Kikkawa You – Koko Kara Hajimarunda

7 07 2012

I can’t remember if I’ve talked about Kikkawa You’s solo works before here.  For those of you who don’t know, she started out as a Hello! Project trainee after being turned down for the Morning Musume Generation 8 auditions.  She participated in Milky Way with Kusumi Koharu for a while and now is signed under Universal Records as a solo artist.  Which, I should mention, have been absolutely phenomenal so far.  But her newest single, “Koko Kara Hajimrunda,” has to be her best yet.

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30 Day Idol Challenge 21-23 ~Charisma, Outfits, and Exes! Oh My!~

23 02 2012

I’ve seriously been slacking.  Sorry guys… instead of making an individual post for each, here’s three in one!  Two for the days I’ve missed and today!

I’ve answered the first one several times already.  Day 21 was an idol who has charisma.  Many of the idols I’ve mentioned already I’ve stated I like because they have outstanding charisma.  Although, there’s one idol who is incredibly charismatic that I haven’t given quite enough credit to… Read the rest of this entry »

30 Day Idol Challenge 18 ~Favorite Concert~

19 02 2012

The eighteenth day of the 30 Day Idol Challenge is your favorite idol concert.  Ah, yes!  Another easy no-brainer.

This has been my favorite concert for years.  It was the first and best I’ve ever seen.  I own the DVD of it and sadly, I watch it quite frequently.  It got me into idols and Hello! Project.  If you read my last post, you probably know exactly what concert this is by now.  It’s…

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30 Day Idol Challenge 10 ~”Undebuted”~

11 02 2012

On the tenth day of Idol Month, my true love gave to me 10 kenkyuusei~

Just kidding.  It does fit the song, though.  Do it.  Sing it.

Didn’t it fit perfectly?

So anyway, the tenth day of the 30 Day Idol Challenge/Idol Month/February is your favorite “undebuted” idol.  See, the problem with this is that I just don’t care about undebuted idols anymore.  A long time ago I really enjoyed watching the Hello!Pro Eggs, but I stopped when all the ones I liked debuted because I followed their debuted groups.  I’ve never cared about Kenkyuusei before.  And I have no idea who else qualifies under this category.

So, I’ll say the only undebuted idol who I know about…

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Hello! Project Round-Up: PyocoPyoco, Chotomatte, DEEP MIND, and Shining Butterfly

15 01 2012

A few H!P PVs have been released lately (okay, a couple of these are old, but I’ve been wanting to review them), and to save you clicks and me time, I’m rounding them all up into one post.  Remember, I already warned you that my patience with H!P is gone.

Morning Musume – Pyocopyoco Ultra

When I heard the radio rip for this song, I actually really liked it.  It’s really catchy on it’s own and it showcases the new members, which although isn’t great yet, it’s smart on Tsunku’s part.  If all of the lines are given to Reina or Mame, then it’ll be a PAIN once they graduate (such as, I can imagine, it is now divvying up all of Ai’s parts).

Then the covers and group concept pictures were released.

Then the MV.

Can I emphasize how much I have been disappointed with Morning Musume lately?  Leave it to Tsunku to take a perfectly good song and fuck duck it up.  To save an incredibly long rant, here’s the one good thing about this PV: Gakisan.  She really, really shines among the rest.  And I really love that her costume is different, it really shows that she’s the queen duck.  Otherwise, yeah.  There’s nothing good about this PV.  It makes me sick to my stomach.  I’ve tried about 5 times and I still cannot watch it all the way through.

Tsunku, little girls are already fans of Morning Musume.  They will listen anyway.  Especially since you’re adding kindergartners to the group.  You need to be targetting the market that is leaning to AKB: young adults and the older male fans.  You used to do it, and it worked really, really well.  Don’t know why that’s changed, but he is really throwing a great group down the tubes.  Just because the new members are young doesn’t mean they have to be dancing in duck outfits.  Seriously.

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