1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 00:53:19.02 0.net
“The singer aiko apparently came this close to joining Taiyou to Ciscomoon. (Source: aiko herself, telling the story just now on Matsutoya Yumi’s All-Night Nippon.) Furthermore, she said that Tsunku♂ has actually given her advice on her own compositions, too.”
7: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 00:58:16.89 0.net
Oh damn! Tsunku-san was determined to have aiko in Taiyou to Ciscomoon after hearing her indies songs! (laughs)
98: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 02:06:39.29 0.net
Okay, I’m pretty sure this is something even the most hardcore aiko fans out there didn’t know.
99: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 02:07:20.35 0.net
I’m an aiko wota to the point that I’ve listened to pretty much every episode of her All-Night show and this is certainly the first time that I’m hearing about this.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 00:59:46.17 0.net
Tsunku♂ loves yasu and aiko.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:00:40.56 0.net
So that’s why she was always so H!P-like.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:03:18.53 0.net
She made the right choice by not joining.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:07:08.74 0.net
Well yeah, it was obvious that someone with her level of cuteness could make it on her own as a singer-songwriter.
3. カラフル名無しさん 2018年04月01日 05:17 ID:3SujFK3F0
Remember though that aiko made her solo debut from like the smallest company of the entire entertainment industry. I’m sure she had to think about it for a while before she made her decision.
16: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:03:49.20 0.net
Man, that was a crossroads moment in history.
18: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:05:08.04 0.net
Taiyou to Ciscomoon
Held auditions in 1998, went to train in San Francisco for a month from the end of 1998 to the beginning of 1999, after which they decided upon the group’s members.
Had her major debut in July 1998 with her first single “Ashita.”
21: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:06:46.60 0.net
I can’t picture aiko dancing as intensely as the rest of them. (´；ω；`)
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:08:59.61 0.net
With her level of cuteness… no wonder.
30: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:10:07.46 0.net
If aiko had become one of ours, I bet it would’ve had a major positive impact on both Morning Musume as well as Berikyuu. Whenever Tsunku♂ was struggling with having to write so many songs, he could’ve asked aiko to contribute and make H!P even more powerful. It really is a shame that she didn’t join.
32: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:11:16.72 0.net
No. Had she joined H!P, she wouldn’t have had the chance to improve her songwriting skills.
35: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:13:22.45 0.net
Doesn’t matter if it’s Koda Kumi or aiko — they’d both be well out of the entertainment industry by now had they joined H!P. Up-Front just isn’t good at making people into solo artists from scratch.
46: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:21:10.19 0.net
If Tsunku♂ was still the producer, it might’ve been possible for us to hear H!P songs written by aiko or yasu. I would’ve liked to listen to those.
51: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:25:34.71 O.net
Ah, so this is why aiko used to talk on the radio about how she wanted to “join the Tsunku family.“
73: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:39:26.94 0.net
Not only did she want to join — she was in. She only politely turned down the offer because of her solo debut. In other words, she’d already successfully made it into H!P.
53: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:26:39.98 0.net
aiko’s songs are cute but they’re so difficult to sing.
Not sure if that’s still true for her more recent songs though.
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:26:48.76 0.net
aiko was also saying on Matsutoya Yumi’s radio show how grateful she feels towards Tsunku♂. She was saying that although she’s received lots of advice from lots of people, Tsunku♂ was the one who taught her the most. There’s no mistaking that Tsunku♂ is the one who made aiko from a beginner artist into a first-class artist.
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:28:33.44 0.net
She also said on All-Night that she used to do rehearsals at the same studio as Melon.
70: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:36:54.57 0.net
She absolutely made the right choice by becoming a solo artist. Had she become a group idol, it would’ve without a doubt stunted her growth as an artist. She wouldn’t have become the aiko that she is today.
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 00:56:01.79 0.net
She must’ve applied for the auditions because it was the same company that KAN, too, was part of.
83: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:49:15.90 0.net
It’s true that aiko was always such a huge fan of KAN, she would’ve followed him anywhere.
Sharan Q also decided on Up-Front because they had KAN.
86: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:51:24.71 0.net
aiko is also good friends with Shiina Ringo.
90: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:55:23.58 0.net
Pretty much the only songwriters who use blue notes are Tsunku and aiko.
93: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:59:49.02 0.net
So the reason aiko was so proactive with Momusu at Music Station might’ve been because she’s an H!P wota?
aiko-san! （≧∇≦） She told us: “you were so great!” Then, when we gave her our CD with all of our autographs, she said “alright, I’ll give you mine, too!” So then she brought us her CD with her autograph and a message to us. Even though she’s such a cute person herself, she’d written: “you’re all so cute!” And her song was so good, too!
95: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 02:03:06.04 0.net
When the 6th gen joined she was apparently saying how cute they all were. Also, when she was appearing on a radio special, the Morning wota were all praising her song which prompted aiko to declare the Momusu wota as being “the best.”
96: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 02:04:56.34 0.net
When the members of °C attended an aiko concert, they got to go and greet her backstage. So there’s definitely a connection between them. And when °C broke up, aiko tweeted out something like “good job, Nacky.“
76: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:42:29.39 0.net
Nakajima’s always playing her songs on the radio.
Does she know about this?
12: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 01:01:57.05 0.net
She received an offer to have her major debut as a solo artist so that must be why she politely turned down their offer. If that hadn’t happened, there’s a good chance she might’ve been a member of H!P. (laughs) Man, Nacky would be wet if she was to hear about this. (laughs)
107: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 02:44:12.03 0.net
Someone send this info to Nacky’s radio show. We’d get to hear a weirdly excited Nacky. (laughs) I can 100% guarantee that she’d be all, “aiko-san might’ve been my senpai…! aiko-san might’ve been my senpai…! Kyaaaaa! ヽ(≧▽≦)/” (laughs)
132: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 04:00:18.43 0.net
The fact that aiko talked about this on radio might mean that she’s basically sending out a signal saying: “I’m willing to write songs for H!P!“
176: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/03/31(土) 06:33:05.53 0.net
Tsunku seemed to acknowledge the quality of her songs, so Taiyou to Ciscomoon might’ve been produced by Tsunku with the music written by aiko.
1. カラフル名無しさん 2018年03月31日 23:27 ID:599sORFO0
Tsunku really does have an eye for these things. He needs to make a return to producing, or at least come back as a judge for the auditions.
Henkka: While I dig aiko’s music, I really think one of her career highlights was her very first tweet.
— aiko official (@aiko_dochibi) January 20, 2014
…I’d like some more context for that oppai tweet
How many more snoresville translations do you have lined up?
It would be great to ave somebody like her write for H!P, 2018’s music has mostly been boring.
Henkka, didn’t you once say somewhere that you’re a fan of KAN? Is that how you got into Hello Project?
Yes, I’m a huge KAN fan. I’ve been to a couple of his concerts, too. But no, I didn’t find H!P through him. It was actually the opposite: I first became interested when I heard one of his songs on an H!P radio show. I think the tune in question was “Happy Time Happy Song.”
What a great song! :D
aiko was the first Jpop artist I got into, around the time “Boyfriend” was released, and it wasn’t long after that I got into Morning Musume. It’s crazy to think she was almost a member of H!P.
What would be doubly cool is there was a collaboration album between H!P and aiko—both Tsunku and aiko can write stuff and all the girls/groups can do their own song with her. Imagine an “H!P meets aiko” cover album duo as well: one of aiko singing her favorite H!P tracks, and vice versa.