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Ai's 10th digital single: [Dracaena] release 2018.4.7

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Crystallas
Posted: Mar 31, 2018 8:20 pm Reply with quote
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It has been determined that Ai Otsuka’s brand new song Dracaena will serve as the new ending theme for the children’s anime show Pikachin-Kit.

Dracaena has been described a mid-tempo ballad, with lyrics about the bonds and compassion that guide us through life. The song is named after a type of plant that consts of over 100 different types of trees and succulent shrubs.

Dracaena will air for the very first time on April 7th, from then on it will be available digitally in Japan for purchase or streaming.

Pikachin-Kit is a multimedia project that will include anime, managa, toys, YouTube videos, and even a variety program. The staff for the anime features many members who previously worked with Pokemon and Yo-Kai Watch.

Source: AramaJapan
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Apr 14, 2018 8:42 am Reply with quote
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We can listen to the song on spotify. It's pretty cute, and reminds me of Hibi Smile

For its first week, it has been streamed about 2,700 times which is not a lot, but let's see how it goes in the next few weeks:
#1: 2,710 times
#2: 5,148 times
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jun 10, 2018 6:12 pm Reply with quote
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The full version of the song will be released on June 16 with a new cover:



I'm not sure why she didn't release the full version right from the start but oh well. Tongue At least we finally get to hear the full song!
 
Crystallas
Posted: Jun 16, 2018 1:00 pm Reply with quote
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A short animated music video featuring characters from the anime is now available on Youtube.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jun 18, 2018 12:03 pm Reply with quote
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So what do you guys think about it?
It reminds me a bit of "Ai". I think it's a bit repetitive but it's still cute.

She's making some radio appearances to promote the digital single.
Also, a MV was made.

Radio:
2018.07.23 rkbラジオ 23:55~24:00「RKB ミュージックファイル デイリースピン」
2018.07.11 AIR-G 7/11、7/12、7/13 24:55~25:00「アーティストフラッシュ」
2018.07.08 FM福岡「イムズ presents FM FUKUOKA 公開録音 大塚愛プレミアムトーク」
2018.07.03 FM NORTHWAVE 24:00~25:00「J-HITS FLOOR」
2018.06.25 KBCラジオ 17:30頃~「夕方じゃんじゃん」
2018.06.25 FM福岡 15:15頃~「SUPER RADIO MONSTER ラジ★ゴン」 
2018.06.25 LOVE FM 13:20頃~「Departure Lounge」
2018.06.24 FM NORTHWAVE 21:00~22:00「BRAND-NEW TUNE」21:00
2018.06.24 HBCラジオ 17:00~19:00『ベストテンほっかいどう』 
2018.06.21 STVラジオ 13:00~17:00『まるごと!エンタメ~ション』
2018.06.18 FM802 17:00~19:00「Ciao! Amici!」
2018.06.17 AIR-G 20:00~20:55「G-CUTS ALIVE」20:00 
2018.06.15 FM NORTHWAVE 12:00~15:30「Magic_Friday:-)」

TV:
2018.07.12 FBS 福岡放送 5:20~6Meow0「バリはやッ!」
2018.06.18 MBS 01:15-02:15 Dear Piano Friends


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Crystallas
Posted: Jun 20, 2018 5:14 pm Reply with quote
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It might be a simple song, but I actually think it's one of her best offerings in a long time. It reminds me of her older ballads (kinda like something she would have released during the LOVE LETTER era) and the lyrics are very cute too.
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Jun 21, 2018 8:08 am Reply with quote
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It has a very LOVE LETTER vibe indeed, but can't keep thinking the chorus is too repetitive.
"Itsu ka...Kimi ga..." It's like she repeats the same chorus twice, and ends up with a (almost) 6min-long song. Too long to me..
 
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