I’m thinking that the idol~gods were smiling down on me as they sent me Mayuyu♥ x 2…as in two first press trading cards of my second most favorite member in AKB48 =). The first press editions each include a randomly inserted trading card and now with 7 members and you know with Watarirouka Hashiritai powering up~* making them officially one of the cutest idol units ever, make that uber~cute♥ ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。！！．．although actually the “7” are based on their radio program (thank you~* CK =) ) so while this is idol~utopia♥ for the moment one does wonder if the “7” will become permanent in the future or is this a one shot single for them?? I’d like to think I speak for the masses when I say hopefully not!!!! “7” must go on ー(*￣Ｏ￣)ノ！New members Wasamin and Mikapon join the “5” and just think how this unit keeps growing!! omg their vocals always sooooooo adorable and Mayuyu♥ the most cute and capable!! I mean Watarirouka has always been most cute in this sense but now….think “Gyu” or “Seishun no flag” on happy~candy x a million :P!!!! Each single also includes a poster~♥ extra…..but I forgot to photograph them here :P.
Watarirouka Hashiritai’s “Valentine Kiss” can be ordered here @ Cdjapan. (note first press singles w/ trading cards are out of print).
Of course it’s not all about Mayuyu♥ although part of my heart says yes it is!!! Just check out her solo performance of “Yuuhi no ijiwaru” which is vintage~vintage Music Station in every way♥!!! And I mean right down to the introduction credits given as each performance begins and just how the entire stage is set up with the bleachers aside for the audience/other stars/ hosts and actually it’s very much 80’s retro just as the song is right to its very core……think Matsuda Seiko/ Music Station/ 80’s complete with stage props depicting season. The play on words is for “Yoru mo hit parade” but it’s soooooo much Music Station and Mayuyu owns it♥. The transition is cute too as she goes from home viewer to mega~star in her pv♥ and take note of how much was put into the overall sets’ styling, her wardrobe, the old school J~Pop choreography and just everything as even with her “room”….it’s so so retro~perfect to a tee in the intro! “Yuuhi no ijiwaru continues to impress in the vein of highlighting and bringing back the nostalgic age of J~pop’s golden age……simply nostalgic! And you gotta love how they even extend into the post production after her performance as the set is being quickly changed for the “next” performer….=).
~Watanabe Mayuyu “Yuuhi no ijiwaru” (pv)~
And you really have to take your hats off to how Watarirouka~7 didn’t in any way take away from the original members or anything really in terms of individual attention/ spotlight aspects for any of the girls…..and I so love the groupings used for the coupling with tracks which will entice fans by being one exclusive song per single version or lol once again call it marketing genius which translates into separating us from our $ xD……single type A includes the exclusive audio track “Hatsu koi yo konnichi wa” featuring Mayuyu, Lovetan, Nacchan & Wasamin, single type B includes the exclusive audio track “Pajama Drive” featuring Mayuyu, Harugon, Ayarin (who I still can’t believe was once dismissed from the being a team girl =(!!) & Mikapon while the RE includes the exclusive audio track “Yuuhi no ijiwaru”……the Mayuyu♥ solo which is a must have!!!! The common coupling track for all 3 editions is “Somisomirashira”…….kiite kudasai:
~Watarirouka Hashiritai “Somisomirashira” mp3~
~”Hatsukoi yo konnichi wa” mp3~
~”Pajama Drive” mp3~
~Watarirouka Hashiritai “Valentine Kiss” (pv)~
Love the old school choreography and there’s even the incorporation of the legendary “chicken~wing” move here……a staple for many many years ahhh (*´∀｀*) ♪～！If you’re in any way a fan or student of J~Pop Watarirouka is so much the essence of it all and it’s pretty much in everything they do and present, even more so than even AKB48 as a unit whom also wholeheartedly represents the resurgence of this highly addictive and catchy movement~. The choco~factory set is nothing short of amazing as well as you know they could have easily have resorted to the utilization of blue screens instead to cut costs but not with AkiP~* he’s most awesome in bringing it…..and lol @ Mayuyu’s initial reaction to the choco~factory set!!! She’s sooooo adorable!!!!…and attentive to detail =)!
~Watarirouka Hashiritai “Valentine Kiss” (Dance Shot Version pv)~
And now let’s embrace the “Yuko♥” in all of us….or well at least here let’s embrace the “Yuko♥” in Mayuyu~♥…..so cute~* as she yes! has a tendency to kiss♥~kiss♥ her fellow members and with Valentine’s on your mind who could resist ~♥~ o(*´∀｀)o゛。Mmm…wouldn’t you kiss them all too ne~?…if the opportunity presented itself? I don’t know if it’s coincidence or not that my favorite two AKB girls are the kissing~* type lol ＾ ＾♥。
…..ahhh~♥ the heart box is adorable beyond words too! The type B single includes an exclusive 12 minute making of clip~♥….now if only the heart~box weren’t meant to be filled with chocolates 〜(´。・д・。)．、but with you know what instead (。ーωー。)笑～♥。
And a most Happy Birthday~*～～＊～♥！！！wish to Lovetan who’s celebration coincided with the filming of “Valentine Kiss”…..what could be more fitting!