Monday, 22 November 2010

Happy Birthday Captian

Happy 19th Birthday Captian

And now for some videos

1. Singing Renai Rider for Buono to look for some key
(If anyone knows if there is a full version of this video and knows of a subbed version too could you please let me know. Thanks)

Captain doing impersonations of other Berryz members

Singing Umbrella by Tanpopo#

Singing Aitai Kedo by Berryz Koubou

And i couldn't let this end without her dancing and beatboxing

More Dancing

More Beatboxing
(Risako neve sounds good in this song)

And just cos i love this song

Have a happy 19th birthday Captain

Hope next year, you'll get as much promption as Chisa is getting this year.....and a PB finally.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

52nd Japan Records Awards

Click to read full Article

I was looking at the new section over at and new of the JRA (Japan Records Awards) was released.

It seems that S/mileage have won a New Artist award and are in the running for Best New Artist along with SNSD. I really hope they win it because they have worked so hard ever since joining the Egg project that this would really help boost their sales and hopefully encouage UFA to continue to promote them more than what they are doing with C-ute, Berryz and Moring Musume.

AKB48 have won Best Song with Beginner and are now just waiting to hear if they have won the grand prize. But they are up against last year's (and the year before), EXILE. Now i know nothing about EXILE or their song, I Wish For You, but i also hope that they win this arawd too.

The awards show will be on the 30th December.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

Happy birthday Saki

Happy 14th Birthday
Saki Ogawa


And a few videos

Oha Maple Girls - Morning Chimes
(Personally in this first video, i think Sakitty got the better deal out of the 4 girls)

From her 1st solo event

(link to another version here

From her 2nd solo event

Monday, 15 November 2010

Love Like Crazy

While i was looking for something on youtube for a future post thats coming up, i thought to my self, "How many times have they done this song?"

So i looked it up

1. Takahashi Ai, Kamei Eri, Shimizu Saki 2009 Version

2.Abe Natsumi, Matsuura Aya, Goto Maki 2005 Version (Original Line-up)

3.Goto Maki 2006 Version

4.Goto Maki 2007 Version

Personally, i love the song so i'm not too fussed which version i like the best cos al the girls here can sing. Altho, the most recent version is lacking in the energy that the original line up has (and the line distrubution the the original has as well)

So i put it to you, Which version of LOVE LIKE CRAZY do you prefer?

Poll will stay up untill i take down the Album poll.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Trying to give songs a chance.....

So to all fairness, i thought that i should give SKE's song a better chance and decided to watch the video again........

Can only find 46 sec previews of their song.

How stupid can their management be?

Come on! The put the FULL PV on youtube LONG before Morning Musume put up even a hint of their single up, and now they decide to take it down and put up only 46 second previews of the song? What? am i missing something here?

when you type in the title of their song 1!2!3!4! ヨロシク!this way, you get about 44 results with only the preview of the song. when typed 1, 2, 3, 4, Yoroshiku, nothing (it says 10 results but it's really nothing). When you just type SKE48 4th, you get 25 results.

Granted their preview has 136,000 views but Morning Musume have their FULL pv up and running a view count of nearly 20,000 views in 2 days and thats just off THEIR offical account. There's about 132 results when you search for モーニング娘。 女と男のララバイゲーム, 87 results for Morning musume 44th and about 150 results for Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game, all Full PV's and 1 minute previews. Majority of those videos are getting about 10,000 hits each, the first page alone has about 270,000 hits.

I have noticed that OOO48's thend to have most of the fans take down their videos or disable the audio to a video. While UFA seem to just let the videos go. To me, this is good PR for international fans as it gives us easy access to H!P and with the added bonus that UFA has their own channel as well.

(and yes i know SKE and AKB have their own channels as well but it's the same thing with them as well)

LOOK! i am tryiong to like SKE's single but no matter how many times i listen to that 46 second preview, i still turn off after 15 seconds.


I tried.

Is all i can say.

Poll results

And your Morning Musume Champion is

The angel that is Qian Lin aka Linlin. May her voice and personality live on past H!P and UFA's crap.

anyways....carrying on

Linlin won with 12/21 votes
  • Kamei Eri- 5/21
  • Kusumi Koharu - 2/21
  • Niigaki and Yaguchi - 1/21
  • Yoshizawa, Goto and Abe - 0/21
So the new Champion poll will start today. Who will be H!P Champion.

S/mileage Champion
Won with 6/12

 Berryz Koubou Champion
Won with 9/33

Morning Musume Champion
Won with 12/21

 The Lone Soloist
Automaticly gets put through due to being the only soloist (Risako is not included since her solo release was a joint one with Mana Ogawa)

C-ute Champion
Won with 10/38

Voting will end on the 1st December. The winner will than face the current Champion, Michishige Sayumi for Blog Theme.

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Danceでバコーン!を踊ってみた【 岡井千聖(本人)】

So on youtube, there are a load of dance covers of H!P songs. Lots of girls (and guys) like to learn the dances, film themselves doing the dances hen uploading them on to youtube. These the talentless Becki Cruel and than there's my favourite who is an 8 year old girl named Cuca-chan or 3u10, a girl that needs to be up on stage danceing and singing with H!P (or any other idol group that will put her popularity on youtube to good use).

But there is some one who is taking her place.

YES! Okai Chisato has released a dance cover of C-ute's Dance de Bakoom!.....That means she has an up over ALL of the Youtube dance cover artists......considering that she IS in C-ute.

Hopefully she'll (or who ever is allowing her to do these and uploading them for her) will continue to do more. The dances i would love for her or any other c-ute member (mainly Maimi cos she iz 1 sick dancer man) to do would actually be any dance from another H!P group as well as their own. Just think about it, you could get Maimi dancing Onna ni Sachi Are or Mikan by Momosu, or Airi actually dancing to Shock! (I.E not just standing there looking pretty). Hell even have the girl covering Rival or Watashi ni Mirai no Danna-sama by Berryz. The possiblites are endless.

For now it seems that C-ute having their own youtube channel is more benifital to Chisa fans right now. Hopefully who ever is looking after Berryz channel will update it with.

And just to leave you with a 5-nin version of the song.

And by the way, Berryz, C-ute, Manoeri and Upfront's channels allow you to comment, something which Upfront wasn't doing before. Hopefully this is a good step towards making H!P the best Idol company again.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

New PV's

So UFA have decided to release PV's a few weeks in advance


Are they starting to listen to what us mere mortals, who happen to be the ones who buy the stuff they release for their artist, have to say? Are they finally realising that there is competition out there for the number one idol agency?

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Poll Results

OK so the results are in and the charts have announced who's this weeks number one.

So out of 36 votes, Muten Musume got 20 and AKB got 16.

The Oricon chart says that AKB are hold the #1 spot with 826,989 copies sold, while Muten Musume aren't even in the top ten. They rank #13 with 7,336 copies sold.

I'm surprised that they even made the top 20 what with the lack of promotion that was done.

To tell the truth, i expected these results. As a H!P fan, i still have this undying hope that H!P can achieve #1 singles but i know that untill management start living in the present and not in the past that this is what is likely to happen in the future.

Take the last time AKB went up against MM, it was River vs Kimagure Princess. AKB won with over 100,000 copies to get their first number 1 while MM had to satisfiy with the 4th spot, even tho this was Koha's last release with the group.

I hate to say this but it makes me really upset that H!P won't listen to what the market is saying. The market is asking for edgy, youthful idols and all H!P can do is spend all their time promoting a new group and not promote their flagship group.

I know i'm not the 48's biggest fan, thats mainly based on me having the attention span of a new born baby, but i do admit that they are the number one idol group right now. I am trying to get to know them more, i have been reading Mina's reviews on their stages and i have been (but failing) to try to get to know all the girls aside from the front girls . . . . and Amina, but i can't deny that little bit of pain i feel in my heart when i see a magazine cover with AKB on the front, or when i see the #1 position go to AKB, i can't help but feel a little jealous of their current success and have those evil thoughts like "it won't last long","they only media whores","they can't sing live" etc, etc, etc.

To be honest, Muten Musume's song is one of the songs that i shut myself off from after 30 secs, something that happens quite often with most 48 singles and even a lot of H!P singles (can't help it, attention span of a baby there, hence the rant) mostly C-ute's and Mano's releases.

I've completely forgotten what the hell i was talking about. mmmmmmmmm. Nope it's gone, i can't remember what i was trying to say about this poll.

Anyway, i voted for AKB and as it turns out, the other 15 voters who voted with me were right. Give yourselves a slap on the back for being unbias (and bias if you are an AKB fan)

Congrats to AKB for their 5th #1 in a row


UFA, Tsunku, you should be ashamed of yourselves. DO MORE TO PROMOTE YOUR ARTISTS!!!!