It has already been some time since D announced that they will be releasing a new mini-album Orokashii ryuu no yume” on October 27. And as the release date approaches, it appears that D has decided to embrace a way of promotion that is new to them—they have published the full music video for the album’s titular song Orokashii ryuu no yume” on their official YouTube channel.
Orokashii ryuu no yume can be translated as “Dream(s) of a foolish dragon”, and just as the title promises, dragons you shall get. The video features Asagi dressed up in an impressive dragon costume, breathing fire and incinerating foolish knights; although we must admit that he ruins the intimidating impression a little bit by his characteristic, somewhat silly dancing.
It is worth noting that just as many times before, D’s lyrics play with languages a little. We have already seen languages such as German, French, and Chinese in D’s past songs; this time we get a little bit of Bulgarian. Unusual, isn’t it? If our memories serve us right, this is most likely our first encounter with a Jrock song that has Bulgarian in it!
The ladies that are featured in the video, clad in what is clearly Slavic folkwear, illustrate the inspiration by European dragon tales even further.
Is dragon Asagi fearlessly guarding a fair maiden he has kidnapped, or could the maiden be a dragoness herself? Watch the video to find out!
If this pumped song wasn’t enough to sway you and you need more? There definitely is more content for you! D has released 30 seconds long audio previews for all the songs contained on the mini-album. You can listen to them here on D’s official page by clicking the “MUSIC” button next to each individual song’s name.
Naturally, we must not forget to include the stunning look that goes with the album and music video. D is known for their elaborate and grandiose conceptual costumes, and in that regard, they continue not to disappoint.
So, how do you like D’s new work? Let us know down in the comment section where you’ll also find the mini-album details.
Orokashii ryuu no yume (愚かしい竜の夢)