Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Puri Puri Princess #220 (30/06/2013) - Summary

References: http://www.geocities.jp/dekopinnight/puri2_project2.html


The day of the broadcast, 30th June marked the 11th year anniversary of the H!P Kids. Momoko talked about entering her memories of her eleven years as well as thanking all the fans that supported her. It also marked Recommender Ktaro-san's birthday.
To those who had been with her throughout the eleven years, Momo wished that everyone would continue spending time together.
To those who had just become fans, well, they're late.
Well, even though she's become an idol for 11 years, she hopes that the listeners can continue suporting Momochi, Berryz Kobo, H!P Kids.

Title call

Jingle 1

"Tsunku or something came and it was good, thus the final day of June became Berikyuu's anniversary. Berryz Kobo Tsugunaga Momoko no Puri Puri Princess"
(Puri Puri Name: Fukumen X)

Moshi Moshi Momochi Desu

(Where Momo calls up listeners for a chat)

Just like Momochi, I'm currently in my fourth year of university. Ever since I hit twenty, I've been thinking about age and growing older. Despite being the same age, Momoko-hime is always perky, so I'd love to talk with Momoko-hime about age and staying energetic.
(Idol Kingdom Osaka Prefecture Puri Puri Name: Aritan)

The listener was in job hunting mode, and was expecting a call from a company, so Momo's call was a nice surprise. She complained that she was having a difficult time since her CV was going through the appeals process.
Since she had sufficient credits, she hadn't been to school for a while.
Her major was IT related, and typing is her strong point - compared to Momochi, who just uses one finger.
The discussion turned to Momo's credits, of which Momo wasn't too confident with.
Momo then asked if the listener was participating in any clubs - she was the bassist for the light music club.

She had also brought friends from her part-time job and converted them into Berryz fans, and they would be going to the Berryz Budoukan concert.
Origin story: she had started with MoMusu, as a Tsuji-chan fan. She became a Berryz fan after Tsuji graduated, especially since she was of the same age as the H!P Kids. The W & Berryz Kobo concert was also another point where she picked up on them.

The listener's favourite song was "Maji Good Chance Summer".
On the topic of what made Berryz different from other groups: Their performances are fun, and everyone is good at singing.
They ended with a suggestion that Momo sing for their light music club one day, and lead to the listener's favourite song:


"Maji Good Chance Summer/Berryz Kobo"

Berryz Station

(Where Momo reports the latest Berryz news)
Berryz Station (BGM: Gag 100kai bun Aishite Kudasai / Berryz Kobo)

Announcement regarding Puri Puri Princess was made: An on-demand archive for the programme would be made through agqr.jp, with one episode costing 105 yen.

Jingle 2 

"Momochi can use magic. Her magic fills everyone with energy for a week. Berryz Kobo Tsugunaga Momoko no Puri Puri Princess" (Puri Puri Name: Okashira)

Other announcements

Momo reads out a letter received from the Idol Kingdom:

Time passes by so quickly doesn't it? We've only got half a year left to go. What feelings does Momoko-hime have regarding the first half of the year?
I'm in my fourth year of university and am currently job-hunting. To me, this past year has passed in the blink of an eye, and I can't remember anything.
However, I can recall the the 10 years of Berryz being performers and the Budoukan concert announcement.
There may be only half a year left, but take care of yourself, and good luck with work.
(Idol Kingdom Chiba Prefecture Puri Puri Name: Muro)

Momo agrees that the half year had passed quickly.
During New Years, Momo did the usual, as well as the annually scheduled concert on the 2nd of January.
There was also a Momochi-Tsuki Gathering, which was full of pink penlights. Momochi also made pink mochi.
There was also the time where she had to perform the Yurushite-nyan Taisou in a miniskirt on a very cold day. There wasn't anything significant in February.

March marked the Berryz 10 year celebration. Berryz were formed on the 3rd of March, while Momo's birthday was on the 6th. This year, the Berryz celebrations overshadowed Momo's birthday, so there wasn't a celebration for Momo.

The Thai concert was held just after that (March 9th), and during the encore a pink coloured cake was rolled out. Momo's joy was short lived as it turned out to be another cake to commemorate the 10 years. She was happy for Berryz of course, but in her heart, she was like "Ah, no cake for Momochi this year."

Stepping backstage after the performance, they were greeted with another cake! In this instance, it turned out that they were celebrating the event coordinator's birthday. So in the end, it became a joint celebration.
ル ’ー’リ Where did my birthday go?

(bell rings indicating time up for segment)

That said, on the day of the birthday itself, there was cake and all the Berryz members sang for Momo, so that was happy.

And, since segment was up, that ends Momo's half year summary. There was the Budoukan announcement, but that's it for now.

And to celebate the H!P Kids 11th year, Seishun Gekijou

M2 Seishun Gekijou/Berryz Kobo

Jingle 3

"If we could hear Momochi rap, it'd only be on this radio. Puri Puri Yeah, Puri Puri Yo. Berryz Kobo Tsugunaga Momoko no Puri Princess" (Puri Puri Name: Nari Nari)

Momochi! Yurushite-nyan Saiban 28

(Where Momochi judges whether a given situation  is forgiveable or not)

Situation: The person who asks "Are you asleep yet?" every five minutes when travelling in groups
(Idol Kingdom Kanagawa Prefecture Puri Puri Name: Sweet Purin)

Verdict: Unforgivable
Momo really hates this.
The first time someone says it, it's pretty sad for the person asking if they are greeted with silence.
So you respond with "I'm still awake", "Yeah, but I'm sleepy","Let's sleep", or the like.
When it's asked again 5 minutes later, then that's unforgivable.
Although these kind of things to happen and school field trips.

New Tsugunaga Constitution

Article 220
"No more talking once you've wished good night"
Momochi's still in a dream you know


(BGM: Omoide)

The week after will be the Tanabata festival, where you write down your wishes, and tie them to a bamboo tree.
Well, for the next week's broadcast, one of Momo's wishes would be coming true - a special guest would be appearing.
The oft-requested mangaka Tanemura Arina-sensei.
Momochi really likes her works and has most of them, and she follows the ones serialised in Ribon as well.

Looking back, the beginning of the first half of the year had a message from Card Captor Sakura's Kinomoto Sakura played on Puri Puri Princess.
While the second half will begin with a visit from Tanemura-sensei.
ル ’ー’リ This radio programme is awesome, isn't it?

Saturday, 21 September 2013

43 Questions from Airi-al

There are scans available at Morningberryz' blog.
Emphasis based off the book.

Q1. What is the origin of your name "Airi"?
The meaning came from a wish that I would grow up as someone who will be loved by everyone. (Trans note: Aisarete Risei = has a reason to be loved)

Q2. What nicknames did you have as a child?
Airi-chan, Ai-chan

Q3. First CD you ever bought
It was a SPEED album. I've forgotten but the title was, but I remember that they were wearing parkas on all four covers. (Trans note: My guess is SPEED's '4 Colors' album)

Q4. What animal would you compare yourself to?
I'm often told that I'm like a sea otter. We put our utmost effort when we're eating, and after that we both seem slow (lol).

Q5. Favourite word, personal motto, etc.
Favourite word is "Thank you (Arigatou)"
My personal motto is "Put your soul into each (music) note (IchionNyuukon)"

Q6. Are there any daily routines you follow?
I make sure to have three meals a day. I make sure to drink milk. I drink Meiji R-1 Yogurt.

Q7. Do you prefer rice or bread for breakfast?
I prefer rice. Rice with natto and egg sprinkled on top is the best! No other breakfast can compare!

Q8. Is there anything you do specifically in order to get a good night's sleep?
Nothing specific really. Actually, my issue is that I tend to oversleep so my main worry is staying awake.

Q9. Indoor person, outdoor person?
A long time ago I was an indoor person. Nowadays, I feel like doing outdoor activities, but end up staying inside...... (lol)

Q10. Are there any superstitions you follow?
Let's say that there's some challenge I have to face on a day, so at the pedestrian crossing I'll tell myself "If I manage to cross before the indicator starts blinking, something good will happen" (lol). Superstitions are always related to trivial things.

Q12. Do you believe in fate? (Trans note: The book itself doesn't have a Q11, but has 2 Q12s. Staying true to the source material yo)
I do! When my mother first met my father I heard that she thought "Ah, I think think is the person I'll marry". I believe that everything in my life has been predetermined since my birth. I think the fact that I get to sing songs because I was born to love singing.

Q12. Where is the number one place you'd like to be right now?
I'd like to have a family get-together! Because my father has his golf games, my brother has club activities, and my work; there never is any time for all four of us to get together around the dinner table.

Q13. Favourite book
Yamada Yuusuke's works!

Q14. Favourite anime or manga
Piece. In preparation for the drama I tried reading the original work, and ended up completing the whole series. Those who haven't read it yet, give it a try!

Q15. Favourite TV show
Basically anything to do with music. Besides that, Shimura Ken no Baka-tono-sama

Q16. Do you have a speciality dish?
My mother taught me how to make soft-boiled scrambled eggs. The soft-boiling method is a Suzuki family style.

Q17. Your favourite body part
Eyelashes! Since mine are longer and higher in volume than others.

Q18. Body part that you hate
There are lots! There's too many to list down, but if I had to choose one that I could fix, I'd say the dango-like nail on my pinky (lol). It hurts......

Q19. Tell us what you are currently into!
I'm currently into clothes from w-closet. "Chi-n" is also becoming popular within C-ute (lol). (Trans note: Couldn't figure what "Chi-n" is. Best I found was someone asking on a forum whether using "Chi-n" meant that she was old fashioned)

Q20. Are you dog-like or cat-like?
Cat-like. Since I'm laid back. But my optimism is more dog-like.

Q21. Please tell us what the best pun you've ever come up with is.
"Maccha ni hamachatta♥"
(I fell in love with maccha)

Q22. What do you make sure to bring with you when you go out?
I'll bring my iPhone, my iPod touch, a water canister, spectacles and my schedule book, makeup tools... also files when I go to school! I've always got tons of things to lug around (lol).

Q23. Favourite colour
Flax, and after that light brown... the colour of hemp
Rubia red.

Q24. Which would make you happier - to be referred to as being cute or cool?

Q25. Is there a perfume you always use?
One I'm using is Éclat d'Arpège from Lanvin. In total, I make use of three different types of perfume.

Q26. How long does it normally take you to put on makeup?
Besides my hair, I don't really do much. How long does it take for me to use my hair iron and curl my hair? Since I'm pretty slow, I'd prefer it if I got 30 minutes.

Q27. What is the greatest event in your life up to now?
Between meeting the members, or my family... I've always been torn between the two. I can't decide.

Q28. The person who has had the most impact on your life is?
My mother!

Q29. What's your mother's best dish?
I love every meal my mother makes. I can't choose one.

Q30. What makes you feel happy?
When I'm sampling a localities delicious food, also that indescribable moment of happiness when I'm drinking matcha tea after a performance!

Q31. What kind of person is Airi as a friend?
The female highschooler Suzuki Airi is a person who faces things head on, an essential part of your daily life

Q32. Has there ever been a period in your life so far when you were popular with the opposite sex?
They say it'll happen three times in your life right? But of those three I think one of them has probably passed. Would grade school be one of those times?

Q33. So, any plans for the next time that period of being populat will arrive?
Don't know!

Q34. Your favourite place to relax?

Q35. "Let's form a band!" If someone told that to you, what would you be in charge of?
Guitar and vocals!

Q36. What has made you think that you'd quit your job?
There have been times when I've thought "This is impossible", but there's never been a time when I felt that I wanted to quit from the bottom of my heart.

Q37. Your rival is?
It hasn't changed from before: it's myself.

Q38. What will you do if you win the lottery?
I'll save half, and the other half... I'll build a house in Hokkaido for my parents!!

Q39. If you were able to use ESP (or do magic), what would you do?
Stop time. Since graduation is drawing closer and closer, I'd really like to treasure each and every day.

Q40. If you were to become a boy for a day, what would you do?
As a boy, I'd like to try out male fashion and sports.

Q41. Some words for the you from 10 years in the past
From now on you will start on many things, so take the chance to have a lot of trips with your family (lol).

Q42. What do you see yourself doing 10 years in the future?
I would like to be living a life where I would be singing, making music, engaging in music related activities. I always say "I won't get married", but I wonder how that will turn out (lol).

Q43. What do you think an 'idol' is?
There's an impression that Showa era idols give out, like they can't be reached. For me, I try to be normal, experencing both painful memories and good memories. I'd like to be seen as a person that people can relate to, yet also someone to aspire to. The people's idol, that kind of impression (lol).

(Transcription of interview questions in Japanese after the cut)

Friday, 20 September 2013

MoBeKiSuJ sort

Japanese version: http://www23.atpages.jp/blackhowling/sort2/index.html
English version (Doesn't have J=J yet): http://www23.atpages.jp/blackhowling/sort2_b/index.html

Just sticking this here.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

dancinthruthenights - マジ勉NOW! feat.新井ひとみ

dancinthruthenights - Seriously study now

Study study study...
Study study study...

Although I have to study
I was taught this before, but I don't understand anything
(You had better do so) I'm up to doing it but
(What you don't understand) I want to understand but
For now, I've forgotten everything
G!O!O!D! N!I!G!H!T!

I want to slip out of my room and play but
I shouldn't be so self-indulgent
Staring at the TV, my notes are completely blank
It's bad to spoil myself so
With the two of us apart
My mobile phone remains silent
I'll utilise this short period of time So that tomorrow I can be at my prettiest

Study study study...
I've got to study...
Study study study...
So much more to go through...

Let's study! Yes Yes Study!
Not gonna make it in time, so you're in a rush!?
In life, you face tests everyday so you've might as well start
Seriously, stand up and dancinthruthenight
But staying up late is no good
You turn into an adult during the time when you're asleep
One day you'll get 100 marks, a perfect score
To do that, pay attention to your weak points

You wanna sacrifice all that hard work
You can't see the end of the exam syllabus, ah...
"So when is this someday I'm studying for? Time is running out you know"
Anyway, that's the rule of studying
An important tool of having a fun life
Attaching a mountain and pass it HIT YO!
But yeah, honestly it does leave me feeling a bit sleepy though...

(You had better do so) I know that
(What you don't understand) I'll look it up
Anyway, for today
G!O!O!D! N!I!G!H!T!

I want to slip out of my room and play but
I shouldn't be so self-indulgent
Staring at the TV, my notes are completely blank
It's bad to spoil myself so
With the two of us apart
My mobile phone remains silent
I'll utilise this short period of time So that tomorrow I can be at my prettiest

Study study study...
I've got to study...
Study study study...
So much more to go through...

'Tell me why I should I study?'
"So that you can do the things you like"
'Do adults know everything?'
"Even adults have to study all the time"
'Which reminds me, why must we study?'
"Think about that for yourself!"

G!O!O!D! N!I!G!H!T!

I slipped out of my room to go out and play
Permit me to be self-indulgent
Since I've properly completed my homework
Wouldn't it be okay to spoil myself
Because of that, I had a joyful weekend
Since my mobile has rung
Let's make a date
So that tomorrow I can be stylish and pretty

Study study study...
Study study study...