Monday, April 30, 2012

Commemorating the 10 years of HP Kids

I can't believe it!! Gosh they'd been around for 10 years already! When I arrived in the HP world, way back in 2007, I didn't know them as HP kids but as Berryz Kobou and C-ute respectively, and yeah, I thought they were practically rivals at first XD. Midway to my journey in HP's wonderland that I came to realize that they were in the same company, same auditions. They were all kawaii little girls back then but look at them now, they all grew to be beautiful ladies~ Though it's quite nostalgic knowing that 3 of them are no longer part of the group (Megumi, Maiha, Erika). Maybe they could do a little reunion with them too?

Captain announced through her blog that they will be releasing a book, commemorating their 10 years in HP! Honestly, I don't know what to expect in the book, I'm hoping for a scrapbook like theme with their photos as the years go by, their achievements, expectations prior to where they are right now, or sort of things like that but whatever it is, I'm really looking forward with this one. But they haven't announced the released date for it yet.

In my opinion, it would have been better if Tsunku decided to unveil their secret collaboration song during this time instead of before it that would have been more epic, that was truly a work of a genius. It was such a beautiful song and deserves a MUSIC VIDEO!!! Maybe they could add it up as part of the commemoration??

C-ute's Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku 30 versions

C-ute has recently released a rock-ballad song named "Kimi wa jitensha watashi wa densha de kitaku". This single was being released with 7 editions. Each member also have their solo version of the said song.
Before the month of April arrived, Maimi blogged and announced that there will be 30 music videos of their recent single that will be uploaded in the C-ute's official youtube channel starting April 1 until April 30. This single breaks the record of their 3rd major single "Tokaikko Junjou" being the highest selling single with more than 40,000 copies sold..

Here's the main PV of the single. It featured the members dancing in front of a white background, with a dreamy close ups, and Airi with a boy in the storyline. This is the first time for C-ute to have a storyline in their PV which is quite amazing.

Group Versions
Close-up ver. A

Close-up ver.B

Close-up Multi-edit ver.

Group Lip Ver.

Hawaii Close-up Ver.

Sunset Ver.

Dance Shot Ver.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Who wants a Berryz USB stick?

Give way to the newest HP-gimmick! What can I say? I'm happy and I find it really interesting that lately, HP had been having unique ideas on how to promote their groups, hence, the 30 different versions of C-ute's PV and this time, they're offering a USB stick for Berryz Fans which contains a raw footage of their concert!! Well, seems that someone did some brainstorming in HP! I mean, this kind of offer is really unique, strange yet cool!

You can purchase the USB right away after the concert (Berryz Station) on April 29.

If you're interested please visit Hello Project's site

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Ring of Destiny for Gaki, It's just so sweet

Yep, the audience did scream alot~

But their squeals were even louder in this TITANIC pose. Our Jack and our Rose

Lol, he looks cute trying to suppress his smile

Some guy are just so lucky *I see jealous Gaki fans*

For some reason, while watching the show, I find it,. Yuji-kun, you better call Gaki after she graduates, haha, kidding! But they make such a cute couple in my opinion,  you don't have to agree to my opinion but I hope Gaki will find her real destiny someday~

C-ute's New Highest Selling Single!

As for today, C-ute's newest single "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" has the weekly total sales of 40,060 copies, breaking the record of their 3rd major single Tokaikko Junjou which has the total sales of 38,085 [date: 11/28/07] being their highest selling single.
I'm so happy for C-ute, well, I really never thought that they will reach this far! They even charted as the 3rd best selling single in the oricon weekly chart!
Let us keep on supporting our beloved C-ute!
Congratulations to C-ute! 
Stay C-ute[cute]
and we love C-ute!!

Friday, April 20, 2012

#20 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Saki Nakajima Train Lip Ver.]

Nakky's train lip version is here! Her red rossy cheeks makes her more beautiful and lively, and Nakky is sitting in a blue train seat.. Just to let you notice if you didn't.. Anyways, check it out if you still didn't!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

#19 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Mai Hagiwara Drama Ver.]

Maimai's drama version is here! I can't believe this! It's the 19th video now, and it's almost the end of the month.. *saaad*
Look at her cute pretty eyes, this made me smile a lot.. XDDD
Anyways, Maimai's version has different kawaii scenes, such as the 3 different lip versions, and some scenes where she looks at the camera cutely, and with some serious faces too. I love the scene where she laughs, which is pretty amazing. The last part is so cuuuuuuuute! As you can see in the photo shown above, kawaiii!!
Like it? or love it! of course!!! LOVE IT!
Anyways, I can't wait to see Maimi's drama version. I saw some teasers during the latest Hello!Pro Time episode.. I can't waaaaiiiiiit!

#18 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Hawaii Close Up Ver.]

C-ute released their hawaii close up version! YEEEY~
It was pretty beautiful, they had different close up scenes, as you can notice. They have different backgrounds, and I love Maimi and Maimai's close up the most. The greeny grass and trees has a good combination of the shiny sunlight, and Maimai's hair color is a very beautiful combination to the sunlight. Nakky close up seems to lack a little sunlight or maybe too much? Airi's close up was in the middle of my ratings, in a good way.. As for Chisa, when she looks down or something, the sun shines to the camera a little, but I still like it.. :)

I wonder if there will be more exciting version taken in Hawaii that'll be uploaded.. Hmmm.. EXCITED!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Morning Musume, Still A Record Breaking Group! Gaki Leaves with Flying Colors!

Niigaki Risa leaves with flying colors in Morning Musume!!!

Morning Musume's 49th Single, "Renai Hunter" and the last single for Gaki has finally paved way for another achievement for the group. Morning Musume now holds the record for "The Most Consecutive Top 10 Singles", having all 49 singles to rank in Oricon's Top 10 beating Hamasaki ayumi (48), B'z (47) and SMAP/ THE ALFEE (46).

I'm really happy that Gaki will be leaving the group with something to remember as an achievement, including their #1 in Oricon after such a long time. Renai Hunter managed to rank 3rd for the weekly charts selling 41,000 copies on its first week.

Gaki further comments "I’m very happy to be able to leave behind this huge record! This is all thanks to the support of the fans, the staff, and everyone involved. Also, I’m thankful to all the members who have graduated.” She continued, “Morning Musume will continue to do their best to be a group that will be loved by everyone 10, 20 years from now.

This is really something not only for Morning Musume and Hello Project but also to their fans who continues to support them since such achievement would not be possible without all those support! So congratulations to everyone!!!!

May the remaining members in MM continue the legacy that their seniors had left them!

#17 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Saki Nakajima Another Lip Ver.]

Nakky's another lip version is here! and this time, we can see Nakky sitting on one of the huge rocks near the sea, which represents her blue color. Different angles are found in there too.. Nakky looks so adorable in here.

Berryz Kobou and C-ute Remix = Happiest Song in the World!

Yes, most of us knows how crazy Tsunku is with his ever crazy ideas when it comes to HP songs. Some would probably say what a moron and a total troll he is right now and the one person who always gets the blame in whatever crappy things that happens in HP.

But if this is one of his trollings..Then I'll gladly say "Go on with your trolling, Tsunku-san!!!!!" This is just Epic! I love how he remixed Berryz' Because Happiness and C-ute's Shiawase no Tochuu~ The songs totally harmonized and syncronized with each other like it's meant to be one song!! Oh, please make this a SINGLE!!!! It's a great song individually and together. I wanna hear them sing this together during concerts!

I've noticed there's a few gaps between each line from the 2 songs..........

Berryz Kobou - Because Happiness

C-ute - Shiawase no Tochuu

.....put them together and it fits perfectly~

And this is what you get when you pair up "Because Happiness" which is kinda an upbeat song with "Shiawase no Tochuu" which is a slow song.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fujimoto Miki Announces Her Baby's Name

Fujimoto Miki gave birth to her first born last March 27th but during those times, they have not decided/announced the name of their son.

On APril 14th, they announced that their son's name is Toranosuke during a TV program, Bakusho Red Carpet

Right now, baby’s name was announced on Bakusho Red Carpet. Recently, there are many kids with highly sensitive names, but we thought a nostalgic Japanese-style name would be nice. As strong as a tiger, a friendly child who will help other people. My husband thought about it very hard. It’s self-praise but it’s such a good name. Thank you dad.
-Fujimoto Miki blogged

#16 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Chisato Okai Train Lip Ver.]

Chisa's train lip version is out! 
There are different angles in this one too, and we get to see Chisa sitting in a green side chair which represents her member color. 
I'm starting to like her hair right now and I don't know why.. 
Anyways, check out Chisa's train lip version if you still haven't!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

#15 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Airi Suzuki Solo B]

Airi's solo B is here! I just noticed that in solo Bs, their voice sounds so clear to listen, or maybe my speaker is just working well today.. HAHA
Anyways, Airi's voice is really amazing and I can't stop listening.. :) Seems that Chisa's solo B is left to see! Are you excited? :))

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Glad to See Morning Musume back @ No. 1 in Oricon

Although this is only for the Daily Chart (4/13), I'm really happy to see MM being at No. 1, especially that Renai Hunter is really one of their best songs in my opinion plus this will be Gaki's last...Hopefully, they could still maintain that spot until the weekly chart but knowing that Sexy Zone had sold over 100K in their first day, I won't keep my hopes too high. But really, I'm happy with this result! Omedetou Momusu!

Come' on people, let's support Gaki's Last single as a Momusu!

#14 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Mai Hagiwara Train Lip Ver.]

Maimai's train lip version is now out!
I felt happiness after seeing another maimai version. Since she already have 3 solo versions out for now which is amazing.. She's not really smiling in this one, which gave me a hard time to capture a nice photo, but it's still cute. I love how the sun shines on her that makes her face glow for a bit or I think you know what I really mean.. So, what do you think of this one?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

#13 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Sunset Ver.]

A sunset version was uploaded to C-ute channel! This one was broadcasted during Maimai's ustream show earlier.
This version was taken from Hawaii. It's quite unexpected but I like it! The group stand somewhere with the sunshine and trees in their back. It has 3 scenes: Group shot, solo close up, and a scene where a member stepped in somewhere and stand for a while.
 Also, instead of their jacket outfits, they wore a cute white dresses with cute sandals, and stunning hairstyles. Airi's hairstyle stand out and Chisa's hat that suits her hairstyle. As for the dresses, Maimai and Maimi are my favorites, they're just so cute! :)
Everyone shines in this version, they are all so beautiful!
Honestly, I was hoping for C-ute to have an MV taken from a Hawaii beach where they wear cute bikinis and sing a song just like what Morning Musume and Berryz Koubou did when they had a tour in Hawaii. Well, maybe they made one and was not yet out. But I still love this one, it was really surprising.
Anyways, what do you guys think of this version? Like it? or love it?

#12 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Maimi Yajima Train Lip Ver.]

Maimi's train lip version is out and I surely love this one!
Her version is kind of different from the other members since it has several angles shown. The camera was not only in one place, and it is something I can say as amazing.
Maimi's beautiful face was reflected by the sunshine beautifully which makes the version beautiful.
It's just so beautiful!!
What do you think of Maimi's version?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

S/mileage Dot Bikini PV

S/mileage upcoming single titled "Dot Bikini" has revealed its PV today!
My first impression is something like a little summery feeling, though a little disappointed since I would love to see S/mileage having a single PV in an outside setting. Such as near a pool, or in a beach. Since they're wearing cute bikinis. Also since there's a sea wave sounds in the beginning.
The dance shot has something similar with Please Miniskirt Postwoman single, it's the pointing the skirt thingy. The scenes are just similar such as a group lip scene, dance scene, close ups, having Dawa as an opening act or something and more.
Though I'm still happy in the result of the final production of the PV since it suits the theme well. Dot bikinis, and has a typical summer feeling.

Anyway, what do you think of their PV?

Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen! [SUMMARY]

Suugaku Joshi Gakuen has finished their 12-episode journey, and we had learned a lot!
A lot of fans, especially H!P fans are looking forward to see this thrilling series.
In this drama, almost all H!P idols are featured in each amazing episode. I'm somewhat surprised when a lot of people said that episode 12 is their last episode. Anyways, everything in this drama series are all satisfying. Especially, since we can get a chance to see and witness the talent of acting of our favorites..

#11 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Chisato Okai Drama Ver.]

Chisa's drama version is now here!
There are various of scenes shown in this version such as the close up, train lip version, a lip version while walking near a wired fence and more. Her train lip version has another angle, and it is more closer than Airi and Saki's. She also have a lot of walking scenes in different places or we can say areas and some shots where she give us a sweet smile.
So, what do you think of her drama version? Like it? love it? or what?
Anyways, check the video out if you still haven't.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

°C-ute's dancing performance of "Sakura Chirari"!!!

°C-ute's Official YouTube Channel uploaded awesome video!!!
Which is °C-ute members dance to their major debut single, "Sakura Chirari" in front of/under the sakura trees!!!

Here's the video:

I think it's Chissa's idea but it might be one of Tsunku's genius business plans to make °C-ute's first major debut single, "Sakura Chirari" as main theme song for Hanami season in Japan!!!
Anyway this video bring back a lot of memorises~~~
I am pretty sure if you've been °C-ute's fan since Hello! Project Kids, you know what this single means to °C-ute & us, fans!

#10 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Mai Hagiwara Another Lip Ver.]

Another lip version of Maimai has been uploaded today!
Outdoors settings are always great, and I'm so happy seeing this kind versions.
In this version, we get to see Maimai sitting somewhere with a bed yellow flowers as her background.
Maimai is so greeeaaat!!
Anyways, check this version out! :)

#9 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Saki Nakajima Solo B]

A solo B close up of Nakky is now here!
Her voice is really amazing. Just like what fans keep saying "She deserve more solo lines!".
Check it out!

Monday, April 9, 2012

#8 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Group Lip Ver.]

Back to the normal version, the group version. When I first watched it, the members looks awkward, especially Nakky....? or Chisa who seems to be lost on the lyrics?
Anyways, everyone looks so pretty here, with that cute background which gives a wonderful atmosphere and feeling of the song.
I feel like Nakky looks troubled while the other members are singing.. While Maimai looks relax. xD
Anyways, what do you think of this version? :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

#7 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Airi Suzuki Drama Ver.]

Another solo drama version was uploaded and it is Airi's!
It's just similar to the original C-ute PV, except, it's an Airi version.
Only Airi-version had a guy in it.. Well, that makes their own version looks unique and different from one another. Since, just like Nakky's, it's too different from Airi's except for the train lip version. I think I will stop talking right here and let you guys observe the version yourself, since it's more fun to do that way.. :)
Which drama version are you excited seeing?

Tribute Plan for Niigaki Risa's Graduation!

Gaki's graduation day is coming near, and we still didn't have any plans for her graduation gift.
So, many fans suggested to make a video having fans doing the mayuge beam which is said to be the signature pose of Gaki.
Some also suggested to paint her name in kanji on our right check and take a photo of it [新垣 里沙].
So, we can do both things and can also make a message if you want. Just don't make it too long.
We will compile it in a video and have a background music named "How do you like Japan? ~Nihon na donna Kanji Dekka~" since this song fires up/energize Gaki-san.
We can still have any more suggestions if you guys have some.. Maybe it's something good :)

Uploaded by PichicciLOVE
Here's a sample of Gaki's mayuge beam! Honestly, it's my first time seeing this one, and it's really cute.. Mayuuugeee BEEAAAAM! XDDD

Anyways! Send your entries in with the subject "Gaki Tribute" and nothing more else.. Since we always encounter the problem of having some messages going to the spam folder, it gave us a hard time to find all of the things you sent, also, to make sure that all of the photos will be included in the video. :)
Deadline will be on May 15.. Don't forget to send yours!

P.S I'll be making a page about this one so that you can find this one easily.. :)

#6 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" Mai Hagiwara Solo B]

My long awaited solo version is here! Maimai really improved her vocals and I love it!
I was a little (just a little!) disappointed since I expected that her first version to be uploaded in the channel will be something incredible or something different. Anyways, I still love this one, Maimai is so kawaii!!
I can't wait for her drama version!
So, what do you think of Maimai's version?

#5 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Chisato Okai Another Lip Ver.]

April 5th's version is Chisa's another lip version which is an outdoor setting,along with her own solo version of the song. 
Seems that the different version were taken in different days after the original PV's taping since Chisa's hair here is already short. Her hair reminds me of her younger days. Kawaiiii!! Chisa's voice is surely strong, nee?
So, what do you think of this version? 

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Gaki Stars in 2 Stage Play After Graduation!

It's good to hear that after graduation, Gaki's starting her career as an actress. With that she managed to secure 2 lead roles on 2 stage plays! The title of the stage plays that she will star on are Minori and Tumbling Vol. 3.

I'm happy that Gaki will be active after her graduation just like Ai-chan. I'm looking forward to see her in more acting roles, not only in stage plays but also in drama series and of course, Box-Office MOVIES!!! XD

Best of Luck to Gaki as an actress in the near future!!!!

#4 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Suzuki Airi Solo Train Lip Ver.]

Day 4 is here, and it's Airi's turn! Seems that they are uploading different versions every day which excites fans in looking forward for another. Today's version is a train lip version that features Airi with her beautiful voice. As we've noticed to Nakky's, she's wearing a blue-colored headphones, and now Airi is wearing a pink-colored one. That gives us the thought that each member will be wearing their member colored headphones or whatsoever.
Also, Airi is wearing the outfit she used in the original PV storyline, and not the jacket outfit or we can say "the one they used in the close up and covers". Anyways, what do you guys think of this version? Sugoi nee?
I can't wait for the next version! Tomorrow will be Chisa's turn, what do you expect for tomorrow's version?

P.S. I'm not going to post for 2-3 days because I'll be having a family trip, yoroshiku ne! Have a good day!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

#3 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Saki Nakajima Solo Drama]

C-ute uploaded their 3rd video! and it features our dear sub-leader Nakajima Saki! It's also a solo version of the song, but instead of a close up, they uploaded the one that is the drama/image version that everyone's looking forward to see.
I'm so happy with the version since it's an outdoor setting, which I really wish for their PVs and such..
Nakky's voice is so sweet and I can say that it's powerful. I think all the disappointments of the original PV have now faded away with Tsunku's new ideas, nee?
So, what do you think of Nakky's version?

Monday, April 2, 2012

#2 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Maimi Yajima Solo B]

C-ute Channel uploaded their 2nd version today, and it is a Maimi solo!
I firstly thought that it's only a simple close up version, but I was surprised when Maimi started singing and realized that each member will have a solo version of this song which is great.
The close up has a little dreamy effect which gives us a feeling of the song. I'm so glad that each member will have this kind of solo version, especially for Nakky and Mai who have no solo lines.
So, what do you think of Maimi's solo? Which version are you looking forward to see and listen? :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Suzuki Airi to Graduate this Fall? NO!!!!

Airi Suzuki recently blogged that she will graduate this coming fall during the last day of the C-ute's concert, and she stated "I've been told by manager that many fans keep complaining that I'm stealing all lines of C-ute members and I should leave for my own good". This news is totally heartbreaking, especially to the Airi wotas who are keep supporting her from the bottom of their hearts..
There are still no more details if where and when the graduation concert to take place.

#1 Version "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" [Close-up B]

Maimi recently announced on C-ute's blog that they will upload a version of "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku" each day starting April 1 to 10.
Everyone got excited in this announcement, especially me, since we will see 30 version of this song which is pretty incredible.
So, April 1st video is... tadaaa~!
Close-up B of the MV. I don't think this close up was shown in the original video. This close-up has the members wearing their red and black outfit, and there are no effects. It's just a normal close up, not like the close up A that has a glowing effect which amazed everyone.
So, I'll post some entries from today until the 30th about the newly uploads of C-ute in their official channel! So, minna-san, please look forward to it!