* AmericansHateTingle: Western fans of H!P will sometimes declare that Coconuts Musume was the worst group ever in the history of Hello! Project, whereas everyone else cares just as much about Coconuts as they do any other defunct H!P group.
* BaseBreaker: Coconuts Musume is this for many western H!P fans. Mika and Ayaka are usually forgiven (the first being half Japanese and the latter fully Japanese), Danielle specifically gets the most flack despite not actually being the worst at speaking Japanese.
* BrokenBase: The official PV's for Morning Musume's "Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru" and "Yuugure wa Ameagari". Karin Miyamoto filled in for Kanon Suzuki, as Kanon had an injured leg when they were filmed. Karin was likely chosen to repay for when she got injured and Ayumi Ishida took her place in the dance shot of a Juice=Juice music video. When the PV preview for "Yuugure wa Ameagari" got leaked and fans got upset when not only did Kanon not have any close-ups, but Karin did and had more close-ups than any of the Morning Musume members, including the new girls.
** To add to the controversy over the 58th single PV's, fans thought the official PV for "Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru" was going to be directed by a contest winner. The resulting PV (titled "Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru (Another Ver.)") was creative, exhibited each of the girl's personalities, and included Kanon. However, management still went ahead and made their own cookie-cutter version as the official PV.
* ContractualPurity: Many H!P members have been fired for such things as underage smoking or being [[FelonyMisdemeanor seen with a boyfriend]].
* EarWorm: A LOT, but especially Koharu's stuff.
** Mini Moni had some really catchy songs.
*** Well everyone in H!P sings so...
** Sayumi Michishige's solo song "Lalala no Pipipi". [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2rgBAej8do Backstage footage]] shows the rest of the Morning Musume girls dancing and singing along when it's performed.
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Chisato Okai was a LesserStar in C-ute, but after uploading dance videos on YouTube, her popularity skyrocketed to the point where she's promoted to a main singer behing Maimi and Airi.
* FanNickname: Nearly everyone. They also have fan ASCII faces.
* FaceOfTheBand: EVERY group, but in the more extreme cases:
** Morning Musume: Takahashi Ai and Tanaka Reina, and before, Abe Natsumi.
** Berryz Koubou: Sugaya Risako
** C-ute: Suzuki Airi and Yajima Maimi
** S/mileage: Maeda Yuuka, and after her graduation, they're focusing in Fukuda Kanon and Tamura Meimi.
** Mini Moni mostly focused on [[CrazyCulturalComparison Hawaiian born]] [[MixedAncestry Half Australian]] [[ButNotTooForeign Half Japanese]] Mika Todd in interviews.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Any joke about Iida Kaori regarding Motherhood or Childbirth. Especially appearances when she was actually pregnant. Other references that aren't meant to be funny are HarsherInHindsight.
* HollywoodPudgy: Suzuki Kanon has gotten ''a lot'' of flack for being slightly larger than the other girls in Morning Musume. Yeah, [[http://hellosayunii.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Suzuki-Kanon-1231.jpg this]] is fat.
** Fukuda Kanon and more recently Sudo Maasa have also been made fun of for their weight by fans, despite being very slim.
** Back in the day, Kago Ai also got criticized for her weight often, despite looking like [[http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc222/Keiohki/kago10.jpg this]] at the time.
* LesYay: GAM's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLQ0U2Wj_p4 PV for Melodies]] basically operates on the premise of GirlOnGirlIsHot, obviously also qualifies as ShipTease for Matsuura Aya and Fujimoto Miki.
** Apprently former Morning Musume member Junjun ''really likes'' Berryz Koubou captain Shimizu Saki.
--> ''' Kamei Eri''': Those two have a bit of a suspicious relationship.
** On that note, Erina Ikuta's almost over-the-top adoration of Risa Niigaki seems a little ''too'' suspect...
* MemeticMutation: The infamous Dramatic Chipmunk originated from a ''Hello! Morning'' segment featuring Mini Moni (with the "chipmunk" actually being a prairie dog).
** "TWO THOUSAND PEOPLE ON THE DANCE FLOOR" from [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j4xYQ4iqTOY Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai]] by Morning Musume.
** [[http://www.helloprojectworld.com/2014/04/sayashi-sings-life-goes-with.html "Watsugozara Kamoza Land"]]
** "They're angering me" and similar phrases were used a lot in response to S/mileage changing their name to "ANGERME".
** [[GratuitousEnglish "I am a pen"]] [[note]]During a performance of Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari, [[https://vine.co/v/eKOtWdjtZKE Ikuta Erina says this after Nonaka Miki performs her verse in English]]. The Tumblr fandom in particular took it and rolled with it.[[/note]]
* TheScrappy: Michishige Sayumi was not well liked when she first joined Morning Musume, as her singing and dancing were decidedly sub-par and many found her narcissistic [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful "cutest MM member"]] gimmick obnoxious. History would repeat itself a few years later, with the arrival of Kusumi Koharu. However, as both have grown as performers and eventually endeared themselves to a large portion of the fanbase, they can be said to have been RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap; Sayumi won a lot of people over just by deliberately overplaying her {{Kawaiiko}} and ItsAllAboutMe tendencies to the point of comedy. That said, when discussing the single ''Resonant Blue'', Sayumi [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] her role in the group: [[SelfDeprecation "I always get the 'Ah!' and 'Uh!' lines.]] I want to sing some actual Japanese words for a change!" Sure enough, come the single ''Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai'', [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one of her (few) lines was an "Ah!".]]
** Most recently, Mitsui Aika. Tsunku likes her though.
** Sayashi Riho is starting to get this now as some fans are starting to accuse her of being the SpotlightStealingSquad.
* {{Shipping}}: Seems to revolve around 4th Generation member and resident {{Tomboy}} Yoshizawa Hitomi being paired up with more girly members like Ishikawa Rika and Ogawa Makoto. Though H!P {{Fandom}} does get passionate DieForOurShip is never invoked and even ShipToShipCombat is rare.
** Yoshizawa and Ogawa playing rather {{Les Yay}}-ish romantic roles in ''Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no BIG BAND~'' certainly didn't help... Though it should be noted that Yosshi is actually [[CrosscastRole playing a male]] in the style of the [[{{Takarazuka}} Takarazuka Revue]].
*** Nor did [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Yoshizawa and Ishikawa]] seeming to kiss one another full on the lips in the Ongaku Gatas video for Come Together.
*** Not to mention Hangry & Angry, a slightly DarkerAndEdgier duo built ''entirely'' on Yossey and Rika's TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic.
** GAM PV's are often a ShipTease for fans of Matsuura Aya and Fujimoto Miki.
* SpecialEffectFailure: Some [=PVs=].
* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: The verses of Buono!'s "Internet Cupid" resemble the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' theme song.
** The synth line in Morning Musume's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy_YtPvaf58&t=18 "Love Machine"]] sounds like the synth line from D-Train's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXl7f757gqI&t=15 "You're the One for Me"]].
** Berryz Koubou's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnNCcSWZPA&t=14s "Rival"]] sounds like a J-Pop arrangement of [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWuolcwidxg "Tallahassee Morning"]] from ''VideoGame/RailroadTycoon 3'' WithLyrics.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Fans are naturally vocally upset whenever a member joins or leaves, which is very common. However, while the other main groups have a stable line-up, the biggest backlash of this occured with Morning Musume after the 9th generation's inclusion into the group and the subsequent departures of Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, and Reina Tanaka, which left Sayumi Michishige as the only recognizable member for fans who have kept up with Morning Musume since 2002. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HvMFEqTlUo&feature=share&list=UUoKXb95K5h3sME3c9OCBaeA&index=21 Up-Front Works has even recognized Morning Musume's waning popularity]] and have made several attempts to market the group's changes as a rebirth, including rebranding the group as "Morning Musume '14."
** S/mileage changing their name to ANGERME got a lot of flack especially from English-speaking fans, as even though it was intended to be a portmaneau of the French words "Ange" (Angel) and "Larme" (Tears), most of the fanbase read it as the English "Anger me" which many felt was not only a silly name, but didn't suit the image that the group aimed to hold (a lot of people saying it was better suited to a metal group than an idol group).
* WTHCostumingDepartment: [[http://www.hello-online.org/res/articlemedia/article20090202040948404.jpg Some]] [[http://jpopcdcovers.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/12-the-peace-back.jpg of]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-57pkUiJSZ_k/TbPE4nDOUUI/AAAAAAAAHDY/TTYZzR_SG7E/s1600/%255BPV%255D+Morning+Musume+-+Renai+Revolution+21+%2528DVD-RIP%2529.jpg the]] [[http://img2.lln.crunchyroll.com/i/spire4/957f65985c1e9195f4f7a57e5939ceff1237301656_full.jpg things]] [[http://im.videosearch.rediff.com/thumbImage/videoImages/videoImages1/blinkx/rdhash272/65200461_swf_0.swfdveoh.gif the]] [[http://sayunii.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/tanpopo.jpg girls]] [[http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/832/16730141.jpg/sr=1 have]] [[http://www.japanxtreme.net/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/w_heart.jpg to]] [[http://www.helloblog.co.uk/images/rainbowpink1.jpg wear.]] [[http://midorigirl.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/foof.png Seriously.]] [[http://images.wikia.com/helloproject/images/2/2a/Fukudaangeldevil2.jpg I]] [[http://s3.amazonaws.com/dotclue.org/trashing-airi.jpg don't]] [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_5rppSVxP3gQ/TOdA6dmfGsI/AAAAAAAADeE/7eve6eTOtoA/s1600/20.png even...]]
* TheWoobie: Iida Kaori and Yasuda Kei were pretty much TheChewToy for the hosts of Utaban who actually WouldHitAGirl, especially Iida, although they never really hurt her (physically anyway), and it's always played for laughs.
** Yaguchi Mari has a history of being ''mercilessly'' teased on shows like Utaban and [=HeyHeyHey!=]
** Occasionally invoked for Kago Ai due to her going through a BreakTheCutie.
* YokoOhNo: Often occurs whenever any of the girls are caught dating on tabloids. Of note, this was one of the reasons why Ai Kago was kicked out of HelloProject. Fans also suspect this could have been the reason why Megumi Murakami and Kanna Arihara left C-ute, as both have been photographed with a boy before their departure from the group. Rumors say that when Arihara made tabloids dating Johnny's Jr. Ryosuke Hashimoto, many fans refused to shake her hand at C-ute's subsequent fanmeet.
** Probably one of the ''stupidest'' fan reactions of this type happened when Sakura Oda and Kanon Suzuki spotted two boys -- both dancers popular on Niconico, and both big H!P fans -- in the crowd at Reina Tanaka's graduation concert and sounded excited about it. Immediately, fanboys cried foul and assumed that they were dating.

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