Happy Birthday Tsugunaga Momoko!

Today is March 6th and it’s Berryz Kobo’s Tsugunaga Momoko’s 19th Birthday.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMOCHI!

She’s 19th but she still looks 14 or 13. Haha

Pre-order – Berryz Koubou’s 24th Single — “Shining Power”

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Berryz Kobo 24th single Shining Power. Also 6th closing theme for Inazuma Eleven anime.
Release Date: 2010/11/10

Shining Power tracklist:
1.シャイニング パワー (Shining Power)
2.ちょっとさみしいな (Chotto Samishii na)
3.シャイニング パワー(Instrumental)

 

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Regular Edition
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[Downloads] Berryz Koubou 24th Single — Shining Power (Full Audio Preview)

Credits to BryxW /// wxyrb (on youtube)

 

Download Audio:

Download from Mediafire

Credits to Arche-JoIyO @ H!O

 

Seriously! I want to see the PV already. This had been in my head for a day now.

MajiBomber (live) + Little Clip of Promotion

A Cap of Captain. 😀

(click to enjoy bigger version. xD)

Captain

LQ Live version of live performance from UPFront. (C.C Lemon)

Promotion of MajiBomber at C.C.Lemon. (Music on Saturday 7/3/2010)

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/

JKMUSICPH’s Saturday Night Live

Yes it’s another edition of our Saturday Night Live! 5 Live Performances from your favorite J-POP and K-POP Artists.

Let’s start things of with Ai Otsuka with her very first single Sakuranbo

OMG! Everytime I see her perform this, it keeps my spirits up!

Next is Shugo Chara Egg ver. 2 with their song Arigatou Ookiku Kansha

Tanapyon is really cute isn’t she

While we’re at it let’s throw in a bonus clip from Shugo Chara!

Haha! They’re really crazy aren’t they?

Next is C-ute with their 4th Indie Single Wakkyanai Z

I really love this performance because it’s Chisa doing the lead vocals along with Airi! Two of my favorite H!P members!

Next is Berryz Kobo with their single Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi

This one has a lot of meaning for me since this was one of the first songs that got me into H!P. Plus Momo’s “Whoa Whoa Yeah Yeah Yeah” is really cute.

And tonight’s Main Event is Sugaya Risako with Suzuki Airi performing Berryz Kobo’s single Very Beauty

And this one. This one is my favorite performance by a H!P Kid ever! I mean Airi and Rii. Two of H!P vocal powerhouse in one song. This has got to be awesome!

And here’s a special performance of Very Beauty this time it’s Momo taking it solo!

Quick Edit:

After clicking ‘Publish’, I saw Berryz Kobo’s Live performance of Rival from the same concert as Momo’s Very Beauty and I just can’t help but post this. Rival to be honest is the one that made me love H!P and everything about it so this song has a lot of meaning to me.

Thought’s about Buono!

A while ago, I decided on watching Buono!’s first concert; Hybrid Punch. While watching this (I’m still watching it actually) I remembered that Shugo Chara has ended and there’s a chance that Buono! may disband.

Reasons that it may disband is that, first; it’s only a sub-group.

Second; They’re no greater than Shugo Chara Egg or Guardians 4. They’re actually the same.

Third; much like groups that are made for anime. Most probably, the group will disband or put in hiatus (in H!P’s case there’s a minimal chance to revive a group when it’s put in Hiatus, check it’s history). Example are Milky Way, Athena and Robikerittsu (spelling check), and in some case Tsukishima Kirari aka Koharu Kusumi.

Now here are my reasons why Buono! won’t disband

Reasons that Buono! wont’ disband:

First; they lasted for more than a year for a sub-group that was made specifically for an anime (they’re about 2 and a half years now).

Second; even though Tsunku created two other sub-groups. He still gave way for Buono! Which means Buono! may mean a lot to Tsunku

Third; the reason why Buono! means a lot to Tsunku. Because for a sub-group that was made specifically for an anime to have sales reaching 15,000-42,000. Oh yeah that’s big.

Fourth and the last; Buono! has a total of 10 releases all ranking in the top 10 of the Oricon charts (hell they beated Berryz in this one). They had 3 studio albums. 1 Collaboration album. 2 Concert DVD’s, Hybrid Punch and We are Buono! which is soon to be release next month. 2 Fan Club DVD’s. 3 DVD Magazine. 1 Photo Document. And they have a total sales of 356,022 since their debut.

My conclusion is that Buono! won’t disband. Reason is all stated above. I think that Tsunku is only waiting for the contract in Pony Canyon to expire and they will be soon transfer to Piccolo Town (same as Berryz Kobo). And most H!P artist releases a new single at least after 4 months.