Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

March 22, 2010

Hitomi no Screen Part 1: The Covers

Hello everyone!! It certainly has been a long time, hasn’t it?! Well now that I’m on spring break and have FINALLY received my copies of Hitomi no Screen, I decided to make some posts. And nothing will convey my thoughts about the group now than a good old fashioned competition! So I don’t know how many parts there will be but basically the rules are that I cannot have ties and will rank the members one through ten (highest gets 10 points and so forth…). For this post, I’ll be judging the covers (and promo pic just for extra weight) so here we go!

Promo Picture (Above)

Takaki: He looks good…I think the expression on his face really captures the atmosphere of the song…admittedly, still not crazy about his blonde hair but when can you do…

Kei: AMAZING. He’s definitely bringing that modelesque quality he always does to really make him stand out in the crowd! It’s been a long time Kei-chan!!

Daiki: BADASS. The look in his eyes is almost deadly and he really stands out!

Yamada: It’s really no wonder why Yamada is a front boy in magazines when it comes to pictures like this. He just commands the camera and fits the image perfectly (like Mayonaka no Shadow Boy)

Hikaru: Looks slightly out of it πŸ˜„

Chinen: Is looking pretty cool there.

Yuto: Good…but like Takaki, I’m not crazy about the hair.

Ryutaro: Surprisingly cool!! It looks like someone’s growing into his looks!

Keito: Pretty good…not anything great but nice enough.

Yabu: Looks pretty awkward just standing there…

Well of the two covers, the limited edition is definitely better. It does have a Mayonaka no Shadow Boy feel to it but it works with the song so I have no complaints. Keito looks so cool here, it’s ridiculous. He can really pull off this image well. Hikaru…not so much. He kinda looks like he’s just standing there…Kei is tilting his head and even though it may not seem like much, it helps him stand out. Yuto’s tallness helps him stand out hahaha. I think his pose is good but his hair is just so awfully distracting…that look in Ryutaro’s eyes…OMG, he’s really getting into things from the look of it. You go Ryu-chan! Yabu is doing something here…but I’m not really sure I get what that is…who is that I spot in the front row…oh yeah, it’s Dai-chan!! In case you haven’t noticed, there was a large flux of Dai-chan on this single (I’ll explain later) and it’s easy to see why. His face is awesome. I wish Yamada was doing a little more…like he’s ALMOST there but just a few inches away. Chinen looks kinda girly (which is not a bad thing) but I wished he looked a little cooler. It’s that look in Takaki’s eyes that really captures me…don’g you agree?

And now we have the regular edition, which is kind of confusing. I don’t know why it says “Romeo & Juliet” on it…it gives the impression that it’s a double A-side or something (thank god thaat’s not the case). Anyway…aww why does Takaki look so distant from everyone else?? Not too crazy about him here. LOL, Kei-chan just looks cute. There isn’t much more to say than “aww!” Dai-chan!! I wish he would have changed the angle a little bit to direct the focus more to his face…This picture makes Yamada look particularly short but he also stands proudly so it works. haha, Hikaru looks adorable here. It’s like the faintest smile is beginning to come across his face! Chinen’s girly look works particularly well here because the white shirt outfits are a lot cuter and call for something a little softer…so I think he did a good job. Yuto looks…kinda lost but in a cute way. I like the fact that he’s bending one of his knees…it stood out to me…OMFG, I think Ryutaro is one of the best here!! He really did a great job with this photoshoot!! I’m glad to see that the nervousness in previous pictures is really starting to wear off…keep at it Ryu-chan! I think Keito looks the most badass…he probably is the best in this shot. I think Yabu should always just go for sweetness because that’s what suits him best!! So yeah, I like the fact that they went with the second outfits for the cover…the idea seems really solid but somehow the finished product didn’t wow me…oh well.

Part One Rankings

10.Β Yaotome Hikaru (+ 1)
09. Takaki Yuya (+2)
08. Yabu Kota (+3)
07. Nakajima Yuto (+4)
06. Chinen Yuri (+5)
05. Morimoto Ryutaro (+6)
04. Arioka Daiki (+7)
03. Yamada Ryosuke (+8)
02. Inoo Kei (+9)
01. Okamoto Keito (+10)

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18 Comments »

  1. wow! it has been a while since you last posted… so you got your copy too?- are you impressed? πŸ˜›
    haha, for some reason, i dont like the way they’ve been made to dress for the promo picture. it looks really usual- esp. yuto’s jacket and yabu’s flary…pants o-o’ otherwise, everyone looks pretty hot πŸ˜„

    Comment by chaupow — March 22, 2010 @ 5:01 pm | Reply

    • it sure has!!
      yesss I’ve finally got my copies!!!!
      I LOVE Hitomi no Screen and although I wasn’t keen on Kagayaki Days on first listen, I’m really into it now ^^
      Romeo & Juliet…yeah…no comment πŸ˜„
      aww really? I LOVE Yuto’s jacket πŸ˜„ haha

      Comment by amaiyume — April 1, 2010 @ 5:17 pm | Reply

  2. You know everyone looks so tiny on the Romeo and Juliet covers. Like they photo shopped three inches off of everyone’s legs.

    Comment by brandon — March 22, 2010 @ 6:49 pm | Reply

    • maybe to make them look as cute as the song?? πŸ˜„

      Comment by amaiyume — April 1, 2010 @ 5:18 pm | Reply

  3. hehe, havent been here for so long πŸ˜„ busy with high school and stuff…
    im still amazed how you can describe a picture in so many words ! if i had to do it, i would just go ‘and obviously, he is so hot and cute and OHEMGEE, LOVE HIS HAIR!”
    (= And luckyy~~ my spring break isnt for like two weeks…

    Comment by alice — March 27, 2010 @ 11:53 pm | Reply

    • Alice!!! Don’t worry! I totally understand the business of school 😦
      hahaha I do my best!!! hehehehe I totally feel like that sometimes (lots of times) myself πŸ˜›
      Well I’m sure you’ll have an AWESOME spring break when it comes!!

      Comment by amaiyume — April 1, 2010 @ 5:19 pm | Reply

  4. ohmigosh, i’m SO sorry I haven’t been here for so long T.T
    I miss talking to you! How are you?!! Is everything good?
    And yeah, I had an AWESOME spring break!! Thanks!!

    Comment by alice — May 29, 2010 @ 4:37 am | Reply

    • ah don’t worry about it!!
      I miss talking to you too!!! I’ve been good now that I’m out for summer!! πŸ˜„
      Excited about the new album? I know I am!!!!

      Comment by amaiyume — May 29, 2010 @ 4:42 am | Reply

  5. Ehh?!! College already ended?!!!!
    I still have two more weeks of high school!! Lucky!! xD
    Let’s talk lots and lots, especially now we have the album ;D
    OF COURSE I AM!! I bet every HSJ fan celebrated when they heard the noise

    And eww, Romeo and Juliet. I hate the play. We’re reading it for English, and it totally ruined my view on it. I used to think, cutesy-play with sad ending.
    Now I’m like…wow. Drama queens much??

    Comment by alice — May 29, 2010 @ 4:44 am | Reply

    • hahahaha it really ended early and I’m glad for that πŸ˜›
      I’m sure it’ll go by very quickly!!
      yessss!!! let’s talk tons!!!
      I know I did!!!! I immediately went to CD Japan and pre-ordered like a madman πŸ˜„

      oh really? I actually like Romeo & Juliet πŸ˜„
      …and I’m talking about the play. not the Hey! Say! JUMP song. THAT’s a piece of crap.

      Comment by amaiyume — May 29, 2010 @ 4:52 am | Reply

  6. Well, you’re still lucky.
    And the thing is, it’s going to go slow. But I know when I look back, I’ll be like ‘What?! That was my first year of high school?! That went by so fast!”
    Hahahaha! I wish I had a credit card xD Tell me when you get yours!!

    I know you were talking about the song, but I just had to talk about how much I hate the play.
    In my English class, we read it for like the WHOLE class period and it just ANNOYS me so much!
    Romeo needs to man up. Like seriously.

    But on to the Hey! Say! JUMP song.
    It was cute. The video. The performance.
    The song.
    Was not xD
    But Chii was cute. So that’s the point ;D

    Comment by alice — May 29, 2010 @ 4:56 am | Reply

    • πŸ™‚
      haha, my last year of high school went by so fast…probably because I was getting comfortable…don’t you hate it when that happens? πŸ˜„
      hahha, I’ve had mine for about a year and a half I think…it’s been a while πŸ˜„

      Romeo & Juliet is one of the few plays I can stomach!
      Maybe because it’s kinda sappy and I’m a sucker for that kind of stuff πŸ˜„
      You should watch the movie version…the latest version…just because the guy who plays Romeo is hot and that makes the play that much better *gets shot*

      I just really hate it…and probably hate it more because both Hitomi no Screen and Kagayaki Days are so good…
      Gross…I didn’t look up a performance because I can’t stand the song πŸ˜„

      Comment by amaiyume — May 29, 2010 @ 5:07 am | Reply

  7. Yes, I do! Like last year, my final year as a middle schooler! I finally felt so comfortable in the school and I loved every single day.
    And then pow, graduation!
    But hey, we all got to grow up someday.
    Aww…I can’t wait until the day I get a credit card. Hope I don’t abuse it and go into some serious debt x:

    I actually thought I was going to love it. I was like ‘Yay, we get to start reading R&J!’ to my classmates.
    Then we started like two months ago.
    And everyday was torture.
    We listen to the tape and I hate the guy who voices Romeo. He drags out the words and he yells ‘Oh!’ too much. And those cheesy lines (I will admit I secretly wish a idol would say that to me)

    I love cheesy things though too though. Internet high five!
    Oh, we’re actually watching the movie version.
    Ohmigosh, Leanardo Dicaprio? I think he’s butt-ugly now, but back then…yes, he was hot. Back then. BACK THEN.
    But shh, it’s a secret! Tell my English teacher and she’ll fail me on purpose. She’s in love with him!

    Hahaha, Hitomi no Screen is a bit like Mayonaka no Shadow Boy in my opinion. Sexy, mysterious, hot!
    But it was mostly about Yama-chan. And I don’t understand the PV much.
    Hahaha, mute it and watch the performance! The clothes are EXTREMELY strange, but Chii is cute. And we all love Chii xD

    Comment by alice — May 29, 2010 @ 5:23 am | Reply

    • Exactly!!! Why does that always seem to be the case?? Oh time…
      That’s true…*sighs*
      hahahha I have to be careful…luckily a certain group didn’t release too much and make me run out of money *coughcough*

      hahhaa I’m sorry!!
      It’s not for everyone πŸ˜„
      hehehehe those cheesy lines that are so perfect πŸ˜„

      yay!! internet high five!!!
      hahahhaa my how time changes people πŸ˜„
      hahahahhahaha I think that’s hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!

      yeah yeah, they have that same mature vibe that I LOVE from them!!
      …as expected…the only boy with a solo 😦
      it was just…random fighting against some bad guy…with…no conclusion?
      Would have liked if they were dancing…
      hahaha I will have to check it out!!
      I went through a phase of being annoyed by Chii but now I’ve surrendered to his undying cuteness *blames photobook*

      Comment by amaiyume — May 29, 2010 @ 5:35 am | Reply

  8. Maybe because we know our time is up??
    Best answer I can think of…
    Haha, ooh, way to be subtle xD hahaha. AT least they’re releasing an ALBUM!!!!

    I know, it’s not. But I do like Juliet. She owns Romeo xD
    Yes, I want someone to say something like ‘Oh, rise, and kill the envious moon!’ to me xD hahahah!

    He needs botox. Nah, he’ll never regain his hotness.
    But yeah, it is! She has pictures of him in her room and calls him her ‘husband’. And she’ll even stop the movie at some parts and just swoon over him!

    Yeah. Sigh, Yama-chan, let’s share the lines with the other NINE members, shall we? Sharing is caring!
    Yes, sexy dancing!

    Really? Aww, I’m glad that we have photobooks though! I used to think he used his cuteness for evil before, but he’s not THAT cute anymore – he’s cute//hot now xD

    Comment by alice — May 29, 2010 @ 5:58 am | Reply

    • yeah…that’s so sad…
      hehhe you know me, always so subtle πŸ˜›

      hahahha πŸ˜„
      That kinda sounds like a cool lyric for a song πŸ˜„

      although I do have to say I was proud of myself for almost being able to decipher everyone just from listening
      And I’m MORE proud to hear lots of Daiki!!!! He didn’t get any solos but he was one of the most prevalent voices in the song!!! I’d give him second tier with Chii ^^

      hahhaha yessss!!!
      Chii and Yama-chan just…with the whole NYC thing…yeah…but now I like him lots more!
      hehehe agreed! Growing into his age ^^

      Comment by amaiyume — May 29, 2010 @ 6:07 am | Reply

  9. Haha, that should be a quote.
    “It is time to move on when our time is up.”
    Okay, I can’t rhyme at all, so that doesn’t sound nice.

    A really cheesy and dramatic lyric, but yes, a nice one indeed xD

    Aww! It’s not really that hard when you’re obsessed with them, hehe.
    Yes, I think even new fans can tell Daiki’s voice from the others!!

    I don’t like NYC. NYC was a boring song anyway. Too bubble gum pop for me.
    But he’s still adorable πŸ˜€

    Comment by alice — May 30, 2010 @ 7:01 pm | Reply

    • *sniffles*
      haha but it’s the sentiment that matters ^^

      hehehhe yess!!

      hahhaha I guess so πŸ˜„
      Yay for obsession!!
      I LOVE Daiki’s voice!!!!

      LOL, NYC is okay…I don’t hate it but…
      Aoi Kisetsu on the other hand…GENIUS!
      Dial Up would actually be awesome if it wasn’t so repetitive πŸ˜„
      Agreed ^^

      Comment by amaiyume — May 30, 2010 @ 7:35 pm | Reply


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