The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Zunu » Tue Aug 29, 2017 2:04 pm

Sohee wrote:Sashihara said that she has no interested in Fukuda Asuka these days since she's not in/related to MM. :wait:


In a related note I am not interested in Rino Sashihara these days since she's not in MM or even AKB any longer. :-P
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:48 am

Amped wrote:Osaka Selcy, the outdoor venue that Hello! Project groups have performed many mini lives and have helped many sales, is closing down in December 2016. 100 shops and restaurants will be shut down. The owners decided not to renew the lease contract. One reason could be due to the buildings not being earthquake proof. The Osaka Selcy square stage has paved a gateway for many artists like Hikaru Genji and Matsuura Aya.

http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASJDF52ZJJDFPPTB003.html


on August 29th, the owners and tenants of the now deserted Osaka Senri Selcy Square had a meeting today about the building. In March, the buildings were reviewed and were not up to earthquake code and is a high risk of collapse with a big earthquake. The owners said rebuilding a new "Selcy" facility is being considered but it take could years.
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASK8W44WCK8WPPTB002.html

Morning Musume. '16 last performed there for Utakata Saturday Night before the place was abandoned.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:23 am

Menno wrote:New large concert venue to open in Yokohama Minato Mirai in 2020.

http://corporate.pia.jp/news/files/pia_ ... 170720.pdf


Operator: Pia Corporation (main business: concert ticketing, planning, operation)
Capacity: 10.000
Opening: Spring 2020

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This new Yokohama Minato Mirai venue is said to help the shortage of event halls and venues that will be occupied by the Olympics. They want to build this venue specially for live concerts and events not related to the Olympics so they don't have to rely on other big venues like Saitama Super Arena. It will help Pia sell tickets and could help the music industry. They start construction in December this year and 10 billion yen will be invested. The 10,000 capacity equivalent is similar to Osaka's Osakajo Hall.
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/article?a ... nt-bus_all

KT Zepp Yokohama will also be completed by 2020.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Shoujo Q » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:57 pm

Oomori Seiko recently released a MV for IDOL SONG, from her 3rd album, kitixxxgaia. It's come to light that the lyrics from the song are full of catchphrases from past and present idol's. There's a few H!P members featured throughout the song including, Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Momoko, and Ikuta Erina.

Tokyo Girls Update has a full list of the catchphrases used, but I just pulled out the H!P relevant ones.

“Usa-chan to peace” – Sayumi Michisige (ex-Morning Musume.)
うさちゃんとピース 道重さゆみ(元モーニング娘。)
“Hagegimi no minasaan?” – Sayumi Michishige (ex-Morning Musume.)
ハゲ気味のみなさーん? 道重さゆみ(元モーニング娘。)
“Yoshi, kyou mo kawaii” – Sayumi Michishige (ex-Morning Musume.)
よし、今日もかわいい 道重さゆみ(元モーニング娘。)

“Anata no kokoro ni hole in one” – Erina Ikuta (Morning Musume.)
あなたの心にホールインワン 生田衣梨奈(モーニング娘。)
“Chichin puipui mahou ni Kakare! Ah! Kakacchatta!” by Erina Ikuta (Morning Musume.)
ちちんぷいぷい魔法にかーかれあっかかっちゃったー 生田衣梨奈(モーニング娘。)
“Ganbatte ikuta” – Erina Ikuta (Morning Musume.)
がんばって生田 生田衣梨奈(モーニング娘。)

“Koyu beam” – Momoko Tsugunaga (ex-Berryz Kobo, ex-Country Girls)
こゆビーム 嗣永桃子(元カントリー・ガールズ)

“Toilet nante ittakoto naiyo pink no marshmallow ga demasu” – Reina Tanaka (LoVendoЯ, ex-Morning Musume.)
トイレなんて行ったことないよ ピンクのマシュマロがでまーす 田中れいな(元モーニング娘。)
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Fri Sep 01, 2017 1:52 am

after 15 years, Gorakudoh concert ticket service will be closing on September 29th, 2017
http://www.gorakudoh.co.jp/
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby erilaz » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:05 am

:( I've bought eight concert tickets there over the years, so I'll be sad to see them go. I guess most of their business has been taken away by Yahoo Auctions, but it was always good to have Gorakudoh as a backup.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:49 am

Toshima ward in Tokyo is planning to redevelop the Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park area with a new open air theater venue for events. It will be completed by Fall of 2019.
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https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=2017 ... 43-mai-pol
http://natalie.mu/stage/news/247773
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:08 am

Amped wrote:Today, actress Matsuoka Mayu was on the show Shabekuri 007. She talked about her Morning Musume and Sayashi Riho obsession. She says that even though Momoiro Clover Z Momota and C-ute Suzuki Airi were her school classmates, she was a dedicated fan of the "New Morning Musume" (when 9ki joined) for 3 years. Host asked "Why didn't you support your classmates?" Matsuoka : "no way!"

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Amped » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:50 pm

as of 9/8/17, Oricon has more rules for counting of CD sales sold at Promotion events. looks complicated.

販売施策イベントに基づく売上集計ルールの改定について

弊社では、従来、同一タイトルのミュージックアーティスト参加型の販売施策イベント
(以下、販促イベント)の集計ルールについて、「イベント参加の購入者数×2 枚」を上限
とするルールを適用してまいりましたが、来年度集計分より、「購入者数×3 枚」を上限と
するルールに改定することといたします。
同一タイトルの販促イベントにおける一人当たりの平均購入枚数である 2.95 枚は、店頭
販売、E コマースなどを主とする既存のマーケティング手法の同一タイトル CD の平均形態
数※の 1.97 枚と比べると、約 1.5 倍の開きがあります。さらには、100 枚単位購入するこ
とで、アーティストと「デートができる」、「添い寝ができる」、「旅行に行ける」などのヒ
ットとは無縁の特典をつけているケースや数十枚単位のセット販売なども散見します(こ
のような売上報告を弊社では「外れ値」と認識しています)。このようなことから、「販促
イベントを活用することによって、ヒットが安易に造られるのではないか」という懸念が
広がっており、弊社では「購入者数×CD 平均形態数(1.97≒2 枚)」を上限とすることで、
公平性を保ってきました。
しかし、販促イベントは日々多様化・拡充が進んでおり、今年度上半期では、シングル
全体に対する枚数の構成比も、31.5%を超えるに至っております。弊社は、販促イベントの
売上も CD 販売のメインストリームの一つとなったと位置付け、可能な限り、マーケット
の実態に即して集計を行うことに決定いたしました(両平均数に約 1 枚の差があるのは営
業努力の結果と判断するに至りました)。集計の上限を「購入者数×イベントの一人当たり
の購入平均枚数(2.95≒3 枚)」に引き上げることで、イベント販売の実態が数値に反映さ
れることになります。しかも、前述の行き過ぎとも思える販促イベントの数(外れ値)を
除くこともできます。

https://www.oricon.jp/files/2017/09/2017090801.pdf
https://music.oricon.co.jp/php/ranking/ ... onList.php
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:40 am

My pointless musing of the day, from another thread…

Amped wrote:the song is divided into 8 singers and 6 dance members wearing pants that do spins and acrobatics

So is this their thing now? The element of novelty that replaces formation dancing in order to attract attention to the group? Or is it simply what they have to do when they have so many members? There are only so many lines to distribute.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:05 am

I think it's a soft version of Otome Gumi and Sakura gumi - one they can switch around every single and decide to gets to be the focus of what song instead of static groups. It helps with both the novelty and the fact that there are really a lot of them right now.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Chibs » Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:17 am

It's not like in most songs most of the members get lines anyways, usually only 4 members get most of the lines.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Zunu » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:46 pm

Amped wrote:Tower Records Shibuya made this nice Morning Musume. 20th Anniversary collage display
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https://twitter.com/TOWER_Shibuya/statu ... 2248599552


It strikes me, looking at that chart, or more precisely, this chart, that although on several occasions MM has had members from five different generations serving concurrently, that 2015* was the only time in MM's history since its early period when it consisted entirely of intact generations, and the only time ever that it consisted solely of four completely intact generations. As of now we still have four intact (10-13) generations but 9 is partial. And of course Kudo's graduation will fragment the situation further.

*technically the period between Michishige's graduation on 2014/11/26 and Sayashi's graduation at the end of 2015.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Chibs » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:03 am

Wishing Maachan was the host for these OG Musume 20 year reflections. Too serious business.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby resop2 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 1:20 pm

I wonder why the other groups in H!P have Youtube playlists for their singles and MM.'17 does not?
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby aerosuffly » Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:22 pm

My musing of the day. I really like Gin Iro no Telepathy to the point that I made an effort to rip the audio from the Juice=Juice Live Around blu-ray concert. I think it is such a beautiful song.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:18 pm

resop2 wrote:I wonder why the other groups in H!P have Youtube playlists for their singles and MM.'17 does not?
They do, it's just at the bottom of the list of Playlists instead of near the top.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby resop2 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:49 pm

Found it. For some reason "Created Playlists" shows more playlists than "All Playlists".
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby JonCC » Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:23 pm

Amped wrote:as of 9/8/17, Oricon has more rules for counting of CD sales sold at Promotion events. looks complicated.

From an article on Japan Times about AKB's recent sales record, the last paragraph is of note.
In the space that AKB48’s latest single came out, peaked and then dropped, a different song showed where an act could actually get a sense of what music reaches the general masses. Daoko and Kenshi Yonezu have been at the top of various streaming sites and YouTube music charts for weeks with “Uchiage Hanabi,” racking up more than 32 million views on the latter in just a month. The song appears on TV, radio and has even landed the emerging Daoko on billboards overlooking Shibuya Crossing.

It peaked at ninth place on Oricon, but in the new Japanese music landscape, that might be among the least telling signs of success of all.

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/culture/20 ... b4Unthx3-g
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:27 pm

Ever since Chiichan joined Morning Musume Akane looks so much more happier nowadays and is just giving off just so much good energy. Her expression in performances looks a lot better.
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