Posted 01 April 2020 - 10:30 AM
I was hoping she’d do to ANGERME, but JJ is a good place with her talent and skill.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:14 AM
Alright, an hour later and I'm somewhat okay with this. To be fair, only Juice and Anju would've been an option at all.
Though I do think that Anju needed someone with vocal talent and experience a lot more. And I feel their songs would've fit her better. But well.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 11:15 AM
Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:08 PM
Juice Juice is very obviously gearing up for graduations so I can see her ending up there just because of that. I highly doubt she’d end up in MM or Angerme.
They do have that Kenshuusei unit. Maybe they’ll debut her with those girls.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 12:30 PM
Posted 01 April 2020 - 01:49 PM
Yes, I'm happy about this, I think she'll fit in nicely.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 02:40 PM
It’s very surreal though. Being in a major H!P group and then being put into another. It’s almost like Fujimoto with Morning Musume but with less shock factor. She also has seniority over the younger members so that’s going to be awkward at first.
I hope she does well and can find her place in a post-Karin Juice.
I’m also secretly hoping she can keep her member color. Karin and Rei are both purple.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:18 PM
Posted 01 April 2020 - 03:47 PM
I'm okay with it. I think Angerme needs someone way more (because I honestly think J=J could lose a member or two and still be fairly stacked) but this is also okay.
Posted 01 April 2020 - 04:30 PM
^They did it with half of Country Girls only a couple years ago.
But Country Girls was still a group back then and they reverted it to a sub-group. With Rei, it’s just Juice now and nothing else. We won’t see her with Kobushi like we did with the girls that joined the groups from Country Girls. That’s why I used Fujimoto as an example. She had her thing and then was thrust into a new thing and the old thing was no longer, a thing.
Posted 02 April 2020 - 02:48 AM
Right on. It was J=J or Anju, and with Anju running auditions, this probably makes the most sense. I'm pretty pumped for this.
Posted 15 June 2020 - 03:07 PM
Posted 26 September 2020 - 06:39 PM
This is my favorite of Rei's J=J clips so far. Great acoustic guitar arrangement, and not only is her voice not overwhelmed by Sayubee, she hangs with her pretty well. Their voices blend together nicely.
Posted 03 October 2020 - 10:18 PM
It bothers me that they are facing away from each other. I guess because I've seen so many solos this year I want to see some chemistry!
Posted 04 October 2020 - 12:23 AM
I wish the arrangement had just a little more fire in the belly, but I liked this a lot. Plus, every bit of Karin we get just feels like a bonus.
Posted 17 October 2020 - 05:29 PM
I think the verse works better as a ballad, but the pre-chorus and chorus not so much. This is really good, though.
Between this and the ballads concert, Manaka has stood out to me. I didn't really follow Country Girls too closely: was she this good a singer when she joined J=J, or has she just improved?
Posted 17 October 2020 - 08:14 PM
Manaka was always decent in my opinion, but she's really stepped up her game since she's joined Juice=Juice.