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Renai Hunter :: Morning Musume's 49th Risa's Leaving, Buy her Single! 345 replies to this topic Started by Anderei , Jan 24 2012 04:57 PM · 

#241 enmi

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:16 AM

I like this flavor of Morning Musume, keep it coming! :weeeh: (Just do it better next time, please.)

Oh, and where is this hard dance OG Musume wouldn't have been able to do? :huh: The likes of Naichau Kamo and Onna to Otoko sound more like something OG couldn't do, but this was all finger pointing and crab-walking, Tsunku...


Crab-walk is the final stage of evolution in idol pop dance. Didn't you know this? :umad:

I can't wait for the dance shot to come out. I want a gif of the "crab-walk." (I don't think anyone could have come up with a better description!) It just cracks me up. I think there's an awkward booty-shake in that crab walk somewhere, too, but the PV cut away. I laughed so much when I saw it the first time in the concert previews of the song.

#242 Petit Melon

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:42 AM

Silly dances are part of what makes an idol group an idol group! :hahaha:

#243 Mugi

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 04:45 AM

I think the dance is fine. I wonder who is going to get Risa's lines once she's gone though?

#244 Saya

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:14 AM

I like the song. :)
I can see my self becoming more attached to it as I listen to it more.
I do wish lines had been spread around more though... :/

For the PV...it was ok.
The white dance area was too OOLG for me. I think they should have done it somewhere cool, like for Roman My Dear Boy or something.
Warehouse type setting would've been great. Also disappointed that the white scene was the only dance shot.
I liked the wind blowing, and the close-ups were all really great! The magazine thing was cute, but I wish they would have given the PV a more dark and cool feel, rather than something so pure and clean. Would've been nice for them to add a bit off a storyline to this. The part at the end with Risa was nice :)

#245 Rally

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:19 AM

Two things that stick out to me now after watching the MV a million times:

1. It's really weird and cool to see Risa act like a front girl for the first time in her career. I forget who said it, but I do agree that she should have been on like this from the get-go.

2. This is much more of a "graduation" single than Takahashi's was. The MV was very deliberate with the magazine article topics including "Risa's Graduation Single!!", and the fact that most of the choreography and shots were centered around Risa. Or maybe I'm just imagining things and noticing this more because the camera was only focused on Takahashi for most of her time with the group, while with Risa this seems like the only time it's ever happened. But even so I didn't notice the normal camera-whores that are Sayu and Reina as much as I normally do. Sure, Reina got %85 of the lines and probably more actual screen time than Niigaki, but it seems the way it was all put together really pushed all of the focus onto Risa.

I guess my point is that UFA didn't screw Risa's graduation single up as much as most of us thought they would. In fact, this is probably one of the better send-offs the group has had. Even more surprising, it kind of topped Ai-chan's. Only difference is that instead of having a mediocre, forgettable original song written for her, Risa gets to sing a mediocre, forgettable cover! :danceman:

#246 TnB

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 12:36 PM

2. This is much more of a "graduation" single than Takahashi's was.


I think the whole graduation process was changed dramatically for Takahashi, and Risa is getting this send off sort of out of obligation. They made such a big deal for Takahashi and her long tenure with the group that by default Risa had to get something kind of big because she stuck around even longer.

Before Takahashi, planned graduation singles traditionally barely featured the girl graduating at all (with the exception of Maki) - I always assumed this was out of practicality. If the girl doesn't have many lines and isn't prominantly featured in the dance, it's easy to re-adjust for performances after she's gone. All of the fanfare was saved for things like photobooks and the graduation concert itself. I have a feeling that after Risa, things will go back to the old way - unless Reina/Sayu outlast Risa's tenure record. It's hard to say though, because until 5th/6th gen, no one ever stayed around so long that UFA felt obligated to pour so much into their graduations.

#247 Shoujo Q

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

I have a feeling that Reina and Sayumi will get the same treatment just because they are front girls and have been around for a long period. Aika probably not since she's never been anything but filler, and especially a big no to the 9th or 10th gen girls unless they can stay for a long period in the group.

#248 Valerie

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

Yeah, they barely feature the graduating member. It makes sense since once they're gone, their lines are just going to be given to someone else. Yossi was featured as one of the mains in Egao Yes Nude because that was originally going to be her graduation single, but then Kanashimi Twilight was announced and she had a nice solo in that as well as a lot of camera time. (Hell, she had an ending shot similar to Risa's where it was just her)

#249 MysticForceRed

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:47 PM

Is anyone else curious as to how Shoujo Q got that magazine thing. The one where he puts that "now you can watch the whole video" (that may not how he phrased it). I would like to have it for wallpaper. Please tell me. This song is so awesome and I have listened to it over and over again

Talk about your Dejavu. Almost every time I start the video and see Gaki, I have to take a double take, because I think it's Kamei Eri. I love Gaki-san's hair, but I was seeing Eri. I wonder why. Am I having premonitions that Eri will return this year and be a frint girl with Reina and Sayu pushing Riho back in the back with the rest of the 9th and 10th gen where she belongs. mwahahaha. Its not Riho hate, I like her but she should wait a few more singls before she shines to much and loses that voice of hers.

#250 TnB

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:28 PM

Is anyone else curious as to how Shoujo Q got that magazine thing. The one where he puts that "now you can watch the whole video" (that may not how he phrased it). I would like to have it for wallpaper. Please tell me. This song is so awesome and I have listened to it over and over again


First of all, Shoujo Q is a she. :hahaha:

It's just a gif that someone made. Just right click on it, save as. It seems like it's too small for a desktop wallpaper though, not to mention that it's an animated gif. :whatthe:

#251 MysticForceRed

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:29 PM


Is anyone else curious as to how Shoujo Q got that magazine thing. The one where he puts that "now you can watch the whole video" (that may not how he phrased it). I would like to have it for wallpaper. Please tell me. This song is so awesome and I have listened to it over and over again


First of all, Shoujo Q is a she. :hahaha:

It's just a gif that someone made. Just right click on it, save as. It seems like it's too small for a desktop wallpaper though, not to mention that it's an animated gif. :whatthe:



Woops...I apologize now to Shoujo Q...So so so sorry. I kinda feel bad now

#252 Shoujo Q

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 09:26 PM



Is anyone else curious as to how Shoujo Q got that magazine thing. The one where he puts that "now you can watch the whole video" (that may not how he phrased it). I would like to have it for wallpaper. Please tell me. This song is so awesome and I have listened to it over and over again


First of all, Shoujo Q is a she. :hahaha:

It's just a gif that someone made. Just right click on it, save as. It seems like it's too small for a desktop wallpaper though, not to mention that it's an animated gif. :whatthe:



Woops...I apologize now to Shoujo Q...So so so sorry. I kinda feel bad now


Hmmpf! Posted Image

#253 Petit Melon

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:08 AM

You'd think the Shoujo would be a clue. :rofl:

#254 Shoujo Q

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:42 AM

I know I think MAN when I see rainbows and pink clad cute members too. Posted Image Why can't I even be girly on the internet!? Posted Image It's not fair! Posted Image

I'm going to go crab walk myself into a corner and cry about this now.

#255 enmi

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:36 AM

As far as dance, I have a solution if Aika ever recovers. She can just learn Gaki's parts and get the push UFA seems to want to give her. Who knows if she'll take advantage of it.

Also, the girls' fingers when they crab walk remind me of Fred Flinstone's toes when he bowls. Twinkle Toes

#256 MysticForceRed

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:02 AM

I know I think MAN when I see rainbows and pink clad cute members too. Posted Image Why can't I even be girly on the internet!? Posted Image It's not fair! Posted Image

I'm going to go crab walk myself into a corner and cry about this now.


I truly am sorry. I don't even know what Shoujo means. Idk if it was your real name or screen name. Plus I don't pay attention to a lot of the pictures. I also know that there are some people that would have the whole girl and rainbow thing and be a guy. NO I AM NOT CALLING ANYONE GAY!!

#257 rob

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:29 AM

少女 ー しょうじょ - Young Lady

This concludes your Japanese lesson for today! ;)

#258 JPope

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:18 AM

The MV had a "classic" feel to me. I'm eager for the dance shot.


Cut out the magazine covers and you pretty much have a dance shot version.

The song sounds like more toss-some-songs-we've-done-before-into-a-blender stuff they've done in the past. And LOL at Sayumi's solo given damn near T-Pain level of AutoTune!

#259 Rally

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:03 AM

Damn Tsunku being a troll. The dance isn't all that groundbreaking or difficult-looking as he said it was. All of them look amazing, but the dance could have had a bit more edge to it.

#260 Petit Melon

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 07:08 AM

Internet filter - sarcasm alert
I dunno, those squats may have been "hard" on their thighs... lord knows I have a love/hate relationship with them.

#261 MysticForceRed

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:48 PM

少女 ー しょうじょ - Young Lady

This concludes your Japanese lesson for today! ;)



Arigatou sensei

#262 Afternoon Mimolette

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:34 PM

The dance is certainly interesting. It's nothing groundbreaking, but it is different from anything I've seen out of MM, before. Still, it is a bit disappointing for how hyped it was! Riho was doing more complicated moves at like, five. (Ayumi may also have more experience than she lets on. :whistling: )

It was interesting to see the dance for maybe 2 seconds, then it became extremely boring until they began the magazine shots. Congratulations, UFA! You've successfully managed to make one of your lackluster PVs redeemable.

Risa at the end. :cryalot:

#263 Cyrene

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 02:58 AM

I legitimately started crying at the end with Risa. Soooo many people hate on her, but I love that girl since the beginning of my stanning MM. I love her deep voice, her smile, even her USO USO USO phase. She was always one of my top members and that never changed, even when I stopped paying attention to what the girls were releasing.

This PV was simple, but the song was amazing. I finally actually WANT to listen to a MM single! This is a big deal to me, since I've been ignoring most of their stuff since Koharu left. I wish this music video had more crazy scenes, but eh whatever. I liked the magazine parts! :rolleyes:

But yeah, bye Risa. I can't wait to see the next pv!

#264 Ap2000

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 05:57 AM


I know I think MAN when I see rainbows and pink clad cute members too. Posted Image Why can't I even be girly on the internet!? Posted Image It's not fair! Posted Image

I'm going to go crab walk myself into a corner and cry about this now.


I truly am sorry. I don't even know what Shoujo means. Idk if it was your real name or screen name. Plus I don't pay attention to a lot of the pictures. I also know that there are some people that would have the whole girl and rainbow thing and be a guy. NO I AM NOT CALLING ANYONE GAY!!


Better than being a sugoi weeaboo-san.

#265 Petit Melon

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:07 AM

Better than being a sugoi weeaboo-san.


Ap, Ap, I love you but you got your weeaboo lingo all wrong. Weeaboos never use -san, they use -sama. I tried to write out a joke in weeaboo but it pained me to read it and so I deleted it.

#266 Plum

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 07:09 AM

I dunno, they like -chan and -kun a lot, too.

#267 Shoujo Q

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:54 PM

(Ayumi may also have more experience than she lets on. :whistling: )


I don't get it? Posted Image

#268 Haru

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Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:35 PM

I actually have kept meaning to reply to this but I never did. :whatthe:
I like the PV. I like the simplicity. The crabcrouch is weird to me but I like it. And I love all the glamour shots.
And the song omg. I love it, but I wish everyone got solo lines.

#269 JPope

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 04:04 AM

I legitimately started crying at the end with Risa. Soooo many people hate on her, but I love that girl since the beginning of my stanning MM. I love her deep voice, her smile, even her USO USO USO phase. She was always one of my top members and that never changed, even when I stopped paying attention to what the girls were releasing.

This PV was simple, but the song was amazing. I finally actually WANT to listen to a MM single! This is a big deal to me, since I've been ignoring most of their stuff since Koharu left. I wish this music video had more crazy scenes, but eh whatever. I liked the magazine parts! :rolleyes:

But yeah, bye Risa. I can't wait to see the next pv!


I wasn't much of a fan of Risa until well in to her tenure, but she ended up being one of the better singers the group has had. Grossly under-rated by most fans, IMO.

#270 Shoujo Q

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:40 AM

Totally random, but let the reign of Sayumi begin.

The SingleV is going to have a live performance of, 好きだな君が from Takahashi's graduation concert series. ( AKA. 2011 Ai Believe Morning Musume Fall Tour)