Vote for your favorites at Hello!Blog!!

Paul is so creative when making these polls and you must visit and place your votes!! 🙂 His previous Momusu poll garnered so much success and with the inclusion of 3 of Hello! Projects' main groups this time he's going to receive even more votes I imagine! Fans from all different countries are voting too so the results will encompass a lot and with Paul's in depth analysis of the numbers we're sure to learn a lot this time too in terms of both demographics & cute potential! 🙂 He's chosen some really cute photos of everyone from Momusu, Berryz Koubou, & C-ute and he's ingeniously created banners of your results which you'll then be able to save….ah but in my case…let's just say that I needed some help with them. 😛 The poll is really user friendly and that last comment was 100% due to my own wacky incompetence when it comes to these types of matters! 😛 Click here to place your votes! 🙂 And in a little over 2 weeks the results will be displayed! 🙂 I'm hoping that this will all lead to an overall Hello! Project member ranking in the future! Thank you Paul for spending so much time in creating these wonderful polls!

I love member rankings and here are my results…

Kamei has now taken over #1 from Aichan who actually had a strong hold of that position for several years but Aichan remains firmly at #2. In Paul's last poll Aichan really dominated the top spot but Kamei demographically was a very nice surprise too….if I remember correctly her fan base in Japan voted her as their #1 choice in strong fashion! It's very interesting to see what other fans around the world think and this year's results look to be even more diverse with Paul receiving very strong voting numbers already!!…with his poll just beginnning!! Kohachan continues to be a very strong favorite member of mine and I really hope that she appears higher in the results than she did in the last poll. I was quite shocked to see her end up last. :O Jun Jun may be a surprise here but she just really bloomed on episodes of HM@ and the few t.v. appearances that I've seen recently. She really has developed so quickly as an idol I think and her personality is so unique and wonderful to watch! Gakisan, Sayu, & Reinachan were all quite difficult for me to rank here but I think I got it right. When examining these results I keep thinking how I would love to have each of them higher up but the competition is so strong at the top. On the other hand I do love Momusu so much and therefore there really aren't any low rankings here….and I don't like to think of 9th as being last….it's just that an order needed to be chosen. 🙂 I adore Mittsii so much and having her at 8th somehow doesn't seem like her rightful position and when it comes to Lin Lin, she's really growing as a "new" member too and I really don't see her remaining in 9th for too much longer. Jun Jun has really gotten a great head start on her but Lin Lin's beginning to spark my attention too!

For me nothing has changed with my Berryz Koubou ranking in quite some time and the only notable change that occurred a year or so ago was Rii & Momo switching the two top spots. It's really sooo close between them as it's the ultimate cute-off in BK for me. Hahah I've written so much about Rii that I don't think that any explanation is necessary! 🙂 And Momo speaks for herself….having the most adorably odd voice in all of H!P and possibly the world, her incredibly cute demeanor, and being soo little with that adorable face all wrapped into one…it's no wonder that she was #1 for me for quite some time. On some days I could flip a coin and Momo & Rii may switch places! Miya…I've always viewed her as the heart of the group…the most nurturing BK member who has an almost motherly aura about her. Add to this her being the groups' strongest vocalist and she really becomes endeared to you! The one image that will always stick in my mind is seeing her console poor Momo when BK had just started dance lessons and the "mean" sensei had taken Momo aside with some harsh words in front of everyone and then proceeded to make her sit out while everyone else continued with the lessons. They were all so new to each other and despite this Miya was the only fellow member to encourage Momo on that trying day. Now that's a heart of gold! 🙂 Kumachan has always seemed sort of "model" like to me and a large factor of this is her being so tall among her fellow members (with the exception of Maasa of course!) as well as her beautiful facial features….high cheek bones and sweet eyes! She's also so much fun to see in her candid moments such as backstage footage and pv making of clips! She along with Chinamichan are BK's resident comedians and they really work well together!! Chinamichan is really a sweet member and she's such a girly girl!! 🙂 My love of BK is thorough as I've been a fan of theirs since their single "Piririto yukou" and just like with Momusu I really don't view the latter part of this member ranking to be "low" by any means. Maasa & Sakichan are only 6th & 7th because I needed to put the entire group in an order and I don't want it to reflect them being not favorites of mine by any means as funny as that may sound! 😛 Maasa needs more love from UFA producers as does Sakichan and in fact I think that Sakichan is one of BK's stronger vocalist really. One thing that really makes me smile is how while Sakichan has grown over the years, Momo remains sooo little!! 🙂

Aren't these banners that Paul created so c-ute!!!! A few changes have occurred in my C-ute member ranking and possibly most notable are Nakki's & Maimai's rise. Maimai could have really been #1 here but Maimichan's just too perfect to me! Even when I view the entire H!P family together she still stands out sooo much….and she just keeps getting better! It's really no wonder why she has 2 shashinshuu releases already…but I don't want to open up that can right now! 😛 Bonus points for Nakki's nice large teeth ah…okay…..that equals a beautiful smile! 😛 I don't know if anyone thinks this too but I've always thought that Maimai has a quite mature looking face for someone her age. She also carries herself really well and she seems to be beyond her years in this aspect as well. Hmmm…she must have wonderful parents who've really brought her up so well! 🙂 Airichan was once my favorite member in C-ute alongside Maimichan and although she now ranks in at #4 I still really do adore her so much! I feel bad for her when I read negative comments about her…much of it due to her "over exposure and attention in the group" but it's really not her fault at all. The UFA producers see something in her and her potential as an idol so I guess this pushes them to feature her a lot in their pvs and stage choreography. I'm really happy for her and I don't think you can have too much Airichan when seeing her involvement in this light of thinking. 🙂 Kannachan adds a really nice personality to the group and in some ways I do view her to be the group's sweetest member. She's another member that could benefit from some UFA love when it comes to their pvs and stage choreography. Vocal lines too of course! I'm always thinking that C-ute is a group which would benefit from a rotation of sorts when it comes to having heavily featured members. While Airichan is enjoying the spotlight right now I imagine that this will eventually cycle through and that's a large part of the reason that I'm happy for her enjoying the C-ute spotlight right now….naive maybe….but I think that every member in C-ute is both capable (vocally, personality wise, dance talent, etc) and deserving of the spotlight to reach them. I don't mean this in a bad way at all towards Momusu but C-ute is different from Momusu in this aspect as every member is ready and capable right now of such attention I think. (ducks beneath flying tomatoes!) Erikachan has such a wide appeal out there and her ever growing fan base is very evident. I imagine that Paul may get his wish soon as she really seems due for her own shashinshuu release! 🙂 While Maimichan is the leader of the group and a great one at that!, Erikachan is the eldest member and she really could be the groups' co-leader I think. And while she may be a bit on the shy side in the group I can really see evidence of her in a leadership role as well if given the opportunity. Too often she seems to be kept in the back right now…UFA are you listening?!…cycle the spotlight role in C-ute until every member has been in it please! 🙂 To further support this notion is Chisatochan who has one of, if not the strongest vocals in the group. One may need only to hear her on Hello! Pro Hour or in a few concert performances to see this and I can only hope that the UFA producers begin to further tap into the varied talents that C-ute potentially has to offer their fans. 🙂

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29 Responses to Vote for your favorites at Hello!Blog!!

  1. Mikey says:

    What a great idea! I don't think that I'm qualified, as I even mistook you for one of them! ^^ Hopefully, my H!P identification skills will improve by next season…

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  2. Hotaru says:

    I probably had the same problem as you did! I had a really hard deciding who should be last and who should be first for Morning Musume… "I like them all! Don't make me pick! *hides*" I love reading other peoples opinions on Hello! Project members…they're so interesting to me! XD

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  3. I think that these polls will continue on a regular basis but you should always feel welcome to share your votes and thoughts! Hmmm..just look for the cutest H!P girl and cast your choices in order. 🙂

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  4. Dollygrl15 says:

    I did mine. Its on my page 😀 Yay! We have four Morning Musume members in the same spot! We have two Berryz members in the same spots. And absolutely no C-ute members in the same spot LOL. Funny how that happens.

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  5. Mikey says:

    I did look for the cutest H!P girl, but your picture wasn't on there! ^^Got this: (From yesasia.com)ZARD Request Best – Beautiful Memory
    One Life (Japan Version) – Kuraki Maiyesasia says Long Vacation is out of print and not available… 😦 Time to check the Internet! 🙂

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  6. strawberrie says:

    I already did my poll and of course JunJun is number one but I did get a little bashing for putting Tanaka dead last on my poll. For Berryz I put Miyabi and for C-ute Yajima. I also did get a little bashing for putting Airi dead last but I enjoy her in other groups just not C-ute.

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  7. kahmshi says:

    haha XD all my n.1 are the same as yours~I hope they'll win!Kahmshihttp://kahmshi.livejournal.com

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  8. It's great that you voted too!! I'd love to see what your favorite member banner(s) look like if you have a chance to post them! 🙂 After reading your interview I'm hoping that your sister will take the poll too! I'm still thinking about "Ape Escape 3"!!

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  9. Hotaru says:

    Thats a great idea!!! I'll have her take the poll now 😀

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  10. mizunohi says:

    I found this incredibly hard to do….why does someone have to be last D: My ranking is posted here: http://community.livejournal.com/gimme_hp/728141.html
    I found myself shuffling most of the members around a lot before I was at least partially satisfied…but you'll be happy to see Risako in 3rd place :3 The newest shashinshuu pushed her just above Massa. Other than a few people I LOVE and a few… I just don't like (either because I don't know them well enough or they….irk me) I found everyone else relatively equal…It makes it very hard to "rank" don't you think? I really agree that C-ute is so well balanced! They all compliment each other and fill in each piece of the group. I remember when I first noticed them, I didn't really like Kanna, but I still couldn't picture "C-ute" the same without her… I think it's similar in Berryz, but not quite…. and Morning Musume hasn't had a good balance for a while (I still love them!!) I think this balance is what allows C-ute to be successful with so many different songs and styles, and have a large fan base. I also noticed that C-ute was the hardest to rank, because they are so different and unique in their own ways!

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  11. Ah we do have such different favorite members and it's great to be able to compare our banners. Wow are C-ute rankings are sooo different!! Thank you for sharing yours too! 🙂

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  12. Ah I think my Zard collection will arrive later this week! I can't wait because it's supposed to have live tracks on it as well and I'm wondering which songs they chose. I'm happy to hear that you have since found Long Vacation and that it's on its way!

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  13. I adore Jun Jun so much!! Wow I'm so impressed that she's your #1!! Aw no one should be angry because of where you rank a particular member…it's your ranking. 🙂 And we both have Miya & Maimichan up high!! Airichan used to be tied with Maimichan for #1 for a long time but now I have her at 4th. A lot of fans seem to like her more in Buono! than in C-ute and it's probably due to C-ute overload.

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  14. Wow our #1 members are all the same!! 😀 Now I'm dreaming about a unit with Kamei, Rii, and Maimichan…our H!P dream team?

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  15. I can't wait to see her results and I'm wondering if somehow "Ape Escape 3" will have an influence in some way! 😛

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  16. I totally understand just how difficult these rankings can be and the way that I always approach them as I too adore every member, is I don't view the latter positions as being last but rather just an order I'm putting everyone in. I guess it's a way of saying that they're no low positions as I love the group as a whole. Hahah I don't know if I make any sense here! 😛 Hmmm….but having so many equal members can be really a dilemma. Ah I'm wondering who irks you now! :O That's a good analysis of the different dynamics in C-ute versus Momusu. C-ute's members are definitely more balanced but in some strange way the off balance in Momusu helps to give the group it's unique aura. It's creates more "role" players perhaps whereas C-ute doesn't have as much disparity, that not necessarily being a better or worse thing of course…just different. It does perhaps give the song writers and producers an easier time writing for C-ute but unfortunately they still haven't spread around the wealth to each and every member yet as there are definitely favorites in there. Wow Risakochan is #3?!! That's so great and I'm so happy that she's grown on you so much!! Hmmm…I'm really bad when it comes to anything computer related and for some reason I wasn't able to access your link here. I tried signing in but I still couldn't access your link. Of course this is 100% me being computer illiterate. 😛

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  17. Mikey says:

    I wanted her last music after you talked about it so eloquently. Be nice to have some more of the same music. When is the new Yuna CD to be released – soon right?I can't access mizunohi’s page either…Yeap, I'm ready for my Last Vacation… so to speak. 😉

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  18. mizunohi says:

    I like your idea that there are no "low positions" 😀 Generally the overly "cute" people irk me…. like Momo…and Koharu and Risako used to….and Miyabi…not as much anymore. I find them better and really grow to like them when I notice other parts of their personality… They just tend to seem unnoticible to me…but it's kind of always been my pet peeve D: ….just….annoying… I guess that's why I enjoy watching the elders concerts more, even if my top two members aren't in them…. I agree with Momusu's unique aura XD It's like….Kame's quirkyness and Sayu's "cute and sexy" (how does she pull off both?) mix really well…but in an unorthodox way XD
    Sorry you couldn't see my post D: I'll post them up on my vox account and hopefully it will work! (Yes Risako is 3rd in Berryz :D)

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  19. kahmshi says:

    Aw,this is a so sweet dream <3<3 I want it too ~

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  20. Ah my Zard "Request Best ~beautiful memory~" CD arrived today with a few other releases. Yuna's CD is scheduled to be released on the 20th. Very soon! I haven't had any time to do anything leisurely lately but I'm hoping that I can watch and listen to some of these releases this weekend.

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  21. I think it makes it easier to do rankings when you take that approach which I truly believe in. 🙂 Ah overly cute! Mmm…somehow I may be magnetically drawn to that a lot of times. 😛 Sayu has grown so much recently and she really brings a unique feeling to the group which is irreplaceable right now I think. I could talk about kamei all day…I don't ever want to see her graduate…as ridiculous as that sounds! 😛 I'm going to check your VOX site now. 🙂 Thank you for posting them there for me!!

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  22. mizunohi says:

    Overly cute just makes me think they're trying too hard… but a lot of the time they end of being favourites of mine! It makes no sense @_@ haha!
    I've started watching Momusu's new concert (it's 80% d/led :D) and Sayu is stunning, and her sing has improved so much! Since my rankings, Sayu has kicked Reina out of 5th place and pushing on Junjun's 4th place! :O I notice Kame's become much like Omame, they're not "featured" but you still notice them everywhere! They both have such interesting personalities that they have a great presence! What did you think of my rankings?

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  23. Only a little over a week from now we should see the results and hopefully our favorites will be ranked high! 🙂 If it were possible I'd like create a few mini units that I can think of right now but that lineup would surely be first!

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  24. I really understand what you mean and it's really great how members can grown on someone over time! Ah you must be getting Momusu's 2007 Autumn~bon kyu! bon kyu! bomb~ DVD!! My copy just arrived yesterday and even though I don't particularly like the title track the rest of the concert's song lineup looks really great!! Now I just need to find the time to watch it! It sounds like Sayu's on the move again!!…I like the thought of Kamei and Gakisan being similar in personality power!! ^_^ Ah I posted some thoughts on your blog and I hope you can read them. You have a very diverse taste in H!P members as those at the top of your lists have such varied personalities.

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  25. mizunohi says:

    I'm half getting it! 😀 My two friends and I like to share releases (then we figured we could get more overall, so I have 3x the collection :D) They generally get the concerts (their choice) so hopefully we can watch it together soon! It gives us a chance to all hang out and enjoy H!P and try and convert other friends to their awesomeness XD From the previews I've seen uploaded it looks like a fun filled energetic preformance! I can't wait to see it in it's entirety! I never noticed how different my favourites were, but you're right! It seems I have no common sense in my favourites 😛

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  26. Ah you're so lucky to be able to watch H!P concerts with your friends!! ^_^ And to try to convert more fans is such a wonderful idea!! Hahah then you are very diverse in your tastes I think! 🙂 I may try to watch the concert sometime during next week.

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  27. kahmshi says:

    awww I can't wait to know the results!!!I want Eri ,Risako and Maimi to be the first!!! XD

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  28. Our top 3 in berryz is the same,though momo is #1,miya is #2 & risako's #3
    awww,mb! you're really the sweetest person in the world! I almost don't hate anyone in c-ute!

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  29. That's so awesome that we have the same favorite top 3 in BK! (*´∀`*)♥ At times Riichan and Momo switch places though….seems to happen a lot recently as I adore both so much~! ^ ^ You're so sweet♪♪ ♥Lovely♥!! ^o^

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