Tuesday, 27 January 2015

I Made a New Video... Took My Time, Didn't I?

It's been a long time coming, but Holy Heck... I actually updated my Youtube channel with a Reaction video. Whaaaaat?

Seriously, even I'm yelling 'FINALLY' right now, because even I've been waiting. I've been waiting to come back to reacting to Music Videos, and I have been waiting until I could afford a new camera for the sake of no more shitty-quality out-of-focus, in-focus, nope outta focus again BS that my other camera pulled.

Also, this camera has nicer sound quality, too. I didn't record with a mic, granted, but I wanted to see how this ones mic worked; pretty good, though it still picks up background noise. Kuso!

Anyway, this is my Taiki Bansei Music Video reaction! Hopefully you all enjoy. I'm a tad rusty, so apologies.

Also, sorry for the shoddy lighting... I was either gonna film it today, or not. I chose to film, regardless of the lighting issues.

Until next time!


Sunday, 25 January 2015

An Introduction to the Fairies who Make You Melt! Let's Meet: elfloat!

It has really been a while since I last introduced and profiled an Idol group, to the point where I really can't even remember which group I profiled last, or what year I profiled them in. I know I give updates on HouPri now and again, what with member changes and all that jazz, but that doesn't count as a new profile, or at least it doesn't to me.

So, it's a pretty good thing I have found a new group to profile! Granted, there are only three members, but it's still a new group profile, none-the-less! So, without further ado, let's take a look at a shiny group I have suddenly found interest in. Who have I found to profile today?

Image via ASUKiMi
Introducing elfloat, a group of cute, young Idols who have a concept of Fairies who melt just like ice! Currently, elfloat is under the agency blue clover, a Music Video Production company, as their sole Idol group and also their first group in general. The group made their activity debut back on May 24th of 2014, and participated in the SEKIGAHARA IDOL WARS 2014 event on May 28th. Currently, the group consists of three members, however they originally debuted with four girls, up until one members graduation back in November of last year. Right now, though, the group seems to be stable with just the three of them - the group is, however, currently holding auditions for new members, so elfloat may have new members very soon!

Despite their short tenure as a group, being barely a year old at this point in time, the group has already released one single, six music videos and have performed at various venues, as well as held their first one-man live back in November of last year. For such a young group, it really feels like they have done a lot in such a short time, especially for a group that is under an agency which has only just started to produce a group.

Also, as a random (but also relevant) bit of background information regarding their agency blue clover, the company has produced many music videos, with Houkago Princess and READY to KISS being two Idol groups the company has recorded for. Upon watching elfloat's music videos, I wondered why the style of filming was so familiar... no wonder, they were recorded by the same company! So, there's some wonderful trivia for you all. Keep that safe in your memory bank for whenever Houpri next record an MV in a similar location, or with a similar style to something elfloat have done.


I've only known about these girls for barely an evening as I write this, but honestly, I am rather besotted by them already; I enjoy their music, I like their image, and their videos aren't half-bad, either, though what else could we expect from a group that came out of a Music Video production company? If anything, elfloat are an intriguing trio of girls, and I only hope that they can become even more interesting as they grow together, as well as stronger in sound and video production.

In a way, it will be rather intriguing to watch them, both elfloat as a group and blue clover as a production company for Idols like these girls. Given the fact that blue float are also looking for girls to audition for a new group, too, I feel there will be even more to expect from them this coming year! I look forward to it!

With all that said and done, it's time to take a look at the girls of elfloat themselves! With three cuties to choose from, which member of this Airy-Fairy group will you want to get to know the most? Let's take a look at them all right now~

Spring just got Sexier in NEWS' 'KAGUYA' Music Video! Are You ready for this?

All thoughts and opinions within this review regarding the group mentioned, their song and/or video are opinions of my own and no one else's. You do not need to like my opinion, you can even rival my opinion, but do not think for a second that I will appease to your opinion just because you feel superior or that I am wrong. An opinion is not fact (though some choose to take it that way, for some reason) but just a mere thought - do not take it seriously. Remember; your opinion is your own, and you do not have to succumb to other opinions for the sake of agreement. Thank you.

Once Upon A Time, there was a blogger who liked Female Idols. When Spring came, however, she found the true appeal of a Male group. Through a tale of four Princes looking for Kaguya-Hime, this blogger realised how wonderful Male Idols could be.

But, one could wonder if, after she found this tale, would she follow this group until the very end? The future of her liking for the group is still somewhat foggy, but for now, let us simply find out how she came to enjoy the male group and the song they came to create. What story shall unravel?

And here is where Chiima becomes an objectifying cow, because MEN. More specifically, NEWS. I could not help myself, nor am I sorry.


Okay, so we all know I'm not the biggest of followers when it comes to all-male groups in the world of J-pop, but when I find something worth watching and talking about, regardless of the groups gender or style, I talk about it - it's the way I work, and also, I like to appreciate what I enjoy, and this my dears is something I enjoy. Like, seriously, hoo boy, NEWS have something to appreciate and talk about here, and if you have seen this video, y'all will know I'm talking about. Seriously though... have you seen this? There is a lot to enjoy, if you ask me.

If you have yet to see it, then hop to it, readers! It is a seriously yummy music video, and one worth about a million views. The songs good too, but dayumn, that video! Watching this, it makes me feel... well, it just makes me feel like I should become a fangirl of NEWS, you know?

Yeah, it's that good! So good, I'm willing to convert to the NEWS fandom, if need be. Somehow, these men of the delicious variety have ignited the fangirl of male groups in me, but how!? Why? Well, you may need to watch the music video to find that out.

That, or you can view my abundance of stupid screen captions, read my objectifying comments of the hunky men that make up NEWS, and then look at my prattle of a review at the very end. Your choice, reader dears. Either way, do one of those actions, and you will see why NEWS have ignited a flame in me and brought out my gutter mind once again.

For those who dare to read, this is KAGUYA. Let the story begin...

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Musings & Mutterings Episode 5: This is Where I Rant

Y'all can listen to this weeks podcast HERE! Have fun!

And this is where I rant, and my god-damn opinion really comes into play. Don't y'all hate it when I open my mouth and voice an opinion? XD

This weeks episode has a little bit about what I did for the past week (I bet that was boring~) and then, when it comes to the Idols, I start ranting about Country Girls and their up-coming Major debut... because it fucking aggravates me, and I wanted to show my annoyance via podcast. Hopefully, that part is more enjoyable than my intro into the podcast! But yeah, I get annoyed, voice said annoyance, and ramble and rant and all that jazz... I am not sorry!

I had fun ranting XD

It was a fun episode to create, though I was um-ing and ah-ing a lot, as usual! Still, it's difficult to come up with something on the spot! I need to really give myself weekly themes or challenges and topics, or something! Give me a hint, guys! What do YOU want me to talk about? Remember, I want this to be a pretty broad podcast in terms of topics... so, not just Idols, but life and such as well! Whaddaya think?

Anywhoo, this is Episode 5, and I need to go and do... something. I hope you enjoyed!

Until my next Musings & Mutterings update, take care and be good!


Much Love,

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Coming of a Beautiful Spring is Upon Us in Doll☆Elements' 'Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau' [MV Review]

All thoughts and opinions within this Review are my own and no one else's. Whilst you may disagree with what I say regarding the group, music video and song, it does not mean either of us are right; at the end of the day, we all have our own opinions, I simply choose to voice mine aloud right here, in the written word. So, please respect what I have to say, and do not be rude! You can disagree, but don't become self-entitled because you feel you're superior or whatever. Ta.

We're over halfway through January, and I have yet to write a PV review! Oh, woe is me, what do I do!? Why, oh why, have I yet to write for you all!? I have been busy and ill, it is true, but still! I am a terrible blogger! So, let's rectify that mistake, shall we, and talk a little bit, and also write my first PV review of 2015! Does that sound good? It does? 


Now it's time to take a look at something I have been wanting to write about since November, because there's nothing like writing a review in 2015, than a PV that was released in 2014... Yeah... o 3o

Let's GO!!!

Though the video has been out for a few months now, with it being released back in November of last year of all times, the actual release of Kimi no Sakura Hirari to Mau as a single was early on this January, marking this single as Doll☆Elements' first release of 2015. To make things more seasonally appropriate, it's also a Sakura-themed song, too! Oh, goody!

I could have actually talked about this video last year in review, and I nearly did, however at the time I knew that I wanted to talk about this video when it was, to me, an appropriate time; November and December weren't appropriate, because that was the season of Christmas, not Spring, so I decided to wait before writing this. Now that it's about the time Spring songs start coming out, I thought this would be a good time to write it, just after it's been released. And here we are!

Seriously though, it's been very hard to not review this song and video, because I really love it! I like Doll☆Elements in general, they are a group I try to watch out for all the time, but after watching the beauty that is Kimi no Sakura Hirari to Mau, I can't help but think that this is one of their best releases to date. It's a video that shows off their incredible beauty, allowing me as a viewer to appreciate their talent and graceful flow, but it's also a video that has had a lot of thought put into it - in short, it's great! So right now, since seeing this video, I feel the need to follow Doll☆Elements even more.

Before I badger on, however, I will let you all decide for yourselves how you feel towards the PV and what it has to offer to us viewers, if you wish to. It's your decision, dear reader; will you join me on an adventure to the land of the Dolls, and see what fantasy they have to offer us this time?

If you wish to join me, then step this way. The world that Doll☆Elements have created is not so far.

Welcome to the wonderful world of Kimi ni Sakura Hirari to Mau, where Spring is everlasting and as beautiful as one could imagine...

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Musings & Mutterings #4: Let's Talk Some More~

You can listen to the latest episode of my Podcast series HERE!!!

I am sorry that Episode 4 is, er, a week late! I actually explain in the episode why I didn't update last week, but in short; I went back to University, and I was also ill. So, yeah, that's what happened! That said, I also didn't have much to talk about last week, so... yeah! Still, I wish I hadn't missed on last weeks episode! Good thing I said this series may just be bi-weekly, right!?

Anyway, aside from talking about being a bit ill, I also talk about a film I recently went to see, and also gave my scattered thoughts on it (without spoiling the plot, thank goodness!) as well as talk about film in general and what I look for in film that appeals to me as a viewer, as well as some talk on the newest H!P Unit reveal! Because, seriously, how can one NOT talk about that? T'is big news, baby!

I have fun making the gradients for my little thumbs for Musings & Mutterings! SO PRETTEH!

Hopefully for this week, you will all enjoy what I say! If you have any ideas for topics, lemme know, I am open to topics to chitter chatter about! It can be Idols, Life, Experiences, Advice... anything! OH GOSH, LET'S MAKE A CORNER! Like 'Chiima's Chitter Corner' or some bull like that, where I say something like advice or stuff like what I was like in school, or my experiences in work/school or whatever... STUFF. LIKE. THAT! Whaddaya say!?

Or you could have a 'Chiima, try an accent' thing, or 'Chiima explains slang' or whatever XD LET'S HAVE FUN and LET'S GET A CORNER! Cause you guys may be intrigued by it, YES!?



Until next time~
Hyper Chiima, AWAY!


Saturday, 3 January 2015

Let's take this One Step at a Time, then Maybe You can Give me More! with 4TE's 'MORE / Ippozutsu' Single Review

All thoughts and opinions regarding the group, music or visuals reviewed within this post are my own, and no one else's. Please respect my opinion and I, in return, will respect yours. Thank you for your understanding~

It is safe to say that I like different types of music; growing up in a family where musical tastes were extremely diverse, from Eighties pop to Green Day, Rave to Michael Jackson, I came to appreciate various sounds and different styles, and even though Japanese music is the most prominent sound in my system as of right now, I still enjoy different kinds of music no matter its country of origin, or who sings it - if I enjoy it, then I can appreciate it no matter what. For me and many others, Music is Universal.

And for the American based Japanese pop group 4TE, this is also the case. Breaking down the language barrier and making their 2015 debut, this America-based Japanese pop quartet are ready to take on the New Year and all it has to offer! Are you ready for them, too?

For those curious to know, 4TE (pronounced Forte/for-tay) are a Japanese inspired pop group based in the Southwest of the United States of America, and is made up of four members: Micchi, Jenny, Mei and Chii, who all strive to create, distribute and perform Japanese pop music for everyone to enjoy. Their management team, however, is based in Canada, with both managers aiming to spread the idea of 4TE and what they provide to the industry on an international level.

The group, who have been working together for over a year to make their debut Double A-side a reality, have all overcome the obstacles of living in different locations, and hope to reach fans of Japanese music with their sound, all the while using the Internet as a platform to bring not only themselves, but also their dream, together. And so, after all of their hard work and effort, the girls are ready to make their debut this year, sharing with us all their love of music and Japanese pop in the form of their debut single release, MORE / Ippozutsu! Are you ready to become involved in what 4TE have to offer this 2015?


Join the Berryz Kobou Tribute Plan with Chuu! Sugoi! Idol! (Deadline: January 30th, 2015)

For those interested, please visit Chuu! Sugoi! Idol!'s Berryz Kobo Hiatus Tribute Plan to find out more about how you can become a part of it! Thank you~

Earlier today (January 3rd), I was contacted by Admin Miyo to help promote Chuu! Sugoi! Idols! tribute plan for Berryz Kobo, who will begin their 'Hiatus' this coming March. So, to give them a send-off from their adoring fans, both Ran-chan and Admin Miyo have once again devised a Tribute Plan! Read on to find out more~

With Berryz Kobo's imminent 'Hiatus' coming closer and closer, I know that a lot of fans of the group are preparing to say goodbye to one of their beloved Hello! Project groups, and for some, their all-time Number 1 unit within the Hello! Project collective. With only two months to go, it is time to prepare our goodbyes to the most senior members of H!P, and for one blog, they are doing what they can to show Berryz Kobo the love of the fans worldwide with their Tribute Plan, which is to close on January 30th - the end of this month.

Chuu! Sugoi! Idol! are a blog that, over the years, have organised a few tribute plans to show love towards a group or Idol under Hello! Project, and this year will be no different; with the departure of Berryz Kobo, both Ran-chan and Admin Miyo have started to plan out the tribute plan, and have chosen to do a video tribute to the group once again, but this time they are going to have a full dance cover of various Berryz songs, which will be covered by only 5 dance cover groups - this was decided so that the editing process would not be too overwhelming.

For fans who will not be a part of the dance cover however, Ran and Miyo have stated that you can still send in your photo's and messages for the members, but to keep the messages you send short and sweet - messages like "Gambatte Berryz Kobo!", "I Love Berryz Kobo" or  "Thank you Berryz Kobo!", words that are short and meaningful, as photographs and messages will only be five seconds long in the video. So, if you choose to do this, please keep that in mind!

Regarding the dance cover 'auditions', I am unsure as to whether or not Ran and Miyo still need groups, however from their recent blog post concerning the auditions, they seem to only have three, and hope to use five for this tribute - so, if you are a part of a dance cover group, be sure to send them in!

If you are at all interested in sending a picture and a short message to add to the tribute video for Berryz Kobo, please send them to emceepurplemee@gmail.com with the title 'Berryz Kobou Tribute' as the title. The deadline is January 30th, 2015, 12 NN Philippine Time, so be sure to get your cameras at the ready if you plan to be a part of this!

So, if you are interested in becoming a part of this Tribute Plan, please GO HERE to find out more and how to fully become a part of it!

I know that Berryz Kobo have many fans worldwide, and whilst I may not be one of those fans, I do hope that those who want to send them a goodbye in the form of a small tribute will send in their images and become a part of this project that Ran-chan and Admin Miyo have set up together. It is only a small way to send your love, respect and admiration to Berryz Kobo before they leave Hello! Project, but it is one way to show them that they are loved worldwide, and not just in Japan.

For the fans of Berryz Kobo, come together and shower them with love! Help out Chuu! Sugoi! Idol, and make this a tribute plan to be remembered!

Much Love,

Friday, 2 January 2015

There's A New Hello! Pro Group? Well Why Didn't Ya Say!?

Of course, my first post of 2015 is News related. Good thing it is Good News, right? RIGHT! Let's get 2015 started here! Vroom vroom!

image from BARKS News
Earlier today (January 2nd, 2015) during the annual Hello! Project winter concert, it was reported that a new group would debut under Hello! Project, with their first indies single being released in March. The group is compromised of 8 members, all made up of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei and NICE GIRL Project trainees. The members are:

Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka, Nomura Minami, Ogawa Rena, Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Wada Sakurako and Inoue Rei.

The group, whose name will be revealed later on this month, will also perform in the musical Week End Survivor alongside Sudou Maasa, which will run from March 27th until April 5th.


Tokyo Girls' Update
Hello! Project Special Group Site


Say Hello the Berryz Kobou's cuter replacements!

OH, HELLS TO THE YEAH! If I had added 'New Units from H!P' to my Hopes/Dreams 2015 list, then wow, that would be one wish complete already... sadly, I didn't, but honestly? I thought they were done for new groups, what with Country Girls debuting and all.


Honestly though, I really did not expect a new group to be announced already, especially with Country Girls only just announcing their indies debut, too, so when I came home from some work to find this piece of news on my doorstep... well, I was pretty bowled over by it! Am I grinning like an idiot? Yes, I am indeed. Am I ecstatic? Of course I am! Am I prepared? Not one bit, but that doesn't really matter, because holy heck, it's a group of new Loli's to look out for! Sure, it's a Hello! Pro group, but I am indeed ecstatic, as it is something new and fresh to look forward to.

That said, I am not really anticipating one aspect about this group, and that's the fan-cackling that will come with the Hama-chan wota when they gloat about their one and only getting into a group, fiiiinaaaaally, gaaaawd, and being the center of it. I didn't like it when Karin debuted, and I sure as heck won't enjoy it with Hama-chan, but whatever - the group itself, I am aye okay with!

So, in order to allow myself some way of getting to know the newest members of the Hello! Project major group collective (even if they are indies, which in about 3 months, they may not be - this is H!P, they don't have patience), let's take a look at the bunch of Hello! Pro Trainee cuties that managed to make it into this shiny new group, shall we? Along the way, we can also try to learn their names, and find one to fawn over!

First up, Fujii Rio! Rio is 15 years old and from the Aichi prefecture, and previously, all the way back in 2011, auditioned for S/mileage's second generation lineup, as well as for Morning Musume's 10th generation, however chose S/mileage over MoMusu in the finals. She didn't make it and, two years later in 2013, she made her debut with the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei as a part of the 19th generation.

Now, I don't follow the Kenshuusei, so admittedly, I had no idea who this girl was, and I still have no clue, even after checking her profile a bit on the Hello! Pro wikia. That said, upon first impressions, she's quite intriguing; she wants to attend school like Momoko and Airi, as well as be an Idol, which is pretty admirable in my eyes. In looks, she seems quite plain, but cute, too - I like her hair short, actually! When it was a bit longer it hid her features, and right now, it feels like short hair is her calling - she looks adorable, and she has a sweet smile.

I want to get to know this one more!

Next up, Hirose Ayaka! Ayake is 15 years old, from the Kanagawa prefecture, and a former NICE GIRL Project trainee. In 2014, she moved from NGP to Hello! Project, but was originally under TNX from 2011. Back in 2012, she auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation and, quite obviously did not pass - good thing, too, or she wouldn't be here! As a part of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei, she was in the 22nd generation.

Okay, I follow NGP less than I do the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei (especially since Canaria Club aren't around now), so my knowledge of this girl is just as bad as my knowledge of Rio, but dang, she is a cutie! She has a very refreshing look, and a sweet face too! In a way, I imagine this girl will be a real beauty when she becomes an adult, so I look forward to watching her grow! Also, in regards to her being a part of NGP before becoming a Hello! Project Kenshuusei, I'm glad that she was able to debut after years of training under TNX - I know NGP are often overlooked, so it's nice to know that a few of their girls have been able to debut after years of training and waiting. Hopefully, when the group has debuted this year, I will be able to see how good this little cutie is.

So, Ayaka... I rather look forward to your l33t skillz!

Third along, Nomura Minami! Minami is 14 years old, and she is from Tokyo. Originally, she auditioned for Morning Musume's 9th generation, before joining the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei's 16th generation in 2012, and then went on to audition for Morning Musume's 11th generation, only to fail once again.

Okay, d'awwwww! This one is adorable, she looks just like a puppy! Seriously, how innocent can someone get!? I want to hug her, guys! Can I hug her, pleeeeease? -hugs the cutie pie-

Okay, cuteness overload is over with, but seriously, she is adorable beyond measure! The fact that she seems to look nervous in an 'OMG its a camera hiiiide me nooow' way is super sweet, too, but in general I just find her absolutely sweet-looking, so yeah, there we go! I don't know much about this one either by the way, other than that she is only one of two in her generation, and that she is 14... despite looking about 8. Seriously though... too cute!

I could go on about her cuteness all day, but I won't. Still, she is currently the most adorable member of the group so far, though she could be a little devil, too... I anticipate her character the most!

Finally making her group debut, Ogawa Rena! Rena is 14 years old, and she is from Tochigi. She originally auditioned for Morning Musume's 9th generation, and when she did not pass that audition, she passed the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei audition and joined as a part of the 12th generation. After that, she auditioned for both the 10th and 11th generations for Morning Musume, and again did not pass. She is the last member of her Kenshuusei generation.

And finally, a Kenshuusei I know of! I don't actually know I came to know of Rena, because she wasn't a finalist for the 9ki auditions (as far as I know) but I had heard of her being placed in the Kenshuusei at the same time as Aina and Mogi, and have since looked her up. Honestly, she is really very beautiful, probably the most mature looking of all the girls in this brand-spanking new group, and very nice to look at... seriously, if we're going off of shallow first impressions, then I will say that right now, Rena is the one I want to follow the most, purely based on how she looks, and how calm she makes me feel when I look at her, too. She's very beautiful, and again, I feel at ease when I look at her, so for that, I really like her.

Also, apparently she's an airhead. I like airheads XD

I might follow this one more than the rest, just sayin'~

What the fidge did they do to your hair, Hamster-chan!?

The one the fans are crowing over, Hamaura Ayano! Forever 14 and from Saitama, Ayano joined Hello! Project back in 2011 as a Kenshuusei member, and then went on to audition for Morning Musume#s 10th generation, and then their 11th generation, however did not pass either auditios. Since becoming a part of Hello! Project, she has taken part in many stage plays. In the Kenshuusei program, she is a part of the 11th generation.

Ahh, Hamster-chan, finally. You are debuting. This will surely make your fans rage with happiness, and allow me to shrink back in terror at how eager they are with your debut. Most likely, because I dislike hype, this will also stop me from really caring about you for a while... even if you are cute, and even if you have that soul-devouring look in your eyes. Because, seriously, the hype around you before put me off. That said, I will wait till your debut to see how I find you!

Actually, I do look forward to Hamster-chan's debut, if I am being completely honest, but I'm not really excited about the reaction from her fans, either; I'm not good with hype, and tend to avoid it where I can, however I still look forward to what Hama-chan will bring to this new group, because honestly, what else can I expect? It's obvious already that she will be the center, so of course I'll anticipate it... somewhat. I just hope she doesn't suck too badly, or suck at all. In general, I just hope she's a suitable center.

I'm scared of what her fans will do, but honestly? Hamster-chan, I look forward to your debut~


Cracking on, this time it's Taguchi Natsumi! Aged 14 and also from Saitama, Natsumi is Hamster-chan's partner in the 11th generation, having joined alongside Ayano back in 2011. She has auditioned for Morning Musume's 9th, 10th and 11th generation auditions, but of course did not pass. She is small, being only 151cm (Fujii Rio is smaller, by 1cm), and seems to have a slight complex towards her height.

I think I've found the awkward one in the bunch! YES!!!! Nervous-chan, may I have your autograph?

Okay, in all seriousness, there is this awkward cuteness surrounding Natsumi that is appealing to me, but I suppose that's because I like under-dogs - still, cutie! In general, this whole group seems cute, but when it comes to the girls who look a little awkward compared to others, it makes the whole group seem that little bit more adorable and fun, and hopefully, Natsumi will bring on some fun, even if it is in an endearing 'awww, she tries so hard!' kind of way.

I don't know much about her, because of the 11ki Kenshuusei Hamster is the only one people harp on about, but I look forward to seeing how Natsumi performs on camera, in both singing and dancing. I think she will be a fun one to watch grow, more than anything, so I look forward to that!

I want to watch you grow in performance, but not height. Stay short and adorable~

Member 007, it's Wada Sakurako! Aged only 13 (tiny-aged one!) and from the Aichi prefecture, Sakurako has been in Hello! Project since 2012, after having auditioned for the 11th generation but failing to pass. Compared to the other Kenshuusei in Hello! Project, she has had the least amount of work in terms of modelling and acting. She is a part of the 17th generation Kenshuusei.

Okay, HELLO SMILES! And Hello Project-chan! Seriously, looking at Sakurako and reading up on her, doesn't it feel like she is the 'project' in a way? I suppose it's that refreshing charm, the little work she has done when it comes to stage plays and magazine shoots (compared to the others, at least) and just... well, just her aura in general! I mean, I doubt she is a project, because at the end of the day, she can't help who chooses who for media or stage attention, right? RIGHT! And anyways, she's probably pretty awesome, who knows? All I know right now is, for sure, that she is ADORABLE!

And she has the Ears of an Angel, and the smile of one, too. Right beside Ogawa Rena, based on shallow love, I rather like this one, too! Also, she's the beanpole of the group, which is just as endearing!


And last but not least, it has to be Inoue Rei! The youngest and aged only 13, she is from Tokyo, and a former member of the NICE GIRL Project  trainees! She debuted back in 2012, however transferred to the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014, and is a part of the 22nd generation of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei.

Okay, mysterious girl right here, because there is barely anything on her... yet. So, that's something to look forward to. Also, dang, her hair! It's seriously long, but I like that; if Harunan is anyone to go by, I like it when an Idol has long hair! But, one with such a sweet face, and really cute ears? BONUS! Seriously, she's adorable, much like Sakurako, except Rie has this look on her face that says 'I know something you don't know...~' and, weirdly, that's appealing. She looks mischievous, but innocent, too... so, I actually anticipate that in up-coming videos! Also, as a former NGP girl, I do look forward to her performance style, and how good she is as a singer and dancer. In general, I look forward to what Rie brings.

However, right now, lemme fawn over those ears! Gimme gimme~


I apologise if I make no sense right now by the way, because for some reason, I can't write well enough today. Ah, well...

Anyway, in short, I'm pretty excited for these girls and, in general, this entire group; they are all pretty appealing in their own way, and will surely bring something to the plate for their group that is endearing, exciting and unique only to them. Currently, I don't know what to expect from these girls - it could be anything, honestly - so until they bring out their first single, I can only wait and see what they do, and how they do it, and to see if I'm excited after watching and listening to whatever they have produced.

Right now though, I'm just happy that Hello! Project are debuting a brand new group, especially now that Berryz are going, and also that they are debuting a bunch of their Kenshuusei as they do so - it's nice to see that we aren't at the point Kenshuusei were in a few years back, when barely any were debuting, and were instead leaving or being kicked out because H!P were going backwards instead of forwards. It's good that, finally, the trainees are actually given the chance of debuting in a group and having their chance to shine. I know that not all the Kenshuusei have had this chance, but hey; at least Hello! Pro seem to know that they need to harvest their talent before the crop dies out, right?

Times are changing, and Hello! Project has grown, seeming only to expand more this year. For 2015, I really do wonder what these groups will deliver, and what other surprises Hello! Project will bring...

For the debut of this new group, much like Country Girls, I look forward to it. What about you?