BoA – Mamoritai ~White Wishes~December 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM | Posted in BoA | 12 Comments
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.
BASICALLY…better luck next time, BoA.
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