Juice=Juice#2 -¡Una más!-

Juice=Juice has finally released their long awaited second album Juice=Juice#2 -¡Una más!- just a few days ago on August 1st.  It comes in a single disc regular edition, and a deluxe limited edition with two CD’s and a blu-ray.  The two discs serve primarily as a collection of the groups physical and digital singles over the last two years.  Continue past the jump to read my take on all of the songs in the limited edition!

Morning Musume。’18 to perform in Mexico!

Mexican Morning Musume。’18 fans have reason to celebrate as it has been announced that Morning Musume。’18 will be visiting Mexico for the first time on November 10th 2018 to perform a concert! As with previous Hello! Project events in Mexico, the concert will be put on by Ninshi Conciertos, and will include a special fan event on the day after the concert for those with a VIP ticket.

Those lucky enough to attend the fan event will be able to participate in a handshake event and will receive a signed poster!

Juice=Juice Announces World Tour!

Hey world, are you thirsty? Thirsty for some juice? Hopefully you are, because Juice=Juice has just announced a world tour! In a first for Hello! Project, Juice=Juice will visit seven separate countries this Fall. Their destinations will include the United States, Mexico, England, France, Germany, Malaysia, and Thailand. The tour is set to begin in September, and presumably more information will be provided as the events approach.

While many Hello! Project acts have already performed abroad this is the first time that a group has performed a proper world tour. Additionally, this will be the first time that a Hello! Project group has visited many of these countries, like England and Germany.

As your author is quite the Juice=Juice fan, he is really looking forward to seeing them perform in America! So get your glasses ready world, Juice=Juice is coming around!

℃-ute Announces Second Concert in Mexico

It has just been announced that ℃-ute will be making a return to Mexico! Hello Project’s most senior group will be performing a second concert in Mexico City on April 13, 2017 aptly named ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~¡De vuelta a México!~. The concert will take place at SALA CORONA and tickets can be purchased at the Mexico TicketMaster website.

Those fans lucky enough to secure a VIP ticket can even participate in a fan event on the next day! Details on the fan event will hopefully be released soon.

This performance in Mexico and the ℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~De retour à Paris~ concert only three days later in France may be the last time foreign fans are able to see ℃-ute before their unfortunate disbanding this June. Let’s hope that lots of fans are able to give these great girls a wonderful sendoff in their home countries!

Nintendo Switch Direct: Impressions

So Nintendo finally gave us more details on their new console after first showing it with that video last year, and what a showing it was.

Nintendo Switch

It all sounded good at first. They showed a price, release date and revealed that the Switch, unlike their other consoles would FINALLY be region free! No longer do you have to buy another version of the same console just to play a game that they weren’t willing to release in the west. The price of $299 USD was a bit high but most people were expecting them to price it at that range. March 3rd as the release day was a shocker as well.I along with most people probably expected middle or late March, not 6 weeks out from the announcement date. All in all though, things were going smoothly.

Hello! Project Songs on Wii Karaoke U by Joysound

If you happen to own Wii U or know someone who does, and if you happen to be a Hello! Project fan, it might delight you to know that there are some familiar songs featured on Wii Karaoke U! Other Jpop idol songs are available as well, but since H!P is what I know, this list is focused on them. There are enough songs for a few hours of entertainment, at least, and in places without authentic Japanese karaoke options, Wii Karaoke U is a somewhat decent replacement!

Note that I am listing the songs as they are marked on their website, so there may be weird spellings and typos on their end. By using their spellings, it should be easier to find the songs and artists on their service.


A History of the Top Tier Cutest in Hello! Project

This post is a look back at members who have defined ‘kawaii’ in Hello! Project, and some suggestions for who might take the throne in the future. These are members who have enjoyed popularity and career success not only for their talent, but also almost super-humanly cute looks, and you might say primarily for those looks. The list is biased in the sense that all humans are biased, but these are not my favourite members. These are members who were or are especially known for their cuteness; members whose cuteness would attract the attention of casual passers-by, members who are cute enough to receive compliments from people who are not interested in idols in the least. They are the opposite of ‘acquired taste’, having features that are generally valued in Japan; the small faces with symmetric features, likely big eyes (although as you will see, there are exceptions to that rule), a kitten-like quality that melts the hearts of all but the most dedicated haters.

 

Carrie Fisher Awakens Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo Crowd!

The force is awake with the crowd at 2016 Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo as Carrie and Gary Fisher, the iconic actress of Princess Leia from the Star Wars series wowed the crowd with anecdotes of her career, opened up about personal life of mental illness and rehab, and  truly inspired the crowd with her humor and no fucks given attitude.

In the fifth anniversary of Edmonton’s biggest entertainment and comic expo, there was more laughs, costumes, and celebrities  than ever before!

Tsubaki Factory is finally getting a major debut in January!

At the latest Hello! Project event in September in the “Zepp Tokyo” the major debut trainee in the unit in the performance “Tsubaki Factory” in January 2017 was announced!

Yuka Kinoshita 木下ゆうか YouTube Competitive Eater hits 2 MILLION SUBSCRIBERS!

Today Yuka Kinoshita 木下ゆうか surpassed two million subscribers on YouTube becoming the most watched competitive eating channel in the WORLD!!

she wrote:

I love eating. OoGui (eating a lot) is my channel’s main focus. I often do a social eating live (Mukbang)
Today,I ate 3 layer’s meat cake with rice and a lot of toppings to celebrate the exceed of 2 millions subscribers in this main channel. It was so luxurious and delicious !!
All of you Thank you so much !!!

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