Morning Musume’s 47th single previously mentioned by Reina in a blog post has been officially announced. It will be a double-A single titled Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa o Honki de Negatterun da yo! / Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai (I’m really hoping for peace on Earth! / I want to shop with him).
The single will be a double-A single just like a few of Berryz’s previous releases meaning there will be 2 main songs with 2 PVs, and it will be released in 5 versions: Regular, Regular (Graduation Special), Limited A, Limited B and Limited C.
As you might have noticed with the many extras to this single, this will be Ai-chan’s last single within Morning Musume, and it seems that they picked this special occasion to do something out of the ordinary that will please all Ai-chan fans and hopefully increase sales.
First of all, I wanted to mention the title which is very long due to the fact that it is a combination of the titles of the 2 main songs (it tops S/mileage’s Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama), but regardless of this, I find a very nice contradictory in the 2 titles since the first one seems to have a theme that hasn’t been done by Momusu in a long while, and the second one is more common, yet very interesting and unique.
For the different editions, I’d like to note that all Limited editions come as usual with a package of CD+DVD, but the interesting thing to see is what will be included thanks to the great variety with 2 main songs, and also to note the special regular edition that will come with an Ai-chan solo song as a coupling song, which is really a nice addition since fans can still buy the regular version without the solo if they want to, or buy the second one to have a solo Ai-chan song (or both).
Overall, I have to say that I’m happy to see everything that’s being pulled into to make this single a special release that Ai-chan deserves and I really like the fact that even though there is the special regular edition, fans can still enjoy a normal single by Momusu.
Hopefully everyone can reserve a copy from now to support Ai-chan’s days as a member of Morning Musume and the group itself, since this seems like a great release that will hopefully get the sales up.
The release date is set for 9/14. (Ai-chan’s birthday)
EDIT: It seems that the Regular Edition (Graduation Special) that has a Takahashi solo as a coupling song will have a cover consisting of a solo picture of Ai, but this is to be confirmed officially.
Also, it will only contain the first song Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa o Honki de Negatsu Terun da yo! with the B-side being the solo from Ai-chan.