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Kobushi Dai Ni Maku (辛夷第二幕; Kobushi Second Act) is Kobushi Factory's second album. It was released on October 2, 2019 in three editions: one regular and two limited. The limited editions include an event lottery serial number card.

Limited Edition A includes a DVD recording of the OTODAMA SEA STUDIO 2019 supported by POCARI SWEAT Kobushi Natsu no Nen!! on July 31, 2019 with audio commentary by Nomura Minami. Limited Edition B includes a second bonus CD with a collection of a cappella covers of Kobushi Factory's past songs and Morning Musume's hit song "LOVE Machine".

"Yes! We are family" is the official cheer song for FC Machida Zelvia.[1] The FC Machida Zelvia ver. was digitally pre-released on September 26, 2019.[2]

Following its release, it became the group's last album as they disbanded on March 30, 2020 and all members, except for Inoue Rei, also graduated from Hello! Project.

Tracklist[]

CD[]

Kobushi Gakkyokushuu (辛夷楽曲集; Kobushi Music Collection)
  1. Kore Kara da!
  2. Come with me
  3. Ashita Tenki ni Naare
  4. Haru Urara
  5. Suki Kamo Shirenai (好きかもしれない; I Might Like You)
  6. Keseyashinai Kimochi (消せやしないキモチ; I Can't Get Rid of This Feeling)
  7. Kitto Watashi wa
  8. Hirakinaocchae! (開き直っちゃえ!; Let's Be Defiant!)
  9. Naseba Naru
  10. Yes! We are family ~Kobushi ver.~ (Yes!We are family~こぶしver.~)
  11. Oh No Ounou
  12. Unlucky no Jijou (アンラッキーの事情; Unlucky Situation)
  13. Kame ni Nare! (亀になれ!; Become a Turtle!)
  14. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa (2019ver.)
  15. Dokan to BREAK! (ドカンとBREAK!; Boom and BREAK!)
  16. Ashita no Watashi wa Kyou Yori Kirei (明日の私は今日より綺麗; The Me of Tomorrow Will Be More Beautiful Than Today)
  17. Yes! We are family ~FC Machida Zelvia ver.~ (Yes!We are family~FC町田ゼルビアver.~)【Additional Track】

Limited Edition B Bonus CD[]

Kobushi Mubansou Gasshou (A Cappella) Shuu (辛夷無伴奏合唱(アカペラ)集; Kobushi Unaccompanied Chorus (A Cappella) Collection)
  1. Nen ni wa Nen (A Cappella Ver.)
  2. Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsumoushin (A Cappella Ver.)
  3. GO TO THE TOP!! (A Cappella Ver.)
  4. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro 2019 (A Cappella Ver.)
  5. Sakura Night Fever (A Cappella Ver.)
  6. LOVE Machine (A Cappella Ver.) (Morning Musume cover)

Limited Edition A DVD[]

OTODAMA SEA STUDIO 2019 supported by POCARI SWEAT Kobushi Natsu no Nen!! (2019/7/31 OTODAMA SEA STUDIO)
  1. OPENING
  2. Maji Good Chance Summer
  3. Natsu
  4. Kame ni Nare!
  5. Icchoume Rock!
  6. MC
  7. Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)
  8. Kenmei Blues
  9. Oh No Ounou
  10. Kitto Watashi wa
  11. Bacchikoi Seishun!
  12. MC
  13. GO TO THE TOP!!
  14. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro
  15. Ora wa Ninkimono
  16. Onegai Miwaku no Target
  17. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa
  18. HAPPY! Stand up【ENCORE】
  19. MC【ENCORE】
  20. Dokan to BREAK!【ENCORE】
  21. ENDING【ENCORE】

Featured Members[]

Kobushi Factory promoting the album

Album Information[]

Bonus CD
  • Lyrics: Abe Sho (#1), Maeyamada Kenichi (#2), NOBE (#3), Hoshibe Sho (#4), KAN (#5), Tsunku (#6)
  • Composition: Abe Sho (#1), Maeyamada Kenichi (#2), HaTo (#3) Hoshibe Sho (#4), KAN (#5), Tsunku (#6)
  • A Cappella Arrangement: Sugita Atsushi (INSPi) (#1–6)

Performances[]

TV Performances[]

Concert Performances[]

Come with me
Suki Kamo Shiranai
Keseyashinai Kimochi
Hirakinaocchae!
Yes! We are family ~Kobushi ver.~
Unlucky no Jijou
Kame ni Nare!
Dokan to BREAK!
Ashita no Watashi wa Kyou Yori Kirei
LOVE Machine (A Capella Ver.)

Event Performances[]

Chart Positions[]

Oricon Chart Positions[]

Daily & Weekly Rankings
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Week Rank Sales
- 4 7 10 9 5 6 7 14,355
24 - - - - - - 66 743
- - - - - - - 145 363
Monthly Ranking
Year Month Month Rank Sales Ref
2019 October 29 15,461 [9]

Total Reported Sales: 15,461

Billboard Japan Top Album Sales[]

Week Rank Sales Ref
6 12,896 [10]
31 1,363 [11]

Total Reported Sales: 14,259

Other Chart Rankings[]

Country Chart Highest
Position
Ref
Flag of Japan.svg.png Japan Billboard Japan Album Sales (First Three Days) 5
(11,282)
[12]
Billboard Japan Hot Albums 6 [13]
Billboard Japan Top Download Albums 8 [14]

Trivia[]

  • The album was announced in episode #300 of Hello! Project Station on July 31, 2019.[15]
  • Five of the new tracks on the album each feature a different member as the focus.[16]
    • "Come with me" - Hirose Ayaka
    • "Suki Kamo Shirenai" - Inoue Rei
    • "Hirakinaocchae!" - Nomura Minami
    • "Unlucky no Jijou" - Wada Sakurako
    • "Ashita no Watashi wa Kyou Yori Kirei" - Hamaura Ayano
  • Some of the a cappella covers included on the album (namely "GO TO THE TOP!!" and "LOVE Machine") have rap parts that Wada Sakurako performed and wrote the lyrics for.
  • "Yes! We are family ~Kobushi Ver.~" lyrics includes multiple references to songs released from their previous singles and album songs, be it inclusion of (parts of) their titles or the songs' lyrics itself. The members' nicknames are also used in the first verse.
  • While most albums have their regular editions available for digital download, Kobushi Dai Ni Maku has the Limited Edition B version available for digital download. 
  • In relation to recording the official support song for FC Machida Zelvia, Kobushi Factory was invited to perform as a guest at the Meiji Yasuda Life J2 League Section 38 "TERADA 80th Anniversary Match Day" during the FC Machida Zelvia vs. FC Gifu match on October 27, 2019.[17]

References[]

  1. "こぶしファクトリー 10/2発売 2ndアルバム「辛夷第二幕」発売記念イベント【一覧】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-01. (Archived)
  2. "こぶしファクトリー「Yes!We are family~FC町田ゼルビアver.~」が先行配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-09-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "【アプカミ#163】アンジュルム「私を創るのは私」MVメイキング・Juice=Juice工藤由愛と松永里愛のボーカルREC・明日の私は今日より綺麗 ギター&ドラムREC MC : 上國料萌衣 笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-11-14.
  4. "【アプカミ#158】モーニング娘。'19 山﨑愛生の初REC・こぶしファクトリー「Come with me」ドラムREC・BEYOOOOONDS里吉うたの「メイク講座」MC : 小野瑞歩 小野田紗栞" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-10-10.
  5. "【アプカミ#162】Juice=Juice宮本佳林ソロライブインタビュー・「開き直っちゃえ!」ドラムREC・牧野真莉愛のヘアアレンジ MC : 加賀楓 横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-11-07.
  6. https://twitter.com/namy_xxx/status/1182654801697525760
  7. "【アプカミ#160】演劇女子部「リボーン」顔合わせと台本読み・Juice=Juice 宮本佳林と段原瑠々のボーカルREC・「開き直っちゃえ!」中島卓偉のコーラスREC MC : 野中美希 牧野真莉愛" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-10-24.
  8. "【アプカミ#168】「明日の私は今日より綺麗」中島卓偉コーラスREC・鈴木愛理「Break it down」MVメイキング・「ずっとずっと」森戸、小関ボーカルREC MC : 広瀬彩海 和田桜子" (in Japanese). Upcoming (via YouTube). 2019-12-19.
  9. https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/ja/m/2019-10/p/3/
  10. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=top_albums&year=2019&month=10&day=14
  11. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=top_albums&year=2019&month=10&day=21
  12. "【先ヨミ】GLAY『NO DEMOCRACY』3.1万セールスでアルバム現在1位、うた☆プリ神宮寺/ミセスが接戦" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2019-10-04.
  13. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=hot_albums&year=2019&month=10&day=14
  14. http://www.billboard-japan.com/charts/detail?a=dlalbums&year=2019&month=10&day=14
  15. "【ハロ!ステ#300】Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER!BEYOOOOONDS、ハロー!キッチン、Juice=Juice特等席、こぶしファクトリーお知らせ MC:竹内朱莉&中西香菜" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2019-07-31.
  16. Hirose Ayaka. 4周年♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2019-09-02.
  17. "10/27岐阜戦 公式応援ソングを歌う『こぶしファクトリー』がスペシャルゲストとして登場します!" (in Japanese). FC MACHIDA ZELVIA. 2019-10-17.

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