Upon opening the debut single by AKB’s newest unit French Kiss, I at first was really puzzled as to why the first press extra was a trading card ↓↓↓ depicting members Kuramochi Asuka, Kashiwagi Yuki & Takajo Aki in a baseball collage. For one there’s no hint~* of anything baseball on the outside packaging and I had no idea of what a treat I was in for っo(*´∀｀)o！It turns out this baseball theme serves as the backdrop to not only a most inspired music video with a storyline, but also a full production mini~drama!!..and the drama itself runs 39 minutes and is even divided into 8 separate chapters =).
Funny thing is that while it’s noted that these randomly inserted trading cards come in three types….you just know I would end up receiving two of the same (*>ω<)！！。。okay~* but more important is what makes getting both LE’s so worth it!! Beginning with jacket type A in addition to the “random” 😛 trading card the included extra DVD is 60 minutes!!!..and includes the pv♥ for the title track “Zutto mae kara”, its making of and the aforementioned mini~drama!!!
It’s wonderful that a song♪♪ can inspire so much!! And all of the perfect idol♥ ingredients are here for a mini~unit…with a most catchy song, three girls with cute chemistry together and the backing of Avex to put everything into the production~. Think of the music video as being a sort of highlight reel while then the mini~drama becomes the main course so to speak. And while Yukirin has so much been a stand~out member in AKB it’s so so nice to see so much more of Mocchi and yes~! especially Akicha~♥!! And while I love all of their vocals I surely love Akicha’s~♥ voice the most in this unit! She’s also the most wacky and animated so that gets lots and lots of bonus+ points~* for sure ー(*≧∀≦)ノ！！And there’s something overall about her personality that really gets me…and while I’m still trying to place a finger upon it I just know that my attention gravitates towards her whenever she’s on the screen~ =).
LE types A & B also feature different coupling with songs:
Type A’s coupling with song “Yokaze no shiwaza”
Type B’s coupling with song “Aru aki no hi no koto”
Jacket type B also includes a “randomly~randomly~” 😛 inserted trading card and the bonus DVD here includes also the music video for “Zutto mae kara” along with French Kiss’ special stage comedy skit “Hana no san shima” and its making of~. The DVD runs about 28 minutes total and while I was hesitant to upload their performance of “Hana no san shima” here as I wasn’t sure if anyone would be interested….but on second thought I must say emphatically that it’s really funny and so so enjoyable so if you get the chance I think you’ll crack up too~!! I mean their sense of comedic timing is spot on and French Kiss is so cute here dressed up with Yukirin as “Himawari”, Mocchi as “Kosumosu” and Akicha as “Momiji.”
And has maple ever looked so adorable~♥?!..but wait hold the phone or the banana 😛 as at the end of their stage comedy clip is the real gem of this release~* as French Kiss receives lots and lots of advice from a variety of stage pros and it gets so funny, odd, out there* and candid reaching that often sought after but not always realized plateau of pee~in your pants funny…..um not that that’s ever happened to me (*´艸`)！。。。
Yep~! it’s surely a must see!!..and whom is revealed to have the most natural comedic talent?
Hmm….hint~* hint~*…..”maple” (*´∀｀)♥！
You may think you notice an abundance of Akicha~♥ here, however I assure you that it’s all part of your imagination~* as surely I don’t have an Akicha~♥ infatuation..really I don’t I swear! (。ーωー。)笑。