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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby koregaboku » Mon Sep 18, 2017 11:26 am

aerosuffly wrote:That's kind of sad because I still want to see her on a stage with other OG and current members. And who knows how the music production from her husband agency will be like, in comparison to UF.


They could still blurr the lines quite a bit. They had the OGs perform at Maki's final Avex concert (hell they even retained the G-Emotion naming convention). If Ayaya starts performing live again, they're almost definitely going to pay Up Front royalties since she wouldn't have a discography otherwise.

And while this may not matter as much, w-inds.'s record label is Pony Canyon which does have a relationship with H!P... (not recently and the management company probably matters more, but still).

Also, side note- Up Front seems to have lax-ed the rules around hanging out with former individuals and publicly posting about it/acknowledging it: see current H!P hanging out with/going to go see Meimi, Gaki and Ai-chan still chilling with Makoto and Konkon (remember the 5th gen reunion at Ai-chan's penultimate MM. concert?) and I'm sure there's some other examples I'm missing.

So, there's hope.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Moh » Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:43 am

All my years of wishing for C-ute to come to Nashville finally came true!

Sort of.

And I'm not even there anymore. :|
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby downfrontguy » Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:51 am

koregaboku wrote:
aerosuffly wrote:That's kind of sad because I still want to see her on a stage with other OG and current members. And who knows how the music production from her husband agency will be like, in comparison to UF.


They could still blurr the lines quite a bit. They had the OGs perform at Maki's final Avex concert (hell they even retained the G-Emotion naming convention). If Ayaya starts performing live again, they're almost definitely going to pay Up Front royalties since she wouldn't have a discography otherwise.

And while this may not matter as much, w-inds.'s record label is Pony Canyon which does have a relationship with H!P... (not recently and the management company probably matters more, but still).

Also, side note- Up Front seems to have lax-ed the rules around hanging out with former individuals and publicly posting about it/acknowledging it: see current H!P hanging out with/going to go see Meimi, Gaki and Ai-chan still chilling with Makoto and Konkon (remember the 5th gen reunion at Ai-chan's penultimate MM. concert?) and I'm sure there's some other examples I'm missing.

So, there's hope.


Well not going to predict future, but keep in mind that

a) Goto was an ex-MM and had somewhat close connection to MM OGs, which explains that one time guest appearance at each other's concert (e.g. Dream MM @ aforementioned Goto's concert and her 2 appearances at Dream MM concerts, only performing in one of them).

Matsuura, on the other hand, was not close to or at least there is no apparent evidence that she was particularly close to any of H!P OGs, both professionally and personally enough to warrant guest appearance/collaboration. Probably being a soloist for her entire H!P career contributed to that - except for some random temp units. At best, the closer ones were Fujimoto, melon kinenbi girls (due to joint concert activities), and Inaba Atsuko (of ex-Taiyou to Ciscomoon). Inaba made a guest appearance on Matsuura's 2013 cotton club thingy once, so there's that. I do remember some odd appearances like Yoshizawa & Ishikawa in bunny costumes @ her 2009 concert, but don't ever remember her being a guest @ any of other H!P individual act concerts except during her first years.

b) MM 5th gen & Smileage 2nd gen hanging out is just them hanging out in their private time and posting photos. As long as they are willing, why not? It's not like these appearances are for monetary purpose (i.e work-related) and their Ameblo and instragram posts drive any ¥. And all of these aforementioned girls are active in the industry.

Personally I don't see any reason whatsoever for Matsuura to have collaboration with any of H!P OGs - and definitely not with any of post-elder club girls. She has basically zero connection with these post 2009 girls.

It may feel sad, but it is what it is. Other than some nostalgia factor, I don't see much merit anyway. I kinda want to see how someone like Chisato Okai who covered Matsuura songs probably the most in H!P in her birthday events and such would sound like next to Matsuura. Or even Chisato Moritaka or Nakajima Takui. But meh. Basically pretty much all of ex-H!P girls are more or less retired from active singing for years anyway, so really, what's the point. Ahem, I don't really count Michishige as a singer. :)
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:15 pm

Sanma-san is in New York and met up with Satoda Mai and her husband. They went to watch her husband at the Yankee's baseball game.
https://ameblo.jp/satodamai/entry-12312075053.html
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Sep 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Iida Kaori gives birth to her third child. It is a healthy baby girl.
https://ameblo.jp/kaori-iida/entry-12312052594.html
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2097465/full/
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Starra » Tue Sep 19, 2017 10:20 pm

^^^I think the difference may be, like you said, girls in a different agency who are still public figures vs. girls who are aren't signed to anyone. Maimai, for example, has left the entertainment industry and thus her face is blurred out for privacy/legal reasons, whatever those may be. With Meimi they don't need to do that, same with other H!P OGs who are under another agency.

Girls from non-UF idol groups appear in photos in blog entries from time to time (usually around TIF/@JAM or other multi-group events) without any issues.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Starra » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:56 pm

Did you miss the entire above discussion? :unsure:
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby 321BreakinOut » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:29 am

Yes I did lol :hehe:
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:56 am

Saki Nakajima wrote:The winds of Yokohama blowing past the two of them

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Recently
Since I see the two of them so much less than before
Every time I meet them
I’m fascinated, “They have such lovely profiles…”

How nice

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http://blog-project.net/nakajima-saki/260566
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:59 pm

Amped wrote:
Amped wrote:starting on 9/2, Suzuki Airi will star on a special 8 episode NHK Saturday drama "Ueki Hitoshi to Nobosemon". Airi will play the role as singer Chiyo Okumura on episode 2 on 9/9. Yamamoto Sayaka and Nakagawa Shoko also star.
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http://www6.nhk.or.jp/nhkpr/post/original.html?i=11264
https://mdpr.jp/news/detail/1707137

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preview



Be warned that it's not about Airi's character. It's about the actor-comedian Hitoshi Ueki (i.e., the man in the copper-colored suit) and his assistant/protégé. Airi's character appears only as a guest star on the variety show within the show, and therefore she has relatively little screen time. In fact, after a quick scrub through, I don't think she appears again after her song near the beginning.

That being said, you gotta see her in the lavender dress. :heart:
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:58 am

Tamura Meimi's official fanclub site now open
http://tamurameimi.com/
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:03 pm

Upfront has moved Shimizu Saki from Upfront Promotion to J.P ROOM Inc.
http://www.up-front-promotion.co.jp/artist/

new profile pic
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Shimizu Saki will make her return TV appearance on Teiban Times, 10/8
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Amped wrote:Musical talent Tamura Meimi is going to be competing in a Kanjani8's new Karaoke battle show called "The Mozart" for a chance to be the "The Karaoke King/Queen", Airs primetime at 7pm on 9/29. Her first battle is against this girl :
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http://www.tv-asahi.co.jp/the-mozart/


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●次世代のスター候補!プロアマ対決!
「童謡界No.1女子高生」斉藤花耶 VS「日本ミュージカル界期待の新星」田村芽実
対戦曲:「生まれてはじめて」/神田沙也加
http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2098028/full/

the song that Tamura Meimi and her opponent are challenged to sing first is Kanda Sayaka's "Umarete Hajimete" (For the First Time in Forever) from the movie Frozen
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:20 am

Kanjani8 The Mozart 9/29/17 - Tamura's first two battles


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Tamura was so nervous talking to everyone, but when started singing, she was a different person.

result
Spoiler: show
in a tournament style bracket, Tamura won the first battle. But lost the second battle by .047 points and didn't advance

She beat the 18 year old, but almost beat the 26 year old.


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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby boinsie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:02 am

Meimi did very well. :heart:
Spoiler: show
Computerized point-based competitions like this are tough, because though technically the one girl beat Meimi according to the algorithm, Meimi's performance sounded faaaar superior to me. Maybe I just don't care for the tone of the other girls' voice, I dunno.

ON that same note, in the final showdown in the show (@ ~28:30),

Spoiler: show
there's no question in my mind that the KonnoXKannon lovechild girl should have won. She just gave such a better performance, even if she didn't hold all of the lines quite as long as is considered technically perfect.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby boinsie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:28 am

"[Maimi New song and Music Video]
Maimi sings "Machi" in the album of "Iseki former Kimaguren, released on Oct.26th.
ISEKI releases his new album "AOR FLAVA -silky red-" on Oct 26th.
In particular, attention is paid to the collaboration with Yajima Maimi "街 feat.矢島舞美 (Town featuring Yajima Maimi)
ISEKI had worked with Yajima when he belonged to Kimaguren
"Her gentle voice is suitable for this song. That's why I offered her to collaborate with me."
It's on the air on TFM "Sakamoto Miu Dear Friends" for the first time on Oct 4th
Yajima appears on the MV too.
It will be uploaded later.
Look forward to it ♪
http://www.sanspo.com/geino/news/201709 ... 02-n1.html "

Thanks to 910 percent for the info!
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Zunu » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:36 pm

^^ Hey that's Aida Nikolaychuk (internet famous because of her "lipsync" performance). Also, I completely agree that Emiko Suzuki was outstanding and should've won -- Meimi, as much as enjoyed her performance, would not have approached her in a head-to-head competition. Niizuma Seiko was very good I don't think her performance had Emiko's heart. But, whatever. Seiko's 36 and Suzuki's 18 -- she has plenty of time to catch up.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby boinsie » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:41 pm

Agreed--it would have been interested to hear Meimi attempt some of those other songs, but she definitely wouldn't have won against that steep competition in the end.
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