Kohachan's releases outside of Momusu for her "Kirarin Revolution" series have truly been hit or miss amongst fans but from purely a music standpoint I sensed a bit of a turn to a more mainstream sound stemming from her MilkyWay releases all the while still maintaining an anime "aura" about them. And whether you love, dislike or just aren't yet sure about her vocals one thing is for sure…..no other member in Momusu would be so well equiped as Kohachan is to embody an anime character in such a lifelike sense.
A large part of her *charm* I find lies in her ever so overly amped up personality which has you imagining that she just never could sit still for very long in one place! If only Red Bull, Monster or Amp Energy Drink executives in marketing had any idea of her existence! XD
"Happy Happy Sunday!" opens with a slippery "peanut butter across warm toast" brand of unique rap (smudgey like however effective 😛 ) but once the song's verse follows, its constantly driving rhythm is layered with the cutest of sugary melodies. Kohachan's sometimes exaggerated vocals are wonderous throughout and I can't stress enough the cute factor that her vocals deliver here♪♪! Kohachan is such the perfect fit for anime stylings and she delivers her unique brand of genki overload to a point at which even its producers or songwriter probably couldn't have imagined themselves. =)
Coupled with a radiantly shot pv…"Happy Happy Sunday!" along with its lively set presents some of the most adorable dance choreography~!…..beginning with what is described as ningyou ("doll") steps which leads into what has become Kirarin's wonderfully simplistic trademark of steps for these releases. Her wardrobe rack adds a sweet touch as it includes a very familiar old favorite!
"Happy's"'s coupling with track "HattenXJoy" while favoring a very repetitive style chorus delves into a most delicious recipe of "Kohachan hip hop" like never heard before! ^ ^ I can already envision Maimai flashing cute underground signs as she acts as Kohachan's back up dancer during a most hyper live performance. XD If only there were more rap lines for Kohachan to spring upon us as in its verses………(゜∀゜)………。♥ And for such a short composition "HattenXJoy" sure packs a lot of variety and punch into it's many musical changes making for one of Kohachan's most diverse and interesting tracks to date………I imagine UFA will be selling an assortment of Kohachan beanies and clocks to wear at her very next gig~! XD Also something tells me that the songwriter is a nostalgic fan of an old 80's funk group Morris Day & and the Time as a very distinct tribute of sorts can be heard more than once in this song! ^ ^
I love that her releases have begun including these cute little dance lesson pointers in between the pvs! There's simply no one else on earth quite as genki and animated as Kohachan!!….just a few seconds of the clip above and I'm sure you'll be convinced too~! ^o^
And last but not least above is the "Dance Shot Ver." for "Happy Happy Sunday!"…..a "close up ver." just wouldn't have done justice to this release. ^ ^♪♪
A~h….almost forgot, here's just a peek into the DVD's brief making of footage which includes behind the scenes of the pv's production as well as jacket shooting…..