Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Official Sayashi Riho Graduation Post

(Originally, this was going to be a "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only" single review, but then I realized I had much more to say about the graduation itself."

Hello, everyone! It's Calli here!

In just some hours, Miss Sayashi Riho is going to graduate from Morning Musume '15.

When Riho joined in 2011, she had stated that she wanted to be leader someday.

But here is the thing: people change. I'm sure she realized her true passions, and being an idol just wasn't allowing her true artistry to shine through, even if she was the center of her respective group.

She didn't look happy anymore, we all saw it on her face.

But for her time in the group, I have to admit, she was a blessing to Morning Musume.

I didn't like her initially, but as her graduation was announced, I had that sinking feeling that the group would be somehow incomplete without her.

It was a much different situation from Sayu, whose time was definitely up, but many people feel like Riho really didn't serve her full time in Morning Musume. Likewise, she didn't even want a proper graduation concert for herself.

It's a bittersweet goodbye, sweet because I look forward to seeing how Morning Musume '16 shapes up, but bitter because a beloved member is leaving the group.

I really surprised myself earlier. I was watching all the MVs from her graduation single, and when "ENDLESS SKY"'s MV came on, it really made me cry hard.

It made me realize that even though Morning Musume is a constantly changing group, when just one member leaves, it leaves a little wound in the group's history. The wound gets better, but never completely heals. It leaves a little scar behind of the past, but over time, the group finds its way with maturity and new members combined.

And it made me realize that for Morning Musume, no matter which member leaves, it would all affect me equally.

Riho doesn't try to fake with other people, she does her own thing. And we know her passion is dancing.

I think it's so sweet that she's staying in Hello! Project. It shows that her love for the company itself hasn't faded, but rather she wants to simply move on from being an idol.

Since she is studying English, it would be really nice if she came to America and went to a professional dance school here as well, maybe in a place like New York.

I look very forward to seeing her future endeavors. She is a beautiful, interesting girl, and she definitely won't be forgotten.

As for Morning Musume '16:

"It starts now! It starts now!"

-Calli


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Hello! Project Fan Vote 2015 Part 2


here's part 2 of the fan vote! This covers the other cateories included in the poll. 

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Hello! Project Fan Vote 2015 Results! PART 1


You all have voted for your favorites in Hello! Project and now all votes among fans all around the world had been tallied!!!

Are you excited to find out which of the girls have reigned supreme above the rest? Will the addition of new groups stir up the rankings? Find out for yourself!
****drum roll****

[Concert Review] Tamura Meimi birthday event 3rd of December

Good Day everyone.
Todays review is about Tamura Meimi birthday event.

Meimi poster from the event

As you all might know, it is not everyone that is allowed to attend birthday events.
You need to be a Hello!Project (or M-line) fanclub member.

And I am suprised how short it was.
The event was less than 1 hour in total.

Before the concert, I met up with my friend, and some guys I met at ANGERME budokan concert.
And some people was handing out this penlights that we used when Meimi came on stage.

Then it was some talking, and showing when Meimi was a baby up to ~2-3 years old.. Oh she was so cute when she was a baby.

Setlist:

She started with an old song from Matsuura Aya called Watashi no Sugoi Houhou. A song I never heard off, but Meimei sang it perfect.
What to expect when she is an amazing singer, she can sing in all different styles.
And after that it was the talking section, she was really happy and suprised about the glowsticks.
After the talking section, she continued the songs, starting with:
Kiss!Kiss!Kiss by Buono
Which she owned as expected, I don't think there is one song she can't sing, but ye I haven't heard her sing all songs in the world *hihi*
Hajimete wo Keikenchuu by Juice=Juice
Number 4 of the songs was performence varies, but on the event I was on she sang a song by Teresa Teng called Wakare no Yokan (and event 2 was KoiING by Morning Musume) and wow, she really nailed it.
I got goosebumps of her singing it, I don't know why since I never heard it before but wow!
Then came Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru by Tanpopo, oh she looked so happy singing it.
Last but not least Never Forget by Morning Musume. I was a bit suprised over the song choice since it is known as a graduation song. But it is a lovely song anyway, and I am glad to have heard her sing it.

After the event was over, it was wave goodbye to her when we walked out, and wow she looked suprise to see me and my friend (foreigners, even if my friend lives in japan)

If possible, get a fanclub membership and try to attend a birthday event by any member, you wont be disappointed.

10/10

Note:
When I am writing this, Meimi have announced her graduation from Hello!Projet and ANGERME.
I am a bit sad over it, but thanks to that I am extra happy that I attended her birthday event.
So, please if you have the chance to attend your kamioshi's birthday event, don't rethink, do it.
You will regret it otherwise.


Love~
Risa

Monday, December 14, 2015

[Concert Review] Juice=Juice 30th of November 2015

Good Morning Everyone.

Finally I am awake in my mind after my trip to Japan. So now I can continue with the reviews.
Starting with my 3rd concert I attended.
Juice=Juice

It was my first ever live house concert.
For those who don't know what live house concert is, it is where the audiance are close to the artist(s) and after the concert you get to shake the members hands.
There is a female section as well, which is awesome if you are a female, and especially if you are tall, since 90% of the girls are often short in Japan.
I got eyecontact with my favorite Kanazawa Tomoko thanks to that.

When it comes to the setlist.
It was awesome.
The opening act was Next You (if you don't know what Next you is, it is their alto ego for a drama they are staring in)

This was my first time at a Juice=Juice concert, so for me all the songs was awesome.
But the biggest surprise for me was that they performed Hatsukoi Cider (Buono! song)
And Karin blushed during one of the songs, trying to figure out which one, but I think it was Magic of Love, thanks to that all the others said "I love you" to her.

During one of the MCs we also sang Happy Birthday to Karin since it was her birthday on December 1st.

Photo taken by Up-front link (and Aika)

I can tell, that it was an awesome concert, and you really need to experience a live house concert.
Naruchika works too (it is also live house concert) because arena concert and live house concerts are two difference feelings.
And I am happy I have attended all kind of concerts.
And if you get the chance, to attend all kind of venues. You wont regret it at all.

Overall, the concert was awesome.
The setlist was awesome
The audience was awesome
Everything was awesome

10/10, worth going to!

Next up: Tamura Meimi birthday event!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

[Concert review] ANGERME Fukuda Kanon graduation concert

This is the biggest concert review I write in a while.
Fukuda Kanon graduation concert.
Let's start with saying, I haven't been so stressed like I was that day.
Cheki with C-ute, Handshake with MM'15 (and I GOT LOST GETTING THERE!!!) and then the ANGERME concert.

Let me tell you, the line for the concert goods was LOOOOOOOOOONG, it's impossible to tell you guys how long, but those who attended Berryz Koubou final concert can imagine how long, because it was around the same like it. With most Kanyon stuff sold out (no suprise though) I stood in line before having to give up standing in line due to my back issue (I was in a carcrash last year, and still have issuses after that) so I gave money to a friend, and asked him to buy me some goods.

The doors opened at 5pm, and the queue was long even to get it, so me and a friend of mine decided to wait a while. I mean, we had our seats already decided, and why rush?
We went inside about 5.20-5.30pm and the opening acts (Tsubaki and Kobushi Factory) performed their songs around 5.45-5.50pm, and let me tell you. Tsubaki Factory is so much better than I thought, and ofcourse, no suprise, Kobushi Factory was great as always!

And after a few minutes after Kobushi Factory performed their song, ANGERME  came on stage, I had such a great seat that I could sit (resting my back) yet see them perfectly, so I could sit a few songs and stand a few songs, so I could attend without killing myself.

I have never seen such more beautiful concert, not that I have attended so many concerts with Hello!Project, but still.
I have attended 2 grad concerts, Berryz Koubou and Fukuda Kanons, Berryz Koubous was beautiful yes, but not in the same way that Kanyons was.
During her grad song, she had foam coming down from the ceiling, and it looked so lovely.
And it was also a special kind of graduation, she said her graduation message, but the other girls did not say a goodbye message, well unless you count their last MC as a grad message, because some of the girls said something regarding Kanyon during their speech.
You could think that since they had 6 months to prepare, it would be more a graduation ceremony than it was. It was sad that they didn't have a special ceremony for her, but I think it was good that they didn't because I would probably have cried then, weird enough, I have problem crying during graduations, I didn't cry during berryz graduation nor during Kanyons. Now some people may think "Yes, you did cry during berryz", well yes I did, but not during the sad parts, I cried in the beginning of the concert due to my back killed me, and I couldn't sit because then I couldn't see anything, before me and another one changed seats so I could sit during the concert and still see good.

Anyway, back to ANGERME concert, between opening act and ANGERME, the current acts and some former girls from Hello!Project came and sat where they normally sits during budokan concerts , in grouporder and member order, so we had C-ute in the first row, then it was MM'15 - J=J - CG - KF -TF. Maimi was missing from C-ute, so I was like: "Where is she!?" well we did get the answer later when she came on stage, should have understood that she was gonna come on stage, I mean she is the leader of Hello!Project an C-ute. We also had Captain, Chinami, Yurina and Miyabi (former Berryz Koubou), I think I could see Aika and some other girls, but I don't know, it was hard to see the girls behind berryz even with binoculars (Got to borrow from a wota, to see which girls it was sitting there) and it was great to see them all being there supporting Kanyon at her final concert.
During the first MC, we got to "meet" the new member, Kamiko-chan, and let me tell you, she is so cute in person as well, I can't wait to see her start her activites with ANGERME. And, we also got 2 sub-leaders (which made me think, it wont be long until Ayachoo graduates) and they are Nakanishi Kana and Takeuchi Akari. I think it is most likely Kana who will become the new leader after Ayaka graduates, even if Akari have been in Hello!Project longer, since they have been in ANGERME just as long both of them, but it might be Akari if it will be like when Mikitty (6th gen) became leader over Morning Musume before Takahasi Ai (5th gen) just because she had been in Hello!Project longer, we'll just have to see. And after the final song (Suki-chan) Kanyon came back on stage, to say a special thank you to all the fans.

The setlist was great, only thing of the concert, I missed was Sakitty and Yuuka making a special visit, but they attended the concert, that is was matter :)
The concert was 2½ hour long, started 6pm and ended 8.30pm (ish).

The photo is my view of the big stage, and from the subtage, I got eyecontact with Rikako, and it made me so happy :D
Concert? If I could, I would give it 100000000 of 10, but ye, 10 out of 10 easily! :)

[Concert Review] C-ute concert tour 2015 aki Can't stop Final

Hi everyone, Risa here!
As you all might know, I am currently in Japan, and I have gotten this special assignment to write concert reviews of the concerts I am attending. So lets start!

C-ute Can't Stop!
It's true, they are so awesome, and they are literally so awesome live.
It is hard to see them leaving soon, even though they are soon all over 20 years old (Mai turns 20 in february) which they all made fun off at one of the MCs, that she was the only one under 20.
I had a pretty good seat, first floor (they had only 2 floors) and well, I felt like a giant where I stood, because I had short girls beside me, infront of me and short guys behind me. I now how Yurina (former Berryz Koubou) felt when she stood next to Momoko.

The setlist was like it had been for the entire tour, except 2 songs, special for the final day was Jyounetsu Ecstasy (a Nakky center song) and for the final show (the evening one, that I attended) was Gamusha Life! So they performed 27 songs in total for that show.
The traniees wasn't at the concert, due to having the traniee concerts, so  they had some other girls instead being their backdancers. Which was a bit sad, because I would love to see the traniees too, see how those girls who was suppose to be the opening act was live, but oh well.

It was my first tour final ever that haven't been a graduation concert, and I loved it.
Only thing I didn't like was that during some of the songs, Mai had it difficult with her voice, it was really bad, especially during Iron Hearts, you could all hear it, and you could tell that she needs to get help regarding her voice now.

But over all, I give this concert, 10 out of 10, it was more than I expected, and I recommend you to see them at least once before they decide to go on hiatus.
It will be worth it, I promise you that.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Poll Closed! Results are In!

Last week's poll, "Who is your Favorite Group in Hello!Project?", has been officially closed!
The winner is....

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

[SINGLE REVIEW] C-ute - Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!

Hi everyone.
We had Calli doing a review for ANGERME latest single.
Now its time for C-ute latest single Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!

First off.
C-ute have now been around 10 years, They have lost 3 members over the years, but I feel that this, this is C-ute.
Just the 5 of them, and they will go far.
This is their 28th single, since their major debut in 2007.
For this single they even had a LP released, with a 3rd track on it, Gamusha Life (acoustic version)
And I hope they will stay longer, and have more lovely songs to give us.
With that told.
Here comes the review


1. Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~
When I first heard of the song, I was like: "No this is not my cup of tea", but then the Haro!Suto version came and I loved it.
It still gives me goosebumps just listen to it.
It have this calm, relaxing aura around it, showing hard work and that you should be proud of who you are.
They have the Japan wrestling team doing cameos in the song, as part of being the hymn song for the squad.
I never thought that a beautiful song like this could have such deep meaning in the song.
During the musicvideo we are allowed a insight of the wrestling teams training.
For me, this song means strength and power to stay strong.



2. Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!
This is the upbeat track of the single, and the cheer song for the wrestling team.
This I actually loved first time I heard it, no suprise since I love upbeat songs.
But even this song surprised me, when I saw the musicvideo.
The insight of the wrestling team is shown even here, but on this its more focus on the female wrestling team while in Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ they have the male wrestling team as well.
Even this song have a "Don't give up on yourself" feeling, which for me is wonderful, because sometimes, you need to have that feeling surrounding you.
I love the "fire" in C-utes colors.
Only thing I don't like with the musicvideo is the danceshot arena, I men, I feel they could picked a better place, especially since where they dance have nothing to do with the wrestling team at all.



Overall, its a great single, and I feel that the girls get stronger each single that they release.
The single have one slow and one upbeat song, so I feel that everyone can find their song of the single.
My favorite is ofcourse Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight!
Which one are yours, and why is that song your favorite??
Let me know in the comments below, and I see you next time.

~Risa

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What Morning Musume'15 Members Imagine for Their Selves 10 Years from Now?

 This week's J-Melo episode is the 3rd part of their 10th Anniversary Special Live Show which featured Morning Musume'15.

In this episode, J-Melo asked the Morning Musume'15 members if what they can imagine in their future 10 years from now. The members gave different answers about what they expected in their future and being happy is really their top priority as they aim the future.

Watch the video and find out their answers!
video


What do you think would Hello!Project be in the next 10 years?
Share your thoughts in the comment box!


If you want to watch the whole episode: WATCH HERE

Hello! Project Fan Vote 2015 Begins!



Hello! Project Fan Vote is once again open for it's 3rd year of annual rankings!
This is open to all Hello! Project fans around the world!

Monday, November 16, 2015

"One and Only" Morning Musume 15 in English

Last month, we were given a live preview of something Hello! Project has never done before. Morning Musume '15 was asked to sing an opening song for J-Melo (a show dedicated to bringing Japanese music to the world). The big surprise was that the song is entirely in English! 


    I was immediately excited. Finally, there was a J-pop song I could share with my friends! 
    What do all of you think about the song "One and Only"?
    The lyrics are great! Tsunku himself has said many times that his English is bad, but even so, he wrote the entire song. The man continues to impress me everyday.
    We don't know what the actual MV is going to be like yet, but the live video shows the girls wearing red plaid and dancing in front of a J-Melo sign.
     I loved the outfits: the cut, the color, the fabric, everything about them. The girls shine with personality.
I have a few problems with it, though. So many amazing songs have been released recently that I'm afraid this one didn't stand out as much. The dancing is a little less impressive than what we have grown used to. The music itself feels a bit recycled. Overall, I would give this song a 4 out of 5, but it frustrates me that I don't love it more. I guess I have just been so spoiled with all the other mind-blowing songs released recently from our beloved Morning Musume' 15.

Here is a video of Morning Musume'15 performing "One and Only" in J-melo!

Originally Uploaded by: Hello!Station
Credits for uploading it in Dailymotion: Xit1111

    So starting now, tell me:
   What is your opinion about the song?
    Am I wrong for not loving it more?
    What are your favorite and least favorite aspects of the song? 
Let me know in the comments below.
^_Rook_^

Morning Musume 60th single

We all know that Morning Musume'15 60th single will be Sayashi Riho's last single with Morning Musume.
During 15th of November release event of Oh My Wish it got announced that besides One and Only there will be 2 more A-sides, turning this into a triple A-side single once again.
And the other 2 songs are titled: Endless Sky and Tsumetai kaze to kataomoi,

I have a feeling that Endless Sky will be Sayashi Riho's solo song, it feels like a song that would fit into that.
What do you guys think?
Endless Sky or Tsumetai kaze to kataomoi?

~Risa

Source: http://ameblo.jp/morningmusume-9ki/entry-12096004410.html

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Another new writer here.

Good morning everyone!
 I'm Rook one of the new writers, it's a pleasure to have this chance to communicate with you all.
I'll keep this short as you will learn plenty about me through posts I will make.
I'm male and born Sept. 29th 1981 which I guess makes me the old man of the group.
Slowly over the past few years hello pro have become one of the driving forces in my life and I fully believe they saved my life.
Up front co. Has contacted me about the you tube red situation and they confirmed that they have staff working on the contract issues, until then I'm afraid I will not have very much to post on but I'll do my best. よろしくお願いします/yoroshiku onegaimasu!

New writer - Risa

Hi everyone!
My name is Risa, and I am one of the new writes for Chuu! Sugoi! Idol!

This is me, I rarely take photos of myself, so this is from march 2015

I live in a small town called Kungsör in Sweden, and I found out about Hello!Project in mid 2007 by randomly going through videos on youtube, starting from Dir en grey - Kodou, and by that I found Robokiss by W (double u).
So been a fan since then, so now its about 8 years active fan.

My ultimate idol from Hello!Project is former Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa.
And of the current acts, my top 3 members is Tamura Meimi (ANGERME), Ikuta Erina (Morning Musume'15) and Okai Chisato (C-ute), my #1 group is ANGERME.

I wold like to thank C!S!I! for the chance of be a part of this, and please take good care of me :)

[SINGLE REVIEW] ANGERME - Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi

Hello, everyone! Calli here!

For my official first post, I've decided to review Hello! Project's most recent single. I'll post reviews of new singles/albums here, and reviews of old content on my personal blog.

This single is Fukuda Kanon's last with the group, and I must say, she went out with a bang.

The musical quality of Hello! Project in 2015 has been outstanding, and this single is no exception at all.

1. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai



Although this song starts out a little rough with the iMovie sound effects, it officially begins with the heavy metal guitar arrangement. This arrangement was composed and recorded by LovendoR's Uozumi Yuki, and she did a fantastic job. The girls' solos bounce really well off each other, and each girl looks and sounds flawless. I love the contrast of the calmer verse compared to the booming chorus. The "Doushite doushite" parts actually remind me a bit of the head-bobbing parts in "Atarashii Watashi ni Nare!" Also, it is finally Kananan's time to shine. I read in her interview with Tokyo Girls' Update that she is so pleased to finally be getting lead vocal lines, and it shows. She really has been shining as of late. She got the bridge solo in this song! Overall, Desugita is a hard-rock song that's sure to impress any idol fan with its daring composure and its haunting concept.

2. Dondengaeshi


While "Desugita Kui wa Utarenai" was more of a heavy-metal composition, "Dondengaeshi" is a power-rock composition. The song jumps right into the chorus, and right from the get-go, you know you're gonna get something epic. Takechan and Meimi open up the song wonderfully, being some of the best vocalists in ANGERME. Kana and Rina's voices blend so beautifully in their duet line, I tear up and get the shivers. Again, Kana's talent is really blooming. Her vibrato is very beautiful. The chorus of this amazing piece of art makes you want to cry of joy. The drums' boom-boom-boom beat hits just the right tone of the song. Honestly, this is the song I'll listen to when I'm feeling depressed, because it has the most amazing effect on my temperament. All the girls' vocals sound great and polished, which is expected from such a vocally strong group. ANGERME are truly shaping up to be one of the best H!P groups of all time.

3. Watashi (Fukuda Kanon solo)



In light of Maro's upcoming graduation and long tenure in Hello! Project, of course she got a solo song. What's unique about this one is that she wrote the lyrics to it herself. I'm sorry to say, though, if you were digging ANGERME's metal sound from the previous two songs, you definitely won't find it in this track. This song is pretty standard kawaii electro-bubble-pop. However, it works really well for Maro. It seems she had a lot of say in the sound of this song. It's not particularly my favorite, but if it makes her happy, then I'm happy. The chorus is very nice. Her vocals don't sound outstanding, though, and I feel this song does not show her true vocal potential. I do think it's a very catchy and cute pop song, though, so I'll definitely forgive it.

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Overall, ANGERME's 3rd single is simply outstanding and I would recommend it to any music fan. I think it contains a song for everyone, which is what a Triple A-side should be like. I've fallen in love with everything ANGERME has done since their change, and I look forward to what they will do in the future.

I'll see you guys again soon!

Calli, out!



Hello, everyone! Calli's in the house! ^_~

Minna-san, konnichiwa! I'm Calli, and I'm a new writer here for Chuu! Sugoi! Idol!

Here is a photo of me~


Selfie game weak, sorry for burning your eyes!

I live in Florida in the USA and my life is music, specifically Hello! Project, of course! I've known about Hello! Project since 2007 through Mini Moni but I got into it in 2013, upon ºC-ute's "Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Ai tte Motto Zanshin" release. Okai Chisato caught my eyes immediately with her swept short hair and deep growly voice.
From then on, I joined Hello! Project dubbing groups and learned about the other groups as well. My H!P fanniversary is February 2nd, 2014! I'm a newer fan, yes, but it does not distract from my ultimate passion for H!P.

My kami-oshi is Fujii Rio of Kobushi Factory, and my kami-oshi group is Kobushi Factory! I've been following them ever since they were announced!They're so, so talented for a newer group and their rock style is perfect for me. RioRio is the most beautiful idol I've seen in my life. The day I'll get to meet them will be the happiest day of my life.

I have an alternate idol persona, which I use in dubbing! Her name is Kawamoto Chiyo! My YouTube is ScratchThat2009, and I cover H!P songs on it, along with hosted groupdubs! Be warned though, some videos may be blocked in the USA because of YouTube Red >_<

My personal blog is calliloveshelloproject.blogspot.com, if you would like to check it out!

I would like to thank C!S!I for giving me the chance to write for the blog. It combines two passions of mine, H!P and creative writing, into one! I look forward to my future with this blog :)


Thursday, November 5, 2015

Sayashi Riho Graduation Tribute Plan

October 29, 2015, Morning Musume'15 9th generation member Sayashi Riho announced her graduation from Morning Musume this coming December 31, 2015 during the H!P countdown party 2015 live concert. Fortunately, she will remain as a Hello!Project member as she studies abroad to improve her dancing skills and study English as well.

With this sudden news, we, the Chuu!Sugoi!Idol and Hello!Project Fanpage team are now planning for a graduation tribute for Riho. This tribute will mainly about our undying support to Riho's decision to follow her dreams.

This time, we'll be having a sing and dance tribute where groups of fans from all over the world will dance one of Riho's favorite song "Maji desu ka Ska!" which is also her debut single along with the other 9th gen members in Morning Musume. Fans who chose not to sing and/or dance can still join by sending a photo of them with a short dedication for Riho.

We will send send this video to J-Melo.

You can choose on where to join: Song Cover, Dance Cover & Photo Dedication


HOW TO JOIN?
 

SONG COVER
 For those who are interested in doing the song cover, send us a sample of you covering a japanese song. Send it to our facebook page "Hello!Project Fanpage". We will only choose 2-3 singers for the song.
Once chosen, send us your cover (preferably an a capella version) of "Maji Desuka Ska!" and a close up video of you singing.

DANCE COVER
For those who are interested in doing the dance cover, send your video to our facebook page "Hello!Project Fanpage". If you already did a "Maji Desuka Ska" dance cover, you can now send it to us! You can do it by group or solo.

PHOTO DEDICATION
1. Wear something RED and take a photo of yourself doing the "Ganbare!" pose. (You can see a photo of Riho above where she's doing the pose) You can do it in solo, or by group.
2. You can also have some dedication message (Limit it to 10 words) and make it as readable as possible.
3. Send it to emceepurplemee@gmail.com with the subject of "SAYASHI RIHO GRADUATION TRIBUTE" with your name and country.
You can also send it on our facebook page "Hello!Project Fanpage".

You can do as many as you want!
Deadline for your entries would be on: December 12, 2015 11:59 PM JST

For more inquiries, don't hesitate to message us in our Facebook page "Hello!Project Fanpage"

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Fukuda Kanon's "CINDERELLA REVOLUTION" Tribute Plan

As all of you know, Fukuda Kanon will be graduating from ANGERME and H!P on November 29th.
Therefore, we admins of the Hello! Project fan page, have came up with an idea for this tribute.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Miyamoto Karin in Momusu'15? uhhh..

It's been a trend of issue here in the H!P netizens world about having Karin from Juice=Juice as a sub for Suzuki Kanon for MM'15 new MVs due to an injury.

At first, I didn't mind because, yeah, Ishida Ayumi did the substitution for Karin during their Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo MV but only for the dance shot, which doesn't really affect the screentime of Karin herself. Now that a teaser of both MVs were aired during the Hello!Station episode last week, different reactions from fans blasted in the internet, that it was unfair blah blah blah and the worst thing is, not a single shadow of Kanon was shown.

It did gave me a bitter reaction too. First, this single is the DEBUT SINGLE of the 12th generation, second, Karin is not a Momusu member. So why did they gave her a close up? I wouldn't react this much, but, seriously? Two MVs with Kanon missing and Karin on it? Are they trying to transfer Karin to MM from J=J? Because they seem to actually giving a hint about it. (-____________-)

It would be fine for me if Kanon is not in the MVs, as long as Karin didn't have close ups. I would rather accept the MVs lacking a member's closeup than seeing a non-member with closeups. LoLz Like seriously? Having Karin in 2 MVs are more than enough, why did the management gave her the closeups? Can they just give Karin's screentime to the 12th gen? because actually, they're the real highlights in this single. IT'S THEIR DEBUT SINGLE!!

BTW, Yuugare wa Ameagari MV is so beautiful that made Morning Musume look like angels singing and dancing. But Karin or THE MANAGEMENT (no offense!) ruined it because of giving her a closeup and they even gave her a closeup together with the 12th gen members at the first part of the MV (that look like giving an introductory part of the new members), and did I see a Harunan closeup? Yep but just for 2 times only, and how many Karin closeups? like more than 10 times.

I'm not doing any violent reactions here, but I'm sharing this because as far as we experience things in the H!P world, this might be the worst situation of H!P inequality. If I'm the CEO of the Up-Front Agency, I might already fired the one who edited this MV hahaha
The last time I felt this type of disappointment was during the period of C-ute's Shock (atleast there's members' screentime equality)

I'm not a big fan of Kanon, and I am not a hater of Karin, I both adore them EQUALLY. I don't really blame Karin for this fiasco, it's the management! or the one who directed it. How bad is Kanon's injury that they decided to give Karin a closeup? Kanon even bothered to announce that Karin will take her place as a sub for the MVs. Oh! I bet Karin got more screentime than Kanon's in every MM PVs.

I hope this would be the first and last H!P inequality fiasco because it really caused the fans to feel disappointed especially since it's the first exposure of the new MM'15 and it might even affect the sales later on. Anyways, cheer up everyone! Let's just hope that it'll not happen again (^_^)

To those who haven't watch the full PV, click the following links:
Yuugare wa Ameagari
Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Special Post: Love for Berryz Koubou

Today, March 3, 2015, Berryz Koubou will have their last concert before their hiatus. So I decided to make a special post about them today.
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June 30, 2002, 15 girls were selected after the audition of Hello!Project kids. The 8 of them became the members of a new group called the Berryz Koubou (Berryz Workshop) which was announced at an event last January 14, 2004. They were Shimizu Saki, Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, Sudo Maasa, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Kumai Yurina, Sugaya Risako and Ishimura Maiha. They debuted onMarch 3, and started releasing singles, and have their own concert/live.

September 11, 2005, it was announced that Ishimura Maiha will graduate from both Berryz Koubou and Hello!Project to focus on her studies. She had her graduation on the last stage of their fall tour on October 2.

Time passed by, Berryz Koubou released 18 albums in all (8 normal albums, 3 best albums and 2 mini-albums). They also released 36 singles and 7 collaboration singles with Hello!Project All Stars, BeriKyuu, MoBeKiMaSu, BeKiMaSu, and with all Up-Front singers.

August 2, 2014, Captain announced during an H!P concert that Berryz Koubou will be on indefinite hiatus after their Spring 2015 to achieve their own personal goals. They will have their own final concert at Nippon Budokan on their 11th anniversary, which is today, March 3.
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THIS TIME I WILL MENTION WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BERRYZ KOUBOU! (^____^)
Well, honestly, Berryz Koubou is my least favorite in Hello!Project, but it doesn't mean that I don't love them at all. There are some points about them that I really love, mostly is about their songs. I only knew some of their songs, and those are the following:

MY TOP 5 SONGS IN BK!
(a.k.a. TOP 5 MUSIC VIDEOS OF BK)
5.  Ai no Dangan
Well, this song sounds pretty powerful for me. Also their MV. Actually, I get attached to a song if the MV is well-made and also, if it complements to the video. LoLz. But of course, the song, the outfit and the video perfectly matched. Especially the time when they rode a big bike. It was a nice touch to their outfit.

4. Koi no Jubaku
I don't know, but I really love the songs that gives a strong feeling to the listeners. This is one of their childhood songs, and for me, it sounds mature for their age at that time, which is kind of special.

3. Heroine ni Narou Ka!?
This is one of their best songs. So on their previous songs and MVs, it might be the first one I really liked throughout the years (after Dakishimete Dakishimete was released). I kept on watching and listening and watching and listening to their song and MV. It totally made me feel crazy about it xD

2. Dakishimete Dakishimete
Another song that gave me a powerful feeling. One of their best songs at all times. I really got excited when this song was included in the list for the tribute we facilitated. I remember I started getting interested on Berryz Koubou since they released this single. Well, we all might noticed that there are cheap music videos made for some songs, not only in BK, but to the whole H!P. Which will be a major turn off to like a song. So I'm really glad that BK had this cool song with matched cool outfits and video.

1. Special Generation
Well, well. Who would never love this song? It's a really special song of Berryz Koubou. The energy mesmerizes throughout the whole song. As I watched their MV, it really have the fun feeling, and the Berryz Koubou feeling. The song might be simple, but the song really stood out. One of their childhood songs, and it still shines until now.

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THE TRIBUTE FOR BERRYZ KOUBOU
It really became a tradition here in Chuu!Sugoi!Idol and in the Hello!Project fan page to have a tribute for someone graduating. So since Berryz Koubou will be going on indefinite hiatus soon.

Few months ago, we planned what we are going to do for the Berryz tribute. We opened the table for suggestions and some suggested to have a dance cover of their famous songs. And so, we opened a so-called audition for the ones who will do the dance cover. Fortunately, we finished it on time, and uploaded it online before the final day.

This video shows how fans adore and loved Berryz Koubou with all their heart. They participated to show in the world how amazing BK is. Though, we never wanted anyone to leave, or go on hiatus, but since this is reality, showing our love for the group in a short video would be very meaningful for Berryz Koubou. Well, I hope they will be able to see this video, so everyone! Don't forget to share this video until it reaches Berryz Koubou nee?


To Berryz Koubou,
Throughout the years, you've been inspiring many people, and even if you're going on hiatus, we will never forget how special you are. Thank you for everything and gambatte on reaching your goals in life! We will always be here to support you!