From fan! (yes! I’ve purchased each and every one of her singles so far…) To Fanatical! As with the release of Ohara Sakurako~♥’s now third single release which is her very first to offer up multiple Limited Editions I didn’t hesitate to go after both LE w/DVD types ^^!
Just released on July 22nd, Ohara Sakurako’s~♥ new single release sure flew over the Pacific quite quickly reaching me just yesterday via my very good friends the Postal Service =) ….and it didn’t take long to get totally hooked on her latest musical offerings I kid you not! Already on high rotation on the iPod are three YES three new songs and here’s the real allure in getting both LE versions as it’s the only way to receive all of the music videos and extras, those clever record companies always seem to get you that way or at least they totally get me (。ーωー。)笑！
Just above is her RE cover and I have to say it’s the cutest of the bunch!! ….however still I had to go with the LE’s and here’s the basic DVD breakdown: With LE type A you’ll receive the music videos for both “Glorious Morning” and the title track “Manatsu no Taiyou” along with a most extensive “making of” clip which covers both mvs! And with LE type B you’ll receive the music video for “My Way” YES it’s like a triple A~side!!! ….along with a live performance of “Glorious Morning!!” =) So you see you CLEARLY have got to get both LE’s without question!~!
~Ohara Sakurako “Glorious Morning” (mv)~
You may have noticed that the title track “Manatsu no Taiyou” isn’t listed first on type A’s DVD as it plays second to “Glorious Morning”, the reason being and this is quite cool and quite unique I think as I can’t remember seeing two music videos running back to back on a single where they actually “link” together as one storyline as they do here. So fittingly Sakurako~chan begins her day with “Glorious Morning” and where that mv ends “Manatsu no Taiyou” picks up literally from the former’s last frame =). Okay so as you click ~* play just above are you too realizing Sakurako~chan’s musical brand really setting in. I mean both her genre of folk/rock~pop as well as her vocals itself which always pierce strongly through the waves of melodies have really grown to be hers and not some imitation of artists prior …okay so you may be thinking now that truly most music these days has got to be an emulation/inspiration of someone else’s, transcending from musical generation to generation, and yet with Sakurako~chan’s sound, style and musical nuances a song could pop up on the radio or something and I’d readily know it’s hers~♥. So I guess what I’m saying is that it’s rather her delivery and style which are so uniquely recognizable versus a musical genre’s uniqueness. And about her piercing vocals, I mean that in the most beautiful of ways of how her vocals just shine through and above all of the instrumentation never ever feeling overwhelmed as she sings so brightly always ^^. And like so many time prior, you’ll definitely be feeling that “walking on sunshine ~*” feeling of a vibe with “Glorious Morning” just as the title suggests ….uplifting and cheery~eyed you’re so gonna love this song I promise っo(*´∀｀)o!
ps. You may also come to realize just what may create such delays when your girlfriend/wife/lover?? =P hasn’t shown up on time (。ーωー。)笑！Just watching Sakurako~chan fiddle with her wardrobe choices is so adorable and in real life totally true at times, however guys the important thing to remember is that we’re totally having a difficult time choosing our wardrobe for the day just for YOU~♥ as we so wanna look good for YOU~♥ ^^!
~Ohara Sakurako “Manatsu no Taiyou” (mv)~
See as the final frame of “Glorious Morning” ends we pick up the storyline or rather I guess the lateness of Sakurako~chan to her planned meeting up with friends (・д・`*)！！And if you thought that the musical~happiness couldn’t possibly get any happier just hold on to your whatever it is* that you hold onto while most happy ….no not that! This is “totally” a G-Rated blog haha (*≧∀≦)☆★ ↓！From its flowing verses to that amazing foot stomping pre~chorus “Manatsu no Taiyou” gets pretty close to euphoria I think or was that just me?? Nah I think you’ve felt that thing too right! =) The guy she’s gradually flirting with until the playful moment with the sparklers is pretty cute too! Always a + of course! And if you thought that seeing Sakurako~chan ride a bicycle in a total mindset of hurry~up! complete with a piece of toast in her mouth (see prior mv) was cute, then you haven’t seen the best of her adorableness just quite yet! note: Be on the lookout for one of the cutest pouts ever to grace a mv and much more of course ^^.
~Ohara Sakurako “making” clip~
Now I’ve watched my fair share of making of clips up until now and yet I can’t remember one being so hilariously fun!~! And this clip is quite monster~ous as it’s a whopping 25 minutes in length =)!~!
Okay so remember that whole BBQ get together and tent building which went on during the previous “Manatsu no Taiyou”’s mv? Well it turns out that the guy you see jump in and help the gals and guys out is also quite the comedian!! I mean I have no idea if he’s actually a comedian in real life but I’d totally believe it whether true or not! It begins with the prepping for the great outdoors and exactly what goes into putting together a rather large tent and continues into a height of comedic climaxes during the whole BBQ prepping time, I mean this BBQ Master is quick with his humor and very very candid which is always the best kind of humor…(^q^)! And you realize that is wasn’t just the staff prepping all of the necessary elements of the mv as this one guy has it all under control REALLY! He’s great!! A~h who knew? BBQ Master + Comedian = great tent builder and wilderness preparedness guide! =)!~! Hibachi’s are great! and even better with a heavy dose of good humor! ps. Also note that oh~so~cool Rolling Stones T-shirt being worn by Mr. Director ^^!
(sorry I don’t actually have a concession stand however dancing snacks are no less fun!) =)
Another reason to purchase the LE type A single is that it includes in addition to its already awesome DVD …..a very cute photo booklet! And it all comes housed in an outer slip case which I forgot to mention earlier =P!
So the style here is that of a scrapbook, here I’ve scanned the entirely of her cute lil’ booklet ^^:
~Ohara Sakurako “My Way” (mv)~
You were so thinking this very same thing too weren’t you!! Ol’ Blue Eyes ….. the legendary song “My Way!” I love Frank Sinatra’s music, I can listen for hours literally as I own quite a few of his albums and collections which I’ve collected over the years mostly while I was working at a record store here and in that environment you hear EVERYTHING and it really helps broaden your musical tastes and horizons which is always a very good thing ^^!
Sadly though it didn’t turn out to be that “My Way” song (;´□｀)、．．．okay it’s not really a sad thing as for just an instance I truly wondered could it be (・c_・;)？？
Okay so while it didn’t turn out to be that “My Way” this “My Way” is a total rockin’ good time!~! And easily equal to any of its coupling with songs here. “My Way” is the first of two clips which appear exclusively on LE single type B.
You’ll also love that this music video is a live collage of goodness where you can further witness just how much of a ball of endless energy Sakurako~chan is on stage as it’s truly being in her element and her tambourine plays a perfect stage-partner as her dance choreography whether prior rehearsed or not is most adorable as she grooves with it in particular moments of this song ….and I’m positive you’ll readily know which moments I mean ^^.
~Ohara Sakurako “Glorious Morning” (Live Ver.)~
And now we’ve reached your nightcap of Ohara Sakurako~chan~♡ genki~ness Σ(￣◇￣*)！！！
The final DVD clip and the second on the LE type B single is an awesome live performance of “Glorious Morning” ….aka: the song which is now firmly in both your head & heart right? =)!
Sakurako~chan’s wonderful tambourine is back =D! But more notable is just how truly strong and wonderful her voice is as you can hear her perform live and note how easily she commands the stage despite her still most youthful music career which shows a huge promise of growing and growing further as I so hope it does!~!
ps, And a special note at that! …would be just how adorable her “yelps!” are which can be heard throughout this live performance all hitting on cue at the most perfect of moments of course you know when a girl has gotta just YELP! it up for the audience! So cute! ^^
OH and one final encore ps. =P!
Ohara Sakurako~chan’s first concert Blu-ray also arrived in the same parcel!
And now it’s time to prepare dinner,
have a wonderful evening~!!!!