H!P Review: 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini!
It's winter everybody! So it's time for some winter-themed posts!
This Hello!Pro Review will be dedicated to the only mini-album Morning Musume has ever released (not counting any mini-albums for musicals!). It's 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Mornng Musume Mini!
7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! is Morning Musume's first and currently only mini-album. It was released in 2006 in two versions: Regular and Limited Edition. The members for this album were: Yoshizawa Hitomi, Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Fujimoto Miki, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina and Kusumi Koharu. Also on this album: Okai Chisato and Hagiwara Mai (C-ute)
As of the 7th of December 2016 the album has sold 29,645 editions.
2. Kirakira Fuyu no Shiny G - Tanaka Reina
3. Yuki/ AixAnata≧Suki- Takahashi Ai (with MC Gaki)
4. Samui Kara Fuyu da mon! ~Doumokou mo Naissu yo Mikitty~ - Fujimoto Miki, Okai Chisato and Hagiwara Mai (C-ute).
5. Kotatsu no Uta ~Jyuken story~ - Yoshizawa Hitomi, Niigaki Risa and Kamei Eri
6. Wa ~MERRY Pin Xmas~ - Shige- Pinku & Koha- Pinku
First song on the mini album is Aruiteru. The only single and full group song you will find on this album. I love Aruiteru. I love the feel of the song, how easy it is to sing along to and the ending is perfect. I do not really get why this song is on a winter album, as it is more spring or autumn to me. It is however such a great song, I do not mind it on any album!
Kirakira Fuyu no Shiny G
Kirakira might be one of the most well known songs from this album. Reina loved this song and even preformed it as her graduation song. Kirakira Fuyu no Shiny G is a really great pop song with a bit of nostalgic feeling going on. It is sounds really happy and shows of Reina's fun and cute side.
Ai-chan's voice is always a joy to listen to! This song is very sweet and has quite a dramatic yet romantic feel to it. It's also a fun song due to MC GAKI at the beginning and ending. Another great Ai-chan solo which fits the winter so perfectly.
Samui Kara Fuyu da mon! ~Doumokou mo Naissu yo Mikitty~
Mikitty with Okai and Hagi! How adorable do you wanna get it? This song is really cute and fun. It really shows us how versatile Mikitty's voice is. It is nice to see Okai and Hagi, but also weird as this is a Momusu album. Anyway the background music is really nice as it has this ultra chrismassy feeling to it!
Kotatsu no Story ~Jyuken Story~
It wouldn't suprise me if this song is the least known song on this album. Not for me though. Yoshi, Gaki and Kame are a few of my favorite Momusu members, so when I heared this song was by the three of them, I was sold. This song is a really cool and kind of sad break up song. It is also quite sexy, so look fowards to that! I think these three voices really fit one another.
Wa ~MERRY Pin Xmas~
This is the second song done by Shige- Pinku and Koha- Pinku. This duo, Rainbow Pink, is quite well know, so this song is no exception. It is a really fun song, with a fun combi of girls. This is actually the only song on the Fuyu album that actually is a Christmas song!
The album had two covers: Regular (left) and Limited (right). Both covers feature the girls in instax/ polaroid like pictures. Regular is mostly white and really focusses on the girls, while the limited has a more christmas like feeling, due to the gingerbread man and candy.
I couldn't really find good pictures of the outfits. I know there is a good picture of them on the back of the album, but I can only find really bad photo's of it.. I did find the individual picture of the groups/solo's on this album, so here they are:
As you can see, only Yoshi, Gaki and Kame didn't get other outfits for their song. Most girls just have a one colored outfit and than we have shige and koha, with their pink christmas tree like outfits.
I adore this album. I really think all songs are great for winter and they are all so different. There are fun songs, cute songs, beautiful songs and cool songs to listen to! It is also very nice to have Momusu in smaller groups and even some solos! It does make me kind of sad to see the group with Yoshi kind of shoved to the back (as the left over group), while their song is really nice. Please give this album a listen and tell me what is your favorite!