花よ踊れ cover art + concert

hanayoodore.jpgUJ updated!  花よ踊れ cover art is revealed…. But why such an illustration?!

 

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<== mentioning of the making of the jacket during a morning variety show 「ズームインSUPER」 (taken from Fun Site Blog). Apparently, "花よ踊れ" was aired too during the programe and it sounds like a up tempo dancing piece….

Song list:

1. 花よ踊れ – 作詞:夏蓮 作曲:羽場仁志 編曲:上杉洋史

2.GAME – 作詞:工藤周 作曲:林田健司 編曲:上杉洋史 / 林田健司

3. 花よ踊れ (Instrumental)

4. GAME (Instrumental)

Read from THE BBS that 明菜姫 isn’t very impressed by the cover art herself… Did our dear 姫 "complain" in anyway on the programme?!

At the other BBS, fans wrote that 明菜姫 has plan to employ dancers for her upcoming concert.. Apparently some dancer passed the audition liao. Er…. so it’s really "Resonancia Part 2" lor!?

Gurp >.<

Pls no unpleasant surprise for 明菜姫’s new album (_ qp_)

dannybunny

Akina fanboy since 14. Still undecided which are his top ten favourite Akina tracks as it's mission impossible. Digs "Everlasting Love" a whole lot more than the average Akina fan.

13 thoughts on “花よ踊れ cover art + concert

  1. I’m not quite sure what to make of the artwork. I’m too shocked. I know it’s supposed to be sweet and all, and that the image has to tie in with the drama itself……but, it’s damn ugly.

  2. it was a vast disappointment at first, but then again, this is her first illustrated cover for a single (Lyricism’s illustration was really nice) so in effect, it’s pretty "new". they could have used the actual screen grab of her instead of the illustration. that will definitely have worked better.

    if the song’s uptempo, then the cover lacks the energy/punch to match.

    i’m not sure if the cover art will grow on me.

  3. I don’t think the concept is bad, but the scaling is badly done. I have a major problem (and I think Akina feels the same way too) about the thickness of the calves and the size of the legs. They seem out of proportion to the rest of the body. They seemed to have focused their attention only on the face and then just did a rough sketch on the rest.

    Considering that Akina had major reservations about her "thick calves" during her first years, I wonder if this is a revenge piece by the artist?

    Let’s hope that there is a beautiful photo of Akina inside the CD sleeve to make up for this disaster.

  4. Hamu san, I think dancer is better than no dancer. Dancers also means that the budget is bigger and also equals to at least one change of clothing. I only hope that her standards will be raised a little more to get better dancers than the last time she used some.

    I still don’t think it’s Resonancia. If Ranbi says it sounds like 「楽園の女神」, which is from your favourite album Spoon, then there is hope for all of you out there. 😉

  5. I just wonder why Akina can cancel a MV but cannot demand a change of a cover if she doesn’t like it.

    This cover reminded me of Chinese propaganda illustration. They are very popular in US now but I don’t think that’s the intention of this cover.

  6. I get the concept, but the execution is seriously hokey. It’s not even fully rendered.

    Thick calves or not, the drab cover art will surely not match the song.

  7. Popular in the US now? Maybe that’s why it was used but is the poor illustration meant to be part of the charm? I can’t understand it.

    And yes, the cover very chee-na. I think it matches the name of the song but maybe not the nature. The only thing I like about it is Akina’s signature at the bottom. Maybe I have to cover the picture with a nice photo of Akina.

    I am also laughing because so many of you were complaining about the thick makeup and hoping that the recent photos will not be the cover art and see what happens!?

    I guess it’s just difficult for us to accept that Akina will accept such bad work for once. The image on the UJ site is slightly better and let’s hope that the actual thing is a lot better.

  8. BTW, I just wanted to add that I am so proud of this site and everyone who participated. I don’t there is another fan site that is so active with pictures, videos and discussions!

    Kudos to everyone who contributes!!!

  9. I want to laugh too because we all complain that Akina should use just a part of her body as the cover art. So she gave us her entire self, but it’s bad illustration!

  10. I want to laugh too because we all complain that Akina shouldn’t use just a part of her body as the cover art. So she gave us her entire self, but it’s bad illustration!

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