Berryz Koubou Special Ustream Broadcast Announced

1 11 2010

According to a recent H!P page post there will be a very special Ustream broadcast for Berryz Koubou’s 24th single titled Shining Power.

The Ustream broadcast will feature the opportunity for fans to chat with Berryz Koubou members live on Ustream. To participate fans must buy the Inazuma Eleven edition of the single where a postcard will be included, they then must fill out the postcard with details such as their name, their favorite Berryz Koubou member, and what they want to talk about with the member.

The postcard will then be sent to UFA where they select a few and the Berryz Koubou member will call the fan live to chat.

I’m very impressed with the promotion with this single so far since they are really trying hard to promote it in unique ways when compared to their last single (which didn’t have any promotion at all), and even though there  aren’t that many TV performances planned this and other events planned are very impressive.

Even though this event is targeted at fans it seems like a great way to promote and encourage fans to buy the single since most Berryz fans would like to meet their idols and talk to them to show their support, and this event is the perfect opportunity to do so.

Hopefully many fans buy a copy of the single to participate since this seems like a unique way to promote the single.

The release date is set for 11/17.

Official H!P Post About Ustream Broadcast

Morning Musume – “Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game” Short Radio Preview Released

1 11 2010

A short radio preview for Morning Musume’s 44th single titled Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game has been released.

We have already heard a preview from the concert performances, but since it didn’t feature great quality we had to wait for a while until today when a short radio preview for the song was released on a Momusu radio show.

Despite that the preview was worth the wait since it is even more amazing when we can hear the recorded vocals and the instrumental well, and even though it is missing the wota chants and the exciting feeling of the concert I loved what I heard since the instrumental is catchy and also because everyone seems to have a line so far.

The preview isn’t that long but it does give us a good idea of what to expect since we get to hear the instrumental clearly, and even though it sounds a bit more calm than the concert previews I still love what I can hear.

Hopefully we get a full radio preview sometime soon since it does look and sound like a very impressing single.

The release date is set for 11/17.

Video uploaded by: empepors

Alo Hello! Kumai Yurina PB Announced

1 11 2010

A PB for Kumai Yurina titled Alo Hello! Kumai Yurina has been announced.

The PB was first mentioned in an insert of the Hello! Channel vol 2 mook and it was later confirmed to be a PB by a UFA staff account tweet.

I’m surprised to see that they will be releasing an Alo-Hello! for Kumai since this would make it the first Alo-Hello! for an H!P Kids group as well as the first PB for Kumai in more than a year, and even though there isn’t much info about it I am happy to see that we at least get a confirmation for it.

Hopefully previews for the PB appear soon since it does seem like it will be a great PB for Kumai fans.

The release date is set for 12/17.

UFA Staff Account Tweet Confirming PB

Abe Natsumi “Natsu-Mi” DVD Preview Released

1 11 2010

A preview for Abe Natsumi’s solo DVD titled Natsu-Mi has been released.

Like most DVD previews the video only features scenes of the DVD with a calm instrumental and no talking, and even though that may be the case I love how the many scenes we got to see looked since they are very impressive.

In the preview we get to see areas such as the beach, a studio, among many others and I have to admit that I really liked the way Nacchi looked in every scene since her calm and happy expressions along with the calm music and bright happy settings made a very impressive combination.

This video is one of the few where you have to see to really understand how great it looks, so I encourage Nacchi fans and everyone else to look at the video since it is one of the most impressing I have seen in a while.

Hopefully fans reserve a copy of the DVD with the PB.

The release date is set for 11/3.

Video uploaded by: UpfrontEntertainment

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

1 11 2010

1. Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu
2. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!!
4. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokkata~
5. Dance de Bakoon!
6. (Aitai Lonely Christmas

【Bonus Features 1】
1. Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu (Close-up Ver.)
2. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! (Close-up Ver.)
3. SHOCK! (Close-up Ver.)
4. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokkata~ (Natural Lip Ver.)
5. Dance de Bakoon! (2S&3S Mix Ver.)
6. Aitai Lonely Christmas (White Christmas Ver.)

【Bonus Features 2】
1. Shochuu Omimai Moshiagemasu TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
2. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
3. SHOCK! TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
4 Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokkata~ TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
5. Dance de Bakoon! TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
6. Aitai Lonely Christmas TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
7. C-ute Nan Desu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! 1 TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)
8. Shocking 5 TV-SPOT(15sec./30sec.)

【Bonus Features 3】
Aitai Lonely Christmas Making Of

The tracklist for C-ute’s 3rd Music V titled C-ute Music V Tokushuu 3 ~Cutie Visual~ has been released.

Like expected the tracklist is somewhat lengthy since it features the PVs for the six singles that have been released since the last Music V collection, and even though we haven’t seen a cover it does seem like this DVD is a great release for fans because of all of the videos included.

The tracklist can basically be summarized into the following: PVs, alternate PVs, CMs, and Making Of, and even though it might sound a bit too simple that way there are about 29 videos in the tracklist, which makes it a great tracklist for fans looking to complete their collection without having to buy all of the Single Vs.

Hopefully all C-ute fans get a chance to buy the DVD since it is a great way to enjoy many PVs  and videos of C-ute, and even though we haven’t seen a cover yet it will most likely be released during the new few weeks.

The release date is set for 12/8.

Sony Music Shop Page For C-ute’s 3rd Music V

C-ute – “Aitai Lonely Christmas” DVD Tracklist Released

1 11 2010

  • Limited Ver. A DVD: Christmas House Ver.
  • Limited Ver. B DVD: Christmas Night Ver.

The DVD track lists for the limited editions of C-ute’s 14th single titled Aitai Lonely Christmas have been released.

I’m glad to see that we finally get to find out what we will see in the DVDs since it gives us some hints at what to expect from the PV, and I have to admit I was excited when I saw the titles of the two videos included since they aren’t the usual Dance or Close-up shots we see in limited edition DVDs.

This time the two bonus videos feature two different versions of the PV titled Christmas House and Christmas Night, which sound as interesting as they are vague since they don’t really give us an idea of what they will contain.

The Christmas House sounds like it will feature a shot of C-ute inside of a house or a building, and the Christmas Night version sounds like it will feature C-ute singing outside in the night, but since we haven’t seen much of the PV apart from this image we don’t really have much of an idea what to expect:

It seems that there will be at least one snow scene in the PV, and even though we have no idea what other scenes to expect I really like what I can see so far since the snow covered trees along with the night sky and C-ute in their winter costumes all look amazing.

Despite that I look forward to this release since the PV image, tracklist, and the previews for both of the songs all look very interesting so far, so hopefully all fans buy a copy of the single.

The release date is set for 12/1.

Sony Music Shop Page For C-ute’s 14th Single – Limited A

Sony Music Shop Page For C-ute’s 14th Single – Limited B

Buono! Live 2011 Winter Live Announced

1 11 2010

According to a recent FC newsletter there will be another Buono! concert titled Buono! Live 2011 winter.

When I saw the announcement I was somewhat surprised since I didn’t expect to see a performance from Buono! appear for a while, but I’m really glad to see that we will since this gives us a very good chance of seeing a future release or at least continued activity from them.

For now there isn’t much info since it has just been announced, but there are still about four months until the first performance so we should get more during the next few months.

Compared to their last concert tour there are less performances but we should see more being added as time goes by since they are a very popular group among H!P fans, and even though this isn’t a clear sign that they will release something it is a sign that we will at least see them in regular concert performances.

Here are the scheduled dates for the concert tour:

Date Venue Concert starts
02/11 Yokohama Blitz (Kanagawa) 14:30 / 18:30
02/20 Nanba Hatch (Osaka) 15:00 / 18:30

Morning Musume – “Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game” Single V Cover Released

1 11 2010

The Single V cover for Morning Musume’s 44th single titled Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game has been released.

The cover features Morning Musume standing in a row while looking down at a camera in front of them with a black background and random paint splashes, and even though the background looks a bit too empty I love how it looks overall.

It has a bright colorful theme like the other covers, although I have to admit that I really like this cover since we get to see all of the girls looking down at the camera along with a colorful, although not distracting, background.

Despite the background being a bit too empty I like the way that it makes the girls stand out since they are after all the main part of the single, and since it doesn’t distract that much from the group I really like how it looks overall.

Hopefully fans can buy the Single V along with the single.

The release date is set for 11/24.

Official H!P Page For Morning Musume’s 44th Single V

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

1 11 2010

Top left: Regular, Top right: Limited A
Bottom Left: Limited B, Bottom Right: Limited C

Higher quality previews for Morning Musume’s 44th single titled Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game have been released.

For the most part I have to admit that I like the covers even more after seeing the covers better since they give us a good look at the expressions and poses the girls are doing.

The Regular cover features Momusu holding on to what appears to be colored bars, and even though the colors don’t match their outfits I love how each member looks since their expression and pose looks amazing.

The Limited A cover features a close-up of each member with the bars, and even though the black background is more noticeable here I really like how everyone looks since the expressions and the random splashes of paint add a nice touch to complement the cover.

The Limited B features a somewhat simple theme with all of the girls in the center, and I have to admit that this cover as well as the Limited C are my favorite since the colored background makes the girls stand out even more and since each member has a great pose (Risa, Sayu, and Mitsui’s are the best) it seems like a great cover with a great theme.

The Limited C cover features the same background but here each one of the girls is standing and even though it was my favorite when the previews first were released I have to say that it looks a bit more cluttered and full, which means that Lin Lin and Jun Jun are cut off, along with that it looks a bit more obvious that the background is green screen since the shadows and their poses look a bit too different.

Despite that I loved how each one of the covers looked since they have great colorful themes that match with the outfits, and even though there were a bit too colorful in some places I love how they look overall.

Hopefully all Momusu fans can buy a copy of this single.

The release date is set for 11/17.

Iida Kaori Special Christmas Live Announced

1 11 2010

A special Christmas live for Iida Kaori titled Kaori Iida Christmas Live 2010 Ce  Soir,tu es mon  Pe’re Noe¨l a` moi ~Konya wa Anata ga Santa Claus~.

I’m glad to see that Kaori fans have a new event to look forward to, and since it is a Christmas event we can expect to see her cover many Christmas and holiday themed songs, such as Merry Christmas among others.

For now there isn’t much info about the event since it was released on her blog but we should see a page for the event appear in the UFA site in the next few weeks.

Hopefully all Kaori fans who an attend the event do so since it seems like a great way to enjoy the holidays.

The live will be on 12/23 at 14:15 and 18:30.

Iida Kaori Blog Post About Special Christmas Live