Saturday, May 18, 2019

The Audio Side

Although Orphan is a fansubbing group, the 'completionist' impulse that runs through the group's charter sometimes extends into other media. In particular, the team has acquired and released a number of soundtracks for its projects or prospective projects. Other enthusiasts have done a lot more, but finding and ripping soundtracks has become a notable sideline to Orphan's main fansubbing mission. For one thing, it's a lot easier to capture and encode audio, and it doesn't require translators or video encoders.

Most of the music has come from CDs, but there are other sources as well, including records and "dual track" laserdiscs. Here's a list of the ones I can remember.
  • Alice in Cyberland OP-ED single. CD source.
  • AWOL soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Bakuen Campus Guardress music collection. CD source. 
  • B.B. Fish soundtrack. CD source.
  • Boyfriend music collection. CD source.
  • Capricorn image album. CD source.
  • Eien no Filena soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Elf 17 image soundtrack. CD source.
  • Fighting Beauty Wulong OP-ED collection. CD source. 
  • Fukuyama Gekijou soundtrack. CD source.
  • Genji Pt 1 soundtracks and image album. CD source.
  • Grimm Douwa: Kin no Tori OP-ED single. CD source.
  • Haruka Naru Toki no Nake de 3: Kureniai no Tsuki soundtrack. CD source.
  • Haruka Naru Toki no Naka de 3: Owari Naki Unmei soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Hashire Melos ED single. CD source. 
  • Heart Cocktail soundtrack collection. CD source. 
  • Hidamari no Ki ED1 and ED2 singles. CD source.
  • High Speed Jecy soundtrack. CD source.
  • Kakyuusei (1999) soundtrack. CD source.
  • Kiss wa Me ni Shite soundtrack. CD source.
  • Kyouryuu Daisensou Izenborg music collection. CD source.
  • Majo demo Steady image album. CD source.
  • Majo demo Steady soundtrack. LD source. 
  • Megami Paradise soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Nana Toshi Monogatari. CD source.
  • Next Senki Ehrgeiz OP and ED singles. CD source.
  • Nozomi Witches soundtrack. CD source.
  • Oedo ga Nemurenai! soundtrack. CD source.
  • Oshare Kozou wa Hanamaru soundtrack. CD source.
  • POPS soundtrack. CD source.
  • Project A-Ko 2 extended soundtrack. Laserdisc source.
  • Purple Eyes in the Dark image albums. CD source. 
  • Singles soundtrack. CD source.
  • Stop!! Hibari-kun Songbook. LP source.
  • Tomoe ga Yuku! music collection. CD source. 
  • Waza no Tabibito soundtrack. CD source.
  • YAMATO 2520 music collection. CD source.
  • Yuukan Club ED1 single. CD source. 
Most of the work has been done in the material's country of origin, but Stop!! Hibari-kun! was done in the US, because none of the team's overseas members has a turntable. Sometimes it pays to be old.

Soundtracks are also available for many of Orphan's other projects as well:
  • A-Girl soundtrack. CD source.
  • A Penguin's Memory soundtrack. CD source.
  • Ai no Kusabi music collection. CD source.
  • Akai Hayate soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Akatsuki no Yona music collection. CD source.
  • Amatsuki music collection. CD source.
  • Blazing Transfer Student soundtrack. CD source.
  • Blue Sonnet. CD source. 
  • Bremen 4. CD source.
  • Call Me Tonight theme songs. 
  • Choujikuu Romanesque Samy: MISSING 99. CD source.
  • Condition Green song collection. CD source.
  • Cosprayers soundtrack. CD source.
  • D4 Princess music collection. CD source.
  • Dallos soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Ear of the Golden Dragon music collection. CD source.
  • Fire Emblem OST. CD source. 
  • Hameln no Violin Hiki movie music collection. CD source. 
  • Hand Maid Mai music collection. CD source. 
  • Hiatari Ryouko soundtrack collection. CD source.
  • Hidamari no Ki soundtrack. CD source.
  • Hoshi Neko Full House singles collection. CD source.
  • Izumo (1991) soundtrack. CD source.
  • Joker: Marginal City music collection. CD source.
  • Karuizawa Syndrome soundtrack. LP source.
  • Kindaichi movies 1 and 2 soundtracks. CD source. 
  • Kosuke-sama & Rikimaru-sama - Konpeitou no Ryuu soundtrack. CD source.
  • Mikeneko Holmes soundtrack. CD source. 
  • Nagasarete Airantou music collection. CD source.
  • Nine Memorial Album. CD source.
  • Nora soundtrack. LP source.
  • Oruorane the Cat Player soundtrack. CD source.
  • Rainbow Signal: Hi-Fi Set. All songs from Hi-Fi Set albums Pasadena Park and Indigo. CD source.
  • Sanctuary original soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sangokushi TV specials soundtracks. CD source. 
  • Sangokushi movies 1 and 2 soundtracks. CD source. (No OST for movie 3.) 
  • Shirokuma Cafe music collection. CD source.
  • Smash Hit! soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sonic Soldier Borgman 2058 soundtrack. CD source.
  • Sonic Solder Borgman: Madnight Gigs. All songs from Sonic Solder Borgman: The Last Gig of the World. CD source.
  • Starship Troopers soundtrack. CD source.
  • Techno Police 21C soundtrack. CD source. 
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya music collection. CD source.
  • To-Y image album. CD source.
  • Tokimeki Tonight background music. CD source.
  • Yume Tsukai music collection. CD source.
  • Zetsuai, Bronze, and Cathexis music collections. CD source.
These can be hard to find, because they're scattered among public and private trackers, forums, and IRC bots.

My wish list isn't very long, but my greatest wish is that all the "secret sharers" would make their stashes publicly available.
[Revised 11-Mar-2023]


  1. Thank you, Orphan Fansubs team, for all your efforts! I'm very grateful for you subbing Oruorane the Cat Player and would like to share the soundtrack with your group. I'd be happy if the quality is good enough for you to use, I'm just sorry it's MP3 and not FLAC...
    Mega: #!OqJ2EKSY!TXOZRft1vtHuoJFu5z4vNKYAxHI-p3BMm4_P6IhnihU