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by JPope
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:32 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle

DonJuan wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:42 am Piece of Peace vs. Never been better - for once MM wins for me.
Ha ha! It's funny that you bring up Never Been Better as a point of comparison, because I did that in my own mind, but for the Kuyashii wa video. As cringe as I think NBB is, Kuyashii wa is way worse to me.
by JPope
Sun Sep 25, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

DonJuan wrote: Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:52 am It's genuine, I think that's what makes it quite good.
Yeah, that's true. It suits her perfectly.
by JPope
Sat Sep 24, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Here's the video for Risamaru's first original song, "Docchi," from the forthcoming EP of the same name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr9y0AsU0qs Honestly, it's not bad. It's nothing amazing, either -- and it's exactly the style of safe, easy pop I was expecting she'd get -- but I kinda...
by JPope
Sat Sep 24, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle

My initial reaction is that this single feels a little like Rikako's current hair style, which is to say, kind of try-hard. The comedic acting of "Kuyashii wa" is more cringe than comedy, and "Piece of Peace" is going for a nostalgia that feels forced given how many members have ...
by JPope
Fri Sep 23, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Okay, the backing track and overall mix is just awful. My guess is the waveform looks like a 2x4 with the lack of dynamics present. On the other hand, it's Maki fucking Goto singing Utakata Saturday Night! It's perfect. I love it when OGs perform newer H!P songs like this. It's one of my favorite th...
by JPope
Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:57 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.11,30] OCHA NORMA - Uchira no Jimoto wa Chikyuu jan! / Unmei CHACHACHACHA~N
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: [2022.11,30] OCHA NORMA - Uchira no Jimoto wa Chikyuu jan! / Unmei CHACHACHACHA~N

Judging by how many events they do it's obvious they're in need for songs, but these two songs are really not a-side like. Agreed, so it's good that both of them appear to be B-sides. :lol: Or "extra songs" or whatever they're calling them. I like both of them in that context -- especiall...
by JPope
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:48 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Geting to Know OCHA NORMA
Replies: 48
Views: 1701

Re: Geting to Know OCHA NORMA

Ha ha, join the club!
by JPope
Tue Sep 20, 2022 3:45 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

Re: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~

That's pretty subtle.
by JPope
Thu Sep 15, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Get Ready For 17ki: Morning Musume 25th Anniversary Audition
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Get Ready For 17ki: Morning Musume 25th Anniversary Audition

I look at girls like Akane or Yokoyan and ask, what would she do if she left MM? What is her skill set and/or entertainment footprint beyond MM? If I don't see much, I assume they'll stay until told to leave. After Kaedy, I think the order of most likely to graduate is this: Fuku: yeah, she doesn't ...
by JPope
Wed Sep 14, 2022 9:30 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: [2022.10.19] ANGERME - Kuyashii wa/ Piece of Peace Shiawase no puzzle

Musically, it's kind of off-the-rack to me -- although to be fair, I just listened to it for the first time, but nothing really grabbed me.

Agreed on Hashi-Rin. She looks more confident and assertive than ever, and I'm digging it. I'm also digging Kamiko's hair-do in this.
by JPope
Sat Sep 10, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Sweet! Are these all songs from the drama?
by JPope
Thu Sep 08, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Asakura Kiki to graduate Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project Spring 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Asakura Kiki to graduate Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project Spring 2023

Personally I'd say Yumeno has always been their best performer, but the group never really focused on her. Kind of like MM doesn't fokus on Sakura either despite her being the best singer. Or rather Ayaka in Kobushi. Sakura is a great analog. Kiki has been the main center while Kishimon has been th...
by JPope
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:00 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Asakura Kiki to graduate Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project Spring 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Asakura Kiki to graduate Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project Spring 2023

I'm away for one day and BAM!, lol. I talked about how TF's image had shifted from being centered around Kiki to being centered around Kishimon during their last single, so this isn't such a surprise. I wonder if her decision to leave was decided a while ago, and was the impetus for the change in di...
by JPope
Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

A+ title for the Kaede article! Thanks! My favorite is still the one for Karin's grad announcement: Grape Leaves. :lol: I think you guys are on-point wrt to the post MM opportunities for the 9-11kis. I think Fuku could do well with mid-level modeling -- think department store or online catalog stuf...
by JPope
Sun Sep 04, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

When people say "Rio/Mei vs. Ikuta/Ayumi" then I'd say mgmt actually tries to build up the new generation because the old one is on its way out. 12th-14th gen, however, are the lost generations - due to 9th-11th sticking around. I mean, there was a time when management would sort this out...
by JPope
Sun Sep 04, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

Ayumi gets plenty of spotlight in concerts, but the point isn't that Ayu and Eri are front-line center girls, the point is that every line they do get is one that the 12-16s don't get. And Fuku and Oda are front line center girls. Starting with the 12th gen, MM has been babying their n00bs for way t...
by JPope
Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:44 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

How many of the 15th gen will be 20+ by the time Fuku-pon graduate? I'm setting the over/under at 1.5 :lol:
by JPope
Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

MejraThea wrote: Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:48 pm Seriously though, Fuku through Oda need to be leaving and making way for the newer girls. MM is stagnating despite new blood, I'd think.
Yup. Oda can GTFO, as well.
by JPope
Sat Sep 03, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.
Replies: 20
Views: 400

Re: Kaga Kaede to graduate Morning Musume and H!P at end of Autumn Tour.

LMFAO! Of course. The consequences of letting Fuku-pon-ishi hang around forever is that strong members like Kaede decide to peace-out knowing that their path to a greater role in the group is permanently blocked. She'll be 23 in a couple of months, stuck behind not only Fuku-pon-ishi, but 3/4 of the...
by JPope
Fri Sep 02, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!
Replies: 25
Views: 690

Re: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!

DonJuan wrote: Fri Sep 02, 2022 6:42 am Both are definitely iconic, but what surprises me most is that Masaki lost against Kanon on twitter!
I missed that -- that's crazy. I was a pretty big Zukki fan, but come on.
by JPope
Thu Sep 01, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!
Replies: 25
Views: 690

Re: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!

Ha ha! When I saw the results after voting, I said "Thea clearly hasn't voted yet."
by JPope
Mon Aug 29, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

Re: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~

October is open. I have a gut feeling it's gonna be J=J's month, and we'll get an announcement in the next couple of weeks.
by JPope
Sun Aug 28, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Oh, I forgot to post this one where Venus (Maki), Takopuri, Lamb and Hero sing "LOVE Machine." That's a pretty big hint right there. But it's obvious when you already know who it is, and with Maki having been out of the public eye for so long, it probably took most people a while to catch ...
by JPope
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:48 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Her finale and winning song was "Go! Go! Heaven!" by Speed, which sadly I also can't find video of.
by JPope
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Third week was "fragile" by ELT, for which there is no video.

Fourth week was "Rule" by Ayumi Hamasaki (who eats babies)

by JPope
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

Second week she did "Tamashii Revolution" By Superfly and "be alive" by Yuki Koyanagi



by JPope
Sat Aug 27, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3001
Views: 209294

Re: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!

First episode and Gocchin hit them with Namie's "Hide And Seek" lol. Not fucking around at all.