Morning Musume’s Nanchatte Renai cover preview

With over a month until Momusu’s 40th single Nanchatte Renai’s release date, we already have a taste of what the new single will be like. In the form of small picture of the cover.

I’m really liking what I see so far. The girls are looking cute and happy, instead of somber. Which makes me think that we’re getting a break from their last two slow singles. And I’m definitely looking forward to. But you can’t really judge the song style too much on the covers. Shouganai Yume Oibito’s cover are vibrant and happy, yet the song is slow.
Morning Musume is also dressed pretty hot. They’re wearing amazing black dresses that look like a mix between Osaka Koi no Uta mixed and Shining Itoshiki Anata.

I expect a lot from this single. Even though Shouganai Yume Oibito was massively popular, I found it boring. I want this new single to have a pizzazz the last 3 singles were lacking. I’m also hoping to see LinLin up front in this single.
Since LinLin is part of the new Mini Moni group and has a solo song on Chanpuru 1~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, I think it’s finally going to be time for her to be featured more in Morning Musume. Maybe she’ll actually get a solo line in the new single. She’s already proved that she’s an amazing singer. She’s also already proved she has a lot of personality. LinLin is going to be getting a lot more popularity from Mini Moni, so why not promote her more now. Besides they are going to need some one to take Reina’s place when Ai and Risa graduate, and Reina becomes the new leader. They haven’t really been shoving anyone else up front lately. Sayumi doesn’t have the vocal ability, and Eri will already be up front either because she’s the new sub leader or because of seniority.

I kind of went off on a future of Momusu tangent there. So I’ll stop before I get into the rest of the members.

Spin the globe with Mano Erina


ManoEri’s new song, Sekai wa Summer Party, is being released July 29th. And yet the PV was released already. I guess H!P is trying to keep the attention on her since she recently made her Music Station debut.

The PV itself a little boring and cheap looking. For her dance scene she dances in front of a giant globe in a plain white room. Which is one of the cheapest sets in all of H!P. Ice Creamusume has the cheapest. I understand that the title translates as The World is a Summer Party, but is it really necessary to have that big of an Earth in the background. It’s just awkward looking and takes focous away from the Eggs Erina.
Then the other aspect of the PV is the room she plays piano in. And it’s just styled as the typical H!P room. This room could have been used for the Chance PV or the Tropical Koishiteru PV. That’s how generic the rooms usually are. The room actually reminds me of her Hajimete no Keiken video.
Throughout the PV there’s also a lot of weird sparkles randomly placed, for no apparent reason. I sure hope the lyrics have something to do with sparkling, or that would just be stupid.
The upside to the PV is the outfits she wears. Her school looking dress couldn’t get any cuter.


Cheap set :/



Dramatic close up of her fingers

I like that she has the Eggs in her video again.
And look at those insanely easy dance moves

I spot a Yuuka

A snorkel how practical

I think I liked this dance move a little more than I should have

And the pixie dust starts. It’s makes her suitcase enchanted XD

Now there’s a way to use sparkles!

It looks like she’s doing the Charleston

I think Erina just got laid. It HAD to be said.

I spot a Kanon

The never ending suitcase leads you to a world of ominous
sparkles

Erina’s staying alive. And somehow Yuuka made that move

look adorable

Yeah. That pose is really showing off her rabbit cheeks

What’s over there? Is it more sparkles?

They’re even doing tap dance moves.

Quick something useful, like a pineapple! LOL face.

Of course she winks stars

Doo kyacchi shiyou ka? oh wait wrong group.

You spin me right round

I’ve never loved the letter E more in my life

Now act like you’ve never seen bubbles before

I’m starting to really like ManoEri’s songs. I really didn’t like her indie singles or her first major single, but her last two singles were surprisingly good. I’m even starting to tolerate like her singing.

Morning Musume 40th single

Morning Musume’s new single is being released on August 5th. The single is currently untitled and will be Morning Musume’s 40th single to date.

Wow, another Morning Musume single already. It really seems like Momusu has been a single releasing machine this year. They’ve been releasing a new single every 3 months. They released Naichau Kamo in February, Shouganai Yume Obibito in May, and now this new single August. At this rate Momusu’s 41st single should be released in November. How awesome would that be?

This news is very exciting. To have another single so quickly, makes me beyond happy. I just hope they break from the slow single theme they’ve had this year. I want to hear something happy, fun, and upbeat. Like Mikan was or at least like Onna ni Sachi Are. And please make it a better song than Shouganai Yume Oibito.

C-ute covers Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu

C-ute will be releasing a new single in June. It will be a cover of the 70’s pop song Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu.

It seems like H!P is releasing a lot of cover songs lately. Pepper Keibu, Dschinghis Khan, and the entire Cover You album. And I’m a little curious to see what C-ute’s cover of the song sounds like. I’m not really a big fan of the original Candies version of the song, it’s just a bit too old fashion sounding. but I really did love SweetS version of the song. If C-ute makes their cover a little faster and happier I think the single could turn out to be really great.
Now the really exciting part of C-ute’s new single is that is being released in June. Which is the month that Kanna is supposed to return to her C-ute and H!P activities. And I am beyond excited for Kanna to come back. It really seems like H!P’s goal to have Kanna participate in C-ute’s next single. I really missed 7 nin C-ute. I can’t wait to see her back in fighting form.

There’s no actual preview of the song, but here’s SweetS’s cover so you can get an overall feel of the song.

Spy things up with Buono!




Buono’s 7th single, My Boy, is being released April, 29th. And as expected the PV was released today.

I’ve been pretty excited for this video to come out since the commercial was released a few days ago. The PV is different then the PVs we’re used to seeing from Buono. It has a set storyline, where as the others were essentially dancing and close up shots. The overall theme of the video is Buono as secret agents sent out to steal something. So there’s a lot of James Bond like scenes going on throughout the entire video. Which they must of spent too much time filming. That the only way to explain the less than impressive dance. The dance is really painfully simple. Some parts are a little reminiscent of the Honto no Jibun dance and the rest just reminds me of aerobics. The hands down best part of the PV is Buono’s overall styling and outfits. Which makes for absolutely gorgeous close ups. But I’m really not a fan of Momoko’s and Miyabi’s hair styles. Momoko has a weird bun thing going on, that does nothing for her. And Miyabi’s new shorter hair is a little disappointing.

Overall I think the PV is cute. It’s not the worst PV by Buono, but it’s not the best either.


Buono’s heart. My first thought was this was a box of
chocolates.


Heart box is serious business



The dance floor looks a lot like V-U-DEN’s. This also
looks like Pepper Keibu’s chandelier


For future references Momoko fits perfectly in a trunk.


Airi spying it up


This hairstyle makes Miyabi’s face long extra long and
awkward


Epic Momoko reaction #1. That’s the best face ever!


Ok, Miyabi looks good here


I think I miss the Bye Bye Bye dance moves


Once again Airi’s cuteness solves everything


Yet another awkward dance move


When your run out of ideas just throw your arms randomly
up in the air


That’s hot


Pop that chest Airi


I could seriously come up with better dance moves


Airi’s legs make me laugh


Only Airi could make stealing look adorable

Very sly Momo

This lighting makes Miyabi look gorgeous


Epic Momoko reaction #2. Who knew armor could be that

frightening

Momoko’s cute smile

Wait why does Airi only have one earring?

Epic Momoko reaction #3. How adorable

Secret Momoko wota

Secret Miyabi wota

LOLZ

Secret Airi wota

Honto no Jibun anyone?

Lighting working in Momoko’s favor

This reminds me of C/C

Epic Momoko reaction #4. Not really a reaction but cute
none the less

Everyone’s epic reaction

Seems like a lot of work for a cake

Epic Momoko reaction #5. She looks way to happy to be the
one cutting the cake

Buono pose!

Buono – My Boy short PV preview

Buono released a short 30 second commercial for their up and coming new single, My Boy. And so far I like what I see.

There’s a whole secret agent/secret mission theme going on in the PV. Which is just truly awesome. There’s also a few really gorgeous close ups of the girls in the preview. Airi looks especially great. I’m all really surprised by how pretty the outfits are. I thought the outfits were cute since the covers were out, but they are way prettier than I thought they would be. They’re really colorful and have a nice mixture of rock and cute. You also see a really small part of the dance in the preview. And what I can see of the dance looks really simple and at the same time a little sexy. I do hope there is more going on to the dance then what was shown. I’d hate to see another Bye Bye Bye dance let down.

Kago Ai to release debut single

Former Hello!Project member Kago Ai is getting back into the singing business once again. She’s releasing her debut single, No Hesitation, on June 24th. This will be her first music release in over 2 years.

Some one please tell my I’m not dreaming. That this is really happening. Aibon is really making music again. I know she’s been mentioning singing and making music on her blog for a while now. But for some reason I didn’t really expect it to be happening. But it’s really happening and I’m freaking out. This is like the best news ever! Kago is finally singing again. It’s been years since she’s released any music. The lyrics were also written by Aibon herself, which is really impressive. The song itself seems a little bland but Kago’s singing makes over that 4 times over. I’m really excited to her the rest of the song in high quality and maybe even a PV. I’m just super happy to see her singing again.

Here’s a short sample of her song, since there’s no official preview out.

Hangry & Angry – Sadistic Dance preview

To commemorate their first performance in the US, Hangry & Angry are releasing a brand new single entitled Sadistic Dance. This single is however just a digital single. Japanfiles has released a preview of the song.

At first listen I didn’t really think I’d like this song because the music and singing started off really soft. And it’s completely different than their last single, Kiss Me Kill Me. But the music picks up really quickly. I love the overall sound of the music, it’s sweet and still rock like. And the guitar solo towards the end of the song is juts awesome. Singing wise, it’s really great. Yossie and Rika blend great together. And they sound really cute while they are saying Sadistic Dance. The song ends up being really great, but it’s not a song I’d have to have. It’s really catchy though.

Arashi – Crazy Moon preview

Arashi’s new single, Crazy Moon, will be released on May 27th. So with over a month until the release the preview has already come out. Now I’m not really an Arashi fan at all, but I thought I should post Arashi news anyway. Especially since I completely forgot to write about Believe.

From what I hear of the single, I’m not really impressed. It’s sounds a lot like Arashi’s previous singles. And the music is really bland and boring. Believe was much better than this song. At least Believe was a little faster paced and had better music. I just find this song really boring. I listened to it 3 times I can’t even really remember more than the chorus and overall beat.

NEWS catches disco fever



NEWS’s 11th single, Koi no ABO, on April 29th. And the PV has been released already. It hasn’t even been a week since the PV preview.

I don’t think words can describe how happy I am about NEWS’s new song. I already said how much I love this song, but hearing it in high quality makes me love it even more. I think it’s really cute how they describe all the personality traits of each blood type. Which makes me really sad that I don’t know what my blood type is. I think this is one of the few NEWS songs were Shige’s voice actually sounds good. He’s not pushing his voice like he usually does. And I still have to say Keii-chan sounds the best.

When I fist saw the PV preview I thought they were in a host club, but they’re not. If you look closely you can see guys in the club, so it’s just a regular night club. Just a regular night club with the ratio of girls to guys being 3 to 1. So there’s a lot of scenes where the members are awkwardly dancing by a group of girls, hitting on girls, or just surrounded by girls in general. But besides all the girl scenes the video is supposed to funny and cute, which it is. But Shige goes way over the top with all his weird faces. Which there’s really no excuse for. Everyone one was shooting the same video and yet only Shige made really stupid faces. Everyone else managed to still look cute or sexy.
I think the best part of the video is at the end when everyone joins in the dance. And out of nowhere there’s a guy dancing in a leopard print suit. Which is almost as funny as Yamapi’s wannabe afro.
The worst part of the video is the morphing scenes. They give you a mini headache. But if you’re like me and watch the video like 5 or 6 times in a row they give you a migraine.


Club NEWS


Keii looks awesome in sunglasses


Weird face #1. And it’s still early in the PV


Ryo overdoes it a little


WTF? Do I need to start a Ryo weird face counter?


Awesome Keii-chan


Weird face #2. Shige will eat you


Tegoshi looks extra womanly


Yamapi + bubble=hot


That’s so cute


Two girls wasn’t enough for Shige


Weird face #3. Can you guess what blood type he was
singing about?


Ryo looks gorgeous in this video


Tegoshi checking himself out


And very hot


Yamapi’s hip slap makes me laugh


Massu is dancing way too close


Weird face #4. WTF?


NEWS is staying alive


Have they been getting dance lessons from C-ute?


Clap and to the left. It’s electric


A pelvic thrust won’t help this dance. Ok maybe it will


God I hate Yamapi’s hair


Weird face #5. LOLZ


I have to admit Massu looks hot. Even without his long
hair.


Ryo looking great


Keii checking out random orange dress girl


The sunglasses kind of block his ugly hair


Weird face #6. The fish that got away was huge


For some reason this is hot


Oh come on Ryo. What’s with the face?


Sup?


Tegoshi looks cute


Recive your random gift and looked shocked


Lolz at leopard suit guy


Nice sunglasses Keii


Weird face #7. You knew he had one more in him


Those glasses are creepy


The only time Tegoshi looks hot


OMG! The cups are back!


Ok, I got a little carried away with the pics this time. But hey I’m a NEWS fangirl, what did you expect? And you know you loved it.

NEWS’s new single Koi no ABO

NEWS’s new single will be released towards the end of April. It will be their 11th single to date and will be entitled Koi no ABO. This song will also be featured in the Spring and Summer ads for the RUSS-K clothing line.

This is amazing news. I’m super excited for a new NEWS single. It’s really about time too. Their last single was in October. And it seemed every other Johnny’s group was releasing new singles. Not much is known about the new single as of now. But we do have a 15 second preview of it in the new RUSS-K ad. And the song sounds amazing! It’s completely different than Happy Birthday. I can’t wait for a full preview of this.

Happy belated holidays!

So, I’m back from my short holiday break I took from my blog. Which I pretty much forgot to mention I was taking. So a few of my posts have been pushed back, like my Koharu Kusumi 3rd album review I wrote on December 21st. Also my Christmas songs were pretty much a bust, since I only managed to get two done. But I suppose I’ll save the rest of the Christmas songs for next year. Sorry. XD

Anyway, Merry Chrsitmas, Happy New Year, Happy Hanukkah! And everything in between. Better late then never. Also if anyone is interested about my personal Christmas I posted an album on my facebook. Here’s the link.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=618274847&ref=profile#/album.php?aid=78246&id=618274847

And to make this post a little bit more Jpop related, a NEWS forum I am on had a duet singing contest. Which I unfortunately didn’t win. The song we sang was Ai Ai Gasa by Tegomass. So here’s the song if anyone wants to hear.







I sang Tegoshi’s parts, or if you’re not familiar with Tegomass I’m the one who sings second.






So of course LOTS of things H!P related have happened since my last post. So you know what that mean, post spam! You know you love my massive update spams. :]