Archive for September, 2012

Congratulations to Oda Sakura, the ONLY winner of Momusu’s 11th Gen Auditions!

September 14, 2012

Well! This news came as a TOTAL shock this morning as they JUST released the names of the finalists YESTERDAY!

Out of the 6 finalists announced, Oda Sakura, an H!P EGG, was revealed today to be the sole winner of the Morning Musume 11th Generation auditions. A rising star in H!P it seems, she had only joined the EGGs less than a year ago in November 2011. She’s already a strong vocal and dance talent so I’m sure she’ll go far in Momusu! I can’t wait to see and hear her with the other girls.

A video of her audition footage and acceptance announcement was uploaded on youtube, you can check it out here:

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13 Colorful Character now available on iTunes!

September 12, 2012
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Morning Musume’s 13th album, 13 Colorful Character, is now available on iTunes for the low, low price of $12.99!

Support Momusu and buy their music!

Find it here!

New Official Blogs!

September 10, 2012

H!P has finally opened blogs for the ninth and tenth gens of Momusu! This is fantastic news! It gives the public an even better glimpse into the daily lives of our favorite idols and will only serve to make us feel more connected with them and to get to know their personalities better.

As of this post, the blogs contain only greetings from each individual member, along with a cell phone photo. It’s not certain how often they’ll update, or if there’ll be a rotating schedule of who posts when, or if it will be first come, first posted. I’m sure management will be keeping a close eye on what goes through, especially with the younger members. Not that I suspect they’d post anything inappropriate, but we don’t want a repeat of the Uncle Hitler incident. (Seriously, where was management on THAT?!)

9kies Official Blog
10kies Official Blog

Congratulations to Non-chan and the Sugiura family!

September 5, 2012

Non-chan announced on her blog today that she is currently 3 months pregnant with her third child! What wonderful news for herself, Taiyo, and the children! I’m very excited and happy for her, Non-chan is a wonderful Mom.

She stated she is due sometime in the spring after the new year.

Congratulations Non-chan!

Momusu 2013 calendar cover revealed!

September 4, 2012

So the covers to the 2013 H!P calendars have been revealed! This year we’re getting Momusu, Berryz, C-ute, S/mileage and Mano, as to be expected. You can check out the other covers here.

Every year for the past several  years I have gotten the Momusu calendar, and I have never been disappointed, but I think I might be this year. It’s that ugly pixel art! It looks like someone drew all over a nice group shot of the girls in Microsoft Paint. I’m going to assume that it’s meant to resemble purikura, and that I have no problem with, but it looks sloppy. I guess I’ll have to wait to see what the interior photos look like, but I’m really kind of disappointed with the cover, especially when the past couple years have been really classy looking.

As for the other covers, I think Berryz looks nice, although a couple of them are wearing WAY too much blush (what is that trend lately to be wearing so much blush you look like you’re running a fever?) and Risako’s uneven lavender dye job is distracting. I actually think Momoko looks the best and not like she’s trying too hard.

C-ute’s cover is nice, though a bit generic. I’m interested in seeing the interior shots.

S/mileage’s cover I love! It’s very classy and just well shot. There’s something about it I can’t quite put my finger on, I love that yellow contrasting background against their uniforms, it just really pops at you.

Mano’s is nice, I guess. I’m not really a big fan of head shots like that and I definitely wouldn’t want one 24×36 on my wall.

So there you have it! I would have loved a Dream Momusu calendar at some point, but I guess it wasn’t meant to be and that’s a shame. As for these, I can’t wait to see some of the interior pages, it looks like another interesting year for H!P calendars!