~ 「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays reminisces H!M 2/25/07- “The one with Kamei’s masterpiece.” (Volume 73)

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Happy hot and humid and awfully sweaty Aloha~♥ Friday ヾ(^∇^)!!This segments been away for awhile stuck in a hiatus state but for at least this Friday here’s another Unzipped♥ entry =).

You’ve heard of Picasso, da Vinci &

van Gogh…

..but have you heard of Kamei?

Classic artists don’t come around very often however there once was an idol whom wielded bristles of gold!

Take note of this early masterpiece! ^^ Notice how the cat’s body is shaped like an overgrown jalapeno. The legs with no paws, strange eyes, and what appears to be a collar around its tail. All signs of expensive art. =)

And it’s not your imagination…the cat’s eyes do follow you no matter what angle you look at it from. Move around the room…try it! Magnificent! The Mona Lisa’s got nothing on “The Cat!”

While it’s unsure how much this piece of art is worth, it’s known that none of us can afford it and when it went up for auction Bill Gates was somehow out of town that week?? What are the odds? =P

And here’s just a tad bit of Kamei photo nostalgia just because she’s so cute and infinitely adorable all bundled up along with one of the best personalities the idol world has seen to date. I’ve adored you every step of the way!


February 25th, 2007….a great time for Momusu/H!P as Mikitty was still in the group and Yuko still a presence in H!P, and really they’re two of the most strongly willed, personality-charged and charismatically dynamic members all time for the idol franchise in my humble opinion ^^.

H!M February 25th, 2007 (1)H!M February 25th, 2007 (2)H!M February 25th, 2007 (3)H!M February 25th, 2007 (4)

~H!M 2/25/07 Musical Art Corner clip~

In today’s main segment there was an interesting blend of music and drawing. Ever had a choir sing the description of what you’re supposed to be drawing? Probably not, well unless you’ve been on H!M as the producers never cease to come up with the most interesting games. Some of the members had a difficult time following the sung directions and understandably so as just thinking about it seems a most daunting task to partake. And you’re only given a broad category as a hint to begin with and in today’s segment, animals and anime characters were used. The drawing then becomes an adventure all it’s own depending on how much you understand of what the choir is singing and the drawings were quite interesting today ^^! First up in the animal (doubutsu) category is monkey (saru) and secondly during the “Lion” drawing segment Mikitty has a “kimochi warui” feeling when she sees Kamei’s drawing where Kamei says it to be an “owl” (“fukurou desu…♥). And note the cute look of anticipation on her face as a new drawing of hers is revealed and the staff and fellow group members are getting ready to laugh =P.

I’m thinking that we all can probably remember exactly where we were in our lives when we heard Kamei first declare the existence of a world all her own….remember “….Eri no world…?” Well I do wonder what sort of freaky~weird owls are living there?? (゜Д゜;)!!I think I’d like to live in Eri no world, sounds like a fantastic place.

Okay so after each girl’s drawing is revealed and critiqued those whom got the theme correct are noted and given a point as you surely know there’ll be goodies to be awarded come segment’s end where one lucky girl will indulge in a dessert =). And Yuko also performs the drawing correctly as dictated by the choir after each reveal.

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Next up is the anime character theme and Yossi right off the bat has some mischievous thoughts of her own which she ‘shares with the class’….=). Love how Aichan’s already freaking out her next door neighbor Reina (gasp!) with the early stages of her drawing and take note of Kamei’s confused expressions…

H!M February 25th, 2007 (14)

it’s the true sign of an artistic genius =P!! And Kamei’s (Keroppi) is um……… ( ̄▽ ̄)♡。You’re getting the feeling that Kamei’s going hungry on this day aren’t you =O. Shame! Kamei’s art was just ahead of its time, you know, misunderstood as they say =). Hmmm..it’s like I see a “Kamei”, briefly wonder what is it, realize I don’t know…but so know that I want one ^^.

H!M February 25th, 2007 (15)H!M February 25th, 2007 (16)H!M February 25th, 2007 (17)H!M February 25th, 2007 (18)H!M February 25th, 2007 (19)H!M February 25th, 2007 (20)H!M February 25th, 2007 (21)H!M February 25th, 2007 (22)H!M February 25th, 2007 (23)H!M February 25th, 2007 (24)

If you’ve wathced H!M for any length of time then I’m sure you’re likely aware of Kamei’s “artistic talent.” She can’t draw. She was once held back by herself after the segment was over after being given an artist’s set as a gift for being the worst in hopes of her getting better but it hasn’t helped as we see on this latter day. And even considering today’s difficult situation her drawings are simply odd…..as in oddly~fantastic ー(* ̄O ̄)ノ! That’s just another reason that I adore her. And be sure to check out H!M episode 9/12/04 to see Kamei bring a whole new meaning to drawing…or perhaps I could post that next week?

H!M February 25th, 2007 (25)H!M February 25th, 2007 (26)H!M February 25th, 2007 (27)H!M February 25th, 2007 (28)

~H!M 2/25/07 HP CHANNEL corner clip~

Now for my favorite segment from this time period, HP Channel. It’s great how Kamei can be original in the funniest of ways every time you see her in this segment as “Elizabeth Kyamei” and honestly I had to rewind and watch it over and over when Kyamei spelled her name incorrectly, albeit in English it was hilarious nonetheless (。ーωー。)笑! Kyamei with guitar singing kind of seductively… she never ceased to amaze me with her comedic charisma from episode to episode =). And this was really nostalgic for me seeing Yuko behind the desk once again as it’s like the planets had aligned correctly once again as the universe intended. Reporter “Risha” Niigaki is in again this week for Pinky Koharu who is still on vacation and she’s perfect in this role as well but I remember thinking we need Kohachan back =P. Guest Yuichan goes up against Mikitty (after she is untied, the work of Yuko?!!! heh heh) in a game of maraca frenzy using a stepping meter to determine the winner. And to see Mikitty perform this act, simply priceless ^^.

H!M February 25th, 2007 (30)H!M February 25th, 2007 (29)H!M February 25th, 2007 (31)H!M February 25th, 2007 (32)H!M February 25th, 2007 (33)H!M February 25th, 2007 (34)H!M February 25th, 2007 (35)



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13 Responses to ~ 「TGIF!」Idol♥’s unzipped on way back Fridays reminisces H!M 2/25/07- “The one with Kamei’s masterpiece.” (Volume 73)

  1. philipleslie says:

    I loved those clips. I was only thinking to myself yesterday, as I watched my Ongaku Gatas concert DVD that I’d like to see some of the TV shows again! I really liked the idea of the sung instructions. I’m sure there’s an interactive game that could be developed out of that. Or else it would be great for one of those bonding activities intended to turn a group of office workers into a team. Some of the pictures were so funny. Yossie’s were especially bizarre. Loved the maracas segment too: it reminded me of an AKBingo segment which required Yuko and someone else to notch up the most paces in 30 seconds using a pedometer. Yuko won brilliantly.
    Thank you for posting. Great fun!

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    • Ohhh have quite a lot written about Ongaku Gatas here as they were one of my most favorite H!P units ever, and of course the beginning of Manoeri’s ascent to popularity and did you like Nocchi? Nocchi was tied as being my fave in Ongaku Gatas…she released a solo album a bit later after her graduation but the music was somewhat so so but there were some good tracks on it….it posted here too =). U~n I’ve got like just about every episode of H!M on disc with the exception of some of their very early episodes which were lost when some of my discs got damaged in storage =/….if I’m going to start this Friday posts up again then I’ll surely be doing more H!M reminiscing posts and I actually still have that Ikewaki Chizuru shashinshuu post in drafts but am probably going to post each book singly as separate posts I think. Oh and just so that you don’t think me a totally forgetful person the CoCo post is ready but I’ve decided that it’ll be my final post here as it’ll really bookend this blog perfectly ~* I think as they were the very first idol group in which I fell in love with all those years ago and so it’d be only fitting for CoCo to be the final word here typed ^^.

      Aichan had her share of odd art too =P but not on the level of Kamei♥…the format of a choir here was lots of fun and really one of their most creative corners from over the years. Haha Yuko can really get into a challenge for sure! Awesome that you enjoyed these clips as you’ve made them now totally worth posting =).

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      • philipleslie says:

        Even without subs, these clips are still follow-able and great fun, although it’s so useful to have your low-down of what to look forward to. Even though I really enjoy AKBingo, I kind of prefer these MoMusu shows a little more. Maybe because there are fewer members, who are all a little more relaxed on camera, perhaps? Which reminds me, I’ve recently bought the 10th kinentai DVD ‘Thank you My Dearest’. Hopefully it’ll arrive soon. Really looking forward to Coco!


  2. Ivan says:

    so u back in time and rescue the cute turtle😛

    miss her so much, never know anything more about her after she get out H!P
    dont know if her skin problem has solved or anything:\

    hope she is fine now
    but wanted see her again this days ^^

    Kame so cute and funny and so slow on thinking things and doing hahaha

    anyway the best gen of mm :3 kame neko usagi❤

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    • U~n I can never talk too much about Kamei♥ and she’s left us with a treasure trove of shows, moments and songs for the ages. She is doing much better with it from what she’s said awhile back, coincidentally do you know about Akarin’s condition?


      • Ivan says:

        yah agree, but so sad we cant see more her anywhere:\ at least a blog:\
        hmm hope someday she back with a blog😛

        hmm akarin ? i know lot akari with akarin nick name, with one u want know ?
        Suda ?

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        • Kamei♥ appears on Aichan’s blog from time to time although I haven’t checked recently =).

          Oh actually as we were speaking about Kamei’s skin condition she had during her time in Momusu, it had me thinking about Akarin’s (Suda) similar condition and I was just curious if you were aware about it as she’s going through a lot emotionally and has been for quite some time now as she has written on her blog, addressing her fans there properly so they don’t misunderstand and spread awful false rumors.


          • Ivan says:

            hmm i dont know this, dotn follow aichan blog

            oh, well i dont know japanese but i follow akari posts on ske blog(i dont know if she post it on ske blog or in the personal mobile blog, where only japanese or who pay to acess it can see, dont remember well what condition is to see that blog).

            but she looks fine and all good, seeing her always post pics of her on the blog, and recently appear in magazines again

            she looks the same, dont look like shes having much problem with this recently.
            And dont see any news talking about bad condition of her


            • Oh no this is an ongoing condition she has to battle through and she not too long ago wrote at depth about it….

              Akarin suffers from a condition which causes her skin to have a rough appearance at times and I totally wasn’t aware of it until reading her personal blog entry where she explains how she’s long been having treatments at the hospital as well as with a dermatologist but how it’s been difficult to cure the condition as it always seems to reappear even after days of clearing up. I can’t imagine the inner pain it must be causing her as an idol is constantly in the spotlight and literally in a spotlight whenever on stage, in a photo shoot or making an appearance at a variety program. And with HD all around us I’m so happy that Akarin decided to openly speak about her condition and how she’s even changed her diet drastically but to no avail. Akarin says that her condition affects only her face and that some have thought that she hadn’t been taking care of herself in ways of diet and overall health but to the contrary Akarin is most mindful of her personal health and her skin condition isn’t related in that way. I can’t imagine how difficult it must be as being an idol is essentially not unlike being a model with your appearance always up front and center and the self conscious thoughts which can be hard to overcome with such a condition. It’s sad that some may speak ill of her appearance and really it’s due to ignorance of not knowing what she is going through before writing ill advised comments and really no one should ever write such thoughtless things towards anyone in such a manner as it’s just mean spirited to do so =(.

              She had written about her condition at the SKE site and you can read it here:



              • Ivan says:

                true, is a really recent post
                i dont really know about this condition, look like kame skin problem.

                so true, but is hard imagine this seeing she always smilling and looking good on her posts @.@
                hope she manage to get better and dont retire from idol like kame:\, i like her so much

                look really hard going with all this (so bad i dont know japanese :\… sometimes i lost so important informations :\)

                you mean ppl posting bad things or things without meaning to her on the comments of her post ??

                man this look hard to go…really wish she get better soon
                if have someway to say something direct to her:\

                but i think she dont go read my post on her blog:\ or asnwer it…


                • U-n seems very similar to Kamei’s =( and Akarin does manage to keep her condition in check it appears and as she says she really takes care of her body very well with a good diet and everything. Oh I totally don’t sense her wanting to retire anytime soon =) so not to worry and I guess her biggest concern has been with her live t.v. appearances and her appearances at fan events as people will see her close up and perhaps think that she’s not taking care of her skin very well =/….her post is so well thought out and written as she addresses everything head on, so courageous and smart of her =). Well you know that there are inevitably going to be trolls out there whom have nothing good to say and so they’ll pick on her in this way which is really sad and aggravating and most of all very hurtful =(. Oh I’m not so sure about that as from what I’m aware of, idols do tend to read their fan comments as you’ll often times see follow up posts mentioning those very comments from earlier so I’d say write to her on her blog/SKE48 blog =).


                  • Ivan says:

                    well akarin is a joke and funny girl but she is effortful(nerver used this word O.o) and a fight brave girl😛 so i think is this because she dont give up yet (and hope never do this, i love her).
                    yah me neither, she look enjoy a lot stay in the group hehe, i think she can manage to hide really well the skin problem, maybe is not so visible like we thinking ^^

                    tsc, yah always have that type of ppl out there… and they really can hurt someone only with words… making she sad… dont want this, she have a beautyful smile🙂

                    i tryed write other thay in that post… but look like it dont go there… dont know if it go first for manager to see if is something agressive or saying bad things, before autorize it to appear on blog


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