Ikuta Erina 16th Birthday Event


Look at that! Another event for Ikuta Erina! AND, we have audio clips from the event! Even though she is virtually absent in every Morning Musume single, this girl manages to wrangle up solo events for her wota. Eripon has managed a solo bus tour in Hawaii, her infamous Niigaki Risa bus tour Wotapon extravaganza (OK, that was really a Niigaki event), and the Niigaki fan club event (also a Niigaki event). Am I forgetting any other events? Continue reading

Morning Musume in Hawaii songs!

I’ve finally heard audio from the Morning Musume fan club concert in Hawaii on 9/01/2012!  I’ve been looking forward to hearing these rips for about 2 days now (MAN I wish I was in Hawaii).  These concerts are different than their counterparts in Japan in that there are usually many solo songs and the girls tend to choose songs that are unexpected.  Occasionally there are disasters.  Sometimes there are lulz (Yossi and Miki’s version of Rainbow Pink OMG).  In other words, anything can happen!  I was totally into hearing how the members would sound with another year of experience.  I will also provide you with my very biased opinions!  You wanted my biased opinions, didn’t you?  So I begin with ERIPON

Definitely an improvement.  She also picked herself a song that plays to her strengths.  It’s upbeat and catchy and doesn’t require much of range.   Also, there aren’t too many notes that she needs to hold for very long.  This song was originally done by the goddess Goto Maki; Eripon can’t possibly hope to compete with Gocchin vocally not that this was the point (here’s the original if you haven’t hear/seen it CLICK).  I think that Eripon does a great job with this song!  She really sounds like she is working the crowd and they are loving her performance.  I can’t wait to see video 🙂

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