Received this lovely album two days ago, one day after its release date! It’s been two years since their last album, so I have been excited about the release of their second album. The album came with an additional 3D-cover, not that I care that much about such things *laughs*.

But should be get to the songs then? :)

01: Perfect Life (パーフェクトライフ)
The album start out with a happy up-tempo song. At my first listen, this song didn’t do much for me, felt like a typical “start track” which just have to be there. But now I feel it’s actually a quite nice, catchy song. Grows on you for sure~ Makes one anticipate what the next tracks will be like.

Everyone should be familiar with this amazing song already, but I’m going to talk about it anyway. I really like the phrase 君にしか見せられない顔がある “Kimi ni shika miserarenai kao ga aru” which they repeat a lot throughout the song. Sounds totally cool (lol). The beat is also very catchy and will have to say this is a very successful HSJ song. Can always listen to this song ♥

03: Tsunagu te to te (つなぐ手と手)
This song is a nice relaxing ballad song with some good vocals from the boys. This is also a song which gets better with more listens. If you listen properly, you can hear the music is actually really good with both piano, violin and a nice drumbeat. A nice little gem, which I have a feeling will be a fitting ending song for one of their concerts~

Yuto looks hot here! His looks fits well with the “vampire” theme ♥

04: Boku wa Vampire (僕はVampire)
Without a doubt the most addictive track on the album! This song really gets stuck in my head (haha). It’s just crazily catchy (given that the music is written by a Swedish composer of course) but also have some really cool and fun lyrics. 僕はVampire、恋はDangerous – well that is selvfølge! The funniest part is definitely when they repeat the word “vampire” like 10 times in the interlude with their very Engrish accent xD

05: OVER
This is also a very sleek single release from HSJ. It has a somewhat blue feeling with the theme of an ended relationship, hence the repeat of the word “OVER”. This song actually makes me a bit sad, because I always remember it was Ryutarou’s last single. They do sing “it’s over”… But apart from that I do like this song a lot and wish it didn’t make me think of sad stuff.

06: Hero
A song with lyrics almost entirely written in English, even though it’s hard to hear that (lol). This song is very 元気 and happy, but not something I would listen that much to. It could be nice for concerts though ^^

07: Magic Power
At first I hated this song, but as all HSJ songs it grew on me and now I can’t stop singing along whenever I hear it! It’s such a uplifting song and always put a smile on my lips. But am I the only person who have always found the part: Crazy! But, Magic Power! kind of hilarious? *laughs* Otherwise wonderful song ♪

08: Hurry up!
Love, love, love this song! It’s a really different style for HSJ and the lyrics are really well-written. They sing about how they want their loved one to run away from them. But they also sing “be with you always”, so it’s kind of a contradicting feelings’ song (haha). This song is just so catchy too and overall well done. One of the best songs, without a doubt.

09: Thumb & Pinky (サム&ピンキー)
This song is very up-beat. And when I say upbeat, I mean up-beat (haha). I have no idea what this song is about, the title is kind of weird and random. This song is not really my cup of tea though. It’s just kind of a bit too energetic, but probably a good song for concerts.
10: 「Arigatou」~Sekai no doko ni itemo~ (「ありがとう」~世界のどこにいても~)
This song was the one who really pulled me back into the HSJ fandom, it’s just fantastic! I love everything about it, the theme, beat, lyrics, composition you name it~ It was a great idea to mix in other languages apart from English, and then I just adore the part where Yamada makes that arrogant snort and says “We are JUMP” – just epic! ♥♥♥ I cannot give this song enough love. Lets leave it at that and move on (heh).

11: Together forever
Now this song have to be my favourite new song of the entire album. This song is just amazing! It explores a completely new style as well for HSJ. I think it’s the most beautiful ballad song they have done so far actually. The music is just wonderful and you can really hear the members sing with all their heart. Gives me the chills and I’m not kidding! If I heard them this sing this song live I would probably cry, it’s that emotional a song. Great job HSJ! Wow~

12: Snap (スナップ) Hey! Say! BEST
Now to the Hey! Say BEST song~ It’s not as good as the song Score on their first album, but I would say it’s okay. It’s one of those songs which are nice background music, but not something you would listen very attentively to, I guess. A shame, they didn’t write them something more special.. Let’s hope for something better in the next album, shall we?

13: Hana Egao (花えがお) Hey! Say! 7
I think the Hey! Say! 7 song is a bit better, but still not at all in league with their amazing song “Ganbaretsugo” from their first album. It’s that type of song where the lyrics is all about reaching for a brighter future and all that which I feel like I have heard many times before in a HSJ song. Well, not really anything special for HS7 this time either… And then I also miss Ryutarou (゜´Д`゜)

14: Single medley – Second act (シングルメドレー Second act)
This is much like the single medley in their first album, just with new single songs of course. It’s quite fun to hear how they mixed it all together – the best part definitely being the Arigatou song! Sounded quite cool in medley style~
Still, I wonder why they make these medley endings? A tradition perhaps? Find them a bit a waist of space, as I would rather have an extra song tbh. Especially now there were only 13 songs this time, when their first album had 17. That a 4 songs difference! But then again we had to wait 3 years from their debut for them to release an album and this time only two years have passed. Maybe that’s the reason? Well, probably not (lol).

My honest opinion of Hey! Say! JUMP’s second album is probably that half of it was like super amazing but the other part was not up to the standard of their first album. I think the smaller amount of tracks also had its effect. Like there wasn’t room for semi-solo songs like in the first album and the boys didn’t get to write the lyrics and provide their own music as much. I think that’s such a shame, because they do really have a lot of talent! But apart from that I enjoyed their second album a lot and I will probably grow to love is nearly just as much as their first.

That was all~ hope you liked my review ;)

Change of design

I know it’s pretty soon for me to already be changing theme and design again. Actually I had only been planning on changing the banner to a Fairies banner, but then I stumbled upon this beautiful Forever theme which I just had to try out.

I hope you like it all~

マイブーム Fairies~

Long time no see! I’ve been pretty busy with school exams and applying for scholarships for my exchange trip to Japan in the last months or so. That is why I’m first posting again now. I’ve missed by blog lol.

Lately my obsession have been mostly Fairies and I think I know why. So many new exciting things have happened with this group recently. In April they started their own TV show Harajuku Kira Kira Gakuin (which now has aired 10 times and started its own cafe in Harajuku!) and promoted TIGON’s Lazer Beam sneakers. Then it was announced that Fairies are getting their own manga as well! This manga will start releasing in the shoujo magazine Margaret on the 4th of August. Pretty neat huh?
Fairies were also rated 3rd for most likely idol group to get its big breakthrough this year on Tokyohive! (Of course I voted for them too).
Apart from that I’ve started listening to Fairies radio show Fairies no Fly to the World which is so good with its funny English lessons, “right or wrong” corner and unpredictable topics (even though they changed the great and really funny English teacher Craig Russel out with a poor wannabe English teacher who has worse pronunciation than Fairies and goes by the nickname “Grover”, but is obviously Japanese). Anyway… It’s great to get to know the girls’ personalities better by listening to the way they talk with each other away from the camera and flash lights. For example you hear stories like Momoka has promised to go watch Dark Shadows with Mahiro (watched it too – great movie!) and Kawane just bought a Beyonce album and the likes :P It’s a lot of fun~
About a month ago I joined an English speaking Fairies forum called YouseiKiss where we have started subbing some Fairies shows into English~ It’s a great place to find news about Fairies and follow their excellent show Harajuku Kira Kira Gakuin (which I watch every single week ^^) There are a lot of nice people and surprisingly some of them knew my blog OoO. Crazy huh? Sometimes it’s just hard to believe there are people out there who do read my blog, haha.
About the members, in the beginning I mostly liked Sora, but now I’m beginning to like Miki more and more. I can’t believe I didn’t see how amazing she is to begin with! I just love her eyes, her dance style and above all her funny and fuzzy  personality (don’t ask me why I used that word lol) xD Like, when she in an interview where made fun off, because her way of speaking is always kind of slow. I don’t really mind though, I think it’s cute! And then her dance pirouette is really impressive (see here what I mean).

People who have checked out my tumblr recently, may have noticed it has become more and more Fairies-based lol. Even though I also upload a little Arashi stuff (my “comeback” fandom at the moment) ;> I try finding as many pictures with Fairies as possible to upload, but sometimes I have a feeling I’m missing out on something.. I follow their blogs, their twitter and check sites such as Baidu, Puri Eisou and twitter of course. But even though I check up on magazines they supposedly should have appeared in I can never find anything (for example when clicking through a whole magazine uploaded on Hudie or Zazhimi) ;__; It’s kind of frustrating… If anyone know more good sources please tell me!

Check my tumblr for more gif pictures with Fairies :3

Right now Fairies fans are anticipating the events of June, where the results of the FairiesNEXT audition will be revealed. No one knows if they are auditioning new members for Fairies or maybe a whole new Fairies-inspired group. I personally hope for the last option, as I think the 7-member line-up is perfect as it is and more members would simply make it crowded and less smooth when they perform their complex dances. But I guess time will tell. I’m definitely excited for June! *o*

Then of course I’m also super excited about Fairies 4th single getting released on the 25th of July! It’s called Tweet Dream and will be a song about twitter and the love teens their age experience. I think the concept of the song sounds really cool and I’m very curious what the lyrics are going to be. I hope for a fun, cute summer song with a catchy beat – yeah! I just hope Fairies wont join the “bikini PV trend” like other current idol groups, but then again it doesn’t fit their image at all. So I’m pretty sure they wont do that ^ ^;

I can’t wait for more Fairies news though, they are my drug right now just love them so much ♥
And one thing that excites me a lot right now is the fact that I’m going to Tokyo this September to study for 5 months, which means I will probably be able to watch them perform in real life!! *-* Can’t wait for that!