Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:15 AM
Posted 02 November 2020 - 11:53 AM
Matsumoto Wakana (松本わかな)
Member Colour: White
Date of birth: September 1, 2007 (13 years old, 1st year of junior high school)
Kawana Rin 川名凜
Member colour: Green
Date of birth: December 6, 2003 (16 years old, sophomore in high school)
Tamenaga Shion 為永幸音
Member colour: Light Pink
Date of birth: February 9, 2004 (16 years old, sophomore in high school)
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I didn't think of Shion, but I also don't really remember anything about her. She definitely seemed like the best talker of the lot, which was to be expected due to her being more comfortable with the members since she already knows them from her Kenshuusei time.
Rin seems shy/reserved but could turn into a cool beauty. Apparently she's the dancer of this generation.
Wakame sounded pretty good in her mock audition round. She's also really cute.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 12:22 PM
They’re all cute but eh, I don’t know. The group I fell in love with is just so far gone. But 2nd gen sucked when they first joined and just based on looks I definitely like these three more than the last couple of gens so who knows.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 02:25 PM
Posted 02 November 2020 - 03:30 PM
I hope the two raw-n00bs can sing, because here's what I said about Shion after the last KSS test: "Not great singing, but looks like an idol."
I'm not surprised they added so many, what with how many have left the past couple of years, but I would really have preferred quality over quantity. It's obvious that we need to adjust our expectations down for Angerme -- probably even change the board member groups, which was a fun gag when Anju was awesome, but doesn't really make sense anymore.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 03:51 PM
The two newbies sang, Kagiriaru Moment and let me tell you. Not the best song choice. But I know why they chose it.
Wakana surprised the heck out of me but actually singing half way decent. She's also adorable. The little smile she did in the pause to the song. Heart melting! She reminds me a bit like Mei in personality jut without any formal training. So very unlike the other Rin who is basically a cardboard cut out idol with no real personality when she sings. (Watch her solo live, the girl looks petrified to be on stage.) And she's only 13!
Rin, was very sub-par vocally. She's pretty though, so I guess she'll just use those looks of hers to pull herself into the spotlight.
Shion, I totally forgot she was a kenshuusei for a hot minute. She is very idol-like so also a standard filler piece.
One general observation I noticed that's basically just my own opinion but whatever. I noticed between the ANGERME auditions and the Morning Musume auditions. Morning Musume seems to find suitable replacements that seem to have a little resemblance to former members. Either in looks, or vocally. So while adding the new members seems stressful to us as fans, over time they just seem to fill a void that needed filling and can handle the older songs and make them their own without it being too off-putting; most of the time anyway.
Where as with ANGERME, it's like, "we like this girl just add her in and see what happens!" The songs just don't feel the same anymore and it just seems like a new group every time they add in new members. They are almost like a shell of their former self. I was listening to early ANGERME the other day and then new ANGERME and it's like, not the same power and depth. They really need a Meimi or a Kanon to help pull them together. No one has that power in their
Posted 02 November 2020 - 05:08 PM
I’m most interested in her. She has good potential as a singer. I can see her growing a lot! I’ve love to see a unit with her and Homare.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 05:13 PM
Look wise, I was drawed to Rin, but woah Wakana suprised me.
I watched Shion's performance at the last test and I don't know why, but she reminded me of young Mizuki. I hope she can fill out that void, that'll be a good challenge.
But I have faith in Angerme, seing how unimpressed I was with Momona when she joined and how she blossomed in the last 2 years.
Posted 02 November 2020 - 10:25 PM
Oh shit, that tiny Wakana girl can sing a little bit. Which is good, because the other two are not great. If one of them can become average, this might turn out to be a pretty good generation, as they're all cute as a bag of buttons. Wakana is the obvious gem, though, especially with her having just turned 13. She could find herself being an anchor for the group for a long time.
Posted 03 November 2020 - 01:49 AM
I feel like the two Rin's sort of look alike... Wonder if they'll try to play on that. That'd be pretty cool.
Looking forward to Wakana :) Love how interesting her name is.
Posted 03 November 2020 - 05:11 AM