Buono! – My Boy LE and Single V

14 06 2009
LE Single

LE Single

All is right with the world ๐Ÿ˜€

Well, not entirely. Long story short, I’m sick; and sick of it! (… I’m always getting fraking sick, it’s plain annoying now …) Sent for tests (… frigging hate, loath and despise needles with a vengeance! …), waiting for the results. Yay ._. Anywho, hadn’t felt like doing anything for the last however long. But it’s the weekend and I thought “Stuff it! I’m going to write :D” So here it is (… and this is probably going to be much more worse than usual XD …)

My Boy is the main track of the single and as I’ve said I hadn’t heard more than say 10-20 seconds of it before I ordered it, so when I did listen to it I had a stupid grin on my face for a good half hour after XD I have to say that is one of the most entrancing songs they’ve come up with, and again try listening to it then watching the PV. It’s brilliant, it adds different layers to the song….. it’s also a very entertaining PV ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m not saying it’s perfect. I have to admit that at first I thought that there was to much backing music stuffed into the track (… more than I was expecting in any case …) and not enough actual song in some parts. I still kind of feel like that, but it really is a great track that you can’t stay away from, you have to listen and re-listen to it ๐Ÿ˜€ It hits hard as soon as it starts and doesn’t let up until it’s over. Not at all what I would have expect for the ending of Shugo Chara! It’s too…… smashing? Christ, I said “smashing” didn’t I (… shoot me now, please …)

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My Boy

Warp! is the B-side and is thoroughly more anime-ending sounding than My Boy, sorry to say XD Not a bad thing, just pointing the fact out. I am actually pretty surprised at the non-use of it as an opening/ending, or something because it’s a great track. It’s somewhat more subdued than My Boy, but is still rather enjoyable. I do enjoy when they each individually get a chance to sing, even if it’s only in short bursts. It just makes it sound like it’s a song meant for all three of them, not just one person (… and I know that Buono!’s a small group and they can do that, but still it’s nice to see them do it ^_^ …) Harmonization’s are again darn spot on, in places so well that they sound as if they’re one voice (… it doesn’t bring chills to me, but it’s very effective …) and it’s definitely pop-rocky ๐Ÿ˜€ …… except maybe for the chimes that show up throughout it, that’s more princess than rock XD These songs are a pretty good example why I like Buono! so much, so have a listen and enjoy:

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Warp!

The Limited Edition comes with a DVD with a behind-the-scenes look at the CD cover photoshoot. They’re nice to watch because you get to see more of the girls shenanigans, which are always enjoyable ๐Ÿ˜€ When they’re in front of the camera they pull faces that are both adorable and sometimes justย  plain and outright funny looking ๐Ÿ˜› If you would like to watch it, click here.

Single V

Single V - My own scan ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Unfortunately I couldn’t find a decent sized cover scan, hence my feeble attempt XD My scanner really doesn’t work properly, but I got it to work half-alright this time ๐Ÿ˜€

The PV for My Boy is entirely enjoyable. It actually has a plot…… of sorts, behind it ๐Ÿ˜€ The plot being, as you probably know, that the girls are either spies or secret agents who have to gain entry to a castles secure hall to steal a love-heart shaped treasure ^-^ I have to be honest, I’ve never seen spies this cute, ever~! XD The choreography is really well done. It meshes with the “story” rather nicely and shows off different ways of movement than they’ve not tried before, which is good to see.

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The outfits โค and "stage" ๐Ÿ˜€

These are some of the best outfits I’ve seen Buono! put into. They’re Punk, yet cute as hell. I love it. The knee high multi-coloured socks :3 , their shoes (… which to me sort of look like converse all stars. They may not be, but I have a thing for them, so I’m going with it ๐Ÿ˜€ …), Airi in a small hat again (… it always gets me. It increases her cuteness factor through the roof in my eyes :3 …) They’re also actually at the old castle that it’s shot in, it’s not a green-screen ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Which is a change from what they’ve been doing of late. You get to see a bit of the outside of it and the grounds that surround it (… which are covered in snow …) in the “Making Of” video, which is 6 minutes 10 seconds too long to upload ._. so I can’t show it to you (… since I can’t split it at the moment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ …)

Now, since they are half-spy-half-punk-cutie, and they’ve already shown their cute Punk side, it’s time for the spies:

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An Adorable Spy XD

Momo in a box. Now, what better way to sneak into a guarded building than hidden in a box~! XD We also have Airi doing a laser crawl, and Miya looking suave in a Spy kind of way (… can you describe a girl as being suave? o_O …) Momo has way more moments in this PV, so I’ll share a few ๐Ÿ˜€ Momo’s given a gun fitting her personality (… in the “Making Of” they show how they get the flower(?) to pop out and her reaction is brilliant, makes it a thousand times more hilarious XD …), she meets a suit of armour (… again in the “Making Of” it shows them shooting the scene and Momo playing around, holding hands with the armour XD …) and Momo gets a little over excited.

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The prize at the end :D.....

…. which contains:

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Nom~!

Which leads to:

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As well as Momo wielding a knife XD

The Dance Shot version is incredibly lovely to watch ๐Ÿ˜€ I said that the choreography mixed in with the story is nice, but the dancing all on its own is superb. It’s something that you can just watch and re-watch to your hearts content (… well I can ๐Ÿ™‚ …)

Too finish off, we have a Buono! impression of The Three Stooges:

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Larry, Moe, and Curly

Single V:
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Single โ€“ Regular Edition:
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Single โ€“ Limited Edition:
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