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Yoko Hikasa is about to release her first album “Glamorous Songs” which is the third of her consecutive debut solo releases. The album is a collaboration with several song writers, composers, and arrangers including Tetsuya Komuro and K-ON! music team: Emi Inaba, TOM-H@ck, and Hiroyuki Maezawa. Album “Glamorous Songs” comes on two editions that hit stores July 17th 2013.

Anime voice actress and singer Yoko Hikasa has released many singles tied to or as an anime character. She has also collaborated with other cast members on anime opening and ending theme songs in which she also voices one of the characters. Most notably she collaborated on the theme songs, voiced and released character singles as Mio Akiyama for hit anime franchise K-ON! (2009-2011). Currently she is voicing new character Maria in second season of anime Symphogear (Senki Zessho Symphogear G) and also about to release character single and character collaboration song with Nana Mizuki.

Yoko Hikasa finally was able to debut as a solo artist with record label Pony Canyon. She released her first solo single “Utsukushiki zankoku na sekai” (美しき残酷な世界)(2013.05.08) with tie-in as the first ending theme for anime TV series Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) (more details).

She most recently released her 2nd solo single “Owaranai uta” (2013.06.05) with tie-in as the theme song for anime movie HAL. The movie is an original production from animation studio WIT Studio and also stars Yoko Hikasa in the lead roll of Kurumi (more details).

For her first album Yoko Hikasa will hold a special mini-live released event in conjunction with selected stores. Purchasers at target stores: Gamers, Animate, and Toranoana receive entry ticket for awards lottery (deadline July 25th),

- 350 persons invited to “Glamorous Songs” release event (date and venue announced to winners)
- 3 persons special autographed alarm clock
- 10 persons autographed poster
- 100 persons special raw photo

Album “Glamorous Songs” comes on two editions,

- Limited with DVD that includes music video for lead track “Glamorous days”.

- Regular CD-only.

Selected stores offer a bonus photo or poster while supplies last (selected samples below).

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Watch the preview music video for lead song “Glamorous days” below the release details..

Yoko HikasaGlamorous Songs” – release date July 17th 2013

Limited [CD+DVD] (¥2800)
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Regular [CD] (¥2300)
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[CD]
1. Glamorous days
lyrics: Emi Inaba, music: Tom-H@ck

2. BALLOON
lyrics & composer: Sho Watanabe, arrangement: Kazunori Watanabe

3. Rhythm Linkage
lyrics & music: Shina Nagano, arrangement: Shina Nagano & Katsuya Kumamoto

4. Through the Looking-Glass
lyrics:leonn, composer: Tetsuya Komuro, arrangement: Toru Watanabe

5. Reclusive
lyrics & music: Powerless

6. Neo Image
lyrics: Saori Kodama, composer: Hiroyuki Maezawa, arrangement: yamazo

7. Mezamashi Dokei
lyrics & composer: YADAKO(Myu), arrangement: Masse(Myu)

[DVD]
1. Glamorous days (music video)

[CD]
1. Glamorous days
2. BALLOON
3. Rhythm Linkage
4. Through the Looking-Glass
5. Reclusive
6. Neo Image
7. Mezamashi Dokei

 

 

Yoko Hikasa Official website (Pony Canyon)

Yoko Hikasa Blog