Kyarypamyupamyu – Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation

February 1, 2013 at 1:28 PM | Posted in Kyarypamyupamyu | Leave a comment

Kyarypamyupamyu – Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation

1. Kimi ni 100 Percent
2. Furisodation
3. CANDY CANDY ~extended mix~

Kimi ni 100 Percent is the fourth single released by Japanese singer Kyarypamyupamyu on January 30, 2013. It is also her first double A-Side single, and was released to celebrate the singer’s 20th birthday. “Kimi ni 100 Percent” was used as the 15th opening theme for the anime Crayon Shin-Chan. The single debuted at #3 on the Oricon Charts.

Although the title reminded me a little bit of the B-side on the previous single, the overall sound of Kimi ni 100 Percent is very different from that song, or from any Kyary song for that matter. The cuteness still is the main concept here, as always, but the synth melodies make it more memorable and every now and then I feel some kind of army drum beat in the arrangement. This song is so happy, I love it.

Furisodation is meant to be a happy song to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday, which is like what the 21st birthday means to Americans and the 18th birthday to most Europeans (I guess her voice never aged from the moment she was 5). And DAMN, this song is all over the place! It’s super fast, synths all around, it’s just all crazy and quircky. Although this song is a huge wake up call, it doesn’t give me ‘too much’, it was just plain fun and Kyary actually sounds very happy besides just sounding cute.

Another older song from Pamyupamyu Revolution is returning for a single release, and here we have CANDY CANDY ~extended mix~. Usually I’m a little less enthousiastic about Kyary’s midtempo songs, and although this song is alright it’s not the best song I can think of. Besides, all we get is an extended intro and outro, so actually this is nothing new.

Kimi ni 100 Percent / Furisodation is a pretty cool single to celebrate Kyary’s 20th birthday (gratz, girl!), both A-sides were very enjoyable and something different for a change. The only iffy thing on this single is the extended version of CANDY CANDY, which gave the original song no extra kick or anything (which was the case with Tsukema Tsukeru on the previous single). I enjoyed this single, but only the title songs. But to me, that’s already enough.

4 stars


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