Watarirouka Hashiritai to release 8th single

AKB48 sub-group, Watarirouka Hashiritai announced that they will be releasing their 8th single. The single is currently untitled but is set to be released August 3rd. And this single will also include Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s song Mama Grazie as one of its B-sides.

Even though there’s nothing know about this single, beyond Mayu saying it will give you energy, I am still really excited for this release. Watarirouka Hashiritai is my favorite AKB48 sub-group. And I’m always excited to see what kind of songs they will released. I absolutely loved Valentine Kiss, even if it was a cover. This group hardly ever dissapoints me. Even though 2 of their singles were duds in my opinion, they always have good B-sides.

You can buy this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Watarirouka Hashiritai – Untitled [w/ DVD, Limited Edition/Type A]

Watarirouka Hashiritai – Untitled [w/ DVD, Limited Edition/Type B]


Watarirouka Hashiritai – Untitled [w/ DVD, Limited Edition/Type C]


Watarirouka Hashiritai – Untitled [Regular Edition]

Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Mama Grazie preview

The full radio preview of Watarirouka Hashiritai7’s new song Mama, Grazie has been released. And even though the full song has been released I’m still not 100% sure if this is going to be a legit single or not. Mayu even introduced the song as a campaign song. However, I think previewing the song on the radio a week before the commercial is supposed to air probably means it is going to be an official single.

This song is a lot more laid back than Watarirouka Hashiritai’s last few singles. I was a littled dissapointed by that because I prefer their more upbeat and energetic singles to their more subdued ones. The music for this song also never changes through the whole song. It stays nearly identical in both verse and chorus. Which I find to be absolutely boring, I hate when songs hardly pick up when the chorus hits. The song itself does sound pretty cute but it’s not really that catchy in my opinion. It’s actually kind of forgetable, and sounds more like an A-side than a B-side. It might not be my favorite song by them but it is still miles better than Akkanbe Bashi. But pretty much any song they release would be better than that song.
Also, you gotta love how the Japanese pronounce the word grazie. How gurache is supposed to sound remotely like grazie is beyond me. XD

I also don’t see why they bothered to briefly add 2 more members to the group, they are hardly used at all in the song. Pretty much only the original 5 members actually get lines in this. They did the same exact thing in Valentine Kiss.

Here’s the preview. This preview is also pretty low, sorry about that.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7 to release song for Mother’s Day

AKB48 sub-group, and what was thought to have been a one shot group, Watarirouka Hashiritai7 announced that they will be releasing a new song for Mother’s Day. The song is entitled Mama, Grazie, and will be used as the commercial theme for the 7-11 Ito-Yokado’s nationwide campaign. The song will be available on Recochoku on April 27th. The short version will be released on Chaku-Uta and it will be released in full on May 4th.

I’m a little confused on this whole situation. The information I posted above points to nothing more then a song for a commercial. Along the lines of what Kis-My-Ft2 did. Last year they were in a commercial for dwango. In the commercial their song FIRE BEAT was used and was available exclusively through the dwango site. It seems to me that Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is doing the exact same thing.

But despite that, lots of fans are still saying that this song is going to be used as a legit single. So, that makes me extremely confused. Is this song going to be released as a legit single? I honestly have no idea. But it actually could. Watarirouka Hashiritai7 is a sub-group of AKB48, that alone would make the song sell fairly decently. Watarirouka Hashiritai usually sells about 50,000 copies of their singles. But their last single as Watarirouka Hashiritai7, which was also a holiday themed single, sold over twice as much. It seems like management is trying to get as much bang for their buck while they still can.

Wether this song is just a commercial theme or is going to be a legit single, is still unknown for now. But either way, I’ll keep this site updated on all the news for this song.

Watarirouka Hashiritai7 fills your sweet tooth

The PV for Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s new single, Valentine Kiss, was just released. This si the first, and most likely only, PV with 7 members instead of 5.

After being utterly impressed with the radio rip, I’ve been really excited to see the PV. And I am happy to say that it hasn’t disappointed. The PV is really simple, but because it’s Watarirouka Hashiritai it’s really adorable. The PV itself is just the girls working in a factory making Valentine chocolates. Of course with the standard dance and close-ups. But because the song is about love there are some adorable close-ups of each member. It makes for one of the cutest idol PVs in a while.
What I am sad about is Misaki is supposed to be an amazing singer. So I watched the PV to see when she sang and she got one lines and a few on babys. So I’ll have to wait to hear her voice. XD
 
 

I’m not really sure why they need a conductor or operator.

 

Or cogs for that matter.
 

It looks so weird for them to dance in front of the cogs. Also I hate the fabric of their outfits. It’s actual costume fabric! :/
 

And it suddenly makes sense. They’re making chocolate hearts, of course. XD
 

Mayu is super adorable.
 

The dance is pretty simple and a little weird looking at points.
 

At least you know it’s made with love. That’s just a horrible pun. XD
 

I love the pink background. XD
 

I hate how they shove Mika and Misaki together because they were recently added.
 

Aika looks adorable with this hair.
 

Cute!
 

I’m not sure why people always flip out when idols eat. A lot of fans must have food fetishes. Lol.
 

Cute. But I still think Natsumi is weird looking. XD
 

Ayaka is really pretty. But her contacts give her this almost creepy look.
 

Chu~
 

Lame dance move.
 

Adorable.
 

I don’t like the whole working at the factory aspect.
 

They focus too much on the chocolate as well. :/
 

Gosh, I love Mayu.
 

I never noticed but Misaki is really pretty. However, I can’t say the same for Mika. XD
 
 

Ok, this part is actually really cute.
 

I love their decorated chocolates. Haruka’s is the prettiest though.
 

This is like the perfect ending.
 

Watarirouka Hashiritai7-Valentine Kiss preview

The radio rip for Watarirouka Hashiritai 7’s new single, Valentine Kiss, is out. Apparently it’s been out for almost a week now but I’m just hearing it now. XD The song is a cover of Kokusho Sayuri’s song. But since Akimoto Yasushi he can obviously do whatever he wants with it. Also, the radio preview is only 2/3 of the song.
I’m really happy by how the song sounds. I was afraid it was going to sound exactly like the original. The music is of course nearly the same, but it’s also it’s also updated more modern sounding. And it’s a lot cuter sounding. The song itself is absolutely adorable, and completely fits Watarirouka Hashiritiai. I don’t know how it’s possible but their singles keep getting cuter and cuter. And better and better. I look forward to their singles more than I do AKB48’s.
And I’m really surprised by how well the song is distributed. I do love Mayu buts it’s nice to hear everyone else’s voice for a change.

New members to Watarirouka Hashiritai?

There are some reports, or rumors, going around that AKB48 subgroup Watarirouka Hashiritai is adding AKB48 members, Iwasa Misaki and Komori Mika, to their 7th single being released in February. As of right now their is no official conformation about this. And a lot of fans are questioning wether this is a one-shot deal, or a permanent addition to the group.

Now, I hardly ever makes posts like this about AKB48 and their subgroups. Mostly because I’m not an AKB48 super wota yet. But screw that, I’m gonna blog about whatever I want! XD But Watrirouka Hashiritai is my favorite AKB48 subgroup, and I follow them pretty closely. Mostly because of the always gorgeous and seemingly perfect Watanabe Mayu.

If this line-up is permanent, I honestly don’t really mind it. I didn’t really care when Kikuchi Ayaka was added to the group. I don’t really like her voice too much because she can’t sing. But no one in Watarirouk Hashiritai can really sing. So, it didn’t really change things much.

I’m not really sure what either girls voice even sound like. I haven’t come across one song were they have a solo. So, I’m looking forward to how they sound in the group. Apparently, Misaki has an incredible voice, but I’ve yet to hear it.

I’ll be fine with a 7nin groups as long as Mayuyu still leads the songs. If she doesn’t then I might be a little upset. XD