As I said, here is the Abraham Van Helsing character CD (my favorite character). Like with Lupin’s, Van’s comes with a character song, the off vocal, and a drama track.
01 Ｅｎｄｌｅｓｓ ｐａｉｎ（キャラクターソング）
02 Ｅｎｄｌｅｓｓ ｐａｉｎ（Ｏｆｆ Ｖｏｃａｌ）
03 とある一夜の語らいにて～Ｔｈｅ ｓｉｄｅ ｏｆ Ａｂｒａｈａｍ Ｖａｎ Ｈｅｌｓｉｎｇ～（ミニドラマ）
I guess all of the CD’s will have a ‘the side of-‘ drama tracks on them? The character song is 4:21 long and the drama track is 16:09 long.
Van’s song starts off with some adorable Engrish lines, ‘Can’t fade away, I don’t forget it. I’ll never forgive me eternally’. These lines are clearly referencing Van’s guilt over his actions and the actions he did not take, killing the vampires and not being able to save his family. However, some of the symbolism and meaning is lost when you can’t really understand the first line. If I didn’t have the lyrics, I would not really know what he is saying. The second line is easier to understand than the first, but, it really sounds like ‘Cone fade away, I don’t for geh ii. I’m never forgive me eternally’. I mean, that’s what it sounds like to me, but that is AFTER I read the lyrics. Someone just hearing it would probably not even be able to understand that much.
Van’s song is a…rock ballad? Some parts are fairly slow but it has rock music playing. Whenever he says ‘endless pain’, you can tell that is what he is saying (albeit with an extra syllable, but..XD). In the chorus, he says ‘never ending revenge’, but, it actually sounds like he is saying ‘never end revenge’. I think it’s interesting how Lupin’s song focused more on his flirty and gentlemanly nature for the subject of the song whereas Van’s song focuses more on his feelings and back story.
Another thing to note, the lyrics have hiragana above some of the kanji. Lupins’ did not do this. Now, maybe they are really difficult or obscure words but I would imagine someone with the Japanese ability to play a game set in an old steam punk era would probably know the words? Or at least I would assume that the creators of Code: Realize would assume they would know the words.
I have no idea what the drama CD is about but Van is so…stoic sounding that it is kind of hard to determine what his emotions are.XD He isn’t sad, but he isn’t overly happy either. Of course, Van never sounds overly happy so…<<.
Like I predicted with Lupin’s CD, Van’s CD looks the same but the center is blue instead of Lupin’s red. The colors seem to match up with the color of their initial on the mic stand on the CD cover so I am assuming that Victor’s will be green, Impey’s orange, and Saint’s purple.
The limited edition came with a Van charm. Did anyone else notice how the Van charm and the picture of Van on the CD cover both depict him with a braid? This needed to happen~
Like I said with Lupin’s limited edition, I would recommend it if you were already planning on buying the CD as it does not cost all that much more than the regular edition.