Welcome to MELOS no Michi
an information and news blog dedicated to covering the latest news for: AKB48, SKE48, NMB48, HKT48, JKT48


AKB48 Is Looking for a Part-Time Member
Following OtonaAKB, AKB48 came up with a new form of temporary membership: part-time idol. Find out more about this new project here.
AKB48 Team 8 Makes Theater Debut
AKB48 Team 8 performed its first theater show on August 5. Get more information about the shonichi performance here!
SKE48 Announces 7th Generation Auditions
SKE48 is looking for new members and this time the fans will be part of the decision about who joins the group!
AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Election - Final Results
AKB48 held its election for the 6th time and for the 1st time Watanabe Mayu won it. Check out the full results here!
Details on the AKB48 Group Pennant Race
The AKB48 Group teams will compete against each other in a new event, the AKB48 Group Pennant Race. Points will be awarded based on theater ticket applications, theater version handshake ticket sales and sousenkyo votes.
Prev 1 2 3 4 5 Next

01 December 2011

French Kiss [Saisho no Mail] first week sales + Review

French Kiss sold 133,662 copies of their 4th single [Saisho no Mail] in its first week giving them their first #1. Also this is the groups highest first week sales till date as well the third AKB48 subunit to get a #1. Congratulations to them!

Now on to the review:
Saisho no Mail (最初のメール)

Saisho no Mail at first was meh to me. I thought this was their worst a-side (actually I still think that) but the song takes some time to grow on you. It's your usual Furekissu song but just feels like it lacks that something there which was in If and Kakkowarui.

Candle no Shin (キャンドルの芯)
Kashiwagi Yuki x Kuramochi Asuka

A ballad duet by Yukirin and Mocchi. I loved this ballad and the PV was wonderful. Yukirin's light cute voice and Mocchi's deep voice really go together. The chorus part is probably my favorite.

Last Train 
Kashiwagi Yuki x Takajo Aki

Another duet but with Akicha this time. Compared to Candle no Shin, this duet is a bit fast paced. I found the beginning to be a bit weird because it starts so suddenly. But beside the opening, its a decent song.

Dragon Fruit no Tobegoro (ドラゴンフルーツの食べ頃) 

My favorite track out of all the singles. If you loved No Sleeves' Sakkaku, then you will love this too. Just like Sakkaku, this track uses heavy auto tune and techno music. And I have a thing for techno music.

Mayonaka no Hamigaki (真夜中の歯磨き)

And lastly of course a Yukirin solo.  Can't leave out that now can we? A very sweet ballad with light music that goes with Yukrin's voice.

Overall Verdict:
The a-side isn't one of the best from Furekissu in my opinion but this has their best b-sides. Two Yukirin duet tracks, a techno track and a Yukirin solo, what more could her fans ask for? And again congrats to the group for getting their first #1!

No comments: