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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: 28
Views: 536

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: 679

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 312

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 15
Views: 530

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: 227

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: 576

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 2927
Views: 199730

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: 2927
Views: 199730

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 973
Views: 71622

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: 312

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...
by Madara
Sun Apr 24, 2022 4:14 pm
Forum: The Chillout Lounge
Topic: Any decent anime?
Replies: 185
Views: 16115

Re: Any decent anime?

Thanks for the suggestion, Vikitty. I'll try that next time. To update this topic, I should point out that I finally looked in the back of the book to see how many pages I had left to go and I found the acknowledgements which indicate that she had no background in the anime industry but instead inte...
by Madara
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 973
Views: 71622

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

By the time Chisaki graduates she'll have jumped ahead of the four members currently ahead of her!

And it still boggles the mind that Koharu was in MM longer than Miki Fujimoto, Aibon, Nono, Yuko and Maki!
by Madara
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:52 am
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Hello! Project Presents..."Premier Seat"

Has anyone heard of or, better yet, seen any of these shows? Apparently, they did six of them in 2020-21, one for each of the five groups and then a general H!P one. They're described on Hello! Project Wiki as follows: Hello! Project presents... "premier seat" is a web show aired on the la...
by Madara
Tue Apr 19, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 973
Views: 71622

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

You're absolutely correct! Personally I copied them from Hello! Online, but the user who used to post them (sukibeam) hasn't done so lately. However, they have a google spreadsheet with all important data and yes, there's a bit more than half a year for Mizuki and Ikuta to catch up: Sayumi: 11y 10m...
by Madara
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:43 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: Hello!Spam :: 2022 ~Love and Peace~
Replies: 973
Views: 71622

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

Remember the occasional charts posted here indicating how long each member had been in Morning Musume? Who used to do those? Can we get an update? I'm pretty sure Mizuki and Erina are getting close to passing Sayumi in tenure in the group.
by Madara
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: The Chillout Lounge
Topic: Any decent anime?
Replies: 185
Views: 16115

Re: Any decent anime?

I've been reading “Anime Supremacy,” a novel about women in the anime industry by Mizuki Tsujimura, published in 2014 with an English translation coming out in 2017. I’d never heard of it until I noticed it on the shelf at Kinokuniya Books last week and began thumbing through it and immediately real...
by Madara
Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:37 am
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: The Great Matsuura Aya Hath ARISEN!
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: The Great Matsuura Aya Hath ARISEN!

Wow, I've been listening to all of Aya Matsuura's albums lately and am listening to Best 1 again right now. I even watched Single M Clips 1.
by Madara
Mon Apr 11, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Hello! Project Chat
Topic: UFP/OG Spam Thread :: All things non-Hello!Project Related!
Replies: 2927
Views: 199730

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

Questions about Aya Matsuura: I listened to Petit Best 6 and really liked the Aya song on it, “Ki ga Tsukeba Anata,” but I didn’t recall it. I’ve listened to all her albums recently and I didn’t notice that song. So I looked her up on Generasia and apparently that single, from 2005, is not on any of...