H!P Releases December 9

10 12 2009

  • Berryz Koubou – Gekidan Gekihalo Dai 7 Kai Koen “Thank You Berry Berry”   CDJapan YesAsia HMV
  • Nakajima Saki – NACKY (PB)   HMV

Two releases today, Berryz Koubou’s DVD for their recent Gekidan Gekihalo play and Nakajima Saki’s 1st PB:

Berryz Koubou – Gekidan Gekihalo Dai 7 Kai Koen “Thank You Berry Berry”: A stage play directed by Shioda Taizo which features all of the members of Berryz Koubou as characters.

I have no idea what the play is about, but from the preview that was released on Dohhh-UP a few days ago we can get a general idea:


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Dohhh-UP Link To Berryz Koubou Gekidan Gekihalo Dai 7 Preview

Even though I still have no idea what it’s about but one thing is for sure, all of the members of Berryz Koubou act really well. Momo’s cute character looked almost natural, and Maasa’s strong character really impressed me (and slightly frightened me).

Almost all of the characters lightly reflect the girl’s personality which is great for Berryz fans since they get to act like themselves and therefore guarantee a great performance.

I would recommend this DVD to fans of Berryz Koubou simply because it contains all of the members performing equally in a play.

Nakajima Saki – NACKY: Nakajima Saki’s 1st PB. The cover features a close-up of Nakajima’s face with a somewhat detailed description on the title (the biggest kanji is translated as “Nakajima Saki First PB”). For the most part the cover looks great, although the amount of kanji on the cover is somewhat overwhelming.

Like most PB’s there are a lot of bikini pictures, but they also added a bit of variety by adding in schoolgirl and cheerleader costumes, which was a nice touch. I was impressed at the quality of the bikini pictures since they manage to make most of them look stylish.

I had never taken the time to notice Saki that much before since she rarely got any lines in a C-ute song and she spent most of the time in the back doing choreography but this PB managed to make me a Nakajima fan.

When I looked at her smiling in a picture it was kind of hard to tell whether she was posing or if it was real, which kind of gives the PB a more natural feeling to it.

Cute Nakajima

The casual photos were impressive since we get to see Nakajima in a more normal setting instead of a posed bikini picture and for the most part they were my favorite part of the PB because she had a more natural smile and she looked like she was having fun.

Even the photographers shadow makes a small cameo appearance in the PB

The varied mix of pictures in the PB was one of the points that stood out for me the most, and also the great choice of costumes (especially the pink swimsuit and the casual clothes) which make this PB one of the best I have seen so far this year.

I was most impressed with the overall PB simply because we get a chance to see Nakajima as the spotlight instead of just a background dancer, and for the most part she manages to grab my attention with every image.

Overall I would recommend this PB to everyone who get’s a chance to check it out simply because they did a great job with it. This PB certainly made Nacky into one of my favorites in C-ute and hopefully the PB sells well so that she can get Tsunku’s attention for the next single (and get more solo lines as a result).

Next release date is 12/16 with Mano Erina’s 1st album “FRIENDS” and Buono’s 9th single “Bravo Bravo”.


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