Alternate Event-Only Covers For S/mileage’s “Uchoten LOVE” Announced

13 07 2011

According to the official site there will be event-only covers available at Hello! Project’s Summer concert for S/mileage’s Uchoten LOVE.

For now there are only Kanon and Wada covers announced but there will also be similar covers for Yuuka and Saki.

It’s rare to see new covers for a single that has already been released, but S/mileage has always been a group that tries out new ways to promote their singles and with this new strategy it seems like everyone will be happy since solo covers for the single are a perfect way to give fans a bonus along with their support.

The tracklist will most likely be the same so I don’t expect to see any additional tracks but the main difference will be a giant solo shot of each member, and while the theme might be simple it is a great release since fans of each member can get this special release only available at concerts.

There isn’t much to say about the covers themselves since giant pictures of Kanon and Wada on the cover are self-explanatory, but it’s nice to see that they moved the title of the single to the bottom to give the picture more room.

Hopefully fans who attend the event can get a copy of their favorite member’s single since it seems like a nice way to encourage fans to get a copy, and while it seems like only S/mileage are using this strategy I hope it spreads to other groups since it would be nice to see solo covers of a single for all members of H!P.

The Fukuda Kanon cover will be available on 7/16 and the Wada Ayaka cover will be available on 7/17.

Official S/mileage Page





Lilpri- “Mugendai Wonder Girl” LQ Preview Released

14 01 2011

A LQ preview of Lilpri’s new song titled “Mugendai Wonder Girl” has been released.

Their new song was used in the anime that Lilpri cosplays for and so the preview was also taken from the anime episode. From what I can hear the song is alright, the beginning where it sounds as if all three are singing is really nice, for some reason it sounds as if they’re voices have gotten deeper and it sounds more mature than normal. Plus the instrumental at the beginning is a bit catchy.

If the outfits they used in the anime is also what they will be using to cosplay for their next song then I’ll find this single quite interesting.The outfits in the video is a layered white wedding dress with a stripe of color at the bottom. It’s sort of weird to see such young girls in a wedding dress so I’m curious to see how that will be executed.

Hopefully a better preview is released soon and all fans can get a better opinion of it.

The release date is currently unknown.

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Lilpri – CM for McDonald’s Japan’s Happy Set

7 01 2011

McDonald’s Japan official site has a CM featuring Lilpri for their new toys that will be included in their Happy Set (Happy Meal).

The news was announced quite a while ago, but I wanted to wait until the CM was released to see the result, and give full details; McDonald’s in Japan is now putting Lilpri cards in their Happy Set that seem to consist of dress-up cards where little girls get to dress up their Lilpri character with paper gowns and accesories.

Lilpri members got to participate in making the CM, and even though they only appear shortly, it should promote well the toys since girls watching the commercial will probably see them and if they are fans of the anime, they will definitly want to see the cards and try them out.

The whole idea is a great promotion for the anime and the group itself, which is always pleasant to see. Along with the CM that is available on the McDonald’s official site, a Making Of was released by S/mileage’s official YouTube channel where we see the girls performing on the green screen and fooling around.

Here is the Making Of, and since the CM wasn’t yet released on YouTube, you can watch it on the official McDonald’s site here.





Lilpri – “Idolulu” Single V Cover Released

11 12 2010

The cover for Lilpri’s single V for their single titled Idolulu has been released.

For the most part the cover features a similar theme to the covers of the single: bright colorful letters, pink background, etc, which seems like a great way to encourage fans of the series and of the group to buy the Single V.

Most likely the DVD will contain the normal PV, an alternate version, and a Making Of, which is great for this release since it seems like a simple way for fans to enjoy the single, although we will have to wait and see if that is the tracklist when it is released.

Hopefully fans of the group buy the Single V.

The release date is set for 12/15.

Official H!P Page For Lilpri’s Idolulu Single V





Lilpri – “Idolulu” PV Released

3 11 2010

The PV for Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been released.

Since the PV is for an anime group I wasn’t expecting much, and for the most part I was correct since most of the PV features only a few shots, most notable the dance shot with some close-up shots and a shot of Lilpri holding up their wands at the end of the PV.

Despite that the PV looks great and it fits the simple beat of the song, and since it is aimed at fans of the anime it was somewhat expected that we would see the dance shot as the main shot since fans would have liked to learn it and dance along.

Overall it is a simple theme that matches the simple beat of the song, although I really liked the way the green screen looked since the floating palace setting seemed very well made, so hopefully fans of the group can watch the PV since it is worth at least one look.

The release date is set for 11/17.


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Lilpri – “Idolulu” Single V Announced

24 10 2010

Not the cover for the Single V

A Single V for Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been announced.

I’m a bit surprised to see that they have decided to release a Single V for this single since we haven’t seen the full PV yet, but despite that it is a great chance for fans of the group to own a DVD with a copy of the PV.

Right now we don’t have any idea what to expect apart from the normal version of the PV and the Making Of, but we will most likely get to see a dance shot version since fans of the show will most likely want to dance along, but we will have to wait for the tracklist to find out for sure.

Hopefully all Lilpri fans decide to buy the Single V as well since it seems like a great way to enjoy the PV.

The release date is set for 12/15.

Tower.jp Page For Lilpri’s Idolulu Single V





Lilpri – “Vira Vira Viro” Preview Released

22 10 2010

A preview for the c/w of Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Vira Vira Viro has been released.

For the most part the song sounds cute and catchy (normal since it is the c/w for an anime group), and even though it seems a bit simple I have to admit that somewhat like it since the catchy beat along with the great vocals made the song fit perfectly with the rest of the single.

The song seems to have a princess-like feeling to it which complements the a-side well, and even though we haven’t heard a full preview of either song it seems that this single is looking like a great release for fans of the group.

Despite the simplicity of the song I did like it quite a bit, and even though I don’t plan on buying the single I encourage everyone who would like to support Lilpri to do so since they are doing their best to promote it.

The preview is a bit short so we didn’t get to hear the rest of the song, but it seems that the song repeats a little bit too much, which shouldn’t be a problem for the target audience (girls who watch the anime), but hopefully we get to hear a longer preview sometime soon.

The release date is set for 11/17.


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