Kanjani8′s fifth album. It is based on a theme about cheering at the baseball game. The album title is interesting: If you add one line on the word FIGHT, you’ll get the word EIGHT.
Limited Edition A: Comes with the PV for Monjai Beat and the making for it. Also includes footage of the making of each member’s own baseball uniform.
Limited Edition B: Comes with the PV for Fight for the Eight and the making for it. Also includes footage of the makings of their songs for the second disc in the regular edition.
Regular Edition: Comes with an extra disc. The group split into four separate groups. Hina, Ookura, and Yasu in one group. Maru and Yoko in another. Subaru and Ryo make their own separate solo. The split is kinda weird..
01 Monjai Beat
Hyped up cheering song. It’s a good song but it sounds the same as their other hyped up songs, like Musekinin Hero. I only like the beginning where they shout, “Eito, ippatsu (one shot)!”
The PV shows Maru returning home and then finds intruders in his house trying to cheer him up. It’s fun to watch. The song still sounds boring though.
02 Uchuu ni Itta Lion
“The lion that went to space.” A fast tempo song. A lion breaks out of the circus tent and runs away as fast as he can. The song makes you picture the lion running into space.
03 Fight for the Eight
This is my most favorite out of the album. It’s a cool, fighting song. It matches well with a cool dance. The PV is weird… Looks cool but weird…
It is written and composed by Kitagawa Yuujin from the famous J-pop duo Yuzu. It is hyped up, trying to cheer you up. Makes you want to swing a towel while listening or singing this.
There is a lot of word play in the lyrics. For example, “Don’t cry / Kimi wa donkurai,” and “No more / boku wa nomou.” Some of the English parts are interesting. They use the Japanese pronunciations and the pronunciations form real Japanese words. For example, “meeting you” turns to “mite yo (hey, look).” “To be loved” turns to “tobira (door).”
05 Fly High
An upbeat song that has some rapping. I like it. Just leave everything and fly.
06 365-nichi Kazoku
“365 day family.” A slow song that I don’t want to listen to. But it’s listenable. Everyday is a family day. Even if we have a fight, we still are family. The PV is boring, even though their outfits are gorgeous. I like Yasu showing off the sign language he just learned.
07 Dye D?
Written and composed by Yasu. A vampire themed. A vampire falls in love with a human girl and she doesn’t know his existence. Most of the lyrics are in English. I don’t really like the song as much. But I love the music.. It sounds a bit scary and creepy but I like it. I think it would sound better as an instrumental than using it for a song..
08 Water Drop
I like it because it’s pretty. But it’s a pretty and painful song. Besides that, it sounds exactly like a KAT-TUN song because it’s a ballad pop with a few rapping, like KAT-TUN’s style. I keep on mistaken it.. When Ryo sings, I think of Kame. Also, there is the title of the song! It so confuses me with KAT-TUN’s WATER DANCE and One Drop >.>
09 Tsubasa ni Koi
“Completely in love.” Painful song that makes you cry out loud. A useless guy falling in love with a girl. It’s an ok listen.
10 Yellow Pansy Street
A band song. Worrying because the other party is depressed and you want to cheer him/her up. Yellow pansies are blooming down the streets.
11 Freedom Riron
“Freedom theory.” Written and composed by Sukima Switch. A bright song. Telling the other person to let out air and smile.
12 Kagayakeru Butai e
“To the sparkling stage.” A fast and jumpy song. Jump now for a brighter future, so that you will shine on stage.
13 My Home
A band and mellow song. Yoko, Hina, and Subaru don’t play instruments this time. The warmth of the home. There is always someone to welcome you back.
I like singing this song. The lyrics are simple. The song isn’t too fast nor slow to sing. Although, there is a high pitch in the chorus part that is tough for me to hit.
This song sounds pretty but a bit dark and deep. Sounds like you are wondering around the forest. The charm point of this song: Subaru’s yell.
01 Scarecrow (Nishikido Ryo)
A ballad with acoustic guitar. It’s about the life of a scarecrow, the wind blowing at it; the sun is shining on it, etc. The scarecrow is there to protect the owner, making sure that the owner is ok.
02 Yona Yona Yo-Night (Murakami Shingo, Yasuda Shouta, Ookura Tadayoshi)
Weird and hyper. The lyrics are a bit difficult to sing, which I don’t like as much. This song is so similar to Ayaman Japan’s songs… I can picture Ayaman Japan singing it but not those three Eito members… The part I like the most is: Viva, Shin-chan / Yasu-kun / Tacchon / Eighter! Viva, viva Shin-chan / Yasu-kun / Tacchon / Eighter!
03 Pan Panda (Yokoyama Yuu, Maruyama Ryuuhei)
It’s a cute, children’s song. The dance is also cute. The song is about twin pandas that like eating. It has a reference to Maru’s famous, “Pa~n.” I like Maru’s new phrase, “Hara peko ringo,” saying the phrase “I’m hungry” in a cute way. Maru also insisted adding “pa~n” at the very end of the song.
04 A (Shibutani Subaru)
Lots of thank you’s and congradulations. Grateful to being born and living. A simple song with a simple beat. At the end, Subaru say, “It’s the end,” this makes it funny.