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胸さわぎスカーレット (Dance Cover) Trivia

June 3, 2018

– This was filmed on May 18th.

– I’ve wanted to do this dance forever because it was (I believe) the first non-Morning Musume H!P song I ever heard, and I loved it right away~.

– I usually follow Momo or Captain for Berryz dances, but I had kinda sorta started “learning” Miyabi’s part waaaay back in the day (she was my initial favorite), so I thought I’d stick with that. … Plus, for that one move where I swing my head/hair back and forth and then pose, Momo and Captain have the secondary move that would look kind of weird solo. XD

– I had been planning this outfit forever! I bought the ribbon and gold medallions/chains something like… three years ago?! I bought the red pants on YesStyle last year specifically for this dance. (Isn’t it crazy how much they fly around?! XDD)

– I had always planned on changing the outfit a bit because the original wasn’t really my favorite. (A ruffly, light pink top with red-orange, super-wide-legged pants that have bright blue ribbons and gold chains…? orz XD)

– I love, love, LOVE the arm movements during the first part of the dance break! That was one of the reasons I definitely wanted to do this dance~. =D

– I’m not a huge fan of the weird leg-swinging steps during the intro/transitions/dance break. =/

– I had attached the blue ribbon to the pants by two safety pins each (top and bottom) and a bunch of double-sided tape. … As you can see in the dance, the double-sided tape lost its stickiness. XD I reeeally didn’t want to keep doing the dance over, though (that outfit was unbelievably warm x_x), so I had to leave it. orz

– … I’d kind of like to redo this dance in jeans and a T-shirt just to show that I can do it better when I’m not worried about my outfit falling apart. XD

– I think the same nerves that I had for “Nanchatte Renai” appeared for this dance… this song that is so special to me… will I do the dance justice? I did so many takes trying to get it right. You can see how red my face is. XD O__O

– I had originally planned this dance for my 200th H!P dance cover, but I changed my mind, because the next one I’m putting up is super-fun and happy-sounding. (^_^”) This is, instead, my 199th H!P dance cover~.

– I almost forgot to upload this today because I’m stressing out over a doctor’s appointment tomorrow. O_O Tomorrow is also my sister’s birthday~! =D

That’s all for this one~. I really hope it was okay. (^_^”) Thank you for watching and reading~! =D

~ Surimu-chan

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Outfit for Upcoming 胸さわぎスカーレット Dance Cover

May 28, 2018

I FINALLY DID IT~! Berryz Koubou’s “Munasawagi Scarlet” was (I believe) the first non-Morning Musume H!P song I heard, so it has a very special place in my heart~. Also, it’s been on my to-do list since I started dancing. XD Here’s what I’ll be wearing for my dance cover!

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Munasawagi Scarlet Outfit

I did change a few things about the outfit (because, to be honest, I thought the original outfits were a bit… not… my… favorite XD), but I tried to keep it fairly similar~. I’ll be uploading this on June 3rd. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Definitely…

April 21, 2018

Some dances I definitely want to do and why…

Morning Musume – Resonant Blue
– This was the first Morning Musume song that came out after I became a knowledgeable fan. That is, “Mikan” came out shortly after I found the group and their music, but I didn’t know who anyone was, and I didn’t know most of the songs. “Resonant Blue” was the first single I got to look forward to; I even burned a radio rip (including intro and outro from… I believe Gaki-san and Kamei) onto a CD! XD

Berryz Koubou – Munasawagi Scarlet
– I usually credit this song (and Matsuura Aya’s “Ne~e?”) with pulling me into the rest of Hello! Project. I really loved the original, but there was also a remix someone had made (I think it was called the APX KlubMix… and I believe it’s still on YouTube!) that I also really loved. ♥ Plus, I love the dance break! I re~~~ally want to dance to this! I’ve even been gathering items to make a somewhat accurate outfit~! =D

°C-ute – Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko
– Though this one came out after I started dancing, I still haven’t learned it… (^_^”)> The music video is one of my favorites from °C-ute (anyone who knows me knows that I like bright colors). Besides that, I always found the song to be a lot of fun~. =)

S/mileage – Eighteen Emotion
– This is probably one of my favorite singles from S/mileage (or ANGERME for that matter)~! I’m not sure what it is about it that I like so much; I don’t even remember the music video… just the dance shot. (^_^”)> It’s high-energy with a catchy sound, so I’d really like to dance to it~.

Minimoni. – Lucky Cha Cha Cha!
– So nostalgic! This was one of my absolute favorites early on as a Hello! Project fan, and I still really love it. The video, the song, the dance… love it~! ♥ Fun fact: this was supposed to be part of the “Minimoni Madness! Dance Set” from last year, but I didn’t have time to finish it by the deadline. orz

Morning Musume ’16 – The Vision
– I’ve thought for a long time about what dance I want to do for my “graduation” from dancing (when the time comes), and this one has always been in the top three (along with a redo of “ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!” and various other songs rotating in and out for the third option). The song is beautiful; it makes me cry, but it also makes me smile. The dance is unique (and the music video was absolutely gorgeous). I really want to dance to it when the time comes… though, who knows? Maybe something else will come out before I’m done, and I’ll choose that instead. What I mean is, don’t freak out whenever I do upload this dance. XD (… Not sure who I’m talking to… I think people mostly come here for my dance tutorial downloads anymore… orz)

Anyway, I just wanted to make it known that those six dances are ones that I’m particularly looking forward to doing~. ^_^ ♥

~ Surimuchan

ガキ大将 (MINI Clip) Trivia

March 8, 2018

– This was filmed on February 8th.

– When I decided to start making MINI Clips, this was one of the first dances on my To Do list. Even before that, I had been planning on doing this dance for years because I’ve always loved the song~.

– This had only been performed, what, twice? And the first performance was the only one with the full, more involved dance routine, so I didn’t have much to work with when learning this dance. orz Thankfully, I was able to find a solo shot version of Miyabi for that performance, and that helped with a few moves that couldn’t be seen in the regular performance~.

– I used a slightly schoolgirl-ish look for the outfit and included a wood panel border as a (rather vague, I suppose) reference to their mention of a blackboard in the song.

– That skirt was only worn in one other dance cover (I think): Koi no Vacance (from 2010!).

– The part that took me the longest to do properly was from 0:45 to 0:49; it has a very specific pattern that needs to be done in time with the music, so it took me a few tries to get it right. (^_^”)

– I’m not sure if I’ve worn that vest in anything else besides “Only you”… but I could be wrong.

That’s all for this one~! Thank you for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

VERY BEAUTY (MINI Clip) Trivia

March 7, 2018

– This was filmed on February 17th.

– I always liked this song, but I always hated the dance shot version because they cut to closeups so often. (I’m also not a huuuge fan of the “stand here and pose, now walk over here and pose” parts of dances… and this had a few…) orz

– Because the dance shot had so many closeups, I had to watch various live performances to see all of the dance. Even then, I had to find older performances of the song because they didn’t seem to dance much for later ones.

– I started out wearing the red skirt that I had in my “Renai WARS” video, but decided that outfit looked a little too much like the iconic “Morning Coffee” one, so I changed skirts. My next option was the purple one from “Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru,” which I really liked, but it seemed rather short, so I switched to the floral one (briefly seen in my “Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne” dance cover). I liked the final outfit~.

– I always loved the settings in the original music video, and I wanted to at least reference that look with the columns and bushes (drawn super-quickly in Paint… XD). I also tried to fade the video a bit for that slightly old-timey look~.

– This dance took me just a couple of days to learn (and it was only that long because I had to hunt for clips to see certain parts). (^_^”)

– As I said in the video description, today is the eleven-year anniversary of this song’s release~! =D

I think that might actually be it for this one. Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming ガキ大将 MINI Clip

March 2, 2018

“Gaki Taishou” has always been one of my favorite coupling tracks from Berryz Koubou. I’ve wanted to dance to it fore~~ver… so I finally did! Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing for the MINI Clip.

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Gaki Taishou Outfit

I’ll be uploading this on March 8th. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming VERY BEAUTY MINI Clip

March 1, 2018

I always liked the color palette and general look of Berryz Koubou’s “VERY BEAUTY”~. Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing for my MINI Clip of that dance!

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VERY BEAUTY Outfit

I’ll be uploading this MINI Clip on March 7th (the eleven-year anniversary of the song’s release!)~. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 65~

February 16, 2018

After going through all of my videos, I found that some dates needed to be added to my “Videos Uploaded on These Days” list (because, if I want to post something right away on a certain date, I have to wait until after 2 AM instead of midnight, and also because YouTube goes by when you made the video public, not when it finished uploading). orz That being said, I went from needing to upload something on 25 different days to needing to upload something on 30 different days. orz THAT being said, here’s what you can expect from me for the next month or so.

February 25th – Surimu Stories #8 [[Not yet filmed]]
February 27th – Reverse Dance Challenge
March 6th – Pira! Otome no Negai (Dance Cover)
March 7th – VERY BEAUTY (MINI Clip)
March 8th – Gaki Taishou (MINI Clip)
March 19th – Sakura Chirari (MINI Clip)

The Surimu Story should be quick to film, and VERY BEAUTY is learned and ready, I just want to try something for it that will take a little time to figure out. (^_^”) [[2/17/18 Edit: That thing that I wanted to try for VERY BEAUTY didn’t work out… orz It is done being filmed, though~.)

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

~2017 Wrap-Up Post~

December 31, 2017

For this breakdown, “Darenimo Naisho” does not count as a Hello! Project dance cover, but the “Morning Musume 60’s Girls Pop Medley” does.

– I did a total of thirty-six dances in 2017.
One of these dances was an original choreography.
Eleven of these dances were MINI Clips.
Three of these dances were non-Hello! Project dances.
One of these dances was part of my “Agent 36” series.
– Of the thirty-three H!P dances, eleven were either album or coupling tracks.
Two dances were medleys, one of which was my longest video ever.
Three dances were ones that had already been done previously.
Seven dances were split-screened or had a split-screened section.
– For each H!P group, I had the following number of dances – Morning Musume (any year) = 10 (including both medleys); Berryz Koubou = 2; C-ute = 5; S/mileage/ANGERME = 1; Juice=Juice = 1; Country Girls = 1; Buono! = 3; Kobushi Factory = 1; Tsubaki Factory = 1; misc. H!P (Minimoni., 3nin Matsuri, CAT’S EYE 7, Matsuura Aya, High-King, Douyou Pops) = 8

Just like last year, I really enjoyed the MINI Clips~. ^__^ Some of my favorite outfits include “Mukidashi de Mukiatte,” “Ran Ra Run ~Anata ni Muchuu~,” “Minimoni。 Jankenpyon!” (just for its accuracy), “Iroppoi Jirettai,” “I NEED YOU,” “Sexy Cat no Enzetsu,” and “Kioku no Meiro.”

Favorite dances? Hmm… I’m really proud of putting that massive medley together~. =) My original choreography for this year wasn’t bad, but I can’t help but wonder if I’ll never like any of my choreographies more than the one I did for “RENAI WARS” back in 2015. XD orz

It was SO satisfying to finally dance to “Iroppoi Jirettai,” “Happy Summer Wedding,” and “Ne~e?” I’ve wanted to do them forever (especially the last two). Next year, I hope to get a few more long awaited dance covers off my list~. ^_~

As far as non-dance videos… to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of vlogging. (^_^”) The thing I like most about my vlogs is actually the blooper videos that they end up giving me. XD I’ll probably keep doing Surimu Stories, but I won’t be vlogging as much as I have over the past couple of years. I have a couple hundred dances to get done after all~.

It almost seems silly to ask, but how about all of you? Which of my 2017 dances were your favorites? Favorite outfits? How about your favorite of my non-dance videos in 2017?

2017… I got to do fun things like go to wrestling shows for the first time, but various incidents throughout the year made this a very tough year for me. Let’s see if 2018 is a little brighter~. ^__^ Happy New Year~! ♥

~ Stephanie
“Surimuchan”

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Answers and Results

August 4, 2017

The second Surimu Chance! Contest is over~! Thank you to those who participated!

1) Berryz Koubou – Shining Power (Part of the background)
2) C-ute – Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko (Maimi’s hat and background from her solo close up version)
3) Berryz Koubou – VERY BEAUTY (Window and Yurina)
4) Buono! – MY BOY (Suit of armor)
5) Berryz Koubou – Koi no Jubaku (Signs on wall by stairs)
6) C-ute – Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita (Post and Nakky’s arm)
7) C-ute – Soku Dakishimete (Basketball hoop, ball, and Megumi’s shoulder and hair)
8) C-ute – Ai no Seidenki (Yarn and some of Airi’s sleeve)
9) Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss! (Airi’s hair, hand, and bracelet)
10) Berryz Koubou – 21ji Made no Cinderella (Tree in background and Chinami’s hat)
11) Buono! – Natsu Dakara! (Background)
12) Berryz Koubou – Loving you too much (Maasa’s hair and hair bow)
13) C-ute – Meguru Koi no Kisetsu (Blackboard, fall backdrop, and part of Maimi’s face)
14) Berryz Koubou – Otona na no yo! (Risako’s outfit)
15) Berryz Koubou – Nanchuu Koi wa Yatteru YOU KNOW? (Maiha holding phone)
16) Buono! – Rottara Rottara (Background and a bit of Miya’s dress)
17) C-ute – The Power (kaleidoscope background with Nakky)
18) Buono! – Hatsukoi CIDER (All three members in one of the “window” shots)
19) Buono! – Honto no Jibun (Airi’s outfit)
20) Buono! – JUICY HE@RT (Background plus a little of Momo’s head)
21) C-ute – Edo no Temari Uta II (Erika’s outfit)
22) Berryz Koubou – Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama (Risako and Yurina’s leg + props)
23) Buono! – So La Si Do ~Nee Nee~ (front of Airi’s go kart)
24) C-ute – SHOCK! (Background and part of Maimai)
25) Buono! – Gachinko de Ikou! (Miya’s card hand)
26) Berryz Koubou – Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ (Bus side and Risako pointing)
27) Berryz Koubou – Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatteran Nai desho!? (Picture of “Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba” outfits)
28) C-ute – The Curtain Rises (Light and part of Chisato’s face)
29) Buono! – Our Songs (Background and Miya’s jacket)
30) C-ute – Ooki na Ai de Motenashite (Part of Kanna and background)

I thought #27 might seem like a bit of a trick question, but no one was fooled. XD The winner got 27/30 correct; I’ll be contacting them soon~! ^__^

Be on the lookout for at least one more contest (hopefully before the end of the summer)~! =D

~ Surimuchan