AKB48’s Koko ni Ita Koto track list revealed

I posed a few weeks about AKB48’s upcoming 1st album. Well, now we have more details on the album. We have the covers, track list, and the album name. The album is entitled Koko ni Ita Koto. Since I don’t make entire post about covers I don’t have all the covers posted here. But above is my favorite cover of the album. Watanabe Mayu in a lolita dress is just pure win.

And you can check out the track list below.
1. Shoujotachi yo
2. Overtake (Team A)
3. Boku ni Dekiru koto (Team K)
4. Renai Circus (Team B)
5. Kaze no Yukue (Kuramochi, Sashihara, Takahashi, Oshima, Minegishi, Kashiwagi)
6. Wagamama Collection (Oota, Maeda Ami, Komori, Sato S, Watanabe, Matsui J)
7. Ningyo no Vacances (Takajo, Nito, Yokoyama, Kasai, Kitahara, Sato A, Masuda)
8. Kimi to Boku no Kankei (Maeda Atsuko, Itano)
9. IIKAGEN no SUSUME (Katayama, Kojima, Shinoda, Akimoto, Miyazawa, Matsui R)
10. High scool days (Team KKS)
11. Team B Oshi (Team B)
12. Chance no Junban
13. Beginner
14. Ponytail to Shushu
15. Heavy Rotation
16. Koko ni ita koto (AKB48+SKE48+SDN48+NMB48)


I’ve been wondering how they were going to do the album since they have 48 members. And I was completely expecting their solution. Most of the girls aren’t featured prominently on the album. Only about half of the girls are featured in songs that aren’t team songs. Which is a little unfair. But that’s the breaks in an idol group were popularity determines when you sing.
However, they could have fixed this a bit if the 2 Matsuis from SKE weren’t included and if the Kenkyuusei didn’t have their own song. Because honestly, I think both are a bit unnecessary.
Song wise I’m looking forward to hearing Renai Cirus the most, because the covers have a circus theme and this is the only song that has anything to do with a circus. XD I also really want to hear Koko ni Ita Kot because all the 48 groups in one song, makes me think of Hello!Project All Stars. And anything similar to that is just amazing.
I’m also looking forward to see how much this album sells. I think there’s definitely going to be some record breaking going on.

As always, you can buy the album from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto [CD+DVD] [Limited Edition]


AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto [CD+DVD] [Regular Edition]

AKB48 to release first album this April!

Now, it might sound stupid but I was under the impression that AKB48 already released albums. I guess stage albums and their greatest hits albums don’t count. Who knew? XD
This is extremely exciting news for AKB48 fans. Personally I am looking forward to hearing the songs. AKB48 always releases good songs, so I can’t wait to hear what types of songs are on the album.

But I also have to wonder how the album is going to work. AKB48 is an insanely huge group, so how are they going to decide who sings when? It’s not like singles were they can do a janken tournament or hold senbatsu elections. It’s also not a stage where they are already in their teams. So, how exactly is this going to work. If they split the songs into already existing teams or sub-groups, how is that different or exciting? I don’t know about you but if I wanted to see them in their predictable teams, I’d watch one of their stages. But I’m afraid that, that’s what’s going to happen. But if AKB48 is going to continue to stay on the top they are going to have to constantly be creative and different. Granted, albums do sell less than albums do. But since it’s AKB48 this album is sure to sell a million copies at least. I have extremely high hopes and expectations for this album. I hope I’m not let down.
 
As always you can purchase the album from CDJapan by clicking the links below. But I suggest you hurry. No doubt that the Limited Edition will sell out quickly.

AKB48 – First Album [CD+DVD] [Limited Edition]




AKB48 – First Album [CD+DVD] [Regular Edition]

Dream Morning Musume-DoriMusu 1 track list

Now, as all of you may know already I am insanely happy about the formation of Dream Morning Musume. I’m mostly excited because I get to see my beloved Koha perform again. Well, I got even more excited by Dream Morning Musume recently because a couple of days ago they revealed the track list for their upcoming album. The CD is two disk and is mostly a cover album of the top Morning Musume songs. Here’s the track list.



Disk 1:

1. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Dream Morning Musume Ve.r)
2. Morning Coffee (2011 Ver)
3. Roman ~My Dear Boy~
4. Mikan
5. Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
6. Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?
7. SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
8. Afternoon Coffee (Afternoon Musume)
9. New Song
10. New Song


Disk 2:

1. Summer Night Town
2. Daite HOLD ON ME!
3. Memory Seishun no Hikari
4. LOVE Machine
5. Koi no Dance Site
6. Happy Summer Wedding
7. I WISH
8. Renai Revolution 21
9. The Peace!
10. Souda! WE’RE ALIVE

I am completely thrilled because they are singing a lot of my favorite Morning Musume songs, and my all time favorite Morning Musume song! Which is Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are. But I am also super excited for Renai Revolution 21, Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari, Koi no Dance Site, Daite Hold on Me, Love Machine, Summer Night Town, I Wish, and Roman ~My Dear Boy~.

I know a lot of fans have mixed feelings about this group as a whole. How it lessens the current Momusu, and it is a step backwards for the members. But to me this group really is a dream. I can finally see all the member singing and dancing together again. Which is huge for me because I wasn’t a fan when most of these girls where in the group. However permanent or short lived this group is, or becomes, I am completely going to enjoy the ride while it happens!

The CD comes in 2 versions which you can buy from CDJapan by clicking the links below.


Dream Morning Musume – Dorimusu [Regular Edition]


Dream Morning Musume – Dorimusu [w/ DVD, Limited Edition]

SUPER GIRLS preview their debut album

With only 11 days until Avex’s idol group SUPER GIRLS’s debut album, Chouzetsu Shoujo, is released they are previewing all 10/14 tracks from their album on their official site. You can listen to the clips here.

Since I’ve been following the SUPER GIRLS pretty closely since they announced there debut, I was pretty excited to hear this news. The only down side is the previews are only 29 seconds. Which isn’t really enough time to get a feel for the songs. Like the first track, Welcome to ♥ S☆G Show!!, all you can hear is a small clip of music. The rest is some guy introducing the girls in better than I was expecting English. But the music could completely change after that part, so it sucks. But it’s only 11 more days to wait.

It’s exciting because I remember some of the songs from their Tokyo Idol Festival performance. Most of the songs you can preview sound pretty much all the same. Extremely happy, upbeat, cutesy idol music. It’s pretty much on par and sounds the same as every other idol group out there. Which doesn’t really bother me because that’s the exact type of idol music I love.

Number 10, NIJIIRO Namida (Which translates to rainbow colored tears) seems to be their only slow paced/sad song so far. Which is awesome because I tend to hate slow paced songs. But it really depends on the lyrics, which I don’t understand yet.

S/mileage-Odoru yo radio preview

S/mileage will be releasing their first album, Warugakii 1, it in almost 3 weeks. And of course that means we have a radio preview of one of the new songs, Odorou yo. Now it is basically a glorified singles collection, but we do get a few new songs. And should be happy about that. At least it means they have a clean slate for album 2.

The song reminds me of cuter version of Summer Reggae! Rainbow. And of course the song is along the sugary sweet, adorable music S/mileage has been releasing since the first formed.
And has the always even S/mileage line distribution to match. But it would be a little hard to make S/mileage unfair since they only have 4 members. XD
Some of the parts of the song are really great. I love the echo effects on the members solo lines. It kinda sounds like an owl hooting but it’s cute. I also really love the “Taisetsu na yoru no KYANDORU. Kinenbi wasurete bu bu bu bu. Soredemo onna no kotowaru. Kako ni shitsugi ni kanseru.” part. (By the way, I romanized this by ear, so I have no idea if it’s 100% right. It sounds pretty right to me though. XD)

Avex Idol group SUPER GIRLS to make debut

Avex’s new idol group, SUPER GIRLS, announced at a recent concert that they will be making their CD debut on December 22nd. They will be releasing a full album entitled Chouzetsu Shoujo.


I have to admit I haven’t really been keeping up with this group. Mostly because there hasn’t really been anything to keep up with. Aside from their formation, auditions, and live performances, they haven’t really been doing much of anything. But since they are finally making their debut I am pretty interested. And the group is singed to Avex, so it will most likely be really popular. So I decided to check them out.

First things first, the girls.

For the most part the girls look really cute. Especially the girl dead center with the pigtails. My god she looks like a mix between Watanabe Mayu and Michishige Sayumi. I’m pretty sure it’s 12 year old Ami Takuya. I also really like their overall look. Though it’s pretty standard for idols.

And next the music. Since they haven’t released a single or PV, I have to go by live performances. Which by the way, are pretty hard to find. But luckily I found their performance at the 2010 Tokyo Idol Festival.


The songs are really cute. But there’s not really anything that stands out about them. They pretty much sounds like every other idol group out there. Actually their music sounds a lot like Idoling!!! But I ended up liking each song more than the last.


The solos are also a little bit rough. And no one in the group is an overly amazing singer. But they are idols after all. Bad singing is basically in their job description.


I will most likely be keeping an eye on them from now on. Let’s see if their debut album and possible PV are any good.


SUPER GIRLS at Tokyo Idol Festival part 1:


SUPER GIRLS at Tokyo Idol Festival part 2:

Tsuji Nozomi to release first album

On November 24th Tsuji Nozomi will be releasing her first album entitled Minna Happy! Mama no Uta. Which even with my limited Japanese I can translate it to Everyone Happy! Mama’s Song.

I am extremely happy that Nono will finally be making music again. I just complained recently on my blog that I would love to see Tsuji making music again. And of course as soon as I heard about this the first thing that came to mind was, what kind of music will Tsuji be making? Will she continue to release the W type music she used to or will she start releasing more mature music now that she is a mom? The title of her album kinda makes it seem like she’ll be making music geared towards children. Which I hope is not the case.


I also really wish Nono was still part of H!P. I can totally see her touring with S/mileage. Especially since she was just in their PV. Maybe they’ll at least perform together sometime.
I also wonder if she’ll be releasing a PV to promote the album. Japanese artists hardly ever release PVs for album tracks. And she doesn’t have any singles currently, so she’ll have to release something to promote the album. Since it’s being released in November perhaps she’ll release a single right before the album. But it seems to close for that, and she would have announced the single first. I really don’t know right now. This new is giving more questions than answers.

It finally arrived!

At around 10 this morning I got the best news, of probably my whole week. And I was beyond excited. This also marks my first JE CD. Hooray! XD Since it’s like 5 days after the release date I was super paranoid that I was never going to get it. I’ve never ordered anything from YesAsia before, so I wasn’t really sure how long it usually takes to arrive. I also got paranoid that someone on my street was going to steal it. But it’s pretty safe to say that no one in my entire town would want this CD. XD
As soon as it came in my mom and sister were telling me, “Come on. Open it, open it!” Mostly because in the past week they’ve heard way more about Hey! Say! JUMP then they ever wanted to. Since my family likes to mock me about Japanese music/liking Japanese guys on a daily basis I was a little reluctant to show them the CD.

But before I get to their honest reactions to JUMP, here are some pictures I took of the CD.


The package. Which had so much tape on it like they never wanted you to open it!


The CD. I got the LE version. :] Even though I hate the sailor suits. :/


The back of the CD.


The CD itself.


Back of the booklet. XD


My obi strip that has a random number printed on it.


Back of the obi strip. Pointless picture I know. XD


My favorite pictures of the book. Yuto of course.


And also for some reason I love the beach picture. XD

Since I completely loved my family’s honest reaction to my Morning Musume CD, I asked them the same with my HSJ CD. But this time I asked in greater detail. Mostly because they’re guys and I wanted to see how ugly or attractive they though each member was. Now my mom was a little nicer with her comments, but my sister was brutally honest. Which made her comments 100 times more hilarious and 100 times more insulting. XD I also want to point out that my mom and sister do not find Asians attractive at all. So try not to take their comments to heart.
Anyway here are their reactions to each member. Since their reactions are based on the cover here’s the picture of the cover for reference. Of course they looked at the rest of the booklet, but I had them focus on the cover. Also my mom’s comments will be in green my sister’s in blue. XD

Yabu Kota: I actually forgot to have my mom say anything about him. XD
I like his hair, and he’s the most normal looking.

Inoo Kei: looks like a little girl and needs a hair stylist.
Looks Hispanic and looks like a girl.

Takaki Yuya: Doesn’t look attractive with hair on his nose.
Looks like he’s Yabu’s twin.

Yaotome Hikaru: Looks like a Mongoloid. (D: :O!)
Hideous! What’s wrong with his nose? Going through the booklet when my mom got to Hikaru she said, “Ooof! We won’t ever talk about him!” And then turned the page. My sister also said he looks like an Asian Jasper. (Or Jackson Rathbone for anyone who doesn’t watch Twillight. But honestly Jackson is miles hotter than Hikaru. XD)

Chinen Yuri: Needs a nose job.
Looks like a rabbit turtle.

Yamada Ryosuke: Looks like a chicken.
Looks like a pixie.

Arioka Daiki: Has a hook nose.
His nose is fucked up.

Morimoto Ryutaro: Looks like he has botox lips.
Looks like if Danny Noriega got hit in the face with a shovel and ugly stick. Also has a shocked face like he’s got a dick up his ass and likes it. (How eloquently put.)

Nakajima Yuto: Looks like Elmer Fudd.
Looks like a dyke woman. If Ellen Degeneres and an Asian had a love child. My sister immediately broke out laughing when I said he was my favorite. Saying I picked the ugliest one. When she saw his solo picture in the booklet she laughed so much she started tearing up. She also said I have something in my eye, I think it’s ugly. (I hate my family. TOT)

Okamoto Keito: Looks like he’s wearing a wig, but I could do something with his hair. AKA my mom thinks Keito is hot. I told her he’s the ripe age of 16 and she said Oh my god! Lol.
Fat and looks like he has down syndrome.

I then asked them if the had to pick one who is the hottest, who it would be. After my mom said how they’re all ugly, she said Yabu maybe, but I guess Daiki. For someone who said they were ugly she picked 3. XD
After my sister said I don’t want to pick, I don’t find Asians attractive, because of the shape of their face and their features. She ended up picking Ryosuke. Of course. I then laughed and said I knew you’d pick someone underage. Since she’s liked Nick Jonas since he was 16 and Taylor Lautner since he was 17, and she’s 22. I usually jokingly call her a pedophile because of it. XD

There you have it. Honest reactions by non JUMP fans. I hate that they had to rag on Yuto so much. I literally screamed when my sister started laughing at him. And I screamed at my mom what’s wrong with Hikaru! Though my family didn’t mock me nearly as much as i thought they would.

Jumping to my dream

In rather exciting news and turn of events for myself, I have successfully preorder the Limited Edition version of Hey! Say! JUMP’s first album, JUMP No. 1! And I honestly could not be happier! But because I overanalyze every situation, of course I still have underlined mixed feeling about this. And what could possibly be a downfall to this? The CD itself.

Usually when I hear about my favorite idol group releasing a new album I don’t really care what the album songs sound like too much. Well, obviously I want them to be good, since I’d complain a lot if they weren’t. What I mean is, I never really care that much if they suck because I never actually get the CDs. So, it’s no skin off my bones if they’re not up to standards. I usually like to hear a CD before I buy, or have my mom buy it. XD But this is the first CD I’m actually getting the same time it’s released in Japan. Sure, I could have taken the safe way out and waited until I heard the songs. But there was no way I was going to settle for Regular edition. And it’s not very often I have the opportunity to actually get a Japanese CD that’s not several years old. So of course I had to take advantage of that. And I’m really excited to get JUMP’s first album but at the same time, I’m a little bit worried that the album is going to be terrible. It’s a little too much like Russian roulette for my taste. I’m obviously a JUMP fan, I know what their music is like, and I know what their music will probably sound like in the future. But at the same time there’s always that fear that either the songs will be flat out be terrible, or I personally won’t care for them. I had the same joy filled panic when 10 My Me first came out, but luckily the album was actually really great. But that’s because a Morning Musume CD hasn’t disappointed me yet. But JUMP is pretty much a mystery. Sure I like a majority of their B-sides and unreleased songs. But there are still a few I don’t like that much like Salsa Ii na Ii ne and Kawaii Kimi no Koto da Mono. And Switch I’m on the fence about.

On YY Jumping Hey! Say! BEST preformed a new song called School Days a few weeks ago. But I’m just hearing about it now, because they just preformed it again. XD


I didn’t really like the beginning too much cause it sounds really 70s like. But I started liking it a whole lot more when Daiki started to sing. The song itself isn’t bad. The beginning is a little weird, but once it’s gets into the chorus it’s good. I’d rate it about a 6/10 or 7/10. It’s not amazing but it’s not terrible. And of course it has to have added Johnny’s corniness.
I felt it was important to mention this song, since it’s a new song and is obviously going to be on the album.

Hey! Say! JUMP to release first album!

Hey! Say! JUMP fans finally have a reason to rejoice. It was announced yesterday, at a press conference during Hey! Say! JUMP’s Concert in Yokohama Arena, that they will release their first album. The album doesn’t have a release date as of yet, but it’s going to be released sometime this summer.

Yes, this is exciting news indeed for HSJ fans. They’ve been together since 2007 and are finally releasing their first full length album. It wasn’t really a long wait for me, because I’ve only been a HSJ fan for a little over a year now. But I am still extremely excited. I actually made a very high pitched squealing type noise when I first read about it.

But of course the most important question is what songs are going to be included on the album? Since JUMP has been around for so long without and album they have A LOT of unreleased songs floating around. Not just group songs but practically every JUMP member has a solo song. I think Ryutaro and Inoo are the only ones with out one.
I think JE has to have 2 versions of the CD. A BEST versions with BEST group songs, and BEST group solo songs, and a 7 version with 7 group songs and 7 solo songs. Just like that rumored HSJ album track list that was floating around the internet a while back. I can actually see something like that happening. I mean it makes sense. On one hand they’d made double the money, because any true HSJ fan would buy both, and on the other hand they are overflowing with unreleased songs. Especially since they’ll have to add all the previous singles onto the album.
Personally, I want to see SU-RI-RU, Nounai Dance, Endless Dream, and maybe Score be on the tracklist. Then I’d be happy. But I guess we’ll have to wait and see.