Berryz Kobo – Otakebi Boy (Spark Ver.) Preview released!

Otakebi Boy (Spark Ver.), Berryz Kobo’s c/w for their upcoming single Maji Bomber’s preview has been released!

It’s a radio preview so it’s in LQ.

Well anyways there isn’t any much different from the original one. But one thing that you’ll notice is that is sounded more Buono~ish. Meaning, it sounded more rock than the original one. And I think it’s much fun than the original one. Maybe they can perform this version in one of their live performances soon.

Berryz Kobo – Maji Bomber 30sec CM Preview released!

Berryz Kobo new single Maji Bomber’s 30sec Preview is finally released!

I really though this would be something like Rival because of their outfits. But I guess I’m wrong. The close ups reminds me of S/mileage’s Yume Miru 15sai. Well it’s too soon to tell my reaction about the PV. All I know right now is that the song is AWESOME!

See the CM now!

Monthly Poll Closed! Berryz 12th single win as your favorite Berryz single!!

May’s poll is now closed. And the clear winner as the favorite Berryz Kobo single is none other than their 12th single; Munasawagi Scarlet

Munasawagi Scarlet wins 28% of your votes. While not far behind is Gag100 kaibun aishite kudasai.

And also not far behind is their latest single Otakebi Boy Wao/ Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda with 22% of your votes.

5 songs however wins the No Love award. They are; Anata Nashi de wa ikete yukenai, Koi no Jubaku, 21ji made no cinderella, Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba, and Madayade



		

	

Berryz Kobo new single “Maji Bomber!!” full preview

Just after a few days after announcing Berryz Kobo’s upcoming 23rd single entitled Honki Bomber!! Upfront’s official youtube channel has already released a preview of the song

The title of the song was thought to be Honki bomber!! at first. But according to the lyrics it is pronounced as Maji bomber!!.

I personally liked the song even though it’s only a 1:30 preview. It’s much the same as the songs they used to make for Inazume Eleven. I’m not yet sure but the song is evenly distributed with each members again (except the chorus at least). I’m not also sure but I think Yurina has parts in the chorus as well as Momo and Rii.

Full Preview

The single will be released on the 21st of July. It will also include a special remix version of Otakebi Boy Wao! called Otakebi Boy Wao! Spark Version.

Inazuma Eleven will air on Cartoon Network Asia 6/7

I just saw this a while ago on Cartoon Network. Yes! Inazuma Eleven, that anime where Berryz Kobo sings the ending theme will air on Cartoon Network this June! I just hope CN won’t edit their ending to their own because I really wanna hear Berryz on my TV. Berryz Kobo sang the 2nd-4th ending theme of the song. They are Seishun Bus Guide, Ryuusei Boy, and Otakebi Boy Wao

Here are the endings

5 Hello! Project members that are Naturally born Idols

Okay so first of all this is solely based on my observation. I have seen almost all of Hello! Project members performing live, on TV shows, on radio shows, variety shows, etc. You could say who are born or destined to be idols for life. Being an Idol isn’t meant for everyone I say. For example, I see Konno Asami having a brighter future if she’s not an Idol.

Well anyways, here are my 5 Hello! Project members that are Naturally Born to be an Idol

5. Suzuki Airi

When you combine talent and beauty to an Idol. You can’t go wrong with this one. Airi is just born to be an idol. She’s a natural beauty. She’s the youngest ever idol (I guess) to lead a single. And finally, she almost took over C-ute!

4. Fukuda Kanon

She’s still young and I can see her as the future of Hello! Project together with some of the most talented Hello! Project Eggs. Her singing vocals are awesome! Way awesome I guess. She has that Idol Aura that makes you love her more. Even if it happens that S/mileage will disband in 2-3 years, I can see her still going solo as an Idol.

3. Linlin

I call her the future of Morning Musume. I really admire this girls vocals. It’s so powerful. She’s like a younger version of Takahashi Ai. And I can see her taking over Morning Musume in the future. Just wait and see. Ai and Risa won’t last 5 years longer with the group. Mitsui is just pure cuteness no talent. Linlin, though Tsunku hasn’t given her a decent amount of lines yet, will take over Takahashi Ai’s place soon. Just wait till Ai graduates or something, you’ll see her taking over almost all of Ai’s lines in every Morning Musume song.

2. Miyamoto Karin / Tanabe Nanami

It’s not because they’re cute. It’s because they love what they’re doing. As young as they are (12 and 11 respectively this year) you can see how they are enjoying their status as Hello! Project Idols. Let’s start with Nanami first. At the beginning when they had the Shugo Chara audition and they got Nanami. I thought WTF were they thinking! I saw Nanami’s picture on the audition and she’s no way look like an idol. Yeah I know that was a horrible shot. I haven’t watched Shugo Chara for a while then. But I gave it a shot since I heard the new girl is going to appear. And immediately I was impressed of her presence on the TV. She’s not shy like most new comers are. She’s comfortable on doing her job. Then, the next thing that came to my mind is her singing. She’s only 10 so I thought her voice was horrible. Something like Nakky’s voice on Lalala Shiawase no Uta.

I saw the performance and I thought “Hey this girls has talent”. Her voice isn’t that great…. yet. Wait for a couple of years she going to take over!

Next is Karin.

Yeah this performance made me see the future of her. She’s actually good. Yeah I know she’s still has the cute charm that’s why everyone loves her. But this girl in a matter of a year! Yes only a year! Tsunku’s gonna give her something big wait for it! She’s actually in a new unit with her H!P Eggs buddies right?

1. Tsugunaga Momoko


At the very beginning of my Hello! Project journey. She was the first girl to come in my life. She was born to do what she’s doing. I know that she’s growing old already and she has plans on going to college (yeah check that out). But she’s like the opposite of Konno Asami. She has a brighter future as an Idol believe me. And I just wish she does. She can’t be a model in the future she’s small. But she can be a singer, an idol! She won’t be with Berryz forever. But after she graduates believe me she’s still going to pursue a career as an idol.

Here’s a video of  Satoda Mai praising Tsugunaga Momoko. It was really hilarious but at the same time true. Momo is really really like that isn’t she?

Special mentions:

Maeda Yuuka

Ogawa Saki

and

Tokunaga Chinami

My Love for Hello! Project. A love that won’t die

Congratulations to me!! (yes me the Chief Editor and one of the 3 active members of jkmusicph) It’s my first anniversary since I started getting hooked on Hello! Project. Though it’s not exactly the 11th of May, it’s actually earlier. But I consider the 11th of May as my anniversary because it’s the date that I joined Hello! Online. And also around this time. I know more groups other than Buono! and Shugo Chara Egg.

So like all of the other bloggers out there who celebrate their anniversary. I’ll share my life story on how I got hooked on Hello! Project

Well it started with this group known as Buono! It was around March that I started watching again anime. Actually before that I was already listening to jpop such as Arashi (because of me getting hooked to HYD) and some more anime songs. But then while I was browsing crunchyroll. I saw this cute and funny anime, Shugo Chara. So I decided to watch it. The opening back then was Buono!’s Kokoro no Tamago. But at the very first episode, I didn’t care about the opening and ending which was Honto no Jibun . Then, crunchyroll has this thing if you’re not member, which I’m not. So I browsed youtube if I could find any more episodes of Shugo Chara. Sadly, I didn’t find any. But I found Buono!’s PV for Kokoro no Tamago

This got me interested with them. So I googled Buono!. And I found their wikipedia page. I was shocked when I saw that they were so young. Momo and Miya are a year older than me and Airi was a year younger than me (actually 9 months younger). Then I clicked the members own wikipedia page and I saw that they are with other groups other than Buono! I saw that Miya and Airi were in Aa! Miya and Momo were with Berryz Kobo. And Airi is with C-ute.

My favorite member back then was Momo. She was that cute and a natural Idol. I actually didn’t liked Airi at first because she has this weird dent on her teeth. Well before we go to how I liked Airi. Let’s go first to my first favorite Momo. So after searching Buono! on google. I started youtubing their songs. If I could remember correctly, the two songs that really caught me was Rottara Rottara, Kiss Kiss Kiss, and Renai Rider

My favorite back then was Renai Rider. But as time passes it also changed.

Well then, after Buono! I got hooked with Berryz Kobo. If I remember correctly. It was because I searched Momo a lot. So I searched Berryz Kobo on Youtube and the first thing that came to me was Berryz Kobo’s Madayade.

Madayade is an interesting song. I really liked it. But that time I didn’t bother to know each members because they were like 7 in the group. But after sometime and more songs. I get to know each members. It took some time for me. But eventually I got it. (wait till we get to Morning Musume).

Here’s another Berryz song that I really liked before.

And my all time favorite Berryz Kobo song.

~If you’re wondering how I remember all this. I’m checking out my old blog Hybridpunch (yes named after Buono!’s first concert).Which will be deleted shortly after this post.

I really loved this concert. It was the first concert that I downloaded on Hello! Online’s Torrent.

So let’s go to my favorite Hello! Project member Airi

So after BK. I went to C-ute. After Momo, I found Airi cuter for some unknown reasons (maybe she’s meant for me) Kidding. So I googled C-ute and I found out that their highest selling single then was Tokkaiko Junjou (just for everyone’s knowledge, C-ute’s highest selling single now is Everyday Zekkouchou).

So I really liked Tokkaiko Junjou a lot. It lived it’s expectations. So after it, I searched a lot more C-ute songs which I don’t remember which came in first. But I’m pretty sure one of the first were Bye Bye Bye, Forever Love, and Meguru Koi no Kisetsu.

So, unlike BK. It didn’t took me sometime to get to know them. I already knew Airi, Maimi is the leader with the long hair, Erika is the oldest, Kanna came from H!P Egg, Chisa is the tomboyish looking girl (before), Mai is the youngest, and Nakky is a younger version of Maimi (that’s how I think it works before).

So It seems that Hello! Project kids were the first H!P members that I knew.

Before we go to Morning Musume. I also want to share to you another group that I first learned Shugo Chara Egg.

and a soloist who goes by the name of Mano Erina

Actually before, ManoEri was one of my favorite in Hello! Project. She’s like 3rd after Airi and Momo. But eventually I got hooked in to more of H!P she went down until she’s no longer in my top 10. Though, she’s in my top 10 most beautiful Hello! Project members.


Let’s now go know to Morning Musume

How I got in to Morning Musume is still a mystery to me. I don’t actually know why and how. But what I’m sure about is that I saw their last #1 single, Shouganai Yume Oibito. I didn’t liked it at first because it wasn’t Buono!~ish or C-ute~ish. It sounded different. So I ignored them and went to my normal routine of C-ute (yes I got so addicted to C-ute after that). But then while searching some more videos of Shugo Chara on the internet. I luckily found one. And if I’m not mistaken. There was this person asking for some suggestions of anime like Shugo Chara. And someone replied to that person and suggested Kirarin Revolution. So I googled it (yes google is reliable) and found that the opening them was sung by another Hello! Project member, Koharu Kusumi. So I searched for  Koharu Kusumi. Then after that I learned she was a member of that group that I didn’t liked Morning Musume.

This I remember clearly. I searched Koharu Kusumi on youtube and the very first video that I saw from her is her performance of Hapi Hapi Sunday.

So I got interested with her, the I searched for Morning Musume again. I got lazy the moment I saw them because they were a lot. Though they were only 9 members at that time. It was still a lot for a group. So there were a lot of songs. And I mean a lot.

Though I mentioned that I didn’t liked the song before, after constant hearing and after downloading the song. I got hooked to it finally.

So that’s how I got in to Morning Musume. How I get to memorize them is also a mystery for me. The current line-up is no problem for me. But the whole Morning Musume. Yeah I know them all but I don’t quite remember How. What I’m sure about is only two members. Kago Ai and Tsuji Nozomi.

I learned about Kago Ai because there was this time were I thought that, “Do Hello! Project girls get in to scandals”. So I googled (yes ol’ reliable) Hello! Project Scandals, and the very first one that came out was Kago Ai’s smoking scandal back then. I was shocked when I read this especially the fact that Kago was about 16~17 when she did this. So I went to Kago’s Wiki page and saw that she’s a member of Morning Musume as well as Mini Moni and W. I don’t know which came first, if it’s Mini Moni or W. But I both loved those groups.

So now I remember how I learned all of the members of Morning Musume. It was their sub-groups and by singles. Since members constantly changed since the creation for every single except for Mikan until Kimagure Princess. I tried learning each members by the single. And if I’m not mistaken one of the first singles that I tried learning to was Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Bang~. In this single, I learned everything about Yoshizawa Hitomi….

Okay so after that I can’t remember anything on what singles I learned about the other members. I learned about Yaguchi Mari because H!O constantly post blog translations from her. Other members… hmm… okay no idea. But I think you get the whole point on my Hello! Project beginnings.

So I think that’s It. If you read this Thank You for patiently reading through all this.

Now wasn’t that a long story

and here’s one of my favorite Suzuki Airi pics. \m/