~ARASHI’s “Lotus”, my next guilty pleasure♥

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI in "Lotus"...

ARASHI Lotus LE & RE singles Don’t you notice that drama~♥ theme songs are always like a cut above everything else? It’s like the song “knows” it’s special and everything then falls into place~. To begin with the set is amazing to look @, and then you have some of the coolest choreography lending to visions of a lotus~ in bloom. Seriously this has gotta be some of the most visually stimulating art the boys have given us thus far. I’m a bit torn between “Lotus” or its main coupling with track “ever” as being the top song for this single and while the RE exclusive song “Boom Boom” may be a bit more standard r&b in form it’s also a catchy tune by all means…..just not quite as addictive as its predecessors~. The RE also includes exclusively, karaoke versions for all three songs and of course an alternate cover image however the LE’s inclusion of their original pv of “Lotus” makes it the must~have without question!! For awhile now and with recent singles we’ve been spoiled with also an extended making of clip too however sadly none is included here, and just being able to witness the boys learn and rehearse the visual feast (aka: the amazing dance choreography!) would have been equal to the pv♥ itself I would imagine =).

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ Cdjapan. (note: LE is out of print)

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ HMV Japan.

ARASHI’s “Lotus” can be ordered here @ YesAsia. (note: Japanese LE and Korean LE versions w/ DVD are still available as of February 25th 7 p.m.)

ARASHI in "Lotus"

~ARASHI “Lotus” pv~

Play, melt, repeat as necessary ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ♥。。!!There’s a beautiful tension in “Lotus” very much in the vein of their singles “Truth” and “Monster” in particular. This song is just pure amazing!!! ~♥~! Hmm..something tells me that had it not been for the accompanying visuals of “Lotus”……”ever” a very sweet and inspirational ballad totally could have represented as the title track (*´∀`*) ♪....but in any case…..

…”Lotus” totally receives Maochan’s music~seal~of~approval for one of the best songs♥ ever ヽ(。´▽`。)ノ。。♥♥♥!!!

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

The LE version also includes exclusively a 12 page booklet with song lyrics and photos and you know while I do love the whole stylishly~casual thing going on for both covers thank goodness that they didn’t wear these for the pv♥ itself :P!

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE booklet version (scan)

ARASHI "Lotus" LE back cover (scan)

~RE jacket scans~

ARASHI "Lotus" RE jacket scan

ARASHI "Lotus" RE inner jacket scan

ARASHI "Lotus" RE inner jacket scan

~ARASHI “ever” mp3~

~ARASHI “Boom Boom” mp3~

ARASHI in "Lotus"

ARASHI in "Lotus"

ARASHI in "Lotus"

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ARASHI in "Lotus"

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About MorningBerryz

Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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8 Responses to ~ARASHI’s “Lotus”, my next guilty pleasure♥

  1. Henkka says:

    Lotus is a great song! A bit like Truth and Monster like you mentioned. For me it doesn’t quite beat the latter though, but then that was pretty much the best pop song of 2010 for me. So glad to own it on CD (which I won from your contest back then! ;))

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    • Hm..I wonder why WP asked for me to approve your comment here??….I think we’ve spoken here at WP before ne~? Maybe WP didn’t recognize right away your luscious golden hair??? (;゜□゜)!!Sorry…..you seem to bring out something in me….I don’t know but I like you so you always feel familiar~♥ to me even if we don’t speak to one another very often o(*´∀`)o゛。I’ve been meaning to ask…..did you seduce no I mean befriend that girl from Japan who came to see you? Sorry :P….that slipped out.

      Wait. I’m not even replying to you properly (>_<);...!!、(kicks self) hmm it's pretty close between these songs for me too like I can be extra excited about a newer song at times but then I'll later realize that a predecessor is equal or even better at times =). "Truth" and "Monster" both so awesome and did you see their live choreography for "Monster?" Soooooo amazing! Gush~worthy really gosh* I haven't done that* in awhile…(u_u*) I love these dramatic songs they really get your mind racing and heart thumping!! Love~ya ^ ^♥。

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      • Henkka says:

        No need to apologize! I like you too and I’m flattered by the compliments, but I’d still claim that my hair is nowhere near as godly as you make it out to be! 🙂 And about the girl, it’s more like she seduced me and not the other way around… but I’ll spare you the details so we can continue keeping this an all-ages blog. I kid, I kid. 😛 Anyway yes, we became friends and, thankfully, a lot more than that as well. She’s coming over again in a couple of months and we’re in talks of one of us relocating to the other’s continent. Thanks for asking. 🙂 I guess I should return the favor. How’s it going lately then with your (undoubtedly handsome) boyfriend? Is he still as accepting of your Johnny’s fandom as ever? 🙂

        Yeah, I’ve seen what Monster looks like live and especially the performance at Kouhaku was just crazy. That was the evening’s “chills running down my spine” moment for me. The choreography was pretty intense but really, they could’ve just done it sitting down and I would’ve still loved it. Like I said, best pop song of 2010 as far as I’m concerned!

        Like you said, although we don’t get the chance to do so very often, it’s always great talking to you MB! 🙂

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        • A~hh I didn’t think you’d reply…(u_u*) Oh no hair as you surely know can be most ‘godly’….you know not with lightning and bolts but more like Aphrodite~♥! I have girl friends who sometimes say things like….oh his hair is gorgeous~gorgeous…..and never say that about their own xD. Hmm. I just saw that they’re making/made a “THOR” movie lol….wait oh no I won’t go there (*´艸`)。E~hhhh (;゜□゜)!!、..she seduced you???………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..
          I just had a moment there….

          (・_・)

          ………………….

          I’m kidding :P!!! You know you do make yourself out to be the type to be seduced~♥ but don’t ask me why as it’s just something specific about you~ =). lol about the age thingy*…..hmm I don’t think this is any longer a rated G blog (´-ω-`)~?I mean I’m not dirty I don’t think but things have been getting a bit more racy* her lately and I can’t deny that really…..still I’m really innocent~♥~♥ but I think you already know that =). I’m just not so much a prude is all (*>ω<)。

          You know I adore you!!..and I'm so happy that you've found your special♥one!! Relocating is so big…..and yet no doubt ~♥~ will persevere =). I'm sort of giddy just imagining you in love~♥…….true love~♥? Oh thank you~* so much and well……of course I'm biased!!! but yes~yes~yes~!!!! o(*´∀`)o゛♥♥♥!!!Mmm……my Johnny's ♥ is okay~*…..I mean I try not to show it too much like I won't kiss Nino~♥ in front of him :P!! I mean a photo of course lol…wait I didn't need to say that did i xD…..

          U~n I so get you……like if Yukorin read the phone book to me I'd be mesmerized~♥ ………(゜∀゜)………。....!!That may not be normal though! I'm sort of like that though aaaaah :P. I miss speaking with you much more regularly too……and I know I'm the absolute worst with blogs (._.;)

          My hairs a bit shorter now (shoulder length~but now I’m growing it out again nande??? xD?? lol I’m a haircut hypocrite!! (*´艸`)) but Henkka's hair~care tips are always on my mind (人∀`*)♥。

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          • Henkka says:

            Hahaha. MB, you showing pictures of my hair to your female friends is a little frightening. But I’ll let it slide since you’re MB. 😀

            Well, yes, I was perhaps basically setting myself for trouble and getting seduced just by inviting her here, that’s true. 😛 Now that you mention it, your posts lately seem to have a heightened sense of… well, raciness, as you put it. Perhaps so much so that it makes me doubt your innocence! Somehow it feels to me like it could be the influence of your boyfriend… but I’m probably just overthinking this?! I’m kidding, I know you’re as innocent as one can be… probably. 😛

            Thank you for your kind words. 🙂 I’m also confident that, although there’s sure to be plenty of difficult times ahead, we’ll persevere. But that’s something only time will tell I suppose. In any case, I’m looking forward to this new chapter in my life. Very much so actually.

            I’m bad with commenting on blogs and with email as well. Actually I’m just bad at keeping in contact with people in general, now that I think about it! But I think I still have your mail and you probably have mine, we should mail again sometime don’t you think? 🙂

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            • Oh no there may be more girls attracted to guys with longer~hair than you imagine….I don’t quite mean in that “A Hard Day’s Night” type of way but when a guy has prettier hair than a girl it can get to some of us xD.

              E~hhhhhh?! You know the more I experience things the more I think the line between prudence and nympho* is paper thin and like if you never do some things your body and mind has no idea :P!! Hm, I’m thinking rather now that you had a hand in the seduction*…..Henkka you’re dirty :O!

              It’s heartbreaking what’s happening in Japan now and so many lives lost and just everything gone and yet there are still so many missing =(. I hope you’re gf♥ is far far away from the nuclear reactors….I was reading a few days ago that hundreds are being turned away from hospitals and care centers due to the fear of them being affected with radiation =(….it’s scary what’s happening.

              U~n would like that very much =). I was without internet for awhile, so sorry for my late reply (><);.

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              • Henkka says:

                Hey! I’m innocent! I haven’t done a single perverted thing in my life.

                Probably. 😛

                In any case, yeah, it’s crazy what’s happening over there. But she’s completely fine, please don’t worry. 🙂 All of her friends from the affected areas are fine, too.

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                • ...(。ーωー。)♪

                  I’m so relieved!!! I just keep hearing worse and worse news each day and it’s especially frightening with the reactors and just how they can’t bring them under control =(. Once the ground is contaminated that last for like ever and people here have started to stock up on Japanese staple imports as fears rise that new imports may be contaminated =(….it’s just something you’d never imagine. Please keep positive~*…I know I’m beginning to sound like the dark~hole here (>_<)..sorry!

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