Hello! Project 2010 Winter Concert Tour ~Mobekimasu!~ & ~Shuffle Deeto!~ Blu-Ray Covers Released

9 07 2010

The covers for Hello! Project’s first Blu-ray releases for Hello! Project 2010 Winter Concert Tour ~Mobekimasu!~ & ~Shuffle Deeto!~ have been released on the official site.

As you can tell they are basically just slightly more square versions of the DVD and I am not really not that surprised about it since they are re-releases of concerts that are already available, but I have to admit that I still like how the covers look even though they seem to just have been pushed together.

Despite that the covers look ready for the release, and while I don’t expect to see previews from the UFA Youtube channel I do expect to see some uploads of the concert soon when it is released, so hopefully that is the case and everyone gets a chance to check it out and buy the Blu-rays to encourage UFA to release more in the future.

The release date is set for 8/4.

Official Page For H!P’s Shuffle Deeto Blu-ray

Official H!P Page For H!P’s Mobekimasu Blu-ray

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Hello! Project 2010 Winter Concert Tour ~Mobekimasu!~ & ~Shuffle Deeto!~ Blu-Ray Announced

24 05 2010

It has just been announced that Hello! Project’s 2010 Winter Concert Tour’s ~Mobekimasu!~ and ~Shuffle Deeto!~ will be re-released on Blu-ray. This is the first Blu-ray release from H!P.

I’m glad that they are finally trying out blu-ray for some releases since I have heard that the quality is a lot better than a normal DVD (I haven’t watched any blu-rays so I have no idea if that is true), although in my opinion the sales will be somewhat lower than expected for many reasons.

For example, the DVD version of the concerts have already been released for quite some time now and the people that usually buy concert DVDs have already done so. Apart from that the price is roughly around 5,250 Yen for each one of the blu-ray concert DVDs, which is 1,450 Yen more than the DVD version (which means that you would have to pay about 2,900 Yen for a slight quality improvement in both releases).

Despite that there will probably be many fans who will want to buy the Blu-ray because of the higher quality (higher quality is always better) so hopefully sales are high enough to convince UFA to make more H!P blu-ray releases (solo image blu-rays for example) although we will have to wait and see what happens.

The release date is set for 8/4.

Shinseido Page For ~Shuffle Deeto!~ Blu-ray

Shinseido Page For ~Mobekimasu!~ Blu-ray





Hello! Project Revival Shuffle Units “Compilation Single A & B” Announced

23 04 2010

Two Hello! Project shuffle unit “singles” titled Compilation Single A & B (tentative titles) have been announced.

The first single, Compilation Single A, will feature Tanpopo #, Pucchimoni V, and Shin Mini Moni and it will come in two versions – Regular (CD) and Limited (CD + DVD). The second single, Compilation Single B, will also come in Regular (CD) and Limited (CD + DVD) versions and it will feature High-King, ZYX-a, Aa!, and Zoku Biyuuden.

Each “single” will feature new songs, instrumentals, as well as a bonus track. The new songs will be one for each group, although it isn’t clear whether the bonus track will feature only one group or all of them (most likely all of them).

It’s great that we are getting more shuffle unit releases since the only release they have had was on the Pucchi Best 10 album, and even then it only featured 5 groups out of the current 7 shuffle groups (Zoku Biyuuden and ZYX-a didn’t get a release).

The mention of new songs as well as bonus tracks is interesting since it might mean completely new songs and if that is the case there is the slight possibility of there being some PVs for the songs, especially with the DVD that will be included with the Limited versions, which would be great since we have only had a chance to see them perform in concerts.

Even though we don’t have that much information about this new release it will be interesting to see the tracklist as well as the covers, and if we are lucky we might get a chance to see some PVs on the DVD included with the Limited versions (although there is a chance that it only has concert performances or other extras).

This “single” hasn’t been officially confirmed but hopefully it is since I would really like to hear more songs from the shuffle groups, as well as a unique shuffle release.

The release date is set for 6/30.





Hello! Project 2010 Winter Concert Tour Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle Deeto~ DVD Announced

24 01 2010

Setlist

01.Uwaki na Honey Pie / All
Member VTR
02. Pen Pen Kyoudai / Shin Minimoni
03. Mini Strawberry Pie / Shin Minimoni
04. GOING ON! / Guardians 4
MC (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
05. FIRST KISS / Aa!
06. Yume to Genjitsu / Aa!
07. Pira! Otome no Negai / Pucchimoni V
08. Chokkoto Love / Pucchimoni V
MC
09. Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru / Tanpopo #
10. Umbrella / Tanpopo #
11. Bravo☆Bravo / Buono!
12. Renai Rider / Buono!
13. BE ALL RIGHT! / Niigaki Risa, Jun Jun, Lin Lin, Tokunaga Chinami, Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina, S/mileage, Saho Akari
MC – Makoto
14. Suki Sugite Baka Mitai / Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Sudou Maasa, Yajima Maimi
15. LOVE LIKE CRAZY / Takahashi Ai, Kamei Eri, Shimizu Saki
16. Shiroi Tokyo / ZYX-α
17. Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH / ZYX-α
18. ONLY YOU / Zoku Biyuuden
19. Koisuru Angel Heart / Zoku Biyuuden
20. DESTINY LOVE / High King
21. Diamonds / High-King
22. C\C (Cinderella・Complex) / High-King
MC (Unit Introduction)
23. Renai Revolution 21 / All

The DVD for Hello! Project’s 2010 Winter Concert Tour ~Shuffle Deeto~ has been announced. The setlist for the concert is shown above, although it might have a few changes since it is the setlist for the first day.

It’s great to finally get a confirmation of the dates for the DVDs since I was somewhat curious as to how they were going to release the concerts, and I’m glad to see that we will be getting two separate DVDs, with the first release being the Shuffle Deeto DVD.

Hopefully we get covers and a confirmed setlist for the DVD sometime soon (most likely near the end of February or the start of March).

The release date is set for 3/31.

Neowing Page For Hello! Project’s Shuffle Deeto DVD





Hello! Project 2010 Winter Concert Tour Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle Deeto~ Setlist Released

5 01 2010

01.Uwaki na Honey Pie / All
Member VTR
02. Pen Pen Kyoudai / Shin Minimoni
03. Mini Strawberry Pie / Shin Minimoni
04. GOING ON! / Guardians 4
MC (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
05. FIRST KISS / Aa!
06. Yume to Genjitsu / Aa!
07. Pira! Otome no Negai / Pucchimoni V
08. Chokkoto Love / Pucchimoni V
MC
09. Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru / Tanpopo #
10. Umbrella / Tanpopo #
11. Bravo☆Bravo / Buono!
12. Renai Rider / Buono!
13. BE ALL RIGHT! / Niigaki Risa, Jun Jun, Lin Lin, Tokunaga Chinami, Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina, S/mileage, Saho Akari
MC – Makoto
14. Suki Sugite Baka Mitai / Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Sudou Maasa, Yajima Maimi
15. LOVE LIKE CRAZY / Takahashi Ai, Kamei Eri, Shimizu Saki
16. Shiroi Tokyo / ZYX-α
17. Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH / ZYX-α
18. ONLY YOU / Zoku Biyuuden
19. Koisuru Angel Heart / Zoku Biyuuden
20. DESTINY LOVE / High King
21. Diamonds / High-King
22. C\C (Cinderella・Complex) / High-King
MC (Unit Introduction)
23. Renai Revolution 21 / All

Source: 2ch

The setlist for Hello! Project’s 2010 Winter Concert Tour Kachou Fuugetsu ~Shuffle Deeto~ has been released.

For the most part the setlist looks fantastic since every group gets a chance to perform a few songs from their respective groups, but we also get a chance to see a random set of girls perform other shuffle songs such as BE ALL RIGHT! and Suki Sugite Baka Mitai.

I’m particularly interested in the 15th track LOVE LIKE CRAZY since it features 3 of the best dancers from H!P: Ai-chan, Kame and Shimizu and also in the 14th track Suki Sugite Baka Mitai since it’s one of my favorite H!P songs.

It seems that most groups got a chance to perform two songs before they moved on to another song, which is great news since it means that all of the members got plenty of time to shine.

The fans at the concert also got a chance to listen to Guardians 4’s new song GOING ON! which is great news for us since we will probably also get a chance to hear the song when the concert rip is released.

Overall I’m satisfied with the setlist since it features some of the best shuffle songs and it also gives everyone a chance to appear for at least two songs.

The rest of the tour dates for ~Shuffle Deeto~ are:

  • 1/5 Nakano Sun Plaza (19:00)
  • 1/6 Nakano Sun Plaza (19:00)
  • 1/7 Nakano Sun Plaza (19:00)
  • 1/8 Nakano Sun Plaza (19:00)
  • 1/17 Osaka Kouseinen Kinkaikan (15:00 & 18:30)
  • 1/24 Nagoya Shimin Kaikan (15:00 & 18:30)

Official H!P Schedule For ~Shuffle Deeto~





H!P Releases November 4

4 11 2009

Hello! Project Summer 2009 Concert Hello Chanpuru DVD Cover 2664Mano Erina - Koisuru Seiza Web Drama Cover 2623Morning Musume - Kimagure Princess Single V Cover 1512

Three releases today, a DVD of H!P’s latest concert, a DVD of Mano Erina’s drama and the Single V for Morning Musume’s 41st single:

Hello! Project 2009 Kakumei Gannen ~Hello! Chanpuru~: Hello! Project’s new concert tour featuring Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, S/mileage, Ice Creamusume and the new shuffle groups Aa!, High-King, Pucchimoni V, Tanpopo #, Zoku Biyuuden, Shin Minimoni and ZYX-Alpha.

The concert consists mainly of the many groups performing their latest singles, for example Berryz Koubou singing “Seishun Bus Guide” and C-ute singing “EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!”. Since the highlights of the concert were the new songs of the shuffle groups I will concentrate on them more.

This concert was the first performance of the three new shuffle songs: “Pira! Otome no Negai” (Pucchimoni V),” Umbrella” (Tanpopo #), and “Yume to Genjitsu” (Aa!). “Yume to Genjistu” has a familiar Aa! sound to it, so fans of the group won’t be disappointed. Saho Akari did an incredible job of performing as part of Aa! and I hope we get to see another performance of the song on the next H!P tour.

“Umbrella”, like “Yume to Genjitsu”, has the group feeling to it since it is somewhat of an upbeat ballad. Kamei, Kumai, Mitsui and Chisato did a great job of singing the songs, and they really keep the spirit of Tanpopo alive with the song.

The new Pucchimoni V song “Pira! Otome no Negai” was one of the best songs I heard from the shuffle groups, and I have to admit that even though the song sounds extremely hard to perform well Mano and Nakajima did an excellent job (Maimai was sick on the last day and wasn’t present). The dance is active and the song is upbeat and easy to remember (The “Para-Para-Pi” and the “Para-Para-Po’s” are still stuck in my head), and the performance stands out among the others because of that.

Overall I was impressed with the amount of groups that performed, there is certainly something there for all fans since their was a mix of upbeat happy songs and slow ballads which help to make the concert stand out. Even though the cover isn’t the best I recommend the DVD for anyone who can get it since the performances are great and the girls gave it their best.

Mano Erina – Koisuru Seiza Web Drama (DVD): Mano Erina’s DVD for her internet drama which features small stories about a girl (usually different in each episode) played by Mano in some sort of love situation (basically a normal drama).

I have only seen one episode of the series and even though my view of the drama isn’t that complete I have to admit that the series turned out great. Mano is a great actress and even though the stories are short she manages to give the viewer an incredible performance.

Overall a great start for Mano to practice her acting, and highly recommendable to Mano fans who wish to see her act.

Morning Musume – Kimagure Princess (Single V): Morning Musume’s Single V for their 41st single “Kimagure Princess”. The Single V features the normal PV, a “Green Dance” Ver and the Making Of (since I haven’t seen the Making Of I won’t review it since I don’t have a good idea of what is in it).

The normal PV is among the best made I have seen in a while, mostly because of the different shots and the location which fit the song’s mood. All of the members who usually don’t appear that much (Lin Lin, Jun Jun, and Mitsui) get more chances to be on screen, and Kamei got almost as much time as Ai-chan which is great news for her fans.

The location of the PV is in a church called “La Foresta di Magnifica” which is dimly lit and has the girls dancing in the middle of a hallway. Most of the close-up’s feature the girls in front of a silk fabric which fits the feeling of the song well, and for the most part the shots fit in well with the song (the only one that didn’t was the one where the girls drew a circle of fire around themselves). For the most part the PV was great because it features decent screen time for all of the girls and great shots.


Morning Musume – Kimagure Princess (Green Dance version)

The “Green Dance” version is basically the girls dancing individually in front of a green screen where the shots are rapidly changed so as to make the girls seem like they are dancing the same moves. For the most part the PV was great since it lets us see the entire dance with only one girl at a time, and I really liked the way they tried to make the girls look like they were dancing the same way, the main word being tried because the girls dance on opposite sides on some parts and it doesn’t match that well with some parts (Sayu’s bunny hop to the center around 2:26 was really cute but sort of distracted from the center shots).

Overall the Single V turned out great, it includes the normal PV which is fantastic on its own and it also includes a “Green Dance” version and a Making Of which make for a complete DVD for fans who liked the single. Even though the normal and the Green Dance versions of the PV might have their small faults (difference in choreography position when trying to make it look like they are dancing the same moves in the same place, somewhat bad fire effects, etc) the they turned out great and I highly recommend them to fans who liked the single.

The next release date is set for 11/11 with Berryz Koubou’s latest single “Ryuusei Boy/ Watashi no Mirai no Danna-Sama”, Abe Natsumi’s DVD for her latest tour and HANGRY&ANGRY’s latest album “Sadistic Dance”.





Hello! Project – Hello! Project Summer 2009 Kakumei Gannen ~Hello Chanpuru~ DVD Cover Released

16 10 2009

Hello! Project Summer 2009 Concert Hello Chanpuru DVD Cover 2664

The cover for Hello! Project’s Summer 2009 Kakumei Gannen ~Hello Chanpuru~ has been released on Neowing. It features Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano Erina, the shuffle units, Buono, Guardians 4, S/mileage, and Ice Creamusume.

I have to admit that the cover doesn’t look that great, especially the yellow background which doesn’t match anything at all (the only thing that looks like it combines is the “Hello!” and the “ru” in “Chanpuru”). Ignoring the bad background I really like the pictures they used for the groups, and how they all managed to appear, including Ice Creamusume and S/mileage.

Hopefully they try harder next time, but for now I think they could have done a bit better.

The release date is set for 11/4.

Neowing Page For Hello! Projects Concert 2009 DVD Hello Chanpuru