The highly anticipated Hangry & Angry PV is out. And I couldn’t be more excited for it! The song is just amazing. I can’t stop listening to it. It really is one of the best things to comes out of H!P in a long time. I think it’s UFA rather. The single will be released in Japan and the US on November 19th.
The PV is very anime like to me. It feels like it should be Hangry & Angry starring Yoshizawa Hitomi and Ishikawa Rika. But that’s really my only complaint for it. I love that Yossie is being really evil and rockerish. It’s a side of her I really like. Weird faces and all. And Rika acting sweetly, they really balance each other out. They couldn’t have picked two better members.
Also the second outfits are awesome. Especially Rika’s white dress. It’s so pretty and it’s finally an actual lolita dress. In this video it looks like they are picking up were come together left off. They come close to kissing and Rika basically feels up Yossie. Wotas are rejoicing now.
In more important Hangry & Angry news, according to their myspace they are planning a tour in the US and Europe. And on their offical Japanese myspace you can listen to a preview of two of their songs off the CD. http://www.myspace.com/hangryandangry
It was announced earlier today that H!P’s entire Elder Club would be graduating on March 31, 2009. They will only be graduating from Hello!Project and will continue to be apart of UFA. They will continue as artists rather than idols.
The initial shock has not warred off yet. I still can’t fully understand what has just happened. Can it still truly be called H!P without Nachhi or Kei? Or the 4th gen? Or without the mother of H!P herself, Nakazawa Yuuko? All the girls that made H!P rise to glory and made it what it is today are gone, just like that. Without a formal explanation. It’s just a big slap in the face to fans if you ask me. Basically saying “Hey we’re taking away all your idols and there’s nothing you can do about it! Explanations? If you’re lucky we’ll explain it clearly in April.” At least that’s how I take it. It looks like Hangry and Angry will be the first official group not part of H!P.
Well at least with every con there’s a pro. A few people have speculated that maybe they will form a new unit with UFA, an Elder!Project. Letting the respected members continue their career and be in the spotlight more. And letting Hello!Project continue to have the fresh and young feel.
What I think will happen is current solo artists and members will be able to leave UFA if the wish to or continue to remain a part of UFA but have more control over their career. I don’t think all member will become solo artist, it’s unclear who will be. So what happens to the rest of the members? I guess we’ll hopefully find out in passing months.
So here’s a full list of the graduating members.
Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari
Ishikawa Rika was in the fashion sow for the clothing line H. Naoto. However I am not sure of the exact date of the show. She was cosplaying as Angry to promote her new unit with Yossie. Aside from Rika, Konno Asami and Yajima Maimi were also in the show. This fashion show was great exposure for both H.Naoto and H!P.
In case you didn’t know, Hangry and Angry are the mascots for the H.Naoto clothing brand. They even have their own line of clothing. Which is more of punk and lolita style. While H.Naoto as a whole blends together, modern Japanese clothes, lolita, punk, and visual kei. The clothes are really cute but I think they are too similar to the Japanese brand Putumayo. And also similar to Japanese punk brand Sex Pot Revenge. So I wonder what brought about this decision to blend together a fashion label and music? And not just any music H!P.
A new unit was formed within H!P called Hangry and Angry. The two members will be Yoshizawa Hitomi and Ishikawa Rika. I was completely thrown off guard by this. I would never expect something like this to happen in Hello!Project. I aslo didn’t think Yossie and Charm would sound so good together. I know they were in two groups together but they didn’t really do duets. I am really excited to see the PV for this. The song is amazing! I had to have listened to it at least 6 times already. It blends together my two favorite things Jrock and H!P. I think this is a good direction for H!P. They have never done anything like this before This will really increase the fan base. It’s like a darker side of H!P, it’s really good. This is the best songs H!P has had in a while. Their debut single is called Kiss Me Kill Me. Which immediately mades me think of Dir en grey. Because in Diru’s song Child Prey the lyrics to the song is kiss me kill me love me. But that’s good it just brings out the Visual Kei vibe more. This group is just win!
The outfits are equally amazing, but the hair is a little over the top. I think Yossie outfit is better, hands down. It’s very VK. For Rika’s it looks like they wanted to give her a lolita dress. But it just ended up looking weird and tried to much to match Yossie’s dress too much. And does anyone else notice the eye mask Rika is wearing? It looks strangely similar to the one Koda Kumi wore in one of her photo shoots.