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In Topic: BEYOOOOONDS (ビヨーンズ)

01 December 2020 - 09:55 PM

I don't think there's been this long of a gap between releases for a major group in H!P history, besides solo artists. UFP is the king of killing post-debut hype, but I don't think they're THAT dumb to abandon a group they put so much effort into on purpose. It can't be C0V1D because all of the other groups received 1-2 releases this year. Once they won Best New Artist management totally dipped, and thought that throwing half the group in bikinis/seifuku in endless photobooks would appease fans while they abandoned their growing female/casual fan audience that was their ticket to sales success in the first place. A group that had superstar recognition's profile photo is a year old? Really?


As a long-time H!P fan, we've always had many reasons to complain about management, stemming from crap line distribution and favoritism to low sales. But my frustration at UFP was never enough to topple my love for the groups--they did indeed give us a lot of releases and content for them, even if they were low-quality and tacky. Even if Airi and Riho were the only ones given solo lines, even if they did discriminate between members with costume distribution, even if they mishandled scandals, we got to see our girls shine and reach their potentials in original songs recorded and performed by them. BEYOOOOONDS are killer performers and their vibrant energy is infectious. Their discography is amazing and they rock each song they have, but they can't keep being limited to the same few hit songs like some 80's revival tribute rock band. The only explanation is that the management is afraid to release anything that doesn't live up to the hype of the first release, and doesn't want to just scrap anything together, so is percolating on some content with the idea of waiting for "the right time" to polish the concepts and reveal to the public. They're the stubborn masters of misunderstanding what the public wants, after all. My cognitive dissonance of supporting H!P and not supporting UFP is acting up and I'm losing my love and hype for the group and I hate it. Thanks for reading my overly-dramatic rant; is anyone in the same boat?

In Topic: What happened to our H!O vets? And H!O in general?

01 December 2020 - 09:21 PM

I was super active here in 2009 and then in 2014-2016. This place used to be so vibrant and a huge resource for file sharing, translations, and an outlet for discussion that wasn't strained by a character limit. But many users became doubly active on Tumblr, and when that site died down for idol chatter, switched to Twitter. H!O was less accessible with the torrenting being axed and forum use in general going down. From 2018-2020, when the BEYOOOOONDS hype was super high, I jumped to Twitter and instantly found a following and group of people I associated with. I later had to delete my account because irl people found it and I didn't feel comfortable with them seeing my posts. I made another new account with a different name and everything, but I found the major flaw of Twitter compared to this forum. It's so much easier to jump into a discussion on here. Someone says something, you respond, and the focus is less on your identity and more on your words. But on Twitter, your content will only be available for others to see if you network and collect a group of followers to insert yourself with. You can't just follow a topic like on the boards- you have to seek out those that talk about that certain idol or interest. I still haven't re-entered the "bubble" I had on my beyooooonk account, because the more anonymous you are like I now want to be, the less attractive you are for interaction and stuff. Sorry for the rambling, but I just wish the board wasn't so stale for now.


However, maybe when H!P recovers from the current global crisis we'll have more content to discuss?

In Topic: Hello! Online General Election 2019

04 December 2019 - 11:25 PM

Best Idol:


+10 Maeda Kokoro

+9 Shimakura Rika

+8 Yamazaki Yuhane

+7 Kiyono Momohime

+6 Makino Maria

+5 Matsubara Yuliya

+4 Sasaki Rikako

+3 Ishida Ayumi

+2 Nakayama Natsume

+1 Takeuchi Akari


Best KSS:

+3 Matsubara Yuliya

+2 Nakayama Natsume

+1 Kubota Nanami



Best Newcomer: Hirai Miyo

Best Singer: Dambara Ruru

Best Dancer: Satoyoshi Utano

Best Visual: Kishimoto Yumeno

Best Personality: Kiyono Momohime

In Topic: Top 20 Hello!Project Member Ranking

08 August 2019 - 02:51 PM

Hello! Project Top 20 Ranking August 2019


Maeda Kokoro

Shimakura Rika

Yamazaki Yuhane

Kiyono Momohime

Sasaki Rikako

⑥ Takase Kurumi

Okamura Minami

Takeuchi Akari

⑨ Makino Maria

 Kishimoto Yumeno

 Satoyoshi Utano

⑫ Kobayashi Honoka

Ishida Ayumi

Asakura Kiki

Onoda Saori

Eguchi Saya

Funaki Musubu

Ichioka Reina

Oda Sakura

Nishida Shiori


MM: 3

Angerme: 3

J=J: 0

Kobushi: 0

Tsubaki: 3


In Topic: [8/7] BEYOOOOONDS Major Debut Single "Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D...

07 July 2019 - 04:24 AM