I am pleased to inform you that we would like to officially acknowledge the efforts and devotion you have shown since joining the wiki by inviting you to become one of the Admins. We are looking forward to your answer.
Okay, maybe that sounds way too formal (=D), so let me rephrase it: We will happily welcome you into our admin lines if you are interested in joining us. The work you have already done for this wiki is admirable, and we believe you are more than ready to take the role. Please, let us know your decision.
Beyond that, if you've got an account at Hello! Online there's a group conversation we can add you to for the occasional thing we want to discuss a little less in the open--like possibilities for admins. Though this has been less useful lately since their system's ability to send emails alerting of new messages seems busted.
We also have an admins only channel on the Discord server if you ever stop by there, but it's usually pretty quiet, too. Latest big action: Pyo-kiyo telling us to check the messages over at Hello! Online.
Sorry, I've fallen behind on it. 😅 Upcoming has been taking me longer to do than Hello! Project Station because of non-H!P artists/songs I'm not familiar with or interested in, so it became a boring task.
I'll finish listing the rest of the 2016 episodes by tomorrow, and 2017 (hopefully) by the end of the month.
I first found Imamura Shigeru, Sexy Cat's director, because a Twitter account I follow retweeted a post he made about the video. He has his a link to his website on his bio, where his work is listed.
Some of them have appeared more than once on GREEN ROOM or Upcoming. Sometimes there's a list of past Hello! Project MVs they've directed already under their names. Either way, I try to look up them and see if they have websites.
When Kobushi Factory released their last single, I was curious if Ora wa Ninkimono and Kare to Issho no Omise ga Shitai! were directed by the same person, so I googled their Japanese titles together. My guess was correct, and I found Kawatani Hideo. When I searched his name I ended up at a video production company's website (http://hatch-co.com/), which has a large list of music videos their staff have worked on. Kawatani doesn't work for them, but it looks like he's a long time collaborator with one of their producers, Suehiro Tetsushi. Now that I've gone back to that site, I see that I've missed a few more recent music videos they've done lol.
Hey Ookiihitomi, I just discovered a little something about the source of the square artist pictures from the H!P website, and since it seems like it's usually one of us who changes them, I thought I'd share.
While checking for something else, I noticed the UP-FRONT PROMOTION artist page seemed to use the same square style as the Hello! Project artist page, but they didn't seem quite identical. On taking a closer look, it seems they use versions that are over twice as large in height and width. While comparing them I also noticed that the images even have almost exactly the same URL but with one letter changed (in the middle there's a part with either /m/ or /o/), so it's just one more way to get from one version of the picture from another. That came in handy for me just now since Mitsui isn't listed on the UFP page, but I was still able to find the larger image.
It's really a pretty minor difference since they usually get used in shrunken form around here anyway, but as long as we're saving them I guess we might as well grab the higher quality ones, yeah? I've gone ahead and updated all the current versions of the images, though the new Morning Musume picture should be arriving any time.
Hey Ookihitomi. The leaderboard gives an idea of all-time contributions and I don't know of a simple way to see such a list for a smaller period of time, but from paying attention to the Recent Wiki Activity page in recent months I get the impression you've been the biggest editor in recent months, and keeping things solid by following the existing norms even down to some of the file naming conventions. So I just wanted to say: It's appreciated, and you're killing it!