Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Okay! Musume Digest #66

Minna! Digest Dayo~?

In this weeks Digest...

More from 1/ Musume! Plenty of TV Appearances for MoMusu! Miyabi to release her second photobook in over 6 years! Mano to release her fifth photobook! Kago Ai to return to the Entertainment Industry! And some more! Are you ready to Digest?

This week the news actually seemed to be pretty... scarce. Like, really scarce. Unless we include videos, because then it isn't scarce. Videos be doing well this week...

In other stupid normal-life news, I am trying to get into writing for a living... like always. As you have probably noticed, I did an Interview earlier this week, and I also have two other interviews to do once Questions and Procrastination get out of the way! This is me trying something pretty new, and also trying to get into more serious writing. It also helps that this type of writing is different for me, and I want to experience various formats of writing. Journalism is the way to go, it seems. (woohoo!)

Anyways, I am tired, and have been screwing up my sleep pattern again... also, MoMusu sold over 96,000 singles for their first day sales, and debuted at #1 on the Oricon! CONGRATS MOMUSU! DO YOU KNOW HOW HAPPY THIS MAKES ME?

Okay, Sleepy me shall stop talking now. As always use ctrl + f to navigate your way through the Digest for easier reading! ENJOY!!!!!!!!!

#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
#Performances and TV Appearances
Video of the Week

Indies Perfume performing to... something...

This one was recommended by Nia, because she said it was hilarious to watch, and I kinda get that... but damn that song is a shocker, and what the hell is on those dresses? Also, Babies Perfume were so cutesy and Idoru-like, nothing like the cool and awesome Perfume they are today! Thank goodness they grew up and became what they are today o-o

Still... so adorable... but that song choice, urgh. Though admittedly, the song has the right beat for a dance, so of course they would choose it XD Just... bad... lyrics... e.e

Picture of the Week

Whatever you do, don't piss of Ayumin or offend her family of sharks, because damn she has one powerful flying kick...

Requested by: Nerupyon! Because really, who doesn't want to see the tiny little Ayumi jump? ... Okay, now I realised why Ayumin was the one to do Marippe's line... because they are both very very tiny.



Hello! Pro Station #30 is here, and Sayashi Riho is once again our MC for the week! Be sure to check it out!

In this weeks episode...

Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke Close-up version! Sayashi Riho and Ishida Ayumi talk about dancing! The dance shot for Juice=Juice's Romance no Tochuu! Members of Berryz Kobou and S/mileage talk about their up-coming stage play, Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~! And an Omake in Calligraphy by Riho! Look forward to it~


I have the same shirt as Sayashi, but more coral/orange... ._.


Hello! Project News

A preview of the Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ Stage play from BS-TBS Summer Party 2013 has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!


... What is this play about, again? I think it has something to do with Joan of Arc, but one can never be sure... o-O

That said, MEIMI! DEM PIPES <3

A second preview for the Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ Stage play has been uploaded by B-TBS Summer Party 2013. Please take a look!


When the music started playing, my biggest fear was that bloody Momoko would start singing... Thank goodness it was Risako o-o


The covers for HELLO! SATOYAMA LIFE Volume 9 and 10 have been revealed!


UFP seem to like this style of semi-finished images... or whatever it is... (I like it, too -stares at current banner-) but the covers look lazy, given that Volume 10 is the EXACT SAME except they took out sexy Maasa. URGH!

e-lineup vol.9 | e-lineup vol.10

Morning Musume

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Sayashi Riho has been uploaded! Check it out!


Somebody on Facebook had commented "Step aside, the Queen is here!", and I legitemately thought that there was something about Chisato being posted.

Riho is Ace, peoples, Chissa is Queen. YUR!

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Sato Masaki has been revealed, so be sure to check it out!


Hahahahaha Masakissu with the toast, and the bowls. Hahahaa oh my gosh, she is too cute! Her randomness is very nice, too <3

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Kudo Haruka has been uploaded, so be sure to take a look!


Make way, make way people! The BOSSES video is finally here! Now... STOP AND WATCH IN AWE!!!

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Oda Sakura has been uploaded, so take a look and check it out!


She seriously does look like Sengoku Minami, doesn't she? But she is cuter in my opinion~

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Suzuki Kanon has been uploaded, so be sure to watch it and enjoy!


I just sat, mesmerised by the beauty of Zukkini... She is damn gorgeous... o-o <3 I LOVE HER ;W; SO MUCH! And what she said about smiles... ahhh <3 My heart beats for her beauty ;w; <3 Can I keep her, please?

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Fukumura Mizuki has been released, so take a look and enjoy!


THE PRINCESS IS HERE! BOW, MERE PEASANTS. BOW, I SAY!!!! Hell, she even has others doing her hair. Everyone else was doing their own make-up and hair, ut nope. Not the Princess of the Boobs. NUPE!!!!!!!!!

Fukumura Mizuki and Kudo Haruka will hold a joint Birthday Fanclub event Live on October 30th, it has been announced.


I hope they do a rendition of Princess and the Pauper, though really, if they did have to do that, Ayumi would need to be there... Okay, scratch that, please force them to do a Princess x Prince love story! Romeo x Juliet? Wait, is that even about royalty!?

The video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Ishida Ayumi has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!!!


The seriousness of who I feel is Morning Musume's most serious Dance member. She is Number 1 for dancing! GO, AYUMIN!!!

he video for 1/Musume. Morning Musume. Ikuta Erina has been uploaded! This is the final member to have a solo video for this campaign, so be sure to check it out and enjoy!


The cool member of Morning Musume is HERE! I LOVE YOU, ERRPON ;W; <3

"Morning Musume's reputation is heavy.
I've decided I'll make it even heavier.
Ikuta Erina. I'm the current Morning Musume."
(Thank you, JPlop <3)

Berryz Kobou

It has been announced that Natsuyaki Miyabi will release a new photobook in November! This will be Miyabi's first solo photobook in over 6 years, and her second overall!


One of the few popular members who seems to refuse to churn out photobooks for the sake of showing off her popularity o-O To be honest, I do admire her for this~


A video has been uploaded on youtube for C-ute's first official book photoshoot! Take a look and enjoy!


They are all beautiful, absolutely wonderful to look at. Ah... I wish I could marry them all... well, okay, only Chissa. The rest of them can be my mistresses... and damn, that song! It sounds pretty damn sexual... <3

The Event V covers for C-ute's Kanashiki Amefuri/Adam to Eve no Dilemma have been revealed!


I actually really like the Kanashiki Amefuri one. It's pretty darned cute if you ask me :3

Hello! Project News

C-ute have graced the cover of BIG ONE GIRLS magazine!


This a very summery, refreshing image. I LIKE!



On August 27th, the S/mileage members will hold a talk show at the Akihabara Hello! Project shop on the Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ stageplay.


Even though the talk has long ended, I am sure many fans who attended enjoyed it and were able to meet their lovely Idoru's!


It has been announced that Miyamoto Karin has been diagnosed with a left cuboid bone fracture, and will not be able to dance for six weeks. She will take part in MC's and use a chair during concert performances, however.


Holy crap... well, all I can say to this is to get better soon Karin, and to just sing as strong and proudly as you can to make up for not dancing right now. Get better kiddo, and return to dancing soon!

Juice=Jucie Documentary #11 has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out and enjoy!


Holy crap, is that Akari singing!? She sounds damn beautiful! On par with Tomoko, in a way! Okaay, she needs to become more confident in singing when alone in the recording booth, but still... HOLY CRAP! Also, Peach-dayso (Yuuka) is adorable! Can I please steal her away? That said... my heart truly goes Doki Doki for Akari! And damn, dat Akari belly! <3 MHM! Melon-pan is truly nommyful!

There will be individual handshake events available for Juice=Juice fans which will be available through pre-order with Chara-Ani!


And there, Akari Melon-pan will fall in love with everyone... <3

Up-Front Promotion News

It has been announced that Mano Erina will release her fifth photobook on September 27th! The photobook has been shot in Hawaii.

Further details such as the name and cover to be announced.


I want it to be called 'HOT DAMN' because, DAMN she is HOT!



On August 22nd, AKB48 member Akimoto Sayaka successfully graduated the group at Tokyo Dome, where her performance was celebrated by 42,000 fans. During her graduation song, former second generation members such as Ohori Megumi and Kasai Tomomi, as well as fellow second generation members Oshima Yuko, Umeda Ayaka and Miyazawa Sae, stood beside Sayaka on stage and sang the song Tsuyosa to Yowasa no Aida de with her.
"I really love AKB48. The days I spent as AKB48 were very happy days." - Akimoto Sayaka (Tokyohive)

I am sure a lot of Sayaka fans (Nia, I am looking at you) are deeply saddened by her graduation, but sometimes, a graduation is what is best for someone... and I am sure that Sayaka will be flying off to greener pastures as an actress. Good luck, Sayaka!

Watanabe Mayu has been featured on the fashion magazine Ray. This is said to be her debut magazine cover that is aimed towards women.


She looks pretty, erm... well, stiff, nervous, like she has cramps or something. That smile is not helping, but damn, her clothes are cute!

AKB48's Team 4 has officially been revived! The members who will make up the new Team 4 are the 13th and 14th generation members of AKB48, as well as Minegishi Minami, who will become the Teams official Captain! Congrats!

Here's the Team, courtesy of MELOS no Michi!

Minegishi Minami (Captain)

Aigasa Moe
Iwatate Saho
Umeta Ayano
Okada Ayaka
Kitazawa Saki
Shinozaki Ayana
Takashima Yurina
Murayama Yuiri
Mogi Shinobu

Hashimoto Hikari
Kojima Mako
Maeda Mitsuki
Nishino Miki
Okada Nana
Uchida Natsuki



I swear, they wanted a reason to revive Team 4, and a reason to bring back Minami... welp, put two and two together, and BOOM! TEAM 4! WHOO!

Itano Tomomi will release two photobooks in September, it has been revealed. One will be a Graduation photobook, and the other will be of her own Wardrobe.


I think I would be as interested in the wardrobe one as much as I would be interested in seeing a Tanaka Reina wardobe PB... That means I have zero interest.

... They kinda have the same fashion sense, right?

On August 25th, Itano Tomomi held her graduation ceremony at Tokyo Dome. During the concert, Maeda Atsuko and Shinoda Mariko made an appearance and congratulated Itano on her graduation.
"When I was around 14 years old, I used to cry a lot. But AKB48 has taught me that no matter how small I am and no matter how dark it is ahead, if you do your best step by step, you will get closer to your dreams. I was always able to see the same scene because the friends I love were always beside me, crying and laughing together." 

"I'm sad that I will be alone, that I will part with the members. But my dream continues from here on. I want to take a step forward while holding on to the things AKB48 has taught me. To everyone who have supported me during the 8 years, thank you very much." 

"I'm a 1st generation member, so I have memories with members of the same generation. I wanted to graduate when Atsuko and Mariko were still here. I am very happy that they came and that I am able to graduate in front of them." - Itano Tomomi (Tokyohive)

Seeing the photo's of Tomomi's graduation makes me really sad... ): But, she graduated happily, and with the people she wanted to stand beside as she graduated. Congratulations on a successful graduation, Tomochin~

(Top Left to Bottom Right: Type A, Type B, Type C & Type D)

The covers for Maeda Atsuko's up-coming single, Time Machine Nante Iranai, have been revealed! There will be four versions available, and all of the photographs were taken in New York, showing off a natural, carefree Acchan. The single will be released on September 18th.

Track List:

1. Time Machine Nante Iranai
2. Kowareta Signal
3. Kaze no Accordion (Type A)
4. Yasashii Kimochi (Type B)
5. I'm Free (Type C)
6. (Title Unknown) (Type D)


1. Time Machine Nante Iranai (Music Video)
2. Making of Atsuko in NY (Type A)
3. Making of Atsuko in SAPPORO (2013.07.31) (Type B)
4. Maeda Atsuko Tokyo-wan wo Tsuru! (Type C)


I have to say, Type D made me laugh and like Acchan more. I also love the natural and easy-going covers, very lovely!

Misc Idols and Groups News

On August 23rd, former Morning Musume member Kago Ai revealed through her blog that she is getting ready to return to the entertainment industry. She has been taking vocal and dance lessons for her comeback. Kago Ai is now signed to the agency Ifuu Hyou Hyou.

She commented on her vocal training via her blog:
 "My natural voice is a little husky. The voice wears with age."
"I had voice training yesterday♪ in a way I've never done before... I wanted to change the quality of my vocals." - Kago Ai (Tokyohive)

I know that a lot of people have been rejoicing over this news, and I am happy for Aibon. Hopefully she will receive a warm welcome back into the Entertainment world, and also I hope that she will be able to see Tsuji and meet up. Also, I hope this is a good agency for Aibon!

Good luck!

This years Japan Idol Summit will take place on 19th September at Zepp Tokyo! The lineup includes a mixture of cool and cute acts that will surely stir up a crowd! The acts include:

Houkago Princess, PPP!PiXiON, BiS, Naaboudoufu@Nana and Hikari Shiina Pika! The MC for the event will be former AKB48 and SDN48 member Sato Yukari.


What a lineup, and wow, I only have no knowledge of one of these acts, and that is PPP!PiXiON! That is actually pretty good for me... now, I guess it's time to learn about them, aye? AND YAY, HOUPRI AND NAABOUDOUFU@NANA UPDATES! <3

Idol Voice-Acting Duo YuiKaori have announced the release of their second album, titled Bunny. The album will release on October 23rd, and will come in three editions; Regular, CD+DVD and CD+Blu-Ray.

The CD+DVD/Blu-Ray versions will come with a DVD of their music videos Kimi no YELL, Ueika!!, Shiny Blue and a new PV for their song Jumpin' Bunny Flash!!


OMG THEY RETURNED!!!!!!!! I thought that YuiKaori had, like been wiped off of the face of the planet after they graduated StylipS ._.

Also, Bunny... KAWAII!!!

(Left to Right: Limited & Regular)

Details for Perfume's long-anticipated new album, LEVEL3, have finally been released! Covers, the track list and special covers were prepared for the album that many fans have been longing for!

For the Limited covers of the album, there will be a slipcase of three colour patterns; Clear, Fluorescent Pink and Fluorescent Yellow.

Track List:

1. Enter the Sphere
2. Spring of Life (Album-mix)
3. Magic of Love (Album-mix)
4. Clockwork
5. 1mm
6. Mirai no Museum
7. Party Maker
8. Furikaeru to Iru Yo
9. Point
10. Daijobanai
11. Handy Man
12. Sleeping Beauty
13. Spending all my time (Album-mix)
14. Dream Land

DVD Tracklist:

1. 1mm (Video Clip)
2. Zutto Suki Dattan Jakee~Sasurai no Menkata PerfumeFES!! Memorial
3. Perfume no Tadatada Radio ga Suki dakara Radio!


Nia was probably fainting with happiness over the news! Also, I prefer the Regular Cover over the Limited one. The Regular cover is beautiful!

PV/Song Previews

The short Music Video for AKB48's Undergirls' song, titled Ai no Imi wo Kangaete mita, has been released! This song is the coupling track in the Koisuru Fortune Cookie single and is also the theme song for AKB48's collaboration with the Japan Red Cross campaign, JOIN! Be sure to check it out!


I see the cuteness of Matsumura Kaori and the adorableness of Minegishi Minami! YATTA! Can I just hug them all? Also, those costumes <3

Fudanjuku have released the teaser for their up-coming music video to couple their new song Danso Revolution! The single will release on September 18th.


Holy crap... I AM EXCITED FOR THIS!!! YAAAAH!!!! OMFG OMFG SQUEEEE! -fangirls everywhere- GUYS, OMG! YES ;A; <3 Even if it doesn't give away the music, it already looks. so. GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAARGH!

Press Release/Promotional Videos

Oricon and Tokyo MX interview Takahashi Ai on the Anne of Green Gables performance. Be sure to check it out!


I would say that that is one tragic wig, but it isn't, and it suits Ai... maybe it is cause she is a country bumpkin, and all...

Oricon | Tokyo MX

Performances and TV Appearances

Afilia Saga performed their new song Sagashite☆Neptune on Music Dragon! Be sure to check out their cute performance!


I still have no idea how I feel about this song... at times I am charmed, but most of the time, I am creeped out and unsure of the dance... if anything, the choreography and the costumes make me feel rather uneasy... XD

Morning Musume's performance from Music Station has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!


I really don't count two songs as a summer medley, but whatever. Also, Riho still sounds pretty bad as a singer... she's not been sounding good since the 2011 Ai Believe concert, in my opinion.

Morning Musume x Dream Morning Musume's performance of Love Machine from 24 Hour TV has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!

*There is no embed link available as the video is on Private, so be sure to use the source!


When will they bury this song? Though Kudo in the front is good! AND OMG GAKI <3 Also, Yossie <3 I also love Eripon's seriousness when she pushes over Yossie in the first part of the song XD

Juice=Juice make an appearance on the show Live B, where they have a small talk and also perform their new song Romance no Tochuu. Be sure to check it out!


I am highly surprised that management allowed all of the girls to sing live, when UFP seem to make sure only the front singers sing live, no matter how ear-gratingly bad they are (looks at Riho...) but here everyone sings live, and they all sound good! Then again, Juice=Juice is a level of talent in singing that MoMusu isn't.

Also, just realised, the opening of Romance no Tochuu reminds me of either Love Machine or Renai Revolution 21. One of the two songs that need to be fucking buried and never sung again.

Iikubo Haruna and Oda Sakura make an appearance on J-Melo and learn about one of Japan's most famous dances in Tokushima! The girls learn the Awa Odori, a popular street dance! Watch as the girls learn and perform the dance!


They both look so adorable, haha. The dance looks so fun, as the teacher said, it is because you let yourself go and just have fun! And Iikubon, sop screaming, you silly girl! XD

Morning Musume members Suzuki Kanon, Iikubo Haruna and Kudo Haruka appear on KachiKachi Wide to promote their new single Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke/Ai no Gundan. Be sure to take a look!



Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Sato Masaki and Oda Sakura promote Morning Musume's new single Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke on ~GOGO! Smile~ in Aichi! Be sure to check it out!


I am glad that Zukkini is on the programme, because she is from Aichi, and all of Aichi must be so proud of her ;w; <3


And that is all for this week! Thank you very much for Digesting with me once again, and hopefully you have all had your fill of Idol News for the week ahead! Until next time though, please digest everything slowly! Ja ne!!!




    Personally i think your writing is entertaining and i hope you continue writing forever =)

    1. I KNOW!!! IT IS AMAZING!!!

      Haha thank yooou ;w; <3


    I was so sad when I saw Itano Tomomi's graduation video. I've never been a HUGE fan of AKB48, but I've always loved Tomomi; I'm so sad to see her leave... :'(

    OMG Juice=Juice's performance. The fact that they sang the WHOLE song and did it nearly perfectly is just, WOW!

    Tsunku needs to rethink his "too good for Morning Musume" logic because as far as vocal talent they're getting beat really badly BY A FREAKING ROOKIE GROUP!

    1. Yes, she is! It makes me happy too, because she does seem to love entertainment and such... she just makes a few bad decisions >___<

      I did nearly cry when watching Tomochins video. I mean, she is in no way my fave, but... </3 Her graduation PV was so sad, too ;a;

      Juice=Juice are amazing, it's... wow o-o And as you say, these rookies... they beat MoMusu. Even their weakest vocalists, Yuka and Akari, beat MoMusu XD

  3. Riho isn't sounding good(coming from a fan here) because they are overusing her.

    Her voice(as in talking voice+singing) is sounding TERRIBLE. With the H!P Summer Tour and these events, her throat which around the time the Dance Shot for Ai no Gundan was revealed, she said herself that she was sick(or her voice was hoarse), and non stop singing did not help.

    Just for once, they need to give the poor girl a break! Her voice might possibly get messed up for good, and that won't be a good thing. :|

    1. Of course I know why she doesn't sound good, it's the same reason why Reina's vocals went downhill.

      She really needs a rest, like, really. They need to sit her in the back or something for a single, and a concert maybe, before letting her sing again. If they don't, she may get vocal nodules like Ai has had... which is heartbreaking, because I think Ai whispers a lot more now... ._.