1: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 21:51:11.18 0.net
Please talk about your memories of ASAYAN.
3: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 21:52:46.69 0.net
“At a certain Tokyo location…”
52: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:12:44.88 0.net
“SOOOOO NAN DESU!”
6: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 21:55:59.53 0.net
I got into them with “LOVE Machine.”
That good enough?
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 21:57:35.10 0.net
I was watching in real-time, but I don’t actually remember any of it.
Just how many damn years ago do you think that was?!
8: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 21:56:53.12 0.net
I remember how I was going to go buy “Ai no Tane” from them, but they sold out all 50,000 copies before they made it to Tokyo.
68: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:16:43.04 0.net
I was looking forward to it, too.
104: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:25:21.49 0.net
That, by the way, made me feel like I just didn’t have a connection to them, so I remained a stay-at-home wota until finally I made my event debut with the release event for “BRAND NEW MORNING.”
12 : 名無し募集中。。。 : 2019/04/22(月) 21:59:21.14 0.net
I’d pretty much watch it only occasionally, but around the time Goto Maki joined, that’s when I started watching it every week. I only attended my first event after the 4th gen had joined.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:00:13.74 0.net
Did you call?
I’d be looking forward to Sunday every week.
I remember recording the episodes on VHS.
15: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:01:24.87 0.net
We’d get the episodes a week late in the countryside.
It was something to enjoy not in real life, but merely on TV.
16: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:02:10.49 0.net
Me and my boss at my part-time job were talking all excitedly about Asuka’s singing at the Vocalist Audition the day after it’d aired.
23: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:05:31.53 0.net
I watched my recording of the recording of “LOVE Machine” over and over again.
33: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:07:52.01 0.net
Nakazawa-nee-san — with a three-month history as a performer — giving a pissed-off lecture to the 2nd generation members.
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:11:12.71 0.net
When they aired the recording footage of “LOVE Machine,” the DJ on the radio was saying the next day how shocked he was at the number of requests they’d received for that song. That’s when I knew for sure it was going to be a hit. But I never expected it to be no. 1 on Oricon for three weeks in a row, or that it’d sell over a million copies. (laughs)
54: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:13:27.56 0.net
“LOVE Machine” must’ve been like the last single to sell over a million without the help of any handshakes or whatever.
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:14:14.93 0.net
“Happy Summer Wedding” sold over a million, too, right?
Were they doing handshake events yet?
65: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:16:30.27 0.net
No. Momusu started doing handshake events in around 2005.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:15:51.88 0.net
I had goosebumps when they first showed “LOVE Machine” on ASAYAN.
Yabe declared on the show how this one was going to be a hit.
77: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:18:39.88 0.net
I think I kept watching ASAYAN until the 4th generation auditions.
79: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:19:11.09 0.net
The whole venue was buzzing when they they did that pose before “LOVE Machine” at Yomiuri Land.
110: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:27:17.20 0.net
The formation of Coconuts Musume.
The simultaneous release competition with Suzuki Ami.
The recruitment of new members.
125: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:32:11.36 0.net
“Morning Coffee” wasn’t bad, but it felt like it was with “Summer Night Love” where society’s perceptions of the group really changed. This was right around when SPEED was on its way out, right? It felt like Morning Musume was coming in to take their place.
128: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:32:54.49 0.net
“Oh wow, a junior high schooler with blonde hair… Sign of the times I guess…”
194: 名無し募集中。。。 2019/04/22(月) 22:55:35.60 0.net
They had all those side-units. Pucchi, Tanpopo, Minimoni…
And it was so much fun because they all had good songs.
3. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 12:51 ID:QB7zaG.50
We were living in an area that didn’t get any TV Tokyo reception at all. I first learned about the group when they were saying in the news how they’d managed to sell all those copies of “Ai no Tane.“
5. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 14:01 ID:EQzz2Aqd0
I bet most of the people who became fans after “LOVE Machine” did so through Utaban rather than ASAYAN.
6. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 14:05 ID:EqrjX8EI0
When Suzuki Ami flat-out beat them in that competition, I thought that was it for them. But then when they first revelead “LOVE Machine” on the TV, it was such a shock that I seriously fell over at home all by myself.
9. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 19:05 ID:aQ0zfFll0
I was there at Nagoya Stadium where they sold the last of those 50,000 CD’s. They showed me on the TV for a bit. (￣▽￣)
11. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 19:40 ID:RrsMFXuD0
I was in charge of the stock at a rental shop where I worked late on Sunday nights, so I couldn’t watch ASAYAN. I truly messed up by lowering the amount of copies we ordered of “LOVE Machine” just because “Furusato” had done so poorly. That’s a decision I wouldn’t have made had I been watching ASAYAN.
12. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月23日 22:43 ID:VxJ88HTo0
I was watching the show after Asakusabashi Young Youhinten. I still clearly remember when they decided to have the “。” in the group name. Also, Goto’s cuteness at the training camp was just out of this world. At the time though, Tsunku had this image of being a bit of a jokester — I never even dreamed of the group possibly lasting for 20 years.
13. カラフル名無しさん 2019年04月24日 00:41 ID:7vwJSr6X0
You guys have all forgotten about Heike Michiyo!
I got into momusu around the time of happy summer wedding release. (big band/funk dance man and b-side tsuugaku ressha mune-kyun r&b akira were revelations).
The only asayan stuff I remember watching were those okamura specials (travelogue, bakajo test, etc.).
My first exposure to jpop in spring 2000 were: speed (Hiromasa ijichi), Suzuki ami (komuro tetsuya), m-flo, utada, and tsunku….not hard to imagine why i’m still hooked.
Those specials were mechaike, not asayan
I was introduced to Momusu during the “Manatsu no Kousen” era, post-Asuka. So I was all ready for the Suzuki Ami showdown. Boy, that was the ultimate stomach punch to the gut! The bounce back to “Love Machine” healed a few wounds but I still have a slight resentment whenever I hear “Be Together.”
It was early 2001 for me, not long after RR21 was released. It wasn’t easy to be an overseas JPop fan back then. High-speed internet was nothing like it is today, and neither streaming nor bittorrent were things. I got stuff from newsgroups, irc and fan-sites. A single song took like 15 minutes to download, short, crappy video clips 30+ minutes! It was a lot of fun, though. The Japanese music scene was in the middle of an insanely good period in 2001. So many great bands, pop groups and soloists releasing a wide variety of really great, interesting music.
It was in 2002 for me. Those fan sites and forums were indeed a great source of files and news.
I believe I said it before but ASAYAN pushing Tsunku and Wada to come up with ideas to keep them on the show is what made them so exciting. Pucchimoni was born out of the show and Tsunku wanting to keep the ball rolling on Morning Musume’s success, with them pitching the idea when Love Machine was in its 5th week of sales. The ASAYAN staff knew the kind of content to keep people glued to their screens, Wada had the industry experience and Tsunku, while still green in the industry, had a great sense of what was popular.
Speaking of SPEED, Tsunku (during SharanQ’s peak, mind you) played their debut song on his radio show a month before their debut he looked at the promotional material and wondered why Takako (one of the dancers) wasn’t at the forefront. He said she was gorgeous and said he would bet she would become the most popular. Even though Takako wasn’t a singer and rarely got focus compared to the two singers, she was the most popular member and the first to get a solo career (and the only SPEED member to get a #1). Tsunku seemed to be fascinated with them and Amuro Namie when they were on TV together. Tsunku still says to this day the perfect Musume member would be like Amuro during her idol days.
2001 when I first got into them. I saw their mini-CD of Memory Seishun no Hikari, when I was in London. Picked it up and have been a fan since. They were the Japanese group, singer, etc that I listened to, when I broke free from anime music or anime VA’s music.