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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. 627 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Jan 01 2018 10:13 PM · 

#421 DonJuan

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:25 AM

I actually agree. While she makes for a great model I'd like to see her work more on her singing.
The best singer is Takechan, and she's already on thin ice. They need to add a singer if anyone.

#422 Saya

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:12 AM

I really like Moe, but her singing and dancing kind of just always seems at the same level. Not bad! It’s good, but there’s not the same passion when watching other girls.

#423 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 02:27 AM

Heads up, according to their New Year press release, Morning Musume '20 is pronounced "two zero"



#424 Anderei

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 03:24 PM

MM are gonna be on a show with AKB, MomoClo and others about girl groups. It’s called Girls Group no saiten RAGAZZE! ~Shoujo-tachi yo!~.

https://pid.nhk.or.j...5987/index.html

#425 DonJuan

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 11:48 AM

Haga Akane's first photobook announced, here's the youtube video about it: https://youtu.be/gBubMt64oHI

 

What a surprise. She's constantly very low on the popularity ranks yet she gets one before Miki. I'm not complaining, though.



#426 Shoujo Q

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 01:59 PM

In this day and age where UF has their own publishing house, it’s more down to the girls themselves who want to release one more than forcing them to release one.

#427 JPope

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:26 PM

It's a two-way street. UF would have to believe a particular idol is capable of moving a minimum number of books for it to be profitable.



#428 DonJuan

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:56 PM

And that's why I'm surprised they're giving here one before Miki. But maybe Miki simply doesn't want one.



#429 WonderBuono

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 03:38 AM

I have a hard time believing any of these idols have control of what they release.

#430 Zoe

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:19 AM

There's definitely been a shift in gravure-related work. In the earlier days everybody had to participate in the swimsuit shoots, but now it's always the same girls who (presumably) elect to do that kind of work.

I think it was a few years ago when there was a summer-themed magazine shoot for the whole group, and there was a clear divide of who fell where.

#431 JPope

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:21 AM

I watched a translated video recently of some MM members talking about what they will or will not do in photobook shoots, so it seems like they do have some measure of control over these things.

 

EDIT: it was a radio show with Masaki and Yokoyama. Yoko said she was cool with bikini photos, and Maa was like, fuck that noise.



#432 Anderei

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 02:33 PM

I think Buono means they have a hard time believing girls get to decide that they’re gonna release a photobook. Obviously they can always say no to putting certain things on.

#433 Zoe

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 04:12 PM

Maybe Masaki is a special case because they have to manage her moods, but they would have made her start releasing photobooks a lot earlier if that's the case. They're leaving a lot of money on the table there.

#434 DonJuan

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:30 PM

I don't know. I don't think they'd force a photobook on someone. Hence why Dawa didn't have one between 2012 and 2019 - and the last one being a visual one.



#435 Anderei

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:06 PM

I feel that photo books probably aren’t a huge money maker anyway. It’s been a long time since one in H!P really sold that many copies. Like I’m sure they’re not a net loss but I doubt it’s big profit.

#436 JPope

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:39 PM

Depends on how much they charge. What's the going rate for an idol photo book?



#437 Farrah

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:41 PM

I doubt they force PBs, but there's no doubt some pressure to conform (or fear that it may hinder your career not to give this material to your fans).  I used to really like H!P photobooks - they had some great photographs and concepts in them.  But these days, the standard H!P photobook is basic gravure trash so I have no interest anymore, especially when so many of the girls are underage. 

 

The previews from Haga's photobook made me very uncomfortable - yes, I've been into jpop long enough to know this is par for the course, but it'll never stop grossing me out.  War flashbacks to 6th gen's unbelievably pervtastic debut PB, or Risako's PB releases from her youth, made up mostly of shots that look like they should be on a government website somewhere.  My lack of interest in or approval of  pre-teen and teen girls sending bedroom eyes for an audience of adult men will never budge.

 

I'm really glad Maachan has managed to carve out a niche where she remains popular without doing anything she doesn't want to do.  I do remember Yossie never wanted to do photobooks either, and the singular Yossie photobook holds zero bikini pics of any kind in it's pages.

 

Photobooks are usually around $30+ a pop.  I imagine they make a neat profit off of them when it comes to the girls like Mizuki.  If it weren't worth the money, they wouldn't be flying to different countries to shoot them.



#438 Anderei

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:17 PM

Depends on how much they charge. What's the going rate for an idol photo book?


Every single one I looked at on CD Japan is about 25 USD. Average photobook sells about 1-1.5k copies (or less, lots of them don’t rank so who knows).

#439 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 17 January 2020 - 02:32 AM

Shimizu Saki crashed Tsubaki's release event to announce they're getting a Concert Hall tour. Looks like it starts in April/May?



#440 DonJuan

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Posted 21 January 2020 - 07:06 PM

Hello! Project Hina Fes ~Hisaichi Fukko Shien Tohoku wo Genki ni!~ has been announced. The concerts will take place from March 20 to March 22 at Meiji Shrine Hall - yes, that means three days instead of the usual two this year. Two shows a day, makes a total of six shows.

 

Also new this year: Every group will get their own premium show.

  • March 20: Tsubaki Factory and Morning Musume '20 
  • March 21: BEYOOOOONDS and Juice=Juice
  • March 22: Kobushi Factory and ANGERME

Unfortunately, Morning Musume will only perform on March 20 - their regular concert schedule clashes with the event.* Hello Pro Kenshuusei and the Kenshuusei Unit perform in their place (therefore not performing on March 20).

 

http://www.up-fc.jp/...fo.php?id=15097

 

*For everyone who's interested: Morning Musume will perform their usual spring tour concerts on March 21 and 22 at NHK Osaka Hall.



#441 DonJuan

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Posted 23 January 2020 - 10:45 AM

You might wonder if H!P planned another deal outside of Japan because some members have hinted at this... and you're right! It's just not the Americas or Europe or any place you might have thought of.

It's Vladivostok ("east coast" Russia).

https://twitter.com/...4961117184?s=20

#442 Solarblade

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Posted 28 January 2020 - 02:00 AM

Setlist for Kanazawa Tomoko LIVE 2020 ~Rose Quartz~

 

Backup Dancer: Inaba Manaka

 

1. "Hitori de Ikirare Sou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no?

2. Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimete yo

3. Sunao ni Amaete

4. Potsurito

MC

5. Romantic Tabun Comedy (RomanticたぶんComedy) (written and composed by Oomori Seiko)

6. Chippoke na Jibun (ちっぽけな自分) (written and composed by Yamazaki Aoi)

7. Vivid Midnight (Instrumental)

8. Kiiroi Sen no Uchigawa de Narande Omachi Kudasai (黄色い線の内側で並んでお待ちください) (composed by Makaino Koji) (Digitally released 1/28)

9. Shiawase no Tochuu -> Chou HAPPY SONG

10. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku

11. Les Champs-Elysees

12. Ca va? Ca va?

MC

13. TOKYO Glider

14. Romance no Tochuu

15. Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS

16. Magic of Love

 

ENCORE

17. Umaretate no Baby Love

MC

18. Anata wo Omou Kaerimichi (あなたを思う帰り道) (composed by Nakajima Takui)



#443 Solarblade

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Posted 04 February 2020 - 05:34 AM

Setlist for Juice=Juice LIVE TOUR 2020 ~NEW SENSATION~

 

Dance Performance

1. Platonic Planet

2. Borderline

3. TOKYO Glider

MC

4. Kaze ni Fukarete

5. Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimete yo

6. Vivid Midnight

7. Kindan Shoujo

8. KEEP ON Joshou Shikou!!

MC

9. Va-Va-Voom

10. Ashita Yarou wa Bakayarou

11. "Hitori de Ikirare Sou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no? (New Vocal Ver.)

12. Bitansan

13. Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattan ja nai

14. CHOICE&CHANCE

15. GIRLS BE AMBITIOUS

16. Goal ~Ashita wa Acchi da yo~

 

ENCORE

17. Jouro

MC (Announcement of a Concert Hall Tour, celebrating their 7 years)

18. Mirai e, Saa Hashiridase!

19. Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne



#444 DonJuan

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:53 AM

Kamikokuryo Moe stars in McDonalds Japan's new McFlurry Kitkat commercial.

 

 

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Remember when we thought Pizza-La would be the biggest commercial deal for modern H!P?



#445 Saya

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Posted 05 February 2020 - 07:55 AM

I’ve been seeing Moe in a lot of ads for brands around Tokyo, she’s getting a lot of work.

#446 WonderBuono

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:12 AM

i love Kit Kat’s and I love Moe so 😂❤️

#447 Anderei

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 12:35 AM

I’ve been seeing Moe in a lot of ads for brands around Tokyo, she’s getting a lot of work.


She’s got a good face for it.

#448 DonJuan

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 09:41 AM

Dambara Ruru has to take a break from dancing due to a fatigue fracture in her foot.

 

:eekrun:

 

/EDIT: Alright, the official website sais it's a sesamoid bone fracture in her right toe...



#449 Saya

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 01:32 PM

Ooh I’m glad it’s not something recurring. Like when it’s the ligaments they have a hard time going back to before.

#450 Shoujo Q

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Posted 06 February 2020 - 02:26 PM

I bet she rolled her ankle when dancing and though she’d be fine. It’s always because of a rolled ankle. With the shoes they wear It’s a wonder it doesn’t happen more often.