Along with the pair of balloons this rather simple set also includes a single photo of Manoeri sporting her Gatas uniform. Now they just need to find her some playing time!! If being cute scored you goals then she'd be an all star.
The rally balloon has become a natural part of H!P sporting events and members who are on the sidelines can be seen with them quite often cheering on their fellow team mates. Maimai has the right idea as she has 2 of them! Shots are from last year's Sportsfest event as I have Momoko, Maimichan, Rikachan, & Kumaichan's individual discs which Saburo got for me. In pics 1167 & 1168 Maimai suddenly realizes what's missing and she and Kumaichan leave the bench to go get some rally balloons which are in a bag on the bench behind them. As seen in pic 1182 the rally balloon can also be "customized" with fun accessories such as the ring of bells that Maasa has placed around hers and Kumaichan seems quite pleased with it. Heheh in the background of the last pic Shibata "cute as a bunny" Ayumi can be seen checking out a perfume scent which a fellow member is wearing on her wrist. 🙂
Along with this set a few other Manoeri photo sets arrived including the following 2 which includes this first one which I originally lost the bidding on but happily Ohta was able to acquire for me another pair of these photos.
Some really great news is that Ongaku Gatas will be releasing a second single on December 5th, 2007!!! The limited edition comes with a bonus DVD and I'm hoping that it again contains great behind the scenes footage of all of the members in this great unit. The limited edition is still available and can be pre ordered here from Cdjapan. I'll be curious to see whether Manoeri continues to be the H!P Egg in the spotlight or if another Egg such as Noto Arisa gets more screen time.
Ironically this next Manoeri photo set which is my favorite from her so far was the easiest to acquire as no one else placed a bid on it…fushigi ne. I never imagined the day would come when I'd be bidding on H!P Egg merchandise but Manoeri has inspired me to do just that. Next I'd like to acquire some Noto Arisa photos. 🙂
This weekend's going to be a busy one with me attempting to get back on the tennis court and then of course there's tomorrow's Bank of America 500 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in North Carolina where Jimmie Johnson is starting outside the pole with Jeff Gordon right behind him in the 4th starting position. I asked my father who lives in Las Vegas if he could place a small wager on Jimmie Johnson to win tomorrow's event and I probably should have asked sooner as he qualified so well and his odds were probably better before qualifying. There are so many variables in racing that cause a driver to have a bad day, many which are out of their control so although Jimmie has had incredible success at this track I'll be nervous for 500 miles! Of course I hope that Jeff Gordon finishes well too!