Sugaya Risako-Elegant Girl preview

The radio rip for Sugaya Risako’s first solo single, Elegant Girl, has just been released. I was kind of expecting the PV to come out, since the Oshare My Dream PV is already out. But I’m gonna guess the PV will be about in ago 3-5 days.
 
Now, I know when the CM for the song came out I said it was forgettable. But after hearing the song in it’s entirety and listening to is several times in a row, I actually really like it. What I like most about the song is every single part sounds different. What I mean by that is each section of the song is drastically different from the next. Even more so than average songs. An average song will usually be verse and then chorus, 2 differences. Or verse, bridge, and chorus. Which is three differences. But this song is first half of verse, second half of verse, bridge, and then chorus. Which is 4 differently sung sections. And that makes the song incredibly fun to listen to. Especially since each section comes together beautifully. I also love how Risako used her full range without singing above her ability. Which is what she does very often, and it leaves her sounding almost screechy. I think the song is so simple it’s pretty, yet still pretty captivating to listen to. And they actually did make it sounds pretty elegant. Even the music is pretty. It’s slightly upbeat, yet has undertones of classical music.

Sugaya Risako-Elegant Girl preview

A commercial was released to promote Sugaya Risako’s first solo single, Elegant Girl, giving us a short preview of the PV. Which is completely unexpected because it’s also the first time we’re hearing the song.


I really wasn’t expecting this single to be so soft sounding. Though it’s called Elegant Girl, which should have given me my first clue. But I was actually expecting this to be pretty tough and loud, because isn’t Risako’s character supposed to be mean or the main character’s rival or something? The song itself sounds really pretty, but I’m not feeling it. In my honest opinion it’s a little forgettable. Let’s hope her second single is better. Or a Ogawa Mana duet!



The CM is far to short to get any substantial feel of the PV. All we’ve actually seen so far is the close up shots. But in that short time makes it look it’s going to be exactly like the Itoshiki Tomo he PV. Or the Bokura ga Ikiru My Asia PV. Both Morning Musume Tanjo 10nen Kinentai PVs were basically the same. Also I think I’m the only one who doesn’t like her evening gown hair. I honestly think it does nothing for her. I prefer Risako with her hair down.

Risako going solo!

Berryz Koubou member Sugaya Risako will be making her solo debut. She will be releasing a single later this year as Ibu Himuro, her character in the Mecha Mote series. Much like how Kusumi Koharu releases her singles as Kirarin Revolution Staring: Tsukishima Kirari. Or something to that effect.

Now I’m not really the biggest Risako fan in the world, and I also don’t hate her. Risako is more floating somewhere in the middle for me. But I am super excited for solo single. Mostly because H!P anime tie in songs are some of the best H!P songs out there currently. Buono, Kirarin Revolution, Athena & Robikerottsu Shugo Chara Eggs/Guardians 4 are just pure win for me. Yeah that’s right I love Guardians 4. Gotta love the extra does of Mittsi.

I’m also really interested in what her solo single will sound like. Because if Risako sings at certain frequencies it has the tendency to make your ears hurt slightly. Don’t kill me for that comment. XD I also wonder if she will make her voice sounds overly cute like Koharu did for her solo singles. Even Aika makes her voice sound cuter in Going On. But Risako’s voice is usually the exact same. But still she might opt for something cuter since it’s solo single for anime.

But yeah, I am really happy for Risako. I mean she’ll finally be up in the front more. I can barely even find her in Berryz Koubou PVs! Seriously, give less popular girls singles please. I’m expecting this single to be utter win, so don’t disappoint. And let’s hope she doesn’t leave Berryz Koubou immediately after her solo singles end, like Koharu did. XD

Also in honor of her upcoming solo debut here’s a small video spam of my favorite Risako performances.

Real Love:

Chu Natsu Party:

Baka ni Shinaide:

Very Beauty: