Japanese title: 琴島
Romaji title: Kotoshima
English title: Kotoshima
Release date: 2003.09.19
Catalog nr: blr-001
First press: no
«Kotoshima» is Rika Ishii‘s first single after leaving Hello! Project, and her first released under her real name (石井里佳). Her earlier releases are credited to Peachy or 石井リカ (Rika Ishii)).
It is a self-produced single, released for sale in limited quantities at her (then) official site for 500 yen.
Ishii had this to say about the single:
«This is the song I wrote first when I decided to start writing again. I wrote it after having turned off the lights in my room and just watched the moonl ight. The melody within me, who’s born in this country Japan, just became a song… kinda! It’d make me really happy if it would reach your hearts as well!«
In 2004, BM.3 released a live double disc-DVD called VISUALBOX1/BLREACH!!
Cat nr: BLRV-0001, Release date: 2004.11.20
It is a two hour long female vocal live event. Ishii is credited as the 22nd performer of 24 girls, singing the song Kotoshima.
01. 琴島 (Kotoshima)
02. ママ (Mama)
Lyrics & Music: Rika Ishii | Arrangement: ?
Lyrics & Music: Rika Ishii | Arrangement: Rika Ishii