Won’t be watching any dramas for a while (Currently watching JE TV programs). I wanted to keep this journal updated, so I decided to write a review on music.
This entry took me a long time to write, so I hope you read it to the end, onegaishimasu ^.^
Kanjani8′s second full album. Comes with two discs. The second disc have solo songs for each member. The album has three editions. Two limited editions: one comes with a DVD of a short movie and packages in a DVD case, and the other has seven cards (featuring each members) and a bonus track in the second disc. The regular edition…doesn’t come with anything extra.
01. Big Sky Blues
A song that can make you jump and shout. It’s a good into song, giving you energy. I really like this song. This is one of the two favorite songs out of this album.
02. Speedy Wonder
A song about forgetting your lover’s birthday and asks for that person’s forgiveness. The music has a panic feeling. You don’t know what to do to make that person forgive you. You blame yourself for this mistake.
03. Oosaka Obachan ROCK (type LAK J2)
A song about middle aged women. This one is slower than the original version. The talking part is different. (Forgot what they talk about.) I like the original one more. I like songs that have faster beats. But this one isn’t so bad.
04. Futari no Namida Ame
Rivals with Osaka Rainy Blues because they both talks about rain and a tragic romance, and both have the genre of music that is different from their other usual genres (one is tango and the other is blues). I like the melody of this song immediately when I first listen to it. Just like Osaka Rainy Blues XD
05. Goujou ni GO!
A song that pushes you to go forward. Even though I don’t understand the whole song, the lyrics sounds pretty good. It’s best to listen to when you need to cheer up.
06. Great Escapt ~Daidasso~
Escaping loneliness. The music sounds like a person trying sneak out of the scene. This is my other favorite. It is energetic. It’s good to listen to when you’re trying to hurry up.
07. Sayonara wa Itsumo
A slow song. But it has strong music, my favorite type. The song sounds sad.
08. Jimoto no Ousama
A song about Osaka. It’s cheerful. Sounds like the feeling of walking down the street of Osaka.
09. Zukkoke Otokomichi
“Kibatteko-ze, yey yey yey~” Sounds kinda like a cheering song. The chorus part is catchy. I didn’t like the song at first, but the more I listened to it, the more it grows onto you. I really like the dance. Gives you more motivation. The music video is…weird…but it shows the crackiness in the group ^.^ According to Yoko, this PV is the most expensive to make.
An energetic song, hence, the title XD The person you like is giving you the energy. I like it when they shout out the letters of the title name. It feels like releasing your energy.
11. Tabi no Hate ni wa
The music is fast, but the lyrics are negative. It sounds like you still doesn’t forgot your ex-lover. This song is ok. It sounds kinda strange in a way..
A thank you song, hence, the title XD I want to say thank you to you. This song has a touchy and warm feeling. It’s a good song to sing to someone whom you are grateful to.
13. Kanfuu Fighting
A Chinese-ish song. It has a feeling of the dragons dancing. Yoko says two Chinese words at the beginning and the end of the song. Feels weird and interesting hearing him say these. I really like this song. There is a dance to it. I want to learn it… It’s more enjoyable when dance while singing the song. I think I like the PV for this one the most out of all the Kanjani8 PVs. Men in black suits dancing XD
01. Ruwa (Shibutani Subaru)
A love song. Sounds like the desire to embrace the lover. It’s an enka, I think. Subaru’s powerful high voice fits well in this kind of songs.
02. Watashi Kagami (Yasuda Shouta)
The song that received many praises from Yoko XD Thinking about your lover. I like this song. Mainly because of the music XD The rockish type but with lots of guitar. Yasuda plays one of the guitars ^.^
03. MAGIC WORD ~Boku nari no…~ (Maruyama Ryuuhei)
Sounds like a kids’ song ^.^’ It’s a cheerful, catchy song that makes you want to sing along. The lyrics include his favorite words: “Pa~n” and “tekisa-su.” I really like the song. The lyrist is named HANNYA MAN. According to Maruyama’s story, all we know is that he had dinner with Maruyama and spoke to him casually…
04. Mamoritai (Ookura Tadayoshi)
Wanting to protect. A slow love song. It doesn’t sound that bad. (Doesn’t really like slow songs…) Maybe it’s because of Ookura’s low voice. (…but likes deep voices.)
05. WONDER BOY (Yokoyama Yuu)
Half rap and half singing, my favorite kind of song ^.^ This is the only song that isn’t written by the singer, but Yoko requests an energetic song that he can dance and sing along with the audience. This song makes Yoko a narcissist.. “Aren’t I cool?” lol I really like this song though; Yoko has good tastes XD
06. Forward (Murakami Shingo)
Very, very, very catchy. Makes you want to sing and dance along. I love it. It’s cheerful, telling you not to give up. My favorite part is, “One time / Two times / Three times / Everybody scream!!” I want to scream. But can’t scream in the streets and at home :p Oh, the lyrist’s name is capitão, lol XD
07. stereo (Nishikido Ryou)
The song sounds fragile. Can’t stop thinking about the lover, who has left you. It has rock-ish music, me like ^.^
The members cosplay as game characters. They come out of the paintings. The king and minister (named Gonzaresu) meet the magician (named Laicho the Second, who feels like he can fly XD), the hunter (Tony), the philosopher (Smith), the Vagabond (Gurus), and the valiant (Tadayoshi XD). After the intros, Smith points out there’s a treasure. The king becomes angry because he’s supposed to say that line. He throws his crown in the hallway. Suddenly, laser beams appear! The characters try to avoid the beams and get to the treasure.
This movie is very entertaining. They do acrobatic and other stuff to avoid the laser beams. It’s funny when they accidentally touch the beams XD And when they find out what’s inside the treasure, fufufu XD The ending is surprising and funny, leaving you a roar of laughter afterwords.
This is the one and only time the members dressed up in those costumes. They make the movie exclusively for the people who buy the limited edition.