Thursday, June 30, 2011

Preview of the booth for Dream Morning Musume。 goodies

Preview of the booth Discount Manga (AH02) to buy Dream Morning Musume。 goodies :)

Monday, June 27, 2011

℃-ute & S/mileage Premium Live Haru ~℃ & S Collaboration Dai Sakusen~

On saturday ℃-ute and S/mileage shared the stage at the C.C. Lemon Hall.

Of course the public was expecting something from this "fight" between all of them!!
Each of them introduced herself like a box match with a funny pose.
The concert has began quite fast and despite the hot air, the public gave everything.
The show was really great and all of them wanted to give you a little present ;)

Dream Morning Musume。 and HANGRY&ANGRY-f goodies sold during Japan Expo

About Dream Morning Musume。's goodies, go to Discount Manga booth (AH02) during Japan Expo.

About HANGRY&ANGRY-f's goodies, go to h.NAOTO booth (AJ23) during  Japan Expo.

And if you want a small preview of the goodies you can buy during Japan Expo, this is just here:

PS : there will be special goodies Japan Expo for HANGRY&ANGRY-f !!

Dream Morning Musume。 (Rika Ishikawa and Hitomi Yoshizawa) and HANGRY&ANGRY-f during Japan Expo

Rika Ishikawa and Hitomi Yoshizawa will reserve you a surprise during Japan Expo 2011 on July 2nd, you will have a film concert, a talk-show and a signing session, be ready!

Dream Morning Musume。Signing Session with Rika Ishikawa and Hitomi Yoshizawa
Date and time: July, 2nd (Saturday) 15:30~16:30
Location: Signing Room

Dream Morning Musume。 Film Concert and Talk-Show with Rika Ishikawa and Hitomi Yoshizawa
Date and time: July, 2nd (Saturday) 17:30~18:30
Location: Conference Room

For more informations please check the official site of Japan Expo.

Concerning HANGRY&ANGRY-f, they will perform on stage, have a signing session and a talk-show.

h.NAOTO / HANGRY&ANGRY-f signing session
Date and time: June, 30th (Thursday) 16:00~17:00
Location: Signing Room

h.NAOTO Fashion Show, HANGRY&ANGRY-f performance and talk-show
Date and time: July, 1st (Friday) 17:00~18:30
Location: Main stage

You can see many live videos of HANGRY&ANGRY-f through their official YouTube channel here.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Miki Hirayama in the Kennedy House of Ginza

On June, 18th, in a small live house of Ginza called Kennedy House, Miki Hirayama held two lives.
The "Kennedy House" live house is a beautiful place, in which you can feel an atmosphere between rock and jazz, like the old good sound. The lights also really fixed this special environment.
Well, just with this, you know you will have a good time. And the live was really great!!

5 musicians were on stage as well:
- Tsukasa Ueda (guitar and vocal),
- Taro Nishiyama (guitar and vocal),
- Masahiro Morishita (bass and vocal),
- Tadaomi Takemura (drums and vocal),
- Tomohiko Sasagawa (sax and vocal),
- Otohico Tahara (piano and vocal).
All are members of the group Super Wonderland.

They began with a funky and rock sound and just after Miki arrived on stage. The Yellow Lion, as she described herself, fixed already all the attention, with her strong and particular voice.

The audience of all ages was clapping and were moving on rythm with the music, but still while being seated, really funny to see.All the musicians were dancing with Miki.
And when they began a medley of The Beatles, what a show seriously!!!

This is the kind of music you want to hear to wake up and be in a good mood for the whole day. Miki continued with some personal songs with a new touch, more jazzy or rock.
She covered an old but really famous song of Kyuu Sakamoto, Miagete Goran Yoru no Hoshi O. And this is one of the best cover I've heard of this song, so touching...
Of course she also sang her more famous songs like Beautiful・Yokohama and Manatsu no Dekigoto.

With a nice setlist, she gave happiness to all the public.

For this live, we can just say one thing: thank you, miss Hirayama!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Live report of the live Yuko Nakazawa Birthday Live 2011 ~What a wonderful day!~

Close to the place of the Morning Musume。's events for the release Only you, Yuko Nakazawa held a special concert for her birthday in the Zepp Tokyo.

At 5PM, the whole place became dark. A lounge music introduced her coming, which surprised many people because she came not directly on stage but through the public!
A band was here as well and all the public directly felt in love with her beautiful voice.
Some fans came with purple penlights and it was really nice to see them with the purple lights on stage on the same time.
During this special live, Yuko Nakazawa talked quite a lot during the MCs. She talked about her carrier, her vision of Dream Morning Musume。's members, her future, etc.

Of course she made fun of herself about the fact she is still not married, but she still hopes to find the good one soon!!!

She likes so much her fans that she made fun of them, saying she was trying to see them from a hidden spot outside, close to the live house. But many of them came on the last moment because of the Morning Musume。's events. The whole audience laughed from her jokes.

Many special guests came on stage to give her some presents and because she did not know anything about it, she was closed to cry many times during this live. She said she was happy to see her fans, to sing with them and also to meet those special guests:
Yoko Akino, Hidenori Tokuyama but also Mari Yaguchi (just married!!), Rika Ishikawa and Ai Takahashi who came with a birthday cake. After receiving this cake and presents, she came back to singing, and during a medley she even sang a funky version of S/mileage' song, Yume Miru 15 Sai, really a nice cover!!
Just with a guitar as an introduction, she also sang one of her favorite song, Get Along With You.

During this live, she sang pop songs but also enka, funky, more rock, etc.
And for the encore, she came back walking through the public and even get to the second level.

To conclude more than 3 hours on stage, she sang KAN' song Ai wa Katsu that all of you know.

The public was so crazy and screamed so much, she came once again on stage to say another time sayonara to this nice public!

Happy birthday Yuko Nakazawa-san!!!


Ok... I am sure you were expecting some pictures? Do not worry, this time again you will have some exclusive ones, during her rehearsal and one in the backstage just before the live. Enjoy;)

Takui Nakajima's concert on ustream

Tomorrow June 25th from 18:30 (JST) the concert of Takui Nakajima will be streamed on ustream here, so be sure to not miss it ;)
His profile :

Releases of this week (CD, DVD, Blu-ray)

This week many releases became available:
- single Ai wa Katsu, single + DVD with the Up-Front Artists (EPCE-5796)
US iTunes Link

- single Yappa Seishun, first single of Sayaka Kitahara (PKCF-1050 for limited version with DVD, 1680 yens and PKCF-1052 for regular version, 1050 yens)
US iTunes Link

Limited version
Regular version

- Blu-ray Buono! Live 2011winter ~Re;Buono!~ of Buono! (EPXE-5008, 6000 yens)

- DVD Buono! Live 2011winter ~Re;Buono!~ of Buono! (EPBE-5408, 3990 yens)

- DVD Single V Ai no Dangan of Berryz Kobo (PKBP-5139, 1575 yens)

Which items did you or will you order? ;)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Events for Berryz Kobo's new single, Ai no Dangan

This last Saturday, Berryz Kobo held 3 events at Yamano Hall in Tokyo to celebrate the release of their new single, Ai no Dangan.
They sang some songs, including the last single and made some special MCs where they acted funny.
Then they shook hands with every fan, so I took some pictures for you :

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Picture taken at the end of Ustreamusume。

Here it is !!

Events for Morning Musume。's new single, Only you

This last sunday, in Odaiba, place close to Tokyo, Morning Musume。 held two huge events for the release of their new single, Only you! Many thousand of people were here, so the whole place was overcrowded each time \o/
Really successful events, with some songs and hand-check event !

Of course Up-Front Link was there for you, people who did not have the opportunity to be ther and you will be, I really think so, really happy to see many pictures I took for you!!

Pictures during the first showcase:

Pictures just before and during the hand-check with the fans:

Pictures of the second event:

Pictures during the second hand-check event with the fans: