February 3rd, 2009
As you may remember, last September there was a special Hokuto no Ken event held in Japan – a soul wedding for the characters Kenshiro and Yuria. As the composer for the new OVA series, Yuki Kajiura attended and performed two songs with vocalists Keiko, Wakana, and Yuriko. A never-before-heard track titled “Epithalamion” written by Yuki exclusively for the wedding ceremony, and “Hanamori no Oka”, the main theme of Toki-den are among the performances. The full video of the event was streamed from GyaO’s website for a short time after the ceremony, but was only accessible to visitors from inside Japan.
A DVD recording of the event will be released with the Collector’s Edition of Hokuto no Ken ZERO – Kenshirō Den. However, the DVD is said to be only 55 minutes in length, as compared to the original length of almost 2.5 hours, according to Tou’s blog. Hopefully, neither of Yuki Kajiura’s performances were cut out! The main OVA will feature music by Yuki Kajiura, though an official soundtrack has yet to be announced.
Title: Hokuto no Ken ZERO – Kenshirō Den Collector’s Edition
Publisher: Amuse Soft Entertainment
Catalog Number: ASBY-4324 (2 Discs)
Release Date: February 27, 2009