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ANGERME auditions? Say whaaaa?!?

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On today’s Hello! Station, it was announced by Ayaka Wada that ANGERME will have auditions from July to August.

Not much else is really known at the moment so let’s begin. We’ve been hinted at this since Miyabi announced her auditions (the link sometimes took me to a page saying something about 2015 ANGERME Auditions.  When I heard that and then have it became true, I was left rather dumbfounded.

We just got 3rd Generation and we barely got to hear much of Mizuki, Rikako, and Maho so hearing this so suddenly kind of makes me think that someone else is graduating besides Kanon later on.

I have a feeling in the pit of my stomach that no one will pass and the finalists will just become Kenshuusei, simply because Momusu’s done that quite a number of times already.

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At the same time, I think the Hokkaido auditions are in the final phase and now it’s the wait of the announcement of the winners (or lack thereof and seeing what becomes of this audition.  I thought it was a totally new group, but with Uta gone it could be a possible addition to Country Girls.

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With all these auditions going on, how many girls is H!P going to add…there’s been so many changes this year (almost just as big as the loss of the Elder Club except we’re gaining members not losing!

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Petit Best 15

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Track Listing

  1. Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / Morning Musume ’14
  2. Password is 0 / Morning Musume ’14
  3. 1-oku 3-Senman Sou Diet Oukoku / Berryz Koubou
  4. Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho!? / Berryz Koubou
  5. Love take it all / °C-ute
  6. Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version) / °C-ute
  7. Eighteen Emotion / S/mileage
  8. Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu / S/mileage
  9. Arekore Shitai! / Juice=Juice
  10. Kaze ni Fukarete / Juice=Juice
  11. Shabadabadoo~ / Sayumi Michishige
  12. Aa, Subarashiki Hibi yo / Sato no Akari
  13. Dream Last Train / Triplet
  14. Kodachi wo Nukeru Kaze no You ni / ODATOMO
  15. Karen na Gasshoudan / Hello! Pro Kenshuusei
  16. Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (Kanzen-ban) / Morning Musume ’14 / S/mileage
  17. Cur~tain Ko~runrun / S/mileage

1. Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai

I was quite surprised to see the album open up with this song as I didn’t think it got enough status (though it was the theme for the Sochi Olympics) so I suppose it makes sense that this would be chosen over the other two A-sides that were from the single.  I love the punch of the song and both Riho and Sakura kicked the hell out of the song in the vocal department in the best way possible.  I think my favorite parts are when the title is repeated throughout, it just sounds cool to my ears and the arrangement is pretty kickass too lol.  OK, it’s an amazing way to kick this album off!

2. Password is 0

Wish I could say the same for the next track, Now despite the cellphone tie-in this song has, I wish it wasn’t chosen over the epic “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe” because this definitely didn’t meet my expectations and at the same time it did?  It’s just as electronic and heavy like the previous, but this song was REALLY dependent on the repetitive side with so much ~password is 0, 0, 0~ and etc.  Though props for giving Riho that English line of ~what comes around goes around~ TOTALLY ACED IT >.>.  It has the potential to be so much better, but missed the mark a bit here.

3. 1-oku 3-senman Sou Diet Oukoku

Like with °C-ute on the last Petit Best, Berryz this year took the cake by having both of their songs be favorites of mine.  Starting with the incredibly odd one, 1-oku is pretty much electro and futuristic (almost moreso than the rest of the EDM songs on the release).  It’s also just as repetitive, but I feel like it was handled better!  I really enjoyed hearing Miyabi and Risako here for some reason…it just gelled quickly for me…what a cool song!

4. Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho!?

The other song is a bit more special because it was used as their 10th anniversary song and it also didn’t really disappoint.  At first, the horse neighs were strange and the banjo has never been a good instrument for H!P to use in their songs, but I for some reason enjoyed it.  It’s cute, the lyrics are quite meaningful towards the group and the video was fun to watch…yeah…it’s quirky and sounds good like the previous track!

5. Love take it all

I feel like °C-ute was trying to strike gold again with Love take it all which is another fast dance track for the group to show off their dancing skills.  It does remind me of earlier 2010 H!P which the brass and chords hit which is neat, but for some reason, the song never caught onto me.  I mean it’s an interesting song and having Maimai at front again is interesting, but there’s something off from the higher notes and the transitions through areas…it just didn’t come together for me.

6. Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version)

The other °C-ute contribution was also a failsafe song for me (the group released 3 singles, but decided to ignore “I miss you/THE FUTURE” here).  I never knew why Kanashiki Heaven needed a new version (single version? The original was from a single, you numbskulls!).  The changes are evident from the new intro and the addition of Maimi, Nakky, and Maimai (the original lacked the 3) but this new version still focuses on Airi and Chisato…so the question becomes…was it necessary???  It’s not a bad song, it’s still pretty good and the new musical additions is great, but not enough to have brought it back…(more or less on this Petit Best).

7. Eighteen Emotion

Man was I bummed to find out that they chose this song over “Mystery Night!” on this Petit Best as that song was my favorite of the year!  I suppose it was to keep that cute side for one song on this release.  Eighteen Emotion is a pretty catchy song and definitely has the group’s sound right (reminds me of something that the original 4 could’ve released).  Might not have stacked to other H!P’s songs, but it definitely was a solid and fun track to listen to.

8. Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu

S/mileage funny enough only released 2 singles this year (not counting the stageplay release), almost due to the fact that after this single they’d add 3 more new members and had a short break to kind of settle the fog of that news.  Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu sounds really mature and cool for the group and with Ayaka and Akari leading, it was an interesting song.  Add some sexy saxophones and this song exists.  Plus, the PV did look slightly like “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe” with the planetary stuff going on.  Very cool song overall and sad that it would be the last A-side to feature the 6-nin S/mileage.

9. Arekore Shitai!

Moving into Juice=Juice’s selections, I wasn’t expecting this track to make it because if I recall, this wasn’t one of the better songs they released.  To be honest, I can’t blame them really because I can never remember how this one goes…though I do recognize this one as that cute song (like “Hajimete wo Keikenchuu” but at least I remember how that one goes).  I do like the acoustic guitar and happy vibes from this one, but this is just not registering with me very much.

10. Kaze ni Fukarete

At least the other choice was a lot more memorable.  The sort-of Irish sound of Kaze ni Fukarete intrigued me and suited their cool style.  I enjoyed hearing Karin and Tomoko throughout, but Sayuki kind of just sounded strained in various parts which is odd to me.  Otherwise, it’s a solid dance track for the group and the pseudo bagpipes were an interesting twist (though they’ve gone through a lot of different styles in 2014) so it was expected!

11. Shabadabadoo~

Moving on, we get into Sayumi’s solo song from the last single she was involved in in Momusu ’14.  No surprise that it would be an adorable song to listen to.  I loved the whole jazz vibe I got, but I seriously could’ve lived without the aggressive synths and dubsteppish parts.  I was more surprised to hear Sayu under no auto-tune (since that became her signature shtick in Morning Musume and everything).  Overall, it’s a nice song and definitely suited to everything that is Sayu!

12. Aa, Subarashiki Hibi yo

Moving to the SATOYAMA units introduced in 2014, we begin with Sato no Akari (Rinapuu, Maachan, and Aarii) and they got a slightly ballad-like tune but more mid-tempo.  After all the electronic songs on this album, the sudden shift to more natural instrumentation like piano and strings was surprising!  Personally, I don’t think any of the three girls are great singers and sticking them together in a song is risky, but they tried and some of the melodic portions were handled nice while other times was pretty bad (plus there’s some background vocals, including a man’s voice >.<).

13. Dream Last Train

While I don’t understand the meaning of the title of our next track, it’s by far the best of the SATO units this year.  A trio of Chisato, Sayuki, and Haruka, this song is also the only true upbeat tune of the three!  Let’s be honest, everyone sounds awesome especially Duu who we barely get to hear in Momusu as it is!  I’m loving the kind of Buono!-esque rock arrangement and the mix of the rougher and deeper vocals just suits everything nicely.  Yeah, a pretty awesome track overall!

14. Kodachi wo Nukeru Kaze no You ni

Last but not least, we get ODATOMO’s song (duo of Sakura and Tomoko) with their song, Kodachi wo Nukeru Kaze no You ni which is a full-on ballad.  I was excited to hear this because both members are well-known for their amazing set of pipes and they didn’t disappoint here!  Not going to lie though, the arrangement and chords remind me of an Ayumi Hamasaki ballad but with two vocalists hahaha.  I still find myself enjoying it though and love how well the two gals meshed together!

15. Karen na Gasshoudan

Hmmm, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a stageplay song make the cut on a Petit Best (a resurgance as you say with the Engeki Joshi-bu series going on).  Sung by 8 of the Kenshuusei: Nanami Tanabe, Ayano Hamaura, Kaede Kaga, Riko Yamagishi, Risa Yamaki, Rikako Sasaki, Hirona Oura, and Mizuki Murota for their Bokutachi Karen na Shoudan Gasshoudan stageplay, this song was interesting to say the least.  Of course the production isn’t as clear-cut like the previous songs (especially the vocals), Karen na Gasshoudan is still quite catchy and suited alongside the other dance tracks that happened in the year.  Sad that only Tanapyon and Hamachan got solos but it’s still a solid track.

16. Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (Kanzen-ban)

Moving onto the LILIUM stageplay, we get this song which got edited (not for this, this came from the rereleased OST).  I think this soundtrack really grabbed a lot of people’s attention with how dramatic and powerful H!P can be.  Even I have to admit with Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? the girls of Momusu (well most, some weren’t involved) and S/mileage sounded amazing and the arrangement to this particular song is striking and nothing like what we get from Tsunku normally.  An amazing song overall and one of the standouts!

17. Cur~tain Ko~runrun

I am a little humored over the fact that this song closes the Petit Best out.  After the dramatic feels of the previous track, we have an upbeat and sugary song from S/mileage’s SMILE FANTASY! stageplay (which is when the 3 new members were announecd).  It’s a quirky and strange song (especially the bridge where they chant the members nickname and then say their name) it’s an odd song to close this album off…also…lot of S/mileage on this release.

Tracks Recommended

  • Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu
  • 1-oku 3-senman Sou Diet Oukoku
  • Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (Kanzen-ban)
  • Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho!?
  • Dream Last Train

Wow! I finally reviewed ALL of the Petit Bests released!  As we hit to Petit Best 15, this was really when I finally can follow Hello! Project currently and recognize every member.  Even though the pattern is still pretty predictable, the addition of the stageplay tracks added some surprise to an already good album for the most part.  I can’t wait for Petit Best 16 with all the changes that have happened in 2015 so far!

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Morning Musume PVs through the years!: Time for the Sayu Wave! pt. 2

Welp, it’s time to talk about the next batch of PVs from Morning Musume, more specifically Momusu ’14 up to Sayumi’s graduation from the group.  Which means the PVs that I’ll talk about are: Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe, Password is 0, TIKI BUN, Shabadabadoo~, and Mikaeri Bijin so let’s get started ok?

Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe

The Song: Continuing through 2014, we’ve come to the announcement that Tsunku had throat cancer and was going through treathment.  So when this song came out, it struck a lot of fans deep with its meaning and the sound of it all.  I definitely was one of those that love this song so it’s just now wondering what kind of PV we got!

What Genre is it?: A mix between EDM and a ballad.

The Premise: None

The Setting: Mostly green screen, but the fact that it has a celestial look to it makes it worthwhile, I mean it’s not as impressive as “Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa” was, but it’s definitely pretty to look at.  The solo shots are basic white background with some effects going on.  Simple set I’d say.

The Outfits: Pretty blue dresses (all in Ayumi’s color xD).  They fit the PV and it looks nice on everyone.

The Choreography: At first, I thought the dance was a bit too jumpy and the formation was not fitting such a song, but after a while I got used to it and like the more slower sections.  Plus their doing the dance barefoot so it seemed to be more personal of a dance.  I still don’t like the chorus section, but what can I say lol.

PV as a whole: Definitely ranks as the prettiest video to be released that year actually.  I feel as if the space theme worked overall and the group taking a more lighter route with the song itself just made me feel so happy to listen and watch the video.  Probably one of the best of Sayu’s leadership.

Password is 0

The Song: As the sister A-side to “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe”, Password is 0 is the more energetic of the two and had a really repetitive hook to it which is probably why I remember it more than other songs hahah.  It was also used as a tie-in to cellphones and there was even a version featuring Morisanchuu.  It’s a really interesting song.

What Genre is it?: Fast-paced EDM

The Premise: None to be found

The Setting: Sadly, the PV setting is just a typical stage setting, not much to it really unfortunately.  Even the solo shots are just shot in front the black walls (though there are some shots where they are in front of something?) I really couldn’t tell what it was though.

The Outfits: I guess to contrast the previous PV’s blue dresses, Password is 0’s are red tops and shorts.  I love the opposite colors though and it’s more chic than Toki’s at least.  Still a bit simple and I was slightly disappointed that there wasn’t a second outfit.

The Choreography: Even with the PV being a glorified dance-shot, the dance was going to be the more important factor.  It looks rather difficult especially since they try to make 0s with two people in midair…It’s a pretty good dance though and the energy from the group altogether shows well here.

PV as a whole: While not as pretty as Toki nor as in depth like previous singles, Password is 0 is an OK video despite being a glorified dance-shot.  There were a lot of cool shots though and the electronic writing of words on-screen is pretty cool too.  I might not be as interested in the song, but the video was nice.

TIKI BUN

The Song: So we’re finally onto Sayumi’s final single with the group and strangely enough this is the only song on the single to include all 10 members together.  There’s not much to say besides it has the same repetitive aspect that “Password is 0” had which is strange to me.

The Premise: None

The Setting: An auditorium?  Even the solo shots are seemingly placed somewhere in there.  Not exactly the most exciting, but at least it’s not a stage set.

The Outfits: Well, I can say that I do love the mix of black/white/red on their outfits, I think it’s the red scarves that kind of bother me (although they use it in their dance).  Without it, it looks fine, but I feel like the scarves get in the way sometimes.

The Choreography: To be honest, I thought the dance in the PV was just as repetitive as the song was.  I mean the verses had a lot of that DJ-esque movement going on and the chorus with the step forward, lean side to side was kind of bleh too.  Not a lot of elements that I liked about the dance really…probably my least favorite of the formation dances to be honest.

PV as a whole: It’s strange to think that I didn’t care for TIKI BUN, but I really didn’t.  It felt like it was just a throwaway song to have the 10 of them together on at least one track as the rest was split.  I don’t know, but I just didn’t care for this one in particular.

Shabadabadoo~

The Song: As I’ve said above, “TIKI BUN” is the lone track with all members, the next track from the single is a Sayumi solo, Shabadabadoo~.  It’s a tune that really encompasses what Sayu was all about in Momusu and sung by her too (with two short moments with Mizuki and Haruna (the sub-leaders at the time).  It was no surprise this song would be cute as a button though.

The Premise: None

The Setting: With all that pink, it was hard to focus what was going on!  There was one set where she’s performing on a stage, but most of it is her in front of some pink background with her standing or sitting.

The Outfits: Sayumi actually had two different dresses on in this PV.  One was a Red & Yellow dress (Yellow polkadots included) and the other was a more poofier light pink dress.  Though the latter dress looks similar to the one she wore in “Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game” which would be pretty cool if it was the same one.

The Choreography: There’s not a lot of difficult choreography here, just some simple steps and arm movements from Sayu.  It still shows how cute she can get in one PV so there’s a lot of facial expressions here.

PV as a whole: As the farewell song from Sayumi, Shabadabadoo~ is really a nice song to say goodbye with.  She explains herself and what she wants to do after Momusu in a rather adorable way.  The song itself isn’t too bad and probably the best Sayumi has ever sounded (her other solo song is rather ugh).  Nice song overall.

Mikaeri Bijin

The Song: The 3rd A-side, Mikaeri Bijin is sung only by the 9th, 10th, and 11th Gen of the group and is the group saying goodbye to Sayumi which is something that hasn’t really been done!  Also, a song that was done by an Enka artist and not Tsunku (as he was still dealing with the cancer thing).

What Genre is it?: As much as they want to say it’s Enka…it sounds more like a general ballad to me.

The Premise: After who knows how long, we finally get somewhat of a premise here.  As barebones as it is, Sayumi is getting ready to leave and she’s written notes to the remaining members, she exits the house and the girls read (and some cry) to which Sayumi turns around one more time and then walks away.  Pretty simple, but shows how much she loved the group.

The Setting: Inside a house, simple place and once again not at a stage set thank god!

The Outfits: Let’s start with Sayumi who had a much nicer outfit being a traditional red kimono. She looked so beautiful in that and very nice!  However, I wasn’t so sure about the rest of the group.  The had on blue, purple, & green tops with a yellow skirt.  I really wasn’t sure what they were trying to pull with such odd color choices, but it’s not the worst they had.

The Choreography: Let’s get things out of the way, Sayumi didn’t dance.  The rest of the group though does dance which is once again odd in a ballad setting, but this doesn’t seem to focus too much on formations.  Simple and flowing like it should be hahah.

PV as a whole: This was a perfect sendoff for Sayumi.  It was nice to see the girls react to her leaving letters for them.  It’s just a feel-good and slightly bittersweet.  The song was just as much too, giving us a nice ballad for once.  Definitely one of my favorites!

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Utachan did what? *sad face* & Ciao Bella Whatta?

Yup the last few days have been rather turbulent mostly of the first subject of this post!

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The biggest news by far is the surprise announcement of Uta Shimamura’s graduation and leaving of Hello! Project.  To be fair we did have a couple of hints at it, but not many were believing it until the announcement was made on the H!P Site.

In my opinion, it’s a bit of a hard crash because Utachan was the ace and personality within the group and hearing that she just up and left due to contract issues does spark a dejavu moment to Aina Otsuka (when Juice=Juice was 6-nin).  However, Uta was more popular and had stuck out to many fans of Country Girls.

As of right now, they’ll continue as a 5-nin, but it’s unknown if they’ll add a replacement in the future (or a 2nd Gen).

I will still continue to follow the group (Yamakki and Ozemai are still there so that’s great).  Though only after one single? Yikes…

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The other relatively big news comes from what fans are calling Shadow H!P (Lovendor, Up Up Girls, Kikkawa Yuu, and THE Possible) currently makes up this fan-grouping.  Anyways, THE Possible announced that they will be officially changing their name to Ciao Bella Cinquetti on July 8th (which is also when their next single is to be released).

I mean it took me a while to get used to ANGERME so this will probably take as much time as well.  I know THE Possible have been around for a long time and I could see what they mean by a new chapter, but THE Possible was such a cool name and now this Italiano name is a lil’ bizarre to say the least.  I’ll still follow them though so no problems anyways!

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Half of the year has gone by, SHORT BASIC LOOK!

So since it’s June and meaning nearly half the year has gone by already (wow that’s fast…I wanna get my feelings out for all the happenings since then!

Morning Musume ’15

Honestly, as the flagship group, I was hoping they’d continue to strengthen (even after gaining four members and argubly losing Sayu).  Their first single with the new 12th Generation, “Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara“, was for the most part kind of disappointing.  With all the hubbub about the whole Zukki/Karin situation, the Precure tie-in and the lack of 12th Gen in particular, this single was a bit of a mess.  Though I personally would keep Shuhei as a director for future PVs…he’s got a lot of potential in his works.  As for the group, there’s been talks of another J-MELO tune is in the works and hopefully Zukki will be in the PVs this time around!

Berryz Koubou

Well, it just seems like Berryz just ultimately called it a day after “Kanjuku Berryz Koubou The Final Selection Box” and just went into silence almost immediately.  Though it’s nice to see that Momoko, Yurina, Chinami, Saki, Maasa, and Miyabi kept their heads above water and we still see them regularly (Momoko in Country Girls, Yurina’s blog, Chinami and Saki as H!P advisors, Maasa in stageplays, and Miyabi in H!P’s new YouTube show, GREEN ROOM.  Nothing too much has come from Risako though, but I’m sure she’ll pop up somewhere.

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I suppose that the announcement of their 10th anniversary single, “The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / GamushaLIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare” was going to happen whether we liked it or not.  Beyond that, they’ve kind of kept hush about things, but I think it’s a safe bet we’ll be continuing to see them during the Summer tour.

ANGERME

After the announcement of the re-branding of the group and adding the 3rd Gen, ANGERME is going through their awkward transitioning, but managed to release a strong single in “Taikibansei / Otome no Gyakushuu“. Though I’m surprised at the lack of focus on Rikako and Maho (the former simply because she was a very popular KSS member).  After the promotions ended, we got an announcement of Kanon to graduate near the end of the year, I’m sure that means we’ll have her for a couple more singles.

Juice=Juice

Wow, they’ve had a pretty filled year so far!  I mean they released their “Koisuru Hello Kitty” DVD and it came with a MUCH bigger tracklist than the mini-album that came out in 2014.  Then they released “Wonderful World / Ça va? Ça va?” before announcing an album set to release in July…talk about a long time coming >.>

Country Girls

Disregarding the fact they ditched their indies debut, Country Girls debuted quite strongly with “Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobo” by giving us a break from the EDM tracks and showing off their cuter side.  I actually don’t mind Momoko much in the group as she’s not exactly the main member (seems like Shimomura, Morito, and Ozeki are the current aces).  It’s a refreshing group for sure and I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Kobushi Factory

After a surprising announcement at the beginning of the year, Kobushi Factory had an interesting debut by having half their single being a legit debut and the other tied into their stageplay.  “Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor” was a really cool debut for the group and ever since its release the group has performed it better and better (though I wish they’d perform Survivor more honestly).

Tsubaki Factory

An even bigger surprise was the announcement for Tsubaki Factory.  They don’t have any releases yet and the only song they’ve performed is a cover of Chisato Moritaka’s “17sai“.  Otherwise, not much has happened besides getting member colors (as did Kobushi).

Hello! Pro Kenshuusei

So it seems with the loss from the additions to Momusu ’15, ANGERME, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, and Tsubaki Factory there really wasn’t a whole lot left and it didn’t help that Kana Mikame and Kana Saito both left the company, but at least we bounced back with 8 new members.  Besides having their first album officially released, nothing major really has happened otherwise from what I said above.

===FUTURE===

It sounds like there’s already future releases happening.

MM’15 is releasing a single (supposedly) on August 19th. The only thing that I think is going to be on it is possibly that J-MELO song they’re working on…beyond that, I hope there’s some 12th Gen love here as there really wasn’t (musically) on the last single.

ANGERME will release their next single. “Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashinshoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally” on 7/22 and interesting enough the first track lacks vocals from Fukuda, Katsuta, and Sasaki, the second track have a little more even line distribution and the final track (a cover of a classic shoujo anime theme) features the 3rd gen profusely.  With the announcement of Kanon’s graduation looming I’m doubting this is the final single to include her.

Juice=Juice will be releasing their first studio album, “First Squeeze!” on 7/15 and it includes two discs on most editions while one of them will have a 3rd cover disc.  Sounds like it’ll include the singles they’ve released since debut (whether if they’ll stick on their indies tracks or not is up in the air).  The 2nd disc sounds like it’ll be new songs as there have been performances of new songs like Erabareshi Watashitachi, Tick-Tock Watashi no Shun, Tsuzuiteiku STORY, and their Taiyou to Ciscomoon cover of Magic of Love.  I’m rather excited since it’s a big release (bigger than most H!P albums).

Country Girls is planning their next single, “Wakatte Iru no ni Gomen ne / Tamerai Summer Time” for 8/5. I’m rather excited to see what’ll be up their sleeves for their 2nd single.

We still haven’t had Tsubaki Factory’s first single and it’s starting to point towards having “17sai” being a part of their debut (since H!P is loving this double/triple A-side business recently).

There’s also current auditions from Hokkaido, whether or not it’s for a new group is to be seen.  Also Chinami and Miyabi are looking for members to create a group as well…so could we be getting a MAJOR influx of groups?

I’m just excited for this 2nd wave of H!P.

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