Short summary of things C-ute think are cute: Nakky: Gakuen Alice. Nakky totally has good taste in shoujo. Maimai: Pocchama (Piplup from Pokemon). Maimai is forever a Pocchama fan. Airi: mori girl fashion and Kakurega. Thanks for making me waste thirty minutes of my life looking at adorable pictures, Airi. Maimi: C-ute. You would, Maimi. You would. Chisa: Dragonball. And Launch. Probably bad Launch. Chisa is so badass she finds DRAGONBALL “cute”. CHISAA. I love how C-ute reacts as if this is totally normal. They’re so used to Chisa’s Chisa-ness. ♥
Am…Am I watching a different Buono! than everyone else?
Because their latest tours have been a lot more unique and rock! heavy than when they were starting out and say, dancing to catchy idol pop like Hontou no Jibun that happened to have a guitar instrumental somewhere in the bridge.
Stuff like Runaway Train, JUICY HE@RT, Ice Mermaid, and freakin’ Siam Shade cover 1/3 no Junjou na Kanjou is not at all the type of thing that you’d hear from any other idol group out there. Unless everyone’s upset because of two “un-genki” singles and the clearly experimental project that was partenza?
Just to be clear, I’m not trying to be mean, I just really don’t understand what the fuss is. ;_;
Maimai’s smile is the smile I find the most contagious in C-ute. It’s a silly, childish smile, ending in a lopsided quirk towards her left. It’s the type of smile you’d see on any other teenage girl—and that’s what makes it amazing. Maimai’s spent over half her life being an idol. She was ten when she was given her first lead song. She was eleven when she had to sing Tokaikko Junjou. She was twelve when she had to dance Namida no Iro. But go back and look for performances, and she doesn’t lag behind anyone, because even back then, Maimai never used her age as a crutch. Maimai is not the average teenage girl. She’s had to grow up a lot quicker because of show business. And you can see it in her precocious maturity, in her occasional frowns towards strangers, and a slight haughtiness. But stick her with any other C-ute member and watch her transform into a chattery, giggle-monster who likes Pokemon and dorky glasses and polka dots. That’s the real Mai, the Mai that’s kept going despite juggling draining idol duties for seven years. The Mai that’s kept her silly, sudden smile. The Mai that makes everyone else in C-ute—and C-ute’s fans, in the process—smile too.