Hello! Project Power Rankings December 2016



Hello everybody, TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project Power Rankings.

It’s been an eventful month in the projects. November spawned two single releases, an album release, a graduation announcement, a first-time Nippon Budokan concert, and a new generation announcement! And, if that isn’t enough news, Michishige Sayumi revealed (after some numberplay and wordplay) her comeback to the entertainment industry on November 26, a full two years after her graduation. The only thing for certain now is that the pink one will return next year. Details will be announced, so look out for Yummy Sayumi!

And now,
Rankings come on!

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Hello! Project Power Rankings July 2016

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Hello everybody, guest contributor TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project rankings. I know this edition appears a bit late, owing mainly to my four-day lockdown at Anime Expo early in the month. But, enough with my silly excuses! The early goings of June were dominated by an outpour of emotion for the graduations of Tamura Meimi on May 30th and Suzuki Kanon on May 31st. That’s a lot to take in for a fandom that held both girls in high esteem since their induction into the Projects in 2011. How did the rest of the Projects deal in June? Well, let’s find out together!

And now,
Rankings come on!

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Hello! Project Power Rankings June 2016


Hello everybody, TheNumber244 here to bring you up to date with the new month of Hello! Project rankings. Big changes rocked the Projects with the graduations of two favorites from the Western fandom, overseas performances from a senior group, the announcement of a major new concert, and the affliction of one member sinks a promising new group. With the Hello! Project release schedule finishing its first half in May, we now turn to the schedule reset. On the horizon for the Projects, yes EVERY group, are the “Hello!Project 2016 SUMMER ~ Sunshine Parade ~ and ~ Rainbow Carnival ~” scheduled for 20 performances between July 16 and September 3, 2016. As the groups rehearse for the extravaganzas, we can expect to start hearing previews of the next set of releases from the Projects, as well as some intergroup shenanigans. Shenanigans. Say it.

And with that brief preview out of the way,
Rankings come on!

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Hello! Project Power Rankings May 2015 [plug]


Hello everyone!
This is just a quick reminder that I’m still writing Hello! Project Power Rankings for New School Kaidan. As you might suspect, April was a busy month with all of the releases. BUT, H!P got a #1, #2, and a #3 ranking in the month, so … not too shabby.

Anyways, you can read the new Power Ranking here.
Also, you can see previous rankings here.

And, here’s Yamaki Risa creeping on Tsugunaga Momoko.

Outsourced! Hello! Project Power Rankings- April 2014

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(Shameless plug time)  Very exciting news in the world of thenumber244!  One of my favorite websites for idol news, reviews, and entertainment is New School Kaidan.  Recently, I contributed an article to the site: Hello! Project Power Rankings for April 2014.  In a nutshell, I reviewed the activity of each Hello! Project group and assigned each group a numerical ranking.  Although I make an attempt to make these rankings data driven, they are (by nature) highly subjective.  Hopefully, I’ll get to contribute more in the future!

If  you don’t already check out NSK or listen to the their weekly podcasts, I recommend heading over there now.  It’s a great source of idol entertainment for us idol fans.  While you’re there, be sure to check out my contributions: H!P Power Rankings Apr 2014, and Idols You Should Meet: Ikuta Erina.