Tuesday, 20 December 2011

24 days of singles day 20: Sakura no Ki ni Narou and Guuzen no Juujiro

Let me tell you, I was excited for today. Then I realised I'd left a song out, so I'm less excited. Also, let me reveal that I was going to have a special installemtn of this for christmas, but this taking too much time as it is, so things'll work out different to you might expect.

I personally like this song even less than Sakura no Shiori, which at least had the advantage of having a Majijo track attached.
Team A: Kojima Haruna, Sashihara Rino, Shinoda Mariko, Takajo Aki, Takahashi Minami, Maeda Atsuko
Team K: Itano Tomomi, Oshima Yuko, Minegishi Minami, Miyazawa Sae
Team B: Kasai Tomomi, Kashiwagi Yuki, Kitahara Rie, Watanabe Mayu
Team S: Matsui Rena, Matsui Jurina
The song is basically encouraging you to even if you mustn't stay fixed on your days at school after graduating, you should at least remember them and you'll have someone there to remember. The PV starts with Yuko, Acchan, Kojipa, Tomochin and Takamina on a bus, one of them notices something and all of the save Acchan join her in looking, as they talk Accahn sits quietly, before looking at Jurina looking out the window wearing this singles uniform, she turns and says something to her, and as Maeda looks at her cherry petals fall before the song begins. The 5 girls lay flowers at a grave, before leaving and older couple, the women seems to be putting a brave face on things. At a school which has the uniform as it's own they talk with a teacher while looking at an old photo album. As they leave the building they stop to look over near a tree, where a group of students are talking, when one, Jurina, looks in their direction. We see Maeda and Jurina lying on the grass as petals fall (both in uniform) and theres some shipping material in there. We have the whole senbatsu sat together for a photo in uniform, but theres a chair empty. We see Kojiharu taking a test, and see Jurina next to her looking at her paper; Takamina's eating but clears the chair next to her, Jurina steals a seat so the guy who was going to sit there sits next to Takamina (Love is in the air); Tomochin does waitering stuff, looks out the window as a familiar arm reaches for her shoulder before someone else taps her, seems she's alright; Yuko plays with a young girl I guess is her sister, Jurina watches happily; ss Atsuko stands on the building she works at's roof Jurina is seen, looking down at her by the looks of things, and takes a single petal from her pocket and holds it in the air, Maeda throws someone their shuttlecock before walking off sadly. Jurina, looking sad but smiling turns, when she feels the others' hands on her back, she turns towards them but the psh her forward. We see the photo seating, though this time the seats taken, and our last shot is the 5 girls walking together.

The main B-side is another Undergilrs single, after they lost out of one with Chance no Junban.
Team A: Nakagawa Haruka, Oota Aika, Maeda Ami
Team K: Uchida Mayumi, Kikuchi Ayaka, Nito Moeno, Fujie Reina, Yokoyama Yui
Team B: Isida Haruka, Oku Manami, Komori Mika, Sato Sumire, Miyazaki Miho
Team S: Yagami Kumi, Oya Masana,
Team KII: Takayanagi Akane, Mukaida Manatsu
Team E: Kimoto Kanon
The song talks about being secretly in love with someone, and while you don't mind them not noticing, you still want to be able to meet them occasionally. Some boys cycling stop to see a boat stop and the girls come off with their own bikes, I'm guessing the boys are meant to be struck by their beauty. We see the boys following them throughout the school, except the one who's eating. We see the boys cycle round a corner but the one eating drops his towel, Lovetan and another girls come past and see it, calling him back to return it, he smiles, sorta. The girls all eat together before cycling away, the boys arrive and get someting to eat, but glasses doesn't feel like eating. The boys resume following the girls, waiting outside their school one day, and failing epicly at sneaking into an adult entertainment club by the looks of that poster. They lie on the grass, one imagining Yui (wheres my shotgun?), another a girl I don't recognise, and specs imagine Lovetan. The girls share lollipops, so do the guys. The guys are stood in a field and the objects of their desires happen to cycle past. The girls leave on the boat and give the boys a wave, and for some reason the guy who forced them out of whatever it was earlier is seen putting up another poster for the place.

The A-type B-side is a new song from MINT, Kiss Made no 100 Mile
Team A: Katayama Haruka, Maeda Atsuko
Team K: Nito Moena, Matsui Sakiko
Team B: Kasai Tomomi
The song talks about driving 100 miles on your day off to see your lover, and well, kiss them. The PV starts with Meada emerging from behind a flower pot, and a twitter stream of people talking about MINT. I think the girls are meant to be at a costume party. They dance, talk about things, dance in weird powder stuff, and thats it really.

The B-type B-side is also a single unit song, this one from DIVA, Area K
Team A: Iwasa Misaki, Oya Shizuka, Kuramochi Asuka, Nakata Chisato, Nakaya Sayaka, Matsubara Natsumi
Team K: Akimoto Sayaka, Umeda Ayaka, Tanabe Miku, Nakatsuka Tomomi, Nonaka Misato, Yonezawa Rumi
Team B: Kobayashi Kana, Sato Amina, Suzuki Mariyam Chikano Rina, Hirajima Natsumi, Masuda Yuka
The song is about sneaking into an area in order to have an all night rave, and having some kind of dance battle. The MV starts with a few of DIVA walking to a guy, and entering Area K after Sayaka shows her DIVA tattoo. The girls enter as the music starts, and start the dance battle, I'm guessing they won in the end.

The Theatre Edition also has an exclusive B-side by Team Kenkyuusei, Ougon Centre, only this time I have access to the lyrics, and I can state the members involved with greater certainty.
Team Kenkyuusei
Oba Mina, Shimazaki Haruka, Shimada Haruka, Takeuchi Miyu, Nagao Mariya, Nakamura Mariko, Mori Anna, Yamauchi Suzuran, Abe Maria, Izuta Rina, Ichikawa Miori, Iriyama Anna, Kato Rena, Kanazawa Yuuki, Kobayashi Marina, Nakamata Shiori, Fujita Anna, Ushikubo Sara, Kawaei Rina, Kazuma Natsuki, Suzuki Shihori, Natori Wakana, Morikawa Ayaka, Yamaguchi Nau
The song is basically about working toward being the centre, and while being in the back is at the moment a rare sight, you'll work hard to reach the centre.

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