Never underestimate an incomplete woman!
I have a minor problem that I’ve been trying to figure out.
It would seem that my taste in women is quite removed from the standards of most people out there. Whenever we hold auditions and I say about someone, “alright, this girl is going through!“, I can always hear the booing from the studio and the general public.
Thinking back, I’ve always gotten similar reactions even from my juniors. Whenever I had a girl I fancied in school, I’d mention it to my friends. “What do you think about that one? She’s pretty cute, right?” My friends would then look at me as if I was kidding. “What? Her? There are so many girls that are cuter than her. Why her of all people?” Even though in my mind this girl was absolutely the number one.
It’s true that I do have a large “strike zone.” I mean, I even like girls who aren’t cute. There were cases where I suppose it was no wonder my friends would dismissively call the girl I fancied by just “her.” Quite often, though, when I’d ask them what they thought of a specific girl, I’d be thinking about her not as she was then, but about how she might turn out in the future. As proof of that, there have been many examples of me setting my sights on a specific classmate or an idol who didn’t get any appreciation to speak of, who then went on to change into someone completely different. The more I hear people saying I have bad taste in women, the more confident I feel that I’m making the right choices.
I’ll give you an example.
Nothing affects men more than an imperfect smile!
The power that a woman’s smile possesses is truly remarkable.
There are many different kinds of smiles for many different kinds of situations. Each one of them can excite you, or tug at your heartstrings, or make you go “oh you little…!” and have you experience an overwhelming urge to just hug them.
When I come across a person with a pure smile that comes straight from the heart, I think to myself, “man, that’s so nice.” The smile a girl will have on her face when she wins at sports — is there anything better than that? And when it is a smile born under those kinds of circumstances, the person showing it is usually covered in sweat or dirt and they’re all messy. But even so, they just look adorable. They could be covered in mud for all I care — I’d still happily rub cheeks with them just to share in their joy. The smiles of the winning team at sports festivals… The smile of someone who’s just scored a strike when bowling… The smile of a person who’s eating something delicious and it just shows on their face as a smile. I adore them all.
Similarly, the smiles of Morning Musume when they took the first prize were so lovely. Me, I’m always the cynic — I could never be that genuinely delighted about it, no matter what sort of an award I’d received. “This isn’t going to last. There must be a catch to something as nice as this.” To someone like me, a smile like that would be impossible to replicate. I’m the sort of person who’d have to stare in the mirror, wondering “how does one smile as happily as that?“
You can see why I’m so easily drawn to those sorts of pure smiles.
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/02(月) 09:14:11.67 0.net
2: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/02(月) 09:16:23.11 0.net
@haroneiture: @tsunkuboy Wouldn’t you agree that all your songs as of late tend to be quite dark? I have to be honest: it can be a downer and it’s not very fun as a listener. I want Morning Musume to do the more cheerful kinds of songs they had in the past, like LOVE Machine and The☆Peace!
@tsunkuboy: Yep. But see, I do also offer them brighter, more fun material every time. (laughs)
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/02(月) 09:22:15.78 0.net
I thought this was fake, but damn, he actually said it!
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/02(月) 09:24:22.97 0.net
I wonder just what sort of hidden meaning is included in that “(laughs)” of his…?
34: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/01/02(月) 09:26:24.65 0.net
It’s obviously a strained laugh. Like, “there’s nothing I can do about it.“
1: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/02/10(金)
There was a clear difference between H!P and other idols when Tsunku was there. Now, there’s absolutely none. So then the question is: why do you still keep being a fan of H!P and not some other idol group? Answer me that — if you can.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/02/10(金)
There was no difference between H!P and any other idol group even when Tsunku♂ was there. (Sorry, was I not supposed to give a serious reply so soon into the thread?)
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/02/10(金)
There are still the songs Tsunku left behind.
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2017/02/10(金)
There was a difference when Tsunku was there. Tsunku was the producer and he wrote all the songs. There was something about those Tsunku songs that could really touch you, and that’s why I came to like H!P. But now? You don’t even know who’s producing them. The songs are all done by some no-name songwriters, and they’re all shit. This isn’t H!P.
1. 大の大人さん 2017年02月10日 21:58
Well, since you’re going so far as to ask me directly, I’ll tell you.
It’s because Momochi is there.
Lots of women are fun for play,
but when it’s time to marry…
Don’t you find that in any one class in school, there’s always that one girl who everyone calls “mother” or “mom“?
“Mom” is one of those nicknames that tends to stick even if the girl in question was to transfer classes. In fact, even if she changes schools altogether and is surrounded by people she doesn’t know, her new classmates will soon have adopted for her the nickname of “mom” just the same. The characteristics for girls like that tend to include roundish features, a light complexion, and a bright, warm aura. She’s also broad-minded, she takes care of the people around her, and she has a sort of heartiness about her.
Girls like that might not be terribly pleased about being called “mom.” “Why won’t everyone call me by (name)-chan?” “I’m only 16 years old…” But it’s really nothing to worry yourself over. People calling you “mom” is not the same as them calling you an old auntie. If anything, being called “mom” is a compliment — in fact, it’s a sign of popularity.
To begin with: all guys out there are more or less mommy’s boys. No guy out there dislikes a motherly girl. It’s often said that when guys begin to think it’s embarrassing to depend on their mothers, that’s when they first fall in love with someone. In other words, guys spend their whole lives in pursuit of a mother figure. When it becomes too embarrassing to rely on their mothers, they look at girls closer to their own age, unconsciously seeking for a replacement to their mothers.
And indeed: once more they are back to sucking on a breast.
It’s way cooler to be ugly
than it is to be just “kind of” cute!
In the eyes of society, almost all of the girls who are well-liked are the ones who are sociable, have big eyes, great bodies, fast feet, and are always within the top three most popular girls in class.
But let’s say there were 20 girls in a class — I’ve always been someone who’d probably fall for something like the 12th cutest girl of those 20. I like the girls who society might deem “ugly.” If you asked me why I like ugly girls, it might be a bit hard to explain as it’s all a matter of taste, but I guess what it all comes down to is: if they have that one charm point about them, I can forgive everything else.
It feels like society itself is going through a kind of “ugliness boom” right now. A part of it is because of how R&B got so popular. ’99 was definitely the peak year of this “ugliness boom” in Japan. It feels like all those R&B and “afro groups” specifically tried to make themselves look uglier. Taiyou to Ciscomoon’s Shinoda Miho might be an example of this. To me, Shinoda was the first person to succeed in popularizing ugliness.
Note: See here before reading.
The appeal of girls is something immeasurable.
That much is clearer to me now than ever, having been given the opportunity of producing the music of groups like Morning Musume and Taiyou to Ciscomoon. But while I do love women, I’m not a “women’s producer,” nor am I a “women’s critic.” It’s simply that, through my work in the field of music, I happened to become an overall producer of these girls. In the process, I’ve given them advice not only on music, but other, more insignificant things as well. And just like that, they’ve began to shine more as women, too.
Watching them undergo that change, I couldn’t help saying a word or two about the “hidden charms” of girls. That’s why I’m writing this book.
“Is there anyone you personally respect?”
Tsunku♂: Well, my parents — naturally.
But as for someone I admire?
“Positive Hon — Pucchi Seikou e no Chikamichi” (2005)
Henkka: The Beatles are, without a doubt, my favorite band. If someone asked me why I like the music of Tsunku♂, my answer would be along the lines of “well… because I like The Beatles.” Some people might not understand what I mean by that. But if they didn’t, I would assume they don’t hear the music of The Beatles or the music of Hello! Project in the same way as I do.
There are endless of nods to The Beatles in the music of Hello! Project. There are so many callbacks to their sounds, melodies, chord progressions, recording techniques, and even direct allusions to their song titles, if you didn’t notice them you’d have to be intentionally trying not to.
I would make the case that, regardless of whether you care much for The Beatles or not, their music is unquestionably linked with the musical output and outlook of Tsunku♂, including all of the works he has produced for Hello! Project throughout the years.
Thus, here are some translated texts of Tsunku♂ talking about perhaps the biggest musical influence on Hello! Project and his work in general: The Beatles.