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Ai's 6th album: [LOVE FANTASTIC] release 2014.7.16

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LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jun 26, 2014 9:13 pm Reply with quote
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I really like the song too Smile
I wasn't really expecting too much from the preview, but the "almost" full song is good !

Promotion schedule isn't yet unveiled, for now it's only :

Radio :
2014.07.20 TOKYO FM 10:30-10:55 「YKK AP presents 内田恭子のウチ・ココ~ウチだけ、ココだけの話」
2014.07.13 TOKYO FM 10:30-10:55 「YKK AP presents 内田恭子のウチ・ココ~ウチだけ、ココだけの話」

Magazine :
2014.07.19 BARFOUT! volume 227 「剛力彩芽 × 大塚 愛」対談
2014.07.15  Pen (7/15号)
2014.07.15  月刊Songs

TV :
2014.07.17 スペースシャワーTV 20:00~21:00 「大塚 愛 MUSIC VIDEO SPECIAL」
2014.07.06 スペースシャワーTVプラス 17:00~18:00 「大塚 愛 スペシャル」

But her manager said she was busy for the promotion, so let's hope something similar to the More More promotion, which was very good despite the low sales.


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whitefelp
Posted: Jun 28, 2014 12:45 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 12 Mar 2013 Posts: 24
I just see and hear the video for Love Fanstastic, i like it. I look forward to the new album Love
 
Kueller
Posted: Jul 04, 2014 5:22 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Nov 2013 Posts: 26 Location: US
Love Fantastic sounds kind of Love Piece-esque. Or something around that general era, and I mean that in a good way.

I want that bike too. Probably not hard to make too as long as you can find a good power source.
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 15, 2014 8:08 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 29 Apr 2008 Posts: 10983
The album leaked!

Out of all the new tracks, LOVE FANTASTIC remains my personal favorite. It's catchy, beautiful and really well produced. Love
I predicted CHU×CHU to sound really cheesy and boring but surprisingly, I like the full track a lot! It's really relaxing and her voice sounds pleasant to listen to.
If it wasn't for LOVE FANTASTIC, Mawari Mawaru Mawareba Mawaro would be my favorite new track. The instrumentalization and the synths they used are so nice to listen to and the lyrics are really touching. Great track!
Lai Lai is obviously supposed to be the "experimental" song on the album and even though the instrumentalization sounds a bit plain at times, it still works. Smile It reminds me of a mellow version of 360°.
Is it just me or do her vocals sound really weird in 9? Shocked I LOVED the live version from her Anniversary concert but i find it a bit difficult to listen to the studio version because she sounds so nasally. Did she record the song when she had a cold?

Overall, I like this album a lot. Smile It's not as good as LOVE PiECE or LOVE LETTER but I guess it wouldn't make sense to compare these albums to LOVE FANTASTIC anyway. The concepts and lyrical themes are too different. LOVE FANTASTIC is a lot more danceable and carefree than her previous albums which isn't a bad thing, however I also have to admit that I miss her haunting ballads a lot (Kingyo Hanabi, Daisuki da yo, Renai Shashin, Always Together, etc.).
 
Aliniunia
Posted: Jul 16, 2014 1:01 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 63 Location: Poland
I think in the same way like Crystallas. I miss her old ballads.
But i like her new songs. When I listen to Mawari Mawaru Mawareba Mawaro I feel so relaxed lol Tongue
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 16, 2014 7:20 am Reply with quote
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First day, and she's #10.
Looks like it's gonna hard for her to get a spot in the Top 10 !
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 17, 2014 12:03 pm Reply with quote
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She's #26 today... No Things aren't looking too good...
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 5:50 am Reply with quote
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#23 today, which is still very low.

Ai-chan thank her staff and everyone who bought the album. She knows that the number will be very low, but she still do her best. The new generation doesn't know about her, and she wants to work on it.
As she said, it's a re-start. It's easier to think that way, because if we compare with her past rankings, that's depressing so let's keep supporting her, whatever happens Wink

iTunes J-POP : #19
 
Rodri
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 6:23 am Reply with quote
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I haven't seen any promotion so far hmm
I think the sales would be better if avex cared a bit more about promoting the album...most people didn't even knew she had a new album coming.

Btw, she will be doing something tomorrow at Yokohama. Do you guys know what it is?
It's something called SUMMER CONFERENCE.
https://www.summerconference.jp/
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 18, 2014 7:39 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1679 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
Rodri wrote:
Btw, she will be doing something tomorrow at Yokohama. Do you guys know what it is?
It's something called SUMMER CONFERENCE.
https://www.summerconference.jp/


Yeah, there is this conference every year, and she will do a live there. But her part is only 20min, so maybe just one song or 2 and a speech about the theme of the conference.
This is all about making a better Japan or something. To embrace the new generation to do good things.

EDIT : Now #14 on iTunes J-Pop

7/19:
iTunes J-Pop : #16
Oricon : #29
Recochoku : #29
 
Aliniunia
Posted: Jul 19, 2014 12:46 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Jan 2013 Posts: 63 Location: Poland
Maybe I'm writing it in wrong topic but is it true that she announced love is born 11th?
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 19, 2014 7:01 pm Reply with quote
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Aliniunia wrote:
Maybe I'm writing it in wrong topic but is it true that she announced love is born 11th?


Yes, I'll make a topic, and let's talk about this Wink
The album got its best position on iTunes J-pop : #11 !! Go go go in the Top 10 ^_^

7/19 :
Oricon : #19
iTunes J-Pop : #9
Recochoku : #41
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jul 22, 2014 3:45 am Reply with quote
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LOVE FANTASTIC is #22 weekly with 4,418 copies sold.
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jul 22, 2014 7:58 am Reply with quote
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Oh well, at least she cracked the 4k mark lol
 
pon pon
Posted: Jul 25, 2014 4:28 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 16 Jul 2006 Posts: 1011 Location: Melbourne, Australia

"Photo & Interview" at songsnet.jp


interview and comment video at excite.co.jp (direct video link)

similar video at utamap.com (direct video link)


...also a new promo picture, based on it having the ŠAMG/愛 mark. not sure if it applies to LOVE FANTASTIC, but it is recent. i have not seen it before.


(click to enlarge)
 
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