H!P Releases March 17

18 03 2010

3 releases today, Morning Musume’s 10th album and a DVD with all of the PVs for Shugo Chara related groups:

Morning Musume – 10 My Me: Morning Musume’s 10th album which debuted on the Oricon at #7. Here is the tracklist:

1. Moonlight night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~
2. Kimagure Princess
3. Genki Pikappika!
4. Namidacchi
5. Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai
6. Ookii Hitomi
7. Ano Hi ni Modoritai
8. Nanchatte Renai
9. Osaka Oshiinen
10. Loving you forever
11. Shouganai Yume Oibito
12. Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? (Chinese Ver.)

As you can tell there are 12 tracks which consist of 4 single tracks that were already released and 8 new songs. Since the CD is made up of a lot of new tracks, and because I’m going to review the album later I will only choose my favorite 3 tracks and review them, so first:

Morning Musume – Namidacchi (Preview)

My absolute favorite from the album would have to be Namidacchi simply because of the great ballad and upbeat sound mixed together which make for a very unique song. The chorus and the bridge of the song are upbeat while the rest of the song seems to be made up of ballad lines divided among the members.

The bridge is basically rapping mixed in with a spoken part done by Niigaki, and I have to admit that it adds to the feeling of the song well. Overall this song is definitely among the many I listen to in the morning since it just brightens up my day.

Morning Musume – Ooki Hitomi (Preview)

The solo song for the 6th generation consisting of Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina, which is somewhat of an electronic ballad since the intro, and most of the instrumental, is made up of heavy beats. The song is a powerful ballad with a catchy beat and great vocals.

Sayu is the only one who gets her voice “digitized” (hard to explain the effect but if you listen to Perfume then it won’t seem that different), and for the most part it adds a unique sound to the song and even though it seems that she doesn’t get any solo lines withotu that effect she does get a few lines here and there and during the chorus that are 100% Sayu.

Kamei and Reina do an incredibly good job singing their lines, and I especially love Kamei’s last solo line. This song is also among my favorites because of its power and unique beats mixed with the great vocals.

Morning Musume – Moonlight night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~ (Preview)

Videos uploaded by: SprinklebunsKoharu

I have no idea what the “Electroconvulsive Therapy Part 1” intro was about but it added a unique twist to the already upbeat and random song. Everybody does an incredibly good job singing and the instrumental adds a bit of mystery to the upbeat song, especially during the start of the bridge of the song.

It’s one of the few songs which you find yourself humming to during the entire day since the beat is simply among the most catchy I have heard from this album.

Overall the entire album is easily one of their best in years since all of the tracks have something unique and catchy about them. The combination of more techno driven instrumentals with more unique sounds and vocals make for a well made album.

Hopefully fans get a chance to buy this album in some way to support the group (either online in CD form or through download at Japanfiles) since it is a great album that is worth a listen.

Shugo Chara! Clips ♪ Best: a PV compilation which features all of the PVs for Shugo Chara Egg! and Guardians 4, along with the PV for Buono’s Kokoro no Tamago. As a bonus the Guardians 4 release event is included on the DVD as well with special guests Buono! and Shugo Chara Egg!

For the most part the DVD is a great way to have all of the Shugo Chara related PVs, and while the only new video on the DVD is the release event it does make for a great addition to any fans collection.

The only video that is new from the DVD is the new version of Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~:

Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, Buono – Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ (Live)

Video uploaded by: noridora11

This is the first performance I have seen with Tanabe Nanami, so I was interested to see how well she performed, and I’m glad to say that she did great although you could tell that all of the members of Shugo Chara Egg were a bit nervous, especially when next to Buono since Momo, Miyabi and Airi are among the most comfortable on stage, and even though I would have liked for them to speak up more I’m glad that Momo gave Nanami-chan a chance to talk (Momo’s reaction to her reply was really cute).

The song doesn’t have any choreography so most of the video is just all of the members standing in a line (from left to right: Shugo Chara Egg!, Guardians 4, and Buono!). The performance was fun to watch since we got a chance to see the members improvising moves.

The lines are split up evenly and they follow a regular pattern: Mitsui->Fukumura->Sugaya->Tanabe->Kumai->Saho->Nakajima->Maeda->Buono! member (Momoko, Miyabi then Airi)->All. It seems that Buono! members got better lines since they all sang about 2-3 lines after everyone had gone, which actually turned out pretty well since they all know how to sing well.

The performance overall was a great one since everyone got a chance to stand out and while there was no choreography the music and the cute improvised moves of the girls managed to liven up the performance.

Overall I definitely recommend this DVD to all Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Buono fans since it is basically a collection of all of their PVs (Buono only gets one PV but they already released a DVD collection of their own).

The next release date is set for 3/24 with the Hello! Project BEST SHOT PB featuring Tsugunaga Momoko, Sugaya Risako, Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi and Mano Erina.

“Shugo Chara! Clips ♪ Best” DVD Cover and Tracklist Released

3 03 2010

  • Going On! / Guardians 4
  • PARTY TIME / Guardians 4
  • School Days / Guardians 4
  • Omakase♪Guardian / Guardians 4
  • Shugo Shugo! / Shugo Chara Egg!
  • Minna no Tamago / Shugo Chara Egg!
  • Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ / Shugo Chara Egg!
  • Kokoro no Tamago (Dance Shot Ver.) / Buono!
  • Guardians 4「Going On!」Official Release Event!!
    [Guest appearance]Shugo Chara Egg!・Buono!

The cover and tracklist for the DVD PV compilation titled Shugo Chara! Clips ♪ Best which will feature PVs from Buono!, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Guardians 4 has been released.

For the most part the cover is interesting since it features a group shot of all of the Shugo Chara groups with Shugo Chara Egg! in their normal costumes (including Tanabe Nanami), Buono in their Our Songs outfits and Guardians 4 wearing their Going On! costumes.

For some reason (accidental or not) the back members are positioned in such a way that the tallest members are in the ends with the shortest members near the middle (Maeda seems to be the shortest although Momo is close) and I have to admit that I like the effect since it centers the attention on the center of the DVD.

The tracklist isn’t that surprising although there are a few exclusions, such as the video for Shugo Chara Egg’s Arigatuou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ which should be interesting to see since it might be the first PV from them in a while.

Overall the DVD is so far looking great with a great quantity of videos for Guardians 4 and Shugo Chara Egg fans plus a few videos for Buono fans.

The release date is set for 3/17.

Nakayosi Site With Shugo Chara! Clips Best DVD Information

Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, Buono! – “Shugo Chara! Song ♪ Best” Album Covers Released

11 02 2010

Left – Regular / Right – CD+DVD Edition

CD Tracklist

01.Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ / Shugo Chara Egg!
02.Going On! / Guardians 4
03.Watashi no Tamago / Shugo Chara Egg
04.PARTY TIME / Guardians 4
05.School Days / Shugo Chara Egg! Ver.
06.School Days / Guardians 4
07.Omakase Guardian / Shugo Chara Egg! Ver.
08.Omakase Guardian / Guardians 4
09.Shugo Shugo! / Shugo Chara Egg!
10.Minna no Tamago! / Shugo Chara Egg!
11.Minna Daisuki / Buono!
12.Kokoro no Tamago / Buono!
13.Arigatou~Ookiku Kansha!~ / Guardians 4 ・Shugo Chara Egg! ・Buono!

The covers for Shugo Chara Egg, Guardian 4, and Buono’s album titled Shugo Chara! Song ♪ Best have been released. The tracklist has also been confirmed to be the one that was released in January.

For the most part the covers don’t stand out too much since they seem to have only copied the group pictures on to a pink background and finished, although I have to admit that the CD+DVD version looks a lot better better since all of the members appear in spade, heart, diamond or clover cutouts.

One thing I’m glad to see is that they included the original lineup of Shugo Chara Egg! since they do sing a fair amount of songs on the album. The pink seems to be overused but at least it appeals to the target audience which is probably younger girl fans of the anime.

Hopefully the album sells decently well since it is a great opportunity for fans of any of the Shugo Chara! groups to own all of their songs (in the case of Buono, just 2 songs).

The release date is set for 3/10.

Nakayosi Page For Shugo Chara!Album

“Shugo Chara! CLIP Daishuugou” DVD Announced

31 01 2010

A PV collection for Guardians 4 and Shugo Chara Egg! titled Shugo Chara! CLIP Daishuugou has been announced.

From the list on the image the tracklist for the DVD seems to include all of the PVs for Guardians 4 (Omakaze Guardian, School Days, Party Time, and Going On!) and Shugo Chara Egg (Minna no Tamago and Shugo Shugo!).

It also seems that there will be a video from the event on 2/14 which included Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg and Buono as well as a video for the new version of Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ (possibly from the event as well).

They probably didn’t want to release different DVDs for the two groups since Shugo Chara Egg has only released 2 PVs, but at least this is a great way for fans of both of the groups to own all of them at the same time.

I’m glad to see that we are getting a PV collection from Guardians 4 and Shugo Chara Egg since this means that fans will have a chance to own all of the PVs plus some extra videos from the Shugo Chara event.

We will have to wait for an official confirmation of the DVD, but so far I am looking forward to it.

The release date is set for 3/17.

Shugo Chara Album Featuring Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg and Buono Announced

23 01 2010

A Shugo Chara album including Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Buono! has been announced, title currently unknown. The album will be available in Limited and Regular versions, with the Limited edition featuring a DVD.

The album will feature all Guardians 4 singles, all Shugo Chara Egg songs, Buono’s Kokoro no Tamago and Minna Daisuki, and a special version of Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ performed by Guardians 4, Shugo Chara Egg!, and Buono!.

When I heard about the album I was surprised since it was great news to hear about a Shugo Chara album which will feature all of their songs, and despite already spending well over my limit on H!P goods I will have to seriously consider buying this.

The tracklist revealed so far is made up of only the OP themes of the anime mixed in with the covers from Shugo Chara Egg, and this is most likely due to Buono already releasing all of the ED in their own albums.

We will probably get a chance to find out what the new version of Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ sung by all of them sounds like sometime soon since the release is in about a month, so hopefully that is the case.

The release date is set for 3/10.

Shugo Chara Egg – “Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~!” Preview Released

9 01 2010

A preview for the c/w to Guardians 4’s 4th single sung by Shugo Chara Egg titled Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha!~ has been aired on the new Shugo Chara Party episode.

The song for the most part sounds great since it has a catchy rhythm with great lyrics, even though it sounds a bit more laid back than their usual happy songs.

I honestly can’t find where Tanabe is singing but at least it’s great that they gave all of the girls solo lines during the song since it allows us to see how each of them sing.

Since the song doesn’t have a PV it will most likely be taken down sometime soon, so if you can watch it as soon as possible.

The release date is set for 1/20.

Guardians 4 4th Single Announced, “Going On!”

28 11 2009

Guardians 4’s 4th single has been announced, it will be titled “Going On!“. The title for the c/w, sang by Shugo Chara Egg!, has also been released to be “Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~“.

The title for Guardians 4 song is somewhat different than the others because it doesn’t suggest a ballad or an upbeat sound, but since it will be used for the anime (most likely but not confirmed) I kind of expect to hear an upbeat sound.

The c/w is special since it will most likely be the first time we hear the new member Tanabe Nanami, which means that we will finally get a chance to listen to her sing. As for the c/w, the name somewhat suggests an upbeat sound, so hopefully we find out soon with a preview.

Like Mano’s recently announced single we have to wait for an official confirmation to get excited, so hopefully H!P or Neowing confirms it soon.

The release date for the single has been set for 1/27, and the release date for the Single V has been set for 2/3.

Shugo Chara Egg Amulet Diamond Contest Winner Announced

25 11 2009

The winner of the Shugo Chara Egg Amulet Diamond contest has been announced to be Tanabe Nanami. She is in 4th grade of elementary school.

Here is a picture of the new Shugo Chara Egg as a group:

I’m glad to see that they have finally selected a winner, even though it will take some time I think she will fit in with the group perfectly. She will most likely be part of the next Guardians 4 single (or a Shugo Chara Egg single) but we have to wait and see what happens.

Congratulations to Tanabe-chan on winning the Shugo Chara Egg auditions, and hopefully we can get to hear her sing soon.

Tanabe Nanami will appear in Shugo Chara! Party! on 12/5.

Hello! Project – Pucchi Best 10 Full Tracklist Released

12 11 2009

Pucchi Best Vol 10 CD 3252

1 Morning Musume – Shouganai Yume Oibito (5:04)
2 Berryz Koubou – Seishun Bus Guide (3:25)
3 C-ute – EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!(4:19)
4 Pucchimoni V – Pirai! Otome no Negai (3:51)
5 Tanpopo # – Umbrella (4:33)
6 Buono! – MY BOY (4:12)
7 Mano Erina – Otome no Inori (4:51)
8 Aa! – Yume to Genjitsu (4:17)
9 Shin Minimoni – Pen Pen Kyoudai (3:26)
10 High-King – DESTINY LOVE (4:12)
11 Guardians 4 – Omakase♪Guardian (3:20)
12 Shugo Chara Egg! – Shugo Shugo! (3:18)
13 Tsukushima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume) – Happy☆Happy Sunday! (3:41)
14 S/mileage – aMa no Jaku (4:46)
15 Abe Natsumi – Screen (4:49)
16 Matsuura Aya – Chocolate Damashii (4:54)
17 Yaguchi Mari – Seishun Boku (4:09)
18 Satoda Mai with Gouda Kyoudai – Bye Bye (3:39)

Total Album Length (according to J-Books): 1:15:10

The full tracklist for Hello! Project’s Pucchi Best 10 album has been released. The new tracklist features new songs for most of the shuffle groups, including High-King and Shin Minimoni.

The two new songs from Shin Minimoni (Pen Pen Kyoudai) and High King (DESTINY LOVE) sound like they fit the image of their respective groups perfectly, especially Shin Minimoni’s. The only shuffle group that is missing a song is ZYX-a, which is most likely due to the graduation of two of their members (Kusumi and Erika).

Overall the tracklist looks great since it includes something for everyone because of the variety of songs included (Elder Club, Hello! Project, Hello! Pro Egg, etc).

The release date is set for 12/2.

J-Book Site For Pucchi Best 10

Pucchi Best Vol 10 CD And DVD Covers Released

11 11 2009

Pucchi Best Vol 10 CD 3252 Pucchi Best Vol 10 DVD 1235

(Left – Pucchi Best 10 Album, Right – Pucchi Best 10 DVD

The covers for the album and the DVD for Hello! Project’s Pucchi Best 10 have been released.

The covers feature Natsumi Abe, Morning Musume (“Shouganai Yume Oibito” costume), Berryz Koubou (“Rival” costumes), Matsuura Aya, C-ute (“EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!” costume), Guardians 4 (“Omakase Guardian” costume), S/mileage (“aMa no Jaku” costume), Buono (MY BOY costumes), Mano Erina (Otome no Inori costume), Yaguchi Mari (Seishun Boku), Satoda Mai, Tsukishima Kirari (“Happy Happy Sunday” costume), Shugo Chara Egg, and three Hello! Pro Egg’s (most likely Saho Akari, Takeuchi Akari, and Miyamoto Karin).

The golden colored tiles serve a purpose since they form the 10 in “Pucchi Best 10” and as a result make it easily noticeable among the other versions. For the most part the covers look kind of strange because of the colors they used (gold with pink and blue), but at least all of the members are featured and the CD and DVD versions are easily identifiable.

The release date is set for 12/2.

Official H!P Page For Pucchi Best 10 Album

Official H!P Page For Pucchi Best 10 DVD