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Hello!News Network :: 2018 Anniversary Edition H!P News that isn't Release Related or Deserving of it's OWN thread. 153 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Jan 01 2018 10:13 PM · 

#61 Mizura

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:35 PM

It wouldn’t surprise me if there were Visa problems with coming to the US. Other than Babymetal, a lot of groups that do go abroad have been going to Europe, Mexico and Canada. The only group besides BM that has come to America for concerts recently is Necronomidol.

#62 Anderei

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 06:51 PM

Morning Musume did come to Houston in 2016.



#63 DonJuan

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:27 PM

ANGERME Premium tickets for Paris sold out in only a few minutes. Could be a bug though, since at first it "forced" you to buy both tickets (you couldn't choose "0" as an option) and suddenly there were no more Premium tickets lol.

Got a normal one, I think that's okay. The concert is the most important part after all.

 

^ Yeah, that's why I wonder why neither Juice=Juice nor °C-ute came to the US. The latter coming to Mexico was a big thing, but to skip a rather large part of fandom? That's weird.



#64 kitaoji

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

Yes, MM did visit the US in 2016.

 

But because the girls are getting paid by the US sponsor, they can't travel on the visa waiver program (VWP) like a lot of short-term tourists. And with the current political/administrative climate, I think they'd want to play really close to the books, or just not getting their paperwork processed in a timely manner.  And, I'm not sure how the current economic climate is affecting the sponsors. Yes, the stock market is rising, but I don't think the anime/cultural tourism industry is getting a huge boon by it.



#65 jigenbakuda

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Posted 31 January 2018 - 11:23 PM

Yes, MM did visit the US in 2016.

 

But because the girls are getting paid by the US sponsor, they can't travel on the visa waiver program (VWP) like a lot of short-term tourists. And with the current political/administrative climate, I think they'd want to play really close to the books, or just not getting their paperwork processed in a timely manner.  And, I'm not sure how the current economic climate is affecting the sponsors. Yes, the stock market is rising, but I don't think the anime/cultural tourism industry is getting a huge boon by it.

Oh this whole conversation is interesting.

 

How do you find out more about sponsoring  a musical group to come here to America. Is all that stuff on the American Department of State site, or is it part business practice along with part governmental practices?



#66 aine

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 09:11 AM

http://www.helloproject.com/news/8098/

Uh Nonaka is now some kind of NBA ambassador and is in the US and therefore will be missing from the events in Japan?

#67 Shoujo Q

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

http://www.helloproject.com/news/8098/

Uh Nonaka is now some kind of NBA ambassador and is in the US and therefore will be missing from the events in Japan?

 

Chinami has also been tapped as an NBA ambassador. She is currently in NYC. 



#68 Anderei

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 06:21 PM

^

Saw elsewhere that they're ambassadors for Rakuten TV, which makes the entire thing seem less silly.

 

Top Yell is being discontinued after their March issue. They're the ones who do all the big H!P special issues.



#69 Madara

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Posted 05 February 2018 - 07:45 PM

 

http://www.helloproject.com/news/8098/

Uh Nonaka is now some kind of NBA ambassador and is in the US and therefore will be missing from the events in Japan?

 

Chinami has also been tapped as an NBA ambassador. She is currently in NYC. 

 

 

So close yet so far (the story of my life).



#70 Shoujo Q

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:14 PM

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Rakuten NBA posted this of all the ambassadors. They are currently training in New Jersey at the headquarters. Which, I assume is just them all getting a crash course in the fine art of basketball. 

 

The hashtag lists all the girls. But it's not in any order. So aside from Miki and Chinami I have no idea who any of the girls are. 
[Ohashi Yukiko, Kawachi Seria, Tokunaga Chinami, Natalia Natchan, Nishi Kei, Nonaka Miki, Miyagawa Maya, Melodee Morita, Yamamoto Sonia, and Wakayama Ayano]



#71 Meikochi

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 01:43 PM

Chinami became quite dark, wow.

#72 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

Chi has always been pretty dark.



#73 yuzu

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 04:35 PM

 How do we know which girl got which team dammit?

 

I say as if I give any fucks about basketball.



#74 Madara

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:15 PM

What exactly are they doing for the teams?

 

Why were they sent here?

 

Which one was assigned to a New York team?

 

What does this mean for American fans of Miki and Chinami?

 

Will we get to see them on local TV or something?



#75 Valerie

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

It literally was announced yesterday. We don't have any information yet.



#76 Zoe

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Posted 06 February 2018 - 06:52 PM

Will we get to see them on local TV or something?


Very unlikely. This is for Rakuten's streaming service in Japan.

#77 Anderei

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 04:29 PM

Karin is coming back tomorrow (for real this time). She'll be performing in a limited capacity.



#78 Meikochi

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:33 PM

So she will be "partially participating" to J=J and H!P tours and they will decide again after the 12th. Mmh, not sure it is the best for her.

#79 DonJuan

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

Same. Honestly, I'm super pessimistic when it comes to stuff like this, but temporary deafness? Not a good sign, especially as a stage performer. 

 

Then again Kiki also basically bounces back into back pain every now and then (during some release event last week she fell and couldn't stand up on her own) and they still keep her in most activities. 

I mean if doctors gave them their ok I can't say much, but it doesn't feel right. 



#80 Anderei

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 07:08 PM

Kiki will probably be Tsubaki's first graduate if they don't lose someone to school or something like that.



#81 Shoujo Q

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:05 PM

Karin and Kiki are basically Aika types. Their bodies are failing them, but they still want to continue to fight it out and not give up. Eventually something will have to give. Unlike Aika though, Kiki and Karin are both front girls. So, if they do decide to leave their groups because their bodies finally win out, I think Up-Front wont hesitate to find something else for them to do if they so choose. 



#82 Anderei

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Posted 08 February 2018 - 08:12 PM

Karin and Kiki are basically Aika types. Their bodies are failing them, but they still want to continue to fight it out and not give up. Eventually something will have to give. Unlike Aika though, Kiki and Karin are both front girls. So, if they do decide to leave their groups because their bodies finally win out, I think Up-Front wont hesitate to find something else for them to do if they so choose. 

 

 

True, there's always plenty of stage plays.

 

Kiki especially will not redebut if she can't dance.



#83 DonJuan

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

HinaFes 2018 lottery
https://youtu.be/r3iJ8s9Ktok

Results:
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#84 Mukuro

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 03:46 PM

That's a lot of Angerme. 



#85 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 05:30 PM

Because now that C-ute is gone, they are secretly the best HP group.



#86 Anderei

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 09:06 PM

Uh, not a strong winner lineup for the solo performances.

#87 TheParuProject

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Posted 10 February 2018 - 11:47 PM

Risa is in her first HinaFes shuffle and it's a solo? I can die now happily.



#88 Revangelis

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 09:42 AM

Eeh, not that thrilled about the solo winners...



#89 Madara

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 01:17 AM

HinaFes 2018 lottery
https://youtu.be/r3iJ8s9Ktok

Results:
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Questions after watching that video:

 

1) What happened to Ruru Danbara?

 

2) At 9:56, is that Manaka Inaba who's behind Momohime when Reina Ichioka's unit goes up to pick their slips of paper?

 

3) If not, who is it? If so, why is she with Reina's unit?

 

4) Does Reina's unit have a name yet?

 

Thanks.



#90 DonJuan

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Posted 12 February 2018 - 02:28 AM

1) Ruru missed some concerts due to flu, I guess she was still out when they filmed the lottery.
2) Yes, it's Manaka.
4) nothing has been said about her unit except for her being the leader. There are no members or a name yet.

By the way, Ichioka, Kiyono Momohime, Takase Kurumi and Inaba Manaka are all in a state of not being part of any group. Kiyono and Takase aren't members of Ichioka's unit.
Officially Manaka is a member of the Hokkaido Kenshuusei but has more freedom in her activities, doing solo events and a radio show - all on Hokkaido.
Takase and Kiyono were supposed to join the theatre group of H!P.
All four participate in the H!P concerts, though, as part of shuffle units and them doing their digital song Gobaku Can't Go Back.