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#421 Zoe

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:32 PM

After reading all of these interviews (including previous ones), it really strikes me just how much Tsunku really wanted Reina in the group :lol:



#422 DonJuan

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 03:38 PM

I was under the impression that he still communicated via email or video chat, but her saying she’s never learned from him... makes me wonder if he’s more detached from it than I thought.

 

Yeah, that's what I was hoping for too. 

 

^^I agree that this very strict hierarchy thing is pretty iffy. Morning Musume is also the only H!P group with this strict sense of hierarchy. I guess it's because they're the original generational group, while every other addition was more of a "we don't want them to break up so we're going to add more girls" (looking at you, Juice). 

I think it was Takahashi that tried to keep the group more lax, the no-rivalry thing aside, as she wanted everyone to call her Ai-chan, even the newest/youngest members. And the age difference between Takahashi and Linlin 5 years, while it's 6 years between Mizuki and Akane. I wouldn't mind for them to be a bit more relaxed with it, honestly. ANGERME is a lot of fun because members from 3rd gen downwards can step up and steal the show without any consequences. 

 

That's why I liked Yokoyan's attempts to step up. I think it was the music show with Becky where she interrupted Harunan and/or made fun of her? That might've been rude for Japanese viewers but is it more rude than Masaki looking like she wants to kill everyone in the room? lol (I guess yeah, it is.)



#423 Madara

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:09 PM

After reading all of these interviews (including previous ones), it really strikes me just how much Tsunku really wanted Reina in the group :lol:

 

Which one? Tanaka or Yokoyama?



#424 Saya

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Posted 01 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

After reading all of these interviews (including previous ones), it really strikes me just how much Tsunku really wanted Reina in the group :lol:


Which one? Tanaka or Yokoyama?
Tanaka

#425 JPope

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 02:37 AM

All of those interviews are surprisingly revealing. Tanaka's openness about how much personal ambition drove her in MM honestly makes me like her more. 



#426 honey

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Posted 02 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

All of those interviews are surprisingly revealing. Tanaka's openness about how much personal ambition drove her in MM honestly makes me like her more.


I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with her; I was very inspired by and enamored with her as a young teen and as a young adult I felt very bored and annoyed by how saturated everything was by her presence and yet how little she appeared to change (i made my avatar at the peak of my omg-get-her-out moment like 8 years ago, i should probably change it lol). Now in my late twenties I have a genuine appreciation for her ambition and confidence to do and be what she wanted to.

#427 WonderBuono

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:19 PM

I decided to go to Japan earlier than planned this year, so I might be able to go to the last day of Morning Musume’s spring tour, which would be my first concert in Japan 😃

#428 DonJuan

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 12:22 PM

Oh nice! Please report afterwards!



#429 Meikochi

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Posted 03 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

I decided to go to Japan earlier than planned this year, so I might be able to go to the last day of Morning Musume’s spring tour, which would be my first concert in Japan 😃


I don't know yet if I will be going or not but if you want to meet for a drink during your stay, my inbox is open (it might be during my exams but we will see) ^^.

#430 Madara

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:35 AM

I finally realized that Miki Nonaka's line, "Now what you hear is not a test," in "Jealousy Jealousy," originated in the pioneering 1979 hiphop song, "Rapper's Delight" by the Sugarhill Gang.

 

How did I find this out? I was watching the documentary about Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood) on PBS last night and in a scene when he comes to New York in the 1970s, "Rapper's Delight" plays on the soundtrack, the first time I've heard it in decades, and that line jumped out at me.



#431 DonJuan

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

Hah, that's such a Tsunku thing, getting inspiration from 80ies (or in this case, late 70ies) music.



#432 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:31 AM

Ju=Ju's most recent tour's Budokan DVD must have recently released, cause this video showed up my recommended :)

 

Looks like a great concert! Set is interesting, well-shot, and the girls are in top condition.



#433 TheParuProject

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 05:57 AM

Waaayyy too much BEYOOOOONDS. I understand that it was good for them, but J=J fans are not by default H!P fans. I'm sure it was easily very exhausting to see them so much for a lot of people, as it was for me.

 

But the concert itself was great. The sub-units were great, and the stage set-up was SO cool. Way better than the 2017 J=J Budokan, which was really naked.



#434 Madara

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 09:51 AM

Ju=Ju's most recent tour's Budokan DVD must have recently released, cause this video showed up my recommended :)

 

Looks like a great concert! Set is interesting, well-shot, and the girls are in top condition.

 

I must get it. I love each of their recent concert DVDs.



#435 Madara

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Posted 22 February 2019 - 01:39 AM

 

Ju=Ju's most recent tour's Budokan DVD must have recently released, cause this video showed up my recommended :)

 

Looks like a great concert! Set is interesting, well-shot, and the girls are in top condition.

 

I must get it. I love each of their recent concert DVDs.

 

 

Yes, it was released on Feb. 6. That's an amazing clip. It's the first time I've seen 8-nin J=J performing. And that's gotta be their best performance of "Magic of Love" ever!



#436 TicTacAnyone

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 08:41 PM

Some more Ju=Ju, they're on a roll! Here they are covering Resonant Blue and omg it's so great..... it's like plat era reincarnated lmao.



#437 Mugi

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 09:39 PM

Some more Ju=Ju, they're on a roll! Here they are covering Resonant Blue and omg it's so great..... it's like plat era reincarnated lmao.

Honestly I prefer their version over the original.



#438 TheParuProject

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Posted 24 February 2019 - 10:13 PM

Some more Ju=Ju, they're on a roll! Here they are covering Resonant Blue and omg it's so great..... it's like plat era reincarnated lmao.


I appreciate this line distribution. But Sayubee is the only one whose riffs sat well with me. Akari and Ruru were okay, but Karin's were icky, haha.

#439 JPope

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 12:35 AM

Some more Ju=Ju, they're on a roll! Here they are covering Resonant Blue and omg it's so great..... it's like plat era reincarnated lmao.

 

This is the goods. J=J is probably the only H!P group around that could pull this off right now.



#440 Madara

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:39 PM

 

Some more Ju=Ju, they're on a roll! Here they are covering Resonant Blue and omg it's so great..... it's like plat era reincarnated lmao.


I appreciate this line distribution. But Sayubee is the only one whose riffs sat well with me. Akari and Ruru were okay, but Karin's were icky, haha.

 

 

Not only did I see Sayuki sing Resonant Blue solo at HinaFes three years ago (and she nailed it!), but I even heard her rehearsing it through the closed door outside the hall about two hours before the concert.



#441 TheParuProject

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 07:28 AM

So the "Country Girls 4 Shuunen Kinen Event ~forte~" DVD has hit the internet, and some things to note.

 

1. The girls were wearing these cute outfits (ex: Risa / Nanami) that are IMO CG's best costumes since their slow-down, but the pattern is completely not friendly to being filmed. I'm shocked that in H!P's 20 years of video releases that they would have let this happen. :facepalm:

 

2. There's an "updated" version of Hajimete no Happy Birthday! that the original lineup of Country Girls performed at 2015 Hinafes that (as far as I know) hasn't been performed since that concert. It suddenly popped up at this concert. :tongue:

It's more electro-pop in instrumentation but the actually composition of the song is pretty much the same, no hella remix a la Morning Musume updated versions. Risa referred to it as a "special version" during an MC. I wonder if they're ever going to release it after they've been sitting on it for 4 years now? Missed opportunity for that super empty mini-album.



#442 WonderBuono

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Posted 03 March 2019 - 04:10 PM

I decided to go to Japan earlier than planned this year, so I might be able to go to the last day of Morning Musume’s spring tour, which would be my first concert in Japan


Officially got my ticket for MM in Okayama, woop!! We’re gonna try for Angerme in Tokyo the day before when they go on sale.

 

Edit: ANGERME IS A GO



#443 Madara

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Posted 10 March 2019 - 09:11 PM

I watched the latest Juice=Juice concert DVD, Juice=Juice Live 2018 at Nippon Budokan Triangrooove, and it’s one of their best. I have so much to say about it and a few questions that arise, but following the watching of it, I had one of the most frustrating experiences as a fan I’ve ever had. It starts with my curiosity about two of the songs in the concert, which I’d never heard before and thought were great: “Kindan Shoujo” and what’s listed on CDJapan’s tracklist as “Shinkuro.” Where were they from? Generasia does not have a tracklist for this concert, so I had to do some digging. Both songs turned up on J=J’s second album, “Una Mas!” "Shinkuro" is actually "Synchro." Why didn’t I ever get this album, I wondered. The cover didn’t look familiar, but when I checked my inventory, I learned that I purchased it and it arrived last August! So where was it? I had just reorganized all my H!P CD albums yesterday and I hadn’t noticed it among them. Granted I hadn’t been looking for it, but I’m sure it would have jumped out at me if it had been there. So I went looking for it in every possible place it could be. Nada. So I went through the dozen or so boxes where I put the CDs yesterday. Zilch. So I looked again, slower, just to make sure. Nothing. So the J=J CD is evidently somewhere that it shouldn’t be. But how did it get there? And how would I know where to look among the thousands of places it shouldn’t be? If it doesn’t magically turn up in a week I’m gonna have to reorder it.



#444 Madara

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 10:55 AM

Update: I found the missing CD. It was on a shelf with much older H!P CDs (in between "Cover You" and "All About Tanpopo"). Why I put it there I'll never understand, because I promptly FORGOT I put it there.

 

I watched most of the Yanamin graduation yesterday morning via live stream. I missed most of the J=J set, though. I don't understand why the two groups didn't do a song together.

 

Also, someone on FB pointed out that Manaka's last single with Country Girls was Nanami's first and Nanami's last single with J=J was Manaka's first with the group.

 

Also, some commenters on FB indicated that there was bad blood between Manaka and Nanami. Has anyone heard anything like that?



#445 DonJuan

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Posted 12 March 2019 - 01:54 PM

Yup, there's been a lot of rumours. Most people talk about the two of them not being close, that Nanami's reaction towards Manaka joining the group has been cold. Also, Manaka was the only member that didn't hug Nanami during the graduation messages. 

 

There's a part of the fandom that really does not like Manaka. They gave her the nickname "yami daifuku" ("dark daifuku") - a play on her (positive) nickname "yukimi daifuku" (which is a reference to her pale, a bit plump figure).

The bad talk goes from saying she bullied Nanami to believing that she was never sick at all (Manaka had to quit Country Girls because of her asthma) and there was a more serious reason behind her graduation - bullying, not getting along with the other girls at all, or even pregnancy (lol). 

 

My personal take is that well, it's totally possible that these two don't like each other. There's so many girls in H!P - not everybody can be friends. These two were just unlucky to be put into the same group twice. 

 

But there is, of course, no confirmation, it's just rumours.



#446 WonderBuono

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:16 AM

Friendly reminder that I’m going to my first real H!P concerts so if anyone is going to Angerme 5/25 or MM 5/26 let’s meet up :)

#447 Madara

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 10:20 AM

Friendly reminder that I’m going to my first real H!P concerts so if anyone is going to Angerme 5/25 or MM 5/26 let’s meet up :)

 

Congratulations! Let us know your reactions. I know people who are going to Yuka's and Ayaka's grad concerts, but those are in June.



#448 WonderBuono

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:59 PM

Friendly reminder that I’m going to my first real H!P concerts so if anyone is going to Angerme 5/25 or MM 5/26 let’s meet up :)


Congratulations! Let us know your reactions. I know people who are going to Yuka's and Ayaka's grad concerts, but those are in June.

Yeah I’m so sad I can’t make it to the grad concerts! They’re both happening JUST before I get to Tokyo :(

#449 Madara

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

 

 

Friendly reminder that I’m going to my first real H!P concerts so if anyone is going to Angerme 5/25 or MM 5/26 let’s meet up :)


Congratulations! Let us know your reactions. I know people who are going to Yuka's and Ayaka's grad concerts, but those are in June.

Yeah I’m so sad I can’t make it to the grad concerts! They’re both happening JUST before I get to Tokyo :(

 

 

My friend Josh Mosby was at the Angerme concert in Chiba that had the earthquake and the announcement of Take-chan as new leader. Were you there? A friend from Quebec, Millie Ishidawa, was at that concert also. Do you know either of them?



#450 WonderBuono

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Posted 26 May 2019 - 11:22 PM

Yeah I was in Chiba but I don’t know either of them. I only talk to you guys lol. I didn’t even notice any other foreigners there.