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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mizuki Fukumura: Happy 20th birthday!.... plus some Morning Musume news




 Never thought about it until now but have never done a post for Morning Musume and think Mizuki has been the only member I've ever posted about. Not a huge fan of them but they are better than 90% of the other J-Pop groups out there so I'll try to post more about them, one reason for the zero posts as at times they have too many members under 18. Their lineup constantly changes except for some core members like Mizuki so sometimes the lineup is old enough, when there's changes the opposite is true. They do have a new single coming out and have info on it after some ultra fabulous pics.


 To be honest though Mizuki has only has six posts here I'm totally smitten by her which doesn't happen too often for me when someone is as young as she is. Been such a lack of pics this year for her or else there would have been so many more posts, think her fourth photobook is a bit overdue. Mizuki has three of them but have only posted one of them as the other two were released before she turned eighteen. Seems since she's been old enough her exposure has diminished as she's only done one solo spread this year.
 Mizuki has been the MM leader for a while, don't think she's old enough though to become the overall Hello Project leader as that position will be open come next June. That video at the top is a must watch, it's part one of her photo shoot for a Young Gangan 2015 spread and so many of her videos on YT truly need to be viewed.
 Few times I've mentioned about doing another 'top ten' list at the end of the year, this time it would be different as actresses and Idols would have their own lists. For Idols Mizuki would be in about the fifth position right now, if she had more mag spreads this year or was busier then the top spot is where I'd love her to be. However she's only twenty which would make her the youngest member on the list so she has plenty of years to achieve that ranking.
 Sadly no new pics, always keep my eyes open for things but when there are new happenings they always seem to be group related and no solo activities. The last few years there were so many Mizuki spreads, PB's, promo event appearances and other things but have noticed every now and again there's always a brief quiet stretch in an Idol's career. Do have some MM news at the bottom but here's some utterly pics of perfection, you can see why I used that word smitten.

















 Think MM(Morning Musume) will be celebrating their 20th anniversary next year but then again maybe that celebration won't be taking place until 2018. Their first single came out in November 1997 but the following year seems more like their actual starting point. Up until about 2003 they were the most popular J-Pop group but then for a long stretch their sales fell off so much, perhaps because just about every popular member graduated.
 Then around 2012 MM's popularity began increasing again and the sales of the singles also have risen though not to the point of when they were superstars. On November 23rd the group's 62nd(!) will be released, title of it is "Sexy Cat no Enzetzu". Here are a few of the covers for it and following them is the PV for the song which is subbed in English.





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