Posts Tagged ‘morning musume’

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I hate revision!

June 4, 2009

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Due to exams i still won’t be blogging for a couple of weeks. Once they’re over though…PARTYYYYYYYYYYY!

Anyway, there are some much needed things I would like to comment on:

1) Happy birthday Yoochun! ❤

2) Congratulations Morning Musume on your number one single!!!!!!!!!!!

3) Why can’t I go to see Morning Musume in LA? It’s so unfair! Why did they have to choose to play in the only two weeks in the year I can’t go?! Haha.

4) Aragaki Yui’s new album “Hug” has been announced, finally! I’ve already pre-ordered, have you? Do so here! Ah so exciting! Her latest single, “Utsushi E” i found to be disappointing though. Was a tad boring….I liked the idea for the video though! =D

5) I’m so happy that LinLin will be in the new Mini Moni! I hope there’s something new for JunJun soon too. But those two doing something……….not together? =O

6) Lastly, why are Arashi  pretty much the biggest artist in Japan right now? They’re releasing singles like a machine gun, but they all sound the same to me? Or just…….gay. I like Arashi, just not enough to think they deserve to sell so much. Not that i’m biased towards DBSK or anything. 🙂

Anyway, take care everyone!

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Give them a blog!

March 23, 2009

This is in answer to a couple of search terms which have led people to my blog and I felt incredibly compelled to answer, because obviously i have no life:

Doesn’t takahashi ai have a blog? No, because Tsunku would have a fit. (I don’t really know the real reason……..maybe they don’t want you to realise how much they work..)

What songs are in akai ito drama? HY – 366 Nichi

Ah i love that drama…and the song… ❤ and the ending! ^_^

“Hate kat-tun?”
No, i don’t. 🙂

Ah! Their new album has been announced today on cdjapan/yesasia to be released on the 29th April! How exciting! 🙂 except on cdjapan the limited edition has sold out already. Ehhhhhhh?

Hmm..also…just as i was about to have a hissy fit that NEWS have disappeared completely, they have a single release, “Koi no ASBO”….i mean…”Koi no ABO” but i honestly say ASBO each time i read it….whoops. Anyway it looks like it actually comes with some exciting goodies!

Limited Edition: 12 page booklet
1) Koi no ABO
2) Labyrinth
3) Koi no ABO (Original Karaoke)
– A DVD of “NEWS WINTER PARTY DIAMOND in TOKYO DOME 2008.12.31”
1) Happy Birthday
2) weeeek
3) Gangan Ganbatte
4) Hadashi no Cinderella Boy
5) SUMMER TIME
6) MC

Regular:
1) Koi no ABO
2) Labyrinth
3) Open Your Eyes
4) Share – Live at Tokyo Dome

And on the subject of blogs, the only ex-Morning Musume members i’m aware of which have blogs (Nono, Aibon, Yuko, Marippe, Makoto, Yasuda Kei, Gocchin had one for a bit too…) you can find most of them translated around the net.
But hey do you see a pattern here? No current members? Why not Tsunku? Surely it would make them more popular? I would like it if they had a shared blog, where they take turns writing in it 🙂  ah that would be amaaazing..yesh. Maybe even JunJun and LinLin, reporting on their life in Japan. I know whenever DBSK goes on a TV show they seem to find it amazing that they’re Korean and are speaking Japanese…but we don’t get that for Jun&Lin. Shouldn’t they be reporting on their life as ‘transfer’ members? Shouldn’t they actually be doing something?

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A catch up..

March 6, 2009

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Haha am i psychic?
The weekly oricon ranking for Aragaki Yui’s “piece” issssssssss…number seven!
I’ve been so busy that i haven’t had chance to check any of the daily rankings, so i had no idea how well or bad it’s done. But for some strange reason it popped up in my dream, where it got a number seven of all numbers! Haha & when i was awake i was trying to convince myself that she would have obviously done better than that…but apparently not 😦
But then again does she actually do promotion? I never see her on all the other music programs the artists appear on? Who knows..

In other news, Morning Musume reached number 3 in the weekly charts last week for “Naichau Kamo!” I was hoping for a number 2, and they were sooo close behind (around 2000 copies between them and Acid Black Cherry who were at number 2) But at least this shows us that Morning Musume are still going pretty strong and they aren’t going anywhere! (hopefully) 🙂
They have another single scheduled already too. YAY!

Arihara Kanna from C-ute has been announced on the Hello!Project site to have hallux valgus and is on hiatus to spend time with her johnnys boyfriend recover. This means she won’t be taking part in their upcoming tour in April or their new single, “bye bye”
Ah i have a bad feeling about this? It’s really sad..get better soon! (Don’t worry i won’t make any bye bye puns…)

About the Tohoshinki VS KAT-TUN oricon ‘battle’………ahhhh all i can say is if you really love Tohoshinki, then buy their single ‘survivor’ as it’s possibly the only way that they will win! Even if it’s the only single you ever buy from them..i would love for them to beat KAT-TUN it would be amazing…
I have been thinking…are the fans of KAT-TUN also fans of Tohoshinki? Like is this a bit of a behind the scenes handshake, so that fans of KAT-TUN will think, “ah Tohoshinki? I may as well buy this too…” at the same time they’re buying KAT-TUN’s single, so that Tohoshinki’s sales will rise to the amounts johnny’s do?
But then again….i can imagine KAT-TUN/Johnny fans being proper loyal and not wanting to betray their beloved. Once again, who knows?
I still think that the Japanese music industry is really corrupted, but that’s another debate for another time…

(Release date is 11th March)

CDJapan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition with DVD Jacket A

CDJapan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition Jacket B

HMV Japan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition with DVD Jacket A

HMV Japan – Tohoshinki – Survivor – Limited Edition Jacket B

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Ai-chan’s drama beats Kamenashi’s!!

February 8, 2009

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Yah you read that right! Here are the ratings for each episode so far… ^_^

Kami no Shizuku: 10.3  7.3  6.2  5.0
Q.E.D:           6.2  6.0  4.7   3.9  7.1

Which quite blatantly translates to:

Q.E.D —> Takahashi Ai —> Morning Musume
Kami no Shizuku —> Kamenashi Kazuya —> KAT-TUN
—> Morning Musume VS KAT-TUN
Winner = Morninggg Muuuuuuuuuuusume!

Which is quite a nice change from KAT-TUN’s usual conquering (or brainwashing…you pick) of outselling them by the hundreds of thousands on oricon chart…

(hahaha yes i know that it’s nothing like that…but it made me feel good for a bit!)
Ahhhhhhh……..i admit that Q.E.D has a much better storyline compared to Kami no Shizuku though. Just imagine if it was Kame who played the lead guy in Q.E.D instead….ah that would have been awesome.
Hmm actually i like KAT-TUN. I even bought one of their singles…well and downloaded the rest xD but i love their first and last albums!
I still find it absolutely hilarious how bad Kami no Shizuku is doing though! I haven’t watched it yet, but i will give the first episode a go maybe later..there’s so many good drama’s to watch this season that i keep forgetting which one’s i want to watch!
My list so far is:
Q.E.D
Love Shuffle
Voice
Mei-chan no Shitsuji
Kiino
Arifureta Kiseki Kami no Shizuku

I’ve thought about watching RESCUE…just for the fact it seems like it’d be absolutely hilarious! Actually i’ve just remembered Massu’s in it..i must watch it!
I’m already watching Akai Ito….which is very awesome. Ah i wish i had more time to watch all these dramas! I think if i were to live in Japan (at the moment i’m planning on going to live there next January/Feburary time for six monthsish if i decide to take a gap year..) i would have no social life as i would be watching a drama every night! xD

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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Aki – Resonant Live – A reflection..

February 3, 2009

My first thoughts when watching this tour were:
1) Heyyy more belly showing than usual?
2) Ehhh have they got…more slutty?
3) Wow Eri has really improved! Like really really!
4) Risa has been given some center positions..hold on…it’s not all Ai and Reina?
5) LinLin has bigger cheers than aika? =O
6) Wait…i actually like LinLin?

I swear i was pouting all throughout the concert. Hmm i could go on but i’ll stop there! xD I think if i were to sum this tour up in one word it would be ‘FANSERVICE!’
Arghhhhhhhhh seriously! I’ll explain this using the method which has been forever drummed into me in english – ‘groups of three’ lol (did they ever just think that once they
got to three, they just got bored and didn’t want to add more points?!)

1) Look at the way Ai-chan looks at Koharu. I mean isn’t Koharu like what..13…15? (i can’t be bothered to look it up….okay i did she’s 16 lol) and i think what’s even more hilarious is the face Koharu’s pulling haha SHE LOOKS TERRIFIED! Tsunkuuuuuuuu…

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Am i looking too deep into this? Well……..

2) The whole performance of “Take Off Is Now.” I think it was a good performance, as i really like the song…but watching it just made me feel uncomfortable! I’m sure if i were a guy i wouldn’t be..but as i am a girl who is completely straight..watching girls trying to be sexy just makes me cringe! It’s a shame, because i’m not entirely convinced that they really want to act like that. Even Reina. Actually wait, Reina does. (see next point..)

3) Reina. Ahhhh but then again Reina is always like this. I mean Reina..why do you need to do that, what are you expecting?

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I found it hilarious that Koharu looked as if she was giving birth throughout “Koi No Dial 6700” as you can see in the picture below.
And once again you can also see Reina sticking her arse out…in fact…..i’m not really sure what she’s doing………

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Tbh there was a lot of ‘bum sticking out’ movements from everyone in this concert. Even Risa…ah speaking of Risa..i think even she can’t help but look at Reina’s bum!

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I don’t think i’m gonna even start and go into detail of their performance of “Purple Wind.” Let’s just pretend it’s nice and innocent like they used to be. I don’t know why i don’t like morning musume being like this. They’ve been like this for a while after all. There are plently of bands worse than them as well.
Anyway, i don’t know if i’ve got my point across well..there are other examples, but that would mean watching the whole concert again and although i have been watching it daily for the last few days now, the one time i need to watch it…i don’t want to 😀 haha if i see anything else worth mentioning, then i’ll add it.

I wonder if i am the only one who thinks that Reina’s voice just gets worse and worse? It’s awful sometimes! To the point i would say sayumi sounds better..sometimes! 😉

Anyway i’m really glad at how Eri and Risa have been given much more time to shine 🙂 I think because we suddenly get to see two new people put in the spolight, it makes Reina and Ai-chan seem more boring..and predictable? Is that just me?

Oh yeah, don’t you think LinLin really looks like Inoue Mao? (from hana yori dango)

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Creepy! I think it’s the same face shape and smile. LinLin has definately grown on me actually. I think it’s because she looks less manly than i first thought and i can see that she’s actually pretty! Silly me for not noticing it earlier! Actually Aika is really pretty. She looks so much better with her current hair! Well done hairstylist! *claps* back to LinLin though..i feel she really fits in well with Morning Musume, so i can see what Tsunku was doing when he picked her! I feel more sorry for JunJun though as there are parts where i can see how she looks so tired. I mean..Morning Musume showing fatigue? That’s against all the rules! 😉
Heh i think it’s mean making JunJun be the only one to wear trousers (unless she picked them of course) But i swear they always make the tall members wear the trousers..and it just..i dunno..doesn’t it just make them look taller? O.o

Ah in fact i think this concert…is a concert of growth! Koharu’s voice is actually alright! They’ve all improved vocally…well done takakajadnbs..takarazuka? people from cinderella!!! I feel sorry for Sayumi though as she doesn’t get as many vocal parts as the other 5/6th gens..i mean when she gets a solo which is longer than one line, i’m always surprised that she’s allowed to sing one!

I think to end this…erm reflection, i’ll leave you with the constipated face of LinLin during “Resonant Blue”

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I swear she was smiling throughout it as well. I mean talk about inappropriate! With lyrics like “resonant sadness echoes deep inside me” it’s not exactly something to smile about!
Though to be honest…..if i were in Morning Musume, i would be so happy, i would never stop smiling!

Ah maybe i should end this with saying that although i am an overly critical skeptic ~ morning musume ga daisuki desu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2008 Aki – Resonant Live

January 27, 2009

This concert comes out tomorrow and i am really looking forward to it! Ah i have been waiting so long for it to come out! Only thing is, i am really dissapointed that they don’t perform at big stadiums anymore, but i guess they make more money by doing smaller stages.

The tracklist is:
1) OPENING
2) Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai jan!
3) Mikan
4) MC1
5) Pepper Keibu
6) VTR – Member Introduction
7) TOP!
8] YAH! Aishitai
9) MC2
10) Inspiration!
11) Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan
12) Purple Wind – Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Koharu Kusumi, Aika Mitsui, Junjun, Linlin
13) Lemon Iro to Milk Tea – Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka
14) MC3 – Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka
15.) Tan Tan Taan! – MilkyWay
16) Watashi no Miryoku ni Kizukanai Donkan na Hito – Aika Mitsui
17) Guruguru JUMP – Koharu Kusumi, Junjun, Linlin
18] Mushoku Toumei na Mama de – Ai Takahashi
19) Take off is now! – Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Reina Tanaka
20) MC4 – Koharu Kusumi, Aika Mitsui, Junjun, Linlin
21) Dou ni mo Tomaranai
22) Koi no Dial 6700
23) MC5 – Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki
24) Souda! We’re ALIVE
25) Onna ni Sachi Are
26) Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
27) Koko ni Iruzee!
28] MC6
29) Resonant Blue
[ENCORE]
30) Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wo Aisenai Darou
31) MC7
32) Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
[Extras]
1) INDIGO BLUE LOVE – Risa Niigaki
2) Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (Eri Kamei Version)
3) Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (Sayumi Michishige Version)

Today some more tracks have leaked, my favourite being: ‘Dou ni mo Tomaranai’

Wow i remember somebody saying Eri was ‘fierce’ and i think this video just about proves it! If i were a guy……..

…After hearing how good that was I am really looking forward to Koi no Dial 6700!! It’s probably my favourite song off their ‘Cover You’ album. I love Eri’s “anata ga suki” lines. In fact i feel that Eri’s voice has improved soso much! Actually, all of their voices have improved a lot over the past year (well except Reina’s maybe) which i guess is Morning Musume’s charm ^_^ the fact that there is always room for improvement so you can watch them grow and feel more proud of them, i guess as opposed to a band for example, Tohoshinki, who were already amazing at the start (ohhh i am biased) so i guess it takes a lot more for them to impress you each time.
So yeah, to sum this up, i can’t wait until it comes out!!! 😀

You can buy the concert here at yesasia or here at CDJapan. You could probably buy it from other places, but they’re the only places i have experience with! 🙂

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Okay…happy chinese new year! :-D

January 26, 2009

I’ve just made the banner which is at the top of this page. I am a bit dissapointed with it actually.
Basically when i was younger, like when i was 13/14 kind of age, i used to do that kind of thing all the time. I used to love it! I always used Paint Shop Pro 8, so when i changed over to my laptop, i couldn’t be bothered to put it on here..lol. It was also because the mouse was hard to use for doing precise work, so i just left it!
Now i finally just re-installed PSP on this laptop so that i could make the banner! Haha what dedication!
Anyway, i was surprised at how much i remembered. I had to spend ages finding brushes for it…but yeah. Anyway.
Oh yeah, a big happy birthday for Jaejoongie! Even though his birthday’s already gone…ah he’s old! Booooooooo.
Sorry, haha..i think anything past 20 is old!
I just think i never ever want to grow up. I guess it’s because in life i seem to get away with things by giving a sweet smile, and joking around the subject. I don’t expect that to work for me when i get older, so i’m panicking for when that happens!
Oh yeah, here’s the link to my Jaejoong fanfic, please read it!!! I will get round to finishing it soon…..(it’s on my to-do list…)
www.quizilla.com/user/chibirawrr

Hmm, today i didn’t go to college…me and my friends were supposed to go to the Chinese to celebrate the new year..but..erm…we didn’t, as they were booked so we were going to have Indian..but i don’t know where that idea went lol.
I really want to watch romance of the heart. It’s my favourite Korean film & i have such big cravings to watch it! Hmmm..i may go do that now!!
& also, here’s what i hope to write about in the next few days:
a) Morning Musume ~ my current view on them.
b) My favourite dramas ~ because i can now innit?
c) My newfound love for Big Bang ~
d) Hopefully will have finished translating that MM clip..

Ah…you may have already caught on that i am a bit obsessed with writing lists..ah..OCD!

I think i’ll just leave you with a lovely picture of Jaejoong on his birthday. I love his smile here, it’s so genuine! ❤

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