Tokyo Girls Style

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Re: Tokyo Girls Style

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TGS are seriously the best. I  decided to get into them last year and there are no regrets there. 
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Konishi Ayano is officially leaving the group. She hadn't been participating in group activities since the middle of last year -- apparently she messed her back up -- and has now decided that the idol game just isn't for her anymore. TGS will continue as a 4-person unit.
 
It's really been all downhill since they publicly announced that they would no longer be "idols" and instead be "artists".
 
http://www.tokyohive.com/article/2015/12/tokyo-girls-style-member-konishi-ayano-to-leave-the-group-retire-from-showbiz
 
Ayano was the subject of one of the greatest idol moments ever: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgwe_tokyo-girls-style-get-the-star-live-with-ayano-on-drums_music
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193927" data-time="1451673654">
Ayano was the subject of one of the greatest idol moments ever: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgwe_tokyo-girls-style-get-the-star-live-with-ayano-on-drums_music
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Wow, why did I not see that before? :omg:


All idol music sounds so much better with a live band. All idols should obligatorily only perform with a live band. :dammit: And all idols should have members rotating on different instruments, or just playing them all themselves.


Too bad the closest we got to it in H!P was that one odd time when Makoto played drums live for one Biyuuden song. :nono:
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Of course my favourite member and their best singer had to leave. Oh well. I didn't see her coming back anyway. It IS sad that she said 'she has lost confidence' as a TGS member. 
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[quote="aine"]
 
<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193927" data-time="1451673654">
Ayano was the subject of one of the greatest idol moments ever: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgwe_tokyo-girls-style-get-the-star-live-with-ayano-on-drums_music
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Wow, why did I not see that before? :omg:

 
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Maybe I should have posted it sometime sooner:tongue:
 
I think that really is my all time favorite idol moment. So many of the moments we as fans remember are sad -- graduations and such -- and the unrestrained joy on her face while playing drums -- especially towards the end -- is infectious.
 
I wonder if there was a part she was worried about fucking up and got through it cleanly, and that's why she's smiling so much in the last chorus? That's kind of what it looks like.
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<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193941" data-time="1451697960"><blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="aine" data-cid="193931" data-time="1451680522"><blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193927" data-time="1451673654">Ayano was the subject of one of the greatest idol moments ever: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgwe_tokyo-girls-style-get-the-star-live-with-ayano-on-drums_music</blockquote>
Wow, why did I not see that before? :omg:</blockquote> 
Maybe I should have posted it sometime sooner:tongue:
 
I think that really is my all time favorite idol moment. So many of the moments we as fans remember are sad -- graduations and such -- and the unrestrained joy on her face while playing drums -- especially towards the end -- is infectious.
 
I wonder if there was a part she was worried about fucking up and got through it cleanly, and that's why she's smiling so much in the last chorus? That's kind of what it looks like.</blockquote>
Yeah, I saw your post afterwards. It must have been one of those many cases when a thread got marked as read for me one way or another and then I forgot to check it again.

I like your positive spin on it. It does look very satisfying watching her even if I can't tell anything about the level of her drumming.

We do need more moments like this. There is one I can't forget personally, but it has to do with the band in my signature and I don't want to annoy people by plugging them everywhere. :lol:
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[quote="aine"]
 
<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193941" data-time="1451697960">
 
<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="aine" data-cid="193931" data-time="1451680522">
 
<blockquote class="ipsBlockquote" data-author="JPope" data-cid="193927" data-time="1451673654">
Ayano was the subject of one of the greatest idol moments ever: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21hgwe_tokyo-girls-style-get-the-star-live-with-ayano-on-drums_music
</blockquote>


Wow, why did I not see that before? :omg:
 
</blockquote>
 

Maybe I should have posted it sometime sooner:tongue:

 

I think that really is my all time favorite idol moment. So many of the moments we as fans remember are sad -- graduations and such -- and the unrestrained joy on her face while playing drums -- especially towards the end -- is infectious.

 

I wonder if there was a part she was worried about fucking up and got through it cleanly, and that's why she's smiling so much in the last chorus? That's kind of what it looks like.
 
</blockquote>


Yeah, I saw your post afterwards. It must have been one of those many cases when a thread got marked as read for me one way or another and then I forgot to check it again.


I like your positive spin on it. It does look very satisfying watching her even if I can't tell anything about the level of her drumming.


We do need more moments like this. There is one I can't forget personally, but it has to do with the band in my signature and I don't want to annoy people by plugging them everywhere. :lol:
 
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Seriously, she's not bad. She could play in a bar band, no problem. You'll notice another drummer as they pan the stage, but she's only shaking a tambourine. Ayano is performing without a net in front of a huge crowd, and nails it.
 
Maybe I'll start a thread in the Member's Territory for you to post your moment without guilt.
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She honestly was always my favorite member of TGS and pretty much the only reason I sort-of-kind-of kept an eye on them.  Such a beautiful voice, wasted on a (for me) underwhelming idol group (although their music did allow more room for her vocals to shine than it would've had in most other groups).  I hope she returns to show business at some point.
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So TGS released a new single last month, "Tokyo Girls Journey" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYRKfeRTyHc), and I really like it, but why does it seem like they forgot how to sing? They don't suck, but they all sound like they've regressed in terms of power and control -- like someone told them to stop singing properly and just sing through their nose. Compare their new single to "Himawari to Hoshikuzu" from 10 years ago when they were all young teens. I know their best singer left over four years ago, but all of them sound better to me in the old song.
 
Anyway, "Tokyo Girls Journey" is really good, with a definite 80s vibe (the verse is channeling "Thriller" big time), but not completely retro. This is my favorite TGS single in years.
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Yeah. I still somewhat followed them after Ayano left. Their production of music is amazing but their vocals are very, very weak. They almot could have been better off auditioning for a young replacement who could really belt. The re-recorded songs without Ayano are just..meh. 
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^That’s be such a slap in the face to the current members though. This group has also been around for like 10 years, they’re probably going to disband in the next couple years.
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^That’s be such a slap in the face to the current members though. This group has also been around for like 10 years, they’re probably going to disband in the next couple years.
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Oh absolutely agree. I meant back when she first left. I still like them. Their songs are still well produced and I reckon Hitomi Arai is going soloist route if they do disband, as she's already released some solo songs. 
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TGS just released a new album, Nocturnal, which is basically a collection of their singles dating back to 2018, plus two new songs. "Corner Cut Memories" is one of the new tracks, and it's a return to form of sorts. It definitely channels the sound of their prime years with Royal Mirrorball without outright copying it. The funk is there, but the hard RMB edges are softened considerably. I like it a lot.

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