Hello! Project Bulk Post

I’m a little late for some of this, but I’ve been a little busy x] Here goes some Hello! Project covers, a PV, new releases and whatever the hell else.

Covers

Above are the covers(hover for info) for S/mileage’s debut single, Yume Miru Fifteen. It will be released May 26th, 2010. Below is the tracklisting and promotional pictures.

1. Yume Miru Fifteen

2. Thank You! Cream Brulee no Yuujou

3. Yume Miru Fifteen (Instrumental)

Can I also say Kanon’s hair is hideous? ._.

Above are bigger covers to C-ute’s 12th single, Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~. All will be released on April 28th, 2010, while the Single V will release May 15th. Below is the tracklisting:

1. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~

2. Tachiagare Otometachi

3. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~

The a-side translates to Campus Life ~I’m Glad I Was Born~ while the b-side means Stand Up, Young Girls.

Here are the covers to Sayumi Michishige’s photobook, La, and the DVD, Sayu. Hover your mouse for the cover information. The PB will release on April 26th while the DVD will release two days later on April 28th. The term ‘La‘ actually means Hawaiian sun.

Above is the cover to a new H!P  project being referred to as a ‘mook‘–meaning a magazine/book. The first volume of Hello! Channel will release April 26th and will include:

– A gravure opening with Takahashi Ai and Mano Erina
– An H!P unit fashion coordination showdown
– A work challenge
– S/mileage major debut feature
– Karaoke battle

It is also being promoted by various Hello! Project members on UFA’s YouTube channel. Check them out, they’re all real cute! >w<

Above are the covers to Erina Mano’s 7th single and 10th single overall, Onegai Dakara… It will release on May 12th, 2010. Again, you can hover your mouse for more information on the covers. Below is the tracklisting:

1. Onegai Dakara…

2. Hana Kotoba

3. Onegai Dakara… (Instrumental)

I actually like the covers for this single.

PVs and Previews

Above is the PV to C-ute’s Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~. I don’t know if I like the PV or not. There’s honestly not much to it. Just them walking around and listening to their iPods. Plus, they dance on a tennis court in hideous pink outfits. Meh. Whatever. Pulled a C-ute. What do you expect?

Above is the full rip and PV preview to Erina Mano’s Onegai Dakara… I like the song, and Mano is strangely getting alot of those comments by me. PV looks like it’s just gonna be dancing, close-ups, and backstage footage.

Yume Miru Fifteen by S/mileage radio rip. I am already in love with this song and I just know their debut is going to be huge. I hope the PV fits real well and is alluring.

Seishun Collection by Morning Musume radio rip. For some reason, I’m not diggin’ the song too much. It sounds like a happy version of Nanchatte Renai and a faster version of Shouganai Yume Oibito. Tsunku needs to be a little more creative, like the Juu MY ME album.

1,000 Pageviews

So I log in just now and check my blog stats and what do I see? Pageviews: 1,002.

It feels pretty damn good too since I have such huge absences almost every 2 months. I’m very glad that there are people out there that might visit almost every single day. Thanks for the support and continue to follow~!

~Kioku

Hello! Blog Poll

One of the only things I look forward to at the beginning of the year xD Last year’s poll, Paul had you choose your top ten favorite H!P members of all time. Here was mine:

 

First of all, I remember being so goddamn confused and torn while doing this. I was just like “WHO THE HELL DO I CHOOSE!?”. To add on to that, I had never really thought about my top 10 before at all. I knew who I liked, and I knew who I didn’t. Miki and Risako were pretty much tied for first place. I didn’t know where to put who, so I kinda just did an eeny-meeny-miney-mo thing to decide xD Reina is right after Risako, where she should be, as well as Saki, Momoko, and Erika. The last four were a little…random. I knew I wanted to put Kanna in there for sure. But Yossie, Abe, and Konno were just sprinkled in there because I wanted Morning Musume members to show up somewhere. So all in all, I did really bad choosing my top 10 xD

This year’s poll was completely different since Hello! Project had a total makeover. Paul made you rank each and every member in Hello! Project plus the main groups. I was sort of surprised to see how many people there were left in Hello! Project, to be honest. Well, here goes:

1: Risako Sugaya

Pretty damn duh. Risako is the one that got me into Berryz and Hello! Project. She may not be the best singer and come off like an attention whore, but she’s still pwnsome in my rollbook <3 !!

2: Reina Tanaka

C’mon! It’s Reina! Everyone knows I love Reina and she’s always right there behind my Risako. She’s very talented and comes off as so cool even if she has chicken legs ;3

3: Saki Shimizu

Captain ftw~! Saki’s small, but she’s got a fiery spirit. She can dance and take the stage like no other. And she can really pull off her outfits and hairstyles like the amazing little leader she is!

4: Momoko Tsugunaga

The now smallest Berryz out there, she’s cute but packs a punch. Don’t let her size fool you, she’s got an amazing voice that’s improving with each single and Momo’s a super determined girl.

5: Chisato Okai

Chisato looks like she has an idol just waiting inside her. She always gets the bad end of the deal with the hairdresser but still looks her finest. Chisa is a very pretty girl and is definitely talented~!

6: Saki Nakajima

Another one of the ‘stick-in-the-background’ girls of C-ute. Saki is such a sight for sore eyes, it’s awesome. She has a good personality to match as well. She’s not the greatest singer but she’s not awful!!<33

7: Eri Kamei

I knew Eri was sexy and fierce the minute I saw her. She has that passion and spice to her that is just impossible to ignore. But Eririn also has that ounce of cuteness in her that makes you love her even more~! :3

8: Risa Niigaki

The subleader of Morning Musume and one of the longest lasting members. Risa is completely awesome and no one should say otherwise. She has an upbeat voice to match her personality.

9: Jun Jun

OMFG. It’s JUNNY. HOW COULD YOU NOT LOVE A PANDA? She’s adorable and has the cutest smile + SHE’S CHINESE. WAKE UP IF YOU CAN’T SEE HER CHARM ALREADY!!

10: Linlin

Lin is just so very talented. If you’ve ever heard her sing solo, you would know. If you haven’t, then damn you! You’re missing out! This panda can just be utterly fantastic.

As you can see, the top ten is alot more precise and I didn’t just totally guess on most of them xD Now I’ll go through the rest~:

11: Maasa Sudou

I always had a soft spot for Maasa. If you’ve ever seen her in Making Of videos, she has such an awesome personality. She’s super funny and just has that cool and smooth vibe.

12: Ayaka Wada

My favorite egg ever~! Well, former egg anyway. She’s super cute and is in one of the best groups ever, S/mileage! Plus she’s the leader. Woot~! I love Dawa-chan!

13: Yurina Kumai, 14: Miyabi Natsuyaki, 15: Chinami Tokunaga

These 3 might as well just count as one because they can’t be counted seperately, THEY’RE IN BERRYZ!!

16: Saki Ogawa, 17: Kanon Fukuda, 18: Yuuka Maeda

The rest of the S/mileage gang. I can’t really rank them just yet, but I have to put Saki-chi first!!<3

19: Sayumi Michishige, 20: Aika Mitsui

Also should be counted as one. I don’t hate them, but I don’t love them.

21: Mai Hagiwara

Mai was never a favorite of mine, but I never totally hated her. I just feel as though she gets a little more attention than she deserves.

22: Maimi Yajima

As  leader, Maimi should be getting alot of the attention in C-ute–but it’s just the opposite for Captain. Maimi has a sleek style to her, but she isn’t the best singer. And I’ve never really seen her perform or in MO vids, so… I can’t say I like her.

23: Airi Suzuki, 24: Erina Mano, 25: Ai Takahashi

Might as well all count  as one whole 25. Everyone knows I dislike/hate them very much. Airi gets too much attention but I honestly think her talent is low. Erina is a soloist for…idk wtf. She can’t sing and has virtually no personality, so I can’t see how someone could like her so much. Then there’s Takahashi. The leader of Morning Musume and Hello! Project. Nothing about her I like.  She comes across as very annoying to me and is kinda has nothing to offer. I don’t think she’s a very good singer and I don’t really pay attention to her as a performer because… I’d get too bored.

1: Berryz Koubou

Uhh… der duh der!! If you didn’t realize Berryz was my favorite group ever… you’re fucking retarded xD

2: Buono!

I didn’t think Buono! would be as popular as they become, but I loved them from the beginning. Their style is amazing and their music is even better. I hope they go on longer than Shugo Chara! lasts.

3: Morning Musume

It’s pretty weird to be a Hello! Project fan and not have an ounce of Morning Musume love in you. They’re the main group and their music is catchy…you know, sometimes x]

4: S/mileage

This group is going to be big, no doubt. Four former eggs join forces to create a youthful group with a just fun sound. S/mile on!

5: Guardians4

They have Risako and Saki, but I never paid too much attention to the group. I only like 1 and a half singles of their’s[Omakase!Guardian(maybe..) & PARTY TIME]. But I don’t like them less than the last 2 units.

6: C-ute

C-ute have definitely failed the past year. Their singles have been losing a lot of people’s attention and they lost almost half their members. One of which is actually prospering. They’ve definitely lost my like…

7: Erina Mano

… I don’t even have to explain this.

Hope you liked the big ass entry, lol. I spent quite a time on it! I also entered myself in the give-away contest Paul held, but… big possibility I won’t win anything x] Fingers crossed!!

~Kioku

April has come~!

…I don’t know what the point of the title was x] Anyway, big disappearance there, I know. My internet was out(I bet you didn’t guess that one!). But here goes the upcoming releases for Hello! Project plus some great news at the very end!

Morning Musume

 

Sayumi Michishige will be releasing her 7th PB, La, on April 26th, 2010. The DVD will release two days later on April 28th, 2010. No cover has been released yet.

Morning Musume will be releasing their 43rd single, Seishun Collection, on June 6th, 2010. No covers or promotional pictures have been released.

 

C-ute

C-ute’s 12th single, Campus Life ~Umarete kite Yokatta~, will release April 28th, 2010. The b-side will be Tachiagare Otometachi. Below are covers & promo pictures.

Erina Mano

As stated in a previous post, Erina Mano will be releasing her 7th single on May 12th, 2010. The title has been announced as Onegai Dakara… It will also be a tie-in for an upcoming movie she will have a role in. No covers have been released yet.

S/mileage Beat Their Challenge!

It was announced a few days ago on the UpFront Channel  that S/mileage creamed their Egao Challenge with 16,000 pictures! They will debut on May 26th, 2010 with the single Yume Miru 15sai. I was pleasantly surprised to hear they beat their target by 6,000. I knew they were popular, but I didn’t think they were THAT popular! A big, huge, massive congratulations to S/mileage and I hope your debut it everything you want it to be! Be sure to work your hardest! Ganbatte!