Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) – Tsubomi (つぼみ)

The second track from Maiko-san’s Namida ga Tomaranai no wa single! I really like how the lyrics lifts my spirits >///< In an interview with UtaMap, she said that Tsubomi was to be her next (indie) single. Continue reading “Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) – Tsubomi (つぼみ)”

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Fujita Maiko makes major debut, 1st major single announced

On the day of her birthday, Fujita Maiko-san announced her major debut under Victor Records (Victor Entertainment) and the release of her first major single, Namida ga Tomaranai no wa (涙が止まらないのは) on March 26, 2014.

The single comes in two releases, regular and limited editions. The limited edition includes a DVD containing the PV of the title song and 3 live performances from her free Budoukan live held last October. If you buy the single from HMV, Tower Record or Tsutaya, you will get a postcard as a tokuten. The postcard features a different photo depending from the store you bought it from.

Tracklist

1. Namida ga Tomaranai no wa (涙が止まらないのは)
2. Tsubomi (つぼみ)
3. Kawaikunaritai to Omotta Hi (可愛くなりたいと思った日)
4. Tegami ~Aisuru Anata he~ (hikigatari version) (手紙 ~愛するあなたへ~ 弾き語りVer)
Tracks 5-7 are instrumental tracks for tracks 1-3.

The regular edition cost 1,200 yen (+taxes) and 2,000 yen (+taxes) for the limited edition.

Tsubomi was one of the two new songs that she performed at her free Budoukan live. Barks.jp reports that it will be the theme song for a special drama broadcast in March.

30-second samples of tracks 1 to 4 are up at her artist page on JVC.

A string of free live performances has also been announced (and more to come) to commemorate her major debut and single release. So far, only four venues has been confirmed.

3/21 (Friday) 13:00 and 16:00 onwards, Tokyo’s Sunstreet Kameido Marketplace
3/25 (Tuesday) 19:00 onwards, Tokyo Dome City Laqua Garden Stage
3/26 (Wednesday) 19:00 onwards, Tokyo’s Odaiba Venus Fort: 2nd Floor Venus Grand, Church Area(*I’m not really sure of this but check this floormap, the 教会広場 is the location)
3/28 (Friday) 14:00 and 18:00 onwards, Nagoya’s Asunal Kanayama ~Asunaru! Square* (translated 広場 as square, though it simply means public space)

Check her Twitter or JVC artist page for any venue additions : )

2013 – Looking back

I started this blog early this year but only churned out my first otome content post, Byakkotai – Shishi Ibunki in April . Other games followed but consist mostly titles on smartphone (Machi de Uwasa no Hakusama-sama was an exception).

There was an unboxing post for MoteHapi ~Kokoro to Karada Michitekuru~, a drama CD released by Macaron Alacarte. (no review of the CD yet ;;)

They have also announced a new game called Gokujou☆Sweet Roommate ~Kiss yori Amai Shirabe~ for smartphones. The illustrator from MoteHapi, Yukikana will provide character designs for the game.

This year, I also made my first novel review, Omoide no Toki Shuurishimasu, written by Tani Mizue.  She is widely known for her Hakushaku to Yousei and Majo no Kekkon series. I also manage to read one of HakuYou’s short story compilations and the bottom line is

I love her writing! +。:.゚٩(๑>◡<๑)۶:.。+゚

Among other things, there was a crowd-funding effort to publish the second volume of Stories from 311. The project managed to raise 3 million yen (their minimum goal was 2 million yen) and we might be seeing both volumes in English!

On other matters, Maiko-san held a free live performance at the Nippon Budoukan with just her vocals and a grand piano.

Two new songs were performed but only Inokashira-sen (井の頭線*) was included in the Budoukan-limited CD. The other new song, Tsubomi is slated for release in the coming spring but no definite details yet.
*The Inokashira Line is a private line that connects Shibuya, Tokyo to Kichijouji in Musashino City.

I have something ready for the blog to celebrate New Years’ Eve!

 

This year felt like there were more downs than there were ups but my otome life continues! (*´∇`*)

Take care and Happy New Year! ♥