Over two weeks ago, I bought myself Fairies‘ debut single More Kiss but never got the time to actually post about it. That really bothered me, so now I’ll make a delayed blog post! ^^; (haha)
Ever since I read news about the agency Vision Factory (under Avex) debuting a new idol group and watching videos with the girls training their dance, singing and performance skills like crazy, I’ve been very interested in this group. The one thing who really got me intrigued was probably the strong focus on dancing and then the more overall mature look being promoted with these idols. Recently, K-pop has started to become really popular in Japan, so I’m glad to see that the Japanese are trying out more mature styles for their girl units for once. I feel like that’s been a rare thing among Japanese girl groups until now.
Then of course there’s the little detail concerning the girls’ age. They are definitely too young for this mature style, but then again I think it’s a good thing to start girl groups out when they are young, because it will be easier for them to learn new things and adapt to the idol business at that age. I also guess they will grow to fit the image in some years time – then it will be better. Otherwise I’m really loving their style! I love that they aren’t afraid to wear their hair in ponytails and without any bangs (well almost none of them) which is so refreshing ^o^ I also want to thank the one who’s responsible for the girls’ wardrobe; their clothes really rock! Not to mention that they wear LOTS of different set clothes *O* Wohuu~ ^o^b I seriously never get tired of watching Fairies perform, as they always have a new cool dance to perform in a new set of glamorous clothes xD Yay!
Apropos dancing, I love that guy Kenzo who teaches and comes up with dances for Fairies! He can really make the girls move in amazingly bad-ass way :D Just check out their dance moves to this remix of Trish’s Mannequin and Freefire’s Dataloss o_o
It’s insane right?! xD I was really impressed by this performance. After watching this video I was convinced that I wanted to follow and support this group. I ordered their single (Limited version B) and started watching anything I could find with Fairies ^^ Luckily they have been promoted like crazy and starred as guests in a lot of TV shows I could watch – really nice! ;D After listening to their two songs More Kiss and Song for You numerous times, I’ve decided I love them both equally much. At first this wasn’t the case at all. I didn’t like More Kiss very much, because I thought Momoka was too dominant with her practically singing solo and all. I actually found the song a bit dull, maybe apart from the very catchy chorus verses. Now I really love this song and like to sing a long. I think it’s a great debut song and it deserves to be the A-side song.
Song for You I’ve liked pretty much since my first listen. Some people say it’s a typical boring idol song without any originality – well maybe that’s sort of true – but that doesn’t change that it’s a nice, genki idol song with good vocal power which I like a lot! I’m so glad that all girls get to sing in this song and then I also really like how they sing in pairs a lot. This reminds me of Arashi and Berryz songs, where they do that quite often. I definitely prefer this form of singing instead of the typical “all members sing” formula :3
Right now my member ranking is as follows:
1) Nomoto Sora (野元空)
2) Shimomura Miki (下村実生)
3) Fujita Miria (藤田みりあ)
4) Itou Momoka (伊藤萌々香)
5) Hayashida Mahiro (林田真尋)
6) Inoue Rikako (井上理香子)
7) Kiyomura Kawane (清村川音)
I’ve chosen Sora as my favorite member, but actually I like Miki and Miria just as much. I just had to give one of the girls first place, but actually I almost like all three equally. Maybe I like Sora a bit more than all the other members though ^^; I think she’s really pretty and has a nice voice. Then I also love her name ♥ I learned to write “sora” in kanji (空) the other day actually. Sora means “sky” – isn’t it just a beautiful name? ^o^ Maybe that’s why she wears the color blue a lot? :) I’ll have to admit I like Miki a lot because of her unique looks. She has such beautiful cat eyes and a very lean body – maybe she was a cat in her previous life? xD And Miria I like because of her cute personality and charm. She has such an adorable voice too, doesn’t she? :3 Then of course I like all the other members too, but that’s more hard to say right now what I think of them.
I’m really glad to see that other girls than me seems to like Fairies. In the video below, some Japanese girls tell about how they like Fairies’ style and look up to them as role models :O It also gives a good impression of how the girls have been promoted these last weeks and how hard they have trained in order to debut.
I totally approve of them having English lessons, but then again Rikako sort of failed with her sentence there xD (lol) And wow Karate lessons o_o That’s awesome ^O^
With my single version a little mini photo book was included and I decided to scan it for you :D There are a lot of great solo shots in it too ♥
I’m glad I bought this version of the single; just look at those pictures *o* Even though I would very much like to watch the full version of the Song For You PV xD (Why doesn’t anyone upload it huh?? I’m going crazy here x_x)
But now I think I’ve mentioned most of my thoughts about Fairies and have only one thing left to say:
Please continue to make other awesome releases Fairies!
~BECAUSE YOU ROCK MY WORLD!~
That was all, bye bye ~
Ohmigod O-O A new Johnny’s group is debuting!
YES YES YES YES YES!!!!! (that’s a “yes” for every one of five persons in Sexy Zone) xD The members are these cute guys.
Nakajima Kento (17)
Kikuchi Fuma (16)
Sato Shori (14)
Mitsushima Sou (13)
Yo Marius (11)
I think all the members are really cute and lovely. They are also really young (Marius is ELEVEN （ ﾟ Дﾟ）) but then there are also members who are sixteen and seventeen, which helps (a little) ^^; I really like Shori and Marius though; they are just too adorable (≧∇≦)/♥
I’ve listened to the full version of their debut song (also) titled “Sexy Zone” (it’s this fan recording). I really like it – it has that fresh sound of johnny’s boys just debuted out of their junior days, like Hey! Say! JUMP had. Here’s a video clip with the boys and some of the performance of their song ^^
Here’s another short clip with a presentation =3
Marius is actually half Japanese, half German :O (I also thought he looked different!) xD Haha, but still, I just think it’s insane he’s only 11 o_o What are Johnny-san thinking?! Well, I just hope he knows what he’s signing for >_> On a little side note; am I the only one who thinks Marius mouth/teeth look exactly like Edward Furlong’s?! ^o^; Well, I’m also very happy to see that Nakaken (Nakajima Kento) is finally debuting too. He has worked so hard in the last couple of years and I think he is very ready for this ;D I don’t know Sou and Fuma very much, but they seem like some good guys too, so I’m really happy ^O^ Shori just shines through with his amazing smile and confidence on the stage, am I not right? ;P He seems like a guy who will steal my heart fairly soon if I’m not being careful x3 So look out for Shori! (lol)
Then there’s the controversial name Sexy Zone (> o<) I really think this name is weird for such a CUTE Johnny’s group, but maybe it will suit their image in a couple of years – so maybe Johnny-san is just thinking ahead?? O_o Well, I guess only the man himself knows…
Arrh, I’m just so freaking excited about this! xD I hope we will see a proper performance or PV soon, because I really like their song and are going bananas over the cute members ♥ ~sigh~ ♥ (#^.^#) Let’s wish this group the best, shall we? ^o^