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[2020.03.04] Kobushi Factory - Seishun no Hana / Start Line FINAL SINGLE! 15 replies to this topic Started by Solarblade , Jan 10 2020 06:48 AM · 

#1 Solarblade


Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:48 AM

Yeah, it's Kobushi's last single as a group!



Kobushi Factory 8th single "Seishun no Hana / Start Line" (青春の花/スタートライン), Release is 3/4
Limited Edition A (DVD : Seishun no Hana Music Video + Other Ver.)
Limited Edition B (DVD : Start Line Music Video + 4 A capella Videos)
Normal A : Seishun no Hana Trading card
Normal B : Start Line Trading card



From Mr. A

#2 DonJuan


Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:01 AM

I wonder if the 4 acapella videos are going to be the ones from the youtube channel.

#3 WonderBuono


Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:08 PM

Damn they only made it to 8 singles...

#4 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:45 PM

Damn they only made it to 8 singles...

Yeah but 8 singles in 5 years. If this was the old H!P they’d have at least 15.

#5 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 10 January 2020 - 03:35 PM

Yeah, S/mileage made it to 8 in less than two years. I think the importance of physical singles is starting to fizzle out even for idols. Tsubaki were announced around the same time and only have 6. Juice=Juice have only released 4 singles the last 3 years. The lackluster release schedule is probably one reason most of the groups have had such high sales lately. Fans have more money because there’s nothing to buy.

#6 DonJuan


Posted 10 January 2020 - 04:32 PM

Fair. I remember times when groups released really closely to each other and fans were very unhappy about that.



But what's popular nowadays? TV is out of vogue / hard to get. Is it festivals?

#7 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:01 PM

Isn’t TV still fairly popular in Japan? For idols, nothing is really in vogue because as a whole the industry is back out of vogue with a few exceptions lol. I’m guessing probably streaming and stuff like that.

If it weren’t for concerts though I think most of the H!P girls wouldn’t really have anything to do, especially the ones who aren’t in school anymore.

#8 DonJuan


Posted 30 January 2020 - 02:11 PM

Seishun no Hana: https://twitter.com/...7623414784?s=19

Start Line: https://twitter.com/...3004128256?s=19





#9 TheParuProject

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 30 January 2020 - 03:35 PM

Well in a stunning turn of events, they're all winners.

#10 honey

  • つばきファクトリー

Posted 30 January 2020 - 06:08 PM

these covers are really nice lol

#11 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 10 February 2020 - 05:05 AM

I'm late to this, but I like both limited covers more than the regulars, and Limited B the most.


As for the songs, "Seishun no Hana" is a fucking winner, and this mid-tempo nostalgic style is one they are really great at. "Start Line," on the other hand, is more off-the-rack idol-rock that I don't think has ever suited them particularly well, and for some reason everyone at Up Front seems to think is their wheel-house. 

#12 DonJuan


Posted 12 February 2020 - 07:43 PM

Short MV of Seishun no Hana from HaroSute

#13 Revangelis

  • つばきファクトリー

Posted 14 February 2020 - 01:45 PM

The full Pv for Seishun no Hana is out



#14 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 15 February 2020 - 02:43 AM

I like the song. It’s definitely one of those graduation/spring songs.

#15 TicTacAnyone

  • Danbara's #1 fan

Posted 15 February 2020 - 03:50 AM

While I don't see myself going and purposely listening to this song, I think it's a great wrap-up song for Kobushi, and I loved the visual callbacks to Kobushi no Hana and Shalala Hazu sa (or wtfever it's called) in the MV :)

#16 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 15 February 2020 - 08:33 PM

I really love everything about this. It encapsulates a style of idol-pop that H!P has done so much better than anyone else for so long, starting with Tsunku, and now with Hoshibe Sho. The melody and chord progression is beautiful, and the call-backs to "Koboshi no Hana" and "Shalala!" are perfect. This song and "Haru Urara" are the two best things KF did after their Year of Disaster by far, and it's kind of frustrating to think about how hard UF pushed to make them an idol-rock group when they so obviously excelled at more down-tempo melodic pop.