I'm obviously very genre-biased, but yeah. I love EDM-Musume but it's not perfect; a switch to more hip-hop style drum patterns and slower tempos with that electronic sound would've made some good songs great and great songs even better! Similar with non-EDM H!P music; more syncopated drum rhythms and stronger beats in production would've made a lot of songs more appealing for me.TV Shows
Yeah, I must admit I can be a bit slow keeping up with Hello Station and other stuff, but the main thing that made me a fan in the first place was the girls' TV appearances, whether it was regular guest appearances on Utaban
or their own silly variety shows like Hello! Morning
. Let's bring back skits like the Haromoni Theater Bus Stop! Certain girls like Zukki and Maachan would've been perfect for that.Member ages
This one's a bit iffy; I understand why they're picked young and admittedly some of my all-time favorite members had started early. But it feels weird when everyone is skewing young and the older girls are being nudged into "considering" graduation. I think H!P was at its strongest when it had a good range of ages represented, and variety is always good when you have these many idols vying for attention. Plus I'm getting older myself and it feels awkward knowing I'm older than some of these girls' parents now.
Some older Trainees are still waiting in the wings, let's give them a chance to shine!Idol management
I gotta say, compared to the past, and compared to some other companies I've read about, UFA really does do a decent job taking care of their talents for the most part (such as Manakan and Aika). But sometimes you gotta wonder if they could do better with certain girls. I thought Ai Kago had been punished too harshly for her wrongdoings, and Zukki could've benefitted from better guidance regarding her weight management (could've avoided that rebound late last year). And then there are high performance girls like Riho and Miki who also seem injury prone and deserve some dialing back or some extra breaks, given their increased expectations.T-shirts
I'm sure lots of people will agree with me on this. Kobushi Factory has been wearing some awesome shirts in their recent single's promotion
yet they're not selling this to the public! YOU'RE SITTING ON A GOLD MINE! SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!More US appearances
Okay, now I'm just being selfish.
But wishful thinking, yo! Also if they are gonna have international appearances we need better merchandise for sale than what we were given in Houston!