Surimuchan’s Morning Musume Mega Medley Fun Facts

November 7, 2017

A few extra fun facts…

~ Surimu-chan

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Morning Musume 20th Anniversary Mega Dance Medley (Trivia)

November 4, 2017

– I filmed this on October 30th.

– I first started editing the song clips together on August 3rd.

– My original plan had been to upload this medley on September 9th (which was the 17th anniversary of the release of “LOVE Machine”), but then they announced their new single, so I had to wait for that to come out so I could add those three songs to the medley.

– As I said in the video description, my camera can’t film 23 minutes at once (it’s a point-and-click camera after all), so I had to put big pauses in the music so my mom could stop and restart the camera. I added the shirt changes for a little variety~.

– On my first attempt at filming this, I was going to wear the same thing (all black and grey, how boring! XD) through the whole dance and film in large chunks (about eight minutes each), but that meant, if I messed up, I’d have to redo a lot more. O_O

– The purple section made me mess up the most. You can tell that I’m starting to get tired at that point, because my moves weren’t as sharp for the rest of the dance (at least, it didn’t seem like it to me). orz

– I had to do a lot of hunting for performances to learn some of the dances that didn’t have dance shots.

– I’m pretty proud of some of the transitions in the music for this medley (especially for the singles from 2015, ’16, and ’17). =D

– That was my “I can’t believe I finally finished this I’m going to go collapse now” laugh at the end of the dance. XD

– In the picture at the very end, I’m holding a copy of Morning Musume’s indies single, “Ai no Tane,” as well as a copy of their latest single “Jama Shinai de Here We Go/Dokyuu no Go Sign/Wakaindashi!”; their first song and their latest song(s)~! =)

– Duh, I almost forgot to say that today is my eight-year anniversary on YouTube!

That’s all for this one~! I might actually make a video with this trivia and maybe a bit more at a later date… not sure yet~. Thanks for watching and reading~!! =D

~ 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

Surimuchan [Now] #24 – October 2017

October 31, 2017

Entertainment
– I watched a handful of documentaries on YouTube and Netflix, the second season of Stranger Things (I need my paddles!!! XD), and RAW and SmackDown LIVE; I also watched the live action Beauty and the Beast (… didn’t care for it much at all… =/), and I rewatched the movie Penelope (which I love~!).
– For music, lots of H!P and WWE music as usual, but I also started revisiting music by some JE groups (Hey! Say! JUMP (“Candle” and “AinoArika”) and KAT-TUN specifically, since I hadn’t listened to them in quite a while).
– I tried to get back into playing Final Fantasy III, but I just haven’t had a ton of time. orz I did get a cheap game called Arcade Bowling that I’ve been playing like crazy though (the rounds are super-fast).

Purchases
– Lots of used H!P CDs, the first season of Stranger Things on Blu-ray, clearance Beauty and Beast blind pack keychains (I ended up getting the full set), and a couple of things on the WWE Shop (couldn’t help it after seeing another live show (^_^”))
– A bunch of Japanese candy and snacks from Amazon just because~

Happenings
– Surgery to place the post for the tooth implant I’m getting was on the 3rd; slightly painful, but I got through it
– More anxiety attacks, including one of my most severe =(
– I went to a WWE PPV, whoa my goodness~!!!! TLC was fun~! I was especially excited that I got to see AJ Styles (again! and on a RAW show!) vs. Finn Balor (such a cool entrance!)~!! The match was amazing~! The main event was kind of a mess, but it was a fun mess~. XD And Asuka debuted (… was kind of hoping for a squash match, but…)! =D

Plans
– I have a huge video ready for my eight-year YouTube anniversary~! ^_~
– I also plan on redoing a couple of dances for the end of November (though I haven’t started relearning them yet… orz).

Recommendation
– Arcade Bowling for the DS (DSi, 3DS)~! It’s just Skee-Ball, but it’s addictive (almost infuriatingly so). =)

Thanks for reading~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #3 Answers and Results

October 29, 2017

The results are out a little late for this one (since I had to work all weekend (^_^”)), but the third Surimu Chance! Contest is over~! Thank you to those who participated!

Name That H!P Song
1) Juice=Juice – Mirai e, Saa Hashiridase!
2) S/mileage – Shooting Star
3) Athena & Robikerottsu – Honki Meki Meki Toki Meki Meki
4) Coconuts Musume – Tokonatsu Musume
5) Petitmoni – Waltz! Ahiru ga 3ba
6) HI-FIN – Kaigan Seisou Danshi
7) W – JINX
8) Heike Michiyo – Anata no Yume ni Naritai
9) Minimoni – Okashi no Machi
10) Morning Musume – Koi no ABC (from Morning Cop)

 

H!P Trivia
11) Sayonara no Kawari ni – coupling track of Egao YES Nude
12) THE Manpower!!! – Iida Kaori’s graduation single – #4 on the weekly chart
13) Linlin
14) Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
15) Yowamushi – coupling track for Naichau Kamo
16) B – Aozora ga Itsumade mo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
17) A – Go Girl ~Koi no Victory!~
18) Kobushi Factory covered Da Di Du De Do Da Di!
19) Morning Musume – Say Yeah! -Motto Miracle Night-
20) 6 members: Eripon – 7/7; Harunan – 11/7; Daishi – 1/7; Maa-chan – 5/7; Chel – 10/7; Akane – 3/7

 

H!P Mystery Pictures – S/mileage/ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Country Girls, Kobushi Factory, Tsubaki Factory
21) ANGERME – Itoshima Distance (Crossfade of scenery with Rina and Maho in dance area)
22) Tsubaki Factory – Hitorijime (Panel borders around 1:00 in)
23) Country Girls – Koi wa Magnet (Chair and part of Manakan’s hair/shoulder)
24) ANGERME – Mahoutsukai Sally (Book and light that Maho used magic on)
25) S/mileage – Uchouten LOVE (Tear/raindrop stickers with a little of Saki and Ayacho)
26) Juice=Juice – Samidare Bijou ga Samidareru (Lantern and umbrella)
27) Kobushi Factory – Ora wa Ninkimono (Slide in background plus a little ReiRei)
28) S/mileage – Samui ne. (Snowflake necklace Take-chan is holding)
29) Juice=Juice – Dream Road ~Kokoro ga Odoridashiteru~ (Flower insert shot)
30) Tsubaki Factory – Waratte (Dummy with mask/wig/apple on head)

Hmm, I think I might have made the Name That H!P Song clips too difficult. (^_^”) The winner got 20/30 correct; I’ll be contacting them soon~! ^__^

I’m not sure if I’ll do any more Surimu Chance! Contests (no one really seems to care XD orz), but if I do, they won’t be until next year. We’ll see~.

~ 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

ラブチーノ (Dance Cover) Trivia

October 23, 2017

– This was filmed on October 13th (Friday the 13th~!).

– I had absolutely no idea what to wear for this dance. The only thing I knew I had to wear was sleeves, because, after a particularly bad bout of anxiety, my left arm was scratched to oblivion (you can see part of it above the sleeve). TT_TT

– The sleeves I eventually decided on have ice cream scoops on one side and a Ferris wheel on the other side. … Like most of my sleeves/arm accessories, they used to be socks. XD

– I was originally going to wear the sweatshirt I have tied around my waist, but I thought white looked better with the pastel colors of the sleeves, shorts, and hair clips. I still wanted to use the sweatshirt because of the cute doughnut picture, though~.

– One of the necklaces I’m wearing is a green hobbit hole door, which was a gift from a friend (either last year or the year before).

– I added the “Thank you~!” end screen to block out most of the shot just a couple days ago because I thought my face looked particularly creepy in the lighting/angle at the end there. orz

– I tried to be a little more animated with some of my facial expressions in this. (^_^”)

– This marks the fifth year in a row that I’ve danced to a Fine and Tsurutei choreography for my birthday dance~.

I think that’s all for this one… I can’t quite remember. (I’m rather tired because I just came back from WWE TLC about an hour and a half ago; what a show!) Thanks for watching and reading~! ^__^

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Chance! Contest #3 – Assortment [Name That H!P Song, H!P Trivia, H!P Mystery Pictures]

October 23, 2017

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

These are the song clips for 1 through 10. (Remember, all H!P artists and songs are fair game.)

These are the trivia questions for 11 through 20.

11) What was the second Morning Musume coupling track to NOT have lyrics by Tsunku♂?
12) Which of the original five members’ graduation singles had the lowest first week ranking on Oricon?
13) Who was the first Hello Pro Egg to become a member of Morning Musume?
14) Which Morning Musume single featured the members flying over the ocean on a magic carpet?
15) Which Morning Musume coupling track featured the vocals of only Niigaki Risa and Michishige Sayumi?
16) Which of these Morning Musume album tracks did NOT have a music video?
A – HEY! Mirai
B – Aozora ga Itsumade mo Tsuzuku You na Mirai de Are!
C – Aisha Loan de
17) Which of these singles was NOT updated in Morning Musume’s The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~ album?
A – Go Girl ~Koi no Victory!~
B – Souda! We’re ALIVE
C – Brainstorming
18) Which current H!P group covered a song from Morning Musume’s second album as a bonus track on their first album? (Group and song)
19) What song did both the Morning Musume Gumis (Sakuragumi and Otomegumi) cover on their second singles?
20) How many current members of Morning Musume were born on the seventh day of their birth month?

These are the mystery pictures for 21 through 30.

SC!C3 H!PMP3

Please comment on this post with your answers. Your comment should be a list with your guess next to the number of the question, like this:

1) [[Guess for 1]]
2) [[Guess for 2]]

etc. up to 30.

Answers for Name That H!P Song must include an artist along with the song name.
Answers for H!P Mystery Pictures only need to include the name of the song for the music video that the picture was taken from.
If you can’t figure one out/don’t have a guess, you can leave the number blank.

This contest ends at 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time (US)) on Friday, October 27th.

Good luck, and have fun~!

~ Surimu-chan

Surimu Stories #5 – A Total Sneezefest

October 22, 2017

This Surimu Story involves an uncalled-for high-five…

~ Surimu-chan