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Morning Musume ’15 releases Triple-A side, Sayashi Riho’s last single

27 Dec

“Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi” was written by Tsunku.It was originally meant to be Sayashi Riho’s solo song but it became an A-side for all the members to sing. He imagines Sayashi’s feelings of departing from a crush as he wrote this song.The MV features Sayashi’s solo dance.

“Endless Sky” is a song talking about moving towards the future. Tsunku wanted this to be embraced by all graduating students in the coming spring.

“One and Only”is the opening theme song for NHK World’s “J-Melo” show. It is entirely in English and Tsunku imagined it to be Morning Musume’s next tour opening song.

I chanced upon these MVs yesterday and liked “Tsumetai Kaze” immediately. Endless Sky is not bad too…more idol-like.

Purchase their single below:

Limited Edition A

Limited Edition B

Limited Edition C

Regular Edition


Highlights from FNS Kayousai 2015(Part 2)

17 Dec

Continuing from Part 1 

This time we have a dream collaboration between the girl groups in Japan!

AKB48 / Momoiro Clover Z / Nogizaka46 / SKE48 / Morning Musume 15 / ℃-ute / Shiritsu Ebisu Chuugaku / NMB48 / Team Syachihoko

1. Heavy Rotation
2. Love Machine
3. Chai Maxx
4. Aitakatta
5. Seifuku no Mannequin (Keyakizaka46 debut)
6. Renai Revolution 21
7. Oogoe Diamond
8. Ikuze Kaito Shoujo
9. Koisuru Fortune Cookie


NEWS – Hikari no Shizuku (theme song for upcoming Fuji drama)

I wanted to add in KAT-TUN’s performance but it’s nowhere to be found.



E-girls – Dance dance dance / Follow Me
Happiness –  Holiday
Flower – Hitomi no Oku no Milky Way
Dream – Blanket Snow

48/46 Group


SKE48 – Oki Doki
NMB48 – Nagiichi
T.M. Revolution x Takamina – Hot Limit

Other artistes

Ohara Sakurako – Kimi wo Wasurenai yo

Crystal Kay – Nando demo (Insert song for Otona Joshi drama)

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Mondai Girl



Why did Sayashi Riho quit? The lonely ace of Morning Musume ’15

31 Oct

Previously: Morning Musume ’15 center Sayashi Riho announces graduation

Tokyo Sports analyzed the reason for Sayashi Riho’s departure from Morning Musume ’15..

Ex SKE48 member Matsui Rena has said before, centers for idol groups are actually lonely. Sayashi Riho herself is also often alone backstage.

In MBS radio “Young Town”, Sayashi mentioned herself “I don’t have any friends..”However, her fellow members from 9th to 12th generation are close despite the generation gaps.

She has also said “It’s better that i’m alone since i don’t have to be wary of others.”

Related personnel says “She’s belongs to the type who can’t communicate well with others. She doesn’t consult others when she’s worried, so this is the result of bearing it herself. If she had members or staff whom she can speak to then we might have a different result.”

For example, someone like ex-leader Takahashi Ai whom Sayashi looked up to.

For a girl shouldering the responsibilities of a national girl group, her pressure must have been really high.


Morning Musume ’15 center Sayashi Riho announces graduation

30 Oct

On her blog:

I looked up to Morning Musume when i was in kindergarten, and joined the group in elementary school.
I’ve continued thus far with the support of Tsunku san, staff and fans.
However, i started to think about my future starting this year.
I thought that i had to experience things in order to grow stronger.

I consulted the management several times. The 12th generation juniors have grown, so it’s at this timing that i decided to graduate.
My graduation date is my 5th anniversary with Morning Musume.
It’s also the last day for Morning Musume ’15. 
Please allow me to do my graduation during 31st December’s countdown live.
As for tours,the 7th, 8th December Nippon Budoukan concerts will be my last.

Sorry for the sudden announcement.
You may be shocked, but i’ve been worried all along.
This is the solution i’ve decided on.

From now, i’m thinking of going abroad to learn English and Dance.
I’ll work hard so i can come back quickly.


 I remember she was very ambitious when she first joined Morning Musume. Maybe her passion just frizzled out alongside the changes to Morning Musume.

Performances from Arashi,V6,AKB48 and more on Music Station

29 Aug

I like this song alot because the tune brings back memories from the Love So Sweet days and the lyrics i imagine would hit the heart directly. This is meant to be performed for the bride during a wedding ceremony and apparently that is what Arashi did in their music video.

Translation of lyrics(credit yurikizero):

Now that I think about it, we’ve known each other for a long time
But (today) in the whole world, there isn’t anyone prettier than you

Our long-awaited Madonna is here
(Today) We’ll celebrate with all of our friends from back then

It’s so nostalgic, Baby Suddenly, it’s like we’re still seventeen
Sure enough, you’re a super lady As always, you’re a prize out of our reach

Gotta tell this “I love you” to someone dear to me
You’re an idol even now Everyone loves you
Let’s love each other forever Congratulations
You’ve just gotta become happy, Baby
Shout this love to a wonderful future

You’re so dazzling, it makes me kind of embarrassed
But (today) anyone in the world would fall in love with you

When you sign that certificate,
All the friends here (today) are the witnesses especially for our Madonna

Let’s take some pictures together, Baby All around, there’s love & peace
Let’s talk about our memories The same way we were back then

Gotta say this “I love you” now to our beloved
He’s a perfect match for you We all give up
Receiving so many cheers and love Oh! Everyone applauds
When you say you’re happy, that’s probably when we’ll start crying, Baby
Going to a wonderful future Ring the bells

Gotta tell this “I love you” to someone dear to me
You’re an idol even now Everyone loves you
Let’s love each other forever Congratulations
You’ve just gotta become happy, Baby
Shout this love to a wonderful future

Darling Darling Darling Laugh while crying
Darling Darling Darling Congratulations This is true love
Congratulations It’s our true love

V6 – 2oth Anniversary Special Medley
V6 is making alot of media appearances lately what with promotions for 24hr TV and the release of their new album. Guys are now ojisans(with the exception of Miyake Ken who defies the laws of time) but are continuing to explore new ground in music. The first song “Wait for you” is produced by Lady Gaga herself! For a second, i thought i was listening to One Direction.

Morning Musume ’15 – Oh my wish!
I do not like the electro dance pop that this group likes to release but their dances are always impressive.


AKB48 – Halloween Night
So they decided to up the gimmickry and include magic tricks into their performance. While i fail to understand more and more what is going on with this song,  i did enjoy the magic trick performances. The Sasshi-Takamina trick at the end fails and Takamina had to do a dogeza.


Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – Crazy Party Night ~Pumpkin no Gyakushu~
Cute dance and crazy visuals which in my opinion is more like Halloween. 




Performances from FNS Uta no Matsuri 2015

1 Aug

Yet another one of the summer music festivals….i’m tired of posting these since it’s always the same performances from the same people. If i had to pick the one highlight, it’d just be Ohara Sakurako’s “Kimi ga kureta Natsu” which is the theme song for Fuji TV’s drama “Koinaka”.

48/46 Group

AKB48 – Halloween Night

AKB48 – Everyday Kachuusha with exiting members Rena/Kawaei

HKT48 – 12Byou

SKE48 – Mae no Meri

NMB48 – Dorian Shonen

Nogizaka46 – Taiyou Knock


EXILE – Rising Sun

EXILE – 24karats Gold Soul

Sandaime J Soul Brothers – Summer Madness

Noriyuki Makihara x EXILE – Donna toki mo

E-Girls – Anniversary!!

Chisato Moritaka x FLOWER – Jyuunana sai

Johnny’s Family

V6 – Music for the people/Ai nanda
Kanjani8 – Gamushara Koushinkyouku

Kis-My-Ft2 – Kiss damashii

Busaiku – Yacchattta!!

Sexy Zone – Cha Cha Cha Champion

Arashi – Love so sweet

Arashi – Hoshi sora no shita, Kimi no tonari

Hey!Say!JUMP – Chau#


Leo Ieiri x Ohara Sakurako – Kimi ga Kureta Natsu

Morning Musume ’15 x Funasshi – Renai Revolution 21