The Girls

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  • June 22, 2007
Now it’s time to let you guys in on a long hidden secret about me. I am beyond obsessed with something called Hello!Project.

It’s basically a troop of female Japanese recording artists totaling over 50 members. It started out back in 1998, much like our American Idol. But what happened was, the 5 runners up ended up forming a group called Morning Musume and eventually became much more popular than the girl that won the contest. From then on, the group’s manager, Tsunku has held auditions every year to find new girls to put into the group.

The fun thing about it is that now that there are over 50 girls in it, there are tons of groups. And most of the time, they shuffle the groups’ members around. So you have to follow your favorite girls to whatever group they go to. It’s set up for fans to get obsessive about it (me.)

I’ve been following these girls for almost 10 years now. The girls range in age from 8 to 30. My favorite members are Kei Yasuda, Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Aya Matsuura, and Miyabi Natsuyaki.

As they have made my favorite genre of music J-POP, I’m sharing with you some of my favorite videos from Hello!Project. I’m really fighting the urge to go on and on and talk about them forever. Gotta reign it in, JC.


  • dreamerboy6 says:

    Oh… my… god! I love you for posting this! I’m a huge fan of J-Pop and Japanese pop culture in general. I’m always looking for good J-Pop but don’t know how to go about finding it. I even subscribed to Yahoo Music Japan! But yeah, I can already tell this is going to be a new obsession for me. That first video is AWESOME! ^_^

  • Ikkian says:

    I totally dig Morning Musume, those girls are SOOOOO cool! I’m laughing at seeing you ehre posting about that rofl.

  • Rodrigo says:

    Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

  • JC says:

    Hehe! Hey Dreamerboy– I’m glad someone liked it! E-mail me your address so I can send u that CD buddy.

    Hey Ikkian! It’s cool that you already knew them! Did you hear about what happened with Fujimoto?? Big scandal!

  • xxshine says:

    oh snap i love h!p.
    mari :).

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