Resonant Blue PV

March 14, 2008

I’m kinda late with this, but the internet at the resort I’m staying in here (I’m in the Dominican Republic until Saturday night) died last night and I just got it back. Actually the internet here just kinda sucks in general, it seriously took at least an hour for the Resonant Blue PV to load fully yesterday. I was planning on thinking it over for a bit while I was at dinner, but then when I came back ready to write the internet was dead.

So, Resonant Blue. Morning Musume’s 36th single and the namesake for this new blog. As I mentioned in the last post, I don’t think the song itself is all that impressive or special, but at the same time, it’s really catchy and I can’t stop it from getting stuck in my head all the time.
Here’s the problem: It’s dominated by Reina, Ai, and Koharu.
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Ongaku Gatas – Yattarouze!

November 25, 2007

God, today’s been crazy. My older stepsister and her husband and 14-month-old daughter (uber cute! _<
BUT PERSONAL ISSUES ASIDE…

I finally got around to watching Ongaku Gatas’ new PV, Yattarouze!. I tried to watch it on Wednesday on Dohhh UP, but video streaming sites hate my computer. >_< So I downloaded it from Hello Online, but I never actually watched it until just now.

The PV starts out with a nice shot of Yossi kicking the ball, then cheering- and then it turns kinda weird as her and four other members fall through the field or something? xD
Anyway, I love Yossi’s appearance in this PV. I think she looks awesome- definitely one of her best looks in my opinion.
It’s still really nice to see more of Yossi and Konkon- I mean, since Yossi wasn’t in a group before graduating, I figured she’d go the same way as Kei and Mari: not doing much of anything. And Konkon actually graduated from H!P about a year ago, so I thought I’d never hear anything from her again.
I still don’t know any of the Eggs, although I think I’m starting to be able to kinda pick out Mano Erina…I’ve seen blog posts praising her, so I looked her up and I can kinda pick her out now.

When I first heard this song, I thought it was kinda weird, but after watching the PV fully, I like it. It’s not as good as Nari Hajimeta Koi no BELL, but it’s still pretty catchy…
I think the dance in the PV is a bit weird, but…xD Some H!P dances are…

I might snag the limited edition of this in my next Yesasia run, whenever that is. Probably in a while, cause my mom doesn’t like that I’ve been getting so many packages lately. Especially when they come from a specific person rather than a company like Yesasia or CD Japan, which has happened quite a bit since I recently had this shopping spree on Livejournal. xD; I haven’t bought anything in a week, but I still have 4 packages that I’m expecting…xD;;;; One with Seishun Gakuen Paradise and two Love Prince anthologies (which should have arrived by now, but I’ll give it another week or so), one with all the stuff I bought from green-tea-river on LJ, which is lots of bromides, a pin, a couple of doujinshi, a shitajiki, and a card or two, one with my last Yesasia order which hasn’t shipped out yet (dammit why is it taking so long for them to find Sket Dance volume 1?), and one with that CD Japan order which won’t ship out until the Momusu PV collection DVD is released.
Though I guess it’s kinda a good thing that the Yesasia order hasn’t shipped out yet. Mom’s really starting to get suspicious, so if I got like 3 packages in a week I’d probably be in trouble…

On a kinda related note, according to ThePPN wiki, Ongaku Gatas is having a tour early 2008! <3 I’m definitely picking up that DVD once it comes out…


Morning Musume – Mikan PV OUT!! <333

November 7, 2007

WHEE

watch it on Dohhh UP!

Ok, I LOVE this song. I don’t usually absolutely LOVE a song after one listen. There are some songs that I like after the first listen, but I don’t really LOVE a song until I’ve listened to it a couple of times.
I LOVE this song. After watching the PV once.

I mean, I love all of Morning Musume’s singles. Except some of their early ones (a couple of pre-LOVE Machine singles like Memory Seishun no Hikari and Furusato), but w/e. That’s totally besides the point, they had kinda a different style back then.
But lately, their songs have taken a few listens before I really start liking the songs. When I got back into j-pop after not paying attention to it for a couple of months (this was…about April-ish I think, cause the Kanashimi Twilight PV was out, but the single wasn’t), I downloaded Egao YES Nude, and thought it was…different from Momusu’s usual style. I like it now, but it’s not really my favorite of their songs…
Kanashimi Twilight was great, but again, I didn’t really like it after I watched the PV once. It really took a couple more listens before I actually liked it. And again, it doesn’t really seem…Momusu-ish to me.
Onna ni Sachi Are had more of a dance-style to it, which not only was totally different from the previous singles, but it was something that I don’t think I’ve ever heard before in a Momusu single. I mean, maybe there was a song like it on an album or as a b-side or something, I dunno. To be perfectly honest, I tend not to listen to b-sides/album songs very much. ^^;;; I liked Onna ni Sachi Are on the first listen, but not really like…’zomg this song is great’, like I thought when I first heard Golden Age Momusu songs.

Mikan, however…
Wow. This song really reminds me of the Golden Age of Momusu- like Koko ni Iruzee!, as I’ve seen other people say. It’s really pop-ish and cute, and it’s totally different from their last couple of singles, which seemed almost like experiments in other styles of music. This song, however, takes them back to what worked in 2003-ish.
The music video, while not really loading correctly on my computer and freezing every couple of seconds (grr >_<), was…well, I didn’t think it was anything too special, but it’s good. And the baby pictures are so cute! <33
I think Takahashi Ai looked better with long hair. >_<
Linlin reminds me so much of Ayaka in a couple of scenes in the PV…xDD; Am I the only one that thinks they look similar?
And I really like Junjun. At first, I saw a picture of her that wasn’t really a good picture, and I didn’t think she’d be that good as a Momusu member. However, I think she looks nice in this PV, so…<3

I know Momusu hasn’t been doing too well lately- at least, compared to Golden Age and everything. But I really think this song will do well~ <33

I might buy both limited editions of this single. I’ve never done that before- I really don’t like the idea of two limited editions for a CD. >_< I mean, before, you didn’t really know what would come with a limited edition of a Momusu single. It could be photocards (like Chokkan 2 and SEXY BOY), it could be a DVD (like Ambitious!), or it could be a photobook (like Rainbow 7), or maybe something else (yeah, those are the only ones that came with a CD I got). But then they started releasing two limited editions for a single, one with a DVD and one with a photobook. I don’t like having to choose. xD If possible, I might seriously get both limited editions. Not sure yet, though…


Ongaku Gatas – Nari Hajimeta Koi no Bell

August 22, 2007

So I finally sat down and watched the PV of the song featuring Momusu graduates Yoshizawa Hitomi, Konno Asami, and Ishikawa Rika along with six girls I’ve never seen before in my life and one I vaguely recognize but I had to look up who she was (turns out it’s Satoda Mai from Country Musume).
My first thought was, the PV’s nice and everything, but there are barely any colors. At first I thought it was black and white, but not quite considering the girls themselves are still in color.
Then they started singing…and I’m so glad Yossi’s already singing again. I love Yossi, and I was afraid she’d pull a Yasuda Kei/Yaguchi Mari and disappear from singing for a couple of years. (by the way, Mari needs to sing more. She’s my favorite member of H!P, and it saddens me that she hasn’t done anything in more than two years…)
And then there’s Konno. Oh god. She’s back. She never was my favorite Momusu member, but I was still really sad when she left Hello! Project. I mean, someone graduating Morning Musume, ok, at least she’s still singing, but when you graduate from H!P in general…it’s kinda the end, isn’t it? At least, that’s what I thought. Now that I look back at my blog, I never posted about Konno’s comeback when it was first announced. Maybe I was really busy at that time or something…but whatever. It’s great to see Konno back in action. She wasn’t really a main member of Momusu, but I still kinda missed seeing her.
I’m not a review person when it comes to music/PVs, so all I’ll say is this: I really like this song, and the music video’s pretty nice. I really want this single now…I’ll try to grab it next order I make, whenever that happens to be.
And maybe at some point I’ll learn the names of the other six girls in this group. Are they Eggs? I honestly have no idea, I’ll have to look them up later…