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[2017.?.?] Hello! Project 2017 WINTER ~Crystal Clear~ and ~Kaleidoscope~ Here's to hoping for an influenza free concert series! 67 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Jan 02 2017 05:51 PM · 

#31 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 04:27 AM

I want to say... and it's painful for me to say this...


But the casual costumes this year are actually fashionable. Though I'm convinced they raided Forever 21's store for at least for Kobushi's outfits.

#32 Valerie

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Posted 12 January 2017 - 05:22 AM

Maho has been diagnosed with a panic disorder and will be taking a hiatus to get things under control. As someone who had panic attacks (and still has them), I feel for her. It can be treated with medication and with therapy, but they are scary and you feel like you are actually going to die.




We are talking about it in the spam thread, but just wanted to follow up on the flu announcement posted earlier.

#33 Myst


Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:30 PM

H!S has dance club rehearsal. All the people I liked watching are now gone (Maimi, Nakky, Manaba, Riho, Captain), but it is interesting to see how well the girls do outside of their respective groups. "New" members are Musubu, Murota, Mao, and Erina. I thought Erina and Murota were in in before, though :lol:  Also, in the mini group with Musubu and Akari, was that Morito who ducked under their arms? 


Either way, it's nice to see the ones who are in the dance club are the ones that try the hardest in their respective groups, for the most part. 


























#34 AquaChan

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:32 PM

was that Morito who ducked under their arms?

I was happily surprised about that, but she's not that bad.

#35 Myst


Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:56 PM


was that Morito who ducked under their arms?

I was happily surprised about that, but she's not that bad.


I was surprised she wasn't! CM is not known for their dance skills. Musubu was a trainee for a while, so it was easier to see her dance skills throughout the years, but Morito not so much. So it was nice to see. I assume the footage will appear next week.

#36 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:59 PM

Morito has been a dancer for years, not to mention she was a local idol before joining H!P. She attended a dance academy growing up. :)

#37 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 21 January 2017 - 04:03 AM

Poor Fujii tripped on her way on the stage for Kobushi no Hana... Poor girl.


The performance was rockin'... Felt a bit shouty, though.

#38 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:21 AM

Kaga joins the dance team on Oh My Wish while Mizuki jumps in the singing group and cover's Suzuki's lines.... How predictable on the latter, there >.>


The whole hype of that song was they gave two back up girls the mains. I understand you still want it to sound good but c'mon lol



Odacchi just did all Maa-chan's lines, too lolol


Snore, besides Kaga.

#39 Thea

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 07:52 AM

It would be so much better if they put Reina on Kanon's parts, giving both 13ki a place to shine + Reina's voice is similar to Kanon's so it'd work out great.


It would work out infinitely better. Kaede in Riho's spot, then Mizuki could keep hers. I don't even want to watch this one because it'd ruin that image.  :lol:

#40 Solarblade


Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:08 AM

Wasnt it that Fukuchan had been off the dance team even before Zukki left?

#41 Thea

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Posted 27 February 2017 - 08:21 AM

She had, but it would have been overall best to change it around to this. (Plus it's not like I had seen any of them before this anyway lol)


Edit: That sounded harsh, I just meant that I didn't have another image of OMW since Riho left, anyway, so this one just makes sense to me.

#42 Shoujo Q

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Posted 28 February 2017 - 10:28 AM

Perhaps because Reina is still raw they don't want to overwhelm her yet. Let her gradually get there. She'd have to learn a lot of lines for that song and she may not be ready for that. Or you end up with her leaving (Uta/Aina)or burning out (Riho). I think she'll eventually get to sing Zukki's part but not this soon. I'm sure they will be testing her a lot in the coming months with Hina Fest and the spring MM concert. It's obvious she's destined for center territory.

#43 Madara


Posted 17 March 2017 - 06:50 PM

This concert is up on CDJapan now and the release date is April 26, 2017.


The Blu-ray appears to have the same number of tracks as the DVD. I only buy the Blu-rays when there are significant extras. If anyone learns of any Blu-ray-exclusive extras, please post here. I'm gonna delay ordering till I know more.



#44 aine

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:39 AM

I only buy the Blu-rays when there are significant extras. If anyone learns of any Blu-ray-exclusive extras, please post here.

There's a couple:

- more than double the image resolution, or 4x more image details
- 4x higher bandwidth for video stream, and more effective and higher quality compression
- a modern digital video format designed from grounds up, rather than broken VHS substitute trying to accommodate all the quirks of analog TV displays at the time when technology and processing power was far from being ready for high quality digital video

And so on, you see where I'm going with it. :lol: DVD is a broken format that needs to die already, especially in Japan. The sooner the better. If you are able to play Blu-rays without a hassle then there is no reason to get DVD. Even with the irritating (and inexcusable) price premium on BDs, having compared a few DVD and BD releases side-by-side, I say it's worth it.

[/nerd rant]

#45 Madara


Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:06 AM

Maybe I should re-phrase my request. :rofl:


If anyone finds out that there's additional content on the Blu-ray, please let me know.


@Aine: The main reason I prefer DVDs is that I can get screen grabs for my blog from them on my VLC player on my computer, whereas it won't do that with Blu-rays.

#46 aine

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:25 PM

Oh I know what you meant, I was just being a little cheeky. :lol: But if getting screenshots for the blog is the only reason you suffer with DVDs, then that's a commendable sacrifice.

You can take screenshots from BDs too, even in VLC, but that involves a lot of technical tinkering which I doubt you feel like dealing with.

#47 JPope

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:55 PM

You can get screen shots from anything. Just press that little "Print Screen" button, then crop it down in any image editing program.

#48 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 06:36 AM

They're here, they're here!


Crazy About You- Nonaka Miki, Kamikokuryou Moe, Tsugunaga Momoko and Taguchi Natsumi (SLAY ME NONAKA)


Samui Ne- Haga Akane, Nomura Minami, Ogata Risa, Miyazaki Yuka, Ozeki Mai


Massara Blue Jeans- Ikuta Erina, Kudo Haruka, Sasaki Rikako, Onoda Saori, Nakanishi Kana, Uemura Akari, Hirose Ayaka, Ogata Haruna


Kanashimi Twilight- Kaga Kaede, Yokoyama Reina, Hamaura Ayano, Takagi Sayuki, Wada Ayaka, Asakura Kiki, Kasahara Momona, Yamagishi Riko, Morito Chisaki


Romance wo Katatte- Fukumura Mizuki, Iikubo Haruna, Katsuta Rina, Wada Sakurako, Oda Sakura


HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou- Ishida Ayumi, Yamaki Risa, Murota Mizuki, Kanazawa Tomoko  (Honestly, how can Murota be as awsome as she is? Her dancing, facial expressions, singing... gaah) (Also Kanazawa is one of the few H!P members who can pull of T&C well.)


Balalaika- Makino Maria, Yanagawa Nanami, Ogawa Rena, Tanimoto Ami, Ono Mizuho  (Poor Mizuho was wasted on this song =/)

#49 Myst


Posted 03 May 2017 - 12:31 PM

HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou- Ishida Ayumi, Yamaki Risa, Murota Mizuki, Kanazawa Tomoko (Honestly, how can Murota be as awsome as she is? Her dancing, facial expressions, singing... gaah) (Also Kanazawa is one of the few H!P members who can pull of T&C well.)

It's too short... 😣 I don't even mind Ayumi in this.

Also, Akane did really well in Samui ne. Tsubaki surprised me in general.

#50 arcobaleno

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

Damn, Mikicha. I'm glad she has more confidence and is finding her true voice.


I was pleasantly surprised by Akane, but knowing how inconsistent she can be with her growth, I can only hope that she'll stick with what she's been doing and not regress.


These were all pretty decent to me in general.

#51 TheParuProject

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 05:41 AM

So I'm seeing the full concerts now, and can we just talk about that dance club intro performance in Kaleidoscope?


"I'm a BITCH". Dem lyrics. Much depth. I died.

#52 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:01 AM

Chocolate Damashii- Kishimoto Yumeno, Miyamoto Karin, Inoue Rei


Girls Power Aisuru Power- Funaki Musubu, Akiyama Mao, Fujii Rio, Takeuchi Akari

#53 AquaChan

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 04:36 PM

Hello! Project Station Dance Club Performance



#54 Madara


Posted 05 May 2017 - 06:44 PM

C-ute is not present at this concert. Any reason why?

#55 DonJuan


Posted 05 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

They concentrated on their own concert tour, which was a continuation of their °COMPASS tour (fall 2016). After that they started with their 2017 Naruchika tour. 




I'm really glad they chose decent members for Chocolate Damashii. Kishimon slayed me.

#56 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:40 PM


Sasaki went hard. Maopin slayed me.


But the ones who surprised me most were Wada and Murota... I mean I love Murota's dancing but it still surprises me whenever I see it, lol.



It kills me every time to watch the dance club without Inaba, though. She was the true dance star once Riho left...

#57 Madara


Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:24 AM

Okay, I watched Disc One: "Crystal Clear" and wrote a favorable blog entry on it, but have not posted it yet. I wanted to watch Disc Two: "Kaleidoscope" first. And I did. It's phenomenal. Light years better than Disc One. Higher level of energy, better staging, better costumes, better song selection, etc.


Why is that? Why would the later concert performed on the same day be so much better in every respect than the earlier concert? I mean, even when the same songs were performed in both concerts, the staging was much better in the second concert. Does anyone have any insights into that?



#58 Saya

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 04:47 AM

As a performer myself, matinee's are notoriously worse than night shows. The crowds are always more energetic at night, and you are more warmed up at night shows, plus you just did a show earlier so you can correct any mistakes you made.

#59 JPope

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:23 AM

Matinees just have a weird vibe all the way around. They just don't feel right, for either the audience or the performers. I always hated knowing there was a full evening left after a show, when that should be the highlight of the day.

#60 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:47 AM

Caught this gem while watching Crystal Clear that was seriously making me laugh..... Poor Murotan tries to play it off but her face is so frigid it just adds to the hilarity :lol: