Post-Akon

June 15, 2011

The Happy! Project girls attended A-kon in Dallas, Texas this past week! They had a lot of fun performing their concert on Friday for the crowd there.

They also performed various dance covers at the NekoNeko Maid and Host Club. Check out the video they caught of their dance cover of Berryz Koubou’s ‘Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda!’

We are very grateful for all the wonderful people we met there this weekend! We recieved some fantastic support and even gifts from some of our fans. We can’t express how thankful we are for each and every one of you!

We’ll have some more videos from A-kon coming soon! So keep watching for them!

For the rest of the summer the girls will be working on various projects including recording their debut single! We ask for your continued support and love!


Post-Comicpalooza

June 5, 2011

First of all, We would like to thank Comicpalooza for giving us the opportunity to attend and perform there! We all had a lot of fun performing for a new crowd!

Happy! Pro table
Happy! Project table

Friday, We had a table at the Artist Alley where we sold  merchandise. We sold photo cards, member buttons, and cute bunny items. We also displayed costumes we have made and our past performances which changed daily. Giving fans a chance to see some the variety of costuming the girls wear for each performance!

Costume piece
Tara’s costume from Anime-Expo 2009 Hello! Party Performance


Our table was a hit and we sold out on all of our buttons and most of our photo cards by Sunday. Thank you everyone who came by and purchased items!

Saturday Happy! Project had an awesome concert! Fans and Friends were there cheering us on with glow sticks. It made it us so happy. We also made new friends with people who came to see us perform and had never attended a J-pop concert. I hope the new experience was a good one. So thank you everyone for your support!

Picture Credit to Hina Kagiyama

Backstage

Morgan & Kristy backstage at the concert.

Sunday, the girls had fun at their Q&A panel answering questions from the audience and talking about all sorts of behind the scenes stories. The girls talked about where they’ve been and where they are going and where they’d like to go in the future. They had a lot of fun with the audience! A big thank you to all of you who were able to make it despite the late panel time.

Panel

Melissa sharing a story at the Happy! Project Q&A panel

We would like to also thank our staff for helping us with sound, photography, makeup and hair! Also a big thanks to Sephi from Sushicrowd who drove from San Antonio to film the concert!
Thank you to everyone who helped make this event fantastic! We had so much fun and we can’t wait to see all of you again soon!

 

 

Sad you missed the concert? Check out Sushicrowd’s filming of our comicpalooza performance!


Happy! Project Debut Single

May 19, 2011

Everyone, we have some exciting news!  Happy! Project has been presented with the opportunity to release our own original Japanese Pop music!  Yesterday, we met with a producer and music composer.  We had the chance to visit the recording studio, had a small recording session, and even listened to several demos of possible new songs. There was even the mention of the possibility of marketing our CD in Japan!

However, we can only make this happen with your support.  Happy! Project has been completely funded by the members in the past.  All of the girls have put everything that they have, up until now, into the group for travel, rehearsals, equipment, and costumes, among other costs.  Although this is a fantastic opportunity, the group’s funds are not able to support this on it’s own.

This is where our wonderful friends and fans come in.  If you would like to help us achieve our dream of releasing our own single, we would be extremely grateful.  People who donate $50 or more will receive a special thank you with their name printed on the inside cover of our CD jacket.  Donations of $100 or more will receive a special thank you with their name printed on the inside cover of our CD jacket and a special gift.

Believe us when we say that this was an extremely difficult post to write.  Happy! Project as group has always prided ourselves on being self-funded and not ever asking for help from others.  It’s difficult for us.  However, this is so extremely important to us that we felt it was time to open up to those of you out there who  understand what we hope to accomplish!

Please remember that this is not a fast process.  The music will take awhile to be completed, then the lyrics will be arriving from Japan, a long time spent in the recording studio, the entire mixing process, and then getting the printing and details completed.  This process may take up to 6 months.
Please donate! You can donate through paypal below, or if you prefer you can send donations to our P.O. Box

Happy! Project
P.O. Box 891885
Oklahoma City, OK 73189-1885
USA

Any contribution small or big will help us. Only with your support are we able to make our dreams come true!

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Post Sakuracon & NEWS

April 26, 2011

Happy! Project was in Seattle, WA this past weekend attending Berryz Kobou’s 1st USA event at Sakuracon. The girl’s had a blast attending this historic event. They also got a chance to perform for a 2nd time in front of Japanese and American fans at Hello! Party 2. We would like to thank Hello! Ranking’s Jennifer & Bryan for once again giving us this great opportunity.  We would also like to thank all fans, especially the Japanese ones for helping make the Berryz Koubou fan events and lines run smoothly.

The girl’s were able to meet Berryz Koubou and even got their picture taken and twittered by their management staff in the costumes they made to commemorate this event!  We are very excited and honored to have UFA management acknowledge us in that manner.

Thank you everyone for your support with our performance and making this a great experience! It was nice to see old friends and meet new friends at this event! We hope to see you all soon!

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Acting Appearances

March 31, 2011

We have a few announcements to make!

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Melissa will be resuming her role as Neolani Mermaid in FoxMoon Production’s Mermaid Cove performance at the Norman Medieval Fair this weekend Friday April 1 through Sunday April 3rd. This event is located in Norman, Oklahoma. Come visit Melissa as Neolani Mermaid and have your picture taken with her!

At the same event, Tara will be performing with the stage combat troupe ‘ The Redland Rogues’. She will be fighting with swords and other various weapons. It is a performance based on the Scottish version of Cinderella, so be sure to check it out! There will be multiple showings of the performance every day during the April 1st – April 3rd duration of Norman Medieval Fair.

If you’re in the area, we’d love to meet you! The event is completely free! If you’d like more information on other events, check out the website here! Come and check it out and say hi!

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Melissa will also be appearing in a ‘Special K’ Cereal Advertisement! We are keeping an eye open for the ad, when we find it we will be posting it on the webpage for sure. Be sure to watch for it!

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As all the girls are active in many other projects relating to theatre, music, performing, modeling and commercial work- we will be updating with the many places you can see each girl perform individually throughout the year! Keep an eye and ear open for more news!


Happy! Project teams up!

February 28, 2011

Happy! Project is happy to announce that we are teaming up with Take One Productions and Sushicrowd Entertainment!

We’re pairing up with them to create one force, an alliance of sorts. We hope we can offer whatever assistance we can to their group in return to their assistance to us. We’re extremely happy with the friendships we’ve formed with these other groups, and we look forward to meeting many more groups that have paired with Sushicrowd Entertainment.

For the official post on the Sushicrowd website, please follow this link.

 


2011 Tour Name & News

February 19, 2011

Happy! Project is excited to announce that this year’s tour name will be ”キラ☆キラ!ハッピー星” ”Kira☆Kira! Happy Hoshi” (Sparkling! Happy Stars)

Our first stop this year will be in Seattle, WA. Happy! Project will be performing at Hello! Party 2 in honor of Berry Koubou’s attendance at Sakuracon. The event will take place on Saturday, April 23 from 8 to 11 pm . We will be closing the party up before the dancing begins. For more information on this event please visit http://party.hello-ranking.com/2011/

Other Tour dates and locations are in negotiations at the moment and will be announced as soon as that information becomes available to us. So please look forward to more tour announcements.

We’d also like to wish a Happy Birthday to our youngest and newest member, Morgan. February 19 is Morgan’s birthday and also the day that she first joined Happy! Project. So congratulations on her birthday as well as her 1st year anniversary as a Happy! Project member.


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