Asia no Yoru ~Perfume~

December 24, 2010

Thank You???

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Well I just got my copies of Arigatou and wanted to present some thoughts!! First off though…I gotta say I don’t love it…I like it but I don’t love it and that’s disappointing because I feel singles 1 -5 have gotten better each time…it would have been hard to top Hitomi no Screen…but still…kind of upset it didn’t at least stand on a similar level…still…it is good and I should just be thankful for that…

Song:

  • It’s not hard enough -> the song was described as a hard dance tune so I was sure I was gonna love it…it wasn’t hard enough though…the end part was but not the whole song
  • Yamada and Yuto have really nice voices -> Yuto in particular…it feels like it’s been forever since he’s gotten a chance to shine (since he didn’t get a solo on Hitomi no Screen) -> Yuto!!!!
  • I think it’s pretty safe to say Dai-chan is the new front guy (on Chinen’s level) and I’m soooo happy about that!! I’m soooooooo happy for my favorite!! THANK YOU JOHNNY!!!
  • The ending part is badass and the whole song should have been more like this 😛

PV:

  • The dancing is…interesting. Everybody’s in sync so that’s cool but it’s definitely not the best choreography…still, I like the part at the end of the chorus ^^
  • Yabu looks hot again with his black hair! Yay!!!
  • Daiki looks amazing as always, Ryutaro looks awesome, Yuto looks fantastic!!!
  • Chinen needs a new hairstyle…not a fan…
  • I love when Daiki is center!! If the song didn’t center his position then the video does. He’s always at the front row with Chinen or in the center ^^
  • I barely saw Keito 😦

Making:

  • I LOVE Hey! Say! JUMP makings and one big reason is Kei-chan. He may get barely any time to shine on the songs but he SPARKLES on the makings. He’s just hilarious and sooo adorable that it’s no wonder why he’s my 2nd favorite (but on the same tier as Dai-chan).
  • The best moment without a doubt was when Kei blew a kiss to Daiki (actually multiple kisses)!! Soooo cuteeeee!!!!
  • Hikaru is such a goofball!! I love how goofy he is and he’s just a giant kid hahaha, don’t ever change Hika-chan!!
  • TAKAKI!! Truth be told, I’m not the greatest fan of Takaki (I like him but he’s been feeling a little cold lately) but this making definitely increased my love for him!! Dork Takaki is back!! It was adorable when he was standing behind Yuto and nodding at everything he said (during the end part where everybody said their final thoughts)
  • The game was hilarious!! You go Kei-chan!!!!!! XD
  • Yuto is still super adorable!!! He’s looking much better as well!! I loved the part when he, Ryutaro and Yabu were getting food!! He looked really cool there!!
  • I barely saw Keito 😦 -> he barely got any screentime…except for at the end when everyone got to say something…*sighs*

Star Of The Song: Yamada, Daiki and Yuto

Star Of The PV: Yamada, Daiki and Yuto

Star Of The Making: Kei ❤

Well there you go…definitely not a bad song but disappointed since all the songs leading up to it were so incredible…still, it’s only been a couple hours and it could definitely grow on me…although the others left a really strong first impression…

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November 7, 2010

Wherever You Are In The World, Hey! Say! JUMP Thanks You [6th Single]

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So…it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve updated this blog and I’m soooo sorry for that!! I doubt most of you are even reading this anymore but I know one person who has been wanting me to update ^^

Now, Hey! Say! JUMP will be releasing their 6th single entitled Arigato ~Sekai no Doko ni Itemo~ on December 15th!!!!! I’m VERY excited because…well new single is new music XD

Admittedly, although I had been hoping for a new single by the end of the year, I hadn’t thought we would get one because of all the focus on Arashi…but here we are. The song is described as being a “hard dance tune” so automatically, I’ve decided that I love it. After all, there hasn’t been an A-side that I haven’t liked from them yet so it only makes sesnse that this falls into pattern. I also read something about this being a single that will show the group are men as opposed to boys…are something like that. I think we can basically sum this up by saying this single will be kickass.

And to make it even better, there will be three B-sides on the regular edition of the single, making for 4 songs!! It’s just like V6 singles and I’ve always wanted Hey! Say! JUMP to do that kind of single. I read that one of the B-sides is “FLY…”…well…I’m just gonna hope the other B-sides are awesome hahhaa. FLY isn’t bad but…it’s just not something that I will be playing very much…anyway, I’m SUPER excited about this single and I’ve preordered my copies ^^

Again, sorry I’ve been sooo bad with this blog!! I’ve been thinking of a few ideas for posts so hopefully they will be coming soon!!! Hey! Say! JUMP = AWESOMENESS!!!!

May 28, 2010

JUMP No. 1 Comin’ At Ya 07.07.10!!!

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After FOREVER of waiting…we finally get the news that Hey! Say! JUMP’s debut album will be released on 07.07.10!!!

According to CD Japan it’s called…JUMP No. 1…okay, not the best title but as long as the album is good then that’s okay.
CD Japan also mentions that the album will include singles from Ultra Music Power to Hitomi no Screen (so there’s 6 songs) and new songs for a total of 17 songs…that’s 11 new songs so I’m not complaining!!!!

Usually I try to avoid any information (covers, song titles, etc.) until I get the copies and look at them myself so I’m gonna try and do it…but I guarantee you right now that I will fail somewhere down the line and will end up somehow finding out XD

Anyway, EVERYONE GET EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve already pre-ordered both editions 😛

May 17, 2010

Why Is Taking So Long?

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So for those of you who follow other Johnny’s boys, you know that KAT-TUN will be releasing their new album, NO MORE PAIN, on June 16th…now if we draw a little timeline, Hey! Say! JUMP’s album was announced before but we still don’t have a release date…well that’s annoying. Now of course there’s the possibility that Hey! Say! JUMP just isn’t ready but I’d really appreciate it if we had a release date…I don’t even need anything more than that. Just give me a release date so it can be put up for pre-order. Any day now…and the wait has let me think more about the album. I’ve made up a little tracklisting because I was bored on the plane XD

CD 1:

01. Seishun Revolution
02. Dreams come true
03. Makenai Boy (The Boy Who Won’t Lose) [Chinen Yuri x Morimoto Ryutaro x Yaotome Hikaru]
04. Your Seed
05. Hitomi no Screen (Screen Of The Pupil)
06. Suriru (Thrill) [Hey! Say! BEST]
07. Spider Web [Yamada Ryosuke x Arioka Daiki x Okamoto Keito x Takaki Yuya]
08. Sora e… (To The Sky) [Yabu Kota x Nakajima Yuto x Inoo Kei]
09. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy (Midnight Shadow Boy)
10. Bouken Rider (Adventure Rider)
11. Natsu Parade (Summer Parade) [Hey! Say! 7]
12. Ultra Music Power
13. Himitsu (Secret)
14. Paradise [Regular Edition]
15. Tomodachi (Friend) [Regular Edition]

CD 2

01. Aki no Kaze (Autumn Wind) [Yabu Kota Solo]
02. Black Light [Takaki Yuya Solo]
03. Dream Chase [Inoo Kei Solo]
04. Kiseki (Miracle) [Yaotome Hikaru Solo]
05. Sunrise [Arioka Daiki Solo]
06. Starlight Stomp [Inoo Kei Solo]
07. Koi no Arashi (Storm Of Love) [Yamada Ryosuke Solo]
08. Yumeiro Hana (Dream Colored Flowers) [Nakajima Yuto Solo]
09. Ryuusei Rollercoaster (Shooting Star Rollercoaster) [Chinen Yuri Solo]
10. Forest [Morimoto Ryutaro Solo]

DVD:

01. Ultra Music Power PV
02. Dreams come true PV
03. Your Seed PV
04. Mayonaka no Shadow Boy PV
05. Hitomi no Screen PV
06. Album Making

So there we go…very long and probably not gonna happen but it would certainly be nice. I have a feeling that we’re getting a double album…like the second CD will either be solos or songs that have already been released [Jounetsu JUMP, Memories, etc.]. Just please announce the release date soon!!! Personally, I’m pushing for July 14th…

And in a totally unrelated note, Hey! Say! BEST is sexy. Yes, I already knew this but I picked up the April edition of Wink Up and their photoshoot just affirms it. Seriously, check the scans if you haven’t already. And also in the June edition of Myojo, B.I. Shadow did a shirtless shoot…they all look great…Fuma-chan [insert heart icon here]

May 6, 2010

Well What Do You Know, They Were Right…Dreams Come True

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Once upon a time, in 2007, ten boys were put together to create what we now know as Hey!! Say! JUMP. The fandom for them has been…well…sort of a roller coaster. I’ve never stopped loving them or wanting to support them but it’s VERY hard to support people who don’t release anything…we had 1 DVD for 2009…and of course the photobook which I also bought but release wise…nothing. With YamaChii off with NYC boys…I was thinking that the future was beginning to look a little bleak and we’d get another ignored group…now remember their 2nd single, Dreams Come True? Well apparently they weren’t lying because Hey! Say! JUMP is set to release their debut album this summer!!!!!!!!

Honestly, words can’t even express how excited I am for this album…we all know it’s been a LONG time coming…so I’d like to take the chance to express my gratitude to the ten boys for working SO hard and here they are…they DEFINITELY deserve it. I can safely say there hasn’t been an A-side that I haven’t enjoyed and I hope the album quality is right up there! Now…on the flip side…it’s been what, 2 1/2 years since Ultra Music Power…part of me says this album BETTER be good. Taking a little detour, there is a beautiful girl by the name of alan. She’s one of my favorite artists and it took her a LONG time to release her debut album as well…8 singles before the album…now that’s a lot…and yet they were all magnificent and when the album came around, the album tracks were just as amazing, some even more than the singles. So my point is that the long wait CAN pay off so let’s hope Hey! Say! JUMP won’t be pulling out cheap tracks as fillers…

So, let’s break it down. Here are my tips of what to do and not to do on this album…

+ SURIRU!!!!!!!! I really can’t say this enough but this song BETTER be on the album…I mean…it’s like BEST’s theme song or something! They like ALWAYS perform it and I think the standard songs should definitely be on the album. So do this.

+ Yamada solo…okay, let’s face the facts, they’re not ALL going to get a solo…it’s just not gonna happen…Ryutaro doesn’t even HAVE a solo! But Yamada’s have always been the best so Perfume please!!!!!!!! The others are good but Perfume is the best!!! And Johnny knows he wants to have Yamada getting all the girls (and me) crazy when we watch tour DVDs! Although I’m guessing we’ll get a new song from him but as long as it’s good like the other 3, then I don’t care. I’m not too worried…Yamada is being the sexy one so I’m expecting something of high quality from him.

+ MORE Daiki, Kei and Keito!!!!! Can we have like…a trio song from the three of them or something?? I’m SOO glad Daiki is finally beginning to get recognized and getting that little push so let’s not stop the momentum! And Kei and Keito are my loves with very good voices so I can’t have them abandoned XD

+ I would say…15 tracks is a good number…I’m sure there will be 1/2 songs available only on the regular edition…I would say 16 so we could have a full ten tracks but I feel like they might cut an A-side…and I think we all know which one that will be…although I do NOT want them to do that!!

– DO NOT DO NOT DO NOT include BORN in the EARTH. Honestly, I can’t even articulate why this should not be on the album…just listen to the song and you’ll know why. It totally wouldn’t surprise me if Johnny decided to make this the opening track but PLEASE do not put this on the album…like for real…seriously. Don’t.

– Don’t try and make this YamaChii featuring Hey! Say! JUMP…I mean groups have leads and we all have to accept that and 10 members IS a lot of members but…seriously, there are other people with talent and they deserved to get recognized. I’m thinking that they’re going to do…3 shuffle songs…one with Yamada lead, one with Chii lead and then…Yabu lead? I don’t know…I just really hope Yamada and Chii don’t end up hogging the whole album…and don’t give all the good songs to one person! I hate it when good people get bad songs…

In the end, just make this an album WORTH waiting 2 1/2 years for…I think it’s as simple as that. They aren’t going to please everyone but really…just don’t forget that Hey! Say! JUMP is going in a mature direction and thus the album should follow suit…if there are a bunch of cute tracks or lame slow ones…someone’s going out a window…and I don’t even know who yet.

Aside from all that, let’s all cheer for Hey! Say! JUMP!!!!!!!!!!

This message has been brought to you by sexy Dai-chan. If you’re on the fence about buying / listening to the album…just look at the picture above and your worries shall be cleared up.

And sorry for being so sucky with the blog lately but I will be on summer vacation and will have plenty time to blog! And what do you know, we’re in the midst of a release!!!

February 18, 2010

Looking To V6 For A Pattern??? Hey! Say! JUMP Coming Soon?

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So as many as of you may or may not know, V6 is set to release their new album READY? on 03.31.10. Now I don’t know how big V6 fans any of you are or if you follow their music but conveniently, I got into them at the very start of this album’s single era. Now they released Chou on 05.28.09 and have released 5 A-sides since then (including Chou) for this new album. And I couldn’t help but wonder Hey! Say! JUMP will be next. I don’t know this album will be released but I do believe that it means Hitomi no Screen will be the last single and the next CD release will be definitely be an album. I’m hoping…something in May or late April would be even better. I don’t know how Japan schools work in comparison to American schools but I figure the boys in school will be out for vacation, thus giving them more time to work on that long-awaited album. Of course this is all just speculation but…I do definitely think we’re getting there…and especially if Hitomi no Screen sells well.

What I Want On The Album:

+ ALL 6 A-sides
+ At least 6 new group songs to balance out old with new
+ Hey! Say! BEST – Suriru
+ Hey! Say! 7 – Something good XD
+ 2nd Disc of Solos / Duets [I seriously doubt this will happen since there are so many members but…I don’t want them to just shove a bunch of solos and shuffles onto the album so we don’t get many new group songs…well I won’t mind if they’re all good lol.

+ Yamada Ryosuke -> Perfume [but they’ll probably do a new solo just because he’s Yamada]
+ Nakajima Yuto and Chinen Yuri -> You and You
+ Inoo Kei and Arioka Daiki -> NEW DUET!!! Something like “Alibi” by KoyaShige. Do NOT give them something like “Murasato” or I’ll be PISSED.
+ Yabu Kota and Yaotome Hikaru -> A new GOOD duet
+ Takaki Yuya -> his solo
+ Okamoto Keito and Morimoto Ryutaro -> NEW DUET!!

Okay, that only makes 6 tracks if they group like that and that would be perfect to pull an Arashi. They usually have a second disc of solos which is 5 songs but…1 more can’t hurt right?

Anyway, I just ask…more like PLEAD that they do NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES include BORN in the EARTH. Just don’t even think about it. And they better put Suriru on it one way or another. I don’t care if it’s regular edition only or whatever because I will be buying both editions (LOL the only other Johnny’s group I’ve ever done that for in terms of albums was Tegomass). So I’m expecting some quality when the time rolls around!

February 6, 2010

It’s Been A While Ne!!

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Hello everyone!!
After getting a few comments over the last few weeks, I decided it was time for me to (FINALLY) upload something new!

I’m so sorry for just abandoning the blog for so long!
At first it was because there wasn’t really much to report…but if you’ve been following the Hey! Say! JUMP wave then you know that there’s definitely exciting news!!

Hitomi no Screen will be released in a few weeks!!
Actually I’ve avoided looking at covers (if they’re out yet, I don’t wanna see them until I get my copies), PV preview or listening to the song at all. I want to be completely surprised when I got my copies so expect a super fanboy post when that day comes!!

In other words, I’ve ordered both their new school calendar and their photobook so posts about those two items will be coming as well!!

I hope you all are doing fantastically and sorry for keeping you in the dark so long!!
I have a new computer since my old one broke so all my pictures were lost…but thanks to chibilover14 of Livejournal, I would say we have a good image to start things off again.

Anyway, just wanted everyone to know that I still love Hey! Say! JUMP (always and forever) and I think I’ll try and post something detailing my fandom within a couple of days.

So, please tell me how you all are!
I’ve missed you all a lot!!

P.S. Daiki in the above picture…*drools uncontrollably*

November 3, 2009

Yama-chan Keeps His Clothes On…Hey! Say! JUMP Is HIGHLY Uninteresting

Anan Yamada

So yeah, scans from the November issue of Anan are out and as expected, Yamada kept his clothes on. There’s no girl so no need to worry about that either…hmm…he could have at least gone shirtless (hahah sounds so perverted). So yeah, he’s still our innocent Yama-chan who just likes to be sexy on stage sometimes. Nothing wrong with that!

In other news…there is NO news about Hey! Say! JUMP. Although Shintaro will be having his first single release as a part of Snow Prince Gassshoudan. Yes…another Junior group will be releasing more singles than Hey! Say! JUMP this year…so basically, single time is up. It’s either album or nothing. How lame. And I will not be buying that photobook + DVD thing either…I have to save my money for artists who are actually releasing CDs…*is still bitter.* Honestly…I’m starting to wonder if we’re getting another Hey! Say! JUMP CD release at all…I mean…I can’t see any particular reason why they didn’t release it this year so…the thought is depressing but…

October 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Alice! Hey! Say! JUMP DO SOMETHING!

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Kei - Birthday

Just giving a special birthday shout-out to my friend and fellow Hey! Say! JUMP fan, Alice!!! She asked me to write a fic for her and I did…although it’s admittedly not very good. It’s pretty short since I wasn’t really sure what to write abobut with no romance…nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it!

It had taken about a week of planning but when Alice’s birthday rolled around, everything was perfect. The room was comfortably decorated but its maturalness highlighted its beauty. Chinen stood at the window as the lookout and excitedly shouted “She’s here! Hide!” Daiki quickly turned the lights off and all the members hid behind furniture. Alice walekd into the dark room and after she turned on the lights, the boys yelled “Surprise!”

Alice felt so loved and cared for that tears ran down her eyes. Yabu and Daiki bad made a delicious cake that everyone enjoyed very much enjoyed. Keito played Alice a romantic love song on his guitar that made her melt. Hikaru, Kei and Yuto put on a little comedy show. It may not not have been the funniest it could have been but it was clearly filled with thoughtfulness so it made Alice feel happy. Ryutaro made her a photo album from all the types of pictures he had taken. Takaki and Ryutaro did a sexy performance of Suriru and Chinen sang a cute number. It was absolutely perfect and yet it was even better when the boys of B.I. Shadow and Misaki came in with a beautiful dress. Everyone laughed and had a fantastic time. It was certainly a day to remember.

Sorry it was so short and kind of lame! I wrote it in English class!! I hope your birthday is awesome!!

BTW, Hey! Say! JUMP WILL YOU DO SOMETHING ALREADY?!!!!

October 1, 2009

Keito Make Us Feel Better! No New Album On The 15th

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Keito Flower

So yeah, in case you didn’t already know…no new album on the 15th. Why? Well…that’s not a Wednesday…I guess we all were so excited about the idea of an album coming soon that we overlooked that little fact. So yeah…no album then…and judging from Hey! Say! JUMP’s release pattern…don’t expect anything until November basically. And they’re going on tour in December and into January I believe so basically we’re in a now or never situation. Well not “never” but if not November, then we’ll probably have to wait until next year. They should release it right before the tour so they can promote it…although they never go on like any TV shows or anything to promote albums so I don’t see what the problem is releasing it during the tour…So everyone, let’slet Keito make us feel better by his awesome smile!! Credits to loveokamoto at Livejournal for the picture!!

And just because I love thinking about this kind of thing, here is what I EXPECT / DEMAND be on the album.

+ All 5 Singles [Ultra Music Power, Dreams come true, Your Seed, Bouken Rider, Mayonaka no Shadow Boy]
+ Previously Known Songs [Jounetsu JUMP, Memories] [DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT include Born in The EARTH]
+ 6 New Songs [that would be fit the usual 13/14 songs on Johnny’s Album]

+ 2 Already Known Hey! Say! 7 Songs [Nounai Dance and Salsa ii na Line]
+ 2 Already Known Hey! Say! BEST Songs [Suriru and School days]
+ 1 New Hey! Say! 7 Song
+ 1 New Hey! Say! BEST Song
+ Yamada’s Solo Number [Perfume and Asia no Yoru] [yes, both]
+ Daiki’s Solo Number [Kimi to Boku no Future]
+ Kei’s Solo Number
+ Keito’s Solo Number [Babylon]
+ Takaki’s Solo Number [Kumo no Ito]
+ Hikaru’s Solo Number
+ Yabu’s Solo Number [Rain Dance over My Everything please]
+ Yuto and Chinen’s Duet [You and You]
+ NEW Ryutaro Solo Number

Okay…that looks like a LOT but it’s really that much newness to ask for…if they’re gonna stick us with a bunch of already released songs, I don’t care how awesome they are, I want some newness too…

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