The new Shugo Chara opening gives us a song and PV preview of Guardians 4’s 3rd single, Party Time. Which is being released on November 18th.
I actually really love the song. It’s the most anime sounding out of any of the Shugo Chara themes. It’s really happy sounding, but I could still see Buono doing this song. Maybe not as a sinlge, but an album song at least. I think this is probably my favorite Guardians 4 single yet. It’s really fun and light sounding. All the other songs seem bland compared to this one. Especially School Days. The only time I actually wanted to hear a Shugo Chara Eggs version, they give them their own song, Watashi no Tamago.
I was expecting more of a PV preview, they just sow a few stills from the video. I was hoping for something like Kirarin Revolution where the video is playing along the anime version of it. But I guess it’s better than nothing. The video does look really fun. It has a birthday themed, so that means there’s going to be a lot going on it in. Which I prefer in a PV. I’m really looking forward to the bubble and confetti scenes, they most likely be the cutest. I also love the outfits. I think green plaid is easily the best one yet. And since they’ve done all the colors we can expect their next single’s outfit to be yellow. I’m not really looking forward to that though. I hate yellow.
Guardians 4’s Omakase! Guardian PVE was released recently. And after seeing the covers the PV is everything I hoped it wouldn’t be.
The video is completely cheap looking. The entire time they are either dancing in front of or sitting on stadium seats. There’s also a good minute worth of clips from the anime scattered throughout the PV. Which I don’t particularly care about. I understand they are doing the theme to the anime, but Buono never had clips from the anime in their PVs. That makes it pretty obvious Guardians 4 isn’t going to be around for that long. There are some positive points the this PV though. For one every one looks super cute in the close ups. I really loved the dance too. Even though it was obnoxiously simple, it was cute and it looked like they were having fun doing it. I also love all the cute things they do throughout the PV, like cheer and hold up the signs. Especially Aika hitting the drum, that was just amazing. I think the whole video was just a win for Aika. She dominated the cuteness in this video, she was also the most interesting to watch. And of course Yurina was a close second.
Simple dance #1. Snap your fingers
Does anyone else think this was made of plastic?
Simple dance #2. Kiss Kiss Kiss anyone?
Simple dance #3. Marching along
Aika is beyond adorable. Himitsu
Simple dance #4. Wave your hands
Yurina looking gorgeous
Don’t care about anime clips. But I really hope they make
a new group to wear those lolita looking oufits.
Simple dance #5. With arms wide open
Lucky happy makasete ne!
Saki looks cutest when cheering
Cheering: serious business
Simple dance #6. Point point point
Everyone looks so cute
Simple dance #7. Para para!
Simple dance #8. I don’t even know.
Simple dance #9. When in doubt do the robot
The cutest scene from the whole video!
Saki trying to look cute, but just looks like a deer in headlights
Shugo Chara’s theme changing also brings us a preview of Buono’s 7th single, My Boy.
I absolutely love this song! The music is just awesome. It’s got the rocker music we’re used to hearing in Buono songs. But this time it’s a little heavier than usual, and I love it for that. The chorus is really catchy and addictive. I end up liking this song 50 times more than the Guardians4 songs. Maybe it’s Buono bias or just the fact that this song rocks. This is one of their best songs to date. Easily better than Rotta Rotta.
New H!P unit Guradians4’s debut single, Omakase! Guardian, is being released on May 27th. A preview of the song is available courtesy of Shugo Chara’s opening.
I’m really happy too see the line distribution is identical to Shugo Chara Eggs’. And as expected Yurina sounds amazing! And Saki doesn’t completely annoy me in this song like I thought she would. All and all the think the song sounds ok. It’s not horrible but it didn’t blow me away either. For now it’s just resting on good. Maybe the song will grow on me but for now it’s just ok to me. Everyone sounds great in it though. Especially Yurina and Risako. I can’t wait for the PV now. Maybe it will make me like the song a little more.
Starting April 4th there will be a new group to promote Shugo Chara called Guardians 4. This group will consist of Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika, C-ute member Nakajima Saki, and Berryz Koubou members Kumai Yurina and Sugaya Risako. Their first single, Omakase! Guardian, will come out on May 27th and will be the new opening theme to Shugo Chara.
This is seriously amazing news. Yurina is finally in a subgroup! And it’s about time. Yurnia is my favorite Berryz member. And she’s more talented then she gets credit for. And Mittsi in another group is amazing. Gotta love all the Aika love that’s going on lately. I’m not to thrilled about the second half though. Saki is one of my least favorite C-ute members and even though Risako can really sing, I think she already gets enough attention. The same thing happened with Athena & Robikerottsu. I listned to them for Aika and Risa. Another thing that’s going to be interesting about this group is who is going to be the leader and main singer. I really don’t want to see an overdose of Risako or even her as the main singer. Her being in the group alone is enough. I’m actually hoping Aika takes lead vocals. Since she’s growing in popularity and singing opportunities. It doesn’t really matter who gets the main vocals though since Shugo Chara groups have really fair line distribution. And every one pretty much gets equal screen time. As for leader they will probably go the Buono and High King route. Where they don’t have an official leader and one of the member names themselves as the unofficial leader. But if there is a leader it should definitely be Yurina.
The whole con of this group is Shuo Chara Eggs possibly disappearing. Which makes the whole Guardians 4 group bittersweet. I gain Aika and Yurina in a group but lose Yuuka and Kanon in one. Which is kind of terrible. Since Yuuka and Kanon are Eggs there’s a possibility we’ll never see from them again. I hope that doesn’t happen. Yuuka and Kanon deserve to be in an official group anyway.