Goto Maki – “Ashiato” PV Preview Released

30 11 2010

A PV preview for one of Goto Maki’s tracks from her second mini album titled Gloria has been released.

For the most part the PV doesn’t feature a set story since it just features Goto walking in a park and singing from a couch in different outfits, but despite it being a bit too simple I was amazed at how well it looked since she did seem to be singing along with the feeling of the song.

There doesn’t seem much to comment on the PV since it seems to be random scenes of her singing while walking, but I really like the way that Goto looks in the PV since the many outfits do fit her perfectly.

Overall the PV is somewhat hard to explain so I suggest that everyone watch it since it does look amazing while giving us a good idea of what the full PV and song look and sound like, and despite being somewhat short I am excited about this release since the songs sound impressive so far.

The release date is set for 1/12.

Video uploaded by: avexnetwork

Morning Musume – “Bravo!” Preview Released

30 11 2010

A radio preview for a track from Morning Musume’s 11th album titled Bravo! has been released.

From the start it’s easy to see that the title fits the song perfectly since the instrumental has an upbeat and catchy instrumental mixed with happy vocals from all of the members, and despite it being a bit too repetitive during some sections I did like it overall.

The song is somewhat hard to describe well, so I strongly suggest that fans listen to the preview since it does seem like a nice addition to the album with its happy beat and uplifting lyrics.

The release date is set for 12/1.

Video uploaded by: AlwaysYouu

Ohtani Masae – “ENDLESS LOVE” Cover Released

30 11 2010

The cover for Ohtani Masae’s 2nd physical single titled ENDLESS LOVE has been released.

When I first saw the cover I was amazed at how well it looks since it features Ohtani with red hair holding her head while looking to the side where the title and her artists name appear (apparently she now goes as Otani Masae A.K.A. HIMAWARI) and I love everything about it since the blank background really makes her stand out.

The physical release is still quite a bit away but the song was released in September as a digital release, so fans who haven’t bought it might want to pick up a copy of the single when it is released in a few months.

For now I am amazed at how well the cover looks since it does show of Ohtani’s unique colored hair style, and since the background is blank it does make her stand out quite a bit more than usual, so hopefully fans who like the song, cover or just want to support Ohtani decide to reserve a copy.

The release date is set for 2/9.

Official Ohtani Masae Blog Entry About Single Page For Ohtani Masae’s 2nd Single

Noto Arisa 4th Album Announced, Titled “a piece of Romance”

30 11 2010

Noto Arisa has announced her 4th album titled a piece of Romance.

I’m glad to see that Noto is releasing another album, and despite being a bit confused as to why she keeps releasing albums and not singles I do have to admit that I do like many of the songs she has released so far, and it’s great that she has been releasing consistently since she does have many loyal fans.

Along with the announcement of her 4th album we got a chance to see the cover, which features Noto posing on a mirror while smiling at the camera with her name and the title of the album in cursive, and even though it might be simple I really love the way it looks since it focuses on her.

For now we haven’t heard any previews (we probably won’t until the album is released) but I do hope that we can see a tracklist soon to find out what kind of songs might be included.

The release date is set for 12/12 (at H!P shops).

Noto Arisa Blog Entry About 4th Album

Noto Arisa 2nd Blog Entry About 4th Album

Morning Musume – “Onna Gokoro to Nanto Yara” Radio Preview Released

28 11 2010

A preview for one of the tracks from Morning Musume’s 11th album titled Onna Gokoro to Nanto Yara has been released.

Like most previews we only get to listen to half of the song until the host (this time Sayu) pauses the song, but it does give us a pretty good idea of what the song is about and I have to admit that I am very impressed with what I have heard so far.

The song starts with a cute instrumental followed by vocals that go along with the beat (including interesting solos from Gaki and Ai among others), and for the most part I am impressed with how great it sounds since everything, from the guitar and the other instruments to the vocals, all combine perfectly to make a catchy and unique song.

Overall the song is a bit LQ to fully enjoy but the song is still very impressive since it features an upbeat cute instrumental along with amazing vocals that go along with the beat of the song.

Hopefully fans who enjoyed the preview buy a copy of the album since it looks like an incredible release so far.

The release date is set for 12/1.

Video uploaded by: offgaki

Okai Chisato Releases A Single On Itunes

28 11 2010

Okai Chisato covered Matsuura Aya’s Love Namida Iro and it has been released on iTunes.

I’m amazed to say the least that after her huge success on Youtube by dance covering C-ute songs in a similar way to many fans she has gone as far as to release covers of other H!P artists on iTunes, and even though it is only one song so far I wouldn’t be surprised to see more songs being released in the future.

The cover was featured along with a dance cover on the video below, and even though it is obvious that she is singing live during the video, the solo single that was released on iTunes is of much better quality and it was most likely recorded in a studio (or at least processed) since the singing is very impressing.

Hopefully all Chisa fans buy her song on iTunes (it’s only $1.00) since it will make it more likely that we will see more solo songs from her in the future.

Video uploaded by: ocutechannel

Itunes Link To Chisato’s Cover Of Love Namida Iro

Official Ichii Sayaka Gree Blog Opened

28 11 2010

Ichii Sayaka has opened up her own Gree blog.

I’m glad to see that more and more former H!P members are starting to open up blogs and Twitter accounts since it gives fans a chance to keep up with their lives outside of H!P and it also gives them a way where they can show support for their future activities.

So far Ichii seems to have blogged quite a bit, which is great since it means that fans can expect to see many entries in the future about her life everyday as well as her modeling career which should be very interesting to see.

Hopefully fans can follow her blog so that they can keep up with her daily life.

Official Ichii Sayaka Gree Blog