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Having done The Best of H!P: 2008, I’m now stepping back a year. 2007, after all, was the year I was introduced to H!P…

So here goes…

The Categories.

  • Best Album — Best compilation of recordings in an album or mini-album format.
  • Best Single — Best release in the single format. All tracks are taken into consideration.
  • Best Recording — Best overall individual track.
  • Best Composition — Most musically meritorious track.
  • Best Lyrics — Most lyrically laudable track.
  • Best Instrumental Performance — Most instrumentally impressive track.
  • Best Vocal Performance — Most vocally virtuoso track.
  • Best PV — Best music/promotional video.

The Contenders.

BEST ALBUM

  1. Kirarin☆Land — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  2. 4th Ai no Nanchara Shisuu — Berryz Koubou
  3. ☆☆☆ — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  4. 1st GAM ~Amai Yuuwaku~ — GAM

BEST SINGLE

  1. Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba — Berryz Koubou
  2. Hana wo Pu~n / Futari wa NS — Kira☆Pika
  3. Chance! — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  4. Happy☆彡 — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)

BEST RECORDING

  1. “Seishun Oodoori” — Berryz Koubou
  2. “Ai no Suki Suki Shisuu Joushouchuu” — Berryz Koubou
  3. “Ichaicha Summer” — GAM
  4. “Haru Beautiful Everyday” — Morning Musume.

BEST COMPOSITION

  1. “VERY BEAUTY” — Berryz Koubou [composed by Tsunku; arranged by Suzuki Shunsuke]
  2. “Tsuugaku Vector ☂” — °C-ute [composed by Tsunku; arranged by Hirata Shouichirou]
  3. “Hand made CITY” — Morning Musume. [composed by Tsunku; arranged by Suzuki Daichi Hideyuki]
  4. “Chance!” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.) [composed by Oda Tetsurou; arranged by Iehara Masaki]

BEST LYRICS

  1. “Hana wo Pu~n” — Kira☆Pika [lyrics by YumYum]
  2. “Oyaji no Kokoro ni Tomotta Chiisa na Hi ~Duet Version~” — Satoda Mai with Fujioka Fujimaki [lyrics by Fujioka Fujimaki]
  3. “Tsuugaku Vector ☂” — °C-ute [lyrics by Tsunku]
  4. “Futari wa NS” — Kira☆Pika [lyrics by YumYum]

BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

  1. “Sakura→Nyuugakushiki” — Berryz Koubou
  2. “⋯H” — GAM
  3. “Shiawase Clover” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  4. “Atsui Tamashii” — GAM

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  1. “Egao” — Matsuura Aya
  2. “Ai Ai Daiko” — Maeda Yuki
  3. “Ai no Fune” — GAM
  4. “LIFE” — Goto Maki

BEST PV

  1. “Chance!” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  2. “Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba” — Berryz Koubou
  3. “Honto no Jibun” — Buono!
  4. “Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA” — Morning Musume. Tanjou 10nen Kinentai

This is a semi-response to Amy’s recent poll. It’s not a complete response because I have nothing to say for a bunch of these categories, and furthermore, I think it’s much more useful to have a few top picks in each category than just one winner. Probably the main reason why modern-day politics has been in such a slump is that too few jurisdictions have any form of preferential voting in place. Voting for just a single candidate (for example, plurality voting) is a terrible, terrible system. But I digress…

Anyway, in the preferentialist spirit, I will have four top-ranked contenders in each of the following eight categories:

  • Best Album — Best compilation of recordings in an album or mini-album format.
  • Best Single — Best release in the single format. All tracks are taken into consideration.
  • Best Recording — Best overall individual track.
  • Best Composition — Most musically meritorious track.
  • Best Lyrics — Most lyrically laudable track.
  • Best Instrumental Performance — Most instrumentally impressive track.
  • Best Vocal Performance — Most vocally virtuoso track.
  • Best PV — Best music/promotional video.

So without further ado…

BEST ALBUM

  1. Café Buono! — Buono!
  2. Kirari to Fuyu — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  3. 5 (FIVE) — Berryz Koubou
  4. COVER YOU — Morning Musume.

BEST SINGLE

  1. Minna no Tamago — Shugo Chara Egg!
  2. Renai♥Rider — Buono!
  3. Papancake — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  4. FOREVER LOVE — °C-ute

BEST RECORDING

  1. “Love Chick” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.)
  2. “Hoshi no Hitsujitachi” — Buono!
  3. “Sono Bamen de Bibiccha Ikenai jan!” — Morning Musume.
  4. “Minna no Tamago” — Shugo Chara Egg!

BEST COMPOSITION

  1. “Oh! Tomodachi” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.) [composed and arranged by BOUNCEBACK]
  2. “Yume wo Hitotsubu ~Berryz Kamen Ending Theme~” — Berryz Koubou [composed by Tsunku; arranged by Takahashi Yuichi]
  3. “Tan Tan Taan!” — MilkyWay [composed and arranged by Maeyamada Kenichi]
  4. “Hajimari no Uta” — Shugo Chara Egg! [composed by Izumi Noritaka; arranged by Nakano Sadahiro]

BEST LYRICS

  1. “Internet Cupid” — Buono! [lyrics by Masanori Ouchi]
  2. “16sai no Koi Nante” — Abe Natsumi & Yajima Maimi (°C-ute) [lyrics by KAN]
  3. “Papancake” — Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume.) [lyrics by 2°C]
  4. “Last Forever” — Buono! [lyrics by Kawakami Natsuki]

BEST INSTRUMENTAL PERFORMANCE

  1. “Janakya Mottainai!” — Buono!
  2. “Saigo no Natsuyasumi” — v-u-den
  3. “BE” — Berryz Koubou
  4. “Kioku no Meiro” — High-King

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE

  1. “Johnny e no Dengen” — Morning Musume.
  2. “Hanaichimonme” — Matsuura Aya
  3. “Rottara Rottara” — Buono!
  4. “ROMANCE” — Morning Musume.

BEST PV

  1. “Renai♥Rider” — Buono!
  2. “Dschinghis Khan Tartar Mix (β Ver.)” — Dschinghis Khan × Berryz Koubou
  3. “Resonant Blue (Another Ver.)” — Morning Musume.
  4. “Gachinko de Ikou!” — Buono!

Going over the last few installments of Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A, posted in translation at Hello!Online, one might notice a developing interest in mathematics by none other than Michishige Sayumi:

 

2008.03.30
Question: Is there something about which you’ve thought, “Certainly this year, I want to challenge myself with this!”?
Michishige: Math Problems ☆

2008.05.11
Question: Fill in the blank to the right with one word. “I’m surprisingly ___”
Michishige: I’m surprisingly intellectual.
Please try to understand that somehow. m(・-・)m

2008.06.15
Question: Among your fellow members, what about you makes you think, “At this, I definitely can’t lose!”
Michishige: Simultaneous equations!!

 

The evidence is indisputable. Sayumi is a math geek. XD

While her fellow MoMusu are busy with more mundane interests, our Sayumi is off challenging herself with math problems (here, Sayu, try Project Euler) and has apparently discovered the wonders of linear algebra (I’m assuming at least some of those simultaneous equations are linear). No doubt Sayumi has mastered the techniques of Gauss-Jordan elimination, Cramer’s rule, and LU decomposition and is well on her way to achieving world domination.

In addition to this, Sayumi has listed Tetris as a hobby and as a “special skill”. This is by far the geekiest interest I’ve seen in any H!P member. Because Tetris is not your average video game. It is a mind-stretching mathematical puzzle, and several of its subproblems are NP-complete. NP-complete, I tell you! This places it in the class of difficult problems that includes Boolean k-satisfiability, determining the existence of a Hamiltonian path, and Minesweeper.

Sayumi is hardcore.

For this, she gets an Excellence in Unabashed Geekitude Award.

And I still need to give Koharu one, don’t I?

To start things off, I am announcing a new award given to displays of geekiness and/or celebrations of academic topics in music releases in any format, with special attention given to J-Pop releases. Though the first couple of winners are math-oriented, this award is by no means restricted to math-related stuff. If you would like to nominate any recording, PV, concert clip, etc., for this award, please let me know.

2007 was a truly awesome year, not just because I discovered Hello! Project in July 2007, but also because within four months of my discovering H!P, H!P released two works of such overwhelmingly mathtastic awesomeness that (being a math major) my appreciation for H!P went through the roof.

So these are the first two recipients of the Excellence in Unabashed Geekitude Award. Since I have other stuff I need to be doing today, I’ll save the second for later and write up my reasons for awarding the first award now.

Without further ado, the First Excellence in Unabashed Geekitude Award goes to…

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