Ever ponder what life would be like residing beside Mayuyu♥ post~idol♥ dating into her late 30’s?…or just how often you’ll be “surprised~*” to see omelet rice upon your dining table day or night? Well, wonder no longer as the always experience packed singles presented by the incomparable AKB team have produced a debut single very much worthy of the one~and~only cutest resident nezumi~♥!! You see her voice has always been as preciously adorable as *~animemaki~* (anime vocals rolled in seaweed!) with syllables via “Seishun no flag” still making me blush* w/ a that’s just toooooo cute to be real sensation!!! Mayuyu♥ though is so much more than your average cutie idol as her talents go way beyond the basics of song, acting, dance and infectious personality which are the staples of our beloved ever growing army of choice, for hers in addition is also rooted deep in the artistic talents of manga, writing and seiyuu which lends seamlessly into further idol projects and the promise~* of furthering her career long after her days of AKB have passed. But as that day is most distant stretching into the vast reaching horizon of now, just imagine if by some means like maybe if you had one of them hot~tub~time~machines handy in your backyard the then endless possibilities of playing future fly on the wall to all things most important on your mind like world history, when will that fruitcake ever stop being re~gifted* and the future of your favorite♥ idols of course =D~.
It’s really one of the most creatively original short films written for an idol like ever! Reflections on youth, its natural and inevitable will to one day leave you and just saying………
……oh dear! Father Time =/!!!! There’s a sheer sense of humor too present and always underlying this clip’s vision and be sure to instill in yourself the willpower not to ever say ‘the older I get, the better I used to be’….although those aches and pains that your parents currently remind you of on a day~to~day basis w/ that unmistakable Tokuhon patch’s minty~scent in your home will be difficult to miss =P~.
~Watanabe Mayu “Usa shijimi sanjuuhassai. Watashi no nichijou omise shimayuyu”~
Now getting back to that omelet rice dish you’ve become accustomed to during the entire duration of your imaginary hot~tub~time~machine implanted marriage♥ to Mayuyu♥, thanks to the masterminds (AkiP & friends in idol♥ high~places =) ) it needn’t be so. You see @ first that could easily have grown into your very own groundhog~day of culinary sorts but through the collaboration of this results oriented ↑↑↑ and very gentle man with teachings as wise in the nuances & details of proper cooking as is his demeanor as cool as 800~grit sandpaper on a breezy yet warm autumn day~, his patient and wise teachings will transform right before your eyes the yummy wife in Mayuyu♥ you’ve always envisioned since you first laid eyes on her under that apple tree many moons ago…or was it at the school?….or it could have been in that seifuku~♥ idol magazine I suppose =D~.
In any case there most likely hasn’t been a cooking “show” as adorable and suspenseful in the history of vegetables, meat or dashi….oh and be on the lookout for Mayuyu’s♥ hot bean incident as well as her awesome carrot chopping skills that almost were….where well she was thinking about cutting it not unlike how one would go after a log of wood intended to be used in the fireplace~ =O. It’s really so cute how the old guy gently quizzes and lightly scolds her throughout the learning~ =D.
~Watanabe Mayu “Training for Married Life”~
Now don’t worry if you’ve spent most of your time getting to know the lover~ly Mayuyu♥ spacing out into her cute eyes or caressing those gentle lips all the while gently brushing her strawberry scented hair from her eyes all the while not hearing a single word she has said to you (men! =P ) about her upbringing and ensuing rise in the idol♥ world within the house of AKB~ step by step in meticulous chronological order. The included “History of Mayuyu♥” will save you as it goes from a brief but informative personal questionaire to what she was like before her idol career, to talent lessons, her AKB48 stages, senbatsu voting, her unit debut leading all the way up to this debut single~* release =D~.
~Watanabe Mayu “History of Watanabe Mayu”~
Okay all time~machinery and carrot logs aside, this is first and foremost a music release~* marking the much anticipated debut of Mayuyu♥!! And AkiP seems to know best how Mayuyu♥’s image and animemaki~♥ vocal style and talents lend themselves much more naturally to a true J~pop sound and here like he has for much of AKB48’s discography he’s produced her with the catchy and unmistakable sounds of 80’s J~pop with the only exception being the track “Saba no kanzume” which gives Mayuyu♥ the perfect traditional vehicle of enka to show off a deeper power in her yet sweet~♥ vocalizations.
~Watanabe Mayu “Shinkuro tokimeki” (pv)~
Gosh*! this is sooooo cool with Mayuyu’s♥ wardrobe channeling the beloved Princess Toadstool/Peach and protagonist Link straight out of the fantasy minds of Nintendo~!
And once again I must pay homage to her oh~so~sweet animemaki~♥ voice w/ the title track “Shinkuro tokimeki” being very reminiscent of many Miura Rieko songs~…making it worthy of of course the…..
~Maochan♥ music seal of approval~
Those background high~pitched vocals in harmony…sooo sooo much reminiscent of CoCo and Miura Rieko~!! Kiite ne~♥.
~Watanabe Mayu “Shinkuro tokimeki” (making of)~
Each single type is of course a must!! with type A including the exclusive track “Lavender juutan” and the exclusive video clip “Training for Married Life”, while type B includes the exclusive track “Mayuyu roido” and the exclusive video “History of Watanabe Mayu” with type C including the exclusive track “Saba no kanzume” and the exclusive video clip “Usa shijimi sanjuuhassai. Watashi no nichijou omise shimayuyu” aka….’the hot~tub~time~machine’ clip =P~. All three version types include the title track “Shinkuro tokimeki” and its coupling w/ track “Mitsuami no kimi e.”
~Watanabe Mayu “Shinkuro tokimeki” mp3~
~Watanabe Mayu “Mitsuami no kimi e” mp3~
~Watanabe Mayu “Lavender no juutan” mp3~
~Watanabe Mayu “Mayuyu roido” mp3~
~Watanabe Mayu “Saba no kanzume” mp3~
Love~love saba~~~♥!!! it does leave quite an aftertaste though…sort of like a gift that keeps on giving =).
Oyasumi～ ( 」´０｀)」Zzzzzz….