My copy arrived today, and I thought this would be interesting since I think only a few people who visit here got it.
First up, the CD box came with a little Seatbelts sticker, and a white page announcing the 7/7 concert. The outer track list is a detachable sheet from the main box. Not to worry, since another track list is available inside in the booklet.
The CD jacket opens up nicely to reveal the CDs consecutively:
The outside of the jacket.
And here’s how it looks when you open it. At this part, the booklet is sandwiched, and it actually fell out when I opened it because there was nothing holding it onto the packaging. I’ll get to the booklet later.
And when you open it some more, you see the first CD, whose design looks like the moon.
And then you open it again to see the second and third CDs, with the second CD looking like a gaseous version of Mars, and the last one obviously a joke planet with a chick crater on it looking like a cookie cutout.
The jacket isn’t much to look at, as most of it is just black and lyrics. It only has that planet image, tiny stars and comets and some doodles. What initially caught my eye was this:
Aha, an official set of lyrics to Chikyuu Kyoumei! The site needs an update. Also, most of the lyrics that are not in Japanese have Japanese translations.
Does anyone know if any songs in this album previously have unpublished lyrics? We now have Chikyuu Kyoumei (above), and Waratteta, I don’t know if any of the rest here are unpublished. I will make a separate post about these newly published lyrics when I get the time
I actually checked the CD jacket to see if they would thank the fans, but there was none What I did find interesting is that they thanked the anime directors starting from Kazuki Akane, Tomino, Kawamori, Watanabe, Okamura, etc. Another interesting tidbit was that they put “All music performed by Seatbelts”, and before that, you see “Seatbelts are” and it proceeds to write every one of the instrumentalists and coordinators, from 5 different countries. “Seatbelts” is really just a name to call everyone who Kanno works with.
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