~There’s something about Fukuchan♥

Fukumura Mizuki UTB trading card (vol.207)

UTB Vol.207 April 2012 with trading card set A

Used to be that “U” idols were a subculture, perhaps a product of girls wanting to be idols too soon or her parents lacking better judgment? I sometimes wondered if an entity like the WTA would one day step in and say…we’re setting age limits like they did w/ tennis phenoms and prodigies but that’s quite a stretch for the imagination~* =P. Now the U movement are more and more mainstream, breaking into popular J~pop projects more than on occasion but rather by an every growing domination and in particular into the music genre as Professor Utonium seems to have unleashed his concoction of sugar, spice and everything nice into the mix however this time dropping a bit of Chemical~U into the caldron instead~.

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It’s definitely nothing new, just a growing trend which I think will tend to attract new and youthful fans while perhaps creating a bit of a barrier for older fans of groups that have made a conscious effort to go U and no better example than with Momusu whom if you’ve stepped away for even a short while would appear nearly unrecognizable at this point. HKT48?…Mm it’s sad that we age over time while our beloved fandom♥ manages to stay the same~. And that’s of course in the end a good thing as no one wants to see perhaps forty eight 50 and over aged idols out on tour =P.

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Why the sudden thought? No reason really but this latest issue of UTB which just arrived late last week sure has a pronounced presentation of idols of youth versus just a few years ago. Oh and when it came to the trading card sets I had my heart set on Set B before checking the secret contents of the card envelope which I always do…you know hoping~* for one over the others but alas it was Set A which I received and that’s not to say that any one Set would hold even a tidbit of disappointment =). And while I missed out cards of Airiin, Miichan, Manoeri, Kitarie and Sasshi….there are Kojiharu, Momo and Yes~ Fukuchan~♥!

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Is it just me, or has Momo stopped aging?? Me thinks that Ponce de Leon was right after all as Momo surely must have a lovely fountain set in her yard somewhere ^^。

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Fukumura Mizuki uchiwa

Morning Musume DVD Magazine Vol.36

Oh~ getting back to UTB in a sec, it was upon seeing Fukuchan’s♥ UTB card that reminded me of watching this ~~> DVD Magazine awhile back like last year when Gen. 9 was still fresh (now they’ve blossomed) and before even more U’s have stolen some of that spotlight…sigh* how brief that was for them and I don’t think any other Generation went through such a short stint of being freshly touted as being the new~girl(s) of the group. Sometimes you find someone new in a group that recaptures your attention while other times those groups seem to fade away kept in memory only…for me Momusu has pretty much sailed but I do adore so much Gen.9 girl Fukuchan♥….awhile back i got one of her uchiwa ↑↑↑ and some photo sets but would like to collect her a lot more =).

And we all know that while watching these types of game show DVDs it’s surely the subtle imaginary thoughts and dialogue which ensue in our minds…inevitably?? Yup for me my mind tends to wander and especially during the formalities and banter っo(*´∀`)o。。。

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Sayu's analysis...

Sayu's analysis...

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~Each Gen.9 girl had a row of five point blocks and it was just like in Jeopardy except there are no daily doubles, no answering with question format and no Trebek. Hm so actually it was nothing like Jeopardy but there was at least a board with point values on it (。p_q)。Here I could get a mini peek into Fukuchan’s♥ personal world…

(note: the 10 point question was really worth “10 points” so i’ve moved onto the next one…)

20 Points: “Fukumura no tokui na kyouka wa ongaku to nani?”

This question asks in addition to music what is a strong subject (curriculum) for Fukuchan♥?

A: Bijutsu (art).

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30 points: “Fukumura no tokugi wa nani?”

This question asks what is Fukuchan’s♥ special talent (ability)?

A: E wo egaku koto (drawing; painting; sketching).

Fukuchan♥ goes impromptu for us and quickly sketches one of her fellow members on the answer panel….

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You so know whom that is right =). So cute! I think Fukuchan♥ and Mayuyu♥ should team up for a manga project っo(*´∀`)o。

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40 points: “Fukumura ga suki na okaasan no tezukuri ryoori wa nani?”

This question asks what is Fukuchan’s♥ favorite dish from her mom’s homemade cooking?

A: Tamagoyaki (egg omelet).

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In case you’re wondering why she’s cracking up so much…it’s the answers that some of the girls were giving and in rapid~fire mode =O and so funny Gakisan has a knack for giving the same incorrect answer twice…(^q^)!

50 points: “Fukumura ga ichiokuen atattara nani wo suru?”

I love this question!..it’s like the hypothetical multi~millionaire question where you’re asked what you would do with a sudden amount of a very very large sum of money!! And for the one hundred million yen answer Fukuchan’s♥ sooooo sweet~♥ in her answer ^^。

A: Ryoushin ni ie wo katte ageru (Purchase a home for her parents…awww~♥).

Sweet, adorable, cute. Fukuchan’s♥ an understated beauty and for me her appeal is how she’s less Hollywood~idol and much more girl~next~door~idol♥. My current favorite Musume~.

Okay…

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…here’s the latest UTB featuring AKB48…can never get enough of Sasshi♥!, Airiin who’s looking as cute as ever here, Aizawa Rina..may be those eyes, Horiuchi Marina & Muto Ayami..ahh seishun and no wonder there are so many songs about it~!, Kitarie sexy!!…I think it’s those lips!, Kawaei Rina…a kenkyuusei? She reminds me of a very young Ueto Aya♥, Nana?…a fan of Cute? plus anyone who can hold that pose is pretty awesome!!, Wasamin debut single feature….lovely in a kimono and megame too!, Ooba Mina she’s very new to me..not very familiar yet, HKT48…yup they’re getting younger and younger =O very cute pictorial though, Tokkii? I still wonder about the whole ‘marshmallow’ body thing…like is that no I’ll stop right there xD, Furukawa Momoka ahh seishun…., Yamamoto Maika…did I mention seishun? =P, Kitahara Sayaka…always love the seifuku♥!,….

..Gen.9 vs. Gen. 10 ongoing feature….Fukuchan♥ wins!!! despite what the text may tell you (*´∀`*) ♪、…hey not everyone can be an ~Overpowering~idol~game~overlord~ like Mikitty♥ was…

.., Momo♥ and the fountain~of~youth, Manoeri♥ and actually I just received her new single~* and can’t wait to listen/watch \(^o^)/ ☆!!, and lastly those magazine presents which you mail in for and then pray to the idol gods for ^^。

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Lover and free spirit who's interests in Japanese culture and the like are insatiable. I am of pure Japanese/Okinawan descent, love my cats, sleep and am a bit naughty at times :).
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11 Responses to ~There’s something about Fukuchan♥

  1. zush says:

    Long time no see. Time to comment after all these absent years. I’m happy that you can also feel the power of Mii-chan. Because she sure is a Special Girl.

    Reference: my blog entry on December 31. 2011
    http://www.kakko-ii.com/?p=407

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    • Hisashiburi ne~*…I had stopped writing her for quite a long time too, for about half a year or so from last summer. I was a bit torn between calling her Miichan or Fukuchan but it’s just that everytime i think Miichan i think immediately of AKB’s Miichan =P. A~h i guess there are those overlapping nicks~♥ with idols having similar syllables in their names. More importantly, I’m soooooo happy!!! you adore her so much too!! I really really really really like her a lot and i think she’s just so pretty~♥….talented!!

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    • Sooooo awesome she’s ranked so high on your year end top 10 list~!! I agree with every word =)!!

      I just realized that my new laptop doesn’t know your password or my log~in for Kakkoii…i wonder if you could reset it for me? Thank you~* ^ ^。

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      • zush says:

        Yep, Mii-chan is the greatest thing happened to Morning Musume lately. I never can’t explain exactly why I like/love someone. I guess it’s because of all our planets are in the right direction 😉 Anyways, since she came to MoMusu I have not taken my eyes off from her. She is just one of those few perfect girls out there.

        You know, I don’t have that kind of nick name problem because of so obvious reasons. Still know & remember only one name from AKB. Do you remember who she is??

        If you want new password just use Kakko-ii’s “Lost your password?” feature when you try to log in. Use your old gmail to receive new pw. If it’s not active any more let me know and I’ll delete your Kakko-ii account so you can re-register then.

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        • I know the feeling..that there’s just a quality or charismatic trait that sometimes you can’t even place a finger on and yet you just know they’re your favorite~♥.

          A~h can never forget that…Tomochin~♥ =)!! You’ve written wonderfully about her too!

          I’m wondering if it needs to be a G~mail account?…I’ve moved my e~mail address since so i would need to re~register but i hope my e~mail will be okay.

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  2. Martha says:

    Thank you for the scans! They’re all so pretty! I love the set of ManoEri in her Kimono! ❤

    YAY another Fukuchan lover!!! ❤ She's my favorite Kyuukie as well.

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    • Silly me was wondering if i’d be in the minority with Fukuchan♥…so happy~* to know that’s not true =)! Well there are three of us here….lol but i’d say that’s a mini~fan club.

      Oh you’re so~so welcome~♥! UTB has been a favorite idol magazine for me for quite awhile ever since a friend gave me a copy years ago so i still have a subscription @ Cdjapan~. U~n lots of pretty idols and there are always those whom are new to me so it’s a wonderful way to discover them. Bomb magazine is awesome too…they’re like the “official” magazine of AKB48 as they’re totally taken over ^ ^♥。

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