One More Time?

Morning Musume Generation 12 Golden Audition

 

I’m surprised Tsunku has decided to try again while he’s on hiatus…

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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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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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Kohaku and Morning Musume

A few days ago, the artist line-up for the 64th annual Kohaku Uta Gassen was announced. For those of you unfamiliar, Kohaku is a nationally televised New Years event featuring the most popular artists of the year performing their music into the new year. Kohaku is pretty hefty shit for an artist–it’s proof that you’re as awesome as you think you are. The deal with this year’s Kohaku is… Morning Musume isn’t in it.

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Can Morning Musume Be Number One Again?

You’d be silly if you said that AKB48 isn’t in their declining state of stardom. Sure, they’re still top dogs and selling millions, but it’s no question that with so many vital members graduating from the group, they’ll end up dying off just as Morning Musume did back in the day. My question is… with how well Morning Musume is doing, could they be Japan’s number one girl group again?

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So, what I miss?

The past four months have not only been dreadful, boring, and sad, but… Well, actually, that just about sums it up. It’s been quite rough not being able to blog. I could barely keep up with any of my Asian music since the only Internet I had was on my phone and my phone is pretty old–in other words, it was close to impossible to stay informed. But finally, after 4 months and twelve days, I can get back into my blogging game and appreciate every moment I have with my Asian beauties!

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