Hello, Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Sandaime J Soul Brothers top BTOB. This week, we have 2 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: THE [email protected] – THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 03 Hi-Fi☆Days (not released digitally)
Ronald: Well, I can’t say that this isn’t something that I haven’t heard a million times before. It’s your typical peppy idol song, but this time performed by a group of anime girls instead of real ones. Same thing, different image. But funny enough, I actually prefer the anime girls over the real ones (how otaku of me). And at times, this song reminds me of some random super upbeat song that someone like Ai Otsuka would’ve done last decade. 4/10
Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Ken Hirai – Mahoutte Itte Ii Kana? (Oricon #15)
Ronald: I love Ken, I love his voice, but I don’t love this song. I’m not really a fan of his simpler ballads, which oftentimes, like this one, are sentimental, but also quite dull. It seems as if the song doesn’t really go anymore. It’s very one note. I’ve listened to it more since his new album came out, but it’s not a song I seek out on the album. 5/10
1. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Ken Hirai – Mahoutte Itte Ii Kana?
2. Oricon #1: THE [email protected] – THE [email protected] CINDERELLA GIRLS STARLIGHT MASTER 03 Hi-Fi☆Days