Catching up

March 12, 2008

So this is my first post after moving my former blog, ~ lurking in the shadows ~ (on Blogger, here) to WordPress. I got the idea for it about a week ago, then like 7+ j-pop blogs got deleted from WP so I decided against it, but after Kawaiirrhea figured out what was causing the shutdowns (Pony Canyon downloads), I decided to just go ahead because I don’t have any Pony Canyon downloads on my blog (and as of now I don’t plan on ever having any). I like WordPress better than Blogger, so…
There’s also a new name. I kinda was getting tired of the old name, and since I’m moving this anyway, why not? xD Resonant Blue was the first thing that came to mind…named after Morning Musume’s upcoming single.

As my first post here, I should catch up with everything I’ve missed lately. I’m going to attempt to keep this blog up-to-date, update it much more, and write some posts that have some actual content besides just quick news posts. xD

(my g key’s broken, and while I’m copy-pasting the lowercase g it’s too much trouble to keep copy-pasting the uppercase and then having to go back to the lowercase…so that’s why I might have random fail moments in terms of capitalization)

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Ikemen Samurai – Dear Prince ~Tennis no Oujisamatachi e~

March 3, 2008

Another new single announced today! Dear Prince ~Tennis no Oujisamatachi e~, meaning Dear Prince ~To the Princes of Tennis~, should be kinda familiar to fans of the manga, as it’s the song that was used in the last chapter of the manga last week. I still don’t see the point of that, all it was was the lyrics written on the page, I think they were trying to imitate a song playing in the last episode of an anime but it doesn’t really work with manga. I hear it was hell for scanlators. xD But anyway.
Ikemen Samurai? xD I thought it would be a serious song but the group name (meaning something along the lines of “Good-looking Samurai”) makes it sound like it’s totally not. Though, according to the website, Konomi chose the group name, so…
The group consists of Echizen Ryouma and Tezuka Kunimitsu from Seigaku, Atobe Keigo from Hyoutei, Yukimura Seiichi and Sanada Genichirou from Rikkai, Kite Eishirou from Higa, and Shiraishi Kuranosuke from Shitenhouji. Lots of different schools being represented here…Seigaku and all the teams they faced in the Nationals.
I think this would be a good ending or opening song for the Finals OVA series. I’m sure it’s going to be the ending for the last episode, at least.

タイトル:Dear Prince~テニスの王子様達へ~(初回生産完全限定盤)

Title: Dear Prince ~Tennis no Oujisamatachi e~ (limited release)
Artist: Ikemen Samurai (Echizen Ryouma, Tezuka Kunimitsu, Atobe Keigo, Yukimura Seiichi, Sanada Genichirou, Kite Eishirou, Shiraishi Kuranosuke)
Release date: 2008.04.23 (Wednesday)
Catalog code: NECM-10101
Price: 1000 yen

April 23rd…that’s a normal release date (aka Wednesday). For once. xD

Tezuka & Fuji – Koko de Bokura wa Deattashimatta cover + tracklist

February 25, 2008

But why is Fuji doing it too? xD Unless they’re in SYNCHRO! 8DD But they’re not a doubles pair so maybe not.

The tracklist was put up on Yesasia here:
1. Koko de Bokura wa Deattashimatta (Fuji & Tezuka)
2. Ryuusen no Michiyuki (Fuji)
3. Koko de Bokura wa Deattashimatta (SF to Karaoke)
4. Koko de Bokura wa Deattashimatta (KT to Karaoke)
5. Koko de Bokura wa Deattashimatta (instrumental)
6. Hitomi wo Tojite Kokoro no Mama Boku wa Kimi wo Omou ~200 Title Memorial Version~ (Fuji)

Ahaha, Fuji gets two solos but Tezuka doesn’t get any. Poor Tezuka. xD Anyway, there’s the title track and the b-side, and then the three instrumentals. SF stands for “Shuusuke Fuji” and KT stands for “Kunimitsu Tezuka”, so I’m assuming both of those versions only take away the vocals of one of the two and leave the other. Of course, track 5 is just the normal instrumental. As for #6, Hitomi wo Tojite etc (the title’s way too long xD) was Fuji’s first solo single, released under the BEST OF SEIGAKU PLAYERS series. Maybe it’s like a self-cover or something?

Four days until this release, I hope we get the full single right away. No one’s uploaded the full single of Kai’s Valentine Kiss yet…=(

Fuji Shuusuke & Tezuka Kunimitsu special single title announced

February 6, 2008

You know, I really wish these songs had PVs so I’d actually have something to comment on. Plus a PV for Type wa D! would kick ass and have lots and lots of Golden Pair love! <333333 Cause right now, all it is is three basic posts: 1) “they announced a new single today!” 2) “they announced the title of the single today!” 3) “they put the cover up on their website!” xD
This post falls under the second category. If you couldn’t tell already.


Title: Koko de Bokura wa Deatteshimatta (limited release)
Artist: Fuji Shuusuke & Tezuka Kunimitsu
Release date: 2008.02.29 (Friday)
Catalog code: NECM-12156
Price: 1200 yen (with tax)

“We met by chance here”, or something along those lines. YAY TEZUKA/FUJI LOVE SONG <333
I wonder what the song’s going to be like? I actually haven’t heard any of Tezuka’s solo songs, but I’ve listened to his songs with Aozu, and…what can I say? His voice just doesn’t fit with the others. Actually, it’s not as bad in WHITE LINE, but in Kakaeta Kiseki it’s really funny because it’s like “whee nice voices” and then BAM Tezuka’s is like, uber uber low. xD Which is why he only gets like two lines. Poor Tezuka. xD Then in GIGS, with Flower (why didn’t they ever get another single?) it’s not that bad because Sanada’s voice is uber low too. xD As for Megane’s, I can’t take that unit seriously because they’re so much crack, so…xD
I’m assuming that, like all the other duet singles, there will be a solo song from each of them…but I don’t know for sure.

I can’t wait to hear this single, it sounds pretty good. It’s apparently being used as the ending theme for the Tenipuri radio show this month, but I don’t think anyone’s ripped it or anything…

Fuji Shuusuke & Tezuka Kunimitsu upcoming single!

January 4, 2008

Wow, I really need to check this site more often! I thought that site was old and wasn’t updated anymore because they stopped listing the PoT CD releases in mid-2005 (all of the releases after that are listed on the Index Music site or w/e). But I looked on the main page of that site today and saw a news item just added today…
So then I checked the news page to see what type of news they showed, and guess what? ANOTHER NEW SINGLE! 8D




My attempt at an English translation, I didn’t really know the first line but after using an online translator, a dictionary, and some rewording, I think I got the main point across…>_>

* Tenipuri CD 200th title commemoration announcement! (1/4)

Title: TBA (first-press limited release)
Artist: Fuji Shuusuke & Tezuka Kunimitsu
Release date: 2008.02.29 (Friday)
Catalog number: NECM-12156
Price: 1,200 yen (including tax)

WHEE, another duet! So far there have been three duet singles- first was Type wa D! by Ooishi and Eiji from Seigaku, second was Rakuen e by Chinen and Rin from Higa, and third was TRICK, FAKE, or TRUTH by Yanagi and Niou from Rikkai. I guess this one’s the fourth in the series…though unlike the previous singles’ pairs, Tezuka and Fuji have never played doubles together.
Initially the release date confused me- first because I was like “what the hell? February 29th?” but then I realized it was a leap year this year. >> Second, because YET AGAIN it’s a weird release day, but it’s Friday this time.
So that initially confused me because there ISN’T any special event happening on the 29th (as far as I know), but then I realized-
Fuji’s birthday is February 29th. So he only has one birthday every four years. (He was uberly pwned as soon as he was born, huh? xD) And since this is the leap year, he actually has a birthday this year!
SOOOOO he gets a single to celebrate not only the 200th seiyuu CD release, but also his birthday!

I don’t know why Tezuka’s involved. Cause TezuFuji’s so uberly canon (but not really)?

Honestly, I’d think Ryoma should get the 200th CD. He hasn’t had a CD in a while… (Never mind, forgot about Wonder Land back in September.)

I wonder what counts toward the 200 CD mark? Obviously the character singles and albums, but what about…
-radio CDs?
-musical soundtracks/Best Actor’s Series?
-radio show theme songs not sung by characters (there’s a set of like 4 of those that are listed on both CD Japan and the official site as PoT CDs)?
-opening/ending singles? (obviously the ones sung by the seiyuu are counted, but the others…?)
Obviously this isn’t counting the rereleases…
I’m actually interested in this, I might try to figure it out this weekend.

Anyway. Yet another new Prince of Tennis single. Actually, there aren’t that many coming up, it just seems like there are because of the overwhelming amount of re-releases coming out on February 27th…