Welcome back to Song of the Week! This week, the featured song comes from the Fuminamoon era! The song in question? The sad ballad “5000nen Kaguya Shima” (read “Gosennen Kaguya Shima” and meaning “5000 Years Kaguya Island”) from Kaguya Shima Densetsu, Shin Kaguya Shima Densetsu, and their respective Kaiteibans.
“5000nen Kaguya Shima” is a short ballad sung by Leah Ruby where she reflects on how it has been 5,000 years since she, Bilhah Emerald, and Zilpah Sapphire last saw Kaguya Island. She says she’s never forgotten what happened then, and that while she returns hopeful, she’s scared to know the truth about how things are on the island now.
Shin Kaguya has a slightly altered version of the song, called “5000nen Kaguya Shima (Dark Plasman Iri Version)” (“5000 Years Kaguya Island [Enter Dark Plasman Version]”), which includes a verse sung by Dark Plasman, where he declares that his minions should not be impatient and rush into things, but rather that they shall achieve their goals discreetly but boldly. Dark Menorah replaces Leah Ruby as the singer, and the sentiment leans more toward her finding the children she left behind, since she speaks about this after the song is over, both to herself and to Dark Mirror. Both versions actually foreshadow the musical’s ending song, “Minna Dareka ni Aisarete,” sharing a melody with it.
“5000nen Kaguya Shima” appears on two CDs, the soundtrack for Kaguya Shima Densetsu (Memorial Album of the Musical 7) and the special CD Love Ballad Edition. The Shin Kaguya version only appears on the soundtrack for Shin Kaguya (Memorial Album of the Musical 13). Sadly, the song never appeared at any fan events. It also doesn’t appear on any special videos.
That’s all for this time! Tune in next week for another Song of the Week!