Friday, 28 February 2014

Okay! Musume Digest #90

L-L-L-LATE!!!! -slaps face with a pan- owww... OH!!! IT'S D-D-D-DIGEST TIME! Get yo Digest Hats on!!!

This week, in Digested Idols (ew) News...

MoriMusume reveal new au CM's! A 4-hour long special of Morning Musume '14's History! Yajima Maimi's new Photobook has been titled! Covers to Juice=Juice's new single revealed! Miyazaki Yuka's Greetings trailer released! Mano Erina to sing again! Pre-Dia to Major Debut! Some kid from Party Rockets is now in SUPER☆GiRLS! HKT reveal their new singles MV! Oda Sakura FC event footage revealed! AND MORE!!! Are you ready for some Digestin'?

*Note The News for this Digest is from February 19th until February 26th. The rest of the News since Wednesday this week will be in the next Digest, thank you~

... I have no excuse other than that I haven't really been 'feeling' like blogging lately, and honestly... if I don't feel like writing or putting out a Digest due to a stupid amount of tiredness (seriously, I actually wonder if I have come down with something) then I won't put something out... that and everyone has said to take my time if needed, so I kinda will... I know it's unfair to everyone to be like this, and I hate myself for it, but I don't want to push myself to blog if I don't want to/don't feel like it, because then I will really hate blogging...

That's how I started to hate Art and French and, well... doing videos. I don't want to do that again, I treasure and love blogging far too much to push myself to the point of hating it with a stormy passion.

THAT SAID... I've had a fun week! It's just that my week has been less focused on Idols, and more focused on whatever I am doing in my own life, which is kind of nice actually. I know I am trying to take at least one day a week where I do nothing internet-wise, but to just spend time with people and talk and eat ice cream is good, I think... but I have missed Idols. Still, it's good to take that break, because I know I sometimes need it...

Focusing on Idols is hard work sometimes, clearly! XD

Anyways, enough jibber-jabber, it's time to get on with the Digest! SO as always, be sure to use ctrl + f to navigate your way through the post! It will allow you to easily find the topics you want or prefer, and save you from reading what you don't care about that much! Have fun ;)

... And here is your contents table, to aid you even more!!!

#Weekly Happenings
#Video of the Week
#Picture of the Week
#News of the Week
#Hello! Project News
#Up-Front Promotion News
#AKS News
#Misc Idols and Groups News
#Miscellaneous News
#PV/Song Previews
#Press Release Event Video's
#Performances and TV Appearances

Weekly Happenings


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Video of the Week

Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita by C-ute

I am going to be honest with you all and say that this is actually the only Japanese song I have listened to properly all this week... I mean, I love it. It's addictive, and whilst the vocals are by far my least favourite from C-ute in a long time (I don't love them at all, admittedly... they all sound bad XD) the song itself is great! The video is also so pretty to watch, I love that they are shop window models who come to life! I love that idea of video documenting their days out with various effects covering said videos. I just love it all!!! It's great, it really is, and the girls look pristine and perfect in terms of their hairstyles and clothing. It's all just... ahhh, it's great!

But yeah, this is all I have listened to. I have pretty much just been watching Movie Trailers for a few days, watching movies and hanging out with people, so I haven't had that much time to listen to a lot of J-Pop... but it's a great song, very refreshing for C-ute and quite fun. It's definitely mature, but sadly the vocals in the song are all nasally and rather annoying to listen to. Good thing the instrumental is great!!!

Picture of the Week

Ahhhh, I just want it to be summer already...~

Seriously, I need me some ice cream right now o-o


Hello! Pro Station #56 is here, with Kumai Yurina once again taking centre stage as this weeks MC! What will this weeks episode bring us in terms of Idols, Music and cuteness? Watch to find out!

This week, in Hello! Pro Station Goodness...

Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no Kiss short MV... REVEALED!!! Love Take it All short MV... REVEALED!!! Berryz perform Otona na no yo! and Ai no Suki Suki Shisuu Joushouchuu at Ikebukuro Sunshine City! Berryz comment on their performance and single! (I think...) The H!P Kenshuusei performa Ten Made Nobore alongside Juice=Juice at Zepp Tokyo! Karin does a hair arrangement segment for you all! And S/mileage feature a new corner titled Weekly Smile! What part will you enjoy the most?


Trust me to forget to post the comments here... aye aye aye... >o>

Okay, so dat Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no Kiss MV... Hot. DAMN!!! Dat Pacing. Those cotumes... that Akari o-o It is so, so beautiful... ._. Okay, so it reminds me of Iroppoi Jirettai in costume and sound, but it is still damn sexy as heck and beautiful... the only issue I have? The wardrobe malfunction that is THE LEGGINGS HIDING AKARI'S LEGS!!! Why the FUCK would you put LEGGINGS on a costume meant to show off said LEGS!? I swear, UFP are idiots sometimes. Yes, Akari looks great in pants, but duuude... I want to see her in a skirt too sometimes. Unless there is a reason why she always has to wear leggings? WHO KNOWS!!! Either way, the leggings piss me off, but I am looking forward to the rest of the PV!

C-ute are always so damn sexy, and that MV of theirs just emphasises it... God. DAMN!!!

Horsey + extensions = FAIL!!! And d'awwww, Captain, I hope your eye heals up soon ;w; Also, Risako's fake vibrato is such a turn off for me, it makes me want to not listen to Berryz singles. Urgh.

We need a new group made up of Kenshuusei... it would be bitchin'. But hey, I guess concert footage will be good enough for now... -sobs-

Karin doing her hair is pretty darned cute, she has the sweetest little smile ever!!! I just want to hug her and feed her ice cream! ;w;

S/mileage in the snow is something I need in my life XD They are all so darned cute and hyper hahahaha, it's fun to watch them all! They are like kids <3

Hello! Project News

The 2013 Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTTY will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 14th, it has been revealed!


... This is actually a DVD I want to buy, but the issue of moneys is in the air... ;w;

C-ute members Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Okai Chisato comment on the Forest For Rest SATOYAMA & SATOUMI he ikou 2014 event! Be sure to check it out!


I love how they are all going in height order. It is beautiful XD

Miyazaki Yuka and Miyamoto Karin from Juice=Juice comment on the Forest For Rest SATOYAMA & SATOUMI he ikou 2014 event! Have a look to see what they say!


Seeing Yuka makes me wonder just who will take Aika's place in GREEN FIELDS now that she's running off to other countries to study? Maybe Zukki or Sakura can replace her? Who knows!!!

C-ute and S/mileage's Naruchika 2013 Aki C-ute x S/mileage will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on April 23rd!


The S-exy feat. the D/amaged Vocals.

Morning Musume

A new au CM for MoriMusume has been uploaded! Be sure to check it out!


... Wait, what just went on? Other than dance practice and the Mori half of MoriMusume whining at Tsunku? What? XD

A short for au has been uploaded, showing almost all of Morning Musume siding with Morisanchuu! Be sure to watch to see who is left!


Harunan's acting is good in this, because seriously, that's how she acts normally on shows and on backstage footage. The rest of them kind of need acting lessons XD (except Haruka maybe, she's pretty good) But Harunan, you amaze me!!! ;A;

Youtube | Tokyo Girls Update

(Left: Regular edition & Right: Limited edition)

The covers for Morning Musume '14's up-coming album Morning Musume '14. Coupling Collection 2 have been revealed! Both covers show off a mature, sexier Morning Musume!

The album is set for a March 12th release!


... HOT. DANG!!!! Who ever styled them GOT IT RIGHT!!! O-O -nosebleeds errwhere-

Morning Musume Discography | CDJapan | Tokyohive

Sayashi Riho's up-coming solo DVD has been titled Riho's Fashion Archive.


I would say that Riho has no fashion direction, but I would be lying, because it's clearly both Risako, Ayumi and Zukki who have no direction in fashion XD But yeah honestly, this is a title best suited to Haruna :/

Sony Music Shop

NHK BS Premium have revealed that they will air a 4-hour special on March 30th detailing the History of Morning Musume and their 55 singles.


*This shows is sponsored by DARS Chocolate, some Art Museum, Girls LIVE, Nippon Budokan, some Noodle Brand, Family Mart, SATOYAMA x SATOUMI Movement and other people.

I want to see this show and just be, like... well, I just want to watch it. And cry. And see the History of MM and their singles OwO


Michishige Sayumi will have a new series in UTB+ magazine titled Oshiete Kohai! where she aims to learn something new from the younger members every issue. The first volume of the series shows Sayumi learning about golf from Ikuta Erina!


The idea is really nice I think, and it allows each girl to show off their individual skills! Ahhh, I will look forward to this series! >3<


It has been revealed that Morning Musume will have a taping for a special episode of Music Japan on March 24th, with the episode being aired sometime in April. The girls will perform alongside J Soul Brothers, SEKAI NO OWARI, Nogizaka46, Perfume, Yo Hitoto and Nana Mizuki!


Another MJ GIG!? FUCK. YES!!!! >8D

Hello! Project News | NHK | ro69

Berryz Kobo

Berryz Kobo leave a message on Amazon about their up-coming Best-of Album! Be sure to check it out in the source!


Oh Jesus Christ, Miyabi has effing extensions in again... that girl does not understand how bad they look on here... =___=



Yajima Maimi's up-coming photobook has been titled PURE EYES.


And the next one will be called Long Legs, and then No Chest. I wonder what the other ones will be called?

The CM for C-ute DVD Magazine Vol. 39 has been revealed, so be sure to check it out!


I want a DVD Magazine dedicated to the gorgeous ladies of C-ute in lingeries. Though if they did that, they would be entering AKB territory in terms of running around in underwear... hm... :/

Also, what the Fudge cookies was Nakky doing!? XD And Chissa at the end, DAFUQ!? XD


It has been revealed that S/mileage will release their next single on April 30th!

The single is said to be a Double A-side.


Holy crap, please please PLEASE tell me that we're returning to the crack-induced singles where they dress up in weird animal costumes! I would give anything to see them hopping around as giant damn rabbits throwing Easter eggs at each other, and then suddenly being taken over by Kananananana King-Kong. Holy crap, it would be BEAUTIFUL!!!!

... Also, I'll be surprised when a single from H!P is a single A-side. We have too many damn Double A-sides these days :/


Juice=Juice's profile images have been updated, so be sure to check them out!


Oh hiiii there, Iroppoi Jirettai outfits...

Also, lovin' the dead look in everyone's eyes there. Very attractive, especially on soulless Sayuki. Wowzers. So alive. Much amazed.

... Yeah, Yuka looks damn hot as well, just sayin'.

Both Takagi Sayuki and Miyazaki Yuka will hold a joint FC Birthday event on April 15th, it has been revealed.


And there they shall pelt the audience with Easter eggs and laugh merrily before drinking some sake.

The DVD trailer for Greeting ~Miyazaki Yuka~ has been revealed! Be sure to check out the cuteness of Juice=Juice's sweet leader!


I am happy with the legs. Oh, and that Yuka attached to said legs. I am also happy with her legs. Oh wait, did I say that already? Well I am. I am very attached to her legs, as is she. But yes, I am happy that the wardrobe department showed off Yuka's best assets. WE NEED MOAR OF HER LEGS!!!

And holy crap, she isn't wearing a sailor fuku. That's a damn shock o-o


A special website for Juice=Juice has been created!


I'm unsure if this is just for Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Arekore Shitai and its release, or if this website is actually for Juice=Jucie forever more... if it is, then YAAAAAY WEBSITES 8U

Juice=Juice Special Website

(Top Row: Limited A, Limited B Centre Row: Limited C, Regular A Bottom Row: Regular B)

The covers for Juice=Juice's new single Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Arekore Shitai have been revealed! There will be five editions available, with a Limited A, B and C editions as well as a Regular A and B editions.


I really love Limited C's cover. The rest are pretty darned shit. Especially Limited A. Bleh, bad photoshop!!!

Up-Front Promotion News

It has been revealed that Mano Erina will sing the theme song for THE NEXT GENERATION -PATLABOR-! The song has been titled Ambitious! This will be Mano Erina's first new song release in one year and 2 months since her graduation from Hello! Project.


What? WHAT!? MY MANO BABY IS SINGING AGAIN!? Mano, dear, you did know that you wouldn't get away from the solo life, right? Good, because you're singing again. And I am SOOOO HAPPY ;A; ;A; ;A; <3 <3 <3

Cinema Today

It has been revealed that Kikkawa Yuu will be in the main cast for the spoof drama Kampai Senshi After V, set to release in April! Be on the lookout for it!


So basically this is a show all about drunk, out-of-order heroes who drink on the job? SOUNDS GOOD TO ME 8D

... Oh wait, apparently it has nothing to do with that. BOOOOOO!!!

Up-Front Link | Anime News Network | J-Pop Idols



SKE48 Team KII member Matsumoto Rina has announced that she will be graduating from the group in order to focus on her studies. The announcement was made on February 20th at the SKE48 Theatre in Aichi.
"To everyone who has really supported me until now, I was very happy during the 5 years. From now on, I want to work toward my dreams for the future by doing my best with my studies." - Matsumoto Rina (Tokyohive Translation)
Whilst details on her graduation have yet to be announced, Rina is scheduled to part ways with the group in April.


So another one bites the dust, aye? I wonder how long it will take her to finish 'studying' and return to another Idol group? Hm...

Matsui Rena will be releasing her second photobook, titled Hemeretto, on April 1st. She revealed the title and sample images on a Ustream episode on February 20th.


Wasn't she the one with the fish-bowl cover for her first photobook?


(Top Row: Type A, Type B Bottom Row: Type C, Theatre edition)

HKT48 have revealed the Jacket covers for their up-coming single, Sakura, Minna de Tabeta which is set for a March 12th release!

The Track List has also been revealed!

Track List:

1. Sakura, Minna de Tabeta
2. Kimi wa Doushite?
3A. Kidoku Through (Team H)
3B. Mukashi no Kareshi no Oniichan to Tsukiau to Iu Koto (Team KIV)
3C. Oboete Kudasai (HKT Kenkyuusei)
3. Kimi no Koto ga Sukiyaken (Theatre edition)


Ahhh, the first Sakura single of HKT48!!! Let's just hope it isn't a bland thing like all the AKB ones, okay?


Nogizaka46 have revealed the title to their 8th single, which will be released on April 2nd. Kizuitara Kataomoi is the singles title, and the centre position has been claimed by Nishino Nanase.

The group has also announced that they will hold their 3rd Stage, 16nin no Principal Trois from May 20th until June 15th at Asakasa ACT Theatre!


You know what? I love that NG46 constantly change up who their centre is for singles. It gives girls a fairer chance at being seen and gives someone new spotlight. I wish AKB + the sister groups would adopt this idea for their singles, rather than a fans voting or a Janken tournament. It's different, and fun... and yeah, it makes me like NG46 a little bit more ._.

Misc Idols and Groups News

On February 20th Alice Project unveiled the formation of a new unit, Game Girls! Each girl represents a game genre, and their aim is to appear in a CM and to participate in Tokyo Game Show 2014 on September 18th.

The groups first live performance will be held on March 6th at P.A.R.M.S. Theatre in Akihabara, and they will debut their songs Game Girls and Sare-for-Play.

The members of the group are:

Tachibana Anna (Fighting games)
Mori Kanon (Sports games)
Sakura Nodoka (RPG)
Watanabe Maari (Action games)
Sakura Yuki (FPS)
Kubota Misa (Other games)


I love the variety of themed groups that Alice Project has... it makes me want to get back into them again, especially with a video game themed group. Now, do you know what would be sweet? A video-game PV. Like what Sea*A had with Deli-Deli DELICIOUS, you know? GIVE IT TO ME NOW!!! *^*

It has been revealed that Baby Raids will sing the ending theme for the up-coming TV Anime Baby Steps, which will premiere on April 6th. Abe Mao will provide the opening theme.

The song has been titled Bay Step.


I actually think Baby Raids singing a theme song for Baby Steps is appropriate because, we... they both have Baby in the title! I hope the song is cool, because the Anime itself seems like it will be a bit 'cool' rather than cute.


It has been revealed that the idol group Pre-Dia will make their Major Debut this summer! The announcement had been made during the Graduation Concert of members Izumi Terumi and Takeda Megumi on February 22nd.

Further details concerning the groups major debut have yet to be announced.


Wait, Pre-Dia are still around? xD I do actually wonder about the group from time to time, like if they are still going or producing singles and such, so it's really nice to hear that they are finally getting a Major Debut. Let's just hope that they stay relevant, eh?

J-Pop Idols

Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku will release a new single, it has been revealed! The single, titled Butterfly Effect, will release on June 4th and the title song will be used as the opening theme for Fuji TV's anime Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin which starts airing this April.

This will be the first single release after the departures of members Mizuki, Ano Natsu and Suzuki Hirono, and the first single to introduce the new members Kobayashi Kaho and Nakayama Riko who have transferred into the group.


Hm, I haven't been following Ebichuu much other than what I have heard about them, but I do like a good deal of their songs, so I might listen to the new one... it has a cute title (which I swear Prizmmy already used for their latest single?) and I want to see these newblets... YEAH!!!


Akanishi Jin will release his live DVD and Blu-ray, Jin Akanishi's Club Circuit Tour on April 2nd. The DVD will feature Jin's concert on December 18th at Zepp Namba.

The Limited edition version of the concert DVD will include a 34-page Photobook, whislt the regular edition will include a 4-fold photo sheet.


Seeing the cover for Just Jin makes me think of alcohol :S


It has been revealed that Kis-My-Ft2 will release a single collection album, currently titled HIT! HIT! HIT! ~Kis-My- Selection 2014~, on March 26th. The album will include songs from their debut single, released in 2011, up until their latest single which was released in November 2013.

There will be three editions available, a Limited edition, Regular CD+DVD and a Regular CD only edition. The Limited edition contains a CD, two DVD's and a photobook. The DVD will contain 14 PV's, as well as a live footage digest.

Furthermore, the group will release their 10th single Hikari no Signal on March 5th, however it will not be included in the Album.


Hmmm, an interesting release from the group, but I see no point in buying the Album of all their current singles if you already have the said singles... if you don't though, then knock yourself out! :D


(Top Row: Type Sa, Type Ku Bottom Row: Type Ra and Regular edition)

The covers for Sakura Gakuin's latest album, titled Sakura Gakuin 2013 Nendo ~Kizuna~, have been revealed! The album is set to release on March 12th and is available in four editions.

The Limited Sa, Ku and Ra editions will all come with a DVD, each containing different content.


Those covers are really cute! I do love how Sakura Gakuin's covers look most of the time, actually. This one is really sweet, fun and youthful! Awwww!!!

Tokyohive | J-Pop Idols

Sexy Zone will make their TV CM debut, it has been revealed! The group will appear in the CMfor the smartphone broadcasting station NOTTV. Their first CM will air on March 1st.


Wait, their own CM!? Can we like, get a Marius solo CM? Please? Please?


On February 23rd it was revealed that Watanabe Koume, formerly a member of the group Party Rockets, has joined SUPER☆GiRLS as a third new member!

New members Asakawa Nana, Uchimura Risa and Watanabe Koume joined the group during the Graduation performance of SUPER☆GiRLS former Leader and member Yasaka Saori, who is pursuing her dream of becoming a Musical Actress. Shimura Rika has taken the title of Leader.

Furthermore, the group will release their 10th single, titled Hanamichi!! Amvbitious on May 14th.


Oh wow, another member for SUPER☆GiRLS? And a former Party Rockets member, at that? Interesting indeed... well, it seems like SUPER☆GiRLS is only going to get younger from now on (which is weird to think about) so I guess we better set ourselves up for Kindergarten☆GiRLS, eh?

I wonder what their new song will be like...?

J-Pop Idols | Tokyohive | Tokyo Girls Update

PV/Song Previews

The short music video for HKT48's Sakura, Minna de Tabeta has been revealed! Be sure to check it out!!!


For once, the song sounds good and not shit. Still a little generic, but it's adorable refreshing agains tthe really horrible slow songs AKB seem to pull out. It's a nice surprise, then again, HKT are the fun and cute group, not the bland group.

Press Release/Promotional Videos

JIJIPRESS, MAiDiGi TV and Tokyo MX have all released footage from the press release event for Nakajima Saki's latest photobook, titled N20, so be sure to check them all out!


This photobook is filled with 'C-ute' images of me, 'M-ature' images, a few 'S-exy' images and a little of 'N-aughty' images. Be sure to check it out and support the furiously sexy Nakky from now on! YES!!!

MAiDiGi TV, Zoomin and Tokyo News Service have released footage from the press release event for the B.L.T U-17 release! The magazine features Morning Musume '14's Fukumura Mizuki, Sayashi Riho, Ishida Ayumi and Kudo Haruka, so be sure to check it out!


You know what? When I saw that Mizuki was there, I was momentarily surprised because I thought 'wait, isn't she like, 19?' XD I am ageing the Princess!!! That, or she is gaining wrinkles at a rapid pace...

MAiDiGi TV have released footage from the press release event for Idol STREET group G.E.M's B.L.t. U-17 Vol.29 feature! Be sure to check it out!


I want all the little gems on their costumes *^* THEY SO SHINY AND PRETTY!!!

Performances and TV Appearances

A clip from Oda Sakura's fanclub event has appeared! In this video, we hear and see Sakura perform the song Sweetaholic, originally by Abe Natsumi! Become mesmerised by her voice as you watch the video!


This song is really sweet, though it allows me to hear that Sakura doesn't really suit all songs. Yes, it sounds nice and she works well with the song, but it's not... the best for her high notes...? I have no clue, I don't do music or whatever, but to me it doesn't sound amazing, it just sounds okay for Sakura. Still! SWEET. SONG!!!

A video clip of Oda Sakura singing Daisuki dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai during her solo fanclub event has been uploaded! Have a look, check it out and enjoy!


... So basically Sakura had a 'solo' of that one shit duo song she sang with Riho, back when her vocals were really shit (Riho, not Sakura, she was never a bad singer) whilst the backing vocals of Riho's really horrible attempt at harmonising is still in there? Oh, this song is still so so fail... even when it's Sakura basically singing it solo (she isn't, sadly. Riho's hacked vocals are still there).

God, I hate this song e.e

A video clip of Oda Sakura singing Miki Fujimoto's amazing song, Ukare Mode, has been uploaded for all to see! Check it out, sit in awe, and ENJOY!!!


Oh good lord, FINALLY!!! A song that Sakura freakin' ROCKS IN!!!! I swear, those other two songs were not made for her voice... e.e Especially Shitty dakara Terrible ni BLEEEEH!!!

Whooo, go Sakura! YOU ROCK THEM MIKI SONGS!!!! <3



AAAAND THAT IS ALL WE HAVE TIME FOR THIS WEEK! Hopefully this (late late laaaate) Digest of News and Goodness has helped your appetite and hunger for now, and will do for you all until next week, but until then you shall have to wait! For now though I shall say Ja ne, tata and goodnight! Take care me lovelies~


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