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[2018.02.07] Morning Musume. 20th mini-album - Hatachi no Morning Musume. 60 replies to this topic Started by Solarblade , Dec 14 2017 03:07 PM · 

#31 aine

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 08:57 PM

we came in?

4 ENDLESS HOME 05:41 大森靖子 大森靖子 菊谷知樹

4. ENDLESS HOME (Abe feat. Fukumura & Oda)

Endless Home, that sounds intriguing.

Is it like a version of Furusato that loops seamlessly?
 

You are not allowed to use that image extension on this community.

WTF, lol?! It let me use it for the first photo, but not the second? Okay...

You might have just made a typo or something. I fixed your post and it works.

Isn't this where

#32 JPope

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:16 PM

Coolio. Thanks!



#33 DonJuan

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 09:54 PM

we came in?
 

[...]


Isn't this where

 

 

Spoopy.

 

To be honest ENDLESS HOME already sounds like ENDLESS SKY in my head. Wow wow wow wow wow wow Endless Hooooome...



#34 Myst

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

The leader song is like a progression of my favorite members since 2001/2002. Unfortunately, Yuko was never on the list because I was too young to appreciate her. She always should have been though. 😂

#35 Zoe

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

I was hoping for a bit more participation from the other OG, but I'm welcoming the new songs.

#36 WonderBuono

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 10:35 PM

I don't like the fast tempo for the new Morning Coffee. :/

 

Sooo pumped for that leader song though!



#37 Meikochi

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Posted 28 January 2018 - 11:13 PM

I really hope the leader song will be good because I love the line up.
Was also hoping for more OGs but it's only a mini album so had to be expected. :/
I'm not really looking for Endless Home, the title doesn't make much sense (or they are speaking about MM. being members' eternal home ?) and I would have prefered a Yuko or Asuka solo, if current members are only a feat (not sure what they mean by feat but I imagine something along the line of Fukuhime & Harunan's appareance in Shabadabadoo).

#38 iDOL1641

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:33 AM

I'm glad that it's mostly new songs, but I'm a bit sad that aside from former leaders and first gen that's a bit it for featuring OGs.



#39 Shoujo Q

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:10 PM

Supplies!!! Morning Coffee 20th Anniversary Edition is a rock version. That’s why it’s all fast paced. I wasn’t expecting the guitar in the intro at all.
https://itunes.apple...m//id1339083688

Also Hana Saku ga Taiyou Aibite is available for digital download.
https://itunes.apple...m//id1339083272

Oomori Seiko is doing lyrics and comp for Endless Home so I was right. It’s probably gonna be awesome or crazy. Or both.

#40 Revangelis

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 08:59 PM

Okay, I'm interested in the leader song, hope it's going to be good. Was honestly hoping for more OGs, but can't help it.

 

Not a fan of this version of Morning Coffee, though...



#41 DonJuan

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:00 PM

I've taken a look at all the OGs.

 

1st gen:

  • Nakazawa Yuuko ✓
  • Ishiguro Aya ✓
  • Iida Kaori ✓
  • Abe Natsumi ✓
  • Fukuda Asuka ✓ 

2nd gen:

  • Yasuda Kei: Just gave birth to her first child on January 8. 
  • Yaguchi Mari ✓
  • Ichii Sayaka: Her youngest child turns 1 this April; might have disqualified herself form being included in celebrations due to her comments (open irritation about not being included with Dream Morning Musume; I think the last one was that she was bullied or something? Just like last month.)

3rd gen:

  • Goto Maki: Her youngest child turns 1 this March; seems like a full-time mommy now (aside from commercial deals..?).

4th gen:

  • Ishikawa Rika: Heavily pregnant.
  • Yoshizawa Hitomi ✓
  • Tsuji Nozomi: Has taken part in the "anniversary concert" (if we want to call it that...)
  • Kago Ai: Persona non grata.

5th gen:

  • Takahashi Ai ✓
  • Konno Asami: Basically retired yet still a public person (runs a blog). Full-time mommy (her daughter was born last September).
  • Ogawa Makoto: Uhm. Came back from retirement and did a commercial last year..? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Niigaki Risa ✓

6th gen:

  • Fujimoto Miki ✓
  • Kamei Eri: Retired. Very private person. 
  • Michishige Sayumi ✓
  • Tanaka Reina: Has taken part in the "anniversary concert" (and the previous anniversary event).

7th gen:

  • Kusumi Koharu: Has released a photobook two months ago. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

8th gen:

  • Mitsui Aika: She's back to New Zealand I think. 
  • Junjun: Probably busy in China? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  • Linlin: Same as Junjun? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

9th gen:

  • Sayashi Riho: Basically hiatus.
  • Suzuki Kanon: Retired.

10th gen:

  • Kudo Haruka: She's still in Gosenfu no Tasuki and Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.).

 

I mean, management hasn't mentioned the pandas again ever since they graduated, right? Of all the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ -options they're still the least surprising. Fitting Nozomi and Reina into it was probably too difficult since they don't really have a theme (Abe was the first ace, the leaders were, well, leaders). Seems like they've forgotten about Makoto and Koharu though since they didn't take part in any anniversary related events. 

I guess they could have squeezed Goto somewhere into it, but eh.



#42 Anderei

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:08 PM

Makoto works freelance now. She doesn't have an agency last I heard. And Koharu recently left Up Front and didn't seem to enjoy her time in the group anyway.

Album is kind of lame. I don't need another version of Morning Coffee.

#43 Zoe

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:17 AM

I'm really liking Hana ga Saku, wish it wasn't wasted on this album...

#44 Meikochi

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 12:41 AM

Adding Reina and Koharu to this album would have made me so so hyped.

(Also Riho is in New York so too far from UF studios.)

#45 JPope

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:15 AM

I guess they could have squeezed Goto somewhere into it, but eh.

 

This would have been the deal sealer for a lot of older fans that might be on the fence about this. I'd bet that Goto is still the most popular ex-Musume among the old-guard Japanese fan base that have since moved on from H!P.



#46 Anderei

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 03:35 AM

Probably, but I feel like her inclusion wouldn't really boost sales. 



#47 Madara

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

Adding Reina and Koharu to this album would have made me so so hyped.

(Also Riho is in New York so too far from UF studios.)

 

Thanks for reminding me.  :sad:   So close yet so far.



#48 Mukuro

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:03 PM

This twitter has some radio previews of the We Are Leaders song

 

It kind of reminds me of JKM.



#49 Zoe

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:10 PM

They're pretty much doing the Kashimashi thing

#50 DonJuan

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 10:37 PM

It's pretty cute but could do much better without that cringy English in the beginning.



#51 Shoujo Q

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 05:24 AM

This is up on Apple Music. I was pretty surprised about some of the songs. Very chill. I’ll need to marinate on this tomorrow to give a better review. I like it. But where it stands among the other Musume stuff is still up in the air.

The Leader song is fun. I’m gonna need to get a translation of that. I only got half of what was said. Miki’so Ehh I’m leader line made me laugh for obvious reasons.

Endless Home was very nice. It’s more just a Nacchi song with Mizuki and Sakura providing harmony.

Otenki no Hi no Matsuri was not what I was expecting at all. It’s very mellow considering it has Matsuri in the title.

Will comment more tomorrow after another solid listen.

#52 Solarblade

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 06:35 AM

I kind of feel in the middle with this one...first off Hana ga Saku is a thorn on this mini...the lone EDM-centric track basically.

 

I kind of dug Morning Coffee's new style...a lot more effort than "Morning Misoshiru" got.

 

WE ARE LEADERS! has a LOT of easter eggs to it and I liked it...definitely missed some of those voices (couple were rough, but it's no surprise)...Miki still sounds awesome and yeah I laughed at her dialogue.  

 

Otenki....it's there?  Kind of bland to me.

 

ENDLESS HOME is just a Nacchi solo, feels like a ballad from one of her singles (or a B-side/album track)...also kind of meh.

 

I think my favorite is Tane wo Tsubasa...same people that worked on Ai no Tane?  I really liked how this song felt like a song from the 90s too...impressed.

 

Still don't like Gosenfu...and Ai no Tane is still Ai no Tane.

 

 

 

Overall, it's fine...could've done more IMHO.



#53 DonJuan

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:00 PM

https://youtu.be/igti1RMrxOk

Morning Coffee MV preview.

#54 Shoujo Q

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:10 PM

Yeah, I've decided I could do without Otenki no Hi no Matsuri. It's very, bleh on second listen.

I had to do a double take that it was a Tsunku song. I have no clue who is singing. I'm usually good at picking out voices. But I guess everyone gets to sing? I have no idea. Help. xD

 

Tane wo Tsubasa, it IS very 90s. I think they are a little all over the place with the singing but I guess being out of it for a lil bit, that's to be expected. 

 

Personally it feels like it's got a bit of everything from the early Musume to the EDM Musume and a sprinkling of other Musume styles mixed in. I don't mind it at all. being a fan of the group for SO long, I get it.

 

For release day, the mini-album sold 38,049 copies. That's A LOT, especially for an Oricon number. #2 was only at 9k.

 

Someone on facebook broke it down. These are the 1st WEEK sales that this mini-album just broke in 1 day. (OG Power!)

 

  • Rainbow 7 (35,672 copies)
  • 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! (23,903 copies)
  • SEXY 8 BEAT (24,638 copies)
  • Platinum 9 DISC (14,704 copies)
  • ⑩ MY ME (12,103 copies)
  • Fantasy! Juuichi (10,554 copies)
  • 12, Smart (11,389 copies)
  • ⑬ Colorful Character (14,416 copies)
  • 14shou ~The message~ (22,872 copies)
  • ⑮ Thank you, too (29,852 copies)


#55 Meikochi

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 04:21 PM

That's some very good numbers, beating sales from February 2006 ; I underestimated OG power.

#56 Anderei

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 07:18 PM

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Yeah, I've decided I could do without Otenki no Hi no Matsuri. It's very, bleh on second listen.
I had to do a double take that it was a Tsunku song. I have no clue who is singing. I'm usually good at picking out voices. But I guess everyone gets to sing? I have no idea. Help. xD

Tane wo Tsubasa, it IS very 90s. I think they are a little all over the place with the singing but I guess being out of it for a lil bit, that's to be expected.

Personally it feels like it's got a bit of everything from the early Musume to the EDM Musume and a sprinkling of other Musume styles mixed in. I don't mind it at all. being a fan of the group for SO long, I get it.

For release day, the mini-album sold 38,049 copies. That's A LOT, especially for an Oricon number. #2 was only at 9k.

Someone on facebook broke it down. These are the 1st WEEK sales that this mini-album just broke in 1 day. (OG Power!)

  • Rainbow 7 (35,672 copies)
  • 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! (23,903 copies)
  • SEXY 8 BEAT (24,638 copies)
  • Platinum 9 DISC (14,704 copies)
  • ⑩ MY ME (12,103 copies)
  • Fantasy! Juuichi (10,554 copies)
  • 12, Smart (11,389 copies)
  • ⑬ Colorful Character (14,416 copies)
  • 14shou ~The message~ (22,872 copies)
  • ⑮ Thank you, too (29,852 copies)
It's kind of sad that even with all the OGs and current members it's only 9k over the last album so far.

#57 Myst

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 08:13 PM

But it's only first day. The 15th album numbers are the first week. First day was about half as much.

#58 DonJuan

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Posted 07 February 2018 - 09:37 PM

I wonder how a new "all singles complete" album would've ranked. Than again that would've been pretty expensive.



#59 aine

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:34 AM

43,629 copies sold after two days according to Billboard (second place was 11,893).

#60 Meikochi

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 10:32 AM

Unless sales get boosted for some reasons, they shouldn't beat Ai no Dai 6 Kan's sales (73,333 copies sold) though.