Thursday, 30 July 2015

In-Coming! It's The Summer Baka!? Let's Look at Denpagumi.inc's 'Otsukare Summer' MV!

All thoughts and opinions within this very post are my own! I don't expect y'all to agree with me, so yeah! Thanks and ciao!

Summer is well underway, though recently it has rained here, like it's winter or something. Then again, I live in Britain, and the weather is as sporadic as my upload schedule on both Youtube and my Blog. By that, I mean I've been neglecting doing my reviews again, mostly because I've actually been reading books, and possibly because I fell into a bit of a blogging slump... this is normal, this is what I do, and for a few weeks, I've been trying to do this review, and failed to finish it. Well, today's the day! I shall finish this review, before the Summer dares to end!

So, what PV will I be reviewing and rambling on about today, huh?


I know, I know; What is Denpagumi.inc doing here, Chiima!? Y'all don't like that sort of music, right? Chiima, are you well? CHIIMA, ARE YOU SANE!?

I was never sane to begin with, and also, music tastes can change, like taste buds with food and the like, and for some reason this summer, I thought to take a look at Denpagumi.inc's latest release for the summer season and see what I might like about it, though it was more likely to see if I would dislike it greatly, like I do the rest of their releases. As many of my friends know, I generally don't like Denpagumi.inc; their vocals are not to my tastes.

And yet, I was wrong, because oddly enough, Otsukare Summer! appealed to me, to the point where, dare I say it? it has become my most-frequented, favourite Summer song of 2015. I really like it, and I can't stop listening to it.

Hells Bells, Denpagumi did it.

This is the first Denpagumi.inc song I have listened to fully, the first I have cared to have on repeat. I mean, I'm not a fan of them, but this might be the start of something, because damn, I enjoy this, and I actually really enjoyed the b-sides for this single, too.
 As I said, tastes can change, and mine may have matured. Maybe I've become immune to really horrible vocals? Who knows?

Anyway, I'll stop babbling here and get into the review towards the end. For now, though, we're gonna look at some pretty pictures, and stare at the glory that is Denpagumi.inc!

It's the summer, but are you ready for a summer filled with fun, a bit of stupidity, and great happiness? I sure am, and I'm gonna celebrate it with Denpagumi.inc! Grab your drinks in that coconut shaped mug you have somewhere, throw on your swimming costume, and enjoy a summer of fun and silliness, Denpa style!

Ready? Let's Go, SUMMER!

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Be Charmed this Season! A Sweet and Tacky Summer with Lovely★DOLL is Nigh in their 'Calendar Girl' PV!

All thoughts and opinions within this post are completely my own. They do not, and should not, reflect the thoughts of others. My opinion is here to simply share, and to show you all what I see from a video, why I like it, what I dislike, etc... may aim is to simply show you what I see, and when I read other reviews, I want to see what others have seen that I missed. There is charm to all PV's, but we all take a look at different aspects that will appeal divinely to us, and not another viewer.

... Okay, that's some very confusing stuff I've written up there. YAY for trying to be insightful!

Neglecting my blog to read books and nothing much else. Ah, that's the life, ain't it?

So, after starting this post and not finishing it for well over two or so weeks, I think it's about time to actually get on with it, and do this Review. So, let's get summer rolling, and listen to some more sunny Idol tunes, shall we? Whomever could we be watching today, hm?


Oh, hey, Lovely★DOLL! Now here's a group I ignore for a good part of the year, and one I don't really have much of an opinion of, either. Not to say this group is dull, because I actually do think their music is decent, it's just... well, they not like Doll☆Elements, and I love the heck out Doll☆Elements.
 Lovely★DOLL, to me, is like the boring older sister counterpart to a fun and creative unit. It's like they had the name originally, but didn't implement the idea that made Doll☆Elements noticeable. Basically, they're just another unit, a rather basic one at that, though they do have their merits, of course.

I'm really throwing this group under the bus here, in terms of how much I prefer their sister unit over them, but I do genuinely find these girls good, just not always... they're like what S/mileage was to me in Hello! Project, last year - on / off. I don't always find myself paying attention to them, and then suddenly, BAM! They make a release that catches my eye, and my attention is on them like white on rice. Generally though, that intrigue is rather short-lived.
 And yes, the intrigue has peaked, because it is summer, and summer is an awesome time for the groups I rarely watch to make their mark, and entertain the heck out of me.

SO, after all of that horrible piece of text about how I basically find this group a bit dull, let's get into the overdose of pictures, and take a look at the PV and song that has, somehow, intrigued me this summer season! Though it isn't amazing, it may just charm the pants off of you! So, are you ready to go? Do you want some Idol summer fun, in a cheap and friendly way? Then Lovely★DOLL is for you!

Let's jump into it, and take a look at Lovely★DOLL's summer fling, Calendar Girl! Will you be marking your Calendars for their next release after this? Let's find out!

1, 2, 3... GO!!!!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

The Top 11 Idol Bellies! ~According to Chiima~

PLEASE NOTE: Some images within this post may be NSFW, depending on how strict your work environment is. If you have various people milling around, or you are in school or somewhere public, please do NOT jump past the break point within this post. Likewise, if you dislike seeing Idols in bikini's or underwear, then do not press on. You have been warned!

Because I am such a gross Idol fan, and also because I'm in the mood for Top 11 lists lately (let's cherish this, I don't typically do lists, right?) I thought that it would be a swell idea to talk about the Top 11 Idol Bellies according to, well, myself. So, why don't we?

The idea for this came to me when I was talking to a fellow HouPri fan on Twitter, and he asked who one of the girls in my banner was, because her tummy was 'delicious'. By asking this, and then proceeding to tell me that he rather loved Lovetan of AKB's belly, I suddenly felt inspired to do another Top 11 list, one that was whacky but fun, of the Top 11 Idol bellies that I rather like to look at, and think are the cream of the crop in Idoldom, so to speak.

Of course, as with every list I create, this post is simply a jumble of numbers and Idols that I personally think have great bellies, ones that stand out to me. These don't, and won't, reflect your personal opinions of which Idols have great bellies - this is simply a collection of the Top Bellies that I found rather appealing.
 Also, in regards to this post, it is meant to be for fun, shits and giggles. Really, don't take it too seriously. I'm here only to have fun, and to pass on my weirdness to everyone around me and show you just how bonkers my Top 11 lists can get.

With that all said and done, let's press on and get into the post that will be as enticing as a slice of cheesecake! Because the tummies of our Idols makes the world go round, today we shall be appreciating 11 lovely, scrummy bellies for the heck of it! Will there be an Idol you adore on this list, or maybe a belly you didn't know was so belly-liscious?

If you're ready, leeeeeeeeeeeeet's GO!!! Hai!


START!!!

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The Top 11 Recommended Idol Groups to Watch and Enjoy ~According to Chiima~

After so long without one, GUESS WHO FINALLY MADE A LIST AGAIN!? YEEEEAH!!!!

A while back on Facebook, my friend Calli of the blog Calli Loves Hello! Project asked if someone could compile a list of recommended Idol groups that were not a part of the Hello! Project or 48 franchise, as she wished to branch out a little in the Idol realm, and find some new groups that she could potentially fall in love with, as she has with Hello! Project. So, I compiled my own list for her, an A-B-C of sorts for various Idol groups, and sent it her way so that she could find something she liked for the future.

Now, though, after sending that file some days ago, I've become inspired by Calli's own plight, and thought it would be worthwhile to compile a list of the Top 10 groups that I would recommend to Idol fans who, like many others, wish to branch out from the bigger groups we all know and love. So, here I am, writing up this post for you all, to see if you can find a group you never thought you knew of before!

By no means are these groups the best in the world of Idols right now, but with such an extensive range of groups and Idols in the J-pop right now, these are merely the groups that I am recommending from my own experience with their PV's or music. Not all of these groups are my personal favourites, either, but groups I think that you could all get behind and eventually fall in love with, either from what I have seen, or what others have said to me. Really, this is simply a list of a couple of groups that aren't in the big leagues that you may potentially enjoy in the long run - hopefully, there will be at least one within this list that you enjoy. If not, then I've failed you all! Haha~

Anywhoo, enough blabbering on, let's get to the list that I have been dying to do since I decided that I wanted to create it! Even though it's not a big list by any means, I do hope that you find a group in here that you seem to like, or even a group that you already love! For now, please, enjoy as you read!

Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet's GO!!!!!!!!!!!


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Bikini Butts and Beach Babes Galore! It's P.IDL's Summer of Fun and Happiness in their new PV, 'Natsu!'!!!

All thoughts and opinions within this post are completely my own. Whatever I may think or feel towards the group I am speaking of, their songs, MV's and members, is something I truly think or feel, and I hope that my opinion is respected, or at least tolerated, by yourself, the reader. You do not have to agree with me, you do not have to like what is said, but in order for you to gain respect for your own opinion, you must also respect what others think. Thank you.

It's SUMMER TIME!!!! And what happens when it's the Summer time in the world of Idols and cuteness? That's right, it's time to hit the beach! The Three B's are comin' in already, rushing with the tide of the summer wind, and they are ready to attack with their almighty cuteness and deliver us a refreshing, sweet summer! So be sure to grab your towels and sunglasses, because it's hot outside, and we're going to enjoy all the sun brings us, as well as enjoy all the Idols provide us in both sound and vision! For the Summer of 2015, are you READY!?


Summer is here, and with the beautiful summer time comes some of my all-time favourite PV's of the four seasons! Yes, it's that time of the year all over again, the very time in which Chiima gets a tad too over-excited for what the Idols of Japan have in store for us all in the form of their much anticipated summer PV's. Will they be refreshing, sweet, or overly-bikini clad!? With our beloved Idols, who knows just what we can expect?

Okay, so I admit, I have three types of themed PV's I like a lot; Summer PV's, Halloween PV's, and of course, Christmas PV's - these sorts of PV's are, to me, some of the more creative and energetic videos you can get. Whilst Spring and Sakura themed videos are, indeed, very beautiful and well paced, they don't have that refreshing or energetic feel that Summer PV's do, in my mind. Summer is all about the zing! of life, spending time with your friends, and just having a good time in the sunny weather! It's positive, it's hopeful and it's a whale of a time, which is why I adore the PV's that come to us all in the summer months - they make us happy, and they're truly the heart of an Idol groups discography.

So of course, it's now time to share the heart of summer with everyone here, and bring to you all the awesome PV's that the Summer of 2015 has provided us all with in the land of Idols! Of course, which amazing PV to start with is always beyond me, however after thinking it over, and also because I kinda love this PV for various reasons, I thought that it would be a no-brainer to begin my Summer PV Reviews with the lovely P.IDL's latest single release, Natsu!.

So let your cares fly away, grab hold of that towel, get your swimsuit on and head to the beach, because Summer has truly begun, and we sure are ready for it! Even with this heatwave we are sure to be having, we'll still have a splash in the waves to cool us all down! It's the sun-sun-sun-sun-sun-sun-sun-SUMMER TIME, so let's play!

Let's SPLASH!!!!

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

After 4pm, Houkago Princess will take on their Royal Debut this August with their New Mini-Album, 'Seifuku Cinderella'!

"At 4pm after school, when their uniforms turn into the dresses of a princess and they place on their tiaras, they become real-life Princesses!"


Houkago Princess, who will be holding their Royal Major Debut this year, have announced the release of their debut mini-album, Seifuku Cinderella! To tell their very own Cinderella story, they have produced six songs to bring forth their feelings, and show us all their hard-work since their formation in 2011.

The much anticipated debut is set to drop on August 19th, 2015 under the groups new label, Universal Music Japan.

The mini-album will be released in three editions; Regular edition, which depicts the girls in plain but charming Seifuku just before the clock strikes 4pm, and Types A and B, which show the girls off in thier Cinderella costumes, with Type A's clock chiming 9pm, and Type B's sitting just before Midnight, when the spell is broken!

The concept of the charming covers comes from the fact that, during live performances, the members of Houkago Princess will perform during the day in their seifuku, and then perform again after school hours in a different assortment of costumes! Like real After-School Princesses, they transform when school is well and truly over!

(Regular Edition)

(Left: Type A Limited ver  |  Right: Type B Limited ver.)

The track-list is as follows:

1. Seifuku Cinderella
2. Juliet ~Kimi wo Suki na 100 no Riyuu~ (2015 ver.)
3. Dream Door
4. Kimipedia
5. Gachi Only You
6. Nanairo Photograph (Odagiri Nana solo song)

For both Type A and Type B Limited versions, there is of course a little bit extra to go with your dose of HouPri Love! With Type A, fans will get an accompanying DVD that includes a Music Video (possibly for Seifuku Cinderella) and with Type B, there comes a mini-pohotobook (20 pages) for those who purchase it! Of the three, which one would you choose?

As well as the single covers, track-list and their new promotional images, the group has also unveiled their latest profile pictures as well, in which they show off their latest princess attire, the Cinderella costume! Which member wears it best?




Aren't they just cute!?

.。.:*☆*:.。.☆.。.:*☆*:.。.
*Professional Mode: OFF*
*Freak-Out Mode: ON*

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!

-breathes heavily, rolls over, breathes even more heavily-

My. Babies. Are. DEBUTING andomfglookatthemtheyaresogorgeous eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!!!!!!!

I am VERY happy right now, and yes, OF COURSE I CRIED!!! I always cry when it comes to HouPri, we all very well know that, but upon seeing their costumes after waking up, seeing that they are major debuting with a mini-album, I of course felt rather overwhelmed! I'm really really happy, because for a while I've wanted this group to release an album of some sort though honestly, most of their singles could be seen as mini-albums, with how many songs are on the damned things AND NOW THEY HAVE!!!

I am ecstatic, and yes, I'm going to buy one of these editions. Most likely Type A, because it has a freakin' Music Video accompanying it, but actually, I really love the Regular Editions cover.

I may just get both, ya know? o3o CAUSE HOUPRI 8U

BUT. SERIOUSLY!!! They are well and truly Major Debuting, and it's in August. That's barely two months away now, and I am so freakin' EXCITED, OMFG!!!! Sure, the Cinderella costume doesn't suit them all in my opinion, and those giant-ass sleeves are atrocious, however I love the entire concept that Universal have taken on with this single and its meaning. It's great! It provides a story for the fans, whilst still keeping in line with the way HouPri works.

Also, those covers... daaaaamn they are truly spiffy! I really really like those covers and the attention to detail on the clock and time, ya know!? I just want them in my hands, now!!!

I truly am happy as a fan of HouPri right now, and honestly, I cannot wait until their debut mini-album drops and we get to hear its contents! I know for a fact that many Western fans are eagerly anticipating Nanairo Photograph, and whilst Juliet ~Kimi wo Suki na 100 no Riyuu~ (2015 ver.) is no new track to our ears, I still await it with great anticipation.

But, what I honestly anticipate most is that. Music. VIDEO!!!! Where is it, I need it in my life, GIVE IT TO ME!!! I am hungry for HouPri, and whilst this news may sate my hunger for now, I will surely need that MV in the next month or so, because it's what I like most - seeing my #1 group in action, and to see them truly come to life with their Major Debut!

Seifuku Cinderella is what all the fans of HouPri have been waiting for ever since their indies debut back in 2011. The group has gone through so much change since then, but with all of their hard-work, they have finally come to this, their Royal Debut!

And honestly, with all the bad news and graduations that have gone on this past month already, I do think it's time for the good, don't you? In fact, I will embrace it to the fullest!

After 4pm, let these schoolgirls change their seifuku into their princess dresses and put on their tiaras! For Houkago Princess, please support their Major Debut and watch these Princesses blossom into Queens!

Until next time, please stay Happy and in Love with Idols!

With Happiness and tears,
Chiima~

Source(s):

Houkago Princess Official Website Announcement
Universal Music Japan Houkago Princess Official Site
Cute Black inc.
Musicman-Net

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

For Her US Debut, Please Aid Tomimoto Airu in Coming to Idol Matsuri!

Idol Matsuri, the first Japanese Idol convention based in the United States of America, will be hosting its second year of Idol love in Seattle this coming August, and already the acts are being prepped and announced for those attending. With Chii Sakurabi, Beri! New Day, Berri~Team! and Pete Ellison already announced for the up-coming event, and more to be revealed, there is one act that hopes to make her US debut, but is in need of a bit of help...

Images from Tomimoto Airu's Official Ambelo Blog
All rights belong to that of Tomimoto Airu and her Management
Tomomito Airu, 10 years old and a part of the Actors School Hokkaido, is a children's fashion model as well as a regular performer of live concerts and fashion events in both Sapporo and Tokyo. As of now, Airu is an active soloist who performs various cover songs from other Idol groups and singers, and is continuously growing her fanbase in Japan, and now, she wants to begin her international career in the USA!

Though she's young and still in her early stages of being an Idol, it's obvious that already Airu has the determination and drive some older Idols may lack, as well as holding a broader insight to a potential and prospective new fanbase. Certainly, she is stretching her limit to the sky and beyond, but without the help of the fans and those possibly attending Idol Matsuri this year, Airu can't make her desired US debut a reality this year.

(be sure to switch on the captions for English subtitles!!!)

With any live performance from any artist or group overseas and out of the way, it of course costs money to not only fly them over, but to also host and provide for them as guests of honor at events such as conventions like Idol Matsuri. So in order to try and help Airu to get to the US and make her live debut, Idol Matsuri have set up their Indiegogo Fundraiser Campaign to aid Airu in her mission! With the help of the fans, no matter if it's big or small, hopefully the contributions will allow Idol Matsuri to hold Airu's international debut!


By contributing to the campaign, you will be awarded a variety of perks depending on how much you choose to offer, ranging from digital photo's of Airu's performance, to a personalised video message from Airu herself.

Without the help of everyone, however, Airu's American debut cannot be, so if you are going to Idol Matsuri, want to help out just a little, or even have something to spare, please consider Airu and think of the debut she could have if everyone comes together and makes a dream come true!


If you want to help out with Idol Matsuri in other ways, you can also enter the Mascot Contest for Idol Matsuri 2015, which closes on July 14th, 11:59pm Pacific Standard Time. You can also book for panels, workshops or attend as an Artist to help out and contribute, too! And if you are thinking of registering, but have not yet done so and want to, then be sure to sign up before it's too late, as spaces are limited!

Mascot Contest (Link)
Panels, Workshops & Contests (Link)
Artist & Vendor Registration (Link)
Attendee Registration (Link)

Idol Matsuri is still only in its early stages, and are striving to improve and strengthen as a convention, and aim to spread the joy of Japanese Idols all around America. Though they are only in their second stage, Idol Matsuri has big plans for the future, and hopes to grow and bring great Japanese and American talent to its stage, as well as to entertain the fans as well! If you can help, then please do what you can, and continue to support Idol Matsuri as it heads into its second year, its third and beyond!

Please help out if and when you can, and until next time, I hope to see you all soon! Please take care, and stay happy and loving!

Much Love,
Chiima~

Source(s) and Links:

Airu's Official Ameblo Blog
Airu's Artist Profile (Recochoku)
Airu's Official Youtube
Airu's Indiegogo Campaign

Idol Matsuri Official Website
Idol Matsuri Twitter
Idol Matsuri Facebook
Idol Matsuri Youtube

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