#1 Song Review: Week of 9/27 – 10/3 (Touken Danshi formation of Mihotose v. Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako x Fujiwara Sakura)

Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw DAOKO x Yonezu Kenshi defeat Happiness and Namie Amuro. This week, we have two newcomers facing off. Find out what various staff members thought of the songs that topped the physical and digital charts this week and share your thoughts on them too!

Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: Touken Danshi formation of Mihotose – Shori no Gaika (not released digitally)

Ronald: So is this a cosplay boyband? Seiyuus? I’m getting a BOYS AND MEN vibe here. The song itself has a somewhat typical stereotpyical anime feel to it, but with a rockier edge. It reminds me of a better, more energetic version of the type of rock songs that Johnny’s groups try to pull off and fail at. 5/10

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Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako x Fujiwara Sakura – Koi no Hajimari (not released physically / Billboard #9)

Ronald: It’s like they got a bunch of YUI clones and made them into a girl group. As expected, the song is pleasant, but nothing really exciting. Nice background music at a coffee shop. Actually, this song reminds of one of those twee songs that a KPop act releases for a drama soundtrack when they want to show a more serious side of themselves. 5.5/10

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Ronald’s Rank:

1. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako x Fujiwara Sakura – Koi no Hajimari

2. Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: Touken Danshi formation of Mihotose – Shori no Gaika

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Which one do you like the most?

Oricon #1 / Billboard #1: Touken Danshi formation of Mihotose – Shori no Gaika
Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako x Fujiwara Sakura – Koi no Hajimari

PollMaker

  • Comments

    • yacchaitai

      how is ieiri leo like yui

      • annie

        they’re from the same area and both have terrible technique when singing

        • HyperMoot .

          pardon? I’ve seen her live on several occasions and she’s very good on stage, power and tune.

          • annie

            not anymore
            she probably has nodules because she’s been straining with pretty standard notes lately

            • HyperMoot .

              that I don’t know, can’t tell cause I haven’t seen her live during the past 10 months or so. If true that’s bad cause believe me the girl can, well, could sing.

              • annie

                are we talking about leo or yui? leo’s been doing great until now it’s just the past year or so and yui has always had trouble with performing live

                • Kanjo Maru

                  Surely he’s speaking about Leo.

                • HyperMoot .

                  Leo

      • Guest

        They sound exactly the same cept one is a grandma and one is a kid?

    • Sonia Shiroyama

      They’re not a cosplay boyband nor seiyuus. Not even a group actually. They’re the actors of the last Touken Ranbu musical. All the formations of the different musicals of Touken Ranbu released singles as their characters in the musical (they have a live after the musical) and promote on TV. Touken Ranbu is SO popular, so they’ll sell every single thing they release.

    • ʕ→ᴥ←ʔ

      I just started playing touken ranbu recently and am so bored with it… Maybe cause I don’t know enough japanese history to find the tidbits of places they fight and the swords interesting enough? I don’t know. The thought of even logging in now feels tedious… though some of the characters/swords are real pretty. :3

      I thought there would be more substance to the game considering it’s popularity…

    • maguro part deux

      It reminds me of a better, more energetic version of the type of rock songs that Johnny’s groups try to pull off and fail at.

      That’s harsh. LOL.

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