~「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays presents Kanno♥Miho…the J~pop years (Volume 41)

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Kanno Miho

I took today’s afternoon till sunset (a little over 7 hours) creating a very special post for tonight’s Idols♥ Unzipped and I hope it’s an equally special treat for U too =). So tonight we’ll take a look at Kanno♥Miho through some rarities which are long out of print that being her J~pop releases which began from the mid nineties.

You most likely know of Kanno Miho (hereafter ‘Kanchan’) who’s now 35 (can U believe 35?….she still has such a youth to her) as the actress and variety program girl, a talent with a natural charm for playing some of our beloved and often times off beat to downright quirky to dramatic characters in t.v. and movies however do you know Kanchan the J~pop♥ cutie? You see long before she was quirking us memorably on the actress/entertainer screen or creeping us out in haunted fashion, Kanchan was the cutely~adorable albeit while slightly off~key =P J~pop cutie♥!! And never has singing in such an odd and unorthodox tone and style been so acceptable and actually very much loved by her adoring fans!

Simon♥

And while one Simon may disagree,

well….Simon disagrees with a lot of vocal talent or non~talent out there so!

Anyway, Kanchan would go on to release a total of five singles (from which I have 3) as well as one full length album (which I also have the first pressing of) and it all began with her debut single “Koi wo shiyou!” back on March 24th, 1995. And if you’ve never heard Kanchan sing then you’re in for a sweet musical journey which features the free~spirited style and tone~uniqueness which only Kanchan, I believe is capable. YUp hers is that different and most likely not anything like you’ve previously heard till now. Her vocals really express her personality to a tee in that fun off kilter and candid of ways and the song writing to go along was just so so right on catchy♥!

Oh but before we get to all that cute stuff,

let’s really go back to the beginnings of Kanchan’s musical career.

It was way back in ‘92 when Kanchan first successfully auditioned and joined a formal idol group, that being Sakurakko Club Sakura Gumi….and I’ve actually posted one of this groups’ most beloved of songs in “Do-shite” as it was the ending theme song for the oh so so funny anime “Crayon Shinchan.” I could go on and on and I actually did one day awhile back about this anime as well as Sakurakko Club’s song and you can reminisce in all of that good stuff here in…..

Sakurakko Club Sakura Gumi Do-shite

「Featured post」~48 reasons why I ♥ Crayon Shinchan

as well as in this older post which focused on the song as well as fellow Sakurakko Club member Mochida Maki….

Sakurakko Club Sakuragumi’s cute Crayon Shinchan theme song “Do-shite”

Small world huh? Mochida Maki and Kanno Miho together along with one most hilarious anime♥! There are a couple of subtitled episodes of “Crayon Shinchan” in that first link above in case you’re interested in laughing your butt off =P.

~Singles~

Kanno Miho singles

Here are the 3 (out of 5) Kanchan singles which I’ve collected from years past and it includes her debut single (left) “Koi wo shiyou!”along with “Makenai anata ga suki” and “Anoko janai.” And since these were from that golden age they’re in the 3 inch CD single format which I thought was an absolutely cool look for Japanese single releases back then. You could purchase these nice jewel cases to house them in too which made them so so pretty for your collection♥ (cases photographed above).

Kanno Miho Koi wo shiyou! 3 inch CD single jacket scan (front)

~Kanno Miho “Koi wo shiyou!” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki” mp3~

(Released on March 24th, 1995)

Kanno Miho Koi wo shiyou! 3 inch CD single jacket scan (back)

Kanno Miho Makenai anata ga suki 3 inch CD single jacket scan (front)

~Kanno Miho “Makenai anata ga suki” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Yoake no stray cats” mp3~

(Released on June 21st, 1996)

Kanno Miho Makenai anata ga suki 3 inch CD single jacket scan (back)

Kanno Miho Anoko janai 3 inch CD single jacket scan (front)

~Kanno Miho “Anoko janai” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Shinderu mitaide…” mp3~

(Released on October 23rd, 1996)

Kanno Miho Anoko janai 3 inch CD single jacket scan (back)

~”Happy Children” Album~

(Released on August 2nd 1995)

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Here is my first press edition of Kanchan’s appropriately? titled “Happy Ice Cream” and just as the title suggests this album’s all about the happy place♥! The first pressing includes an outer slip case as well as a full color photo booklet (all pictured above).

~Recommended listening~

“Namida wa kakusanaide”

“Namikaze wo tateyou!”

“Tambourine!”

“Tsuishin”

Also I almost forgot to mention that each song has a very unique intro to them as Kanachan has provided for us some very amusing phone answering messages and the like~♥! They’re all really well done and it makes for a little extra surprise for each song and if you listen to the entirety of the album in order it’s even more amusing ^^.

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first press (outer slip case scan front)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first press (outer slip case scan back)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (1)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (2)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (3)

~Kanno Miho “Koi wo shiyou!” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Namida wa kakusanaide” mp3~

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (4)

~Kanno Miho “Summer Holiday” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Taiyou ga suki!” mp3~

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (5)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (6)

~Kanno Miho “Tambourine!” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Tsuishin” mp3~

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (7)

~Kanno Miho “Namikaze wo tateyou!” mp3~

~Kanno Miho “Wasurenakuchane” mp3~

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream album lyrics & credits booklet (8)

~Happy Ice Cream (first press photo booklet)~

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (1)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (2)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (3)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (4)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (5)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (6)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (7)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (8)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (9)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream first pressing photo booklet (10)

Kanno Miho Happy Ice Cream

~The video~

(yes that would be an actual VHS =P!!)

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And here’s the real treat from Kanchan♥….it’s her sole music VHS release~*!!!

Titled “Happy Children”….you see it was all about the happiness and exclamation points in her songs’ titles further pushing that happiness to U =D and this VHS wonder of a collection takes us to Paris along with Kanchan for her music videos as well as candid day to day footage of her visit to the land of the Eiffel Tower ^^.

I’ve edited out the music videos and presented them here first followed by all of the interval clips which originally appear in between pvs so the entirely of this collection is included in the video clips to follow.

Please remember that I converted these clips from my old but still in good shape original VHS to DVD so there will be an element of fuzziness happening throughout though I think they still turned out pretty good all things considered…which also includes my VHS~>DVD player only allowing the recording setting of LP for video conversions. Additionally I didn’t go with the higher conversion (bit rate) settings while converting the VHS to DVD in order to conserve memory space here as it’s quite costly for uploading media so I hope you don’t mind too much as the larger files would have been well over 160mb+ each had I gone with a higher setting which would have been much clearer xD. The music videos are all really cute and many are way creative too! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed the past afternoon compiling and composing these together. Any Kanchan fans out there I wonder?

Kanno Miho Happy Children VHS (jacket scan)

“Happy Children” VHS

(Released September 1995)

Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (3)

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~Kanno Miho “Namida wa kakusanaide” (music video)~

You’ll never view French bread the same way after Kanchan plays one like a baton here =D.

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Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (4)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (5)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (6)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (8)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (7)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (12)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (9)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (10)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (11)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (13)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (14)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (15)Kanno Miho in Namida wa kakusanaide (pv) (16)

Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (2)

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~Kanno Miho “Koi wo shiyou!” (music video)~

Love the water color~like effects and all of the psychedelic cute♥! Kanchan’s debut single sure was catchy!

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Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (1)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (3)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (4)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (5)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (6)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (7)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (8)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (10)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (9)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (11)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (12)Kanno Miho in Koi wo shiyou! (pv) (13)

Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (2)

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~Kanno Miho “Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki” (music video)~

The most wacky Kanchan rant~song!!!! In fact it may very well be the universes’ wackiest rant~song ever!!!! The stop motion is most reminiscent of that one music video by Peter Gabriel… going off of memory I think it was “Sledgehammer?” And do stay tuned until the very end as you’ll only then get to experience Kanchan’s inspired evil~anime character laughter….you know that laughter which ensues when said anime character is doing or planning something most mischievous. Seriously this song is very strange indeed, but in a good way…? U~n♥! Who needs deer antler spray or five hour energy when U can have a shot of Kanno Miho instead ー(* ̄O ̄)ノ!!!And mind you this song is Ray Lewis approved as well…(^q^)!

Ray Lewis

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Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (3)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (1)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (4)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (5)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (6)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (7)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (8)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (9)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (10)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (11)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (12)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (13)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (14)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (15)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (16)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (17)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (18)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (19)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (20)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (21)Kanno Miho in Dokkan~jinsei saidai no shougeki (pv) (22)

Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (10)

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~Kanno Miho “Shashinshuu making of 17 ans” (featuring “Namikaze wo tateyou!”~

This clip is still very much like a music video in that the wonderfully catchy song “Namikaze wo tateyou!” plays in the ‘background’ but it’s really the making of clip for Kanchan’s 1st photo book titled “17ans.”

Kanchan’s released just a few photo books including 1997’s “NUDITY” shashinshuu which I will post here in the future that though depending on the response here if any.

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Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (1)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (2)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (3)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (4)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (5)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (6)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (7)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (8)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (9)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (11)Kanno Miho in Namikaze wo tateyo (pv) featuring 17ans making of (12)

Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (2)

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~Kanno Miho “Taiyou ga suki!” (music video)~

All I can say is…..’sunshine on my head yah yah yah…..and don’t fight the sudden urge to also say…..’sunshine on my head yah yah yah before the song’s through….^^.

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Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (1)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (3)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (4)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (5)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (6)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (7)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (8)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (9)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (10)Kanno Miho in Taiyou ga suki! (pv) (11)

Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (4)

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~Kanno Miho “French language lesson” (featuring “Tambourine!”)~

This clip’s definitely not a music video =P but you still get to listen to one of Kanchan’s best in “Tambourine!” behind all of the linguistics.

Plus as a bonus listen for Kanchan’s random stab at language pronunciation humor♥, it comes quickly but it’s oh so priceless.

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Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (1)Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (2)Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (3)Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (5)Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (6)Kanno Miho in French language lesson featuring Tambourine! (7)

Kanno Miho in video ending featuring Tsuishin (2)

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~Kanno Miho “Tsuishin” (music video)~

Here the pv acts as the closing video ending credits which includes a bit of Kanchan’s studio recording footage.

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Kanno Miho in video ending featuring Tsuishin (1)Kanno Miho in video ending featuring Tsuishin (3)Kanno Miho in video ending featuring Tsuishin (4)Kanno Miho in video ending featuring Tsuishin (5)

~And now here are the interval clips~

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Kanno Miho in Un monologue 1 (1)

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~Kanno Miho “Happy Children un monologue 1~

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Kanno Miho in Un monologue 1 (2)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 1 (3)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 1 (4)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 1 (5)

Kanno Miho in Un monologue 2 (1)

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~Kanno Miho “Happy Children un monologue 2”~

Candy shopping in Paris featuring the long white taffy thingy.

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Kanno Miho in Un monologue 2 (2)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 2 (3)

Kanno Miho in Un monologue 3 (3)

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~Kanno Miho “Happy Children un monologue 3~

A day in the life in Paris….

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Kanno Miho in Un monologue 3 (1)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 3 (2)

Kanno Miho in Un monologue 4 (4)

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~Kanno Miho “Happy Children un monologue 4~

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Kanno Miho in Un monologue 4 (1)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 4 (3)Kanno Miho in Un monologue 4 (2)

Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (3)

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~Kanno Miho “Happy Children un monologue 5~

Here Kanchan shares her trip to Paris overview on the final day of her stay as well as some omiyage♥.

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Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (1)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (2)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (4)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (5)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (6)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (7)Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (8)

Kanno Miho in Un  monologue 5 (9)

~fin♥~

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