Archive for the ‘C-ute’ Category

C-ute’s 8th Single
February 3, 2009

C-ute will release a new single titled Bye Bye Bye! on April 15th.

Good news, of course. I was slighty dissapointed with their lastest album, but their singles can usually stand on their own. More Chisato and Kanna please~!

4 Akogare My Star Review
February 1, 2009


4 Akogare My Star – Cute’s 4th Album

01. Akogare My Star

Rating – 9/10

This song is pretty good. It’s catchy and some of the girls’ vocals have really impressed me here. However, I can sense that this is one of those songs that you can begin to hate after listening to it too much. So it’s a good listen, but it’s not a song that should overstay it’s welcome.

02. One’s Life – Umeda Erika, Okai Chisto and Hagiwara Mai

Rating – 9.5/10

The rapping parts are awesome lol. This song is really flowy and calmish, I like it. It needs less Mai though. Way, way less Mai. Her voice just doesn’t fit the song and almost ruined it for me. Despite that, defiantly my favorite new song on the album.

03. Yes! All My Family – Suzuki Airi

Rating – 8/10

The song is no Tsuugaku Vector, but it’s pretty good. Airi’s vocals sound a bit strange here though, I don’t know how to explain it well, but she just sounds like she is singing while she has something stuck in her throat. It doesn’t sound like her. Oh well, it doesn’t really subtract from the quality that much. The way she says the title is really cute by the way~

04. Naimda no Iro

Rating – 9.5/10

05. Aishiteru Aishiteru – Nakajima Saki and Arihara Kanna

Rating – 7/10

The song isn’t horrible, but defiantly not anything special. It’s a bit on the boring side and their vocals don’t really help them out that much. It’s just not a good song for either of them. I think this song would have fit Airi or Chisato better.

06. Seishun Song – Yajima Maimi

Rating – 8/10

This song has it’s catchy parts, but it also has you waiting for “When will something interesting happen?” The chorus is really good and it’s already stuck in my head, but I think I’ll need a few more listens for this one to like the song completely.

07. Big Dreams

Rating – 7/10

Cute, but nothing special. There isn’t really much to say about it, it’s just not my type of song I guess. Airi’s solo in the middle of the song was nice though.

08. Shines

Rating – 3/10

I kept asking myself, “When is this song over?” The “WOWWWWWWWWW WOWOWWWWWWW WOWOWWWWWW” they sing like every 5 seconds is REALLY annoying. T_T

09. Yakusoku wa Toku ni Shinai wa

Rating – 9/10

Why did they put all the group songs at the end? I had a feeling this song would be a ballad. It’s really nice sounding, kinda like a better version of Aishiteru Aishiteru. I seriously couldn’t reconize some of the voices here, they sound really different but they pull it off really well. Finally they pull out a good ballad.

10. Forever Love

Rating – 9/10

11. Edo no Temari Uta II

Rating – 10/10

Overall Rating – 8/10

Better than their last album, but still a bit lackluster. If only they could come out with an album that was good as their 2nd. Oh well, this wasn’t horrible, really, but I was a bit dissapointed. I guess we can wait until their 5th album?

New C-ute Artist Photos
January 8, 2009

The artist photos for C-ute from the Official Hello! Project Website have been updated showing the girls their outfits for their new album.

Erika looks really nice, but I wish they’d give her a different hairstyle. It’s not bad, but she’s almost 18, it makes her seem a bit childish. Maimi’s hair looks kinda weird, but I think it’s just her picture. Otherwise, she looks good. Saki I think looks fantastic here, nice hairstyle and she looks really great in that outfit. I’m not a big fan of Airi’s hairstyle. Chisato…what have they done to her? Her hair is horrible O_o Mai looks very cute, more mature, and Kanna’s face looks weird for some reason. I think it’s just the picture though, or maybe her hairstyle.

C-ute Concert Tour 2008 Summer – Wasuretakunai Natsu Review
December 31, 2008

Wasuretakunai Natsu

My first solo C-ute concert review~ And yes, I am very late on this, sorry about that. :3

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4 Akogare My Star Covers
December 26, 2008

Below are the covers for C-ute’s new album. The limited edition cover is on the top and the regular edition cover is on the bottom.

Very cute! The girls look really nice, especially Saki and Kanna. I think I’ll have to go with liking the regular edition cover better here, group shots are always better.

The album will be released on January 28th.

4 Akogare My Star and Omoi Afurete Tracklists
December 12, 2008

Below is the tracklist for C-ute’s 4th album.

1. ★憧れ My STAR★ (Akogare My STAR)
2. One’s LIFE / Umeda Erika, Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai
3. Yes! all my family/ Suzuki Airi
4. 涙の色 (Namida no Iro)
5. 愛してる 愛してる (Aishiteru Aishiteru)/ Nakajima Saki, Arihara Kanna
6. 青春ソング / 矢島 (Seishun Song) / Yajima Maimi
7. Big dreams
8. SHINES
9. 約束は特にしないわ (Yakusoku wa Toku ni Shinai wa)
10. FOREVER LOVE
11. 江戸の手毬唄 II (Edo no Temari Uta II)

(The titles for tracks 10 and 11 haven’t been released yet)

More Airi and Maimi solos?! AAaaAAAArrRRrrrrRrrGGgGGGgg. This is just so so so predictable. I will die if Risako gets another solo on Berryz’s next album. But I really loved Tsuugaku Vector (Airi’s first solo) and Natsu Doki Lipstick (Maimi’s first solo) was good (but not really a favorite.) Let’s hope their new songs won’t be disappointing. And I’m so happy that Mai and Saki aren’t singing together, that was so predictable also. The good thing is that there are 8 new songs for this album, which is quite a good number. And four of them are group songs, four are shuffle, so it’s even.

The album is being released on January 28th.

Below is the tracklist for Matsuura Aya’s 6th album.

M1.結婚しない二人 (Kekkon Shinai Futari)
M2.七回歌うといいことがある歌 (Shichikai (7kai) Utau Toii Koto ga Aru Uta
M3.beautiful day
M4.Boomboomboom
M5.想いあふれて (Omoi Afurete)
M6.レスキュー!レスキュー!(Rescue! Rescue!)
M7.中央改札 (Chuuoukai Shitsu)
M8.真珠 (Shinju)
M9.Fallin’
M10. きずな (Kizuna)

Thank you happyproject for the romanji ^^

The only single on the album is Kizuna and we all know that Ayaya doesn’t have that much of a big career anymore…I hope this will sell well though.

A Bunch of New Releases!
December 2, 2008

Four new releases have been announced –

Morning Musume’s 38th single Naichau Kamo to be released on February 18th

C-ute’s 4th album 4 Akogare My Star to be released on January 28th

Kusumi Koharu’s 6th single Hapi☆Hapi Sunday to be released on February 4th

Matsuura Aya’s 6th album Omoi Afurete to be released on January 21st

Excited~! I’m getting the Morning Musume single for sure and I am considering the C-ute album…their last album wasn’t that great though so I might wait until previews. But, I was also going to get Buono!’s new single and album, but now these are announced and I certainly don’t have that much money now…ah, decisions.

Forever Love Review
November 25, 2008

Forever Love – C-ute’s 7th Single

Forever Love

Rating – 9/10

Initially, I didn’t like this song at all, but I find it to be so good now. I still think the chorus is out of place but it’s too catchy to care *_*. It just takes a few listens to like it, is all…I remember when Namida no Iro came out, I had to listen to the song 10 times until it finally caught on. Watching the PV helps – for some reason, the PV makes most songs seem much more appealing. Also, not so happy about the AiriMaimi lead, but they sang well…I still say it needs moar Chisato. This is a really good song, but not C-ute’s best.

Seventeen’s Vow

Rating – 9/10

When I first saw the title for this song, I was so interested to hear it for some reason. I just think it sounds cool haha. Although, th title only fits Erika and Maimi – Erika is 17 already and Maimi is turning 17 in February. All the others are like <15. Wouldn’t that be cool if it were just and Erika and Maimi song? Anyway, really catchy! I love fast beginning, it makes you want to hear more. I really like the chorus, it slows down a bit but still has the same catchy-ness. I personally think this is their best b-side since Jump, which was from a long time ago…C-ute doesn’t really have good b-sides. :3

Overall – 9/10

Strong single, but they can always do better. I think I might even buy this too. I still have to buy Edo no Temari II though…I’m running out of money. T_T

Forever Love PV
November 16, 2008

Below is the PV for C-ute’s new single, Forever Love.

Hello! Online Stream

The computers and office-like setting reminds me of Berryz Koubou’s Madayade PV, which was just released a few weeks ago. However, the mood is totally different. I love the suits! The girls of C-ute make really cute boys. O_o The outfits they are wearing while they dance are nice – I especially like Airi’s, she looks so mature! Mai looks more mature too ever since she got her hair cut. Kanna’s outfit is amazing. And all the girls look lovely in their close ups – especially Chisato. Did you see her!? She’s getting really pretty! I loveeeeee her hair style. She’s amazing. Still not that fond of the song though – the chorus is WAY out of place. The song starts off all serious like and then it’s all “I LOVE YOU! MY DARLING~ ♥” in the chorus O_o I couldn’t remember the song to save my life when I first saw this, so when it first started, I liked the serious-ness of it. Then it got all cutesy and I’m like huh? The chorus doesn’t really fit the outfits or PV. It is catchy though. :3 Still don’t like the ever predictable AiriMaimi lead, but YAY for everyone getting lines (obviously some more than others). And I’m so glad Chisato is the only person who is not Airi or Maimi who got two lines, finally, they are seeing her talent! The dance is pretty awesome too, C-ute always seem to get the best dances for their songs, which makes sense, since no one in the group is a bad dancer.

The single is being released on November 26th.

New C-ute Artist Photos
November 14, 2008

The Official Hello! Project site has updated C-ute’s artist pictures for their new single Forever Love.

For some reason, I love it when H!P girls dress up in suits O_o. That sounds weird, I know, but they all can really pull it off. I really like how Chisato has been looking lately, she’s finally growing her hair out just like Chinami, and she looks really good! Erika and Saki’s hair look really good in their pictures. And I think Kanna could pass off as a real boy O_o. She’s still awesome though.