Niigaki Risa Fanclub Bus Tour in Shizuoka

by Aprilis on April 29, 2012 · 0 comments · AddThis

Thanks to modern technology, last weekend I was able to update what was happening on the Niigaki Risa FanClub Bus Tour through tweets and pictures. But thinking back, there’s still a lot that I want to share and tell. So please allow me to start from the beginning, on Saturday morning when Day 1 started.

The ride from Osaka to Shizuoka is very, very long. We were kept busy for awhile with paper work, ID pass, and a VTR message from Niigaki. As we were finally nearing our first location, I noticed that Morning Musume’s manger (@MornibngMusumeMg) was tweeting about Ikuta being on the bus and watching concert DVDs. I wasn’t surprise to read that Ikuta came along the tour but the big question was, did they have a whole bus just for Ikuta?

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Sanada Jyuyushi ~Bokura ga Mamori takatta mono~

by Aprilis on December 8, 2011 · 0 comments · AddThis

Sanada Jyuyushi ~Bokura ga Mamori takatta mono~ is a sumarai play starring Yu Inaba, Syugo Oshinari, Takanori Shimomura, and Risa Niigaki (Morning Musume). The play is a relatively small production that is currently happening at The Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo (from December 2 till December 11). It was recently announced that the play’s final performance will be stream on Nico nama’s pay per view channel and a DVD is set to be release in March 2012.
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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Fall: Ai Believe ~Takahashi Ai Graduation Memory Special~ Final

by Aprilis on November 30, 2011 · 0 comments · AddThis

It’s been two months since Ai Takahashi graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. Her last work as Morning Musume, 12, Smart, was released shortly after her graduation and was well received by fans. She has also started on various jobs such as a co-host for a bi-weekly online show and lots of photo shots. The 10th generations has also started making appearances with the other Morning Musume members on TV and various promotion events. Yet, the thought that Ai is no longer a part of Morning Musume has only recently started to sink in for me.

On September 30th, not only did I have the privilege of attending Ai-chan’s graduation concert but I was able to go with a friend. So not only was this my first time attending a graduation concert, but it was also the first time I attended a Hello! Project concert with someone that I knew. Add in the fact that the concert was at the Budokan, I was really bouncing with excitement all through September. After I got the concert goods I turned to my friend and said, “You realize we’re getting excited about the fact that we might be bawling our eyes out by the end of the night?” But it really didn’t matter did it, because there was never going to be another graduation concert like this.

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AKB48 – Koko ni Ita Koto

by 1337rice on June 7, 2011 · 5 comments · AddThis

Koko ni Ita Koto
Artist: AKB48
Product Code: KIZC-90117/KIZC-117
Release Date: 2011.06.08
Label: King Records Japan / You! Be Cool
Format: CD, CD+DVD
Limited Edition: 100 pg photo book by Mika Ninagawa, 1 of 14 randomly selected photos

Originally planned for release on April 6th, the Tohoku earthquake on March 11 brought the Japanese music industry to a sudden halt. After waiting for 4 months, will this album live up to its expectations and help AKB48 establish itself in the ORICON record books again?

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ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 (5/28)

by Aprilis on June 1, 2011 · 6 comments · AddThis

Ayumi Hamasaki’s 2011 concert tour, originally named ayumi hamasaki ARENA TOUR 2011 A ~HOTEL Love songs~, was changed to ayumi hamasaki ~POWER of MUSIC~ 2011 after the natural disaster that strike Eastern Japan in March. This isn’t the first time that Ayu had made sudden changes because of an unexpected event. Back in 2001, Ayu had the design for the album I am… all planned out. But after the 911 event, she opted for a more simple version that we see today. The new concert theme and tour goods are a big indication that Ayu really wants to reach to everyone through her music. Whether they are people that were affected by the disaster in March, the people who had reached to help, and international fans from all over the world.

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