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Mini Moni was a subgroup of a popular, all-girl group in Japan called Morning Musume. They produced music and appeared in various media such as comics, TV shows and concerts from 2000-2004, when (second) leader Mika Todd left for America to study music. Highly popular during their short span, their style ranged from childish to educational to outrageously zany. For more information, visit THEIR ENTRY at Wikipedia or HERE.

TITLE: Bigu Zamu

GENRE: General/Gag

CIRCLE: JWF International

SUMMARY: Short gag stories (and some single drawings) featuring the clothes/settings they wore/used in some of their music videos, movie, and segment on Morning Musume's TV show where they played Kappas (Japanese water sprites) living in a fish bowl.

THOUGHTS: Randomly weird and cute. In one story Kappa Tsuji tries to draw a picture, but, failing, the others try to show her how it's done, only to get into a fight over it. It's great fun for anyone who likes Mini Moni.

TITLE: Gundam Songs 2

GENRE: General/Gag

CIRCLE: JWF International

SUMMARY: "Songs 2" is a sort of parody of their second album cover. Some fans refer to this as "Bling Bling Moni," when former leader Mari left and they abandoned their cutesy kiddish image for a more "adult" angle. It did not go over well, especially with parents. Short gag stories (and some single drawings) featuring the clothes/settings they wore/used in some of their music videos, movie, and TV drama called Brementown Musicians.

THOUGHTS: As with books with various artists, you are bound to get great, good, so-so, and "How are you even in here?" artwork. Still, everything in here is fun (despite the story where someone is groped =_=) and as perky as one can expect from Mini Moni. It's worth the buy if you're a fan, and even if you're not.