I like the new direction Morning Musume has taken with the eight members of 9th and 10th Gen. They give the group new energy and new blood. I like listening to them sing. We get a lot of them on this new album and they harmonize well. I like some of their voices, too. Riho, Kanon, Ayumi, and Haruka all have distinctive, pleasant voices. (Haruka's husky voice is quite a surprise for someone her age.) And the bonus is that, while we still have to tolerate Sayumi, Reina has become a much more powerful vocalist in her own right. She has a nice solo on this album. (Sayumi has a solo as well, but it's electronically altered to cover up her deficiency as a singer.) I can't wait to hear some of the new girls get solos. The twelve tracks include four of their singles from this year: "Pyocopyoco Ultra" (the first with 10th Gen), "Renai Hunter" (arguably the best song on the album), "One*Two*Three" (arguably the second best song on the album), and the song it was released with, "The Matenrou Show." I like a lot of the other songs as well, all written for this album, including "Be Alive," "What's Up? Ai wa Dou na no you~," Reina's solo "Namida Hitoshizuku," "Chikyuu ga Naiteiru," and "Zero Kara Hajimaru Seishun," which gives each of the girls solo lines. Another rousing highlight, "Waratte! YOU," is performed by 9th and 10th Gens only. Clearly, the new blood has inspired Tsunku to tailor new material for these girls. I'm eager to see these songs performed live in the Fall 2012 concert DVD. The accompanying DVD provides interviews with each of the girls (unsubtitled, of course), footage of the cover photography shoot, and two song performances from the Spring 2012 Tour that are not on the spring concert DVD: "Kaiketsu Positive A" and "My Way ~Joshikou Hanamichi~." Definitely worth getting.
|Number of Discs||2|
|Label/Distributor||Sony Music Distribution|
Description in Japanese
カラフルキャラクター [DVD付初回限定盤] / モーニング娘。
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[Disc 1] ONE.TWO.THREE / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] One・Two・Three / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] WHAT`S UP? AI HA DOUNANOYO / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] What’s Up? 愛はどうなのよ? / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] BE ALIVE / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] Be Alive / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] RARARA NO PIPIPI / MICHISHIGE SAYUMI
[Disc 1] ラララのピピピ / 道重さゆみ
[Disc 1] DOKKAN CAPRICCIO / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] ドッカ?ン カプリッチオ / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] THE MATENROU SHOW / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] The 摩天楼ショー / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] ZERO KARA HAJIMARU SEISHUN / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] ゼロから始まる青春 / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] RENAI HUNTER / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] 恋愛ハンター / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] CHIKYUU GA NAITEIRU / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] 地球が泣いている / モーニング娘。
[Disc 1] NAMIDA HITOSHIZUKU / TANAKA REINA
[Disc 1] 涙一滴 / 田中れいな
[Disc 1] WARATTE!YOU / FUKUMURA MIZUKI
[Disc 1] 笑って!YOU / 譜久村聖
[Disc 1] PYOCOPYOCO ULTRA / MORNING MUSUME.
[Disc 1] ピョコピョコ ウルトラ / モーニング娘。
[Disc 2] MORNING MUSUME.PROFILE MOVIE
[Disc 2] モーニング娘。プロフィールムービー (道重さゆみ・田中れいな・譜久村 聖・生田衣梨奈・鞘師里保・鈴木香音・飯窪春菜・石田亜佑美・佐藤優樹・工藤 遥)
[Disc 2] ALBUM JACKET SATSUEI MAKING
[Disc 2] アルバムジャケット撮影メイキング
[Disc 2] KAIKETSU POSITIVE A
[Disc 2] 怪傑ポジティブA (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2012春?ウルトラスマート?2012.5.6 中野サンプラザ 速攻ライブUSBより) (特典映像)
[Disc 2] MY WAY -JOSHIKOU HANAMICHI-
[Disc 2] My Way ?女子校花道? (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2012春?ウルトラスマート?2012.5.6 中野サンプラザ 速攻ライブUSBより) (特典映像)
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