It’s been a while since we’ve updated, and we’ve unfortunately missed out on reporting a few upcoming releases. So, let’s get all caught up!
We’ve updated our entry for the new “Digimon Ending Best Aimer” CD, released back on August 1st, with coverart, confirmed artists, and a finalized tracklisting. While early rumors declared this release to be a full self-cover album by Ai Maeda, only one song has in fact been re-recorded. Track #11, an “AiM Solo Version” of fan-favorite song “Our Digital World,” is the disc’s only new material, with tracks #01-10 being the original, unaltered ending themes for Digimon Adventure, Digimon Adventure 02, Digimon Tamers, Digimon Frontier, and Digimon Savers. While not comprised of newly-recorded songs like some fans were hoping for, this release now serves as a companion to previous compilation discs like the “Opening Best Spirit” CD and the three “Insert Song Best” albums.
Seemingly in celebration of the franchise’s 15th anniversary, various other DiGiMONMUSiC discs are quietly being reissued at budget prices. The twelve “Best Partner” CD singles were re-released back in September, and we’ll be seeing a re-release of the commemorative “We Love DiGiMONMUSiC” five-disc boxset this Christmas (exactly 11 years since its original release back in 2002).
We’ve updated our listings for these discs with new release dates, catalogue numbers, and Amazon / CD Japan links. I know I’ll definitely be picking up the five-disc boxset, as I missed out on it a decade ago. As always, we’ll be sure to update as more information becomes available!
As we reported a little over a week ago, a new Digimon album, tentatively called “Digimon Ending Best,” has been scheduled for release on August 1st of this year. The CD’s listing on Amazon Japan has since been updated with an early (and predictable) track listing.
01.) “I Wish” – Digimon Adventure Ending Theme 01
02.) “Keep On” – Digimon Adventure Ending Theme 02
03.) “Tomorrow My Wind Will Blow” – Digimon Adventure 02 Ending Theme 01
04.) “Always, Whenever” – Digimon Adventure 02 Ending Theme 02
05.) “My Tomorrow” – Digimon Tamers Ending Theme 01
06.) “Days –Affection And The Ordinary–” – Digimon Tamers Ending Theme 02
07.) “Innocent ~While Remaining Naïve~” – Digimon Frontier Ending Theme 01
08.) “An Endless Tale” – Digimon Frontier Ending Theme 02
09.) “One Star” – Digimon Savers Ending Theme 01
10.) “Shooting Stars” – Digimon Savers Ending Theme 02
The page does note, however, that this track listing is subject to change. It’s also worth noting that the sixth Digimon television series, Digimon Xros Wars, did not have any ending themes, thus why it is not featured on this disc. As of now, it has not yet been confirmed if the songs on this album have been newly-recorded or if we’re merely looking at a compilation of existing material. Regardless, we’ll be sure to keep you updated when more information (and coverart) is released!
Amazon Japan has recently created a pre-order page for a new Digimon music CD, provisionally titled “Digimon Ending Best.” The disc is retailing for ￥2,500 and is scheduled for release on August 1st (Odaiba Memorial Day in Digimon Adventure and Adventure 02) of this year. It has not yet been confirmed exactly which songs (old or new) will be featured on this release, though early rumors have declared it to be a self-cover album by veteran Digimon singer and voice actor, Ai Maeda (otherwise known as “AiM”). Should this turn out to be true, it will be Maeda’s first official contribution to the franchise since 2007′s 10th Anniversary CD release, “The Bridge To Dreams.”
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as official coverart and track listings are revealed!
Happy 2013! Looking to purchase any Digimon CDs to celebrate making it two months into the new year? Perhaps a late Valentine’s present for your special someone? We’ve made it even easier for you to find what you’re looking for! On each CD entry, you can now find links to both the Amazon Japan and CD Japan pages for each disc, so you won’t have to waste any time searching! Of course, keep in mind that many of these CDs are roughly a decade old by now (some are even older!), so you’ll likely come across certain discs that aren’t currently in stock at either retailer. Should they restock, however, you’ll have the links on this site for easy access.
In some other (old) news, it seems that Japan is really starting to dive head-first into the world of digital distribution! Most of the Digimon singles/albums/soundtracks are now available on both the Japanese iTunes store and Amazon Japan’s MP3 store. Individual songs can be purchased for ¥250 (just a little under $3), or full albums can be bought at varying prices. Unfortunately, they’re currently region-locked, so you won’t be able to buy any if you’re not in Japan (believe me, I tried!). It’s a huge step forward, though, and perhaps we’ll see these expand into other territories at a later date. Curious about whether or not your favorite Digi-CD is available online? Check our individual CD entries to find out!
Lastly, I’ve gone back through the various disc entries and updated most of the CD cover images with sharper, cleaner, more vibrant versions. They really make the site look much better!
Howdy, everyone! Unfortunately, I don’t have any updates regarding new music releases (though I wish I did), but I wanted to plug the “FAQ” section I made for the site. Truth be told, nobody’s really asked me any questions, but I wanted to put one up just in case. If you’d like to read a little background information on Digimon Xros Wars or a standard “anti-piracy” message, then head on over! I’ll update it as I receive more questions.
Aside from that, I’ve just touched up the site’s layout a little bit, but I hope to be able to start updating the “Editorial Notes & Comments” sections of each disc. I just have to find the time. I’ve got a ton to say, though!
See you again soon!
The final individual DiGiMONMUSiC page is now completed! This time, we’re covering the Digimon Multiverse Dramas!
This page features a very special, limited edition CD dedicated to Adventure, Adventure 02, Tamers, and Frontier. Enjoy! Once I get all of my notes written into the “Editorial Notes & Comments” sections of each page, I’ll assemble everything onto my “Complete CD Listing” section. Until then, please enjoy looking around the site! Let me know if you have any questions/suggestions!
The Digimon Multiverse Soundtracks page is now completed!
This page features information on the soundtrack CD for X-Evolution, a Digimon television special featuring original characters and an original story that isn’t connected to any of the other TV shows. Enjoy!