St. Michael Girls’ School announced an expanded version of the Songworks album titled Songworks Extra for release on 18 December 2015.
The main additions is a second disc containing a track titled “Cute Generation,” an alternate version of the New Generation theme song performed by Anzu Hana and Izumi Ayaka.
Ralen has translated the information on the official website regarding the new release.
A special edition of “Songworks♪” the A Kiss For The Petals series tie-in music album,
(released at the 2014 year-end Comic Market, with wide release on February 11th, 2015)
including a specially recorded disc, “Cute Generation,” and special cover art from Peko!!
What is the “Cute Generation” disc?
An extremely cute track with all new lyrics and heartfelt performances
by PC game A Kiss For The Petals – The New Generation! theme song producer, Anzu Hana,
and voice of Sawaguchi Mai, Izumi Ayaka!!
A sample of Cute Generation was played on Reo-ppoi Radio episode 113 at 28:06:
St. Michael Girls’ School’s announcement of the album on Twitter was accompanied with a survey to determine which of two images will be used for the inside cover artwork for Cute Generation. The second image, a new illustration of Mai and Reo in wedding dresses, won by a considerable margin.
Samples of the music tracks on the main Songworks disc have been published by St. Michael Girls’ School on YouTube.
On 22 December 2014, St. Michael Girls’ School hosted a livestream on Niconico to promote the release of Songworks at Comiket 87 on 28 December 2014. The show was hosted by Anzu Hana, Manazuru Kou (Houraisen Rena, the extra character “Girl C”) and Tsubakino Nao 椿野なお (the extra character “Girl D”). Throughout the broadcast, Anzu Hana signed 500 special discs to be distributed at Comiket, which contains an alternate version of “Sakura in Bloom ~The Scent of Flowers~”. The show took place between 8:00-10:30 P.M. Japan time, 6:00-8:30 A.M. Eastern Standard Time.
I had learned of it only hours before it started, and that the show would accept fan mail. I quickly wrote a letter with the help of Kuma Ichigo and sent it immediately before I went to bed. As it was a special event, I incorporated grandiose posturing in my text and wrote it longer than I normally write for Reo-ppoi Radio. However, in my haste to make myself known on the show, I had realized the following morning that I have failed to both take any measures to record the show and adequately inform readers of this opportunity. For this, I sincerely apologize and will take greater effort to prevent this in the future.
At the time, I had assumed that Niconico livestreams were automatically archived for later viewing (known as “timeshifting”), but St. Michael Girls’ School opted out of this feature for this video as the hosts’ faces were shown on camera for a brief time. I learned that my letter was read, but because no one had recorded the show, I thought the reply was lost. However, on 29 December, the entire show was uploaded in three parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), albeit edited to remove the hosts’ faces. I believe readers will find the hosts’ reply to my letter entertaining. It has been transcribed by Kuma Ichigo (who provides annotations) and translated by Ralen.
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