H!P News Bulk, Numero Dos

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Well, at least if you live in the states. Here is the H!P news for the past few days.

Going On! Covers
 
Tracklisting:
1. Going On! [Guardians4]
2. Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ [Shugo Chara Egg!]
3. Going On! (Instrumental)
4. Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ (Instrumental)

Above are the covers to Guardians4’s new single, Going On!–releasing on January 20, 2010.

Morning Musume

Above is the full audio rip of Morning Musume’s new single, Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai?–which translates into What’s Wrong with Women Standing Out?. It will be released on February 10, 2010.

On March 17, 2010, Morning Musume will release their 10th Album entitled: 10 My Me(pronounced Juu My Me). 10 My Me is a play on words that actually means 10th CD / Album in Japanese. Only 5 of the 12 tracks have been released:

1. Shouganai Yume Oibito

2. Nanchatte Renai

3. Kimagure Princess

4. Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai?

5. Moonlight Night ~Tsukiyo no Bandayo~

Ahkay. All done with that little bulk. Well, since it’s December 31st, I plan on making a Prediction List for 2010. I really hope I can get it in today, not sure what the plans are. Okay, well, see ya next time, ~Kio.

Merry X’mas + New Releases

I hope everyone had a great holiday! I know that the north-east in the States had a very white one! Too bad it rained today and all of it’s gone. T_T;
I don’t have a camera, but I could always tell you what I got!

1) A laptop!!–in which I’m using right now. I was extra excited about this, maybe we could finally get a new computer and I could keep the LT. If you saw it, you’d be like “That’s sexy.”
2) A new fucking phone!! I’ve been wanting a new phone for the past…year. And I’ve had the same one for 2. It’s a super cool one, AT&T Solstice. I love it!
3) 4 new games: Dragon Age Origins (Xbox 360), Left 4 Dead 2 (Xbox 360), Princess Debut (DS), Tenchu Shadow Assassins (Wii). I haven’t played any of them besides Princess Debut. But I know Dragon Age and L4D2 are tight as hell.
4) Some bath stuff.
5) An iHome.

All in all, it was a really great Christmas. Happiness! <3`

Onto our new releases.

Melon Kinenbi – MELON’S NOT DEAD

Melon ain’t dead, foo! Melon Kinenbi’s first album after their H!P graduation will be called MELON’S NOT DEAD and will release February 17th, 2010. 10 years in the making, Melon ain’t goin nowhere. Love it! It will most likely include their 5 collaboration singles that were released this passed year, but no confirmation on that.

Berryz Koubou – Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!

Finally, the H!P kid group that DOESN’T piss me off (*points to C-ute*). Berryz Koubou will be releasing their 22nd single, which will be another double A-side, on March 3rd, 2010. The title is Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! / Otakebi Boy WAO!. Otakebi Boy WAO! will be used as the next ending theme song for the Inazuma Eleven anime. The titles translate to: A Friend is A Friend and War-cry Boy WAO!.

Alright, that’s all for today. I hope to get in a PBSpam! today. Well, till the next post, ~Kio.

Presenting: Airi Suzuki feat. Those Other Girls!


(Picture taken from TH!P)

SHOCK! PV

What…the…fuck? I feel like puking right now. Airi gets the whole song all to herself when she can’t sing, she’s not pretty, and she sounds like a dying cat. This is so ridiculous, I hope C-ute goes up in flames now. Why doesn’t Tsunku and his arrangers figure out that there are other members in the group? Other members with actual TALENT? Particularly Chisato. Speaking of Chisato, she and Mai are the only ones that look good in this PV. Saki looks like an accountant, Maimi looks so damn ugly with that haircut, and Airi just looks the same. C-ute is just going to fail in my eyes. They’re never gonna be the same as they were 6 or 8 singles ago. I didn’t even like Namida no Iro but it was still a great song and everyone looked amazing. Now that my two favorite members are gone(<3 u Erika & Kanna), there's nothing for me with C-ute anymore.
And what the fuck is up with this PV? The whole thing takes place in a damn parking garage. Like, really???


There goes my rant of the day. Damn Tsunku and his ridiculous decisions. Did you figure out that he MADE Koharu Kusumi graduate? It wasn't her choice! Anyway, Merry Christmas Eve everyone. I'll be out all day today so I'll wish you a Merry Christmas tomorrow morn. Bye~!, Kio.

H!P News Bulk

Sorry about that absence. Anyway, I’m back now with a small H!P News post, including new releases and just some interesting news.

Buono!

The Hello! Project trio Buono! will be releasing their 10th single entitled Our Songs on February 3rd, 2010. It is their first release of the new year.
Also by Buono!, will be a 3rd album named We Are Buono! on February 10th, 2010.

Erina Mano

Mano is just releasing shit left to right… Erina Mano will be releasing her 2nd photobook on January 20th, 2010. It will be called Tengoku no Doa which translates to Heaven’s Door.

S/mileage

After releasing 3 indies singles, S/mileage was surprised with the news that in Spring 2010 they would be graduating from their Egg status and become official Hello! Project members.

On November 23rd, 2009, Tsunku gave the girls the news by video message at the H!P Eggs Yokohama FIRE! concert. It was stated that they will graduate during the Egg concert in the Spring and debut with a full single sometime afterwards.

Shugo Chara Egg!
The new lineup to SCE! has finally been confirmed:
14 yro Akari Saho (Leader, Amulet Spade)
13 yro Mizuki Fukumura (Amulet Heart)
12 yro Irori Maeda (Amulet Clover)
10 yro Nanami Tanabe (Amulet Diamond)

Lol, I love how a 10 year old represents me…
(^ Think hard about that pun xD)


Okiez! There goes the little news post. But, in other news, IT’S SNOWING ON THE EAST COAST OF DA USA!!! YAY! I’m excited. I hope it sticks until Friday!!! Till the next post, ~Kio.

Koharu Kusumi Smiles On

Koharu Kusumi Graduation 01
(You can see Koharu in the middle with the long red jacket and big golden bow around her waist)

December 6th, 2009 marked the end of Morning Musume’s longest stable line-up of all time(not to mention, the line-up I started listening with). Koharu Kusumi, the only seventh generation member of Morning Musume, graduated from Hello! Project. The final day of the 9Smile Concert Tour was a sad one–for members and fans alike. Even Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, and a reported Hitomi Yoshizawa attended the event.

Koharu Kusumi Graduation 02
(This picture broke my heart…look at Junni in the background…)

With the crowd full of red glowingsticks, audience members chanting her name, Koharu gave her last speech and sang Furusato as her solo(courtesy of H!O):
After Rainbow Pink, the audience does a 3 minute Koharu Chant.
Koharu runs back on to the stage.
Koharu: Thank you everyone!!! Wow!!! It’s completely red! (Glow sticks) Thank you. Thank you very much for the warm Koharu call!
Thank you! Everyone in the 2nd floor, thank you too!
Wow….
I, Kusumi Koharu, on today, Decemeber 6th would be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello! Project.
Everyone who has supported Kusumi Koharu of Morning Musume, I thank you from the depth of my heart!
Everyone!!!!

Koharu Kusumi Graduation 03
(Daijou daijou Junni. Koharu will be okay. <3`)

Even if I didn't like Koharu–not even for a second–I think Morning Musume will be way different. Koharu won't be there on the TV shows to burst out something totally random. Koharu won't be there to have trouble on dance moves and have Eri help her. Koharu won't be there to get everyone frustrated but end up laughing 2 minutes later. But I do believe Koharu will make a gorgeous model–although Tsunku should give up that solo career shit. xD; Well anyway, Koharu, take care of yourself and keep in contact with your formers. Have fun with love <3;

Upcoming Hello! Project Releases

Part 2 of my catch-up collection. Enjoy~

NACKY - Saki Nakajima

Saki Nakajima will be releasing her 1st photobook in just a few days on December 9th. It will be called NACKY. I am incredibly happy about this, especially with NakaSaki being one of my favorite C-uties! Now all that’s left is Chisa!!

Bravo ☆ Bravo - Buono! (Normal)Bravo ☆ Bravo - Buono! (Limited)

Tracklisting:
1. Bravo ☆ Bravo
2. -Winter Story-
3. Bravo ☆ Bravo
4. -Winter Story-

Buono! is going to release their 9th single, Bravo ☆ Bravo on December 16th. It will be used as the ending theme of Shugo Chara!. Below is the PV.

FRIENDS - Erina Mano (Normal & Limited)

Tracklisting:
1. Otome no Inori
2. OSOZAKI Musume
3. Sekai wa Summer Party
4. Itsumo Itsudemo
5. LaLaLa-SoSoSo
6. Hajimete no Keiken
7. Lucky Aura
8. Santa n Saxophone
9. Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo
10. Matsuge no Saki ni Kimi ga Iru
11. Oyasumi nasai
12. Mano Piano (Album Version)

Along with Buono!’s single, Erina Mano will be releasing her 1st album on December 16th, 2009. The album will consist of all her singles from Mano Piano to Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo and 5 new tracks. It will release in both Regular and Limited editions. Oh, and is it just me or is she wearing the same outfit as she is on the Single V cover of Love & Peace? ._. Let’s just be glad Tsunku likes to recycle.

SHOCK! - C-ute (Normal & Limited)SHOCK! - C-ute (Single V)

Tracklisting:
1. SHOCK!
2. Ikiyouze!
3. SHOCK! (Instrumental)

On January 6, 2010, C-ute will release their 11th major single. It will be entitled SHOCK!. The covers are above, with Airi placed strategically in the center. Now that they got rid of 2 members, they have no problem of pushing the other 4 members to the sides. Bitches.

Guardians4

Tracklisting:
1. Going On! [Guardians4]
2. Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ (Shugo Chara Egg!)
3. Going On! (Instrumental)
4. Arigatou ~Ookiku Kansha~ (Instrumental)

Guardians4 will be releasing their 4th single, Going On! on January 27, 2010. The B-side will be handled be Shugo Chara Egg!. Going On! will become the new Shugo Chara! opening song.

Morning Musume

It has been announced that Morning Musume’s 42nd single will be entitled Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai?–which translates to What’s Wrong with Women Standing Out?. It is set to release on February 10th, 2010. It will also be the first single without Koharu Kusumi. Her graduation date is also dangerously close.

Erina Mano

On February 24th, 2010, it has been announced that Erina Mano will release her 6th major single, Haru no Arashi. No other news on it yet.

November 2009 Hello! Project Releases

Here is the first of my catch-up collection ._. I’m going to be going through the past releases of November–it helps me out.

Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama - Berryz Koubou (Normal)Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama - Berryz Koubou (Limited Edition A)

Tracklisting:
1. Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama
2. Ryuusei Boy
3. Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (Instrumental)
4. Ryuusei Boy (Instrumental)

Berryz Koubou released their 21st single and second double A-side on November 11th. It was entitled Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama / Ryuusei Boy. It released as a regular edition and 4 others. The titles translate as My Future Husband and Meteor Boy.

C-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1 - C-ute (Normal)C-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1 - C-ute (Limited)

Tracklisting:
1. Massara Blue Jeans (New Version*)
2. Soku Dakishimete (New Version)
3. Ooki na Ai de Motenashite (New Version)
4. Wakkyanai(Z) (New Version)
5. Sakura Chirari
6. Meguru Koi no Kisetsu
7. Tokaikko Junjou
8. LALALA Shiawase no Uta
9. Namida no Iro
10. Edo no Temari Uta II
11. FOREVER LOVE
12. Bye Bye Bye!
13. Shouchuu Omimai Moshiagemasu
14. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!
*New Version means a re-recording without Megumi, Kanna, and Erika.

Also on November 11th, C-ute released their first Best-of album entitled C-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1. It included all of their singles from Massara Blue Jeans to EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!. The first four tracks were re-recordings without Megumi Murakami, Kanna Arihara, and Erika Umeda.

PARTY TIME - Guardians4 (Normal)PARTY TIME - Guardians4 (Limited)

Tracklisting:
1. PARTY TIME [Guardians4]
2. Watashi no Tamago [Shugo Chara Egg!]
3. PARTY TIME (Instrumental)
4. Watashi no Tamago (Instrumental)

Guardians4 released their 3rd single, PARTY TIME on November 18th. The A-side is currently being used as the newest opening theme for Shugo Chara!. The B-side is sung by a 3-nin Shugo Chara Egg!. Watashi no Tamago translates to English as My Egg.

Suki chan - S/mileage (Normal)

Tracklisting:
1. Suki chan
2. Suki chan (Instrumental)

On November 23rd, S/mileage released their 3rd indies single entitled Suki chan. Other covers or a PV has yet to be released.

LOVE&PEACE = Paradise - Erina Mano (Each Edition)LOVE&PEACE = Paradise - Erina Mano (Single V)

Tracklisting:
1. LOVE&PEACE = Paradise
2. LOVE&PEACE = Paradise (feat. Hello Kitty)
3. 18sai no Kisetsu
4. LOVE&PEACE = Paradise

Erina Mano released her 5th major single, LOVE&PEACE = Paradise on November 25th. It is also used as the ending theme for TV Tokyo’s Kitty’s Paradise Peace. The B-side means Seasons of 18-year-olds.

Risou - Risako Sugaya

Risako Sugaya released her 4th photobook, Risou, on November 27th.

OH NO! Where have you gone!?

Yes it’s Kio, back in the flesh. Head to toe, so freshly dressed.

I’ve been listening to too much Kpop…

Anyway! I’m sorry about that almost-month-long disappearance. As you probably would’ve already figured out, my interenet was out. Yes, it’s the lamest thing in the world. Financial crisis in the US, people!

Well, over those…3-4 weeks, I missed A LOT of H!P news. And it’ll be IMPOSSIBLE for me to get it all squeezed up into one post. So I’m just gonna chop it up according to what it’s about–starting…tomorrow. Sorry, it’s freakin’ almost 9pm over here and I gotta get up early tomorrow morning to eat breakfast…xD (Half day at school so they’re not serving breakfast.)

Okay well, I just wanted to put that out there. Expect one or two posts tomorrow. (Now I have to spend the school day figuring out what will go where xD)

See ya! ~Kio