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New releases you should be listening to! Part 1

23 Feb

It’s been a while since I posted a bunch of new release news, but there’s so much good stuff coming out soon or have just had PVs released that you, as idol fans, should know about!

bump.y’s 3rd single finally has a preview! The song is titled “Sotsugyo Madeni…” 『卒業までに・・・』 and will be released on the 2nd of March in three editions, Limited A/B and regular. The bside is called “Tomodachi” (friends) and as usual with bump.y’s releases, the regular edition will have a “Sotsygyo Madeni…” narration track.  I’m sure I’d had this site linked to me before (I think it was on msn actually) but I have a terrible memory and forgot all about it. Voice is a new bump.y fansite which you should definitely check out if you’re a fan of the group, or just interested in knowing more about them. It even has blog translations! I’ll be sure to add Voice to my blogroll and links page for easy access ;D

Finally, it’s a new single from YGA! The PV was brought to my attention by the wonderful Aya, and I have to say I love the song! I’m not a big fan of the outfits though, why are they playing soccer in those heels!? I can barely walk in heels myself so this is just. mind blowing xD; HOW DO IDOLS DO IT? The song is called Renai Sutoraikā (恋愛ストライカー) and was released on the 9th of this month. Oh and the bside is called “Dengeki Shoujo”.

This brings us onto my favourite news. Fudanjuku. They don’t only have their first live DVD and photobook coming out, no, they also have another original album! The photobook, titled “Fu are you?” was released on the 17th of this month, and the DVD and album won’t be released until the 23rd of March, but damn I am excited. I currently own most of Fudanjuku’s discography (not including different versions of singles) so I definitely want to buy either the album or the DVD if I have the money. The album will feature 5 new tracks and new versions of “Fu Fu 724” and “Go! Fight! Fujoshi Sisters” and will be released in two versions, A and B. I’m just speculating here, but odds are high that this could be A for Fudanjuku cover and B for a Fujoshi Sisters cover (or vice versa) given the mix of songs from both groups in the tracklist on HMV. ;D

More releases to be covered in part 2!

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A Super Bump (.y)

22 Nov

Not exactly -new- news, but I can’t do all that for Passpo’s album and ignore SUPER☆GiRLS and Bump.y!

The PV for bump.y’s latest single, Futari no Hoshi ~Hanareteite mo~ is now out and the single is set to be released on the 24th of November, so this Wednesday! The group still has a ‘family’ feeling to it and you can really see it in the dance too, at one point they’re all holding hands. It’s all the warm fuzzy stuff xD I really like Sara’s voice in this too, her solo at 1:10 is love ❤ Half the time she looks like she’d rather not be there, someone forgot to tell she had to smile xD

1. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-”
2.  Akai Muffler
3. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-” ( Narration Version )
4. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-” ( Instrumental )
5.  Akai Muffler ( Instrumental )

SUPER☆GiRLS new album is titled Chouzetsu Shoujo (meaning “Transcendent Girl”) and is set to come out on the 22nd of December. Their previously released tracks make an appearance on the album but they’re listed as ‘transcendental versions’. “Transcendent Girl” may give a clue to what ‘Transcendental Version’ means, it’s likely it just means it will be an album version, but there’s no knowing for sure until it’s out. So far, ‘Miracle ga Tommanai!’ has a PV that was shown first on SG’s Ustream but it’s now up on the avex Youtube channel.What else? Right, it’s being released in 3 different versions A, B and C. A is a special box that comes with the CD+DVD and extras (¥6500), B is the CD+DVD (¥3800) and C is just the CD (¥2500), all come with a photo of one of the girls. Some previews can be heard on their website – http://supergirls.jp/news/20101002.html

It’s a really adorable, practically the definition of an idol PV xD; SPARKLES? CUTE GIRLS? POMPOMS? ENGRISH? Check. It’s a fun song, but vocals aren’t their strong point unfortunately. Watching them grow and improve is half the fun of idol fandom as well as cheering on your favourite for being flawless and awesome. KAEPYON! I’m hoping there’s some good songs on the rest of the album, preferably with some small groups going on, but SG have been pretty good when it comes to giving all the members time to shine, which is always a good thing! Track list for the CD is below, it looks like there’s two different DVDs with A and B so I’ll work on getting a track list for those up later~

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New releases all around!

5 Oct

Recently there are many groups announcing new releases! First off bump.y has their second single, Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-.

It will be released in three versions, Limited A, Limited B and regular. Limited A comes with the PV while Limited B has the making of. The tracklist for the regular edition is below, the only difference with Limited A/B is the narration track is not included. It will be released on the 24th of November. For October and November, the Aside will be used as the opening to the TBS show Rank Oukoku.

1. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-”
2.  Akai Muffler
3. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-” ( Narration Version )
4. “Futari no Hoshi -Hanareteitemo-” ( Instrumental )
5. Akai Muffler ( Instrumental )

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SUPER☆GiRLS will be releasing their first album, Chouzetsu Shoujo, on the 22nd of December. This will be their debut CD and will feature their three songs, NIJIRO Star, Kizuna DAYS and Be With You as well as 10 new tracks that are yet to be announced. It will be released in three different versions, Regular and two limited CD/DVD editions.

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Passpo also has a new single coming out, actually, three of them. Pretty Lie, Girls Pajama Party and Go on a Highway will be released simultaneously on the 20th of October.  Previews of all three songs are up on Passpo’s Youtube.

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Finally we have one more lot of awesome news, a new single for Fudanjuku has been announced titled ‘Onaji Jidai ni Umareta Wakamonotachi‘ ! The single will also feature a 2010 version of Kizuna, from the album of the same name. There will be a total of 8 different versions, one for each of the members with CD/DVD and a regular version. I haven’t posted about Fudanjuku yet, but that’s partly because of this amazing Pimp Post, but I honestly can’t wait to post about them here ❤

It’s a bump.y ride

15 Sep

A new post and a new group to introduce! This time we have a new group called bump.y (brilliant universal miracle power .ドットyouthful) that was formed in 2009 under the SweetPower Agency and are currently signed with Sony Records. Bump.y is sometimes referred to as a group of actresses as many of the members have had acting experience prior to bump.y’s debut, with the most well know being Sakuraba Nanami.  What makes them stand out is the age range of the girls, with the youngest member, Miyatake Matsuri being just 11 years old and the oldest, Matsuyama Mary, is 18 years old, some fans have remarked that this makes them look like they are all sisters- oddly enough, the youngest two girls Matsuri and Mio are actually sisters. Bump.y weren’t always a 5 member group, after the release of their first cover album, Sweet Hits, member Kikuzato Hikari left the group, however it’s not clear in my Googling just why she left, but she has been credited for a few acting roles since on her Japanese wikipedia page.

Together, bump.y have appeared in their own original Net series, as well as a horror movie, both of which can be found on CDJapan. They also have a 2011 Calendar coming out, which is where the picture at the top of this post is from. I can’t find anything else so on them just yet so like last time, members, discography and other links are below the cut. Before you get there, don’t forget to check out the PV for bump.y’s debut single voice!

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