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#2731 Anderei

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Posted 21 October 2020 - 01:47 PM

Dawa made it to the Forbes Japan "30 under 30" list for 2020.

 

https://forbesjapan.com/30under30/

https://forbesjapan....es/detail/37668



#2732 DonJuan

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 01:17 PM

^That's pretty cool! Not gonna lie, she's spoken about a lot of interesting things, and she's leading a new wave of feminism through Japan.

 

Sayumi stars in a Clinique commercial. Seeing which commercials Sayu has gotten so far and comparing her to what Ai and Reina have done since graduation I wonder where the latter two went wrong.

(Not much to wonder though, it's probably connections and trying to stay in music/theater vs. being a persona in entertainment business.)



#2733 Anderei

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 01:34 PM

Does she really do a lot of commercials? Just based on what I’ve seen, she doesn’t really seem to get much more work than the average graduate.

That said I can’t really picture Ai or Reina doing a Clinique commercial. Reina especially does not really fit the Clinique image lol.

#2734 DonJuan

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Posted 22 October 2020 - 01:37 PM

Nah, she's not a commercial regular, but I mean the type of products. Sayu has promoted Clinique and donuts while Ai and Reina were in a commercial about a product that keeps bad smells out of your fridge.



#2735 Zoe

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Posted 23 October 2020 - 05:51 AM

While the products Ai and Reina hawk are lame, I think there was a big deal made out of them doing promotions for that company. Makes them household names, I guess?

It's also the company that produces the Anne of Green Gables musical they both starred in.

#2736 DonJuan

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Posted 07 November 2020 - 03:42 PM

^I guess it's on the level of Kei promoting car cleaning products. To be fair, Fukupika is a household name for car cleaning.

 

Ozeko opened up an instagram account! I feel sorry for the recently graduated, especially younger members of Up-Front. Dawa kind of knew what she wanted to do and she can do it, but Murotan and Ozeko have been in limbo since their grad (except for Ozeko's acting in that horror shorts show). And Minami wanted to study abroad which is also on hold right now.



#2737 DonJuan

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Posted 09 November 2020 - 03:21 PM

Gakisan saw that she had a lot of followers from the US and Korea so... she tried doing a cooking video in English :lol:

 

Oh boy... :lol:

 

/Edit: AND Ozeki Mai will be in a stageplay titled "PINK no Kawa de Nurui Iki" (PINKの川でぬるい息).

 

Before there's been some buzz about the location marker of her first insta post, it was an LGBT news site or something.



#2738 JPope

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:17 AM

LET'S COOKING!  :lol:

 

Her English is better than my Japanese, so I can't really talk. It's a cute video.



#2739 WonderBuono

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Posted 10 November 2020 - 03:46 AM

When she tried to say cucumber and got stuck and was just like cuuuuu I felt that 😂

#2740 DonJuan

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Posted 16 November 2020 - 11:30 AM

Suzuki Masayuki has been announced for Kouhaku this year, returning after 24 years. And he might perform "DADDY! DADDY! DO!".

So maybe there's a chance for Airi to perform with him.



#2741 DonJuan

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Posted 18 November 2020 - 11:18 PM

Heike Michiyo has released a new digital single a few days ago and put a preview on her instagram account.

Now that's a surprise.



#2742 WonderBuono

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 12:01 AM

Aw yay I missed her!



#2743 DonJuan

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Posted 19 November 2020 - 12:43 PM

Me too, I've feared that she'd left the business forever, like Maeda Yuki.

 

More OG news: Hirose Ayaka will hold her first solo live on December 15th, broadcasted live on Skyperfect TV! On Demand channel.

Moving fast!



#2744 JPope

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Posted 21 November 2020 - 04:55 AM

The post on Michiyo's IG says she wrote the music and lyrics, which is pretty sweet. 

 

I hope we get a link for Hirose's live broadcast.



#2745 DonJuan

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 02:36 PM

Iikubo Haruna has her own clothing line now, called Dear me.

 

Here's the website and here's the official instagram account.



#2746 WonderBuono

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Posted 04 December 2020 - 10:55 PM

Well it’s about time!

#2747 DonJuan

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Posted 05 December 2020 - 05:11 PM

She has come so far <3

 

Nakanishi Kana uploaded a cover of Yuri's Dry Flower!

 

...and Maki covered Zangoku na Tenshi no Thesis, the opening of Neon Genesis Evangelion.



#2748 DonJuan

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:38 AM

Ayaya gave birth to her third child on December 9th.



#2749 Saya

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 11:57 AM

^ I read that as Ayaka at first and I thought it was Dawa for a hot sec hahaha

#2750 Zoe

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Posted 09 December 2020 - 01:03 PM

She's never going to return...

#2751 Myst

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 02:13 AM

Ayaya gave birth to her third child on December 9th.

I didn't even know she had a first one. 😧

#2752 JPope

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 03:38 AM

She's never going to return...

 

Nope. 



#2753 DonJuan

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Posted 10 December 2020 - 02:51 PM

Yeah, but to be fair I lost hope for that after her 2nd child already...

And now, since Karin is officially an OG now...
Mirai no Filament's MV: https://youtu.be/T9_D73N3Uqo

#2754 JPope

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 03:40 AM

I wonder what their expectations are for Karin? This is well recorded contemporary pop, and she sounds good on it. It's not a very memorable song, though. It's fascinating to me that Japanese idol-pop tends to be more musically sophisticated than mainstream or "adult" pop. 



#2755 DonJuan

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 02:17 PM

Personally I thought she'd take a break, but then corona came and everything changed. I also just realized that Mirai no Filament is not a song she has written herself. Interesting, her two digital releases were all written by other people.

 

I can imagine her doing something like a summer live (when corona is over/under control, hopefully) with more songs written by her. I also hope she will release a song written by herself then.



#2756 Solarblade

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 05:03 PM

Personally I thought she'd take a break, but then corona came and everything changed. I also just realized that Mirai no Filament is not a song she has written herself. Interesting, her two digital releases were all written by other people.

 

I can imagine her doing something like a summer live (when corona is over/under control, hopefully) with more songs written by her. I also hope she will release a song written by herself then.

 

To be fair, the song was used in a show as a theme so I'm not surprised by it, moreso the fact they waited this long to release it lol.



#2757 DonJuan

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Posted 12 December 2020 - 07:11 PM

That's true, definitely. But I guess they only had this MV ready and wanted to send her off properly.



#2758 DonJuan

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Posted 13 December 2020 - 12:56 PM

Fukuda Asuka does an acoustic cover of Summer Night Town.

 

Corona sucks, but damn, if that isn't the most we've seen out of OGs in a long time.

 

Goto has also uploaded a bunch of covers, but her latest video is about calling Mikitty and Kei.



#2759 Mukuro

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 05:56 PM

I don't have a link but Iikubo Haruna tested positive for covid19 and is getting treatment for it.

#2760 DonJuan

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Posted 25 December 2020 - 10:35 PM

^I hope she gets through it well! :(
Mizuki and Yokoyan are self quarantine-ing because they have worked with her and are awaiting their test results and therefore will miss some events.

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By the way, Goto has celebrated her 20th stage debut with Mikitty and Kei and collaborated with Nono some days ago. I'm on my phone so I can't link it right now.
However, she has also been in Youngtown and spilled some tea about breaking MM rules several times. Quoting koregabaku from jplop:

"Some tea she spilled-

-She broke a lot of MM. rules the moment she joined including wearing mini skirts in private, wearing black mascara, hair dyed, etc
- she and Nacchi didn't get along but Maki's perspective was more that Maki was doing as told while Nacchi was feeling the pressure by the new center/ace
- she would hang out with fans privately, even going on vacations/trips with them; Maki explains this a bit as fans came to her mom/sister's bar/restaurant out of curiosity and from there just kind of became part of a group of friends
- she had a boyfriend during her time in H!P that moved in with her/her parents; she went so far as considering quitting HP sooner to get married
- this boyfriend is also her now husband, so I guess it all worked out?"

I love reading about stuff like this, especially if there's no real bad blood between members and company (though I'd also love to read some hot tea from Ichii, Kago or Asuka). Here's some short clip from the show: https://youtu.be/PR37Awf2HNQ