The latest interview based on a questionnaire
submitted to Tsunku♂ in March 2018!
Asai Ryo, Tsurugi Mikito, Naka G,
Yuzuki Asako, Yasuda Kenichi & Yoshida Go
— Please tell us: in all honesty, how do you feel now about having left your position as the overall producer of Hello! Project?
Tsunku♂: Right. Well, I worry about the members in many ways. For example, I worry about them reaching their limit as singers, mentally speaking… That kind of thing. For better or worse, my producing method was… I would talk to them as someone who had also stood on the live stage. I’d talk to them about what I’d learned from having performed both at the tiny clubs as well as places like the Budokan or the Domes. I’d talk to them about both my failures as well as my successes. Sometimes I could be a bit strict with them when explaining their responsibilities as professionals, whereas other times I would deal with the problem simply by joking about it. I realize that it’s a different time and there are no right or wrong answers…
But yes, I would talk to them about those kinds of thing. I do at times worry if they’re having fun or not. I’m always praying for the happiness of my beloved disciples.
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After Tsunku got cancer, I went and gave a shot at seeing a bunch of other idols live. But I now think I may have actually just been searching for a replacement Tsunku.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/21(土) 20:16:53.95 0.net
I always assumed it wasn’t really just Tsunku writing all the songs… until I heard how low the quality of the songs fell once he left.
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I always just assumed it wasn’t possible for one man to write that much…
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/23(月) 23:49:36.36 0.net
I went to karaoke! […] Tsunku♂-san is the best!!!
Nakidasu Kamoshirenai yo
Motto Aishite Hoshii no
Kataomoi no Owari ni
Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de
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“Tsuugaku Ressha” and some of the others are pretty nerdy choices.
1: いち和食 ◆gohaXuCP. 2017/02/21(火) 23:13:49.03 0.net
He’s pretty much the Jamiroquai of Japan!
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The PV with Taisei cross-dressing as a woman.
5. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2017年02月22日 15:33 id：aQ0L.LH30
Wait, that silver-haired woman is actually Taisei?! (laughs)
And here I was thinking “man, who’s this crazy hot girl?” (laughs)
7. ℃-uteな名無しさん 2017年02月22日 20:49 id：BvYdavk70
Wait, that was really Taisei-san…!?
And here I was just thinking how this girl has the figure of a model…
I came to love this song after I returned to being an H!P fan and lately I’ve been playing it as a DJ (on the web). I regret that even though I got into them around “Single Bed,” I later drifted from them… I guess I was at an age where I was looking for something else.
Foolish women are a big favorite of men!
In this chapter, I will be talking about something of a different nuance than what you might typically take “stupid woman” to mean. In the Osaka dialect, calling someone “stupid” is usually done in good spirit, and what it really means in this case is “man, this girl’s a fun one” or “what an adorable girl this one is.” Thus, “stupid woman” is by no means meant as an insult. If anything, considering how essential the owarai culture is to Osakan people, calling someone a “fool” might actually be a word of praise.
… Now that we’ve gotten the excuses out of the way, let me reveal some of the stupidity of the members of Morning Musume.
In Morning Musume, every member has displayed her share of foolishness. Pretty much every member will every now and then come on stage during a concert while wearing their skirt the wrong way, or with their fly hanging open. It’s become something so commonplace that now the members, the staff, not even the fans are surprised when it happens. But the point where it really gets funny is seeing how their foolishness manifests itself beyond that, depending on their personalities.
This woman may just be the one who gets the last laugh…
Just like there’s the expression “every household needs one!,” there’s also “every classroom needs a person like this” or “every mixer party needs someone like this.” This expression is used to describe people who fill some necessary role in any gathering of people. To borrow that expression: I believe Morning Musume’s Yasuda Kei is the type of person you’d ought to have in your school club, or in each department of your company. Similarly, she’s an indispensable part of Morning Musume.
What Yasuda does is toughen up the atmosphere in the group — Yasuda is one of the members with true strength, so her simply being there is enough for others around her to go “oh man, we’ll have to do our best, too.” As a result, she ends up improving the quality of the group as a whole.
There are several reasons for Yasuda making everyone else feel like they’re in trouble unless they give it their all, but I suppose the first and foremost reason would be her great singing. At her audition she told us she loved singing so much she couldn’t help but want to become a singer, and she had by then quit school and was working part-time at McDonald’s. To tell you the truth, my initial thought was “come on, be honest: you only quit school because you hate studying.” But she truly meant what she had said, and indeed: her singing was good.
When you find a guy you like, check his clinginess level first!
We’ve all seen a scene like this on some TV drama. There’s a couple who are on a date.
“Yujiiiii! Buy me an ice cream!”
“Okay. Wait here.“
The guy goes and buys some ice cream. They then have it together as they walk past shop windows with the girl going “look, how cute are those clothes?!” That scene. The super flirty, head-over-heels couple fawning on one another, not a care in the world for anyone who might see them.
Let’s be honest: people admire that kind of thing.
That includes me: if I was going out with some fresh, short-haired girl, I bet it would be so much fun going on dates like that. Even just imagining it makes my heart race. She would cling onto my arm… and in my mind she would be a bit of a smaller girl, so when I would poke fun at her for something she would laugh all cutesy-like. “He he he.“
But I could never be able to have a date like that. Why? Because I fundamentally have a dark personality. The few times in my life that I have been with girls like that, they were all cutesy and charged-up when I first met them, but as they kept being around me they would gradually turn less and less so. I guess darkness is contagious.
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You know, I just really love the music that Tsunku♂-san makes.
I’m reminded of this every time we’re in rehearsal.
Every single sound…
All the lyrics…
They all hit me so hard.
I mean, in the good sense of the word of course.
I really love his music.
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I appreciate her honesty.
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/08/09(水) 23:45:07.88 0.net
As expected of Maa-chan.
She gets it.