New C-ute Single “Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu “

24 04 2009


“Maimi said on her radio show, °C-ute’s next single in June is a cover song from 70’s trio, Candies, called “Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu.””

Source: Nayok-Kihara @ H!O

The information was released earlier today but…I fell asleep. Anyway, the next single will be a cover, just like Pepper Keibu and Dschinghis Khan, which means that with this release the big three (Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou and C-ute) have all released covers of another groups songs (well, actually C-ute’s Edo no Temari was a cover of another song, although not exactly, so I’m not sure if it counted).

Hopefully Kanna will be back for this single, but as of now there is no official statement regarding this, so we will have to wait and see. The song is lively and very C-ute sounding when it was covered by SweetS (link below), so hopefully they can follow that sound. There is no release date, but that will probably be released later, here is the cover by SweetS, and for good measure I threw in the original (thanks to Nayok-Kihara for the links), enjoy!

SweetS Cover of “Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu”

Original Version by Candies

H!P Releases April 24

24 04 2009


  • Yajima Maimi – 17 (Photobook)

Like the other day there is only one release, this time it’s Yajima Maimi’s new PB, “17”:

This release was kind of strange, not because of the PB, but because of the release date. Amazon had the release date on 4/18, but YesAsia had it on 4/24, so I decided to go with the 4/24 (mainly because I forgot that it was released earlier by Amazon).

The PB features Yajima Maimi, who not suprisingly just turned 17 (hence the creative title). I can’t really say I am a Yajima fan, but the pictures from the PB look great. From the scans I have seen they really tried their hardest to make her look mature, which really works out well, hopefully they can continue this with Suzuki’s PB.

The title, as I had referenced before, is slightly uncreative and kind of generic, like the cover which is simple but elegant, but kind of boring. Nonetheless the release is great, there is a lot of Yajima Maimi for fans, so if you are one of them please buy it. The DVD for this release will be available on 4/29, which is creatively titled “17s”.

Sorry for the short review, there is nothing more I can write about it, but please buy the PB if you are a Yajima fan, links are in the Upcoming Releases page, and down below is a statement by Yajima about her PB (with some previews) via Dohhh-Up, enjoy!