Thursday, March 31, 2011

7 Berryz Times

 Berryz Kobo's newest album, titled 7 Berryz Times is out.  There are a total of 10 tracks on it, 3 of which are their last three singles, making for 7 brand new songs.  After a good few listens to them, I can say which I liked the best, and which I didn't like that much.
[Not including Tracks: 2,5,9 since they are Heroine ni Narou Ka, Maji Bomber, and Shining Power]

Track 1: Icchoume Rock! (一丁目ロック!)
A good song to open with.  It had a good upbeat feel to it.  Nice to hear Maasa so early into the song too (perk for me).  Everyone had a fair amount of lines here.  Wasn't too excited about the song overall, but it somewhat reminded me of Hero Arawaru (Heroine ni Narou Ka b-side).

Track 3: Bomb Bomb Jump!
Out of all the new songs on this album, this one has to be my favorite.  For some reason, it really got to me.  It has a very 60's feel to it, which appealed to me.  It made me want to dance like they did back in the day.  You know, like "the monkey" and "the swim."  Either way, this song is really catchy, and I loved everyone in it.  Very fun song.

Track 4: Masshiroi ano Kumo (真っ白いあの雲)
This song was my least favorite out of them all.  It's too slow and soft for my taste.  I was never really fond of the slower ballad type songs anyways.  I feel like there is nothing I can do with this song.  I wont really want to listen to it anywhere because it's too slow lol.  Maybe to help me sleep?

Track 6: Joshikai The Night (女子会 The Night)
Ahh this is more what i'm talking about!  A song that's got some step to it!  It's faster and up tempo.  The audio track in the background is great on its own too.  Sounds like it could easily be Berryz next new single...but it's not.  Anyways, i'd consider it my second favorite song on this album.  Oh, and the parts in the song where the girls whisper is the best.

Track 7: Girls Times (ガールズタイムス)
This song was just eh for me.  Didn't find anything particularly special bout it.  Dunno why, but it reminds me of a Christmas song.  Maybe it's because of the instrumentals.  That kinda makes it fun I suppose lol. is a fun song, especially with the 'shoobee doo bap bap!'

Track 8: Onna no Pride (女のプライド)
This song really reminds me of Chotto Samishii (Shining Power b-side).  Whenever i'm listening to this song, I get this quirky image in my head of Berryz Kobo sitting around a campfire and singing this together.  Sounds like a "Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda" type of song.  What I mean by that is that by the beat alone, I feel the lyrics are talking about girl power or something (maybe that's because of the title) lol.

Track 10: Magical Future! (マジカルフューチャー!)
Now I know this song has been around for a bit already, but I actually haven't given it a listen until this album came out.  I think Magical Future was a theme song used for Inazuma Eleven, but other then that, I don't think it was put on a CD or anything was it?  Anyways, I like the song,  Maybe my 3rd favorite on the album (not crown worthy).  Has that upbeat tempo that I love so much.  I also really like the intro.  All in all I could definitely listen to this more often.

So all in all there were 3 songs that stood out to me, as I listed above.  Great thing about this album that I could probably listen to it all start to finish without having a problem.  Okay, I might skip Masshiroi ano Kumo, but that depends on how I feel lol.  SO!  What did you think about the album?

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Ladies in Red

Yes.  It's time for another one of my "oh look what I bought, i'm so cool" blog posts.
Don't hate.

First off, we have the last batch of Rival Survival goods. These should be the last Rival Survival goods that i'll ever buy (you never know).
I liked the outfits a lot and wanted to buy everyone's 2L size set, but after I did that with the military sets, I realized that my wallet wouldn't allow for that again.
- I'm happy with one of everyones L sizes. ^_^

Moving on to the next concert, which is (was) Hello!Project's 2011 Winter Concert Festival thingy.  That was where all the girls wore red dresses.  Since it was a full Hello!Project concert, there were so many photosets to choose from, that my brain exploded and I couldn't decide who's to buy.  So I took the easy way out.

I just wanted a little bit of everybody! (teehee)

After the initial purchase, I was kinda upset that I didn't cheap out and buy the s/mileage and mano erina L set as well, just so I could have everyone's red outfits.  Oh well.  This is good enough.

And remember the 1 Maasa picture that I bought from eBay like 2 months ago?

No seriously how awesome would it be if there were two Maasa's in BK?  Like...if she had a twin.  That would be freakin' cool yo.  Just imagine.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Today is March 22, which means that it is officially Spring now.  To kick off this great season, I created a new banner for the top of the blog.  Hope you all like it.  Makes you feel all...springy doesn't it?

Here's hoping to a good season in the world of H!P.

Spring is also the time when all the bunnies come out to play...right?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Speaking of C-ute

To be honest, i'm a bit surprised that Japan was able to send out any packages as of late, but my best guess is that it was shipped out before Friday.

My Kiss Me Aishiteru CD came today, which makes me happy...yaaaay.

(this one.  it's the RE version)

I popped the CD into my DVD player, opened all my windows, and blasted it as loud as I could before I started getting a headache.  I'm pretty sure the neighbors heard because my windows were rattling ^_^;

The old Asian man across the street came outside and basically stood on the opposite side of the street and stared into my window until the music stopped.  It was a bit odd to say the least, but hey, GETOVERIT.

Maybe I forced too much C-ute onto him for one day. XD

Saturday, March 12, 2011

New C-ute Ranking

You've seen Berryz Kobo's and Morning Musume's ranking, lastly it's time for C-utes.

C-ute's official profile page has been recently updated with new pictures of them in their outfits for their upcoming 6th album titled "Chou Wonderful!"  Because I am lazy, I haven't listened to a single new song from the album yet, so, I hope that it will be full of great new songs!

(I know, not as cool as Berryz's.  My Bad.)

My C-ute ranking hasn't really changed at all since Aitai Lonely Christmas or Kiss Me Aishiteru for that matter.  I still think Nakky is the greatest.  As I mentioned before, I honestly consider all five of them to be equals in this group.  I've said that all 5 of them are number 1 to me.  This is basically just telling you whose merch I buy more of ;D

Friday, March 11, 2011

New Berryz Kobo Ranking

So, now that you've seen my Morning Musume ranking, it's time to show you my new Berryz Kobo ranking.  I'm glad a new single came out, because that means that I don't have to use the Shining Power profile pictures anymore lol.

(like my graphic?)

Here's the rundown:

Risako: There's just something about her that's keeping her at number 1 for me.  Maybe its the frequent times she visits me in my dreams?  Maybe it's her pouty lip?  I'm not sure, but I can't let go of her yet.

Maasa: As of late, she's really gotten my attention.  From watching the Berikou Fest concert, and seeing her in Heroine Ni Narou Ka, it made me love her even more.  Also, I just discovered how incredibly cute her laugh is.  She took Yurina's previously held number 2 spot.

Yurina: My opinion hasn't changed much about her for the past few months.  I still lover her to pieces.

Captain: She's really starting to grow on me.  Maybe that's because I keep hearing about her from various sources.  Also, i'm such a sucker for long hair.  I really dig the extensions on her.  I'm also really happy to see her getting a lot more attention in the new single, and in Berryz Kobo in general.  She took Miyabi's previously held number 4 position.

Miyabi: She hasn't stood out much to me lately.  Never was the biggest fan of Buono, so I might have just brushed her off.

Chinami: I like her, I really do, there are just others I like more.  She hasn't impressed me greatly yet, but I must say, I really fell in love with her solo performance of Nicchoku Geinoujin no Kaiwa at the Berikou Fest concert.

Momoko: Still not interested in her at all.  I don't hate her though.  I just don't find her to be anything special.

I wonder how much do you disapprove of my ranking?

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Morning Musume Ranking

It's a new generation of Morning Musume.  Kamei Eri, Junjun, and my Linnylin have departed from their post and made room for the new members, Zukki, Fuku, Riho, and Erina.

It's been a few months since their last single, and their 45th single titled Maji Desu Ka Ska features the debut of the four new members.  This song is upbeat, and has a strong contrast to Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game.

Since there have been new members added, new profile pictures have also been added to the Hello!Project website, making the new members legit.

I thought it was about time to update my ranking, don't you think so too?

The members are still so new to me, there was no way that they would rank over their senpai members.

Aika is still my number 1, with Gaki taking Linlin's previously held 2nd place.

What do you guys think?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Maji Desu


Okay, so a very very short clip of Morning Musume's 45th PV Maji Desu Ka Ska came out, and I have to say that in those short 12 seconds, it really got me hooked on the song.

I know the full radio rip is out already, but the PV is what really got me.  The outfits are not the same as what was shown on the official site (like Kiss Me Aishiteru).


I'm liking the kyuukies more now.  Suzuki Kanon is my favorite out of the 4, fo-shizzle.

ALSO, I guarantee you didnt notice:




I am buying this single for the cactus.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Let's Play A Game

Here are a bunch of screenshots from Hello!Project's DVD Magazine Volume 24!

Instead of me coming up with terrible yet hilarious captions for them, I want YOU to come up with some.
Pick your favorite members and caption their faces.  I bet it'll get you thinking!

Think you've got what it takes?

Try it.  Make me laugh.  GO!

(*Ogawa Saki and Mano Erina didn't feel like playing this game I guess. Lameo's)