Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama / Ryuusei Boy is Berryz Kobo’s 21st single and it was released on November 11, 2009. It reached #5 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and has sold 36,136 copies.
1. Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama
2. Ryuusei Boy♠
3. Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (Instrumental)
4. Ryuusei Boy (Instrumental)
I really wasn’t a big fan of Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama when I first heard it. It gave too much of that “typical hyper H!P song with high-pitched obnoxious synth” vibe. Luckily, the song gets a lot better when the girls actually start singing. The verses are peculiar as the girls kind of whisper during them(Risako sounds too sexy for her age). Unfortunately, the uniqueness ends there as the chorus is very typical since the girls just sing together and there’s no catchy hook or anything. The song is tolerable, but too much like everything else. Heck, maybe it’s not even that. Maybe it’s just that it blends in with the rest of BK discography.
On the other hand, Ryuusei Boy is total WIN. It’s a funky, jazzy song with lots of old school Tsunku in there that made me think about Momosu’s old days. The song is Risako and Miyabi heaven(Miyabi sounding spectacular here, Risako a little shaky) with the other girls just kind of filling in(minus Saki, she just gets ripped off). What makes this song an instant favorite would have to be that interesting instrumental, awesome “1, 2, 3, GO!” hooks and very enjoyable chorus. It’s these kind of bizarre/different songs that I think Berryz excels at.
I was pretty pleased with Berryz newest release. Unfortunately, the first a-side weighed down the single a bit, as if it were the b-side instead, than the rating would have been half a star higher. Apparently, Ryuusei Boy was made for an anime, while the other was just a normal release. Can we get more anime tie-ins please? =D