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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello! Project on J-MELO today in 6 hours

Later today (7:30 PM US East Coast, 8:30 AM Japan time. Go here to check what time it is for your country), Morning Musume, S/mileage, and Buono! will all make some sort of appearance on J-MELO for their idol special (idol specials are awesome aren't they?).

You can watch live here: http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/r/movie/

If you miss it, it replays a couple of times (check the schedule in the first link) and also I'll probably be recording it.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hey! Hey! Hey! (July 4th, 2011) download link

Since a couple people requested it, here is the full show. On the fourth of July, Hey! x3 had an idol special and UFA was represented by Yuko and Berryz Koubou.

Buono! - Natsu Dakara limited A DVD download link

Natsu Dakara 3shot Lip Ver. Sofa

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?dute7edatwv7ck0

Thanks to the uploader of the ISO.

If you like what you see, you can own this single and PV by buying it from CDJapan!

Friday, July 29, 2011

[TPF] Berryz 2011 Spring Concert MCs (subbed) download link

Three subbed MCs from Berryz's new concert DVD.

The first MC that we subbed (MC2) is the longest and has Maasa acting like an editor in chief looking for a new scoop. One by one, the girls come up with ideas and it's pretty funny overall.

[TPF] HelloPro! Time Episode 8 (subbed)

Our second HPT sub!

This sentence has a special meaning to me and only one person knows why *wink*
In this episode, Risako and Maasa continue their cosplay date with Jin-san and spends their time in a maid cafe. If you enjoyed the previous episode, you will have no trouble finding joy watching this one. The maids (and Risa-nyan and Masa-nyan) are incredibly cute and are chock full of moe in this episode. You'll die from their cuteness if you aren't careful.

We also get a chance to see into Maeda Yuuka's room while she plays with her dog, Haru. I'm recycling this gif I made for my original post because it's so cute:

And finally we get to see some behind the scenes stuff from Morning Musume's Only you single.

Download link:

Staff involved in this release:

Translation: SFGundam
Timing: gwbiasaaja, Airiindeshou
Editing: Aleria Carventus
Encoding: Airiindeshou

Also, if you can typeset or translate, we can use your help!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

C-ute on Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight download link

C-ute was on that awesome TV show yesterday (though not in person), for a brief segment showing off their new single, live.

The dance is pretty cool.

Download link (44 seconds, 57 MB, 720p HD): http://www.mediafire.com/?5f53pawrewwqhfb

If you want to help support C-ute, you can always buy this single!

HelloPro! Time Episode 14 download link

This week's new episode!

In this episode Nakky, Airi, and Mai go bowling, which makes up most of the episode, and there is footage from the Aa yo ga Akeru PV making. At the end there is a longer preview of the Aa yo ga Akeru pv, too.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

S/mileage auditions round 3 screenshots, download link, & streaming

In total, 12 girls made it to round three:

Thanks to Sohee for the picture.

It's a pretty good group of girls, I think. Out of the nine that I called out as my favorites, four made it - Miyazki, Akari, Karin, and Tamura. I don't mind Yamaga either, but she screams Morning Musume a lot more than she does S/mileage.

I wasn't really surprised by any of the results, except for:

Dayeon - the Korean audition winner! It would be really interesting if she ended up being one of the new S/mileage members. I would say that she fits Morning Musume better, but somehow I doubt they add anymore foreign talent to Morning Musume. That makes Dayeon's options quite limited. If she doesn't make it into S/mileage, then what? She's already been doing who knows what after winning her original audition and it's uncertain if she is even an Egg or not (signs point to yes, but she isn't in the official pictures).

[TPF] C-ute & S/mileage 2011 Spring Concert MCs (subbed) download link

Like last time, we didn't sub all of the MCs because this time, two of them literally were a couple of seconds long and the last one was just them saying things like "thanks for coming!"

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Berryz Koubou 2011 Spring Concert download link

Berryz never seems to disappoint me and this concert is no exception. It starts off incredibly strong with an amazing performance of Heroine ni Narou ka! and doesn't let up on the awesomeness until the final song.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Captain's new solo dance

So I'm in the middle of watching the concert when it got to the point where it was time to start shuffling the members for the duets and stuff. Sakura wa Raku sa came up, which, according to the setlist is a Captain, Momo, and Chinami performance. 75% of the song was done and Captain was nowhere to be found. Then this happened:


S/mileage's 3rd round of auditions live on Niconico 7/27

They will once again be broadcasting the S/mileage auditions live on Niconico - this time the third round.

Berryz 2011 Spring Concert DVD GET

Package number two of three has arrived!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

HelloPro! Time episode 13 download link

Oh hey I'm not a week late this time.

This week, Aichan and Suzuki Kanon go clothes shopping and Sakichy takes us behind the scenes of the Uchouten Love PV. Next week is C-ute bowling.

Download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RFO7T5M2

Aa yo ga Akeru PV preview 1080p, 720p HD download link

Very Beauty sexy ver. I approve

Saturday, July 23, 2011

[TPF] HelloPro! Time episode 7 (subbed)

Episode 7 subtitled into English!

Watch as Maasa and Risako go cosplaying in Akihabara, staff films Manoeri during her photobook photo shot, and Suzuki Kanon goes backstage of the Only you PV.

We'll be doing the other episodes, as well, so I will no longer be doing long screenshot posts for each HPT episode (though I'll still post a download link since it will probably be a while before we can catch up to the current episode).

Download link:

Staff involved in this release:
Translator: SFGundam
Timing: gwbiasaaja, Airiindeshou
Editing: AleriaCarventus
Encoding: Airiindeshou

If you can translate or typeset, we can use your help! Check out my "Fansub recruitment" page above for more info.

The haircut that never was

Friday, July 22, 2011

C-ute + S/mileage 2011 Spring Joint Concert download link

I watched it yesterday for the first time and all in all I thought it was a good concert. Everyone sounded great, the setlist was decent, one of the MCs was amazing, and the dance battle was memorable.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Airi's Ayaya impression

I'm currently watching C-ute + S/mileage's concert DVD (I'm done encoding too. It will be uploaded tomorrow when I'm at school) when I came across this gem. During one of the MCs, the girls were asked to do a couple of impersonations. Airi's was Ayaya's:

Oh Airi <3

And then, somehow, Paris Hilton became a part of this conversation:

That MC is full of so much win

C-ute + S/mileage joint concert DVD GET

DVD ISOs are rarer and rarer nowadays, so I decided to buy three of H!P's newest concerts, starting with C-ute and S/mileage's joint concert from earlier this year.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A Buono! album preview + download link

Just in case you didn't know, Buono! is releasing a mini album August 8th. Yesterday we learned of the tracklist and now we have a preview from a radio show Momo and Miya were guests on. The song is called Partenza ~Let's Go~ and it's epic.

holy fffffffffffffffff want moar

I had no plans of buying this album (I've bought like 1 album in 2 years), but I'm seriously considering buying it just because of that song. Buono! albums never let me down

Download link (for this link, I edited out the talking heard in the beginning of the Youtube video): http://www.mediafire.com/?yxyapm42hq99ap9

How to make your PC start up faster

The other day I noticed my PC was taking a while to start itself up. I pushed the power button, went to the kitchen, came back, and it had only made it to the Windows log-on screen. If this were a couple of years ago, that would have been normal but since I upgraded to an SSD, slow start up times was the last thing I expected. In this post, I will explain how I cut my start up time in half and how you can improve start times too (even without a fast SSD).

Double dose of subbed Airi PB DVDs

Rounding off Airi's second photobook in two months was the lovely Oasis photobook. Hyakupa subtitled the making of DVD into English. And as for Airi's full-length image DVD, KIDS subtitled that into English as well.

Let's start with the shorter of the two - the Oasis PB making of DVD.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Maimi's new e-Hello DVD preview

Releasing in late August is Maimi-chan's new solo e-Hello DVD. The whole preview is Maimi dancing to Kiss Me Aishiteru in slow motion. It's a bit weird, but I think I liked it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

My first towel! (HSU GET)

I've always wanted a towel, but just didn't want to pay $40 + shipping (or more, if buying directly from Japan) for one. That's where HSU came into play. If you didn't already know, HelloStoreUSA has this sale going on until July 25th where some items are as much as 50% off!

They have a handful of towels on sale for 32% off (for $30), including (almost) all of the Berryz towels from their 2010 summer concert tour. The only one they didn't have? Captain's. Just my luck. So, I went with the second best thing - a Miya towel! I also bought a photoset while I was at it.

Above you'll see both of the things that I bought - Miya's towel still unopened and a Haggy Dance Special photoset.

S/mileage - Uchouten Love full PV download link

From the S/mileage channel:

S/mileage delivers again! It's a pretty solid single for their last as a 4nin group.

Now its screenshot picspam time

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Airi - Yong Gangan making of DVD screenshots + download link

Making of DVD from this photoshoot for Young Gangan magazine (link contains girls in bikinis).

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Miya's Some Boys Touch streaming (and Berryz + C-ute + Momusu's new songs)

Some Boys Touch is definitely a song that is best seen instead of just being heard, but Miya does a wonderful job vocally nonetheless.

I wish Miya would borrow C-ute's Kiss Me Aishiteru outfits for this performance *daydreams*

H!P 2011 Summer Concert setlists + mp3s

The Hello! Project summer concerts are now underway, yay!

Friday, July 15, 2011

HelloPro! Time Episodes 11 + 12 screenshots + download link

Another double HPT post!

Episode 11 aired July 7th and featured cameraman Yurina and Miya.

Saki Potter

Ogawa Saki on a show she regularly appears on, Oha Star, cosplaying as Harry Saki Potter.

Keep in mind that this a kids show and this is Japan, so the weirdness level is especially high.

Download link: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D9CVE51O

Thursday, July 14, 2011

[TPF] Captain, Chinami, Yurina on Bananaman no Blog Deka (Subbed) download link

For the purpose of promoting Ai no Dangan, Berryz Koubou has appeared on so many different shows, it's almost hard to keep track of them (what a pleasant surprise!). Still, a few of those TV appearances stand above the rest. And at the very top is Saki, Chinami, and Yurina's appearance on Bananaman no Blog Deka - this show. For me, this was by far my favorite H!P TV appearance for 2011.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

[TPF] Kikkawa Yuu and Manoeri on Banzuke Eight (subbed) download link

Manoeri and Kikka came together June 29th to have an all out soloist battle on the TV show Sakigake! Ongaku Banzuke Eight (the same show Berryz appeared on not too long ago).

Mano Erina - My Days For You 720p HD PV download link

Manoeri's new PV in 720p, from Woodstock Party.

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?9dxs06x9hrf6m5z

Manoeri on ULALA@7 (6/29/11) download link

Mano Erina promoting her new single, My Days For You, on the TV show ULALA@7.

I think I have a crush on the host <3

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Aa Yoru ga Akeru covers

Normally I don't make a whole post about CD covers, but these speak for themselves:

Monday, July 11, 2011

The origins of Ribbon-chan's confidence

It turns out that the Eggs from the second round of S/mileage's auditions aren't the only ones with prior idol experience.

Ribbon-chan is actually a part of Avex's equivalent to Hello! Project's Egg training program and is in a group called DELUXE COLORS!. No wonder she stood out.

I was going to write a longer post about this, but Hello!SayuNii has a pretty good article about it up, so I recommend reading that if you want more information.

The only thing stopping Ribbon-chan from advancing to the next round is whether or not UFA actually knows if she is from another record label's group or not and if they are okay with it. I wouldn't see why not - if wota could figure it out from nothing but a face, surely UFA could, knowing all of her personal information.

It's too early for me to commit and say that she would be a good fit for S/mileage because we've seen at most ten minutes of her at UFA's headquarters. I want to see how she does during boot camp (assuming she makes it that far and that there is actually a boot camp, of course). She's talented, at least, so I'm hoping she does well.

[TPF] Berryz on the Hunter (subbed) download link

Remember when I posted about an epic Berryz Koubou TV appearance called the Hunter? We've subtitled into English!

Indeed Yurina, indeed.

Aichan on Hirunan desu (June 28, 2011) download link

Some more footage of HP nerd Aichan.

I so can't wait until Fridayyyyyy

Download link (720p HD, 4 minutes, 75 MB): http://www.mediafire.com/?3qgo12scf7ssrzg

Not my encode; thanks to the original encoder.

PS, look for another TPF release later today woooooo~

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Berryz Koubou - Aa Yoru ga Akeru radio rip

Full preview of Berryz's new single!

I'm so in love with this song it's not even funny! I love mature/sexy Berryz (as Captain puts it)! I really hope Berryz stays in this direction!

Hey, every sentence in this post ends with an exclamation mark!

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?penoz1j33ea5m3m

[TPF] Re;Buono! MCs (subbed) 720p HD download link

Today we have some subbed MCs for you guys!

Although there were about 5 or 6 MCs in total from Buono!'s Re;Buono! concert, we only subbed three because the others were either a few seconds long and were just meant to rally the crowd, or were just member introductions that contains stuff you guys already know.

S/mileage's 2nd round auditions (7/9/11 on Niconico) screenshots + download link

Finally got the time to record, encode and upload this. Although I'm largely against this audition, it was quite a treat to watch in live to see what the audition process really is like (too bad I fell asleep half-way through it last night. Thankfully I was able to get a second shot at recording it from Niconico earlier today).

It started off with a large group of kids (pictured above) who made it to the second round. They filed in one by one and lined up, waiting for Tsunku to call on them.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Buono! in a movie! (updated)

The release date is unknown right now, but what we do know is that all three members will star in a movie called Gomennasai.

Yay for even more movies featuring Airi! And it's another horror movie! My favorite~

EDIT: Tokyograph has revealed more details including the plot:

“Gomennasai” is a horror story set in a high school in the Kanagawa prefecture. The three main characters are Hidaka Yuka (Suzuki Airi), Kurobane Hinako (Natsuyaki Miyabi), and Sonoda Shiori (Tsugunaga Momoko). The story starts when Shiori is unable to beat the talented Hinako in a test, and she begins getting harassed about it. Hinako is later forced to write the script for a play that will be performed at the school festival, but from that point on, people around them begin to mysteriously die one by one.

Visit Tokyograph for more info.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Buono! - Natsu Dakara PV download link

Uploaded to the official Buono! channel:

This PV makes me like the song a lot more. I don't mind PVs without dancing as much as most people. It's done pretty well, I think. Most of Buono!'s PVs are really great, especially for UFA PVs.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

S/mileage auditions round 2 streaming live in 24 hours

On Niconico at 1 PM Japan time on Saturday July 9th here:

That's 12 AM Saturday July 9th (in a little over 24 hours from now) for the US East Coast. I'll probably be recording this (80% chance).

If you don't have a Niconico account, read my instructions on this post.

[TPF] Keitai Kanojo (subbed) download link

Did anyone have any doubt that I'd be working on this? In my original Keitai Kanojo post, I cried out to any translators to help me subtitle this awesome movie into English, so I was certainly thrilled when TPF's leader, SFG, gave me the go ahead to work on this project. This is also our second editor's (Aleria Carventus) first project with TPF so congrats!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

[TPF] Berryz on Hey! Hey! Hey! 7/4/11 (subbed)

Subbed version of Berryz Koubou's Hey!x3 appearance!

this screenshot is full of lulz
There is a minute long talk at the beginning among the hosts, then a VTR is shown involving Berryz, then another brief talk segment, then Berryz perform Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi, and finally there is another talk segment involving the hosts and Berryz themselves.

Buono! - Natsu Dakara 30sec CM 1080p + 720p HD download link

30 second commercial promoting Buono!'s new single.


After having heard it a couple of times now and watching the PV preview, I'm starting to like the song a little more. It's still my least favorite Buono! song, but it at least has manged to get out of my most-hated-H!P-songs list.

720p download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?3nit6qezjjtaunp

1080p download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?tzz9ljefh77umhc

PS, a bunch of awesome things are coming soon. Stay tuned~

UFA collected $300,000 for Japanese disaster relief

The official Hello! Project site today revealed that the Gambarou Nippon project collected 28,667,129円 (about $300,000). Awesome!