Friday, 30 December 2011

2012 ~Hopes, Wishes, Dreams and Predictions~

All opinions within this blog are my OWN! Respect them, and I shall respect yours! WHOO!

2011 has flown by, just like the Ninja that it was, so now that means we have to get ready for a New year, and what a better way to start it than predictions!?

Now, before I start this post, I would like to say thank you to everyone who has made 2011 a great year for me in terms of blogging. I never imagined that I would get this far with my blog, especially since I was ready to give it up during the middle of the year before I started to blog more. I have enjoyed every moment of writing my thoughts and opinions on songs, PVs and certain members from varying groups. But the peak of the year was my blog being featured on International Wota. I didn't think that it would happen, but it did. Then, I became a part of the Selective Hearing staff, one of the blogs I had idolised since 2009, before the unbelievable happened - I got to be a part of the International Wota Staff! I didn't even think that that was possible, but it was. But the best thing of all was gaining readers. I didn't think it would ever happen, and it's still mid boggling that I have people who think my posts are a good read, so, thank you everyone!

I would also like to say this:

Koharu's a MOTHERFUCKING MODEL! Fack you, to the person who told me that she would never be a model in 2011 because of how 'fat' she was. My prediction was right! She became a model! WHOOOO!

Back in 2010, I made a prediction that Koharu would become a model in 2011, and was put down for that very prediction. I have the last laugh, mwahahahaha!

I also hoped for a remake of Morning Musume's Morning Coffee back in 2012/the beginning of 2011, however I more so wished for it in the form of the-then 5-nin Morning Musume. However, in a surprising turn of events... it actually happened, but with Dream Morning Musume instead of H!P's flagship group. In the end, I was a happy camper. I got my remake~

SO! 2012 will mark my 3rd (I won't count 2009, for now) year as a fan of Hello! Project, and my second year as a Wota, so I'm looking forward to it! But, like most people, I have my hopes and wishes for certain groups and members of different JPop groups as well as personal longings and dreams for myself. So, what are they? Let's dive in to take a peek at what I am thinking 2012 will bring us all!!! YATTA!~

This is in no specific order, just so you know~

Hello! Project/UFA Hopes, Wishes & Predictions for 2012

1. Morning Musume are Promoted More (Done!)

2012 is the year where the 10th Gen really get thrown into the world of Morning Musume. Their debut single will be released, and I'm pretty sure that the girls will do a lot more activity wise afterwards.

But I mainly want promotion for Morning Musume because of how under promoted the girls seems to be. UFA have already proven that they can motivate their arses via MoBeKiMaSu, so why not Morning Musume? Even if it's just that Squinty eyed dancer and the Baby Predator Shark who promote it, it's still promotion. Don't waste Morning Musume; they're the flagship group, for crying out loud! Put them on a TV show - and no, not just Sayumin.

2. Okai Chisato gets another Photobook

This ones a no brainer - she's my favourite C-ute member, plus as her popularity is rising, I want to see her in more bikini's and sexy things. Heck, give me some Maid-costume action, please!!!

3. 9th Gen (minus Riho) get more Promotion and Lines (Kinda done)

If you didn't know, I am not a Riho fan. I find her personality bland and boring, her voice sub-par and her dancing, well, incredible. However, the rest of the 9th Gen? I love them, especially Eripon. I have been a fan of these girls for a while now, but I hate how underused they are, especially Fukumura. Fukupon has an amazing voice, and great dancing skills. She has a beauty about her that isn't shown enough, and I just wish that UFA would utilise the girl.

Eripon, I can't say much for - she is actually getting promotion via Oha! Suta, which promotes both herself and Morning Musume to children. She has a personality that is great for TV, however, I wish that she was promoted more in Morning Musume rather than another TV show.

With Zukki, I want her personality to be used more. She has this quirky, funny personality that she shows all the time. Her character is wonderful, and her smile to die for. Sadly, she is the most unpopular member of her generation as far as I know, but more promotion would boost her popularity. Darnit, use the girl!!!

4. S/mileage stop f*cking changing (Done!)

Whilst my fandom for S/mileage may change a lot little now that Yuuka is going going gone, I really hope that they don't change at all in 2012. Currently, the lineup as it is... well, it'll be fine. I'm not overly ecstatic that the Vampire will be a front girl, same with Dawa, but right now, I don't "mind" this S/mileage. In 2012, I hope that they stay the same and won't go for another audition or another graduation. I need time to start really caring about them now that my two favourites have left this sinking ship for school or whatever it is they graduated for.

5. Sayashi Riho gets pushed to the back for at least one single!

I think that this prediction/wish will return for my 2013 wishes and predictions, however, it's worth a shot. In all honesty, I don't mind the girl. As I said, she is one mean dancer, however, I hate her voice. It sounds far too auto tuned for comfort, and I hate how the other girls don't get a chance to even shine. The fact that she is up-staging the current leader in lines for their singles pisses me off. So, for one single, I would like Morning Musume to do a total 180, like Namida Ga Tomaranai Houkago. That single had Sayumin and KonKon as front girls, with Reina finally getting her winky eyed face out of the camera for a while. It was refreshing, and seeing Riho in the background would be just as refreshing.

Again, for at least one single - but honestly? I don't hold much hope for this one to happen any time soon, unless the wota and fans suddenly turn and fall in love with another member.

6. Iikubou Haruna gets a PB

I might be wishing for this one for a while, I don't know yet, however, I want Iikubou to get herself a damned PB! She is 17, and she is just beautiful. She is, as you probably already know, my favourite member of the 10th gen and tieing with Ikuta for my 1st favourite Morning Musume member. I adore the girl, and if that Bobble-headed 10th gen member Kudo gets a PB before this gorgeous piece of love, then I will throw a duck fit.

7. Mitsui Aika Graduates (Done!)

Okay, whilst this may be harsh (and surprising), I want Aika to graduate, and soon. The girl has been out of activity for so long, and when she finally does come back, she is still not featured in the dance shot for the new PV (or so I heard). This girl is basically a walking disaster. She should do what that girl in SKE48 did, and like Kaho in PASSPO, and leave the group to focus on her health. All she is doing is causing problems for Morning Musume and the staff, and whilst that may be the bitchest thing to ever say, it's true. Girl, I love you, but seriously: Graduate!

8. C-ute bring out really awesome singles (Done!)

I adore C-ute, and I love their music, so of course I want this to happen. Recently, they're beating out Berryz (which is good, cos I dislike Berryz a lot) and creating really nice music. They've also become quite popular recently, I think, especially Chisato. I just hope that they continue to get better and better, and to also never ever do a SHOCK! song again. If they do, Ima kick something.

9. Morning Musume get over 50,000 sales for any single during 2012 (Dude, DONE!)

For my love of Morning Musume, I just want this to happen. If it does, then OMFG YAY!!!!!! But really, I just want them to sell well. I love the group, and I will always support them (unless I like, die or something...). I would love it if they could beat out AKB, but that won't happen...

10. Koharu Kusumi gets a Boyfriend

I have no idea why or how this popped into my head, but I know that I just want it to happen... the girls a stunner, and, if she got with some Johnny's lad, I would probably be over the moon! I want the girl to be happy, considering she is my all time favourite Idol, so having a boyfriend? Yes, I want that. Whoever gets her is one lucky devil, just saying~

11. Kamei Eri returns as a Soloist/Tarento

Whatever Kamei comes back as, I will be happy. But I honestly would like to see the girl back in the spotlight, because she is such an entertaining and talented person. Even if it isn't with UFA or H!P, I would be happy, just so long as she is back. I guess most Kamei fans hope for this, honestly, because she is just so wonderful. However, I don't think she will come back in 2012... if she does, then YAAAY!

12. Michishige Sayumi and Iikubou Haruna get to act

This is more of a hope than a prediction, but I would love to see these two act more, whether it's in a drama or a stage play. I know that Michishige is currently going to be in two dramas (that Math one, and another one where she plays a spoilt sister) but it would really be great if these two got to do more in acting. I think that Michishige is a great personality, whether she is playing a cute and cunning character, or a sinister yet sweet girl. 

I still have yet to see Harunyan's character, however as she already has experiencing in acting, I would love to see her portray a character in a movie, drama or stage play to promote Morning Musume. Also, as she loves Michishige so much, it would be wonderful if the two could act together.

13. Niigaki Risa goes Solo (Well... kinda done)

Whilst going solo may potentially mean a graduation from Lord Gaki, I still want it to happen. The girl has an amazing voice, which is being wasted in Morning Musume. I wish that I could hear her voice more in songs, but alas, Winky feat. Squinty get the lines... But if 2012 is the year she gets a solo or two, I will really surprised, as this is one hope and prediction that I don't think will happen any time soon.

14. A New Group or New Sub-Units (DONE!)

This might be a wide-eyed, questioning prediction, however, I would like Hello! Project to bring out a new sub-unit or a new group. S/mileage, though still new, are already losing their glimmer thanks to the loss of their strongest singer and now their front girl, as well as the additions of two sub-par singers, a squealing vampire and Akari. So, I would like something fresh to liven up H!P, though sub units may be a better option as it seems that people don't want any more auditions for Hello! Projects main groups right now.

15. More Morning Musume Auditions (DONE!!!!)

Even though I said that it seems people don't want any more members in Hello! Project, it doesn't mean that I don't. In all honesty, I would like at least one more addition to this group, and someone who can sing. Currently, Morning Musume has very few good singers: Risa, Reina, Fukumura, possibly Zuki and Haruka. That's 4/5 out of 12. Please, a good singer? Also, if Aika does just so happen to graduate, we need someone else to even up the numbers...

16. H!P gets another soloist (My lord it's done... kinda)

I feel that this is more so my desire/hope rather than an actual prediction, but I will put it here anyway... In all honesty, I like Mano, however her songs can get boring very quickly. It seems the only exception here is My Days For You, which I really like listening to. I find that her songs are too cutesy and have little to no variety, so, I would love it if H!P pulled out another soloist... and yes, Kikka's one, but she isn't in H!P still, is she? And if she is, well... meh :/

16. Tanaka Reina gets into a Scandal

I swear, I will be putting this here until she graduates...

This is actually more of a joke prediction, than anything. I just want it to happen for the lawls rather than anything else. If this happens, I will be highly surprised it happened in 2012, however I hold little hope. Again, this is a joke prediction.

I think that that is all for Hello! Project... o-O for Cereal, yo!

Jpop Hopes & Predictions for 2012!

Time for the miscellaneous groups~ And, like before, these are in no particular order~

1. PASSPO☆ get #1 for any of their 2012 singles and/or albums

I adore PASSPO☆, so of course I would hope/wish/pray/predict this. Okay, they will be minus one awesome chick, but it hopefully won't make the group any less awesome than they already are. OH, I would also love some great PVs from these girls as well, just sayin'~

2. PASSPO☆ stay as a 9-nin Group (YES!!! DONE!)

Whilst there is a chance that PASSPO☆ will hold auditions, I really hope that they don't. I understand that most groups do this that I follow, but I don't want PASSPO☆ to. Okay, they are losing Kaho, one of my favourite members, but that doesn't mean that they need to gain new members yet. I like PASSPO☆ as they are, and I want them to stay this way for now. Please, PASSPO☆, don't change!

3. Houkago Princess have their Major Debut

I can see this prediction and wish being highly unlikely, but, you never know what can happen. I do honestly really want this to happen, considering how much I seem to adore the group. I think that these girls, in time, will really become a great group that people recognise. I would also love for them to get in the Top 10 on the Oricon charts, but that is still far away it seems. So for now, I am hoping that in 2012, the girls will have their major debut.

4. Pre-Dia have a Major Debut

Okay, I may not have talked about this group on this blog much, but in all honesty, I think that they deserve a major Debut. They have a mature sound to them that most Idol groups currently don't have, and they are good singers. It also helps that they are the sister group to PASSPO☆.

5. Bump.y Release more K-Pop styled singles (Done, though it was a cover)

I liked Bump.y's last single, Kiss. The song was wonderful in both PV and music, and I really enjoyed it. I want Bump.y to release more, anyway, but considering Kiss is my favourite single from them, I would love to hear more of their K-pop inspired tunes. The groups amazing, and they didn't release enough this year. More from Bump.y, please!

6. HouPri Release at least 2 singles (Kinda done?)

I would love for this to happen, simply because... well, it's HouPri. Considering their second single is set to release for February in 2012, there is a chance that they may get a second single out as well. Let's cross our fingers!!!

7. Afilia Saga East release another single wearing Maid Costumes (DONE!)

Seriously, need I say more? I love Afilia Saga East and their music, but the reason why I got into them was because they wore really adorable maid costumes. If they released another single wearing their maid outfits, I would be a very happy fan. For cereal.

8. 9nine to release something that doesn't sound like another of their songs... (DONE!)

Oh, I am asking a bit much, but I do want this to happen. Really, I do. I love 9nine, and their song Natsu Wanna Say Love U was different to anything I heard from them. However, their last single... not so much. But this might not happen, or it might. You never know. I will have to wait and see~

9. Sakura Gakuin release more singles! (DONE!)

I like Sakura Gakuin, and it's annoyed me in a way that they only released one single this year - so, 2012, please be kind and give me some more Sakura Gakuin. Onegai~

10. AKB48 bring out better songs...

Because a majority of people are fans of this group, I expect to get bashed, though I'm going to say this for all of the xxx48' family groups. Whilst this year I have broadened my horizons, I still find that I don't care for AKB48 like I do SKE48 or NMB48, and this lies mainly in the fact that their music is generic, though this isn't a bad thing - I like their music. I actually really liked Kaze wa Fuiteiru when it first came out, though that soon faded away after a few more listens. The PV though, was dull as hell (though very well executed, if a little creepy). Whilst I like how xxx48' videos are executed, I find their songs far too generic and overly similar for my own taste. I want to hear something new and different from the group. I hope that in 2012, they surprise me with a new sound.

Personal Hopes for 2012

For this section, I will obviously state my personal hopes for 2012 in terms of music and Idols~

1. I get into Kpop (Done)

Though I still don't really care for the culture or their singing style, I have recently become really interested in IU, especially her songs Good Day and You & I. The fairytale like quality that these two songs have is really nice, and she's a wonderful singer too. If anything, IU is the reason why I would branch out into Kpop, much like Koharu was the reason why I branched out into Jpop.

2. I get into More Boy Groups (Done-ish)

Whilst 2011 marked the year where I finally gave in and started to like boy groups, I still haven't fully conformed. I sometimes won't listen to the music because I simply can't be bothered, or because I am still a little disinterested in them. I know that it's a hurdle I need to cross, because I actually really enjoy listening to some JE every now and again, but I want to try and branch out an bit more, like boy groups who aren't from JE, as well as try to like KAT-TUN or NEWS. However, those two are highly unlikely as I dislike their music a lot.

3. I start to care about S/mileage more (Done)

Whilst this may fall under the Hello! Project category, I find that it is too much of a personal desire rather than a prediction for this group. In the end of it all, I know that I will change my opinion on this group now that Yuuka's getting the boot. I mean, she was actually the reason I stayed with S/mileage after Saki's sudden graduation, and I wasn't even expecting to become a fan of hers! I didn't even like her to begin with!
 But, unless I suddenly start to like Dawa (ew) any time soon, I have a feeling that this group will go nowhere with me. Though I do like Kanon, Akari and Kanon, my fandom of these girls isn't nearly enough to keep me liking the group, much like my love of Miyabi and Chinami - but just because I like them, it doesn't mean I care for the group because I don't care as much for the girls as others do. My fandom lies mainly in MoMusu and C-ute, and it did lie with S/mileage, until they kicked out Saki, added a foreheaded, squealing vampire and changed drastically. But yeah... let's hope that I start caring at some point in the future...

Wow, this one's long... ._.

4. I start to Care for AKB48 (Totes done)

I don't really like AKB48 right now anyway, though NMB48 and SKE48 are great, and I think I am starting to like JKT48, too. However, AKB... not so much. I find this group bland and over-used, I guess, and I don't really like the 'face' of the group, Maeda Atsuko. However, I do like Mayuyu, and it seems that I may be increasing my fandom with Mariko and Tomomi, but the rest... their faces annoy the hell out of me, probably just as much as Meimi's face does. However, if my prediction/hope that they bring out good music next year comes true, my fandom may increase a little to a lot. Let's hope for the best~

And thus ends this boring, and questionable, post...

In the end, I put mostly what I would like to happen, rather than real predictions - but I knew that, in the end, most of these would come out of my desires rather than real predictions. In the end, I just put what I wanted~ However, I hope that some of these (especially a PB for Harunyan) come true. As you all probably know, this is all speculation and dreams, but, one can wish, right?

Anyway, thank you all for reading this post and putting up with it!

So~ Do you have any predictions or hopes for 2012? If so, what are they? Comment or write a blog post about it, it will be fun to read~


  1. I'm really hoping for sub-units too. I think it'd be awesome to have 9th and 10th gen MM and/or 2nd gen S/mileage together in a unit to help gain recognition (or at least some of them together).

  2. @ryshiko

    I know! The fact that there are fresh faces in Hello Pro makes me really want this... I would especially love for some of the girls pushed to the back to be given a chance to shine in a smaller group.

  3. That's a lot of stuff! Once again, I fully support your want to have Riwhore pushed to the back in lieu of someone else. She has and always will bother me until she wipes that smug little grin off her face. I also want Mittsi to graduate; she's not terrible but I think she's really become a burden to the group. It'd be nice for Reina to graduate too... but I'll put up with her for now.

    I guess the best thing we can do is hope something we want to happen does come true! Well, I wish all these groups the best of luck. And I hope you have a happy New Year!

    By the way, I didn't get into AKB and the other groups until this year. If you really want to start taking interest in them, I'd recommend listening to their older stuff when they weren't popular. Some of their songs (Keibetsu Shiteita Aijou, Dear My Teacher, Virgin Love, Seifuku ga Jama wo Suru) really blew me away and although you might not feel the same I'd take a look at it!

  4. AKB songs are generic? All 400+ songs. And you find MM songs great? Thats funny....really. OK, what's so generic about Kaze wa Fuiteiru? Compare that with any song MM released this year. Including that chicken song. If you want an intelligent opinion about AKB and not sound like a hater, try at least 10% of their discography.

  5. @Anonymous

    Never said I listened to all of them ^^ I'm willing to try out, and with Kaze wa Fuiteiru, I never meant to call it generic. I found that it was darker than their other songs this year, actually. I liked the song at first, but I don't much now. I liked the dark tone it had. I also find MoMusu generic, so don't get me wrong at all, I know they ain't perfect, but with AKB, I found that their songs sounded so similar this year (especially Everyday Kachuusha, which I LOVE)whilst MoMusu had a few that were different (other than Mai, that was generic as hell xD)

  6. @Nia

    I enjoy writing about a lot of things, and it was hard to come up with list xD But in the end, I have a lot of things I want to happen, especially with Hello Pro :3

    I hope some of the things you wrote come true, too ^o^ I enjoyed reading your post~

    I actually will try to listen to AKB48. I haven't gotten around to it yet because... well, I'm lazy, I will admit it, however I know that some of their older songs are really good, but this year, their songs have been more generic than most Idol songs, and all sound waaaay too similar IMO

  7. Have you tried Fudanjuku yet? They are girls that dress up like boys, so they are the best of both worlds, if you want a bridge between girl and boy groups. I've already found myself falling in love with the girls' male personas. XD

    I'm hoping for a lot of the same things you are, particularly more auditions and a new H!P group. ^^ I need to make a blog post about my list. XD

  8. Don't worry! A lot of AKBstans (including myself) didn't really like much of what AKB put out in 2011 minus Kachuusha. I hope next year they change it up some, since 2010 was such a great year for them in terms of variety (imho) and before they were "popular" they had a lot of great songs (as mentioned above). I agree with most of your predictions/hopes though, although I'd love a double Aika/Reina graduation asap. Aika's wasting space and I can't stand Reina!

  9. @Derrot

    I have actually tried Fudanjuku! I do like them a bit, but their sound isn't really my thing right now. I like their look though, and do fangirl over them a bit >3< and BLOG!!!

  10. @cosmokitten

    I would love for AKB to change it up - they have good music, but this year... it fell a bit. And I agree that Aika is wasting space, and Reina... urgh... we're on the same page xD