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#1921 kitaoji

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:21 AM

3) Re: opening acts:

 

C-ute opened for Morning Musume - the earliest one I can recall is Spring 2006 (Konkon's graduation at Saitama Super Arena).  

Kobushi Factory had announced their formation in January of 2015 and opened in a few MM'15 concerts, starting in April.  Not sure if they also opened at Budokan.  

Tsubaki didn't form until April 29 and only after the play (Triangle) was announced.  Their first performance as TF would be in that year's summer HelloCon.

 

Both KF & TF opened for Fukuda Kanon's graduation concert in November 2015.  I recall watching TF and commenting they were horrible.   :lol:

 

I'm fairly confident that TF opened for a whole bunch of people this year, ever since I started reading their blogs.  They opened for MM (Just Try was performed at last year's My Vision con at Budokan), Angerme and Country Girls.

 

Technically Kobushi was still in indies stage at this time - they didn't offiically debut until September - so they may not be performing as Kobushi Factory.

 

Momochigrad was the only time I actually saw the opening acts get recorded on a broadcast. There's always been a group that opens at a tour finale (also, Ogata Risa and Kishimoto Yumeno propped the DJ KANON sign in Budokan) but never get recorded for the broadcast or to disc.  

 

1) I forget where on JPLOP, but somewhere there mentioned that Maimai had difficulties with her parents since high school (i.e., at 16) over work/school priorities.  So, it's not hard to discount that theory that graduation was on her mind and she would have mentioned it to the other members.

 

On the other hand, C-ute had released a single "The Future" back in November and I would not be surprised if some well-intentioned staff used the rudimentary power of Google Translate to come up with "The Future Departure".  With a fair amount of squinting and alcohol, you could associate "to embark on a journey" with "to depart towards the future" and that it sounds cool.  Sometimes, that's all it takes.



#1922 Madara

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 01:45 PM

Thanks, DonJuan and Kitaoji.

 

@Valerie: I remembered seeing Japanese performers do "All I Want for Christmas Is You" fairly recently, so I did some searching. I couldn't find anything on Google and Generasia only had Korean pop duo BOM&HI's cover of it, which I'd never heard of and never heard. I checked my own notes and found it in FNS 2016, which I watched earlier this year and which had Sexy Zone, Crystal Kay, Nana Mizuki and Nishiuchi Mariya sing it together. But I can't find any confirmation that C-ute ever did it. Thanks.



#1923 Myst

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:00 PM

J=J did the cover of All I Want for Christmas is You. Twice, I think... once this past year or 2015, and another time a few years before that. Believe it was just at FC events.

#1924 Valerie

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 03:49 PM

Ah, there we go. I wasn't entirely sure -- alll the non-MM groups just blend together for me as I never followed them.  :clap:



#1925 Madara

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 04:52 PM

Thanks, Myst. That's good to know!



#1926 Shoujo Q

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:24 AM

I just watched the C-ute Spring 2015 concert tour "The Future Departure" for the first time--a great concert, arguably one of their best--and I had three questions.

 

 

2) They perform "Flashdance (What a Feeling)," a 1984 hit originally performed by Irene Cara for the movie FLASHDANCE. As far as I know, this is the only time C-ute has performed a song entirely in English at a concert Is that true?

 

Also, how come I never heard about this before? It's a big deal. Airi really nails it. Chisato's really good, too. (Maimi's lines were generally indecipherable. And Nacky and Maimai don't get any lines.) Was there any discussion about this back in 2015?

 

Thanks.

 

 

I had to use the search feature because I KNOW I mentioned it back when they first performed it because it's one of my favorite songs and I was super stoked about it.

Turns out I posted a concert rip and we talked about it a bit. You even commented on it. 

Not sure if it was mentioned again, I wasn't very active here back in 2015/2016.



#1927 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:28 AM

 

I just watched the C-ute Spring 2015 concert tour "The Future Departure" for the first time--a great concert, arguably one of their best--and I had three questions.

 

 

2) They perform "Flashdance (What a Feeling)," a 1984 hit originally performed by Irene Cara for the movie FLASHDANCE. As far as I know, this is the only time C-ute has performed a song entirely in English at a concert Is that true?

 

Also, how come I never heard about this before? It's a big deal. Airi really nails it. Chisato's really good, too. (Maimi's lines were generally indecipherable. And Nacky and Maimai don't get any lines.) Was there any discussion about this back in 2015?

 

Thanks.

 

 

I had to use the search feature because I KNOW I mentioned it back when they first performed it because it's one of my favorite songs and I was super stoked about it.

Turns out I posted a concert rip and we talked about it a bit. You even commented on it. 

Not sure if it was mentioned again, I wasn't very active here back in 2015/2016.

 

 

Yeah, I definitely remembered it being mentioned a while back. There's no other way but this forum I would have heard about it, lmao.



#1928 Myst

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:48 AM

I knew about the performance, but didn't realize it made it to the concert dvd.



#1929 Madara

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:13 AM

Thanks, Shoujo. Clean forgot about that. But then a lot happens, and much of it very quickly, in H!P World and if it doesn't get reinforced somewhere, it slips away.



#1930 Madara

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:09 PM

The first installment of my Momoko album is up on my blog. This one's devoted to pix I took in New Jersey, Paris and Yokohama:

 

https://madarasjpopblog.wordpress.com



#1931 aine

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 11:12 PM

One thing I regret is that we'll probably never learn about the underground idols of the Nineties/Noughties, if there even were any. I'd love to know how they compared to today, but I wouldn't know where to even start looking for any records from that time. Even materials about Visual Kei which was it back then are very skimpy.

Responding to myself, but I just found this beautiful gem of 90's idol trivia that everyone should watch:

Encho Teaches MIX's History and Meaning

As much as I'm into idols the wota culture has been something I used to give a wide berth until a while ago. But I sure do feel silly not realizing that it's always been the same chant with every song, and not a custom one for each song. I guess the fact I never got into AKB didn't help either if AKB supposedly "stole" it and made it a staple in their shows.


EDIT: Here's what he's talking about for those also clueless.

#1932 mm10fan

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 01:10 AM

And now, for some Morning Musume stats with the Juuyonki:

 

Age at joining Morning Musume oldest to youngest:

 

1. Nakazawa Yuko at joining was 24 years, 2 months, 19 days old

2. Ishiguro Aya at joining was 19 years, 3 months, 26 days old

3. Li Chun at joining was 19 years, 1 month, 4 days old

4. Fujimoto Miki at joining was 17 years, 11 months, 13 days old

5. Yasuda Kei at joining was 17 years, 4 months, 27 days old

6. Morito Chisaki at joining was 17 years, 4 months, 7 days old

7. Kaga Kaede at joining was 17 years, 12 days old

8. Iikubo Haruna at joining was 16 years, 10 months, 22 days old

9. Iida Kaori at joining was 16 years, 30 days old

10. Abe Natsumi at joining was 16 years, 28 days old

11. Qian Lin at joining was 16 years, 4 days old

12. Yokoyama Reina was 15 years, 9 months, 20 days old

13. Ogata Haruna at joining was 15 years, 7 months, 15 days old

14. Yaguchi Mari at joining was 15 years, 3 months, 13 days old

15. Ishikawa Rika at joining was 15 years, 2 months, 28 days old

16. Yoshizawa Hitomi at joining was 15 years, 4 days old

17. Nonaka Miki at joining was 14 years, 11 months, 23 days old

18. Takahashi Ai at joining was 14 years, 11 months, 12 days old

19. Ishida Ayumi at joining was 14 years, 8 months, 22 days old

20. Konno Asami at joining was 14 years, 5 months, 19 days old

21. Ichii Sayaka at joining was 14 years, 4 months, 2 days old

22. Fukumura Mizuki at joining was 14 years, 2 months, 3 days old

23. Kamei Eri at joining was 14 years, 27 days old

24. Goto Maki at joining was 13 years, 10 months, 30 days old

25. Mitsui Aika at joining was 13 years, 10 months, 28 days old

26. Ogawa Makoto at joining was 13 years, 9 months, 28 days old

27. Makino Maria at joining was 13 years, 7 months, 28 days

28. Michishige Sayumi at joining was 13 years, 6 months, 6 days old

29. Oda Sakura at joining was 13 years, 6 months, 2 days old

30. Ikuta Erina at joining was 13 years, 5 months, 26 days old

31. Tanaka Reina was at joining 13 years, 2 months, 8 days old

32. Niigaki Risa at joining was 12 years, 10 months, 6 days old

33. Tsuji Nozomi at joining was 12 years, 9 months, 30 days old

34. Kusumi Koharu at joining was 12 years, 9 months, 16 days old

35. Fukuda Asuka at joining was 12 years, 8 months, 21 days old

36. Sayashi Riho at joining was 12 years, 7 months, 5 days old

37. Haga Akane at joining was 12 years, 6 months, 23 days

38. Suzuki Kanon at joining was 12 years, 4 months, 28 days old

39. Sato Masaki at joining was 12 years, 4 months, 22 days old

40. Kago Ai at joining was 12 years, 2 months, 9 days old

41. Kudo Haruka at joining was 11 years, 11 months, 2 days old

 

The average of the group barely dropped from post-Masaki birthday of 17.923 to 17.857

 

The new 14 member lineup becomes the 38th lineup.  The previous 13 member lineup (13th Generation to 14th Generation) with 1 single ends at 6 months 14 days, which puts them 14th, below the 12 member lineup from Ai-chan’s graduation to Gaki-san/Aika’s graduation, and above the 13 member lineup from Zukki’s graduation to 13th Generation

 

The 14th Generation comes in with the second highest average age for a generation:

 

1. 1st generation at joining was 17 years, 8 months, 7 days old

2. 14th generation at joining was 17 years, 4 months, 7 days old

3. 13th generation at joining was 16 years, 5 months old

4. 8th generation at joining was 16 years, 4 months old

5. 2nd generation at joining was 15 years, 8 months, 4 days old

6. 6th generation at joining was 14 years, 8 months, 5 days old

7. 12th generation at joining was 14 years, 2 months, 14 days old

8. 5th generation at joining was 14 years, 9 days old

9. 10th generation at joining was 13 years, 11 months, 25 days old

10. 3rd generation at joining was 13 years, 10 months, 30 days old

11. 4th generation at joining was 13 years, 9 months, 25 days old

12. 11th generation at joining was 13 years, 6 months, 2 days old

13. 9th generation at joining was 13 years, 2 months, 1 day old

14. 7th generation at joining was 12 years, 9 months, 16 days old

 

And Haga Akane becomes the first member to remain the youngest member through the following 2 new generations.



#1933 Anderei

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 01:53 AM

One thing I regret is that we'll probably never learn about the underground idols of the Nineties/Noughties, if there even were any. I'd love to know how they compared to today, but I wouldn't know where to even start looking for any records from that time. Even materials about Visual Kei which was it back then are very skimpy.

Responding to myself, but I just found this beautiful gem of 90's idol trivia that everyone should watch:

Encho Teaches MIX's History and Meaning

As much as I'm into idols the wota culture has been something I used to give a wide berth until a while ago. But I sure do feel silly not realizing that it's always been the same chant with every song, and not a custom one for each song. I guess the fact I never got into AKB didn't help either if AKB supposedly "stole" it and made it a staple in their shows.


EDIT: Here's what he's talking about for those also clueless.

I was going to post this:
http://www.generasia...houjo_Kagekidan

Tsunku was a big fan of this group, he spoke about them in one of the old books. He liked that they had ugly and pretty girls because it gave them balance lol. Said they had members that made you think they'd be better off without them and that he thinks that you see that balance with AKB48. He basically thinks it's part of their charm. Really gives you insight into some of his choices over the years.

#1934 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:08 AM

I first thought of this comparison when I watched Tsubaki's MV, but

 

When you are applying to jobs vs when you have the job



#1935 Shoujo Q

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:38 PM

I first thought of this comparison when I watched Tsubaki's MV, but

 

When you are applying to jobs vs when you have the job

 

 

Isn't it more like this.

 

When applying for the job / when you get the job / when you've been in the job way too long.



#1936 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:58 PM

I first thought of this comparison when I watched Tsubaki's MV, but

When you are applying to jobs vs when you have the job



Isn't it more like this.

When applying for the job / when you get the job / when you've been in the job way too long.

True that 😂

#1937 Shoujo Q

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Posted Yesterday, 25 Jul, 12:11PM

I added little subtitles under the Spam and News thread to help you better pick the right thread for the topic you wish to post. Hopefully that will help you in the future, provided of course you read before posting and aren't just drunk/sleep posting or something silly like that.  :girlie: