Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game performances

Ever since Morning Musume’s new single was announced I’ve been waiting for Morning Musume to perform it on music shows. I even personally wrote to Music Japan. So, you can imagine how beyond excited I am that they finally performed Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game live. They were on Happy music November 26th, and they were just on Music Japan November 28th.

I actually planned on making each performance a separate post, but I haven’t been able to find either performances on youtube until now. So, duel post it is.

I thought the performance from Happy Music was really great. Everyone sounded amazing, especially A-chan. She hits her high notes perfectly, but when does she not. But for some reason the entire time I was watching this I was drawn to Risa, even though she only has 1 line. She just looks really fierce with that hair. This is like the first time I ever though Risa looked good with short hair. The only real complaint I have about the performance is that it’s only half the song.

Maybe I’m a perv, but does anyone else notice that when they bend like that you can see their under shorts. The dresses could be just a little longer. XD

Risa looks gorgeous.

Look at LinLin in the background looking all hot.

The performance from Music Japan is pretty much the same. Except Music Japan’s stage is way nicer and Reina sounds a little weird. I don’t know, all of her lines it seems like she’s out of breathe. Which is weird because she killed it on Happy Music.

Ai-chan looks so cute here.

I still hate the leg move.

I never noticed how awkward this part was. XD

The coveted title

That’s right 4 idol groups were releasing on the same day: AAA, Morning Musume, KAT-TUN, and SKE48. It was inevitable that one would triumph over the rest. But the coveted title went to, of course, KAT-TUN.

From the very first day SKE48 fans and Morning Musume fans only worried about beating each other. A lot of fans seemingly forgot that KAT-TUN was releasing on the 17th as well. And of course after it was announced that KAT-TUN was releasing on the same day, there was no way either idol group stood a chance.
The Oricon Daily Chart goes as follows:

1. KAT-TUN – Change UR World
2. SKE48 – 1! 2! 3! 4! Yoroshiku!
3. Kobukuro – Ryuusei
4. AAA – PARADISE/Endless Fighters
5. Morning Musume – Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game


Yes, SKE8 did beat Morning Musume by 3 spots. So I guess in a sense they did win. But none of that even remotely matters. They both lost to KAT-TUN, so basically it’s as if they both ranked at 24. Even if SKE48 did beat KAT-TUN, it wouldn’t really matter anyway. It would only matter to the anti H!P 48 groups fans, who would use this as a way of saying their idol agency is better. Which is petty and meaningless. I just think it’s funny that all this ruckus was made that SKE8 would beat Morning Musume, but they both lost.

Morning Musume no Lovely Game

The PV for Morning Musume’s 44th single, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game, has finally been released in high quality! It’s been floating around the internet for nearly a week in low quality. But I refused to even watch the PV, let alone do a review of it, until it was in high quality. Do you know how extremely difficult that was?

I am just super impressed with this single. To me it hardly has any flaws. The A-side is amazing, the B-side Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo is so strong it could have been an A-side, and the PV is amazing. This single is the best single Morning Musume has released in a while. I could definitely see this song making it to number one on the Oricon charts. However, that will be the hardest feat ever. Apparently, November 17th must be official idol day because there is 4 different idol groups releasing their single on that day. Morning Musume, SKE48, KAT-TUN, and AAA. It’s pretty obvious Morning Musume isn’t going to top the charts.

That aside, I still think the PV is great. The only real fault of the PV are the horrendous dancing outfits they wear, but I just pretend they don’t exist. The girls look absolutely gorgeous in the princess dresses. And I am completely thrilled to see Morning Musume to finally release a PV that is more than just dance scenes and close ups. But all of this is of course bitter sweet. It’s still incredibly difficult to know that this is Eri, JunJun, and LinLins’ last single/PV.

I hate how simple this dance floor is. Call me crazy, but do you know what irks me the most about these dresses? Everyone is wearing their group color, except Ai-chan and LinLin. It just throws everything off!

Worst dance move ever!

Ok, this dance is just filled with horrible moves.

OMFG! It’s the Safety Dance!

The Safety Dance!

Ai-chan is so beautiful! The falling petal scenes are my favorite.

I was blown away by Reina. She’s hardly my favorite member, but she looks the absolute best.

Ai is so pretty, I could probably make an entire post just about her.

And you can act real rude and totally removed. And I can act like an imbecile. XD

 This PV is the only time I actually love Risa’ short hair.
 My god Reina looks incredible!
 Of course Ai-chan does too.
 This hair does nothing for my beloved Mittsi.
 Sayumi looking as adorable as ever.
 This is the best LinLin has ever looked.
 Risa’s dress is hideous!
 WTF kind of dance move is this?
 Or this for that manner.
 Gosh, everyone just looks gorgeous in this PV.
 LinLin, just wow.

Aika has the worst dress.

It looks like they are walking through inflated trash bags, but at least it’s a different scene/background.

Gorgeous!

LinLin is so cute.

Um…what?

Eri looks amazing. But I really hate her dress. XD

Morning Musume-Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game PV and radio previews

With a little over 2 weeks until the release of Morning Musume’s 44th single, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game, they have finally released both the PV preview and radio rip. And overall I am extremely happy about this single.

Since we’ve already talked about the song when the concert rip came out I’m going to talk about the PV first.
When I first saw the outfits from the PV. (The one at the top of this post) I thought I was going to absolutely hate the PV, because honestly I hate the dresses. They look like they were taken out of some fairytale, and the bubble skirt is no flattering at all. It’s puffy and makes their hips look wider. Just like the shirts from W’s Ai no Imi wo Oshiete Yo PV.
But the PV redeems itself when they show the close ups of the girls in their elaborate ball gowns. All of the girls look absolutely incredibly gorgeous. I was blown away by that alone.
The only real fault of the video is the dance. It’s way too simple and a little awkward looking. But that’s usually how Momusu dances go. Sometimes they’re really great and sometimes they really suck.
I’ll be waiting until the full PV to make anymore comments about it.

Now for the song. I said when the concert rip came out how impressed and in love with the song I am. And that hasn’t changed one bit. The music is beautiful. And completely elaborate, and definitely tells a distinct story, basically through the music alone. I mean if they were a band, and their whole album was like this, people would probably call it a rock opera. I am so entranced with the song I actually don’t mind that the whole song is sung with Ai and Reina lead and Risa and Eri minor, just like all their other songs have been. Their voices sounds so smooth and perfect in this song, I actually welcome it.
And what makes me the love the song even more is the lyrics. I don’t even know why. The lyrics are just about a man’s and women’s roles in relationships. And still a little undertone of sadness. But for some reason I just really love the lyrics. The whole single makes me think of extravagance. I love everything about this song. And once you couple it with the super incredible song like Aisaresugiru koto wa nai no yo, it makes for one of the best Morning Musume singles in a long time. Now this is a proper send off for Eri, JunJun, and LinLin. I mean I absolutely loved Kimagure Princess and Aishite Aishite Ato Ippun was a good song, but it just didn’t fit as a graduation single for Koha.

I also want to briefly mention AKB48. I know that this single will never sell half as much as Beginner, and honestly I don’t care about that. Beginner is an absolutely great song, and it’s extremely meaningful. However, honestly Beginner is at about the same par as this single. 100% on the same par. Yet it sold something like 660,000 copies. But in my opinion it didn’t really deserve to. AKB48 has turned out to be Arashi. Arashi’s songs sell like 600,000 copies even when they don’t deserve it because all of Japan has fallen in love with them. Their singles sell so well because of legions of fangirls/boys. It’s hardly about the music. AKB48 is doing the same thing. Their last 3 songs have sold so much because of blatant fanservice and strategically placed controversy, and in Beginner see through shirts. And nothing more.
So AKB48 fans enjoy the love and being fans of the top female idol group in Japan, for now of course. AKB48 is only popular cause they are shiny and new. If you recall Morning Musume was on top for like 6 years. But like everything, they were eventually out down. And it’s just a matter of time before AKB48 is. So all of these AKB48 and H!P fandom wars are meaningless. I guess wota don’t realize that for female idol groups/agencies to really be on top they don’t have to beat Morning Musume or even AKB48, they have to defeat Johnny’s. And AKB48 getting the top song of 2010 is nothing. Nothing! JE has been around for 50 (40?) years, that trumps H!P’s 13 years and the AKB48’s 5. JE is basically an empire. So these whole AKB48 VS H!P debates/wars are completely pointless and hilarious.

Morning Musume-Onna to Otoko Lullaby Game concert rip

A concert rip for Morning Musume’s 44th single, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game has come out. And the song is in pretty low quality. Of course not low enough not to listen to. But I will leave all actual opinions about the song until the radio rip comes out. I’m just posting this for anyone who wants to hear it. What I will say about it is it sounds pretty awesome. It actually sounds like a way toned down version of Versailles’s Ascended Master. A type of song Momusu has never released before.