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Sunday, May 8, 2016

C-ute: The 'C-ute Singles series'- #23- "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Ai tte Motto Zanshin"

 With the group's steady success don't think the gals need to worry about college.

 Mentioned in the post below this one how the group's singles sell very well in their first week out and then drop rapidly on the charts. This single was no different as it sold 63,700 copies it's first week which was a record for them at the time as it ranked #3 on the Oricon charts. However it's next four weeks it only sold 4,000 copies, can't explain why they have such a problem attracting new fans. Almost forgot to mention it but the release for this single was November 6, 2013 and this is one of their rare singles where I prefer the B-side much more so will have that video below. Not attracting new fans seems to even make these happy go lucky gals a bit down....

 Do admit I don't buy as many singles or CD's these days, at one time probably bought about ten a month. However C-ute is one group I don't mind supporting as they're just so easy to like, wish they had a few more variety shows like other groups do. One reason for the drop in purchasing things is the exchange rate, seems right around 2011 the prices went way up. Perhaps they're cheaper on Amazon and I haven't checked but always had ordered from Yes Asia at that time as their service was top notch. To start off here's the cover for the single and there were three versions of it.

 This single may have had less cards than any other one, main reason for that is because the group had released their album "Queen of J-pop" two months prior to this. That album had plenty of cards and other promo pics plus there were also loads of them for their Autumn tour. Think I'll be adding in their albums too for this series, unsure whether to have that album next or wait for the series to finish.

 Though not many cards there were a few mag spreads for the single, think there was only one of them for the new tune. First off is from the November issue of Big One Girls.

 This set may not have been exactly promoting the single but had never posted this spread before which is from the December 20th issue of Young Gangan.

 Did say the B-side was a bit better and that title translates over to 'Love is more Innovative' and you can view the video of the song below which is subbed.

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