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ストロボ・EdGE 23rd July 2018 11:56 PM

This entire release is ultimately too familiar to a quip some Ayu-basher would’ve prognostically made a decade ago about her future releases and sales. Like Trumpian jinxing two, three years ago VS reality.

The Queen is dead but it’s so hard to accept the fact.

perfectodub 24th July 2018 12:01 AM

so, in my mind im going to take this released like a new ayu single with 3 songs...
that sound nice inside. :p

Coelacanth 24th July 2018 12:20 AM

it could very well be that ayu is receiving shitty demos. i'd rather her put out three great "ayuish" songs than an album full of tracks that don't really fit her style.

holy_arrow 24th July 2018 01:24 AM

Hi guys, please tell me if there's something wrong.
The album will be released as 2 versions, each version will include the CD album and the DVD tour ( chap 1 or chap 3).
The CD album is only 5 songs, total 10 songs for 2 versions.
Did I recap correctly?

LOGMAN 24th July 2018 01:41 AM

There are only 5 songs - the tracklist on both CDs will be the same, according to what we've seen. The only difference between the two CDs will be the cover.

maxikot 24th July 2018 02:26 AM


280301 24th July 2018 02:28 AM

Ayu's Twitter and Instagram pic has also been confirmed as being CD Version B. See Arama Japan's new post for more pics of the Deluxe Edition also. The booklet looks amazing.

Katsuyuki012 24th July 2018 02:29 AM

^^While I love the first one... I can't stand the deluxe one... at all... it could be a nice photoshoot if she'd be doing some ads for Calvin Klein... but for a cover? Makes her look like all these models.. And then that guy grabbing her boob..? It just feels so unfitting.. They could have portrayed it differently (and without Calvin Klein) imo.. oh well!

The "B" vesion is nice too (we didn't have such a smiling* shot on a cover before, did we?) but I think I still prefer the first one.

*ignoring (m)u one

Can't wait to watch all these concerts though.. Especially CDL16-17 and chapter 3... Really loved the CDL, so, yay!

RealLight 24th July 2018 02:32 AM

Not a fan of this one

prussian blue 24th July 2018 02:32 AM

I was hoping that at least the other version will include other version of the 5 songs just like SUNSET and SUNRISE :shrug

Judging from the cover, it looks like an artwork someone who just learned how to photoshop though

280301 24th July 2018 02:37 AM

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the Deluxe Version's cover either, simply due to the presence of Calvin Klein. I know that Ayu has worn designer clothing on her covers since forever, but this comes off as very blatant and unfortunately is so centered that I feel my eyes drawn towards the 'Calvin Klein' text.

I do like, however, that she has chosen three different versions of 'trouble', potentially in regard to herself. Another A BEST-esque cover/mimicking the past? Trouble. Presenting herself as progressing beyond her old sound and being happy? Trouble. Striking a sexy pose like she did with the Party Queen covers and other PV/photography shoots throughout her career? Trouble. She can't do anything right apparently, and perhaps this is what she's angling towards with this release.

Admittedly, there are so many other gorgeous cover shots she could have used from the booklet! But this is always the case with Ayu I feel. Overall, I like the covers, and I feel they have meaning.

Evan Odinson 24th July 2018 02:39 AM

"Trouble girl is back", right? I like this risky turn actually, yes, the picture could been so much better but it's really interesting tbh guess we could actually get a fierce song!

Machiko 24th July 2018 02:41 AM




280301 24th July 2018 02:43 AM

It's also worth noting that in looking at that deluxe edition's spread photo, the partially covered tracklist states that We are the QUEENS is the first track, and WORDS is the third. I cannot read the others. So yes, it seems like there will only be three new tracks.

tokyoxjapanxfan 24th July 2018 02:44 AM

I was so ready to buy the cd only
Then she goes and releases that gorgeous pic on the box.

Evan Odinson 24th July 2018 02:46 AM

Ok that looks awesome and that photoshoot is just so damn good! :luv2

TheRainbow 24th July 2018 02:46 AM

Oh God, so We are the QUEENS and WORDS are confirmed (tracks 1 and 3 in the pic).

yabieru 24th July 2018 02:47 AM

@280301: If that's the case, I love the concept

The picture of the booklet shows a bit of the tracklist and we can confirm there are only 5 songs and We are the QUEENS and WORDS are in it. I can read the other titles, only one that says "The..." Here it is the Arama article:

EDIT: Ok, nevermind, you posted already hahahahaha

Katsuyuki012 24th July 2018 02:47 AM


I'm actually happy about that (but totally understand people being unhappy about them being included) and at least they didn't place WatQ somewhere in between (due to it's opening, it'd feel off imo) .

Coelacanth 24th July 2018 02:48 AM

"TROUBLE" doesn't seem to be one of the title tracks? I can't see too clearly, but it doesn't look like it.

wtf is with this concept?

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