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Omoi Afurete Review
February 8, 2009

Omoi Afurete – Matsuura Aya’s 6th Album

01. Kekkon Shinai Futari

Rating – 8.5/10

I like this song. It’s not overly exciting or boring, it’s just a nice, relaxing song to listen to. The music is really nice.

02. Nanakai Utau to Ii Koto ga Aru Uta

Rating – 6/10

I got lost in this song. It’s not that interesting.

03. Beautiful Day

Rating – 8.5/10

Not very exciting, but it’s a nice listen. The song flows nicely, making it really easy to listen to. It’s probably a song I would listen to on a beautiful day, it really fits. :P

04. Boomboomboom

Rating – 10/10

This is the first song on the album that I really like. Very catchy! I’m already finding myself sing along to the chorus. Normally I find repetitions in the lyrics annoying, but the boomboomboom’s all over the song is just awesome.

05. Omoi Afurete

Rating – 10/10

This song blew me away. A ballad with that “dramatic” effect to the music and singing. Ayaya sings really well here and really showcase her vocals. The chorus is just beautiful. Probably the best ballad I have ever heard by her.

06. Rescue! Rescue!

Rating – 9/10

This song is really cute. The random English all over the song is awesome, and the song is very catchy. This song reminds me of something, but I can’t really put my finger on it…

07. Chuuou Kaisatsu

Rating – 7.5/10

Another typical ballad. Not great but not bad either. There isn’t really much to say about it.

08. Shinju

Rating – 6/10

Don’t like this song that much. It’s pretty boring and the way she holds on to some of the words is really annoying.

09. Fallin’

Rating – 7.5/10

The chorus is nice, but nothing really amazing.

10. Kizuna

Rating – 10/10

Overall Rating – 8/10

Nothing special, but there are a few good tracks here. I can sense that boomboomboom will be on repeat for a few days.

Chocolate Damashii Cover
January 22, 2009

Below is the cover for Matsuura Aya’s last single under Hello! Project.

Very cute cover!  She looks really nice and I love the vibrant colors.

There is also a preview of the song floating out there, I have decided to wait until the PV until I listen to it, but some people are saying it’s “the return of Aya”. I believe it’s a happy and upbeat song, unlike her last few ballad singles. I’m really excited to hear it! I’ll be listening to her album that was released a few days ago and I will will write my thoughts on it here.

The single will be out on February 11th.

Matsuura Aya 21st Single
December 29, 2008

Matsuura Aya will release her 21st single Chocolate Tamshii on February 11th, the Single V on February 25th.

The song has been described as “an up-tempo Valentine’s gift from Ayaya”.

Finally not a ballad! Although I love Kizuna, it’d be great to have  song like Yeah! Meccha Holiday again. Hopefully this single won’t disappoint.

Berryz Best and Omoi Afurete Covers
December 19, 2008

Below are the covers for Berryz Koubou’s and Matsuura Aya’s new albums.

I like the regular edition (right) better. The colors of the background match nicely with the outfits. The limited cover isn’t bad at all though. Also, I’m totally loving how Risako looks during this release, she’s so cute~

The album will be released on January 14th.

Really beautiful cover here. It’s not really something you’d expect from H!P. I love how she looks~ Don’t be fooled, this album only comes in the regular edition – one of the covers posted above is the slipcase cover while the other is the actual CD cover.

Her album will be release don January 21st.

PS – I want to apologize for posting news and reviews later than I usually do. I don’t have as much time as I did over the summer. But since I have winter break now, I will try to post news as soon as I hear about it and finish writing my reviews. Thanks for reading ^^

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.

2009 Calendar Covers
September 2, 2008

The covers for the 2009 calendars have surfaced.

Morning Musume

Berryz Koubou

C-ute

Abe Natsumi

Matsuura Aya

I LOVE the Morning Musume one and it’s the one I will be getting. The Berryz one is also good, but they should have made the text less noticeable and not use such a bright color for the background. Why does Risako always get unflattering hairstyles. Also, once again Miyabi has been pushed all the way to the left. It’s kinda weird why she is not in the front anymore, you kinda get used to it. There are no words that can describe how HORRIBLE C-ute looks. What is up with the outfits? Nacchi kinda looks like a man, don’t really like the cover. I like Aya’s, simple but beautiful.

The calendars are being released on September 25th.

Kizuna PV
April 30, 2008

The PV for Matsuura Aya’s new single is posted below.

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The single will be released May 21st.

I really like the PV, it’s beautiful. & it’s the first time I’ve heard this song & I have to say it’s her best in awhile.

Kizuna Covers
April 28, 2008

The covers for Ayaya’s new single “Kizuna” are posted above. The left one is the CD & the right in the Single V cover.

The single will be released May 21st.

You know, I still haven’t heard this song yet. I usually wait until the PV for the songs to come out unless it’s a Morning Musume song. I’m really curious to what this will sound like. :3

New Matsuura Aya Artist Photo
April 22, 2008

The Hello! Project Official Site has updated Matsuura Aya’s artist photo –