You really have to hear this, because it's seriously great. https://twitter.com/selder16/status/889104766462173184 I went off on a mini Tweet-storm about how this made me nostalgic for the early-to-mid 00s heyday of the Morning Musume remix scene. If you don't remember it, it was pretty big on the internet, to the point where at its height it … Continue reading This 8-Bit Remix of “Waratte” is So Damned Good
Sorry for the lull in posting new content. I'm in the process of moving out-of-state, and it's taking up most of my time. As a gift, here's a video of perhaps the most fantastically ridiculous Morning Musume performance ever: Miki Fujimoto and Hitomi Yoshizawa doing "Rainbow Pink": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtEppjV6xZ0 Yossie's abject failure to pull of the … Continue reading That Time When Yossie and Mikitty Got Their Moe On.
It dropped this morning, and it's very... white. The one "white theme" song/PV that is seemingly required on every H!P release has become predictable to the point where fans have been openly mocking it for over a year now. I've seen some call it "lazy", and I can't disagree. It doesn't even really fit this … Continue reading Tsubaki Factory: Hana Moyou PV
The second video from Tsubaki Factory's soon-to-be-released single has dropped, and this was the one I was waiting for. Back when short radio rips of "Shuukatsu Sensation" and "Waratte" leaked a couple weeks back I was giddy with anticipation, mostly for "Waratte". My initial take was that this was a 70s funk jam that should've … Continue reading Tsubaki Factory “Waratte” Video Review
...that Juice=Juice performed "Romance no Tochuu" with a live band on Full Chorus? Youtube 'members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lCk46ekC0 The moral of this story? J=J is phenomenal when given good music. I'm pretty excited for 7-nin J=J and the debut of Danbara Ruru.
With the Hello! Project in a state of transformation and turmoil, who do H!P wota turn to for a sense of calm amid the rising tide of change and anxiety? Why, Tsubaki Factory, of course? Duh. The first video from TF’s second major single dropped a couple of days ago, and it’s enough to get … Continue reading Tsubaki Factory: “Shuukatsu Sensation” PV Review
By: Tsuchiya Keisuke Translation: Lurkette (Hello-Online.org) Translation originally published at Hello-Online.org Seeking the honesty of today’s shining idols! Right now, ANGERME is entertaining us as a group that embodies an aura of uniqueness, even among Hello!Pro acts. One reason for that may be the overwhelming personalities of each of the members. Maybe we could feel that intensity, as … Continue reading Mizuki Murota TopYell Interview
(Idea blatantly stolen from @coobcakes on Twitter)
In a statement (English translation) originally released on the official Hello! Project website, UP-FRONT PROMOTION (UFP) has terminated the contract of Kobushi Factory member Rio Fuji, effective immediately. She is said to have violated company rules, but no details regarding the violations have been released. This comes shortly after UFP and Fuji released statements announcing her … Continue reading UP-FRONT Terminates Rio Fuji’s Contract
Back in March, rumors began circulating about an Aya Matsuura comeback, and sadly, we’ve heard nothing new since then. Now, planning a return to the music biz isn’t something you do spur-of-the-moment, especially if you’re the mother of a two-year-old. I get that, but for the media to have caught wind of such a return, … Continue reading So, About That Rumored Aya Matsuura Comeback…