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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

So … we’ve been at the halfway point for a while now. My original plan was to do this every year, and that certainly doesn’t look feasible at this point. Though getting through half the countdown in one year is some progress, I guess. The countdown covered only PVs up to and including 2007, so all the fantastic videos from 2008 weren’t included. And seeing as how this will continue on into 2009 without honoring the 2008 PVs, here’s a list of the 2008 H!P PVs that I thought were noteworthy, in alphabetical order:

  • Abe Natsumi & Yajima Maimi (°C-ute) – 16sai no Koi Nante (1213 Ver.)
  • Berryz Koubou – Dschinghis Khan
  • Berryz Koubou – MADAYADE
  • Dschinghis Khan × Berryz Koubou – Dschinghis Khan Tartar Mix (β Ver.)
  • Buono! – Gachinko de Ikou!
  • Buono! – Kiss! Kiss! Kiss!
  • Buono! – Renai♥Rider
  • Buono! – Rottara Rottara
  • °C-ute – FOREVER LOVE
  • °C-ute – Edo no Temari Uta II
  • MilkyWay – Anataboshi
  • MilkyWay – Tan Tan Taan!
  • Morning Musume。 – Resonant Blue (Another Ver.)
  • Shugo Chara Egg! – Minna no Tamago
  • Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume。) – Papancake

Sorry I don’t have anything more exciting. This countdown should (hopefully) pick up again in January.

 

CUZ I DONT DO REVIEWS YO

this is a DIALOGUE on the nature of computation brought to you by °C-ute or actually just THE AIRI AND MAIMI SHOW cuz everybody else is like wut im a computer n00b i dont even know how to type zomgwtf but AIRI AND MAIMI are like SUPER FREAKING GENIUSES or something and they totally know everything about computers and programming and data structures and algorithms and complexity theory and all that

because contrary to popular belief °C-ute is actually short for

°COMPUTE

thats right THATS A DASH your supposed to fill in the missing letters duh

(betcha didnt know that huh?)

WUT

 

oh hay look its °C-ute in the middle of their STRUCTURE AND INTERPRETATION OF COMPUTER PROGRAMS class and today their going over HIGHER ORDER PROCEDURES and how to call a procedure using another procedure as an argument or even reflexively using the procedure itself

 

so erika and mai are like WUUUHHHHHH???? but airi and maimi totally know wuts going on cuz their like SUPER FREAKING GENIUSES and their already jumping ahead to next weeks topic…..

 

and airi goes hey check this out zomglolololololol

 

… one level of embedding …

 

….. TWO levels of embedding …..

 

……. FOUR LEVELS OF EMBEDDING ……..

 

……… EIGHT LEVELS OF EMBEDDING IS THAT AMAZING OR WUT OMG???!!! ………

 

XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

 

and maimis like WUT

 

and airis like RECURSION B****ES!!!

 

but maimis like STFU N00B that terminates after only eight iterations

betcha cant do an infinite loop wut

 

so airi sez OH YEAH WELL CHECK THIS OUT

 

(define (FOREVER x)
  (display x) (FOREVER x))
(FOREVER "LOVE ")

 

SEE IT PRINTS OUT LOVE AND RECURSIVELY CALLS ITSELF SO IT CAN PRINT OUT LOVE AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN

its like LOVE …….. FOREVER!!!!!

 

wut

 

FOREVER LOVE

get it? GET IT??!!!

 

but maimis like SRSLY zomgrofl THAT IS SO TRIVIAL IT MAKES THE TRIVIAL GROUP LOOK NONCOMMUTATIVE lol

 

NONCOMMUTATIVE?????!!!!!!!

I OWN TSUUGAKU VECTOR☂

I AM THE LIVING EMBODIMENT OF THE INNER PRODUCT OF ANY TWO VECTORS IN A HILBERT SPACE

 

cuz thats like CONJUGATE SYMMETRY

which when restricted to a real scalar field means that under the inner product any two vectors COMMUTE

FOR REAL

 

oh yeah well thats nothing compared to the Y COMBINATOR

 

(lambda (f)
  ((lambda (x) (f (lambda (y) ((x x) y))))
   (lambda (x) (f (lambda (y) ((x x) y))))))

 

your procedure is so weak it needs a name zomglol

WITH THE Y COMBINATOR YOU CAN DO ANONYMOUS RECURSION ZOMGAWESOME

 

(((lambda (f)
   ((lambda (x) (f (lambda (y) ((x x) y))))
    (lambda (x) (f (lambda (y) ((x x) y))))))
  (lambda (p) (lambda (s) (display s) (p s))))
 "LOVE ")

LOOK NO NAMES WUT

 

………………… O__________________O ……………………

 

THATS RIGHT THE Y COMBINATOR IS SHORT FOR YAJIMA COMBINATOR!!!!!!

 

o rly?

 

YA RLY LAMBDA CALCULUS FTW

 

well lambda calculus is ok but….

 

KAPPA CALCULUS IS THE BEST!!!!!! =(^w^)=

 

and maimis like *facepalm*

 

but then saki butts in and is like

i like SKI calculus cuz its like SAKI but like without the A

 

and airi and maimi are like LOLWUT

 

 

NEXT TIME ON THE AIRI AND MAIMI SHOW FEATURING °C-UTE

WTFAWESOME BATTLE OF THE BRAINZ LIKE ZOMG

 

SUPER FREAKING GENIUS IDOLS DISCUSS COMBINATORY LOGIC AND FORMAL GRAMMARS AND THE CHOMSKY HIERARCHY AND THE COMPUTATIONAL EQUIVALENCE OF RECURSION AND TURING MACHINES!!!!!!

 

and °C-ute perform AN INTERPRETIVE DANCE interpreting THE RUNTIME EXECUTION OF A SCHEME INTERPRETER INTERPRETING ITS OWN SOURCE CODE

 

LOLWUT kthxbai <33333333 XD

 

Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

At this rate, we’ll get to the #1 video in the year 2023 or so…

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

After a three-month hiatus, the Countdown continues! And you thought I’d abandoned it!

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

Like I totally don’t have an exam to study for tomorrow.

Actually I don’t. But I should have an exam tomorrow.

In any case, there’s one Friday.

But…

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

Welcome to yet another installment of Kawaiirrhea Goes on a Rampage and Invokes Left and Right the Names of Topic After Topic That Should Never Be Mentioned in Connection with Hello! Project.

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

More!

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

My last post has apparently sparked a “laugh riot” of a debate that’s now more than three times as long as my original post. If you haven’t seen it yet, you may find it worth reading. Or maybe not.

As always, I appreciate your feedback, positive or negative. It’s always good to know how effective my communication is.

And now, on to the next batch:

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

The next 5 PVs:

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Digression:

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. Since classes actually started this week (yesterday), I’ve had less time to devote to blogging, so I’ll probably post less frequently. Unless I feel like sacrificing my grades to the Altar of Tsunku … which is mighty tempting. I’m actually skipping a class right now to write this. Terrible, I know. But this is more interesting.

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

Onward!

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In compiling my top 100 PV countdown, I’ve now run into a roadblock, as I’m about to introduce the first Morning Musume video on the countdown. Unfortunately, I can’t discuss it properly without putting it into perspective first. The reason is because there are only two acts in all of H!P history for which my enjoyment hasn’t been relatively uniform but rather concentrated on distinct periods. They are Morning Musume and Maki Goto, and Gocchin isn’t as significant since her later era ended after only three singles and my enjoyment of her earlier work is pretty uniform. So I’m posting this entry as a framework in which to evaluate the MoMusu videos.

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

Now … on to #95:

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Further thoughts regarding that great pi sequence from Buono!’s “Honto no Jibun” PV:

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

It has begun! :-) (see previous post for details)

But before it actually begins, I’m going to hand out some honorable mentions. In fact I’m going to hand out 20 honorable mentions. This is actually a shameless, thinly veiled excuse to produce a Top 120 countdown without bothering to rank or discuss the bottom 20. But still … these were the noteworthy videos that almost made the cut. And there were some pretty difficult decisions to make, so I feel they all deserve a mention.

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Countdown! The Top 100 Hello! Project PVs

 

Disclaimer: I’m sorry; I have a tendency to burst out into bizarre math (and compsci and physics and linguistics and … and [field of index n] and …) references every now and then. If you get confused, don’t worry about it. It’s not essential to the content of the post. If you’re intrigued, though, I would recommend researching these topics further. Wikipedia is usually a good place to start. A little extra knowledge is rarely a bad thing.

I. On Rankings

Assembling rankings is definitely a favorite pastime with many H!P fans. People seem to put up new lists of their favorite H!P members, songs, etc., every other day. There are even online tools to assist people in satisfying their cravings.

I must say, though, I feel uncomfortable ranking individual members, even though I do have my favorites and my not-so-favorites. It’s kind of like discussing with your friends the order in which they matter to you. Even though it’s a discussion of perfect strangers, they’re still people…. I don’t know; it just doesn’t feel quite right. Though I don’t mean to criticize anyone else at all; everyone has their own approach to enjoying what they like. As for me, I’d much rather judge a piece of artwork than judge the artist who produces it.

And indeed, I’m not averse to compiling a ranking of H!P releases. For the last month or so, I’ve endeavored to produce a ranking of my favorite H!P PVs. It seemed like a natural thing to do, given that the music video/promotional video (whatever you want to call it) is my sixth favorite art form.* So I set about compiling a list of my top 20 and realized that there were quite a lot of videos out there that I hadn’t even seen yet. So I started watching them. And so … the list gradually grew from 20 …

… to …

… 100.

That’s right. I now have a list of my favorite 100 Hello! Project PVs.

And I’m going to discuss them all. In order.

And it’s going to be awesome.

* After the novelette, the quine, the puzzle, the cartographic map, and the tool-assisted video game simulation, particularly its dominant genre of speedruns. (Please don’t ask me what else is in my top ten. It’s like comparing apples and orthogonal bases.) Though I would be quite pleasantly surprised to see Hello! Project novelettes, quines, (original) puzzles, maps, and speedruns…

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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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