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    Future-Retro Hero Story Album: BGM COLLECTION / SPECIAL DRAMA

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    I just ordered this today. I actually already have MP3s of this CD from years ago but I completely forgot about it. I find drama CDs quite fascinating, especially for manga that are only manga. Unfortunately FRHS only has 13 scanlated chapters and there's a lot more than that, but maybe it'll give us a basic gist of the story. It'll be nice to listen to this afterwards and put a voice to Juji's (main protagonist) face. Obviously I won't be able to understand a thing but I'll consider commissioning a transcription and translation. Interestingly, the CD also has lots of background music.

    From Friday onwards we'll be reading one chapter a week. So, until nearly May. (Forgive me, this is advanced mathematics.) You're all welcome to join in.
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    Cool. I'd like to expand my knowledge of the Toward Stars Era, or the Fixed Stars Era in this case. Don't know how deeply i'd dig into this until a translation was available, but if the music is anything at all like OLS, i'd like to listen. This discussion and the one yesterday regarding the art book gave me an idea for a thread...
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    As a minor expansion to your knowledge, contrary to this subforum's name FRHS doesn't technically belong in the Toward Stars Era. It's actually from a time before it called the Fixed Star Era. Collectively I just lump everything in "Toward Stars" though. Makes more sense than cluttering the index with separate Angel Links and FRHS subforums.

    I've given the music a brief listen. As it's not by Ko Otani don't expect anything similar. Right off the bat it sounds typical of '80s anime, though it's from 1993. Nearly all of the tracks are BGM. There's a track towards the end that's 22:26 long and is indeed the drama. The music's cool, but would I remember it like I remember Outlaw Star's music? Nope!

    So what's the idea?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    or the Fixed Stars Era in this case.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    As a minor expansion to your knowledge, contrary to this subforum's name FRHS doesn't technically belong in the Toward Stars Era.
    I literally just said that in the post you were replying to.

    Btw, nice quads on your post. That was post 44,444.
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    "Out of the ground, raze all greenery with flame! Fire2!"
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    It deals with a demon virus that transforms people into freaky looking fuckers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    I literally just said that in the post you were replying to.
    Oh shit! Damn I'm tired today.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    Btw, nice quads on your post. That was post 44,444.
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    4 THE WIN!
    (Don't kill me.)

    Good eye there, lol. That's a lot of posts.
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    I got something in the post yesterday, and today I've taken some lazy cropped photos of it. Of course, I'm talking about the album. I can't be bothered scanning it all yet to be blunt, but if there's a need I'll do it some other time. The case is pretty cool and the CD looks nice, but the icing on the cake is certainly the booklet. Though it's nearly all Japanese it was fun to look at and it helped me solve something I've wondered for quite some time.

    In many of Takehiko Ito's doujinshi he has some small strips (sometimes featuring Outlaw Star characters if I recall correctly), but I found it peculiar how there was often a strange character in them. It was a humanoid figure wearing a white shirt with a large black head. The letters "BP2" were stamped on its head. At the time I came to the conclusion that this is (perhaps one of) Takehiko Ito's persona, or a representation of himself in manga form. In the booklet I found the name "BLACK POINT 2". After looking into the name it turns out I was likely correct as it's one of Takehiko Ito's pen names. Actually, when I tried to get in contact with Takehiko Ito on Facebook a few years ago (with no response sadly) he was using a pen name there too, so I think he has a few.

    Sorry for the digression. Aside from the nice artwork, I noticed there are two more FRHS CDs. I never looked into this but I'm assuming they're probably also drama CDs since there isn't an anime in the first place for them to be soundtracks. The booklet also has lyrics for some of the songs on the CD, I think..? There's a weird strip near the end and I have no idea what it's about. It appears (I'm basing this on the spot on her head) to feature Urt, a character also in Outlaw Star. There's also a couple of pages that feature what seems to be fan art and letters which I find really cool. (You saw this all the time in western comics during the '90s.)

    Check it out if you like. Try to look past the stupid default phone watermark I forgot to disable.

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    Gene: "Have faith in me guys, enjoy the ride—you're in good hands. I can handle this. I can do it!"
    Jim: "How do you know?"
    Gene: "I don't!"
    Jim: "I knew it."
    Gene: "That's okay. There's a first time for everything!"

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