Shuukan Yoro! Vol 105

19 08 2011

Summary: Here’s a summary of what this week’s Shuukan Yoro post contains:

  • Site News: School, accepting suggestions for themes, miscellaneous updates
  • Polls: Yajima Maimi came in 1st with 38%, Mitsui Aika came in 2nd with 35%, and Nakajima Saki came in 3rd with 27%
  • H!P Singles of the Week

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“Mano Erina Concert Tour 2011 ~Hatachi no Otome 801 DAYS~” DVD Cover Released

19 08 2011

The DVD cover for Mano Erina’s Concert Tour 2011 ~Hatachi no Otome 801 DAYS~ has been released.

I was surprised when I first saw the cover since at first glance it seems that it doesn’t have that many effects, just a simple shot of Mano singing, but I am very impressed with it since it places Mano as the main point of the cover instead of having her be overshadowed by the title of the concert.

The picture of Mano is among the best I have seen of her on stage since it shows her off perfectly while performing, and with the pretty white dress and a smile while holding the mic it really does a perfect job of making Mano stand out. The title on the other hand is somewhat hard to see, and with a few sparkles to cover up the empty space it seems like they didn’t try that hard to add any other effects, which is a bit disappointing since even a few more sparkles would have looked good.

Despite that I’m somewhat happy that they didn’t focus that much on the title since Mano’s picture is enough to catch anyone’s eye, and while a few more effects would have helped I think the cover is pretty good as it is.

Hopefully everyone who would like to check out the DVD does so by getting a copy since this is a must have for any Mano fan.

The release date is set for 9/21. Site

Kitahara Sayaka To Appear At An Anime Fair Titled “GO! GO! Natsu Yasumi Festival”

19 08 2011

Kitahara Sayaka is scheduled to appear at an Anime fair titled GO! GO! Natsu Yasumi Festival.

She will also perform a mini-live.

It’s a relief to hear about Sayaka since I haven’t heard much from her since the release of her first single, apart from a few interviews and events, and while this might only be another anime event it’s still a great sign that she is active and performing.

It’s not clear what she will perform at her mini-live, apart from her only single, but we will probably see her cover songs from H!P or other anime songs, but we won’t know for sure until the event occurs and she is on stage.

Hopefully everyone who is in the area can attend this event to support her since it has been a while since she has performed, and while it might be a bit too early to say for sure I hope we can also see some other kind of activity from her in the future.

The event will be on 8/21.

Ima Hikarigaoka Site

Kumai Yurina and Suzuki Airi’s “Ousama Game” Navigate DVD Cover Released

19 08 2011

The cover for the Navigate DVD for Kumai Yurina and Suzuki Airi’s upcoming movie titled Ousama Game has been released.

First I would like to remind everyone that this is only the Navigate DVD, which means that it’s the making of showing scenes of how the movie was made, not the movie itself, but it’s safe to say that the movie DVD will have a similar look.

That being said I really like the way the cover looks since we get to see the main stars of the movie (the guy next to Kumai, Kumai and Airi) along with the other actors in their roles, with a strong focus on Berryz Koubou and C-ute members in the first two rows. Apart from the normal school lineup of the actors they added a red tint over most of the cover, which is a pretty cool effect since it adds to the horror theme.

I’m not sure if the members that are in the white space have any kind of significance to the story since it might refer to them as being among the few who have a large role in the story, but what I do know for sure is that the white outline of a person behind Risako will probably be important since it suggests that the main antagonist of the story is a member of the class, although I don’t know much about the story so I don’t know for sure.

The title is in gold and really easy to see, with the words “Navigate” in white at the bottom, so it’s safe to say that this is a very eye catching cover, although the only complaint I can see is that the red tint is a bit overpowering since it’s somewhat hard to tell who is who at a glance (everyone in the middle is recognizable, but since Chisa is at the end of the row I couldn’t tell if it was her or someone else).

Despite that the cover is impressive and perfect for this horror release, and while the horror theme is a bit overused I am really looking forward to this release since it has an interesting story, but hopefully anyone who is interested in finding out just how the movie is made will get a copy of this release since we will probably wait for the movie a few months more.

The release date is set for 11/3. Site

Hello! Channel vol.6 Titled “Hello Channel vol.6 ~Morning Musume Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Special~”

19 08 2011

The full title for Hello! Channel’s sixth release has been revealed to be Hello Channel vol.6 ~Morning Musume Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Special~.

Since this will be Ai-chan’s last appearance in the mook it’s not that surprising to see that she is the main theme since almost every other release for Hello! Project has some kind of mention of her name in honor of her, and while it might not be that creative to name every release “Takahashi Ai Graduation Special” it’s still a great way for everyone to remember the large impact she has had in Hello! Project with this title.

Apart from the title there isn’t much else to update about since most of the activities that I mentioned last time will be included, along with a mention of the new S/mileage “sub” members and the regular activities, although I expect to see a slight focus on Ai-chan throughout the entire release.

Hopefully everyone can reserve their copy since this will most likely be the most important Hello! Channel release yet.

The release date is set for 9/23.

Hello! Project Site