TV anime series “Himouto! Umaru-chan” has completed the CD jacket of its greatest hits album which will be released on Wednesday, August 17th! Details of the recorded new songs are now available!
“Himouto! Umaru-chan” is a popular comic series drawn by Sankakuhead, which has been serialized in Weekly Young Jump and has circulation of more than 2.5 million.
Umaru Doma is a popular, perfect high school girl of intelligence and beauty when she is outside of her home but once she walks into her room, she becomes “Himouto” who spends her time slacking off while being surrounded by her favorite items. The story of this Umaru Doma has been made into TV anime series with 15 episodes in summer of 2015 and it is still receiving popularity not only for its story in which characters’ everyday lives are drawn but also for various kinds of anime goods.
Now, the TV anime series “Himouto! Umaru-chan” has completed the jacket design of its greatest hits CD “UMARU THE BEST” which will be released on Wednesday, August 17th.
The design features two illustrations which are newly drawn by Aya Takano who handles character design of the main story.
Placing Umaru with a headphone at the center, Umaru with various poses are drawn on the front cover.
On the back, it features four characters, Umaru, Nana Ebina, Kirie Motoba, Sylphinford Tachibana, in which their facial expressions are very impressive.
Also, the details of the new song that was created for this CD recording are now available.
“Paradise★Syndrome!” sang by “Sister S”, a singer unit which members consist of Aimi Tanaka (Umaru Doma), Akari Kageyama (Nana Ebina), Haruka Shiraishi (Kirie Motoba) and Yurina Furukawa (Sylphinford Tachibana), is a pop song that is fun to listen to and is filled with allures of the characters.
A trial listening movie has been released accompanying the release of new song’s details.
“TV anime series [Himouto! Umaru-chan], the Greatest Hits Album – UMARU THE BEST –“ is the perfect version of CD featuring “Kakushinteki☆Metamorphose!” (sang by Umaru Doma), an opening theme which achieved outstanding 8 million views on YouTube; “Hidamari Days” (sang by Sister S), an ending theme; and other 14 character songs along with newly added “Paradise★Syndrome!”. In addition, a Blu-ray disk with which you can enjoy the karaoke movie of each recorded song included. All of these will be released on Wednesday, August 17th.
Comments from the four members of Sister S have arrived!
How was the recording of the new song “Paradise★Syndrome!”?
“This song may have the most chances for people to clap along and cheer among all the songs I have sung! Same as the opening theme “Kakushinteki★Metamorphose!”, this is an exciting song which people can clap along and cheer to. The lyrics include many English words so Sister S had a hard time singing it…lol Brothers! Let’s play! Let’s enjoy! Hi! Hi!”
“We had fun during the recording! When my turn of the recording finished after Aimi and Haruka, the staff said as a joke “”All done! Nice work everybody!””. It was funny to see Yurina quickly responding to him “”Hey Hey! It’s my turn!”” The part I especially had fun singing is Ebina’s phrase “”Namenna, Tokai no Restaurant (Don’t look down on us, the urban restaurant)””. It was fun to express Ebina-like atmosphere.
“It was a while since I last sang such a wonderful song as Kirie so I did my best! I could not sing English parts well though ;( But when I sang the Kirie’s part of the phrase “”Itsumo Sobani Itekureta Minna ga (Everyone who has always been by my side)””, I was almost overwhelmed by the emotions and cried.
“This song included not only the singing parts but also a serif of Sylphinford so I was really happy to be able to voice Sylphinford’s “”Desuwa-!”” again after such a long time. Since it was such a fun, up-tempo song, I had a hard time refraining myself from jumping up and down during the recording! So I’m planning to do that at home while listening to the CD. lol”
What is the best part of “Paradise★Syndrome!”?
“As a member of Sister S, I have always sung as beautiful sister Umaru but lazy sister Umaru sometimes appears in this song. It somewhat feels special! The best part of this song is its atmosphere in which the four members are enjoying the summer to the fullest. The recording was also fun so I think it became the perfect song in which people can imagine our smiles!”
“Personally, it wouldn’t be too much to say that this song is one of the three top songs of Sister S on my favorite list. This exciting, up-tempo song is filled with unique characteristics of each member of Sister S, and especially the bridge part which contains Umaru-chan’s feeling towards everyone stirs up your emotions. I could not hold my tears anymore when Umaru-chan sang the phrase “I love everyone”.
“In this song, I felt close connections among Umaru-chan, Ebina-chan, Kirie-chan and Sylphin-chan. The lyrics really contain many things and it brings back memories of all Umaru-chan stories which made me happy and sad at the same time… Please enjoy while clapping along and cheer to the song together!”
“I love everything about the song, the beginning, the middle and the end of the song as well. These parts are very cute in kind of a march-style and the song makes me excited as its tempo goes higher and higher.”
How did you feel about getting together as “Sister S”?
“It was natural to again be with the other members of Sister S even though we hadn’t seen each other for a while. Time passed quickly as we talked and at the end of the day, I had muscle pains on my cheeks from laughing too much. We went out to eat after the recording so we really were together all day long. I found a burdock Moscow Mule at the restaurant. lol It seems I still haven’t been released from the burdock spell.”
“It had been a while since we last gathered together but somehow we didn’t feel that way and enjoyed it naturally. Meeting with the closest friends always gives you an reassuring feeling but our meeting was just like that! I was really happy to see them again!”
“It had been a while since we last met but soon we were in the lazy atmosphere. lol We went out to eat after the recording and had lots of fun.”
“Once the four of us met up, it soon became a usual atmosphere so I didn’t feel that we hadn’t seen each other for a while. And more than anything, being with them makes me relaxed. We talked a lot including how it had already been six months since Banquet THE FINAL which was held last December and other things and laughed a lot. I laughed so much that I got muscle pain on my cheeks. lol”
Please give us your comment on the release of “UMARU THE BEST”.
“When I heard about the release of the Umaru-chan’s greatest hits album, it made me really happy. It made me think that the banquet of Umaru-chan and others never ends. All songs are filled with layers of feelings accumulated by Umaru-chan, Ebina-chan, Kirie-chan, Sylphin of Sister S. And we added another page to this album. Please do listen to them many times!”
“I never imagined that the day would come for all songs that are filled with various memories of each character and Sister S to become an album! Listening to all songs along with an newly added song will surely make you happy! And you will be able to find something you didn’t notice if you watch anime after you listen to these songs. Please listen to these songs as many times as you can!”
“I’m really glad to know that the album that includes all songs from ““Himouto! Umaru-chan”” has been released. Please do listen to the songs and indulge in the memories of that summer and of the four members. And keep loving “”Himouto! Umaru-chan”” together!”
“When I heard about the release of the greatest hits album along with a new song, I was surprised, thinking how many songs we would have to sing. lol But I’m glad that I was able to sing as Umaru. It seems Umaru’s summer has not ended yet. I have one thing I would like to share with you. There is actually a secret message hidden in ““Paradise★Syndrome!””. When I realized that message, I was so impressed that it gave me goose bumps. Go! I buried everything there! The world is in the era of pirates… Please look for them! lol”
TV Anime Series “Himouto! Umaru-chan” Character Song Greatest Hits Album Outline
[Product Name] TV Anime Series “Himouto! Umaru-chan” Greatest Hits Album -UMARU THE BEST-
[Release Date] Wednesday, August 17th in 2016
[Price] 3,980 JPY (excl. tax)
[Artist] Sister S : Umaru Doma (Aimi Tanaka), NaNa Ebina (Akari Kageyama), Kirie Motoba (Haruka Shiraishi), Sylphinford Tachibana (Yurina Furukawa)
[Recorded movie] (Blu-ray disk) Karaoke movie for all recorded songs are included!
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