Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A fairly creepy question...

So, as most of you probably know, Chinami's cell phone was recently stolen, and some pics ended up leaked to the net.

Memorable selections include the following:

[EDIT] Apparently the Maimi pic wasn't Maimi. T-T

The orange box of text says something about sex. XD

Maasa is badass.

So the question I must pose to my fellow bloggers is this: if there was an idol (H!P or otherwise) to have his/her cell phone stolen and pics leaked to the net, who would you want it to be? And what do you hope those pics would consist of? Also, I want to emphasize the fact that this is not about whose cell phone you want to be stolen (that's just mean XD), but rather about whose cell phone pics you want to see.

I honestly can't answer right this second because my immediate reaction was Mikitty, but she's no longer an idol, so her cell phone can't be too terribly exciting. I suppose I'll have to post a response at a later date. XD

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Alright, I'm Sold.

I've always thought that Manoeri was cute, don't get me wrong...I just never thought she was incredible. Maybe it's the fact that I had never really paid attention to her aside from the Berikyuu openings and the occasional picture, or that I've never watched that Ongaku Gatas concert, or that I still, somehow, have yet to see the Narihajimeta Koi no Bell PV, or...wait, what the hell? It's obvious why I hadn't yet joined the leagues of Manoeri wota. XD Foolish, foolish me...

Anyway, I recently saw this set of videos:
Part 1 (Dohhh UP!)
Part 2 (Dohhh UP!)

And, suddenly, I think she's adorable. The way she acts here is so unbelievably cute...I'd even go as far as to say it's sickening, but not in a bad way (if that's even possible...). It's still surprising to me that she's 17 years old...but let's backtrack a bit to get the whole story here.

As I said, I've always thought that Manoeri was cute. And I thought Manopiano was okay...not fantastic, but I could forgive since it was an indie single. Not too long ago, a video of her performing Manopiano was posted on dohhhup, and I loved it. Something about her performing the song live completely changed my opinion about it...and, much in the same way, the above-linked videos have revamped my opinion of Mano Erina as an idol as well.

I have to say that I'm excited for her next indie single, and I hope her solo career gets moving quickly so I can see more of her. I think she's still got quite a bit of work to do in the vocal department, but she's well on her way when it comes to charm and personality. I look forward to seeing her progress as an idol.

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Sunday, September 7, 2008

Momusu 37th Single Revealed

Morning Musume's 37th is apparently going to be a cover of Pink Lady's hit, "Pepper Keibu". On top of that, their next album will be a collection of Aku Yuu covers. As a fan of Morning Musume, I should probably be desiring an original release at this point...but Tsunku's Momusu offerings of late haven't had much staying power with me, and I like what I've heard of Aku Yuu recently, so I'm pumped for both of these releases. Plus, Pepper Keibu has been stuck in my head since this morning, and I'm still not tired of it.

Bring on the unoriginal. 8D
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Saturday, September 6, 2008

August 2008 Purchases

Another month, another batch of H!P stuff.

  • C-ute - Cutie Clips
  • C-ute - Sakura Chirari Single V
  • C-ute - Meguru Koi no Kisetsu Single V
  • C-ute - Tokaikko Junjou Single V
  • C-ute - Namida no Iro Single V
  • C-ute - Edo no Temari Uta II
  • Fujimoto Miki - First Live Tour 2003 Spring ~MIKI1~
  • Morning Musume - Sexy 8 Beat RE
  • Country Musume - Uwaki na Honey Pie RE
  • Gomattou - SHALL WE LOVE? RE
  • Morning Musume Best Shot Vol 1-4
I absolutely adore SHALL WE LOVE?. I'm a huge fan of Ayaya and (especially) Mikitty, so I'm surprised I didn't get into this release earlier. Also of note is Miki's solo concert, which is probably the best H!P concert I've seen so far. I'll do a review sometime.
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

2009 H!P Calendars: WHICH ONE WILL CFB BUY!?

Calendar season is upon us once again. I've been planning for a long time to purchase the Berryz 2009 calendar. Does that still hold? Let's find out...


First of all, WHAT THE FUCK. It doesn't even look like a calendar cover. There's no text, no group name...for all I know, someone could have taken a random picture of C-ute in the right aspect-ratio and claimed it to be the 2009 calendar cover. I refuse to believe that this is the cover until I see some proof...although I must admit, I'm actually quite fond of Maimi in that dress.

Matsuura Aya

This one looks very promising. I told myself that I wouldn't be buying a H!P solo artist's calendar (based on the fact that I'm definitely buying the Erika Toda 2009 calendar, and I like to have a group calendar and solo calendar together on my wall)...but man, Ayaya is really temping me to change my decision.

Morning Musume

And then, out of nowhere, Momusu is amazing. Everybody looks great, with the possible exception of Linlin...but I'll forgive her, simply because she's got herself working against her. Hopefully the contents follow through with what the cover promises.

Berryz Koubou

I hate to say it, but this cover just screams boring. It's not that the girls look bad...the cover just...doesn't do anything for me at all. I'm sure the contents will be fine (I mean, come's Berryz Koubou)...but compared to some of the other ones for this year, BK just doesn't seem to be keeping up.

Abe Natsumi

I've always thought that Nacchi was pretty, and that still stands here. If I were a big fan of her, this one would be a good candidate. Sadly, I'm not. Sorry, Nacchi. XD

And the final result?
I'm slightly torn between Berryz Koubou and Morning Musume. The only reason I'm even considering Berryz is, since the 2008 calendar was a tear-off one (and, really...phooey on that >.<), I would think the 2009 one would be tear-off as well. And, right now, I have a HUGE amount of space on my wall that is completely empty, and I'd like to plaster that wall with Berryz goodness. The question is, do I want to buy the 2009 calendar and hang the pages as I tear them off, or mutilate my 2008 calendar and buy the Momusu 2009 one? Decisions, decisions....

I will gladly accept suggestions in the comments. XD
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Monday, September 1, 2008

New Bi-Month (?)

Ah, yes. 2 months has passed once again, and the time to turn the page on my calendars has arrived.

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I also hung up the posters that came with my copies of 4th Ikimasshoi and No. 5.

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