[Retro review] - Sexy Otonajan


Considering that there is such a bulk of hello! project shuffle groups and what not, one can find it hard to absorb everything past and present.
I think that being a h!p fan/wota is a constant learning experience, while one can pride themselves of a vast knowledge of h!p history ... there will forever remain gaps and events that were overlooked.
The one shot shuffle group 'Sexy Otonajan' is one of those things I have overlooked.
I can always recall the image of the girls wearing those deep red sexy outfits but I never had the instinct to investigate further.
While drunk the other night I went on a miyabi picture hunt on google image search (as I frequently do with many members).
The picture of her wearing the gold skirt and fitted corset-like top kept popping up in front of my eyes.
After another small search I fell into the world of Sexy Otonajan.
The line up for this shuffle group is a little odd ... but I can safely say that the first word of the groups name is well placed indeed.
The girl that strikes me the most is Miyabi, this I find quite surprising considering she is performing next to Miki Fujimoto, but seeing miyabi with her jet black hair really grabs you, I can always recall Miyabi having dyed hair from a very young age (even though its against school regulations).
The track they perform is called 'Onna, Kanashii, Otona' which means 'Woman, Sad, Grown-Up'.
As the track starts you can instantly tell its going to be a soothing classy affair, their voices slowly croon over the smooth piano notes and slow beat, the song is a brilliantly structured affair, all the girls get a good amount of lines each and their voices really do compliment each others aswell as the music.
The PV itself is a fairly simple one, it contains many slow close up shots of their beautiful faces, and also shows a fairly slow and sexy dance routine, within the first 20 seconds you can clearly see the slow booty wiggles.
Its fairly obvious to say that I wish this unit went further, yet with the departure of Murakami Megumi it was not meant to be.
If you wish to check out more then:

Download the single here:

Sexy Otonajan - Onna, Kanashii, Otona

Listen to the single here:

Onna Kanashi Otona - Sexy Otona Jyan

And watch the lovely video here:

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Suzuki Airi to star in TV drama


Seems like Airi's popularity keeps getting bigger and bigger.
She has been chosen to play Sakurada Junko in a drama called 'Aku Yuu Monogatari'.
Sakurada Junko is an old school j pop singer who started her career at the age of 15 back in 1973.
The drama is about the life of the famed songwriter Aku Yuu, its unclear at the moment if Airi will have any dialogue or acting parts, but she does has a singing role in it (see below).
Also appearing in this drama is Takahashi Ai and Risa Niigaki, they will be playing the roles of Mitsuyo and Keiko (aka 'the pink ladys).
I think its really cool that h!p girls get as much exposure as possible as it will increase the chances of them getting further roles outside of the h!p bubble.
Below is a selection of photos of Airi in her outfit ... she looks like a boy, and two videos, one of Sakurada Junko singing 'Watashi no Aoi Tori' and 'Juu-shichi no Natsu' which if you remember 'W' also covered.
The other video is Airi also singing 'Watashi no Aoi Tori' ... she looks so adorable its unreal, and she sounds great, I cant wait to see this drama.


Special K


I can safely say that Kusumi Koharu's latest photobook 'Nikki' is a splendid collection of photos that really capture her increasing beauty.
Filled with a range of different styles, from 80's mega hair to slick chic chick.
A few people have found fault with this photobook though, they say that the photo of her laying on the floor wih her legs open are ... 'disturbing' 'unnecessary' 'just wrong' 'nauseatingly vulgar' and 'truly sick' ... do these people posses fine moral clarity? or maybe they lack the knowledge to understand what idol culture is all about, Koharu hating appears to be a favorite past time for numerous h!p fans but who cares about negative opinions? cest la vie.
Every photo in this book is highly relevant to my interests, and maybe yours too?
download it here ...


and a few choice shots to wet your appetite:


Buono! - Gachinko de Ikou! (radio preview)


A radio rip of Buono's 4th single release 'Gachinko de Ikou!'
I reckon were gonna be seeing the PV for this in about a week or so, enjoy!

Gachinko de Ikou! - Buono!


C-utes latest single - Edo no Temari Uta II


After waking from a 7 hour sleep (which for me is incredibly long) I jumped into my desk chair to see what idol news I missed in the hours I was absent, and to my delight C-ute's latest single 'Edo no temari uta II' is streaming on 'Dohhh UP!'.
I wasn't expecting this to come out for at least another week or so, hello project just seem so busy at the minute, I can bearly keep up.
The two most prominent issues that people have talked about on the forums is that the single is far too short, standing at a mere 2 minutes and 40 seconds as opposed to the standard 5 minutes+ that an average h!p single has, the single is undoubtly short, although I wish the track was a little bit longer I still think that every second of this is pure quality, like most things in life I prefare them to be short and sweet as opposed to drawn out and medicore affair.
The second 'issue' is Maimi's outfit, compared to the other girls Maimi's outfit (which is similar to a traditional chinese robe called a 'Shenyi 深衣) is the biggest and covers the most skin, for fans of Maimi this is a high crime committed by the UFA.
All of the girls outfits are quite beautiful, Airi's outfit (which is like a sexed up cheongsam 旗袍) consists of a very short hem line which would of looked lethal upon Maimi, but Airi also has a lovely pair of legs so its hardly a bad thing.
So to conclude ... yes it sucks that Maimi isn't showing her sexy legs ... but she still looks beautiful, and I'm confident we shall see them in all their glory in the future.
Considering the PV is short its good to see that the UFA have actually given C-ute a decent budget to work with, this isn't the typical cheap green screen job, it looks like someone has actually had the idea of creating a stage set, adorned with cool looking neon lights, and if you look closely enough ... you will spot old h!p posters randomly placed (oh yes you will).
Although the video quality itself is of a low quality I'm sure the backing dancers are infact hello project eggs, I'll have to wait for a dvd version before I can clearly see them.
Just a few more quick observations ... Erika's outfit seems to follow a similar style to her previous 'Namida no Iro' outfit, I'm guessing its the colour scheme.
Saki looks stunning, her mustard yellow clothing look beautiful on her, and her hair looks equally gorgeous.
I cant say I'm overly keen on Kanna's and airi's 'hats' ... to me they seem bowls that have fallen on their heads or ice bags to nurse a bad cold.
Chisato reminds me of a power ranger warrior type with her lime green outfit, I wont lie but i do find her outfit fairly hideous, but considering she shows so much energy and charisma I'll overlook that fact.
Overall the single and PV are both equally awesome, they have a great sound and pace, this track will feature heavily on my playlist no doubt, FLAWLESS VICTORY.

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A peek into Koharu's diary


Waiting for a new photobook from your favorite idol can seem like an eternity at times.
In the past few days some photos have slowly leaked onto the net, and today 'Dohhh up!' started to stream a 3 minute preview of the photo shoot, hooray!
From what the video shows we get a great selection of outfits, the typical beach bikini, frilly night wear, but most importantly ... seifuku! complete with some very alluring red ruby glasses ... thank you UFA!!!.
The opening scene of this video shows us koharu in a very lovely red bikini,  you can quite clearly see that she has 'developed' somewhat recently, she is also sporting a fairly impressive muscular belly.
A thing that I do enjoy about this video (amongst many) is that she is speaking in her normal voice, not her idol voice, for those of you that have seen the adverts for 'pa pancake' the part when she says 'new single' really goes through me, I'm sure that every dog and cat in the vicinity heads exploded.
The next scene shows us Koharu in her adorable seifuku, if the UFA ever called me and aksed ''hey Shirow, what do you wanna see in Koharu's photobook?" I would instantly reply ''Lots of seifuku and sexy glasses!!!"
Such a deadly combination of Win is not for the weak hearted.
The third scene opens with Koharu in casual wear,  stood inside an empty train,  when I saw this I instantly thought of  'Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari',  I was hoping she would start doing the dance ... but she doesn't ... maybe she will in the full length video?  fingers crossed.
The last scene and perhaps the most stunning shows us Koharu in a white rag/wedding dress style get up, her hair is big, curly, unruly but most of all beautiful!  I cannot wait to feast my eyes upon these shots.
I'm sure some kind wota soul will scan their photobook soon, I'll no doubt be looking at the scans before the photobook gets to my house, either way its all good.
Below are a few shots from the photobook and the video preview,  yum.

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Wonderful hearts 2008 photos!


This post is nothing more than a selection of awesome photos from the upcoming 'Wonderful hearts 2008 summer concert'.
As the photos show it looks like its gonna be a concert worth watching,
I'm hoping there will be video/audio leaks coming soon.