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Everyone keeps taking about how close kudo and Masaki are, but the closet friendship Hello! Project has EVER SEEN is Chisato and Mai. Before they even became H!P kids, just in the audition room they became friends! I mean Chisato even kept Mai from leaving C-ute TWICE. From Mai’s age of 6 to 21, and Chisato’s age of 8 to 22.

Wammy’s kids hated Roger. The only thing that stopped a full on mutiny was the idea of disappointing Watari.

After Watari died, the kids still hated Roger. The only thing that stopped a full on mutiny was the idea of disgracing Watari’s name.

Victoire Weasly head canon

So probrably just 4:am brain scrambles, but you know how all the H.P. next gen kids are named for someone else? (Not all of them, but whatever) well wouldn’t it be cute if instead of naming her daughter after a won battle Fleur named her after a dear friend? One who(/m?) She kept in contact with for years, and invited to her wedding and is just genuinely a good guy and role model? I know I’m looking too deep but I just think Viktor Krum needs some appreciation.

H!P kids grows up too fast w(:_;)w

super long rundown of current hello! project

Morning Musume ‘15:

current members; top to bottom, left to right; IIkubo Haruna (sub-ledaer, 10th gen), Kudo Haruka (10th gen), Ikuta Erina (sub-leader, 9th gen), Suzuki Kanon (9th gen). Fukumura Mizuki (leader, 9th gen), Masaki Sato (10th gen), Ishida Ayumi (10th gen), Sayashi Riho (9th gen), Oda Sakura (11th gen), Ogata Haruna (12th gen), Nonaka Miki (12th gen), Haga Akane (12th gen), Makino Maria (12th gen)

Morning Musume as a group has been around a new, but this line-up is relatively new. The four 12th generation members all started their idol activities this year. I can’t exactly say Momusu has a set “style” but currently, they seem to be all about formation dances and EDM with a few exceptions here and there. Has a large amount of members, but the “front” members are usually Sayashi Riho, Sato Masaki, Oda Sakura, Fukumura Mizuki, and Ishida Ayumi, but a song on their newest single has Riho, Mizuki, and Ayumi on a dance team to give spotlight to Kudo Haruka and Suzuki Kanon. Considered the flagship of Hello! Project. Has had three eras; the Golden, Platinum, and Colorful Era. Currently, all of the members joined during the Colorful Era. In the Golden and Platinum links, expect to see completely different members, as the group is known to have a consistently rotating lineup.

Recommended Listening (current lineup): Oh my wish!, Seishun Kozou ga Naiteru, Yuugure wa Ameagari, Ima Koko Kara

Recommended Listening (Colorful Era): One Two Three, The Matenrou Show, Help me!!, Brainstorming, Ai no Gundan

Recommended listening (Golden): LOVE Machine, Ren’ai Revolution 21, The Peace!, I WISH

Recommended listening (Platinum): Kimagure Princess, Naichau Kamo, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game, Nanchatte Ren’ai, Mikan

ANGERME

current members: top to bottom, left to right: Tamura Meimi (2nd gen), Katsuta Rina (2nd gen), Takeuchi Akari (2nd gen), Murota Mizuki (3rd gen), Sasaki Rikako (3rd gen), Aikawa Maho (3rd gen), Fukuda Kanon (1st gen), Wada Ayaka (leader, 1st gen), Nakanishi Kana (2nd gen)

Formerly known as S/mileage. They re-branded to ANGERME last year when the third generation members joined. Currently considered one of the strongest groups in Hello! Project, with a lineup that was already pretty powerful with the addition of three new members that all hold their own. The group is also known for having members that are quite…eccentric. Fukuda Kanon is graduating this year in the fall, and she will be writing her own graduation single. Has no current “front” members, as all the idols are usually pretty equal.

Recommended Listening: Nana Korobi Ya Oki, Gashin Shoutan, Mahou Tsukai Sally, Taiki Bansei, Otome no Gyakushuu

Recommended Listening (S/mileage): Uchoten LOVE, Yumemiru 15, Shortcut, Please Miniskirt Postwoman!, Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki, Yattaruchan, Oh Susukino

C-ute:

current members: top to bottom, left to right; Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Yajima Maimi (leader), Suzuki Airi, Okai Chisato

C-ute has been around since 2005, their 10th anniversary being on June 11th. As their members are all adults, their style is usually more mature songs. Originally, all their members were part of the Hello! Project Kids division, but they were split up. Eight went into Berryz Koubou, a now retired group, and the other 7 went into C-ute. Two of the H!P Kids members graduated, and one other non-H!P Kids member also graduated. With Berryz’ graduation this year, there is a lot of worry that they will follow, but there is no news on that yet, and they seem to be staying for a while.

Recommended Listening: The Middle Management, Gamusha LIFE, Tsugi no Kado wo Magare, Tokai no Hitorigurashi

Juice=Juice:

current members: top to bottom, left to right; Takagi Sayuki, Uemura Akari, Miyazaki Yuka (leader), Miyamoto Karin, Kanazawa Tomoko (sub-leader)

I can only describe them as the “vocal” group of H!P, as all of them have better voices than a good number of idols. Formed in 2013, they are still relatively new. All of their image colors are described with fruits rather than the usual color names. The first Hello! Project group with no relation to MoMusu to reach #1 on the Oricon charts.

Recommended Listening: CHOICE & CHANCE, Ca va Ca va, Wonderful World, Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo, Everlasting Story

Country Girls:

current members: top to bottom, left to right; Tsugunaga Momoko, Inaba Manaka, Yamaki Risa, Morito Chisaki, Ozeki Mai

Country Musume was a group made in 1997. In 2007, it went on hiatus due to having only one member. In November, 2014, the group was revived as Country Girls, with 6 members, although one, Shimamura Uta, left the group due to a contract dispute. If you have any vision of what a classic idol looks like in your head, it’s most likely Country Girls. They are very “green” as a group, and tend to shine despite 4 of its members being newbies. Momoko is a former Berryz Koubou member, and she is currently working with the group as a playing manager.

Recommended listening: Wakatteriu no ni Gomen ne, Tamerai Summer Time, Koi Dorobou, Itooshikutte Gomen ne

Kobushi Factory:

current members: top to bottom, left to right; Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio (sub-leader), Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Hirose Ayaka (leader), Hamaura Ayano, Inoue Rei, Nomura Minami

There’s really not much to say about them yet. They only have one indie single out currently. This group and Tsubaki Factory are considered the replacement for Berryz Koubou and C-ute.

Recommended listening: Nen ni wa Nen, Survivor

Tsubaki Factory:

current members: left to right; Ogata Risa, Niinuma Kisora, Tanimoto Ami, Asakura Kiki, Yamagishi Riko, Kishimoto Yumeno

Just like with Kobushi Factory, there isn’t much to say about them yet. Interestingly, all their image colors are pastels.

Recommended listening: No songs yet.

I’ve always wondered why were °C-ute wota so upset with Kanna when those pictures with her and her boyfriend surfaced… I mean, she was the least popular because she wasn’t a H!P Kid and all that stuff, soooo…            

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These are some photos I took today in the art gallery. The artwork shown is by kids from local primary schools in collaboration with an artist, and the thing that really caught my eye was the prevailing Lovecraftian type mythology they’d invented.

These characters are known as “The Invisibles”, ghostlike phantasmal beings that exist around our reality and beyond that.

Notes written on the various pictures were as follows.


‘The Invisibles grew from the ground. They have many eyes, “perfect for a penetrating all seeing vision”. Some eyes are good and some are bad, giving nightmares.’

The prevalence of unhuman physiology, if they’re physical at all, and their indifference to our notion of good or bad, really puts me in mind of the Elder Gods.

And the third picture, the jelly invisible with many eyes, it’s practically a shoggoth!

Coincidence, but to me a very interesting one all the same!