Sunday, 19 February 2017

Maruwakari Summer 2016: Favourite H!P member

Hello! Project Maruwakari BOOK 2016 SUMMER / Hello! Project

Q1. Who is your favourite H!P member (including OGs)?

Yajima MaimiTokunaga Chinami
Nakajima SakiIshikawa Rika
Suzuki AiriTakahashi Ai
Okai ChisatoFujimoto Miki
Hagiwara MaiGoto Maki
Morning Musume。´16
Fukumura MizukiKamei Eri & Tsugunaga Momoko
Ikuta ErinaNiigaki Risa
Iikubo HarunaMichishige Sayumi
Ishida AyumiMichishige Sayumi
Sato MasakiTanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi
Kudo HarukaTanaka Reina and Okai Chisato
Oda SakuraNakajima Saki and Inaba Manaka
Ogata HarunaSayashi Riho
Nonaka MikiSayashi Riho
Makino MariaMichishige Sayumi
Haga AkaneTanaka Reina (current member: Kudo Haruka)
Wada AyakaTakahashi Ai-led Platinum Musume。
Nakanishi KanaOkai Chisato
Takeuchi AkariYajima Maimi
Katsuta RinaMichishige Sayumi
Murota MizukiNomura Minami
Aikawa MahoWada Ayaka
Sasaki RikakoTakahashi Ai and Kudo Haruka
Kamikokuryo MoeSuzuki Kanon
Miyazaki YukaYajima Maimi & Nakajima Saki
Kanazawa TomokoSuzuki Airi
Takagi SayukiTanaka Reina
Miyamoto KarinNiigaki Risa
Uemura AkariSayashi Riho
Country Girls
Tsugunaga MomokoYasuda Kei
Yamaki RisaMichishige Sayumi
Morito ChisakiSayashi Riho
Ozeki MaiMiyamoto Karin
Yanagawa NanamiMichishige Sayumi
Funaki MusubuTakahashi Ai (current member: Miyamoto Karin)
Kobushi Factory
Fujii RioYajima Maimi
Hirose AyakaNiigaki Risa and Fukuda Kanon
Nomura MinamiWada Ayaka
Ogawa RenaKudo Haruka
Hamaura AyanoTsugunaga Momoko
Taguchi NatsumiSuzuki Airi
Wada SakurakoOkai Chisato
Inoue ReiHagiwara Mai
Tsubaki Factory
Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
Ogata RisaFukuda Kanon
Niinuma KisoraIshida Ayumi
Tanimoto AmiSuzuki Airi
Kishimoto YumenoShimizu Saki
Asakura KikiTakahashi Ai

Q1. Who is your favourite H!P member (including OGs)?

7 votes: Michishige Sayumi
4 votes: Takahashi Ai, Tanaka Reina, Sayashi Riho
3 votes: Niigaki Risa, Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi, Okai Chisato, Kudo Haruka


I don't think it comes as a surprise that the names that pop up most often are basically the spearheads of the Platinum and Colourful Era. The majority of the current members got interested in joining the idol bandwagon as those eras were running their course.

Another interesting observation is the drift in generations.
For example, it's basically BeriKyuu who are mentioning Golden Era members.
The next level of H!P members after them generally picked names from Platinum Era.
And you have a smattering of Colourful Era names from the young 'uns.

Interestingly enough, the youngest person to get picked was actually Kobushi's Nomura Minami, with two votes to boot. When these questions were being answered, Kobushi had only been around for about a year and a half.
Note that the question is 'favourite member' rather than 'member I admire', which means that it's possible to pick friends e.g. Maimi picking Chinami.
The second youngest member to be named is the less surprising Kudo Haruka, who was already a 5-year veteran when this book was released.

Fukuchan also talked about the generational drift within H!P at around 9 minutes into the following (subtitled) video.

Selected translations:

Yajima Maimi: Tokunaga Chinami. Since we've been friends since we joined H!P ♪ 
Even though she's studying abroad, she gives me calls and all sorts of updates (>Ɐ<*)

Suzuki Airi: Takahashi Ai-san. I like her, and I admire her!! I strongly admire her ♥ 
I'll eternally admire her!!

Fukumura Mizuki: Kamei Eri-san. I admire everything about her! We've never had activities together as part of Morning Musume。, so I've only watched her as a fan, and she's a senpai from whom I've learnt a lot. 
Tsugunaga Momoko-san. Tsugunaga-san was the person who first turned me into a fan, and I also respect how serious she is when it comes to work.

Oda Sakura: ℃-ute's Nakajima Saki-san and Country Girls' Inaba Manaka-chan! In my mind, the two of them are perfect fits for the idol image, they're always cute. I love them! They're my top 2 ♪

Makino Maria: Michishige Sayumi-san ♥ She's the cutest in the world, in the Universe, and she's really nice...♥ I'll eternally admire her.

Murota MizukiKobushi Factory's Nomura Minami-chan. She's cute ♥ I like Nomusan. It's cute how she immediately juts out her chin when she gets teased about it.

Miyazaki Yuka: ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi-san is whom I like and admire. I love how she's serious and sweet!
℃-ute's Nakajima Saki-san is whom I like as an idol. I like how flexibly she expresses herself. No matter what, I couldn't pick a single person. Sorry...

Kanazawa Tomoko: ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi-san. I'll forever admire that beautiful singing voice. I also like how her facial expressions change so much depending on the song.

Takagi Sayuki: Tanaka Reina-san. Since I've liked her from way back. Her individuality is cute. 
And her butt is cute as well.

Miyamoto KarinNiigaki Risa-san. She's someone I admire. Whatever it is, she does things properly and with all her might. She also treats her kouhai equally. 
I really love her.

Tsugunaga Momoko: Yasuda Kei-san ♥ The legendary teasable character that continues to be loved by everyone!! Her overpowering perfume is lovely as well ♥ (laughs)

Ozeki MaiJuice=Juice's Miyamoto Karin-san! As 'The Idol', she always makes my heart skip a beat ♥

Funaki Musubu: Takahashi Ai-san! ♥ Singing, dancing, expression, I admire everything about her! 
Among the current members, it's definitely got to be Juice=Juice's Miyamoto Karin-san ♥

Fujii Rio: ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi-san. If I started talking about what makes her attractive, I'd quickly run out of space to answer. So I'll just touch on the contrast between her airheadedness and her beautiful looks & heart.

Hamaura AyanoCountry Girls' Tsugunaga Momoko-san! I think that it's cool how Tsugunaga-san was able to produce herself. I really like her since I think that she's perfect as an idol. 

Taguchi Natsumi℃-ute's Suzuki Airi-san. There'd be no end if I started talking about what I like about her, but she's really nice, she's really cute, she's so cute no matter what she does. Also, I think that she's gotten really funny recently!! Her singing and dancing are the best as well!!

Yamagishi Riko: Kobushi Factory's Nomura Minami-chan. She possess things that I don't, and we also get along as we both go at our own pace at times. She's a contemporary who's precious to me. I'd like us to always be friends who stimulate one another.

Tanimoto Ami: ℃-ute's Suzuki Airi-san.
Since she's got a good figure, her face is really cute, and she's stylish.
I like her singing and dancing as well.

Kishimoto Yumeno: Shimizu Saki-san ♥ Since she's really nice, yet there are facets to her that where she's professionally intense.

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