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Old 4th July 2022, 02:54 PM
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That's great !
I can't wait for the album ! With this song, nonfiction, 23rd monster, it will be a dynamic album I hope !!! (not too much ballads please!)
This! I really like the way this album is going, I'm very happy with all the singles so far!
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Old 4th July 2022, 03:03 PM
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Someone mentioned the fact that the song is about being freed from isolation, or rather, surviving despite it (ala COVID). In the video, Ayu and her troupe look to be a lost island tribeóa lost island tribe who not only survived, but thrived (and were strengthened) as a result of isolation.

Itís a really great analogy.
oh interesting perspective! Thank you for sharing..
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Old 4th July 2022, 03:34 PM
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Everytime someone says Ayu can’t dance, the “Real me” perfomance on Premium Countdown Live 2008-2009 comes to my mind. That girl can dance hahaha

I just think that she’s not a quick learner to do some choreography, so she has to be pretty engaged and with plenty of time to do some in specific PVs or parts of the concert. So you can’t really expect to see her dancing nonstop through the show the way Namie Amuro used to, because Namie was a freaking machine
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Old 4th July 2022, 04:27 PM
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Overall I'd say I like the PV. It still has the issue that I have with a lot of her music videos where she has beautiful locations, beautiful looks, but I feel like more could have been done with it. I would have liked more scenes with black haired ayu and a couple scenes looked like they were just the same scenes repeated which was unnecessary. But anyway, aside from all of that it was still a good video.

I love her cute water splash around 3:41 while everyone else is dancing lol. I think what I love about the video the most is she seems to be genuinely having a blast. It's great to see!
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Old 4th July 2022, 05:03 PM
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where can we check the daily download rankings?
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Old 4th July 2022, 07:21 PM
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Oricon Daily Digital Singles Chart
1st day: #2 – 1,983 downloads*
2nd day: #12 – N/A
3rd day: Out of top 20

*She was about 90 downloads behind #1, which was a new EXILE song

The link: https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dis/d/2022-07-03/
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Old 4th July 2022, 08:26 PM
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OMG I love the song and PV! I love a bit of 90s eurodance and was not expecting Ayu to release a song like this! It's her most Summer-y song for me and looking forward to it being performed at TA Summer Party. OK the PV isn't perfect (I feel like Ayu PVs are lacking an additional scene nowadays) but it's stunning! And the English lyrics are so catchy too!

Would love some remixes!
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Old 4th July 2022, 11:13 PM
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Such varied opinions on here!
The song isnít my fav but itís fun and I love it in a way, have listened to it a lot already, itís catchy
The video has some amazing shots and Ayu looks divine! The choreo looks bad but I think partly because the sand was too soft to dance on and also the filming style during choreo was too close to live show style. I rewatched inspire and the type of lens angles were much more fun and exciting. Iím always happy to have the dancers in the background but yeah this time felt a bit like Ayumi Hamasaki and friends which doesnít feel great. So positives and negatives Iím excited for the album
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Old 4th July 2022, 11:52 PM
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queen did what she had to do with this song and video! I really like it!!
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Old 5th July 2022, 12:02 AM
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Oricon Daily Digital Singles Chart
1st day: #2 Ė 1,983 downloads*
2nd day: #12 Ė N/A
3rd day: Out of top 20

*She was about 90 downloads behind #1, which was a new EXILE song

The link: https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dis/d/2022-07-03/
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Old 5th July 2022, 03:56 AM
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I feel my biggest issue with her receitn PV are lots of them are built as ''Dancing videos'' but she doesn't dance, which makes the videos... quite boring.
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Old 5th July 2022, 07:14 AM
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This new single is quite good ! :p Good summer vibes.

Is there someone who can share the PV making of from Team Ayu ? ^_^ Thanks in advance.
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Old 5th July 2022, 09:10 AM
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This new single is quite good ! :p Good summer vibes.

Is there someone who can share the PV making of from Team Ayu ? ^_^ Thanks in advance.
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Old 5th July 2022, 09:50 AM
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the song is growing on me now, it's been stuck in my head since last week and I quite enjoy it now.
The PV... it's more of the same. She doesn't move, staring at the camera with the weird hand gestures - the dancing falls flat imo, and too few scenes with black-hair ayu.. it's a shame, it looked very promising and although she does look gorgeous, the magic doesn't happen for me.
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Old 5th July 2022, 11:48 AM
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Old 5th July 2022, 07:55 PM
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Yeah I really don't understand the point of this. But it's pretty obvious they poorly tracked them as its blurring the surroundings too... Whoever did the edit must be replaced asap, or somebody really has to convince ayu she's ageing gracefully and looks waaaay younger and way beautiful and natural without all those cheap edits. It's really so sad. Or I just hope it was a one shot decision (for whatever reason) as Nonfiction PV didn't suffer that much from all of this.

Another funny thing I noticed, her arms and back are greener than her head in some shots (I was even wondering if there was any greyish paint covering her body for artistic reasons or else). Like they poorly applied a selective color filter on her face to make it more orange but forgot the body. Please no more last minute edits...
OMG, that was a weird one. Why did they do that. There's no way she could even have any skin rolls in that pose, she's a slim woman. TBH though, i wouldn't be surprised if they have a smoothing filter on, cuz her skin in MVs always looks like in her instagram photos, even on close ups.

Um and yeah i think they have some colorgrading filters on there
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Old 5th July 2022, 09:03 PM
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Absolutely great summer track!!
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Old 5th July 2022, 09:09 PM
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Wow, thanks for the remix perfectodub, it's so good! I need all the Summer Again I can get!
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Old 5th July 2022, 10:29 PM
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Super enjoyable track, I'm not big on the throwback 90s house style sounds but overall it hits the right spot. Vocal work especially does it for me, classic Ayu.
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Old 6th July 2022, 04:55 AM
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Oricon Daily Digital Singles Chart
1st day: #2 – 1,983 downloads*
2nd day: #12 – N/A
3rd day: Out of top 20

*She was about 90 downloads behind #1, which was a new EXILE song

The link: https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/dis/d/2022-07-03/
Oricon Weekly Digital Singles Chart
#18 - 2,954 downloads

(After three days)


Update:

Billboard Japan Top Download Chart
#20
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