Yukirin has chosen her YUI and it is one that we all did not see coming!
Of course I am going to talk about my Team 8 Kami’s Birthday Performance! Really, with Yuri, Ikumin and Cho-chan here, there was bound to be drama and boy, drama did we get!
In addition to all the yuri happenings, I also found another crush in new arrival Utada Hikaru sorry, Utada Hatsuka! It has been love at first sight for me with this girl. I was simply drawn to her personality and I hope against all odds that she keeps it and doesn’t lose it down the road. I have a feeling though that she will change, which is unfortunate but until then, looks like my Super 8 List is going to be shifted once again!
To tell the truth though, it is way overdue for an update because team 8 is just soo awesome and with every video I see of them on YouTube my love shifts gears! In fact the list is going to be so different the next time I reveal the updated version you might be shocked. Ah but Yuri is still No.1! She is now THE Kami of Team 8. Nothing can happen to change that now.
But that is not the point of this post. Let’s get back to the birthday performance of Yuri-chan’s that turned into a Love Wars episode…
Have a Great Halloween Everyone!
In this pic post we have MAYUKI…but of course
Awesome but rare combo with the one and only…
The biggest Yukirin World News Ever!
Yukirin just having a blast with the NGT girls…
And finally, the movie I didn’t even know I wanted but now feels like the thing I have been waiting for for the whole of my life! Come on, it’s Batman and Superman! I lost myself over Supes in 2013 and he isn’t even my favourite hero!
Speaking of movies, Fingersmith/Agasshi/The Handmaid is upon us. Photos have started to drop. Here is a taste before you jump over…
In celebration of Team 8’s (and consequently AKB’s) win at Tokyo Dome’s 48G Sports Meet, and also because two or more
heads lolis are most definitely better than one, I have decided to put together pics of my 8 favourites where they are with someone else. Just imagine the likes of Yuriyan, Yoko-chan, Hitomi-chan and Ikumin in the same frame! Who wouldn’t want some of that madness?
I wanted to post another ranking because yes, that list changes almost every time I watch Team 8 Stages but I figured I might do things a bit differently this time around. It is too soon anyway to be posting another ranking.
It seems not many are into Team 8 but those that are, they fall and fall very hard for them, like ours truly. I have known them for a year now but even to this day I am still discovering favourites! At first my list had only two on it (Ikumi and Yuri) then there were five, then eight, then 12 and now the list is over 20! Not even the whole sister groups have a list that ling!
Team 8 is really scary.
I have also watched all five of their Final First Stage ‘Party ga Hajimaru’ performances! That’s right, they had five final performances! Of course my favourite was the final one which had the bitter and sweet Ikumin and Yuriyan loving! Poor Yuri, she is always being teased. Like this final performance alone she got Own’d twice. Despite having had the same hair style as Yuri in almost all of the stages they were in together, this time around, the final time, Yuna chose Haruna over Yuri! She had Haruna’s hair-style. Those three are always in some kind of triangle with Yuna being the playboy not settling for either one.
Meanwhile this being the final performance of their 1st stage, Yuriyan went out of her way to give Ikumin some attention but she was rejected! Okay, sure Ikumin wasn’t expecting it since usually it’s a peace sign they do at that moment in the song so I understand being surprised when Yurian suddenly embraced her but still. The members made fan of Ikumin saying she was just tsun-dere and Yuriyan went along with them thinking that Ikumin actually liked her. Ikumin laughed at that which made Yuri give us a nice reaction face.
These two…I feel like one of them see a rivalry between them but the other doesn’t see it that way. I love them together (even though individually I love Yuriyan much more than Ikumin and that distance has increased over time).
Oh well, even if Ikumin doesn’t want her, I found another ship for Yuriyan this final performance of Party in one Miu! Miu is growing on me and she is at the age of the Top 10 border knocking pretty hard to be let in! I have a feeling that when the next Stage starts she is going to be climbing higher and higher the more I see of her.
Yeah, my list of favourites from Team 8 just keeps growing and growing. At present I know 35 of all the members well with 22 of those being the ones that I really love! Yuriyan of course is at the top of that list! She is just amazing, they are all amazing! In no time I will know all the girls and my list will increase even more!
You know, I don’t really understand it. I might let Nogizaka slide but why are all aspects of the 48G so different when it comes to quality of their services? How can a sister group be better than the other? How is it that Team 8, a group filled with the youngest of members, and the newest (not for long – NGT is here) have much better quality in their works than the rest?! Why does AKS allow this gap between quality? I just don’t get it.
It is one big organisation; even if the successes are credited to the individual Managers, there should be collaboration between them to improve the overall image of the whole 48G and not focus on just particular areas. Really, as a business I am surprised this brand has lasted this long, let alone be as successful as it is (2nd best selling music artists in the history of Japan).
Then again I guess I should be glad because if they were balancing out things, then maybe Team 8 wouldn’t be as awesome as it is. Still, it would be awesome to see all groups be able to do smooth like AKB, or strong like SKE, or Cool like NMB or Cute like HKT or surprising like Team 8. Can you like just imagine it if all groups co-ordinated and had the same principles which they rotated around? One round of release AKB does the strong/dance single, NMB does the cute single, SKE does the drama single, HKT does the sexy single. The next release they rotate things around. But in every release, the quality is constant (preferably top quality). How about hiring different directors and get them to battle it out? Different Directors, different concepts for each group. This could even be an event (and I know you like doing those AKS).
And while they are it they should get rid of the Kennin thing and instead release three singles that see the groups come together. The first being the Senbatsu single. The second being the Janken single. These two singles would see members that come together because of the fans and because of the members’ luck. The third single with the sisters together should be Spring/Graduation single. These members can be Management’s bias and the only one!
Outside of these singles each group would then release three singles every year with two of those singles following protocol and by that I mean the members’ rankings. The third single could be another nod to the Management to do with the main 16 as they like! But then the couplings would have to be back to power rankings. With this no matter what each group would be successful even without the need to borrow power from their sisters.
Dear Yasusu, are you hiring? I think I got this!
On forward for the pics…
As I was saying, my Team 8 favouritism is changing so much that I just had to update my list here, you know, for future reference. Seriously, if you aren’t aboard the 8-wagon yet, stop being in denial and get all over this, like, right now while it’s still hot! Team 8 isn’t just about the lolis. HKT has those, has had them for years and yet they are no where near Team 8’s awesomeness! Other members seem to think that it’s about the lolis too, what with all those lolis drafted just this weekend (except for NGT, YukiRie know what they are doing) but they are terribly mistaken! It’s not about the lolis at all, Team 8 is just…It just is! And to think they were thinking of disbanding it in one year! HA!
So many girls, so many options! For reasons unknown I am having more trouble adjusting to Team 8 than i was all sister groups before Team 8! It’s madness I know! Every LIVE of this Team I watch my priorities shift except for one, Yuriyan shall never be dethroned! The margin between her and SERIKA, who is No.2 has grown so wide over these weeks it’s laughable! I have a feeling too that come 25th when the Sports Meet Airs and I get to watch it, I am going to fall for her even more! My heart has be punctured just from the images from said event so seeing the video is bound to do some serious damage!