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Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU

Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU

by Lainay on May 19, 2006 · 8 comments · AddThis


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Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU Biyuuden 6th Single: Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU
Label: Piccolo Town
PKCP-5064
1,050yen
01. Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU
02. Kyou mo Mattemasu
03. Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU (Instrumental)

Biyuuden has released a new single on May 10th, after several months of no releases, titled Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU. This is definitely not your ordinary Biyuuden single: It’s an upbeat, cutesy pop song, not one of their usual mid-tempo mature songs. Will this style work for them? Will they do well on the charts? Will I finally find out what happened to my Aunt Martha?* Let’s see!!

 

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As I said, Issai Gassai Anata ni A-GE-RU is very different from your normal Biyuuden song. It actually left me puzzled the first time I heard it, which was when I was watching the PV. Was I watching Biyuuden or 3 Nin Matsuri? (In all fairness, yes, Rika was in 3 Nin Matsuri). The song is oddly familiar, and the PV and dance moves are too. With that said, Biyuuden doesn’t pull it off. Sure, you can have an adorable widdle cutesy YAYAYAY song, but you can’t have 20-something year olds singing it. It’s just not right. Now, if they were adorable widdle cutesy YAYAYAY 20-something year olds, they might be able to pull it off. However, they are definitely not adorable widdle cut- okay, you get the point. They look mature, they are mature, they should sing mature songs and have mature music videos, without Yui vaccuuming a cat. I mean seriously, they didn’t even put a “KIDS: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME” warning on it!! Geez!

With that said, the song is actually catchy. In an odd way.

Rating: ★★★☆☆


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Kyou mo Mattemasu is definitely different than Issai Gassai. It takes a bit more of a Biyuuden turn, although still having some elements as the A-side. It’s actually very similar to a few songs from their album. I really don’t care for this song though. It’s very upbeat, poppy, and happy. There are lots of little computer instruments and such. The verses aren’t that bad, but the choruses are, in my opinion, STUPID. Yes, STUPID. They repeat “Kyou mo mattemasu, mattemasu. Zutto mattemasu, mattemasu. Soshite mattemasu, mattemasu. Dakara mattemasu, mattemasu.” Creative. I just don’t like the song though, too generic for my tastes.

Rating: ★½☆☆☆

I really didn’t enjoy this single. Biyuuden has had their strong mature singles, and then totally flop with this one. Hopefully they’ll bring their old style back in future releases.

Overall Rating: ★★½☆☆

 

* Um, I don’t have an Aunt Martha. Therefore, nothing bad could have happened to her. Hopefully.

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jaloprollekto June 26, 2007 at 5:31 pm

This is not wrong.

In this type of ultra-commercial music the quality isn’t that relevant.

The naked truth is:
The people really want to see the girls with a very nice and sexy outfit, dancing gracious and singing funny lyrics.

With groups like Biyuuden, who wants to hear “mature music”?

If you want “mature music”, then buy a Norah Jones or Bjork album. Biyuuden is “visual music, ultra-comercial and irrelevant music” and the point is to see the girls dancing in bunny outfits.

And Biyuuden do it very well!

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A2D August 10, 2006 at 2:40 pm

Well, somewhat its true, When i first saw the videoclip, I thought it was very childish and mellow, but it’s very cute at the end.. and with those outfits ¬_¬””
But what I like is their voices in this song, it’s like this song makes me feel embarassed, I really don’t know why. ^_^

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E&C SPAIN June 25, 2006 at 11:27 am

Just watched Music Express perfs. A little for Viyuden, I guess. But better than nothing. This perf made me like the song a little more. It grows on me very slowly. It’s the old H!P corny pop, also coming up a little late. For the final applause, they seem to have liked it.

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tiamato-kun UNITED KINGDOM June 13, 2006 at 9:16 am

Tsunku really needs to come up with some better songs, each H!P song he brings out seems to be slipping quality soon there will be none at all. He just needs to come up with something more original and not well….. gay like this. The song rates low on my standerds and my standerds really arent high at all.

I like the PV though, mainly just because of the lengh of Rika’s dress and some of the “OMG” expressions she pulls XD

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eyn CANADA May 23, 2006 at 5:21 pm

I agree with your opinion about this single, both the a-side and b-side are weak and mediocere, which is very dissapointing. Their first few single are quite good but I guess they are going downhill lately. This type of style shouldn’t be done by them, it’s been overdone by other H!P groups and there’s no point to repeat this kind of stuff again, not by Biyuuden at least.

The PV is kinda weird too, all 3 of them wearing ultra mini skirt and doing those wacky dance moves. It’s too huge a difference compared to say, Kurenai no Kisetsu. I guess it’s probably as Mark pointed out, the sales of their previous single isn’t that good and their manager wanted to try out new style to see if it can stimulate higher sales. I don’t think it works though.

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Mark SPAIN May 21, 2006 at 4:36 am

This single is wrong, very wrong. Even Berryz Koubou has more mature songs. Watching the 4th and 5th single sales, I can understand that managers wanted to try out the old go-happy-power image that H!P had on its gold days. However, the world changed and so did the music taste. It’s not enough to act cute and charm today! You have to have a good song, but A-ge-ru is not. A pity. Viyuden have shown that they are worth in Nukegara and Aijisai, so why don’t keep the good level up? H!P fans aren’t anymore buying whatever comes out of the factory. Now they demand quality. Write it down, UFA!

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Toast UNITED STATES May 21, 2006 at 2:40 am

Nice review, I completley agree with you on it..

While, I enjoy really up-beat pop-fun-to-dance-to-and-so-damn-catchy-and-cute, this is NOT their style. The song is somewhat catchy, but I do not want them to return to this kind of style. Ever. Though, I enjoyed the PV for it. Very silly, and a little sexy at times. Quite entertaining, really. (Their outfits are so short! o.o

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