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]

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

CD[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

Kobushi Factory promoting the album

Album Information[edit | edit source]

Bonus CD

Performances[edit | edit source]

TV Performances[edit | edit source]

Concert Performances[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • [2018.08.03] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL (Kame ni Nare!)
  • [2019.08.04] TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL (Kame ni Nare!, Dokan to BREAK!, GO TO THE TOP!! (A Cappella Ver.))
  • [2019.10.27] Meiji Yasuda Life J2 League Section 38 "TERADA 80th Anniversary Match Day" (GO TO THE TOP!! (A Cappella Ver.), Yes! We are family ~FC Machida Zelvia ver.~)
  • [2020.02.10] Kobushi Factory Nomura Minami Birthday Event 2020 (Hirakinaocchae!) - Nomura Minami
  • [2020.02.22-23] Kobushi Factory Fanclub Tour "Smile For You!!!!!" in Shizuoka (Come with me, Hirakinaocchae!, Keseyashinai Kimochi, Kame ni Nare!)

Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

Oricon Chart Positions[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

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

Total reported sales: 14,259

Other Chart Rankings[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

  • 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[edit | edit source]

  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.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Kobushi Factory
Members
Current Members Hirose Ayaka (Leader) | Nomura Minami| Hamaura Ayano | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei
Former Members Fujii Rio | Ogawa Rena | Taguchi Natsumi
Discography

Singles

Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono | 4. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka | 5. Kore Kara da! / Ashita Tenki ni Naare | 6. Kitto Watashi wa / Naseba Naru | 7. Oh No Ounou / Haru Urara | 8. Seishun no Hana / Start Line

Other Singles

Collaborations: Hyokkori Hyoutanjima | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Albums

Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi | 2. Kobushi Dai Ni Maku
Soundtracks: Butai "JK Ninja Girls" | Eiga & Butai "JK Ninja Girls"

Concerts & Events

Concerts

Spring Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019 (Live, Concert)
Fall Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019
Other Tours: 2015 | 2018
Summer Lives: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Joint Concerts

2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Tsubaki Factory) | New Fes! II (with Tsubaki Factory)
2018: Premium Live 2018 Haru "KOBO" (with Tsubaki Factory)

Events

Fanclub Events: 2015 | 2016 (September, December) | 2017 (September, December) | 2018 (August, December) | 2019 (May, August, December)
Fanclub Tours: 2017 | 2018 | 2020
Joined Fanclub Events: 2016 (with Tsubaki Factory) | 2019 (with BEYOOOOONDS)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Winter Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other Concerts: Berryz Koubou Matsuri

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
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