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

#511 DonJuan


Posted 25 March 2020 - 10:57 AM

Funaki Musubu's graduation date has been announced: It takes place on 6/12 at Pia Arena MM in Yokohama (like Karin's grad venue a brand new location which opens this April; capacity of 12,000 seats).


#512 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 26 March 2020 - 04:56 AM


Thanks for that. The stream dropped about 30 seconds into that song, and didn't pick back up until the KSS were under way.


That song doesn't really suit Miyo. She's a powerhouse, and GNP requires a bit of subtlety and touch that she doesn't have. She's giving a lot of "bad bitch" -- which is her natural aura -- when what the song demands is "sultry." I love Miyo, but this was a poor selection to showcase her talent. 

Country Girls' 5th anniversary live released on DVD recently, where Funakki did this song as well. She definitely displayed the right energy for it :thumbsup:



I'mma look for this.

#513 TheParuProject

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 27 March 2020 - 05:47 AM

https://youtu.be/GnS3hYgKyiE Found it online, if you haven't already.

#514 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 27 March 2020 - 06:53 AM

Thanks! Yeah, I like this more. 

#515 Solarblade


Posted 07 April 2020 - 03:25 AM

Date for Karin's graduation is on 6/3


Also, Karin is singing a new song, "Mirai no Filament" that's being used as the theme of the SBS show Furusato no Mirai.

#516 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 09 April 2020 - 04:01 AM

"BEYOOOOONDS will feature in a new show called “KURAGAE,” meant to advertise themselves to switch fans into supporting them. MCs are Speed Wagon’s Ozawa (H!M’s Ama~i judge) and Iikubo Haruna. Hoshibe Shou and DJ KOO are also set to appear over the two episode arc."





"The article also points out during the first episode (to air on April 15th), they’ll be performing “a long-awaited new song” for the first time in full. It’s possible we’re getting an MV just prior to the episode."



#517 DonJuan


Posted 15 April 2020 - 11:55 AM

The long-avaited new song is... a commercial tie-in! They promote Kagome's "GO! ME" campaign, advertising the banana drink "ONE DAY".


30 sec CM: https://youtu.be/U7BuAxbpIMk


And, even better, a whole MV for their new song "Vitamin ME": https://www.youtube....hJHUxQtnkM&t=0s


Special site is up: https://www.kagome.c...campaign/go_me/, more videos to come.


The concept of Beyooooonds is working well. Seems like Up-Front finally has an act that catches the general audience again.

#518 AquaChan

  • こぶしファクトリー

Posted 15 April 2020 - 02:26 PM

I was wondering how they keep on living the "meganeverse" in new concepts.

It works well, MV is cute, song is nice (even if it's a M song), the play on Okamura is also nice.

#519 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 15 April 2020 - 06:01 PM

It’s cute! Very idollike! Unfortunately not my style anymore so I probably won’t be listening to it a lot, but I’m glad H!P is getting big stuff for these girls.

#520 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 15 April 2020 - 07:26 PM

I thought the company name was familiar. This is the same company MM worked with before.

That drink sounds vile.

#521 DonJuan


Posted 15 April 2020 - 09:24 PM

Banana juice is ok. I thought the vegetable juices MM promoted sounded worse.

#522 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 16 April 2020 - 04:13 AM

They all taste good!

Kagome is really popular here and I usually have one once a week or so haha.
They have pure vegetable juice (tomato base), but also a fruit vegetable mix which tastes like fruit juice.

#523 yuzu


Posted 16 April 2020 - 03:13 PM

The tomato one was a staple for me when I lived in Japan.

#524 Mukuro

  • モーニング娘。

Posted 21 April 2020 - 11:55 AM

Karin and Funakki's graduations are postponed. I believe both were originally set in June but they've cancelled all H!P concerts for the month of June.

#525 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 21 April 2020 - 12:36 PM

Funaki will never get to graduate at this rate.

#526 DonJuan


Posted 21 April 2020 - 01:03 PM

Yupp, early June on top of that.

I'm quite happy that they still plan on letting the girls graduate in front of an audience. That probably means that no one else will announce their graduation for the time being, too.

#527 TicTacAnyone

  • Danbara's #1 fan

Posted 23 April 2020 - 05:05 AM

The girls probably figure it's not like they can go out and do any other jobs/hobbies atm, so might as well just wait it out and have a proper graduation. Honestly there's no rush for anything anymore, lol.

#528 DonJuan


Posted 24 April 2020 - 02:20 PM

Yamazaki Mei's first (visual) photobook "Mei" announced for June 12.

E-Line up mall: https://www.elineupm...197/c199/20mei/

H!P: http://www.helloproj...com/news/11974/



Youtube preview: https://www.youtube....ature=emb_title


Lots of panda-san power. I'm a bit surprised since Rio actually named it her goal to get the fastest photobook in MM and I thought that Rio and Homare are more popular with the wota, but I'm not complaining.

Mei does seem very reliable.

#529 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:09 PM

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.

Totally random, but I just remembered that I actually looked at the photo book rankings when hers came out and she ranked 10 and sold around 1.2-1.3k copies of her photobook.

#530 DonJuan


Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:25 PM

That's surprisingly solid and absolutely decent for an H!P photobook.

#531 WonderBuono


Posted 24 April 2020 - 03:48 PM

I am struggling so bad with remembering all these new members I just had to google which group Mei was from... oh dear. Cute previews, though!

#532 Al Kusanagi

Al Kusanagi
  • Iä! Iä! Sayumi Fhtagn!

Posted 24 April 2020 - 09:52 PM

Yeah, I literally have no idea who any of them are.

#533 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 25 April 2020 - 02:28 AM

The new girls all kind of blend together. I looked at that Kagome page Beyooonds are on and they literally could just be MM lol. Size, clothing, hair, ect all matches up

#534 iDOL1641

  • こぶしファクトリー

Posted 25 April 2020 - 05:04 PM

The new girls all kind of blend together. I looked at that Kagome page Beyooonds are on and they literally could just be MM lol. Size, clothing, hair, ect all matches up

I did think Mei was in BEYOOOOOOONDS, for a sec.

#535 DonJuan


Posted 04 May 2020 - 01:05 PM

All of Up Front comes together to sing in support of all those who work front line against the Corona virus.



In this video, first all Up Front artists (and associates; and Tsunku joins in as well) sing KAN's Ai wa Katsu (which they have also sung 2011 for the victims of the Tohoku earthquake).

Then, all current H!P artists sing Juice=Juice's Naite Ii Yo (with special dance shots by several members).

Lastly, all female artists (Up Front and current Hello! Project) sing Zard's Makenaide together. Makenaide has been something like a hymn for difficult times in Japan since the early 1990ies (having been released around the time the economy bubble bursted).

#536 yuzu


Posted 04 May 2020 - 04:34 PM

OK but where the fuck is Risako


Also wow...Maria is really good at ballet, has she actually taken it? Did I miss that somehow?

#537 DonJuan


Posted 04 May 2020 - 05:16 PM

I went to Up Front Promotion's website and Risako's profile is still there, but you're right, she's not in the video...

From what I've seen Murotan and Nomura Minami were also missing. The other Up Front Promotion artists were there (Sayumi, Chinami, Dawa, Ozeko).


Though to be fair it took me until the last performance to find Nacchi, too :whatthe: Rewatching the video I realized she's actually in the first performance, too.

#538 Zange

  • つばきファクトリー

Posted 04 May 2020 - 05:28 PM

If I had to guess, I'd say Risako probably wasn't able to record at home? Same probably applies for Murotan and Minami if they weren't there either

#539 DonJuan


Posted 07 May 2020 - 12:01 PM

The first Beyooooonds member to get a photobook is - of course - Yuhane.

Her first photobook 夢羽 (Yuhane) will be released on June 25.



#540 DonJuan


Posted 08 May 2020 - 12:11 PM

Up Front Link is now Hello! Project Link - and has been renewed! It's going to be the new information channel in English - hosted by Nonaka Miki.