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Monday, October 31, 2011

Airii~n Deshou?! Monthly Wrap Up (October 2011 Edition)

What's this? A wrap up post that's on time? Awesome.

For the first time since I had an AD?! record high 75 posts in May, I managed to increase upon last month's post count (44 this month compared to 40 in September). October was definitely an up and down month, with it being the first time Aichan was not a Morning Musume member in 10 years and Yuuka's graduation announcement.

But, at the same time we got awesome things like four new HelloPro! TIME Episodes, the DEEP MIND preview/digital release, new PVs, and a bunch of other things.

This episode almost exclusively features Aichan and Gakisan's trip to Korea (not that I'm complaining) as well as some S/mileage sub-member stuff.

 Download links to he PVs on the limited DVDs of S/mileage's newest single.

A trailer of Buono!'s first staring role, the horror movie Gomen nasai.

UFA put up Morning Musume's new album on iTunes for pre-order and now that I've heard the full thing, I can safely say that Aichan's last Musume album is a great one.

Mobekimasu - Coming Soon!! talk + perf download link

Mobekimasu on Coming Soon!!

Coming Soon!! airs past the kiddie's bedtime and so normally the younger members wouldn't be able to participate (child labor laws and stuff). However all of the Mobekimasu members are present here due to editing magic. 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

You can buy DEEP MIND now on iTunes

Here's the link:

Go there, click the iTunes で見る button and iTunes will open on your computer (assuming you have it installed), where you can buy it (only 99cents for Americans!).

awesome song is awesome

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mobekimasu - NTV News24 10/29/11 download link

A news report of Momoko, Airi, Mizuki, Zukki, Kudo, Ayumi, Haruna, Takeuchi, Rina, and Meimi's Mobekimasu promo event.

Momo sporting her Halloween maid cosplay outift

Mobekimasu on Asobi na DJ Saturday 10/29/11 download link

This time it's Maimi, Maasa, Kanon, Riho, and Masaki promoting Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku.

Mobekimasu on Hanasaka Times 10/29/11 download link

Risa, Chinami, Risako, Chisato, and Yuuka promoting Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Berikyuu Island setlist and radio rips

Berikyuu's joint concert is under way, which means we now know about the setlists (more on that in a minute). I expected it to be epic, but I wasn't prepared for the encore songs. For the day concert, C-ute performed Heroine ni Narou ka! (mostly by themselves; Berryz danced with them). And for the night concert, Berryz performed Kiss me Aishiteru (with C-ute dancing with them). Is that not the greatest thing ever?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blu-ray PV collection DVDs announced

A few days ago, it was revealed that every main group in Hello! Project (and Mano Erina) will be getting a Blu-ray DVD containing all of their PVs to date.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

[KIDS] Berikyuu on Melodix download link

KIDS subbed Berikyuu's Melodix talk from a few days ago. This is an awesome video that should not be missed.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Yuuka's really leaving, isn't she?

I've had a night's rest and thought about yesterday's news and I think it hurts more today than it did yesterday. This is one of the longest posts I've ever made, so brace yourselves.

Normally right now is the time where I start going through the conspiracy theories on why they probably aren't true, but this time I think it's pretty obvious. A High School age girl that wants to go to university? How rare. /sarcasm

You can talk about how the new members being added and how Saki leaving had an effect on her (which I'm sure they did) all you want, but as the primary reason for her leaving? That just sounds ludicrous to me, especially if you are to believe what Tsunku said, "Even though she's been a member from the beginning, she expressed her will to concentrate on getting in to a university." (Thanks to sa1234 for the translation) I refuse to believe that Yuuka would give up everything she's worked for over a change in the group's operations.

So, instead of getting hyped on theories that barely have a leg to stand on, I want to look at what we do know. The first being that it was Yuuka's decision. We don't have a direct, clear cut statement from her saying those exact words, but just reading either of the translations of Yuuka's comment and blog post should point you in that direction. We also know that S/mileage "will continue to evolve with changes to it's members just like Morning Musume." (from the sa1234 translation above) And finally, we know that she's been thinking about this for a while. "I’ve been really concerned about not being able to do both work and school since I’ve begun high school." (TMKR and blog! project) That is quite a lot to digest in one paragraph, so let's take it one thing at a time.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Maeda Yuuka to graduate from S/mileage, H!P

It's still very early in Japan (as in 5:30 AM) so we do not have official confirmation from UFA staff, however it has been published in a few different Japanese newspapers that Maeda Yuuka will graduate on December 31st, 2011.

I normally don't post rumors and wait until we have official word, but 5 different newspapers are reporting the same thing and S/mileage is trending in Japan at the moment, so it's a good chance that this is true.

It's very unfortunate news not only for S/mileage, but also for Hello! Project because Yuuka definitely is one of the more talented and popular members (not to mention one of the younger members). It's going to be very difficult for S/milege to continue on after this; leader DAWA is going to have to keep her group together through all of this adversity and hope that 2012 proves to be a better year for the group.

Like always, I have a 24-hour rule before I start spewing paragraphs of text on how I feel one way or the other, but still, it's really hard to take all of these graduations in such a short period of time.

EDIT: The official H!P website confirms it. Yuuka's gone after this year.

EDIT 2: TKMR has translated Yuuka's message. An excerpt:

Since becoming a high school student, I have been unable to keep up with my Smileage work and school at the same time and it has bothered me a great deal.  I started to think about my future and realized that my desire to attend a university had grown a lot over time.

Berikyuu on Melodix 10/23/11 download link

Berryz and C-ute on Melodix yesterday promoting their collaboration single.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

[TPF] HelloPro! TIME Episode 25 download link

The October 13th episode of HPT subtitled into English.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

C-ute 2011 Spring Concert [MF Added]

C-ute's spring concert tour.

Buono! - DEEP MIND radio rip

Radio rip from Buono!'s radio show.

Oh Buono! Such powerful vocals <3

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?q18sgwtm575f81d

Friday, October 21, 2011

Berikyuu on Sakigake 720p HD download link

The same video as before, but I found a HD raw so here is a much higher quality version.

Mechaike 9/17/2011 full episode download link

This is the full Mechaike idol special that aired September 17th.

It features a bunch of different idol groups, with Berryz and S/mileage representing Hello! Project. This is the (in)famous episode where the hosts (hilariously) pick on Momoko.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Kikkawa Yuu on Melodix 9/25/2011 download link

Kikka on Melodix last month promoting her new single.

Berikyuu on Sakigake 10/20/2011 download link

Berryz and C-ute (minus Maimi) on today's Sakigake! Ongaku Banzue Eight episode.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Takahashi Ai's Graduation Concert Sokko DVD download link (new links)

Aichan's graduation concert.

So for those of you confused as to why this is out already: this is the sokko (unedited) DVD. It was sold by UFA (at the concert?) to those who cannot wait for the real DVD. The overall audio and video quality isn't as good as normal DVDs (though this one is still pretty good) and the camera angles will likely be different on the normal DVD release (IIRC, Linlin's fall during the triple grad wasn't shown on the normal DVD release). It also doesn't have any bonus footage (or a menu for the matter). But, it's the whole concert and it's months earlier than the DVD release so that's awesome.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mobekimasu on Hey! Hey! Hey! 720p HD download link

Mobekimasu talk and performance on Hey! Hey! Hey! today.

It's only 5 minutes long, but it's an awesome 5 minutes. The talk segment at the beginning is a basic introduction and then the performance starts.

Chisato's 2nd solo IV DVD Preview

So. Beautiful.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

[TPF] HelloPro! TIME Episode 24 (subbed) download link

This episode features 10th gen,

and footage from Aichan's graduation concert.

S/mileage sub-members' fates have been decided

As confirmed by the official website, all four sub-members made it!

I'm glad that they all made it; it would be far to cruel to demote one or more after passing the audition stage. Now, we'll finally get to see what the sub-members can do as official members.

Coming Soon!! 9/26/2011 720p HD download link

The full September 26th episode of Nakai-kun's show, Coming Soon!!

The first half focuses on footage from a SMAP concert in China.

Afterwards, it features under 18 artists (though a few group members are a little older lol) starting off with Fairies,

Friday, October 14, 2011

What do you want uploaded first?

Being an upperclassman in school has made me so much busier than I normally am and I've gotten so behind on encoding DVDs because of it. Instead of me picking things to encode, I decided to let you all do the picking. After all, I have the DVDs and can watch them anytime; it's you guys that are doing the downloading.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

New S/mileage + Fairies GETs

Today I got another CDJapan package! This time, I bought:

Tachiagaaru came with a poster:

And now onto the Fairies CDs. One version came with a DVD containing the double A-side's PVs and the other came with a photobook:

Mobekimasu - Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku full PV

Yay full PV! I said that this song would have to grow on me to really like it and now that I've seen the whole PV, I'm in love with it.

Berikyuu - Sakigake Ongaku Banzuke Eight preview

Preview of Berryz and C-ute's Sakigake appearance next week. It looks like it's going to be epic for sure.

Download link (it's 17 seconds long, 20 MB, and 720p HD): http://www.mediafire.com/?a7llldti97lkjkd

Or streaming:

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Berikyuu - Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku full PV

Was uploaded to Mobekimasu channel. It's better quality than the other one we saw (and longer).

I'm definitely loving this PV. There isn't a terrible amount of things going on, but it's a very nice change of pace from the usual H!P PV fare. Plus everyone looks incredible and elegant (except for Risako's hair. Just no.). Though I could have done without the lipstick (or at least the shade) - it looks unnatural on half of them.

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?17i57wzq7iaxqgc

If you like this song and PV, you can buy it at CDJapan!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Morning Musume - On Ryu 9/23/11 download link

On Ryu's Aichan graduation special episode.

It's 720p HD, 20 minutes, and 550 MB.

Download link: http://www.multiupload.com/RVO7XJN6VC

Mobekimasu tte nani? 10/6/11 download link

A new Sayu ustream show that introduces different members of Mobekimasu every week. The first episode features DAWA and Kanyon.

Re-encoded from this torrent.

Download link: http://www.multiupload.com/82RV0JU376

You can go to TKMR for a long summary write-up for this episode.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Mobekimasu - Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku radio rip

It'll need to grow on me a little more (I've never really been a fan of huge group songs), but no doubt it's catchy. Will totally buy if I can find money.

Download link (thanks to amped at jplop for the original mp3. I made a few modifications to it): http://www.mediafire.com/?p2zuxc49vcx3tev

If you wanna buy it, you can do so at CDJapan!

You can pre-order Morning Musume's 12th album on iTunes now!

Just open iTunes on your PC and type in 12, スマ–トand there you can see the full tracklist and pre-order it for just $9.99! (That's less than 85 cents per song!) Alternatively, Americans can follow this link to go directly to it (though you'll eventually have to open iTunes anyway).

I'm really glad UFA is embracing new technology like this. I buy albums only once in a while because of price, but $9.99 is much, much cheaper than buying a physical copy so I'm seriously considering purchasing this.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Buono! - DEEP MIND full preview

Buono! has put out some truly amazing songs in 2011 and DEEP MIND just is continuing that trend. I'm so in love with Buono! right now <3

Mobekimasu on PON! 10/7/11 download link

Mobekimasu (minus the Ma) were featured on PON! yesterday.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Buono! - Gomen-nasai movie trailer (and DEEP MIND preview) download link

On the movie's official website is a trailer to Buono!'s upcoming horror movie.

In it, we also get a short preview of Buono!'s new single, DEEP MIND. And it's awesome.

Download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?wr5s661ur26z1nq

Thanks to Urusei for ripping this from the website. I just re-muxed it from a .mkv container to .mp4.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

S/mileage Tachiagaaru limited DVDs download link

Dance shot version

and Warugaki version.

Dance shot version download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?pi2w4iwvavsrmj9

Warugaku version download link: http://www.mediafire.com/?h06tzx9vp6lddcm

Help support S/mileage if you like these PVs! If you order now, you can get a free poster! The limited E version is only 500yen!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mobekimasu - Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku PV preview download link

A 30 second PV preview of the all hands on deck H!P single, Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku, was uploaded to the official Mobekimasu Youtube channel.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Yurina on Mimitako 9/29/11 720p download link

Kumaicho fits right in on a segment about tall people

Monday, October 3, 2011

[TPF] HelloPro! TIME Episode 23 (subbed) download link

Sorry we're a little late this week. I had midterms and other school stuff to deal with.

But, believe me, it is definitely worth the wait. HPT has consistently been great from week to week, but for me, this episode puts it right up there with Hello! Morning. It's truly a great episode.

Berryz and C-ute's Amazuppai Haru ni Sakurasaku PV download link

The full PV of Berikyuu's joint single for the Ousama Game movie was shown on an Ameba Studio appearance.

Talk about being pretty, holy crap. Minna <3

Kikkawa Yuu on PON! 10/3/2011 download link

Kikka featured on PON! today. We get to see her flexibility again,

clips from her new single's PV,

and the focus is some chocolates that she likes.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Aichan coverage in the news

There was a short report on the TV show Zoom In!!

Airii~n Deshou?! Monthly Wrap Up (September 2011 Edition)

Am I ever going to be on time with these posts again?

TV show PON! had a PV preview of the new H!P wide song/PV. (And now there is an official Mobekimasu Youtube channel)

 HD version that aired on M-ON

 Saki's graduation, sub-members, Morning Musume in Hawaii, and some other things.

I hoped that we could get Morning Musume on Music Station once again, but although that didn't happen, my hope of getting a weekly #2 did happen (not to mention great sales).