Next Month’s H!P Digital Photobook Will Feature Maeda Yuuka

28 04 2011

Maeda Yuuka will be featured on H!P’s digital photobook next month.

 Looking at the website it looks like each week there will be a new photobook available, all of them will be different from each other. If H!P keeps the same pattern it means that Yuuka will have 4 different ones, which is great since she’s one of my favorite members of H!P.

Also since it’s about 4 photobooks I hope that at least in one shot they’ll make her hair a bit longer by extensions or using a hair iron to make it longer. I liked her with longer hair and she’s still amazing with short hair but I would hope she would grow out her hair.

The release date isn’t clear but her photobook will most likely be available sometime early next month.

H!P Digital Photobook Page





Lilpri – CM for McDonald’s Japan’s Happy Set

7 01 2011

McDonald’s Japan official site has a CM featuring Lilpri for their new toys that will be included in their Happy Set (Happy Meal).

The news was announced quite a while ago, but I wanted to wait until the CM was released to see the result, and give full details; McDonald’s in Japan is now putting Lilpri cards in their Happy Set that seem to consist of dress-up cards where little girls get to dress up their Lilpri character with paper gowns and accesories.

Lilpri members got to participate in making the CM, and even though they only appear shortly, it should promote well the toys since girls watching the commercial will probably see them and if they are fans of the anime, they will definitly want to see the cards and try them out.

The whole idea is a great promotion for the anime and the group itself, which is always pleasant to see. Along with the CM that is available on the McDonald’s official site, a Making Of was released by S/mileage’s official YouTube channel where we see the girls performing on the green screen and fooling around.

Here is the Making Of, and since the CM wasn’t yet released on YouTube, you can watch it on the official McDonald’s site here.





Lilpri – “Idolulu” PV Released

3 11 2010

The PV for Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been released.

Since the PV is for an anime group I wasn’t expecting much, and for the most part I was correct since most of the PV features only a few shots, most notable the dance shot with some close-up shots and a shot of Lilpri holding up their wands at the end of the PV.

Despite that the PV looks great and it fits the simple beat of the song, and since it is aimed at fans of the anime it was somewhat expected that we would see the dance shot as the main shot since fans would have liked to learn it and dance along.

Overall it is a simple theme that matches the simple beat of the song, although I really liked the way the green screen looked since the floating palace setting seemed very well made, so hopefully fans of the group can watch the PV since it is worth at least one look.

The release date is set for 11/17.


Video uploaded by: upfrontchannel





Lilpri – “Idolulu” Single V Announced

24 10 2010

Not the cover for the Single V

A Single V for Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been announced.

I’m a bit surprised to see that they have decided to release a Single V for this single since we haven’t seen the full PV yet, but despite that it is a great chance for fans of the group to own a DVD with a copy of the PV.

Right now we don’t have any idea what to expect apart from the normal version of the PV and the Making Of, but we will most likely get to see a dance shot version since fans of the show will most likely want to dance along, but we will have to wait for the tracklist to find out for sure.

Hopefully all Lilpri fans decide to buy the Single V as well since it seems like a great way to enjoy the PV.

The release date is set for 12/15.

Tower.jp Page For Lilpri’s Idolulu Single V





Lilpri – “Vira Vira Viro” Preview Released

22 10 2010

A preview for the c/w of Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Vira Vira Viro has been released.

For the most part the song sounds cute and catchy (normal since it is the c/w for an anime group), and even though it seems a bit simple I have to admit that somewhat like it since the catchy beat along with the great vocals made the song fit perfectly with the rest of the single.

The song seems to have a princess-like feeling to it which complements the a-side well, and even though we haven’t heard a full preview of either song it seems that this single is looking like a great release for fans of the group.

Despite the simplicity of the song I did like it quite a bit, and even though I don’t plan on buying the single I encourage everyone who would like to support Lilpri to do so since they are doing their best to promote it.

The preview is a bit short so we didn’t get to hear the rest of the song, but it seems that the song repeats a little bit too much, which shouldn’t be a problem for the target audience (girls who watch the anime), but hopefully we get to hear a longer preview sometime soon.

The release date is set for 11/17.


Video uploaded by: JaddyJade





Lilpri – “Idolulu” PV Preview Released

22 10 2010

A PV preview for Lilpri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been released.

As you might remember the first single didn’t have a PV so I was a bit surprised when I found out that they would have one for this single since I didn’t know what to expect, other than a cute and colorful PV, and it seems that I was right for the most part since the PV is colorful and cute.

All of the PV takes part in front of a green screen, which is normal for anime groups, and even though the PV only consisted of two shots (dance and close-up) I have to admit that I was impressed by the effects they used since they matched the song well.

This PV will be included in the Pucchi Best 11 so those who are curious to see the entire PV will have to wait a bit until it is released, but overall I am impressed with how well it looks so far since the simple green screen they used really matched the song well.

The release date is set for 11/17.


Video uploaded by: momonga1992





Lilpri’s 2nd Single “Idolulu” Announced

24 08 2010

Lilpuri’s 2nd single titled Idolulu has been announced.

After the release of their first single as Lilpri plus the many months promoting both the anime and the Nintendo DS game for the anime, it was somewhat obvious that we would see Lilpri release more singles and I’m glad to see that we get a confirmation that they will.

I was very impressed with the their first single since it had a very catchy sound, but since we don’t have that much information right now we don’t really know what to expect apart from a cutely titled song (I can’t imagine a ballad with the title Idolulu).

We will most likely hear a preview when the new season of Lilpri starts so hopefully that is the case, and after that we will probably get a chance to see the cover.

The release date is set for 11/17.

Tower Records Site For Lilpri’s 2nd Single

EDIT: It seems that there will be 2 versions of the single, Limited and Regular.