C-ute & S/mileage Premium Live Collaboration Concert DVD Cover Released

14 06 2011

The DVD cover for C-ute and S/mileage’s ℃-ute & S/mileage Premium Live 2011 Haru ~℃ & S Collaboration Dai Sakusen~ has been released.

As you might have already noticed the cover for this concert is a bit different from the usual releases since it has a different layout (landscape), which is a surprising addition since it gives the cover a bit more room to show off each member of the group as well as more pictures in general, and it seems that they used the extra space quite well.

C-ute members are featured on the left side in blue outfits singing while S/mileage members are featured on the right (with only Saki and Kanon singing), and despite being somewhat expected I love how it looks since the member’s outfits match well with the logo of the tour, and with the background being a shot of all members performing on stage it makes the cover complete.

The only thing I didn’t like that much was that there seems to be quite a lot of space around the members making the cover seem a bit empty around the top, but with the great concert background and the individual member pictures set with an amazing title logo the cover turned out pretty good.

Hopefully everyone can reserve a copy of this concert since it will be an amazing release for C-ute and S/mileage fans.

The release date is set for 7/13.

Official S/mileage Discography Page For DVD

Berryz Koubou Will Appear on “Hey! Hey! Hey!”

14 06 2011

According to a blog post by Shimizu Saki, Berryz Koubou will appear on the show Hey! Hey! Hey! in July.

Ai no Dangan hasn’t been doing that great at all on the Oricon charts (it was out of the top ten most of the week) so I was really happy to read this since they haven’t appeared on the show in a while, and since the show is among the highest viewed in Japan it will probably help a lot in promotion (although it will air in about 3 weeks).

It isn’t clear whether they will perform and have a talk but we will probably see them do both since the recording was done a few days ago, but we will find out for sure once the show airs.

Hopefully everyone can check out the show when it is available since this will probably be a great appearance.

The show will air on 7/4.

Official Shimizu Blog Post

MM-BBS Translation Post

Ichii Sayaka Has Divorced Her Husband

14 06 2011

According to Tokyograph, Ichii Sayaka has recently divorced her husband Yoshizawa Naoki in May.

Here is a quote of the translation:

According to the latest issue of “Josei Jishin“, Sayaka was dissatisfied with her husband’s uncooperative attitude in raising their two daughters. She was also said to be frustrated with Yoshizawa when he quit being a guitarist and settled into a period where he had no work.

Ichii’s agency admitted that it is true that the couple divorced, but they did not disclose the reason why.

It has been a while since we last heard about Ichii’s family so it was quite a surprise to read about this divorce since everything seemed to be fine due to them already having two daughters and even being part of a band a few years ago, but Ichii is quite dedicated to her children (as most of us already know) so it seems that she did what she thought was best.

The articles mention quite a lot of reasons for the divorce, but it seems that her now ex-husband didn’t want to help out the family that much, although the main reason isn’t stated so we will probably not know why she decided to have a divorce.

Despite this I wish Ichii the best of luck and hopefully everything turns out fine for her and her two daughters.

Sanspo Article

Yomiuri Article

Tokyography Article