Title: 蜻蛉羽 (Dragonfly Wings)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2014
Requested By: VocalC Google
An old way to say dragonfly is 蜻蛉 “Akitsu”. This is not officially the Akitsu in Akitsumaru, but Tom makes it seem appropriate. The song is about Akitsumaru’s final raid and sinking as she reminiscences about childhood songs. En route to the Phillipines on November 1944, Akitsumaru is sunk by USS Queenfish’s torpedoes striking her depth charges. Over the next 24 hours, 310 of Akitsumaru’s 2,300 men are saved by the other ships in her convoy. Coincidentally, rescuing survivors is also known as dragonfly fishing in Japanese.
Title: 白い海 (The White Sea)
Circle: Yonder Voice
Release Date: Dec 29, 2016
I knew this song was sad and beautiful, but never expected how emotional I got after I finished. This song hit me personally because it described when I watched my grandmother pass away, from her point of view. Not only that, but she was also quite a believer in Taoism herself.
Vocal： ななひら (nanahira)
Lyrics：七条レタス (Lettuce Shichijou)
Album： ボーキサイトが底をついた件 (On the Subject of Running Out of Bauxite)
Release Date： Jan 19, 2014