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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Spring ~Ultra Smart~ 5th gen finally ends. 184 replies to this topic Started by Anderei , Feb 17 2012 10:53 PM · 

#61 Riho World

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:49 AM

I don't understand people bagging on Riho's singing constantly. She's better than the rest, especially at her age.


I wholehartedly agree. When I listen to the concert rips, it's hard for me to tell Riho and Reina apart sometimes. And that's pretty incredible, given that Riho is 13 years old with limited singing experience. And when you see her on stage, she's a born performer. There's no question about that.

Mizuki has a nicer sounding voice than Riho, but lacks the passion and charisma of a class-A performer. I do find her enormously likable, however.

#62 Anderei

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:55 AM

They'd both probably get less flak if they made up for their flaws by being at least interesting. They're complete bores without Zukki and Eripon. A lot of their offstage enthusiasm seems forced.

#63 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 02:57 AM

You obviously don't pay much attention to Riho. Bow to your new god!!!

#64 rob

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:26 AM

CUTEST. PHOTO. EVER.:wub:

P.S. Riho is clearly the 2nd ace of MM, she could improve her singing a bit sure, but that will come.

Maki needed to improve her dancing when she first joined, you don't need to be perfect to be an ace just the potential to be perfect.

#65 Shoujo Q

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:22 AM


If you just base it on talent, ace of 5th gen was clearly Ai-chan.

Ace of 6th is Reina.

7th and 8th were ace-free, sadly, unless you count LinLin.

Ace of 9th is Riho by a mile.

Ace of 10th is most likely Haruka, with Ayumi a dark horse.

Kamei was definitely exceeding Reina within the past few years in vocals and dance. They were pretty even to start off with though. Mizuki is the best singer of 9th gen, even though her personality isn't the most liked...

I think it'll depend on what you mean by talent. All around talent? Just singing or dancing? I think all the generations will have a controversy of who is the "ace" including 5th generation.


Kamei grew into being an ace, which means 9th and 10th haven't gotten theirs yet considering they are still in the learning stages. It took a few years for Eri to come out of her turtle shell and make a name for herself. I like to think it was when she finally cut her hair that I even started to notice there was another 6th gen member besides Reina and Sayumi.

#66 Banana

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:13 PM

I don't think Riho has an amazing voice or is a "born singer" like Airi or Maki, but I think she's doing the best she can with what she's got, and right now she's more consistent than Mizuki or Kanon. Yeah, she shouts, but everybody shouts sometimes. Even Ai did her fair share of shouting. But I do think that either the way she is singing or the amount that she's singing is doing harm to her voice. I've listened to her micrips from various songs, and she sounds like she's losing her voice. It's disturbing.

#67 Myst

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:00 PM

They need to not give these new, young girls exceeding amounts of lines until they learn to sing properly.

#68 Riho World

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:34 PM

I don't think Riho has an amazing voice or is a "born singer" like Airi or Maki, but I think she's doing the best she can with what she's got, and right now she's more consistent than Mizuki or Kanon. Yeah, she shouts, but everybody shouts sometimes. Even Ai did her fair share of shouting. But I do think that either the way she is singing or the amount that she's singing is doing harm to her voice. I've listened to her micrips from various songs, and she sounds like she's losing her voice. It's disturbing.


Yeah, I'm kind of worried that Riho is being overused. Imagine if she damages her vocal chords or something, and has to take an extended leave. And she's already been injured once before.

Based on my listen of the Ultra Smart concert, I think all the girls have vocal potential with the exception of Eripon and Haruna. So hopefully the lines will be more equitably distributed in future performances.

#69 Anderei

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:55 PM

She couldn't speak properly for two weeks after the winter concert. If that counts.

Riho's problem isn't that she shouts. She just sounds bad. She even sounds bad on studio versions. There's a few 12 Smart songs where sounds absolutely horrid. OK YEAH is a good example. There've been plenty of shouters that never bothered me. Risako's a good example of a shouter that never really bothered anyone when she was young. Riho's charisma can't overshadow that voice. There might be some amount of potential in there somewhere, but UFA's already doing a good job of ruining it. It's like Reina, only worse. People just got super excited when they saw Riho could dance, and they really wanted her to be able to sing as well and it's just not happening.

#70 showraniy

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:57 PM

Aces aren't a generational thing. Maki was the ONLY true ace MM has ever had. Period. Riho's the first one since her to possibly gain the title, especially since Riho has far more personality and acting chops than Maki did at her age.


This, this, and more this. Especially that aces aren't a generational thing IMO.

Honestly, I think Riho is the only other ace besides Maki just because she DOES have such a high level of outperforming the other girls right from the start. Ai grew to be amazing, but she never had the star feel to me. She could succeed no matter where she goes just because she's a really ridiculously hard worker; but other than her voice, she never felt like she had born talent to me.

Admittedly, Maki was really awkward for maybe the first few months, but I think her ace-dom came from getting past that phase and shooting to outperforming everyone else really, really quickly after that. Innate talent to become a star manifests itself pretty quickly IMO.

#71 strawberryjam

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:33 PM


Kamei was definitely exceeding Reina within the past few years in vocals and dance. They were pretty even to start off with though. Mizuki is the best singer of 9th gen, even though her personality isn't the most liked...

Kamei grew into being an ace, which means 9th and 10th haven't gotten theirs yet considering they are still in the learning stages. It took a few years for Eri to come out of her turtle shell and make a name for herself. I like to think it was when she finally cut her hair that I even started to notice there was another 6th gen member besides Reina and Sayumi.

As much I loveeeee Kamei (favorite idol ever), I would never consider her an ace because she is a nobody outside of H!P's world, you know.

#72 Petit Melon

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 06:53 PM

lbr, the only ace is Maki. The only ace has been Maki. The only ace will forever be Maki. Unless Riho has a 48 in her namegroup, no one will care about her either.

#73 rob

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 01:53 AM

Is maki, hell no... she stopped being interesting the moment she graduated.

Has been yeh you're probably right.

forever be... nah come on, nobody can see the future.

I believe MM fans will care about her and to be honest if something has a 48 in the name, I INSTANTLY stop giving a fuck.

#74 Petit Melon

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:05 AM

I was talking about from the general populace view, not the H!P wota view. :hahaha:

#75 rob

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Posted 25 February 2012 - 06:26 PM

I was talking about from the general populace view, not the H!P wota view. :hahaha:


aka the people who think hearing Love Machine AGAIN.... would be a good idea?

#76 Molly

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 12:42 AM

Is anyone going to this concert and could tell me how much it would cost to grab a Kanon shirt and ship it to the US? I really want the shirt, but I can't really justify spending as much as hello store wants for it.

#77 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

The prices don't seem that different. I think the current concert shirts are 3500 yen, which is about $43 and they're charging $50.

#78 Molly

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:22 AM

Damn :/ This is why I don't own any Jpop merch, it's all way too expensive for me to afford. Kpop things are cheap as hell.

#79 showraniy

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 02:11 AM

Damn :/ This is why I don't own any Jpop merch, it's all way too expensive for me to afford. Kpop things are cheap as hell.


The reason I got into Kpop. True story. Money can buy me no matter the circumstance, it seems. :ph34r:

And if anyone can sneak me a Mizuki shirt and/or armband, I'll pay you in firstborns and blood! :hawhaw:

#80 Al Kusanagi

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:12 AM

Three new videos on the Hello Project Shopping Network!

Fangirl Eripon and special collectable photos! Complete with adorable stalker spazziness! One of us! One of us!

Eripon captures a wild Risa! They look at collectable clear files/posters. Risa's all "This bitch straight cray-cray!" Haruka+Masaki pic = DO WANT!!!

Mizuki, Kanon and Ayumi try their luck with the collectable photos. Mizuki flirts with being interesting. Ayumi breaks out the jazz hands. Eripon invades! Kanon is a dick!

#81 Shoujo Q

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:01 PM

I forgot this thread was here. Hur~

Anyway more tour goods! With HAM! (Haruna, Ayumi and Mizuki) Getting to know t-shirt sizes and realizing just how tiny Haruna really is. (She's swimming in a small. Posted Image)

Mizuki lets her inner fangirl show and it's cute. She should do it more often.



Also, Risa's graduation concert is going to be broadcast in 10 theaters in Japan. She's getting a bigger send off then Takahashi ever did.

#82 aisasami

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Also, Risa's graduation concert is going to be broadcast in 10 theaters in Japan. She's getting a bigger send off then Takahashi ever did.


I wonder what the theaters are. Have they answer the locations?

#83 Shoujo Q

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:12 PM


Also, Risa's graduation concert is going to be broadcast in 10 theaters in Japan. She's getting a bigger send off then Takahashi ever did.


I wonder what the theaters are. Have they answer the locations?


They haven't said yet. Posted Image

#84 AquaChan

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

Also, Risa's graduation concert is going to be broadcast in 10 theaters in Japan. She's getting a bigger send off then Takahashi ever did.


I don't think it's only for Risa's send off, but also to show all the newbies to the big public, to show the "new" Momusu. Anyway, glad for her!

#85 Rally

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 03:55 AM

I think Tsunku has always had a bit of a soft spot for Risa ever since she joined. I know she stuck out to him when she was auditioning.

Then again, that wouldn't explain her complete lack of exposure these past 10 years <_<

Or would it? She didn't try to outshine anyone all this time...

#86 rob

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:02 AM

I wouldn't say bigger send off than Ai, didn't Ai get a few dates at budoukan whereas Risa gets one night only? I might be wrong....

#87 Haru

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:14 PM

No, I believe Ai only got one concert as Budokan, and the tour was shorter. So Risa is getting a full tour plus the broadcast. I assume it's because it means the end of fifth gen however.

#88 Banana

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 07:54 PM

I'm pretty sure Ai got two concert dates at Budokan.

#89 Haru

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:13 PM

Oh did she? My apologies.
Oh right. Wasn't one announcing the juukies then the next was her graduation? I just thought about that.

#90 kitaoji

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:59 AM

but Eri, Junjun and Linlin got the concert broadcast on TV.