Dean’s Weekly Music Spotlight Wk4: Sakura Gakuin – Sakura Gakuin 2010 ~message~

Posted by Dean on November 13th, 2011. Filters:

Sakura Gakuin (Cherry Blossom Academy) started out in April 2010 with their first appearance at the TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2010. A few months later, they released their major debut single “Yume ni Mukatte / Hello! IVY” in December 2010.

Sakura Gakuin released their first album “Sakura Gakuin 2010 ~message~ ” in April, 2011 “Sakura Gakuin 2010 ~message~ “. I wonder why it has 2010 in the title and was released in 2011?

Anyway, as I went to their release event, I picked it up. At first I thought they were just another idol group. After a listen though their album, that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Most notably with their song “Doki Doki☆Morning” by sub-unit BABYMETAL. It is unlike any idol song you’ve heard before. Especially from such a young group.  Metal isn’t something I’d listen to but I can’t get enough of “Doki Doki☆Morning”.

As far as traditional idol songs there’re lots of memorable ones, such as “HELLO! IVY” and “FLY AWAY”.

“Really is a good album. Has some good songs in several styles, and pulls off the rockier stuff with aplomb.”

2. Hello! IVY
3. チャイム (Chime)
4. ハッピーバースデー (Happy Birthday)
5. プリンセス☆アラモード (Princess☆a la mode)
6. Brand New Day
7. Dear Mr. Socrates
8. めだかの兄妹 (Medaka’s siblings)
9. ド・キ・ド・キ☆モーニング (Doki Doki☆Morning)
10. 夢に向かって (Face Your Dreams)
11. message

I heard all of Sakura Gakuin will graduate when they leave Middle School. It’ll be a sad day but I hope they’ll continue with new projects!

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