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「楓」~if trans~
Kaede
Rōmaji "Kaede"~if trans~
Translation "Maple"~if trans~
Release 15.12.1997 (Mail-Order CVB)
15.01.1998 (CVB)
08.07.1998
Length 19:43
Cat.-No. SK-001-V (CVB)
SK-002-V


  1. Ash
  2. 惨劇の夜
  3. GARDEN

The Crystal Video Box version was released on December 15, 1997, via mail-order and on January 15, 1998, in stores. This version was limited to 10,000 copies, 2,000 mail-order and 8,000 store-sold. Both included extras such as a message CD that you can listen to here. The normal version was released on July 8, 1998.

There were also two promotional VHS released. The first one, 「楓」~if trans~ TOUR1998 Mechanism For Leave -the scene of the tragedy-, was released from February 21, 1998, the start of the tour with the same name, to the last day of the SHOCK WAVE'98 vol.1 ~春の嵐~ tour on April 5, 1998, and included the PV for . It was only available for those who pre-ordered a ticket for either tour. You can watch the VHS here.

The second promotional version, called 「楓」~if trans~ Mechanism For Leave -UnknownDespaira Lost- ~裁きの血舞台~, included the PV for UnknownDespaira Lost and was released on May 5, 1998, during the first and only day of a tour with the same name. Unlike the first promotional version, this one came with a cover and the song's lyrics on the back.

Trivia Edit

  • In an interview, Dir En Grey said that they personally folded and packed the boxes. If this includes the regular version as well is unclear. Shinya also said that he cut his finger in the process and blood got on some of the boxes.

Versions Edit

Dir En Grey
DiscographyTimelineMembers
Albums
GAUZE (1999) PoemsMACABRE (2000) Poems鬼葬 (2002)VULGAR (2003)Withering to death. (2005)THE MARROW OF A BONE (2007) Liner NotesUROBOROS (2008) PoemsDUM SPIRO SPERO (2011) PoemsARCHE (2014)The Insulated World (2018)
EPs
MISSA (1997)six Ugly (2002)THE UNRAVELING (2013)
Singles and Others
業 / 蒼い月 (1997)「楓」~if trans~ (1997)JEALOUS (1998)-I'll- (1998)脈 (2000)【KR】cube (2000)太陽の碧 (2000)ain't afraid to die (2001)embryo (2001)かすみ (2003)朔-saku- (2004)GLASS SKIN (2008)激しさと、この胸の中で絡み付いた灼熱の闇 (2009)LOTUS (2011)DIFFERENT SENSE (2011)蜜と唾 (2011)UROBOROS [Remastered & Expanded] (2012)輪郭 (2012)SUSTAIN THE UNTRUTH (2014)詩踏み (2016)VESTIGE OF SCRATCHES (2018)人間を被る (2018)
Other Songs
INWARD SCREAMList of Demos, Rares and Others