Surimu Stories #8 – Four for None

February 25, 2018

This Surimu Story involves an exciting result…

~ Surimu-chan


Outfits for Upcoming ピラッ! 乙女の願い Dance Cover

February 19, 2018

I absolutely adore Pucchimoni V’s “Pira! Otome no Negai,” so I decided to dance to it~. These are the outfits I’ll be wearing for that dance cover!


Pira! Otome no Negai Outfits

I’ll be uploading this on March 6th (Surimu Day!). 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

ふんわり恋人一年生 (Dance Cover) Trivia

February 16, 2018

– This was filmed on January 19th.

– I rather liked these outfits even though they were somewhat plain (compared to other outfits I’ve worn for dances). ^_^

– The steps in the beginning of the dance were one of the things that made me really want to dance to this. XD

– This song was only performed a few times (and always a shorter version), so it took me forever to figure out what they were doing for some parts (like during the raps).

– I was actually doing the move around 1:37 (stepping back while swinging arms out) wrong for a while; I would jump back on one foot and swing my arms in instead. (^_^”)

– The “part two” line at the beginning of the second verse was one of the reasons I wanted to do the full dance. XD I also kind of liked the move I added at 2:10-2:11~. =D

– My hat says “WEIRD.” XD

– I was originally going to wear my Hardy Boyz tank top for the rap side, but I decided to go with a plain white tank top instead.

– The sleeves I’m wearing have kiwis on them. =)

– I used my newer video editing software to split screen this, which has a nice soft split line so that it’s not so obvious… but it seems to slow the video down a little at random points, so I don’t know. O_O My mom said it’s not noticeable, but I always notice eeeeeverything. XD orz

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

~ Surimu-chan

Outfits for Upcoming ふんわり恋人一年生 Dance Cover

February 14, 2018

One of my favorite Morning Musume coupling tracks~! These are the outfits I’ll be wearing for my dance cover of “Funwari Koibito Ichinensei”~!


Funwari Koibito Ichinensei Outfits

I’ll be uploading this on February 16th. Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

ピーナッツバタージェリーラブ (Dance Cover) Trivia

February 14, 2018

– This was filmed on January 24th.

– I went through multiple changes to get my “peanut butter and jelly” outfit. I considered the burnt orange shirt that I wore in my dance cover of “Morning Misoshiru;” I thought about turning the tan scarf–also from “Morning Misoshiru”–into a top (like I did for my “Sakura Mankai” outfit); I also toyed with the idea of wearing purple instead of red to represent the jelly (I’ve always preferred grape jelly for PB&J… strawberry jam is for toast XD). I really rather like the final outfit, though~.

– I believe I’ve only worn that top in one other dance: Hajimete no Keiken. =O

– I could be wrong, but I think that skirt has only been used for three other dances: Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~, Balalaika, and Rival.

– As I said, the outfit is supposed to look like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich: the gold-ish top is the peanut butter, the red tank top is the jelly, and the white/yellow skirt and brown belt and boots represent the bread. XD ^__^

– I’m wearing khaki shorts under my skirt (often seen when I spin XD), which I don’t think I’ve worn for a while (but I used to wear them quite a bit in older dances).

– This dance has (what I consider) one of the cutest lyrics in a Hello! Project song: Koishiteru to / Torokechau yo / Marude PIINATSU BATAA to / ICHIGO JAMU mitai (“When I fall in love / I feel as if I’m melting / Just like peanut butter and strawberry jam do”). This line is why I kept the red tank top to represent the jelly! XD =D

– I originally had my hair up for this one, but I decided I liked it better down (for the movement during spins and such…).

– I loved this song immediately and was going to dance to it sooner, but I thought it would be cute for Valentine’s Day (I actually feel like pretty much any Country Girls song would be good for a Valentine’s Day dance). ♥

– I just realized that I haven’t done a Country Girls dance since last Valentine’s Day. O_O

– I sat down awkwardly for the slow part, so getting up was a bit of a chore (and it’s super-obvious XD orz).

That’s all for this one~! Thank you for watching and reading~! Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Stories #7 – Keep Cool

February 8, 2018

This Surimu Story involves an unexpected turn…

~ Surimu-chan

Goodbye, Surimuchan [Now]!

January 31, 2018

In last month’s Surimuchan [Now] post, I mentioned that I wasn’t sure if I would continue making Surimuchan [Now] posts. I already said that I wasn’t going to do recap posts anymore, but I also did decide to stop doing Surimuchan [Now] posts.

These posts (which were originally vlogs on my YouTube channel) started out as something else to upload after YouTube Red blocked most of my dances in the US. When the videos became available again and I was able to upload videos with music that was previously blocked, I continued Surimuchan [Now] and SurimuChats as an option for people who preferred vlogs to dances. In the end, though, my channel is primarily a dance channel; people generally don’t care (or care very little) about my vlog-type videos. This isn’t me fishing for compliments or views or anything; I’m just stating a fact. (^_^”) And, as I mentioned before, I’m not a huge fan of vlogging. I’ll still do the occasional Surimu Stories vlog (because they’re short and, therefore, easy to film and edit), but I’d like to bring the focus back to dancing.

Anyway, back to Surimuchan [Now]. The last seven “episodes” were posts to this blog which garnered exactly 0 interactions (comments and/or likes… although that’s true for most of my posts XD). That leads me to believe that they’re a bit of a waste of time on my part and probably yours, too. orz They were a nice way for me to look back on stuff I did for the month, but I’m just keeping a journal for that now. XD

So, goodbye, Surimuchan [Now]~! You lasted twenty-six months… that’s pretty great! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan


January 29, 2018

I know this blog doesn’t get much traffic anymore (less than 50 views a week since at least August… orz), so I thought I’d try a little something. If you watch my videos, you probably know that I’m a huge fan of Hello! Project music/dances. I may even go so far as to say that you, also, are something of a fan if you keep up with my videos (since the vast majority of them are H!P). If you are, indeed, a Hello! Project fan, then you probably know that this year is their 20th anniversary. I’ve listed a large chunk of the H!P dances that I’d like to do in a new page on this blog. It’s called 「いつか。。。」 (“Someday…” or “One day…”), as in “I’ll get to these dances someday.” XD It’s the first page under the list of pages over on the sidebar to the right.

Anyway, as a thank-you to those who read this blog, if you would like, please comment on that page with:
1) One of the songs/dances in the list on that page (excluding ones in bold and reserved/planned ones)
2) What you like about that song/dance

That’s it~! Keep in mind, they won’t be started immediately; they’ll just be prioritized. In short… it’s kind of like a request (albeit a rather limited one). ^__^ I haven’t taken requests since 2011 (and I’m still not taking random requests… sorry), so this is kind of special. =)

This is a limited time offer, so comment while you can~! I’ll cut it off at five comments/requests… though I’m not really expecting anyone to notice this post, so I’ll probably end up getting one if any. XD orz

If you do read this blog, thank you very much~. I sincerely appreciate it. ♥

~ Surimu-chan

Outfit for Upcoming ピーナツバタージェリーラブ Dance Cover

January 29, 2018

Ah~, I loved this song from the first listen! ♥ This is the outfit I’ll be wearing for my dance cover of Country Girls’ “Peanut Butter Jelly Love”~!


Peanut Butter Jelly Love Outfit

I’ll be uploading this on Valentine’s Day (February 14th). Please look forward to it~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan