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"