Stardust reading this thread is confirmed!Looks like you're getting your Shachi wish
They're releasing a new song on October 2nd, working with a 70+ member brass band
Bubble Poppin MV is out!
I hope your internet recovers!My internet's been acting weird, so I wanted to check in while I can. I saw the Shachi dance practice pop up, but didn't have a chance to watch it yet. I was looking at the MVs they released this year and the views are interesting.
- Rose Fighter: 105k
- Grab Jamun: 48k
- Rock Away: 162k
Rock Away was just released a couple weeks ago and is already the most viewed. I wonder why? Could it be the involvement of the 2 band members? Anyway, Shachi's views are low in general (like most Stardust Groups), but they used to be much higher. I don't know if it's because they changed genre's slightly and have the horn section now or that they're being portrayed less like Idols.
I've watched Bubble Poppin twice and it's probably in my top 5 Stardust Planet songs for this year. I think it's one of the stronger debuts from the newer groups and they actually spent money on the video. They didn't one of those cheapo videos where they just dance in the street, lol. With 9 members, Iginari are the biggest SP group. I hope they can maintain this size or add new members if some graduate. And when I watched the MV the second time I really noticed the dance they were doing. They used very simple arm movements and the fans followed along. I haven't watched them perform live in a while (I've got their TIF perf saved), so I can't remember if this kind of choreo is their thing. Maybe they can a viral dance going, who knows.
We may have found the problem with the Internet, so here's hopingA couple of good Hustle Press photos (Arin and Mai)
There's an interesting dentist office in Japan:
It's even playing Momoclo videos on the monitors
Also here's Arin playing some sort of word ping pong for Guchioki Party
I hope your internet recovers!
Yeah, their dance kind of reminded me of PSY. A bit exaggerated but easy to learn and follow!
Maybe Shachi's MVs are getting fewer views because they've been released recently, and it will pick up? Or maybe non-fans aren't recognizing the new name. In either case I appreciate the image/sound change.
Kanako's front and center in the first pic, though Did you mean "many" instead of "any"?Kanako posted on the Stardust blog with pictures from the Meijiza stage practice
Interestingly she wasn't in any of the photos herself, which makes me wonder if she's got a new look or maybe isn't feeling well?
And the best photo:
omg, how did I miss her I posted the first pic a bit earlier and I guess I'd forgotten she was in itI think this is my Top 5 Stardust Planet releases so far this year. They're not in any particular order:
- Momoclo: Diamond Four
- Ebichu: Buzz Beater or Trendy Girl, I can't decide
- TokiSen: Victory Story
- SakuEbi: Kira Kira
- Inginari: Bubble Poppin
*Honorable mention goes to Shachi's Rose Fighter.
What's your Top 5, abra? I know you really liked Hachi's single from earlier in the year and Bunny Gone Bad has become your favorite, but what about the rest?
We may have found the problem with the Internet, so here's hoping
Stardust has merchandised just about every with Momoclo's name on it, but Dentistry could open up a whole world of possibilities. Just imagine, you could get caps with each member's face on them
Kanako's front and center in the first pic, though Did you mean "many" instead of "any"?
From what I've heard of Momoclo's new song, that's a contender for my Top 10. I wish they would release a live MV for it.omg, how did I miss her I posted the first pic a bit earlier and I guess I'd forgotten she was in it
My top 5 is difficult to say... Those two are fixed, followed by... probably Chuuken Hachiko. Then there's Trendy Girl, Karei Naru Fukushuu, Donten, The Diamond Four... Also Killer Killer Smile and Summertime Rule. And all the other songs on MCZ, depending on my mood.
Right now I'd probably say RF, BGB, Chuuken Hachiko, Donten, TDF.
Speaking of which...Stardust has merchandised just about every with Momoclo's name on it
I also like the new outfits more. I'm looking forward to the next translation!I'm glad to see the leather jacket variants are their new go to outfits. I was never a fan of the polka dot/cow costumes.
I'm almost finished translating Part 2 of Momoclo's 5th album Interview with Natalie. I just need to do some editing and go over a few sentences that gave me trouble. I hope to have it up by the weekend.
From what I've heard of Momoclo's new song, that's a contender for my Top 10. I wish they would release a live MV for it.
It wasn't until they released that pic of Kunoichi Momoclo that it made sense why they released the Ninja Stars. Ugh, I wish they were available outside of the theater (>.<) Here's some fan pics. Looks like the Wrestler they're friends with is featured in the play.The shurikenlight can apparently spin pretty well
idk what the red things are
Some other shuriken-themed item
I enjoyed this part a lot, I feel like the interview really picked up!
Arin (22) being upset about being called almost 30
I also strongly agree that things don't really change that much once you enter your 20s... except maybe your surroundings.
As for Arin's comments on wanting to be 40 instead of 30, it's probably related to how in your 30s you often have young kids and generally have more responsibilities, while it can be a bit calmer in your 40s).
On another note, can I link your blogspot in one of the first posts?