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by Madara
Fri Sep 23, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Sept. 23: 20th anniversary of Maki Goto graduating MM. Plus, it's her 37th birthday. I celebrated by watching the Spring and Summer MM Love Is Alive! concerts from 2002, the latter of which features her graduation. The Spring 2002 concert is also the very first MM concert I bought and hence the firs...
by Madara
Mon Sep 12, 2022 7:21 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

MejraThea wrote: Mon Sep 12, 2022 5:06 am Not yet, but soon. Mizuki and Erina are at 11 years, 8 months, 10 days. Sayumi set the record at 11 years, 10 months, 7 days.
So what day will they beat the record? November 10 or 11?
by Madara
Mon Sep 12, 2022 4:58 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Have Mizuki and Erina surpassed Sayumi's tenure in MM yet?
by Madara
Sun Sep 11, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

In 2000, Yuko Nakazawa was 27 and new member Ai Kago was 12, creating a 15-year gap in age in the group. Has there ever been an age gap that large or larger in the group since?
by Madara
Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:31 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!

They just released photos of the C-ute reunion at MaiMai's wedding. Is there a thread devoted to that here? Or a source in English with more detail? Thanks. I got this from Facebook: https://scontent-lga3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/302435229_6069795863034739_8410427791285499314_n.jpg?_nc_cat=101&a...
by Madara
Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Asakura Kiki to graduate Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project Spring 2023
Replies: 10
Views: 208

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

I've always considered Yumeno to be the face of Tsubaki.
by Madara
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:34 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Question: I know I've asked this before, but I can't find where I put the answer.

When is the official 25th anniversary of Morning Musume?
by Madara
Thu Jul 07, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

As of July 7, Morning Musume now has three members who are 25 years old. I don't think that's happened before in the group's history, has it?
by Madara
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: [NEW MEMBERS ARE HERE] Hello! Project Morning Musume '22 x Juice=Juice Joint New Member Audition
Replies: 36
Views: 1104

Re: Hello! Project Morning Musume '22 x Juice=Juice Joint New Member Audition

And I only just got finished learning the names for Angerme's and Tsubaki's new members. :facepalm:
by Madara
Tue Jun 21, 2022 3:23 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Morito Chisaki to graduate from MM at the end of the sping tour
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Morito Chisaki to graduate from MM at the end of the sping tour

For those of us who can't read Japanese, here's the Dragon Ball Z clip that Maria referenced:

by Madara
Mon Jun 20, 2022 5:56 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

So with Chisaki gone, MM has 12 members. When was the last time the group had 12? I believe it was in 2016 after Riho left but before Kanon Suzuki graduated. Was there ever another period with 12 members?
by Madara
Tue Jun 14, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Sharing my enthusiastic post from FB on the six H!P Premier Seat Blu-rays: I’ve now watched all six of the Hello! Project Presents…Premier Seat concert Blu-rays. They were pricey, but well worth it. These are some of the best H!P group concert performances in years. Each of the five groups gets thei...
by Madara
Tue Jun 14, 2022 3:45 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"

UPDATE: I got all six and finally finished watching all six. They're all great, giving some of the best H!P concert performances in years. They seem to feed off each other's energies and bolster their own performing and they seem to love playing to the cameras without the distraction of an audience....
by Madara
Thu Jun 09, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Ten years ago today Berryz Kobo appeared at AnimeNext in New Jersey and many of us were there.

Here's a link to my article on the event from that time:

https://otakuusamagazine.com/berryz-kob ... WnWlmhMRqQ
by Madara
Tue Jun 07, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

NHK has an English language special on Morning Musume, available until August 7th. Nine members are interviewed and the nine perform three numbers in-studio. Mizuki says, "I've helped to shape the group's history." She sure got that right! :heart: https://www.nhk.or.jp/j-melo/nhkworld/?fbc...
by Madara
Fri Jun 03, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: [2022.07.13] OCHA NORMA - Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!
Replies: 20
Views: 1014

Re: [2022.07.13] OCHA NORMA - Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!

They strike me as similar to Beyooooonds.

Was the video filmed at the (relatively) new Olympic stadium?

The track scene reminds me of the old H!P sports festivals. Remember those?

by Madara
Mon May 30, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: Hello! Anniversary
Topic: Morning Musume Best of 25 (Music Video Edition)
Replies: 2
Views: 306

Re: Morning Musume Best of 25 (Music Video Edition)

Taking from your list, Shoujo, but with one I added (My Dear Boy Dance Shot, which was on one of the Petit Best compilations and easily one of the best Dance Shot PVs I've ever seen), here are 25. But I'm only going from memory since I'm not about to start revisiting them just now. The more recent o...
by Madara
Mon May 30, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Inaba Manaka to graduate from Juice=Juice and Hello!Project May 30th @ Budokan
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Inaba Manaka to graduate from Juice=Juice and Hello!Project May 30th @ Budokan

Anyone watching? I managed to tune in 15 min. after it started. They're clapping in the break before the encore now--it's been going on for like 5 min.
by Madara
Sat May 28, 2022 9:54 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

H!P Wiki has a timeline broken down which was provided mainly by Asayan. It’s been forever and a day since I even saw a full episode of the show so I don’t exactly remember how they went about selling the CDs. I just remembered the end bit where they were all together handing out CDs and finally se...
by Madara
Tue May 24, 2022 2:46 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

They sold 50,000 in the first 4 days, although the campaign lasted 27. I think that's an error on the wiki. The source they reference said: "発売初日大阪で16,610枚(後日引き渡し分含む)・・・2日目福岡で9,004枚・・・ 3日目札幌で14,853枚! そう、メジャーデビューまで残り・・・9,533枚" 16,610 copies sold on the first day in Osaka, 9,004 sold on the...
by Madara
Tue May 24, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Thanks. I find this subsequent paragraph curious because of its peculiar math: Morning Musume's campaign to sell 50,000 copies of "Ai no Tane", which was to be done by hand, began on November 3 , 1997 in Osaka and was scheduled to take place throughout the month in four other major cities,...
by Madara
Tue May 24, 2022 6:04 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Does anyone know the exact date Morning Musume was formed? It's their 25th anniversary this year. I know their first single, "Ai no Tane" was released on November 3, 1997, but when did they officially get announced as a new group with that name?
by Madara
Sat May 14, 2022 8:27 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

I don't know if this topic was ever addressed in the dim, distant past when this forum began, but is there any connection between the Spice Girls' rise to success in 1996 and Tsunku's forming of Morning Musume in 1997? I ask because of an intriguing article about the Spice Girls' history in The New ...
by Madara
Tue May 10, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

I finally watched the movie for which Morning Musume did the end song, “Eiga Precure All Stars: Haru no Carnival,” part of the long-running Pretty Cure franchise. The song is “Ima Koko Kara.” I didn’t realize they’d also put out a video of it, complete with clips from the movie, until I researched t...
by Madara
Mon May 09, 2022 7:03 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!

JPope wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 8:07 am Put your link in [media] [/media] tags to embed it in your post.
Done. Thanks!
by Madara
Sun May 08, 2022 4:54 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!

Extended 26-minute clip from: RIHO SAYASHI 1st LIVE TOUR 2022 Reflection, from Riho's own YT channel.
Five songs, four back-up dancers. She dances a lot in this.

by Madara
Sat May 07, 2022 8:45 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

Watching Masaki Sato's graduation concert and hearing them sing "Teenage Solution," it occurred to me that the majority of the members are 20 and over. So I did some checking and ten out of the 14 are indeed no longer teenagers. I think the last time that happened in MM was in 2010, when A...
by Madara
Wed May 04, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

MejraThea wrote: Tue May 03, 2022 11:34 am
Madara wrote: Mon May 02, 2022 4:17 pm After that, I'd add... Erina Ikuta.
Have things changed since I left? :ph34r:
O ye of little faith... :sad2:
by Madara
Mon May 02, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 1036
Views: 78161

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

I was thinking about MM and their history with members who are great dancers and I came up with a list of the top 5, in chronological order: Ai Takahashi (5th Gen) Riho Sayashi (9th) Ayumi Ishida (10th) Kaede Kaga (13th) Chisaki Morito (14th). After that, I'd add Haruka Kudo, Maria Makino, Mizuki Fu...
by Madara
Sun May 01, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"
Replies: 8
Views: 486

Re: Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"

So I ordered three of the Premier Seat Blu-rays and got them this past week. I've watched two so far, Beyooooonds and Tsubaki. I loved both of them. The TF one is like a collection of their greatest hits, including my two favorite songs of theirs. According to H!P Wiki, the TF one was held at Shinki...