Release Date: August 19th, 2015
- Seifuku Cinderella
- Gachi Only You
- Nanairo Photograph
- Dream Door
- Juliet ~Kimi wo Suki na 100 no Riyuu~ (2015 version)
With their long-awaited fairy tale debut finally starting, Houkago Princesses first ever mini-album, Seifuku Cinderella, is the first chapter in the groups journey as major Idols. Containing six songs, five new and one re-imagined, Houkago Princess create their very own story book fantasy in this magical major debut release.
Cute, energetic and very much sparkling in sound, Seifuku Cinderella is a charming addition to the Houkago Princess song collection that currently exists. Filled to the brim with tones that would be familiar to fans of the group, this debut mini-album ultimately delivers an upbeat, cheerful setting to listeners that is both magical and enjoyable.
Songs such as Gachi Only You, Kimpedia and Dream Door are definitely the stand out tracks for this release, delivering fun, energetic and delightful performances from the members, as well as bringing out a different style and energy with each song. Of all six tracks, these three are the most memorable.
Even the weaker songs, Seifuku Cinderella and Odagiri Nana’s solo track, Nanairo Photograph, are catchy and fun in their own rights. Simple and certainly giving less impact of all the songs, these two tracks are indeed cute and energetic, but generic and, basically, great for background music when you want to fill that void of silence.
Juliet ~Kimi wo Suki na 100 no Riyuu~ (2015 ver.), the final track present on the debut mini-album, is another great addition, one that many fans will already be familiar with, as it is annually re-released. For the mini-album, however, the song has finally been revamped and revitalized, bringing a fresh sound to an old song that is certainly a welcome change.
Overall, Seifuku Cinderella is a catchy and rather memorable debut mini-album, one that creates a nice starting path for Houkago Princess as major Idols. It’s fun, cheerful, and will certainly leave the listener humming after a few listens. A magical experience for the seasoned HouPri fans awaits, and though this may not be the best mini-album on the market this year, it’s still a gem in its own right, and will certainly please a few listeners along the way.
Seifuku Princess (Regular Edition)
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