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Dec 30 2008

Meet the Eggs- Part 5

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These are the last of them!

Name: Noto Arisa

Age: Just turned 20

Units: Ongaku Gatas

Singing: 6. Not bad. Not fantastic, but not bad.

Stage Presence: 10. Bright, bubbly, and always looks like she’s having a fabulous time on stage.

Notes: The eldest Egg, and therefore their leader. I think it’s almost impossible not to love this girl. She just seems so genuinely nice and enthusiastic about everything to do with being an idol.

video- Arisa has on a yellow top with her hair half-up and curly.

Name: Okai Asuna

Age: 12

Units: None

Singing: 5. Nice low voice, but needs more power. Maybe that will come with age.

Stage Presence: 1. Asuna hardly ever even cracks a smile on stage, a cardinal sin for a cute little girl idol. Also, her dancing is pretty listless.

Notes: Chisato Okai’s little sister, though I don’t see too much of a resemblance.

video-Works for both Asuna and  Arai Manami (below). Asuna is the one in the pink top with pigtails. Manami has a blue top and glasses.

Name: Arai Manami

Age: 11

Units: None

Singing: 4. Good at times, but usually unsteady.

Stage Presence: 3. Seems rather shy and unsure of herself, but has improved since the last concert. At least she smiles sometimes.

Notes: Was the youngest egg for a while until the newest batch came along. Easy to recognize, because she usually wears glasses. Not one of the eggs who gets much attention.
video- Again, works for both Manami and Okai Asuna (above). Manami is the one with the glasses. Asuna is the one with pigtails without the little round decorations in them (who isn’t singing Mai’s lines and doesn’t start out in the middle)

Name: Sekine Azusa

Age: 12

Units: None

Singing: 10. Amazing, and only 12 years old too!

Stage Presence: 7. I don’t tend to notice her much…but I think that’s because she’s pushed to the back in group egg stuff.

Notes: One of the best singers of the Eggs, but hasn’t gotten much attention so far. This may be because when she first joined and for a while after she was kind of unfortunate looking. She’s grown prettier though, so I hope we’ll see more of her in the future.

video- okay, this time pay attention to Azusa. She’s the one in yellow.

Name: Aoki Erina

Age: 18

Singing/Stage Presence: I think she’s pretty average in both respects, but I don’t have a whole lot to go off of, so I don’t really feel comfortable assigning numbers (see below).

Notes: The second oldest Egg (subleader maybe?). She’s been in quite a few stage plays, but hasn’t been focused on that much within the Eggs, not getting very much in the way of solo lines. She’s missed several of the egg concerts, including the last one, so I have a little bit less to go on about “Enna”.

video- since she wasn’t in the last concert video, I’m using a video from the first egg concert. Erina has her hair in two half pigtails in this and is wearing one of the long sleeved jackets. She starts out in the middle.

Remember them all now?

~Celestia~

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Dec 28 2008

Meet the Eggs- Part 4

More Eggs for your appraisal.

Name: Sengoku Minami

Age: 17

Units: Ongaku Gatas

Singing: 3. She has good range, but her voice is notably weak when compared with the other Eggs. She really needs to learn to project (and sing in tune more).

Stage Presence: 7. She’s not bad with this part, especially in more “seductive” songs.

Notes: She seems to be promoted more lately, getting many main lines and appearing in Berryz stage play, but she’s just not one of my favorites. *shrugs*

video- okay, she’s one of the two with the fancier dresses (the three in the middle are the newbies), and she’s the one of the two with straight hair and side-swept bangs. (Noto Arisa is the one with the curly hair and straight across bangs). There are 5 people, but the newbies don’t get any of the solo lines.

Name: Miyamoto Karin (sorry, no official pictures yet. she’s on the right)

Age: 9

Singing/Stage Presence: Way too soon to tell

Notes: The very newest baby Egg. Also the very youngest current member of h!p. She hasn’t appeared in anything yet, so all we know so far is that she’s seriously cute.

Name: Fukuda Kanon

Age: 13

Units: Shugo Chara Egg (the green one)

Singing: 9. One of the few Eggs who was a competent singer even back when they were all pretty rough around the edges. She’s only improved since then.

Stage Presence: 10. Just adorable, confident, and spunky. She looks like a little girl, but she performs like a veteran.

Notes: One of the most popular eggs, and she has a lot of on-stage experience outside of h!p (stage plays/musicals and such). Yeah, she looks a hell of a lot like a young Aibon, especially in her Shugo Chara get up. Let’s just hope that she doesn’t make the same life choices.

video- Kanon doing some ridiculously cute little rabbit dance with some preschoolers. <3 <3 <3

Name: Komine Momoka

Age: 14

Singing: 4. She’s gotten better, but I don’t see much real potential there.

Stage Presence: 3. Doesn’t stand out at all.

Units: None

Notes: I used to kind of dislike Momoka, maybe because I think she’s a little bit funny-looking, but she’s grown on me. That said, she’s just not one of eggs I see ever really going anywhere or getting much attention.

video- she’s the one in pink.

One more group to go!

~Celestia~

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Dec 14 2008

Meet the Eggs- Part 3

More Eggs for ya!

Name: Tanaka Anri

Age: 16

Units: None

Singing: 7, she’s good, but there isn’t anything very special about her voice

Stage Presence: 6, there’s something there, but she doesn’t really stand out

Notes: She’s one of the last eggs I learned to recognize. She’s another that has some talent but just seems to blend in with the crowd, unfortunately.

video- Same video as Kitahara Sayaka, so it’s embedded under her. Anri is the one in yellow.

Name: Sawada Yuri

Age:17

Units: Ongaku Gatas

Singing: 7, probably the strongest singer out of the gatas eggs

Stage Presence: 6, could be better, could be worse

Notes: She wasn’t in the Eggs latest concert tour DVD, but fortunately she is in Gatas.

video- Her version of Gatas “Come Together” PV

Name: Wada Ayaka (Dawa)

Age: 14

Units: Shugo Chara Egg

Singing: 2, I’m sorry to her fans, but she has the most annoying and childish voice out of all the eggs. Her singing stood out, in a very very bad way, in the Shugo Chara Egg single.

Stage Presence: 9, yeah, she’s cute and bouncy and a good dancer. Still doesn’t make up for that voice.

Notes: She has a funny and ditzy personality, and you can’t deny her good looks. I’m afraid I’ve developed a sort of grudge against her though because I can’t stand her voice. Maybe I’ll get over it. I did learn to love Sayumi eventually.

video- A solo? Ug. At least she sounds better than this than she does in Shugo Chara Egg.

Name: Kitahara Sayaka

Age: 15

Units: Milky Way

Singing: 8, Sayaka has a very strong and distinctive voice. She can be brilliant at times, but she’s lacking in control.

Stage Presence: 9, she is fierce on stage. No wonder the wota call her Sayaka-sama.

Notes: What can I say. I luv this girl!

video- She’s the one in blue with her hair half up. Remember this video is for Anri too (in yellow)

Name: Kaneko Rie

Age: 11

Singing/Stage Presence: Too soon to tell.

Notes: Another brand new little cutey. She makes really adorable expressions sometimes, and I look forward to seeing what she can do.

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Dec 11 2008

Meet The Eggs- Part 2

Heading off the next set of Eggs we have…

Name: Saho Akari

Age: 13

Units: Shugo Chara Egg (the blue one), Tomoiki wo Utetai

Singing: 7, She really surprised me with her solo lines in the Shugo Chara Egg group. She probably sounded the best of the four of them. She’ll have to prove herself able to replicate that live before I’ll want to bump her up another point though.

Stage Presence: 4, Akari always fades into the background when she’s with a group of eggs. I’m really fond of the girl, but sometimes even I have a lot of trouble spotting her. I can’t pinpoint anything she’s doing wrong, but I’ll have to knock off points for that.

Notes: She’s a good egg, maybe not the best, but there is something very likable and relatable about her.

video- this is just the Shugo Chara Egg PV, since I think it shows some of Akari’s best singing. To remind you again, she’s the blue one (amulet spade)

Name: Takeuchi Akari

Age: 11 (she has the same birthday as me!)

Singing/Stage Presence: Too soon to tell…

Notes: One of the brand new Eggs, so I don’t know much about her yet. I’ve got a good feeling about this one though. Despite her age and inexperience, she seems very comfortable on stage and in front of the camera, already showing more spunk than many of the girls who have been doing this for years.

Name: Sainen Mia

Age: 15

Units: None

Singing: It’s hard to tell. She wasn’t in the last 2 concerts, and she hardly ever seems to get any solo lines in gereral

Stage Presence: 2, To be brutally honest, I tend to forget that she even exists. Her movements are kind of subdued, and she looks lost a lot of the time, but she does seem to have a nice smile.

Notes: I’m not trying to be mean to Mia, but as far as eggs who get pushed to the back, she seems to be one of the pushed to the backest. I mean, in the delivery station that she participated in (with only 5 other girls), she managed to get all of 1, single, short solo line. One.

Video: No video because she hasn’t been in the most recent concerts, and I can’t find any video clips where she has more than one solo line. If anyone has a link to one it would be appreciated though.

Name: Kikkawa Yuu

Age: 16

Units: Milky Way

Singing: 10, in the short time she’s been in the Eggs she’s easily become one of their best vocalists. Hearing her sing in this video clip makes me mourn anew the fact that she didn’t make it into Momusu (not instead of Aika, with her). You know Tsunku, it’s not too late!

Stage Presence: 5, still lacking a bit in that department, but getting better. Needs to show more personality

Notes: Seriously, just listen to her.

video- She’s the one in red. The other girl (Sekine Azusa) is also great, but let’s focus on Kikka for now.

Name: Furukawa Konatsu

Age: 16

Units: Tomoiki wo Uetai

Singing: 5, She’s not terrible, but she’s certainly not one of the best

Stage Presence: 9, She really knows how to ham it up on stage, and she can pull off ‘sexy’ for the more serious songs too. The only problem is that she seems to overact it sometimes.

video- she’s wearing the same top as in the picture I posted of her

I’m serious about that test guys,

~Celestia~

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Dec 10 2008

Meet the Eggs- Part 1

Too long I’ve been hearing h!p fans complain about how they can’t tell the Eggs apart, so I’m going to try to put a stop to that with this new feature. The Eggs are on their second concert DVD release now, they’ve been in 4 major h!p units (Milky Way, High King, Ongaku Gatas and Shugo Chara Egg), and they’re definitely getting more attention at the Wonderful Hearts concerts, being given real singing lines for the first time. The Eggs are going places for real now, especially with Elder Club graduating. In my last post, I predicted that they would soon become something akin to H!p’s answer to AKB48, and I stand by that prediction.

In short, it’s about time you all figured out who they are, so I’m going to profile them here in groups of 4 or 5. These are in no particular order.

Singing and stage presence are rated on a 1-10 scale, 10 being the best (in Egg terms). So let’s jump right in with one of the best known eggs…

Name: Maeda Yuuka

Age: 13 (almost 14)

Units: High King, Shugo Chara Egg (the pink one), Tomoeki wo Uetai

Singing: 8, she’s developed good control, and lost most of the childish tone lately (check out the video), but her voice is still really lacking in power. Despite that, has quickly become one of the better Egg vocalists.

Stage Presence: 7, good dancer (held her own with High King) just needs that extra pop of energy

Notes: If there is one only egg you can recognize, it should probably be her. She’s the only Egg to be in two non-indie units to date, and she’s one of the cutest eggs, maybe even the cutest.

Name: Maeda Irori (there’s two Maedas’. Don’t get confused!)

Age: 11

Units: None yet

Singing: 6, I thought she was one of the weakest singers, but she surprised me at the most recent concert. Her voice was pretty good on both the video I’ve embedded and the ZYX Fly High. I think as she grows older we can expect to see her voice improve even more.

Stage Presence: 8, charming and energetic

Notes: Originally entered h!p with SI*NA (Kansai unit) and did activities with them before moving to Tokyo. I’ve put up a picture of Irori with her hair down, but keep in mind that usually she wears it in bicycle-handlebar pigtails, making her look years younger. Watch the video for her more typical hairstyle. I’d say that Irori is one to watch. She’s mostly been in the background up until now, but her being given the lead part on this song may be sign that we’ll see more of her in the future.

Video -she’s the one usually in the center with round things on her hair ties, singing Mai’s lines

Name: Mori Saki (usually called Morisaki)

Age:15

Units: Tomoeki wo Uetai

Singing: 4, her voice is very flat (vibrattoless) which makes her one of the less pleasing eggs to listen to, and she cuts off her notes too early

Stage Presence: 6, makes strange exaggerated faces sometimes (and is the egg in charge of doing ‘the face’ in Love Machine), funny

Notes: Well, not one of the stand out eggs in my book, but she seems like a nice girl.

Video- she’s the one wearing red

Name: Fukumura Mizuki

Age: 12

Singing/Stage Presence: Too soon to tell…

Notes: One of the four brand new eggs, so I haven’t seen much of her yet. All I can say for now is that she’s quite pretty and she was crying a lot after finishing her first concert tour (awww).

Name: Ogawa Saki (Sakitty)

Age: 12

Units: None yet

Singing: 10. There’s a reason she’s so prominently featured in the egg concerts and why she got so sing a trio with LinLin and Airi in the latest h!p concert

Stage Presence: 9. Despite being so tiny, she can even hold her own in mature songs

Notes: Why this girl hasn’t been in a unit yet is anyone’s guess. I think we’re all assuming that Tsunku has big plans for her in the future.

Video- um, she’s the one who’s not LinLin or Airi

Study hard! There will be a test!,

~Celestia~

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