(Thanks to H!O for the bigger cover!~)

As I mentioned a few weeks earlier, HANGRY & ANGRY will be releasing a new album entitled Sadistic Dance. It will release on November 18th, 2009. Below is the official tracklisting and a promotional video of the track ‘Top Secret’.

1. Mr. Monkey
2. Top Secret
3. Sadistic Dance
4. Lady Madonna
6. Angelia (2009 version)
7. Shake me
8. Kill Me Kiss Me (2009 version)
9. GIZA GIZA (2009 version)
10. The Peace! (h&A Death track)

Top Secret PV

I love this PV. The budget had to be pretty darn good. The scenes and sets are so cool and H&A-esque. Their make-up and hair look phenomonal. I really hate Rika, she sounds so terrible. Oh well, still doesn’t matter. They both look totally great, the song is killer, and the PV is awesome. I bet you’ll catch yourself humming this tune. What more could you want?

Sorry that Top! Series wasn’t out today. I forgot it was football Monday and it’s pretty late. I’ll hopefully post it tomorrow but I’m still sort of busy. Argh! I’ll try my best! With <3, ~Kio

“There’s never a right time to say goodbye.”

-Quote from Chris Brown’s song Say Goodbye

October 25th is coming to an end while October 26th in Japan is just beginning. So that means last night in Japan was October 25th. Does anyone know what that means? Yes. Erika Umeda officially graduated from C-ute and Hello! Project. I’m not as upset as I was before–probably because she’s going to be doing something productive. I have alot of support for this girl, and I hope she becomes something special. I plan to make some special graphics for her departure, but I’m not too sure since I’m pretty busy online anyway–but I’ll try my best.

Bye everyone. This week’s Top! Series will be up tomorrow. ~Kio.

[PBSpam! Part II] Flowers can be a girl’s best friend, too.

As I said before, I will only be doing PBSpam! every other Saturday–just so I don’t have to do so much each weekend. Today we will be going through a tall girl’s 2nd PB. Can you guess? Maybe, probably because you cheated.

Title: Flowerage
Girl: Yurina Kumai
PB #: 2nd Photobook
Release Date: July 27, 2009

Yurina Kumai, a sk8er chick? Hmmm.

Aahh! Just don’t fall and break something!

Wahhh! That bathing suit is so freakin’ cute!

Whoa whoa whoa. Not even in the second PB, Yurina!

Is it just me or does it look like her feet aren’t touching the ground? O.o

That’s one grassy looking beach… =\

This is just so adorable. I want those earrings.

That’s one tasty lookin’ ice cream bar! Just watch out for brain freeze!

*sigh* Let’s just let her think she can fly…

Ugh! She is so pretty!!

The eyeliner really brings out her eyes.

Wtf is that?…

That’s one rusty-looking building…

So cute! That thing in her hair is really sweet-looking too.

“Mmm! I smell geeewwwwd!!”

This is probably THE cutest picture of her.

She really has an awesome body.

From beach to bedroom to rocks to field! What’s next?? Oh, and guess whose butt just grew 3 times bigger within 4 page flips!?

Wow. Fail.

Oh my goodness, now she’s an abused wife making breakfast for her ten kids.

“Back, Bruce! Back, I say!!”

She’s laughing because she just stomped the dog to death!

Killing a dog and throwing it in a river is a lot of work you know! Workout man!

White people in the background!

I don’t know why but, Kaiome laughed hysterically when I showed her this pitcure. I just laughed along…nervously…O.o

“OH YEAH! I rock because I just went down a ten foot slide! WOOT WOOTZ!!”

XD At first, me and Kaiome thought she was holding up her middle finger.

Me and Kai both agreed this was probably one of the prettiest pictures of her.

See, she’s even beautiful without make-up!

Lovely photo. Awesome way to end a photobook.

Overall, I really loved this photobook. There was just absolutely nothing I didn’t like–except that one photo O.o . Yurina is just a beautiful and stunning girl and she deserves any attention she gets. I totally support her on whatever she does. Keep the photobooks rollin’!

Hoped you liked my PB rant! It was a little longer than last time’s. I won’t do another one until 2 weeks from today. Oh, and BTW, Kaiome is my best friend irl; on the internet(when she’s doing Japanese stuff), she uses the name Kaiome. Well, till tomorrow ~Kio.

…Only, tomorrow won’t be the greatest day; Erika…

Quick Update [EDIT: Photobook Name]

Sorry about not updating for a little while. I was grounded @_@ . Well anyway, I’ll post the new PBSpam! on Saturday and the Top! Series will be on Sunday. I’ll explain at the end of the post.

Risako Sugaya – Risou

Risako will be releasing a fourth photobook on November 27th. The title is Risou. Risou means “ideal” however, the Kanji in the book title uses Risako’s character ‘Ri’ from her name–clever, no? Hm, now Risako is tied up Momoko, eh?

Buono! – Bravo ☆ Bravo

Above is a preview from Buono!’s newest song, Bravo ☆ Bravo. The release date has not be released yet but it is safe to say it will be sometime in November.

Erina Mano – New Album? Dx

Looks like Erina Mano will be releasing a new album on December 16th. I’m not excited about it, of course. I’ve made it pretty clear that I don’t like her. I just collect her songs so it could raise my mp3 collection =] . No information on a title or tracklist.

Okay, that’s all I have for this week. Nothing else really new. As for PBSpam!, I’ve decided that I will do it every other Saturday. So if I do it this week, I won’t do it next week but the week after. I’m sure that makes sense. Top! Series will still always be every Sunday. And that’s about it. Till the next post! ~Kio.

…Has anyone noticed it’s getting very close to Erika’s graduation date?…

Four New PVs!

So this past week has obviously been PV release week for H!P. We have one from Morning Musume, one from S/mileage and two from Berryz! Now, let’s take a look-see here and review what we have!

Kimagure Princess – Morning Musume

I don’t understand what so many people liked in the song. The theme just makes no sense. They sound like they were recording in like…a room full of helium. What the hell? As for the PV, it’s just as terrible as the song. The set looks plastic, it’s so ridiculous. Their outfits are as ridiculous as the set. IT MAKES NO SENSE. Wtf is with the cowboy hats and weird pants and junk?? And the damn chorus! Omg! STFU! “SEKUSHII PURINCESU” OMFG! Really. Just. Shut. Up. That ‘sekushii’ word is so overused and I bet it makes just no sense in the lyrics. They just completely screwed up their Nanchatte Renai success.

Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima sugu Koe ga Kikitai – S/mileage

After the trainwreck I just saw with Morning Musume, I hoped S/mileage would do me some good. And they did! First off, the sets are adorable! One reminds me of Christmas and the other one is like a commercial set. And the song even has a sprinkle of Christmas in it too. Is it me, or do they remind you of Tanpopo? When Kago was mixed in there. The dance is still mediocre, but again they’re still eggs. What I really love about the second set is their outfits! Omg the pink and black are so great! I want that outfit! Halloween!! Anyway, I love those huge ass phones too! It really makes sense with the ‘i-want-to-hear-your-voice-right-now’ theme. S/mileage really came through with their second single! Yes!

Ryuusei Boy – Berryz Koubou

Looks like I was right about the outfits. The song is upbeat and fun–it’s good for a theme song. The PV is actually just dancing when you pay attention. I think the thing that makes it a little less noticeable is that the camera moves around alot. There wasn’t alot of switching around shots. You rarely ever saw Chinami, Saki, and Maasa. Yurina was shown once or twice. It was pretty much all Risako and Miyabi. But that’s okay because both of them sound really good on this track. The effects are cool too. I understand there only being dance and close-up shots, they had to shoot two videos at once.

Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama – Berryz Koubou

The second PV of Berryz Koubou’s second double A-side. This one is upbeat and fun as well. It has more of that total J-pop feel, haha. The setting is kinda strange. The costumes remind me alot of the Sexy Otonajan ones back in 2005. The outfits should’ve been a little more mellower in comparison to the set. On the other hand, I like the shots in this one. Saki, Maasa, and Yurina look exeptionally great. I love Risako’s hair too. The ‘future Danna-sama’ scanner was cute. I like this Berryz single!

End! Hope you enjoyed that little collection. On a different note, if PBSpam! is not up today, I’ll put it up tomorrow along with my Top! Series. That should be it for now! Till next time, ~Kio.

Top! Series – Favorite C-uties [Part V]

Hello everyone! My Top! Series is back! Today I will be going through my favorite C-ute Members of all time. There will only be four since there was only ever eight members in the group. Here we go!!

04. Chisato Okai
I love Chisato because I think she is so adorable and is a great singer. She’s too underrated and deserves more attention than she gets. Her smile was the first thing that really drew me to her was her smile. It’s just so cute! I don’t know how anyone could resist it!

03. Saki Nakajima
I always thought Saki had a little spark to her. She’s also as underrated as Chisato. She’s such a pretty girl and should get some spotlight even if she isn’t the best singer. Neither are half the girls in C-ute, but they surely get a lot of it. Saki has been in a few subgroups but really doesn’t get anything!

02. Kanna Arihara
Kanna, Kanna, Kanna…What happened? I really wish Kanna didn’t leave. It was a while ago, but I’m still shocked. Like, she’s gone. When I first saw the Massara Blue Jeans PV(which was also my first C-ute song), I was like “What the hell is that??” when Kanna popped up with ‘Massara Buruu Jiinzu!!’. And as I got more and more into Hello! Project, she just grew on me. I’m sad she had to leave, she was so talented, but I’m sure she’ll be happy.

01. Erika Umeda
Eriiiikaaaa!!! Why do you have to go!??!?! Being the oldest and wisest, you have to stay!! Nooo!! October 25th is just too close now! I always loved Ume-chan. She was so talented and brilliant. She was so beautiful and cool. She had some an awesome presence. You’d feel cool if you were just in the same room as her! She had that flare and sweetness. 2 kewl 4 skewl!! You know? Now she’s leaving. All these members are leaving C-ute because they never got their shot. Even Berryz’ members get lines and big moments to shine. C-ute just dropping members like the Japanese bombs on Pearl Harbor! Erika will always be remembered.

Hope you enjoyed my little rant. Day off for Columbus day today so I had time. Um, yeah I don’t think there’s anything else for me to mention, lol. Kay then! Till next time! ~Kio.

[PBSpam! Part I] Is there a reason Kago likes to be half-naked?

Yay!! Here is the new weekly series I was talking about! This will be called PBSpam! and in this I’ll be spaming and ranting about recent photobooks released by…well, really anyone. Here is the first one!

Title: Kinyoubi
Girl: Ai Kago
PB #: 4th Photobook (3rd outside of H!P)
Release Date: August 22nd, 2009

Well. I don’t think I have to say too much here.

What the hell? Seriously. Put those rockets back in your boobs, Kago.

These are actually some of the few photos I actually like. I love the tribal feel of them.

Nakedness behind a sheer curtain. Wowzers.

Now, you just know she pushing them together.

Naked Kago. On a bed. The thoughts that would go through a perv’s mind @_@

Here’s some more of those really cool photos I like.

Now Kago gets down to business and rips up those Friday magazines.

Er. Just. No.

Can I just ask wtf is she wearing? And where the hell is she with that on??

This is the last few pages were Kago looks decent.

Overall: I don’t know too much about this PB. I mean I don’t mind nudity but there’s tasteful and then there’s slutty. I’m not really sure where this fell. It wasn’t slutty but I didn’t think it was totally tasteful. I mean really, there was only like 3 groups of pictures where she looked nice. Everything else just gave me a sour look on my face. Honestly, I wouldn’t shoot my whole photobook naked. No thanks.

There goes my little PB rant! I’ll be doing these every Saturday(even though today’s Sunday). Tomorrow I’ll post a new Top!, so look out for that. And yeah, I think that’s it. Thanks for listening to my little rant, buh bye! ~Kio.

Hello! Project – Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Collection~ Review

I’m sure the title is some junk like that. Anyway, this album came out back on July 15th.
And without further ado, let’s start this review: Hello! Project – Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Collection~

01. DIAMONDS – High-King [Takahashi Ai, Reina Tanaka, Maimi Yajima, Saki Shimizu, Yuuka Maeda]
All right! So the album starts off with like the best sub-group ever, cool! Overall, it’s a really pretty song. It’s poppy but still maintains the 70’s discoesque and ballad style. It’s kind of a TakaReina show–Yuuka only says two words. I wish the song was distributed a little more, but either way it’s a catchy one.

02. Ai wa Katsu – C-ute & Erina Mano
Wasn’t too excited about this one but oh well, here goes. Okay so, they sound pretty okay in the beginning. I love how Erina is the only one to get a solo with her great voice. No I don’t. Wow, that Oh~ part with Maimi and Airi was herendous. Just. Ouch. NakaSaki and Chisa don’t sound too bad together–they actually blend pretty well. The song was really short and there was nothing to enjoy. It was really annoying & boring and the last line sounded just like everyone was shouting. Not very good.

03. YES-YES-YES – Aa! [Airi Suzuki, Miyabi Natsuyaki, Akari Saho]
I listened to this song on repeat like 50 thousand times when it was on my iPod. I definitely wanted to hear what they sounded like without Reina–and it really wasn’t that bad. They all blend really well and sound great. Akari fits in with them nicely. The song is very soothing and peaceful, which is why I had it on repeat so many times. xD

04. Tentoumushi no Samba – Shin Minimoni [LinLin, Kanon Fukuda, Akari Takeuchi, Miyamoto Karin]
At first I was a little sketchy about this group. You have these two little eggs that I’ve never heard before, Kanon who has a pretty okay voice, and LinLin who is one of the best singers in MM now & is rather deep. The group has a lot to live up to with their name having Minimoni in it. Well onto the song, ROFL. I’m not too sure how this qualifies as a marriage song–it sounds more like an opening to Yo Gabba Gabba Japan Version. Yes, yes it does. I can’t really tell if they blend well together because they have Tsunku covering them up but, the group kinda sounds a little like the original.

05. Kimi ga Iru Dake de – Pucchimoni V [Erina Mano, Saki Nakajima, Mai Hagiwara]
Ugh, this group really just irritates me. They have three of the worst singers of H!P(Erina making number 11). I really had no hopes for them and I still don’t. They’re named after Pucchimoni, they have to be SOME good. I like the song by itself, it’s a catchy lil tune–especially the chorus. But Nakajima and Mano are just >.< The only one who sounds kind of…GOOD is Mai. Which is also something I thought I would never say. She doesn't sound really annoying in this one, Mano does…alot. I like the song though, it's nice. The group? NO.

06. Heya to Y-Shirt to Watashi – Reina Tanaka
Woooot. Reinaaaa~! First off, the song is beauuutiful. I love the old-time Italian sound/circus sound of it. It’s so beautiful. Reina sounds really amazing as well. I think she hits each note perfectly, it sounds so…beautiful! The quiet parts really show off her real skill, and that she is a great singer. I love the second chorus with the extra beat, it’s really awesome. The whole song is beautiful.

07. Mamotte Agetai – Risa Niigaki & Eri Kamei
Yesss. Two of my favorite Morning Musumes! Yay!! This song is…questionable, lol. Something about the quieter parts remind me of Law & Order theme song… Both of them sound amazing though, if they just had a better song to sing. Well, that doesn’t matter, they both just sound amazing.

08. Aki Sakura – Ai Takahashi
It’s Takahashi so I wasn’t too enthusiastic but, gotta listen to it anyway. At first, the piano made it seem a little to dramatic. I dunno, something about the notes it was playing. I don’t really like how Takahashi is singing either. She sounds like there’s shit stuck in her throat. It sounds like she’s trying to sound deeper but it just isn’t working.

09. Mirai Yosouzu II – ZYX-a [Risa Niigaki, Koharu Kusumi, Momoko Tsugunaga, Maasa Sudou, Erika Umeda, Ayaka Wada, Saki Ogawa]
I was looking forward to this group but was let down when they all sang together the whole song. I really kind of wanted to hear seperate voices and listen peacefully without 8 voices yelling at me at once. The song itself is really beautiful. I definitely could see it being sung at a wedding(der). Totally love it.

10. ONLY YOU – Zoku v-u-den [Sayumi Michishige, Jun Jun, Risako Sugaya]
I was as pissed off with this line-up as Pucchimoni V. Sayumi and Jun Jun in the same group is ultimate fail. And Risako…makes it worse. She’s not totally bad, but…most songs she is. In this one, she doesn’t sound so bad. Barely off pitch, which is good. Sayumi just sounds bad like always. And Jun Jun doesn’t sound so bad either, just a little raspy. Together, I don’t know; Risako kinda overpowers all of them lol. I also don’t really know about v-u-den being in the group name…I mean, who’s gonna be Yui and her boobs??

11. akai sweet pea – Tanpopo# [Eri Kamei, Aika Mitsui, Yurina Kumai, Chisato Okai]
I was really excited about this group. It has three awesome singers and…Aika. Well anyway, I totaly love the song. It’s really, really pretty. They all blend perfectly too. I really love Eri and Chisato in this one. Yurina and Aika sound good. Really just a great song altogether.

12. for you… – Linlin
Whoa. Like. Whoa. Like…..Whoawhoawhoa. That gave me goosebumps. Linlin. Can sing. There’s is no person on this world that can say she cannot sing. Those long notes and perfect pitches. I just loved it. That was just beautiful Lin.

13. Kanpaku Sengen – Berryz Koubou & Erina Mano
Argh. Another Mano mix-up. Well, here goes. The song is…actually really weird. The lyrics are like wtf? Although, it’s a good way to hear how the girls sound now. Chinami sounds a lot deeper now. And honestly, the only ones that sounded decent were Maasa and Miyabi. Iuno what was up with those really high notes. They picked the worst people to sing those. Saki and Yurina? Come on. And the end was probably the best part of the song. Lala…lala…lalala…

14. Sekai wa Futari no Tame ni – Sayumi Michishige, Jun Jun, Koharu Kusumi, & Aika Mitsui
Not the best match-up, but I’ll manage. The song is really really pretty. Aika sounds pretty nice. And suprisingly, so does Koharu! I’m going crazy…Well anyway. Jun Jun sounds like she has something stuck in her throat. @_@ Probably the worst out of them all… Sayumi still sounds tone-deaf and actually worse than Koharu. Altogether, they sound a little strange. I dunno what it is about it, but they just sound a little weird altogether.

Whoo! Done! That was like the longest review ever. Hope you liked it! I’ll keep doing reviews of course, and I don’t really think they’ll be of singles anymore. I remember in my last blog I did single reviews, but I don’t really have enough patience to do every single that comes out. So really just albums and stuff. Also, today I will be introducing my new weekly series(hopefully), so look out for that! Bye bye! ~Kio

Fell off the face of the earth…

Yeah. Sorry about that. I haven’t posted since September 19th becauuuuuuuuse….my internet was gone. @_@ Yup that’s about the only excuse you’ll ever hear from me. My parents don’t like to pay bills on time.
Well anyway, while I was gone, a few things have popped up in the H!P universe. So, here goes~!

Morning Musume – Morning Musume Zen Single Coupling Collection

Morning Musume will be releasing a new collection album in just a few days, October 7th to be exact. It will consist of all their b-sides from Ai no Tane to Subete wa Ai no Chikara. Normal edition on top, limited edition on bottom.

Mai Hagiwara – Hagiwara Mai PB

As I said before, Mai Hagiwara will be releasing her 1st PB on October 10th. Normal cover is on top, the limited edition cover is on bottom. A few pictures from the PB are below.

Morning Musume – Kimagure Princess

Above is the cover to Morning Musume’s new single, Kimagure Princess–which is set to release on October 28th. There are also three other editions: Limited A with a DVD, Limited B with a DVD, and Limited C with 10 different covers. Below are group and individual shots.

Outfits are seriously ugly.

Berryz Koubou – Ryuusei Boy / Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama

I posted about this before but here is just a picture I came across. I’m not sure if it’s the outfits for the single or what–we’ll just have to wait and see. This will be another double a-side and will be released on November 11th. It will also be the theme song to the soccer Nintendo DS game ‘Inazuma Eleven 2’ and will be the ending to the anime.

HANGRY & ANGRY – Sadistic Dance Album

Above is the cover to HANGRY & ANGRY’s new album(sorry I couldn’t find a bigger picture). Also, the full tracklisting has been leaked:

1. Sadistic Dance
2. Shake Me
3. Lady Madonna
4. No Future
5. Kill Me Kiss Me (2009 Version)
6. Angelia (2009 Version)
7. GIZA GIZA (2009 Version)
8. Mr. Monkey
9. Top Secret
10. Doubt
11. The Peace! (h&A Death Tracks)

Mr. Monkey intrigues me mostly because, I have a stuffed monkey of the same name =)

Guardians4 – PARTY TIME

Guardians4 will be releasing their 3rd single entitled PARTY TIME. It will release on November 18th. In addition, the new Shugo Chara Egg! lineup will be singing the b-side entitled Watashi no Tamago–which means My Egg.

Erina Mano – LOVE&PEACE=Paradise

Last and surely least, Erina Mano will release yet another single on November 25th entitled LOVE&PEACE=Paradise. Whoopedy doo?

That seems to be it! Phew, that took me a good hour U_U Well again, I’m very sorry I missed out on a lot of things. Like my Top! Series and such. I will continue that next week. And on top of that, I will start another weekly series that I will keep a secret! See you then, ~Kioku.