Haven’t made an anisong post in awhile, so thought I’d do one and take the chance to put my music playing scripts back.
I will always remember Air (TV) as the first show to profoundly affect me after Haruhi first got me serious about anime. In retrospect now Air wasn’t perfect. The way the plot was arranged and presented was somewhat confusing and jarring. Even so Air still contains, in my opinion, some of the most powerful and evoking storytelling I’ve ever seen. It was beautiful, and it had a very unique taste that I feel nothing has quite been able to parallel to the present day. Oh how I wish I could feel it again. I vividly remember that stormy midnight, 3 years or so ago now, when I finished episode 6 with my breath stolen and my heart burning in the exultant realization that I was watching something truly great.
Anyway, I don’t believe this song was actually from the TV series. May have been from the source game, or perhaps released as a character song or something in the soundtrack. In any case I like it a lot, and I think it fitting to the solemn nature of the true purpose of this post:
This is a dedication to Kawakami Tomoko, who passed away from ovarian cancer on the 9th June 2011. Voice roles I will remember her by include Athena Glory of Aria, Sayuri Kurata of Kanon, and Kamio Misuzu of Air.
As usual, hit F8 to hear the song, which I believe was performed by Kawakami Tomoko herself. Hit the jump for a pretty picture, romaji lyrics and translations.