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krash on: September 14, 2007, 07:34:33 PM

tell me what was the first song that you heard...
i heard the hi hi theme in Portuguese but i didn't know that Puffy was singing it! When i sat and saw the cartoon, i realised that there was two women before the cartoon starts, and i thought that Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi was real!
i made a research on the internet and i discovered that the real name was only Puffy or Puffy AmiYumi and i saw on YouTube the opening theme of Teen Titans! i felt in love!! i love Puffy!!! since than, i've seen the PV!
it was in 02/27/07!
i can remember! Cheesy


Cerahbes on: September 14, 2007, 08:15:18 PM
I first saw Puffy in a Tokyo Pop magazine back when they were releasing Spike here in the US. I remember reading the article and thinking how I'd like to listen to them ... years later I actually did.


mevenstien on: September 15, 2007, 06:32:35 AM

hi,
i first saw puffyamiyumi in a segment of world music on linktv. a channel on directtv sattalite. i don't know the name of the video and i don't speak japanese but it was great. i would tune in and sit through music i didn't care for just in hopes of seeing them again. i only saw that one twice but i did see two others eventually. out of the three i only have learned the name of one "boogie woogie#5" i think it's called.then i found out about hi hi puffy amiyumi on the cartoon network and i thought it was so cool that they would talk to the audience before ,during & after the cartoon. next i was off to the library to get on-line where i found their website.now i have a pc & found them on the myspace.com where i also met this cool friend andrew who turned me on to puffyamiyumi world &here. i still can't get enough puffy.i like puffyamiyumi and probably allways will!!!


Wednesday on: September 15, 2007, 02:42:55 PM

Quote from: mevenstien on September 15, 2007, 06:32:35 AM
hi,
i first saw puffyamiyumi in a segment of world music on linktv. a channel on directtv sattalite. i don't know the name of the video and i don't speak japanese but it was great.

Same here!! I saw them for the first time on linktv and I can't remember the song name either....


alkulp on: September 19, 2007, 09:20:30 AM

First song - Had to be snippet of "Hi Hi". I saw their banner on the side of a bus advertising the cartoon show and went ot the website and listened to the samples of the entire album. Hooked ever since. A day without Puffy is like - Well I don't know - I've listened to them every day since! My car has a 6 CD changer and I refer to it as KPUF (like a radio station) - All Puffy, All the time! (Actually, it's only MOSTLY Puffy these days... Have some Japanese vocabulary (Genki) and a few non-Puffy songs...


aj_loves_pXuXfXfXy on: September 19, 2007, 07:51:56 PM

The Teen Titans was my first song.

I fell in love with it! ...And then I watched HI HI...

Grin Grin Puffy is amazing!


DoAsPuffy on: September 19, 2007, 08:46:41 PM
LOL, Teen Titans Theme was my first song. I fell in love with Teen Titans AND Puffy Wink


Andrew on: September 20, 2007, 08:36:57 AM Letfs see the first Puffy song I heard was probably the Teen Titans theme while I was babysitting some of my nephew and nieces, then probably the Hi Hi theme. After that I was looking around for some Japanese language music on Rhapsody when I heard the top songs off the Hi Hi CD. The first video I saw was the jello-throwing-fest on gJoining a Fan Club.h


jlummaa on: September 26, 2007, 12:04:58 PM

'Asia No Junshin' hit me like a million volts almost 2 years ago. Amazing song writing and production from Tamio Okuda. Fits perfectly for Puffy.


RATED R FOR ROCK on: September 30, 2007, 04:45:12 PM

Well, i was watching tv looking for something good to watch so i switch to CN and then I saw this cartoon (HI HI) in the episode Metal Breaht right in the moment when they where singing "Urei" and i was preety much when i was hooked to the show... well it rocks the way they enter the arena! XD


Jeff on: September 30, 2007, 06:49:27 PM

Kore ga Watashi no Ikirumichi was the first song of theirs that I heard.

I didn't think anything of it at the time (this would have been around 1997). I just knew that it was Japan's #1 song.

Next song I heard was Hurricane, which was their single at the time of one of my first trips to Japan, and was playing heavily on MTV. I still didn't think much of them, although I do remember thinking they'd gotten a lot cuter.

The first song that really grabbed me was Akai Buranko/Planet Tokyo and the Nice. album. That was when I finally realized they're actually a hard rock band, not a pop act, and I started going back and listening to everything I'd missed. I was pretty annoyed that I'd let all those years pass me by before finally noticing them!


TofuUnion on: October 01, 2007, 01:10:38 AM

I think it would be nice to have someone(me ?) posting from Japan. The first song I heard was of course the very first single " Asia no Junshin / True Asia " (which is still probably the most popular song). And the next songs " Kore ga Watashi no Ikirumichi / That's the Way it is " (which hit the first #1) and " Yuki ga Furu Machi ".

They became instant star pop duo in 1996 and following next 2 years their two singles songs hit #1 and album " Jet CD " in 1998 was weekly #1 too. They became popular in Asia as well. ( Mandarin versions exist for " That's the Way it is " and " Ai no Shirushi / Sign of Love " ). Even they became very famous and got many exposures in Japanese TV (such as many commercials and their own variety show Papapapa Puffy), their songs didn't make big hits anymore. Album " The Very Best of Puffy " was released in Japan on July 5. 2000, but it was just once weekly #2.

Other young girl singers such as Namie Amuro, Ayumi Hamasaki or Hikaru Utada were far more popular in J-Pop music scene. I watched several Music Videos and Concert DVDs of Puffy. But younger people would regard Puffy as veteran singers of the past. It was those years Puffy began making tours in north America and singing in English in several songs.

Most Puffy fans outside Japan are very young. Many of them are teenagers. They've known Puffy since Teen Titans or Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi Show, while many fans in Japan are in their thirties or forties. I think Japanese fans are coming back because Puffy became world famous pop icon. Yes, Puffy came a long way ! Smiley


corbu on: October 01, 2007, 01:55:40 AM

kore ga watashi no ikirumichi


Jeff on: October 01, 2007, 04:02:18 AM

Quote from: TofuUnion on October 01, 2007, 01:10:38 AM
Most Puffy fans outside Japan are very young. Many of them are teenagers.

I'm not sure if this is true at this point - it probably was while Hi Hi was on, but on their last tour, the crowd was almost totally college age or older, at least in NYC. They looked basically the same as the crowds I've seen on the Japanese DVD's. (If you watch the Rolling Debut Revue tour DVD, they looked like the people you see there... I think the Hi Hi period was sort of different, but those kids have mostly grown out of them now.)


Anthony on: October 01, 2007, 04:45:37 AM

Quote from: Jeff on October 01, 2007, 04:02:18 AM
I'm not sure if this is true at this point - it probably was while Hi Hi was on, but on their last tour, the crowd was almost totally college age or older, at least in NYC.

At the Detroit stop last year, most of the crowd was very very young - at least from what I could tell. Lots of young kids, and most seemed to be fans of the Hi Hi show.

As for the topic, the first track I heard was "Love So Pure," off An Illustrated History.

Lastly, welcome to TofuUnion and corbu!

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Destruction Pancake on: October 02, 2007, 08:26:05 AM

The first song that I was aware that was by Puffy? "Hi Hi Theme"

The first song I EVER heard by them though (and without realizing it until much later) was "Sunrise". I used to watch a lot of anime, and SD Gundam Force was one of my favorites. :3


Puffy Love on: November 01, 2007, 12:47:26 AM

The first song I ever heard was Boogie Woogie #5...........saw the video on LinkTV's world music programming. I was instantly captivated! Had no idea that such a thing existed. Now I think they're the greatest rock-n-roll act in history!

The video is so "youth" oriented that I thought they were teenagers. Now I know that Japanese women look like teens through most of their twenties. Now they're getting older and turning into some mature beauties..........


eddiefb3 on: November 13, 2007, 11:18:03 PM

The first song I heard(I think) was "Call me What you like" at the Suncoast movie store. After that I looked it up and found out it was them...which now reminds me that actually it was the Teen Titans theme because I recognized the name from that song for this one. But it was the first song that got me to buy the CD and more and more and more CDs.


hardmodskin on: November 22, 2007, 02:24:24 PM

i had Just moved to san francisco in 1997, and was flipping through local tv stations. one station is a mixed asian network. half the day is cantonese soap operas, but at night it switches over to japanese dramas and variet shows. i was flipping through and saw a clip of two girls sitting on stairs strumming guitars ( and not just any guitars, but a rickenbacker and a gretsch ). the clip lasted maybe 15 seconds and was part of a quick run through of clips showing the top 20 songs of the week. i couldnt read Japanese, but saw that "MOTHER" was written in english at the bottom of the screen. the few seconds i heard were magical. i had been snared.

that weekend, i went to Japantown and scoured the cd stores, looking for either a band called "Mother" or a song called "Mother."

i asked the clerk and he wasnt sure of a band by that name, then i described the video clip i had seen and he said "ohhh, that's Puffy." and showed me "Jet CD".

unfortunately, it was so expensive i couldnt afford it! i would have to wait.

dejected, i wandered the city and eventually found my way to Chinatown. i went into a dvd store looking for honk kong movies and noticed they had a tiny section of Japanese music cd's and videos. Amazingly, they had "Jet CD" AND a VCD (video cd) of Puffy videos, including "Mother". I bought both for half the price i would have paid at the first shop.

if the music hadnt won me over the videos would have done the trick.

now, it's going on 11 years as a Puffy nut...and the hook, line, and sinker are still intact!


Puffy Love on: November 24, 2007, 08:35:20 AM

Quote from: Wednesday on September 15, 2007, 02:42:55 PM
Quote from: mevenstien on September 15, 2007, 06:32:35 AM
hi,
i first saw puffyamiyumi in a segment of world music on linktv. a channel on directtv sattalite. i don't know the name of the video and i don't speak japanese but it was great.

Same here!! I saw them for the first time on linktv and I can't remember the song name either....

The first place I ever saw them was on LinkTv and it WAS Boogie Woogie #5. I happen to like LinkTV's world music show and though I recognized Boogie Woogie #5 as a totally American-derived pop song (AND the video looks like a Gap ad!) I thought the girls were infectiously charming and engaging. I remember at the time thinking they were teens! I'm sure I commented to my girlfriend that I thought they could be huge in America.......


Asuka on: November 26, 2007, 01:36:10 PM

Quote from: aj_loves_pXuXfXfXy on September 19, 2007, 07:51:56 PM
The Teen Titans was my first song.

I fell in love with it! ...And then I watched HI HI...

Grin Grin Puffy is amazing!

Diddo! I 1st heard them singing Teen Titans too. ^^ After that, all my music was Puffy. Grin

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