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22 December 2010

Itano Tomomi Solo Debut Single [Dear J]

     1st generation AKB48 member Itano Tomomi is due to release her first solo single [Dear J] on January 26 2011, produced by Akimoto Yasushi. The details that are available now is that there would be a total of four different versions namely: Version A, Version B, Version C and one Theater version. Other than the opening track, the disc contents would be different for each version.

     This is not the first time Itano is singing out of AKB. The first was Summer Lips, sung by a group of the same name which consisted of Tomotomo (Itano Tomomi and Kasai Tomomi). After that was a solo gig as Gyaruchin with Shiny Summer ~Tomo no Natsu~. Next was Queen & Elizabeth, another pairing with Kasai Tomomi, promoting Kamen Rider W with their song Love Wars. Dear J is however Itano Tomomi's first single as herself.

     All promotion of Dear J would be handled by Samantha Thavasa Japan Limited which aims to combine music & fashion.  Itano Tomomi, known as the fashion leader inside AKB, should find this job simple.
     So far, we have heard Itano in a lot of songs. To me Shining Summer was a song that put her in better light with the upbeat tune and fast moving rhythm it seemed to match her image better. Am looking forward to her dancing! However, I have listened to a radio rip of Dear J. Well, basically there is a lot of auto-tuning and synth going on and making it sound like Itano lost her original voice. Perhaps the company did not trust or want to sell her singing talent anymore or rather market it with fashion&music in mind. (kieyuku was the one said that. poor Tomochin ;__;)

     Oh and one more thing. In the Theater ver of Dear J is the song Tsundere. Originally from Team A 5th Stage [Renai Kinshi Jourei], it was led by Itano with Kitahara Rie and Sato Amina accompanying. However the one in the Theater ver. will be sung by Itano and the rest of Nattou Angels Z. That is Ishida Haruka, Nito Moeno and Sato Sumire.

Dear J
Release Date: 26 January 2011
   Type A/B/C: 1600yen
   Theater ver: 1000yen
Dear J (Type A)
01. Dear J
03. Dear J (off vocal)
04. TUNNEL (off vocal)
01. Dear J PV
02. Tomomi Itano Collection -Special Movie-
Dear J(Type B)
01. Dear J
02. Stay by my side
03. Dear J (off vocal)
04. Stay by my side (off vocal)
02. Tomomi Itano Interview -Special Movie-
Dear J (Type C)
01. Dear J
02. Thank you
03. Dear J (off vocal)
04. Thank you (off vocal)
1. Dear J PV
2. Making of Tomomi Itano -Special Movie-
Dear J (Theater)
01. Dear J
02. Tsundere!
03. Dear J (off vocal)
04. Tsundere! (off vocal)

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