Morning Ranking


2010 Update » モーニング娘。ランキング

I’m not the biggest of Morning Musume fans, but I think I know enough to give this a try. Of the Wonderful Hearts, Morning Musume is my least favorite. I enjoy the music, but have not felt motivated enough to go much beyond that. Initial hesitations came from the size of the group. Too many to form any sort of attachment perhaps, and then the feeling of a choir, no individualized sound. Scanning through their discography tho, I’ve been able to find enough that is enjoyable and still mostly like their more recent releases.

Morning Musume

Morning Musume

As for my first look into the world of Hello! Project, I believe the first Morning Musume song I heard was back around 2003, when I saw the video for Koi no Dance Site. It was a bit quirky, and catchy even, but not enough to get me to check into it any further.

Before I really started listening to Japanese music, another point of introduction to Morning Musume was through Ayaka’s suprise English lessons. Ah, the struggling and muttering of broken English, too cute. Yoshizawa Hitomi stood out for me at the time, as did Konno Asami and Yasuda Kei.

A few of my first purchases from Morning Musume included Souda! We’re Alive and Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, still a couple of my favorites today. I only own about 50 of their songs, but I’ve heard a lot more. One of these days I’ll circle back and pick up some of their older stuff.

Now, on to the rankings and such.

Favorite Songs

Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ (Mattaku Sono Toori Remix)
Souda! We’re Alive
Tsuyoki de Yukouze!

Other Favorites (Singles)

Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
Koi no Dance Site
Koko ni Iruzee!
Naichau Kamo
Osaka Koi no Uta
Pepper Keibu
Resonant Blue

The Girls

Junjun

Junjun

1. Junjun

The Banana Princess is indeed my favorite. Quirky and adorable. One of the two Chinese MM members, during her introduction her Japanese is really cute. She’s gotten much better since then and she’s just fun to watch.

Risa

Risa

2. Risa

She caught my eye in Souda! We’re Alive. Firstly with her little pigtails and perhaps there was something a little bit tomboyish about her. Well, maybe that can be attributed to her voice. It really stood out amongst the crowd and still does today. It’s strong and solid, and deeper than the others. Now she’s all growed up and pretty, not so little anymore. One of the older members in MM (tenure), I hope she sticks around.

Koha

Koha

3. Koha

First of all, let’s get one thing straight: Crack is wack, but it does make for some entertaining idols. Koha is kinda crazy, which is what makes her so much fun. Sure she can’t sing that well, or – at all, whatever, her songs  are catchy, unique and energetic and I seem to enjoy a good lot of them. It’s this one of a kind personality of hers that gives her high marks in my book.

Ai

Ai

4. Ai

I don’t know, she’s a bit boring really, haha. But she has a great voice and she can dance. What I remember from her is being teased by the other girls for her accent. Not sure where she’s from but I always thought that was cute. Also, she has a big mouth, huh,  or something that otherwise makes her characteristically unique.

Reina

Reina

5. Reina

Again, good voice and a decent dancer. What sets her apart tho, well aside from her stick figure (?), is her personality. It’s kind of like, “I know you think I’m hot and I know I’m hot.” That’s the vibe I get anyway. Nothing wrong with that, just a bit off putting in general. She’s fun to watch sometimes.

Sayumi

Sayumi

6. Sayumi

She’s uhhh, squishy? There’s not much to say about her other than she’s cute. She’s probably not got the worst voice of the group, but it’s down there. She and the other girls acknowledge that I think, so it somewhat makes things alright, as you know she’s trying.

Aika

Aika

7. Aika

Another one who has the cute thing going for her, but not much else from what I can tell. She was also part of the awesomeness that is Athena & Robikerottsu, so props for that.

Eri

Eri

8. Eri

This one is sort of a mystery to me. I know she has a decent voice but she doesn’t stand out at all. It’s kind of weird, cause she’s been around for a while.

Linlin

Linlin

9. Linlin

Well, someones got to be last. She’s not too attractive comparatively speaking. Yeah, that little caveat doesn’t make it sound any less harsh. Anyway, I’ve just not seen enough of her to get any sort of impression, favorable or otherwise. From what I can tell, she does have a nice voice tho.

4 Responses to “Morning Ranking”

  1. solo-kun says:

    Hmm, care to elaborate? :)

  2. Murr says:

    >____>

    Eh?!

  3. Vee says:

    I approve of this ranking. *nods*