DESGUGITA KUI WA UTARE----wait a second, that's not this song. Funny, the set seemed the same
Posted 20 March 2017 - 08:55 PM
Well yeah, compared to their last two singles, this is mediocre. Those were great singles, though. I really do think it's unfair to expect that level consistently. Compared to the rest of their catalog, though, I think this stands up nicely.
I think people are just disappointed because the previous single was SO flawless that it would've been the perfect note to end on. It felt kind of epic, this feels... a bit phoned in tbh.
I'm excited for The Curtain Rises but I can pretty much do without the other two entirely. They're just very safe and boring to me - I don't hate them but they're a little too unobtrusive. Final Squall in particular is so similar to Tsugi no Kado wo Magare that it makes it seem worse than it actually is, because Tsugi is such a perfect take on that sound.
Posted 29 March 2017 - 04:17 PM
Posted 30 March 2017 - 08:54 PM
Better news on Billboard though : C-ute sold 94,551 copies on the first day and Sexy Zone 65k.
Posted 30 March 2017 - 09:27 PM
I wonder if it's just me but the promotion for this single seems a bit underwhelming.
Maybe they're saving up for their last concert? ... or their last concert is the reason they can't spend too much? I mean YokoAri is probably expensive.
Posted 30 March 2017 - 10:27 PM
YokoAri is probably expensive but ~9,500 (ticket price) * 36,000 (YokoAri capacity) is also a lot of money earned for them.
Posted 06 April 2017 - 11:54 PM
Billboard : #2 weekly with 103,452 copies sold. 1,301 copies less than Sexy Zone, that's really too bad for their last single... Anyway, it's their best selling single and second gold one.
Posted 07 April 2017 - 03:23 AM
They definitely under promoted... The Curtain Rises only has 200k views. No matter if you like it or not that's pretty low for not only C-ute, but in H!P in general. All three MVs are generally low views, especially when they're the last single.
I guess UFP wanted to focus more on their live work than on promoting the single. More money in the live stuff than the selling of CDs.