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Posted 1/18/11
If I could get to see a Momusu show, I would be really happy, but alas, I live in the US, and I don't have the resources to fly to Japan to see one. The appearance in Los Angles was too short of notice for me. I could have driven down there for it. It's only a 15-16 hour drive from my house. LOL. If they played Seattle like Yossie and Rika did (hAngry & Angry), I could have gone. I missed that show too. I was really sad.

What's sad is that there are 13-14 year old girls in AKB48 too, and they sing provocatively sexy songs and dance suggestively. I have more faith in Tsunku to not do that with Momusu, especially when he didn't go there in the years after Aika joined when the majority of the group was over 20. Kimagure Princess was as suggestive as it got. He'll have to go back to the happy, more innocent Momusu songs of the past for inspiration. I just want to have a return to the "Golden Era" where the fans can see that the members are having fun and that they have great songs to sing.
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i would be very happy too.. US is really far from Japan.. but at least, they've performed in your country and perhaps they'll come again because they know they have fans in US.. too bad, they never come to my country because my ccountry isn't really famous.. i wish they could perform here because in here, there are a lot of MM too..

i'm really looking forward to Golden Era 2nd version.. and i'm pretty sure they can do it with 9th gen..
also, here's official 9th gen pictures (it's small though)
Fukumura Mizuki


Ikuta Erina


Sayashi Riho


Suzuki Kanon
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Posted 1/18/11
That picture of Kanon reminds me so much of Rika! Indonesia is not that unknown. I'm sure that if enough Indonesians buy Hello! Project music, he will be inspired to send one of his groups there. It's all about the money. Why do you think that they perform in China and South Korea? If he could convince UFA that it would be profitable, he would take them there. I could see a tour where they start in Beijing, and then hit Shanghai, Taipei, Manila, Singapore, and Jakarta. Keep your hopes up!
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i love Kanon's smile.. it's so bright..
i want to buy their music but in here, there is no music store that sell their CD.. i want to buy from online shopping but the shipping cost is seriously expensive and i'm not rich..
perhaps you're right since they sent Berryz Koubou to Thailand last year.. maybe next year is time for my country.. if they send 1 of their group here, i'm sure they will surprise when see there're so many fans in here..
thanks for cheering me.. i will keep my hopes up..

i wondering when will they announce new single.. i'm really hope they will release it soon so we get chance to hear 9th gen voice..
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I agree. I think the longer that Kanon stays in Morning Musume, the bigger the star she will be. She already sings WAY better than Koharu ever did(who doesn't) and Koharu became the star of a pretty popular anime. I think that we will only have to wait a couple of more weeks for the new single. I don't believe that Tsunku wants to go too long before showing off his new product. I am right there with you on being H!P music. Shipping to the US is ridiculous unless you buy it digitally, which isn't as fun in my opinion. One can pay $12-15 US to download an entire album or $2 for a song, but I would rather have the CD. I'm out of work right now and I also don't have much money. SIGH...
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yeah.. i'm not really like Koha's voice (and Sayumin's voice too).. so i prefer Kanon's voice and she's really genki.. maybe she can replace Koha's genki-ness.. yeah, i agree with you.. i think he will give 9th gen lines (at least 1 line).. i want to hear it already.. i know it would be awesome..
yeah, if you buy the CD then you can get the booklet and even a photo but if you buy digitally then you only get the songs.. my mom won't let me buy it unless i use my own money.. but i prefer to save my money so i can go to Japan and watch their concert.. since you're in US, i think you can buy CDs from HelloStoreUSA .. maybe the shipping cost would be cheaper..
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I didn't know about HelloStore. Shipping rates are pretty normal here to Oregon, which is on the Pacific Coast of the US. It's $5 for regular packages and $6.50 for oversize. Right now, it might as well be $1,000,000 because I have enough money to pay my rent, electricity, car, Internet, and groceries, with nothing for luxuries. I'm thankful to God that I am able to do that. It's good that your mom is teaching you about how to use money wisely. Lord knows I've tried to teach my kids....to little or no avail. Sigh

One thing that I noticed with Tsunku is that sometimes it's not the first but the second single after adding a new generation where the newbies get to shine.
Fourth Gen's second single - I Wish
Fifth Gen's first single - Mr. Moonlight
Sixth's first - Shabondama
Seventh's - Koharu had more solos in Chokkan 2 (second single) than she did in Iroppoi Jirettai,
Eighth's - Aika had a prominent part in Kanashimi Twilight, her second single and the Pandas never really were featured in their 3 years.

Tsunku is weird sometimes.
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shipping cost to my place is 1500yen.. and the CD's price is 1500 yen.. so, shipping cost = 1CD.. that's why i don't want to buy CD from online shopping.. yeah, we must thankful to God..
yeah, my mom teach me to use money wisely because she said nowadays, it's hard to get money so i try to save my money and i didn't spend it a lot except for buying comics.. XD lol, teach a kid must be so hard.. XD

yeah, Tsunku is weird but he is a briliant composer.. he created all of MM, BK, C-ute, Mano Erina and S/mileage songs.. that's incredible.. XD for 9th gen 1st single, i think he will give a line to the new members and perhaps reduce Ai-chan's lines since she's graduating soon.. and i hope Gaki + Sayu + Aika get more lines..
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I just hope that he doesn't overwhelm us with Reina, and lets the other members shine. I always thought that after Yossie left that Tsunku gave Reina more lines instead of splitting them up more. Reina can sing. She is gorgeous, but she is not the only singer in Momusu after Ai leaves. I would really like him to make Risa a lead singer as well as Leader.

So it would cost you about $28-30 US to buy a $14-15 CD? That's harsh. Do you read comics, manga, or both? I was buying Vampire Knight mangas before I lost my job.

I wish more people would have posted in this board. Oh well.
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yup, i agree with you.. Reina only sing 1 solo line in Kanashimi Twilight (Yossie last single).. after Yossie graduated, she took about 35-40% lines in MM and Pandas only become back dancers.. i hope that won't happen to kyuukies.. it kinda irritate me when i see pandas only dance.. i think Tsunku will give Risa a bunch of lines because i don't think Reina can sing 80% lines + dance in concert.. and kyuukies aren't ready to get a lot of lines yet..

yup, you're right.. that's why i prefer downloading from internet.. XD umm, comics and manga are different?? i thought they were the same.. XD i buy vampire knight too.. i love that story..

please don't be sad and cheer up..
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You are right about the Kyuukies, except for maybe Mizuki because she has been in the program for a little while. (H!P Eggs). I think that if her voice is strong enough that she could have a small featured part in the first or second single like Aika did. The other three are unknown quantities until Tsunku decides to feature them. The distribution depends on the song that he writes. The latest single (Eririn and the Pandas' last) Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game seems like he wrote it to feature Reina instead of Eririn because it matched her voice better than even Ai's. The purpose for that may have been that he was planning to force Ai out before he chose the Kyuukies, which is harsh because she has been his most reliable singer since Maki and Nacchi graduated.

The difference between comics and manga is a US thing, Comic book nerds get mad when someone calls Japanese, Chinese, or Korean comics, comics. So those of us who love foreign comics have to call them by the name for them in their language. Japanese = manga, Korean = Manwha, Chinese = Manhua. It's dumb, but it's better than having some sweaty 25 year-old Superman fan scream at a 15 year old fangirl because she called Fruits Basket a comic. We are weird here in the US, I know.

In Vampire Knight, I'm Yuuki/Kaname shipper because I think Zero is too much of a crybaby and cannot protect Yuuki like Kaname can. Of course, I'm a guy and we do not see the appeal that characters like Zero have for girls. I still read A LOT of shoujo and josei manga. I don't look like it, but my kids tease me about being a little girly. Sigh

I'm not sad that more people haven't joined us. I'm just a little disappointed. It's fine, though. I'm always happy to find another Momusu fan!
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yup, Mizuki's voice is sweet i think and perhaps she can be the next lead after a little training.. and Aika need more lines.. i don't know about Sayumi though because sometimes i can't stand her voice.. i think Riho can be Eri's replacement for dance, but i don't know for singing since we haven't got a chance to hear her voice.. their latest single matched Reina's voice but still i prefer Ai's voice especially when Ai hold her "daa............kedo" part in concert.. yeah, in my opinion, Nacchi, Maki and Ai are the best singer from MM.. after Ai graduate, i wonder who'll become the next best singer.. i don't think Reina can do it..

oh, i see.. in here, comics and manga are the same, but people get mad if you call Fruit Basket is a cartoon .. they want you to say Fruit Basket is a anime.. i don't know about you, but for me, i think they're the same.. lol.. i love Zero, not because i think Yuuki & Zero are match, but because i think Zero is hot.. XD LOL.. I still read a lot of shoujo manga too.. lol, i don't think it's a problem since that means you love manga.. and i think there're a lot of manga for girls but there're only few manga for boys..

i'm happy too when i find another H!P fans.. that's why i'm happy to found out this forum.. lol..
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So we agree on the three best singers. I would put Kago, Yossie, Risa, Mikitty, and Reina in the next tier of Momusu singers that I like to listen to. The only one that is like nails on a chalkboard to me is Koharu. Everyone else has at least been pleasant to listen to. I'm listening to Furusato right now and wishing that Nacchi was still in Momusu.

I'm glad that Mizuki has a good voice. That will help a lot! I wasn't sold on Erina's voice, but we'll see. I saw that you like Buono!. I think that Airi is cute and probably the best singer in the unit, but my favorite is Miyabi. She is so adorable! Berryz Koubou is going to be in Seattle this spring. I hope that I have a job by then and can go see them. It would also be my first anime convention. Do you like Berryz at all? I've just listened to a few songs because I liked Miyabi in Buono!. Momusu is better in my opinion, though.
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i agree about Yossie, Mikitty, Risa and Reina, but i don't listen Kago that much, so i'll pick Eri since i love her smooth voice.. i can't stand Koha and Sayu's voice except if Sayu use autotune or something like Ooki Hitomi.. i hope so, but she can't stay in MM forever.. at least she still released a single..

yup, me too.. from the audition, in my opinion Erina's voice is the weakest among 9th gen although i'm not really sure.. so, for me the vocal ranking are: Mizuki > Riho > Kanon > Erina..

yup, i really love Airi, love her face, her dance and her voice.. i love Buono! because Momo, Miya and Airi are the best vocal in H!P units exclude MM.. it's just my opinion though.. i like Berryz but i don't follow them that much because the Inazuma 11 thing.. it's promoted Berryz but it makes Berryz seems so boyish.. LOL.. i hope you can get a job and can go to see them, and don't forget to take a LOT of picture.. LOL..
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I love Eririn! I will be mad if people start calling Erina Eririn. For me, there will only be one member worthy of that nickname, and she is the original and best, Kamei Eri.

I watched the video for Berryz Koubou that was used for Inazuma 11. I liked it, but not as much as Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda. That is a cute video, and Saki was amazing, Momoko was adorable, and Miyabi was her beautiful self. I don't really like Yurina that much. Risako seems cool. I need to listen to more of their songs. I will definitely take LOTS of pictures if I can go see them at Sakuracon in Seattle. It's only a four hour drive from my house.

What do you think of C-ute or S/milage? I haven't listened to them very much? Have a fun Wednesday!
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