Obvious Bias August 25, 2009Posted by keystoeverything in Berryz Koubou, LinLin, Morning Musume, Sugaya Risako.
Tags: Bias, H!P, Hello!Project, LinLin, Sugaya Risako
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If you’ve read the post previous to this one, you may have picked up on a couple of my personal biases.
Sugaya Risako being the first. I was very tempted to just go on and on about her in the School Days post too, but I managed to restrain. Risako is my favourite member of Berryz Koubou – even though she can be vocally awkward, I still love her. I almost always focus on her during lives and PVs and if I’m not careful this could decent into a worship blog. Geez, she’s even my sister’s favourite – and she doesn’t even like idol music.
LinLin is my second or third favourite member of Morning Musume. I was drawn into the H!P fandom a little before Resonant Blue was released and I was running around various blogs looking for information et cetera, and I kept coming across personal rankings, most of which really rated JunJun. I immediately felt a bit sorry for LinLin and thus, began to like her. And then she proved me right by being the awesome that she is.
If you’re curious, my favourite in Morning Musume is Koharu for no good reason and I have trouble deciding whether Eri or LinLin is number two…
Wedding Songs August 25, 2009Posted by keystoeverything in Album, Units.
Tags: H!P, Hello!Project, High-King, LinLin, Shin Minimoni, Sugaya Risako, Zoku Biyuuden
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A really random album but what it may have lacked in sense, it made up for in sheer excitement. This is the revival album of the… century? I think that would be exaggerating a little.
Here’s a breakdown of my favourite bits;
- High-King - We all thought that when Cinderella ended we wouldn’t hear anymore from this all too awesome group. This is where Maeda Yuuka really showed what she’s made of (Shugo Chara Egg was kind of faily, in a good way).
Their song was DIAMONDS, originally by Princess Princess. The only song I know off the top of my head, because it’s the only one I knew prior to the album. It’s a catchy, damn happy song and it lives up to the original in terms of awesome.
- Shin Minimoni – The song is pretty fun and the Eggs are good, but I’m only really interested in LinLin being the leader. I adore LinLin and I’m so pleased to see her getting more recognition within H!P and not just being shunted towards the back with JunJun at any given opportunity. This is one of the new revival groups that I hope will get at least a couple of decent releases and PVs.
- Zoku Biyuuden – OH MY EFFING GOD! Risako in the new Biyuuden. One of my favourite H!P girls in the resurrection of my favourite past unit. I practically fell off the sofa when I heard ONLY YOU for the first time. Not to mention the fact that the song is a really awesome, synthy trip. The other two-thirds of Zoku Biyuuden consist of Sayumi and JunJun. I don’t like Sayumi much, she gets on my nerves for a reason that I can’t define and I had real trouble identifying JunJun… but this unit is still all kinds of awesome!
- For You… LinLin’s Solo – Geez, how gorgeous this song is! And the fact that LinLin was chosen to have a solo on the same album that both Ai and Reina have their own solos on, must say something about the calibur of this girls voice. I adore the chorus, this song is just perfect for LinLin. I love it.