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スマイル美人 (MINI Clip) Trivia

January 10, 2018

– I filmed this on January 5th.

– As I said in the video description, I asked my followers on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook what color came to mind when they heard the opening for this song (0:07 to 0:20). I got twelve votes total, and blue and orange tied for first with three votes each.

– For the skirt, I just cut strips of blue and orange fabric and pinned and taped them to a plain black skirt.

– I think it’s been a while since I wore my hair up like that (probably because it’s sometimes kind of painful to take out XD orz).

– I would always do the move just before the chorus differently; I actually liked my version better, but I did the original one for the video. XD

– I had a good take for the side where I have my hair up… but then I noticed that I had messed up the timing for the very last move, so I had to redo the whole thing. orz

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

~ Surimu-chan


Outfit for Upcoming スマイル美人 MINI Clip

January 9, 2018

I’ve been wanting to dance to S/mileage’s “Smile Bijin” forever~! Here’s what I’ll be wearing for the MINI Clip.


Smile Bijin Outfit

I’ll be uploading it tomorrow. 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 [Now] #25 – November 2017

November 30, 2017

– I saw Thor: Ragnarok and Justice League in theaters. I really liked Thor (I’ve really liked all of the Thor movies) and Justice League wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be (not a glowing endorsement, I know XD).
– Even though I didn’t really care about it much when the songs first came out, Morning Musume ’17’s “Jama Shinaide Here We Go!” has been stuck in my head a lot over the past month. I think it has something to do with how much I like the part I did for that song in my giant Momusu dance medley. XD

– I got tons of H!P CDs (and the giant Blu-ray box sets of °C-ute and Buono!‘s final concerts)! I’m trying to get hard copies of all of the H!P album releases as well as significant singles (as well as singles from miscellaneous groups). =)
– I didn’t get nearly as much from the WWE Shop for this year’s Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales, though I did get signed photos of some wrestlers (including AJ Styles, my favorite!). Besides that, I got a Shield T-shirt (way before Black Friday), and I pre-ordered a framed plaque commemorating the Finn Bálor/AJ Styles match at TLC; it has a piece of the ring canvas! =D
– For non-H!P, non-WWE stuff, I bought Wonder Woman, Spider-Man Homecoming, and Kong: Skull Island on Blu-ray (on super-sale). I also bought a little LEGO Beast and a Belle/Gaston/Mrs. Potts Tsum Tsum Stackables set to add to my Beauty and the Beast collection~. ♥

– Work, and lots of it. O__O I haven’t had a ton of time to work on dances (I didn’t even have time to do that second redo dance I had been planning orz). It will be nice when work slows down a bit after the holidays.

– I have another Vlog Blooper video ready, and an auto-caption video is done being filmed but not quite done being edited. I plan on doing my usual Christmas dance video on December 22nd, like always~. I’d like to do more, but I don’t know what kind of time I’ll have, so I’ll probably end up uploading mostly miscellaneous videos for December. (^__^”)

The songs from ANGERME’s upcoming single, especially “Kimi Dake ja nai sa…friends“~! The first time I heard it, I immediately loved it and almost started tearing up during the chorus (and then the instrumental break, and then the layered vocals at the end…). TT_TT ♥♥♥

Thanks for reading~!

~ 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

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.” ^_^

Sally 14

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

魔法使いサリー (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 25, 2017

– This is my first ANGERME/S/mileage dance cover since “Odorou yo,” and my first dance cover of a song that was released under the “ANGERME” name (instead of S/mileage).

– When I said I had to film this super-quick after work today, I wasn’t kidding. XD I got home around 5:35 or 5:40, wound down a bit from work, then got the outfit together and filmed the dance.

– This is the first time in a LONG time that I’ve posted the video before the outfit pictures!

– The outfit was inspired by the character the song is about: Sally the Witch, from an old anime.

– It’s kind of hard to see, but I’m wearing a wide, red belt. It’s the same kind of belt as the black and brown wide belts I’ve worn in other dances (like “Shiroi Yuki no Princess wa” or “Twinkle”).

– I was going to wear a witch hat like ANGERME did in their video, but I couldn’t find one that had a small enough brim and a point that wouldn’t stay straight up (since I had to swing my arm over my head). orz That’s why I decided to (sort of) cosplay as the character instead.

– I pinned the white parts onto the shirt (I know I don’t have the right collar for it to be accurate) and used double-sided tape for the red circles.

– I went out of frame a few times, but I didn’t really want to film it again. orz

– I had originally planned on doing the short version, but I happened to find the full dance shot, so I thought it would be a waste to not use it~.

– That’s all for the trivia! Outfit pictures coming soon (hopefully)~! 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

~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

踊ろうよ [Shorter Vers.] (Dance Cover) Trivia

August 7, 2016

– When S/mileage’s first album came out, I loved all of the new album tracks, but this one was my favorite (the Tsunku rap is especially awesome XD)~.

– Like I said in the video description, I learned the dance from watching the concert performances from the 4nin’s concert with °C-ute and the one from their 2011 autumn tour (first tour with the second gen.). I actually followed a lot of °C-ute’s movements for the dance. (^_^”)

– For the dance break… I literally just woke up on a day off and immediately started working on it. I figured it out and fine-tuned pretty quickly.

– I really wanted balloons for this video because I thought it would give it a fun, party time feeling. I was a little irritated that my video editor messed with the colors as usual, though. (-_-*)

– The crazy flail at the end was just me excited about finishing the video. XD

– Though you can’t see the design, I’m wearing my Vaporeon socks in this video. =D

– I almost forgot to upload this today because I was binge-watching “Stranger Things” on Netflix. XD (It’s so good, though, oh my goodness!)

That’s all! Thanks for watching and reading~!

~ Surimu-chan