I don’t really like posting about PV previews or commercials too much. Because it always seems with my horrible luck the PV is released like the next couple of days. And then my post is pretty pointless. But it’s been 4 days since the CM was released and no PV, so I think it’s ok to mention. And besides that, Maji Bomber is too epic not to blog about.
Within the last four days 2 commercials were released for Berryz Koubou’s 23rd single, Maji Bomber. Combined they’re 45 seconds of the PV itself. Which is a pretty decent enough preview, you get the whole feel of the PV. The PV looks incredible. The PV itself is actually really simple, and there’s really nothing going on. So what makes it so incredible? For starters, the song itself. Maji Bomber is an amazing song. It is hands down my favorite Berryz Koubou A-side ever! It’s just an incredible son. I won’t say it’s my favorite Berryz Koubou song because I don’t think any song will ever replace Baka ni Shinaide. But more importantly what makes the PV so epic is the girls themselves. These outfits and Rivals outfits are probably my favorite Berryz Koubou PV outfits. They all just looks amazing! I mean I could cry over how incredible Chinami looks!
Yeah that’s pretty much all I’m going to say about the PV, because I am 100% going to do a PV review of it. And I don’t want to put all my best comments in this post. Also with my rotten luck expect the PV to be out tomorrow. XD
You’re probably already aware that S/mileage’s second major single, Ganbaranakutemo ee nende, release is just around the corner. (A month, just around the corner. Same difference) We also have some pretty decent sized pictures of the covers. And I am completely in love with the covers. S/mileage always hits it out of the park when it comes to covers. With the exception of Yume Miru 15sai. So, it was a no-brainer that this cover was going to be great too.
As you know I never waste an entire post for just covers being released, so on to the main point. The main point being Ayaka. I am completely blown away by how good Ayaka looks on the covers. It’s like all of a sudden her beauty snuck up on me. Like while I was looking all of a sudden she became gorgeous. It’s not like Ayaka was ulgy before. It’s just I never really paid much attention to her. My eyes are always glued to Kanon and Yuuka. And it’s weird because she looks exactly the same in Yume Miru 15sai. You can tell how I’m obviously biased. But since they took, what was probably garden clippers, to the gorgeous locks of my beloved Kanon my eyes weren’t immediately drawn to her. I swear Kanon’s hair is a travesty! XD Yuuka does look absolutely adorable on the cover, Ayaka just blows everyone out of the water. To me she just dominates the covers, and over shadows everyone else. I can just not get over how incredible she looks. But my favorite cover by far is the one in the black outfits. It’s just too cute. Even though they look like they’re going to break out into tap dance any minute, I love it.
Here are the other 3 covers for anyone who is interested. I want the PV to be released right now!
Ok, so I’m not even close to knowing all of AKB48’s songs, let alone SKE48 and SDN48s’ songs. Well actually they seem to all share songs for Stages. I’m not even sure what that’s about. XD I still have pretty much just heard the singles. But in my defense AKB48 has a lot of songs. Besides I have to learn to crawl in the AKB48 fandom before I can run. So why am I witting about learning AKB48 songs now, when I haven’t actually learned them all yet? Well, there’s two reason for that. Reason one: It would probably take me a couple months to learn every single song from AKB48. Considering I still have to follow my JE and H!P fandom. Stop neglecting my Perfume and Scandal fandom. (Which I’ve been doing. I haven’t even heard Taiyou to Kimi ga Egaku Story yet! :/) And I still have to learn about Idolling!!!, Momoiro Clover, YuiKaori, and Canary Club. Not to mention every other fandom I have. (Jrock,Kpop,American fandoms) Plus my real life outside of idol music. XD Reason 2: I wanted to make a quick update on this so people didn’t think I was abandoning everything AKB48 related. Because as of right now my blog is still heavily H!P and JE related. Though I’m trying to fix that. But it’s going to take some time.
Recently I did watch Team A’s first stage. And I gotta say I loved what I heard. The songs are pretty much standard happy idol music, which is expected. Party ga hajimaru yo, Dear My Teacher, and Sakura no hanabiratachi are my favorites so far though. Even though the lyrics too Dear My Teacher are a little much, it’s so catchy I can’t help but like it! XD I am pretty excited to watch Team B’s first stage. Of course mostly because of Mayu. But also because I’m excited to hear more songs from AKB48.
So yeah that’s pretty much my short update on all AKB48/SKE48/SDN48 related things. The next time I update about AKB48 it will be when I actually learn all their songs. XD
Today’s School Kakumei live stage was a bit of a surprise. Mostly because they sang Smile Song, which I didn’t expect to hear until the July 5th episode of Shounen Club. It was pretty much a happy surprise. I was pretty happy to hear the songs early. But I’ll be even happier when I hear the complete song.
I actually like what I hear of the song so far. It’s happy and upbeat, and totally sounds like all the other songs Hey! Say! JUMP has. Which is awesome, now it makes me even more impatient for the album. Can’t it be July 7th already! I was also really happy that it wasn’t a Chinen solo song. I was afraid because he wrote it, it would be a solo song. But thank god it’s not.
I also love that 4 members get solos. Which means in the full version most likely everyone will get a solo line. Which is pretty exciting. I’m 100% sure the solo lines are as follows: Chinen, Daiki, Hikaru(maybe Ryutaro?), Inoo, and Yuto. The first time I listened to it I was positive that it was Yabu, but hearing Yuto’s sing kitto it’s pretty obvious that it’s his voice. If I mistook Yuto’s voice for Yabu’s that just proves how much of a good singer Yuto is, and how much a deserves more solo lines!
I’m like 75% sure it’s Hikaru singing the third solo line.(technically 4th since Chinen sings 2 solo lines XD) I mean it sounds like Hikaru’s voice when he’s singing softly. But after listening to Ganbaretsugo again, it also kinda sounds like it could be Ryutaro’s voice. But I guess we won’t know 100% until the Shounen Club episode. Here’s to hoping I’m right. XD
KAT-TUN released a new album called No More Pain, and unexpectedly released a PV for the title track. They obviously made a new album so they’d have new songs to sing at their tour in Asia. But they most likely made a PV for it so Jin fans aren’t too upset that he’s absent from yet another KAT-TUN album. Which seems like the only reason because it’s pretty rare to release a PV to promote an album. Johnny’s artists, and Japanese artists in general, don’t seem to do it too often. Though I kind of wish Hey! Say! JUMP was doing the same thing. It’s their first album, they need all the promotion they can get.
Since I’m too lazy, I’m going to just make comments on the PV as I watch it. Instead of what I usually do. Which is give my opinion of the PV and then posting my favorite screen caps. It’s much easier on me this way, and is probably more interesting for the reader. But yes, on to the PV.
The PV itself is a little weird. The war centered PV has thousands of Nazi-esque soldiers marching behind the KAT-TUN members who appear to be Captains.
They also wear weird army helmets that collapse in on themselves. Which is very reminiscent to Star Gate if you ask me.
Come to think of in the beginning they focus on them being near(and later on top of) what is obviously a Mayan pyramid. Which is also strange, it’s not even 2012.
What’s up with the butterfly on Ueda’s cheek? It’s stuff like this that make me not want to admit I think he’s hot. ._.
I love Kame and all but the dude’s wearing too much makeup. It makes him look massively girly. And this is coming from someone who loves VK guys. From someone who thinks the hottest Kame has ever looked is in the Lips PV. But it’s just too much for me, I’m not into it.
I gotta say, I absolutely love the dark tones of the video. It’s like Rescue 2.0. Which is fitting because Going was Signal 2.0.
Glad to see Koki back to his black hair, and back to looking incredibly sexy.
And yet from this angle Kame looks hot. ._.
Ueda’s looking girlier than ever in this video.
Had to post this for lolz. I randomly paused it and Kame looks like a zombie! XD
I absolutely LOVE the dance. The first time I watched the PV I had to of rewound the dance sequence at least 6 times.
Yet a majority of the time I was focusing on Kame’s arms. XD
And of course Koki.
You also gotta love the “oh no” dance move
biased. :] I love all the air time Koki gets both in the song and pv.
By the way, this is an amazing effect.
Lolz at Kame’s spirit fingers.
Koki looks so adorable!
Attack of the water droplet soldiers!
Kame’s is way too intense. It looks like he’s transforming into a werewolf.
Wow, I just noticed I took zero screencaps of Maru. Eh, C’est la vie.
CDevil‘s Idol World Cup 2010 has officially begun. So I thought it would be the perfect time to announce my team. If you’re not sure what the Idol World Cup is you can read more about it at his blog here. So here’s my team 5nin Idol Revolution! (picture made by CDevil)
Team anthem: Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku you na Mirai de Are Captain: Watanabe Mayu Striker:Kojima Haruna Goalkeeper: Mitsui Aika 4th player: Tsugunaga Momoko 5thplayer: LinLin
The countries were also announced and my teams are the Ivory Coast and Serbia. Which is great and all, but I have no idea if my teams suck or not. The only thing I actually know about soccer is the following: Brazil is really great at soccer, England goes nuts over it, and the United States could care less about it.
I probably don’t have a chance in hell to actually win this, but at least it makes the World Cup more interesting than it normally is. I entered far to late too actually get a good country, but somehow I still managed to get Watanabe Mayu as my captain! And that’s pretty much all that matters to me.
So wish mw luck everyone. Or I should say wish the Ivory Coast and Serbia good luck. And I guess all I can say now is srećno and bonne chance!
Now as you know I never make entire posts for a CD’s track list. And I also never buy the CD, so I never care about a track list. But since I preordered a copy, I feel much closer and more involved in the CD. So, things like the track list and covers are a pretty big deal to me. So here is the track list for JUMP No.1.
Lyrics：Yabu Kota 2．INFINITY Lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 3. Hitomi no Screen 4．Shinku Lyrics: Yamada Ryosuke 5．Ganbaretsugo! 6．Jounetsu JUMP 7．Sumairu songu Lyrics: Chinen Yuri 8．Memories 9. Dreams come true 10．Time Lyrics: Takaki Yuya Arrangements: Arioka Daiki, Eddy 11．Score Lyrics: Yabu Kota RAP lyrics: Yaotome Hikaru 12. Your Seed 13．Ai☆sukuriimu Lyrics & Music: Yaotome Hikaru 14. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy 15．Dash!! Lyrics: Nakajima Yuto 16. Ultra Music Power 17．Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e Lyrics: Hey! Say! JUMP
I left the lyrics that were written by JUMP members up. That part is also written in red.
First off, I was extremely happy when I first found out the track list was out. I had to literally calm myself down so I could click on the link. I am pretty pleased with the track list. Of course there are songs I wished were on there. I especially wanted Nounai Dance and Su.Ri.Ru. But there’s nothing I can do about that. Except cry and/or complain. And that wouldn’t solve anything. We’ve heard 9/17(5 of them obviously being the singles.) songs on the album, which is actually less than I was expecting. I was expecting it to be filled with old songs, and maybe 1 or 2 new ones. But I guess it’s better to have new songs rather than just the same old ones over and over. But people are going to complain either way. Since there’s not enough old ones, people will complain they wanted more old ones. But on the other side if there were no old ones, people would complain that they wanted more old songs. You can’t really win, or make EVERYONE happy either way. Personally, I would like JUMP to release all of their old song officially one of these days. Even if they have to do it like they are now. Throwing a few old songs in with each new CD release. Enough of my semi-rant, let’s focus on the good. The good being there’s 8 never before heard songs on the album. Which is pretty exciting. What’s even more exciting to see, is who will sing what. Since there doesn’t seem to be any solo songs. And there’s only 1 HSB songs, 1 HS7 song, and 2 groups songs.(excluding the singles of course.) So it’s really anyone’s gues as to who’s going to sing what. Though there will most likely be a Yabu and Hikaru duet. Another great thing about this album is HSJ members wrote all of the unheard songs themselves! Two songs penned by Yabu, two songs plus rap part of Score by Hikaru, one song by Takaki, one by Ryosuke, one by Yuto, one by Chinen and one by JUMP as a whole. I bet you Thank You ~ Bokutachi kara kime e is just like NEWS’s Share. Where NEWS as a whole wrote the chorus, and each member wrote their solo verse. I also want to hear Dash ASAP! Any song written by Yuto is automatic win! All and all this is pretty impressive. I think they are the first JE group to basically write their own album. I wonder if the members of the JUMP band are playing any of the music for it? That would be cool too. But the last thing that makes this album awesome is the songs they decided to keep are amazing. Score and Ganbaretsugo were obviously chosen as the BEST and 7 group songs because all the members get solos in the song. Though Ganbaretsugo is less than fair to Ryutaro and Keito. But I love both songs. Especially Ganbaretsugo, I listen to it nearly everyday. And I’ve always really liked Jonetsu JUMP. So I’m really excited to hear the full version of the song. Which there has to be because I doubt they’ll put a 2:30 minute song on an album. And Memories is a good song, it’s not personally my favorite. But a lot of JUMP fans seem to really like it. So yeah what else can I say? Other than I wish it was July 7th already.
Also, here are album songs that we’ve already heard from JUMP.
I’ve been meaning to write this post about getting my copy of Morning Musume’s 10 My Me for a while now, but I’ve been to lazy too upload the pictures until now. So this post is a little delayed. But that’s ok better late then never.
So this year my birthday I finally got my first Hello!Project CD/merchandise/anything H!P related ever! (Which isn’t entirely true because I won a few photocards from H!O a few years ago, but that doesn’t really count.) This must be pretty astonishing for some. I’ve been a H!P fangirl for 4 years and had this blog for 2, but I’m just getting my first H!P CD now. But regardless of how much time has passed I am super jazzed that I got this CD in the first place. So naturally I had some pictures to commemorate this historic event.
The package. I blurred my address for obvious reasons. I was going to just keep my name, except it wasn’t even addressed to me. XD
The CD! Which I of course opened. Eventually though, I do want to start collecting H!P stuff and never open them. But this was from Japan Files so there really wasn’t much point to not open it.
The photocard, which I really lucked out on. A group card is one of the best you can get. Sure I would have loved an Aika card or a LinLin card, but I would have hated a Sayumi or Reina card.
The CD opened. Not really sure what to say about this, but I felt the need to take a picture of it like this. XD
What I think is almost better than getting the CD itself is my seeing my family’s reaction to it. I try to keep my family as in the dark about my H!P and JE fandoms as possible. The only time I ever mention a group is when I want my mom to buy me a CD of them. First off my mom thinks Morning Musume is way beyond lame. She thinks it’s stupid for me to like a group that dresses alike, walks alike, and talks alike. And has even said to me “don’t you know girlgroups and boybands aren’t popular anymore?” And my only response to that was maybe in this country. Another hilarious thing is having my mom try to pronounce anything Japanese. She’s called Gyoza Goya, Arioka Daiki Daihiki, and to my mom Morning Musume is Morning Museum. She argued with me that it’s not Musume but Museum. Saying I bought the CD I know what it is, it’s spelled the same way as Museum. I had to actually spell it for her to believe me. And still while I was spelling it she was spelling Museum under me as if I was actually going to say seum instead of sume. But my sisters reactions are probably way better. As soon as I got the CD she had to immediately see it, so she could mock me. Her reactions were, “oh I thought the were going to be dudes.” Then she asked me if I was in love with them. But you gotta love that logic. I can’t like female singers unless I’m a lesbian. And finally they’re all ugly expect for Ai-chan and LinLin. She obviously didn’t say their names. She just say that one and that one. Which I think is interesting. Ai-chan is an obvious pick for being one of the prettiest, but LinLin isn’t really. I mean she’s pretty but I didn’t really think she’d stand out much to a non fan. Other than saying they were ugly my sister also laughed at me when I say Morning Musume usually sings about girlish feelings of love. Which they do.
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.
Arashi’s Monster PV has been out for a couple weeks now, and it was my intention to make a PV review of it. The problem is it wasn’t boring enough or loltastic enough to make a review from it. Basically I’ve got nothing witty to say about it. Damn you mediocrity! However, there was on aspect of the PV I felt the need to point out. And that’s MatsuJun’s shirt.
So what’s wrong with MatsuJun’s marching band styled shirt? Nothing looks wise I actually like it. But that’s only because I liked it the first time I saw it, when Rihanna was wearing it in the Run this Town video.
Rihanna wearing it.
MatsuJun wearing it.
I can’t be the only one out there that immediately saw it was the same shirt. Jun’s is a tiny bit different though. For one he has sleeves and Rihanna’s doesn’t, and he has random tassels on the back. But it’s essentially the same. It was either made by the same person, or custom made to intentionally look the same. Either way he’s wearing a woman’s shirt. And I find it hilarious every time I can point that out. So far it’s been MatsJun’s Rihanna shirt, Tegoshi’s I heart Tom shirt, and Ueda’s womanly jacket.
Anyway, while I’m on the subject of Jun, I gotta say he looks great in this PV. Jun has that look where he either looks extremely hot or extremely gay. And a great majority of the time he looks gay/hideous. There are very few PVs were he actually looks good. And Monster is one of them. Though he probably looks the best in Love So Sweet.
And if you care here’s the Monster PV. But the quality is terrible. JE seems to be having all their videos taken off of youtube. I tried to find HSJ’S Ultra Music Power PV yesterday but it’s gone. If I have to find a whole new streaming site just for JE videos I’ll be really angry. XD
I can’t believe it actually happened. It wasn’t to long ago that Kanna first appeared on Erika’s blog being called her best friend. And it also wasn’t to long ago that I said Kanna really needs to follow in the foot steps of her best friend and open her own blog. Well apparently the idol gods have heard my prayers because former C-ute member Arihara Kanna has just opened her own blog on May 31st! That’s right the one and only KanKan now has a blog. The blog is apparently called Handling manual of Kanna. Which is a pretty weird name. But who cares about names at a time like this. Kanna has a blog now! It’s time to rejoice, overreact, and wildly speculate! By the way here’s the link to the blog.
First off I gotta say I love the header. It’s absolutely adorable. I love the picture with he hair up, we finally get to see her cute elf ears again. However, I don’t really care for the pictures in the gray shirt. I mean, she’s smiling but she doesn’t look happy at all. I wonder what that’s all about. But I guess being kicked out of H!P does have that effect on you. :/
Secondly, why does Kanna have an official blog? Or really a blog at all. Does this mean Kanna is going to be returning to showbiz. This blog really does seem to indicate that. I doubt she would really open a blog for no reason. I mean seriously. Why would an former celebrity blog just because. Especially a celebrity who said she was “leaving” C-ute and H!P to have a normal life. Yeah, having a blog isn’t exactly normal, and kinda defeats the purpose of “leaving” in the first place. That only other conclusion is she’s returning to showbiz. Which, if it’s actually happening, is beyond amazing!
But I don’t really want to see her come back as just a model. I know I should be happy that’s she making a comeback at all, but just being a model is completely lame in my opinion. If she becomes a model what do us fans really get? A couple a new pictures of her a month, that’s about it. I’d prefer if she made a comeback like Aibon did, singing and acting. I want to actually see Kanna doing something again, not just pictures. Especially since Kanna’s voice is amazing. She was completely underrated in C-ute. But her being so unpopular probably hurts her chances of being that successful as a singer. Unless she comes out with some truly amazing song or concept.
But for now the only thing I can do is listen to Sweets—-> Live on a loop and hope for the best.