Ai Otsuka 


I had these clips from Ai Otsuka’s 2007 Love is Born concert lying around, that I never got around to posting. I thought I’d post them here in case anyone’s interested.

Multi-talented Ai plays the violin in the intro to Honey. Clearly not her main instrument :lol: .

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Honey

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Listening to Kumuriuta gives me chills. Very emotional song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Kumuriuta

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After almost getting depressed listening to Kumuriuta, Frienger brightens the mood. Ai uses the baseball bat that you can see in the thumbnail to hit balls into the audience during the song. lol @ when she hits the ball straight into the front row at the end of the song.

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

Ai Otsuka ~ Love is Born 2007 Frienger

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Just read that Ai Otsuka has given birth to a daughter! The father is Su of RIP SLYME, her husband since June of last year (whom she collaborated with in aisu x time).

I had totally missed that she was pregnant, and wasn’t even aware that she’d gotten married :oops: .

Source: Tokyo Hive

 

Since the music video only had penguins, I have to post a live performance too so that you can see Ai singing :) .

Ai Otsuka ~ I love xxx Live@Music Lovers 20100912

Ai Otsuka ~ I love xxx Live@Music Lovers 20100912

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Credit: source vid. terahata@jpopsuki

I haven’t seen the whole episode, but I think Music Lovers usually has a celebrity fan of the artist there that participates in the interview parts. That’s the reason why they’re showing the lip-gloss girl in the audience all the time (she looks familiar, but I can’t think of her name).

 

“I ♥ ×××” is Ai Otsuka’s latest single. The title is not what some might think. It’s more like Ayumi hamasaki’s “A song for ××”. Like “[insert name or whatever here]”.

It’s a very nice, feel good song and the music video is pretty nice. There’s no footage of Ai, though. You’ll have to settle for two penguins :lol: .

Ai Otsuka ~ I Love xxx

Ai Otsuka ~ I Love xxx

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Credit: source DVD from kimmy@jpopsuki

I was going to post a live as well, but those videos are giving me some trouble at the moment, so I’ll put that off until later.

 

Lucky Star is the B-side of Ai’s latest single Zokkondition. The video is another one of those “out there” videos :)

Ai Otsuka ~ Lucky Star

Ai Otsuka ~ Lucky Star

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I actually prefer this song to the A-side.

 

Zokkondition (ゾッ婚ディション) is Ai’s latest single. It’s not one of my favourite songs of hers, but one of the reasons why I like Ai is her diversity.

Ai Otsuka ~ Zokkondition

Ai Otsuka ~ Zokkondition

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Credit: Source vid RedInf3rno@jpopsuki

 

This is a special version of aisu x time that’s on Ai’s Love is Best compilation album.

The video is a bit, um, weird/sensual.

Ai Otsuka ~ aisu x time

Ai Otsuka ~ aisu x time

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“Is” is the new track on Ai’s love song compilation album Love is Best.

Ai Otsuka ~ Is

Ai Otsuka ~ Is

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This clip is from Love Letter Tour 2008. I haven’t watched this concert in its entirety yet, but I’m looking forward to it.

Ai Otsuka ~ Mirai Taxi Love Letter Tour 2009

Ai Otsuka ~ Mirai Taxi Love Letter Tour 2009

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Credit: source video from SharontheK@jpopsuki

 
2010 calendar preview

Ai’s 2010 calendar that I pre-ordered arrived yesterday. I picked it up today and thought I’d post some preview pictures (luckily my camera’s battery held out until I had snapped a picture of each page).

It’s nothing like what I had expected. The Bye-bye preview picture that basically all stores have used has nothing to do with the actual product. However, I’m not all disappointed. It looks pretty nice and fits well where I put it in my living room.

  • 2010 calendar preview
  • 2010 calendar preview
  • 2010 calendar preview
  • 2010 calendar preview
  • 2010 calendar preview
  • 2010 calendar preview

I was kind of expecting it to be in colour, but this is fine too. I like March-April and July-August (hehe). May-June is kind of “blah” and November-December looks a bit too depressing for my taste. What I was hoping for was something along the lines of her kimi iro omoi photo book.

Link to YesAsia (where I bought it)

 

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