2015-2016 » Mai-HiME ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Vol.1 HiME

LACA-5337 | December 22, 2004
Soundtrack (Mai-Hime)
24 tracks
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Music: Yuki Kajiura
Arrangements: Yuki Kajiura
Lyrics: Yuki Kajiura
Vocals: Hanae Tomaru (1, 14, 23), Yuuko Miyamura (16)
Chorus: Kaori Nishina (16), Fion (23)
Musicians
Keyboards and Programming: Yuki Kajiura
E. guitar: Koichi Korenaga (2-3, 14), Kazuyoshi Baba (7, 23), Takahiro Koike (15)
A. guitar: Koichiro Tashiro (1, 12, 18, 22), Masayuki Chiyo (16)
Bass: Sting Miyamoto (2-3, 14)
Drums: Masuke Nozaki (2-3, 14)
Percussion: Ikuo Kakehashi (4, 10, 18, 22), Mataro Misawa (16)
Sax and flute: Takahiro Kaneko (2-4)
Oboe: Tomoka Hirota (17)
Violin: Hitoshi Konno (2-4, 8, 13, 16, 20-21)
Viola: Takahiro Enokido (2-3)
Cello: Ayano Kasahara (2-4, 8, 13, 16, 20-21)


Tracklist

  1. Himeboshi
  2. Kyou no Hajimari
  3. Natsu, Sora, Umikaze
  4. Haran Gakuen Seikatsu
  5. Shinobi Yoru Kage
  6. Yami no Butou
  7. Gakuten’ou Kenzan!
  8. Yasashisa no Guuwa
  9. Maka Fushigi
  10. O Hara Hetta!
  11. Mata Aou Ne
  12. Yuubae no Sora
  13. Yamiyo e no Prologue
  14. Duran Shoukan
  15. Kagutsuchi Kourin
  16. It’s only the fairy tale
  17. Gogo no Hizashi
  18. Chiisana Shiawase
  19. Koi wo Shita Kara…
  20. Nazo ga Nazo wo Yobu
  21. Yoru no Soko ni Shizumu
  22. Tokiiro no Mai
  23. Mezame
  24. Himeboshi no Shizukesa

Liner notes

The first thing I wrote for Mai-Hime was the academy’s theme, and also Himeboshi. As a matter of fact, that was a piece that I did in the middle of the first meeting with staff, and of course I was embarrassed to take out the sheet music right in front of them, so I went into the bathroom and secretly wrote it there…
The times when I speak personally to everyone who’s influencing my work are chances for me to receive various impressions more than anything else. There are unexpectedly a lot of times when the pieces that can float in my mind during such times turn into theme melodies for the work, and this was one of those times.

I was unexpectedly unfamiliar with music for a work that has a lot of brightly cute girls with energy, so when I discussed it this time I wasn’t very happy, and wondered if I’d be okay with it. But it was very enjoyable to make pieces with impressions of bright scenery, and it was more interesting than anything else, so I still have fun watching it every week even now. I just get bad feelings when my favorite characters suffer, because I want to secretly be able to help them…

I too am thinking about Mai-Hime’s development from now on, so I’m rushing into drawing up the menu for the second half’s music. As I think about each character, I’m creating music every day. Everyone who’s enjoying watching in the same way, I’m just hoping that you can enjoy the music along with the work.

Kajiura Yuki


translation by ninetales