When did Ayaka get so pretty?

You’re probably already aware that S/mileage’s second major single, Ganbaranakutemo ee nende, release is just around the corner. (A month, just around the corner. Same difference) We also have some pretty decent sized pictures of the covers. And I am completely in love with the covers. S/mileage always hits it out of the park when it comes to covers. With the exception of Yume Miru 15sai. So, it was a no-brainer that this cover was going to be great too.

As you know I never waste an entire post for just covers being released, so on to the main point. The main point being Ayaka. I am completely blown away by how good Ayaka looks on the covers. It’s like all of a sudden her beauty snuck up on me. Like while I was looking all of a sudden she became gorgeous. It’s not like Ayaka was ulgy before. It’s just I never really paid much attention to her. My eyes are always glued to Kanon and Yuuka. And it’s weird because she looks exactly the same in Yume Miru 15sai. You can tell how I’m obviously biased.
But since they took, what was probably garden clippers, to the gorgeous locks of my beloved Kanon my eyes weren’t immediately drawn to her. I swear Kanon’s hair is a travesty! XD Yuuka does look absolutely adorable on the cover, Ayaka just blows everyone out of the water. To me she just dominates the covers, and over shadows everyone else. I can just not get over how incredible she looks.
But my favorite cover by far is the one in the black outfits. It’s just too cute. Even though they look like they’re going to break out into tap dance any minute, I love it.

Here are the other 3 covers for anyone who is interested. I want the PV to be released right now!

S/mileage first indie single Ama no Jaku

H!P’s new Egg group debuting this fall S/mileage is releasing their first indie single entitled Ama no Jaku. Even thought the song doesn’t have a release date the song will be played at June 7th’s Hello! Pro Eggs concert Shinjin Kouen, and also on Takahashi Ai’s radio show June 4th. We also have a short preview of the clip via a S/mileage Fan Club announcement.

I’m actually really excited for the full version now. The PV looks like something ManoEri would make. And the outfits look a bit like something AKB48 would wear. But, I really love the high school setting of the PV. It gives it that Shouganai Yume Oibito and Honto no Jibun feel. Everyone looks amazing in the PV too. I found myself focusing a lot on Saki rather than just Yuuka and Kanon. I never realized how adorable she is!
I also really love the song so far. It sounds really adorable. I kind of wish they would have played more than just the chorus though. I’m really curious to see how the lines were distributed. But it’s still nice to hear how well their voices blend together.
I also loved after the preview how cute everyone pronounced S/mileage. I also wish I could see the picture of S/mileage that their holding up better. But I guess I’ll have to wait for that.

New H!P Egg unit

Tsunku announced on his blog yesterday that there will be a new Egg unit debuting this fall. It was also announced at H!P Eggs Shinjin Kouen concert. The member will include Ayaka Wada, Yuuka Maeda, Kanon Fukuda and Saki Ogawa.

Now at first glance you could think this new H!P unit is Shugo Chara Egg. I know that’s what I immediately though. However Shugo Chara Egg member Akari Saho is missing. She was replaced my H!P Egg Saki Ogawa. Which isn’t really fair to Akari if you ask me. Since I don’t follow the Eggs at all I know nothing about Saki Ogawa. So I’m really looking forward to how she sounds.

Probably the best part of this unit is Kanon and Yuuka are in it. I have really grown to love Yuuka and Kanon because of Shugo Chara Egg and High King. I’m really glad that they aren’t going back to being just Eggs. And a major debut might mean they will graduate from being Eggs all together. Which is exciting news.

So with a new Egg unit forming I guess that probably means Shugo Chara is over. Which isn’t really the best news. This new group better be incredible to make up for that.