Ohhh I’ve been anticipating this release for a while now ever since it appeared on Cdjapan’s pre-order newsmail! Hello! Project’s all time feistiest member has left quite a void in the ranks of H!P where anyone even close to matching her energy, sense of humor and full of fire spunky personality is yet to appear. And for someone so tiny she sure packs a punch like no other!
The entire “AIR BAND” thing really had me confused as to what exactly to expect with her counterparts on this release…..did they just have the word “AIR” in their name of were they in fact indeed an actual ‘air’ band?! ^o^ For anyone who’s watched the charming J-dorama “Yamataro Monogatari” starring none other than the handsome Nino!…then the “AIR” portion of this release will surely delight~! ………(゜∀゜)………。For any long time H!P fans……..the Marippe portion of this release is not only a long time coming but well worth every second we’ve waited for her official return to the music releasing world! ＼(^o^)／☆
After viewing please vote for………..(please note: Air Band video still plays while Marippe’s pv was sadly eaten by Youtube 😦 )
The first pressing of “Seishun boku” includes a little trading card bearing Marippe & AIR BAND’s logos on one side with a most amusing image showing just how tiny little Marippe is on the other side as she stands next to Maisan. ^ ^ Although I’m really short too so I’m actually laughing with her…….and definitely not at her!…(^q^)
Marippe is looking as adorable and *cuddle* worthy as ever~! And with this I’m really hoping that we’ll see more releases to come no matter what the theme may be. =)
The CDs track listing includes “Seishun boku” for Marippe, “Seishun ore” for “AIR BAND” as well as karaoke tracks for both while the accompanying DVD includes music videos for both tracks as well. ^ ^
So it’s time for the battle of the bands……..or actually Marippe against a band! 😛 AIR BAND that is!….and the end results will left up to you! =)
In one corner we have everyone’s favorite mini member and her pv is a fun and energetic watch as Marippe easily makes up for the video’s simplicity which utilizes several different camera angles and a simple in-studio appearing set with various lighting effects. Simple but yes! definitely effective! =)
In the other corner we have a most amusing and fun visual feast with AIR BAND pulling out all the stops to entertain and rock the stage like no other air group has perhaps ever achieved before? (￣▽￣) It’s pure insanity on stage with these guys as they’re just so sooooo funny to watch!!!!! Enthusiasm and “realism” is at an all time high here with drums, guitar, keyboards, and bass all represented along with an array of gruff and very engaging vocals to boot~! (*´∀｀*)♪♪
And the song♪ itself? Grungy rock ‘n roll heaven on a bun!
Marippe rock the house!!!!
…and you know you’re getting your rock on when your “keyboard” player is showing this amount of intensity with air!
…however air drums are amazing too! And he’s singing back up! How does he manage with so much to do?!! I hear air drum sets are being sold on auctions now days…….but they’re “disappearing” fast so if you’re an aspiring air drummer time is of the essence! 😛
…but my eyes seem to be fixated on air drummer…..he’s so dreamy and you do know that secretly it’s the air drummers who get all the girls! Right?! XD
…but the air keyboardist absolutely kills me!!! OMG! I wonder what brand he’s playing with?!!
…..however the air guitar will always remain as the grand daddy of all air instruments and truly the standard amongst them! For it was the air guitar which was first “built” when the air band boom saw groups sprouting up all over the world! I really really hope that the person whom invented air patented his/her idea before the madness hit and seemingly everyone was able to make air instruments in their own garages with minimal materials.
…wow he’s hitting those air chords♪ really hard!!!!! I wonder if he’ll set “it” on fire after the show’s over?!! 😛
……….things start getting a bit out of hand at one point during their antics……..
……………………..seems there’s too much air for one stage………..
……………but in the end it’s all……….
…………well organized chaos! (゜ロ゜ノ)ノ all working in perfect harmony~.