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zeroyon

Member Since 30 May 2006
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In Topic: The first MM song you ever sing or watched

20 August 2020 - 11:35 PM

I discovered MM through the Mechaike Okajo Specials in 2004, so I think the first song I heard or watched was likely Renai Revolution 21?
I was really into Japanese comedy shows at that time, so I stumbled across MM through that, and have been a fan ever since.
 
This was before the time of Youtube, Dailymotion, etc, so I had to find shows on WinMX back then...

In Topic: Esoteric Morning Musume Facts/Trivia

17 August 2020 - 12:50 AM

Here's a bit of facts/trivia I feel like posting this morning:

 

Out of the top 10 most common surnames in Japan, only 5 of them have been surnames of members that have debuted in Hello! Project so far.

Here are the top 10 most common surnames in Japan, according to myoji-yurai.net:

 

1 佐藤 (Sato)
2 鈴木 (Suzuki)
3 高橋 (Takahashi)
4 田中 (Tanaka)
5位 伊藤 (Ito)
6位 渡辺 (Watanabe)
7位 山本 (Yamamoto)
8位 中村 (Nakamura)
9 小林 (Kobayashi)
10位 加藤 (Kato)
 
For the top 4 most common surnames in Japan, they have been the surnames of some of the most popular members in their respective H!P groups.
 
 
As for rare surnames, the most rare surname currently in Hello! Project (not including Kenshuusei) is Kamikokuryo (Kamikokuryo Moe of Angerme)which is the 53,472nd most common surname in Japan, and estimated at only 30 people with that surname.
 
The most rare surname ever in Hello! Project (not including Kenshuusei) was Natsuyaki (Natsuyaki Miyabi of Berryz Kobo)which is the 70,053rd most common surname in Japan, and estimated at only 20 people with that surname.
 
Now finally, the least common surname ever in Hello! Project (including Kenshuusei) is Yofuu (Yofuu Runo of H!P Kenshuusei)which is the 75,534th most common surname in Japan, and estimated at only 10 people with that surname. It's quite possible that only her family and extended family currently have that surname.

 

Many people might already know that bit of trivia though, and I hope it belongs in this thread  ^^;


In Topic: first anime you watched?

16 August 2020 - 11:34 PM

I think it might have been Samurai Pizza Cats on YTV around 1993 or so, but I'm not sure.

 

The first anime that I saw that got me into anime though was Macross Plus on the Sci-Fi Channel in January of 1998. That anime just completely blew me away the first time I saw it, and it's still one of my favorites to this day.


In Topic: Shouwa Era Idols (1970s & 1980s)

14 August 2020 - 12:54 PM

I'm not sure why I haven't posted in this thread yet, since I'm really into Showa-era idols as well :)

 

My favorite right now was posted a bit above, who is 島田奈美 / Shimada Nami:

 

 

She was both really cute and has a great voice, IMO.

Also, here is a fan video of her debut event at Ikebukuro Sunshine City's 噴水広場:

 

 

Does anyone have any other good videos of idol events from Ikebukuro Sunshine City from the 1980s?

I'm glad the tradition of having Idol single release events there has continued to this day.

 

Also, there have been a lot of "Uta no Top 10" / "The Top 10" shows from the 80s posted on youtube recently by user "kiti ura".

 

I wish shows like "Uta no Top 10" were still around...

It was broadcast live, and if you were in the top 10 ranking for that week, then you were invited to perform on the stage.

Even if you couldn't make it to the stage, they would just send a TV crew and barge into your other event you had going on at the same time, whether it be a live radio broadcast or drama filming, etc ^^;

For example, watch this video at 33m15s:

 

 

The only "big" music show we really have nowadays for current music is Music Station, and who appears on that is more based on the music agencies relationships with TV Asahi instead of actual rankings on Oricon and such for that week... On "Uta no Top 10" / "The Top 10", your ranking was based on a combination of factors which included CD sales for that week, requests by viewers, ranking on TV cable, etc.

 

@jigenbakuda

 

Great choice on getting Hitomi's singles! I have those sets as well :good:

I posted the following in the TGS thread, and I hope you don't mind if I post here too...

 

Hitomi has another new single, "Koi no Mirage":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72xSeUj7H4c

 

The remix is done by Night Tempo, who remixes a lot of Showa-era songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjWY_6z5EEU

 

I really like Night Tempo's remixes!

 

I also got my 12" vinyl in the mail recently:

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It's really cool how it's a translucent blue vinyl. It looks really great :good:

 

I really wish Up Front would do some releases on vinyl too, especially for some of their retro-like songs. Juice=Juice's Pop Music for example would have been a great opportunity.


In Topic: 東京女子流(Tokyo Girls' Style)

09 August 2020 - 08:39 AM

Hitomi has a new single, "Koi no Mirage":

 

The remix is done by Night Tempo:

 

I really like Night Tempo's remixes!

 

I also got my 12" vinyl in the mail today:

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It's really cool how it's a translucent blue vinyl, IMO. It looks really great :good: