Berryz Koubou’s Indefinite Hiatus

It has been announced that Berryz Koubou will go on an indefinite hiatus at the start of spring 2015. Tsunku states that it has been something that has thoroughly been discussed with the members and this is the outcome. Anyone who has frequented my blog knows that Berryz Koubou is my favorite Hello! Project group, as well as the artist that truly introduced me to Asian pop 8 years ago.

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C-ute Continues Their Lackluster Stage As Tsunku Trolls Hard

Oh, man. 2014 has yet to show any promise when it comes to Hello! Project… and my blogging. Everything other than those two has interested me so far this year. I don’t know guys, this is looking like a bad sign. Anyway, just recently, C-ute released their latest(yep, another double a-side), Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemeta / Love take it all, this past Wednesday. From the snippets I’ve already seen, looks like more of a snoozefest…

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Too Much Weed

What could possibly be another explanation for Berryz Koubou’s choreography for the past, like, year?

To commemorate(or, possibly, shame…) today’s release(in Japan) of Berryz Koubou’s latest double A-side, Otona na no yo! / 1-oku 3-senman Sou Diet Oukoku, let’s take a moment to dissect this interesting single.

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Am I The Only One…

…who is not impressed by Morning Musume’s upcoming single? To celebrate the upcoming release date, I’m going to spend my entire Saturday afternoon explaining my deep-rooted, disappointed frustration with this single. I’m even going to do something I’ve never done: use a boatload of screenshots and gifs! It’s only courteous to show exactly what I’m disappointed of. If you think this single is possibly the greatest thing that Morning Musume has ever released, or like it in even the slightest, I suggest you turn away from this post now. I’m literally going to be ripping this single apart. Or, if you have a shitty Internet connection, I’d say you might not want to click “continue.” I also apologize for the rather crappy gif quality. I use the pathetic Photoshop equivalent, GIMP, and creating gifs on that shit will probably take me decades; so a silly online creator was used. Now that I’ve warned you…

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Reader’s Choice: Best of Hello! Project 2013

From November – December, I set up a series of polls that were meant to showcase what you readers loved from Hello! Project in 2013. Now it’s time to share all of those results with you! So, what do you think the fans liked best?

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Top 10 Favorite J-pop Songs of 2013

This definitely has to be my favorite end-of-the-year posts to create. 2011and 2012 were rather difficult years to pinpoint just exactly what I wanted. But 2013 was a breeze! So shall we countdown my Top 10 Favorite J-pop Songs of 2013?

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Under A Spell 2013 Year-End Awards [J-pop Edition]

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Are your tummies stuffed? Are your wish fulfilled? Can you make December’s rent? Probably not, but that’s okay! I’ll help you with all of that(okay… maybe not paying rent) with my end-of-the-year awards! I know, I know, you’ve seen these all other the interwebs–judging that artist, this artist, that genre, this genre. But whatever, what’s one more! From this point on, you’re under a spell!

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Be a Nice Guy, Got It?

I’ve been neglecting the Hello! Project universe lately, and I know it. They just haven’t been interesting me lately. Berryz is stale at the moment, Juice=Juice are confusing me with S/mileage, and C-ute… well, C-ute is C-ute, hit or miss majority of the time. Morning Musume have really been the only likable act lately, and I still can’t really devote myself to their music because of how cringe-worthy their vocals are. But hey, S/mileage are set to release something soon, so maybe they’ll help H!P’s stagnant state right now?

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