Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Okay! Musume Digest #58

Minna! Digest Dayo! Are you ready to combat and Digest?

This week in the Digest...

MoMusu to perform at Mezamashi Live! Ayumi's PB cover revealed! Otome Shinto return to release their second single! JKT48 also to release their second single! NMB48 have a successful graduation for Aina! A PV preview from the cute Tsuri Bit! And a little bit more!


This week has been a little slow news wise, and a little boring personally... kinda haha. Also, it hurts my fingers to type today. Been typing too much haha. Hopefully you have all had a great week though, and summer is upon us all! How are you enjoying the weather?

Hopefully next week will be filled with awesome news, aye? Though it seems C-ute have had a good dose of news this week... regardless of Airi's apparent 'scandal'. Meh! XD

Here is the content guide for the Digest, be sure to use ctrl + f to navigate your way!

#Hello! Project News
#Up-Front Promotion News
#AKS News
#Misc Idols and Groups News
#Pokemon & Misc News
#PV/Song Previews
#Press Release Event Video's

Video of the Week

Brainstorming by Morning Musume

This weeks video is brought to you by Ongaku no Hi, and the wonderful uploader Hello13sffxj! Please watch and enjoy!

Ikuta kicks, and she SCORES!!!! One way to get rid of Ayumi's hairpiece that falls out, haha.

Picture of the Week

One day, I will get my damn Tank Top PV from MoMusu... one day...

Yes, I truly do have a desire to see the current MoMusu peform a PV wearing tank tops. It's only because of how damn hot Eripon is when she wears one, and also, her arms!!!! <3


Hello! Project Station #21 is here, and this weeks MC is Takeuchi Akari of S/mileage, one half of the Yattaruchan Duo! YEAH!!!

In this weeks episode we see a guest appearance from S/mileage's very own pet Gorilla-chan, Kananananana Nakanishi! There is also footage of the girls visiting Tower Records (where a staff member who is a fan meets them, kyaaa!) and the girls promote the forces of Yattaruchan! There is also footage of Kananana taking to the streets to promote becoming Yattaruchan to the public along with promoting her Ustreams to various people. She also promotes magazines with various contributors of the magazine. There are also dance shots of both Yattaruchan and Adam to Eve no Dilemma for everyone to check out, a mix of cuteness and bold sexiness! Which is your favourite? We also have footage from Berryz Mansion, so definitely check that out! (is it Berryz mansion?) and some comments from Juice=Juice's Sayuki! Definitely an episode to check out!

A lot of Kananananananana in this episode, so definitely take a look at it! There was quite a bit of variety in this episode this week, so it was very nice to watch! Minna, enjoy~

UF LICKS #20 is here, so please check it out! Douzo!

In this weeks UF LICKS, we have Tasaki Asahi and Tanaka Reina presenting the show! Some performance footage of Tasaki Asahi is shown, someone in a suit with shorts sings and whirls around a towel plus his hips... not as disturbing as you would imagine, I assure you, someone sings and also a performance from LoVendoЯ... Oh, what else is new?


The voices of LoVendoЯ are getting boring. It is as if they don't bother changing their tone at all! XD

Hello! Project News

Morning Musume

Michishige Eleven Soul will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on September 4th.


And all the Wota shall buy it and relive the graduation of a Squirrel... Bye bye, Squirrel.

It has been announced that Morning Musume will perform at the FujiTV Mezamashi Live 2013 on August 20th!


I stayed up late, sick as a horse (Yes... as sick as Miyabi... xD) for this fucking news. Not worth it. Actually, I lie, I only stayed awake because I couldn't sleep thanks to being sick... but still, this news was not worth waiting for. It disappointed me, I wanted information on their new single! URGH!!!!!

... But still, I am happy that they will be doing this live again! They did it last year, and it was a fun watch! It will be great to see Riho fail without the Squirrel to back her up. But who knows? Riho might have learnt to sing in key!

A second sneak peek for the 12th generation auditions has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!


It kinda worries me that some of these girls have come with their parents, but what worries me more is that the finals may be full of kids...

... The only kids I want in 12th gen finals are: Cuca and Rikako. I'm sorry, but we have enough shriekers in MoMusu right now, and more than enough children. We need someone with 'sekushii' properties, not shrieking the house down properties.

The cover to Ishida Ayumi's first photobook has been revealed, so please take a look!


I am actually really surprised that Baby Predator has such a natural and pretty cover for her photobook! I was pretty sure they would use a Bikini shot or something... but this is very cute and innocent. I am actually happy with this one, though the lack of a shark and JAWS theme saddens me...

Wani Books | J-Pop Idols

The Hello! Project Digital Books Model for July is Michishige Sayumi!


She looks damn fine and damn hot, but where is my plus model!? I need me my Plus model!!!

Berryz Kobou

Natusyaki Miyabi will hold a Birthday Fanclub Event on August 26th.


I wonder what her hair will look like?


The CM for C-ute DVD Magazine Vol. 33 has been released, so please take a look!


Holy crap, it looked like UFP got crazy expensive with their visuals on the screens for the Pentagram tour. And Chissa is HAWT!!!! I would actually buy his, the CM looks so good!


It has been revealed that C-ute will perform at Budokan not only on the 10th of September, but also the 9th!


Holy cookies, CONGRATS, GIRLS!!!!

Barks News | Tokyohive

On June 29th, the last tour day for C-ute's Treasure Box tour, it was announced that September 10th has officially been recognised by the Japan Anniversary Council as a national day, and will be C-ute Day.

Hagiwara Mai and Okai Chisato commented jokingly:
"I think it will stand out more than Sewer Day! (September 10 is already known as Sewer Day in Japan)" - Hagiwara Mai (Tokyohive) 
"It was almost going to become Morning Musume 9th and 10th Generation Day!"  - Okai Chisato (Tokyohive)

Holy crap, this is amazing news! CONGRATS!!!! Holy cow, congrats x1mil!!!!

Barks News | Tokyohive | Natalie

It has been announced that C-ute will be releasing a series of Smartphone cases via Goods on Demand.


I want Chissa's and the one with the white background and the colourful C's... yup yup.

Goods on Demand Official Website


S/mileage will hold a handshake and mini-live event at Tower Records Shibuya on July 3rd, it has been revealed.


And then everyone will truly become Yattaruchan!

Up-Front Promotion News

Tasaki Asahi Documentary #11 is here for everyone to take a look at, so please enjoy!


... Seriously, can't they show anything else? Like her interaction with UFP or H!P members? I would like to see something new, though some clips from the making of for Sakura Dokei is okay...

Besides that, watching Asahi makes me really happy...

BARKS have released an English article with the announcement that Up Up Girls' Up Up Girls (Kari) All Night Nippon Mobile Round 1 has taken the Nationdwide #1 Broadcast Spot with their first appearance on the show!


Congrats to the girls on securing the #1 spot! Also, my favourite part of this entire article has to be "despite being forced to quit Hello! Project." Pretty much sums up how useless UFP were with these girls, and how they just made them into a group they barely promoted.


It has been announced that LoVendoЯ will have their very own radio show on RKB starting from July 6th.


With the success of Up Up Girls... I actually hope that LoVendoЯ's show flops haha, no idea why. It was just my first thought upon hearing this news.

RKB Official Website

It has been announced that THE Possible will release their next single, titled Otome Be Ambitious!, on September 11th.


A new single? Oooooh, nice! Good to see they are still active.

Robin's Twitter

Mano Erina has appeared in VANQUISH VENUS Vol. 7! See how Mano looks in Men's clothes with the taster photo's provided in the sources!


Mhm... Mano in men's clothing. She looks delicious, I must say! ;) Now, next can we have Gaki?

Tokyo Girls' Update | VANQUISH VENUS Official Website

A video from Mano Erina's photoshoot for VNQUISH VENUS has been uploaded to youtube, so be sure to check it out! WARNING: The music choice for this video contains cursing/swear words.


The choice of music is, erm... interesting. And also, Mano is damn hot. I would venture to say she is even hotter than Ai-butt.

(Left to Right: Limited and Regular Edition) (... I think)

Kikkawa Yuu will release her first Best of album titled Best of YOU! The album will contain an original song titled Hachigatsu no Hanabi produced by Kimaguren. The Limited Edition will contain a DVD that contains Live History of You Kikkawa.

Track List:

1. Hachigatsu no Hanabi
2. Hapirapi ~Sunrise~
3. Konna Watashi de Yokattara
4. Time to Zone
5. Koko kara Hajimarunda!
6. Sweetie
7. Darling to Madonna
8. Sekaichuu ni Kimi wa Hitori Dake
9. 17 Sai
10. Sotsugyou
11. To Be…
12. Kikkake wa You!
13. Sayonara Namida
14. Zutto Zutto Zutto Kimi ga Suki Da
15. Cafe Ole no Uta (Kikkaren)


Well done Kikka, your first Best of! Not that you have been a soloist long, mind...


AKB48 and SKE48 will perform at Idol Nation 2013 it has been announced. The live will be held on August 10th at Yoyogi National Gymnasium in Tokyo.

Previously, 9nine, Kikkawa Yuu, Up Up Girls and TGS announced their participation in the event.


Holy cow, wow! There are gonna be 2000 people on the dance floor there!!!


It has been announced that NMB48 Kenkyuusei member Ishihara Masako has withdrawn from the group as of June 27th due to her poor physical health.

Ishihara wrote on NMB48's official blog her reasons for withdrawal, as well as thanking her fans, the staff members and the other NMB48 members for watching over her and for supporting her.
"I, Ishihara Masako, am withdrawing from NMB48. There were times I became ill during my NMB48 activities. Though I felt bad for causing trouble for people around me, I tried my hardest because I wanted to continue my activities. 
However, after I became ill this time, my doctor told me that it is impossible for me to continue my activities. I consulted the staff members and my family, and have come to a conclusion to withdraw. 
To all of you who supported me, I am so sorry for withdrawing before responding to your feelings even a little bit. The warm comments and letters I received from you guys have always supported me. I will never forget the kindness and the messages you guys gave me at the handshake events. I am just full of gratitude.   
I still keep my dream to become a producer. It will be from a different way, but I want to make the best use of my experience in NMB48, and work hard to make my dream come true.   
Great senior members, the staff members who always helped my activities, and the 4th generation members whom I worked hard together with while encouraging each other. I love NMB48. From now on, I will cheer for them with you guys as a fan of NMB48.   
To be able to have many valuable experiences, to be able to stand on a big stage, and to be able to encounter all of you. I am happy to be able to become a member of NMB48. Thank you very much." 
- Ishihara Masako, NMB48 (Tokyohive)


It is so sad when a member leaves a group due to poor health... and lately, I feel sadder when an NMB48 member leaves because I have come to like the group so much...

opefully Masako will get well soon and continue to pursue her dream to become a Producer. Hopefully Aki P will allow her to return as an Apprentice? Who knows.

Get better soon, Masako!!!

Tokyohive | MELOS no Michi

On July 1st, first generation NMB48 member Fukumoto Aina officially graduated from the group. She has officially transferred to Yoshimoto Creative Agency as of July 2nd.


Congratulations on a smooth graduation, Aina. Hopefully all of your fans will support you and your dream from now on! Good luck, girl, go get 'em!



Nogizaka46 will perform at the FujiTV Mezamashi Live 2013 on July 26th!


Sadly they won't perform on the same day as MoMusu, which would have been nice to see... Oh well, appearing with JuJu at UmiFesta is enough for me, I guess.


JKT48 will release their second single Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?  - Apakah Kau Melihat Matahari Senja? on July 3rd, it has been announced. There will be a Regular and Theatre edition available.

Track List:

1. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?  - Apakah Kau Melihat Matahari Senja?
2. Nagai Hikari - Cahaya Yang Panjang
3. 1!2!3!4! Yoroshiku!
4. Viva Hurricane (Regular edition only)

DVD Track List:

1. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?  - Apakah Kau Melihat Matahari Senja? (Music Video)
2. Yuuhi wo Miteiru ka?  - Apakah Kau Melihat Matahari Senja? (Making of)


I wonder why JKT and other overseas groups only get to sing covers of the original AKB songs? Why can't they instead sing their own songs? Come on, Aki P! Give them some content made just for them! This is lazier than giving them rehashed material!!!

Misc Idols and Groups News

It has been revealed that Bakusute Sotokande Icchome will attend Tokyo Idol Festival 2013. Other groups include X21 and barbee have been confirmed to attend.


Quite the lineup is being created for TIF. There are some amazing groups going, and seriously... how I wish I could go! -cries-

Groups such as Idoling!!!, THE Possible, Juice=Juice, Pramo and Nogizaka46 will perform at the UmiFesta OGA Song Festival 2013 on July 14th.


Holy crap, Pramo got big o-O Also, ow, JuJu will perform beside NG46!!! H!P are getting closer to AKB with their failure Rival group, yay!!!

(From Top Left to Bottom Centre: Limited A, Limited B and Regular Edition)
Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku have revealed their jacket covers for their first album, so please check them out!


I like how different the covers are to each other, especially Limited A... it looks a bit disjointed at some parts, but whatever. It's different, and cute. I like it!

Dorothy Little Happy, i☆Ris and Weather Girls have also been added to the Idol Nation 2013 lineup, along with AKB48 and SKE48.


And so DLH will bore everyone to death in the stands, whilst Weather Girls will unless their sekushii charm, and i☆Ris will copy everyone else. YAAAY!!!!

The DVD cover to Tokki Melty has been revealed!


If you don't know about Tokki, she is a member of NICE Girl Project.

Also, her boobs are gigantic. WOW!

(From Left to Right: Limited and Regular editions)

Middle-school themed Idol group Otome Shintou will release their second single, titled 2 Gakki Debut Daisakusen!!!, on August 7th! It has also been revealed that that title song will be used for the anime Kitakubu Katsudo Kiroku as the intro theme.


HOLY CRAP THEY'RE RELEASING SOMETHING, HHUZZAH!!!! Also... they're still around? o-O They've been damn quiet, that's for sure...

PV/Song Previews

Idol Fishers Tsuribit have released a PV preview for their single Manatsu no Tentai Kansoku, which is a refreshing Summer-themed PV filled with love and cuteness! Be sure to check it out!


I really like Tsuribit, they remind me that not all child singers shriek. Also, they are really refreshing and cute! I love them all!

A PV preview for JKT48's second single title song Yuuhi wo Miteru ka? has been revealed! Be sure to check it out!


The song sounds very nice, and the girls all blend super well together. The video also looks lovely, so definitely take a look! It seems to be about the girls' hardships and things they have to do in everyday life, and how they overcome it together when they meet up. I dunno, it looks that way. Either way, it is a cute video.

Press Release/Promotional Videos

Naaboudoufu@Nana stars in this CM for G-Cluster! Please check it out!


A little... over the top, but hey whatever! I'll bite, and it makes me happy that she is actually doing something!

Also, it seems that for the little girl, Nana and the guy dressed like Hard Gay, they all seem to be well-known for their dancing skills... Both Nana and the little girl posted on Nico Nico, as far as I know, and they have also danced together I believe!

Kawaii Pateen Report #17 for Akihabare Backstage Pass is here, so please take a look for some cute fashion tips!


It seems that buttons and accessorizing something with gold and silver is in. Look at Kudo's hat in Brainstorming, for instance. And oh my lord, Yumi is cute, even if that Cardigan she is wearing is ugly as hell xD

MAiDiGi TV and Oricon have released footage from C-ute's Treasure Box Tour final day. Be sure to check it out!


Some nice footage here, including awesome performances from the girls, and a message from Airi... I have no idea what it is, but I am pretending that it is her public apology? Who the hell knows. I actually think it is thanking the fans for being there. Oh, Maimi also has a message... Anyways, good video! Do watch it!


And that is all I have for you this week! Hopefully this will be enough to ease that hunger for news, but until next week... ja ne!


PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: July 2nd, 2013


  1. I feel like everytime I read your weekly digest someone from AKB-something-or-other is graduating. I need to get my hands on Chissa's phone case!

    1. Don't worry; when I write these, it sometimes feels like there is always a graduation going on XD