Kikkawa Yuu-Koko Kara Hajimarunda preview

Last month the full radio rip for Kikka’s 4th single, Koko Kara Hajimarunda was released.

I do apologize dear readers for how old this is and for how long it took me to make this post. But luckily since the single isn’t coming out until July there hasn’t been a PV preview yet and I still have time to write about the radio rip.

The more music I hear by Kikka the more upset I get that H!P let her just float around in the Eggs for so long. Absolutely everything about Kikka is just perfect and flawless. With each release I fall more and more in love with her and her music. And this song does not disappoint at all.

Since debuting Kikka has been releasing a lot of upbeat dance music. And this song seems to be following that pattern. This song has this computerized and electronic sound which I absolutely love. They also managed to do this without adding too much effects to her voice. I think the little bit they added was just the right amount and worked perfectly. Overall the whole sound of the song is just amazing. It’s fun, it’s catchy, and it’s upbeat. And it’s sung with the same seamlessness as all of Kikka’s songs.

Your PV now with triple the Kikka

Recently the PV for Kikkawa Yuu’s 3rd single Konna Watashi de Yokattara was released.

I was surprised at how simple this PV was. Especially since the PV for Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ was so amazing. Even Kikkaka wa You, which looks like it had a cheaper budget, was a more interesting and creative PV. This PV is basically 4 and a half minutes of Kikka just standing there. But for some reason I can’t hate it. Maybe it’s because of my overflowing love of Kikka, but I think this PV is cute. It is painfully simple and cheap, but at the same time it is quirky and cute. And there are still a few fun elements that do liven it up, even if it’s only a little bit. Like the dance scenes for one. I don’t know who’s idea it was to triple Kikka during the dance scenes but they are brilliant. It’s such a simple effect, but it really ends up looking amazing and super fun. The multiple Kikka scenes are definitely my favorite shots in the entire PV.
I honestly think the rest of the PV is completely random and has sort of a disconnect from the rest of the PV. For the first half of the PV Kikka is dancing in all white during the night in what looks like the top floor of this building. But then the rest of the PV is Kikka dancing in very bright clothing in the parking lot of some building during the day, with really gorgeous natural lighting. I don’t really get what that has to do with anything. I’m having trouble connecting the scenes to each other. And if that wasn’t random enough you also have Kikka playing with puppets thoughout the PV for no apart reason. But I do admit I love those scenes because the entire time Kikka just has this super serious face on. It’s pretty hilarious.

These flashing of different facial expression scenes are cute.

But I can’t stop thinking of ManoEri’s More Friends cover.

Kikka looks really pretty.

Kimi.

I just love Kikka so much, look how cute she is.

She has one of the most natural idol smiles I’ve ever seen.

Three Kikkas, love it.

Adorable.

I’m not a big fan of this cat paw move.

Or this OMG move.

Flawless.

So, she magically teleports here. Of course she does.

You don’t see enough frogs in top hats in idol PVs.

Poker face.

Cute jump. Too bad you only see it for about half a second. Literally, you blink and you miss it.

The dance could be a lot better. This is pretty much the most intense move in the entire dance.

Cute face.

Just because I haven’t said it yet, I love those boots.

I love the military type dance moves here.

Super cute.

Even more Kikka!

Gorgeous.

Kikka to release first album!

It was announced that Kikkawa Yuu will be releasing her first full length album. The album is entiled One For You and will be released January 18th.

Now, this is an announcement I’ve been waiting for. I didn’t really expect Kikka to be releasing her first album so soon. She only just debuted in May. But who cares how soon it is really? I cannot wait to hear the album. I absolutely adore Kikka, she’s been releasing some of the best and most interesting songs. I think she could really be a force in the idol industry if she was promoted better. She’s certainly overflowing with talent. Normally I would say I hope this album has more energetic songs or something along the lines of Konna Watashi de Yokattara. But Kikka sounds so amazing in slow paced songs that I wouldn’t mind a few of those in this album.

Kikkawa Yuu-Konna Watashi de Yokattara PV preview

Recently Universal Music Japan’s official youtube channel posted a PV preview for Kikka’s upcoming 3rd single, Konna Watashi de Yokattara.

I am completely surprised with how the PV looks. It looks nothing like the first PV preview showed. Which would be the second time the first preview had nothing to do with the finished PV. In this PV preview we are shown a much simpler PV. Even though I wasn’t a fan of the harsh filters the first preview showed, I do think overall it looked like a better PV. This PV has basically nothing going on. It’s just Kikka dancing in a pure white winter outfit in completely bare sets. The whole thing just reminds me of a Mano Erina PV, which is not a good thing. The plain set and outfits completely scream the Onegai Dakara dance shots. And the random faces showing Kikka making different faces immediately makes me think of ManoEri’s More Friends cover.
The only time this PV gets really interesting is when the electronic music during the chorus kicks in and Kikka flashes into different locations. And I also do like the 3 Kikka’s dancing simultaneously. But all of that takes place in a span of about about 20 seconds tops. It’s pretty sad actually since I think this is Kikka’s best song to date. Maybe even the best idol song of the year.

Kikkawa Yuu-Konna Watashi de Yokattara PV preview

Universal Music Japan has uploaded an short PV preview for Kikka’s upcoming 3rd single, Konna Watashi de Yokattara, on their official youtube channel.

I absolutely adore this songby Kikka. It’s literally her best song so far. However, I don’t think the PV lives up to the fun elements in the song. The PV is very similar to her last PV for Hapirapi ~Sunrise~. Both PVs were shot mainly outside, with partial indoor scenes. The PV looks incredibly simple, and it’s relying far too much on camera and editing tricks for a lack of an actual PV. So far the preview shows Kikka doing nothing but standing and walking a few feet. I supposed I’m supposed to be impressed by them randomly changing the color and adding effects to make it look like the film in dissolving. But I’m not at all. I think it’s lazy editing and that they are trying to make a boring PV more exciting. My only hope for the PV right now is that the preview Universal released for Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ was filled with scenes that are not in the actual PV. I really hope this is the case. But since this PV preview is nearly a minute long, I doubt it is.

Kikkawa Yuu-Konna Watashi de Yokattara preview

Kikka’s official website has posted a short preview of her upcoming 3rd single, Konna Watashi de Yokattara. You can listen to the song on her site by clicking here. Once her site loads the song automatically starts.

Even though the preview is extremely short, I am absolutely in love with this song! Just everything about this song is amazing. I was a bit worried that this song was going to be a ballad. But luckily this song is about as far away from a ballad as you can get. Instead it’s a techno-esque dance song. It is extremely upbeat, lively, and fun. It’s super energetic and catchy. It is seriously Kikka at her best, her voice sounds amazing per usual. This is luterally the best song Kikka has released so far. One hundred times better than Kikkake wa You or Candy Pop. Kikka seriously keeps getting better and better.

Kikkawa Yuu announces 3rd single

It was announced recently that Kikkawa Yuu will be releasing her 3rd single. The single is entitled Konna Watashi de Yokattara, and will be released on December 28th.

As always I am completely excited for another Kikka single. Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ wasn’t exactly my  favorite song ever, or even my favorite song by Kikka. I think a lot of her B-sides were stronger that Hapirapi ~Sunrise~. But I do think the PV for that song was incredible. The title also makes me think it will be a sofr ballad type song, which we haven’t hear from Kikka yet. And would actually be a welcomed surprise, despite how much I’m not a fan of ballads. Kikka is a great singer and could handle a ballad.

Kikka’s moment in the sun

Recently the full PV for Kikkawa Yuu’s 2nd single, Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ was released.

I’ve already expressed before how much I love this PV based on the preview of it. But I’m not to express it again. I absolutely adore everything about this PV.  It’s the kind of idol PV you hope for everytime a new PV is released. The PV is simple, but at the same time intereseting. What I mean by that is, there are so many elements in the PV that in practically every scene something interesting is happening. But the PV is so clean and simple, that even though there are a lot of things happening it doesn’t feel like it’s too much. Or they are trying to hard to make a good PV. Instead it just seems natural, and Kikka completely shines. It’s one of those PVs that are just a joy to watch. The whole PV is just refreshing and has an ethereal feel to it. Kikka looks beyond gorgeous, and lately just seems like the all around perfect idol. Well, the perfect idol to me anyway.

Kikka is so pretty.

I love this set. It’s probably the best one in the whole PV.

She probably looks the best here too.

Flawless. Kikka is absolutely flawless.

The dance is pretty simple. But at least the outfit is cute.

You can’t beat Kikka’s bright smile. It almost beats Zukki’s. Almost.

I know that high heel wedges are in style right now, but how in the world does she dance in them?

Adorable dance move.

Lip synching is not one of her strong points. She exaggerates way too much.

Setting a place at the tabel for her dog is adorable.

Simple isn’t even the right word for this dance.

Simply gorgeous!

Cute.

I’m not even sure why, but for some reason this is one of my favorite scenes.

It’s awesome the I love you in sign language is one of her dance moves.

Adorable.

Pretty much everything Kikka does is adorable.

Fail!

I’m not sure what this is all about.

Too cute for words.

Why is she lifting her leg up like that?

So pretty.

Awkward dance move. (And a horrible cap.)

Aww, she looks so sad here.

And yet so pretty whe she plays with her hair.

Adorable!

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Kikkawa Yuu-Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ PV short version

Recently a short version of the PV for Kikkawa Yuu’s 2nd single, Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ was released. Which is most likely 2/3 of the actual PV, and spoils the surprise of the full version. I can’t stand when they release more than A 30 second preview of a PV. If they are going to release 23 of the PV, why not just release the full PV?

When I saw the first PV preview for this song I was completely dissapointed because it looked like it was nothing more than Kikka in the recording studio. However, that couldn’t be farther than the truth. I am a huge Kikka fangirl and was practically sold after the first 20 seconds. The PV is absolutely amazing, and seems to have a big budget. It’s dynamic and has a lot of different scenes and elements in the PV. Kikka is wearing 3 different outfits, is shot in  4 or 5 different locations, has 3 different close-ups shots, a dance shot, and is featured doing a handful of different activites. The PV is a quintessential summer PV, and some elements of it remind me of ManoEri’s Hajimete no Keiken PV. This PV blows Kikka’s first PV out of the water. However, Hapirapi ~Sunrise~ is only half as good a song as Kikkake wa You. But it is growing on me.
Everything about this PV is just perfect. Kikka looks absolutely flawless, and with each passing single it proves more and more that Kikka should have been a soloist for years now. I absolutely cannot wait until the full version is released.