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18th Jun '16 3:30:27 PM MoritzAV
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** The album Rokkenjima in Love (released alongside [=EP6=]) contains Image Songs for Battler, Maria, Bernkastel, Kumasawa/Virgilia, Kyrie, Beatrice, The Seven Sisters of Purgatory, Ange, and one for the [=EP3=] myth battle between Beatrice and Virgilia. Beatrice's second Image Song deserves mention, though, for being instrumentalized and used as epic BGM in [=EP7=].

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** The album Rokkenjima in Love (released alongside [=EP6=]) contains Image Songs for Battler, Maria, Bernkastel, Kumasawa/Virgilia, Kumasawa[[spoiler:/Virgilia]], Kyrie, Beatrice, The Seven Sisters of Purgatory, Ange, and one for the [=EP3=] myth battle between Beatrice and Virgilia. Beatrice's second Image Song deserves mention, though, for being instrumentalized and used as epic BGM in [=EP7=].
28th May '16 10:24:44 PM nombretomado
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18th May '16 8:58:06 AM Dezdet
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A song specific in content and tone to a character from an anime, sung by the character's voice performer -- usually on a soundtrack CD.

The animation houses which produce anime are nothing if not masters of cross-marketing and cross-promotion. One means by which a series is promoted and supported in the Japanese media marketplace is (as is sometimes the case in the United States) the original soundtrack CD. In the early days of this practice, such [=CDs=] usually contained nothing more than the program's opening and closing themes, as well as most or all of the incidental music heard in the show. Eventually, though, the producers of such discs began to take advantage of the fact that most Japanese voice performers are also professional singers, often of the "idol" variety which drives the Japanese pop music market. They began to write songs that typified -- and sometimes explored more deeply -- the characters.

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A song specific in content and tone to a character from an anime, sung by the character's voice performer -- usually performer—usually on a soundtrack CD.

The animation houses which produce anime are nothing if not masters of cross-marketing and cross-promotion. One means by which a series is promoted and supported in the Japanese media marketplace is (as is sometimes the case in the United States) the original soundtrack CD. In the early days of this practice, such [=CDs=] usually contained nothing more than the program's opening and closing themes, as well as most or all of the incidental music heard in the show. Eventually, though, the producers of such discs began to take advantage of the fact that most Japanese voice performers are also professional singers, often of the "idol" variety which drives the Japanese pop music market. They began to write songs that typified -- and typified—and sometimes explored more deeply -- the deeply—the characters.
14th May '16 7:21:13 PM nombretomado
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* ''LizzieMcGuire'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL6sZIJXHrc I Can't Wait]]", a Brooke [=McClymont=] that Hilary Duff covered, singing "as" [[LizzieMcGuire her character]]. The song is on both of the LizzieMcGuire albums and caught a lot of airplay on Radio Disney back in the day, and was actually released as a single in Happy Meals in 2004 (along with another CD that had "Lizzie" narrating a few episodes, although the voice actress was not really Hilary).

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* ''LizzieMcGuire'' ''Series/LizzieMcGuire'' has "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jL6sZIJXHrc I Can't Wait]]", a Brooke [=McClymont=] that Hilary Duff covered, singing "as" [[LizzieMcGuire her character]]. character. The song is on both of the LizzieMcGuire Lizzie [=McGuire=] albums and caught a lot of airplay on Radio Disney back in the day, and was actually released as a single in Happy Meals in 2004 (along with another CD that had "Lizzie" narrating a few episodes, although the voice actress was not really Hilary).
14th May '16 2:26:09 PM NintenFan98
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** On the Japanese side, there's Satoshi's themes ''Spurt!'' and ''XY&Z'' which are openings, May's theme is ''Watashi Makenai'' (one of the ending themes), Hikari has ''Kimi no Soba de'' and Eureka has ''Puni-chan no Uta'' (Also an ending). Instrumentals of these are usually heard during their contest appeals. Team Rocket have "Rocket-Dan Yo Eien Ni" which they have occasionally sung in place of their motto. Brock has "Takeshi no Paradise", originally an EndingTheme which he later started singing in episodes whenever there's a need for some kind or distraction. And Kojiro has "Lucky Lucky", a flirtatious [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of (Pokémon) Puns]]. Vocal versions of both these songs have made it into the dub.

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** On the Japanese side, there's Satoshi's themes ''Spurt!'' and ''XY&Z'' which are openings, May's theme is ''Watashi Makenai'' (one of the ending themes), Hikari has ''Kimi no Soba de'' de'', Serena has DoriDori (Also an ending) and Eureka has ''Puni-chan no Uta'' (Also (Yet again an ending). Instrumentals of these are usually heard during their contest appeals.appears. Team Rocket have "Rocket-Dan Yo Eien Ni" which they have occasionally sung in place of their motto. Brock has "Takeshi no Paradise", originally an EndingTheme which he later started singing in episodes whenever there's a need for some kind or distraction. And Kojiro has "Lucky Lucky", a flirtatious [[HurricaneOfPuns Hurricane of (Pokémon) Puns]]. Vocal versions of both these songs have made it into the dub.
28th Mar '16 3:15:03 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series has had loads of [=CDs=] released. The first game in particular had MANY image songs and that was just for the lead character, Shiori.

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* The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series has had loads of [=CDs=] released. The first game in particular had MANY image songs and that was just for the lead character, Shiori.
28th Mar '16 3:14:11 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''SakuraTaisen'' might be one of the most extreme cases. There are literally dozens of versions of the original theme song, recorded by every possible cast member or combination of cast members. In addition, there are straight Image Songs for each of the main cast, which sometimes find their way into the program as individual themes.
* The ''TokimekiMemorial'' series has had loads of [=CDs=] released. The first game in particular had MANY image songs and that was just for the lead character, Shiori.

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* ''SakuraTaisen'' ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' might be one of the most extreme cases. There are literally dozens of versions of the original theme song, recorded by every possible cast member or combination of cast members. In addition, there are straight Image Songs for each of the main cast, which sometimes find their way into the program actual games as individual themes.
* The ''TokimekiMemorial'' series has had loads of [=CDs=] released. The first game in particular had MANY image songs and that was just for the lead character, Shiori.
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* The ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial'' series has had loads of [=CDs=] released. The first game in particular had MANY image songs and that was just for the lead character, Shiori.
27th Mar '16 2:53:20 PM Redaka
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* Another rare English language example, (also courtesy of {{4kids}} no less) is the [[YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh: Music to duel by]] album which features "Face up Face Down" a theme song for Maximillion Pegasus sung by his voice actor Darren Dunstan.

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* Another rare English language example, (also courtesy of {{4kids}} 4kids no less) is the [[YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh: Music to duel by]] album which features "Face up Face Down" a theme song for Maximillion Pegasus sung by his voice actor Darren Dunstan.
27th Mar '16 2:51:27 PM Redaka
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* Another rare English language example, (also courtesy of {{4kids}} no less) is the [[YuGiOh Yu-Gi-Oh: Music to duel by]] album which features "Face up Face Down" a theme song for Maximillion Pegasus sung by his voice actor Darren Dunstan.
21st Mar '16 3:49:54 AM Adept
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* ''RosarioToVampire'' has a usual share of image songs in both its seasons, as well as covers of 80's J-Pop songs. In both seasons, all of these have been gratuitously inserted into the anime, with the poolside karaoke in season one and the singing in class in ''Capu2'' being the most obvious.

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* ''RosarioToVampire'' ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'' has a usual share of image songs in both its seasons, as well as covers of 80's J-Pop songs. In both seasons, all of these have been gratuitously inserted into the anime, with the poolside karaoke in season one and the singing in class in ''Capu2'' being the most obvious.



* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', being done by the same creative staff as ''Hayate'', has a pretty large collection to its name. There are songs for the expected characters ([[PowerTrio The Children]]) and some less expected ([[HardGay Muscle Okama?]]).
* Both seasons of ''HidamariSketch'' have these, though much more extensively in the second season. Even the Principal gets to sing.

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* ''ZettaiKarenChildren'', ''Manga/ZettaiKarenChildren'', being done by the same creative staff as ''Hayate'', has a pretty large collection to its name. There are songs for the expected characters ([[PowerTrio The Children]]) and some less expected ([[HardGay Muscle Okama?]]).
* Both seasons of ''HidamariSketch'' ''Manga/HidamariSketch'' have these, though much more extensively in the second season. Even the Principal gets to sing.
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