#1 Song Review: Week of 9/30 – 10/6 (A.B.C-Z v. Nishino Kana)

Hello Arama! Japan readers and welcome to this week’s installment of #1 Song Review! Last week saw Nishino Kana take the top spot over SEKAI NO OWARI. Kana is back again this week, along with a newcomer. 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: A.B.C-Z – Moonlight walker (not released digitally)

Ronald: This is basically a Michael Jackson tribute. I feel like certain Johnny’s acts do this frequently, so it feels like I’ve heard this before. It’s not really exciting though. It just seems like a big rehash of older things without any individual charm. 3/10

Ice: I’ve feel like I’ve seen this before. Kind of the typical Johnny’s boys club dance music, so there’s nothing to really say here other than, if you’ve seen it, you already know what it is. This has a club feel to it so you should know what to expect. 3/10


Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Nishino Kana – Torisetsu (Oricon #33)

Ronald: Same review as last week – Dreadful. I can’t with this twee, babyish crap she puts out now. I’ve really and truly reached my limit after these past few singles of the same throwback Taylor Swift crap. I hate this. 1/10

Ice: Same review as last week – Unlike Kana’s usual style of a sentimental ballad, this is a more fun and happy fast tempo’d folk-like song. Kana did not use anything particularly impressive here when it comes to her vocals but it’s mostly stable and consistent throughout the whole song. I did not feel that this was anything particularly interesting as even in the category of fun and happy songs, there are a lot of songs that do the job better. 5/10


Ronald’s Rank:

1. Oricon #1: A.B.C-Z – Moonlight walker

2. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Nishino Kana – Torisetsu


Ice’s Rank:

1. Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Nishino Kana – Torisetsu

2. Oricon #1: A.B.C-Z – Moonlight walker


Which one do you like more?

Oricon #1: A.B.C-Z – Moonlight walker
Recochoku #1 / iTunes #1: Nishino Kana – Torisetsu

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