BoA – Mamoritai ~White Wishes~

December 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM | Posted in BoA | 12 Comments
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The cover of the CD+DVD edition

Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (まもりたい ~White Wishes~) is BoA’s 30th single and it was released on December 9, 2009. The single reached #3 on the Oricon Weekly Charts and sold 47,836 copies. The title track was used as the theme song for the video game Tales of Graces.

Looks like BoA is hanging out in a dark alley while wearing a trenchcoat. That’s suspicious…

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I really don’t know what to say about Mamoritai ~White Wishes~. The song isn’t bad but it’s just kind of…there. This is your typical pop track but the arrangement mixes in random synth and beats. There’s nothing special, really. Compared to her last single BUMP BUMP! (which was pretty fun) I wasn’t feeling this track. On the Tales of Graces edition of the single, there’s an edited version for the video game as well as an English version. I don’t recommend listening to it though since it has corny lyrics.

For some reason, I liked the B-side a little bit more. Even though the title is dumb, THE END Soshite and… has a decent, mid-tempo R&B sound. However, the song is almost 6 minutes long and has a tendency to drag. That’s my only complaint.

On a completely random note, what’s the BEST HIT MEGA BLEND doing on the Tales of Graces version? It was already on this single. I guess avex is trying to persuade the video game nerds to buy BEST&USA. lol

Pros: THE END Soshite and… gets points for being different…I suppose.
Cons: The A-side is definitely NOT A-side material.

Overall Rating

3 stars

BASICALLY…better luck next time, BoA.

Tracklisting

CD+DVD and CD only editions
1. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (まもりたい ~White Wishes~)
2. THE END Soshite and… (THE END そして and…)
3. BUMP BUMP! feat. VERBAL (m-flo) KOZM・MIX [First pressing bonus track]
4. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (INST)
5. THE END Soshite and… (INST)

Tales of Graces edition
1. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~
2. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Tales of Graces Version)
3. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (English Version)
4. Mamoritai ~White Wishes~ (Karaoke)
5. BEST HIT MEGA BLEND

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  1. Yup, yup. Agree with you on this!

  2. awwww i wanna hear this single now, just waiting for it to come in the mail. but what you said about the a-side is pretty much true, it’s there… but i d k

    =[ and thy put the special mix on a single… again? :( i got excitd thinking it was a new one

  3. The B-SIDE was written & Composed by BoA herself lol, it was good but nothing spectacular :p

    Mamoritai is not bad :D

  4. hey whats your view on the BUMP BUMP remix

  5. I haven’t heard it since it’s nowhere to be found.

  6. i. love. the. a-side.
    ~maybe it’s cause i’m a game nerd :3

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  8. I personally love the A side since it reminds me a lot of winter. :D

  9. Man this is BoA’s weakest single yet…

  10. Man you guys are crazy!

    This single is the best perfoming single BoA this year.

    BoA sold 20,000 first week, that hasn’t happened since like 2007.

  11. You can thank the video game tie-in for that.

  12. Sad to hear you didn’t like this single that much cuz I loved it, I think she sounds great on both songs (though the ad libs on the end soshite and… were a bit over done they fit better into the song on repeated listens)

    Anyway can’t wait for your review of her upcoming album Identity in February, her first self produced album ^o^


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