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Ai's 17th single: [Rocket Sneaker / One x Time] release 5/21

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Crystallas
Posted: Jul 21, 2008 4:51 am Reply with quote
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I like the Promotion-Pictures so much ((o(^.^)o))
so sweet...
 
May-chan91
Posted: Jul 23, 2008 6:42 am Reply with quote
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thanks ! Pictures are so beautiful and cutes !
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 24, 2008 2:42 pm Reply with quote
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What I notice is that this is the 3rd Track after Pocket, with a -CKET Ending xD.
Rocket Sneaker
Pocket
Ticket

And on all three Words are at the Beginning 2 Letters Laughing ....
 
KerushiiAi
Posted: Jul 25, 2008 10:27 pm Reply with quote
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^ I smell a conspiracy Shocked
Just kidding Sneeze
Anyways, I'm watching the Rocket Sneaker PV (embarrassingly for the first time *ahem*) and it's kinda cool how they did it Smile But you all have probably discussed this already... Shifty

...I liked her Renai Shashin hair better... Shifty (personally Tongue )
EDIT: No wait, I think I like Frienger more. Giggle But...the orange was a little...NO. I like the Frienger hair better. (Someone stop me! Laughing )
 
1337rice
Posted: Jul 28, 2008 1:42 pm Reply with quote
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According to the RIAJ (Recording Industry Association of Japan)...Rocket Sneaker / One×Time got a "Gold" certification (or award...I have no clue why they call it certification) for shipping over 100,000 copies
(according to Wiki.theppn and RIAJ)
 
1337rice
Posted: Aug 05, 2008 8:39 pm Reply with quote
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and sorry for the double post....
but i found something quite interesting..
we all know that the PV was similar to YUKI's, but I found something even more similar....which happened to be a Coke commercial....in fact, the hairstyle is the same...and the kinda similar clone theme

http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zgT3WzTVA&feature=rec-fresh

what do you think?
 
hiro
Posted: Aug 05, 2008 9:21 pm Reply with quote
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thanks for uploading those wonderful scans of the booklet, mafee Smile

@KerushiiAi:
her hair for this single is kinda cute, but i like her Frienger hair better too.
my favorite ai look is probably how she looked at her FNS Kayousai 2006 performance of Renai Shashin Love
 
pon pon
Posted: Aug 05, 2008 10:22 pm Reply with quote
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1337rice wrote:
i found something quite interesting..
we all know that the PV was similar to YUKI's, but I found something even more similar....which happened to be a Coke commercial....in fact, the hairstyle is the same...and the kinda similar clone theme
http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9zgT3WzTVA&feature=rec-fresh
what do you think?

already mentioned here. Wink
 
1337rice
Posted: Aug 05, 2008 10:43 pm Reply with quote
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but this is a coke commercial, not the YUKI PV............. Surprised
 
zyzzyva
Posted: Aug 06, 2008 3:37 am Reply with quote
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Yes, and that Coke commercial is what pon pon found and posted about in that thread. Click his link.

Japanese artist, Nagi Noda is responsible for both the Yuki PV and the Coke ad in question. She also did the music video for Scissor Sisters' She's My Man (watch it here) that Negaiido brought up a while back (here).
You can view all three videos (and more) on her bilingual website. Love

Of course there are obvious similarities between her works and Ai's PV, but one should note that the technique used is different, each with its own challenges.
As shown at the end of the Yuki PV and the Coke ad, the effect is achieved with many similar actors and actresses painstakingly arranged and posed in sequences.
Ai's PV, as I suspected, is done through the use of Motion Control Photography.

Screenshot from PV credits:

 
love_cherry
Posted: Aug 18, 2008 10:51 am Reply with quote
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Ai has teamed up with CAUSE shoes to produce.... well, Rocket Sneakers. Laughing The full line can be seen here.
 
hiro
Posted: Aug 18, 2008 11:47 am Reply with quote
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^ wow! those are really cool, but they cost 18900 yen! (approximately US$170)
 
illissy
Posted: Aug 19, 2008 9:49 am Reply with quote
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Waahhh~ They produced shoes?! Surprised
It sucks that they didn't use canvas converse shoes though...
Those are the only shoes that actually don't hurt my ankle ; -;
 
Rodri
Posted: Aug 19, 2008 4:03 pm Reply with quote
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waaaa!!! I love the shoes!!!!! Love Love specially the black ones!!!....(the red ones look a bit like Ronald McDonald's shoes...hahahaha Laughing )
 
zyzzyva
Posted: Aug 21, 2008 5:25 pm Reply with quote
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Thanks for the news, love_cherry!
I updated the OP with the detail pics of the Rocket Sneakers.
[Whew! That was a *long* update with *way* too many links and items... I have to do a better job at keeping up. Laughing ]

Rodri wrote:
(the red ones look a bit like Ronald McDonald's shoes...hahahaha Laughing )

My thought exactly! Laughing
I think it's a fun idea--much more interesting than something like a miniature sneaker keychain, but way too expensive for me. I'd rather spend that $$$ and get several items of Ai/LOVE-chan merchandise, not just one pair of shoes. Nod ...especially since I already have my own pair of well-loved black Converse high-tops. Love
 
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