Kirite

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Kirite
Studio album by Yasunori Mitsuda
Released May 18, 2005
Length 49:45
Language Japanese
Label Sleigh Bells
Producer Yasunori Mitsuda
Yasunori Mitsuda chronology
Moonlit Shadow
(2005)
Kirite
(2005)
Near Death Experience: Shadow Hearts Arrange Tracks (2005)

Kirite (キ リ テ?), officially typeset kiЯitɘ (see album art), is a 2005 album composed by Yasunori Mitsuda based on The Five Seasons of Kirite, a story by Masato Kato. Unlike their other previous major collaborations like Chrono Trigger, Xenogears and Chrono Cross, Kirite was never developed and published as a video game, but published as musical album bundled with Masato Kato's story text in Japanese and a collection of artistic nature photographs. The music of Kirite incorporates Celtic music, jazz and ambient noise influences.

Story[edit]

"The Five Seasons of Kirite" by Masato Kato set inside a world of magic and fantasy, tells the story of a boy by the name Kirite, a girl by the name Kotonoha and a darkness by the name Orochi. When those three would meet, the world would silently start to go mad.

Creation[edit]

Yasunori Mitsuda and Masato Kato devised the concept of Kirite in 2003.[1]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "Is Kirite Burning?"     4:25
2. "The Market in Volfinor"     4:28
3. "Promise with Winds - Petal's Whereabouts"   Junko Kudo 4:51
4. "The Forest of Lapis Lazuli"     3:19
5. "The Azure"   Junko Kudo 5:27
6. "Scorning Blade"     3:53
7. "Upon the Melodies of the Moon"   Eri Kawai 2:02
8. "The Fall of Darkness"     2:58
9. "Nocturne"     2:33
10. "As Autumn Passes Away"     3:40
11. "The Snow Howling"     3:29
12. "Prayer Tree"     2:10
13. "The Name of Our Hope"   Junko Kudo 4:53
14. "Circle of Eternity"     1:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sam Kennedy (2008-01-28). "Radical Dreamer: Yasunori Mitsuda's Interview from 1UP.com". 1UP.com. p. 3. Retrieved 2008-07-25. 

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