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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #30 (2015.06.23) (guest: Ikuta Erina)

By | January 25, 2016


Erina is back this week as the guest! Kanon suggests that since there hasn’t been time yet on the show, they should discuss how their GRADATION Budokan performance went. The two share that they were both a little envious of Riho and Sakura receiving so many of Sayumi’s previous lines, but were happy to receive a few of their own. Erina’s favorite line she received is in “I’m Lucky Girl”, which was sung as a 5 person song with Mizuki, Erina, Haruna, Haruka, and Kanon. The line “kono mama kaze ni notte” is in the chorus, which made Erina especially happy, since it was nearly the first time she sang in a chorus at Budokan. Kanon shares the feeling, finally getting to sing on her own, in particular, her solo part in “Shouganai Yumeoibito”. To them, who have rarely gotten solo lines in the past, can really feel “god looking down on them” when they do receive the parts. With that, they feel that they absolutely must perform their parts as well they can, and, beyond that, they think they were more nervous than other members who regularly receive solo lines because the pressure of judgement is certainly greater. Erina explains that she attempted to emulate how her seniors performed the lines; thinking it to be considerably difficult at first. The two are happy with how far they were able to grow during the GRADATION Concert season and look forward to doing their best during the Summer Hello! Concert, as well.

Song: Morning Musume – Tokimeku Tokimeke

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Itsudemo! Kannon Smile #29 (2015.06.16) (guest: Ikuta Erina)

By | January 11, 2016


Today, Kanon has a guest on the show: Ikuta Erina! Kanon initially comments that she is of the opinion that most members stopped thinking about this show once Sayumi’s ended. Erina half heartedly replies that she had thought about the show, but that was the extent of her efforts. In her defense, the recording studio is ‘all the way out in Nagoya’, so it’s more of a out of sight, out of mind thing. She made it her all by herself today solely using her phones GPS though. This is Erina’s second time coming to the studio, as she ended up joining Mizuki when she went on as a guest on Sayumi’s show. When Sayumi announced her graduation, Erina asked who would be taking over the show, however Sayumi never gave her a straight answer. After thinking about it for a small bit, Erina concluded that it would probably be Kanon since the studio was in Aichi after all. Kanon mentions Maria is also from Aichi, and Erina says “Yeah I thought maybe it would her as well” since she had the new member appeal at the time. Tieing it together, Kanon states that she’s happy to have this show since it’s in her home prefecture.

Song: Otome no Timing – Morning Musume

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Normally, this would be the part where Kanon reads letters, however, they’ll be doing something a little different: a tongue twister showdown! The two cheer; Kanon begins asking Erina if she thinks she can perform tongue twisters to which she professes mid sentence that she think she can do it. On this radio show she has been able to do them before successfully, so while Kanon generally thinks shes bad at them, she thinks she’ll be alright today. Finding it hard to believe, Erina asks if she practices before the radio recording; this happens to be the truth, leading Erina to be suspicious of her real ability. The rules are simple, do the most tongue twisters without making a mistake and you don’t have to give a super-cutesy self appeal. The two rock-paper-scissors to decide who gets to goes first, Kanon wins. As a result, she lets Erina go first.

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Morning Musume ’14 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ #128 (2014.09.13)

By | October 10, 2014

Henkka: This will be the last summary I’m going to do of Morning Jogakuin for the time being. I’d really hope to pass it on to someone else, so if you think you might like to give a shot at translating this show (or any other show not yet covered on Hello! Pro Radio), please see this page.


Maa-chan, Ikuta and Harunan begin by talking about how Oda-chan has now been a member of the group for two years. Maa-chan notes how much Oda-chan has grown, and the other two laugh because Maa-chan is in no position to say that about anyone. Harunan points out that there’s something even more significant about this day: Morning Musume itself is now going into its 18th year as a group (Tsunku chose their name on ASAYAN exactly on September 14, 1997).

Opening Question
“Your favorite memory of the past summer?”

Ikuta says that her favorite memory was going to her first summer festival after coming to Tokyo, whereas for Harunan, she says that not only was the group’s trip to Hawaii one of her favorite memories of the summer, it was one of the best times of her entire life thus far.

Maa-chan‘s favorite memory was going to the beach. The beach Maa-chan visited was actually the same one her mom and dad used to frequent when they were just around 12 years old or so — her parents have known each other since they were in elementary school, but as they were still just kids back then, Maa-chan’s dad used to think of her mom as basically Godzilla (as Maa-chan puts it). The two finally started dating in around junior high school or so.

Maa-chan’s explanation about the beach takes an even more interesting turn. She says that in her mind since the sea has “known” and looked over her parents for so long, it now also helps Maa-chan with her work troubles and such. She doesn’t mean that figuratively: when she goes into the sea and dives really deep, she can literally hear the sea talking to her.

Ikuta suggests that it’s just the buzzing in Maa-chan’s ears. While Maa-chan can’t deny this possibility, she nevertheless explains that when she just dived in, stayed below water for about five seconds and meditated with her eyes closed, the sea suddenly became very “energetic.” Maa-chan claims this must be because it got to meet her and her mom again after such a long while.

Harunan: Me, I’m just surprised you even know the word “meditate.”
Maa-chan: Why?
Harunan: That’s a pretty difficult word. I don’t think someone like Ayumin would know it.
Maa-chan: Ahh. Well yeah, but Ayumin is stupid.
Harunan& Ikuta: (laughs)

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Morning Musume ’14 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ #127 (2014.09.06)

By | October 4, 2014


September is here which means Ikuta and Maa-chan are now back in school. Ikuta teases Harunan by saying she’s the only adult of the three as she’s no longer in school, but Harunan says that she, too, began a new life starting this September. “Oh? Like what?“, Ikuta inquires. “Like… like a life where I’m spending all my time on games,” Harunan answers, laughing.

Opening Question
“What’s something you’d like to try challenging by yourself?”

Harunan says she’d like to try going to a manga cafe by herself.

Ikuta: Those places have huge amounts of manga, don’t they?!
Harunan: Well, yeah. ‘Cause they’re manga cafes.

After Ikuta finishes complaining about how Harunan is making fun of her, she asks her if she has any manga she would like to recommend to her specifically. Harunan says Ikuta wouldn’t be moved by anything she could recommend her, but Ikuta denies this and says she just cried the other day on a flight when reading Ao Haru Ride. Harunan is surprised to hear this, and thus recommends Ikuta another work by the same mangaka called Strobe Edge.

Maa-chan says she would like to try living on Earth all alone by herself.

Maa-chan: There would be no sharks, no dolphins, no whales, no humans… just me. And food.

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