Itano Tomomi – Get Ready Review

Itano Tomomi Get Ready

Release Date: November 2, 2016

  2. OMG
  3. You Should Try HARDer
  4. Belly Dancer
  5. Triple “0”
  6. Gimme Gimme Luv
  7. HIDE & SEEK
  8. Watashi no ONLY ONE
  9. I AM
  10. One Last Kiss


Get Ready is the second studio album from former AKB48 member Itano Tomomi. It features 4 singles: COME PARTY!, Gimme Gimme Luv, HIDE & SEEK and OMG.

Itano Tomomi’s second album continues where her debut left off. Meaning that this is another set of dance tracks complimented by lower tempo pop songs. The only minor difference is that the dance tracks on Get Ready appear to lean more towards the K-Pop-ish type of sound.

Given that the majority of the material on this album was previously released there’s not really much in regards to fresh content. So this is a bargain for those who didn’t want to pick up Itano’s singles from 2014 onwards.

The few new bits of music come in the form of the dance floor rocker You Should Try HARDer and the mid-tempo Watashi no ONLY ONE and I AM. While many may gravitate towards the former the latter 2 songs are the ones that garner the most attention of the new material offered.

Of them all I AM is the one that stands out the most. It has an uplifting type of instrumental but everything else about the song feels bittersweet. Whether her past relationship may have something to do with that might open up some speculation.

As previously mentioned Get Ready isn’t that much different from S×W×A×G. Those hoping for a little career progression for Itano might have to settle for more of the same until her formula is milked dry. If you’re fine with that then this will be sure to satisfy your Tomochin fix.

Get Ready (Regular Edition)


Get Ready (Limited Edition A)


Get Ready (Limited Edition B)


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