Posts Tagged 'Tanaka Reina'

~Single Daizenshuu~ the Epic: Part I

I don’t even know how many months it’s been, but this DVD was truly worth the wait.

I’m going to review this concert differently than usual. I will comment on each single as it is, the performance itself, then rate it. Normal ratings are based on the average of 1) vocal performance/unity and 2) dance performance/unity on a scale of 0-10. <– That’s the number listed on the last bullet point of each section. Originally I had included “expression of emotion,” however, I decided that it was too subjective after much contemplation. The original ratings chart with all three categories will still posted at the bottom for comparison purposes.

Just keep in mind that the charts don’t tell you anymore than whether or not it’s a good performance, so even the top rated performance may be the least enjoyable to you. Original and new performance ratings chart, plus medley ratings chart are all posted at the bottom of this entry.

Ready? Here goes the longest review I’ve ever written:

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There’s something about High-King…

Or perhaps there’s more than just something?

I questioned myself today: Why was I not as excited about this unit as I should have been? I do realize what great variety of members we have here: Leader Takahashi Ai (Morning Musume), Tanaka Reina (Morning Musume), Captain Shimizu Saki (Berryz Kobo), Leader Yajima Maimi (℃-ute), and Egg Maeda Yuuka. For those of us who are non-ReinAi haters, this is the dream team. We’ve got the big names of Wonderful Hearts all together on the same page.

So it must be first impressions, I thought, since the unit name didn’t help heighten my hype at all.

High-King, hiking, Lion King, Hong Kong? I’m not sure about you, but if I were a H!P unit and named High-King, I would probably… My level of expectation was fluctuating.

However, during the moment when I double-clicked to watch C\C’s PV, when its enticing, nearly addicting rhythm traveled to my ears – who knew? – I was completely blown away.
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Highlights of the week. Spoilers ahead.


1. I do not know my own heart’s maximum capacity. orz.

To make the long story short, Niigaki Risa and Kamei Eri are now my current absolute top favorites in all of H!P.

Actually, a while ago when GAKIKAME started showing up everywhere and all during the same week, I had a feeling…just slightly, that they were both going to take over my world by doing something like…teaching me how to manage my money by securing their spots on the top of my list. (Do I have to go back and purchase all your past PBs? ^^;;

We’ll see how that turns out.

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The Voices of Morning Musume

Before I begin, please note that this post is completely spontaneous, and the couplings series will be continued soon. :] Just now, I decided to voice out some of my honest opinions about the current voices of Morning Musume.

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~23rd birthday to Rika-chan!

^ Otsukare. ^^;

~5th anniversary of the Rokkies!

What a package of three. :3

Sachi Usue must be living somewhere…in Kamei

Here’s one final entry before exam week! I decided to really have fun with this one. =p

Remember Sachi Usue from Hello! Morning skits?

Well, I believe she is the sole reason for Kamei’s unluckiness. (=_=) +

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Happy 18th to Tanakacchi!

I still can’t believe you were the first Momosu I’ve ever known. I saw a poster of you in Taiwan, remembered the face and the kanji and had absolutely no contact with the entire Hello! Project until four years later.

I’ve always had strong feelings about you – positive and negative. I chose to say “strong” because your presence really does stand out in the crowd, not to mention the current line-up. It would be very silly of me to list all those feelings since you have shown your character and personality so well that they’d sound like no-brainers. Over the past few months, I’ve come to accept you as who you are (the most valuable lesson that H!P has been teaching me..with every member). When you do something good in my eyes, I smile and feel good about it lol. When you do otherwise, I sigh and think to myself, “Tanaka, Tanaka, Tanaka…” but still manage to keep a smile on my face. Because that’s who you are.

Now that you’re 18 like me, as unbelievable as it seems to me, I hope you’ll continue to chin up and keep working hard. You’ve been pushing yourself to go above and beyond ever since the day of your audition; treasure your days in Momosu. :] Don’t wink too much though. Nono might return and haunt you on HaroMoni’s next monomane battle…

Anyway, I wish you a happy 18th birthday, Tanakacchi! <3

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