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Less Than a Month Until AWA! August 30, 2012

Posted by Nights4Saturn in Jpop, Kikkawa You.
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Yup, not even a month until Kikka’s American debut, and I’m getting almost uncomfortably excited! Not only to see Kikka, which is and of itself an understandably huge part of it, but just for the chance to travel. Throughout my 23 or so years on this rock I’ve never been more than 400 miles away from what I had considered home. I haven’t even been on an airplane. So, needless to say, this will be a vastly new experience for me. Sure, someday I’d like to visit Japan to see an idol concert there and generally weeaboo out, so doing the same in Atlanta seems like a nice first step.

Ha! Flying to Atlanta to, “see an idol concert there and generally weeabo out,” seems a little counter intuitive! 😀

Her English isn’t too bad, especially the shouting. 😉

Switching topics a bit, it has been revealed that the coupling track for Kikka’s new single “Darling to Madonna” will be a cover of Moritaka Chisato’s “Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo.” As one of my absolute favorite Moritaka songs, I’m a little apprehensive about how this will turn out. On one hand, it might turn out ABOSLUTELYFRIGG’NAWESOME. Which would be pretty good, I guess. Or not. I think I’m just afraid of being disappointed. Still, Kikka’s version of 17sai turned out pretty well, so I’m probably fretting over nothing.

One thing that certainly isn’t disappointing is the LE A cover! Sure, the others aren’t bad either (even the prerequisite anime tie-in one), but the LE A takes the cake for me. That leaning pose, the neon colors, the superfluous guitar (she had previously mentioned that her manager was teaching her to play it, though I seriously doubt we’ll ever hear her play it in a release), heck I even like the type face! For me it’s definitively a big improvement over the covers of her last two singles.



1. isilwentari - August 30, 2012

Uwaaaa SO JEALOUS!!! Weebo out!! Love Kikkawa…Wouldn’t it be cool if she was the first H!P idol to start rocking out on guitar during her concerts? Like Mano Piano but a million times cooler (and more mobile)??

Nights4Saturn - September 3, 2012

Well, if they keep having her cover Moritaka’s songs maybe they’ll eventually get to Kusaimono ni wa Futa wo Shiro? It’d certainly be something darned cool to help herself standout against all of the other idol groups!

As for Mano, there’s always the keytar! 😀 Which, on second thought, would actually be pretty rad…

2. sswishbone - September 10, 2012

It’s even less time now, how far have you got to travel for this? I am coming an insane 5000 miles for it lol But Kikka-sama will be so worth it, I even have a pair of bright yellow trousers for her concert ^_^

Nights4Saturn - September 13, 2012

Yup, just shy of two weeks now! Compared to you I’m traveling a relatively pedestrian 1900 miles 😆

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