The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Sohee » Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:32 pm

My guess is that they’re getting a paycheck and are thus “debuted” members only not necessarily by releasing cds. I don’t know what to they’re going for but I almost get johnny jrs vibes from it. It’s not at all the same thing, but maybe they’re simply gonna have a section with idol actors in H!P (Engeki is general acting and UF) and not just idol singers.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:35 pm

This styling from Ikuta's new photobook reminded me of something I had seen before, but I couldn't remember what it was until today. It was this look from Takahashi's "Watashi" photobook in 2009 that uses the short-shorts and a similar pink/denim color scheme.
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Edit: After having watched "The Girls Live" for this week, I've come to the conclusion that I'm very much ready for them to move on from "Fiesta!" with Juice=Juice, no matter how much I like it.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby downfrontguy » Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:46 pm

These H!P/UF related youtube shows are so finished. H!P station, Tiny Tiny, Upcoming.

They had their moments in their previous iterations (e.g. Music+, green room - not a direct iteration of T.T, but the same time slot, etc.) and I get that it's hard to make something interesting continuously after years of contents. And they can't just pull out and stop making them now, can they. But now they all are formulaic copy & paste (subjectively they are super mindlessly boring contents) and done sort of a deal for a while now. Perhaps the remaining contents are what they are as they are safe and super low budgets.

....then again, H!P station, in particular, pull 100k clicks/episode on average, so perhaps it's so NOT finished. I don't watch even 5 seconds of them, but damn that's whole lot of clicks for what it is. :hmmm:
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Shoujo Q » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:29 am

Tiny Tiny and Upcoming to an extent are fronts for the market section of E-Lineup. They just add in the extra content to fill it up. I don’t mind it. These shows are basically my only outlet to Up-Front. I watch the PVs, performances and maybe the backstage rehearsals if it’s someone I like and then move on.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:39 pm

Amped wrote:Nikkei Entertainment Concert Attendance rankings 2017 Top 50

#49 - Morning Musume. '17 / 174,000 attendees / 72 performances (3rd most)

an increase in attendees from last year
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Live Fans attendance ranking 2017
https://realsound.jp/2018/01/post-151602.html

female idol category
#1.Nogizaka46 496,758 estimated people attended 43 performances
#2.Momoiro Clover Z 297,421 estimated people attended 34 performances
#3.Morning Musume. '17 169,215 estimated people attended 73 performances   
#4.BABYMETAL 140,626 estimated people attended 15 performances
#5.℃-ute 106,172 estimated people attended 65 performances

Morning Musume. '17 and C-ute made the top 5 in female idol live concert fan attendance. Totally different numbers from Nikkei Entertainment's.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:48 pm

Amped wrote:
Amped wrote:2nd Annual Live Fans Awards 2017 - Vote for the best live concert of your favorite artist of 2017. voting ends 1/8/18

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25,585 votes are submitted so far

Currently in the idol group category, C-ute is in 10th place, Morning Musume 17 in 11th place, and Angerme in 12th place. The top 3 artists in each category win a Gold, Silver, or Bronze award.
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2nd Annual Live Fans Awards 2017 vote results

Female Idol Group
Gold Award - Momoiro Clover Z
Silver Award - Nogizaka46
Bronze Award - Baby Metal

#10 - C-ute
#11 - Morning Musume. '17
#12 - Angerme
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:21 pm

To our infamous UF insider, if you're reading this please let them release Medatte Do Dance as a digital release. Please and thank you from your number 1 fan.


or give it to the new unit coming up whatever works best <3
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Zunu » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:16 pm

Amped wrote: Totally different numbers from Nikkei Entertainment's.


Not really. The numbers are pretty much the same, they just break them into a subcategory of female idols which happens to leave out other female performers like Ayumi Hamasaki and Kana Nishino.
I do notice that MM and C-ute are in the bottom three as far as attendance per concert. But maybe they are able to make that up with higher average ticket prices or with VIP type premiums. Does anybody know how their seat pricing compares with other groups?
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:35 am

Why did you come to Japan? 1/29/18 - Michishige Sayumi fan from Finland interviewed

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:46 pm

^ I can't quite tell because of personal quality restriction and size of the video, but is that a Morning Musume poster off to the left in the restaurant the couple visit at 43:31 & 44:43?
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:23 pm

A fantasy that I know won't happen, but I want it anyway: A Kobushi Factory triple a-side single with one song by Tsunku, one by Takui, and one by Hoshibe.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:12 pm

Apart of me is a bit worried for the girls in groups that aren't Morning Musume/Angerme. I feel like one of the reasons why Berryz/C-ute stayed around for as long as they did was because Morning Musume platinum era was around, and the girls were all working towards being like them. But now it feels like that for some of the girls their main goal was to just debut in HP.

So I think I understand now what Tsunku was rambling about a few years ago when he said something along the lines of you can't be an idol half-heartedly. Because I do feel the disconnection there with Risa and Mai although I am quite proud and happy for them with their progress and achievements with continuing their education. I feel like the idol environment has changed a lot, so I hope UF continues to be accomodating for the girls as their goals change. Hopefully they can work out something where the system becomes more accomodating for girls who want to leave and not leave on such a bad note as some Kobushi girls have. Or even a system where girls from kenshuusei can debut more easily and replace members that leave would be fine at this point for me anyway.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:06 pm

There is an unannounced Juice=Juice song called "VIVID MIDNIGHT" discovered in JASRAC database. Lyrics by Kodama Ameko
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:08 pm

I don't want to see the number of their performed but unreleased (and with no release plans) songs increase even more, so hopefully it'll end up being part of the new single.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:37 pm

3? Isn't it more than 3? Unreleased songs in limbo atm:
- Kono Sekai wa Suteta mon ja nai
- Abarete kka?! Have a Good Time
- Gin'iro no Telepathy
- Never Never Surrender
- TOKYO Glider

So that's 5 and with this one its now 6. I'd say 6 songs is good enough for an album now UF :p
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby resop2 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:49 am

Twitter exchange:
"After you go to fiesta fiesta you become sexy sexy"
"That's what happens when girls be ambitious."
"With some help from the magic of love?"
"It's a wonderful world."
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Starra » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:35 pm

I feel bad but I really don't like Wada Ayaka and I wish she'd graduate. She's been there for almost 13 years and honestly? She hasn't changed/improved much in the last few. It's not that she's getting too old or whatever because I don't care about that, I'm just tired of her. She also comes across as kinda selfish to me but I have no idea if that's even an accurate interpretation or if I pulled that out of my ass, lol. But that aside, I've never been a fan of her (I've tried to like her since S/mileage formed lol) and I'm ready for Fukumura to be the H!P leader. Of course, I wouldn't be surprised if she graduated in the next few years herself, since we've already had 2 9th gen members graduate.

(Note that Ayaka hasn't done anything in particular to make me dislike her, and I wish I didn't feel this way about her, but try as I might I've never warmed up to her. I still like her more than Kanyon though, lol.)
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Hotaru_Malfoy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:00 pm

I think she said in an interview that she's thinking graduate in 2020, so, you gonna have to wait a little longer :wasntme:
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