Dress no Nugikata

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Dress no Nugikata
A line drawing of a woman hitching up a wedding dress as she walks.
EP by Gesu no Kiwami Otome
Released March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)
Recorded 2013
Genre hip hop/progressive[1]
Length 21:19
Language Japanese
Label Gesukiwa Records
Producer Gesu no Kiwami Otome
Gesu no Kiwami Otome chronology
Dress no Nugikata
(2013)
Odorenai nara, Gesu ni Natte Shimae yo
(2013)
Singles from Dress no Nugikata
  1. "Black Parade"
    Released: March 6, 2013
  2. "Dress o Nuge"
    Released: May 22, 2013

Dress no Nugikata (ドレスの脱ぎ方, Doresu no Nugikata, "The Way to Take Off a Dress") is the debut extended play by Japanese band Gesu no Kiwami Otome, released on March 6, 2013.[2]

Background and development[edit]

Gesu no Kiwami Otome was first formed in May 2012 by Indigo la End vocalist and songwriter Enon Kawatani, out of members of other musical units that Kawatani respected.[3] The band's official site opened on September 17, and on September 20 they released a self-produced demo called Otome no Nichijō.EP (乙女の日常 .EP, "Woman's Everyday.EP") to Disk Union.[4][5][6] The band performed their first concerts in November 2012, and Otome no Nichijō.EP steadily sold at Disk Union, becoming one of the most bought releases from the site in December.[7][8]

On January 27, Dress no Nugikata was announced by the band.[6] Artist Nobumi Fukui was asked to draw cover, and was inspired to draw "eloquent rude girl".[9]

Promotion and release[edit]

On February 21, a video for "Black Parade" was released to YouTube, which was directed by Tadashi Sugimoto.[10][11] The video had only been shot less than two weeks earlier, on February 10.[12] In early April 2013, Gesu no Kiwami Otome made their first appearances on the J-Wave radio programs Radio Donuts and Hello World.[13]

On April 20, Gesu no Kiwami Otome performed a live concert to promote the release at Shimokitazawa Era in Tokyo, entitled Gesu Otome Shūkai Vol. 1.[11] At this concert, the band released a second demo extended play, Otome to Dance.EP.[14] The band shot a second music video with Tadashi Sugimotoon May 12, which was unveiled on YouTube 10 days later.[15][16]

Gesu no Kiwami Otome performed at the Space Shower Sweet Love Shower 2013 festival on September 1 in Yamanashi, and held their first full-scale concert in Kanazawa on September 14.[17][18]

Critical reception[edit]

Critical reception to Dress no Nugikata was positive. Nobuaki Onuki from What's In? felt there was a "great balance of meaning and flow" in the songs.[19] Keita Itō noted how different the release was to the music of Indigo la End, and praised the band's sound.[20]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Enon Kawatani.

No.TitleLength
1."Black Parade" (ぶらっくパレード Burakku Parēdo)5:22
2."Monie wa Kanashimu" (モニエは悲しむ, "Monie Is Sad")4:07
3."Gesu no Kiwami" (ゲスの極み, "The Height of Rudeness")1:34
4."Momoe"5:17
5."Dress o Nuge" (ドレスを脱げ, "Take Off Your Dress")4:55
Total length:21:19

Charts[edit]

Charts Peak
position
Japan Oricon weekly albums[21] 123

Sales[edit]

Chart Amount
Oricon physical sales[22] 14,000

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Distributing Label Catalogue codes
Japan March 6, 2013 (2013-03-06)[2] CD, digital download Gesukiwa Records PECF-3042
March 23, 2013 (2013-03-23)[23] Rental CD
South Korea August 28, 2014 (2014-08-28)[24] Musica Roma Digital download

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b ドレスの脱ぎ方 (in Japanese). Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  3. ^ Shoichi Miyake (December 5, 2013). "[Interview] ゲスの極み乙女。" (in Japanese). What's In?. Archived from the original on September 21, 2014. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
  4. ^ 2012年のニュース (in Japanese). Gesu no Kiwami Otome Official Site. 2012. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ "ゲスの極み乙女 / 乙女の日常 .EP" (in Japanese). Disk Union. 2012. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
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  7. ^ Gesu no Kiwami Otome (November 8, 2012). ゲスの極み乙女。の初ライブの写真だよ。良い感じだろ~う? (in Japanese). Twipple. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  8. ^ Gesu no Kiwami Otome (December 11, 2012). "【ゲス!!!】ゲスの極み乙女。の1stDEMOがなんとここにきてディスクユニオンの週間チャートで3位にランクアップしました!" (in Japanese). Twipple. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
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  10. ^ ぶらっくパレード (in Japanese). Space Shower. 2013. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  11. ^ a b "ゲスの極み乙女。シングルリード曲PVで激しい銃撃戦" (in Japanese). Natalie. February 22, 2013. Retrieved September 21, 2014.
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  14. ^ Gesu no Kiwami Otome (April 15, 2013). "「乙女とダンス.ep」は1、ゲスの極み乙女。のテーマ 2、song3の2曲入り500円でゲス。" (in Japanese). Twipple. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  15. ^ Gesu no Kiwami Otome (May 12, 2013). "ゲス乙女PV撮影中でゲス。いこか様ご機嫌でゲス。" (in Japanese). Twipple. Archived from the original on October 5, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  16. ^ "MC.K a.k.a 川谷絵音率いる ゲスの極み乙女。最新MUSIC VIDEOをYOUTUBEにて公開!!!" (in Japanese). Space Shower. May 22, 2013. Archived from the original on February 3, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  17. ^ "ゲスの極み乙女。、『SPACE SHOWER SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2013』に出演決定!" (in Japanese). Space Shower. July 3, 2013. Archived from the original on February 4, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  18. ^ ゲスの極み乙女。、金沢初公演決定! (in Japanese). Space Shower. August 20, 2013. Archived from the original on February 18, 2014. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  19. ^ Nobuaki Onuki. 驚き感動し、そしてゲスる。 (in Japanese). What's In?. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
  20. ^ Keita Itō. ゲスの極み乙女。『ドレスの脱ぎ方』 (in Japanese). Skream!. Retrieved October 3, 2014.
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  24. ^ "Dress No Nugikata" (in Korean). Bugs. Retrieved June 6, 2014.