From Morning Musume’s soulful funk of “The Matenrou Show” to the almost choir-like “Dekkai Uchuu ni Ai ga Aru” to the humor of “Chokkan ~Toki Toshite Koi wa~” and beyond, Suzuki Shunsuke has been responsible for the color received by a wide variety of Hello! Project songs. Where are his musical origins and what is the source of his varied arrangements?
— Could you start by telling us about your musical roots?
Suzuki: I had a father who loved jazz as well as a big brother who loved Western music, so it was only natural that I came into contact with music myself. My big brother played guitar, so one day around the time I was in middle school I picked it up and just thought, “okay, I could see myself doing this.” I just felt it the moment I picked up that guitar. So then I formed an instrumental fusion band in middle school, but we couldn’t find a drummer so we had to rely on a drum machine which is when I learned my basics about programming. I also loved YMO and progressive rock — I was mainly listening to instrumental music.
— Did you listen to any popular music?
Suzuki: I didn’t really come into contact with it. I wasn’t even watching The Best Ten. It was the one area of music I knew nothing about. I was too busy learning jazz guitar in high school — I was hooked on everything but kayou kyoku. I just didn’t have the time for pop.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/08/23(火) 00:33:41.70 0.net
Q. Who would you like to have write you a song?
Miyamoto: I want Matsumoto Takashi to write us lyrics. Recently I’m hooked on the band OKAMOTO’S. My ears are in love with them.
Uemura: (while looking towards the wota) I bet you all have mixed feelings about that. (looks to Miyamoto) Then what about all of them?
Miyamoto: The fans… they’re all my boyfriends!
Wota: Fuuuuuuuu!! (Miyamoto looks extremely embarrassed)
2: ワイドット ◆paadWns8/pPL 2016/08/23(火) 00:34:06.15 0.net
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/08/23(火) 00:34:08.93 0.net
23: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/08/23(火) 00:44:18.77 0.net
Thank you Karin-chaaaaaaaannnn!!!
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/08/23(火) 00:44:47.59 0.net
If I’m your boyfriend, then it must be okay if I kiss you, right?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/01/14(木) 17:13:26.82 0.net
Something I just came to realize.
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/01/14(木) 17:14:21.87 0.net
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/01/14(木) 17:14:23.61 0.net
His rapping, too.
24: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/01/14(木) 17:28:58.78 0.net
Uchouten LOVE is like H!P in a nutshell. (laughs)
40: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/01/14(木) 17:41:28.33 0.net
Eurobeat + “yahoo!” = Hello! Project.
1: いち和食 ◆gohanXuCP. 2016/02/09(火) 03:54:37.48 0.net
I guess it’d have to be Karin-chan, right?
0: Henkka 2016/08/18(木) 00:00:00.00 0.net
Just to state the obvious: the point of this thread isn’t to discuss who “the face of H!P” is, nor is it about naming your favorite member simply because you like her. Sometimes you look at someone and you just think, “she has a very H!P-like face” — this thread is to discuss who those faces belong to, and what it actually means when one has an “H!P-like” face.
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/02/09(火) 04:00:15.98 0.net
Serious reply: Hama-chan.
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As of late: Funaki.
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Of recent members, Oda has the most H!P-like face.
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Which H!P songs are fun to
listen to on headphones?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/11/18(火) 09:37:08.78 0.net
Tell me, oh wise ones!
4: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/11/18(火) 09:38:00.22 0.net
Although many called it a bad song… TIKI BUN, actually.
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/11/18(火) 09:42:39.45 0.net
It’s pointless to listen to Yume 15 if you’re not doing so on headphones.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/11/18(火) 09:48:01.49 0.net
I think °C’s I miss you might be pretty interesting in a way.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2014/11/18(火) 09:43:05.61 0.net
All H!P songs as of late are very carefully crafted. They’re all worth listening to. As far as Juice goes though, I’d recommend Romance no Tochuu and Senobi.
In this article, we get a discussion between Tower Records president and noted Hello! Project fan Minewaki Ikuo, and professional book critic as well as interviewer Yoshida Go. The topic: “your favorite Hello! Project singles of all-time.” However…!?
— I would like to take this opportunity to talk with you two about your favorite Hello! Project singles and B-sides.
Yoshida: See, that’s my first gripe with this thing — only being able to choose from single releases! I mean, you simply can’t have as much personality without all the album tracks, too. Whenever I’m doing Hello! Project DJ’ing events, I hardly ever play the singles — I mostly just do songs from their soundtracks and stuff. That, and songs from fanclub-only releases.
Minewaki: But even with just the singles alone, there’s so many to choose from. I just can’t do it. (laughs) So what I’d like to do with this article is, I’d mainly like to talk about Yoshida’s favorites and just offer my views on them.
— Sure, let’s go with that. (laughs) Shall we begin with Morning Musume?
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/06/19(日) 23:45:30.67 0.net
The worst subject in English is reading.
I’m going to read Disney books to try to improve my reading. I read a book in front of host mother every day. Thanks mam
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5: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/06/19(日) 23:52:24.28 0.net
Wrong: I’m going to read Disney books to try to improve my reading
Right: I’m going to read Disney books for improving my reading skill.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/06/19(日) 23:53:15.17 0.net
Wrong: I read a book in front of host mother every day.
Right: I read a book at front of my host mother every day.
16: 名無し募集中。。。 2016/06/20(月) 00:05:48.16 0.net
Laughing my ass off at the people who thought they were correcting her English but were wrong themselves.
1: 名無しさん＠黒豹 2016/05/10(火) 16:01:28
Is this stuff really something that makes the wota happy?
It’s fine on the rare occasion when it’s something that just happens ad-lib — when the idol in question just does it in the spur of the moment when they’re that excited — but when they make it a planned part of the performance… I don’t know, I just can’t seem to like it. If it was me, I don’t think I’d like having to kiss my female friends like that all the time, even if they were exceptionally beautiful or whatnot. I’d hate to think this is something they’re doing because the office or their seniors are telling them to.
2: 名無しさん＠黒豹 2016/05/10(火) 16:10:38
Honestly, regardless of if it was a guy or girl they were kissing, I’m not sure how I feel about them kissing in front of big crowds like that without any reluctance.
3: 名無しさん＠黒豹 2016/05/10(火) 16:37:52
But if you go back in their history, girls like Ai-chan were doing it in Platinum Era. And even before that, Nakazawa-san was the originator of it.
4: 名無しさん＠黒豹 2016/05/10(火) 17:50:34
Nakazawa-neesan was doing it, Tsuji-Kago were doing it — it’s been happening forever. While I can only speak for myself, it feels like most ordinary girls in general don’t think anything of it. Some members don’t do it, others do. That’s just how it is. You don’t have to blame everything on the office.