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by JPope
Wed Nov 30, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!
Replies: 47
Views: 1707

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

I voted for Miki because she's my single favorite idol in the history of H!P. If she's on the ballot, I'm voting for her.
by JPope
Wed Nov 30, 2022 6:32 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!

Dance, close up, the girls getting touchy, some visual effect. Ha ha! This is dead on. What is with the girls-getting-touchy thing, anyway? This has become a full-on MM trope by now. I honestly hate everything about this video: the brightly lit cheap-ass set; the red and black costumes; the sfx tha...
by JPope
Tue Nov 29, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3028
Views: 215392

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

Maki Goto × Ami Suzuki: "Isshoni..." (MAX)



It's wild how we heard nothing from Maki for like 10 years, and then she explodes all over 2022.
by JPope
Tue Nov 29, 2022 9:02 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume 25; Song for You [Be ALIVE!]
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: Morning Musume 25; Song for You [Be ALIVE!]

This one was tough, and it's not going to get any easier with No. 5.

Also, you didn't change the title of the poll! :tongue:
by JPope
Mon Nov 28, 2022 6:25 am
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume; Color Wars [It's Rival Survival!] It's LIVE!
Replies: 47
Views: 1707

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

I'mma just quote myself here.
JPope wrote: Tue Oct 11, 2022 10:16 pmThis is cruel.
by JPope
Sun Nov 27, 2022 9:50 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: The Official H!P Question Thread
Replies: 1145
Views: 107361

Re: The Official H!P Question Thread

Wow, that's really helpful. Thanks! I'm finally giving the radio station a bit of attention, and I want to push some of these songs forward for the season. If you want to add to your list, there's Country Musume's "BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru (Airly X'mas present Remix)" from 2002, and I had Mom...
by JPope
Sat Nov 26, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1051
Views: 83552

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

There's definitely a more laid-back and polished pop vibe with J=J compared to the harder-edged, more adventurous sound of the original group. And yeah, their last four singles -- going back to "Pop Music" -- have all included at least one song with a retro sound, so that's clearly a featu...
by JPope
Sat Nov 26, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3028
Views: 215392

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

Maa and Kaedy sing Do It! Now



This is how I imagine a Kago/Nacchi duet of this would've sounded back in the day.
by JPope
Fri Nov 25, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: The Official H!P Question Thread
Replies: 1145
Views: 107361

Re: The Official H!P Question Thread

Is there a comprehensive list of H!P Christmas/Winter themed songs anywhere?
by JPope
Thu Nov 24, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~

It seems odd to me that TF gets a YT show while getting screwed with their albums being glorified singles collections, but Anju and J=J have hardly any online presence beyond the various general UF channels, yet their albums are more serious efforts.
by JPope
Wed Nov 23, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~

That seemed low at first, but it's pretty much what J=J has done since covid. They're H!P's worst selling group, which I guess some group has to be, but it still bums me out because this is a really good single.
by JPope
Fri Nov 18, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Songs of 2022 - Ranking!
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Songs of 2022 - Ranking!

Aidoru!
by JPope
Sun Nov 13, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Songs of 2022 - Ranking!
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Songs of 2022 - Ranking!

Yeah, some of these are too new for me to properly rank. I'm just gonna do a Top 20 with maybe a couple of honorable mentions, and the bottom of the list is gonna be way tougher than the the top. 1 and 2 are set in stone.
by JPope
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:21 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!News Network :: 2022 Back to Basics Edition
Replies: 791
Views: 64538

Re: Hello!News Network :: 2022 Back to Basics Edition

Nice! Some of these are really great.
by JPope
Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: Music Chat
Topic: Music Chat Spam
Replies: 811
Views: 95471

Re: Music Chat Spam

I mean, it had to be. :lol: I wasn't a huge VK fan back in the day, but having heard some stuff from all of these bands after the fact, I'm kind of low-key jacked for this. And it's a really great band name considering how dead Rock is as a genre in 2022. I really wanted Judy and Mary to be the band...
by JPope
Sat Nov 12, 2022 11:54 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Digital!Music Delivery - Non-Physical Releases from H!P Singers
Replies: 216
Views: 31174

Re: Digital!Music Delivery - Non-Physical Releases from H!P Singers

They made a video for Moe's track:



It's a very Perfume-esque video.
by JPope
Sat Nov 12, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 3028
Views: 215392

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

For her 100th episode of Kago Sings, Aibon whips out the heavy artillery: "KoiING," and it's really good.

by JPope
Sat Nov 12, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!

The intro reminds feels like it's ripped from a big MTV hit from the 80s, but I can't place it.
by JPope
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:03 pm
Forum: Music Chat
Topic: Music Chat Spam
Replies: 811
Views: 95471

Re: Music Chat Spam

New super group?
by JPope
Wed Nov 09, 2022 3:02 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!News Network :: 2022 Back to Basics Edition
Replies: 791
Views: 64538

Re: Hello!News Network :: 2022 Back to Basics Edition

What are the odds that Sakura ends up breaking their record?
by JPope
Mon Oct 31, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume 25; Song for You [Be ALIVE!]
Replies: 33
Views: 1426

Re: Morning Musume 25; Song for You [Be ALIVE!]

LOL at "Plague Era"! I like this group more than the previous one (I think), or maybe just more than I feel I should based on my immediate reactions to them when they dropped. Chu X 3 is the only one that I think is an absolute classic, and Beat no Wakusei was the only one I wish I'd had a...
by JPope
Sun Oct 30, 2022 9:01 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!

I don't think they lip-synched to the studio recordings for the official release -- Mukidashi de Mukiatte would've revealed that -- I think they cut quick-and-dirty tracks with the same (or similar) mic that they use for lives, and lip synched to that . At a minimum they've been aggressively tuned i...
by JPope
Sat Oct 29, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!
Replies: 20
Views: 610

Re: [2022.12.21] Morning Musume '22 - Swing Swing Paradise / Happy birthday to Me!

Are these lip-synchs? It almost feels like they did quickie studio recordings with the live mics and sang to them for this. The levels just seem too smoothly consistent for an actual live performance. Anyway, the songs are decent. I'm not sure how much I like them, but I know I don't dislike them, s...
by JPope
Fri Oct 28, 2022 6:21 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~
Replies: 20
Views: 575

Re: [2022.11.23] Juice=Juice - Zenbu Kakete GO!/Eenie Meenie Miny Moe ~Koi no Rival Sengen~

Zenbu Kakete GO! full PV https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sO4_dLLeGM Not exactly a groundbreaking video, but it's well shot and looks good. The quick-cut dance solo bit at the end is pretty great, too. As for the song, Diana Ross's "Upside Down" is a great touchstone for J=J, even with mos...
by JPope
Tue Oct 25, 2022 5:44 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1051
Views: 83552

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

1+1 = Shiori²