縁 | En

The tale I spun with you

Title:
Romaji: En
Translation: Bonds
Length: 31:10
Release date: 30/12/2010 (Comiket 79)
Re-release date: 22/10/2017 (Touhou Kouroumu 13)

Cover characters: Reimu Hakurei, Sanae Kochiya


An album focused on playable characters in the Touhou games. This album also standardized the typical BUTAOTOME sound.

The titles of the songs form a chain: the final kanji/kana of the first song is also the first of the second track, and so on, with the final kanji of the final track being the first of the first song. It’s interesting to note that the songs about characters somehow related to each other share a particular kanji:
– Reimu and Sanae: 縁 (bond) – the cover girls and the album title
– Marisa and Alice: 夢 (dream) – the Magic Team from Imperishable Night
– Sakuya and Remilia: 影 (shadow) – the Scarlet Team from Imperishable Night
– Youmu and Yuyuko: 魂 (soul) – the Netherworld Team from Imperishable Night

Tracklist

  1. 縁の華 | Enishi no Hana – 4:15
    – Original: Shoujo ga Mita Nihon no Genfuukei
  2. 華胥の夢 | Kasho no Yume – 3:10
    – Original: Bucureşti no Ningyoushi
  3. 夢じゃない何か | Yume janai Nanika – 3:38
    – Original: Hoshi no Utsuwa ~ Casket of Star
  4. かさなる影 | Kasanaru Kage – 4:39
    – Originals: Țepeș no Osanaki Matsuei; Naki Oujo no Tame no Septet
  5. 影恋慕 | Kagerenbo – 3:54
    – Original: Tsukidokei ~ Luna Dial
  6. 慕えど追いつかぬ魂 | Shitaedo Oitsukanu Tamashii – 3:25
    – Original: Yuuga ni Sakase, Sumizome no Sakura ~ Border of Life
  7. 魂極る命の響 | Tamakiwaru Inochi no Hibiki – 3:50
    – Original: Hiroari Kechou wo Iru koto ~ Till When?
  8. 響縁 | Kyouen – 4:18
    – Original: Shoujo Kisoukyoku ~ Dream Battle

Staff

  • Ranko – Vocals (all tracks), Lyrics (tr. 2, 3)
  • Comp – Arrangement (all tracks), Lyrics (tr. 1, 4-8), Bass, Guitar, Mix, Mastering
  • Paprika – Piano
  • Ranko no Ane – Illustrations, Design
  • Original works by ZUN

Special thanks

  • Yosaku (Amaneya)

Buy it
Physical: BOOTH | Melonbooks
Digital: BOOTH | iTunes | Google Play

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