S/mileage 4th Indie Single Announced, “Otona ni Narutte Muzukashi”

13 01 2010

S/mileage’s 4th indie single titled Otona ni Narutte Muzukashi has been announced.

The single was first reported when the Mobekimasu concert’s started but it has finally been confirmed to be their 4th single after Fukuda Kanon mentioned on her blog that they had already filmed the PV for it.

This will not be S/mileage’s debut single since they don’t graduate from the Egg’s until 3/27, but it will most likely be their last indie single, so we will most likely hear about the debut single before their joint tour with Mano starts (they are set to debut at the last performance on that date, 4/3).

A preview of the song can be heard here:

Video uploaded by: KanonChii

From what I can tell from the concert rip it will be an upbeat single again and even though the single is a bit LQ it sounds extremely catchy, although I will have to wait for a clearer radio preview until I make a clear opinion.

Cover’s will most likely come out next month or sometime soon so I will update when those are released.

The release date is set for 3/14.

Fukuda Kanon’s Blog Entry About Filming The PV For Their 4th Indie Single


Morning Musume – “Nakidasu Kamo Shirenai yo” Preview Released

13 01 2010

A preview of the c/w to Morning Musume’s 42nd single titled Nakidasu Kamo Shirenai yo has been released.

The quality of the song is a bit low so I can’t make any final decisions over it, but overall I like how it sounds since I can hear that many of the members got a chance to sing a line.

The sound is somewhat similar to what High-King is used to singing so fans of the group will probably like the somewhat heavy R&B sound.

All we need now are some covers so that we can see what type of costumes we can expect to see in the PV since the costumes they used in the concert might change, so hopefully they are released soon.

The release date is set for 2/10.

Video uploaded by: KanonChii

New Mano Erina Profile Pictures For “Haru no Arashi”

13 01 2010

Mano Erina’s profile picture has been updated with the costume for her 6th single titled Haru no Arashi.

For the most part the costume looks great since it fits well with the style of the song, although I have to admit that I first thought it was a fluffy bath robe.

The boots look great with the costume and overall I like how Mano looks since it is somewhat simple but elegant.

Hopefully the PV has a great theme to match the song and the costume, although we will have to wait and see when it is released.

Official H!P Profile Page With Updated Profile Pictures

Official H!P Profile Page With Updated Individual Pictures

Mano Erina – “Tengoku no Door” PB Cover Released

13 01 2010

The cover for Mano Erina’s 2nd PB titled Tengoku no Door has been released.

The cover is somewhat simple since it only features a closeup of Mano (not surprising) looking to the side while the basic PB info is in white on the top left corner.

And while it is a bit simplistic it actually looks better than I expected since we get a chance to see a more serious Mano (and another side of her face).

We can’t tell much from the overall picture since the camera is focused solely on her so we will have to wait and see some preview pics before we get an idea of what the theme of the PB is.

The PB is going to be released in a week so we will most likely get a preview of the Making Of sometime in the following 6 days, and possibly some previews also.

The release date for the PB is set for 1/20.

Mano Erina – “Haru no Arashi” Preview Released

13 01 2010

A preview for Mano Erina’s 6th single titled Haru no Arashi has been released.

It seems that they wanted to continue with the mature ballad songs since the song has the typical slow beat, but surprisingly after the relatively slow intro it becomes more upbeat.

I liked how it sounded since it had somewhat of a faster pace than her other ballad Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo and also because it had a great instrumental with impressing vocals.

Hopefully this single reverses Mano’s recent decline in sales since it has the potential to sell better than LOVE&PEACE=Paradise if it is promoted well.

The release date is set for 2/24.