Amuse Inc has created an in-house super group called Team Amuse consisting of more than 50 of their talents. The group-- which includes Ueno Juri, Porno Grafitti, Southern All Stars, and Perfume-- released a single called "Let's Try Again" on April 30th which managed to make it to #2 on the Oricon Charts this week. Kuwata Keisuke (who I will always remember as the lech who sexually harassed women dressed as bunnies on 2010's Kohaku Uta Gassen) penned some new music which was mixed with older, well-known hits by Team Amuse members to create the song. This aural mish-mash prompted one reviewer to comment:
"…well. The idea behind it is decent, but really... Who wants to hear 9 minutes of popular pop hits being forced to pass through a strainer, rendering them almost unrecognizable?"
Proceeds from the sale of the single-- available as a CD and on iTunes Japan-- will go towards disaster relief in the Tohoku region.