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Kago Ai

Postby boinsie » Thu Oct 16, 2008 11:00 am

JPM seems to be down again sooo...
H!O wrote:Kago Ai Solo debut!!
Talent Kago Ai (20) revealed her solo singing debut on October 8. The information was made public at a downtown PR event for the movie "American Teen" (opens October 11) she was attending. Next spring she will release mini albums of self-written songs. It will be her first CD sold since her work with Tsuji Nozomi (21) in W back in September 2005. Without concern for that blank, Kago talked enthusiastically about her "real comeback".
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It has been two and a half years since the release of W's 7th single "Dou ni mo Tomaranai" was cancelled due to the smoking scandal. At last Kago's singing voice is being brought back to life.
Her last CD release was "Miss Love Tantei" with W in 2005. According to a spokesperson, by next March she plans to have around four mini albums released. The lyrics will be written by Kago herself, and she is currently in the process of selecting them. The songs will be a rich mixture of ballads and pop music, showing the "New Kago-chan".
Her discussion book for minors was released recently, and she was attending a PR event for a movie aimed at teenagers. From becoming a member of the national idol group Morning Musume at age 12, she went from the peak of their popularity to disappearing from the public eye after being caught smoking at age 18. Looking back, she describes it as being "far from [her] ideal teenage years". But after experiencing those highs and lows, she made it through to her twenties.
Kago said, "I want to be able to work in a variety of genres." When it was revealed she would resume a singing career, she was asked about the possible comeback of her group. She smoothly replied in a somewhat joking manner, "With her [Tsuji]? No, it's about time to go solo."
[Note: Kago said "Soro soro" which has the meaning "it's about time", but also sounds like "solo solo". It was used as a sort of play on words.]
She has been taking voice lessons since summer, and plans to becin recording next month. With so many experiences to feed off of, she will continue to leap into her twenties.
http://www.hello-online.org/index.php?act=helloonline&CODE=article&topic=555


... FOUR MINI-ALBUMS BY MARCH 2008. :shock:

Seems kinda milking-the-fans though, doesn't it? :|
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Zunu » Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:29 pm

March 2009, of course. But I think as long as they're mini-priced, it might be OK. Koda Kumi's success a couple of years ago probably messed with a lot of people's heads and they're trying to duplicate it one way or another.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Pavlova » Sat Oct 18, 2008 3:10 pm

Olivia (Lufkin) did the same thing not so long ago. It's NOT milking the fans, because it's mini-albums without single-songs, so it's all new stuff. And usually, they are priced lower than full albums.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Jinkle » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:30 am

:inlove: :rock: :inlove:

Yeah & watch there be 4 different covers per mini-album!

Please! Take my money, I don't need it!

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Seriously though, I like the 4 minis idea. It's much more fun to look forward to than just a regular LP. CAN'T WAIT!
It's all about the KAGO-chan BABY!
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Conan » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:33 am

I just made Maki's thread at the OAF, shouldn't Kago's go there as well? Both were H!P, but none is currently. I think it should go to the OAF also because it would encourage more participation there, too. :)
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby RpgN » Mon Oct 27, 2008 4:35 am

Interesting...I wonder who her publisher is though...
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Nono » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:09 am

wtf is wiki.theppn lying to me?
http://wiki.theppn.org/Kago_Ai
Kago is the third former H!P member to move to avex, after RuRu and Goto Maki.
In November she releases the DVD Kago Channel. under avex trax label.

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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Starra » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:20 am

I don't think we've heard anything. Also, Wiki.theppn doesn't prodive a source so yeah...
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Eien » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:25 am

I'm very interested in Kago's musical career because I don't imagine her singing solo yet! Maybe like Ai Otsuka part II???
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby ikujinashi » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:05 am

Nono wrote:wtf is wiki.theppn lying to me?
http://wiki.theppn.org/Kago_Ai
Kago is the third former H!P member to move to avex, after RuRu and Goto Maki.
In November she releases the DVD Kago Channel. under avex trax label.


Not really lying~ Nothing says that she'll be releasing music under avex, but the DVD at least~
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Conan » Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:36 pm

ikujinashi wrote:
Nono wrote:wtf is wiki.theppn lying to me?
http://wiki.theppn.org/Kago_Ai
Kago is the third former H!P member to move to avex, after RuRu and Goto Maki.
In November she releases the DVD Kago Channel. under avex trax label.


Not really lying~ Nothing says that she'll be releasing music under avex, but the DVD at least~

This is how it works. Tsunku raises the kids up in a small agency until they can fly for themselves to the big building. :lol:

They also mention Maki x Kago unit, but that's really old rumor. If they were on the same label, such a collabo ala Shuji to Akira would definitely rock, but just that. But a permanent unit? Why? Maki has a long solo career and Aibon said she wants to start one and that she plans four minialbums, so.. ;)
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby boinsie » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:16 am

Conan wrote:I just made Maki's thread at the OAF, shouldn't Kago's go there as well? Both were H!P, but none is currently. I think it should go to the OAF also because it would encourage more participation there, too. :)
That actually might be a good idea, especially since the OAF here isn't as anti-H!P here as it was at JPM.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby SakuraMusume » Tue Oct 28, 2008 5:34 am

Well, my first reaction was "No! put Maki and Kago in the Morning Musume thread!".../but/ since this board gives you the ability to subscribe to threads, I think it would be ok to have it in the OAF. The problem I had with Maki and Kago being in the OAF at JPM has that I rarely/never checked the OAF. But subscription make it easy to stay updated in forums you might not read a lot.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Amped » Wed Oct 29, 2008 7:16 pm

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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Conan » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:33 pm


Fact: Kago likes 'em old! :rofl:

On a 05/04 Biscuit Club entry she mentions attending one of his concerts last spring and then going dinner with him. Ah, Kago, the world knows your technique already! :devil:

I YouTubed the guy's music and it's quite boring. We'll have to see what he does for her now.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Ayumi85 » Wed Oct 29, 2008 8:38 pm

I don't want Aibon singing boring songs :( We already have Miki for that :fear:
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby boinsie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:46 pm

What's that? You want a photo of Kago in a bathing suit bottom? :devil:
http://biscuitclub.fc.yahoo.co.jp/index.php?itemid=422
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby Zunu » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:59 pm

|( That borders on false advertising...there was other stuff on her beside a bathing suit bottom.

Even so, I want a bigger version of that pic.
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby boinsie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:08 pm

I need to start working on getting a membership again. :laugh:
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Re: Kago Ai

Postby boinsie » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:33 pm

hazymon @ H!O wrote:Kago-channel has a new DVD Jacket image up on Amazon
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