Release Date: July 10, 2019

Watanabe Miyuki 17 Percent Limted

Original Track Listing

  1. Yugure Sentimental
  2. Ringo Uruwashi Minori no Kisetsu
  3. Milky Land
  4. Myself
  5. Sukidashi
  6. Fly With Your Dream
  7. Milkyway
  8. Perfect Girl
  9. Love Story
  10. Ano Hi no Sora to, Watakushi no Mirai

Watanabe Miyuki 17% Repackage Cover

Repackage Track Listing

  1. Yugure Sentimental
  2. Ringo Uruwashi Minori no Kisetsu
  3. Milky Land
  4. Myself
  5. Because I Love You
  6. Fly With Your Dream
  7. Milkyway
  8. Perfect Girl
  9. Love Story
  10. Ano Hi no Sora to, Watakushi no Mirai
  11. Cheek-tic-Cheek
  12. Summer Love: Watashi no Yeah Yeah
  13. Otome Gokoro Candy
  14. Asymmetry
  15. Spring For The Future

Review

On April 3rd, 2019 former NMB48 member Watanabe Miyuki released her first solo album 17%. In my initial review of the album I found it to be a rather pleasing collection of idol music that played to her strengths. When it was announced a repackaged version was coming I found it strange that this album would get a re-release considering it wasn’t even a few months old. Still, that seems to be the trend in K-Pop so why can’t J-Pop do the same thing right?

The track listing from the original release remains intact. Added into the existing list of songs are 5 new ones at the end.

The newness begins with what is technically the lead song for this repackage Cheek-tic-Cheek. It is an up-tempo song with a bright, summery feel that does not sound out of place within the context of the rest of the original tracks. It is probably the best of the five new songs offered on this repackage.

As for the four remaining songs? Well they vary in quality to be honest. The other summer themed song (Summer Love: Watashi no Yeah Yeah) isn’t too bad. It might remind some of a Platinum Era Morning Musume type of song. If that brings back nostalgic memories then it might be something worth investing some listening time in.

How the other three songs resonate with you will depend on your tastes. I don’t particularly care for any of them as they sound like b-sides or album cut filler. Again, decide for yourself and see what sticks.

The question to ask yourself when looking at this repackaged version of 17% is if it’s worth buying all over again for 5 new songs? If you ask me the answer would be no. If you already have the initial release you may be better off picking off the new songs you like from a streaming service or your favorite online retailer if you really crave the new tracks. Otherwise give this a pass and wait for her next release instead.

17% Repackage

17% Repackage (Apple Music)