9th Gen thoughts | Takahashi Ai graduation details

A couple of days ago, Tsunku has announced the 9th Generation of Morning Musume were revealed at the Hello! Project 2011 Winter Matsuri concert. The 4 that were chosen were Suzuki Kanon, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho and former Hello! Project Egg and Shugo Chara Egg member Fukumura Mizuki. Riho was a front runner for me. She was already showing her potential right at the beginning of the audition. Can you believe that the group she’s in is older than she is. Suzuki Kanon and Ikuta Erina aren’t bad as well. They’re actually good too. I mean it feels like Tsunku has finally made a nice decision in picking the new generation.

Here’s some external links for your own indulgence

http://www.hello-online.org/index.php?app=helloapp&CODE=article&topic=1210

http://www.tokyohive.com/2011/01/tsunku-discusses-decisions-dehind-morning-musume-9th-generation/

In other news, about 30 minutes ago news on Takahashi Ai’s graduation broke out on Hello! Online. Yes, I was shocked myself. She will graduate on Morning Musume’s Autumn/Fall 2011 tour. That’s about 10-11 months away. So it means she will still be around for most of Morning Musume’s 2011 singles. Niigaki Risa will take her spot as leader. It is sad but I think it’s really time for her to graduate Morning Musume as she’s been in the group along with Risa for 10 years in August. However, she’s about 2 years older than Risa which makes her older than any other member in Morning Musume. She is like 12 years older than the youngest member in Morning Musume right now. Besides, she’s only going to graduate Morning Musume not Hello! Project not UFA. So it means we could (and should) see her doing solo activities within the organization.

The 9th Gen Morning Musume along with the old members. This will last at most until November or December this year.

More details on her graduation

http://www.helloproject.com/news/1101091700_musume.html

http://www.helloproject.com/news/1101091700_musume_com.html

I am gonna miss these couple.

Returning myself to the Hello! Project fandom!

Hey y’all. It’s been a while since I blogged about something. I actually tried a lot of time but I only end up not finishing those posts. But here’s a more serious one that I’m gonna post. Yes finally!

It’s been a while since I last got my head into any Hello! Project songs. Yes I am aware of the new releases and all but I never had and LSS on any Hello! Project song for quite some time now. Normally it’s been Big Bang, Taylor Swift, Camp Rock, Justin Beiber, and some old school OPM songs. But heck I still love Hello! Project the same way as before.

To start things of. Here’s one of my favorite Hello! Project groups Buono! with my favorite song from them, Kiss Kiss Kiss.

I still love this song no matter what. And Airi. Yes I never get tired loving her. She’s still my all time favorite. Like my Lebron James only on Hello! Project.

Speaking of Airi, have you seen her new Photobook. Well it’s just plain love. She looks so mature yet still a young lady.

Yes she’s sooo pretty I know. I love that red two piece on her (because red is my favorite color).

Okay so I found this two pics interesting. The top one is from the new photobook while the bottom one is from Ao Iro. I just find that the shirt they’re wearing are quite the same. Maybe different in color but it looks so so the same.

Yes I’m watching We are Buono! concert right now. Don’t be surprised. Yes I’ve been into Big Bang a lot since July but I never forgot them.

So as what I have heard. Momo and Eririn are going to release new photobooks soon. Eri’s PB entitled “Eririn” will be released on the 26th (next week). I think this is a must have photobooks for Eri’s fans since this is most likely her last one while still a member of Morning Musume.

Momo’s PB on the other hand will be release next month. It is entitled Momochi Zukan and it is due on October 20th. No previews has been released so far. But I gotta have my hands on this one since I’m a Momo fan.

Before I forget. Today is the 14th of September and it’s Morning Musume and Hello! Project’s one and only leader, Takahashi Ai’s birthday!

Happy 24th birthday Ai-chan.

So moving on. Two former Morning Musume members, namely Goto Maki and Aya Matsuura are going to released new albums soon. Aya Matsuura announced her album during  a recent Cotton Club concert. The album is set to release on 11/24

Goto Maki’s album has also been announced just recently. Though it has less details than the other one, everyone is still looking forward for it. The set release date is also on 11/24

Coincidence? Well this looks like a Morning Musume rivalry as I see it.

To make things a little weirder. Mano Erina’s 2nd Album still untitled is also set for release on the same date. 11/24

More Buono! coming.

Kataomoi is one of my favorite Buono! songs ever. It’s just so rockish and cool.

Oh yeah! S/mileage rank #9 on Music Station’s new artist that will breakout in the second half of the year. They were just beaten by artist such as Shoujou Jidai (SNSD) and Kara. Which are like Korean girl groups.

Well I guess that ends my Hello! Project fandom. Tune in tomorrow (or tonight whenever I feel like it) for my JPOP fandom to breakout.

Kadokawa Shop has a 172.7 x 137.1cm poster of Ai and Mano

OMG! I want one of those! I mean 172.7 x 137.1cm that’s like as big as Umeda Erika!

Here are the links

http://www.kadokawashop.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=6862

http://www.kadokawashop.jp/products/detail.php?product_id=6861

Hello!Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu -Shuffle Date!!-

We have waited for so long to watch the Winter Concert of our ‘idols’ in Hello! Project and now I have good news. 😀

Our wait and patience has not gone to waste and our prize:

Watch H!P 2010 Winter Concert -Shuffle Date-

All I could say – even though I haven’t finished watching the concert – is that I like their shuffle groups especially High-King. ❤

When they have shuffle groups, it gives the others chance to shine in a song or in a group. Though some groups still have some spotlight on one or two people, shuffle groups are good. 😀

Now, let me share one video with our lovely Ai, Eri & (Captain) Saki.

Even though Captain has little lines here, she plays a major role in doing those sound effects and those (lovely) second voices.

And look how wonderful these three are with each other. Just wonderful.

Berryz performs Otakebi Boy Wao on Music

You got to agree with me when I say that this one is an AWESOME performance. The girls really did great in this one. It’s like they are performing on a Live Audience. Risako has some strong vocals which reminded me of a growing up Takahashi Ai. Momo is cute as usual. And the others did great (I had my eye on Captain too).

See it for yourself

More 10 My Me Previews

We posted before a track preview of Morning Musume’s soon to be released album “10 My Me” which is “Genki Pikka Pikka” .

So more radio rips have been released and here they are

Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou (Chinese Version)

Not the same song performed at the last Morning Musume concert. This one is a duet between 8th gen member Junjun and Linlin. This actually has very small difference between the last one from Platinum 9. This song has a guitar intro in it rather than a piano intro. But through the middle of the song, it’s actually the same.

This song in my honest opinion, is better than that of Ice Creamusume since it features Linlin and Junjun two of the powerhouse vocals of Morning Musume.

Ano Hi ni Modoritai

A ballad type R&B song by Morning Musume’s leader and sub leader Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa. Much like Take of is now (without Reina) the song is such a nice one to listen to. It also reminds me a High King song. With these 2 in one song, you’ll sure love this one

Osaka Oshiinen

An upbeat track by 8th gen members Aika Mitsui, Junjun, and Linlin. When I first read the title, I thought this could be a fun song like Kanjani8’s Sukiyanen Osaka. This could easily replace Guru Guru Jump from the last album. The vocals are awesome, I even thought that Niigaki is in this song.

Moonlight ~Tsukiyo no ban da yo~

Sequel to Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big band~? I don’t think so. It’s a different song. Not my favorite in the album, but it’s worth the listen.

Namidachhi

This was the song that I’ve been looking for. It kinda sounds like C-ute’s Shigatsu Sengen. But that’s only in the part of Namidachhi. I actually like this song. It’s fun to listen to in the middle. I wonder how they’ll perform this in concert. It seems like an ending song to me.

Ooki Hitomi

Yoshizawa Hitomi? haha no! This is the 6th gen song, that means it features Sayu, Reina, and Eri. It’s an upbeat song, much like that of the 8th gen. One of my favorite tracks in the album maybe because of Reina and Erti (my favorite). But Sayu is perfect in this kind of songs too.

Loving You Forever

Okay so If I told you Namidachhi is a perfect ending song, I stand corrected. This one is better (note: I’m doing this blog impromptu so it means I haven’t got to listen to the tracks before). I instantly LOVE this song. A ballad song. Each member gets a solo line which made me extra happier. This should have a PV! OMG! this is like the best song in the album for me

Had enough of the previews?

Don’t forget to Buy Morning Musume’s album next week 3/17.

~If  Koharu didn’t leave Morning Musume, does that mean she gets a solo song in this album? That would be awesome.

Morning Musume new profile pics

Does this one needs any explanations?

BUT I SWEAR GAKI-SAN looks a lot like Yoshizawa Hitomi!