Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Okay! Musume Digest #54 ~Anniversary Happiness~

It's time to D-D-D-DIGEST!!!! And celebrate!!!! YEAH!!!

This week in News...

MY DIGEST IS 1 YEARS OLD!!! EFF YEAH!!!! Mari Yaguchi problems, uh-oh... The sweet tears of Iikubo Haruna! Plenty of Berryz to fill you up! Zukki FINALLY GETS AN FC EVENT!!!! WHOO!!! A chance to sing with Chissa? HKT auditions are here for their 3rd gen! Kikka's back, with coffee! Naaboudoufu@Nana and others added to TIF! AND MORE!!!

What shall we Digest today?


Indeed we have finally hit it, my one Year Anniversary post for the Okay! Musume Digest. On June 6th 2012, I posted my very first Digest with the hopes to cover random pieces of news that I found interesting, but not worth creating one full post about. Since then my posts have expanded, and what went from Hello! Pro news turned into a full blown page covering H!P, AKB48 and other Idol groups and some other random content pieces added in there as well! It has been an awesome year since I started this Digest, and I am happy that it has become one of the most regularly read things on my blog!

But I honestly don't think that I could have continued the Digest without everyone's feedback! Ever since this post began, other bloggers and readers have commented from time to time to say how they like the Digest, and that they find it helps them to keep up-to-date with News when they can't look at it everyday. I am so pleased that this Digest has helped people in a way, because I just thought that this random idea would just... be random and overlooked! I am happy that it was so well received though, so thank you everyone for the feedback and for reading and enjoying the Digest!

Again, thank you, I am really happy that I was able to hit One Year with this Digest! It's been pretty damn awesome, but you know... we must Digest, and Digest we shall!

ALSO... before we go anywhere else, I do want to add in a special mention to Nia of Nia's Wonderland! It is her official birthday (I seriously put official in there, haha!) today so Happy Birthday Nia! I hope you have an amazing day, and thank you for being a blogger! I love you, and please, keep on blogging! MUAH!!!! <3

Wheee, content time! Remember to press ctrl + f for easier access to the pages you want! Thank you!~

#Hello! Project News
#Up-Front Promotion News
#AKS News
#Misc Idols and Groups News
#Pokemon & Misc News (NEW!!!)
#Press Release Event Video's
#PV/Song Previews

Video of the Week

Hajimete no Happy Birthday by Country Musume

Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YEI!!!

Because of the big 1 year Anniversary for the Okay! Musume Digest, I have decided that this is the best-suited song for the job today! The song is great, fun and cute, and I just adore it... and I just think that it fits! So Happy Birthday to the Digest, Merry Anniversary and Thank You for 1 year!!!! It's been pretty dang awesome Chimian Armh! YEI!!!

Picture of the Week


It had to be done... also, credit to my friend Sarah! She posted the gif on a Skype Chat and I could not think of anything as amazing as this gif to sum up my feeling of happiness at this Digest hitting on year. Oh, and the sheer superiority I feel right now, muahahaha!!!!

Now, onto the real reason why you are all here! DIGESTO NEWS!!!!


Hello! Pro Station Episode 17 is here, and this weeks MC is the delightful Iikubo Haruna!!! YAAAY! What will we see in this weeks video?

This Week on Hello! Pro Station, there is concert footage from Tanaka Reina's Graduation concert, such as her message to the fans, her solo of the fabulous song Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G! as well as a group performance of Shabondama! We also get a look at Berryz Kobou's PV for their new song, Golden Chinatown, as well as event footage from S/mileage! Be sure to check out this weeks video, it's packed with goodness!


I was surprised that Berryz Kobou's PV was released through this episode, but it was a nice surprise! Also, Iikubo was so cute in that little blooper at the end, awww, Harunan my Honey... don't worry! You are too sweet!

Also, and this is not me being a bitch or anything, but me being truthful... ut Riho is a shit singer in Shabondama. The moments where she opens her mouth are the moments where I want to just turn off the song. She honestly did ruin a stellar performance for me. Yeah, Haruna and Eripon can't sing, I know (at least I can admit that the girls I like can't sing, haha) but they didn't have as many lines as Riho does, and Riho butchered hers. Eripon at least sounds like she's improved since she first started. I would have loved for Kudo, Sakuranbo or Mizukingdom to get Riho's lines - they wouldn't have killed the song.

On a happier note, Zukki and Sakuranbo KILLED their lines. They were effing AMAZING!!!!

Episode 16 of UF LICKS is here, so be sure to check it out!

In this weeks episode, we see more footage from... yeah, you guessed it,  LoVendoЯ! More Board meeting footage for Music Festa is also featured here, and live footage from other Music Festa or live events, so yeah... be sure to check this video out!


Serious question, guys... how many of you actually watch UF Licks and care about it? I am genuinely curious...

Hello! Project News

It has been announced that Berryz Kobou and S/mileage will star in the stage play Warera Jeanne ~Shojo Seisen Kageki~ which will run from September 6th until the 23rd.


A stage play? Awesome! I can't wait to see my little Gorilla in action!!! However, I dread Momoko and Meimi together... -shudders-

Geki Pro | J-Pop Idols

The Hello! Project store in Akihabara will be organising a Karaoke contest on June 8th.


I wonder what the prizes will be, hm...

Hello! Project News

Morning Musume

Morning Musume auditioners in Tokyo who have passed the first round will be called back for a second round on June 29th.


Wow, it's been a while since we heard any news regarding these auditions! I was actually surprised to see this pop up, but hey!!! It's news, and I am happy to see that there are potential girls returning for a second round, muahahaha...

Morning Musume's autumn concert tour has been titled Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 aki ~CHANCE!~


So, is it like ~CHANCE~ because of the girls who have a CHANCE to get into Morning Musume, or the CHANCE that Riho might finally learn to sing, or the CHANCE that Haruka will finally get decent lines given to her, instead of shitty little ones that she is too good for?

Hello! Project News

Suzuki Kanon will hold a Birthday Fanclub event on August 5th.


I will say what I said to my friend when she announced this glorious news to me on Skype... *ahem*


Hello! Project News

Berryz Kobou

Kumai Yurina will hold a Birthday Fanclub Event on August 2nd.


I have no idea when the Green Giants birthday is, but hey... her fans will surely enjoy it, and also, she should include a Height contest and see if she wins!!!

Idol Hour Hello! Project's June MC will be Shimizu Saki of Berryz Kobou! Please enjoy her segments for the next month!


And that is when all of the Saki fans exploded with sheer happiness... YAY!!!

The cover for Berryz Kobou's Alo Hello! 2013 photobook has been revealed!


Someone on facebook said that Maasa wins on this cover, and honestly... yes, I have to agree, though Chinami is a close second. Sadly there is a rather ugly hair-catastrophe somewhere in the middle in this image...

Please check out the cover for Tsugunaga Momoko's first essay book!


Her hair looks ugly, but she still manages to look cute... maybe it's because her mouth is closed for once?

Shimizu Saki and Natsuyaki Miyabi will hold a talk and handshake event for their new single in Fukushima on June 13th.


Captain and Sub-Captain together, aye? Well, I guess it's a good thing to promote them together now, right?

Tokunaga Chinami and Sudou Maasa are interviewed by MTV81. The segments have been titled A Mixed Bunch of Berryz. There are English subtitles for foreign fans.


It's nice to see these two together, it's actually really refreshing! And they are so cute, and adorable and also Chii is funny as heck! I love them so much ;3;


C-ute have graced the cover of Top Yell magazine!


Argh, me hearties, I can barely ee a thing thar, but ayyyyye, they be some bootylicious Pirate Idols thar... ARRRGH!

-gets out an eye-patch and hook-

C-ute will release a boxset of their new single Kanashiki Amefuri/Adam to Eve no Dilemma which will include a photo ticket.


Good to see that UFP are still managing to successfully promote the groups in different ways, and also... gimme that photo ticket, I want to take a picture with Chissa!

Individual handshake events for Kanashiki Amefuri/Adam to Eve no Dilemma will be available via pre-ordering from Chara-Ani.


I will hold Chissa's hands gently, lean towards her and whisper in her ear '... I love you.', and then most likely get dragged away for harassment.

It has been announced that fanclub members can apply to sing a duet with Okai Chisato at her up-coming birthday events.



It has been announced that C-ute are the Music Guests of Honor at Japan Expo in France!


HOLY FUDGE YES!!! WOOHOO, congrats my sweet peas! You deserve it!!!

The Hello! Project Digital Books model for June is Suzuki Airi! The Plus Model this month will be Yajima Maimi.


Sexy Airi *^* And meh, Maimi, but whatever... she's okay...


Wada Ayaka will hold a Birthday Fanclub Event on August 1st, it has been announced.


The fans won't go there for the singing, just Dawa's general sexiness.

S/mileage's profile images have been updated with both costumes for their new Double A-side single, so please take a look!


Ho Buggery, S/mileage look hot in their secretary outfits... and by George, did they recycle a Hello! Project Concert outfit for the other song? Well, regardless... KANANANANANA IS IN THE EFFING MIDDLE FOR YATTERUCHAN, YES!!!

Fukuda Kanon, Katsuta Rina and Tamura Meimi will hold a talk and handshake event at Tower Records Hiroshima on June 9th.


I have a feeling that Meimi will be hilarious, or try to feed off of the fans' necks...

S/mileage will hold mini lives and handshake events in Sendai on June 22nd.


A chance for everyone to hear some tone-deaf squeak muffins (Dawa and Nyon), two talented singers (Rina and Meimi) and a Gorilla and Hamster (Akari and Kananananana)!!!! YAY!!!! Who wouldn't want to go?

Up-Front Promotion News

Tasaki Asahi Documentary #7 is here! Please check out the video and enjoy~


More making-of footage for her first single... -sigh-. I would like to see a wider variety of stuff for Asahi, like what JuJu get. I love Making-of's and all, but still...


An Official website has been created for Up Up Girls, so be sure to check it out!


Lightning and Rainbows, a deadly but cute combination... Nice.

Also... Finally!!!!

Official Up Up Girls Website

On 30th May 2013, Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya filed for divorce.


I actually don't know how to comment... nor do I want to comment...

According to a blog post by Tanaka Reina, LoVendoЯ will be extending their tour, and will will be titled LoVendoЯ First Live Tour 2013 Ver.2.


This is amazing news for both the group and their fans! I am so happy that their lives are going well, and that everyone is enjoying them! Congrats to the girls for extending their tours and gaining success!!!

Kikkawa Yuu has teamed up with pop/reggae duo Kimaguren for Cafe-olé. The trio have sung Cafe-olé no Uta, which will be used in CM's for the product. The song will be released on iTunes on June 12th.


It's great to see that Kikka is still active and is able to create a new song with other people! Okay, the song sounds annoying thanks to Kikka, but whatever... her voice is pretty and she is a good image character. You go, Kikka!

(Aimai no Kankei ver. and Café-ole no Uta ver.)

The covers have been released for Kikkawa Yuu and Kimaguren's collaboration single Café-ole no Uta have been released. Kikkawa will also release an original song titled Aimai no Kankei alongside the CM song.


It's nice to see that Kikka is also still creating some original soundtracks, and this will be a nice edition for fans to get I think!

Kikkawa Yuu Official Website

Yaguchi Mari will no longer appear on her three regular TV Shows, it has been announced.


Oh shi-----

Sponichi News

It has been announced that Tanaka Reina will take Yaguchi Mari's place on her regular Ustream show for the time being.


"For the time being..." meaning maybe forever. Who knows? Depends on what UFP are going to do about the scandal now and such... but wow, shit... wow.

Ameba News

Tasaki Asahi Documentary #8 has been uploaded, so be sure to check it out!


And now it is time for something completely different...

Holy fuck, the footage has nothing to do with her previous PV's!? HALLELUJAH JESUS CHRIST!!!!



HKT48 will hold their 3rd Generation auditions from June 1st until the 30th.


That is a pretty short audition process... then again, Aki P seems to pick a large amount of girls rather than processing their qualities, talents etc... Oh wait, Idols don't have talent.

Misc Idols and Groups News

23 Groups have been added to the Tokoy Idol Festival 2013 line-up. Naaboudoufu@Nana, 9nine, Ono Erena, Afilia Saga, Love La Doll and Lyrical School are among those who will be attending.


WHOOO!!! Yes!!!! Two of my favourite soloists and some groups I enjoy are going! Hells. To. The. YEAH!!!!

Afilia Saga will release their next single, titled Neptune☆Sagashite, on August 7th. The single will come in three editions, each with a different cover jacket as well as different accompanying songs performed by a selection of members.

Neptune☆Sagashite will be used as the ending song for the anime Chou Jigen Game Neptune, whilst the coupling track Next Stage! will be used as the opening theme for the PS Vita video game Kami Jigen Idol Neptune PP.

Group List:

Type A : Yukafin Doll, Miku Doll Charlotte, Aria M Milvana, Kohime Lit Pucci
Type B : Ayami Chercy Snow, Reina Scott Mauser, Maho Sotto Voce, Laura Sucreine
Type C : Emiu Weilschmidt, Louise Sforzur, Raymee Heavenly


KYAAAA! My Little Emiu is one of the smaller groups, YES!!!! But daaamn, my Mahoho is in a bigger group. BOOOO!!!

Still, I am happy that the girls are bringing out a new single! I can't wait for the PV, kyaaa!!!!

J-Pop Idols

It has been announced that Oha Girl Chu! Chu! Chu! will release a new single for the summer! The single will be titled Natsu Thank You!!! and will be released on July 9th. Six editions of the single will be available to buy, and limited editions will contain a DVD. The single has been produced by Takuya.

Track List:

1. Natsu Thank You!!!
2. Happy! Happy! Happy Birthday!

DVD Track List:

1. Natsu Thank You!!! (Music Video)
2. Chu! tto Kotae Machu! 4 (Limited D)
3. Natsu Thank You!!! Treasure (Limited E)
4. Natsu Thank You!!! Pleasure (Limited F)


Holy Cow, these girls are really on FIRE!!! They must be making Oha Star some moolah, or... are they actually under a record company now? But my Lord... they are sticking around, and yes, I LOVE IT!!!!

J-Pop Idols

It has been revealed that the Nice Girl Project Trainee's will release their first indies single. The single will be titled Yaruki Konjo Iroke mo Sukoshi Kore ga Watashi Jishin The coupling track will be titled Bokura no Sedai! and there will be instrumentals of both songs as well.


Holy Crap this Project still exists? And they actually do, er...STUFF?

Nice Girl Project Official Twitter

Groups such as THE Possible, Tokyo Cheer2 Party and Station♪ will be performing at iPop Station Live Vol. 1 & 2.


My babies? My Station♪!? YES!!!!!! I don't care about the rest, just Station♪ matter to me!!!!

iPop Station Live Official Webpage | J-Pop Idols

It has been announced that Passpo☆ will release a new single titled Mousou no Hawaii on July 31st. The single has been produced by Yuta Yasuno, a vocalist and guitarist of the Japanese three-piece rock band HAWAIIN 6.

The song will be used as the commercial song for the travel agency H.I.S. Kansai of which Passpo☆ has been tied to since last year.


Wow, Passpo☆ are producing music like it's going out of fashion! Girls, slow the fuck down!!!

Tokyo Girls' Update

Pokemon & Misc News

The first still image from the up-coming live-action movie Kiki's Delivery Service has been revealed! The image shows actress Fuka Koshiba posing as the main characer, Kiki.

The live-action adaptation of the popular novel Majo no Takkyūbin is slated for a Spring 2014 release in Japan.


I actually really enjoyed the Studio Ghibli adaptation of this film, so when I originally heard about the live-action adaptation, I became excited for it... but I didn't know that it was a book first! I am, however, still incredibly excited!

It was announced by the agency of actor Tatsuya Fujiwara that the 31 year old will be marrying a 34 year old woman. The couple met in 2004 through acquaintances, and plan to register their marriage this year.

Tatsuya Fujiwara is known for his roles in Death Note as Light Yagami, and also Batte Royale where he plays the main character Shuya Nanahara.


Holy crap, I did not expect that.

PV/Song Previews

NMB48 have released the short MV to one of their B-side songs, Hinadan de wa Boku no Miryoku wa Ikinainda. The PV is inspired by 1980's Idol Groups and TV Shows, and even the song sounds very reminiscent of 1980's Idol music. The video has a nostalgic feeling, and fans of Onyanko Club may see a similar concept!

The song will be on the Type C edition of NMB48's up-coming single Bokura no Eureka.


It looks very nostalgic in my opinion, and the hair and clothes fit the feeling of the 1980's well! It seems that 1980's music is popular to recreate right now... you know, like the group SanMyu, C-ute's rendition of Kono Machi... Yeah, you get it.

The short Music video for Ono Erena's ERENA, the title track to her up-coming album ERENA, has been revealed! Please check it out!!!


HOLY FUDGE, YES!!!! I am now even more excited for this album to come out, it will be perfect! Erena is perfect already, yeah, but this song sounds so damn BEAUTIFUL!!! GAAARGH I CAN'T WAIT!!!! KYAAA!

The full preview for LinLin's new song Battle Beans has been revealed! Please check out the cute and catchy song!



BABYMETAL have revealed a special teaser trailer for their new single MEGITSUNE. Please check it out!


Erm, er... whut? Parrot? Headbanging? WHUT?

Press Release/Promotional Videos

The Girls News Hello! Project Episode 16 preview is here! Be sure to check it out!


You know what? We have Hello! Pro Station now, which seems a lot more up-to-date (duh) that this... so yeah...

A 30 second CM for Music Festa Vol. 1 has been uploaded, so please check it out!


This is not the sort of event I would personally attend (well, only if Asahi performs there...) but yeah, I would probably go and get into it... if I had interest in it XD

Bakusute Sotokande Icchome's Horiuchi Kaori, who speaks both Japanese and English, presents JapaDOL #2! Please check it out~


It's great to see a Japanese Idol showing Idol culture and groups to Western fans! I am happy to see this video here, and it's a great watch as well as a nice introduction to the featured group for this video, Idol☆College. Please do check it out~

Part two of JapaDOL, presented by Horiuchi Kaori, is here! Please check it out for some Wotagei lessons!


WOOHOO!!!! NOW I CAN BE A TRUE WOTA!!!!!! Also, they are some damn sexy Wota o-O

The first CM for Café-olé is here! Please check it out~


I would honestly be freaked out if someone came up to me singing whilst I tried to make them a coffee, but you know, that's just me...

The second CM for Café-olé is here for you all to watch, so please do check it out!


This one looks more realistic, only because they have instruments!


Aaaaand that is all we have time for this week! Thanks for tuning in to my 54th 1-year anniversary! It's been an awesome year, one which has been filled with news and awesomeness! Thanks for commenting on these digests and letting me know that you enjoy them, and also... thanks for reading!!!

It has been a good year, and I am happy you have all enjoyed reading! Here's to many more!!!


PING!!! Idolminded Recommended Reading: June 4th, 2013


  1. Congrats!!! Looks like we both share a Anniversary on June 4th!

    1. OOOOH your blog anniversary today? Or something else? :D And it is actually June 6th, but I am going by Tuesdays more than anything haha ^^ BUT YAY ANNIVERSARY *^* Congrats! :D

    2. YEP! today is Magiko's Idol Wonderland's 1st CAKE DAY!
      I'm so excited (i'm celebrating Tv-Net Land's Cake day on the 12th) so yep I got my anniversaries!

  2. Congrats and happy anniversary :D

    1. Thank you! :D xxx Sorry for the late reply XD