They were once called Karat☆, but now as Fullfull☆Pocket the girls finally get their first album release. “KaraFull” nods to their past moniker and provides a nifty homonym (filtered through the Japanese language) for a nice descriptor. The celebration comes with some collateral damage: original members Miia and Alice are set to graduate from the group on January 7 next year. Given that harsh reality, the somber stance of “Tokyo Shoujo” makes sense. The big beats of the chorus contrast the softer piano backed verses. The emotional delivery despite some cold sounds might be a projection of the upcoming graduations, but I find myself affected nonetheless. Dressed in white and placed in prominent Tokyo locations fits the bill for “Tokyo Shoujo” with the happy-sad looks on the surface of the members’ sharp close-ups. The camera pulls in close keeps the field of focus narrow giving Miia, Alice, Shiori, and Hina a gorgeous sharpness that adds deep perspective. Dear reader, I’ve been very into Fullfull☆Pocket since I started writing in this column, and they were one of the first groups that I followed because of my participation here. “Tokyo Shoujo” is an heart-rending watch and listen for me. You better believe I’ve followed my own links and picked up “KaraFull” when it hit stores today.
Amazon.jp | CDJapan | YesAsia
Note: This site participates in the amazon.co.jp associates and the cdjapan affiliates programs, a program with hundreds of thousands of members to promote sales on the Internet . Using the links above can help credit up to 10% of your purchase to the site and its writers to help keep this website afloat at no additional cost to you.