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The New Face of Morning Musume

It’s old news that MM has had a recent face-lift, with three members graduating, four members added in, and one new graduation announcement, but it wasn’t until I looked at this picture that I really saw Morning Musume’s new image: It’s strikingly different. The three audition winners definitely shakes up …

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Hi-Chew. My Chew. IU?

Most of us know and love Hi-Chew; a starburst-like, fruit-flavored candy from Japan, manufactured by Morinaga.  Then there’s My Chew, a starburst-like, fruit-flavored candy from Korea, by Crown. I got a couple packages of this My Chew candy from a friend who recently visited Korea; and while it’s not as …

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Buono! I’ve Missed You

It’s been awhile since we have last heard from our favorite little rock trio from H!P. The group released only one single last year which left a lot of fans eager and worried that their Buono! fix was going to end since the subgroup was never officially made a permanent group under …

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Monday 1/24: Song of the Week

Now that the New Year is over, it’s time to get back to the weekly grind. So here’s Song of the Week back again. Song: Tsuki no Katachi [Moon’s Shape] Discography: Team A 3rd Stage [Dareka no tame ni] Original Performers: Team A Performance Notes: Location: Team A 3rd Stage …

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It’s All Tron’s Fault.

Hayami Akari is an amazing member of Momoiro Clover.  She was easily the stand-out of the group— being tall, weird, and half-asian with short hair among her fellow shorter, full-japanese, long-haired members.  She held the coveted role of sub-leader and was the resident rapper of all their major releases. But …

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‘Project SUB48’

Looks like pent-up frustration from having no recent AKB subs finally blew its top, as a massive subbing effort was created in just a few days, and still growing! If you are interested in helping out in any way (translating, timing, quality check, etc), you can post here, saying what …

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H!P Eggs: What Exactly do You do?

The new members of Morning Musume have been chosen, and I’m pleased for the most part. Four new girls have been added, the most that have been admitted since 2003. Of the audition group, three members made the cut: Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, and Suzuki Kanon. These three were my …

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Good Idea, Bad Execution.

AKB48 has taken some large strides towards making themselves accessible and known overseas.  There has been tons of overseas concerts and promotions, created “Super Epou” tickets for the AKB theater, opened a Youtube channel, and gave the official website english translations.  The next logical step forward would be to open …

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