This blog was started on January 15, 2009.
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I started with adode137 but Youtube canceled that account, so now almost all of my accounts in every Morning Musume fansite I’ve been to are under adode136. I usually use the nick adode136 or something similar (although it sounds too technical), but I prefer to be called Ado when I’m talking with other H!P fans, since it’s short and it’s easier to remember.
I currently have accounts in Hello! Online, Morning Musume BBS, H!P University, JPHIP, and Musume Central, and International Wota but I don’t post in the forums, I plan to eventually start sometime later in some (The links in the site names are to my profiles in each of those pages, add me if you want).
I became a fan of Morning Musume and Hello! Project on November 2008, and my current favorite members are Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, Kumai Yurina, Suzuki Airi, Mano Erina, and Mori Saki.
I made this blog to help people get H!P News, and my main reason for starting the blog is to help people get H!P news since not all sites post all of the information. A secondary reason is to give my opinion and as much information as I can about a subject, and I might be late sometimes, but it’s usually due to school related issues or because I’m not near a computer.
The following sections are currently available:
- H!P Birthdays - A section with all of the birthday dates for H!P members which is updated constantly. On the birthday of an H!P member (current or former) I upload a picture of them as well as wish them happy birthday
- Reviews – A section where I review H!P products which I have ordered. I started it since not all fans get a chance to buy many H!P products and some might be curious as to how a CD or a PB look like so I thoroughly show the product as well as give my personal opinion on songs or pictures
- Upcoming Releases – Available links to buy the latest H!P releases, currently I leave two released products in that section with the RELEASED tag long enough to allow fans to buy them. The links provided are for CDJapan, HMV, and YesAsia all of which count to the Oricon charts
- H!P Profiles – Wikipedia styled reference section for current and former H!P members as well as current and former groups
- About - Information about the blog and myself, such as my current rankings and how the blog was started
More sections are planned and will be revealed on the Shuukan Yoro! section, which is a weekly section where I update readers of the blog with site news, poll results, review updates as well as a special H!P video of the week. Shuukan Yoro! is usually updated on a Friday before 21:00 (PDT).
I am a 19 year old fan who loves everything about Hello! Project – the members, the songs, the performances, etc, and even though I have only been a fan for a couple of years I try my best to learn more about each member and the history of Hello! Project.
I am currently learning Japanese and even though I can’t read Kanji well I can read Hiragana and Katakana, which is useful when I have to translate some titles into Romaji, but despite not being fluent in Japanese I love the songs and I try and help others who are barely starting as fans.
How do you know Hello! Project?
I found out about them on November 2007 when I was watching School Rumble! and found out Tokito Ami (she sings Sentimental Generation) was in a group managed by some guy called Tsunku. So I started searching and found out he was the guy who wrote songs for Hello! Project, I thought it was just a group, but when I found out that it included a lot of groups I was surprised.
I remember I saw Morning Musume as the flagship group so I decided to listen to a song of theirs “Sexy Boy ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~” (it got my attention, I was still unfamiliar to Japanese music and wasn’t used to the “~” or the strange names in the song title) and I was instantly hooked, I thought the song was awesome and started listening to others and soon it expanded to almost all of Hello! Project.
I am a big fan of Niigaki Risa and now of Michishige Sayumi so when I had to decide for a blog name I literally thought it over for days. I definitely knew that it had to contain “Hello!” so I decided on that as the first part of the title. The rest of the title was somewhat hard to think of since I didn’t know H!P that well before, so I started mixing up member names of the only H!P group I knew about at the moment, Morning Musume, and after many attempts I simply mixed the names of my favorite member (Niigaki Risa) and the cutest member (Michishige Sayumi) and I came up with SayuNii.
I usually do a ranking of all of the members but since I like everyone from the current H!P (I seriously don’t dislike anyone since they all have different characters as well as something that makes them unique) it was almost useless to try and rank them since I would only say good things about everyone so I decided to write about my current favorites.
Right now I have 8 favorites from most of the current groups, the only group that I still haven’t decided a favorite from is S/mileage since I can’t decide which member is my favorite due to the fact that we haven’t seen them that much (although Kanon stands out for me sometimes).
To summarize my favorite members are:
- Niigaki Risa
- Michishige Sayumi
- Tsugunaga Momoko
- Tokunaga Chinami
- Kumai Yurina
- Suzuki Airi
- Mano Erina
- Mori Saki
So now I will explain a bit about what makes them my favorites, starting with Niigaki Risa:
Niigaki Risa - Since I became a Momusu fan Gaki-san always stood out for me along with Konno and Kamei because of her energy and great smile either in TV performances, PVs or concerts. She has always had this energy that makes her one of the most interesting members to watch perform since her energy and determination are some of her many perfect qualities.
She was usually one of my favorites but she really became my number one favorite after I saw her Alo-Hello! 2 DVD where at the end she speaks about the energy she receives from her fans. Her reasons for performing and un-selfishly helping everyone she talked about during that last segment really made me appreciate her more and from then on she has and always will be my favorite.
Michishige Sayumi - Her narcissistic cute character might be a turn-off for many fans who don’t know her but those of us who have given her a chance have come to love her because of how she is. Beneath her TV personality lies an intelligent and beautiful woman and despite being shown as a “poison-tounged” member she is really clever and great at telling stories.
She might not be the most perfect singer (I can admit that) but she makes up for it with her incredible character and her passion for performing, which makes her an incredible Momusu member.
Tsugunaga Momoko – Like Sayu she seems to have a slightly narcissistic cute side, but most of the time she is like Gaki: an incredible and energetic member who is the definition of her groups spirit. When she performs in concerts she is usually the member who is seen jumping around and encouraging everyone to cheer on and sing with them which is great to see from a performer.
Despite being somewhat short she always stands out, for example during Berryz Koubou’s first appearance on Utaban everyone was a bit nervous so they didn’t speak up, everyone except for Momo who talked and talked. As she has grown she has matured into a beautiful woman but she still has that young spirit that makes her Momo.
Tokunaga Chinami – Chii usually doesn’t stand out that much since she is usually in the back row but if you get to know her through performances, PVs and Making Of videos you can tell that she is an incredible Berryz Koubou member with a lot to offer.
Apart from being incredible cute she is usually one of the members who tells jokes and makes everyone feel better, for example when Momo cried since she thought Berryz Koubou had lost a contest because of her (I am not sure when but they mentioned it on their radio show) Chii came up to her and told her “Even when you cry you have your pinky up”, which made Momo laugh.
I really wish that she would get more screen time since she has really matured in the last few years and become a perfect member because of her happy spirit, her bright smile, as well as her caring spirit which makes everyone feel as happy as she is.
Kumai Yurina – She is often mentioned to be the 4th main vocalist of Berryz although she spends most of her time in the back (which might be due to her incredible height of 178 cm) but despite that her incredible cuteness as well as her caring character make her a perfect Berryz Koubou member.
Like most of the Berryz Koubou members she is extremely energetic when performing and tries her best to make their performance – either at a concert or TV show – one of the best. She has a cute soft voice that goes well with her incredibly cute personality which make her one of the best members that Berryz Koubou has.
Suzuki Airi – Suzuki is basically liked by many and disliked by some due to C-ute’s single SHOCK! but if you give her a chance you can easily tell why she is very popular. Apart from her cuteness she, like Chinami, makes jokes and tries to make everyone feel better when they are down.
When she performs she does so by cheering along with everyone and singing with her extremely talented voice, and she is the main highlight of most performances due to those reasons.
Mano Erina – Mano is perfect for many reasons, and I truly say that without exaggerating since she is the definition of a perfect idol. Apart from her incredible voice (which improves with each single) she is an incredibly beautiful woman who is one of the most intelligent and caring idols I have seen in my life.
As many H!P members have revealed she is very intelligent (a news article mentioned that she had a passion for history and attended a strict school) which is definitely one of her best qualities and even helps when she acts since apart from learning her lines and performing them perfectly every time she knows when each prop is used and even helps staff when they don’t know what prop to use in each scene.
Apart from her incredible beauty and talent she is also one of the most caring idols as evidenced of her first appearance on Music Fighter where she brought the audience (which consisted of about 20 people) some food she had made that morning.
It is somewhat disappointing to see that her singles continuously sell less and less and that her fan base is somewhat small (as can be seen from her threads at H!O which barely reach 10 pages or her LA appearance thread which only features about 3-4 people talking about it), but I’m glad that her fan base is solid and supporting her in every one of her many concerts, singles, and dramas.
I could go on and on about her but to sum everything up she is basically one of the most perfect idols I have seen in my life and apart from being one of my many favorite members she is also quickly becoming my 2nd top favorite.
Mori Saki – Many people might be wondering who she is and it isn’t surprising since she is an H!P Egg, and despite not having debuted yet she has had 6 years of experience so far. Apart from performing in many of the H!P Egg concerts she also acts in many plays as well, in fact she is usually the lead of those plays and it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that she is focusing on acting in the near future.
From her appearances of H!P Egg videos it is easy to see how cute and caring her personality is and despite not having a big fan base she is definitely among my favorites. Despite her focus on acting I hope she finally gets a chance to join a group soon so that she can become more popular and become a great member because of her many talents and cuteness.
Overall everyone in H!P has some kind of unique characteristic which makes them great, and even though I have only highlighted my current favorites it is important to know that despite not mentioning the others I sincerely like and respect everyone who is, and has been, part of H!P.
A Few Words…
Hello! Project is a big part of my life, and like many others as well I will be a fan for years because of the almost endless variety of characters, personalities, and looks of the many idols that are currently part of H!P as well as the vast variety of songs that Tsunku manages to make for all of the groups in H!P.
Even though there might be some people who don’t like the current H!P and often criticize Tsunku for lack of creativity it is important to note that the song they adore – whether it be from the “Golden Age”, the current Momusu generation, Berryz Koubou, C-ute, Mano, S/mileage or any other H!P act – was made (in some way) by the same person that they now criticize.
I find it very comforting to know that despite not having the same popularity as before Momusu continues to be one of the few groups who constantly sell top 5 singles on the Oricon charts for more than 10 years, and even though many fans have left (either because of a graduation of their favorite member or lose of interest) the spirit of Momusu lives through the many wonderful members.
All of the groups and members of H!P, from Momusu to S/mileage, are unique in their own way and with the endless variety of songs there is sure to be a favorite for all H!P fans, both past and present .
I find it important to ask everyone to continue to support all of H!P’s many groups and artists in whatever they do, and hopefully through this blog I hope to help new fans as well as established fans to find out more about what is happening in the world of Hello! Project.
I hope you find my blog useful and I will update as soon as possible when news happens, enjoy~
- Ado (adode136)
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