H!P Releases September 7

7 09 2011

Back today from a small break with two releases.

Today’s releases include:

  • Tanaka Reina, Shimizu Saki, Sudou Maasa – Gekidan Gekiharo Dai 10 Kai Koen “Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” (DVD)
  • C-ute – Sekai Ichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko (Regular, Limited A, Limited B)

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Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ Stage Play Official Blog Opened

6 09 2011

The official blog for Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~  the stage play has been opened.

Like most blogs for stage plays, this one will be opened temporarily. Though this play has a very mixed cast so regardless of the blog’s short life span I’m looking forward to seeing what they’re all doing together behind the scenes. A summary about the play was released but it doesn’t tell us much so I’m hoping we can get some hints of the play through the blog and when the play does begin I’m looking forward to seeing what the characters are like since we’ve only seen small previews of things.

So far there’s only one post, which is from the staff member announcing that the special blog will start soon. It’s not much a post but hopefully the cast members will start posting and I look forward to it.

Just a reminder the stage play will be from 10/8-10/17, so we can get an idea of how long the blog will be active.

Official Stage Play Blog

More Details About Hello! Project’s Stage Play “Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~” Released

2 09 2011

More details about the upcoming stage play featuring various H!P members titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ have been released.

According to a report from a press conference and a character list from a flier these are the roles for each of the members (thanks to Amped for the translation):

  • Niigaki Risa will be Joan of Arc
  • Tanaka Reina will be Tezuka Osamu (creator of Astro Boy)
  • Fukumura Mizuki will be Cleopatra
  • Suzuki Kanon will be the historical Chinese princess Yang Guifei
  • Ikuta Erina will be Ono no Komachi
  • Sayashi Riho will be Shakespeare
  • Miyamoto Karin will be Genghis Khan
  • Kudou Haruka will be Leonardo da Vinci

Roles for Mori Saki, Miyoshi Erika, Sengoku Minami and who I think is Takagaki Sayuki, are not clear though since the quality of the flier isn’t the best.

It seems that the stage play will have a very interesting theme since having H!P members play the role of historical figures is a pretty fun concept, and while I’m not sure who some of the members will be I can say for sure that I’m looking forward to seeing Gaki play Joan of Arc as well as Mizuki playing Cleopatra since the roles fit them perfectly.

It’s also great that they didn’t limit themselves to only female roles since Reina, Riho, Karin, and Kudou have male roles, which will be fun to see since we don’t usually see many members play male roles, and also because their outfits seem a bit more feminine than what their roles represent (I don’t think Da Vinci used a cute blue dress). Apart from the main female cast there are also four guys at the bottom of the character list, who I unfortunately don’t know much so it will be interesting to see if they are the villains or have some other kind of role.

I will update this post with info from the rest of the members once it is clear, but until then I hope many fans in the area can go to the play since it looks like a great way to enjoy a play full of historical figures and H!P members.

The play is set for 10/8-10/17.

Mantan Web Site

Gekidan Online Site

Tanaka Reina To Replace Mitsui Aika In “Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~”

30 08 2011

Due to Mitsui Aika’s condition, Tanaka Reina will replace her in the upcoming stage play titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~.

This was confirmed by a flyer which was released recently on the stage play’s site.

It’s unfortunate that Mitsui Aika won’t be able to participate in the stage play but due to her condition it’s best for her to rest up so she can hopefully soon recover, and while it might be disappointing, it’s good to see that Reina will be able to join the cast since she has done quite a good job with her past performances.

From what I can tell there is quite a lot of variety from the cast for the show, and surprisingly it appears that this cast will be mostly female (if not completely), which should be interesting to see since there might be a few members who play the male roles, for example Gaki who appears to be wearing armor with a sword.

Everyone looks really good in their outfit, especially Kanon and Mizuki who have an elegant look, although the flyer is still a bit too small to know for sure how everyone looks since it appears that most of the members are in the back with only Gaki and Reina clearly visible.

All that is left to see is a bigger flyer and the start of the play, so hopefully everyone who can attend the show will do so since it seems like it will be very interesting to watch.

The play will run from 10/8 ~ 10/17.

“Morning Days Happy Holiday Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Fukuoka” Announced

12 08 2011

A solo FC tour for Tanaka Reina titled Morning Days Happy Holiday Tanaka Reina Fanclub Tour in Fukuoka has been announced.

Since Reina’s birthday is in November I somewhat expected to see some kind of event being planned for it, and for the most part I’m not surprised to see that she gets a solo FC tour in her hometown although I am happy for her since fans will be able to celebrate her birthday along with Reina herself in her hometown.

Knowing how popular Reina is I expect to see quite a lot of fans joining her in the tour so hopefully everyone who is interested in going does so since this is the perfect way for Reina to enjoy her birthday alongside her fans in Fukuoka, and while details are somewhat limited for now we should get more in the next few days once it is announced formally.

The tour will take place from 11/11 ~ 13.

Tanaka Reina Blog Post

Tanaka Reina, Sudou Maasa, Shimizu Saki- “Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” On Ustream

30 06 2011

“Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken”, the stage play featuring Tanaka Reina, Sudou Maasa, Shimisu Saki will be airing on Ustream.

The play will be streaming on the Ustream website however it is only available if you pay for it. It doesn’t say weather it is live or pre-recorded but by streaming it on the internet it let’s fans worldwide take a look at the play instead of waiting until the DVD comes out.

I’m also not too surprised by the announcement because they streamed C-ute concert on youtube and they did something similar to Morning Musume’s fall concert last year. Also the stage play featuring C-ute and Berryz Koubou will be using the ustream pay per view method so it might seem like UFA is trying to reach a out to fans worldwide with their streaming methods.

Hopefully all fans are available to check it out.

The play is to stream from 4-8pm on 7/2.

Ustream Page

“Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” Stage Play DVD Announced

25 06 2011

Tanaka Reina, Shimizu Saki and Sudou Maasa’s stage play titled ““Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken”has been announced on DVD.

I’m glad that they announced a dvd release for this because it will let fans see the play for themselves if they didn’t get a chance to attend. I’m also glad that it’s being released on dvd because some backstage footage will probably be included and I’m curious about the interaction with Reina, Captain and Maasa since it’s an unusual mix and the only time we see them together is probably during H!P concerts.

Hopefully everyone who didn’t get a chance to see the play live will purchase a copy and support our H!P members.

The release date is set for 9/7.

DVD Page


Official Blog For “Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” Has Been Opened

1 06 2011

The official blog for the stage play, “Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” has been opened.

This stage play features Tanaka Reina, Sudou Maasa and Shimizu Saki and so far on the blog Reina has made a post. Unfortunately I don’t have the translation but seeing as it’s the first blog post she probably writes an introduction about herself to the fans and how practice is going and all.

I’m hoping because this is a blog for the stage play other actors will be able to blog too, specifically Captain and Maasa. I do hope that they get a chance to blog about the play since they seem like important characters judging by the size of their pictures in the blog photo. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Blog Page

“Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken” Stage Play Flyer Released

30 04 2011

A flyer for Tanaka Reina’s Gekiharo play titled Taishou Roman Haikara Tantei Aoi Ruby Satsujinjiken (Eng: Taisho Romance of the Stylish Detective King Blue Ruby Murder Case) has been released.

Sudou Maasa and Shimizu Saki are also in the play.

While I’m not that sure what the theme of the play is I have to admit that I am very interested in finding out since the image of Reina wearing a colorful outfit along with a giant Tsuji-sized bow riding a bicycle is pretty unique, and along with Captain holding a pair of handcuffs and Maasa dressed in a white outfit it seems that this play will be very interesting to see.

Since most flyers have the same layout featuring the actors in order of importance it seems that Captain and Maasa will play an important role in the play, although we will have to wait and find out for ourselves once the play starts.

Hopefully fans who are in the area can make it to the play since it seems like the story will be pretty unique (with a title that includes the words Stylish Detective Kin Blue Ruby Murder Case it is almost guaranteed that the theme will be anything but predictable).

The play will run from 6/29 ~ 7/3 at the following times:

  • 6/29 – 19:00
  • 6/30 – 14:30 / 19:00
  • 7/1 – 14:30 / 19:00
  • 7/2 – 11:00 / 14:30 / 18:00
  • 7/3 – 11:00 / 14:30 / 18:00

Official H!P Announcement About Stage Play

“Vampire Stories: BROTHERS & CHASERS” DVD Covers Released

20 04 2011

The covers for Vampire Stories BROTHERS (featuring Suzuki Airi) and Vampire Stories CHASERS (featuring Tanaka Reina) have been released.

For the most part both of the DVDs have a similar theme: the main characters are standing in front of a cloudy background with the title of the movie underneath them while on the bottom we get to see a few scenes from each movie, and while they have a similar theme I have to admit that I love the way the covers look.

Each cover has a different color theme, Airi’s movie has a blue tint that fits in well with the dark vampire theme and Reina’s movie has a red or purple tint, which fits in great as well since it matches the color of blood (which also relates to vampires), and while I really liked how they both looked I prefer Airi’s cover since the blue tint seems to fit in a bit better.

The title art is exactly the same but I really liked the addition of scenes on the bottom of the cover since it lets fans check out a few samples from the actual movie before buying the DVD, which is a simple but nice touch that many curious shoppers will most likely appreciate since it will give them a chance to see what the DVD contains.

Hopefully fans can check out the movie since it seems that this will be an amazing release.

The release date is set for 6/22.

EDIT: According to Kam3leon @ JPC the DVDs are not the movies themselves but instead interviews and Making Ofs (the NAVIGATE DVD sign basically means that), so while these won’t be the DVD covers I hope that if we do get a DVD release we get a chance to see similar covers being used since they turned out pretty good.