A couple weeks ago, the poll was…
How will Erika Umeda’s return to showbiz pan out?
A couple weeks ago, the poll was…
How will Erika Umeda’s return to showbiz pan out?
If you’ve been a Hello! Project fan for a while, you’ll know who the great Erika-sama is. If you don’t, well, damn… It has been a long time since she’s graduated… Let me stop before the tears roll! Anyway, Erika Umeda was one of the unimportant C-ute members back in the day who graduated in 2009. She is actually my favorite C-utie of all time. It seemed that her idol career just wasn’t working out for her, so she left to become a model–which did turn out to be something quite special for her!
I’m sure you’ve seen this before, wherever it may be. A list of hopes, predictions, & fears for the upcoming year. Of course, mine is based on Hello! Project. So, here we go: my hopes, fears, and predictions for H!P 2011!!
So some new releases and whatnot have been announced in the H!P universe. One in particular that I’m REALLY excited about 8D Hold your horses, one bumpy ride ahead~
Hello everyone and welcome back to Part 9 of Top Series! Today, I will be explaining my Favorite Hello! Project Kids of all time. I hope you enjoy~! ^ ^
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.
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!!
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
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]
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!
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.
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!!
Part 2 of my catch-up collection. Enjoy~
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!!
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.
1. Otome no Inori
2. OSOZAKI Musume
3. Sekai wa Summer Party
4. Itsumo Itsudemo
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Risako Sugaya released her 4th photobook, Risou, on November 27th.