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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Mon Oct 23, 2017 1:59 pm

Ai Takahashi released a new style book titled "i love magazine"…



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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Mon Oct 23, 2017 2:02 pm

ManoEri had another CM that I think we missed when it came out a couple months ago…



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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Sohee » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:12 pm

I saw a cm with Mano in it for some alcohol the other night. I don’t remember the name but that makes 3 Mano cms rn. So happy for her <3
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:05 am

Sohee wrote:I don’t remember the name

Kizakura?

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby JonCC » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:47 am

Kusumi Koharu - Weekly Playboy 2017 No.45

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Sohee » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:24 am

Celedam wrote:
Sohee wrote:I don’t remember the name

Kizakura?

viewtopic.php?p=225338#p225338


Hmmmmm don’t think so, she was wearing a kimono in the one I saw and I think the bottle was different. But I don’t remember the brand completely so it might have been the same only a new version? XD

Either way. So much mano I’m happy <3
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:50 am

Sohee wrote:Hmmmmm don’t think so, she was wearing a kimono in the one I saw and I think the bottle was different.

First link under that video.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:09 pm

Amped wrote:"Henkei Shojo" New Trailer Introduces 5th Transformation Girl Arisa
Following the previous four, Tokyo-based animation and entertainment company DLE's official YouTube channel today posted a 30-second trailer for the upcoming fifth episode of its Henkei Shojo (Transformation Girls) series, featuring a new girl named Arisa introduced by the second girl Rin (CV: Enako).
The fifth episode of the short anime series featuring girls who can transform into machines is scheduled to be posted on the web on October 24.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2 ... girl-arisa

In the clip, it was confirmed that Arisa is voiced by an "ex-top idol M.S." Her photo on the recording day
(September 28), not showing her face, was already posted on the franchise's official PR Twitter. Can you
guess who she is?
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https://twitter.com/henkeigirls/status/ ... 1028637696


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it is revealed that Sayumi was voice acting the 5th transforming girl named "Arisa" in the anime Henkei Shoujo (Transforming Girls) final episode airing on 10/24
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Sayumi's comments after
http://www.animatetimes.com/news/detail ... 1508146757
https://twitter.com/henkeigirls/status/ ... 0823202823
http://henkeigirls.com/news/%E6%9C%80%E ... %E3%81%AE/


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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:31 am

A look at Asuka Fukuda's life as a divorced mother…

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:58 am

Erina Mano – Shiroi Keiji (22 Oct 2017)

Sunday night mystery drama, with Ken Yasuda as the eponymous "White Detective"…





This might be the return of a character she's played before…

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…or maybe that's just her generic "female junior detective" outfit. I'm not sure.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:14 am


Maimi Yajima, Saki Nakajima – Furusato no Yume (18 Oct 2017)

Mmm, chicken and waffles…

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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby boinsie » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:59 am

So, it seems as though Yajima, Nakajima and Okai all have/had solo concerts scheduled at Cotton Club.
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Okai hasn't done hers yet, but the other two have and they were both given original songs. :o
Yajima performed "Asu Shiranai Kaze ni Fukarete" and "Korekara Tobi Notteku Mirai". These will be available on iTunes sometime in mid-November.
And in a surprise no one saw coming, Nakajima was given an original song, too?? "Watashi ni Kaereru Basho" (私に帰れる街). Lyrics by Mori Chiyoko. She says she doesn't know of current plans for release, but I would say chances are good for an iTunes release similar to Yajima.
(info condensed from 910 Percent. :) )

We wait with bated breath for Okai's solo concert, where it seems pretty likely she'll have new song(s), too.

Nothing planned for Airi until next year, but it sounds like hers will be a proper full-blown release, so I'm trying to not get too salty. :music:
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby koregaboku » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:00 am

I know Airi is popular and held in high esteem, especially around the idol-following crowd regardless of oshi-group/member, but is she popular enough to be spun off as a full fledged solo artist?

Not that I don't want to see it, she's easily more talented than a good number of some non-idol singers, but wondering if she'll get a prolonged career.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:23 am

She'll have just about the same career as Kikkawa Yuu imo.
Airi is popular and her style book Airimania was pretty successful selling 10,530 copies.

But UF aren't particularly good at promoting and marketing their acts outside of HelloPro. With the increase in OG from Hello Pro kids, they're trying to help them start up their post Hello Project career but no one has really found success yet. That's why we have tiny tiny now for example because they're trying to turn things around. She'll have a long solo career, but I don't think it'll be as successful as we'd like it to be.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:21 pm

Back in March, Matsuoka Mayu graduated from the popular radio station J-WAVE FM and the Friday MC lineup called "AVALON" or Team Avalon. Last month, they announced the 3 newest members of the team will be actress Mano Erina, E-girls Washio Reina, and actress Honda Tsubasa. Today, they announced Mano gets her first start on 10/27.
http://music-book.jp/video/news/news/163534
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/avalon/
http://www.j-wave.co.jp/original/avalon/about.html

Congrats to Mano Erina on getting another major gig.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Amped » Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:33 pm

Sayumi's SAYUMINGLANDOLL ~Saisei~ performances at Cotton Club and Osaka will be released on Blu-ray, release is 12/20

Includes bonus footage and audio commentary by Sayumi
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Zunu » Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:31 pm

^ I always see the word "GLAND" in there and it looks so unappealing. :crazy:
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:07 pm

I really wish UFA would pick up their game promotion wise, because in H!P it's merely "okay" while outside its abysmal. They now have acts that can really go far with Sayumi and Airi so they need to pick up their game. I hate thinking about how 15 years ago Maki and Natsumi had such great solo careers but now it seems unattainable because they force the girls out of H!P and don't know what to do with them. Something should change, they're wasting talent.
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby Starra » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:25 pm

It's that UF management doesn't want to spend the money needed to make their members/groups more popular. They want the popularity to come to them, rather than having to pay money for things like TV show appearances or CMs or billboards or whatever else.

Honestly, UF are too financially conservative at the moment. That's one huge difference between Tsunku-run H!P and current H!P - Tsunku was willing to take financial risks in order to see if things worked, and even though a lot of the time UF probably lost money, there were a few cases where it paid off.

Hell, MM。itself was initially a risky investment :lol:. Sharan Q just kinda came up with the idea, went with it, and, well, here we are 20 years later. But it very well could've been a one-off thing, the group could've petered out after a couple of years, etc.

Part of the problem at the moment I think as well is that they've got such a small pool of composers/lyricists to work with. When Tsunku did everything (or most of it) it was one thing, but when it's multiple people you have to divide up the work. Although, I do wish they'd just hire Hyadain full time because out of all the composers his sound is the closest to Tsunku's, but he has other commitments, obviously.

Soloists also just don't sell as well anymore. You have to have a big agency/label backing you and willing to push you to get anywhere. A potential semi-solution would be having someone like Airi or Sayumi doing anime tie-up songs to get exposure (and H!P's ventures in that area have always performed very well). Since Sayumi's been in an anime, albeit a web one, there's always that...
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Re: OG (Graduated Members) Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:48 pm

^
I agree that UF manages their talents very conservatively, but they've been taking a lot of financial risks lately. They've been debuting so many new artists, streaming services, digital singles and the shake-up. I think present UF is far more risky than what they were 6-7 years back during platinum era, they were initially risky to remain interesting but lets not forget that they also stagnated for a long time even with Tsunku around until taking on the risk of EDM.

I want to be optimistic and say they seem to be getting better at managing the OG with how they're handling post-C-ute, Takahashi Ai and Mano Erina.
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