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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #280 on: August 04, 2015, 05:55:11 AM »
He's apparently producing a song meant to come off like a lullaby.

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #281 on: September 10, 2015, 10:46:47 PM »
There's already a separate thread for this news, but cross-posting it here so there's a record of it in his thread.

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Hello! Project Producer Tsunku♂ Announces His Graduation  
Sep.09.2015

Tsunku♂, producer and primary composer/lyricist for Hello! Project and vocalist of Japanese rock band Sharam Q, announced his graduation from Hello! Project. After raising up several generations of idols beginning with the creation of Morning Musume. in 1997, the “father” of Hello! Project is taking a step back from his “children” as part of his continuing battle with the laryngeal cancer which already claimed his vocal cords.

In his new book “Dakara, Ikiru” (Therefore, I live) which was released on September 10, 2015, Tsunku♂ goes further in depth about the circumstances and innermost thoughts surrounding his current situation. He reveals that he decided to step away after Morning Musume. performed in New York in October of 2014. The book also discusses the months leading up to the surgical removal of his vocal cords the following spring and the struggles he faced with that difficult decision. For someone who devoted more than half their life to music and the raising of new talents, which also included producing music videos and concerts, the pain of losing their singing voice is unimaginable.

Although the days of hearing his deep backing vocals and sometimes incomprehensible Kansai dialect when addressing the members of Hello! Project (or whatever other idols he was working with) may be gone, Tsunku♂ has continued working, even if it has been at a reduced pace. He produced and wrote lyrics for Chu-Z’s 3rd major label single “Tell me why Umarete Kita Imi Wo Shiritai” and a lullaby for songstress Kumiko titled “Umaretekitekurete, Arigatou”. This was in addition to writing the book and several other projects. With more time to spend with his family, Tsunku♂ commented, “I have finally begun to see the world which I had not been able to see until now. I am now able to reflect on all the works that I have created with a new perspective.”

The September 10, 2015 episode of the NHK TV program “NEXT Mirai no Tame ni” will show coverage of Tsunku♂ working as well as spending down time in Hawaii and feature an interview with him and his wife, former model Kanako Idemitsu.
- http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/tsunku-graduation-20150958618.html
- www.amazon.co.jp/「だから、生きる。」-つんく♂ /dp/4103395915

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #282 on: September 13, 2015, 09:47:04 PM »
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For those who care: I've begun translating Tsunku's new book, "Dakara, Ikiru." Here's the prologue:

Tsunku♂ “Dakara, Ikiru” Prologue: A New Step (2015.4)
http://kumomi.org/translations/2015/09/13/tsunku-dakara-ikiru-prologue-a-new-step-2015-4/

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #283 on: September 15, 2015, 01:23:19 AM »
Fantastic post, thank you!
Well worth the read....

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #284 on: September 16, 2015, 07:17:33 AM »

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #285 on: September 19, 2015, 09:09:31 AM »
A condensed version of above with some English speaking
Overlaid the original Japanese


つんく♂さん 声を失っても新たな挑戦 2015.9.9

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #286 on: September 20, 2015, 06:37:01 PM »
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Following the prologue, here's the first chapter of Tsunku's "Dakara, Ikiru."

Tsunku♂ "Dakara, Ikiru" Chapter One: My Final Stage (2013.8 ~ 2014.2)

http://kumomi.org/translations/2015/09/20/tsunku%E2%99%82-dakara-ikiru-chapter-one-my-final-stage-2013-8-2014-2/



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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #291 on: June 19, 2016, 12:55:48 AM »
^ Wonderful news!  :twothumbs

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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #292 on: September 03, 2016, 05:10:34 AM »
I had no idea American insurance company Aflac had operations in Japan so I was pretty shocked when I heard that Tsunku is in a commercial of theirs :nervous
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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #293 on: September 04, 2016, 11:15:54 AM »
Tsunku san was impressed when he first heard 11 year old
Manaka Fukumoto...she didn't audition
for Morning Musume, but she did end up in a girls group...



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Re: The Tsunku Thread (つんく♂)
« Reply #295 on: October 04, 2016, 04:23:22 AM »
Hopefully not like out in the area where I live with all the dinner places :roll:
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