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. 🙂
Please vote everyone!! 🙂