Berryz Koubou’s Serend Mini Blogs Will Be Restarted

31 01 2011

Berryz Koubou’s Serend blogs will be reopened on Valentines day.

Many fans followed Berryz Koubou’s Serend blogs during the last concert tour, so I’m glad to see that they decided to restart them again since it gives fans a place where they can follow and find out more about each member’s day as well as what they are doing at the time.

The blogs will start in mid-February which will be a few weeks before the start of their next concert tour Berryz Koubou Kessei 7 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2011 Haru ~Shuukan Berryz Times~, this gives them a chance to blog during the rehearsals and during the tour so that fans get a better idea of what they do before and during a tour.

Hopefully we get to see other groups do the same during their tours (Morning Musume would be interesting since we would get a chance to see what the 9th generation members think of the rehearsals), but for now I look forward to reading the entries that each member will post in a few weeks.

The Serend blog links should be the same so here are the links:

Berryz Koubou Serend Page

Shimizu Saki Serend Blog

Tsugunaga Momoko Serend Blog

Tokunaga Chiinami Serend Blog

Sudou Maasa Serend Blog

Natsuyaki Miyabi Serend Blog

Kumai Yurina Serend Blog

Sugaya Risako Serend Blog

The blogs will restart on 2/14.

Serend Notice About Berryz Koubou’s Blogs

Matsuura Aya Attending “Hibari 7 Days”

31 01 2011

Matsuura Aya will be attending “Hibari 7 Days” on their closing day.

I’m unsure what Hibari 7 Days is but looking at their page it says “Film Talk & Live” so I’m assuming it is what it says and that will mean Matsuura Aya will be performing. I’m not sure what she’ll be performing or what she’ll be talking about but it should be interesting since she will be a guest on their closing day and they may do something extra special since it’s closing.

Hopefully all fans can attend this event.

Matsuura Aya will be attending on 2/27.

Hibari 7 Days Page

Furukawa Konatsu Has Completed Her H!P Egg Traning

31 01 2011

It was announced on H!P official FC website that Furukawa Konatsu has officially completed her H!P Egg training.

The news of H!P Egg trainings ending are being a little bit too repetitive and each announcement is closer to the other, so I’m starting to wonder what H!P is really planning for all those accomplished Eggs… Many speculations about a new unit or even a group are being said, but until an official announcement, we cannot assure it.

Apart from that, tis is really a great news for Konatsu, and even though I don’t follow her that much, I’m sure that she is very talented for being in the firsts to complete her training.

Her next activity is same to Minami and Saki’s which is starring in a stage play, and even though I am happy for her to see that she is having something to do, I’m kind of disappointed to see that every girl gets the same activity after her completed training.

Until now, 5 girls have officially completed their training with only Kikka and Mizuki starting official careers, so hopefully Konatsu, Saki and Minami will have an official career started soon.

The stage play will be held from 3/9 ~ 4/10 and it will be titled Worsal Theater Produce Jikan Souzoubu~Super Time Management~.

H!P FC site’s official announcement

Omedetou Gozaimasu Konatsu!

Buono’s Official Ameba Blog Opened

31 01 2011

Buono has opened their official blog on Ameba.

There is only one entry as of now, it’s a blog by the staff that introduces the blog and talks about Buono X Ipress Cafe Collaboration.

Even though there’s not much written and the page is black to match their 11th single I love the banner they made. The banner seems to have taken on a spooky kind of feel. The edges of the background and font for Buono seems to have been taken from a scary movie but I still love it. Also the red background is about the only color on the page so it really makes Buono stand out.

Buono’s Official Ameba Blog


Morning Musume Concert Tour 2010 Autumn ~Rival Survival!~ DVD Cover Released

29 01 2011

The cover for Morning Musume’s Concert Tour 2010 Autumn ~Rival Survival!~ DVD has been released.

The cover features a large picture of Jun Jun, Kamei, and Lin Lin holding flowers during their graduation ceremony on top of a picture of Morning Musume performing in concert with the logo for the tour in the middle, and for the most part I really liked how the cover turned out since we get to see a small preview of what the concert looked like as well as a great picture of the three graduates.

The yellow chalk border around the picture of Jun Jun, Kamei, and Lin Lin is interesting since it’s the same border used for the concert tour logo, and even though I would have liked to see a slightly different border I have to admit that it looks great.

Apart from the cover a preview for the DVD was released recently on the Momusu Youtube channel, so I decided to add it into the post so that fans get a preview of both the cover and the actual DVD:

Video uploaded by: morningmusumechannel

The performance for Hand made City is the perfect example of the amount of energy the fans and Morning Musume have as the performance happens since we see all of the members performing with an impressing amount of energy, and since it will be in the DVD it gives fans a chance to check it out before ordering a copy.

Overall the cover looks great since it has a picture of Jun Jun, Kamei, and Lin Lin with a small picture of Momusu performing in concert and along with the amazing preview of Hand made City it seems to get better and better making this DVD a must have for fans.

Hopefully fans have already reserved their copy of this amazing tour since the cover and the preview of the DVD are both some of the best I have seen.

The release date is set for 2/23.

Official H!P Page For Momusu’s Rival Survival DVD

C-ute – “Hatachimae no Onna no Ko” Radio Preview Released

29 01 2011

A full radio preview for C-ute’s 15th single B-side titled Hatachimae no Onna no Ko (Eng: A woman before 20) has been released.

The instrumental of the whole song is really impressive since it is a mix of cute music that has a video-game feeling to it, interrupted by some pauses with traditional Japanese music beats at 0:47 and 1:59 with great vocals from Mai, Nakky then Chisato in this part, and the song is impressive by the very fair line distribution since members got to sing many different parts in the song.

All of the group lines are really impressive since we get to hear each member specifically, and the happy spirit of the song in general is a great addition to this single, and I can’t help but associate the cover’s outfits to this song, and the gold and purple ones to the A-side. The music break from 2:32 to 2:47 and the many shout-outs that the chorus does in-between lines are really cute and add to the special feeling of the song.

Overall, this single for me has an awesome A-side as well as a very well designed B-side which will result in a really impressive single that hopefully anyone can purchase and I recommend that everyone listens to this preview.

The release date is set for 2/23.

Video uploaded by: 23iyi83

Dream Morning Musume’s “Dream 1” Tracklist Released

29 01 2011


Disk 1

01 Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Dream Morning Musume。 Ver)
02 Morning Coffee (2011 Ver)
03 Roman 〜My Dear Boy〜
04 Mikan
05 Aozora ga Itsumademo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
06 Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?
07 SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
08 Afternoon Coffee (Afternoon Musume。)
09 New Song
10 New Song

Disk 2

01 Summer Night Town
02 Daite HOLD ON ME!
03 Memory Seishun no Hikari
04 LOVE Machine
05 Koi no Dance Site
06 Happy Summer Wedding
08 Renai Revolution 21
09 The☆Peace!
10 Souda! WE’RE ALIVE

Dream Morning Musume’s “Dream 1” album tracklist has been released.

I’m very surprised at how fast everything is moving with Dream Morning Musume. Within a few days a concert, album and now the album’s tracklist have all been announced. Even with everything moving fast I hope UFA doesn’t miss other details such as the DVD/CD cover.

Regardless of that I’m a little bit disappointed in the tracklist. I was hoping that they wouldn’t do the “classic” Morning Musume songs, which are the songs everyone knows about and loves from Morning Musume. (Like Love Machine and Renai Revolution 21) I love these songs and all too but every has heard it being performed with this line up before so there’s really nothing new, plus if they go with how the line distribution was before some members will be left out. Mainly it’s Disk 2 I’m not too happy with.

Disk 1 on the other hand I’m really loving it. I wasn’t such a big fan on Mikan but with the current lineup Koharu Kusumi is the only member to have performed this song so I’m looking forward to seeing how the other members perform it. Also the  1st and 2nd song the that disk is something new so I’m looking forward to it. There is also 2 new songs on Disk 1 so I’m very excited to get a preview and title of that.

Hopefully all fans buy a copy of this special album when it’s released.

The release date is set for 4/20.

Shinseido Album Info Page