What is Kirite?
Kirite is a collaboration album combining music and story by composer Yasunori Mitsuda and game creator Masato Kato, whose previous work on big titles such asgChrono Triggerh and gChrono Crossh has already captivated the hearts of many fans.
The book containing an original story written by Masato Kato, and CD composed by Yasunori Mitsudafs will come together as a box set.
The world of Masato Kato, visionary, strangely cold yet warm somehow. The more you read the more you will be absorbed into the story he has woven. Accompanying it is Yasunori Mitsudafs music, which at the same time both soothes and stimulates the hearts of its listeners.
An introduction to the story
Excerpts from the book gFive seasons of Kiriteh. Story: Masato Kato
A boy by the name of Kiritec
A girl by the name of KotonohacShe liked all that made the world seem like a simple place, turning everything into monotonous black and white. She lived but to silently adore the bare simplicity that is the absence of all idleness. This might have actually been a secret longing for death, the sad wish to return to nothing but dust. If anyone were to have pointed this out to her however, she may have but slightly tilted her head, a puzzled smile playing over her lips.
A darkness by the name of OrochicAnd there, that tiny flower blossomed all by its lonesome. That beautiful white flower, shivering as it had been struck with diseasec An image hit his mind like a flash of lightning. A lone figure standing amidst countless scattered flower petals dancing through the air. Thatfs it. For some reason thatfs what he thought at that instant. He unconsciously let a smile creep across his face. He was Orochi. Before long, he would silently emerge from obscurity. Like a ripple slowly spreading on the dark surface of a deep underground lake obscured to all, Orochi would spread death throughout the world.
And then, when these three would meet, the world would silently start to go madcThe hourglassf sand is rapidly falling. Even at this very instant. If things continue like this, it will be lost. Lostc? What will be lost? Slipping though this hand of mine. Something irreplaceable. Running far away, never to return. NevercKirites found himself overcome a strange feeling of restlessness. Donft forget, the sand is falling. Continuously falling. Even at this instant, slowly but surely it is falling. Can you hear it rustling? And for sure, the time until the hour glass would be empty was about to run out. There was not much time left for the both of them. Not much time until Orochi would rise up from the pit of darkness to devour the girlc gShe is sleeping, embraced by a sea of whitec Impenetrable to all Having stopped the flow of time as well. Filled with a strange calm and easech
And at last you have come here. To Dovenak, the mountain of bones that holds Volfino deep inside its bosom. He is here. Therefs no doubt about it. Just beyond here, he is waiting for me. But will I be able to stop to Orochi? And if I am, then what will become of Kotonoha? Kirite didnft know. Neither if he could hope to accomplish anything here, nor what the future held for the both of them. But in any case, something had to be done about Orochi. There was no way he could leave Kotonoha to her fate like this. Through the thick blanket of snow Kirite steadily moved forward, one step at a time. Onwards toward the final confrontation when all would be resolvedc
A collaboration album combining music and story gKiriteh
Participating ArtistsEri Kawai: vocals, chorus, a.piano
Tomohiko Kira (ZABADAK): guitars, bouzouki
Hitoshi Watanabe: basses
Hidenobu gKaltah Otsuki: drums
Akihisa Tsuboi: violins
Kinya Sogawa: shinobue, shakuhachi
Laurie Sogawa: tin wistle
Haruo Kondo: early musics
Tamao Fujii: percussion
Yutaka Odawara: drums
Junko Kudo: lyrics
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