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  • Jay 8:16 pm on 2011-01-22 Permalink | Reply  

    Fan Club Events Galore! 

    And now for your regularly scheduled break in the new generation of Hello!Project news, I come to thee bearing news of some FC events for M-line!

    First, it has been announced that First Generation Morning Musume member Abe Natsumi will be having a Fan Club Tour of Hokkaido which is currently untitled.  I think that it’s going to be a great event for all of Nacchi’s fans to be able go and see her live in action.  She has a very welcoming aura to her so I’m sure that many of her fans who have enjoyed these trips in the past will enjoy this one as well!  The tour is scheduled for 3 days and 2 nights from March 20 to 23.  Maybe some of the international fans will be able to attend this event as well. :)

    Second, it was announced awhile ago that former Seventh Generation Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu would also be having a fanclub event as well.  It remained untitled for quite some time but it seems that Koharu has been able to decide on a name for the event and is dubbing is Koharu sai! Translated into english, this means “Koharu fest” and it seems like a rather interesting title to name her first solo fanclub event since leaving Morning Musume.  It leaves me wondering if she’ll be singing mainly from her solo material from the Kirarin Revolution anime?  It’s been quite some time since I’ve heard Koharu sing so I wonder if she’s been receiving any vocal training since she left Morning Musume a year ago.

    Regardless, both events are going to be chock-full of fun and excitement and I hope that anyone who gets the opportunity to attend these events has a blast!

    • Adam 8:18 pm on 2011-01-22 Permalink | Reply

      I really doubt Koharu has had any more vocal training, even if she has, can it really help that much~?

      • jaydesummers 1:07 am on 2011-01-23 Permalink | Reply

        I personally think that if she sang in a softer tone (like she did for most of furusato at her grad concert) she’d be a much better singer. Otherwise, her singing tone is very nasally and squeaky to say the least.

    • Alita 11:25 am on 2011-01-23 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think Koharu will be doing much singing. The event is to celebrate the release of her essay-book (which I wonder just how much she wrote) so it will most likely be discussion based with a couple of songs thrown in. The 1st Gen event was the same, mostly talk with the two first Musume songs and each woman’s audition song from Asayan.

  • Jay 12:07 pm on 2010-12-14 Permalink | Reply  

    Morning Musume OG Concert Tour Announced 

    Big news for all the fans of the Morning Musume OG.   It’s been announced that the members of the OG/M-Line will be having a concert tour throughout Japan.  The name of concert will be “Dream Morning Musume。Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai 〜Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei〜”.  All members of the OG are hopefully going to be performing with the exceptions of Konno Asami due to her broadcasting job. There will be a total of  8 concerts in the tour.  The final show of this event is expected on May 29 2011.

    This is huge news.  In fact, this is the first OG Concert Tour since the Elder Club Graduated from H!P.  I can’t wait to hear more about this upcoming concert.

    • Alita 8:15 am on 2010-12-16 Permalink | Reply

      Tsuji Nozomi is listed to perform in the tour. Konno isn’t because she is most likely leaving UFA as per the indication of several Memorial Fanclub goods.

    • Adam 7:16 pm on 2010-12-16 Permalink | Reply

      Yup, it seems Tsuji will be able to perform, she’s gonna have to recover from her pregnancy quick though! I love Tsuji, so yay.

      As for Konno, I assume she has training to do for her newscaster position on NHK.

  • TH!P 12:11 am on 2010-08-12 Permalink | Reply  

    New Single for Abe Natsumi 

    After nearly two years of no new releases, Up-Front soloist Abe Natsumi will release her 16th single titled 雨上がりの虹のように, which translates as Like a Rainbow After the Rain. The full tracklist is below;

    1.雨上がりの虹のように (Like a Rainbow After the Rain)
    2.夢をあきらめないで (Never give up on your dreams)

    The single will be released in two editions on 2010-09-15.

  • TH!P 7:39 pm on 2009-06-06 Permalink | Reply  

    Abe Natsumi Opens Official Site & Blog 

    Up-Front artist Abe Natsumi has opened her own official website and blog, it’s a pretty cool website and although the design is more than a little random it’s very pretty! There are various sections on the site such as a discography and biography section and you can also submit questions to Nacchi, if you can speak Japanese. I’ve asked if she plans on releasing a single this year, or if UFA plan on giving her a single rather! Check out the link below!


  • TH!P 7:55 pm on 2008-12-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Lowest Ever Sales for Nacchi 

    Hello! Project soloist Abe Natsumi’s latest single Screen which was released 2008-12-03 ranked at #29 in the Oricon Weekly Charts last week just scraping a top 30 ranking and selling a shockingly low 4,848 copies. Although Nacchi’s single sales have decreased in the last few years they’ve never been particularly bad and certainly not as low as this. The single peaked at #10 in the daily charts last week and fell from there, it’s highest chart point this week has been #50.

    The reason for such low sales? Next to no promotion, only one edition of the single and no TV performances. This is a really awesome single and Up-Front should be ashamed for under promoting it. Abe has certainly lost her earlier popularity but there’s no reason that this single should have sold as low as it did.

    Her best-of album which came out on 2008-12-10 debuted at #15 in the album charts and dropped to 31 the following day.

    • Tricia 11:06 pm on 2008-12-11 Permalink | Reply

      that’s depressing. It’s such an awesome single! Stupid UFA!!

    • Missy 2:45 am on 2008-12-12 Permalink | Reply

      I really liked Screen too, I was hoping it would do well.

    • Lizzie 3:00 am on 2008-12-14 Permalink | Reply

      I love this single… that’s unfortunate.

    • renaye 5:09 am on 2008-12-16 Permalink | Reply

      sigh. unequal attention.

  • TH!P 3:26 pm on 2008-12-10 Permalink | Reply  

    Today’s Releases (2008-12-10) 

    I’ve stopped posting daily releases lately as I feel they’re sometimes a bit redundant but today we have a lot of big releases so I think it might be worthwhile giving them a mention!


    • Shugo Chara EggMinna no Tamago (1st Single)
    • Abe NatsumiAbe Natsumi Best Selection 15 Shoku no Nigaoe Tachi (1st Best-Of Album) (CD + DVD)
    • T&C BomberTaiyo to Ciscomoon (T&C BOMVER) MEGA Best (1st Best-Of Album)
    • Country MusumeCountry Musume MEGA Best (1st Best-Of Album)
    • Nakazawa YukoLegend (1st Best-Of Album)
    • Tanpopo / PucchimoniTanpopo / Pucchimoni MEGA Best (1st Best-Of Album)
    • Melon KinenbiMEGA MELON (2nd Best-Of Album)
    • V.A.Shuffle Units MEGA Best (Compilation Album)
    • V.A. – Special Units MEGA Best (Compilation Album)
    • V.A.Pucchi Best 9 (Compilation Album)
    • V.A.Pucchi Best 9 DVD (PV Collection DVD)
    • C-uteFOREVER LOVE (7th Single V)
    • MilkyWay / SHIPSKirarin Revolution 3rd Tour Stage 2 (Anime DVD)

    The Hello! Project compilation album Pucchi Best 9 as well as all of the Mega Best albums were released today, the highest charting being Abe Natsumi’s at #15 in Oricon; it’s bound to fall substantially though considering the success of her latest single (more on that in the next post).

    Pucchi Best 9 has charted at #22 today and like Nacchi’s album will most likely fall out of the Top 30 very soon.

    All of the other albums have failed to chart within the Top 30.

    On a more optimistic note Shugo-Chara Egg’s debut single Manna no Tamago has charted at #5 in the Oricon Daily Charts – quite impressive for a group of newbies. We’ll see how that does all week I guess, let’s hope for a Top Ten ranking at the end of the week. Although the single isn’t my cup of tea I’d be more than happy for any Hello! Project group to have some success right now!

  • TH!P 3:57 pm on 2008-11-14 Permalink | Reply  

    New Artist Images for Abe Natsumi & Kusumi Koharu 

    The Hello! Project official website has uploded new artist images for Abe Natsumi and her new single Screen as well as Kusumi Koharu for her new album Kirari to Fuyu. Abe looks stunning and for once I think Kusumi actually looks pretty cute!

    • Kerry 3:44 pm on 2008-11-15 Permalink | Reply

      Nacchi looks amazing in her picture…. but to be honest I don’t understand why she’s getting a new pic condering she’ll be graduating soon. Well, maybe she’s planned for one last single. :) That’ll be nice

    • 亜田無 8:55 pm on 2008-11-15 Permalink | Reply

      Her new single: Screen.

    • jun 8:48 pm on 2008-11-19 Permalink | Reply

      nacchi single is great hmmmm koharu is pretty song screen is great i thnk it going tobe great jun here

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