Top 10s for 2018

December 28, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

2018 is almost over and since the final regular post went up a few weeks ago, it’s high time to look back and celebrate. (We could use some good cheer, given recent events.)

Sorry I couldn’t get to it sooner. I’ve been a tad busy with trying to get Magi-Kat Creates 2.0 set up that I kinda lost track of time.

You know the deal: Top 5 is italicized and the Top 3 are in bold. I’ve also merged results that share identical results.

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Grand Prix and Anniversary Vote – The Results!

November 29, 2018

Updated December 8, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Long time no see, eh?

…Yeah, I do realize it’s been a while. Between burnout/fatigue rearing their ugly heads, wavering feelings regarding Hello! Project as a whole messing with me (yet my sense of fandom’s been kept alive by the wonderful Discord communities I’ve joined, namely H!P Chat and H!P Fans …I really ought to join the H!P Wiki one… Been putting it off for what may be (in the end) silly reasons…), and… just life stuff.

However, there has been a constant– two constants that have anchored this particular blog in the midst of the chaos between the outgoing old and incoming new members: the Momusu M3 Grand Prix and the Anniversary Review Vote!

As such, we have some things to cover.

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Momusu M3 Grand Prix – 11/16 Update

November 16, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

As Morning Musume faithful are enjoying themselves the City That Never Sleeps (in the aftermath of a snowstorm — please stay safe, guys!), let’s take some time to take a gander at the current status of the Momusu M3 Grand Prix.

Shall we?

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Momusu M3 Grand Prix – 11/7 Update

November 7, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!


It’s almost time for Musume faithful to head to Mexico. In the meantime, the Momusu M3 Grand Prix reaches one more stop on the road to the Final Round.

I was originally going to announce this past Friday (Tweet notwithstanding)…

…but I held off because I didn’t feel the mood was right. (After all, we were barely a day removed from Yanamin’s departure announcement and Mitsui Aika’s retirement was announced hours beforehand.) I then delayed it until today because of the fervor surrounding the US Midterm Elections and I felt it’d get lost in the noise.

Besides, the last thing you need to hear in a sea of “VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE! VOTE LIKE LIVES DEPEND ON IT! VOTE LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT!” is “Hey, my blog’s having a popularity contest of a tournament. Please pick your oshi in some fanpoll that will have zero bearing on your oshi’s standing in general idol life.”

So without further ado, let’s go over the results and the path ahead.

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Momusu M3 Grand Prix – Update 10/26

October 26, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

If you’ve been watching a little space called the M3 Grand Prix page, then you’d know that we’re approaching the home stretch regarding that event. Yeah… that little dual-tournament announced back in January is nearing its end. Can you believe it?

Which brings us to this point, which is the first “update” made on the main blog in who knows how long. What has happened since early January? Well, unless you want to dig through months of Tumblr posts, let’s dig into the current status of the Momusu M3 Grand Prix!

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IC Grand Prix: ⑨

September 9, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

It’s that time of the year again: The Ice Fairy Festival, a celebration of Morning Musume’s ⑨th Generation (and totally not me just geeking out for Cirno Day, nosiree~)!

  • 2015 was the premiere event, having a general theme for the festivities. As such, the spotlight post, The Adventures of the Lovestruck Tomboyish Girls, gave a general overview.
  • 2016 was dedicated to celebrating the graduations of Sayashi Riho and Suzuki Kanon, along with the Pon-tastic leadership of Fukumura Mizuki and Ikuta Erina. To commemorate their powerful contributions, the spotlight post for that year was their generation’s pieces in the Powerpuff Musume ’16 project, Ice Fairypuffs: The Strongest Generation.
  • 2017 was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Morning Musume, which fell within the month. As such, the spotlight post (Frosty Reflections) was a more reflective piece about the 9th Gen’s place in Momusu history.

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of Hello! Project (a milestone that has technically been celebrated already…), a unique occasion in J-idol history. Not even AKB48’s predecessors, Onyanko Club, survived that long (though it’s getting close — the 48s have already celebrated their 10th anniversary and while the general grip of idols is faltering a bit, there’s still a lot of juice in that tank so expect the 48s to stay a long while).

As a part of this, I’ve started a series of events that are winding down. As far as the (9)th Gen are concerned (since they’ve joined long after 2008), they’re involved in quite a lot of matches this time around as the Third Round has begun. (Of course, if you’ve been paying attention, this may not seem like much of a surprise.)

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Ping Pong Pinpoint July 2018 Edition: Rising and Falling

July 19, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Welcome to Q3~!

It’s been a LONG time since the last Ping Pong Pinpoint digest and a lot has happened so let’s not waste any time.

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🗞️📰 Momusu M3 Grand Prix: Rounding out the Firsts 📰🗞️

February 5, 2018

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

This is going to be a formal announcement regarding the Momusu Edition M3 Grand Prix. First announced on the main blog post entitled M3 Project Announcement: 20 Years of Fun, it is among a plethora of projects held in commemoration of Hello! Project’s 20th Anniversary. The Momusu Tournaments in particular also commemorate Morning Musume’s 20th anniversary.

The First Round’s normal time ran from January 9 at 9:40pm Eastern time (2:40 UTC) to January 31 at 6am Eastern Time (11:00 UTC). (Thank you to those who voted during that span!)

Following a semi-formal announcement on Twitter on February 1st at 5:59am Eastern time (10:59 UTC), the normal voting period was extended for (eventually) 38 hours (62 hours if we begin with the intended end time).

It is now time to unveil the results. I can’t stress this enough: Thank you so much to all who voted!

You can read the results for the Singles Tournament here and the Members Tournament here.

If your voting finger is still itching, you can still vote in the Anniversary Review Vote – Q1 2008 until March 1, 2018 at 16:00 UTC / 11:00am EST (calculate your local time here).

Please continue to support Magic Morning Meteora in the future!

— Magi-Kat

2/9 Update: Upper Bracket Extra Time has begun!

2/16 Update: An announcement was made regarding the Upper Bracket “Extra Time.”

You can end the ties in the Upper Bracket via this Twitter thread.

You can end the ties in the Middle Bracket via this Twitter thread.

2/23 Update:

You can end the ties in the Lower Bracket via this Twitter thread.

3/2 Update: Extra Time for the Lower Bracket has ended!

You can end the last remaining ties in this thread!

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