Various Solos Released For Hello Cover Series

29 03 2011

Natsuyaki Miyabi, Takahashi Ai, Okai Chisato, Suzuki Airi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Sugaya Risako released solos for the Hello Cover Series. Here’s what they all released:

Miyabi: LOVE Namida Iro, Koi wo Shichaimashita
Aichan: Dearest, Akai Nikkichou, Furusato
Chisato: Furusato
Airi: Akai Nikkichou
Momoko: Kousui, Koi wo Shichaimashita, Egao ni Namida
Risako: Egao ni Namida, LOVE Namida Iro, Akai Nikkichou

It’s almost the same as the other Hello Cover, a majority of them performed the same song as everyone else. It is getting old seeing the same songs over again but I’m glad that they’re letting different members release the covers instead of the same members doing the covers.

For all fans that can do so please support the artists and download the song.

Risako Itunes

Momoko Itunes

Airi Itunes

Chisato Itunes

Ai Itunes

Miyabi Itunes

Sugaya Risako – “Le Soleil” DVD Digest Released

6 01 2011

A preview for Sugaya Risako’s e-Hello! DVD titled Le Soleil (Eng: The Sun) has been released.

The preview features three outfits: a school themed outfit with a red sweater, skirt and heels, a fluffy black dress with a fur scarf, and a more casual outfit with a pink sweater in various locations such as a train, the beach, a cafe, among many others.

Since the DVD preorders started today it was only a matter of time until we got the official title and a small preview and for the most part I really like the title since it’s meaning really matches up well with Risako’s bright and cheerful personality, and despite being a bit too different from the usual Japanese titles we see from H!P I am glad that they are trying out fancy and unique titles for the DVDs.

The preview is like most of the other solo DVD previews since it features soft guitar music along with posing, smiling at the camera, and walking around, but despite it following that normal solo DVD preview pattern I was impressed with the scenes that were featured since we got to see Risako smiling and laughing while looking at the camera and in various outfits and locations.

Risako looked really cute throughout most of the video since most of it featured some great scenes where she looks at the camera and smiles or laughs, and even though the black dress and fur scarf didn’t quite mix that well with the nature background I was amazed at how great she looks when she smiles and poses.

Overall the preview is impressive since we get to see many of the locations and outfits in the DVD, and while some might be a bit too simple (like the beach scene, although it’s the first time I see someone with heels and a casual outfit instead of a bikini at the beach) I was glad that we got to see Risako’s cheerful and bright personality while she smiled at the camera and posed.

Hopefully Risako fans reserve a copy of this DVD since the video does a good job of showing off some the great scenes included.

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Sugaya Risako’s e-Hello! DVD Announced

5 01 2011

Sugaya Risako’s e-Hello! DVD, currently untitled, has been announced. This is the second DVD in the e-Hello! series.

I’m glad to see that we are finally getting more e-Hello! DVD’s since the idea of releasing limited edition solo DVDs for H!P members without PBs is somewhat unique, and since this is the second DVD it gives fans of solo DVDs a chance to enjoy a Risako release.

There aren’t that many details about Risako’s DVD (no title or preview) which is surprising since we got to see a small digest and title for Nakky’s DVD when it was announced, but we should get a title soon since the preorder application period just started.

The DVD will be 50 min long, giving fans a fairly lengthy DVD to enjoy with many interesting scenes, so hopefully Risako fans order their copy as soon as possible.

Preorders for the DVD will be accepted from now until 1/14 at 23:59 (JST), and the DVD will be released in February.

e-Lineup Page For Risako’s DVD

Kitagawa Mimi & Ibu Himuro Are “Independent Artist of the Year 2010” Nominees for Billboard JAPAN

12 11 2010

Kitagami Mimi & Ibu Himiru (Ogawa Mana and Sugaya Risako) have been nominated as Independent Artists of the Year 2010 for Billboard Japan.

I am very surprised to see that they are being nominated as indie artists of the year since they have only released one single so far together, but I am glad that they are since they both are very talented.

Voting ends on 11/15 so there is still time for fans to go to the Billboard Japan site and vote for them (along with any other artists you like in the other categories), so hopefully many Risako fans do so since competition for the category is tough (Dir en Grey and Orange Range to name a few).

The awards will be on 2/6/2011.

Official Billboard Japan Awards Artist Nominees Site

Official H!P Announcement About Nomination

Sugaya Risako – “Elegant Girl” PV Released

8 10 2010

The full PV for Sugaya Risako’s collaboration single with Ogawa Mana titled Elegant Girl has been released.

The PV is somewhat simple since most of the scenes featured take place in various rooms in a house, including a bedroom where Risako is sitting on a bed, a bathroom where she is leaning over a tub, a bright window where she is standing and singing, among many others, and even though it might be a simple PV I love how it looks overall.

Since this PV is for an anime ending it doesn’t seem to have a dance shot so most of the shots feature Risako either sitting, standing or posing for the camera, which is an interesting change from the usual PVs we have seen.

Even though the PV was somewhat calm I loved how the different scenes blended perfectly together and matched the ballad feeling of the song since the different settings and expressions from Risako were done extremely well.

Overall the PV is an amazing addition for the single since it has a calm theme that fits the song perfectly, and even though it might be a bit too simple I love how it looks since it matches the ballad sound of the song.

Hopefully Risako fans bought the Limited B edition of the single so they can have a version of this PV included with the release.

The release date is set for 10/13.

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Sugaya Risako – “Elegant Girl” Radio Preview Released

3 10 2010

A radio preview for Sugaya Risako’s collaboration single with Ogawa Mana titled Elegant Girl has been released.

A short PV preview was released a few days ago where we got to hear and see the song, and upon hearing the longer preview of this song I have to say that I still love how the song sounds since it has a catchy upbeat ballad instrumental mixed with great vocals from Risako.

From what we can tell most of the instrumental is made up of synthesizer (with a slightly chiptune intro) which is understandable since it is a song for an anime, but I have to admit that I like how it sounds since it adds a nice touch to the upbeat ballad.

Along with that the vocals from Risako sound incredible since they complement the songs powerful ballad sound, and even though the beat repeats a bit too frequently her vocals sound as impressing as always.

Overall I am very impressed with the song since it has a catchy upbeat synthesizer instrumental mixed with great ballad vocals that match perfectly with Ibu Himiru’s personality (the character Risako plays in the anime).

Hopefully all Risako fans get a copy of the single.

The release date is set for 10/13.

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Sugaya Risako – “Elegant Girl” PV Preview Released

23 09 2010

A PV preview for Sugaya Risako solo song from a collaboration single with Ogawa Mana titled Elegant Girl has been released.

The preview is somewhat short but it does give us a chance to listen to Risako’s song and to see the PV for it, and for the most part I am impressed with how it looks so far.

The song has a simple but somewhat catchy feeling combined with an upbeat ballad sound (which was somewhat expected since her character seems to have a more calm look when compared to Ogawa Mana), and despite the very simple instrumental I have to say that I like it since it seems to complement Risako’s voice well.

The PV matches the song perfectly since it has a simple but elegant theme that matches with the title of the song, and for the most part I love how the many scenes looked since the dark and calm setting of the shots combined with the soft beat of the song make a very impressing combination.

Despite the simple theme of the song and the PV I look forward to finding out more about this release since I am impressed with what I have heard and seen so far, so hopefully full previews will be released soon.

The release date is set for 10/13.

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