Saturday, December 20, 2014
Michiyo Nakajima -- Akai Hanataba (赤い花束)
Another aidoru coming from the Paradise GoGo!! (田代まさしのパラダイスGoGo!!) TV show, Michiyo Nakajima (中嶋美智代 / 中嶋ミチヨ) started her career in early 1991 with the single “Akai Hanataba”, released in January.
I remember when I first listened to Michiyo Nakajima’s small discography and realized she mainly had sentimental aidoru tunes, like her debut “Akai Hanataba”. I liked that one, although an entire discography with similar songs was kind of tiring for me. In the end, I only selected this one for my daily routine and stored her best album in my HD. So, when I need a melancholic aidoru song like that, I come back to “Akai Hanataba” and have my share of aidoru sadness.
I also enjoy the video very much, thanks to its nostalgic fator. I was a baby when it was released, but I really connect well with the early 90s. Seeing the young and cute Michiyo is also a treat for an aidoru fan, especially in the scenes her hair is curly and she’s wearing red lipstick in the lips.
The single reached #9 on the Oricon charts. Lyrics were written by Kyoko Endo (遠藤響子), while music was composed by Ichiro Haneda (羽田一郎). As for the arrangement, it was done by Satoshi Takebe (武部聡志).