Thursday, 27 September 2012

Cat's Eye

I had recently found out H!P kids' Cat's Eye is a cover song

H!P Kids

I think the rooftop suits the song and theme well
and like the 'searching light'
there's a lot of autotune in this song as well. especially in the chorus
and they probably sound better without it
love captains rap parts
and masaa needs more love, she's looking cool here


Wakuteka Take a Chance mv

I wonder if there will be different versions of the mv
song reeeeally doesn't do it for me
so much auto tune and it just sounds weird
is it halloween themed? it kinda sounds eerie and the colours orange, black and green especially hint towards it

I can't wait for 11 gen member Oda Sakura to join, hopefully she gets a lot of lines, cause riho's voice isn't that great yet she's singing most of the song

the members look quite similar, especially those with full fringes

they look very nice but the lightings a bit scary, so scarily pretty?
mizuki i think looks really pretty.
I like riho's hair and haruka looks pretty cool. but what's with erina's hair?!
love reina's cat ears!

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Kanashiku Heaven Live

i love it!
I knew Airi and Chisato was the main singers, but I didn't realize the others didn't get a line at all!
but now Airi's wish came true
whilst I like the other 3 dancing in the background, i'm not sure about some of the moves...
and you can totally see Airi's rocker buono side come out WAO!
really love Chisa here

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Review - cha cha Sing Single (Berryz Koubou)

I know this is a late review, but why not

cha cha Sing
I remember first watching this in HK at 2am 
I love it! from the costumes to the dance to the line distribution
also like how they sing differently to suit the song
my favourite thing is the head bobbing (Captain and Risako owns that dance)
it took me a long time to realize they were saying, 'sing a song'
I had wanted them to show some flashmob scenes in the video as well

flashmob ver.
but I'm glad the released a whole mv for the flashmob
looks like so much fun! wish I could be in it
I'm trying to figure out where it is, my guess is thailand? since the people seems to know this dance inside out!
but I thought it was a little dim.
love miya's hair in this!

the original
he's a cool dude

Loving you Too Much
I didn't know this was getting a video too, so I happily surprised
I wish they shot some scenes in a nightclub, the neon would look good there
speaking of neon, they need some different blush! Risako must have piled it on, cause her cheeks pop (and not in a good way)
I'm not a fan of Momoko's dress but apart from that I quite like the clothes.
Masaa looks really nice here
The rapping surprised me! am impressed with Captain's rap
Overall I like the video, it's very fun and my my my the song has grown a lot on me

At first I thought it was a coincidence that Bird has a song called 'Too Much So Much Very Much' as well...but nope I just realized that Berryz B side is a cover as well!
the original
it's more different though

a third video! here I thought Tsunku was being very kind, but I guess seeing as the other two are covers it makes sense
Momochi! Yurushite Nyan Taisou wasn't as bad as I thought it'd be
she sung it pretty well actually
wish she'd get a better solo song next time

overall good single!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Honto ni! Blue Jeans Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai

One day when RisUsagi was bored and missing H!P kids, we decided to watch them grow up again
So we created 3 playlists of all their MVs in chronological order (it wasn't until towards the end that Usagi realized on all their channels there were MV playlists, but oh well ours is better cause it's the other way round xP)
so after a loot of clicking I compiled 3 separate playlists

Berryz Koubou

(we even have their indies!)


so we can watch them turn from chibis to onnas lol and go down memory lane
it's not much but feel free to use them. it's a lot of fun^^

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Cho Happy Live

I came across this randomly and realized I haven't seen it before
I have watched some concert lives but I prefer this performance

H!P Best and Worst Selling singles

hey nice to meet you, I'm Usagi, we met a while back if you remember....
well! it was a stressful couple of months for RisUsagi whilst we were facing our school exams, hence the exponential decrease in posts...but we've never lost our Buono! love, not one bit!
but I find I do miss blogging. so hopefully I'll pick things up again, veerry slowly. 
but enough about Usagi!

The other day I read that C-ute's newest single has surpassed all others and has become their best selling single! this made me think, what about the other groups?

Morning Musume
Best Selling Single - Love Machine
after all these years!
thank goodness for the official channels where we can watch everything easily
I remember when I first got into H!P and was trying to find this mv, it was so hard!
but seeing this makes me think how much momusu has changed! 
my favourite part is the chorus and the nice body body part lol, but it's not my fave momusu single
total sales: 1 760 000
Usa's rating: 6/10

Worst Selling Single - Pyoko Pyoko Ultra
honestly I'm not surprised
as soon as I saw the costumes I had a bad feeling
and the song itself isn't great either
glad this wasn't Risa's graduation single
the costumes...they look like they have yellow lobster claws!
total sales: 34 050
Usa's rating: 3/10 

Berryz Koubou
Best Selling Single - Dschinghis Khan
this is such a hard name to spell!
at first I really didn't like this song
but then I grew to love it (as I did with many other crazy hp songs)
I think Berryz looks so nice here
do you notice the kids are doing wota dances?
total sales: 38 125
Usa's rating: 7.5/10

Worst Selling Single - Fighting Pose wa Date Janai
I didn't mind this single much, it's pretty catchy too
total sales: 10 326
Usa's rating: 6/10

Best Selling Single - Aitai Aitai Aitaina
I love this single! with the B sides as well
in fact I prefer Kanashiku Heaven...
I'm also surprised with the TWO B sides, we're getting spoilt
I'm glad this single did so well (I was not a fan of kimi wa jitensha)
however after watching the dance shot, I feel the dance could be better
total sales: 48 480 (and counting)
Usa's rating: 8.5/10

Worst Selling Single - Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onno no Ko
this single was alright for me, but I didn't like their tones of their dresses and rooms, I thought it kinda clashed
but as Risu described it as "it was practically momoiro sparking part 2" 
so timing I guess
total sales: 19 830
Usa's rating: 6.5/10

Mano Erina
Best Selling Single - Otomo no Inori
I've never really paid attention to Manoeri, but recently I'm liking her more
that being said her first few singles weren't interesting to me
but I kinda miss her playing piano, they should give her a really fast and impressive piece to show off her skills, she could just play her own instrumental!
total sales: 25 228
Usa's rating: 4/10

Worst Selling Single - My Days for You

I quite like the video, but then again I always like outside videos
the song is alright, but I feel it's better when you watch the video as well
total sales: 12 622

Best Selling Single - Please Miniskirt Postwoman!
when they added the new members, I felt like S/mileage changed completely
and even though I wasn't a big s/mileage fan, I thought the 4nin worked out pretty well
so I was iffy about the new lineup 
however I quite enjoyed this single, it's certainly my favorite with the new members
and this was yuuka's last single! (she was my fave s/mileage member)
sad she didn't get much lines here
but actually when I first heard the name I thought I wouldn't like it (they love to rub the miniskirt part in...)
total sales: 36 513
Usa's rating: 7/10
(7 for Yuuka)

Worst Selling Single - Koi ni Booing Buu!
once again...the costumes =.=
and the moral of the story is, don't dress up like farm animals
total sales: 20 954
Usa's rating: 3/10

Best Selling Single - Honto no Jibun
oh the memories!
love how Airi is dressed up like Amu!
total sales: 42 035
Usa's rating: 9/10

Worst Selling Single - Natsu Dakara

I really liked this song, their vocals are amazing!
this song deserves more love
plus the B side Ice Mermaid totally rocks!
total sales: 12 554

well there you have it
the comeback post
it's pretty long, I realized...
I doubt anyone would be reading this, but if there is, what do you think about these sales? do you agree with their best and worst sales?
also thanks soo much to the followers for still following, even though we've been a phantom blog 
p.s. sales figures are from j-ongaku and generasia
not totally accurate

EDIT: mano erina and buono's worst selling singles
thanks Shayna and ForeverLove for the tip