Introducing the Love Song Bookclub. Spread the word to win the physical albums!

Introducing the Love Song Bookclub. Spread the word to win the physical albums!

It's been a while since the Harmonia Bookclub, but while we wait for Little Busters! to release, we've decided to host another Bookclub in the meantime! Introducing the Love Song Bookclub. This time, instead of analysing a visual novel or anime, we're analysing music albums! Specifically, Love Song and it's successor Owari no Hoshi no Love Song. Both of these albums were composed by Jun Maeda, and together weave a story of a world that is ending. Both albums are available on iTunes internationally, so anybody can pick them up and join in!

The Love Song Bookclub will commence on the 30th of January, and will run for 6 weeks. The first three weeks will cover Love Song, and the latter three will cover Owari no Hoshi no Love Song. We'll be discussing 4-5 songs a week on the forum, and recording a podcast each weekend wrapping the discussion up. You can follow the schedule at the bottom of the article for when we'll be covering what songs. We're also encouraging our more artistic members to produce fanworks celebrating Love Song, because if there's anything this world needs it's more Love Song fanart! At the conclusion of the Bookclub we'll be announcing a Most Valued Poster who we believe made the most positive contributions in both discussion and creative work, and awarding them with a yet-to-be-announced prize and an exclusive forum badge!

But that's not all. From now until the 22nd of January we're running a lottery for the chance to win physical copies of Love Song and Owari no Hoshi no Love Song in time for the Bookclub! To enter, all you have to do is Retweet this Tweet! As soon as the lottery ends we'll announce the winner and contact you via Twitter to organise the delivery of your prize.

Too long have the Love Song albums lived in the shadow of Maeda's other works. It's time to give these lesser known gems their moment in the spotlight. We look forward to listening with you.


Week 1 (30/1):
1. Hajimari no Saka
2. Ao no Yume
3. Hoshi Naru Ishi
4. Hashiru
5. Hyakunen no Natsu

Week 2 (6/2):
6. Bokura no Koi
7. Haiiro no Hane
8. Gramophone
9. Shinwa

Week 3 (13/2):
10. Kooridokei
11. Orenai Tsubasa
12. Soshite Monogatari ga Owaru
13. Love Song

Week 4 (20/2):
1. Owari no Sekai Kara / From the Closed World
?. Kimi no Airplane
2. Futari Dake no Ark / Ark for Two of Us
3. Killer Song

Week 5 (27/2):
4. Flower Garden
5. Muteki no Soldier / The Invincible Soldier
6. Kouru Yume / Frozen Dream
7. Executioner no Koi / Executioner's Love
8. Toaru Kaizokuou no Kimagure / The Whims of a Pirate King

Week 6 (6/3):
9. Yuki no Furanai Hoshi / A Planet With No Snow
10. Hifukiyama no Mahoutsukai / The Sorcerer of the Volcano
11. Last Smile
12. Hero no Jouken / Hero
13. Kono Hoshi no Birthday Song / Birthday Song for This Planet