[Scans] Shojo Jidai – GENIE Scans

2010/09/16 at 7:09 pm | Posted in SNSD/Girls' Generation | Leave a comment
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PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Click to enlarge – some of them are HUGE!)

…………..and my favorite one……………..

I love this one, but the solos look a bit plastic (literally)! Oh well – they’re still pretty!!! Especially the one above!

That’s about it!

Jaa! Mata Ne~

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[Single][2010.09.09] Shoujo Jidai – GENIE Review

2010/09/13 at 6:50 am | Posted in SNSD/Girls' Generation | Leave a comment
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Debut Japanese Single (but we ALL know that) Shoujo Jidai/Girls’ Generation’s “GENIE” reached #2 on it’s 3rd day! If that doesn’t scream “JAPAN LOVES SNSD”, I don’t know what does! I was actually anticipating this alot – listening to the good quality version after watching the video.

The Cover? I think all of them look STUNNING! Much better than the Korean cover, which had TERRIBLE placing! I hated looking at that cover, but this one, is actually hot! =P

Tracklist:

  • GENIE
  • GENIE (Original Version)
  • GENIE (Instrumental) (Without Main Vocal)

Pretty basic tracklist huh?

GENIE is the Japanese version of the Korean song of the same name. BIG SURPRISE! It’s not like they would have the guts to release a completely original song like DBSK did (HUG doesn’t count, it wasn’t a proper single!) but I respect that they wanted to enter the JPOP industry, though I heard it was because they would get more money, but some (including me) believe that it’s because they get a chance to give something new to the industry – I mean come on! At the back of even the biggest fans of JPOP Girl Idol Groups, you know that KPOP Girl Groups may be plastic, but they still have STANDARD. I’ve said it before, and I’m not afraid (okay maybe a little) of saying it again – JAPAN NEEDS BETTER GROUPS! it can learn to stay original and NOT plastic if it takes a go at it! GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Moving away from that – The Japanese version is definitely much easier to sing along with, but it does lack that emotion that the Korean version had. I think they’re focusing too much in the lyrics to get the emotion right – for example, the chorus is toned down and doesn’t give that amazing BLARING feeling that the Korean Version gave. The verses are pretty good and apart from the language difference – sound the same. The lyrics fit pretty well unlike the Japanese version of MIROTIC – My god! Was that a mess or what!!!!??? Taeyeon’s adlibs sound almost the same except they’re not heard as loudly as the Korean version – an there’s a little “Tell me what you want, tell me what you hope” added before Tiffany’s “Put it back on”, just like HyunA added that little talk section in I My Me Mine as well – which also fit in well, though I don’t why it was done!?   XD So ending this – I think SNSD are set for their debut!

The Instrumental is BARELY an instrumental, which is pretty disappointing (and the reason I put a strikeout on the word) because I was looking forward to listening to the chorus without the vocals. Turns out when they say “Without Main Vocal” they MEAN “Without Main Vocal”!!!!!! Just the verses are actually “Instrumental” s, other than that – EVEN THE ADLIBS ARE THERE! Sucky!!!!!!!!!

Rating:
8.5/10

That’s about it!

Jaa! Mata Ne~

P.s. The scans are really pretty – but my INTERNET is the problem – maybe later! =P

Shojo Jidai – GENIE-US! ^^

2010/08/27 at 9:59 am | Posted in SNSD/Girls' Generation | 1 Comment
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~ZUCCHINI NARU WA!~

I can’t help it! I just listened to the Japanese Version of Genie sooooooo many times – and I always smile when they say (apparently) “Suki ni Naru wa” because it sounds like…..you guessed it! “ZUCCHINI NARU WA!”
I am so so so impressed by the Japanese Version – it flows just as well as the original and PV is OUTSTANDING (except maybe for the cheap solo parts in front of those poorly coloured backgrounds) but the Circus tent and the t.v backgrounds were well…GENIE-US! Plus – is it just me or have all them – grown up? I was SHOCKED when I saw YOONA at 0:53 of the video and Seohyun! OMG! JESSICA! OMG! TAEYEON OMG! What happened! The only ones who look normal and maybe not so OMG are Yuri and Sooyoung. Hey! Did anyone notice something different about Tiffany? The RDR Taeyeon doesn’t suit her that much – her face looks too round like Kana’s. Oh well – it’s still good!

What do I think of them debuting in Japan? I LOVE IT! But I start thinking the same thing I thought when 4Minute and KARA debuted – JAPAN! LEARN A LESSON! I watched a video where this dude said that the J-people are impressed that K-Pop stars train alot before debuting – and that along with their music attracts them. Sure J-pop stars may train too, but it doesn’t seem to show! And I am SICK of these 48 member idol groups who – I’m sorry if I offend anyone – CANNOT HARMONIZE! They’re just too high~ pitched, and always have songs that sound the same, and try to be all KAWAII~ I have not seen or heard a GOOD, SEXY Japanese girl group EVER! Maybe that’s why Korea’s sending their stars (esp girls) to Japan – they probably had too much competition in Korea, and can bring something NEW to Japan! I MEAN COME ON JAPAN! Naked Boyz – 44 members aged 17 to 30! 30!!!!!!!!! in a boyband! I hate it!!!!!!!!!!! Also, K-pop stars are so well-groomed – e.g their TEETH are perfect, sure they have plastic surgery done, but they’re still beautiful(yes, even the guys *ahem* JAEJOONG!), and they know how to dance and sing and their videos are more high budget and well initiated! WHY JAPAN WHY! The more I think about it, the more depressed I get, but luckily, I have Kuu-chan, Ayu, and Namie to make me happy again. So now  – I’m waiting for KISS&KISS to debut – they actually look better, but the preview leaves me uncertain – since it sounds same old same old J-POP idol group! GAH! I’m angry now! JAPAN needs good BOY/GIRL bands! DO IT BEFORE THE CRAZE FINISHES AND KOREA GETS ALL THE ADVANTAGES! *pretends there is a J-Music Minister who heard the plead*

Wooh! So getting back to SNSD/Shoujo Jidai/Girls’ Generation (Oh noes! They have 3 names too! ^^) – the Japanese debut was….
say it with me

GENIE-US!

and I wish them good luck in Japan
and I also wish that Japan pull up its socks!

That’s about it!

Jaa! Mata Ne~


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