 14 Eternally 4:05 15 Music 5:15 16 Oath (Album Version) 0:48
Character song mini-album from anime series “Saiunkoku Monogatari” includes the five season 1 character songs from Shurei, Ryuki, Seiran, and more. Also includes new message from each character. 彩雲国物語 Song of Memory Catalog Number GNCA-1160 Release Date Mar 07, 2008
Tracklist 01 Voice of Shuurei 1:43 02 Hana Saku You ni… 4:56 03 Voice of Kouyou 1:43 04 Rashinban 4:22 05 Voice of Shuuei 1:31 06 Kaze Yo 4:14 07 Voice of Seiran 1:28 08 Itsuma Demo 5:07 09 Voice of Ryuuki 1:39 10 Eien no Negai
Almost everyone who has seen Saiunkoku Monogatari (彩雲国物語) has compared it to Fushigi Yuugi. Sure, there are similar elements, such as the ancient China setting, the characters’ appearance and of course the reverse harem. However, I think that the thing that links both series the most is that they’re both really good. The story focuses on Shuurei Kou, a resident of Saiunkoku. She dreams of becoming a government official and throughout the series, we see her chasing that dream, as well as juggling love, friendship and work at the same time.
Truth be told, I usually prefer anime series that are set in modern time and in the real world. The fact that it’s set in ancient China threw me off at first, but by watching it I was able to see what a gem it really is. It was very entertaining, educational and even funny at times. Saiunkoku Monogatari was able to sway my preference because it is truly an inspiring tale and it should be seen by everyone.