Extra Strong Kisses of Hardcore Love

June 14, 2018

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Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

As part of Hello! Project’s 20th anniversary celebration, I will take a look at various releases from the collective’s history.

As announced via a video announcement on Tumblr and Facebook (which was also seen in 20-second Stories snippets on Instagram and Facebook the day before), I decided to make reviews of the two Q2 ties and postponed the planned Ping Pong Pinpoint digest for a later date (probably one of the July slots).

This week, we’ll be tackling Buono!‘s Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!, which was tied with Morning Musume‘s Resonant Blue for the Q2 Anniversary Review Vote Win:

  1. Morning Musume – Resonant Blue (2 – 50%)
  2. Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (2 – 50%)
  3. C-ute – Namida no Iro (0 – 0%)
  4. Fujimoto Miki – Okitegami (0 – 0%)
  5. Matsuura Aya – Kizuna (0 – 0%)
  6. High-King – C/C (Cinderella/Complex) (0 – 0%)
  7. SHIPS – TOKYO FRIEND☆SHIPS (0 – 0%)
  8. Mano Erina – Manopiano (0 – 0%)

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In the midst of Morning Musume’s angst period, a new wave was sweeping over H!P: the rise of the Hello! Project Kids. One example of this is the formation of Buono!, formed with a Cutie (future soloist sensation Suzuki Airi) and two Berryz (future PINK CRES. fronter Natsuyaki Miyabi and future Country Girls Playing Manager-turned-kindergarten teacher Tsugunaga Momoko). As those who know… well, know, this was when Hello! Project was in the midst of doing anime tie-ins (which is why Koharu was so prominently featured in MM as her Kirarin Revolution activities gave her immense exposure). At this point, we were knee-deep in the other big anime tie-in of H!P’s late 2000s: Shugo Chara.

Some of you may remember about three months ago when I covered the second ending theme, Ren’ai♥Rider. (You should know because you guys voted for it!) This time, we’ll be taking a step forward into history and dig into Buono! #3.

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Lovely Riding into the Sunset

March 15, 2018

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Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Today is a special post (at this rate, every post will be special) as this review is the result of the first Anniversary Review Vote. As noted last week, Buono’s sophomore single Ren’ai♥Rider won by a landslide 5 votes.

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So without further ado, let’s dig into Buono! #2 and ride off into the sunset!

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Roles in the Polls That Shake Up Everyone’s Souls

March 7, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

This is a post to update you guys on some things. A lot has happened and it’s time to set things up for the months ahead.

Are you ready? Here we go!

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M3 Project Announcement: 20 Years of Fun

January 9, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

As I was planning for 2018, it occurred that despite H!P hitting a landmark year, not much is done. Plus, a couple of tournaments I had intended to start in 2017 (during Momusu’s 20th anniversary year) were left on the backburner.

This’ll be handled here and now.
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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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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part IV

June 8, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know. Also, possible epilepsy warnings about some images, but they’ll also be in the links.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at the fourth score of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this post, we cover the year 2012, the end of the world as we know it! Do you feel fine?

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part III

June 1, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at chapitre trois of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. (No, there won’t be any of that so get your heads out of the gutter. We are a respectable blog.) In this post, we cover the year 2011.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part II

May 25, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by!

We’re at part two of the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint. In this post, we cover the year 2010.

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Ping Pong Pinpoint Precision Past Perspective – Part I

May 18, 2014

Warning: There will be a LOT of YouTube videos in this series, which may cause some browsers to lag and/or crash. You’ve been warned. If I missed anything, let me know.

Greetings, Magical Meteorites and other Earthlings who happened to drop by! As noted in a previous post, I am going to cover the interim of my hiatus (March 2009-February 2014) in a special series of posts.

So welcome to the Precision Past Perspective Edition of Ping Pong Pinpoint.

According to Time and Date.com, it has been (with the final date itself in parenthesis)…

  • 4 years, 10 months, 27 days (4 years, 10 months, 28 days)
  • 155,001,600 (155,088,000) seconds
  • 2,583,360 (2,584,800) minutes
  • 43,056 (43,080) hours
  • 1794 (1795) days
  • 256 weeks (rounded down)

…since my last contact. (I’m not counting that rather useless Stay Tuned post, which I may delete at a later time. It should’ve been a page.) Therefore, we have a lot to cover (or in some cases, relive) so let’s get the show on the road, shall we?

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