Hello! Project Countdown 2013 ~Hello & Good Bye~

In 2013, Hello! Project held a concert called Hello! Project Countdown 2013 ~Hello & Good Bye~, featuring graduated H!P members as some of the acts performing on stage, along with several current H!P and UFA members. The concert was held on December 31st, 2013 at Nakano Sun Plaza, and was made available for national live viewing (in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea); you could purchase tickets and see the show at the local cinema. They also recorded it and announced the release of the concert on DVD and Blu-Ray; three discs for the DVD release and two discs for the Blu-Ray release.

Current members of H!P and UFA, as well as graduated members from Morning Musume (Morning Musume OG) and graduated members from Hello! Project (Hello! Project OG) participates in this concert. Several other artists also managed by UFA participates in this concert. They even announced the debut of a new group at this concert. It was revealed to be a group between Tasaki Asahi (UFA, not H!P) & Hasegawa Moemi (UFA, not H!P), their name: Bitter & Sweet.

The show was split in two, the first part running from 16:30pm to 21:00pm, the second part from 23:00pm to 03:00am. 


list of who performed which songs at the concert: 


Dream Morning Musume sang Love Machine, Summer Night Town, Renai Revolution 21
Ishiguro Aya, Ishikawa Rika & Iida Kaori sang Tanpopo
Nakazawa Yuko, Abe Natsumi, Ishiguro Aya & Iida Kaori sang Morning Coffee
Yuko Nakazawa sang Kuyashi Namida Porori;
Taiyou to Ciscomoon sang Tsuki to Taiyou, Uchuu de La Ta Ta, Magic of Love, HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou, Gatamekira
Melon Kinenbi sang Akai Freesia, This is Unmei, Saa! Koibito ni Narou, Onegai Miwaku no Target
Yuki Maeda sang Kenchana~Daijoubu~
Michiyo Heike sang GET
and everyone sang Ai wa Katsu, Miagete Goran Yoru no Hooshi wo and Aruiteru.


And some MC Highlights:

Melon Kinenbi was AWESOME, but they’re not coming back to life… Ayumi Shibata is trying to restart a music career (she is releasing her debut album in February of 2014, covering one of the songs sung (by someone else) at this concert; Ima Sugu Kiss Me), but not as MkB. Nakazawa pried a «the year after next» out of Tsunku for when Dream Morning is going back into action.

During a Sayu x Mikitty MC corner, they were talking about Mikitty’s 25 day stint as leader. They had the following exhange about her resignation:
Miki: I can laugh about it now but at that time I wanted to die.
Sayu: I don’t have any memories of Fujimoto-san as a leader
Miki: I never even got to do a “Ganbatte ikimasshoi” (=»Let us go do our best!»).

Other notes:

A lot of people were surprised Maki Goto (3rd gen Musume, one of the most famous ones, dubbed THE ACE back in 1999) didn’t show. Mari Yaguchi probably didn’t show because of her recend scandal (adultery).



Participants (members and groups featured on this site, who appears at the concert, are in bold):


-Morning Musume
-Morning Musume OG:
1st gen: Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi
2nd gen: Yasuda Kei
4th gen: Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi
5th gen: Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Ogawa Makoto
6th gen: Tanaka Reina, Fujimoto Miki
7th gen: Kusumi Koharu
8th gen: Mitsui Aika
-Dream Morning Musume
-Berryz Kobo
-°C-ute
-S/mileage
-Juice=Juice
-Hello! Pro Kenshuusei
-Taiyou to Ciscomoon
Kominato Miwa, Shinoda Miho, Inaba Atsuko
-Melon Kinenbi
Shibata Ayumi, Ohtani Masae, Murata Megumi, Saito Hitomi

-Hello! Project OG:
Heike Michiyo
Matsuura Aya
Maeda Yuki
Miyoshi Erika
Mano Erina
-Other acts (bands)
Sharam Q
THE Possible
Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
LoVendoЯ
Bitter & Sweet
-Other acts (singers)
Kikkawa Yuu
Miyasato Kana
Watase Maki
Nakajima Takui
Matsubara Takeshi
Eric Fukusaki
Horiuchi Takao

[Note saying they are recording for the release of a DVD]


Concert SET LIST


01. Opening

02. Oheso no Kunikara Konnichiwa /HP trainee

03. Tenmade Nobore! / H!P Traniee feat. Juice=Juice
04. MC /Juice=Juice
05. Ijiwaru Shinaide Dakishimete yo/ Juice=Juice
06. Watashi ga Iu mae ni Dakishimenakya ne/ Juice=Juice

07.MC/ Sawayaka Goro・Miyazaki Yuka・Kikkawa Yu・Up Up girls (Kari)

◆◆ Saho; Juice=Juice is so fresh but we have spent bitter days for three years and improved our abilities. So I wanna compete our performances someday!

08. Konna watashi de Yokattara /Kikkawa yuu
09. Kokokara Hajimarunda! / Kikkawa Yuu (BD:UpUp Girls)

10. Eeka!? /Smileage
11.MC / Smileage
12. Yattaruchan /Smileage
13.「Ii yatsu」/Smileage
14.Uchoten Love/ Smileage

15.MC/ Tsugunaga Momoko・Fukuda Kanon・Miyasato Kanae・Mano Erina
◆◆ Fukuda Kanon: I graduate from Cinderella character and I was worried what to do next. But, Looking at Tsugunaga-san on some TV program, I’ve decided I’ll do too!
◆◆ Mano: When I graduate from Hello!, you told me «I’ve lost a friend to eat lunch together». Well, are you okay now? 
Momo: Ahh, sometimes, I’m eating lunch looking at a wall.

16. Kamome Cho I choume/ Miyasato Kanae

17.NEXT MY SELF/ Mano Erina
18.Genkimono de Ikou! / Mano Erina (BD Smileage)

19.MC / Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Melon Kinenbi
◆◆ Melon was surprised at the Digital glow sticks. 
Shibata: I got nervous so much! 
Yoshizawa: Well, I’ll sing instead of you
Shibata: No way!

20. Akai Fresia / Melon Kinenbi
21.This is Unmei/Melon Kinenbi

22.MC/ Michishige Sayumi・Takahashi Ai・Niigaki Risa
** Rival Survival’s outfits.
◆◆ Sayu: My big memory of this year is my bus tour.
I seriously realized I can’t sing well at all!
So I decided, next time, I ‘ll fill all time with my talks
◆◆ Takahashi Ai: Including engage, I had trouble in my throat this year. I could notice a lot of things. thanks so much.
◆◆ Sayu: What do you thing about my act as MM leader?
Ai: you are reliable. 
Sayu: Yay!!
Gaki-san: looking your TV, I am impressed. you have grown well!

23. Kono Ai wo Kasanete / Takahashi Ai・Niigaki Risa
◆◆ Takahashi Ai kiss to Niigaki Risa.

24.MC Takahashi Ai・Nigaki Risa・Michishige SAyumi・Tanaka Reina・Mitsui Aika
◆◆ Niigaki: Well, Our period seems to be named «Platinum generations»
Sayu: Yeah, but I wanna appreciate us by them, while we have acted.
Takahashi: Yes yes! I think so!

25. Onna to Otoko no lullaby Game /Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Mitsui Aika
26. Mikan/ Takanashi Ai, Niigaki Risa,Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Mitsui Aika

27.MC/ Ishikawa Rika・Yoshizawa Hitomi

28. Motto Zutto Issyo ni Itakatta / Berryz Kobo
29.MC / Berryz Kobo
◆◆ Momoko: Ahh, All of Berryz are over 18. 
So we can appear on all parts.
Umm, we become older..
Oops! Nakazawa Yuuko-san is also here!! XD

30. Golden China Town / Berryz Kobo
31. Rock Erotic /Berryz Kobo
32. Special Generation / Berryz kobo

33.MC / Ishikawa Rika Maeda Yuki, Fujimoto Miki, Tsuji Nozomi Satoda Mai
◆◆ Yoshizawa: Tsuji-chan? Can you teach Math to your children?
Tsuji: I can still teach her homework.
Because they don’t learn multiplication yet! 
Yoshizawa: Well, try it! 7 x 8=?
Tsuji: 56!
Yoshizawa: Good! ,well 7×7=?
Tsuji: 48!
** of course, it’s 49

34. Kenchana~Daijoubu~ / Maeda Yuki
35. Dekoboko Seventeen/ Tsuji Nozomi Tsugunaga Momoko
36. Narihajimeta Koi no Bell/Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa HItomi Satoda Mai, Mano Erina, Sengoku Minami
37. Uwaki na Honey Pie / Ishikawa Rika Fujimoto Miki Satoda Mai

intermission – 10 minute break

Live viewing cinemas played Morning Musume’s Taiyou MV, Juice=Juice’s Ijiwaru MV during the break.

7:00pm

MC – Aika, Shimizu -> Asahi and Moemi (Bitter & Sweet) appear!
27. Tegami – Bitter & Sweet
Asahi (Keyboard and vocals), Moemi (vocals)
28. Install (インストール) (an original song) – Bitter & Sweet
MC – Momochi, Fuku-chan -> Koharu appears!
29. Koi☆Kana – Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu
30. SAMURAI GIRLS – Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
31. Chopper☆Chopper – Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)

MC – Nakazawa Yuko -> Michiyo Heike and Taiyou to Ciscomoon appear!
32. GET – Michiyo Heike

7:30pm

33. Kuyashi Namida Porori – Nakazawa Yuko (venue turned purple)
34. Tsuki to Taiyou – Taiyou to Ciscomoon
MC – Taiyou to Ciscomoon
35. Uchuu de La Ta Ta – Taiyou to Ciscomoon
36. Magic of Love – Taiyou to Ciscomoon

Countdown Party Lottery (Yossie, Rika, Kenshuusei Nanami, Kurumi, Taguchi, Hamaura)
*one of the lottery prizes is 5,000 yen cash money from Tsunku!

37. What is LOVE? – Morning Musume. ’14
MC – Morning Musume. ’14

8:00pm

38. Help Me!! – Morning Musume. ’14
39. Brainstorming – Morning Musume. ’14
40. Wagamama Kinomama Ai no Joke – Morning Musume. ’14
41. Dokkan Capriccio – Morning Musume. ’14

42. Romantic Ukare Mode – Fujimoto Miki
fans were kneeling down on the ground just like old times

MC – Sayumi, Miki -> C-ute appears!
43. Aitte Motto Zanshin – C-ute
MC – C-ute

8:30pm

44. Tokai no Hitorigurashi – C-ute
45. Crazy Kanzen na Otona
46. Kiss Me Aishiteru – C-ute

MC – ALL (Nanchatte Countdown) – a fake Countdown clock to Midnight was put up for the under 18 years of age members
47. Aozora ga itsumademo tsuzuku you na mirai de are! – ALL

end Part 1 @ 8:47pm (just before curfew)

Part 2 Begin!

- 11pm -

1. Hana to ojisan – Abe Natsumi, Horiuchi Takao
2. Kimi no hitomi wa 10000 boru – Horiuchi Makoto
3. Matsuura Aya – Dearest
4. GAM – THANKS

# MC – Iikubo Haruna & Wada Ayaka => Hasegawa Moemi

5. Bitter&Sweet – Bitter&Sweet

# MC – Ishikawa, Sawayaka Goro, Miyoshi

6. Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart – Ishikawa Rika & Miyoshi Erika
7. Ai ~Suite Room~ – Ishikawa Rika & Miyoshi Erika
8. I know – Matsuura Aya => All

MC – Tsunku, Watase Maki, Ishiguro Aya … ( A lot of people lol)
COUNTDOWN !

-00.00-

9. Love Machine – Dream Morning Musume

MC – Tsunku, Dream Morning Musume comment

10. Summer Night Town - Dream Morning Musume
11. Ren’ai Revolution 21 – Dream Morning Musume

MC – °C-ute (W/ hagiwara Mai)

12. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku – Nakajima Saki, Yajima Maimi, Suzuki Airi, Okai Chisato, Kanazawa Tomoko
13. Chou Happy Song – Berryz Kobo x °C-ute (Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi & Okai Chisato)

MC – Yasuda Kei, Ishikawa Rika & Iida Kaori

14. Tanpopo – Ishiguro Aya, Ishikawa Rika & Iida Kaori
15. Morning Coffe – Nakazawa Yūko, Abe Natsumi, Ishiguro Aya & Iida Kaori

16. Baby! Koi ni Knock Out – Yasuda Kei, Yoshizawa Hitmo & Ogawa Makoto

MC. 6ki MC (Michishige Sayumi x Tanaka Reina)

17. 880 yen – Lovendor

-01:00-

18. BINGO – Lovendor
19. Party time – Guardian 4
20. Hare Ame Nochi Suki♥ – Abe Natsumi
21. Itoshiki Hito – Abe Natsumi
22. HEY! Mahiru no Shinkirou – Taiyou to Ciscomoon
23. Gatamekira – Taiyou to Ciscomoon

MC. Kikkawa Yuu, The possible & Up up girl (kari)

24. Young DAYS!! – THE Possible
25. Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory! – THE Possible

MC. Shimizu Saki, Tokunaga Chinami, Sudo Maasa, Yajima Maimi & Okai Chisato

26. Renai Rider – Buono!
27. Onegai Miwaku no Target – Melon Kenbi

MC. Melon Kenbi

28. Saa! Koibito ni Narou – Melon Kenbi
29. Hatano Wakaba – Melon Kenbi

MC. All Leader

30. Oh my friends – Lovendor
31. Real – Lovendor
32. Ridge no Dengon – Tanimura Yumi, Lovendor, Asahi Tasaki & Kyozuka Taise

MC. – Tanimura Yumi, LoVendoЯ, Harada Eiko, Taisei, Tazaki Asahi, Hayashi Tabasa, Matsubara Takeshi, Eric

33. Ai wa katsu – All
34. Miagete goran yoru no hoshi wo – All

35. Single Bed – Sharan Q
36. Sora o Minayo – Sharan Q
37. Sora wo mina yo- Matsubara, Eric, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
38. Jailhouse Rock – Nakajima Takui, Taisei, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
39. Joukyou Monogatari – Nakajima Takui, Taisei, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
40. BELIEVE IN LOVE – Watase Maki, LoVendoЯ, Hatake, Taisei, Makoto, Nakajima Takui, Tasaki, Hayashi, Matsubara, Eric
41. Ima sugu kiss me – Watase Maki, LoVendoЯ, Hatake, Taisei, Makoto, Nakajima Takui, Tasaki, Hayashi, Matsubara, Eric

MC – Tsunku, Sawayaka Goro, Watase Maki, LoVendoЯ, Hatake, Taisei, Makoto, Nakajima Takui, Tasaki, Hayashi, Matsubara, Eric => All

42. Aruiteru/All


DVD/BLU-RAY SET LIST


The DVD and Blu-Ray have the same track list, but on the DVD it is spread over three discs and on Blu-Ray over two discs. It is almost identical to the concert set list, but is missing the performance by Miyasato Kanae from the 1st act, and from the second act an MC is missing as well as these performances: 

Ai wa katsu - All
Miagete goran yoru no hoshi wo – All

Single Bed – Sharan Q
Sora o Minayo – Sharan Q
Sora wo mina yo- Matsubara, Eric, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
Jailhouse Rock – Nakajima Takui, Taisei, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
Joukyou Monogatari – Nakajima Takui, Taisei, Makoto (Sharan Q), Uozumi Yuki, Miyazawa Marin, Tasaki, Hayashi
BELIEVE IN LOVE – Watase Maki, LoVendoЯ, Hatake, Taisei, Makoto, Nakajima Takui, Tasaki, Hayashi, Matsubara, Eric
Ima sugu kiss me – Watase Maki, LoVendoЯ, Hatake, Taisei, Makoto, Nakajima Takui, Tasaki, Hayashi, Matsubara, Eric

Set list for dvd/blu-ray:

OPENING~MC
おへその国からこんにちは by Hello! Project Kenshuusei
天まで登れ!by Hello! Project Kenshuusei
MC
イジワルしないで 抱きしめてよ by Juice=Juice
私が言う前に抱きしめなきゃね(MEMORIAL EDIT) by Juice=Juice
MC
こんな私でよかったら by You Kikkawa
ここから始まるんだ! by You Kikkawa
ええか!? by S/mileage
MC
ヤッタルチャン by S/mileage
「良い奴」 by S/mileage
有頂天LOVE by S/mileage
NEXT MY SELF by Erina Mano
元気者で行こう! by Erina Mano
MC
Akai Freesia by Melon Kinenbi
This is Unmei by Melon Kinenbi
MC
この愛を重ねて by Ai Takahashi & Risa Niigaki
MC
女と男のララバイゲーム by Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka and Aika Mitsui
みかん by Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka and Aika Mitsui
MC
もっとずっと一緒に居たかった by Berryz Kobo
MC
ゴールデン チャイナタウン by Berryz Kobo
ROCKエロティック by Berryz Kobo
スッペシャル ジェネレ~ション by Berryz Kobo
MC
Kenchana -Daijoubu- by Yuki Maeda
デコボコセブンティーン by 辻 希美 & 嗣永桃子
鳴り始めた恋のBELL by Ongaku Gatas
浮気なハニーパイ by Mai Satoda, Rika Ishikawa, Miki Fujimoto
MC
手紙 by Bitter & Sweet
インストール by Bitter & Sweet
MC
恋☆カナ by Koharu Kusumi
SAMURAI GIRLS by Up Up Girls (Kari)
チョッパー☆チョッパー by Up Up Girls (Kari)
MC
GET by Michiyo Heike
Kuyashi Namida Porori by Yuko Nakazawa
Tsuki to Taiyou by Taiyou to Ciscomoon
MC
Uchuu de La Ta Ta by Taiyou to Ciscomoon
Magic of Love by Taiyou to Ciscomoon
What is LOVE? by Morning Musume
MC
Help me!! by Morning Musume
ブレインストーミング by Morning Musume
わがまま 気のまま 愛のジョーク by Morning Musume
ドッカ~ン カプリッチオ by Morning Musume
ロマンティック 浮かれモード by Miki Fujimoto
MC
愛ってもっと斬新 by ℃-ute
MC
都会の一人暮らし by ℃-ute
Crazy 完全な大人 by ℃-ute
Kiss me 愛してる by ℃-ute
MC~なんちゃってカウントダウン~
青空がいつまでも続くような未来であれ! by All Cast

OPENING~花と小父さん by Horiuchi Takao + Natsumi Abe
MC
君のひとみは10000ボルト by Horiuchi Takao
MC
dearest. by Aya Matsuura
MC
Thanks! by GAM
Bitter & Sweet by Bitter & Sweet
MC
恋する・エンジェル・ハート by v-u-den
MC
愛~スイートルーム~ by v-u-den
MC
I know by Aya Matsuura
MC~2014年カウントダウン~
LOVE Machine by Dream Morning Musume
MC
Summer Night Town by Dream Morning Musume
Renai Revolution 21 by Dream Morning Musume
君は自転車 私は電車で帰宅 by ℃-ute+ Tomoko Kanazawa
超HAPPY SONG by Berryz Kobo × ℃-ute
Tanpopo by Tanpopo
Morning Coffee by 1st gen Morning Musume: Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, Natsumi Abe, Aya Ishiguro
BABY! 恋に KNOCK OUT! by Pucchimoni
MC
880円 by LoVendoЯ
MC
BINGO by LoVendoЯ
PARTY TIME by Guardians4
晴れ 雨 のち スキ ♥ by Natsumi Abe
MC
愛しき人 by Natsumi Abe
HEY! Mahiro no Shinkirou by T&C Bomber
MC
Gatamekira by Taiyou to Ciscomoon
ヤング DAYS!! by THE Possible
全力バンザーイ!My Glory! by THE Possible
恋愛・ライダー by Buono!
お願い魅惑のターゲット by Melon Kinenbi
MC
さぁ! 恋人になろう by Melon Kinenbi
さあ、早速盛り上げて 行こか~!! by Melon Kinenbi
Oh my friends! by LoVendoЯ
MC
Real by LoVendoЯ
MC
歩いてる by All Cast


LINKS


Oricon | natalie.mu | H!P Special site | sponichi.co.jp I | sponichi.co.jp II

Blog posts with pictures from Old School members:

Hitomi Saitou (2013.12.20)

Kaori Iida (2014.01.012013.12.08)

Kei Yasuda (2014.01.012013.12.24, 2013.12.16)

Atsuko Inaba (2013.12.14)

Miwa Kominato (2014.01.012013.12.282013.12.14, 2013.12.13)

Masae Ohtani (2014.01.012014.01.012013.12.312013.12.19, 2013.12.19)

Aya Ishiguro (2014.01.01)

Yuko Nakazawa (2014.01.01)

Natsumi Abe (2014.01.012014.01.012014.01.01, 2014.01.01)

 

Michiyo Heike

Left and middle: Murata Megumi, Hitomi Saito, Mai Satoda, Yuki Maeda, Miho Shinoda, Miwa Kominato. Michiyo Heike, Atsuko Inaba, Ayumi Shibata, Masae Ohtani

Right: Yuki Maeda, Michiyo Heike, Atsuko Inaba, Hitomi Saito 

Left: Michiyo Heike, Yuki Maeda, Atsuko Inaba, Hitomi Saito

Middle: Murata Megumi, Hitomi Saito, Mai Satoda, Yuki Maeda, Miho Shinoda, Miwa Kominato. Michiyo Heike, Atsuko Inaba, Ayumi Shibata, Masae Ohtani

Right: Makoto Ogawa, Atsuko Inaba

Left: Yuki Maeda, Makoto Ogawa

Middle: Miho Shinoda, Atsuko Inaba, Miwa Kominato

Right: Melon Kinenbi

Left: Melon Kinenbi

Middle: Dream Morning Musume

Right: Yuko Nakazawa, Kaori Iida, Kei Yasuda

Blog post at Mami Suenaga's blog (ex-Sheki-dol) stating that rumours saying she will participate at this event is false. I think someone is still holding a grudge here...

Blog post at Mami Suenaga's blog (ex-Sheki-dol) stating that rumours saying she will participate at this event is false. I think someone is still holding a grudge here...