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#2761 iDOL1641

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 10:47 PM

It isn’t really surprising that Goto and Nacchi didn’t get alone considering Yuko said that they (OGs) were really competitive when they were in the group. Especially when Nacchi was the face of the group and now you had to share it or worry you will be pushed in the back with a new ace in the group. I wondered how Nacchi felt when Ai Takahashi was added in the group?

#2762 DonJuan

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 10:55 PM

Absolutely. I feel with Takahashi Abe was older and maybe already thought about graduation. When Goto joined MM was at the height of their popularity, by the time Takahashi moved closer to the center it had already slowed down.

#2763 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 12:54 AM

So both Maki and Ayaya managed long-term, serious relationships throughout their time as H!P idols, with dudes they would eventually marry. That's fucking pro. Granted, social media didn't really exist when they were in H!P like it does now, but it's still impressive.



#2764 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 01:02 AM

Absolutely. I feel with Takahashi Abe was older and maybe already thought about graduation. When Goto joined MM was at the height of their popularity, by the time Takahashi moved closer to the center it had already slowed down.

 

MM hadn't yet reached the peak of their popularity when Maki joined, and their star was actually fading. The company was pinning their hopes on Love Machine to revive the group's popularity, and had talked about disbanding the group if it wasn't a big enough hit. Obviously, that discussion never had to go very far because of LM's success, but Maki's exploding popularity cemented her as the new face of the group -- or at least one of the faces -- going forward. I can see Nacchi being resentful of that, although I hope it didn't last too long.



#2765 Zoe

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 02:38 AM

So both Maki and Ayaya managed long-term, serious relationships throughout their time as H!P idols, with dudes they would eventually marry. That's fucking pro. Granted, social media didn't really exist when they were in H!P like it does now, but it's still impressive.


Ayaya's relationship became public knowledge pretty early on. Media treated it as a good match though. I think she had the benefit of being a soloist rather than a member of a group who has others depending on her.

#2766 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 03:13 AM

Oh wow, I didn't know it was publicly known. Her being with another idol probably made it less "scandalous," too.



#2767 DonJuan

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 08:35 AM

Absolutely. I feel with Takahashi Abe was older and maybe already thought about graduation. When Goto joined MM was at the height of their popularity, by the time Takahashi moved closer to the center it had already slowed down.


MM hadn't yet reached the peak of their popularity when Maki joined, and their star was actually fading. The company was pinning their hopes on Love Machine to revive the group's popularity, and had talked about disbanding the group if it wasn't a big enough hit. Obviously, that discussion never had to go very far because of LM's success, but Maki's exploding popularity cemented her as the new face of the group -- or at least one of the faces -- going forward. I can see Nacchi being resentful of that, although I hope it didn't last too long.
Ah right, sorry, midnight brainfart.
But I do think that this plays into the fact that Goto was more "dangerous" to Abe than Takahashi was - maybe because she did not have the it-factor from the beginning like Goto had.

#2768 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 05:50 PM

I think you're dead on wrt to Nacchi not seeing Takahashi as a threat. She probably saw her own graduation on the horizon, and Taka-Ai wasn't the breakout star that Maki was, nor the talent she would become. Also, the group had changed so much by then compared to the group Maki joined, and Nacchi probably had accepted that fact by then.



#2769 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 05:59 PM

Ice Cream & My Jiggly @IceJiggly on Twitter has been translating some of Karin Miyamoto's recent blog posts about her history in J=J, and they're pretty interesting. Here's a link to the thread about her subbing for Zukki in the "Seishun Kozo... / Yuugure..." videos. Short version: she had the same questions about it as we fans did, was not comfortable at all with the outcome. 


#2770 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 06:47 PM

Karin's such a sweetheart. A damn weirdo, but a sweetie.



#2771 DonJuan

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 08:37 PM

Understandable. I mean sure the big wave of her "replacing" Kanon was mostly an international thing as far as I remember, but getting more screentime than EVERY other member except for maybe Riho, brand new 12th gen especially, probably was super uncomfortable for everyone involved. That was a "what the hell, management?!" situation for certain.

#2772 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 09:16 PM

I wonder if the MV directors just didn't know Karin wasn't a member of the group, and edited it naturally under the assumption that she was. That still wouldn't absolve management for not demanding a re-edit, though.



#2773 JPope

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Posted 26 December 2020 - 09:34 PM

Wada's virtual live is currently streaming on Twitch. I was prepared to be disappointed, but this style of music really suits her. I'm really digging this.



#2774 strawberryjam

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Posted 27 December 2020 - 05:10 AM

So both Maki and Ayaya managed long-term, serious relationships throughout their time as H!P idols, with dudes they would eventually marry. That's fucking pro. Granted, social media didn't really exist when they were in H!P like it does now, but it's still impressive.

Ayaya's relationship became public knowledge pretty early on. Media treated it as a good match though. I think she had the benefit of being a soloist rather than a member of a group who has others depending on her.
Did Maki mention if it was during her soloist period or MM period, I wonder?

I also watched Maki's cover of cruel angel's thesis and enjoyed it a lot. It makes me happy that Maki is doing some singing especially since she was going to do magazine work(?) And it kinda sounded like she had no interest in singing anymore.

#2775 JPope

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Posted 27 December 2020 - 08:25 PM

Ayaka Hirose's 1st Live at bilibili.



#2776 DonJuan

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:56 PM

Guess who's back, back again?
Shimamura Uta joins the idol group Kyururin te shitemite!
https://twitter.com/...0925158401?s=20

#2777 TheParuProject

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Posted 07 January 2021 - 06:31 PM

Oh my heart.

Are they signed? Are they indie? Does anyone know?

#2778 Thea

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 12:36 AM

Yo Riho wrote the lyrics to and performed an original song yesterday! Don't have a link though...

Edit: I do now!
https://ok.ru/video/2191877081840

#2779 DonJuan

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Posted 14 January 2021 - 05:33 PM

Thank you Thea! It's pretty damn good. Nice one, Riho!



#2780 Thea

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 03:05 AM

Of course! I love hearing her sing, especially something she wrote herself and will hopefully release! But the song definitely wasn't the best choice for her. It's not in her range so she's straining a lot. Poor baby.

#2781 DonJuan

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 11:49 AM

That's true, unfortunately. The lyrics were very personal, so I wonder what she might come up with for future lyrics.



#2782 Valerie

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Posted 16 January 2021 - 02:33 AM

Guess who's back, back again?
Shimamura Uta joins the idol group Kyururin te shitemite!
https://twitter.com/...0925158401?s=20

UGHHHHHHHHHH this makes me so happy!!! I'm still bitter about how she went out so I'm happy to see her again.



#2783 DonJuan

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 11:15 PM

Michishige Sayumi and ZOC (Fukuda Kanon's group) will have a joint concert on March 29.



#2784 WonderBuono

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Posted 18 January 2021 - 11:51 PM

^ In case anyone doesn't know/forgot ZOC is Oomori Seiko's group as well (big Sayumi fan and collaborator)



#2785 DonJuan

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Posted 19 January 2021 - 12:15 AM

Yeah, I forgot it, for example :lol:
 
Also, Koharu will star in a movie called "Keiyaku" this spring.
 
AMpryIA.jpg

 

Information on the film from jplop:
 

This film is based on the theme of Tokyo in the first year of the 20th century, with Kusumi Koharu in the lead role, and expresses the various human patterns related to contracts. It is a film adaptation of the stage show "Filmate Film. Keiyaku", that was performed at Asakusa Public Hall on November 7th and 8th, 2020, and was a big hit.

This time, a total of 300 dancers danced a total of 13 dance videos, which were connected to form a single story. Since this is an unprecedented story that unfolds for the first time through dance, more than 100 tickets have already been reserved in advance.

This is also the first film directed by Jun Aiko, who has produced various dance events for 10,000 people such as <Japan Dancers' Championship>, <FASHION DANCE NIGHT>, and <ODORI MATSURI>, as well as many brand PR events.

The film will be released at the United Cinemas in Odaiba on February 27.

 

Press release
https://popnroll.tv/articles/14143
https://www.asahi.co...e/pre_22220236/
https://vintom.co.jp...film2020_movie/



#2786 TheParuProject

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Posted 21 January 2021 - 05:36 AM

https://youtu.be/53P2JsqfuHw

Uta's new group has released their first music video! My heart is melting.

#2787 DonJuan

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 03:19 PM

Natsuyaki Miyabi's cover of Sharam Q's Single Bed.



#2788 JPope

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Posted 22 January 2021 - 11:07 PM

Miyabi sounds pretty good, but the solo piano arrangement is unsatisfying.



#2789 DonJuan

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 08:39 PM

Quite a decent OG-get-together will happen on January 31 on TV Tokyo's THE Karaoke ★ Battle: Inaba Atsuko, Otani Masae and Fukuda Asuka will appear.

Apparently they will perform the following songs:

 

Inaba: ORION (Nakashima Mika)

Otani: Hidamari no uta (Le Couple)

Fukuda: Shukumei (Higedan)

 

Inaba Atsuko and Otani Masae both have twitter accounts, by the way. Otani also has an instagram account.

 

From what I can gather both are still rather active. Inaba has been on Yoshiko-sensei's youtube channel with other Taiyou to Ciscomoon members at the end of last year and formed a duo called (S)pirit Color with another former Osaka Performance Doll member. They've even released new music last year. Otani held a few solo events last year as well.



#2790 Shoujo Q

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Posted 24 January 2021 - 11:39 PM

Orani looks like what I expect Miya I will look like when she reaches her age. XD

She hasn’t changed a bit!