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°C-ute – Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku April 20, 2012

Filed under: C-ute — solarblade @ 8:49 pm

Track Listing

  1. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku
  2. “Ai wa Itsumo Itsumo”
  3. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Maimi Yajima Ver.) (Limited B only)
  4. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Saki Nakajima Ver.) (Limited C only)
  5. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Airi Suzuki Ver.) (Limited D only)
  6. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Chisato Okai Ver.) (Limited E only)
  7. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Mai Hagiwara Ver.) (Limited F only)
  8. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Instrumental)

1. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku

When was the last time we got a ballad from H!P as a leading track more or less?  It’s definitely been a while and °C-ute begins a new era with one which is a tad surprising.  I do like the fact that it’s more acoustic-based (which is something rare these days to come by.  At least it’s pretty heartfelt and comes off as a little catchy but they should’ve left it all melodic and not so much have solo lines (but that’s my thing).  Not bad though for an A-side ballad but lulz at the guitar solo XD.

2. “Ai wa Itsumo Itsumo”

If the other 5 tracks weren’t on here, then this wouldn’t have been more of a odd song to have here.  First off, unlike the ballad-ness of the A-side, this is very synthy and upbeat (almost like “Kiss me Aishteru” and “Bye Bye Bye”).  It’s not as powerful as those two though but I did like hearing all the members everywhere.  It’s kind of listening to a Sonic game go by and it actually made me fall in love…Finally a B-side that isn’t awkward or just not right!

3. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Maimi Yajima Ver.)
4. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Saki Nakijima Ver.)
5. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Airi Suzuki Ver.)
6. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Chisato Okai Ver.)
7. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku (Mai Hagiwara Ver.)

Yeah, I’m not into reviewing each version seperately so I’m going to do it this way lol.  Each limited edition (cept A) came with an extra version of the leading track but depending on what you get, you get solo takes of the songs.  Of course, if you’re used to the group by now, you can easily determine which voice belongs to who.  Personally, I think Airi’s is the best of the bunch followed by Maimi’s.  Then a huge gap and Chisato’s comes next but her unique vocals come to the forefront and it causes it to be a little uncomfortable.  Then Nakky’s and Maimai’s rounds it up.  Their vocals are hard to deal with in this ballad…Maimai’s the most because she makes too happy, smiley cute….

 

 

°C-ute after the last era really disappointed me again (just as much when “Shocking 5” ended).  Kicking off their 8th era with an interesting ballad.  I do think it could grow in time but it’s a dropoff from stuff like “Kiss me Aishiteru” and “Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko”.  Time will tell if it can grow on me and the solos were a nice incentive at heart, but I hope it won’t become a recurring theme.  “Ai wa Itsumo Itsumo” though was a pleasant surprise with it’s electro/dance arrangement and clear 180 different from Kimi wa Jitensha…  Hope this era is gonna get stronger.

 

Yup, I decided it was time to close shop…..JUST KIDDING!

Filed under: ~Announcements~ — solarblade @ 2:08 am

So, in recent times I’ve become quite enamored over H!P and the entire selection of songs that are present ^_^  So I made a blog so I can well gush over said company with Iroppoi Twilgiht Game.  Hopefully I can get some of my readers to check it out too…even though there really isn’t much cept my introduction there but hey support it ^_^  I wanna share my excitement, my disappointments…and futures with you all ^_^