Asai Ryo & Yuzuki Asako “Loitering Between the Lines of Hello! Project”


What kinds of novels does the girl in Berryz Koubou’s “Romance wo Katareba” read? What on earth does the irritated protagonist in °C-ute’s “I miss you” have to complain about? And just what type of pasta did the young woman in Tanpopo’s “Otome Pasta ni Kandou” eat in Harajuku?

These are just a couple of the first questions pondered upon by the pair in the above picture.

Loitering Between the Lines of Hello! Project” (“Hello Pro no Gyoukan wo Haikai Suru”) is a column in which writers Asai Ryo and Yuzuki Asako wander stupidly in-depth in discussing and analyzing the words of Tsunku♂ and Hello! Project. If you’re someone who sometimes finds themselves pointlessly speculating about their favorite lyrics, this column is for you.

The column was published bi-monthly in the CDJournal magazine from 2015 to 2019, after which it was renewed under a different name.


Untranslated Contents

Purely for informative purposes, listed below are the bits of the column that I did not translate.

  • Part Three (2016.1)
  • Part Eight — final section
  • Part Nine — opening section’s TV drama discussion
  • Part Ten (2017.3)
  • Part Twelve — final section’s reactions to news of Miyamoto Karin’s illness
  • Part Thirteen (2017.11)
  • Part Fourteen (2018.01)
  • Part Fifteen (2018.04)
  • Part Sixteen (2018.06)
  • Part Seventeen (2018.08/09)
  • Part Eighteen (2018.10)
  • Part Nineteen (2018.12)
  • Part Twenty (2019.02/03)
  • Part Twenty-One (2019.05/06)

5 comments on “Asai Ryo & Yuzuki Asako “Loitering Between the Lines of Hello! Project”

  1. Thank you for translating these series, it is so interesting and I enjoyed reading it so much

    • Thanks for reading!

  2. Will be nife reading. Thanks

  3. I absolutely love this series!!! im so excited to see what else they have to talk about. thank you so much for translating!

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