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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🗞️📰 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!


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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Life is one time: Unfinished Business with Unfinished Mandarins (yum!)

November 10, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

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Welcome to another special review where I revisit old blog topics. Last time, we talked about the topic of my first review. Now, we’re going to talk about the first Morning Musume review I’ve done. (How fitting I do this in anniversary years.)

Like last time, content from the original post are quoted.

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Planting the Seeds of Love

November 2, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

If you’re reading this, it’s now (or was)  midnight in Japan and thus (has been) November 3, 2017. What does such a date mean?

Well, on November 3, 1997, a small single was released and its singers given a challenge: sell 50,000 copies in five days and they’ll be a signed act. They managed to complete the challenge just in time and the rest is history.

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Twenty Years of Morning Service

September 14, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

If you’re reading this, then it is (or has been) officially 21:00 on September 14 in Japan. What does that have to do with anything? Well, 20 years and one week before on the program ASAYAN (which aired at 21:00), five finalists from a Sharam-Q audition were given a five days to sell 5,000 copies of their demo single (which they would later do and thus change J-pop history forever, but I’m getting ahead of myself).

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Frosty Reflections

September 9, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

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It’s that time of year again, Ice Fairy Appreciation Day. In 2015, I talked about their genesis and progress (up to that point), highlighting how far they’ve come. (As we know, this was very timely as Sayashi Riho would announce her graduation almost two months afterwards.)

In 2016, down two Fairies via graduations, the first wave of the Powerpuff Musume ’16 series was unveiled to commemorate the day.

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The Rain is Falling

May 5, 2017

I hate days like this
When it rains and rains
And rains and rains

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe,

Despite the cheer of the 200th Post, it is with sadness that this has to be Post #201 instead of a Country Girls review.

Why? The last full week of April ended in a surreal manner. While watching the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei lottery, I thought about Up Up Girls. Then again, it may be an imprint that I caught the odd tweet about them. Hours later, past 7pm, I got a notification on my phone about Kame’s post about their announcement earlier that day: Sengoku Minami and Sato Ayano announce their graduation.

“Am I psychic or something?!” I cried in my head. It was just so strange, knowing I thought about Sengoku Minami and her long tenure, reminded of her in the names of the current trainees.

However, despite the uncomfortably warm day (it was the first fully sunny and warm day in what felt like weeks. It’s been a very rainy and cool/cold April for me), it was set to worsen. Sure, rain was in the forecast, but… not at all like what’s to come.

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Let’s Have Morning Coffee Together for 20+ Years

May 4, 2017

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

Long time no see, yes? Well, it’s been a long break, but there’s a reason for this: the previous post was #199, meaning that two years after the 100th Post, we’ve reached 200 posts on Magic Morning Meteora!

Since February, a poll/survey/what have you was held to determine the topic for this landmark post, which was open until April 24 sometime after 11:00 UTC. The results were announced the following Friday on the 25th with Morning Coffee and its iterations.

This is rather appropriate because Morning Musume is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with their major debut song as part of the festivities. (That’s not getting into the fact the blog is celebrating its 10th anniversary, having been established during Momusu’s 10th.)

So let’s dig into Magic Morning Meteora #200 and kill two birds with one stone!

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