A discussion about whether UP-FRONT should jump into producing idol documentaries based on Hello! Project.
Sakanaction are a Japanese band from Sapporo who fuse alternative rock, electronic, pop and new wave sounds. Their self-titled album is their sixth.
Orange Caramel are a sub unit of the popular South Korean girl group After School consisting of Raina, Nana and Lizzy. This self-titled album is their first Japanese full length album featuring their cover of Candies Yasashii Akuma, a re-make of their Korean song Lipstick, a cover of Urusei Yatsua theme Lamu no love song and their latest Japanese single Cookies, Cream & Milk.
Berryz Koubou’s 31st single is the official cheer song for the 14th animated Pretty Cure film Pretty Cure All Stars New Stage 2: Kokoro no Tomodachi.
TOZ now lives in a post-SPEED article world. He goes looking for answers.
Kashiwagi Yuki, she who is of the weather reporting long cat variety made her solo debut with Shortcake, the theme song for her drama Mierino Kashiwagi.
There’s an ad currently airing in the US in which children imagine an island made of candy. On this island, waves from a soda pop ocean crash onto a beach of granulated sugar. A volcano spews hot fudge lava. The skulls of long-ago shipwrecked pirates consist of rock candy, and the bats and spiders are made of licorice. And if such an island existed, who would be performing cute sugary pop songs in its gingerbread theater? Kyary Pamyu Pamyu of course, wearing brightly colored cotton candy dresses with ribbon candy bows.
Chiima reluctantly watches S/mileage’s Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita video. Despite being pretty boring it is one of those few Hello! Project videos that has a real set that actually looks pretty decent.
With the theme of graduation behind it, Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita is S/mileage’s 13th single and the first to earn a number 1 daily ranking on the Oricon charts.
A discussion about Hello! Project’s return to further overseas promotion and questioning the difference between European and American appearances.