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Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita: Song & Drama Albums (~Itsudemo Genki! Nana-chan to Nonbiriya no Yukari-san to…~) set for August 19 Release

Originally announced back in July, the Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita (Locodol for brevity) character albums were supposedly set for a release on July 29, although for reasons unknown, this date was pushed back to August 19, 2015: so, tomorrow, these albums will go on sale for 2000 yen (roughly 21 CAD) each. There will be one album for Nanako (Itsudemo Genki! Nana-chan, performed by Miku Ito and Maya Yoshioka) and one for Yukari (Nonbiriya no Yukari-san, performed by Sachika Misawa and Inori Minase). The albums were announced during the Second Early Summer Nagarekawa Festival back on June 13, and the title was inspired by the lyrics from the Nagarekawa Girls Song, which was performed during the anime’s finale. The tracklists for each album are as follows:

~Itsudemo Genki! Nana-chan to…~

  1. さきどりドリーマー
  2. Wish Upon a Star
  3. 2 the Dream
  4. 魚心くんソング (幻のオリジナル・ヴァージョン)
  5. オリジナルCDドラマ「奈々子の日常篇」
  6. さきどりドリーマー (Off Vocal Version)
  7. Wish Upon a Star (Off Vocal Version)
  8. 2 the Dream (Off Vocal Version)

~Nonbiriya no Yukari-san to…~

  1. また明日ね
  2. 未来飛行
  3. 4 the Dream
  4. あぁ流川 (幻のオリジナル・ヴァージョン)
  5. オリジナルCDドラマ「縁の日常篇」
  6. また明日ね (Off Vocal Version)
  7. 未来飛行 (Off Vocal Version)
  8. 4 the Dream (Off Vocal Version)

Besides the release of a pair of much-welcomed Locodol albums, the manga also revealed that there is to be a new OVA in production. It will serve as a sequel of sorts for Locodol, but beyond this, there hasn’t been any additional information on what the OVA will be about or when it will be released. Though I found the anime to be solid from a critical perspective, its reception in Japan was more modest, making only 3816 sales. While Locodol was a newcomer on the scene, especially in comparison to more popular idol anime (such as Love Live and IdolM@ster), I personally find the smaller scale, more personal touch of Locodol to be significantly more meaningful and enjoyable to watch, but the sales figures, coupled with the knowledge that the second OVA is a sequel, suggests that said OVA will serve as the swan song for Locodol. With that being said, the blackout on information means that, although it’s a given that there is an OVA, the main question for the present will remain when it comes out (a well-reasoned conjecture would suggest Winter 2016 at the earliest, since it’s not present in the Fall 2015 lineup). Naturally, I’ll do my utmost to write about it, but until then, there are two albums to anticipate.

2 responses to “Futsuu no Joshikousei ga [Locodol] Yattemita: Song & Drama Albums (~Itsudemo Genki! Nana-chan to Nonbiriya no Yukari-san to…~) set for August 19 Release

  1. Edward August 24, 2015 at 05:59

    Hello. This post led me to your review of the main series and it convinced me to give the series a try. I’ve watched the first three episodes and am enjoying it. Thank you very much for your review!

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    • infinitezenith August 26, 2015 at 16:39

      I’m happy to hear that you’re enjoying Locodol: it’s one of the more obscure anime out there, but there’s a certain charm about it that more well-known idol anime lack. Cheers!

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