Kusumi Koharu Graduates from Morning Musume & Hello! Project

7th Generation Morning Musume member, Kusumi Koharu, graduated from the group and Hello! Project tonight at the final night of Morning Musume’s Concert Tour 2009 Aki ~Nine Smile~.

Her graduation was announced only a few months ago and she’s probably one of the last members anyone would have expected to graduate at this time. As a relatively popular member of the group with a somewhat sucessful solo career under her belt she’ll be missed in Hello! Project.

Many fans are hoping for 9th Generation Auditions next year, I myself would prefer an older girl to be added from Hello! Pro Egg personally!