Shuukan Yoro! Vol 103

5 08 2011

Summary: Here’s a summary of what this week’s Shuukan Yoro post contains:

  • Site News: 2,000,000 hit milestone coming up, update on Discography/Profile pages
  • Polls: Suguya Risako came in 1st with 42%, Kumai Yurina came in 2nd with 32%, and Sudou Maasa came in 3rd with 25%
  • H!P Single of the Week

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Buono! – “Natsu DAKARA!” Event V Cover And Tracklist Released

5 08 2011

1. Natsu DAKARA! (Image scene Ver.)
2. Natsu DAKARA!  (1 shot Tsugunaga Momoko Ver.)
3. Natsu DAKARA! (1 shot Natsuyaki Miyabi Ver.)
4. Natsu DAKARA! (1 shot Suzuki Airi Ver.)

The cover and tracklist for the Event V of Buono!’s 12th single titled Natsu DAKARA! have been released.

The cover for the Event V is kind of different from the single’s covers, but has it’s similarities which are the girl’s poses (mostly Momoko and Miyabi which are the same, Airi having a different and almost weird one) and the text and Buono! logo in blue boxes, the only difference being the plain white background that seems really boring compared to the beautiful background of the other covers.

Apart from the cover, the tracklist is really interesting since this time, they decided to have 1 shots for each member which is somewhat better than the close-ups since we’ll get to see the PV in each girl wearing her 2 outfits (unlike the close-up version), so hopefully this will make many fans want to purchase a copy since it’s a nice addition instead of the close-ups.

Overall, I think this is a great release for all Buono! fans since the tracklist is a little different from the usual close-up Ver. we get to see and it’s complimented by a nice cover.

The release date is set for 8/9.

H!P official page about product

C-ute – “Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko” HQ Covers Released

5 08 2011


The covers for C-ute’s 17th single titled Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko have been released on Amazon.

At first glance you might or might not notice that the “everything in white” theme that they used for Momusu’s Only You Limited B version is making a comeback, and while it does look good on the covers it is somewhat interesting to see that they decided to use the same theme for all of them since it is a very distinctive design for their next single.

Having the covers in complete white means that the members have to do their best to stand out by themselves without the help of fancy props or cool backgrounds, and it seems that they did a good job since the Regular cover features a very happy scene featuring all of the members carrying cards with the title of the single (as well as the name of the group and Tsunku’s credit) which manages to give it a pure and cute look that many will love.

Limited A

The Limited A in the other hand seems to have a sexy or more mature look compared to the happy Regular cover since it features close-ups of all of the members looking at the camera in a calm way. It’s a very distinct theme that seems to contrast the title of the single, but I am impressed with how good all of the members look since they seem to have the similar calm look (especially Chisa).

Limited B

Coming back to the happy and smiling theme the Limited B cover features a classic C-ute group lineup with Airi in the middle, the leader and subleader to her sides and Chisa and Mai on the ends, but I am glad to see that they included a cover with the normal group lineup since it does complement the other covers well.

Not much to mention about the design since there’s obviously nothing, but it’s great to note that each of the covers have a distinct color in a few of the characters of the title: blue for Regular, pink for Limited A, and green for Limited B, since we can easily tell them apart at a glance, but I would have liked to see at least some color in another part of the cover since the outfits blend in too well with the background.

For now I would say that my favorites would be Regular and Limited A since they both have contrasting themes that look really good: a happy theme featuring the members jumping joyfully on the Regular cover and a calm and mature glance at the camera on the Limited A, and while I would have preferred some other kind of theme I have to admit that I’m starting to like how all of the covers look since it’s a distinct look that we don’t see every day.

The release date is set for 9/7.

Amazon Page For C-ute’s 17th Single – Regular

Amazon Page For C-ute’s 17th Single – Limited A

Amazon Page For C-ute’s 17th Single – Limited B