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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



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.


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!



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

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

Surimuchan Recap – July 2017

July 31, 2017

Recap 7-2017

Here are links to all of the videos and blog posts I made this month. (My H!P Vlogs can be found on Chotto Ikashita PURE BLOG.)

July 1stハッピーサマーウェディング (Dance Cover) Trivia

July 8thチュッ!夏パ~ティ (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 12thSurimuChats #18 | My Nervous Habits

July 12thOutfits for Upcoming スプリンター! MINI Clip

July 13thスプリンター! (MINI Clip) Trivia

July 17thAdded Task Dance Challenge – Chu! Natsu Party

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming れでぃぱんさぁ Dance Cover

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming CAT’S EYE MINI Clip

July 22ndOutfit for Upcoming セクシーキャットの演説 Dance Cover

July 22nd~Update 63~

July 30thSurimu Chance! Contest #2 Information and Rules

July 31stSurimu Chance! Contest #2 – H!P Mystery Pictures – H!P Kids

July 31stSurimuchan [Now] #21 – July 2017

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

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 – H!P Mystery Pictures – H!P Kids

July 31, 2017

Please read the Information and Rules post completely if you choose to participate~.

Here are the pictures.

Mystery Pics 2, 1-10Mystery Pics 2, 11-20Mystery Pics 2, 21-30

Please comment on this post with your answers. Your comment should be a list with your guess next to the number of the picture, like this:
1) [[Guess for Picture 1]]
2) [[Guess for Picture 2]]

Remember, you only need to say the name of the song for the music video that picture was taken from. You don’t need to say exactly what is in the picture or which version of the single’s music video it is from. =) Also, if you can’t figure it out/don’t have a guess, you can leave the number blank.

One more note: BeriKyuu songs and songs by groups that were only partially made of H!P Kids (ZYX, High-King, etc.) were not included in these pictures~.

This contest ends at 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time (US)) on Thursday, August 3rd.

Good luck, and have fun~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #2 Information and Rules

July 30, 2017

It’s time for the second Surimu Chance! Contest (aka Surimuchan’s H!P Appreciation Contests)! This will be a Hello! Project Mystery Pictures Contest (credit for this idea goes to Celestia of Bikkuri Project, which was a Hello! Project blog I read a lot when I first found H!P; she hasn’t updated for a while, but I really liked this idea). The theme is H!P Kids.

Contest Information and Rules

– The contest will begin at 12:00 AM Central Standard Time (US) on Monday, July 31st.

– The contest post will contain thirty mystery pictures. These pictures are small pieces taken from Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos. All you need to do is write out the name of the music video each picture was taken from. The person who gets the most right is the winner~!

– Submit your answers in a numbered list in a comment on the contest post. Comments will only show up if I approve them, so, as long as I don’t approve them, no one will see your answers except for me~.

– Pictures are from official Berryz Koubou, °C-ute, and Buono! music videos; A-sides, B-sides, or album tracks that have had official music videos made for them are all eligible options. Different versions for music videos (Another Version, Close Up, etc.) are also eligible options.

– You only need to write the name of the song and not exactly what is in the picture or which version of the music video it’s from.

Answers are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (US) on Thursday, August 3rd. The person with the most correct answers will win the Prize Box! If there is a tie, I will use a random number generator to determine the Prize Box winner.

– This contest is open to everyone worldwide~!

Please Note: Winners will need to provide a mailing address to receive the Prize Box; after all, I need to be able to ship it to you! [[Addresses will ONLY be shared in a private message/e-mail; they will NOT be made public.]]

Please Note: The winner for this contest will not be eligible for the next two contests. I’d like others to have a chance to get prizes, too!

The Prize Box will contain:
– 1 regular edition H!P single CD of the winner’s choice
– Set of eight Ivybourn Workshop buttons of the winner’s choice
– Various bonus prizes (The winner will be sent pictures of the bonus prizes to choose from; there are some new ones since the last contest!)

Remember, this contest starts at midnight (12 AM Central Standard Time (US), Monday, July 31st). Also remember that it’s the person who gets the most right, NOT the first person to send in their answers who wins~. =)

Good luck to those participating~!

~ Surimu-chan