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  • TH!P 4:30 pm on 2007-05-30 Permalink | Reply  

    Newly Announced Releases 

    There are some newly announced releases for Hello! Project, TNX & AKB48, they are as follows;

    AKB48 –

    • BINGO! (6th Single) (Regular Edition) (Audio CD) (2007-07-07)
    • BINGO! (6th Single) (Special Edition) (Audio CD/DVD) (2007-07-07)

    Berryz Koubou

    • Unamed Album (4th Album) (Audio CD) (2007-08-01)


    • Meguru no Koi Kisetsu (Single V) (DVD) (2007-07-18)
    • °C-ute Concert Tour 2007 Spring Golden Hatsu Date (Concert) (DVD) (2007-07-18)

    Michishige Sayumi

    •  Michishige Sayumi Love Hello in Guam (Idol DVD) (2007-07-18)

    Morning Musume

    • Onna no Sachi Are (34th Single) (Regular Edition) (Audio CD) (2007-07-25)
    • Onna no Sachi Are (34th Single) (Special Edition A) (Auido CD/DVD) (2007-07-25)
    • Onna no Sachi Are (34th Single) (Special Edition B) (Audio CD/Photobook) (2007-07-25)
    • Onna no Sachi Are (Single V) (DVD) (2007-08-01)

    Morning Musume 10nen Tanjou Kinentai

    • Unamed 2nd single (Audio CD) (2007-08-08)
  • TH!P 11:21 pm on 2007-05-22 Permalink | Reply  

    May 23rd Releases 

    May 23rd

    Banzai Futsal 2 – Gatas Brilhantes H.P (DVD) ¥ 2,625
    1st GAM~Amai Yuuwaku – GAM (1st Album) (Audio CD) (Regular Edition) ¥ 3,150
    1st GAM~Amai Yuuwaku – GAM (1st Album) (Audio CD/DVD) (Limited Edition) ¥ 3,780
    Koi Suru Angel Heart v-u-den (8th Single) (Audio CD) (Regular Edition) ¥ 1,050
    Koi Suru Angel Heart v-u-den (8th Single) (Audio CD/DVD) (Special Edition) ¥ 1,680
    Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisana Hi – Satoda Mai & Fujioka Fujimaki (Single) (Audio CD) ¥ 1,050

    Quite a day of releases today, two singles, an album and a DVD. The DVD is about Gatas Brilhantes H.P so for me, that’s not too interesting. However, we have GAM’s great first album as well as v-u-den’s new single Koi Suru Angel Heart.

    Satoda Mai’s first solo release was also released today, her duet with Fujioka Fujimaki was interesting, I’ll be reviewing that later.

  • TH!P 12:13 am on 2007-05-20 Permalink | Reply  

    May 20th Releases 

    May 20th

    Airi – Suzuki Airi (1st Photobook) (Photobook/DVD) ¥ 2,950

    Today is the first photobook of  °C-ute member Suzuki Airi, no doubt this will be a popular seller as she seems to have created for herself a rather impressive fanbase. Not of much interest to me but I’m sure it’ll do well.

  • TH!P 12:16 am on 2007-05-19 Permalink | Reply  

    Say what? 

    From my earlier review, you probably realised I pretty much disliked Canaria Club’s debut single, however it has managed to take #2 in the indie charts for the month of April (March 15th – April 15th). Thanks to Some Boys! Blog for this information.

  • TH!P 3:41 pm on 2007-05-16 Permalink | Reply  

    Is Abe Too Far Away? 

    Abe Natsumi’s latest single managed to take #15 in the Oricon charts on the first week of sales with around 9,000 copies sold, making her latest single her worst selling to date.

    The single is very good and Abe sounds great so why hasn’t it sold? I think mainly because Hello! Project’s popularity as a whole has been gradually diminishing over the last few years, with Morning Musume struggling to stay in the top 5 it’s even harder for ex-Morning Musume members I think, with Hello! Morning replaced by Haromoni@ it leaves little chance to see any of the other members of Hello! Project anymore.

    Abe’s latest single would have been performed on Hello! Morning but due to the length of Haromoni@ it was given a 30second slot at the end of the show while the credits were rolling, a picture of the CD cover with a brief sample of the track.

    It’s a real pity that this single has sold poorly and it’s certain to go down next week. Though it’s worth mentioning that usaully Hello! Project ballads don’t do well, look at Goto’s Secret for instance. (Though it sold better, and was I think a better track.)

    In slightly better news, according to recent sales figures Kanashimi Twilight has been Morning Musume’s biggest single since the 2005 single Iroppoi Jirettai.

    • Hotaru 11:53 pm on 2007-05-16 Permalink | Reply

      The Kanashimi Twilight Notice doesn’t surprise me, the singles since Iroppoi Jirettai haven’t been as good until Kanashimi Twilight in my opinion.

    • Totally Hello! Project 1:54 am on 2007-05-17 Permalink | Reply

      Well, Sexy Boy ~Soyokaze ni Yorisottte~ & Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii Jan sold pretty poorly though I quite liked both, they departed somewhat from the pop Morning Musume was known to and went for a “parapara” style. Both these peaked at #4.

      Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Okiizo~ was a bit disapointing and I think Koi wa Hassou Do The Hustle! would have been better.

      With Aruiteru, Egao YES Nude and Kanashimi Twilight it seems as though hopefully Morning Musume is improving.

    • jinryuichi 9:16 am on 2007-05-18 Permalink | Reply

      Man… I loved this single too……

      I blame their agency,…. this single hasn’t been promoted much compared to Amasugita Kajitsu, which was on so many TV/radio shows.

    • Totally Hello! Project 6:50 pm on 2007-05-18 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah you’re right, the single was extremely under-promoted, although the PV is nice, it’s clear it didn’t cost very much.

      I’m also wondering if Iida will ever release anything else, I’ll be sad if she doesn’t.

  • TH!P 3:08 pm on 2007-05-16 Permalink | Reply  

    May 16th Releases 

    May 16th

    Koko ni Iruzee! – Atena (Tsuji Nozomi) (1st Single) (Audio CD) ¥ 1,050
    TAWANA Natsu Bikini – Tokito Ami & THE Possible (Ohse Kaede and Morozuka Kanami) (Audio CD) (Regular Edition) ¥ 1,050
    TAWANA Natsu Bikini – Tokito Ami & THE Possible (Ohse Kaede and Morozuka Kanami) (Audio CD/DVD) (Special Edition) ¥ 1,680
    The Hit Parade ~Geinoukai wa Kaeta Otoko – Watanabe Shin Monotagari~ – Starring Abe Natsumi (Movie DVD) ¥ 8,295

    A good day of releases today! Tokito’s newest single is out with a great PV and great melody, it features two members of THE Possible. There are two versions of this release, regular and special.

    Tsuji Nozomi’s first and speculatively last single is released today, a cover of an older Morning Musume single. It will be the theme to the anime that she used to star in.

    A movie that features Abe Natsumi is also released today, I haven’t actually heard of the movie myself but if it features Nacchi, it might be worth a look.

  • TH!P 12:36 pm on 2007-05-10 Permalink | Reply  

    May 10th Releases 

    May 10th

    Kirarin Revolution STAGE 9 – Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (DVD)
    ¥ 3,780

    Not much today, but there was a lot yesterday. This release doesn’t interest me, but I’m sure there are some fans of the anime Kusumi stars in, maybe.

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