The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:42 am

My pointless musing of the day: my three favorite members — Ayumi Ishida (Morning Musume), Mizuki Murota (ANGERME), and Konatsu Furukawa (Up Up Girls) — have fairly similar looks, skillsets, and personalities. I don't know why I never realized it before, but there it is. The cover of Murotan's photobook clinched it; at first look, I thought it was Konatsu and I was surprised that Amped had posted it in that thread. I guess I have a "type" after all.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Zunu » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:20 am

I get the Konatsu/Mizuki association but Daa seems completely different to me. If I had to say she was like someone it would be maybe CG Nanami.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Celedam » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:49 am

Zunu wrote:I get the Konatsu/Mizuki association but Daa seems completely different to me.

It's all relative. Amongst the three, she's certainly the odd one out, but relative to everyone else in H!P (and Shadow H!P), they're fairly similar in my view.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:43 pm

Are they intentionally not having C-ute perform their latest single on The Girls Live because there's no reason to promote them anymore? I seriously don't understand how they organise the show. It's so frustrating.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Zunu » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Could be that C-ute themselves are asking to wind down their promotional activities because there are other things they want/need to wrap up before they graduate. It's like on a job if a staff member is leaving, not only will they not be assigned certain projects that they would by virtue of time leave unfinished, but they might also to some extent feel less committed = not working as hard toward the end, and they also might be using some of their remaining time catching up with various people before they go.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby AyuHikaru » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:55 am

That's probably the case, the single doesn't really NEED to be promoted by them. "Last Single" is kinda the biggest promotion ever on it's own.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Denki » Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:19 am

Also, they're more focused on concerts. They want to give their last goodbye in person.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby resop2 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:21 am

Now that Haruka is leaving to try to be a TV actress, I wonder how many more professions out there will temp H!P girls?

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:13 pm

^ Whenever Masaki decides it's the right time to graduate, I have hopes that she'll go into music composition.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Chibs » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:19 pm

I was hoping she would go solo ala Mano
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Nayoko-Kihara » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:20 pm

That would be great. She could totally write her own songs. :lol:
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby CaptainBerryzGiraffe » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:21 pm

Sato as the next Hoshibe/Tsunku would be amazing :3
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby otaku_blue » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:36 pm

I'm all for this. I'd love to see Maachan debut solo with a song like Tropical Koishiteru.
She totally has the energy, personality, and talent for it.

(her voice has changed a lot since then but still)

I want Karin or Masaki to go solo.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Starra » Wed May 03, 2017 10:41 pm

This is really mean and I feel bad about it, but in some ways I hope Haruka's graduation forces Masaki to mature/"grow up" a bit. I keep seeing people being worried about her, but honestly, if she's this dependent on someone (in whatever way) then that's not a healthy friendship/relationship. Not that I think it's Masaki's fault, as such, but when you rely so much on someone, what's going to happen when that person's no longer in your life? I dunno.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby aerosuffly » Sat May 06, 2017 10:46 am

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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby erilaz » Sun May 07, 2017 12:29 pm

I can't believe that it's already been ten years since I was at Yossy's graduation concert. :blink:
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Starra » Sun May 07, 2017 7:05 pm

That was a hell of year to be a fan. I'm glad I got to experience it :lol:.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby forgetmenots » Sun May 07, 2017 9:31 pm

Maachan takes every graduation to heart and grows up afterwards, especially if it's someone she was close to. That being said, her personality is her personality and to some people who she is as a person will never be mature. I see it differently personally but I understand people have different thoughts about it.

I don't know if Masaki is meant to be a solo debut type of singer. Her voice tends to sound best in duets to me (especially with a voice like Oda's that's smoother and tempers Masaki's sharper voice), but if it's something she wants to do, I have no doubt she'd be able to make it work, she's the type to see goals out until the very end. I think Harunan's post-MM career is who I'm must interested in seeing play out, she's making a lot of really good connections, that I think we'll see her on TV a lot when she eventually decides to part ways.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby Starra » Sun May 07, 2017 10:01 pm

Like I said, I did feel mean about it. I still do. I've tried my hardest to like Masaki, but even after all these years, her mannerisms are very off-putting to me. Don't get me wrong, I don't think she's "unprofessional" or any of that nonsense (I know she takes things super seriously), she just comes across as too immature to me in some ways. I don't think she's stupid either, she just has a personality that I dislike. It's not like some OGs who come across as not very nice people in general given what we know about them -- I'm sure Masaki's absolutely a perfectly fine person. But watching her talk on camera very mildly annoys me. And I suppose everyone has those idols, in the end.
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Re: The Pointless H!P Musings/Rants Thread

Postby forgetmenots » Sun May 07, 2017 10:39 pm

I think she's just got that kind of personality you know, she will always really annoy some people and that's just how it is. You're certainly not the only one. I myself see A LOT of myself in Masaki and a lot of those things are the "immatureness" people refer to so it can be triggering for me at time, but I've mostly come to terms with it. Personally, my first images of her that come to mind are: her confidence in being herself/pushing past social limitations, the way she thinks about complicated situations with wisdom and speaks on them, and of course her single-mindedness in improving herself not for herself but for the group. I know that's not what other people see when she speaks/acts though (And many people may not see what I see at all). I also think she's much more controlled than it appears. Even the famous handshake events and stuff, if the staff really didn't want her to do those things, it would have been put a stop to immediately, instead it was cultivated as a part of her character.

She's a very H!P character, and for good or for bad when she eventually moves on, I highly doubt we'll have anyone remotely similar to her ever again.
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