Archive for July, 2012

Momusu 51st single and more!

July 30, 2012

Recently Momusu have announced that they are in production for their 51st single. There has yet to be a release date, title, or theme announced, but expectations are high after the stellar sales of their 50th single. I expect this single to do slightly better than their previous sales of the past few years, but doubt they can keep the momentum of One・Two・Three as those sales were probably due to it being the 50th single and people buying several editions for collection’s sake.

In other news, Iikubo Haruna’s official image color has been changed from Chocolate Brown to Honey in an official announcement released this afternoon Japan Time. Speculation is this was to make it easier for people to find glow sticks to represent her at concerts. I tried doing a search myself but they don’t seem to exist. It’s a shame since I think the color suited her well. Whatever the case, I look forward to seeing her in her new color come the next single release!


Cleaning up the act

July 27, 2012

I recently cleaned up the links on the sidebar, taking down blogs that haven’t updated in months and/or years, updating the sites I now go to daily for news and such, cleaning up Momusu blog links, but also removing links to websites that shall remain nameless that shamelessly refer to the size of the breasts of a 15 year old girl. This is not an association I want to have. You’re disgusting and promoting pedophilia. 

I understand that a good portion of idol appeal is the fan service, it’s part of the business model. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it, or condone it, especially if it’s with young teenagers or children, as a large part of the new generations to Momusu are. It’s different if say Sayu or Reina or any of the OGs release a sexy photobook, that’s fine, they’re of the age to do what they want. But bikini shots of 13 year old girls is a little sickening, you know that they took those pictures to pander to a certain type of fan, the kind of fan I want nothing to do with.

July 22, 2012

Sooo… this blog has been largely defunct for a couple of years. It’s not that I’m no longer interested in Jpop, it’s that my interest in blogging about it waned quite a bit. A LOT of stuff has happened in the Momusu world since last I posted; Aika and Risa have graduated and 4 new members joined. Kago-chan had a baby, Miki had a baby, Yuko got married and is currently pregnant. Morning Musume released their 50th single, auditions are being held for 11th Gen, Reina’s holding auditions for her own rock band, etc. etc. etc.

While I haven’t been posting here I have been posting over on my lj, so I will be backdating those posts shortly. I’m not promising anything, but I’d like to try and become a bit of a regular poster again.

That being said, I love the sound of DIY♡’s first single.