Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition)

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Ema ni negai wo! (Prologue Edition)Wish on an Ema! (Prologue Edition)
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Information
Length Approx. 35 Minutes[1]
Type Story BD
Release Date 13 January 2021
Band Sound Horizon
Label PONY CANYON
Product Code PCXP-50813
Price ¥4,500[2]

The 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD Wish on an Ema! (Prologue Edition) (in Japanese 絵馬に願ひを!, Ema ni Negai wo!) was released on 13 January 2021. It is distinct from other Sound Horizon releases in that it uses a Blu-ray disc to allow listeners to select stories, which wouldn't be possible on a CD.[3]

To let the irreversible time reach the "Near Future" Horizon, one must first go through the "Nearest Future." To race through it like some did, to wish for it like some did, it depends on your interpretation.

Track List

# Title Length
0 Main Menu/Choice Song 3:20
1 Hoshizora e to Tsuzuku SakamichiThe Slope Leading Towards the Starry Sky 1:49
2 Rouran JinjaRouran Shrine 7:02
3 Yoru no Karma ga Miseta YumeDreams Brought by the Night’s Karma 2:44
4 Shokuzai to 《Homura》 no IbukiThe Breath of Atonement and <Flame> 3:18
5 Kurayami wo Terasu HIKARILight that Shines Upon Darkness 3:19
6 Watashi no Umareta 《Sekai》The <Horizon> I Was Born Into 2:46
7 Ikiteiru no wa BOKU Dake Nandaro?I’m the Only One That’s Alive, Right? 2:44
8 Koi wa Hate Made TomaranaiLove Won't Stop Till the End 2:40
9 Nishikaze no You ni Kakenukero!!Blaze Past like the West Wind! 2:44
10 End Credits 0:34

* Track numbers are for convenience's sake, and not necessarily indicative of the order a listener will encounter them. For the actual order in which tracks are encountered, see the Route Guide below.

Death Endings

Each viewpoint character's songs in which they wish at the shrine (tracks 1, 3, 8, and 9 above) has a Death Ending version. There is a 0.1% chance of encountering it. The first and third (based on the below listing) are narrated by Akio Otsuka, and the second and fourth are narrated by Rika Fukami. The delivery of the narrations varies in tone. The first two are serious, and the last two gentle and kind. After the ending, the user is returned to the Main Menu without playing the End Credits.

# Title Length
1 Hoshizora e to Tsuzuku SakamichiThe Slope Leading Towards the Starry Sky 0:53
2 Yoru no Karma ga Miseta YumeDreams Brought by the Night’s Karma 3:07
3 Koi wa Hate Made TomaranaiLove Won't Stop Till the End 3:01
4 Nishikaze no You ni Kakenukero!!Blaze Past like the West Wind! 1:47

Route Guide

The route guide for Ema ni Negai wo!

This route guide is a high resolution image of the routes that can be chosen in Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition). On the file page, click "Original file" to see the full image.

Bonus Content

The first press factory sealed bonus is a "Connecting fortune ticket ~1 of 2~". It is teased that holding on to this until the full version's release may result in "something nice [happening]".[4]

The following store bonuses come with purchase of the first press edition:[5][6][7]

  • Amazon: Picture Card of the cover art
  • Other Retailers: Omikuji (Fortune Ticket)

For the full content of the omikuji fortunes, see the list of omikuji. The available omikuji fortunes are "Super blessing", "Great blessing", "Blessing", "Middle blessing", "Small blessing", "Half-blessing", "Future blessing", "None", "Future curse", "Half-curse", "Small curse", "Middle curse", "Curse", "Great curse", and "Hades curse".[6][8] "Super blessing", "None", and "Hades curse" are mentioned to be rarer than the other fortunes.[6][8] Each will come with exclusive "reading materials" on Ema or the Around 15th Anniversary campaign, based on Koji Shimizu's interviews with Revo.[6][8]

Information

The 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition) was announced on September 14th, 2020.[3] It was teased the year before with the launch of the 15th anniversary special site, where if a user clicks the Around 15 Anniversary logo the above quote will appear on screen and a song with the filename “AComingNearestFuture.mp4” will play.[9] With the release of the video teaser, the song's name was revealed to be Hoshizora e to Tsuzuku SakamichiThe Slope Leading Towards the Starry Sky.

Around 15 Anniversary logo

On November 11th, 2020, the list of vocalists was announced in addition to the announcement of Ema's release date as January 13th 2021, and there was a slight alteration to how the title is written (It is still read the same).[5][10][4] On November 20th, the recording vocalists were announced and cover art revealed,[11][12] as well as dancers and vocalists for the concert.[13][14] Two weeks later on December 4th, the release's narrators and details on the first press edition’s bonus goods were announced.[15]

Just over a week before release, on January 5, a preview video for the teaser song Hoshizora e to Tsuzuku SakamichiThe Hill Road Leading to the Starry Sky was released. The total length of the work, described as "length of the whole shrine visit", was also announced to be over 35 minutes, though the duration of just one path depends on the listener.[1][6] A longer trailer was uploaded on release day.

Summary

The synopsis of the story BD is given:[4]

"The stage for the story is a world closely similar to modern day Japan.

One day, a shrine was suddenly discovered in a certain town. Rumors say you may receive a great blessing if you write your wish down on the Ema in the Rouran Shrine. The stories of the people who've made their wishes will begin to unfold.

Will their futures change depending on the choices made...? Make sure to experience it for yourself!"

Credits

Listed are the performers for Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition).

Vocalists

Listed are the vocalists for Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition).[6][12]

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As Amano Miyabi.

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As Sakuya Himeko.

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As the Husband.

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As Izaka Nami.

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Played by Revo.

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As the Boy.

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As Saruta Inuhiko.

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As the Boy.

Narration

Listed are the narrators for Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition).[6][15]

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Narration for each song and credits.

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Narration for Rouran Jinja and 2 Death routes.

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Narration for Memory intro videos.

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Narration for Rouran Jinja and 2 Death routes.

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Narration for Memory intro videos.

Musicians

Listed are the musicians for Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition)[5][6]

Production

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Illustration.

Live Performances

The first part of the Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Festival was the story concert for Ema ni Negai wo! It was performed six times from January through March.[16]

Date Open Time Start Time Venue
2021-1-19 16:30[17] 17:30[17] Tokyo International Forum Hall A
2021-2-5 16:00[17] 17:30[17] Tokyo Garden Theater
2021-2-6 16:00 17:30 Tokyo Garden Theater
2021-2-7 15:00 16:30 Tokyo Garden Theater
2021-3-30 17:30 18:30 Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall
2021-3-31 17:00 18:00 Pacifico Yokohama National Convention Hall

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2021-1-5. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  2. "『絵馬に願ひを!』(Prologue Edition)". [Ema ni Negai wo! (Prologue Edition)] (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-12-15. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary “Story BD” 今冬発売!". [Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary “Story BD” Releasing this Winter!] (in Japanese). Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-9-14. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "The “Nearest Future” is finally coming! 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD『絵馬に願ひを!』(Prologue Edition)続報【第壱弾】". [The "Nearest Future" is finally coming! 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD "Ema ni Negai wo!" (Prologue Edition) Follow-up (Part 1)] (in Japanese). Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 "Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD『絵馬に願ひを!』(Prologue Edition)". [Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD "Ema ni Negai wo!" (Prologue Edition)] (in Japanese). Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-12-4. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  7. "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-12-4. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  9. "Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site". Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  10. "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-11-13. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  11. "7.5th or 8.5th Story BD『絵馬に願ひを!』(Prologue Edition)続報【第弐弾】". [The "Nearest Future" is finally coming! 7.5th or 8.5th Story BD "Ema ni Negai wo!" (Prologue Edition) Follow-up (Part 2)] (in Japanese). Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  13. "『Sound Horizon Around15周年記念祭』出演者発表 【第2弾】". [Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Festival Performers Announcement (Part 2)] (in Japanese). Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Special Site. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  14. "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  15. 15.0 15.1 "Sound Horizon Kingdom on Twitter". Tweet. Twitter. 2020-12-4. Retrieved 4 December 2020.
  16. "『Sound Horizon Around 15周年記念祭』開催決定!". [Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Festival will be Held!] (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. PONY CANYON INC. 2020-09-14. Retrieved 31 December 2020.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 "『Sound Horizon Around 15周年記念祭』開催決定!". [About the Sound Horizon Around 15th Anniversary Festival] (in Japanese). Pony Canyon. PONY CANYON INC. 2021-01-12. Retrieved 12 January 2021.