Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

October 29, 2008

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy Review

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP — amaiyume @ 3:59 am
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Well I’m sure you could all probably guess that I’m in love with Mayonaka no Shadow Boy but do you wanna see my thoughts on this single in a review? Well let’s hope so cause I wrote one haha.

http://amaiwana.wordpress.com/2008/10/28/hey-say-jump-%e7%9c%9f%e5%a4%9c%e4%b8%ad%e3%81%ae%e3%82%b7%e3%83%a3%e3%83%89%e3%83%bc%e3%83%9c%e3%83%bc%e3%82%a4-4th-single/

Above is the link for my review on Mayonaka no Shadow Boy!! I hope you stop by and tell me what you think since comments are always welcome. Plus I think I did a nice job on this one and I’d like to show it off (lol).

October 28, 2008

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy: 4th Conescutive #1 Single

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP — amaiyume @ 1:37 pm
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Well if you followed the daily positions of the boys, you would know that they already had a number 1 single in the bag but we have official numbers now so we can brag (haha).

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy sold 211,322 copies in its first week, officially making it Hey! Say! JUMP’s fourth consecutive number one single. It’s also the highest first week sales they’ve had since Ultra Music Power. It has already outsold their previous single Your Seed / Bouken Rider so congratulations to them for that! Hopefully they’ve be able to outsell Dreams come true as well.

And seriously, there BETTER be an album after this or someone is so in trouble. OMG, I need an album from them pronto.

Anyway, congratulations again boys!!! Mayonaka no Shadow Boy is a very addictive song and expect a review of it very soon over at Amai Wana.

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy Lyrics

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP,Song Lyrics — amaiyume @ 2:53 am
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Crediting Shineontheworld @ Livejournal for being awesome!! Here are the lyrics for Hey! Say! JUMP’s newest single, Mayonaka no Shadow Boy.

The Japanese

こっち向いてよ チェリー [Yamada Ryosuke]
そっちじゃない チェリー [Yamada Ryosuke]
いつでも願いは 届かない [Yamada Ryosuke and Nakajima Yuto]

あっちこっちに チェリー [Nakajima Yuto]
どっちつかず チェリー [Chinen Yuri]
名前を呼ばれて 揺れ惑う [Arioka Daiki]

真夜中のカウボーイになって
君を君をを奪いたい
その笑顔 守るために
命懸けてもかまわない

好きなんだ チェリー [Takaki Yuya]
嘘じゃない チェリー [Takaki Yuya]
想いはつのっていくばかり [Takaki Yuya and Yaotome Hikaru]

ちょっと来てよ チェリー [Yabu Kota]
待ってるから チェリー [Yabu Kota]
つるんとしている その素肌 [Yabu Kota and Yaotome Hikaru]

嫌だよ 触らせたり [Morimoto Ryutaro, Inoo Kei and Okamoto Keito]
無邪気に他人に媚びちゃ [Morimoto Ryutaro, Inoo Kei and Okamoto Keito]
甘くてすっぱいとこ [Morimoto Ryutaro, Inoo Kei and Okamoto Keito]
残しておいて (シャドウ) [Morimoto Ryutaro, Inoo Kei and Okamoto Keito] [Yamada Ryosuke]

真夜中のカウボーイになって
君に君に伝えたい
もし君が望むのなら
どんな場所へもつれて行く

こっち向いてよ チェリー [Yamada Ryosuke]
そっちじゃない チェリー [Yamada Ryosuke]
いつでも願いは 届かない [Yamada Ryosuke and Nakajima Yuto]

あっちこっちに チェリー [Nakajima Yuto]
どっちつかず チェリー [Chinen Yuri]
名前を呼ばれて 揺れ惑う [Arioka Daiki]

ダメだよ 安売りしちゃ
焦らして勝負しなきゃ
丸くて真赤な頬
もったいないよ (シャドウ)

真夜中のカウボーイになって
君を君をを奪いたい
その笑顔 守るために
命懸けてもかまわない

真夜中のカウボーイになって
君に君に伝えたい
もし君が望むのなら
どんな場所へもつれて行く

傷つけずに 愛したい
傷つけずに 愛したい

The Romaji

kocchi muite yo CHERRII
socchi jaa nai CHERRII
itsudemo negai wa todokanai

acchi kocchi ni CHERRII
docchi tsukazu CHERRII
namae wo yobarete yuremadou

mayonaka no KAUBOOI ni natte
kimi wo kimi wo ubaitai
sono egao mamoru tame ni
inochi kakete mo kamawanai

suki nanda CHERRII
uso ja nai CHERRII
omoi wa tsunotteiku bakari

chotto kite yo CHERRII
matteru kara CHERRII
tsurun to shiteiru sono suhada

iya da yo furasetari
mujaki ni hito ni kobicha
amakute suppai toko
nokoshite oite (SHADOU)

mayonaka no KAUBOOI ni natte
kimi ni kimi ni tsutaetai
moji kimi ga nozomu no nara
donna basho e mo tsureteiku

kocchi muite yo CHERRII
socchi jaa nai CHERRII
itsudemo negai wa todokanai

acchi kocchi ni CHERRII
docchi tsukazu CHERRII
namae wo yobarete yuremadou

dame da yo yasuuri shicha
jirashite shoubu shinakya
marukute makka na hoho
mottainai yo (SHADOU)

mayonaka no KAUBOOI ni natte
kimi wo kimi wo ubaitai
sono egao mamoru tame ni
inochi kakete mo kamawanai

mayonaka no KAUBOOI ni natte
kimi wo kimi wo ubaitai
sono egao mamoru tame ni
inochi kakete mo kamawanai

kizutsukezu ni aishitai
kizutsukezu ni aishitai

The English Translation

look over here, Cherry
not over there, Cherry
my wish never reaches you

over here and there, Cherry
it’s unclear, Cherry
I call your name, shaken and puzzled

Becoming a midnight cowboy
You, I want to snatch you away
To protect that smile
I’d risk my life

I like you, Cherry
It’s not a lie, Cherry
My feelings are just getting stronger

Come here for a bit, Cherry
‘Cause I’ll be waiting, Cherry
your skin, it’s so smooth

I hate it when they touch you
You naively let people flirt with you
leave that sweet and sour part of you behind (shadow)

Becoming a midnight cowboy
You, I want to express to you
That, if you were to ask for it
I’d take you anywhere.

look over here, Cherry
not over there, Cherry
my wish never reaches you

over here and there, Cherry
it’s unclear, Cherry
I call your name, shaken and puzzled

I can’t just let you go
I’d be annoyed if I hadn’t put up a fight
It’d be a waste of your round and bright red cheeks (Shadow)

Becoming a midnight cowboy
You, I want to snatch you away
To protect that smile
I’d risk my life

I like you, Cherry
It’s not a lie, Cherry
My feelings are just getting stronger

– I’ll be trying to piece the voice by the boy but I have school so I can’t promise it’ll be done quickly. I’m just going off the PV so I might be wrong…

October 22, 2008

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy First Day Sales

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP,Sales Updates — amaiyume @ 2:02 pm
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Today’s sales are brought to you by Daiki!!! The official first day index number for Mayonaka no Shadow Boy is 46354 and if we multiply that by 1.75, we come to first day sales of about 81,120, which is very impressive!!! Excellent job boys!! Hopefully they’ll be able to keep it up over the week and let’s aim for 190K first week (higher than both Dreams come true and Your Seed / Bouken Rider). You can do it guys!!!! And there are various stores (like CD Japan) that us fans can order from to support them so try your best!!

October 20, 2008

PV Look: Your Seed

Filed under: Hey! Say! JUMP,PV Look — amaiyume @ 4:47 am
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Hey! Say! JUMP’s third PV, the video for Your Seed, is definitely one to remember as the boys bring a more mature look to their dancing moves and close-ups. Here’s a member-by-member look of the Your Seed PV.

Let’s start with Yama-Yama cause let’s face it, he’s pretty much one of the two stars in this video (the other being Takaki). When the video first opens, guess who’s in the middle of all 10 boys? That’s right, Yamada. He looks great dressed in all black and it really suits him. Looking gooood (drools haha). During the dance sequences of the chorus when they split into the groups of three, three and four, he is in the group of four alongside Chinen, Nakajima and Daiki (hmm, the same four that were in Sensei wa Erai! together). He stands behind Chinen and next to Daiki. And then during the dance part during the pure instrumental section when they dance in a line, guess who’s in the very middle? That’s right, Yama-Yama again. Basically, he’s dancing and he gets a bunch of close-ups and that’s the way it should be. And when he is smiling during the second verse, you just melt.

Chinen actually was one of the boys who caught my eye the most when I first watched the video. First of all, he has different (and shorter) pants than the rest of the boys so just looking at them, he stands out (keep in mind I didn’t know who was who when I first saw the video as this was my first single from them) and he caught my attention. Another thing he did was during the “never ending story” line of the chorus, his left foot kinda moves when he raises his hands to the sky. It’s actually interesting to see because he moves it more than any of the other members and having him be at the front and center of the formation makes it all the more noticeable. Chinen is always a cutie but he looks a little more mature in the video so he fits in perfectly with the other members. He’s in the front of the line during the pure instrumental section as well, which gives him another opportunity to stand out. Of course when he’s doing the vocalizing near the end of the song, he gets the spotlight while the others dance. It’s great to see so much of him because who doesn’t love Chinen, the cutie?

Ryutaro definitely did not have standout moments in the video since he was mostly in the back. Truthfully I don’t really remember him having any close-up shots except for one during the first hook. He actually didn’t look awkward during this video so it would have been nice to see him a little more. Hopefully he’ll be able to have more appearances in the next video.

Much like Ryutaro, Keito didn’t get much spotlight in the video but he did get a little more spot-time. Look there’s even a screencap of him! He looks good here if I do say so myself and like he’s really into the dancing while still having fun, which is good. I don’t know who that is in the back (hahaha). I’m really liking the sleeveless shirt here because it works well with his body (haha, you all know what I mean). Well at least Keito is getting a little love and hopefully he’ll be getting even more love in the future in these PVs. I mean, he didn’t get this awesome hair not to show it off! (I just watched the behind of the scenes of Ultra Music Power and I really appreciate this new hair).

I saw Yuto here and there and that’s awesome because I really love him. His close-up moment was during the second verse when he moved his collar. It kinda showed a cool side of him while still maintaining that fun and happy side of him. More more more Yuto!!! Yes, I’ve really come to love Yuto, primarily from watching Sensei wa Erai! Remember everyone to watch Scrap Teacher to see the awesomeness that is Yuto! (ok, going back on topic now…)

All right, Yama-Yama was the leading boy of Hey! Say! 7 in the video so we need a leader from Hey! Say! BEST and this time is Takaki. Honestly, it surprised me because I thought it would be Yabu. Oh well, Takaki has that cool look that is a perfect fit for the coolness of Your Seed. Just look at the screencap…let it sink in. Ok, his eyes look squinted and it may not be the best picture of him but he definitely did play a lot in this video and there were many to choose from. On the semifinal chorus, it’s Takaki and Yamada who are front and center. I think this PV is the first in which Takaki really time to shine and it’s good to have other boys get their opportunities and I guess this was his seeing that along with Yama-Yama, he was kind of front and center on the singing of the song. Their voices go well together so I guess it wasn’t a bad decision despite me wanting it to be Yabu in the front for obvious reasons (hahaha).

Speaking of Yabu, let’s talk about Yabu. I think it’s very safe to say that Yabu will always be hot. In all the PVs thus far, he’s look fantastic and when he’s in magazines, he’s looking good. Yabu looks so sexy in this video, it’s insane. He’s very good in performing the moves and he actually had enough screen time so I could see him (yum). If it was even possible, he looked even hotter during the dance rehearsal for Your Seed found on the DVD portion of the limited edition of the single. I really liked his hair and his face really gave off this certain intensity (like during the second verse when he looks right at the camera with that look…you know which one I’m talking about). Anyway, love love love Yabu and I’m glad I was able to see him in his glory.

You know who I also love? Daiki. I’ve really come to love him just like Yuto, particularly because of Sensei wa Erai! And I can’t wait to see him in Scrap Teacher!!!! Ok, Daiki has always been the cute one of Hey! Say! BEST and pretty much the cutie-pie of the group (along with Chinen) and he managed to maintain that cute look while looking a little bit more mature. All right, he didn’t have a bunch of screen time but I would say he got a fair amount and I’m really glad because Daiki is my love. Let’s take a look at the screencap at the right. First of all, I friggin LOVE the hair and let’s look at his face. It’s adorable!! But it isn’t all about the cuteness right? And I think he has a nice body so the sleevelessness is nice and hopefully we’ll see more in the future (hahaha). Seriously though, I love you Daiki and I’ll be waiting for Scrap Teacher to see even more of you!!!

You know who did not get enough screen time…Kei. Not gonna lie, I don’t even remember him getting a close-up in the PV…actually, I barely remember him seeing his face in the PV. Yeesh, poor Kei. Well when there was Kei, he was looking ultra hot. Just look at the screencap to the right and tell me you don’t want a piece of that. And looking at Keito and Ryutaro in the back behind him, doesn’t he stand out to you the most (hahaha). It’s not their fault though, I’m sure it was just at that moment. But Kei is looking really sexy in the all black and I’m just praying he’ll get more screen time in the new Mayonaka no Shadow Boy PV…at least give me the opportunity to see his face / remember that he was in the PV…

Finally we have Hikaru. He didn’t have a huge amount of screentime in the video but he had his moments. My favorite Hikaru moment was when he and Yabu exchanged low-fives. Honestly, I didn’t even know it was him at first but then saw it and was like “oh, that’s cool.” He didn’t really stand out in my mind in the PV as much as he did during the making of but I would say he got a fair amount of time to shine. Looking at the screencap to the right, my eyes go straight to Yabu but that’s not particularly surprising (hahaha). Still, Hikaru is a fun personality and I think that he showed me the more mature side of him, which is nice to see. I’ll stick to him being goofy though cause that’s what I’m used to him being.

Well this was a look at the wonderful PV of Your Seed. It was mature; it was cool; it was amazing. I started this post a LONG time ago so it’s nice to finally see it done!!! And let’s close this post with the amazing website who provided these pics!! A HUGE shoutout to pyrefly.wordpress.com (if you haven’t seen this site, go check it out!) and Jump into my Heart (another amazing website)! Thanks guys!!! Remember to watch Scrap Teacher!!!!!! Yamada, Daiki, Chinen and Yuto want your love!

October 19, 2008

School Kakumei and Deep Night 君思う Previews

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I’m sure you all know that there are some previews floating around for the B-sides of Hey! Say! JUMP’s upcoming single. Well…I can’t post them! Why you ask? I’m waiting for my copies to come and thus I have to avoid any listening of any songs until they come. I’m sorry if you were really looking for a preview here only to find that there aren’t any but this post was merely to alert the attention of those who didn’t know there were previews and are looking. You can go to Hey! Say! Heisei though because it’s a wonderful up-to-date website for our boys. I definitely recommend!

Also episode 2 of Scrap Teacher has aired today so be on the lookout for that! So I guess there’s going to be 6 episodes? Interesting…

October 13, 2008

Mayonaka no Shadow Boy Covers

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The release date for Hey! Say! JUMP’s fourth single, 真夜中のシャドーボーイ, is approaching and the covers are out. Let me tell you, they are fantastic, easily the group’s best so far.

The picture on the left is of the limited edition and my prefered picture. I just think it works better as they’re spread out a little more. I like how some of them are crouching, some standing and the person on the right has my ultimate love and I can’t even see who it is! (hahaha). Honestly, I can’t really make out anybody in this small picture except for Yamada and Yuto. I believe Chinen is next to Yamada and Ryutaro is the one on the far left…and I’m taking a shot that the one on the right is Daiki but I can’t say for sure. I have no idea who that is in the back but they look weird from this small picture haha. I guess we’ll find out when we get bigger covers. I have a particular like for this font as there is just a very cloudy and dreamy feeling about it and it’s supported by the very pretty blue of the background, which reminds me of the sky.

The picture on the right is our regular edition, which isn’t as cool as the limited edition but a good one nonetheless. I’m not sure if I like the font here or up at the top so I guess both are good. The one thing I do like about the font in this one is that it’s closer to the actual title of the song so your eyes go to both at the same time (unlike the limited edition where the title is in the left corner and I didn’t even notice it at first). Maybe it’s just the smallness of the picture but it looks a little but squished and that’s why the limited edition sticks out to me as the better cover. Nonetheless, everyone seems to be giving an intense expression and the black seems to fit nicely with the whole dark imagery of this single. So it makes it official that both covers are fantastic, which comes as no surprise to me.

By the way, the title of the first B-side on the single was changed from Journey Into Space to スクール革命 (School Kakumei) [School Revolution]. Sounds like an upbeat number or at least I hope it is!

Just realizing that this will be the group’s fourth single and seeing that NEWS’ new album was announced a week after their latest single makes me really hope that we get an announcement for a Hey! Say! JUMP album in early November so we can get it by December. If you’re reading this someone from Johnny’s Entertainment, please give us an album this year!!!

October 11, 2008

Reminder: Scrap Teacher and Mayonaka no Shadow Boy

Hey everyone!!! I just wanted to provide a quick reminder for everyone that Scrap Teacher is to air October 11th (perhaps it has already aired, I’m not sure of the exact time differences) but thta means soon we’ll be able to celebrate Nakajima, Yamada, Chinen and Daiki!!! I can’t wait for it to be subbed and it’ll be exciting to see the boys do their thing yet again!

Also the PV for 真夜中のシャドーボーイ was out now so you should all check it out!!! I’ll be waiting for my copies to arrive before I hear / see anything so hopefully my CDs will ship early! Anyway, this is just a short post to remind everyone to go check them out!!! Congratulations my boys!!!

October 6, 2008

Member Spotlight: Nakajima Yuto

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Nakajima Yuto is one of my favorite members of Hey! Say! JUMP. He’s sweet, funny and good-looking, what’s not to love?

Nakajima Yuto was born on 08.10.93 in Tokyo. He was a member of Johnny’s Juniors in 2004  and soon he joined J.J. Express. He was in PVs for Shuuji to Akira (Seishun Amigo) and TOKIO (Jibun no Tame ni) before earning a big role in the stage performance Dream Boys in 2006. In 2007, he joined four other members to form Hey! Say! 7. With them, he released their first and only single, Hey! Say! On September 24, 2007, Hey! Say! 7 was integrated with Hey! Say! BEST to make Hey! Say! JUMP. Since then, he has released three singles: Ultra Music Power, Dreams come true and Your Seed / 冒険ライダー. Their fourth single,真夜中のシャドーボーイ, is on the way and coming October 22nd. Each single has taken the number one spot and I have no doubt that the new single will take the same spot. He’s actually gotten a nice chance to be in the spotlight so I’m happy that he’s getting that chance.

He’s actually been given various drama opportunities and it’s no surprise since he’s a good actor. In 2005, he starred in Engine (alongside Arioka Daiki) as Kusama Shuhei and later that year, he played Kiritani Koji in Nobota wo Produce (alongside Yamapi and Kame of KAT-TUN). He took on the role of Kurahashi Haruo in Primadam in 2006. Finally we arrive in 2008 where he did a fantastic job as Matsuki Shouta in Sensei wa Erai! and will team up with the same three band-mates (Yamada, Chinen and Daiki) for Scrap Teacher where he will play Irie Sugizou. I can’t wait to see him in this role because he did a great job in Sensei wa Erai! and he’s looking good soo…haha.

Yuto’s respected senior is Takizawa Hideaki (of Tackey & Tsubasa). His favorite foods are horse sashimi, strawberry, meat and mango and he doesn’t have a particular food he dislikes (haha, that’s funny. He kinda reminds me of Massu in that point). His first love was at nursery school although he never had his first kiss.  He prefers a more mature type of girl to a more cute girl (ooh…hehehe). His favorite thing to do is to laugh and make his friends happy. He loves animals, especially dogs. He can do karate and even has the ability to touch his head with his feet. Well I saved this part for last since it’s my favorite. He is VERY close to Yamada. They used to walk from school together and at various points, Yuto has stated that if Yamada was a girl, he would go out with him (ooh, that’s hot hehe). They share secrets and he considers Yama-Yama to be his closest friend (aww, cute).

You know you love Yuto…so let’s celebrate him!! And I know you’ll all be waiting for Scrap Teacher to come out so you can see him bring his magic again! I know I am!!

October 5, 2008

Scrap Teacher CM II

All right, we have another CM for the upcoming drama featuring Nakajima, Yamada, Chinen and Daiki entitled Scrap Teacher!!! It shows some talking, some scenes from the drama and whatnot.

One thing I noticed about the scenes from the drama was that Yamada was with the other three boys in all of the scenes, which leads me to believe that there will be more interactions between the four boys than last time. In Sensei wa Erai!, Yamada pretty much only talked to Nakajima but hopefully there will be more of him in Scrap Teacher.

Near the beginning of the video, we have Nakajima and Yamada talking about the drama (Chinen and Daiki don’t get to say anything, which honestly doesn’t surprise me) and later the adults talk. Everyone seems so comfortable together so I think that chemistry will come through the acting when we’re able to watch the drama for ourselves!

Oh it’ll be here in just about a week (the day after my birthday) so all the anticipation is definitely building!! Let’s all enjoy watching this drama to see our boys hard work!!

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