A 30 second commercial for Lilpri’s second single, Idolulu, was released. Which is a good thing because it looks like we’ll actually get a PV for this single. I’ve seen the alleged PV for the first single, and to me it didn’t look like an actual PV at all. Mostly because I could never find it in anything less than extremely low quality.
Not only is this the first time I’m seeing a preview of the PV, well it’s the first time for everyone. It’s also the first time I’m hearing the song. Mostly because the I didn’t care for the first single. It was far too childish for me. And it honestly feels like this song is also way too childish. I understand the anime is for children, but aside from Tan Tan Taan and Hana wo Pu~n, none of the Kirarin Revolution songs were overly childish. The same goes for Shugo Chara and even Robby & Kerobby. Well Robby & Kerobby songs were a little, but I still like them and can listen to them without feeling like I’m too old for it. However, Idolulu does sound a little more mature than Little Princess. But that’s probably because I knew what the English translated lyrics for Little Princess were as soon as the song came out. With Idolulu I have no idea what the song is about. It sounds a little catchy, but I’m not sure I should even like it.
It seems like ever H!P anime tie in group needs at least one music video that’s CG. I mean I can’t think of one group, aside from Guardians 4 for some reason, that didn’t have a complete or partial CG PV. There’s not really much going on in the PV itself. All we actually see is them dancing against a CG background. It reminds me a lot of the Minna no Tamago PV. But it seems like either that’s what they were going for, or both PVs were made by the same person.
Hello!Project has formed a new anime centered unit called Lilpri, for the anime “Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri. The unit will consist of newly major debuted S/mileage members Fukuda Kanon, Wada Ayaka and Maeda Yuuka. Their debut single, Little Princess, will be released June 16th. On top of singing the music they will be pulling a Kusumi Koharu and will also be voice acting in the anime.
Am I the only one a little disappointed by the group members? I love S/mileage and all, and Yuuka and Kanon are my favorites. But I was expecting to see some Egg members. When I heard about the announcement I though, “Great, I wonder what Egg members will be picked.” Small groups like this are the perfect place to showcase the Egg’s talents. And for people like me who don’t pay attention to the Eggs at all, to find out about the amazing H!P members you didn’t even know existed. Like with Yuuka and Kanon. I instantly fell in love with Yuuka in High King, and I instantly fell in love with Kanon. This is why the Eggs never do anything in H!P. Tsunku focuses on a few girls, and you never stop seeing them. What about using Saho Akari for this group? She rocked in Yume to Genjitsu. And she was already shafted from being in S/mileage, it seems she was shafted again.
But, I guess I can stop complaining about S/mileage’s line distribution now. If I don’t get my Kanon fix from S/mileage I can listen to Lilpri. But since this group features 3/4 of S/mileage I doubt it’s going to last that long. Anime units don’t last that long, and this unit isn’t really a new unit. Why bother using 3/4 of S/mileage? They should just have S/mileage sing the themes for this anime. That’s essentially what they’re doing anyway. But I guess H!P did this as a strategic move. Shoving 3/4 of S/mileage into a new group gives S/mileage itself double the exposure and double the fans. Now not only will wota love S/mileage but the little kids watching the anime too. Just like with Kirarin Revolution.
I do love the outfits though, they’re really cute. But Kanon’s seems out of place. Yuuka looks like Alice from Alice in Wonderland, Ayaka looks like Snow White, and Kanon looks like she just happens to be wearing a kimono. Unless she’s supposed to be modeled after Princess Kaguya. That’s the best guess I have. And Kanon looks absolutely adorable with that hair.
However, I am not a fan of the song at all. It’s just way too childish for me. I’m 18 years old and this song is obviously geared to a 7 year old. Kirarin Revolution was geared for little kids, and so were the song. But they weren’t overly childish, and I could listen to them without feeling immature. But this song I feel pretty uncool for listening to it now. Aside from the childish lyrics, the music is good I guess. It just sounds like all the overly happy and girly anime music out there. Change the lyrics and this could have been the opening to Chobits, Ouran High School Host Club, or Full Moon wo Sagashite.