That Awkward Moment When…

19 11 2012

Tanaka Reina’s entire band is more attractive than her.  Oops.

But in other news, remember when I thought this band would mean her graduation?  WELL IT DOES.

And I am BEYOND ecstatic!  More Ayumi please!   I am thrilled that I will never live to see the day where she leads Morning Musume.  With a couple new hopefuls in these two new generations of oddballs, with more to come soon I’m sure, Morning Musume really has its first chance to become something different since the big graduations of 2010.

I disagree that Tsunku has placed her in the top 3 MoMusu vocalists, presumably next to Goto Maki and Takahashi Ai, because I would put several Musumes before her, such as Nakazawa Yuko, Abe Natsumi, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Fujimoto Miki, Niigaki Risa, Linlin, and Kamei Eri.  Seriously.  But alas, for some reason Tsunku just adores Reina.  Which makes me all the more happy she’s leaving.

Countdown to her graduation, anyone?





°C-ute’s Done it Again

12 09 2012

With their last single, °C-ute proved that a (not so) little bit of good marketing can go a long way with sales figures.  Now with their latest single, Aitai Aitai Aitai na, they’ve proven that that and an above average song can go even further.  In their first week of sales, they’ve broken their own personal record again by selling 46,827 copies, placing 4th on the Oricon charts just below AKB48!! These first-week sales are more than Kimi wa Jitensha, Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku sold all together, making this single their all-time best-seller in one week.  Now I’m even more excited to see what °C-ute has coming for us.

And hey, I think Tsunku might finally be getting the hang of this producing thing for the first time since 2004 this year!  And maybe for the first time ever, UFA is learning how to manage and market! Whaaaaaaaat?!





Finally, FINALLY, Our Prays Have Been Answered

31 08 2012

“What is that,” you ask?  “Certainly this group with fresh moves and a catchy releases several times in a row can’t be Morning Musume?”

I know, I know.  But it is.  The video above is the dance rehearsal for Morning Musume’s upcoming single “Wakuteka Take a chance.”  There is so much win here…. I can hardly believe it’s MoMusu myself.

For the past several years it seems like, my prayers to Tsunku have been a) less Reina, b) catchier music, and c) SOME FREAKING NEW CHOREOGRAPHERS WITH FRESH MOVES GODDAMN.  I’ll take 2/3.   Read the rest of this entry »








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