Catching up

March 12, 2008

So this is my first post after moving my former blog, ~ lurking in the shadows ~ (on Blogger, here) to WordPress. I got the idea for it about a week ago, then like 7+ j-pop blogs got deleted from WP so I decided against it, but after Kawaiirrhea figured out what was causing the shutdowns (Pony Canyon downloads), I decided to just go ahead because I don’t have any Pony Canyon downloads on my blog (and as of now I don’t plan on ever having any). I like WordPress better than Blogger, so…
There’s also a new name. I kinda was getting tired of the old name, and since I’m moving this anyway, why not? xD Resonant Blue was the first thing that came to mind…named after Morning Musume’s upcoming single.

As my first post here, I should catch up with everything I’ve missed lately. I’m going to attempt to keep this blog up-to-date, update it much more, and write some posts that have some actual content besides just quick news posts. xD

(my g key’s broken, and while I’m copy-pasting the lowercase g it’s too much trouble to keep copy-pasting the uppercase and then having to go back to the lowercase…so that’s why I might have random fail moments in terms of capitalization)

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2008 predictions

December 31, 2007

Haha, I wrote a list out like two weeks ago, but forgot to post it here. Oops.
Thankfully, I remembered it now, otherwise it would have been too late! xD
Some of these are predictions, some are more wishful thinking on my part…xD;

2008 Predictions
Morning Musume will release 3 or 4 singles and their 9th album. Their 9th album has gotta be coming up soon, they’ve already released three singles due to be on it, and there’s a fourth being released in March.
Morning Musume 9th gen auditions. I know the 8th gen hasn’t been around for that long, but…
Takahashi Ai graduates, becomes a solo artist. I’m kinda neutral on Takitty, I don’t love her but I don’t hate her either. I could totally see her graduating to become a solo artist at some point…she has a good voice, and because of that, she gets so many solos in Momusu. I want the others to get lots of lines too…xD
Hello! Project Kids become uber popular, get a #1 single. I keep hearing people say that the Kids have taken over Hello! Project…I think it’s just a matter of time before some H!P Kids group, whether Berryz, C-ute, or Buono, gets a #1 single.
One of the Berryz gets a boyfriend and is kicked out of Berryz. Haha, I kinda want to see this happen…8D I barely even know their names (I’m learning! I swear I am!) so if one of them got kicked out, I wouldn’t really care all thaaat much…
Yaguchi Mari starts a solo career. Or at least does something, please! She’s my favorite ex-Momusu, and I really want her to sing again.
Yasuda Kei does nothing. Still. Damn.
Goto Maki signs with a new record label and releases first single. Please? I really loved Goto…
GAM comes back. Even for just one single. I was hoping that because of GAM, Miki would still have something to do even after she left Momusu, but now GAM’s pretty inactive…
-As for the new units…Ongaku Gatas is permanent, and continues to release singles. Athena & Robikerottsu releases maybe another single after their upcoming one, then either actually breaks up or just fades into inactivity. Buono! keeps going until Shugo Chara ends, singing all the opening/ending themes, then moves onto another anime.

And just a couple of quick non-j-pop predictions…
Prince of Tennis ends. This is the one prediction that I’d hate to come true the most. However, the end of PoT is obviously happening soon- it’s so close, they’re on singles 1, the very last match of the final round of the National Tournament. The author once said that he’d like to go through Ryoma’s second and third years at Seigaku. I think at one point this would have worked- when Prince of Tennis was really really popular. However, now it’s not, and so I think that he’s just going to end it where it is rather than go on with the chance of cancellation.
Sket Dance survives in Jump. YESS

Mikitty resigning from Morning Musume?! T_______T

June 1, 2007

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god…
Fujimoto Miki, the current leader of Morning Musume (who became leader less than a month ago), is resigning from Momusu due to the boyfriend scandal!
Offical Announcement on the Hello!Project site (in Japanese, of course.)
I…wow. Just…wow. I mean, she’s one of the lead singers…well, they don’t really say that, but it’s kinda obvious, especially in a song like Kanashimi Twilight.
I can’t believe it…this is JUST like what happened with Yaguchi Mari back in April 2005! Goes out with a boyfriend, Friday takes pictures and publishes them in the magazine, she resigns from the leader position…
I just can’t believe this. I still don’t agree with Morning Musume’s position on boyfriends…I mean, seriously. She’s in her 20’s. Whyyy can’t she have a boyfriend? Makes me wonder if that policy is in position for the rest of H!P. I mean, Nakazawa Yuko’s in her 30’s, isn’t she? xD;

Now, the good thing is that she’s not gone forever. She’s leaving Morning Musume (damn! what’ll happen to their next single?), but she still wants to continue her solo career. No mention of GAM, from what I’ve heard…I haven’t looked at the article yet. Not enough time…I have to head over to graduation in like 10 minutes. xD;;

So, who’s gonna be the new sub-leader? Takitty’s going to be leader, considering she was sub-leader under Mikitty. Maybe Risa? She’s the only other 5th-gen left…and I don’t think a 6th-gen will be the sub-leader when Risa’s still in the group…and definitely not the 7th-gen Koharu or the 8th-gen Aika…

I’m gonna keep thinking about this during graduation and everything (lol, I’m not the one graduating, don’t worry), and I’ll post again with some more thoughts on this. Hopefully it’ll be a bit more than just random ramblings…
I’m also thinking about what’s gonna happen with the single coming out soon. When this happened to Mari, they still released Osaka Koi no Uta…but that came out like a week or two after she resigned. There’s still over a month before this single…will they rerecord like what happened with Gyaruru when Nono left? (though that’s TNX, so I probably shouldn’t compare with this) I don’t know if it’s already recorded in the first place, though, so…
I’m thinking she’s not going to be in this next single, because there’s still a while before it’s going to be released…
Rawr, I need to go~ I’ll make another post later today or tomorrow.