Mobekimasu Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku

Release Date: November 16, 2011

Track Listing

  1. Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku
  2. Moshimo… (Regular Edition & Type A)
  3. Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Instrumental)
  4. Kacchoii Uta feat. Morning Musume (Type B)
  5. Kacchoii Uta feat. Berryz Koubou (Type C)
  6. Kacchoii Uta feat. C-ute (Type D)
  7. Kacchoii Uta feat. Mano Erina (Type E)
  8. Kacchoii Uta feat. S/Mileage (Type F)

Review

Mobekimasu is the re-branding of Hello! Prjoject’s Wonderful Hearts collective ushering in a new era with 9th generation of Morning Musume and 2nd generation of S/Mileage joining their respective groups, Berryz Koubou, C-ute and Mano Erina as part of the H!P fold. With this re-branding comes a new song featuring everyone. The last time Hello! Project did this was way back in 2004 with All For One & One For All.

Following the tradition set 7 years ago Busu ni Naranai Testugaku is an uptempo song that is reminiscent of recent Berryz Koubou songs, which is a good thing as Emo Musume would have been too depressing & hyper active C-ute would have been too much to have that many girls spastically dancing at the same time and possibly injuring each other in the process.

There’s a lot to like in this song besides the catchy, DANCE MAN-like beats. First, there is very little Tsunku grunting, moaning, panting & ad-libs. There is a male who does the ad-libs throughout this track but it definitely doesn’t sound like our man Tsunku. At least I don’t think so.

Second is the fact that you get a fuller vocal sound with all the members of Mobekimasu singing. It’s usually only something you hear during live concerts when all the groups are in one place. So to have a recorded song is always nice. What may turn some people off about Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku is that the usual suspects from each group get vocal lead time, which shouldn’t be all that surprising.

The song overall is actually some great stuff considering that this could have been a total disaster. But when it comes to things like this Hello! Project seems to actually give a damn & they don’t screw up large group efforts.

As for the b-sides? Well things don’t start off very well with Moshimo… This song features Fukumura Mizuki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Nakajima Saki, Mano Erina, and Wada Ayaka. What does that lineup look like to you? To me that it looks like a shitload of squeak plus Mano Erina & Fukumura Mizuki. The end result is an okay song that is high on chipmunk. Those who are not used to high levels of squeak (i.e. S/Mileage) will probably find Moshimo… extremely painful to listen to.

The other b-side is Kacchoii Uta which is a pop rock song similar to Buono!’s material. It comes in 5 different flavors interpreted by all of the Mobekimasu artists. Most of the groups do an admirable job but after listening to every version the song is the most natural fit for C-ute. The S/Mileage version is beyond wrong for the group but they gave it a good try.

With so many songs you figure that this would be packaged on a single deluxe edition CD & DVD package. That would make the most sense right? Well, common sense doesn’t exist in idol land, but dollar signs do. That’s why this single comes in 7 different versions for you to collect like Pokemon. So if you want all of the Mobekimasu goodness you’re going to have to pony up some cash. But that’s nothing new right?

Anyway, scoop this up by any means necessary. It is one of the better Hello! Project releases of 2011.

Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Regular Edition)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type A)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type B)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type C)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type D)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type E)

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Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku (Type F)

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