In my last Loot from Japan update, I showed off the massive boost I’ve done to my Miku figurine collection. For my second I’d like to show off more Miku loot. This time around, though, it’s all about the music.
I mostly picked this CD on the strength of its cover, which is gorgeous. Rookie mistake, because while it’s bad, it also doesn’t have anything that makes it stand out from the rest of my Miku CDs, and in fact there’s a fair amount of cross over with some of the CDs I’ve already got. That in itself is not unusual for Exit Tunes CDs.
Mind you, hard comments aside, I was able to pick up through this CD a couple of favourite tracks that I didn’t previously possess. Such as the below, which is adorable (and also in Miku Mirai on the 3DS, which I will have a review for up tomorrow).
This was another CD I picked up largely because I thought the cover was adorable, but this time I got lucky. This is one of OSTER Project’s CDs, and OSTER Project is surely the most proficient technician when it comes to vocaloids (given that they were the one to really launch Miku’s popularity, that’s to be expected).
Anyway, this CD has a nice range of bouncy and calmer songs, but my favourite is surely this jazz club themed one:
I was planning on that being all I bought on this particular CD shopping excursion, but then I rounded the corner and saw a wall of shelves twice as long as the vocaloid one with end-to-end game music CDs. Figuring that I would surely find one particular game music CD that I’ve been looking for for a while I started browsing, and then spotted it:
Persona 4 Original Soundtrack
This is a double disc whopper of a soundtrack that has every single music track from the game. This is important because there are actually quite a few Persona 4 CDs that have been produced, but none of them had one particular song that I wanted, so I was hoping the original full soundtrack would have it. Which, thankfully, it does:
The amusing thing is that I’m not even the kind of person that buys music CDs, but the Japanese music industry is far more too my taste and so, even though I would still not worry about J-Pop CDs and the like, the fact that there are these game and vocaloid sections in music shops would have me visiting them again on a regular basis if I lived here.
– Matt S.
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