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by JPope
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

Hamukatsu isn't doing much for me right off the bat -- neither hate it or love it -- but Chopin Senpai has completely won me over. Yeah, it's gimmicky, but the arrangement is so damn good that it doesn't matter.
by JPope
Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:27 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: The H!P OG Social Media Dump [Youtube,Instagram Etc.]
Replies: 33
Views: 1773

Re: The H!P OG Social Media Dump [Youtube,Instagram Etc.]

Ha ha! Instagram won't let me see either of these because I don't have an account.
by JPope
Fri Jan 21, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

Shoujo Q wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:29 am This came up as an associated video and now I understand why they went with this Chopin song for the single. xD
Thanks for posting this! I tried finding that clip for my other post, but failed because I didn't think to search in Japanese. :popper:
by JPope
Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:39 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

Madara wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 12:13 pm Anyone know what the exact Chopin piece is?
JPope wrote: Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:40 am BTW, this is based around Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major, opus 53.
:danceman:
by JPope
Fri Jan 21, 2022 4:17 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

Full PV for Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FY6BeQWx_v8 Having heard the entire song, I like it a bit more, although I don't know if it'll ever completely lose the "gimmick" feel for me. The chorus is undeniably catchy, though, and the Queen-inspired rock par...
by JPope
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:31 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

But they are the theater group! That was the whole premise on how they were created. :hahaha: Yes, but they've so far managed a nice balance of "theatrical" and "idol group" IMO, and I'm hoping they don't lean too hard into the former at the expense of the latter. So long as the...
by JPope
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

I just hope they're not pushing the "theatrical group" thing to excess. Biyo is H!P's most talented group and they don't need to rely on gimmicks (not that I'm opposed to gimmicks in moderation.) The ham cutlet song needs to be a jam, though.
by JPope
Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:43 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 843
Views: 50906

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

OCHA NORMA's Momo Kitahara and Miyabi sing Berryz Koubou's “Koi no Jubaku” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd8gWypAGVg This is pretty good. I like Momo's voice, but she's totally subsumed by Miyabi on the unison parts. Momo is the one member of OCHA NORMA that I know a little about -- she was my fav...
by JPope
Mon Jan 17, 2022 5:00 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2021.03.31] Morning Musume.'21 - 16th~That's J-POP~
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: [2021.03.31] Morning Musume.'21 - 16th~That's J-POP~

This is one of my favorite MM albums, period. I have a long review up at the blog, but I'll sum it up a bit here. “Aishite Nan ga Warui!?” is a killer opener, with great tension-release between the verses and choruses. The way the last bar of the verses switch to the major key with that simple synth...
by JPope
Sat Jan 15, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

My first reaction is that they're getting a little too clever by half with this. It feels a little bit "try hard."

BTW, this is based around Chopin's Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major, opus 53.
by JPope
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked
Replies: 43
Views: 2709

Re: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked

Ranting about your coworkers is a dick move, but giving out interna is usually strictly forbidden in most contracts. That's what's odd about this, though. UF could likely terminate her contract legally for cause if they wanted to, but they haven't. That's the part that makes me think she might actu...
by JPope
Wed Jan 12, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked
Replies: 43
Views: 2709

Re: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked

Oota's scandal was also actually scandalous. The fact that her contract hasn't been terminated is interesting, and suggests UF still has plans for her. Who knows what those plans could entail at this point; she's 18 now and they just created a new group without her. I know there's a dedicated factio...
by JPope
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Project Members Ranking - Early 2022 edition
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Hello!Project Members Ranking - Early 2022 edition

I chose to do a current ranking, so no 2021 graduates. Sayubee was only around about a month, and Maa only put in about a months worth of work, so ranking them would've been all bias, anyway. Kanatomo would've been very high -- possibly 1st. That said, quite a bit of movement in my top-10, mostly ba...
by JPope
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Project Members Ranking - Early 2022 edition
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: Hello!Project Members Ranking - Early 2022 edition

By the way, Yuki seems like a good gal. I'm just a bit... weirded out by what other fans make her out to be. She basically subs for Kassa. Like, she's good. She's great even. But basically announcing her as a Kassa sub is kinda weird. As I'm still just easing back into the H!P thing after easing ou...
by JPope
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked
Replies: 43
Views: 2709

Re: Ogata Risa goes on hiatus after private Instagram account was leaked

As far as scandals go, Risa's was pretty tame. And it's not like she didn't suffer any consequences: she got a five-month suspension and kicked out of the group she was sub-leader of for being careless on social media. A solo gig in M-line is a big a step down from membership in an active H!P group,...
by JPope
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Songs of 2021 - Ranking!
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Songs of 2021 - Ranking!

Juice=Juice - Such a letdown. :( I loved the covers but overall it’s just. I want to whine. They lost their identity in 2021 and that’s hard to do. It’s frustrating. I feel like I’m in the S/mileage stages again after Saki and Yuuka left. That was hard. I've been wondering if what happened to J=J i...
by JPope
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Songs of 2021 - Ranking!
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Songs of 2021 - Ranking!

I did a live radio countdown my top-20 shortly after midnight on New Years Day on my zeno.fm station, and precisely zero people tuned in! :lol: (More on that station to come, possibly this weekend). While it was a disappointing year overall, the top half of this list is strong enough to hang with th...
by JPope
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:29 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Digital!Music Delivery - Non-Physical Releases from H!P Singers
Replies: 190
Views: 14373

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

I had a hunch that OCHA NORMA would be positioned as the new Kobushi Factory, musically speaking.
by JPope
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:46 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Great BBS Downtime of 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 945

Re: The Great BBS Downtime of 2021

aine wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 10:45 pm
JPope wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:39 pm Also, I'm loving the old-school header image.
Hah, wasn't it you who made it in the first place?
No, that masterpiece is someone else's work.
by JPope
Fri Jan 07, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: 2021 Catch Up Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: 2021 Catch Up Thread

Speaking of OGs, Kago's Youtube channel is my favorite of all the OGs. She's been cranking out two videos a week for a year now, and almost all of them include (mostly) acoustic cover performances with her backing group. She still sounds great.
by JPope
Fri Jan 07, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: 2021 Catch Up Thread
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: 2021 Catch Up Thread

I was not blown away by 2021's singles. It was the year of the cover song in H!P, and while I didn't hate any of them, none of them really hit me all that hard. Anju's Route A or B? was an absolute heater, though, as was Biyo's Furefure Everyday. MM's album is an instant classic, which makes two in ...
by JPope
Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

Re: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

aine wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 7:22 pm
JPope wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:17 pm Composition: Frédéric Chopin
This is not what I ever expected from a Hellopro release lol!
JPope wrote: Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:17 pm Chopin Senpai
I'm dying here.

Haven't heard the song yet but I'm expecting nothing but greatness now.
This has got to be a massive Kobayashi feature.
by JPope
Thu Jan 06, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku
Replies: 27
Views: 373

[2022.03.02] BEYOOOOONDS - Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ / Hamkatsu Mokushiroku

I mean, let's fucking GOOOOO Info blatantly stolen from H!O. THE MM-BBS BULLY-BOYS ARE BACK, MOTHERFUCKERS! Eiyuu ~Waratte! Chopin Senpai~ Lyrics: Hoshibe Sho Composition: Frédéric Chopin Arrangement: Kato Yusuke, Hoshibe Sho Hamkatsu Mokushiroku Lyircs: Kodama Ameko Composition / Arrangement: Hoshi...
by JPope
Thu Jan 06, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: The Great BBS Downtime of 2021
Replies: 31
Views: 945

Re: The Great BBS Downtime of 2021

Fucking FINALLY.

I kid, I kid. It's nice to be back.

Also, I'm loving the old-school header image.
by JPope
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Sayuki left Juice=Juice and H!P and it's Bullshit
Replies: 37
Views: 1266

Re: Sayuki left Juice=Juice and H!P and it's Bullshit

[quote="DonJuan"]
You mean the snowball principle that costs the group 2 more members? Heavens, no, please :eekrun:

 
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No, I mean that Rei might be the Brady Bunch Tiki Idol of H!P.  :lol:
by JPope
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 843
Views: 50906

Re: Hello!Spam :: 2020 ~Anniversary Mode~

I seem to remember Rikako standing out more as a dancer back in the day, and I wonder if others have just caught up to her or if her physical growth has hindered her recently. Like you, I don't know enough about dance to say, but while she's still better than most, she doesn't seem as obviously more...
by JPope
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 843
Views: 50906

Re: Hello!Spam :: 2020 ~Anniversary Mode~

[quote="DonJuan"]   <div>   Reading J. Kanda's translation of the ranking Goto's rank has nothing to do with her dancing either lmao. To quote him: </div> "Goto Maki: Also not a “great dancer,” but Yoshiko was highly impressed with her work ethic. She talked about how concerts go (2 o...
by JPope
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 843
Views: 50906

Re: Hello!Spam :: 2020 ~Anniversary Mode~

<div>LMFAO!</div> <div> </div> <div> <div>   </div> <blockquote class="ipsBlockquote"> <div>@hipnewsservice</div> <div> </div> <div>3h</div> <div>In the next installment Yoshiko ranks the members who had the most trouble when it came to dance. #1: Konno Asami, #2: the entirety of Berryz Ko...