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Performances from TV Tokyo Music Festival 2014

27 Jun

A music festival featuring some major jpop artistes was held yesterday to celebrate TV Tokyo’s 50th anniversary. Guests include TOKIO/V6/Kanjani8/NEWS/AKB48/SKE48/NMB48/HKT48/Nogizaka46/Morning Musume OG/Morning Musume ’14/Kahara Tomomi/Golden Bomber/Ikimonogakari/Nishino Kana/Hitoto Yo/Moriyama Naotaro/Sukima Switch/May J.

One of the highlights was Goto Maki’s return to Morning Musume OG after a hiatus of 2.5 years. Once the golden girl of Morning Musume, Goto Maki’s performance with the group brings us back to the days when Morning Musume was at its best.

AKB48 Kashiwagi Yuki, who is known to be a fan of Morning Musume, posted on her Google+: “Everyone in Morning Musume OG were shining brightly. My tears are coming. I like them after all! Ishikawa Rika san too! Goto Maki san is so cute!”

Morning Musume OG – Morning Coffee/ LOVE Machine/ Renai Revolution 21
Morning Musume ’14 – Password is 0

NMB48 – Ibiza Girl
The 48-group also showed up in full force, together with official rivals Nogizaka46. The new Queen of AKB48 Watanabe Mayu took up center for past hits previously centered by Maeda Atsuko and Oshima Yuko. The sister groups also showed off their new image after being reinforced with new members from this year’s grand reshuffle.

AKB48 – Labrador Retriever/Koisuru Fortune Cookie
HKT48 – Melon Juice
Another interesting performance was “Labrador Retriever”, as it was performed by the newly selected senbatsu members from the recent general elections.


NEWS – weeeek/ ONE -for the win-


Golden Bomber – Memeshikute
These guys are still popular for their one-hit “Memeshikute” and funny skits. Unfortunately, their skits are sometimes based on Japanese comedy so only the natives will get it.


V6 – Wa ni natte Odorou/Darling/Sexy Honey Bunny!
This is for the older Johnny’s fans. Anyone?


May J – Let it Go (Japanese version)
This globally popular song has been leading the karaoke charts in Japan for a very long time.


Kanjani8 – Zukkoke Otoko Michi/King of Otoko
Kanjani8 also went out of the studio to perform. Bringing us on a tour of TV Tokyo, they gathered a whole bunch of employees to join in on a mass dance.Even the CEO of TV Tokyo showed up.


Ikimonogatari – Arigatou/Love Song wa Tomaranai
This is for those who love pure Japanese music.


Michishige Sayumi to graduate from Morning Musume’14 & Hello! Project this fall

30 Apr

It’s been reported that Michishige Sayumi will be graduating from Morning Musume.’14and Hello! Project this fall.

The news was announced on April 29 during the Yamaguchi concert of Morning Musume.’14’s live tour ‘Morning Musume.’14 Concert Tour Spring ~Evolution~‘. Michishige, who is the member with the longest tenure in the group’s history, commented, “Since I became leader about 2 years ago, I’ve been saying that I wanted to return Morning Musume a favor. During that time, although it wasn’t through my strength alone, we got 5 consecutive number one singles, and through various activities, I feel that I was able to return the favor little by little. Then I discussed it with Tsunku♂-san and the agency, and I decided this year’s fall tour was my time to graduate.

Producer Tsunku explained the reason why Michishige announced her graduation at this concert, It was her wish. To the members, she didn’t want to suddenly announce it on the concert stage. She wanted to directly talk to them before announcing it to the public. So she told them the night before. Then to the fans, she wanted to announce it from her hometown Yamaguchi, so it was decided that she would announce it during the live today.” Michishige will graduate from the group after the finale of Morning Musume.’14’s fall tour.

Michishige joined Morning Musume as its 6th generation member in 2003. After becoming the 8th leader in 2012, she has been leading the young members of the group. She has also been active in her solo activities by appearing on variety shows.


I don’t know much about MM since most of the girls i knew have graduated.I don’t even know Michishige that well either but i think she’s done a great job bringing MM back to its peak. What will happen to MM in the future?

Morning Musume 14 unveils PV for new single for “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe”

4 Apr

Morning Musume. 14′ recently revealed the details on their upcoming double A-side single entitled “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0“, and now they’ve released the PV for one of the title tracks “Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe.”

“Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0” is scheduled to go on sale on April 16.


I was never into MM, but can i say they are making efforts to be more international? I’ve never seen an official PV which comes subbed in English. Definitely makes me appreciate the song more but i’m against all that auto-tuning and dance style.