Hello!Project Awards 2016

Hey everyone!

I wanted to do something like a recap / review for the whole year, but talking about each release / member is too time consuming (I tried last year and I failed tumblr_inline_mto5g32IQF1qid2nw) so I’m going to show you only my favorites of 2016!

There are six categories:

  1. Best song
  2. Best choreography
  3. Best MV
  4. Best outfit (singles / albums)
  5. Top 10 members
  6. Top 3 kenshuusei

Please note that this is based purely on my tastes!

BEST SONG

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Dou Datte ii no (Country Girls)

A lot of good songs came out this year! It was really hard to choose only one of them. I really liked Dou Datte ii no from the first listen, because it’s upbeat and full of energy and I really like the meaning of the lyrics!

BEST CHOREOGRAPHY

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Mukidashi de Mukiatte (Morning Musume’16)

Mugen Climax (°C-ute)

A tie! I’m not an expert in terms of dance, so this was an hard category for me. The ones I chose are cool and have an interesting concept behind them. Too bad I can’t dance at all, I would love to learn and dance them too!

BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ (Country Girls)

The quality of MV has increased this year and we have several gems in terms of effects, concepts, entertainment… But I love this one SO MUCH! I love that it is tied to the lyrics and it tells a story; there are a lot of cute and funny moments and… it’s simply awesome!

BEST OUTFITS

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A tie, again! We have the outfits of Mugen Climax, which are simply gorgeous; I love the gothic style and they go so well with the song! Then, we have the outfits of Otona no Jijou, which is a digital only releasy and has no MV, but they wore it for the drama and in concerts. This one is also really beautiful, something you rarely see in H!P; it’s really idolish and I love checkered patterns! Finally we have the outfits used for the MV of Kedakaku Sakihokore. Well, I kinda cheated on these because they were actually the outfits of the Countdown Party 2015, but they are so beautiful that I wanted to include them. The lace decoration are really cute and lady-like and I’m so glad they decided to use them not only for concerts!

TOP 10 IDOLS

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Basically, to do this ranking I made an average of their positions during my monthly rankings – so it doesn’t reflect my December top ten. This is more like a “how they did during the year in my rankings” tumblr_inline_mg16go8gBg1qdlkyg Soo, let’s see. First spot, obviously, my H!P oshi, Kudo Haruka. She ranked first in every monthly ranking this year. Then we have Ogata Haruna and Hagiwara Mai. They are basically on the same level, so it’s interesting to see that on average Haachin ranked better than MaiMai! Then we have Hamachan! I liked her from the first time I saw her, so yeah, she’s always pretty high. Sayubee, Maachan and Murotan usually rank in my top ten, while Sasaki Rikako and Oda Sakura don’t, so it’s nice to see they ranked well throughout the year. As 9th, we have Yanagawa Nanami. She’s my new Country Girls oshi after the departure of Manakan (who would have been there if she hadn’t left, sigh) and she started rank in my top ten around mid-year, so that’s probably why she’s lower than Rikako. It will be interesting to see how this will change next year!

TOP 3 4 KENSHUUSEI

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This is the same as the regular members, I just did an average of their positions in my rankings :3 Takase Kurumi is my favorite kenshuusei. She has replaced Kaga Kaede sometimes this year. Kaga would have been there too, but she’s a member of Morning Musume’17 now, so she’s not a kenshuusei anymore (yay!). I was expecting Ruru to be on my top three since she’s pretty stable in my rankings. And… surprise! A tie! I quite like both Sakiko-chan and Kirara-chan and actually this is a perfect result because I can’t tell the one I like the most between them!

This is it for my 2016 Awards! Did you agree with some of them? Which ones would you change? Let me know in the comments! _apple__by_ebonred-d51uswt

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Random thoughts on Morning Musume ’16

Hello everybody! Long time no see!
I’ve been very busy, since I started university and had various things going on. Probably I won’t have time to update this blog regularly, but I’d like to post something once in a while

I wanted to do this post since last year, but I just kept on postponing… so, instead of “random thoughts on Morning Musume ’15” here we have “random thoughts on Morning Musume ’16 plus Sayashi”! 

Fukumura Mizuki

When I first got acquainted with Morning Musume, I didn’t really like her. She climbed my ranking, though, and I’m glad she did it! happy2
Right now I think she’s a solid performer. Her voice is really nice and easily recognizable and she sings pretty well. I like her dancing too, tough I don’t really pay attention to dancing – better, I cannot distinguish a good dancer from a bad one, unless it’s really obvious (Riho – Haruna levels). In the past, I didn’t like her visuals, but now I think she’s stunning (and she probably has the best body among current Morning Musume members)
5th on my current ranking ~ tie with Oda Sakura

Ikuta Erina

She’s always been at the very end of my ranking and that didn’t change, unfortunately. However, in 2015 I appreciated her muuuch more and from pretty neutral I began to like her. She’s still at the bottom of my ranking just because I like the other members more than her 2z4g01k What I like about her is her aura and her variety skills. Moreover, I’m amazed by her acrobatic skills!  I’ve always liked her visuals, but sometimes she looks meh or her look isn’t that great (I hate her current hairstyle tbh )
11th on my current ranking ~ tie with Suzuki Kanon

Suzuki Kanon

I quite liked her in the past, but this year my interest decreased. tumblr_inline_mg16gs7UAn1qdlkyg I love her smile and I think she’s beautiful and talented, but I can’t relate anymore with her character. On a side note, I feel really bad for her roller coaster with the weight problem; I don’t mind her chubbiness, but I feel bad at seeing her losing and gaining weight the way she did in 2015.
11th on my current ranking ~ tie with Ikuta Erina

Iikubo Haruna

She’s always been a mid tier in my ranking. Even though her skills are not amazing, I find her character pretty relatable. She’s funny and seems easy-going! Moreover, she’s an otaku – I was so happy to know that! I like her visuals, especially on magazines she always looks stunning tumblr_inline_mjs05hMs2K1qdlkyg
7th on my current ranking ~ tie with Haga Akane

Ishida Ayumi

It seems my interest decreased for her too What I like about her, apart from her dancing, are her visuals. She’s so beautiful! In 2014, I would have said that she was the most beautiful member after Sayumi and next to Riho. Unfortunately, 12ki came in tumblr_m4i9c7j9OB1qdlkyg and other members bloomed *coughmaachancough* and I fell in love with Duu, sooo… stop with the off topic! Speaking of her dancing, I obviously find her really talented, but I’m not too fond of her style. I prefer Riho’s and Manaka’s
9th on my current ranking

Sato Masaki

Well… I don’t know what kind of magic she used, but I cannot even tell how much she improved during this year. And she suddenly became a beauty.. like.. woah
Right now I love everything about her. Her singing, her dancing, her chara and her visuals. Her aura is so strong. Where was she hiding ’till now?
3rd on my current ranking

Kudo Haruka

Here comes my over-biased self tumblr_m89gltpsCe1qdlkyg I’ve never noticed her until early 2015 – like HOW – but, well, Sayumi overshadowed everyone tumblr_m4i9c7j9OB1qdlkyg
Sooo, I’m totally in love with her. I love her voice, she’s so cool while dancing… I always go doki doki when she speaks and her visuals… well…
I’m done.
1st on my current ranking

Oda Sakura

She’s the most “stable” member together with Harunan. My interest never particularly increased or decreased. I love her vocals and she’s a good performer overall. I find her a bit too polite for my tastes, but her talent make up for that
5th on my current ranking ~ tie with Fukumura Mizuki

Ogata Haruna

When she was revealed as a new member, I immediately fell in love with her Post-Sayu and pre-Duu, she experienced the first spot in my ranking. tumblr_m8jytkduwY1r75lkl She’s so pretty I could die.  I love her character, I think I could get along with her easily. At first she wasn’t the best singer or the best dancer, but I’m sure she’ll improve over time. I would be so happy if she gets a visual role similar to Sayu’s!
2nd on my current ranking

Nonaka Miki

My love for this girl grew over time. I really like her voice and I find her talented, I’m so curious to watch her improvement in the next years. Her English skills are a good extra to the package tumblr_m4i9c7j9OB1qdlkyg She seems so nice!
4th on my current ranking

Makino Maria

I have a complicate feeling about her. I find her really cute and sometimes she’s just adorable. I even keep on track with any updates. But there are some things about her I just can’t stand lol I hope it’s just due to her being still a child. I feel so bad
10th on my current ranking

Haga Akane

I don’t know what to tell about her since she didn’t have the chance to showcase herself yet. However, I feel attracted to her and I’m curious to see her development. As an extra, she’s really cute
7th on my current ranking ~ tie with Iikubo Haruna

~Bonus~

Sayashi Riho

I think I’ve never fully realized how much I liked and respected her. I always took for granted her presence, so I focused more on the other members, thinking “well, she’s there, she’s the center, I will have the chance to see her anyways”. The thruth is that, when she announced her sudden graduation, the world collapsed under my feet. I couldn’t even IMAGINE Morning Musume without her. In that moment, I finally realized how much she was important to me. It’s not like I’ve ever thought “I don’t like this girl”. I always liked her, but I’ve never noticed that, if that makes sense. If you asked me, I would have included her in my top 5 member, but I would have said also that I was not particularly attached to her. Well, I was wrong.
It still feels like a dream.