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3:27 am - 09/14/2013

Morning Musume Wants You To Forget The Past!

This is a CM that is currently promoting Morning Musume's new single as well as their current lineup. Also it is for MM's 16th anniversary, which I forgot to mention when submitting this post.

Translation for the yellow texts:
"Gone is the Morning Musume。 you once knew.
We’ll improve both ourselves and idol world.
It’s an evolution resulted from 16 years long process, not the change that happens abruptly.
10 girls who met by chance to become the 10 girls of destiny.
We won’t give up on becoming the cutest and the coolest.
We’ve become strong enough to carry everyone’s expectation.
The girls who admire that era, are now trying their best to surpass it.
We’ll always stand up no matter what, both in life and idol world.
To stay freshest.
To be the best.
To be the most beloved.
It’s still way too early to decide if we’re finally back to our finest time yet.
Shall we go, then?”

Sources: 1, 2

I think this whole CM is addressing some of the issues that has been going down in the fandom for awhile. For instance some older generation fans have a hard time adjusting to the change of the music direction as well as to the girls themselves. It's a pretty clever idea to acknowledge Morning Musume's past while talking about the present and thinking about the future.
hidders 14th-Sep-2013 05:16 pm (UTC)
I'm 27 and am really enjoying the new gens. They're idols, I can't really 'connect' to them anyway but it's nice to be able to watch them grow for once. I started following them closer back in the platinum era but they weren't really growing as a group.
kushina 14th-Sep-2013 07:57 pm (UTC)
I find myself listening to them on a weekly basis. Even though they're younger, their music is very refreshing. It's a shame about platinum, they had so much potential but that's in the past and I'm getting used to the new gen.
sundaetea 14th-Sep-2013 07:59 pm (UTC)
No yeah Platinum era was a really cool era, but UFP just didn't know how to promote them. I'm pretty sure that if they had the amount of promotions that this era is getting Platinum era would have been pretty successful as well.
hidders 14th-Sep-2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
Exactly. And the pandas! They got pushed to the sides and to the back...
taylorniw 15th-Sep-2013 02:17 am (UTC)
If anything the Platinum era is when the decline sort of plateau'ed, which I don't think they get enough credit for. The fact that they stayed in the same general sales range for four years with such bad promotion is pretty impressive.

That, and performance-wise, they were easily the best lineup MM has ever had.

Edited at 2013-09-15 02:18 am (UTC)
taciturndream 15th-Sep-2013 10:48 pm (UTC)
Aaah this comment is gold, I agree so much!
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