Daily Bibibi – “Your past or future self may need this story” [16/03/2022]

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Original post In this month’s Bibibi article, Ranko talks about Diary of Different Countries (違国日記 Ikoku Nikki) by Tomoko Yamashita. Hello. I’m Ranko, the BUTAOTOME vocalist. This is a series of articles where I introduce my favorite manga and anime in whatever way I like, and sometimes I write a production diary. Today’s topic… …is “Diary of Different Countries” by… Read more »

“The Distance Between Language and Thought” (ReiMari story)

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Original title: 言語と思考の距離 (Gengo to Shikou no Kyori)Artwork from the book by Ane (sorry for the potato pic, but this is the best I can do since I don’t have a scanner…) Happy birthday to me! This is a Reimu and Marisa story written by Ranko. It was published in November 2014, as an extra for the book “Hakurei Reimu… Read more »

One Week BUTAOTOME 201 – OHISA news, etc.

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Website updates The translation quest is still ongoing… The following albums and songs have been translated: Pop Ayakashi Yokochou Abyss Kami no Hi Now it’s time for a new translation form! Vote the albums (+ compilation track) you want to see translated next here! I will keep it open until Wednesday. Again, the compilation track is required, but you are… Read more »

Design of Touhou Doujin CD 2 (August 2016)

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This is a book by the doujin group chromatic-noise (色雑音研究室) published in August 2016. It features reviews of several Touhou albums (focusing on the design part) and interviews with the artists. Here I bring you a translation of the Kouseki Radio review and Ane’s interview! You can still buy this book on BOOTH. About BUTAOTOME is a four members circle:… Read more »

Tiramisu Cowboy’s February 2022 update

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First of all, HAPPY ELDEN RING RELEASE DAY! I won’t play it (my boyfriend is the From Software fan here, but I’ve been watching him play and I sang Yokoshima na Honoo every time he died, I will listen to the OST and explore the lore), but it’s amazing to see that a long-awaited game is finally here, and that… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Ranko! (2022) – Beyond BUTAOTOME

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Happy birthday to the wonderful voice of BUTAOTOME! It was around this day, 10 years ago, that I became a BUTAOTOME fan. Or rather, I started as a Ranko fan. I think a lot of people got into BUTAOTOME because they heard Ranko’s voice in some other groups like Sally, Diao ye zong or UNDEAD CORPORATION. However, over time I… Read more »

BUTAOTOME one man live – OHISA

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It’s been a long time! A new one man live has been just announced! It will be the first big live after the 10th anniversary lives in 2019, as well as the first one without Paprika. This live will be held on April 9 at Shibuya’s TAKE OFF 7 (oh no…). It won’t be livestreamed. Tickets will be sold on… Read more »

Daily Bibibi – “Deformities” and “monsters” are very different!? [15/02/2022]

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Original post In this month’s Bibibi post, Ranko talks about Kazuo Umezu’s Scary Book Series! Violet’s note: this post comes later than usual because I was reading horror manga, and I wanted to include some buy links for the featured books. Kazuo Umezu is the grandmaster of the horror manga genre, and his works influenced the universally-acclaimed Junji Ito. Not… Read more »

100mannin no Heikou Hifuu – review

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Welcome back to our usual review corner! This time my copy of the new album is stuck in America because wooo, shipments from Japan to Italy are blocked again. However, for the usual CD pic, I decided to ask people in TC’s Discord server to take their own pic of the EP. Maybe these are TC Crews from other worlds…… Read more »

Happy Birthday to Ranko no Ane! (2022) – Ane Appreciation Post

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Happy birthday to the artist behind all the cool BUTAOTOME cover arts and design, and the best dancing bunny! For this year, other than your usual pic (no showcase of random Italian food), I’m planning to do something new. This year is my 10th anniversary as a BUTAOTOME fan, so I want to dedicate each member’s birthday post to talk… Read more »