The pronunciation of the title itself,「AZ」, is ahz as in azuki - that miraculous little bean from whence koshian is made. 「AZ」 originally started as a novel. The CD release follows the story of what happens afterwards with the Wolf and Red Riding Hood. Unlike the novel, Ninomiya Ai had mostly a freehand in writing the CD scenario.
[ Summary ]
The town that continues to grow and the forest caught in the past.
For all unfavorable incidents, their truth is distorted then thrown out in to the forest where they are reborn as "The Grimm Fairytales". The townspeople forget about those incidents and pass on the Grimm tales-their incoherent days spent pleasantly in peace.
A young boy, having lost both his parents and his older brother, searching after the truth, heads into the forest. He pulls a scarlet hood deep down over his eyes and carries in his basket a bottle of wine and a gun. To kill his brother who has become the Big, Bad Wolf. However, what he meets in the forest and the actual wolf that appeared in the fairytale "Red Riding Hood" are...?
[ Cast ]
保志総一朗 ~ Hoshi Souichirou as Red Riding Hood
能登麻美子 ~ Noto Mamiko as Little Red Riding Hood
平田広明 ~ Hirata Hiroaki as the Wolf ♡♡
加瀬康之 ~ Kase Kouji as the Hunter
石田彰 ~ Ishida Akira as the Older Brother ♡
浅川悠 ~ Asakawa Yuu as the Prostitute
辻桃子 ~ Tsuji Momoko as the Foster Mother
[ Author ・ Scenario Writer ]
二宮愛 ~ Ninomiya Ai
加藤千穂美 ~ Katou Chihomi
[ Release Date ]
Expected release date of 2009/1/30
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It is considered a 少女作～a work aimed at the younger female audience. You would never guess by the themes it seems to touch upon; but, that would be if you were looking at it from a normal conservative American perspective. Since I don't have one, I don't have to worry about that. (^_-)-☆
Anyway, this time I thought I would showcase that comments from the authors about there work as taken from their blog since I don't own this CD yet.
From Ninomiya Ai:
"This is completely subjective, but I feel that in terms of both the written scenario and the acoustics we accomplished creating a nicely dark fairy tale with an unpleasant Red Riding Hood. It's probably not a very appropriate story for celebratory New Year time." (laughter)
From Katou Chihomi:
"For this first CD, I thoroughly relied on Ninomiya. I want to give it my all in our next production."
... Does this hint that 「AZ」 does not end with this CD release or to something else?
Stay tuned and happy listening~! (^_-)-☆
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