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Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:41 am

Celedam wrote:This one's for you, then.


Huh. UUG(2) went from looking like something the cat dragged in to balls-to-the-wall* idols pretty damn quickly. Although -- I say again -- that flute thing is NEVER going to work. Nobody but the wackadoodlest "that's-my-fetish"-ist wants to be taken out of a "cute girls kawaii!!!" reverie by being forced to think of boogers. That aside, if they're going to keep going in this conventional idol direction, they should just get their own proper group name.

*I recently learned that "balls to the wall" didn't have the unsavory connotations I previously assumed it had. Now I want to use it everywhere to make up for lost time!

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:37 am

As in the past, I have to disagree about the noseflute. I think it's important to be jarred out of the total fantasy world of idol-dom from time to time, and the noseflute adds a special levity to the whole experience. It's still cute and schtick-y and childish, but it reminds you that they're human and do silly stuff that isn't fully scripted to appeal to the false purity/overtly-sexual-while-still-feigning-innocence standard.
I'm thinking that if they went balls-to-the-wall with weird/gross stuff then THAT would feel fetish-y and ick. But currently the noseflute itself still strikes me as funny. XD

Anyway, agree to disagree. :hehe:

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:45 am

Celedam wrote:The new costumes are for UUG(2)'s second single, "Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote", to be released on January 1.

Performing "Up Up Typhoon" at their release event…



…in official (仮) costumes? I can't tell if they're supposed to be full members of (仮) now, with their own colors, or if they simply borrowed old costumes (from the original video for "Up Up Typhoon") for this event. I'm guessing the latter.

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Also, New Year's greetings from all three… Generations? Sub-groups?





Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:28 pm

NewYear Premium Party 2018 (1/2/2018)

Up Up Girls (Kairi) x Osaka Shunkashuto (大阪☆春夏秋冬)
Spoiler: show


Up Up Girls (Kairi) talk on the Party Stage
Spoiler: show


Up Up Girls (2) perform on the Party Stage
1. Ni no Ashi Dancing
2. Doshaburi no Terrace Seki
3. Uppercut

Spoiler: show


Compared to the summer festivals/events, even at the really small stages, the crowd at UUG(2)'s stage seemed pretty low energy.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:28 pm


1. Up Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~ 2018 Ver.
MC
2. Joujou do Konjou
3. Jumper!
4. Kirakira Mirai
5. Appare
6. Uppercut!
MC
7. Forever Young
(zam @ H!O)

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Thu Jan 04, 2018 6:16 am

More 'road to debut' type footage from the pro-wrestling girls.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:26 am

Celedam wrote:The new costumes are for UUG(2)'s second single, "Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote", to be released on January 1.

First day at #24…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2017-12-27/p/3/

That was the last day before ranking was suspended for the New Year holiday.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:20 am

^ Catching up…

Second day, out of the top 30.

Third day, up to #14…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2017-12-29/p/2/

Fourth day, down to #15…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2017-12-30/p/2/

Fifth day, up to #13…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2017-12-31/p/2/

Sixth day, down to #15…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-01/p/2/

Seventh day, down to #20…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-02/p/2/

Eighth day, down to #22…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-03/p/3/

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:10 pm

Up Up Girls (2) Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote

1st week
Weekly rank #24
Total 1,778

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:50 pm

Up Up Girls (2) perform "Fuyu Tote Tote" at a Tower Records event.


This song does little for me, especially up against "Terrace".

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:19 pm

Amped wrote:Up Up Girls (2) Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote

1st week
Weekly rank #24
Total 1,778

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2018-01-08/p/3/

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Ninth day, down to #25…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-04/p/3/

Tenth day, down to #27…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-05/p/3/

…and that might be it — they're out of top 30 for January 6 and 7. Not a bad run, though.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:00 pm

Up Up Girls (2) performing "Uppercut". I'm not sure where they're performing (and I can't be bothered to check the description), but Aya gets pretty into it - especially nearing the end.
Last edited by Nayoko-Kihara on Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:58 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:52 pm

^Thats a KSS MV. ;D

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:59 pm

Sorry about that. I felt like a link didn't copy properly somewhere. :lol:

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:43 pm

Celedam wrote:…and that might be it — they're out of top 30 for January 6 and 7. Not a bad run, though.

I spoke too soon — thirteenth day, up to #9...

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/d/2018-01-08/

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:41 am

Dang UUG(2) cleaned up so well.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:29 am

Celedam wrote:
Amped wrote:Up Up Girls (2) Doshaburi no Terrace Seki / Fuyu Tote Tote

1st week
Weekly rank #24
Total 1,778

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2018-01-08/p/3/

Second week, down to #34 with 1,122 sold…

https://www.oricon.co.jp/rank/js/w/2018-01-15/p/4/

Total: 2,900

Not bad at all.

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Also, from the official channel: Mayu Yoshikawa doing the talent thing on MishiRadiTV…



They're touring a store/restaurant/museum that features products from Mayu's home, Akita Prefecture.

MishiRadi (ミシラジ) is a program on Mishima City local radio, in Shizuoka Prefecture, and MishiRadiTV appears to be an online video supplement.

It's weird that they're reposting on UUG's official channel, but they've done it before…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCyjBD3LPBk

…so I'm guessing it's a cross-promotion deal of some kind.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:06 am

From their official channel: "Fuyu Tote Tote" dance version…



I think it's cute, and they look great, but the budget obviously was spent on "Terrace".

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:45 am

AyuHikaru wrote:Dang UUG(2) cleaned up so well.
It rivals Onagku Gatas idol glow up for sure.

Re: Up Up Girls / UFZS / UUG(2) thread

Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:47 pm

Up Up Girls (2) "Fuyu Tote Tote" MV. I get why they gave us a dance video now. What I don't get is if the constant little skips in the MV are purposeful or just an unfortunate mistake, because they read like a mistake when watching.
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