Archive for the ‘Kusumi Koharu’ Category

Hapi☆Hapi Sunday PV + Covers
January 10, 2009

Below is the PV for Kusumi Koharu’s new single.

Hapi☆Hapi Sunday

Very cute! I love the PV. And this is my first time hearing the song, I really like it. Usually Kirarin songs take a while to catch on me, but this one is really good and I might like it as much as Papancake and Balalaika.

Also, here are some small images of the covers.

[limited / regular]

So cute~ I’m loving this release already.

The single is being released on February 4th.

Kirari to Fuyu Review
December 23, 2008

Kirari to Fuyu – Kusumi Koharu 3rd Album

01. Koi Sign

Rating – 10/10

This is my favorite new song from the album. Very catchy and fun. Her voice kind of sounds like it did back in the Mitsuboshi days, just a bit. Which is good because she was less screechy back then. I love the chorus of this song especially, I even catch myself humming to it a few times. Perfect song to open the album.

02. Anataboshi – Milky Way

Rating – 9/10

I think I’ve said this in another post, but I’m a bit tired of this song now. I used to love it, but if you play a song too much, you just don’t like it as much. It’s still a great song though, very catchy. The girls also sound great, even Koharu herself. I don’t really have much to say.

03. Papancake

Rating – 10/10

Call me crazy, but I love this song. This is probably Koharu’s most ear-bleeding song to date but it never bothered me. When I first heard the song, MY EARS O_O. But it’s so catchy…and one of the few songs where I love the verses and chorus the same. Plus, any song singing about pancakes is automatically amazing, you can’t deny that.

04. Love Chick

Rating – 8.5/10

The chant-like thing she does in the beginning frightens me O_o The chorus is pretty awesome. At first, I didn’t really like this song but I think it could grow on me if I listen to it more.

05. Oh! Tomodachi

Rating – 8/10

I used to like this song, but now I can barely listen to it. I don’t know. It’s OK, nothing special.

06. Mass Colorful

Rating – 6/10

This sounds kind of Latin-ish. I have no idea what the heck I am listening to. What is this? O_o The only part I like it when she sings “MASS COLORFURU~” Not very good.

07. Puppy Love

Rating – 8/10

This song is fairly good. The chorus is win and you know it. LET’S GO PUPPY LOVE~ WOOF WOOF WOOF WOOF. And we’re back to Kirari voice, I see. It seems to be a bit of a filler song though, but not bad at all. The dog sounds Koharu makes during the instrumental are quite lol-worthy.

08. So La Mi Mi Do Re Mi

Rating – 10/10

This is my second favorite new song. It reminds me of Konnichi pa from her last album, which without a doubt is pretty awesome. This song sounds EXACTLY like it though O_o It seems like they are running out of creativity…despite that fact, I love this song!

09. Gamusharara – Milky Way

Rating – 8/10

OK song. Catchy but not something I could listen to a lot. SHARARA~ But Sayaka T_T She sounded great in Anataboshi, but she’s just horrible in this song. What happened?

10. Tan Tan Taan! – Milky Way

Rating – 10/10

My favorite Milky Way song. Although Sayaka’s vocals could ruin the song by itself, it’s catchy as heck. I can’t explain this well, but it’s very relaxing yet energetic at the same time. Sometimes when I hear this song, it’s like a lullaby and I want to fall asleep. Other times, it makes me want to get up and just run around. That’s what I like most about this song – the way you can think about it.

11. Sansan Gogo – Milky Way

Rating – 7/10

Never really liked this song. This is the second time I’ve listened to it and it sounds better than what I remembered. Maybe it will grow on me.

12. Yume no Balloon

Rating – 8/10

I like this song, but compared to the other new tracks, it’s nothing that’s really notable. Like mass Colorful, it seems a bit all over the place, but at least it manages to be catchy…

Overall Rating – 8/10

Sadly, not as good as Kirarin Land. The only notable new tracks are Koi Sign and So La Mi Mi So Do Re Mi. Doesn’t look like I will be buying this.

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.

Kirari to Fuyu Covers + Tracklist
November 13, 2008

The covers for Kusumi Koharu’s 3rd album, Kirari to Fuyu, are now out.

Limited Edition

Regular Edition

Sooo cute! I really like the regular one and I might even buy it sometime because the cover is just so adorable. They both have a nice Christmas-y theme that I love. And yes – I sometimes do buy CDs just because of the cover. :P

Here is the tracklist for the album –

01. コイサイン (Koi Sign)
02. アナタボシ (Anataboshi)
03. パパンケーキ (Papancake)
04. ラブチク (Love Chick)
05. Oh! トモダチ (Oh! Tomodachi)
06. マスカラフル (Mass Colorful)
07. パピーラブ (Puppy Love)
08. ソラミミドレミ (So La Mi Mi Do Re Mi)
09. ガムシャララ (Gamusharara)
10. タンタンターン! (Tan Tan Taan!)
11.サンサンGOGO (Sansan GOGO)
12.夢のバルーン (Yume no Balloon)

The album will be released on December 17th.

Kusumi Koharu’s 3rd Album
October 3, 2008

Kusumi Koharu will release her 3rd album on December 17th.

CD
商品番号 EPCE-5606/7
予定税込価格 3,990円
発売予定日 2008年12月17日

商品番号 EPCE-5608
予定税込価格 3,150円

Her last album was released last December and she only had one solo single since then. Though, I’m pretty sure Milky Way’s two singles will be on the album. Her albums are pretty good though, despite her odd voice. Her first one had some really great songs but I can’t remember what most of them sound like to save my life, but her 2nd album was actually really good and there was only one song on it that I didn’t like. Hopefully this album will be as promising as the others. I am really looking forward to this and I might buy it even without hearing any previews.

Koharu Nikki Review
July 28, 2008

Koharu Nikki – Kusumi Koharu

Released July 25th, 2008

Favorite Pictures – This and This

Rating – 8/10

My thoughts are kinda all over the place on this. There are some nice pictures, but there are others that make me feel odd looking at. For example, this one. There were long discussions on a lot of forums because of this picture. I know Japan is “more open on this kind of stuff”, but that still doesn’t make it right in my mind. I wonder how Koha herself feels about it. You may like this picture and I respect your opinion, but I find it gross for someone who recently turned 16. Plus, she was probably still 15 when she took the picture. Other odd pictures include shots focusing on her butt. Yeah, I really don’t want to see that. The H!P members are my idols, I admire them, and looking at them half naked makes me feel very weird. For the good pictures, I obviously like the ones I said were my favorite pictures. I couldn’t choose just one! My favorite set has to be the ones with the balloons, just too cute! So colorful and Koha herself looks very different, which is nice. The pictures of her in the red dress remind me certain pictures of Suzuki Airi in Clear. Also, Koha should wear glasses all the time, she looks totally cuter in them. I’ve read that she has bad eyesight, so she wears contacts. Why not wear your glasses? Glasses can make almost anyone look even better. Also, her blank stare is creepy, not sexy. She needs to stop using it.

On that “Something is Strange is Happening to Me…” post, I said that I was starting to hate Koharu. That’s not really true…I have felt some hate for her lately, but it’s only temporary…hopefully it will stay like that. She is still making me feel kinda strange. I hope she can jump back soon, because I want to like her. She jumped ahead of Aika now. It happens so sudden with me! For some reason. So right now she is at number eight.

Koharu Nikki Cover
July 18, 2008

Above is the cover to Kusumi Koharu’s 3rd photobook.

She looks like how she looked back in early 2006. Her first photobook also had her in braids. She looks like she has gotten magically younger by two years.

Also, here are some previews.

The photobook is being released July 25th.

Papancake Review
July 18, 2008

Papancake – Kusumi Koharu’s 5th Single

Released July 16th, 2008

Papancake

Rating – 9/10

Don’t kill me, but I love this song. It’s so catchy. She doesn’t sound good, but it doesn’t kill the how catchy it is. The verses are the best parts of the song. I really like the covers and the PV, it’s very colorful for most of it being yellow. The random deer makes me LOL. I can see why people don’t like this, but this is probably one of my favorite songs by her now.

Oh! Tomodachi

Rating – 8/10

This song is nice but I think it would stand out more as an album track. It’s nice to listen to, but it’s kind of forgettable. Her voice sounds kinda better in this song, which isn’t saying much. It starts getting really catchy at the start of the chorus, to which you expect something great, but it disappoints.

Overall Rating – 8.5/10

The title track is probably my favorite single by her now, but the b-side is only OK. If you are not into ear-bleeding, this single is not for you.

Papancake PV
June 30, 2008

The PV for Kusumi Koharu’s 5th single has been uploaded to Dohhh UP!.

Dohhh UP!

Youtube

This is super cute. Her voice isn’t the best but I LOVE the song. I even bought the regular edition yesterday. Told you it would grow on me. :P

Papancake Preview
June 27, 2008

A low quality preview of Kusumi Koharu’s 5th single has been ripped form a radio show –

Click Here

It’s ok. Her voice is ear bleeding worthy, which is weird for me because I usually can stand her voice. I’ll just wait until a higher quality rip comes out.