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風に吹かれて (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 6, 2018

– This was filmed on March 18th.

– I bought that shirt (on sale, of course XD) specifically for this dance. It was just a plain, kind of loose-fitting, light yellow shirt, but I cut it up and added ribbons to pretty it up~. The ribbons were not only to make it fit better but also to add a fluttery effect to go with the “blown by the wind” theme of the song. =)

– I actually really rather like how the outfit turned out~. I’ve always like draping ribbons (so I’m kind of happy about that being a trend right now… though it might already be going away XD orz), and I’ve also always liked cold-shoulder tops (which was a trend not too long ago as well). I thought the colors went well together, too (they were supposed to kind of match Kanatomo’s from the original video).

– I had this dance mostly learned… I can’t even remember when… a couple years ago, maybe? But then I got distracted working on other dances and never did film this (much like the situation with “Heroine ni Narou ka!”). (^_^”)

– I started practicing this one in early February (around the time I filmed a lot of my dances for March), but I had to stop for a while because I was getting a pain in my foot that felt similar to the time I had tendonitis… and I didn’t want to deal with that. O_O

– The arm movements from around 2:50 to 2:53 were also killer on my shoulders, which haven’t been in the best condition lately. orz

– My hair kept getting in my face, but I didn’t want to tie it back because, again, “blown by the wind” was the theme, so I wanted the free movement.

I think that’s it…? Yes, I think that’s it. Thank you for watching and reading! =D

~ Surimu-chan

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Outfit for Upcoming 風に吹かれて Dance Cover

April 4, 2018

Finally, another full dance cover~! Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing in my dance cover of Juice=Juice’s “Kaze ni Fukarete”~.

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Kaze ni Fukarete Outfit

I’ll be uploading this dance on April 6th. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ 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”

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

Surimu Chance! Contest #3 Information and Rules

October 21, 2017

It’s time for the third Surimu Chance! Contest (aka Surimuchan’s H!P Appreciation Contests)! This will be an Assortment Contest (including Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, and H!P Mystery Pictures). (Credit for the Mystery Pictures 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).

Contest Information and Rules

The contest begins at 12:00 AM on Monday, October 23rd.

– The contest post will include the following:
1) Ten short audio clips of H!P songs to name (artist and song; any H!P artist past or present is an option)
2) Ten H!P Trivia questions to answer
3) Ten H!P Mystery Pictures; these are small pieces taken from H!P music videos (artists this time include: Smileage/ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, and Tsubaki Factory); name the music video each picture was taken from

That means there are a total of thirty “questions.” The person who gets the most right is the winner~!

– Submit your answers in a numbered list in a comment on the contest post. Answers 1 through 10 are for Name That H!P Song; answers 11 through 20 are for H!P Trivia; and answers 21 through 30 are for H!P Mystery Pictures.

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~.

Answers are due by 11:59 PM Central Standard Time (US) on Friday, October 27th. 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 winners for the previous contests are not be eligible to win. 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, 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

カラダだけが大人になったんじゃない (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 9, 2017

– I wanted to make sure to get this done in time for Juice=Juice Day (10/10)~. ^__^

– I had this dance learned not too long after it came out, but various things distracted me from filming the dance: health issues (it was around the time my entire family came down with the flu), other dances, and not having the song. I could have gotten this song on iTunes, but “Next is you!” was not available, so I figured I had to buy the physical copy anyway, but I wasn’t working at that time, so I was waiting until I sold more on Etsy or got more Patreons (and we all know how that turned out). orz

– I am so… SOOOOO tired of all of the white or silver or white and silver outfits H!P has been using for singles in the past few years. (-_-*) I was debating on whether or not I should depart from their outfits completely for this one, because there are only so many things I can do (not to mention it doesn’t show up very well with the light background). =/

– The one thing I struggled with the most in this dance (at first) was getting my left arm extended down at the same angle as my right arm during the opening/transition moves. XD orz I would always have my left arm closer to my side even though it totally felt like it was at the same angle as my right arm! XD

– The red lipstick and red gloves are references to the lipstick and boxing gloves in their music video (and the lyrics mention red lipstick, too).

– I haven’t worn lipstick for a dance since last year’s “Every Day Halloween” (and I don’t know if I ever wore any for a dance before that!). I like how bright the color is, because it show’s up well on the camera, but that specific kind transfers too easily. orz

– I’m wearing silver nail polish, so I do have the white and silver to match the original outfits. XD

– I had just had surgery to have a dental implant post put in four days before I filmed this, so my mouth was still a little sore. I had to pile on concealer because I still had the greenish-yellow bruising on my face as my mouth healed. o_o

– I had washed my hair shortly before I filmed this, and I prefer to let my hair air dry, so it was in that weird still-a-little-damp-but-dry-enough-to-look-frizzy-and-stick-to-everything phase. XD orz I had to use a couple of dark purple hair clips to keep it away from my face because it kept sticking to my lipstick. XD

– Even though I had a dance shot to watch, I had to watch various live performances to check on the upward punch at the end of the dance break. Karin had made a small mistake in the dance shot by not punching up with her right fist, so I corrected that for my cover.

– I love the arm swings during the chorus, but I had to be careful because that’s my unstable shoulder.

– I did change the tilting arm movement during the opening/transition moves because they have an extra little tilt in there, but I thought it goes better with the music without that. (^__^”)

– It’s been, what, over fifteen months since my last Juice=Juice dance cover?! O_O

That’s all~! Hooray! It’s finally done~~~! =D Thanks for watching and reading!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming カラダだけが大人になったんじゃない Dance Cover

October 8, 2017

This is the outfit I’ll be wearing for my dance cover of Juice=Juice’s “Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattan ja nai.”

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Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattan ja nai Outfit

I finally got this fiiiiillllmmmed~!!!! =D I’ll be uploading this on October 9th (the day before Juice=Juice Day (10/10))~! Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

~2016 Wrap-Up Post~

January 14, 2017

My year-end post is a little late. (^_^”) Here’s a quick breakdown (the split-screened and solo versions of “Magical Christmas” are considered two separate dances, and Up Up Girls (仮) is not considered H!P):

– I did a total of twenty-nine dances in 2016.
Three of these dances were original choreographies.
Five of these dances were MINI Clips.
Nine of these dances were non-Hello! Project dances.
Five of these dances were part of my “Agent 36” series.
– Of the twenty H!P dances, twelve of them were from singles/albums released in 2011 or earlier.
– Also, nine of the twenty H!P dances were album or coupling tracks (including “Iron Heart” for the °C-ute Dance Tribute).
One dance was one that had already been done previously.
– For each H!P group, I had the following number of dances – Morning Musume (any year) = 9; Berryz Koubou = 1; °C-ute = 2 (including the dance tribute); S/mileage/ANGERME = 2; Juice=Juice = 2; Country Girls = 1; misc. H!P (Buono!, Abe Natsumi, Mano Erina) = 3

Instead of giving a few comments for each video, I thought I’d just give a few general comments.
As far as my favorite dances, I was actually rather happy with the MINI Clips. They were each short and fun with something different (background, split screen…), so I still have fun watching them. The full dances though… orz Maybe I’m just being harder on myself than usual? I had had high hopes for “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” to maybe be another one of my “big” dance covers, but it didn’t do as well as I had hoped it would. (^_^”) I was pretty happy that I got a video uploaded on February 29th. XD “Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai” didn’t turn out too badly. I think I might have ended up liking the “Agent 36” episodes more than the dances that corresponded with them. XD orz “Party People Alien” was kind of fun. “Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!” and “Rival,” while okay were more of a relief to get done than anything, I think. (^_^”) I was super-excited with the warm reception for “Utakata Saturday Night!” ^__^ I feel a little bad about my °C-ute dance tribute; while I did work very hard to make everything work out and flow well, I can’t help but feel like it seems a bit rushed… because it kind of was. XD I only had, what, a couple of weeks or so to get it done in time for °C-uteの日. Just like with “Utakata Saturday Night!,” it was kind of exhilarating to be able to do a newer dance with “Oh my wish!” “Every Day Halloween” and “Magical Christmas” were fun dances to make because I got to be creative; “Every Day Halloween” will forever remind me of when I first got into watching wrestling because it has a bunch of references in the dance, and “Magical Christmas” was fun because I kind of love doing partially seated dances. =D I was proud of my improvement after I did “Kimagure Princess” again (ugh that first one… XD). And finally, “Kira Kira Fuyu no Shiny G” is a dance I had planned to do for Christmas for years, so it was nice to finally do it~.

So, basically… my MINI Clips were probably my favorites from my 2016 dances. I think I did more vlogs and “other” videos than I did dances (well, I definitely did), but that’s because I’ve been trying to upload at least once every week (which I have since the around the second week of October in 2015!!).

How about all of you? Which of my 2016 dances were your favorites? How about from my non-dance videos in 2016?

As far as 2016 in general… well, let’s just say I feel rather stupid about last year’s wrap-up post. XD What can I say… I was excited and hopeful, but then life just kind of slapped me upside the head. (^_^”) Thanks for continuing to put up with me~. =) (Also, it seems this is my 500th post on this blog~! =D)

~ Stephanie
“Surimuchan”

生まれたてのBaby Love (MINI Clip) Trivia

June 28, 2016

– The background is supposed to be the “chiisana machi” (small town) mentioned in the first line of the song~. XD I thought it was kind of cute~. It was made out of construction paper, of course.

– The only other time I’ve worn that skirt has been for my first blooper video. It’s kind of difficult to dance in because it doesn’t allow a lot of movement. O_O

– My initial outfit choice for this dance actually looked really similar to what I wore for my first blooper video. XD

– There are only two black tablecloths on the wall; they end where you can see the “seams.” The rest of them (and the pink border) were green-screened in.

– Though you can’t really see it, I’m wearing my Evenstar necklace. It’s never a great idea for me to wear metal necklaces because of my allergy, but I thought it looked nice, and it was a short song, so… (^_^”)

– I originally had my hair in a side ponytail, but I didn’t really care for how it looked, so I just left it down.

That’s all for this one~! I do rather enjoy making these MINI Clips… ♥ Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

アレコレしたい! (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 22, 2016

– I filmed this dance on March 10th.

– At first, I was excited about putting together an outfit because I had originally thought that Akari (whose part I followed for this one) has a royal blue skirt on; I thought I could use the same skirt I wore for my dance cover of “Twinkle”… but then I realized that she was wearing shorts. XD That’s okay; at least my short are a nice, bright blue.

– I also really like that vest; it’s the same one I wore for my dance cover of “Only you.”

– I just wore those same boots for my dance cover of “Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai.”

– I was able to do this dance in one take… but then I noticed that my hair kept getting in my face, and that didn’t look the best, so I did another take. I thought that one was fine, but, when I compared it with the original, I noticed that I had turned around at one point when I should have just stepped in place… so I did it again. That take worked. XD

– I have no idea what is going on with the lighting in this video to make those bright white lines just below my shorts. O__O I looked on the unedited video file, and they were there, too. You can rest assured; I most certainly do not have ridiculous tan lines. XDD

– Though I didn’t have any acted-out tie-ins to this dance’s Agent 36 episode, this dance can be seen as being part of Agent 36’s daydream of the things she wants to do; you can tell by the similar white border~.

I believe that’s actually it for this one. Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan