The CD jacket illustration is drawn by Tsukasa Kotobuki (Saber Marionette J)
51-year-old singer Hiroko Moriguchi will release a 11-song new album "GUNDAM SONG COVERS" from King Record on August 7, 2019. It includes cover versions of the top 10 Gundam theme songs chosen in NHK's online poll project "All Gundam Big Voting 40th" held in 2018.
She made her professional idol singer debut in 1985 with "Mizu no Hoshi he Ai wo Komete" (To a Watery Planet with Love), the second OP theme song for the Mobile Suit Z Gundam TV anime, in August 1985. For the Gundam franchise, she also performed "Eternal Wind ~Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka" (Smile is in the Shining Wind) for the Mobile Suit Gundam F91 feature film in 1991, and "Sora no Kanata de" (Beyond The Space) for the fourth chapter of the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin OVA series in 2016.
"Mizu no Hoshi" was chosen as the most popular Gundam theme song by the fans in the poll, while "Eternal Wind" followed in third place. She re-recorded the two songs for the album, and "Sora no Kanata de" will be included as a bonus track.
1. "Mizu no Hoshi e Ai wo Komete" with Hisako Terai (violin)
(Mobile Suit Z Gundam 2nd OP / 1985-1986)
2. "Ai Senshi" with Kotaro Oshio (guitar)
(Mobile Suit Gundam: Soldiers of Sorrow / 1981)
3. "Eternal Wind ~ Hohoemi wa Hikaru Kaze no Naka"
(Mobile Suit Gundam F91 / 1991)
4. "Beyond the Time ~Möbius no Sora wo Koete~"
(Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack / 1987)
5. "Arashi no Naka de Kagayaite"
(Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team / 1996-1999)
6. "Freesia" with Tetsu Shiota (piano)
(Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans / 2015-2017)
7. "JUST COMMUNICATION" with Hidefumi Ino
(Mobile Suit Gundam Wing / 1995-1996)
(Mobile Suit Gundam: Encounters in Space / 1982)
9. "Zeta - Toki wo Koete"
(Mobile Suit Z Gundam / 1985-1986)
10. "RE:I AM"
(Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn / 2010-2014)
11. "Sora no Kanata de" (bonus track)
(Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin / 2016)
The CD jacket illustration featuring Moriguchi in normal suit and Zeta Gundam is newly drawn by Tsukasa Kotobuki (NG Knight Ramune & 40 Fire', Saber Marionette J), who joined the Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin anime series as character designer/animation director.
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Source: King Record
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