Morning Musume’s 11th Album Announced

29 09 2010

Morning Musume’s 11th album, currently untitled, has been announced.

The album will be available in Regular and Limited versions, with the Limited version containing a DVD with 8 solo versions of their 44th single Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game as well as a clip featuring the announcement of Kamei, Jun Jun, and Lin Lin’s graduation as well as the 9th generation auditions from their previous concert tour.

Like many I am very surprised about this release since it was just a few months ago that they released their 10th album 10 MY ME, and even though we don’t have much information (since it was just announced) it will be interesting to see what kind of theme they choose for this album.

Most likely they wanted to have a last album release with the current lineup which is great for all Kamei, Jun Jun, and Lin Lin fans as well as Momusu fans in general since it will give us a chance to listen to more great album songs.

The release date is about two weeks before the graduation concert so we might get a chance to listen to a few songs from the album at the concert tour, and even if we don’t we will probably get a chance to listen to most of the songs through radio previews along with the reactions of the members, which should be interesting to hear.

Hopefully a tracklist or some radio previews are released soon so we can find out what kind of theme it might have.

The release date is set for 12/1.

Shinseido Page For Momusu’s 11th Album

Tsunku’s “Rythm Tengoku” Wii Version Announced

29 09 2010

A Wii version of Tsunku’s DS game titled Rythm Tengoku has been announced at a Nintendo conference.

I had a chance to play a demo of the DS version of the game and I have to admit that I am excited about the Wii version since it is a very addicting game with amazing mini games and music.

From the video (in between the horror game preview featuring two girls and the Inazuma Eleven scenes) it is safe to say that it will be another great release since the few seconds we saw of gameplay look very interesting.

Hopefully all fans who have had a chance to play the game decide to purchase the Wii version.

The release date hasn’t been announced.

Tsunku’s Twitter Post About Rythm Tengoku Wii Version

Nintendo Video With Announcement

C-ute – “Music V Tokushuu 3 ~Cutie Visual~” DVD Announced

29 09 2010

C-ute’s 3rd PV collection DVD titled Music V Tokushuu 3 ~Cutie Visual~ has been announced.

Since the last PV collection featured the first 8 major singles it is safe to say that we can expect to see the following PVs from their singles among the tracklist:

  • Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu
  • EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
  • SHOCK!
  • Campus Life ~Umarete Kita Yokatta~
  • Dance de Bakoon!
  • Aitai Lonely Christmas (which most likely means no Single V for this single)

Despite not having an official confirmation of the content I am happy to see that we are getting another PV collection since it gives fans who couldn’t buy previous Single V’s another chance to own all of their recent PVs.

The last PV collection was released about a year and a half ago (June 2009) so most likely many fans are looking forward to this release, and even though we don’t know exactly what bonuses to expect along with the PVs it will definitely be a must have item for all C-ute fans.

Hopefully all C-ute fans can reserve their copies since this will be a great way to have all of the PVs.

The release date is set for 12/8.

Shinseido Page For C-ute’s 3rd PV DVD

C-ute’s 14th Single “Aitai Lonely Christmas” Announced

29 09 2010

C-ute’s 14th single titled Aitai Lonely Christmas has been announced. There will be three versions: Regular, Limited A, and Limited B.

I’m glad to see that we are already getting the confirmation of C-ute’s 14th single since most of the main groups are currently preparing for their single releases in the next few months, and with this announcement all C-ute fans have another great release to look forward to.

According to the description on the Shinseido site the song will be a “love song sung by a sad girl’s feeling”, so even though we haven’t heard a preview it is safe to say there is a possibility that this single will be a ballad or something similar, although knowing Tsunku everything is possible at this point.

Despite that this will be the first single from H!P in quite some time that will have a holiday theme, so hopefully more info is released in the following weeks.

The release date is set for 12/1.

Shinseido Page For C-ute’s 14th Single

“Morning Musume Alo Hello! 4” Blu-ray Announced

29 09 2010

A Blu-ray edition of Morning Musume’s Alo Hello! 4 has been announced.

I’m somewhat surprised that they decided to release Momusu’s 4th Alo Hello! in blu-ray since sales for the original DVD weren’t that high, although it is a great chance for many fans who didn’t buy it the first time to own a copy in higher quality.

The content for the blu-ray will most likely be the same as the original DVD so there will probably not be that many surprises, although I am a bit curious as to how the many scenes will look in blu-ray quality (especially the Genki Pika Pika! PV).

Despite not being the best selling Alo Hello I do look forward to finding out how it looks in blu-ray quality, so hopefully we get some previews or CMs in a few weeks.

The release date is set for 11/24.

Yamano Music Page For Morning Musume’s Alo Hello! 4 Blu-ray

“C-ute Concert Tour 2010 ~Shocking Live~” Blu-ray Announced

29 09 2010

A Blu-ray edition of C-ute’s Concert Tour 2010 ~Shocking Live~ has been announced.

I’m surprised to see that they are releasing a C-ute concert on Blu-ray so soon, but I am also glad since that means that there is enough of a positive response from fans to release the concerts again with better quality.

Like other blu-ray releases I still think that it would be great to announce both the blu-ray and the normal DVD at the same time so that fans can choose which one they want instead of having to wait a few months in between releases, but it’s exciting to see that UFA are expanding these releases to other groups within H!P.

Hopefully all C-ute fans who haven’t bought the DVD (or who want better quality) reserve their copy of the blu-ray edition of this great concert.

The release date is set for 11/24.

Shinseido Page For C-ute’s Shocking Live Blu-ray

“C-ute Cutie Circuit 2010 ~9gatsu 10hi wa C-ute no Hi~” Announced

29 09 2010

The DVD for C-ute’s Cutie Circuit 2010 ~9gatsu 10hi wa C-ute no Hi~ has been announced.

It’s great that we are getting a chance to regularly see the release events for singles on DVD since the stages, as well as the time of the performance, are a nice change from the usual concerts in a dark concert hall.

I’m not sure which songs were performed (I can’t find the setlist for the event) but most likely there will be a combination of their greatest hits as well as many of their recent singles, such as Dance de Bakoon! and Campus Life.

Hopefully all C-ute fans reserve a copy of the DVD.

The release date is set for 11/24.

Shinseido Page For C-ute’s C-ute no Hi DVD

EDIT: Thanks to claneksi for providing the link to the setlist:

1. Everyday Zekkouchou!
2. Ookina Ai de Motenashite

MC Member Introduction

3. Akogare My Star
4. Bye Bye Bye
5. As One

– Nakkiko who auditioned for unit “ENK48” and manager-san “Yajima” (fixed from Maimi to Yajima)
– MC kappa, chisa & DJ Maimai
6. Genki mono de Ikou -short version-
7. 16sai no koi nante – Airi (Maimi) / Chisato(Nachi) -short version-
8. doki doki love mail -short version-
9. rottara rottara -only intro-

10. special generation
11. Bishojou Shinri
12. Wakkyanai (Z)
13. Shiritsu Kyougaku
14. Time Capsule
15. Dance de Bakoon!
16. Massara Blue Jeans
18. JUMP!

19. Kore Ijou Kirawaretakunai no
20. Big Dreams

credit : MINE.AIRI @Thai C-ute FC who attended this event

Pucchi Best 11 CD and DVD Announced

29 09 2010

The release of Hello! Project’s Pucchi Best 11 in CD and DVD has been announced.

It’s time once again for the annual Pucchi Best releases, and I am very excited to find out which of the songs will be included along with the CD (apart from the obvious additions, such as singles from the main groups).

Despite now knowing exactly which songs will be included it is a great chance for many casual fans (or fans who can’t buy the singles for any reason) to buy the album since it is basically a best-of album from H!P for this year.

Hopefully many fans can reserve their copies since this is a great chance to own many of the amazing singles that have been released this year by all H!P artists.

The release date for both the album and DVD is 12/15.

Shinseido Page For Pucchi Best 11 – CD

Shinseido Page for Pucchi Best 11 – DVD

Matsuura Aya’s 7th Album “Click You Link Me” Confirmed

29 09 2010

Matsuura Aya’s 7th album titled Click You Link Me has been confirmed by the Shinseido site.

Aya herself announced the album during a live a few weeks ago, so it’s great that we finally get an official confirmation and links to buy her album since many Ayaya fans will most likely want to reserve a copy as soon as possible.

For now there isn’t much else that we know about the album so hopefully in a few weeks we get a tracklist so we can find out how many songs we can expect to hear.

The release date is set for 11/24.

Shinseido Site for Matsuura Aya’s 7th Album

Morning Musume – “Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game” Tracklist Released

29 09 2010

  1. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game
  2. Aisaresugiru Koto wa nai no yo
  3. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game (Instrumental)

The tracklist for Morning Musume’s 44th single titled Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game has been released by Sony Music Store.

Just a few days after the announcement of the title for the single we get the tracklist, and even though it hasn’t been officially confirmed it seems that the song we heard at concert performances will in fact be the b-side for the single (as many fans had suggested).

I am glad to see that we are going to get the song as a b-side, but I am even more glad to see that UFA are building up a great amount of excitement around the single by releasing the b-side before the main song as well as keeping everything else a secret.

Hopefully we find out how the main song will sound sometime soon, but at least we now know for sure that there will be a great b-side included along with it.

The release date is set for 11/17.

Sony Music Shop Page For Morning Musume’s 44th Single