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E.M.U.(Entertainment Music Unit) consists of 5 members.   They're Hikaru Midorikawa (緑川光), Hideo Ishikawa (石川英郎), Daisuke Sakaguchi (阪口大助), Ryotaro Okiayu (置鮎龍太郎), and Nobutoshi Hayashi (林延年). 

Anime fans should find their names very familiar, as they are the voices, the life behind many popular anime characters.  (^_^)

Note:  The information below is based on the CDs that I have2nd note:  I translated the song titles in a way that would at least make sense in English, so some of them are not literal direct translation (^_^)

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E.M.U

CD's

The Best

(COCC-30061→62)

1998. 10. 1

Columbia (Nippon)

Disc 1

1.  Teenage はパラダイス 1.  Teenage is Paradise
2.  僕たちの方程式〜rule〜 2.  Our Rule
3.  青春に理由はいらない 3.  Youth has no Need for Explanation (i.e "Don't need a Reason for being Young")
4.  少年AtoZ 4.  The A to Z of Youth
5.  Girl〜涙が虹に変わるまで〜 5.  Girl〜Till the Tears Turn into a Rainbow〜
6. イコール 6.  Equal
7.  R & R Beethoven 7.  R & R Beethoven
8.  翼なき世代 8.  Wing Generation
9.  ありったけの情熱 9.  With All the Passion
10.  ハミング 10.  Humming
11.  青空のように 11.  As the Blue Sky
12. 僕達の世代から〜新世紀のプロローグ〜 12.  From Our Generation〜Prologue to the New Era〜
13. ツイてない 13.  No Luck

Disc 2

1. PARTY 1.  Party
2.  Dear Friend 2.  Dear Friend
3.  Mountain 3.  Mountain
4.  言葉にできない恋をしよう 4.  Can't find words to Express My Love For You (i.e. ... so use action instead ^.^;
5.  Smile A Go Go 5.  Smile A Go Go
6.  お・も・う 6.  T.H.I.N.K
7.  Everything is Mystery 7.  Everything is Mystery
6.  夏のアドレス 6.  Summer's Address
9.  温泉がいいな 9.  Hot Spring Is Niceee!!
8.  PhantoM 8.  PhantoM
5.  Mountain 5.  Mountain

《ボーナストラック》「E.M.U First Live」より

《Bonus Tracks》 from "E.M.U. First Live"
2.  Teenage はパラダイス 2.  Teenage is Paradise
7.  Girl〜涙が虹に変わるまで〜 7.  Girl〜Till the Tears Turn into a Rainbow〜
4.  僕たちの方程式〜rule〜 4.  Our Rule

 

 

Remix

(COCX-30008)

1998. 8. 21

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  Smile A Go Go 1.  Smile A Go Go
2.  Teenage はパラダイス 2.  Teenage is Paradise
3.  Mountain 3.  Mountain
4.  僕たちの方程式〜rule〜 4.  Our Rule
5.  少年AtoZ 5.  The A to Z of Youth
6.  青春に理由はいらない 6.  Youth has no Need for Explanation (i.e "Don't need a Reason for being Young")
7.  Girl〜涙が虹に変わるまで〜 7.  Girl〜Till the Tears Turn into a Rainbow〜
8.  PhantoM 8.  PhantoM
9.  温泉がいいな 9.  Hot Spring Is Niceee!!
10. イコール 10.  Equal

The remix in this album is actually pretty cool.  I guess it has some kind of "ethnic" theme.  Like native drums, chants... background like the one in #10..  I especially like #7, 8 & 9.  (^_^)   The piano mix in #7 is so beautiful......

 

 

Smile A Go Go

(COCC-14455)

1997. 8. 21

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  Smile A Go Go 1.  Smile A Go Go
2.  言葉にできない恋をしよう 2.  Can't find words to Express My Love For You
3.  お・も・う 3.  T.H.I.N.K
4.  Everything is Mystery 4.  Everything is Mystery
5.  Mountain 5.  Mountain
6.  夏のアドレス 6.  Summer's Address

#3 is performed by Hikaru Midorikawa and Daisuke Sakaguchi, and #3 is performed by Ryotaro Okiayu, Nobutoshi Hayashi and Hideo Ishikawa.  My favorite one is # 2.  Again, I like all of the songs!!! 

 

 

Equal Live Tour

COCC-14053→54

1997. 3. 21

Columbia (Nippon)

Disc 1

1.  Teenage はパラダイス 1.  Teenage is Paradise
2.  イコール = 2.  Equal =
3.  「E.M.U.」メドレー 3.  [E.M.U.] Medley
4.Dear Friend 4.  Dear Friend
5.  ツイてない 5.  No Luck
6.  僕達の世代から 6.  From Our Generation

Disc 2

1.  涙が覚えてる 1.  Remember the Tears
2.  ありったけの情熱 2.  With All the Passion
3.  ハミング 3.  Humming
4.  DESTINATION 4.  Destination
5.  青空のように 5.  As the Blue Sky
6.  PARTY 6.  Party

アンコール

Encore

7.  Girl〜涙が虹に変わるまで〜 7.  Girl〜Till the Tears Turn into a Rainbow〜
8.  = (アンコールバージョン) 8.  Equal (Encore Version)

LIVE!!!!!!!!!!(^0^)/  This live album has 4 very nice songs that aren't included in any of the other albums.  Namely, disc1 #4; #5 performed by Hikaru Midorikawa and Hideo Ishikawa; and #6 performed by Daisuke Sakaguchi, Nobutoshi Hayashi, and Ryotaro Okiayu.

 

 

イコール =

(COCC-14020)

1997. 1. 10

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  DESTINATION 1. Destination
2.  ありったけの情熱 2. With All the Passion
3.  涙が覚えてる 3. The Tears Remember
4.  ハミング 4. Humming
5.  青空のように 5. As the Blue Sky
6.  イコール = 6. Equal =

The first 5 songs are solos performed by each member: 1- by Hayashi Nobutoshi, 2- by Okiayu Ryotaro, 3- by Midorikawa Hikaru, 4- by Sakaguchi Daisuke, 5- by Ishikawa Hideo.  And, 6- by everybody. 

 

 

Girl

(COCC-13105)

1996. 1. 20

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  Teenage はパラダイス 1. Teenage is Paradise
2.  僕たちの方程式〜rule〜 2. Our Rule
3.  噂のRock・Star 3. Legendary Rock Star
4.  勇/ OTOKOGI 4. Courage/ A Man's Heart
5.  少年AtoZ 5. The A to Z of Youth
6.  僕だって男だぞ 6. Because I'm just a Guy
7.  R & R Beethoven 7. R & R Beethoven
8.  翼なき世代 8. Wing Generation
9.  青春に理由はいらない 9. Youth has no Need for Explanation (i.e "Don't need a Reason for being Young")
10. Girl〜涙が虹に変わるまで〜 10. Girl〜Till the Tears Turn into a Rainbow

3- performed by Ryotaro Okiayu, 4- by Hideo Ishikawa, 6- by Daisuke Sakaguchi, 7- by Nobutoshi Hayashi, 8- by Hikaru Midorikawa.  While I like every single song, my favorite here is "Girl".

 

E.M.U. CD Singles

Phantom

(COCD-1497)

1998. 4. 21

Columbia (Nippon)

Phantom,  c/w 温泉がいいな Phantom, c/w Hot Spring is Niiice!!

Phantom is in a very cool Hip Hop style.... Totally COOL!  The 2nd song is really cool and upbeat too!  You want to start listening? then get this one, since it's a latest release (as E.M.U), as I'm typing these words.... (^-^)

 

Mountain

(CODC-1280)

1997. 7. 19

Columbia (Nippon)

Mountain,  c/w 言葉にできない恋をしよう Mountain, c/w Can't find words to Express Love For You

Mountain is in a different mix than the one in "Smile A Go Go" album.  I like this mix better.

 

Male Graduation

(CODC-764)

1995. 11. 20

Columbia (Nippon)

僕たちの方程式〜rule〜,  c/w  少年AtoZ Our Rule, c/w The A to Z of Youth

 

Books (ok, these aren't CDs, but... (^-^;;

E.M.U Memorial Collection

ISBN 4-04-852845-9

E.M.U Song Book

ISBN  4-401-15385-5

E.M.U Memorial Collection is a book of essays, photos, info, etc... about E.M.U and its members; and E.M.U Song Book is a collection of words and music sheets of all the songs before Phantom, plus lots of pictures.

 

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M

(Graduation M)

Same members as E.M.U, but this one is based on the manga, novel... characters...  They have the radio drama CDs, a Playstation game, and the 2-part OVA videos. 

Seiyuu Characters
緑川 光 Hikaru Midorikawa as 新井透吾 Arai Tougo
林 延年 Nobutoshi Hayashi as 中本 翔 Nakamoto Shou
置鮎龍太郎 Okiayu Ryotaro as 高城紫門 Takagi Simon
石川英郎 Hideo Ishikawa as 加籐勇祐  Kato Yuusuke
阪口大助 Daisuke Sakaguchi as 志村未希麿 Shimura Mikimaro

 

OVA Song Collection

(COCX-30225)

1998. 12.19

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  ハートは高気圧 1.  Powered-up
2.  恋愛小説 2.  Romance Novel
3.  THRILL 3.  Thrill
4.  Melody-go-round 4.  Melody-go-round
5.  Last Dunk 〜最後の一秒に賭けろ〜 5.  Last Dunk ~betting on the last second~
6.  王子様になりたい 6.  I Want to be a Prince
7.  友達をつくろう 7.  Let's Make Friends

#1 & #7 are by everybody.  #2 is by Hayashi Nobutoshi, #3 by Midorikawa Hikaru, #4 by Okiayu Ryoutaro, #5 by Ishikawa Hideo, #6 by Sakaguchi Daisuke.  #3 & #5 are very "powerfully adrenolinized" (well, "highly concentrated caffeine induced" for gals ), I recommend them if you really want to stay awake all night (^_^) .  #4 is a really nice guitar flick!  #7 is so nice too!

 

 

Love Song Collection

(COCC-14919)

1998. 3. 21

Columbia (Nippon)

1.  ラビリンス 1. Labyrinth
2.  永遠の Love Song 2. The Everlasting Love Song
3.  微笑みにキスを 3. A Kiss with a Smile
4.  子 猫 4. Little Kitten
5.  お楽しみはこれからだ! 5. From Now On:  Looking Forward!!
6.  楽園〜おまえしかいない〜 6. Paradise〜 No One but You〜

This is the music based on the game. Actually, depending on which character you played, when you clear the game, it gives you eye candies and the character's song. The game is typical "for girls only" type of mystery solving game, so it's kind of boring (for me, since I like hack and slash and shoot types), so I only cleared Tougo's character... But, you get to hear their voices so... hahah ^_^;;;

SO, this album consists of solos from the 5 members (so you don't have to clear every character hahahaha), except #1, which is performed by everybody. 2- Hikaru Midorikawa, 3- Ryotaro Okiayu, 4- Nobutoshi Hayashi, 5- Daisuke Sakaguchi, 6- Hideo Ishikawa.  My favorite is Labyrinth. And # 2 is a really really really cute and sweet and happy song.



By the way, did I mention Okiayu-san's voice is also the coolest? ^_^

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