Linlin ftw!

Remember how awesome it was when Linlin did this?:

Well, check her out in this video. She shows off some moves, talks about why she loves cosplay and shows us how she does her makeup. It’s in Japanese and it’s not subbed, but Linlin is so completely awesome and it’s lovely to hear her voice again.

I miss her so much.


In Which a small Dream (sorta) Comes True

“Morning Musume daisuki.”

Pretty much since 2008, I’ve been saying that Mame (Gaki-san, but for the sake of nostalgia I will be calling her Mame in this post) should have had a solo release. I really wanted her to go solo, even for just one song. Not just in concert, but proper. Like Takahashi did. Like all these other ones (some of whom CAN BARELY SING).

Like…come ON!!!

Well, now I’ve not only got the gorgeous version of Egao ni Namida she did for her last Momusu release, but I’ve got a whole album of solos from the lovely Mame to look forward to. I already have her Hello!Cover album and I must say, of all the cover albums, hers is the one I love the most. Not one but TWO Nacchi songs on there!!! She does her audition song too (Love Namida Iro)!!! *squee*

Mame can rock the house but she’s also capable of being soothing, soft and feminine. I absolutely adore her voice. It’s nice when songs you didn’t really pay attention to become beautiful in the hands of another singer. It’s interesting. I understand she wants to act now, but at least I kinda, sorta got my wish before it was too late.

Solo Niigaki album ftw!!!

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Mame, Granny…I’ll miss you!

This will be short, but just wanted to say bye to Mame Gaki – truly a sweet-heart and bad-ass at the same time- and Granny Aika – justly described as the most underrated, under-appreciated, and overshadowed Musume ever (but one of the most dedicated too). These two truly love(d) Momusu and I’m sad to see them go.

What is Morning Musume to you?

“Something I really liked, then grew to love.”
paraphrased from Mame’s grad dvd

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Mitsui Graduates and Isilie is…relieved.

I must admit, my first reaction upon reading that Mitsui Aika (aka Granny) will graduate from Morning Musume (aside from a pang of sadness) was relief.

I said it before in another post: if it’s going to affect her health and well-being then she needs to think about that, as much as I will miss her.

And I find that I will definitely miss her. Call this rose-coloured glasses if you want, but I don’t think we’ve ever had a member exactly like her, who is so hard to pin down. Is she really just a cutie-pie who one doesn’t notice? Is she as Granny-ish as she some times looks? Is she bratty and jealous, hating new members for the attention they receive until she warms up to them? Is she ‘da boss’ of the newer members, taking on the role of the ‘scary senpai’ so no one else will have to? There have even been a few members who described her as ‘a puppy’. Tsunku chose her because that languid way of dancing, like she was barely awake, sparked his interest.

I have seen her be adorable and charming and I have seen her show signs of bratty bad-ass too. Now she is graduating alongside the last Gokkie.

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