Posts uit 2016 weergeven

2017: What to expect?

With the end of a year, a new one is always around the corner. 2017 will start in just a few days, so let's have a look at what we can expect from this new year! We will look at some information already given for the next year, but also to some things that might happen next year. 
Hello!Project Kids will all graduate Hello!Project added their first big batch of young girls in 2002. Hello!Project Kids would later form Berryz Koubou and C-ute and would become a big and important part of Hello!Project. Berryz Koubou went on haitus in 2015, with only Tsugunaga Momoko staying in Hello!Project to become the playing manager of Country Girls. Last year (2016) all remaining Hello!Project Kids announced their graduation from Hello!Project. When July starts, there will be no members of Hello!Project kids left in Hello!Project. 
Hello!Project will get a new leader When C-ute graduates, the leader of Hello!Project will also graduate. Yajima Maimi took over the role of Hello!Project leader when …

The best and the worst of 2016: Kobushi Factory A-side ranking!

Ah here it is, Kobushi Factory. If I am completly honest with you guys, I feel so indifferent about Kobushi Factory and I don't know why. Some of their music is really good, but for some reason they do not feel like a polish or actual group to me. Maybe it's because they totally missed the suspence of debutting their group (just one indies single and BAM they debutted). I don't know I just don't really feel them yet, but it might come. So this best and worst will be quite short, I am sorry. 
Kobushi Factory A-side ranking! Kobushi Factory released two singles this year with a total of six songs. So let's have a look. 
Number 6 The song at the end of the list is Bacchikoi Seishun. I really dislike this song. I think I heared it about 3 times as a whole, while skipping it most of the other times it started playing. I do adore the voices of all the Kobushi members, which makes every song more enjoyable,
Number 5 Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsumoushin might be the most Berryz…

The best and worst of 2016: Country Girls' A-side ranking!

Just a few more days untill 2017. Has 2016 been a good year for you? It has been for me personally. I finally graduated and became a History Teacher, I found a job (not full-time, but I won't complain) and I finally found a home with my boyfriend! And in Hello!Pro Music, there wasn't a lot to complain either. Let's look at the next group on our list:
Country Girls A-side Ranking! Country Girls released two singles this year, with a total of 5 songs. Funaki Musubu and Yanagawa Nanami made their debut, while Inaba Manaka graduated the group due to her astma. Tsugunaga Momoko (Playing- Manager) also announced her graduation for spring next year, which leaves the group with a lot of changes. Let's see what they got us this year!
Number 5 I am a sucker for vintage sounding songs, yet Dou Datte Ii no! never really got me. I think the song is really cool and there are some amazing part in it vocal wise. But the Dou Datte Ii no parts really bore me. Ofcourse this song had to lo…

2016: The year of change

Hello!Project never stays the same. I don't think there ever was a year were everything stayed as it was. Groups change, they add or lose members, groups come and go. So much can change in one year. Let's have a short look at the biggest changes of the year, member and group wise!
Country Girls' 2nd generation debuts Country Girls added their 2nd generation in 2015, but they debutted this year! Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu were announced as 2nd gen on Country Girls' first anniversary and became full members of the group during the Hello!Pro winter concerts of 2016. Their debut single was Boogie Woogie Love/ Koi wa Magnet/ Ranrarun~Anata ni Muchuu~.
Kamikokuryou Moe debuts in ANGERME In 2015, ANGERME also decided to add members and after their "new member" auditions Kamikokuryou Moe is announced as sole 4th gen member. Kamiko first auditioned for Morning Musume, but failed. She debuts in 2016 with the single Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku/Itoshima Distance/ Koi Nara …

The best and the worst of 2016: Juice=Juice's A-side Ranking!

More time, more ranking. It's always nice to look back on a year and this one was quite suprising, because Juice=Juice released 6 songs, while two weren't released as Juice=Juice but as NEXT YOU. For this A-side ranking we will be looking at all 6 released songs, as Otona no Jijou was the a-side to a digital single, so it counts.  NEXT YOU is Juice=Juice anyway, so let's just keep it at six songs.
Juice=Juice A-side Ranking! As said before, Juice=Juice released two singles this year and one digital single. This totals at 6 songs to look at! Let's get started!
Number 6 Finally a song that centers my dear Kanazawa-chan, yet it ended up way at the bottom of my list. Ashita Yarou wa Bakayarou makes me so sad. I didn't enjoy the song, as I find it boring. Kanatomo is my Oshi, yet I can't get myself to enjoy this song.  Even the MV and outfits were boring. The MV had nothing really going for it and the outfits looked like something the girls just wore to the office. I…