(Limited Edition type B outer jacket scan)
(Limited edition type B inner jacket scan, gatefold style)
When it comes to surrounding a song with a mini-movie it’s been Family48 leading the way of late, but today I’d like to share an artist whom may even have a leg up as these two crafts coincide and I’ve got a strong feeling that you’re going to have a possibly new favorite song on this particular album by post’s end, but we’ll get to that soon enough! And so today we’ll take a quick look at Ohara Sakurako’s type B version of her second album “V” (for “VIVO”) and as I had mentioned in her type A album post, a really cool aspect here is that both outer and inner jacket panels feature mirrored panels which are truly reflective. And to evidence just that, in the second scan atop here you can actually see that the scanner did indeed capture the bottom panel of my scanner that being the gray surface with those horizontal lines going across. And for whatever you may have imagined Sakurako~chan’s “Vivo” to represent…. here in the second scan atop (the inner of the gatefold style jacket) and to the right is a piggy acting as the “Vivo” definition map =).
So with type B’s CD being identical to type A’s, which I’ve already covered in the previous “V-album” post here, I’m going straight to featuring type B’s DVD exclusive content while also re-posting the album tracks too afterward.
~ LE Type B’s DVD~
While type A’s DVD included an entire concert, here with type B’s DVD you’ll receive a very very special mini-movie drama titled “Sign” which runs just under 27 minutes and yes it’s a direct tie-in with this album’s track “sign.”
Of course Sakurako~chan famously got her kick start as an actress really hitting if off with a starring role in the movie “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” back in 2013 and here her acting ability is most notable as she’s quite the youthful and yet somewhat veteran actress with all of her previous experience. This movie’s role then featuring Sakurako~chan as a member of the band “MUSH&Co” which led to an initial two movie tie-in singles and then her debut as a soloist and as they say the rest is of course history!~!
Okay so what’s remarkable about this mini movie is that not only do we get an entire story line to the song “Sign” breathing life into its lyrics and melody, but also a lasting emotional element which grows from an unlikely chance encounter and how even in the briefest of friendships….the human heart knows no such limitations when it comes to fulfilling a dream even when the odds and circumstances are stacked against us in life. Heart warming and yet deeply saddening is this mini movie’s story and it’s one of those which will indeed move you to tears, your recommended watch for the day~^^*.
So here type B’s album tracks are identical to type A’s but I’m still going to include them here just for listening convenience sake. And YES you’ll find the complete studio version of “Sign” just a bit below =).
~The album tracks~
(featuring lyric & liner notes booklet scans)
In addition to including Sakurako~chan’s latest single hits are there all new songs to LOVE~♥? You Betcha!~! And lots of them here as Sakurako~chan continues her growth as an artist and musician adding to her music authorship and oh~that voice just continues to develop upon her already so accomplished touch, nuance and emotional delivery! And never to play second fiddle is the outstanding song writing which continues to impress here, as Sakurako~chan’s not just about the pop/rock/ folk genres. ^^
“Kimi wo wasurenaiyo”
“Yuuki to hohoemi”
“Manatsu no taiyou”
“Dear My Dream”
“Kimi ni naritai”