Itano Tomomi to release 3rd single

It was announced that AKB48 member Itano Tomomi will be releasing her 3rd solo single. The titled has yet to be announced and the single will be released on October 12th.

I’m half excited for this single. Half because Dear J was incredible, but Fui Ni was a disappointment. Other than that I’m getting a little tired of Tomomi constantly releasing solo songs. Her voice is lack luster, and she just released her 2nd single. But, what are you gonna do?

Itano Tomomi-Fui Ni PV preview

A PV preview for Itano Tomomi’s 2nd single, Fui Ni, has been released.

This PV seems to have a higher budget than Dear J did. Dear J was pretty much just a dance PV. Which I guess worked because it was a dance song. The Fui Ni PV on the other hand seems to have an actual storyline.
The whole storyline of this PV seems to be that Tomomi is some sort of socialite. She’s dressed high end while being driven around, and they make point of flashes her diamond earings. And besides that she’s shoving her Juicy Couture bag in our face. I’m only 80% sure it’s a Juicy bag. It has the charm that they’re known for, and it looks like the charm is their label. You have no idea how much it’s eating me up that I’m not 100% sure what bag that is. XD
Besides that socilaite aspect of the PV, the PV is filled with a lot of fanservice. Tomomi’s laying in a bed with her cleavage emphasized, suggestivly eating a strawberry, and with wet hair that eludes to her have taken a shower.

The PV looks pretty mediocre to me. I’m actually only looking forward to it for the fashion aspect.

Itano Tomomi-Fui Ni preview

The radio rip for Itano Tomomi’s upcoming 2nd solo single, Fui Ni, has just been released.

Fui Ni sounds a lot like Tomomi’s first solo single Dear J, it also has very heavy trance/electronic music. And it’s also auto tuned. I love the direction they are going with Itano Tomomi. I love music that sounds like this. Mostly because American music is pretty much nothing but auto tuned dance tracks. But I absolutely love it. But I’m actually pretty convinced that they choose this type of music for her because it covers her less than perfect singing.
This song is alos little bit different than Dear J. Dear J was pretty much a dance song from start to finish. But in Fui Ni it has a heavy dance track in the beginning, and then the music and singing gets toned down during the verse. But only the tinest bit because it sounds like her voice is still autotuned. And then the chorus hits. The music picks up which is a plus. But I have to admit the singing is pretty rough. When that chorus hit I was not expecting it to sound like that at all. I do like the song, but it’s only ok to me. It sounds like they took a soft sounding idol song, and then the dance music was an after thought. The singing and the dance music do not mix at all. And it makes the overall song sound pretty awkward. I was hoping for another infectious dance track like Dear J. And instead I think this song falls flat. Pretty much the only thing I like about this song is the music. I do love this kind of direction for her, I just wish it was executed better.

Of course you can buy this single from CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Itano Tomomi – Fui Ni [CD+DVD / Type A]


Itano Tomomi – Fui Ni [CD+DVD / Type B]


Itano Tomomi – Fui Ni [CD+DVD / Type C]

Itano Tomomi to release 2 digital singles along with 2nd single

AKB48 member and solo artist Itano Tomomi announced at a handshake event, that in addition to her already announced 2nd single she will also be releasing two digital singles. Her first digitial single is titled Wanna be Now and is being released on May 11th. The second single is titled Ai Ai Pierce and will be released on June 1st. These digital singles will only be available through the moble phone downloading site Recochoku. Meanwhile, her still to be untitled 2nd single was supposed to be released on April 27th, but has been pushed back until July 13th.

Maybe it’s just me, but doesn’t this seem a bit like overkill? I understand that Dear J was pretty popular and sold over 200,000 copies, but to basically release 3 singles after another just seems like too much. And I am not being biased. I find it just as ridiculous when Arashi frequently does it, and find it ridiculous that Kanjnai8 is doing it now. I guess they are having so many single at once for 2 reasons. Obviously the first is it seems like the earthquake effected her releases quite a bit. Since her 2nd single was supposed to be released on April 27th, it seems like at least one of those song was intended to be used as her 3rd single. And the other reason being simply: she sells well, so why not get all the money they can out of her in her peak popularity.

Coming from someone who didn’t really want to see her release a 2nd single, I obviously am not to happy about basically 3 more. But there’s nothing I can do about that.
Also, it really sucks for foreign fans that these digital singles can only be purchsed through Recochoku.

Itano Tomomi to release 2nd single this April

After the phenomenal success of Dear J, it was announced at a live event for Dear J that AKB48 member Itano Tomomi will release yet another solo single. Her 2nd solo single will be released on April 27th, but nothing else about the single have been revealed yet.

I’m not really sure how I feel about this. No one can deny regular Senbatsu Member Tomochin’s popularity. However, Tomomi is hardly the best singer in AKB48. Don’t get me wrong, I really did enjoy Dear J. More than enjoyed it, I absolutely love the song! And I should probably be way more excited about her releasing a 2nd single, but I just can’t be 100% excited because if the song was sung by a different AKB48 singer I would probably like it even more than I do now. I don’t know it’s just sad that she’s only getting to release solo singles because of how popular she is, while better singer who are less popular don’t get the same opportunity. I realize that’s how the idol business works. But it still kinda hate it. However, if it actually liked Tomomi more, or it was a member I liked more, I’d probably be super excited. I guess I’m no better than anyone else. XD

No doubt, as soon as the previews for the song are released I’ll be all over that.

Itano Tomomi-Dear J preview

AKB48 member Itano Tomomi is releasing her first solo single. The single is entitled Dear J and will be released on January 26th.

After falling in love with Queen & Elizabeth’s Love Wars I’ve really grown to love Tomomi’s voice. Love Wars was probably the first time I ever actually heard her voice, and I was really surprised by how cute it was. So, when this single was announced I was really looking forward to it.


I’m a little sad that the short PV preview only lets us hear about 15 seconds of the song. I’m sure there’s a full radio rip floating around somewhere, but I can’t find it. But the little bit that I heard I completely wasn’t expecting. Maybe it’s the heavy music or the effects done to her voice, but Tomomi’s voice sounds a lot stronger and deeper than it usually does. I’m completely impressed by what I see and hear. The whole song and PV is reminiscent of something Amuro Namie would release. I’m actually looking forward to the PV. The song kinda very danceable and electronic sounding, I wonder if it was composed by a Korean person like SDN48’s GAGAGA.