1：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:48:59.19 ID:0
It’s ridiculous how many of Tsunku’s songs leave an impression on you.
2：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:51:55.94 ID:0
The others do all sound like fluff.
3：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:52:43.30 ID:0
You just think that ’cause you’re a Tsunku fanboy.
4：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:53:34.63 ID:0
Kikkawa and Up Front Girls are pretty dull.
6：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:53:53.08 ID:0
For the non-wota of today, Tsunku’s stuff sounds so excessively individualistic that it’s tiring to listen to.
That’s actually a pretty accurate way of putting it. (laughs)
9：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:54:50.69 ID:0
The other stuff is fine and catchy and all that, but it’s so light. If you were at an idol festival, you could listen to several idol groups in a row and the songs would all sound the same. Compared to that, Tsunku’s songs have so much impact.
11：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:55:00.04 ID:0
Terada’s* songs are amazing, if only someone else did the lyrics and I’d be happy.
(* TL note: Tsunku’s real name, in case you forgot)
12：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:55:43.65 ID:0
It’s because his songs are so excessively individualistic that you can keep listening to them again and again. You get tired of the fluff in no time.
14：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:56:44.41 ID:0
What about Buono?
Buono’s catchy but a lot of their stuff is light, too.
Though on the other hand they have songs that go way beyond that as well.
15：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:57:08.32 ID:0
There are some good songs, but the differences in quality leave a really half-hearted impression. With Tsunku, even though he does have shitty songs, you can tell they’re all made by the same person. There’s the sense of oneness. The fact that you can’t sense that half-heartedness even when it’s performed by idols and not real artists is I think due to the fact that it’s Tsunku alone writing the songs.
22：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:59:24.23 ID:0
As expected of you Tsunku fanboys.
25：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 11:59:45.80 ID:0
Terada’s songs are good, it’s his direction of the vocals I hate.
26：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:00:00.83 ID:0
The fact they aren’t selling is probably partly because of the songs, too.
I don’t think his style is what the people want right now.
34：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:03:55.25 ID:0
Just hearing one song makes me go “hey, this is pretty cool” but watching a concert in full is when I think “ah, Tsunku’s songs are great.”
35：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:04:25.39 ID:0
Tsunku doesn’t try to curry favor with anyone. While other idols are trying to appeal to subcultures or older guys who are into music, Tsunku’s just going for a funky or an electro-ish sound, or doing key changes that aren’t really necessary and whatnot. The fact that he doesn’t have that sense of trying to do what’s popular is what makes Tsunku reliable.
36：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:04:31.32 ID:0
Like other anime or seiyuu songs, I don’t feel like giving Buono repeated listens.
They have good songs, too, but overall their concept just isn’t good enough for me.
37：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:04:41.37 ID:0
Even Hyadain respects him, you know.
40：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:05:34.50 ID:0
Well, I don’t respect Hyadain.
41：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:06:00.58 ID:0
Maeyamada is so into music theory, it feels almost compulsive.
He makes good songs, but you don’t get the sense of a lunatic like with Tsunku.
42：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:06:18.22 ID:i
Well, Tsunku clearly beats him in good sense at least.
44：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:07:52.40 ID:0
I wish they’d put a little more effort into Kikkawa’s material.
Just as I expected, I feel really disappointed with the Vocaloid songs.
48：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:08:44.74 ID:0
He doesn’t always get it right but at the end of the day, I think everyone who continues to be a fan of H!P is because they like his music.
50：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:09:45.73 ID:0
Yeah. You can’t really be a H!P wota if you don’t like Tsunku.
The people who are H!P wota and only like the members are pretty amazing to me.
51：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:09:56.76 ID:O
Terada’s lyrics are too awful.
53：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:10:19.32 ID:0
When all’s said and done… I do like Tsunku.
56：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:11:31.17 ID:0
A song that’s both this comical and yet soaks right into your heart is something only Tsunku could write.
59：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:12:22.60 ID:0
You know, I feel writing idol songs must be really difficult.
61：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:14:07.81 ID:0
S/mileage has lots of good songs, right?
They fit Terada’s current style really well.
66：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:16:20.11 ID:O
Though I really hate those disgusting backing vocals, when I’m listening to other idols’ songs I actually start missing them and thus feel unsatisfied. Tsunku’s pretty amazing in that way.
67：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:16:31.03 ID:0
You can’t beat Terada when it comes to idol songs.
He puts in about three songs’ worth of ideas from other artists into just one of his.
And when you get used to that style of his, the other composers’ material just sounds so thin.
You could say we’re the victims here in a sense.
It’s like how you have the people who love Aji no Moto and then those who can’t stand it.
70：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:18:04.92 ID:0
I can’t get into anyone else but Tsunku’s songs anymore.
71：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:18:23.31 ID:0
When I hear songs like Busu Tetsu, Mythology or Dot Bikini, it doesn’t feel like I can slip away from his clutches anytime soon.
73：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:19:21.87 ID:0
Samui ne is forever playing inside my head. （；´∀｀）
74：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:20:15.69 ID:0
Lately I’m just listening to S/mileage’s best-of album.
Asu wa Date na no ni is too awesome.
76：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:20:56.15 ID:0
I was going “the hell’s this?” when Busu Tetsu came out, but listening to it now it’s really good. The melody’s too cool.
91：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:23:33.50 ID:0
I know full well how Terada’s songs aren’t popular, but man, I just feel so happy when I’m listening to something like Morning Curry or Appare Kaitenzushi…
100：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:24:46.28 ID:0
Back when Please Miniskirt Postwoman came out, I thought “hey, he’s still got it in him“, but lately he’s lacking again. Since then it’s basically only been Wakuteka that I thought was pretty good with its weird lineup and all.
105：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:26:46.23 ID:0
Gimme more of that Sayu + Fuku-chan brain tickling vocal action that they have in Wakuteka and What’s Up.
107：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:27:16.72 ID:O
Album songs are Terada’s forte. It’s a shame how songs like Ame Fura aren’t more well-known.
109：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:27:55.67 ID:0
Sure, Tsunku was great in around 2000.
Nowadays, though, society doesn’t find him worth any praise.
111：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:28:39.84 ID:0
Tsunku’s lyrics keep being influenced by his surroundings as well as the group members, so personally I’m looking forward to when his daughter reaches puberty or the rebellious age. I’m hoping there’s going to be some pretty awesome songs coming around that time.
113：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:29:09.42 ID:0
It’s like he keeps striking out and just when you’re thinking about going home he hits a home run and drags you back into the game.
145：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:34:46.40 ID:0
Those of you who think Wakuteka is shit, I wanna know what songs you think are then good.
That song to me is very “Terada” indeed.
My non-wota wife likes Renai Hunter, Matenrou Show and Aitai Aitai Aitai na, but not Wakuteka.
260：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:56:43.97 ID:0
This is a hundred times better. The vocals are free of any trickery, too.
147：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:35:49.92 ID:0
If they didn’t have songs like Wakuteka, they’d be through.
158：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:37:43.29 ID:0
I do think Terada is one and only.
162：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:37:54.66 ID:0
Yeah, Wakuteka might be unpopular among those who place lots of importance on melody, or those who don’t like frequent changes in songs.
164：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:38:03.05 ID:O
Up Front Girls and Kikkawa’s songs have nothing on Tsunku’s, but I do think Mano’s songs are pretty good. My Days for You is awesome.
174：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:39:48.45 ID:0
No one but Tsunku could write songs like Fighting Pose or Gag 100.
176：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:39:58.65 ID:0
The lyrics to Choto Mate Kudasai are the best. Phrases like “dare ni mo makenai seishun mizushibuki“1 are pretty cryptic but they have impact. Then you have the lines with interesting ways of looking at things like “hajimete ikiteru kono jinsei“2 that also stick with you.
(1 TL note: “a splash of youth that’s second to none“)
(2 TL note: “this life you’re living for the first time“)
177：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:40:05.40 ID:0
S/mileage’s songs are all good.
194：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:42:56.23 ID:0
I listen to lots of different idols, but it’s songs like Matenrou that I feel you only get with H!P.
198：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:43:49.05 ID:0
I want a collection of Terada’s guide vocals.
202：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:44:10.23 ID:0
A “good song” doesn’t equal a “song that sells a lot.”
208：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:45:43.53 ID:0
And “a song that sold a lot” doesn’t equal a “good song.”
213：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:47:14.24 ID:0
Fans of Terada’s music like H!P exactly because they like his music. There’s lots of moaning on how those fans don’t get other idol groups, but that’s because they’re not idol wota to begin with — they don’t even think about getting to know any other idols.
214：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:47:59.32 ID:0
It’s not about the songs itself with idols. They’re selling the “bonus” like it’s the main thing, but there’s no correlation between a song’s quality and the amount it sold.
228：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:49:49.81 ID:0
Actually, I think there’s lots of people who tried out numerous idol groups before deciding on H!P.
229：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:50:08.68 ID:0
I was so into the era of cool songs like SONGS and Resonant. That’s the sort of stuff I like, but you guys are all putting those songs down, calling them “dark.”
244：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:53:18.20 ID:O
I finally realized the greatness of the early Berryz songs. Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba and all that.
254：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:54:21.21 ID:0
I wish he’d stop yelling stuff in his songs.
Me too, but I want him to keep the harmonies.
As long as a song has Terada harmony vocals, it can’t be awful.
258：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 12:55:31.08 ID:0
The other day I discovered a law of nature: the more a song includes Terada, the better the chances of it being good.
294：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:02:53.32 ID:0
When talking about Tsunku’s latest lyrical masterpieces, you can’t forget Yume 15.
When’s the last time you heard lyrics that had so much “koisuru otome“* in them?
(* TL note: “maiden in love“)
Yume 15’s good, but it’s amazing how the lyrics to Uchouten just make you doubt if Tsunku actually even has a penis.
306：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:07:41.24 ID:0
Lately I’ve come to realize that I like the image of girls that Tsunku portrays in his songs.
The world view in Kikkawa’s or Up Front Girls’ songs is so bland.
354：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:22:05.05 ID:0
Was just thinking for no special reason… you guys probably all like Rottara more than Shoushitsuten, right?
Rottara’s great. I don’t think you can find many people anywhere in the world singing songs like that.
377：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:31:48.42 ID:0
I think this applies to AKB and other idol groups, but to me it’s like their songs sound pleasant and all, but then you immediately forget about them afterwards.
391：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:35:31.49 ID:0
I got into idols through AKB. With AKB, it’s Akimoto who writes the lyrics, but the songs are cherry picked from competitions where several hundred songs are sent in and thus they’re able to continuously keep putting out good ones. With H!P, Tsunku writes all the lyrics and songs himself so I always believed in the theory that H!P was boring in its one-sidedness. It does sound logical, you know? But when I casually started listening to H!P songs, I was surprised by the depth and broadness of their catalogue. I could give you 50 H!P songs that are better than AKB or Momoclo.
Is it Akimoto who picks the songs from those competitions?
412：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:40:43.01 ID:0
I’d think that rather than Akimoto alone, it’s several big-wigs who decide on that in meetings.
392：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:35:56.63 ID:0
Other idols have songs that I’d award points from 60 to 80. With Tsunku, he has songs that I’d give anywhere from 20 to 95 points.
406：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:38:43.85 ID:0
I’d like Tsunku to use more live instruments in his songs.
408：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:39:58.49 ID:0
They don’t have the budget for that, so this is the most they can do.
410：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:40:26.38 ID:0
And that really is a shame.
431：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:45:34.64 ID:0
I didn’t have any intention of becoming a Tsunku-worshipper or whatever, but last year I got hooked. My H!P-related CD collection is growing and when I found myself even buying stuff from Sonim, I couldn’t help but laugh.
440：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:47:25.44 ID:0
To someone like me who didn’t know idols, hearing Matsuura’s first album was pretty shocking.
442：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 13:47:49.63 ID:0
If only they had money, I’m sure there are times when Tsunku would like to include a live brass section or bring in guest guitarists or whatnot.
550：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 14:16:52.68 ID:0
The early Berryz was just godly. For me, they didn’t have any bad songs up to Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba. From Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi, they started to get songs that weren’t all that great, but the coupling songs were still good. They got over that slump and during their Inazuma Eleven period I was again thinking “ah, this is the good stuff“, but lately it’s another difficult period for them, even though the coupling songs continue to be okay. I just have to believe that WANT! will be something better… right?
603：名無し募集中。。。：2012/11/21(水) 14:32:09.60 ID:0
Guys, calm down! He’s gonna get all conceited if you praise him too much. You do know he reads this board, right?
Henkka: So what about you guys? I think you already know where I stand on the matter, but I was wondering what your take on it is. Do you think Tsunku is a god among men, or is he just rubbish? Is the fact that he writes most of the songs for Hello! Project a good thing, or is it something that’s holding them back from increased popularity? And most importantly, if what poster no. 198 propositioned came true and a complete collection of Tsunku’s guide vocals for H!P songs was released… on a scale from 1 to 10, exactly how turned on do you think I would be?
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