Archive for the ‘Polls’ Category

Poll #20: ANGERME’s 21st Single

April 25, 2016

For the first time in a long time, I’ve added a poll to this blog! This one asks which of the songs from ANGERME‘s latest single is your favorite~. The was a fairly easy choice for me, because I talked about how much I love “Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku” in my critique of the single, but I did briefly consider “Itoshima Distance” because it’s grown on me quite a bit. I still haven’t listened to “Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru” enough to really, REALLY love it. (^_^”) Well, which one is your favorite? =D

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #18 Results and Poll #19

December 27, 2010

Bravo! – 0% – 0 votes
Fantasy ga Hajimaru – 16.67% – 1 vote
Onna Gokoro to Nanto Yara – 33.33% – 2 votes
Ai no Honoo – 0% – 0 votes
I’m Lucky girl – 0% – 0 votes
Sungoi My Birthday – 16.67% – 1 vote
Ichi Kara Juu Made Aishite Hoshii – 0% – 0 votes
Itoshiku Kurushii Kono Yoru ni – 16.67% – 1 vote
Denwa de ne – 16.67% – 1 vote

Well, I wanted to leave this one up a bit longer, but I have another relevant poll question all ready, so…

The new poll asks you which artist’s 2010 releases you liked best. Very straightforward, yes? ^_^

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #16 Results and Poll #17

November 14, 2010

Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game (Morning Musume) – 33.33% – 3 votes
Shining Power (Berryz Koubou) – 22.22% – 2 votes
Aitai Lonely Christmas (°C-ute) – 44.44% – 4 votes

It seems °C-ute is the winner for this poll. ^_^ I like the outfits, but I tend to like brighter colors more, and they just didn’t seem like they would be easy to dance in (and now I understand why XD).

I thought I’d do another poll related to these three singles. So, since all of the full PVs are out, which one do you like best?

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #15 Results and Poll #16

October 26, 2010

Summer Night Town (2nd gen.) – 10% – 1 vote
LOVE Machine (3rd gen.) – 40% – 4 votes
Happy Summer Wedding (4th gen.) – 0% – 0 votes
Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ (5th gen.) – 10% – 1 vote
Shabondama (6th gen.) – 0% – 0 votes
Iroppoi Jirettai (7th gen.) – 10% – 1 vote
Egao YES Nude (8th gen. – Mitsui) – 20% – 2 votes
Ona ni Sachi Are (8th gen. – Junjun, Linlin) – 10% – 1 vote

I left this poll up longer, because I hoped to get a few more votes, but… ah, well. 😄 Anyway… WHOA, I was rather surprised! Well, I wasn’t surprised by “LOVE Machine” coming in first, but the fact that “Summer Night Town” and “Egao YES Nude” got votes was surprising to me, as well as the fact that “Happy Summer Wedding” and “Shabondama” didn’t get any. o_O

Because of the slew of singles coming out in the next couple of months, this week’s poll asks you which single’s set of outfits you like best: Morning Musume’s “Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game,” Berryz Koubou’s “Shining Power,” °C-ute’s “Aitai Lonely Christmas.”

(You can see the full-size pictures on Hello! Project’s official site.)

For me, °C-ute’s are, well, cute, but kind of boring. (^_^”) I love the colors for MoMusu’s, but Berryz’s look really cool, too (except for Miyabi’s headband…thing o_O).

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #14 Results and Poll #15

October 5, 2010

Nakazawa Yuko – 33.33% – 3 votes
Iida Kaori – 11.11% – 1 vote
Yoshizawa Hitomi – 11.11% – 1 vote
Takahashi Ai – 44.44% – 4 votes

And Ai-chan edges into first! She had become very leader-ly since 2007, hasn’t she? ^__^

This week’s poll asks you which of the singles which featured a new generation at the time of its release you like best. I suppose “Morning Coffee” could have gone in there as well, but I didn’t count the first generation as a “new” generation. I’m guessing that either “LOVE Machine” or “Shabondama” will get the most votes. I plan on doing this poll again after the first single with the 9th generation comes out. =D

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #13 Results and Poll #14

September 28, 2010

Yes, regularly. – 33.33% – 2 votes
Yes, occasionally. – 50% – 3 votes
Yes, but only translations. – 0% – 0 votes
No, I don’t. – 16.67% – 1 vote

I think it’s quite fun to read their entries, but it can be pretty discouraging when I either don’t know what a word translates to or just can’t read it at all (my kanji skills are lacking at the moment (^_^”)> ). I always like looking at the pictures, though. 😄

This week’s poll asks you which of the long-time leaders of Morning Musume was/is the best leader. I didn’t include Kei-chan (because she was co-leader for such a short amount of time) or Mari or Mikitty (because they were leaders for an even shorter amount of time =/).

I always end up choosing polls that are too hard for me to answer myself. *sigh* 😄 Nakazawa was very much the leader when she was in Morning Musume, but Kaori as leader reminds me of such great singles as “Koko ni Iruzee!,” “Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~,” “Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari,” and “THE Manpower!!!” to name a few.

Then again, Yossie (I know, I know… it’s “Yossy,” but she’ll always be “Yossie” to me XD) was the first leader that I really got to know as a member when I first started listening to them (even though Takahashi was already leader at that time), but Ai-chan, despite her shaky start, has filled the role of leader very well, in my opinion. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw that she had gone out to eat with Kamei, Junjun, and Linlin recently. ^_^

In other words… I don’t know who to choose. 😄 Though I suppose Nakazawa was probably the best of them… she did have to deal with Tsuji and Kago a larger range of ages. 😄

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #12 Results and Poll #13

September 20, 2010

Yes! I already pre-ordered it! – 33.33% – 2 votes
Yes, I plan on buying it. – 0% – 0 votes
No, but I wish I could! – 33.33% – 2 votes
No, I’m not going to buy it. – 16.67% – 1 vote
I’m not sure. – 16.67% – 1 vote

I don’t really have anything to say about these results. (^_^”)> So, moving right along…

This week’s poll asks you if you read any H!P members blogs. I used to read Mari’s when translations were available, but I haven’t kept up lately. (^_^”) I have been reading Ai-chan’s new blog, though, and, every once in a while, I’ll look at Gaki-san’s, Reina’s, and Sayu’s. Those are the five blogs that I have bookmarked, but, at the moment, I’ve only been looking at Ai-chan’s regularly.

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #11 Results and Poll #12

September 14, 2010

Yes! They should start releasing singles again! – 91.67% – 11 votes
Yes, but only on Petit Best albums. – 0% – 0 votes
No; they shouldn’t release any new songs. – 8.33% – 1 vote
I’m undecided. – 0% – 0 votes

I thought this would be the outcome. *nods* I’m kind of torn about this poll… I wish the revived units could start releasing songs again, but I wouldn’t want the girls overworked, and I wouldn’t want Tsunku to have to write so many songs that they start to sound the same. =/ I think I would like to see maybe one single a year from them; not one song, mind you, like they did with Petit Best 10, but one single, which means a song, a coupling track, an instrumental, and, most importantly, a PV. ^_^

The next poll (which is late; sorry~) asks you whether or not you will be buying “Appare Kaitenzushi!,” the upcoming single from “Muten Musume.” If I could, I would buy pretty much the entire H!P discography, including this one, but, since I can’t afford it, I’ll have to pass. T_T Ah… this song is so fun, too…

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #10 Results and Poll #11

September 5, 2010

AiAi (Takahashi Ai) – 21.4% – 3 votes
RisaRisa (Niigaki Risa) – 14.3% – 2 votes
EriEri (Kamei Eri) – 14.3% – 2 votes
SayuSayu (Michishige Sayumi) – 7.1% – 1 vote
ReiRei (Tanaka Reina) – 7.1% – 1 vote
IkaIka (Mitsui Aika) – 14.3% – 2 votes
JeiJei (Junjun) – 14.3% – 2 votes
RiRi/LiLi (Linlin) – 7.1% – 1 vote

As expected of their leader, AiAi comes in first with three votes. I’m so happy that everyone got at least one vote! I was a little worried that IkaIka would be the only one without any, but she ended up getting two, so that’s great! ^_^ I was actually really surprised that SayuSayu and ReiRei only got one vote each. o_o

This week’s poll question came to me as I was thinking about Kamei, Junjun, and Linlin’s upcoming graduations. I was wondering what would happen with Tanpopo#, Zoku Biyuuden, and Shin Minimoni; they’re all losing their oldest members!

I really loved “Umbrella,” but “Pen Pen Kyoudai” was kind of… well, it wasn’t my favorite; I did like “Tentoumushi no Samba” a lot, though. As far as Zoku Biyuuden is concerned, even though they didn’t get a new song for the Petit Best 10 album, their cover of “ONLY YOU” was quite possibly my favorite track on the Champloo/Chample/Chanpuru (however you want to say it) album.

Anyway, do you think the revived units should release more music? New singles? Or just a few new songs? Or maybe new versions of the groups’ older songs? Nothing? Vote away~!

~ Surimu-chan

Poll #10: Muten Musume

August 29, 2010

Many of you have probably read about the new Morning Musume unit called “Muten Musume” who is going to be releasing a sushi tie-in song called, “Appare Kaiten Zushi!” (Here’s a link to the Tokyograph article: Muten Musume)

Even though I’m not a fan of sushi, I love the little characters created for each member! They’re adorable. Here’s a picture for those who haven’t seen them.

(Top to bottom, left to right: AiAi, RisaRisa, EriEri, SayuSayu, ReiRei, IkaIka, JeiJei, and RiRi)

This week’s poll asks you which of the “Muten Musume” character designs you like best. Personally, as much as I like JeiJei (Junjun) in her banana outfit, RiRi/LiLi (Linlin) and her watermelon headband win. 😄

~ Surimu-chan