Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban duet with Monta Mino
Yaritagariya-san (Undergirls Team G)
Gamjatang Bojou (Undergirls A) (Type A only)
Kashasa de Jihaku Suru (Undergirls B) (Type B only)
Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban duet with Monta Mino (off vocal)
Yaritagariya-san (off vocal)
Gamjatang Bojou (off vocal)
Kashasa de Jihaku Suru (off vocal)
1. Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban duet with Monta Mino
I can at least say I didn’t expect SDN48 to pull off a kayoukyoku kind of song with Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban more or less have it be a collaborative effort with Monta Mino (who I’m sure is a kayoukyoku singer). I have to say for the most part I wasn’t feeling Monta’s vocals when he sang by himself but the girls of SDN48 really sound strong for this song and I love the different style they’ve produced with this one when compared to their previous singles.
However, if you like their previous singles, you might find your kicks with this song since it actually carries itself similarly to “GAGAGA” which is pretty cool actually since I do like their K-pop inspired songs. While there isn’t solos to be found here, I’m still enjoying it vocally for the most part. I mean it’s catchy but the hook of the whole ~ayee-ayeee-aye~ gets jarring after hearing it over and over.
3. Gamjatang Bojou
For the edition-only songs the first one in Gamjatang Bojou kind of lets Undergirls A have their taste of the kayoukyoku style. I love the amount of brass used in the song and it seems that I’m finding myself loving the vocals out of this selected group a whole lot! Pretty cool song from them to be honest ^_^
4. Kashasa de Jihaku Suru
I kind of think that while Kashasa de Jihaku Suru also kind of takes that route of kayoukyoku, this is is leaning more towads a latin sound like one of their earlier B-sides “Tengoku no Door wa 3kaime no Bell de Hiraku” but a little more laidback. Actually, I really liked the vocals here more than in “Gamjatang Bojou”…much smoother actually.
As it is more than likely SDN48’s final single, the let this single be their best one. While I do think the collaboration song is the weakest of the 4, it’s still a good song to listen to once in a while. After that, Gamjatang Bojou turned out pretty well too since this and Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban had a similar style. However it was Kashasa de Jihaku Suru and Yaritagariya-san that stole the show one for the great vocals and one for the great arrangement. Now I don’t know if there’ll release one more single before they disband in April…but I’m hoping for at least one album instead…who knows…