BREAKERZ - D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version-
CD Only Regular
1) GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version-
3) Positive Blue ~Acoustic Version~
CD Only Dame Pri version
2) GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version-
3) D×D×D ~TV Size Edit~
CD + DVD A
CD + DVD B
Both CD + DVDs excludes Positive Blue ~Acoustic Version~ & D×D×D ~TV Size Edit~
D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- is BREAKERZ's 19th single & it was released on 7th March .
This's the trio's 1st single release of 2018 & their last double A-side single release was 2012's Overwrite / Nounai Survivor .
The 1st A-side D×D×D stands for Dame x Dame x Dame . The song was used as the opening theme no. for Dame Pri ANIME CARAVAN .
Written by vocalist DAIGO & composed by guitarist SHINPEI , DAIGO commented that 'DxDxD is about how the 'dame' (messed up) parts of a person are part of their individuality' .
Each of the guys' respective cosplay outfits/looks that can be seen on the covers & promo pictures , the inspirations are drawn from these 3 respective Dame Pri ANIME CARAVAN characters
AKIHIDE - Vino
DAIGO - Narek
SHINPEI - Riot
NHN PlayArt and Dame Pri ANIME CARAVAN anime staff were responsible for the making of the guys' outfits & shooting for the jacket covers + promo pictures of D×D×D .
Also , the outfits were custom made under the supervision of the Dame Pri ANIME CARAVAN production team & the guys wore the same outfits in the DxDxD video .
All 3 of the members undertook certain 1st's with regards to DxDxD for the 1st time in their entire discography :
AKIHIDE - Dyed his hair blonde
DAIGO - Wore a wig
SHINPEI - Photographed & seen without his trademark sunglasses
The 2nd A-side GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- was used as the ending theme for Yomiuri TV / NTV's Jouhou Live Miyaneya .
The original take of GREAT AMBITIOUS was included as track #1 in the normal versions of the guys' 10th anniversary special album X .
Both versions of GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- were written & composed by DAIGO while the bass in the melody of both versions of the song(s) were played by GLAY's bassist JIRO .
Positive Blue ~Acoustic Version~ serves as the B-side in D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- & this's only available in the CD Only Regular version .
The original take of Positive Blue was included as track #4 in the guys' 1st mini album Ao no Mirai EP . Both versions of Positive Blue were written & composed by guitarist AKIHIDE .
After a successful fruitful 2017 in celebrating their 10th anniversary , BREAKERZ kicks things off in 2018 with the release of their latest single D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- .
It's hard to believe it has been almost 6 years since the guys last released a double A-side single . I thought they stopped releasing them as I really loved their past double A-side single releases .
Luckily the guys broke the 'drought' with D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- . As much as I appreciate AKIHIDE's melody compositions for their last 3 back to back singles , for once I'm glad the other 2 were the ones composing the songs this time round .
Concept wise , the guys nailed it in every aspect for D×D×D from the song to the visual to the video . D×D×D itself is very fun & light hearted which captures the essence of Dame Pri ANIME CARAVAN very well .
I thought the guys would release D×D×D on its own & it was a nice surprise they released it together with GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- .
GREAT AMBITIOUS was 1 of the standout songs in X so for this , I wasn't surprised the guys decided to release it with DxDxD .
The only difference between both versions of GREAT AMBITIOUS is the beginning & ending have slight difference . Also I thought I was going to dislike the video as I enjoyed DxDxD a lot but turns out luckily that wasn't the case .
Lastly , Positive Blue was & is still 1 of my favourite tracks in Ao no Mirai EP and for the song to finally get the acoustic version , it's quite long overdue but it's definitely worth the wait as it did justice to the original version .
I already expect BREAKERZ to focus more on solo activities this year so for them to release their 1st double A-side single in 6 years , it couldn't have come at a better timing .
I do hope D×D×D / GREAT AMBITIOUS -Single Version- will not be their only group release for 2018 & seeing that their next single release is their 20th , here's hoping they will put out something epic to mark the milestone and for once I don't mind a triple A-side single release as that's something they haven't done yet .