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Kurenai no Kisetsu

by Lainay on October 9, 2005 · 2 comments · AddThis

Kurenai no Kisetsu Biyuuden 5th Single: Kurenai no Kisetsu
Label: Piccolo Town
PKCP-5057
1,050yen
01. Kurenai no Kisetsu
02. Naishin Kyaa Kyaa da wa!
03. Kurenai no Kisetsu (Instrumental)

Biyuuden has released another single on October 5th, titled Kurenai no Kisetsu. It is their 5th Single.

 

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Kurenai no Kisetsu is another midtempo song, much with the style of Biyuuden. The beginning has a nice instrumental intro, which almost sounds royal, with Biyuuden being the elegant princesses in a grand castle. The royalty carries through the whole song, with the chimes, bells, and other elegant instruments. This song also has a lot of echoing of the lyrics.

Within the lyrics and singing, there also is a little bit of a mysterious feeling, with some good “haaa ha ha waaa haa” background vocals, which always adds to the fun. The girls voices are very good and soothing, and towards the end of the choruses, there’s a very good, soothing harmony of their voices.

Rating: ★★★½☆

 

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Naishin Kyaa Kyaa da wa! is an upbeat, fun-loving song. It puts a smile on my face, especially the chorus part. Having a bad day? Well then, try listening to this song! (also, I hope you get better!)

Rating: ★★★★☆

Biyuuden’s 1st Album, titled SWEET ROOM NUMBER 1, is going to be released on October 26th, so get ready for even more Biyuuden coming your way!

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Nochiura Natsumi

by Lainay on September 24, 2005 · 4 comments · AddThis

Natsumi Natsumi Abe
Birth Date: 1981-08-10
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: A
Maki Maki Goto
Birth Date: 1985-9-23
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
Aya Aya Matsuura
Birth Date: 1986-6-25
Birthplace: Hyogo
Blood type: B

Nochiura Natsumi is made of 3 Hello! Project members: Maki Goto (former Morning Musume member, but now soloist), Natsumi Abe (also former MM now solo), and Aya Matsuura, or Ayaya as many call her (soloist). The name is another well thought out Hello! Project group name. The name comes from parts of each of the members names. Nochi comes from Goto, the kanji 後 (go) can also be pronounced Nochi. Ura comes from Matsuura Aya, and Natsumi comes from, yes, Natsumi Abe!

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Pucchi Moni

by Lainay on September 10, 2005 · 9 comments · AddThis

Sayaka Sayaka Ichii
Birth Date: 1983-12-31
Birth Place: Chiba
Blood type: A
1st Generation
Maki Maki Goto
Birth Date: 1985-09-23
Birthplace: Tokyo
Blood type: O
1st and 2nd Generation
Kei Kei Yasuda
Birth Date: 1980-12-06
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: A
1st and 2nd Generation
Hitomi Hitomi Yoshizawa
Birth Date: 1985-04-12
Birthplace: Saitama
Blood type: O
2nd and 3rd Generation
Makoto Makoto Ogawa
Birth Date: 1987-10-29
Birthplace: Niigata
Blood type: O
3rd Generation
Ayaka Ayaka Kimura
Birth Date: 1981-10-30
Birthplace: Hyogo
Blood type: AB
3rd Generation

1st Gen:
1st Generation Pucchi Moni

2nd Gen:
2nd Generation Pucchi Moni

3rd Gen:
3rd Generation Pucchi Moni

Pucchi Moni (or Petit Moni) was one of Morning Musume’s subgroups. It started in 1999 with Morning Musume members Sayaka Ichii, Kei Yasuda, and Maki Goto, (1st Gen Pucchi Moni) but was later remade with Kei Yasuda, Maki Goto, and Hitomi Yoshizawa, (2nd Gen Pucchi Moni) and then remade yet again with Hitomi Yoshizawa, Makoto Ogawa, and Coconuts Musume’s Ayaka. (3rd Gen Pucchi Moni)

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Miki Fujimoto

by Lainay on September 5, 2005 · 5 comments · AddThis

Miki
Back in 2002, during Miki's solo days.
Miki Fujimoto
Birthday: 1985-02-26
Birthplace: Hokkaido
Blood type: A

You may have heard of Miki Fujimoto from Morning Musume. She, however, started as a solo artist in the Hello! Project. Her solo works are missed very much in the Hello! Project, and many hope she will revive her solo career.

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Aa!

by Lainay on September 4, 2005 · 14 comments · AddThis

Reina Reina Tanaka
Birthday: 1989-11-11
Birthplace: Fukuoka
Blood type: O
Airi Airi Suzuki
Birthdate: 1994-04-01
Blood type: B
Miyabi Miyabi Natsuyaki
Birthdate: 1992-08-25
Birthplace: Chiba
Blood type: O

Aa!

I’d like to inform you on yet another inactive Hello! Project Unit: Aa! Yes, the groups name is titled Aa! The group is composed of 3 girls: Reina Tanaka of Morning Musume, and 2 Hello! Project Kids- Miyabi Natsuyaki and Airi Suzuki. At the time of the units activity (October 2003, with only 1 single), Reina was 13, Miyabi was 11, and Airi was at the very young age of 9.

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Their first and last single, titled FIRST KISS, is a midtempo R&B song. The outfits are eccentric overalls with chains and multi-colored hats. The bside, Masayume, is a slower song which is full of emotion.

Even with their young ages, Aa! is quite a good group. If you would like to see who sings what, and want to see a translation, Project Hello is a great source. Here are the FIRST KISS lyrics and the Masayume lyrics.

FIRST KISS
1st Single: FIRST KISS
  1. FIRST KISS
  2. Masayume *
  3. FIRST KISS (instrumental)

* Thanks to Maki-san for Masayume.

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