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Michishige Sayumi Official Blog – April 2

Don’t like Sayu or even care about H!P anymore, but I’m subscribed to her on Google Reader. Among the 500 entries she writes everyday, this happened to catch my eye.

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Kumai Yurina in CM of Base Ball Bear’s new album

Wow — kids seriously change fast. Haven’t been checking out her stuff recently and now she’s this pretty young lady here? What a pleasant surprise. So how tall is she now?

The CM is pretty… weird to be honest. Initial reactions as I watched it:

  • Ahh, wind blowing and everything looking cool — youth!
  • … You’re not gonna put that lemon to your mouth are you?

Yeah what.

Pretty refreshing stuff from Berryz’s usual happy-go-lucky stuff though. Haven’t checked out Base Ball Bear’s stuff (or even heard of them before), won’t just because of this CM, and probably will forget about them from now on, but this was an interesting CM.

Berryz Koubou – Seishun Bus Guide PV

Wha, what kind of a setting is this? A bunch of horny schoolboys wanting the sexy Bus Guide?

Dear God.

I love it.

In other news, this is exactly what is happening to me and my blogging life right now.

Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic

Except in my case it’s the MMORPG Mabinogi. I’m completely addicted.

Latest H!P PVs – Naichau Kamo & Fly away

This is sort of an excuse to talk about Mizuki Nana’s 29th birthday without making a post about her. Happy birthday, Nana-san! :D Moving on.

Morning Musume – Naichau Kamo

Wow. Do I smell plagiarism? Or is it just a coincidence because both songs have “tears” as a theme and naturally tears = water = “OMG RAINSTORM!!1”?

Putting that aside, I actually like the PV but please, can we have everyone look just a bit different? I’m not looking for a costume to be 500% different from another or anything, just maybe little things like colour or accessories. I’m actually quite impressed with some members’ acting skills (like Ai-chan’s). Line distribution was not great, but not as terrible as the disaster that was Resonant Blue either, though I still found myself forgetting about some people until they appeared like three quarters into the video.

I hadn’t heard the preview of the song before watching this. I don’t think it’s a bad song at all, but my “ktkr 神曲” radar isn’t picking up anything major yet.

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Q.E.D. Shoumei Shuuryou – 01 & 02




Meet Brawns.


Get along, ‘kay?

So the story is about a super genius boy, Touma Sou (Nakamura Aoi), and his sidekick, a stronger-than-your-average-boy girl, Mizuhara Kana (Takahashi Ai). Together, they solve murder mysteries blah blah. I wrote a post about this already.

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Yaguchi Mari appears ‘naked’ on own blog

… Well, by “naked”, I meant “without make-up”.

I saw this on Niwango news yesterday, and thought it was kind of interesting. Yaguchi Mari, like many other Hello! Project idols, has suddenly acquired a new blog. She seems to be very excited about it and posts several times a day. Right now, her blog is actually the second most popular Ameba celebrity blog. Anyways, what actually caused this bit of a buzz was a picture she posted on November 22, which didn’t quite look like her normal self. In a later post that day, she revealed that she had not put make-up on and also added a picture of herself with make-up applied. Here are the two pictures in question:

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