Alright, that’s it! I am convinced that there are spies who frequent here from H!P and AKS! There is no other explanation why things that I speculate on happen from time to time like this! I fail to believe it is a coincidence! Those are too many an occurrence for them to be that and if they were, then why am I not out on the streets making money with my awesome psychic powers!?
And so I have to choose to believe that there are spies among you dear Readers! Okay, who is it? Come now, I am going to bite you! Confess this instant! It will make you feel much better believe me!
Keh, just kidding! Keep up the good work out there, okay!
So, like I said in my last Hello Project post, Team Tsunku has managed to win me over! To those who do not know, believe it or not I was into Hello Project before I was AKB, even though by the time I got into Idols AKB was already on the scene too. At the time I knew nothing at all and it took me a long while to find out that my chosen H!P had already graduated!!! That girl was Mikitty, Fujimoto Miki. And so when my heart sunk after that very first Idol heart-break, I veered away from H!P, even though I had already been drown to the other groups with Yukirin threatening to dethrone Mikitty as my Koshii (Kami Oshii)! It was during this period when Mikitty’s absence hit me hard, that I discovered AKB!
Since then it was a challenge getting back into H!P and with more girls leaving that I was used to, well, things did not get any better! It wasn’t until the 9th Gen came onto the scene that my interest in that area kind of sparked a new life within me, and then not until Ikubo Haruna appeared and made me ship her with Michishige, in addition with these new groups forming around them that were bringing interesting new girls that I started to secretly keep an eye out for H!P happenings!
But even then I was not fully back in yet! Until now! It could have actually been earlier but MeiMei’s graduation pushed that back a bit! With the power of yuri though, in my H!P top ship in HaruMaria (Iikubo Harina and Makino Maria), add in my growing interesting in other groups and ships and well, resistance is futile! Haruna2 (Iikubo Haruna and Ogata Haruna), AyaRei (Hamaura Ayano and Inoue Rei) of Kobushi Factory, MaiSaki (Ozeki Mai and Morito Chisaki) of Country Girls, TomoYuki (Kanazawa Tomoko and Takagi Sayuki) of Juice=Juice and Kisao (Niinuma Kisora and Akiyama Mao) of Tsubaki Factory, have proven to be quite the irresistible attractions!
So, what of this spy business, well, I was mentioning some time back how HaruMaria seemed to be losing fervour because it seemed like Haruna2 were being pushed, in that Ogata seemed to becoming the new partner for Iikubo but then the PVs for their new single hit and what do those awesome guys go and do? Not only do they still LET THEM FIGHT, but they also let Maria win, totally putting me in a completely win-win situation! I was getting kind of sad seeing that they seemed to be dropping my Top Ship but then at the same time I was totally falling in love with Haruna2. So, you see my position, and when they went and not only did they give me both HaruMaria but also Haruna2, make HaruMaria the dominant ship once more, after making them fight, well, let’s just say someone is very happy to be alive!
Now to be fair it is not just the yuri that hooked me back into H!P. They are doing something now that made AKB famous but totally seem to have forgotten about in their blindness due to all the cask around them and that is the importance of the lyrics of their songs!
Like, have you dear Readers listened to their latest songs? And this applies to all groups! You should totally follow them on Youtube. They always release the promotional versions of their songs even before release day in full and with English subtitles! Seriously, H!P is going to be at the top soon once again if they keep this new strategy up! And the quality of their PVs, Jesus! Only the 46 Family on Team Yasusu even dreams of touching the quality of H!P’s PVs! And don’t get me started on their LIVEs, especially the those awesome, awesome Hello Project Seasonal Festivals! The first time I watched one, which was the Winter 2015 one, I almost cried out in disbelief! LIVEs were so supposed to be the Team Yasusu’s Holy Grail but the only one worth anything recently has been the Kojimatsuri and that is obviously a one-time thing!
But I am getting distracted once again. Back to the lyrics, all of their songs are so relevant it surprises me how Tsunku can come up with so many topics relevant to the world at the moment for each group! That’s two or three songs for each single from each group! And they are all quality songs! For example, in the current singles releasing/soon to be released, Morning Musume 17 are all about the jealous between girls in their song ‘Jealousy Jealousy’, which I am surprised no one has written a song about yet, otherwise there would be outcry of copypasta, amirite?! Meanwhile Tsubaki Factory are also talking about the state of the internet right in their song ‘Just Try’, which is about rumour-mongering and spreading the hate because people prefer to discuss bad news instead of the good. And these are only from the latest of the releases!
And it is evident that people are beginning to notice so if H!P keeps this up, they are going to pull a Ryzen in this Idol world and now that they are back, the prospect of my Goddess graduating (with her waifu) doesn’t seem to doom-like to my Idol life! It will surely take me a few months to get back but at least I have somewhere to get back to now! So, great work Hello!Project!
Alright, enough talk, time to get to the REAL meaning behind the Jealousy Jealousy song. While everyone else is focusing on the lyrics, taking them at face value, there is me on the other hand, me, who was actually the target for this song! All I saw in the Jealousy Jealousy PV was the fight going on between Maria and Haruna(O).
The new members. Another guy joins the group I see. U Jelly Haruka?
There I was, salivating at cool Haruna when…
BAM! Right behind her is cool Maria!
Seeing these two in the same frame, I squeal!
Seeing them next to one another, I squeal!
Seeing their close-ups transitioned one after the other, I squeal!
Basically, lots of squealing!
We totally need more cool Haruna!
Also Maria you lucky girl! Being paired with Haruna and Oniichan?!
Wait, they are not gonna…
FFFFFFUUUUUU They so did!!!
My Kryptonite!!!!! >.<
Alright, sorry, this is a different song (Brand New Morning) but dammit, it has HaruMaria holding my Kryptonite in it so it is going to be put in here!! And okay, so they are not technically holding hands but I don’t care! Their hands touched and that Haruna just had to go and caress Maria’s lower arm like….girl, are you trying to kill me here?!! Just look at Maria trying hard to hold that straight face! poor girl! On one hand she has a boy holding her hand (Haruka) on the other, she has Haruna! Talk about being caught between a cloud and a soft place!
So, where does Haruna(O) fit in all of this? Well, I too was worried thinking that since we got HaruMaria here, the other PV for Jealousy Jealousy would be dominated with Haruna2 and the way things began did not help matters any when I saw this…
Haruna2 being partners this time around!?
Yeah, things did not look so hot for Maria! Look a her up there! She is so ready to jump across and strangle the life of that smiley Haruna(O)! Look at her, sitting in the love couch with her Haruna! Who the hell does she think she is?!!
I was so ready for a fight but then this happened…
Wait, I’m sorry I don’t…
Are they…?! Surely, you can’t be serious!!!
Just…God, not even that horrendous use of blur on this perfect cap can bring me down! I am so high that I have even forgotten about Haruna2. That right there, how does one even beat that?! Well, maybe if Haruna(O) went for the game ender and gave us a kiss but as you know, hand-holding for me takes the cake over kissing anytime, especially if it is one of those Idol kisses and the hand-holding here is no douche! The only thing bringing it down is the blur but it is so perfect! Back-to-back, arm-to-arm, head-to-head…FFFFFFFUUUU
Di I even need to go farther? There is no way Haruna(O) is going to win after this, no way! But I love her too so let’s see what she has to offer…
Alright Haruna(O), you are totally rubbing salt in the wound now!
Oh snap! The lyrics! The switch! I am so high right now!
That twirl of happiness Maria did after switching places with Haruna(O) to be on Haruna side! I don’t even! The words Jealousy Jealousy just kept running through my mind during this whole thing and my sides were hurting from laughter!
’Kindness is skin-deep’
This is pretty funny actually when you consider that Haruna is known for overly sweet-talking people ^_^ Though strangely I haven’t seen her do it for a while, actually maybe since Michishige left!
Meanwhile back to the war at hand, Maria is totally wiping the floor with Haruna(O). Not only did she steal the portion of the points with the cheating move (kryptonite), she also stole the ‘partner’ role completely back! While Haruna(O) was still Haruna’s opposite, meanwhile Maria was right next to Haruna all the time! Worse still she got to touch Haruna while next to her unlike Haruna(O).
This is too much! I need to give the girl a break. So, with that though, I better end it here with some interesting gifs from one of Morning Musume’s DVD Magazines…
This is actually exactly when I started shipping Haruna2.
Anyway, have a good one.
February 28, 2017 at 19:18
I totally get the Harunan/Maria ship, I ship them too even if neither of them are any close to my top. My MM OTP is forever DuuPon though. That Ikemen combo, seriouslyyyyy~ (Was also into RihoPon and AyuRiho but Riho ABANDONED ME ;_;)
i have yet to find who to pair with OHaru… maybe it’ll be one of the new girls, who knows (they kinda make a nice ship on their own though truth be told). I ship her a lot with ORisa from TsuFa though…
I’m surprised by your pairings in other groups tbqh… I always shipped Rei with her fellow NGP girl Ayapan… and Hamachan in a triangle with MinaMina (with the third point being of course Taguchin).
No clear ones in TsuFa for me yet except maybe ORisa and Saori.
JJ i’m unoriginal and thin k Sayubee belongs with Karin… *oops*
March 1, 2017 at 19:56
You’re really surprised about Reirei and Hamachan? I guess I have to write a post about them because I thought it was obvious. Maybe we are watching different media?
And yeah, graduations are such a bummer to us shippers! They are here Bane of our existence!