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 12 ~Hello! Project Member~

13 02 2012

On the twelfth day of Idol Month, my true love gave to me… twelve H!P Eggs~ 

I improved it.  Better, right?  😀  Day 12 of the 30 Day Idol Challenge is your favorite Hello! Project member.  Ahem.  I kind of… already did this one.  Woops.  My bad.  I’m really up front about my H!P favorites, so it’s really difficult for me to do this one.  I could say my H!P favorite overall, but you already know that’s Miyabi.  Who is also my Berryz Koubou favorite.  And you all already know Niigaki Risa is my favorite Morning Musume idol, for the few weeks we have left with her.  My two favorites from S/mileage are graduated, so I don’t have a favorite in that group anymore.  There’s only one soloist, so she can’t be my favorite soloist.  Ah, I suppose that leaves me with one choice here.

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TOP! Part 8 – Hello! Project Singles

20 01 2012

Okay, this was hard.  Really, really hard.  I don’t think I realized what I was getting into when I decided to do this next installation of my TOP! series.  For those of you who are new to my blog, TOP! is my series of countdowns of favorites.  There’s a page in the menu bar with previous TOP! posts.

Today I bring you my personal top 25 Hello! Project singles.  No, really, that was the smallest number I could muster.  There’s just as many honorable mentions.

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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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Recent Releases

2 06 2010

Here’s some reviews for some of the more recent Kpop/Jpop releases:

Cabi Song by 2PM/SNSD:

SNSD’s voices are all so pretty.  They definitely outshine 2PM.  I love this song, even if it is a bit repetitive.  And God, can I get a poster of that cover?  😀

Rating: !!!!/!!!!!


You can so tell Rain produces this group.  It’s like “Y” is the song that didn’t fit on Rain’s Love Song single, so he gave it to MBLAQ instead.  Haha.  There’s waaaay to much autotune on this minialbum where it’s definitely not needed.  All the tracks sound a lot alike, leaving a lot to be wanting.  The semi-ballad “One Better Day” is the only change of pace, and while I like upbeat dance tunes, it’d be nice to hear something else when I know they’re more dynamic than this.

Rating: !!!/!!!!!

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