Hello! Station #21 – A Viewer’s Guide


This 21st edition of Hello! Project Station brings us S/mileage’s Takeuchi Akari for host. Take-chan was one of my initial favorites from the S/mileage second generation auditions, but my favoritism was based mainly on her experience as an Egg. For a while, I got a little bored with her and her wild singing voice. Her performance in “Yattaruchan” brought my opinion of her up a little.
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Wakuteka Take a Chance (Dance Version)

This is what we’ve been waiting for, isn’t it?  After seeing the rehearsal, the dance instructors, and the temporary version the main event has arrived!  Unlike most dance versions, the background of this video is plain black, giving the impression that the girls are dancing in outer space.  The camera zooms in and out, but does not make a cut!  This dance version most reminds me of the “Resonant Blue” dance shot since both were done in one shot.  Also similar to RB, the dance is crisp, much crisper than the rehearsal version.

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