There's an Utaban episode where the girls talk about how they don't think they'll add new members like a month before the 3rd gen audition was announced lol. He straight up intended to disband the group after they won Best New Artist in 98 or something like that. I guess it was probably a combination of the powers that be and their rising popularity and Tsunku deciding he liked producing them that made them start adding people.
Posted 04 July 2017 - 05:03 PM
Rumor mill states that Matsuura Aya is in the early stages of coming back to music. With the help of her husband. Considering H!P's anniversary next year, it would be nice to see her come back. I hope it all pans out. :3
Haven't heard any more about this. I really hope it wasn't just a big fat tease.
Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:13 PM
So Tsunku and Takuya (Judy And Mary guitarist) follow each other on twitter, and this makes me happier than it probably should.
Posted 09 July 2017 - 11:36 PM
Konno announced she's pregnant and is due in October. She's having a girl.
Her instagram is like 95% pictures of food, and the ones of her are almost all shoulder up, but there's a few recent ones where it's kind of obvious she's pregnant.
Posted 10 July 2017 - 02:41 PM
I thought she was when they had her final show with Gaki. I saw her announcement yesterday and immediately messaged TnB WOW I AM SO SURPRISED.
Happy for her though. Just kind of wish she didn't have to abandon her career to have a baby....
Posted 10 July 2017 - 03:04 PM
Posted 12 July 2017 - 06:26 AM
Some release news
Ciao Bella Cinquetti is releasing a new single on 8/2 titled "High Tension! Wagga Jinsei! / Wadachi (ハイテンション！我っが人生！/轍), regular editions come with a remix for the leading A-side - http://up-front-work...tail/PKCP-5315/
Lovendor is releasing a mini-album titled "Яe:Start" on 9/6
Up Up Girls (2) is releasing their debut single on 8/15 titled "Sun!×3 / Ni no Ashi Dancing (Sun!×3 / 二の足 Dancing)
Finally, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) announced their 4th album titled "4th Album (Kakko Kari) (４ｔｈアルバム（仮）).....or it could be called "FORCE" but it seems the group is still calling it the former name (Also is the last album to feature Minami Sengoku & Ayano Sato). Limited edition comes with a bonus disc
1. Party People Alien
2. Upper Disco
4. FOREVER YOUNG
6. Seishun no Namida
11. Kimi to Iu Kasetsu
1. Samurai Doll ~Bushi Onna Dou no Ue Yuri~ (Sengoku solo)
2. Darling wa Lost Child (Furukawa solo)
3. Megamori! mavie!! (Mori solo)
4. untitled (Sato solo)
5. My World (Saho solo)
6. untitled (Sekine solo)
7. Shortcut ni Kataomoi (Arai solo)
Posted 14 July 2017 - 03:49 AM
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Both events are in Heat Garage stage (Zepp DiverCity).
I'm so damn sad I can't go to TIF this year.
Posted 14 July 2017 - 09:32 AM
I was wondering where to post this question, so since Solarblade highlighted Up Up Girls three posts above, I'll just ask the question here.
How does one describe Up Up Girls' music? I downloaded one of their concerts and watched the first few numbers, the first time I've really been exposed to their music. It's not like Hello! Project. It seems to me to be closer to AKB48 in terms of style and aggressiveness. I really don't have any other reference points for it. Any thoughts? Thanks.
Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:00 AM
Am I remembering things wrong, but didn't Up Up Girls start as a k-pop dance cover group?
Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:19 AM
Yeah, they started as Up Front Girls (Kari) and did kpop covers, they also backup danced for some group I've never even heard of, that I doubt are even still around. They were formed in early 2011, and did their first original song in 2012. When they did the covers, they called themselves UFZS.
One of the more notable things is that they've been around for six years and are still an indie group. I don't know why, I guess they've sort of made it their image, with the (Kari) and all.
They're about to lose their two most popular members, so it'll be interesting to see if that hurts them. They don't have graduation dates, but I predict it's gonna be at the end of the year.
Posted 27 July 2017 - 11:49 PM
Awwwww. Kei and Yossi are really the only OGs whose kids I care about. So happy for Kei <3
Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:56 AM
Posted 28 July 2017 - 01:12 PM
One day that poor kid is going to grow up and discover Utaban...
Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:00 PM
Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:01 PM
UUG 2 released their first MV and while its not terrible, its not that great either. It doesn't feel like Up Up Girls, but its not bad and grows on you. The best part is the girl who plays the recorder with her nose.
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