Last Quarter Phase of 2016

October 13, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Another quarter down, another one to go. I hope to get the blog updating as usual as I’m a little in the middle of a project. I’ll let you know when I can give more details. Therefore, if the blog is slow to update, I humbly apologize.

And now I have a very special announcement for you all…

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Fresh, Ageless and Evergreen: Tsubaki Factory’s New Blooms

September 15, 2016

Love soft as an easy chair
Love fresh as the morning air
One love that is shared by two
I have found with you

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

As mentioned on Tuesday’s post, we will continue our coverage of the Tsubakis this week because something big happened a few weeks ago.


Announced at their fanclub event on August 3rd, Tsubaki Factory announced their second generation members.

Like a rose under the April snow
I was always certain love would grow
Love ageless and evergreen
Seldom seen by two

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Reporting on Having Camellia Blooms to Yourself

September 13, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

What a wacky past few weeks, huh? From a new Crying Angel to some Northern newbies to surprise graduation, H!P’s been full of surprises this summer. One of those surprises was an MV clip unveiled on a Hello! Station installment. Granted, this was to promote the release of Tsubaki Factory’s DVD single (set to release that very Saturday), but this still caught a good portion of the fandom by surprise.

This was the least of the surprises the Camellias had in store for the H!P faithful (especially given what happened a few weeks ago), but I’m getting ahead of myself.


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Ice Fairypuffs: The Strongest Generation

September 9, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!


Happy Cirno Ice Fairy Appreciation Day! As noted in this post, the centerpiece of the Ice Fairy Festival event is a post here on the main blog. Well, this one is extra special as it features the first wave of Powerpuff Musume ’16 series of pics.

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WAFNA~! C-ute’s Disbanding. O Fortuna…

September 1, 2016

I bemoan the wounds of Fortune
with weeping eyes,
for the gifts she made me
she perversely takes away

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Well, as promised from last week’s post, here is the proper take on C-ute’s announcement.


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Disband on the Run

August 30, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

This post is going to talk something may seem unrelated at first, but has quite the significance in the J-idol fandom. It’s been a year ago since Berryz Koubou went on indefinite hiatus. It has also been sometime since the J-pop Universe was rocked with its biggest scare yet: the “SMAP Disbandment” Scare (if you can call it that at this point).

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Chill Out, Guys! The Ice Fairy Festival’s Here

August 18, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

After the terrible topics from last week, here’s one that’s more positive! Last week, the 2016 Ice Fairy Festival’s been announced! You can read the full announcement below:

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Mission Complete

August 11, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

You have a wonderful sleep, dreaming wonderful dreams that can spur you into action. Then, you awaken to face the day ahead, full of brightness and hope for the days ahead. You casually go to your Twitter feed to see what’s going on around the Tweetsphere and then you find this:

You go, “Huh. That’s so sad….” This comes in after you talk about the Kenshuusei and the afterglow of one’s promotion. Well, you are curious and feel like you’ve heard someone before. This intrigues you, wondering if anyone was among the awardees. You then hop on your laptop and begin drafting away a minor follow-up to said previous post.

After all, as was reported on July 28th, we’ve had a few “departures.” (Ironically, the post about the promotion was published that very day.)

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Loss Stinks: No Country for Manakan

August 9, 2016


(Don’t worry. This’ll be the last post to begin like this, but the pun was too irresistible. Had to bring in some humor to this dark time!)

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Enjoying the Games so far? At least they provide a welcome distraction from the loss we experienced last week.

So let’s dig into “Manakaloss” and see… well… how we came to this point, for starters?


The act of surviving the departure of an idol is a brave act in of itself.

Brave In!


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Vamola! Bacchikobushi Youth is Very Popular

August 4, 2016


Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Announced on May 26 with the third A-side announced on June 22revealing their covers and updating their cover profiles on June 30.


So let’s dig into Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono and see if the Kobushi’s recklessness translated into bravery. Brave In!


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