板野友美「HIDE & SEEK」

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Itano Tomomi HIDE & SEEK LE single types A & BAfter a long nine month wait, Tomochin’s♥ finally back with a new single release, her now eight ….which just hit store shelves and virtual online carts this past Wednesday, April 20th!! Released in three versions, <~~here I went with purchasing Limited Edition types A & B as the former includes the all essential DVD which includes the title track’s music video ….while the latter held a pre-order promise of something collectible ^^. “HIDE & SEEK” is the theme song for what looks to be a most frightening horror movie titled “Nozoki me” where YES Tomochin herself has gotten her very first starring role in a movie!

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~Itano Tomomi’s single “HIDE & SEEK” can be ordered @ Cdjapan~

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Nozokime

Thus, the haunting aura of  “HIDE & SEEK” goes hand in hand with this cinematic thriller and not just musically, but also visually as …while not shot in coordination with the movie “Nozoki me”, the music video for “HIDE & SEEK” is in its very own right a mini horror encounter which takes its lead by intermingling the story book fantasy of “Beauty & the Beast” with an ironic twist to boot which is revealed at the song’s/video’s ending. The locations and furnishings all really capture this sort of medieval time period where one would expect to find the likes of a Beauty and a Beast along with the legendary and storied moon and all of the powers it possesses in folklore and fairytales alike.

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~The LE extras~

Itano Tomomi HIDE & SEEK LE type B H&S Keychain

As aforementioned LE type B held the promise of a “collectible” throughout the pre-order period and although I had no idea of what it could be I still went ahead and pre-ordered this version as I’m a total sucker for collectibles at heart =P! So just above is the mysterious collectible and it’s a “HIDE & SEEK” key charm~*!~! Just like the one Tomochin is seen using to unlock the castle doors as she enters into an unknown danger! It’s really cool and well made for sure and you gotta love how the key’s front unlocking point is designed as the letter “HS” in honor of the title track ^^.

First press editions also come with an external photograph extra of Tomochin♥! Just below are the two photos that I received …here representing in wardrobe, the two opposite sides of Tomochin’s character in the mv.

Itano Tomomi HIDE & SEEK first press photo extras

~The b-sides~

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Limited Editon type A

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~Itano Tomomi “One last kiss” mp3~

“One last kiss” is an elegant ballad, lavishly produced and while I do so love Tomochin’s up~beat songs so much as it really suits her style and image to a tee! ….I must say that she’s so wonderful in ballad mode here PLUS! Tomochin’s also notable here as this song’s sole lyricist!~!

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~Limited Edition type B~

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~Itano Tomomi “Triple “o”” mp3~

If you dig Tomochin’s past brand of electro~pop, then you’ll totally feast into single type B’s b-side “Triple “O”” as its atmosphere will have you imagining yourself knee deep at a rave club! Mind you when I first came across this song title I “immediately” wondered what a triple “O”~rgasm would be like (。ーωー。)笑!Now that’s one thing* we have over guys right! Multiples* ………(゜∀゜)………。!!~!!

~The Music Video~

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~Itano Tomomi “HIDE & SEEK” (mv)~

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7 Responses to 板野友美「HIDE & SEEK」

  1. Denny Sinnoh says:

    I also like her ballads and I’m glad that she is branching out in to songwriting.
    The dark hair is great.
    Wow, she is even sexier as a housemaid.

    Video: Sad to see her bad luck with men. So the guy turns into a beast at midnight. Once you are pushing 30, you really can’t be so choosy Tomo-chin.

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  2. djv124 says:

    I think I really love TRIPLE O, and Hide and Seek. Not big on the ballad, as it sounds pretty generic, but I think TRIPLE O really, and I mean REALLY, invokes Namie Amuro. From the English lyrics in parts to some of the musical arrangements, you can tell that Tomochin still very much is in love with Namie. I wish she had done an MV for this song, as it would be awesome to see how she handles the dub step parts in terms of dancing. I would love to see her twerk there lol. Just kidding. Tomochin twerking makes no sense.
    This is a respectable release, for sure. I wish she could put out more stuff at a faster rate and it would have a creative edge to it, but maybe she’s busy with five million things? I do like it though. Good to see one of my AKB favs still doing fun and sexy stuff! Thank you for this upload! I really appreciated you doing this one so fast! I was waiting on it 🙂

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    • Ohhhhh no twerking LOL! I’d much rather see Tomochin doing the running man, no no not that either xD. Un Tomochin’s music releases have slowed down as of late, and really after her full length album I thought she would really continue to take off going on from there and did for a bit. I had a feeling you’d love “TRIPLE O” and it’s so much in your music wheelhouse and even much more after reading about your club experience in Japan recently. And so true that Tomochin’s continued salute to Amuro Namie continues pretty much religiously throughout her releases, definitely a GOOD thing. Aww “One last kiss” is really a wonderfully catchy song, it’s one that’ll grow on you much more with repeated listens, speaking from experience as it’s now getting regular play in my mixes =).

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      • djv124 says:

        It’s funny to see KPOP and all the twerking that they do. I sometimes feel that Tomochin wouldn’t mind doing some KPOP stuff, because she has the body for it for sure, but I’m also happy with anything Tomochin does these days. I miss her deeply in AKB, and I wish she would do more stuff with her music than she’s kind of doing now. Like I want her to apply herself ten times more and tour and go everywhere and be a musician. Something tells me she’s more interested in boys though. I remember there was an AKBINGO where she talked about how she wanted to find a man and get married someday and have kids and do it like before she turned 30 or something. Well, she’s getting up there I think, in terms of her age, so maybe she’s more wanting to focus on that?
        Anyway, I definitely loved TRIPLE O, and am grateful as usual for you putting this here for me to check out and listen to. I am curious what she’ll do next? That’s the real question. Anyway, good to hear you are listening to Tomochin regularly!

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