1：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:54:40.24 ID:0
- You came to this board to kill time
- You got tired of other idols
- You came across one of their music videos on Twitter
- One of your favorite dancers did a Momusu song
- You saw pics of a fat as hell Zukki on a 2ch news site
- You read about Kichida praising them
Tell us what made you get into Momusu.
2：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:55:59.12 ID:0
It was the fat as hell pics of Zukki for me.
3：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:57:11.44 ID:0
I happened to come across one of their Platinum Era videos and got hooked on Reina. Then I watched some then-current videos and got hooked on Sayu instead. This was around two years ago when 9th generation had joined. Now I’m at the level of wotadom where I made the trip to Fukuoka just to catch Reina performing in her home town one last time.
5：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:57:21.81 ID:0
I just randomly saw them on YouTube and thought the songs were cool.
7：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:58:20.42 ID:O
I was a Yuukarin wota. Musume since last year.
11：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 00:59:32.98 ID:0
From which point on is someone considered a new fan?
14：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:01:01.43 ID:0
Since the 9th generation joined or so?
12：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:00:26.79 ID:O
’01~’03 Ayaya → ’04 Reina + Berryz, was a bit of a shut-in → nothing for seven years → ’11 Yuukarin → ’12 Rihoriho → ’13 Musume + S/mileage DD
15：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:02:33.71 ID:0
There seem to be quite a people who became fans around Summer last year during the promotions for 123 — right around the time those Zukki pics were circulating. Feels like that actually turned out to be pretty good promotion for them, too. (laughs)
17：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:03:54.20 ID:0
Perfume → Momoclo → Denpagumi inc. → Momusu
I’m thinking about also becoming a fan of J=J
18：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:04:48.80 ID:I
19：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:05:07.33 ID:0
I’ve never been to a concert because I’m a complete shut-in. I wanna see them live some time.
21：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:06:51.17 ID:0
Saw Michishige Sayumi appearing on TV → read about fifty thousand tweets from friends going “Momusu are getting popular again!!” (around the time of Renai Hunter and 123) → gave in at the time of Help Me!!
27：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:09:38.45 ID:0
Seeing pervy Sayu pics.
30：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:12:32.99 ID:0
Having a peek at how the wota were reacting during all the Kago turmoil → the beginning of my H!P DD fandom
37：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:19:47.48 ID:0
One second I was laughing at the 123 Zukki pictures, and then it just happened.
38：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:20:28.74 ID:0
It’s Zukki bringing in the most fans!
43：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:22:24.76 ID:0
Zukki → “Michishige sure got big…” → seeing their music videos
46：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:23:24.99 ID:0
Well, Zukki was dominating those news sites back then. (laughs)
50：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:25:52.75 ID:0
Laughing my ass off at pictures of Zukki → “Ishida’s cute“→ “Kudo’s cute” → “Ikuta’s cute“.
Now I’m a Sayu wota for some reason.
59：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:29:58.87 ID:0
I watched their beginnings on ASAYAN but got bored with the continuous auditions so I drifted away from them.
I saw them on Shabekuri and didn’t know any of them. (laughs)
But the OG were there, too, so they held my interest I guess.
I was surprised to hear there were Chinese members in the group so I looked them up on YouTube.
I checked out some live clips in the recommended videos section and was surprised at their level of performance.
Looking them up online more and more.
As I gradually got more and more interested in them, I heard the news about Takahashi’s graduation and felt like I wanted to see them once before she’d be gone.
It was really fun so I kept going to their concerts more and more.
A while ago I felt bored with them… I really liked the Platinum Era…
Now I’m very interested in JJ… I have high hopes for their live performance ability.
63：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:30:32.44 ID:0
Kamei-Junjun-Linlin graduating and 9th generation joining was a huge turning point, so I guess it was since around then. I joined then and thought I was a new fan, but lately there are even newer fans attending concerts. The other day I was lining up at the goods table at a concert and Bravo! was playing in the background. It surprised me when these two girls behind me were going “I don’t know this song.“
64：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:31:10.04 ID:0
So I wasn’t the only one to become a fan because of Zukki.
66：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:32:07.09 ID:0
Because 123 was cool.
73：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:34:44.06 ID:0
Am I the only one who became a fan thanks to Dream Musume? I saw the news of their formation and thought “ah, that’s nostalgic…” so I checked them out on YouTube and got hooked on the current lineup of Musume.
130：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:47:56.23 ID:0
I, too, saw the news of Dream Musume’s formation and wondered what they’re currently up to. I saw the newest song at the time which was Lullaby Game and thought it was great. It was a shock to see how much Gaki had changed from the image I had of her from Mechaike.
76：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:35:21.97 ID:0
I watched ASAYAN, too, so I always thought they were on their way out. The rest of society might still be thinking that way, but I just think it’d be nice if one day that image could be swept away.
87：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:38:39.52 ID:0
I was opposed to AKB, thinking “at least early Musume was better than this“, so I looked them up on YouTube and got hooked.
90：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:39:54.14 ID:0
When I saw the Takahashi-Niigaki-Sayashi version of Moonlight Night on YouTube.
95：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:40:38.10 ID:O
Yuukarin’s graduation → “Loli Riho sure is cute” (this was last year) → “Maa-chan’s cute” → “Oda-chan’s cute” (now)
102：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:42:28.72 ID:0
I’m also a new fan and sure, I thought the Platinum Era Musume was pretty great, but I felt like it wasn’t necessarily the right route for idols to take. Especially stuff like Onna ni Sachi Are and “deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemo ne“. To someone who only remembers The Peace, Renai Revolution 21 or, to a lesser extent, Shabondama, the popular songs of the Platinum Era might feel like too much of a culture shock. I think the stuff they’ve released since 123 is definitely more accessible to ordinary people.
105：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:42:44.42 ID:0
Seeing the news of Momoclo appearing on Kouhaku → getting hooked on Momoclo → seeing Buono! at Yubi Matsuri → seeing Momochi on variety TV → getting hooked on Buono! → seeing the music video of Help Me!! → Musume
143：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:49:33.34 ID:0
This guy is sure to move onto something else before long. (laughs)
106：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:43:10.73 ID:0
I randomly came across some audition footage and thought Zukki was cute.
107：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:43:15.98 ID:0
The other day at their Fukuoka concert, I was surprised to see this young and rather cute girl shouting “I love you, Zukki!”
121：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:46:19.12 ID:0
I wonder just how many new fans 123 brought in. Yuusuke was one of those as well. I, too, was pretty disinterested in them during the Platinum Era but my interest got completely restored with 123.
122：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:46:29.05 ID:0
Seeing Michishige quarreling with Ariyoshi on London Hearts and being surprised that there’s an idol who’s not an idiot.
→ While researching Michishige’s history, I discover footage of Eric Kamezou on YouTube.
→ I become a Kame wota.
→ But Kamei has already graduated, so as I look into Niigaki who was good friends with Kamei, I become a Niigaki wota.
→ As I look for all sorts of Kamei/Niigaki footage, I start to like all the other members, too, and become a 1st to 8th gen wota.
→ Where I’m currently at: while I have kept watching Sayu and Reina, I don’t have an interest in the 9th and 10th generations, but I’ve now developed one in Oda-chan.
125：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:46:50.63 ID:0
I’d only come to this board for the Asada Mao thread, but for some reason someone posted a video of Sayashi and I thought she was cute and her dancing was awesome. 123 was the first Morning Musume CD I bought and now I’m engrossed with learning their dances while wearing my red T-shirt.
126：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:46:50.75 ID:0
Randomly coming across pictures of 10th gen → Haru-chan, Haru-chan
169：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:55:52.29 ID:O
Because Kudo was there.
175：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:57:00.60 ID:0
Honestly, it was thanks to Zukki. After that, I got interested in Kudo and then Maa-chan, and other H!P members after that. Now I’ve become an exclusive fan of them and think of all other idols outside of H!P as rivals.
181：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:58:16.13 ID:0
Kame brought me in and Sayashi got me hooked.
186：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 01:59:00.72 ID:0
In high school, I liked Memory Seishun no Hikari so I bought Second Morning and got hooked.
My interest in them faded around the time of Hyoutanjima and Kyouryuu Ondo.
I don’t remember why, but in 2009 I came across Momusu again and thought “These shitty nobodies are still around? Hurry up and break up already! (laughs).” … “Well, I guess I’ll just see for laughs what the recent Momusu are up to.”
I watched the Naichau and Shouganai music videos and thought “Huh? These aren’t bad at all.” After that I watched some of their recent live footage and realized I’d been completely wrong and felt sorry for making fun of them. I got hooked on not just Musume but Berikyuu as well.
I liked Kamei Eririn but after her, I became a Fuku-chan wota because of her respect for Kamei. (For the most part I’m a DD with no members that I hate.)
199：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:04:01.82 ID:0
My little sister was watching Oha Star (this was around 2007) → “Who’s this cute girl?” (Kusumi Koharu) → “Huh, she seems to be in Momusu. What are they up to lately anyway?” → YouTube → Yoshizawa was so cool I laughed. Kamei was so cute I laughed.
I’ve been unable to move on since then so here I am.
220：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:12:31.76 ID:0
I started to drift away from them around Koharu’s graduation and came back with 9th gen.
225：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:13:44.33 ID:0
Looks like you guys making threads about them on other boards actually made a difference.
273：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:31:16.86 ID:0
I bet I’m the only one who became a fan after seeing Seishun Collection on Music Japan.
284：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:33:43.49 ID:0
I was really into AKB when TV was just full of idols → “Man, AKB has no professionalism. (laughs) Promoting them as completely hopeless singers and dancers sure is a funny way of marketing…” → “Though they’re on their way out, should I give H!P a chance?” → “Damn! Their singing and dancing is crazy. Platinum Era is the best. (laughs)” → I become a fan around the 9th gen auditions.
322：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:43:16.42 ID:0
– Saw pictures of a fat as hell Zukki on a 2ch news site
– Saw video of a fat as hell Zukki (YouTube advertisement for Wakuteka)
– Somehow came across 123 and was completely hooked
329：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:44:36.23 ID:0
Are there this many people who became fans because of Zukki? Are you guys all joking?
337：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:45:39.08 ID:0
It’s not a joke. At the very least I myself really became a fan through Zukki.
355：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:49:16.95 ID:0
I wasn’t really an AKB hater or anything, but I was thinking “I have absolutely no friends who like them. Are they really this popular?” So I went and looked them up on the net.
→ I saw this comparison thread with pics and videos called “Momusu are this big overseas so how come AKB doesn’t have any popularity there at all?” or something and became interested in them.
→ I saw a live video of SONGS and started to like them.
→ Got completely hooked on them after seeing the Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai! PV.
So in a way it was thanks to AKB. I hated Morning Musume during the Golden Era, by the way.
369：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:55:19.80 ID:0
I became a wota during Mikan so I guess I’m just barely a new fan?
I got interested in them because of Haromoni@!
374：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 02:57:51.65 ID:0
I think wota who can talk about Haromoni@ are already becoming an endangered species. Well, it’s not like we haven’t already talked about it enough though.
396：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 03:06:54.65 ID:0
The combination of fat pics of Zukki + cute pics of Sayu + music videos and Kurobara was effective for me.
450：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 03:55:35.19 ID:0
452：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 03:57:52.09 ID:0
467：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 04:39:26.35 ID:0
Fat, skinny, whatever, either way it’s a good thing that Zukki is in the group. Tsunku♂’s prediction that Zukki has potential was spot-on.
474：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 06:37:09.08 ID:0
I was invited to their concert in my home town by a friend who was visiting.
482：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 07:45:11.85 ID:0
I retired after the Golden Era and came back with 123. I just like showy music like that and don’t really care about the members themselves as much, so it took a while to figure out who I wanted to make my oshi. But Kudo seemed nice at a handshake event so now I’m enjoying being a Kudo oshi.
486：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 08:31:17.56 ID:I
I wanted to see Kudo, so I watched the first episode of Hello! Pro TIME and decided to go to my first H!P concert after seeing Ishida’s powerful dancing. I knew about four songs before going but I had lots of fun and have since then become an all-out H!P fan.
507：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 10:23:26.67 ID:0
In six months I went from watching Platinum Era videos on YouTube to being a Maa-chan wota.
508：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 10:25:25.83 ID:0
Around July of 2011, I saw Michishige on variety TV shows and thought she was funny, so I got curious and looked them up on YouTube. More than Musume I was really just interested in Michishige, but the France live version of Moonlight Night got me good. It’s been almost two years since I became a Gaki oshi/Musume wota.
525：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 11:20:51.40 ID:0
I was really into SPEED and was watching their PV’s a lot. I noticed “The Peace!” in the related videos and got hooked on older Musume. I wondered if Momusu were still around today so I watched Maji desu ka Ska and thought “Huh? This is actually pretty good.” After that, just as I was becoming a Gaki-san wota they announced her graduation. I lost interest in them for a while during Pyoko Pyoko Ultra and got completely hooked on them with Renai Hunter.
537：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 11:30:42.17 ID:0
I bought a ticket to their handshake event just for fun and was shocked by how cute Michishige was.
551：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 12:14:35.48 ID:O
“– You saw pics of a fat as hell Zukki on a 2ch news site”
For me it was this. I was thinking “what’s up with her? (laughs)” but I cried after seeing the 9th gen auditions. Ever since then I’m a dedicated Zukki oshi.
558：AU00QSV：2013/04/18(木) 13:18:22.79 ID:O
By chance at the time of Kurobara, I’d been watching Golden Era footage on YouTube and fell for Eri in Kimagure Princess. It was a shock to find out she was no longer in the group but nevertheless I kept watching loads of their stuff. Eri is still number one for me, though.
591：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 15:59:38.25 ID:0
I saw Yuukarin on TV or somewhere and became a fan of hers. I then got to shake hands with Gaki-san at some Mobekimasu event. I then went on YouTube and learned that recent Musume is pretty awesome. Now I’m hooked.
606：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/18(木) 19:30:07.06 ID:0
I randomly met again with a wota friend from the Golden Era and had a lot of fun talking about the old days. In my nostalgia, I was looking for old Musume footage when I came across a video about Sayu feeling sexual excitement towards Sayashi which lit the fire in my shipper wota heart. Now I’m an Ikuta/Sayashi wota.
633：名無し募集中。。。：2013/04/19(金) 00:24:38.67 ID:0
I was randomly listening to Michishige’s radio show on CBC. → Renai Hunter comes on. → “What’s with this lame ass song…” → I watch the music video just to be sure. → “The choreography is lame, too… these girls are all ugly…” → “Wait, there’s a couple of cute ones as well…” (Kudo, Ikuta)
Henkka: One Two Three and — who’d have guessed? — Zukki are the clear winners here.
Source: http://oha2.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-788.html (jp)
Audition and early 9th gen Norks was great fun though. Not entirely sure what’s happened to her but I hope she gets insane again. It’s no fun otherwise.
Hear hear. She was a blast for a while but quite frankly she bores me now ever since she put a lid on her insanity. Definitely hoping she makes a return to that craziness soon.
Zukki was my oshi while she was crazy, but then she became serious, gained weight, and started trying to be sexy. For some time I turned to Eripon, but she annoys me sometimes. Then Maa-chan came, and her insanity and cuteness were greater than Zukki’s… lol
But I had no idea there were pictures of Zukki on news sites just because she’s a little overweight… That’s not nice. =/
Yeah. My silly theory is that Maa-chan sort of took over Zukki’s role of batshit crazy leaving Zukki with… not very much, personality-wise.
Oh wow. Crazy coincidence (and yes I know that I’m slow as hell only watching this now), but I was just watching this… man, I’ve no idea when I last even saw a glimpse of her flashing that smile. It’s so good to see that again though.
I’m not new I guess, a fan of Momusu since 2005. Kamei Eri is and will always be my favorite idol. My interest for Momusu did wane a bit after EJL graduated, 9th Gen didn’t interest me at all.
I was bored and saw Kurobara, exactly the same as #452. Kuduu made me interested in Momusu again and as a fan of Eri, I’m glad Kuduu got the color orange. :D
Also, LOL at all the fat Zukki pics comments. I see her as Yossie/Ogawa during the old days. Girls are going to have weight issues every now and then, as long as she’s healthy it’s going to be fine. Anyone care to link me up to some fat Zukki images? I’m kinda intrigue what 2ch is talking about.
Yeah. She does remind me of Ogawa a bit, too. I don’t mind her not being as skinny as the others in the group, I just wish she’d somehow regain that craziness she had back when 9th gen had just joined. You know, fucked up impressions of insects and all that. It feels to me like she’s somehow holding back.
There was probably quite a number of threads about Zukki back then. Here’s one.
Here are quite a few more of those pics: http://geitsuboo.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-2910.html
Damn, the commentaries on that tread are really cruel (I understand a bit of Japanese) O_O
Thanks for the links guys.
Oh man, the One Two Three pics was tough, especially when she stands beside Iikubo. And the comments.. Mobusu, debudoru, Morning Busume. But it’s 2ch, what do you expect?
At least Fat Zukki gained some new Momusu fans. :D
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Sure Momusu gained more haters (?) but they gained more new fans too so its alright.
thanks for translating this =)
Your blog has gotten VERY popular!! A fan since 2006, I listened to Sakura Mankai because someone on Sims 2 Scribblers Abode had the group as a siggy.
11 makes a good point!
please change your cover from your site to the Momoiro clover’s producer with tsunku
Sorry, no plans to translate Momoclo threads at the moment. Although if anyone reading this wants to give it a try, leave a message. :)
You know I’d do Momoclo threads if you gave me a link to TL from :P I still can’t get used to browsing 2ch so the blog archives are all I can deal with. But I never find the effort to find where exactly Momoclo’s 2ch archive is.
Also, where’s Sag gone? Ain’t seen an AKB post in ages.
Just like H!P and AKB, Momoclo is sure to have loads and loads of sites that gather the highlights from 2ch. The keyword you’re looking for is “まとめ”. Here’s the first five search results from Google:
The trick is finding one (or several) among them that mostly posts stuff that you care about enough to translate. Ohatsuu is a great fit for me as he seems to pick a lot of stuff I also like, but even with Ohatsuu I probably only do 1 in every 10 threads he picks… but the thing is, he only posts about 1 to 3 threads per day — it’s a lot harder to find something you like from a site that posts 50 threads per day, versus a site that posts 3 threads per day.
See if you can find a まとめ of your liking, maybe try translating a thread or two to see if you’re up to it, and throw me a message on Skype or something if you feel like giving it a shot.
Saw JKM on youtube, been a Rika and Eri fan ever since…currently fan of Eripon and Maachan in the group
I guess you can call me a very new fan, only been following about 2 or 3 months now. One day somehow started watching the haromoni@ videos on youtube subbed and was hooked by them, thought they were cute and funny… then got around to watching the videos and got hooked. My faves are definitely the 6th gen, with Kamei winning by a small margin.
Poor Zukki :(
I dont think shes fat ! ^^
Anyway i love this page and i think its a great Idea to sub the thoughts of the fans!
Thanks thanks thaanks <3 Keep on with the great work
I was looking up top new Jpop songs and found a Scandal song, Brainstorming, and Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita. I liked the later two more and I saw the PV for both on YT. I did research on the groups and found out they both belong to H!P so then I got hooked on all five units (I discovered this a month after J=J indie debut).
I got Momusu because of S/mileage and I got to S/mileage because of MAMI from SCANDAL
Mami is such a good girl. Showing me her girl groups n shtt
I was looking up color-coded K-pop lyrics and saw a link to Wakuteka Take a Chance on the side.
Watched it, immediately hated it.
Looked up the song again multiple times after a couple of days.
Got distracted by Sayu’s cuteness and beauty. Had to find out who she was.
I assumed she was the youngest until I looked at the H!P wiki page.
Everything is Michishige’s fault.
She’s too fucking adorable.
I also remember that this happened four days before they announced Reina’s graduation.
So will you graduate also as she is also graduating soon?
Fuckin’ idiot. Shut up, you clearly have an ape fetish.
Three or four years ago I was messing around on YouTube, I came across hello morning english lesson (Eri’s “refrigeeta”). Though it was hilarious. I’ve been hooked ever since.
I found out about MM early this year. I was bored and was looking for a song to listen to in the YouTube Music site and as I was searching , I realized there were a lot of KPop and wondered what JPop sounds like. I searched…
“Famous/Popular singers in Japan”?
“Famous/Popular JPop singers”?(I forgot what I searched)
… and one of the suggestions in the “frequently mentioned on the web” had MM and the picture of the girls had me intrigued. I searched them on YouTube and listened to my first MM song ever:
Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai
First impressions was so-so, but it got me intrigued and I got hooked after watching
One Two Three. Now I am a fan of all 5 groups and can’t wait for the future.
I started listen to X-Japan in 1994, which have made me follow J showbiz since. I recognized MM through Utaban and Downtown, but I had never been interested in listen to them until late 2003, when I first discovered the subgroup XYZ and had been hooked to the H!P KIDS.
and soon after, I found “Aa~” which nailed it with chibi Airi & Miyabi. Reina was in the group to introduce me to Legendary 6 gen.