1: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:42:19.49 0.net
Do you remember what sort of a time it was?
5: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:44:40.62 0.net
They may have been past their peak, but I liked the songs.
9: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:48:56.35 0.net
I really enjoyed this era, including the 4th and 5th albums.
10: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:49:13.45 0.net
Even regular people still know about this era.
13: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:50:33.41 0.net
It kind of felt like how Kobushi did in the beginning.
169: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:30:43.01 0.net
Ah, what with all the cheering songs.
14: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:50:34.69 0.net
I only had eyes for Yaguchi.
16: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:54:46.47 0.net
They were still totally the top idols around this time.
17: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:56:53.99 0.net
They had several popular songs around this time, but they were “just another idol group” — they weren’t at the top.
23: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:01:56.17 0.net
What was the top idol group then?
31: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:08:51.14 0.net
N/A, I think.
26: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:04:18.27 0.net
They were still easily the top group around this time.
Or rather, there was no one but Morning Musume.
22: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 22:58:38.56 0.net
The concerts sure were fun.
36: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:14:04.91 0.net
They still often sing “Koko ni Iruzee!” even today.
I love this song.
38: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:15:08.34 0.net
This tremendous amount of lameness…
45: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:22:07.89 0.net
I unintentionally watched it all.
I actually liked “Koko Iru.” Does it get a bad rep?
61: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:27:09.46 0.net
They all have nice smiles.
48: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:22:41.63 0.net
I wasn’t a wota so the first time I heard “Koko ni Iruzee!” was in Taiko no Tatsujin.
50: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:23:18.62 0.net
58: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:25:45.23 0.net
“Go Girl” is the song that gets everyone the most fired-up on their current autumn tour.
62: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:27:47.39 0.net
Ishikawa Rika-chan really is cute.
70: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:30:31.97 0.net
They were doing the 2002 shuffles at this year’s summer Hello! Con.
82: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:35:27.80 0.net
I wasn’t a wota at the time or anything like that, but even as an ordinary person I remember hearing all these songs. I’m pretty sure they probably played “Koko ni Iruzee!” at my elementary school sports day.
83: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:35:58.51 0.net
I’m just looking at the list of all Momusu singles.
I kept listening until about the 21st single.
90: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:41:11.84 0.net
What was the 21st one again?
94: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:43:39.53 0.net
101: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:46:59.71 0.net
Ah, so a Nacchi wota. (laughs)
88: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:40:14.05 0.net
Having words like “gyaruo” in the lyrics and stuff…
It really speaks as to when these songs came out.
97: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:44:07.48 0.net
Yeah. Or like lyrics about how you can’t connect to the internet after 10 at night.
224: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 03:09:00.56 0.net
It’s been over 10 years since I last heard it but I still remember that. (laughs)
100: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/08(月) 23:46:32.52 0.net
Was it starting with Platinum Era that they’d have two main vocalists?
142: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:11:10.34 0.net
Let’s be real: “Sou da! We’re ALIVE” is like Tsunku’s magnum opus.
146: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:13:23.09 0.net
The spring 2002 “We’re ALIVE” was good.
Plus, NHK was involved so we have it preserved in amazing quality.
148: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:15:44.15 0.net
While I do like “We’re ALIVE,” is it really as amazing as people say it is?
157: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:18:00.86 0.net
The bass is so damn funky.
155: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:17:41.60 0.net
“LOVE Machine” can get boring, but no matter how many times I listen to songs like “Peace” or “We’re ALIVE,” they always move me.
162: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 00:23:43.14 0.net
I wasn’t a wota around this time so I wasn’t following them. It doesn’t compute for me that the Musume with Michishige and the Musume with like Gomaki and Tsuji-Kago are actually the same group. After I actually became a wota and started watching the old MV’s, it felt so weird seeing ones with like Tsuji-Kago and Yaguchi in there at the same time as Michishige.
209: 名無し募集中。。。 2018/10/09(火) 02:09:08.21 0.net
We used to get slow tempo songs every now and then back in those days.
Now they’re all so fast, I can’t keep up.
6. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 13:28 ID:eRiGgtG40
They were idols who were constantly on TV until Yasuda’s graduation.
Abe’s graduation really spelled the end for them.
5. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 13:14 ID:XQfyG23o0
Well, this was the era when the public’s interest towards Musume was starting to fade. And yet, the current members still perform songs from this era, and it just felt like Tsunku was really having fun writing songs around this time.
3. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 12:41 ID:yJB1BsyB0
I was a junior high schooler at the time and I was just a lightweight listener who didn’t know about Hellomageddon or anything, but I definitely knew about the group and I was still listening to them. Starting from “Hyokkori,” my memories of them start to fade and “Ai Araba” was my final memory of them as a listener.
12. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 18:58 ID:K8GcSmHS0
Losing popularity is only natural, but it did pain me to see how the 5th gen were bashed so much, even if they did come across as total amateurs…
18. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 23:30 ID:akVMUvFY0
This was when the 6th gen wasn’t there yet, huh? Even without owning their CD’s I could still constantly hear them on the TV, so I do remember this era.
1. カラフル名無しさん 2018年10月09日 12:06 ID:TNz.hCrr0
2002 was in many ways a transitional era for the group. Goto’s graduation, Hellomageddon, declining sales… If you look at the sales starting from the previous year’s peak of “Peace” up until the following year’s “Hyokkori Hyoutanjima,” it decreased almost exactly by 100,000 copies with each single.
It’s when I became a fan. Everything was on a bigger scale back then, but also less refined I guess.
Densha no futari is so good, love that song as much as those cheerful singles.
Good lineup especially big fan of Konkon and Maki.
Dead-on comment on how banal “Love Machine” can get from time to time but “Souda!” remains a banger!
The “Go Girl!” lineup was the one my coworkers could never, EVER get. “How can you TELL THEM ALL APART?!!”
Sou da! We’re ALIVE is such an amazing song. It needs the vocals, it needs the energy and the personality – can’t leave any aspect of it out. It’s the type of song any other idol group couldn’t pull off.
What is “Hellomageddon”?
Copy-pasting my explanation from an earlier post:
Hellomageddon was a slew of what were considered terrible announcements made on July 31, 2002: Goto Maki and Yasuda Kei’s graduations from Morning Musume; renewal of the lineups of Tanpopo, Pucchimoni, Minimoni and Country Musume; Heike Michiyo’s graduation from Hello! Project. (Also often considered part of Hellomageddon though not announced at the event: Rinne and Ishii Rika’s graduations from Hello! Project.)
Thanks for the explanation!
I became a fan in 2001, so this was the era that really hooked me as a fan. The music isn’t as great as the Golden Era, but it’s still great, and hearing it always makes me nostalgic for those pre-YouTube years where you really had to work to be a fan. Broadband internet wasn’t as ubiquitous or as good, so even short, crap-quality video clips took forever to download from IRQ or usenet, but we all grabbed every episode of HaroMoni and Utaban available. Such a great time.
>where you really had to work to be a fan. Broadband internet wasn’t as ubiquitous or as good, so even short, crap-quality video clips took forever to download
This is when I became a fan as well and I remember feeling grateful even for short clips of Morning Musume.
Although I discovered Momusu & H!P around 2008, 5th gen became my favorite MM gen of all time, so to me, 2002 Momusu was perfect. Plus the Kids arrived around that time too.