Surimuchan Dance Cover Comparisons – Mikan [2011 and 2017]

November 22, 2017

Better lighting! A slightly improved dance break! A special effect! Longer hair! Boots! … That’s about it! XD

~ Surimu-chan


みかん (Dance Cover) Trivia – [Take 2]

November 21, 2017

– I filmed this on November 16th.

– The outfit is almost exactly the same except I added boots and a silver and black scrunchie. I was also wearing a different black skirt.

– I finished this in one take! … But I was wearing something else so I had to do it over anyway. orz XD

– I was originally wearing a silver skirt (which I bought specifically for this), but I didn’t care for how it looked in this dance, so I redid it with a black skirt. orz

– The dance break looks a bit different because I actually looked at Gaki-san’s part for a bit of the dance break (because I felt Kamei danced a little differently from everyone else for that part).

– I wanted something a little different for this video since the dancing and outfit were so similar to my original dance cover, so I added that little color change part right after the dance break.

That’s all for this one! The comparison video will be uploaded tomorrow~. ^__^ Thanks for watching and reading!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming みかん [2017 Vers.] Dance Cover

November 20, 2017

This is the outfit that I’ll be wearing for my upcoming (redo) dance cover of Morning Musume’s “Mikan.”

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Mikan [Take 2] Outfit

This dance cover will be uploaded tomorrow (which will be the ten-year anniversary of the release of “Mikan”)~. On November 22nd, I’ll upload a comparison video (like I did for “Kimagure Princess” and “Tokaikko Junjou”).

Please look forward to the improved dance cover~!

~ Surimu-chan

記憶の迷路 (MINI Clip) Trivia

November 12, 2017

– I filmed this on October 21st.

– This is the shortest MINI Clip so far.

– I’m wearing lip color in this because I bought a bunch of different brands for a work project but I never wear lip color out in public, so I’ll just be using them on dances occasionally ahahaha… orz

– I was going to make a maze pattern on the borders, but I didn’t know if that would be too distracting, so I just went with… boxes. XD

– I had to search forever to find the moves for 0:23 to 0:27 (and I think I ended up changing them a bit anyway XD). (^_^”)

– This was one of the first few songs I put on a list for MINI Clips to do~.

That’s all for this one~! Thanks for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan’s Morning Musume Mega Medley Fun Facts

November 7, 2017

A few extra fun facts…

~ Surimu-chan

Morning Musume 20th Anniversary Mega Dance Medley (Trivia)

November 4, 2017

– I filmed this on October 30th.

– I first started editing the song clips together on August 3rd.

– My original plan had been to upload this medley on September 9th (which was the 17th anniversary of the release of “LOVE Machine”), but then they announced their new single, so I had to wait for that to come out so I could add those three songs to the medley.

– As I said in the video description, my camera can’t film 23 minutes at once (it’s a point-and-click camera after all), so I had to put big pauses in the music so my mom could stop and restart the camera. I added the shirt changes for a little variety~.

– On my first attempt at filming this, I was going to wear the same thing (all black and grey, how boring! XD) through the whole dance and film in large chunks (about eight minutes each), but that meant, if I messed up, I’d have to redo a lot more. O_O

– The purple section made me mess up the most. You can tell that I’m starting to get tired at that point, because my moves weren’t as sharp for the rest of the dance (at least, it didn’t seem like it to me). orz

– I had to do a lot of hunting for performances to learn some of the dances that didn’t have dance shots.

– I’m pretty proud of some of the transitions in the music for this medley (especially for the singles from 2015, ’16, and ’17). =D

– That was my “I can’t believe I finally finished this I’m going to go collapse now” laugh at the end of the dance. XD

– In the picture at the very end, I’m holding a copy of Morning Musume’s indies single, “Ai no Tane,” as well as a copy of their latest single “Jama Shinai de Here We Go/Dokyuu no Go Sign/Wakaindashi!”; their first song and their latest song(s)~! =)

– Duh, I almost forgot to say that today is my eight-year anniversary on YouTube!

That’s all for this one~! I might actually make a video with this trivia and maybe a bit more at a later date… not sure yet~. Thanks for watching and reading~!! =D

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – October 2017

October 31, 2017

Recap 10-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month.

October 1stSurimu Stories #4 – Itsonvideoagain…
October 5thTsubaki Factory – Just Try! [MINI Tutorial]
October 5thOutfit for Upcoming 夜もすがら君想ふ Dance Cover
October 8thOutfit for Upcoming カラダだけが大人になったんじゃない Dance Cover
October 9thカラダだけが大人になったんじゃない (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 15th夜もすがら君想ふ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 20thMorning Musume ’15 – Oh my wish! [MINI Tutorial]
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming ラブチーノ Dance Cover
October 21stOutfit for Upcoming 記憶の迷路 MINI Clip
October 21stSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Information and Rules
October 22ndSurimu Stories #5 – A Total Sneezefest
October 23rdSurimu Chance! Contest #3 – Assortment [Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, H!P Mystery Pictures]
October 23rdラブチーノ (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 25th魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia
October 27thOutfit for 魔法使いサリー Dance Cover
October 29thSurimu Chance! Contest #3 Answers and Results
October 31stSurimuchan [Now] #24 – October 2017

And that was my October for 2017~. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan [Now] #24 – October 2017

October 31, 2017

– I watched a handful of documentaries on YouTube and Netflix, the second season of Stranger Things (I need my paddles!!! XD), and RAW and SmackDown LIVE; I also watched the live action Beauty and the Beast (… didn’t care for it much at all… =/), and I rewatched the movie Penelope (which I love~!).
– For music, lots of H!P and WWE music as usual, but I also started revisiting music by some JE groups (Hey! Say! JUMP (“Candle” and “AinoArika”) and KAT-TUN specifically, since I hadn’t listened to them in quite a while).
– I tried to get back into playing Final Fantasy III, but I just haven’t had a ton of time. orz I did get a cheap game called Arcade Bowling that I’ve been playing like crazy though (the rounds are super-fast).

– Lots of used H!P CDs, the first season of Stranger Things on Blu-ray, clearance Beauty and Beast blind pack keychains (I ended up getting the full set), and a couple of things on the WWE Shop (couldn’t help it after seeing another live show (^_^”))
– A bunch of Japanese candy and snacks from Amazon just because~

– Surgery to place the post for the tooth implant I’m getting was on the 3rd; slightly painful, but I got through it
– More anxiety attacks, including one of my most severe =(
– I went to a WWE PPV, whoa my goodness~!!!! TLC was fun~! I was especially excited that I got to see AJ Styles (again! and on a RAW show!) vs. Finn Balor (such a cool entrance!)~!! The match was amazing~! The main event was kind of a mess, but it was a fun mess~. XD And Asuka debuted (… was kind of hoping for a squash match, but…)! =D

– I have a huge video ready for my eight-year YouTube anniversary~! ^_~
– I also plan on redoing a couple of dances for the end of November (though I haven’t started relearning them yet… orz).

– Arcade Bowling for the DS (DSi, 3DS)~! It’s just Skee-Ball, but it’s addictive (almost infuriatingly so). =)

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #3 Answers and Results

October 29, 2017

The results are out a little late for this one (since I had to work all weekend (^_^”)), but the third Surimu Chance! Contest is over~! Thank you to those who participated!

Name That H!P Song
1) Juice=Juice – Mirai e, Saa Hashiridase!
2) S/mileage – Shooting Star
3) Athena & Robikerottsu – Honki Meki Meki Toki Meki Meki
4) Coconuts Musume – Tokonatsu Musume
5) Petitmoni – Waltz! Ahiru ga 3ba
6) HI-FIN – Kaigan Seisou Danshi
7) W – JINX
8) Heike Michiyo – Anata no Yume ni Naritai
9) Minimoni – Okashi no Machi
10) Morning Musume – Koi no ABC (from Morning Cop)


H!P Trivia
11) Sayonara no Kawari ni – coupling track of Egao YES Nude
12) THE Manpower!!! – Iida Kaori’s graduation single – #4 on the weekly chart
13) Linlin
14) Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
15) Yowamushi – coupling track for Naichau Kamo
16) B – Aozora ga Itsumade mo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
17) A – Go Girl ~Koi no Victory!~
18) Kobushi Factory covered Da Di Du De Do Da Di!
19) Morning Musume – Say Yeah! -Motto Miracle Night-
20) 6 members: Eripon – 7/7; Harunan – 11/7; Daishi – 1/7; Maa-chan – 5/7; Chel – 10/7; Akane – 3/7


H!P Mystery Pictures – S/mileage/ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, Tsubaki Factory
21) ANGERME – Itoshima Distance (Crossfade of scenery with Rina and Maho in dance area)
22) Tsubaki Factory – Hitorijime (Panel borders around 1:00 in)
23) Country Girls – Koi wa Magnet (Chair and part of Manakan’s hair/shoulder)
24) ANGERME – Mahoutsukai Sally (Book and light that Maho used magic on)
25) S/mileage – Uchouten LOVE (Tear/raindrop stickers with a little of Saki and Ayacho)
26) Juice=Juice – Samidare Bijou ga Samidareru (Lantern and umbrella)
27) Kobushi Factory – Ora wa Ninkimono (Slide in background plus a little ReiRei)
28) S/mileage – Samui ne. (Snowflake necklace Take-chan is holding)
29) Juice=Juice – Dream Road ~Kokoro ga Odoridashiteru~ (Flower insert shot)
30) Tsubaki Factory – Waratte (Dummy with mask/wig/apple on head)

Hmm, I think I might have made the Name That H!P Song clips too difficult. (^_^”) The winner got 20/30 correct; I’ll be contacting them soon~! ^__^

I’m not sure if I’ll do any more Surimu Chance! Contests (no one really seems to care XD orz), but if I do, they won’t be until next year. We’ll see~.

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for 魔法使いサリー Dance Cover

October 27, 2017

Even though I already uploaded the dance… here are pictures of the outfit I wore for my dance cover of ANGERME’s “Mahoutsukai Sally.” ^_^

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Mahoutsukai Sally Outfit

(Photoshop brush credit goes to Obsidian Dawn~.) I didn’t think it looked too bad for being thrown together in a couple of minutes (literally). XD

~ Surimu-chan