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The Late Anime Singer Okazaki Ritsuko's Song Selected for OP Theme of Sukitte Ii na yo.

by dtshyk
Aug 24, 2012 9:44 AM | 34 Comments
According to the official website, the OP theme song of Sukitte Ii na yo. was announced to be the late singer and song writer Okazaki Ritsuko's song "Friendship", which was originally composed for Love Hina. Okazaki passed away in 2004 at the age of 44 due to scirrhus stomach cancer.

Friendship by Okazaki Ritsuko

The first episode of Sukitte Ii na yo. will be aired on October 6th following a theatrical preview on September 29th.

Source: Sukitte Ii na yo. official website

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It's a very beautiful song.

Oct 16, 2012 8:31 AM by bwub

I love the sound of the song and her voice is so sweet :3 I feel glad that they are using one of her songs for this anime.

Aug 25, 2012 1:46 PM by Haineko14

The song is great. Hopefully this show will be the new Kimi no todoke.

Aug 25, 2012 1:15 PM by VioLink

She has a gentle, sweet voice that's really suited for shoujo anime <3

Aug 25, 2012 4:46 AM by Silent_Listen

Nice song

Aug 25, 2012 3:23 AM by Kazeshini

Her Princess Tutu's songs were absolutely haunting.

Aug 25, 2012 12:01 AM by wakka9ca

omg before my birthday. this is such a really beautiful present e u e) <3

Aug 24, 2012 10:28 PM by Reiaika

Not only is the song beautiful and I think it'll fit the anime adaption nicely, but it's just such a wonderful thing to do I smiled before even listening to the song.


Aug 24, 2012 10:17 PM by Nayukuo

Oh my gosh, I love Okazaki Ritsuko so much. When she passed away in 2004, I was literally crying. Her music was absolutely beautiful, especially For Fruits Basket and Chiisana Inori. I am really glad that one of her songs will be used for Sukitte Ii na Yo. I hope she's happy.

R.I.P. Okazaki Ritsuko-san

Aug 24, 2012 9:07 PM by Laciie

Agreed, a great way to honour her. Sad that she passed away, but her music and voice is beautiful!

Aug 24, 2012 7:01 PM by Minene-sama

dtshyk said:
"For Fruits Basket", Ritsuko-san's one of the masterpieces

i agree, this is such a beautiful song

Aug 24, 2012 6:15 PM by chocobunssss

I really like the feeling I get from listenning to princess tutu OP:

Aug 24, 2012 5:04 PM by Kurini

Very nice to hear news :-)!

Aug 24, 2012 4:53 PM by Anime_Freak_0101

Her voice is beautiful.Glad someone decided to use her song in anime once again.

Aug 24, 2012 4:41 PM by incompleteAEGIS

I never thought I'd see her name on the news section ever again.

But I'm glad I was wrong.

Aug 24, 2012 3:27 PM by Aristote

beautiful song, and really shoujo-ish x)

and it's really nice how they choose her song for the anime :)

Aug 24, 2012 3:16 PM by Shirayukin


It's translated so it's popular enough. And I saw it in a couple of VN recommendation lists

Aug 24, 2012 3:10 PM by Nachtwandler_21

That's a lovely song, can't wait to hear it again when the anime airs! :) R.I.P Ritsuko-san

Aug 24, 2012 1:58 PM by iZombi

Nachtwandler_21 said:

VN's are just not so popular overall. As for me I finished Liselsia's route and hope to finish other ones sometime soon.

This is kind of OOT so I'll spoiler this. Nothing spoilerish here.

Edit : I just realized that the Friendship link is clickable o____o

It's a very beautiful song, and also strong in Ritsuko-san staple atmosphere. May watch the series for the OP alone.

Aug 24, 2012 1:41 PM by zeroyuki92

Great Song ^_^

Aug 24, 2012 1:38 PM by Messingo

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