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Mano Erina - More Friends Over album preview and tracklist 23 replies to this topic Started by kira , Mar 02 2012 04:43 PM · 

#1 kira

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:43 PM

Her youtube channel has a preview of songs from her album here: http://www.youtube.c...h?v=-6s1B6yCm0U

The tracklist is also out on her website.

01.純情警察K・I・S・S (Junjou Keisatsu K・I・S・S)
02.Glory days
03.青春のセレナーデ (Seishun no Serenade)
04.~「進行はミチコ」の時間①~ (~"Shinkou wa Michiko" no jikan ①~)
05.永遠~黄昏交差点 time goes by~ (Eien ~ Tasogare Kousaten time goes by ~)
06.熱血先生 (Nekketsu sensei)
07.I have a dream
08.~「進行はミチコ」の時間②~ (~"Shinkou wa Michiko" no jikan ②~)
09.バンザイ! ~人生はめっちゃワンダッホーッ!~ (Banzai ! ~Jinsei ha Meccha Wandahhou!~)
10.風の薔薇~歩いて地図を作った男のウタ~ (Kaze no Bara ~Aruite Chizu o Tsukutta Otoko no Uta~)
11.あなたがいるから (Anata ga Irukara)
12.~「進行はミチコ」の時間③~ (~"Shinkou wa Michiko" no Jikan ③~)
13.My Days for You
14.天気予報があたったら (Tenkiyohou ga atattara)
15.~「進行は・・・」~ (~"Shinkou ha..."~)


(I'm not sure that I have the right romaji...)

There's a different version of Tasogare Kousaten and no Doki Doki Baby. Also, there's 3 versions of "Shinkou wa Michiko" no Jikan, which isn't in the preview. And Glory days is on the tracklist, for those who were hoping it'd be released sometime in the future.

I personally like what I've heard from the album, though I was kind of surprised that they didn't put Doki Doki Baby on it. Perhaps they have finally decided that releasing a single and then an album with the single on it near the single's release date is a bad idea because it hurts the sales of the single?

#2 Pucchi mo

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 09:03 PM

Because there are so many tracks, I would imagine that the ones that start with "Shinkou" are speaking tracks/transitions rather than actual songs. Especially because the final track relates to that title.

They certainly weren't stingy with the tildes & dots. :hahaha:

#3 kira

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:12 AM

Because there are so many tracks, I would imagine that the ones that start with "Shinkou" are speaking tracks/transitions rather than actual songs. Especially because the final track relates to that title.


Yeah, that is possible, I didn't realize the last track was related to the other "Shinkou wa Michiko" tracks, but now I see it.

Anyway, the image in the video is one of her covers, namely the limited edition:

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The regular edition cover:

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#4 Anderei

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 03:13 AM

Are they kidding with those covers. :frown:

#5 TnB

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:38 AM

She had good covers for her last single, so by default these had to be bad. They don't want to spoil us with too much creativity!

So far:

Jounetsu - Sounds promising! I peg this as likely to be my favorite.
Glory days - This still does nothing for me.
Nekketsu - Sounds promising!
I have a dream - Snore. Although I admit anything that was not somehow a remix of the MLK speech would have disappointed me.
Banzai - No thank you.
Kaze no Bara - Uhhh weird. Maybe it's a bad cut for a preview.
Anata ga - Snore.
Tenki Yohou - Sounds promising!

#6 Em-El

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:07 AM

I won't be listening to the previews. But yeah, I pretty much agree that the "Shinkou wa" won't be songs if there are 15 tracks (and no previews for those). Perhaps goofy things like "Datenshi Eri"?

They certainly weren't stingy with the tildes & dots. :hahaha:

I'm guessing the new guy wrote all those. Seriously, have you seen the lyrics for his songs for the last single? Dots everywhere!

Are they kidding with those covers. :frown:

Better than the visual mess of the last album.

#7 aine

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:10 AM

I'll pay hard cash to have her next album named "No More Friends".

#8 Petit Melon

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Ahahaha, that's what I thought they would name her final album.

#9 Shoujo Q

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 02:26 PM

I'm sure it'll be titled Best Friends More, just to continue with the Engrish theme.

#10 Pucchi mo

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 11:09 PM

They'll probably just start with friend related titles in other languages, or write English titles in katakana.

Her "EM" logo looks cool, but it's entirely pointless to use it at that size on the cover. :hahaha:

Also, by putting her family name last, they missed the opportunity for the perfect rivalry gimmick.

You vs ME

(Kikkawa Yuu vs Mano Erina)

#11 rob

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 03:31 AM

Personally, I think her next album will be titled

Friends 2

More Friends 2

More fr........ yeh enough of the unoriginal album titles please!

#12 kira

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 11:04 PM

CD Japan put up the DVD tracklist:

16. ドキドキベイビー/黄昏交差点 ジャケット撮影メイキング
17. More Friends Over ジャケット撮影メイキング
18. 天気予報があたったら (Music Video)
19. Glory days (Music Video)
20. 黄昏交差点 (Music Video撮影メイキング)
21. ハロー!チャンネル撮影メイキング(二十歳の誓い)


(sorry, I'm not the best at translation so I didn't bother)

Both Glory Days and Tenkiyohou ga Atattara are getting PVs, though there's a chance they might just take the youtube video for Glory Days and call that a PV. Also, the tracklist includes a jacket making for Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten's cover and More Friends Over's cover as well as a making for Tasogare Kousaten's PV (isn't this usually on the Single V?). There's also something to do with Hello! Channel, but I'm not really sure what.

#13 Saya

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 03:35 AM

I hope they hire a new person who actually has a drop of creativity in them to name her next album.

#14 Petit Melon

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:22 AM

I say there should be a contest to figure out how they can incorporate the huge amount of friends she'll have to mention for the next album!

Oh wait, this is number 3, so that means next album will be "BEST FRIENDS" and there will be a new naming scheme for 4 and beyond (assuming she gets a 4 and beyond)

#15 cadmonkey

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:46 AM

I'm going to be very disappointed if the next album title doesn't allude to a certain Freddie Gage album.

#16 Shoujo Q

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:48 AM

CD Japan put up the DVD tracklist:

16. ドキドキベイビー/黄昏交差点 ジャケット撮影メイキング
17. More Friends Over ジャケット撮影メイキング
18. 天気予報があたったら (Music Video)
19. Glory days (Music Video)
20. 黄昏交差点 (Music Video撮影メイキング)
21. ハロー!チャンネル撮影メイキング(二十歳の誓い)


(sorry, I'm not the best at translation so I didn't bother)

Both Glory Days and Tenkiyohou ga Atattara are getting PVs, though there's a chance they might just take the youtube video for Glory Days and call that a PV. Also, the tracklist includes a jacket making for Doki Doki Baby/Tasogare Kousaten's cover and More Friends Over's cover as well as a making for Tasogare Kousaten's PV (isn't this usually on the Single V?). There's also something to do with Hello! Channel, but I'm not really sure what.


Her last single V was for Doki Doki Baby only.

#17 Em-El

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 05:29 PM

as well as a making for Tasogare Kousaten's PV (isn't this usually on the Single V?).


Her last single V was for Doki Doki Baby only.

Yeah, H!P's DVDs are specially made to have a lack of data space, so they had to add the making to this DVD.

I hope they hire a new person who actually has a drop of creativity in them to name her next album.

Remember it sounds less stupid if you don't natively speak English. Also, when everyone thinks this album's title is strange, there's no way it doesn't have any creativity. ...right? I mean, I thoroughly expected it to be "Even More Friends". That's quite a curve they threw me there!

#18 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'd be happy to produce her new album. We can call it "Friends With Benefits."

What?

#19 kira

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:08 PM

Her last single V was for Doki Doki Baby only.


Oh, I didn't realize that, I thought they did the Single V with both (clearly I didn't read a lot about the single V from her last single).

As for the album title, I think that if you were to take it literally (though it's probably not meant to be taken literally), this would be the last of the album titles with the word "friends" in it.

#20 Em-El

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:02 PM

06.熱血先生 (Nekketsu sensei)

Hey, did you guys know that this is a cover of a Sharan Q song? I didn't! I guess that's one way to fill up an album without using singles. (Well, that and putting four tracks about 進行ing, of course)

#21 Em-El

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 09:24 AM

Musically this is Mano's third best album. In imitation of my life, it bounces around trying different genres without mastering any. It really is More Friends Over, because in addition to the Sharan Q help of Hakate and Taisei, we continue adding people as composers as they started with the singles.

We open with the police theme. It has the feeling of a theme song for a show about police. I can see the protagonist running around and then the camera freeze-framing on her at the "KISS" parts. I feel like "DokiDoki Baby" would have fit on the album along with this song. Something just doesn't feel right. This needs another listen. Once the dude stops backup singing, I like it a lot more. And Mano being threatening is always good for a spell. Completely made by someone named manzo.

Everyone heard "Glory days" already I suppose. In addition to the lowish-fi sound of it, I really like Hatake's guitar parts in it.

The first "Michiko" track is less than a minute long. An odd voice named Michiko asks Mano to list ten things made with eggs. And then it ends.

The remake of "Tasogare Kousaten" named "Eien" is mostly the same except with a livelier arrangement. Oh yeah, also completely different lyrics. It's almost like the composer wrote lyrics for the single version and then afterwards they informed him that Mano had a personal lyricist. Or Miura Yoshiko saw the other lyrics and said "Dude, why did you put ellipses all over the place?" and then proceeded to write a real song.

I guess Taisei didn't have time to write any new songs so he just reused a song he had written for SharanQ. Well, it's the first time Mano has sung lyrics written by Makoto at least.

"I have a dream" is another Hatake song. It's one of his slower songs, but it's sadly more "Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo" than "Arashi no Mae no Candle". Like many of the songs on this album, it faithfully hits its aimed at genre but not in any exciting manner.

The second "Michiko" track is twice as long because it has two different tasks. This one had me giggling because they force Mano to do all sorts of sound effects. Mano expresses amusement at the game as it comes on, and it continues to amuse.

Just look at the title of "Banzai! ~Jinsei wa Mecha Wonderful!~" This is the sort of inane song with meaningless lyrics that people who don't know Japanese pop imagine all Japanese pop to be. But... it's fun. The horns are fun and it wakes me up. Sure, I'd probably hate it except I'll always associate it with the first time I heard it. Mano was teaching us all the call and response and dances we were supposed to do during the song. She was really enjoying being teacher. There were like eight different responses, I think the explanation and practice took longer than the actual song. This song appropriately captures its intended genre better than the others so far. This song was made by the Honjou/Harada team that brought us the last single.

The next song continues the horns of of "Banzai", but since it was written by Takui, it is far less vapid. The lyrics of Miura also shine. It feels like a natural extension of Takui's previous song "10 Carat no Kirameki".

Hatake returns to us in the next song. It starts off sounding like this will be the "Arashi no Mae" of this album. It is, but he also adds more of his guitar in there. This song marks a new lyricist for Mano, named Makiho Emi.

Mano expresses slight surprise at the game for the third "Michiko" section. I laughed a lot, but it continues to be a pale imitation of "Datenshi Ellie". As with everything on this album, it seems like nobody cared that much about poor Mano except Takui.

Despite being iffy about "My Days for You" when it came out, it feels like a breath of fresh air in this album that has no direction.

The last song is by another new duo that seems to have done nothing else ever. I don't know how to read his name, but let's just pretend it's Kousaki Kaito. It's not a bad song. It completes the second half of the album which felt better than the first half. I don't know, maybe I was in a bad mood for the first 27 minutes.

I guess Taisei gave up on Mano, as he hasn't composed anything for her in a really long time, despite being her producer. They passed her around to so many composers on this album. With all the new names, they clearly don't want to spend too much time on her.

#22 eri

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'll put my impressions up in a little bit. Interestingly, Mano also just posted her own song-by-song evaluation on her blog.

I just did a sort of sloppy translation here:
http://blog-project....ano-erina/54265

#23 Em-El

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:21 AM

The lyricist takahashi
The composer was shibata!

She's talking about the "Takahashi-sensei" that appears in the lyrics, not the lyricist. I guess she's just saying that she used the name of her own teacher from when she was in middle school, because the original song used the name "Shibata" not "Takahashi".

I’ve respected Inoue Tadataka from way before
I’ve listened to this song ever since I was a little girl~

I think it's a typo, but isn't his name Inou?
And the next sentence doesn't make much sense... Is she perhaps saying she wants even little kids to listen to this song?

#24 Shoujo Q

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:58 PM

Found the name of Mano's next album.

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