Nogizaka46 Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume

Release Date: May 24, 2017

Track Listing

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Limited Edition

  1. Hadashi de Summer
  2. Sayonara no Imi
  3. Influencer
  4. Secret Graffiti
  5. Buranko
  6. Fuusen wa Ikiteiru
  7. Skydiving
  8. Sanbanme no Kaze
  9. Kimi ga Aoide Kureta
  10. Omoide Fast
  11. Settei Ondo
  12. Kodokuna Aozora
  13. Boku Dake no Hikari
  14. Jinsei wo Kangaetaku Naru
  15. Igai BREAK

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Type-A

  1. Hadashi de Summer
  2. Sayonara no Imi
  3. Influencer
  4. Secret Graffiti
  5. Buranko
  6. Fuusen wa Ikiteiru
  7. Skydiving
  8. Sanbanme no Kaze
  9. Rewind Ano Hi
  10. Gomen ne, Smoothie
  11. Minikui Watashi
  12. Offshore Girl
  13. Kimi ni Okuru Hana ga Nai
  14. Hakumai-sama

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Type-B

  1. Hadashi de Summer
  2. Sayonara no Imi
  3. Influencer
  4. Secret Graffiti
  5. Buranko
  6. Fuusen wa Ikiteiru
  7. Skydiving
  8. Sanbanme no Kaze
  9. Katai Kara no You ni Dakishimetai
  10. Mangetsu ga Kieta
  11. Watabokori
  12. Naimononedari
  13. Another Ghost
  14. Ano Kyoushitsu

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Regular Edition

  1. Hadashi de Summer
  2. Sayonara no Imi
  3. Influencer
  4. Secret Graffiti
  5. Buranko
  6. Fuusen wa Ikiteiru
  7. Skydiving
  8. Sanbanme no Kaze
  9. Ryuusei Discotech
  10. Boukyaku to Bigaku
  11. 2bime no Kiss Kara
  12. Inochi no Shinjitsu Musical “Ringo Uri to Kamemushi”
  13. Iku Ate no Nai Bokutachi
  14. Atarisawari no Nai Hanashi

Review

Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume is the third studio album release from Nogizaka46. It contains the singles and b-sides starting from 2016’s Hadashi de Summer up to their March 2017 release Influencer. In addition to the previously released material there are 12 new songs spread among the 4 versions of the album.

All Versions

  • Skydiving

Limited Edition

  • Kimi ga Aoide Kureta
  • Omoide Fast
  • Settei Ondo

Type A

  • Rewind Ano Hi
  • Gomen ne, Smoothie
  • Minikui Watashi

Type B

  • Katai Kara no You ni Dakishimetai
  • Mangetsu ga Kieta
  • Watabokori

Regular Edition

  • Ryuusei Discotech
  • Boukyaku to Bikagu

In the year leading up to Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume Nogizaka46 has continued to grow. They have advanced past the departures of first generation members Fukugawa Mai and Hashimoto Nanami and also added a third generation of members. They have even spawned their first sister group in the form of Keyakizaka46.

The culmination of all that activity is the release of this album. With their third effort Nogizaka46 have solidified their position as a “rival group” to the 48 family. And the term may actually mean something now that they have firmly established their own footing. Whether you agree with that statement will depend on your view of the 46 groups as a whole compared to their 48 cousins and other idol groups.

Moving on. With a rather short 3 single cycle preceding this album there are more new songs for fans to take in. This makes Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume very similar to Sorezore no Isu in structure with many of the newer songs making an appearance at the end of each version of the album.

On first listen the majority of the newer material follows the standard 46 song template giving the impression that there really isn’t anything too exciting to grab on to. Upon repeated listens there are some songs that stand out such as the saccharine Gomen ne, Smoothie, Minikui Watashi and the ballad Katai Kara no You ni Dakishimeta.

The real attention grabbers are the songs that take Nogizaka46 somewhat outside of their comfort zone. The light EDM/dance pop nuances of Rewind Ano Hi and Mangetsu ga Kieta combined with the 70’s retro feel of Ryuusei Discotech add some sonic variety to what are basically a standard set of Nogizaka46 songs.

Despite having a few tracks that take the group a little bit off the reservation, Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume is pretty much what you can expect from Nogizaka46. Whether that entices you to pick this up or not is up to you.

Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume (Regular Edition)

Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume (Limited Edition)

Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume (Type A)

Umaretekara Hajimete Mita Yume (Type B)

Umaretekara Hajimetea Mita Yume (Complete Edition)