Reviews written by Yuna-chan
Namonaki Hana no Youni (Japan Version)February 6, 2014 I wanna be like a flower ♡
I was very happy when this CD was announced because it's been two and a half years since yu-yu released her first single 'Kimi to zutto...'. She's a really amazing singer and I'm glad she got to sing the image song for the movie 'Buddha 2: Tezuka Osamu no Buddha ~Owarinaki Tabi~', along with Hamasaki Ayumi who provided its theme song 'Pray'. 'Na mo naki Hana no you ni' is a very beautiful ballad with strong lyrics. There are two versions of it - English and Japanese. The English version is the one which got chosen for the movie by the way so her international fans can be really exited about it. The other song on this CD, 'Kizuna no Uta', is about graduation and is wonderful as well. yu-yu already began to sing it at her concerts since 2012 so we fans were happy that it finally got released on a CD. The artwork of this single is also very beautiful - the lyrics in the booklet got handwritten by yu-yu herself! I totally recommend this great single to everyone!
ARIA (Japan Version)December 27, 2013 Amazing album!
I started to be a fan of yu-yu 2 years ago because of her song 'Kimi to zutto...', the theme song to the live action drama of Detective Conan, starring Mizobata Junpei and Kutsuna Shiori. I immediately fell in love with her beautiful voice and decided to buy this single and also her album 'Always'. They're both worth every cent! But then yu-yu stopped bringing out CDs for a while, which made me quite sad because, although I went to some of her live events in Japan where she also sang new songs, I still wished to be able to listen to them at home. So you can imagine how happy I was when this album was announced. I pre-ordered it immediately and it was the very right decision. This is one of the absolutely best albums I've ever listened to! I love every single song of it! This isn't only her second mini album but also the image album to the game GOD EATER 2 by the way. The theme song 'Hikari no Aria' is simply wonderful, I personally like the album version (Track 01) the best. My favorite song is 'Tegami' (Track 02) but like I said it before, every song is very good. 'Requiem' (Track 03) is completely in English and yu-yu sounds really cute here. Her Japanese version of 'God and Man', or 'Kami to Hito to' (Track 05), is better than the English one, which was released in 2010 I think and sung by another person at first. And the last song 'Soumatou ~Refrain~' is very cute as well. It's incredible how easily yu-yu can hit very high notes! So I totally recommend this album! yu-yu is a really amazing singer!
BoA Vol. 7 - Only One (CD + Photobook) (Limited Edition)(2)Our Price: US$29.99List: US$38.99Save: US$9.00 (23%)9 people found this review helpful
July 22, 2012 The Queen of K-Pop is back!
I was really exited when BoA's comeback was announced, most of all when this information reached me: "Only One", the title track, was composed by BoA herself! Since I love her self-written songs, you can imagine how happy I was. Then the MV teaser was out and I was amazed! BoA looked so beautiful and the song was great as well. The Queen of K-Pop is back!
The tracklist of this album:
01. Only One
02. The Shadow
03. 네모난 바퀴 (Hope)
04. Not Over U
05. The Top
06. Mayday! Mayday! (너에게 닿기를 간절히 외치다)
07. One Dream (feat. Henry of Super Junior-M & Key of SHINee)
08. Only One (Inst.)
09. The Shadow (Inst.)
I like all the songs on this album, especially "Only One", "Hope" and "Mayday! Mayday!".
Unfortunately there aren't many songs, which made me a bit disappointed. I hope a repackage version's gonna be released.
Anyway, this album's awesome and if you're a real K-Pop fan, you have to buy it!
I love you, BoA!
After School : Happy Pledis Single Album Vol. 1 (Autographed CD)(7)Our Price: US$10.99List: US$14.99Save: US$4.00 (26%)1 people found this review helpful
January 4, 2011 Love this single! ^o^
I already fell in love with 'LOVE LOVE LOVE' the first time I listened to it, maybe because I know the melody from somewhere else xD (I just don't know from where >_<) But After School's version is really cute! ^///^ I also like the 2 MVs to 'LOVE LOVE LOVE'. MV Ver.2 is better though since it shows the cuteness of After School which fits this song. 'Someone is you' is a very pretty ballad ^^
I really enjoy listening to this CD, too sad it contains only 2 songs but well, it's a single album, can't expect much more from it xD
The booklet is very beautiful and has quite a lot of pictures! I love the artwork of it! ^_^ It's simple but yet so pretty!
The only thing to complain about the CD I received is that I got Nana's autograph... not that I don't like her, I like her very much but, since I also bought Orange Caramel's autographed mini album, I wished to get an autograph of another member of After School, e.g. Kahi or Jung Ah >_< But that's the only thing I'm not very satisfied about, all in all I'm really happy to own this precious CD! ^///^
I hope After School will bring out a complete album soon, would be great! ^o^ And I want it to be autographed by all members then xD
I totally recommend this CD, it's worth buying it! ^_^
Orange Caramel Mini Album Vol. 2 (Autographed CD)1 people found this review helpful
November 30, 2010 Amazing album! ^o^
I'm actually not a fan of After School (I'm not so keen on their songs) so I was either interested in Orange Caramel, a subgroup of After School. But then I saw their live performance of „Magic Girl“ and thought „Wow! The song's pretty good and it’s so sweet! Raina, Lizzy and Nana are very gorgeous!“ so I started listening to their debut mini album (which seems much more to be a single to me... only 2 songs...) and liked it. Unfortunately I missed the autographed version of „Magic Girl“ and was very sad about it – so I was truly happy when I saw that Orange Caramel’s having a second mini album and that there’s also an autographed version of it! I was really glad to get a second chance to get Orange Caramel‘s original autographs! ^__^ That’s not the only reason for me to be happy about this album since it itself is also very great!!! I love all the songs on it! „아잉♡“, the title song, is super cute and the MV’s also amazing! I like the fairy tale concept very much because I love fairy tales since I was a child xD So this concept was perfect for me. „One love“ is a very cool song with a nice chorus. The third track is „아직…“, which is a very beautiful ballad. „이곳에 서서“ was originally sung by the group M2M (the original title is „The day you went away“), I already liked this song before so of course I also like Orange Caramel’s version ^-^ It’s even better than the original version in my opinion.
It’s great that Orange Caramel’s second album contains 2 more songs than their first one (I'm not counting the instrumentals as own songs) but I still wish there’d be more songs on this album since it’s fantastic! ^_^b I also like this album better then their first mini album.
Please buy it, it’s really worth every cent! Not only because of the autographs (grab them while they’re still available! ^^) but also because of the amazing songs!
오렌지 카라멜 파이팅! ^o^
BoA Vol. 6 (Repackage Album) - Copy & Paste5 people found this review helpful
October 19, 2010 Great album!
I already own "HURRICANE VENUS" and fell in love with this album by the first time listening to it. I was really happy when I heard that a repackage version of it would come out.
I like the cover of "COPY & PASTE" much better than the one of "HURRICANE VENUS" but when I compare the two title tracks, I have to say that "HURRICANE VENUS" is much better than "COPY & PASTE". It's quite sad that the repackage album contains only 2 new tracks, I wish there would be about 4 more songs since it's BoA's comeback album and fans want to listen to more Korean songs of hers. "I'm OK(보고 싶더라)" is either very great...
The reason why I still give this album 10 points is because of all the other great songs that are already included in "HURRICANE VENUS".
If you didn't buy BoA's 6th Korean album yet, I'd still recommend to buy this repackage version since it contains more songs and the cover's the better one. If you already own "HURRICANE VENUS", please still buy this album to support BoA, hehe...
All in all the album is really great, I'm quite disappointed of the 2 new songs ("COPY & PASTE" isn't that very bad but SM Entertainment could still have chosen a better title song for BoA) but it's worth listening to the other songs. BoA had a fabulous comeback in Korea!
보아 언니 파이팅!
BoA Vol. 6 - Hurricane Venus8 people found this review helpful
July 29, 2010 BoA's comeback! ^o^
I was really exited when I heard that BoA's gonna bring out a new Korean album again - five years after her last Korean album! And then her GAME MV was released and I just thought "Wow! I love it!" - such a cool dance track and a cute MV! The next song which was released, "옆사람", is a emotional ballad in which BoA could show her real singing talent (which she couldn't do in her US album...). The tracklist sounds pretty cool, although "M.E.P(My Electronic Piano)" sounds a bit funny xD But the names of the other tracks are amazing!
I can't wait to get my copy of the album! Please buy it to get BoA - the queen of K-Pop - to the top, she really deserves it!
BoA Fighting!!! ^o^
Identity (ALBUM+DVD)(Japan Version)3 people found this review helpful
February 9, 2010 Amazing!
When I first listened to the previews of the album I was amazed by them, I couldn't wait to receive my copy then. Now all the songs are fully out as you know.
I knew that BoA already wrote some of her songs before and they were all really great so I hoped she would write some again - my wish came true!
I have to say that I like all the songs on the album, most of all "This Is Who I Am", "is this love", "fallin'", "Possibility duet with 三浦大知" and many others.
BoA really put her heart and soul to this album and I appreciate her hard work.
The album is worth every cent so I truly recommend it.
Please buy it to support BoA!
BUMP BUMP! feat.VERBAL(m-flo) (SINGLE+DVD)(Japan Version)(2)Our Price: US$20.754 people found this review helpful
October 27, 2009 Go BoA!
BoA is bringing out another great CD again! I already liked "BUMP BUMP!" when I first listened to it, it has a good beat and the chorus is just amazing! "IZM" is calmer than "BUMP BUMP!" but it's also great!
The MV to "BUMP BUMP!" could have been better and, in my opinion, they should have let out VERBAL because I don't like him and his rapping, but all in all the single is really good!
"BUMP BUMP!" gets 9/10 points for the song, 6/10 points for the MV. "IZM" gets 8/10 points.
I recommend this single, it's amazing!
BB Parallel World (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(1)1 people found this review helpful
October 12, 2009 SUPER GREAT ALBUM!
I was very happy that An Cafe brings out a new album with many new songs!
Now their style has change much since Bou left the group but their music just got better than before!
Guitarist takuya wrote most of the songs on this album and he can improve himself as a very talented musician!
Miku's singing skills has developped a lot, now he sounds more mature and sings with more passion!
Most of all I like the songs "AROMA", "alone" (a beautiful ballad!), "SUMMER DIVE～甘トロPEACH☆BEACH～", "MY HEART LEAPS FOR "C" " and more.
I totally recommend this album. If you're a fan, it's a MUST-HAVE!
The album gets 9/10 points so don't miss it!
Boa (Bonus Tracks) (Deluxe Edition) (US Version)4 people found this review helpful
September 1, 2009 AWESOME ALBUM!
I already liked BoA's first US American album entitled "BoA" and am now very happy that a DELUXE EDITION of it comes out!
That's the real tracklist:
01. Energetic (Radio Edit)
03. Crazy About
04. I Did It For Love (featuring Sean Garrett)
05. Did Ya
06. Look Who's Talking
07. Eat You Up
11. Girls On Top
12. Dress Off
13. Hypnotic dancefloor
As you can see, "BoA DELUXE" contains 3 more tracks than the original album!
Most all I like the songs "I Did It For Love", "Energetic" (the Radio Edit is awesome!), "Did Ya", "Eat You Up", "Obsessed" and and and... yeah, I can say that I like the whole album!
So if you want BoA's US album, buy this version as the cover's also better than "BoA".
The album gets 9 out of 10 points and is really amazing.
I totally recommend this album!
Sunrise / Sunset - LOVE is ALL - (Jacket A)(SINGLE+DVD)(Japan Version)(6)Our Price: US$20.752 people found this review helpful
August 18, 2009 Another great single!
When I first listened to "Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~", I didn't really like it, but after watching it's PV (which is, for the first time for Ayu, kinda a live performance), I started liking it. It's got a good rhymth and is quite addictive.
"Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~", which is the ballad version of "Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~", is much better. I liked it from the beginning, this song is better as a ballad than as an upbeat one.
Both videos are great. "Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~" shows Ayu with her dancers and fans and creates a real good mood, Ayu brings joy and just makes you smile. The blue color which fills the PV also creates a calming feeling. The PV to "Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~" is the same but without the fans and it's in red. I prefere this one, it looks really really beautiful and makes you dream.
In total, "Sunrise ~LOVE is ALL~" gets 7/10 and its PV 6/10 and "Sunset ~LOVE is ALL~" 9/10 and its PV 8/10.
It's totally worth buying this single!
alan Debut Mandarin Album (CD+DVD) (Limited Edition) (Hong Kong Version)(2)Our Price: US$19.492 people found this review helpful
July 22, 2009 Great album!
I'm so happy that alan again brings out a Chinese album!
This one is just amazing, she resung some of her Japanese songs in Chinese and this album also includes some Chinese songs alan released before.
The DVD is also very great and of course the beautiful booklet and the postcard, amazing!
It's totally worth buying!
Next Level (USB Memory Stick)(Encore Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(12)Our Price: US$63.753 people found this review helpful
July 6, 2009 Super!
I just received the USB and I have to say that I'm in love with it! It was made with so much love, many details and it's also very stylish! I bought the 2CD+DVD first press edition before and I already liked the album so I truly recommend it!
Ayu is the greatest singer ever!
Girls' Generation 2nd Mini Album - Genie1 people found this review helpful
June 29, 2009 Tell me your wish!
I was really happy to hear that GIRLS' GENERATION's gonna bring out a new mini-album and after listening to 소원을 말해봐(Genie)', I knew why! This song is so catchy, it brings good mood and makes you sing along!
I can't wait for the whole album, GIRLS' GENERATION again convinced me with their album.
Please buy it to support the girls, it's worth every cent!
Dream (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(2)Our Price: US$38.493 people found this review helpful
June 9, 2009 Great album!
Yuna Ito is one of the best singers I know! Now her style has really changed and I'm glad that she's not only doing ballads but also upbeat songs. Most of all I like 'groovy×2', her first song complete in English! It fits her very good and I hope she'll bring out a complete English album, that would be so great!
I totally recommend this album, Yuna shows her great vocal skills here! Her voice is so powerful and touching!
G o Y u n a!
Wish You The Best (Japan Version)2 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2009 GREAT ALBUM!
When I first received this album, I was surprised and very happy that it has a very special case and a photobook!
This album contains her best hits from her debut in 1999 until 2003, it's the best album for those who just start to listen to Mai's music.
I nearly like every song on this album, most of all 'Love, Day After Tomorrow', 'Stay by my side', 'Secret of my heart', 'Winter Bells', 'Always' and 'Tonight, I feel close to you', but the other songs are also very good.
The photobook includes many beautiful images of Mai.
So if you want to get to know Mai better, buy this album!
Diamond Wave (Normal Edition)(Japan Version)1 people found this review helpful
May 17, 2009 Great.
I'm a big fan of Mai Kuraki and this album is really great.
Her voice doesn't sound that 'weak' as in her latest album 'touch Me!' and the songs are quite good.
I made it to buy the limited CD+DVD version, I have to say that the DVD should contain more videos, most of all Mai's PVs.
But well, I recommend this album.
All My Love (ALBUM+DVD)(First Press Limited Edition)(Japan Version)(2)Our Price: US$43.491 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2009 Quite good album.
I'm not such a big SS501 but this album is quite good.
The songs aren't that outrageous and they're also getting boring with the time, but they're still worth to listen to.
I can't decide which song I like the most.
SS501's vocals are either very special but the boys are really cute.
So this album gets an OK.
ENDLESS STORY - REIRA starring YUNA ITO (Japan Version)(10)Our Price: US$13.492 people found this review helpful
May 16, 2009 Great start!
Yuna Ito made a great start with this single.
Although the song 'ENDLESS STORY' was covered, it's a very touching ballad and Yuna sang it with such big emotions, that's incredible! I'm really in love with this song and it deserves to be one of the main songs for NANA.
Plus, the images are so beautiful, Yuna looks like a princess in pink!
All in all, it's totally worth to buy this single.