Final Quarter of 2017 ☾

December 30, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

It’s that time of year again, when we get reflective of the past 300+ days. A lot has happened this year, which entailed numerous ups and downs. I got a bit into it during the Charisma, Kirei review, but this year was both exciting and draining.

So without further ado, let’s take a look at the Final Quarter of 2017 (and a look at 2018)! 

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Welcome ANGERME! The Invitation from Around the World

October 20, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Back in April, I signal boosted a fan project for the ANGERME faithful. The deadline for submissions passed in early October and a few weeks later (as of the 17th), the final product is finally here as the finished video is now on YouTube!

(Appropriately enough, this comes at the end of the first leg of Juice=Juice’s global trek.)

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Tear-colored Witches Don’t Need Anything But Love

August 10, 2017

Don’t forget the Welcome ANGERME Project! Submissions close in late September!

“…a message for you is the misty vernal moon.
Only the months and days are sure to come around again”
–Minezaki Koto, Zangetsu (“Morning Moon”)

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!


How’s your summer so far? It’s been a rather… interesting one so far. Between the whirlwind of change that erupted in H!P and the world being in a state of transition, it can be a trying time.

In regards to H!P, quite a few has happened so far. C-ute disbanded, Tsugunaga Momoko graduated, any group that wasn’t suffixed “Factory” gained new members, and Kobushi Factory lost one when Fujii Rio’s contract was terminated.

In regards to one group, a sense of absence is already awash in the group as Aikawa Maho is (as of this writing) on medical leave for panic disorder (prompting fanproject galore to show support). However, life must go on and the cycle must continue. “The show must go on,” as it is said in show business.

Therefore, let’s dig into ANGERME #23 and see how “the show went on.”

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Fandom Enlightening the World: The Welcome ANGERME Project

May 18, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled content with a Fan Project Boost Alert! The subject of this is a public service announcement regarding a fan project hosted by monkiipop.

Long story short, the aim of this project is to show ANGERME that yes, their desire to perform overseas isn’t so pie-in-the-sky and there are fans who would love to see them.

monkiipop hopes to make a video of the many contributions and no matter how you participate, you must include “Welcome to [country name]!” in your language. Written, spoken, “made out of letter balloons,” it doesn’t matter how it’s written.

There are four options in joining the projects but you can choose a maximum of two:

  • A short video that is not more than 25 seconds. Singing, dancing, speaking, holding a sign, showcasing your country, anything goes, as long as it’s respectful! You can also hide your face if you so wish.
  • A photo utilizing the same rules.
  • A drawing.
  • A brief message on a piece of paper that is sent as a photo/drawing. (monkiipop would rather not have the video filled with just writing though.)

You can submit your content via email ( or Twitter DM (@monkiipop), but be sure to do so by June 18, the end of September 2017 your local time!

The video will be uploaded in early July on monkiipop’s channel so it can be seen and shared by as many people as possible (aka everyone!). It’ll also be sent to UP-FRONT LINK so it’ll be able to reach ANGERME.

Be sure to share this project with as many fans as you can!

Forgotten Unexplained Human Love Evolution and Degeneration

February 14, 2017

Preface: There’s going to be a lot of embedded content in this post.

Greetings and happy Valentine’s Day, Citizens of the Universe!
Today is a special day here on M3 as it was 3 hours and 3 years ago that the blog was officially revived (holdover post that was later remade as the page it was intended to be notwithstanding). In the past, such occasions was lumped together with traditional Valentine’s Day festivities. In 2015, it was celebrated with the Chocolate Soul Disco miniseries, spotlighting Perfume, Matsuura Aya, and Kikkawa You. Unfortunately, the occasion wasn’t “marked” in 2016, most likely due to the fact that everyone (myself included) was reeling from Suzuki Kanon’s announcement a few weeks before.

However, it will be marked this year here on the blog! What do you ask? Well, the title and excerpt should tell you everything:

Forgotten Unexplained Human Love Evolution and Degeneration

…I’ll Forget I Can’t Explain The Human Degenerative Evolution of Love For You…

That’s right. In addition to getting rid of that annoying backlog that was built up from burnout and malaise, we’re commemorating Valentine’s Day/M3’s 3rd reviversary by digging into ANGERME #22, featuring the first appearance of Kasahara Momona.

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A Sallying Forth Project About Maho

January 19, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Sometime on Tuesday, I came across the following tweet:

Needless to say, I felt it to be important to spread awareness regarding this project. It will also go on the bulletin board widget on the Sidebar.

A project is being arranged by Japanese fans to send messages of support to Aikawa Maho, who is currently on hiatus for panic disorder. The project organizer has also sent confirmation that overseas fans can participate as well.
You can participate in three ways:

  • Twitter Route: Tweet/DM @aiai_birthday18 (the project’s Twitter account) with your name, country, and message
  • Google Form Route: Fill in the Google form here:
  • Image Route: Write your name, country, and message on the provided picture card. However, if you so choose this method, you must send it back as a 91x55mm image.

Regardless of whatever method you choose, bear in mind these things:

  • You can write your message in English or Japanese and you are welcome to “add some words of your own language if you would like too [sic].”
  • Your message must be short as it will be placed on the small cards, which will then be placed in an album.
  • Your submission is due March 17th Japan time.

I hope you consider participating and showing Aikawa Maho the support she needs. Being an idol can be hard on the mind and a good support system is important in times like these.

Until the next time!
— Magi-Kat

Final Quarter of 2016 ☾

December 30, 2016

Preface: There’s going to be a lot of embedded content in this post.

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

This will be the final post of 2016 and what are my thoughts on 2016? It’s been quite a year.
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Momona’s Got Promona’d!

July 28, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Screenshot 2016-05-25 19.04.45

As I’m (first) writing this, news has been broken for five hours now, but it’ll still be days before you’ll see this. It was announced that Kasahara Momona, co-Public Vote Winner of the 2016 Diagnostic Test, is joining ANGERME as its sole 5th Generation member!

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Green and Purple: A Zukki and Meimei Tribute

May 26, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

After a lot of hype, the tribute showcase is open. Granted, I didn’t receive any submissions, but I was too stubborn to cancel it, especially given the significance. I had hoped to showcase the creativity and diversity of the fandom but…

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Beginning Love, Itoshima Distance, One After Another

May 12, 2016

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

So let’s dig into Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru.

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