- Yajima Maimi – 17’s (DVD)
- Buono! – My Boy (Single)
- Buono! – My Boy (Single+DVD) (Limited Edition)
Three releases today, first a solo DVD by Yajima Maimi, and the other two are Buono’s newest single, let’s start:
17’s is the first solo DVD of Yajima Maimi (C-ute leader), and it features scenes from her new PB titled “17”. I haven’t seen the DVD so I can’t really give a thorough opinion, but from experience I know that they basically follow her around, show PB shoots, then follow her again and that cycle repeats itself some 5 or 6 times (this comes from other solo DVDs, might change a bit in this release).
From the shots on the DVD cover we notice she is outside a lot of the time (the hawaiin-style picture on the top left, the “I saw a UFO there” picture in the bottom left, and the casual but elegant picture in the bottom right), so Yajima fans will be happy about that. I would recommend it for Yajima fans and C-ute fans, mainly because C-ute fans are already used to seeing Yajima in the front during choreagraphy’s.
Buono! – My Boy, this is their 7th single and it seems that they are still going to go for more. This release is the first one to get a PV with a story (a first for H!P, although they are technically still under another label), in it they are trying to infiltrate a base that has cake in it, yeah…but at least the cake has strawberrys which is always a plus. The choreography is somewhat slow, compared to the song which has heavy guitars and beats, that really surprised me, I was expecting something more lively.
The song itself is amazing, the main feature being the heavy beats and guitars (one of the reasons why I decided to buy it, I’ll review it more in depth when I get my copy soon). The covers are a welcome addition, mainly because of the dull covers that we have seen lately (Yajima Maimi’s PB 17 for example), although it looks like they took the cover shots when they were using the Naichau Kamo set. I would recommend this single for all H!P fans who like fast songs, and to all Buono fans of course, this is among the best releases yet, hopefully they can continue this trend with the following single.
Overall there were great releases, next release date includes the long awaited Shouganai Yume Oibito by Morning Musume, and the Single-V for “MY BOY” from Buono.