2012 Shin Seinaru – Out with the old, In with the new!

22 11 2012

°C-ute released their second best-of album yesterday.  Since their line-up has changed significantly since the last one, they redid many of their older songs with the new lineup.  I wasn’t originally intending on reviewing it, but I wasn’t aware that they were completely remastering the songs.  I thought we’d just hear the songs with the concert arrangements they’ve done since the lineup chance, but they actually remastered the old songs.  And I have to admit, for the most part, I’m really liking them.   Read the rest of this entry »





Well, Hot Damn.

18 08 2012

A really popular shoujo manga, Cat’s Eye, is being adapted into a musical.  And that musical is starring seven Berikyuu members rotating the three lead characters.  Just like the Cinderella musical, a unit has been formed to release a single to promote the musical.  Cat’s Eye 7 is just about the dream H!P Kids unit: Berryz’ Risako, Yurina, Maasa, and Captain, with °C-ute’s Mai, Maimi, and Nakky.

This is the first H!P musical this important (heavy promoting on UFA’s part) where the Kids are leading; I think it’s clear that the reins of H!P are being slowly transferred until the new Musumes get a handle.  I had high expectations for this group, and wow, they sure as hell followed through.  Read the rest of this entry »








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