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低温火傷 (Dance Cover) Trivia

March 11, 2018

– This was filmed on March 5th.

– It only took me about a day to learn this dance~. It helped that I loved the song and had a clear dance shot to learn from~. ^__^

– The gloves I’m wearing are the same ones I wore for my “Isogaba Maware” dance cover last year… but I painted the backs dark grey. (I tried coloring them with permanent markers first, but that didn’t work. XD)

– I was outside for most of the almost-two hour process: from the start of filming to the end of the “photo shoot” that I always do for my outfits. O__O

– Because I was wearing an almost sleeveless dress, I decided to add a few things to be a bit warmer: two pairs of shorts under the dress, tall boots instead of short ones, and two pairs of knee-high socks (folded down a bit so that you couldn’t see them above my boots). The hat, capelet (just a scarf pinned to look like a capelet), and gloves were just to match the original outfit a little more. The belt was there just because I thought it looked good with the outfit. =)

– My dress is actually dark grey, though it kind of looks dark brown in the video.

– There were a few points during the dance where the wind almost completely cut the music out, so I had to just keep dancing and pray that I was in time with the music. XD

– There were also multiple times when the wind started blowing directly in my face (usually bringing a bunch of snow with it). One such time is at around 2:04, which happens to be one of my favorite parts of this video because it’s such a neat effect~.=D

– I did many takes, but I only got through the entire dance three times. The first take was the clearest because the wind wasn’t blowing as hard, but I felt like I was a bit too far away from the camera, and I wanted to do a couple of the moves a little better. The second take was closer, but a giant snowflake hit the lens early on and obscured the left half of the screen (and there were still a couple of moves that I thought I could improve on). The third full take was the one I used~.

– For the first two full takes, I was dancing a little further back, but I eventually had to move up because that spot had become so slippery. O_O

– I actually straightened my hair for this, but all of the snow that accumulated in my hair tangled it into waves. (^_^”)

– I have at least a couple of bloopers where I had to stop because I got a face full of snow from the wind. XD

– I was going to say that my favorite part of the song is from 0:29 to 0:43 (for some reason, I love how Kiki sings “shiroi”), but I also love the chorus, so I was going to say 0:29 to 1:13… but then I realized I just love the whole song. XD

– I had to laugh at the fact that the wind started to pick up just before they mention snowboarding in the song. XD

– This has quickly become one of my favorite dance covers that I’ve done just because I like to watch the wind blow the snow (and that branch in the lower left XD) around. I did an okay job on the dance, but that production value with the setting! XDD

– I wasn’t actually terribly cold while filming this; the cold was hardest on my hands. The move at the beginning of the chorus was a bit difficult to do because my fingers were so cold (which you wouldn’t think would be the case since it’s just flipping your hand back and forth). orz

– Yes, I did actually kneel in the snow for those two parts. O_O XD orz

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

~ Surimu-chan

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Outfit for Upcoming 低温火傷 Dance Cover

March 7, 2018

I absolutely love Tsubaki Factory’s “Teion Yakedo,” so I learned the dance as soon as possible! Here’s the outfit I’ll be wearing in my dance cover.

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Teion Yakedo Outfit

Yes, I did dance in a snowstorm. Yes, it was a bit chilly. XD I’ll be uploading this dance on March 11th. 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

Tsubaki Factory – Just Try! [MINI Tutorial]

October 5, 2017

It’s been quite a while since my last MINI Tutorial. I should have another one ready for later this month~.

~ Surimu-chan

Surimuchan Recap – April 2017

April 30, 2017

Recap 4-2017

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

April 1st – Abandoned April Fool’s Day Video Ideas
[[This video was posted before I explained my future plans, so I did not make a blog post for this video.]]

April 6th – New Plans / Upcoming Changes

April 7th – ~Update 59~

April 8th – Just Try! (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 17th – Outfit for Upcoming 色っぽい じれったい Dance Cover

April 17th – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions – Part 3

April 19th – Outfit for Upcoming かっちょええ! MINI Clip

April 20th – かっちょええ! (MINI Clip) Trivia

April 29th – Surimuchan [Now] #18 | Endings and Beginnings

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

~ Surimu-chan

Just Try! (Dance Cover) Trivia

April 8, 2017

– I filmed this on March 24th.

– This is, of course, my first Tsubaki Factory dance cover~.

– Of the three songs/dances from their debut single, I wanted to do this dance first because I thought the opening moves and the dance break looked really cool.

– … Can I just mention how sick I am of silver outfits in H!P videos? I can never match them. (-_-“)

– This is the first dance cover I did with my new camera~.

… I… I don’t think I actually have any more trivia for this one. O__O Wow.

Well… thanks for watching and reading~! XD

~ Surimu-chan

~Update 59~

April 7, 2017

I’m actually super-excited that the changes I’ll be making were well-received~. Thank you~! ^_^

So~, here are a few things you have to look forward to:

4/8 – Just Try! (Dance Cover)
4/17 – Surimuchan’s Terrible Tutorial Auto-Caption Pt. 3
4/20 – MINI Clip (?)
4/29 – Surimuchan [Now] #18

Remember, there are only two more “Terrible Tutorial Auto-Captions” videos left (Pt. 3 and Pt. 4). Then I’ll have a blog post with more auto-captions that I didn’t mention in the videos. I have a question mark after the MINI Clip listed for the 20th because I don’t have anything learned yet… or even picked out… XD I could always upload a blooper video on that day, but I didn’t want April to only have one dance cover. =/ I’ll try to get something done.

I’m also currently working on the dance my mom picked for Mother’s Day as well as a Morning Musume dance, but I won’t say what either of them are until they’re done~~~.

Remember the scavenger hunt I did in 2015? Well, I have a surprise for all of you coming soon… not another scavenger hunt… but something kind of fun~. I’ll let you know when I get all of the details ironed out~! ^__^

That’s all for this update~!

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming Just Try! Dance Cover

March 24, 2017

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Just Try! Outfit

The 「Just Try!」 dance cover will be uploaded some time during the first week of April. I really loved the fast movements for the opening/transition music, so I decided to do this dance as soon as I could~. =)

Please look forward to the dance~!

~ Surimu-chan