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  • TH!P 1:50 am on 2013-12-04 Permalink | Reply  

    I admit, I really forgot about this blog. But I see that people still check it out, which is very nice to know. It will remain here as an archive and I hope that people can still derive use of it!

    I haven’t listened much to Hello! Project since around the time Junjun and Linlin ‘graduated’ from Morning Musume. But I do check up and see how it’s doing!

  • Jay 10:44 am on 2011-01-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Mori Saki completes H!P Egg training 

    Mori SakiAnd here comes Egg #4 to complete their H!P egg training!

    It was announced on the Hello!Project fanclub page that H!P Egg Trainee Mori Saki has completed her training as H!P Egg.  Like Sengoku Minami, Mori will be staring in a stage play that will run from April 8th to 17th.  After that, there’s really no knowing what’s in store for Mori.  Here’s hoping  for new and exciting things for all the Eggs!

    Sadly, I don’t really follow the eggs and therefore, know very little about them.  It’s very nice to see all of their hard work paying off though.  Those girls sing and dance their butts off in the concerts and there’s a lot of unused talent in the Eggs that definitely deserves to shine.  It’s about time that some of these talented gals finally get their chance to prove what they’re worth.

    Congratulations Saki! :D

    That leaves a good question in the fandom.

    Who’s next?

  • Jay 7:44 pm on 2011-01-11 Permalink | Reply  

    Takahashi Ai graduating from Morning Musume (part 2!) 

    *takes a looooong sip of peppermint tea*

    I actually learned of Takahashi Ai’s graduation announcement this morning over while trolling aramatheydidnt on livejournal and if I am to be completely honest here, it’s about time that they did so.

    Initially, I was surprised to learn of another graduation so soon but the time is right. Along with Gaki-san, Ai-chan has been one of the longest running members of Morning Musume and as such has had the second longest tenure as the leader of the group for 3 years and 7 months. Before this, the longest leader ever seen for the group was Iida at four years from 2001 to 2005. Her and Gaki have been in over half the singles for the group and are arguably the most noticeable and memorable members of Morning Musume as they joined the group during its peak. Ai herself is also one of a few members to release a solo song out with a Morning Musume album (Yume Kara Samete on Pucchi Best 7.

    However, I’m not surprised by this announcement anymore. It’s time for Ai to move on to bigger and better things. Ai’s got so much going on for her. She’s the most talented singer the group has ever had, she’s a great actress and she’s just this amazing photogenic girl that I didn’t like that much in the beginning. I can’t deny however that she’s blossomed into the young woman that she should be since becoming the Leader of MoMusu. Let’s face it, Ai-chan had no personality in the beginning and was so terribly shy. Now, she’s so animated and bubbly!

    But let’s face the music here. Ten years is a long time for any person in a group. It’s time for Ai-chan to move on from Morning Musume and Hello!Project. Through the countless singles, photobooks, dvds and stage plays, Ai-chan’s certainly got a lot to her credit but now, it’s time let her spread her wings and fly.

    And that’s my two cents on her Graduation. I wish her nothing but the best and will be supporting my fellow Final Fantasy Geek until the very end.

    • Adam 7:45 pm on 2011-01-11 Permalink | Reply

      Oh, I like FInal Fantasy too :P

  • TH!P 11:16 am on 2011-01-09 Permalink | Reply  

    Takahashi Ai to Graduate from Morning Musume 

    It was announced today that Morning Musume leader and 5th generation member Takahashi Ai will graduate from Morning Musume this Autumn 2011.

    I have mixed feelings about this, with the arrival of a new and very young generation, I can understand Takahashi’s decision to graduate from the group although I am concerned about the health of the group. Takahashi is undoubtably their strongest singer and having been a member since 2001, is one of the memorable members of the group.

    Source: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1101091700_musume.html

    No specific date has been announced just yet, I’m assuming we’ll have a Niigaki Risa leadership with Michishige Sayumi as her sub-leader upon Takahashi’s graduation. I feel this could be a very sad graduation, especially for Niigaki.

    • Kassi 7:52 pm on 2011-01-09 Permalink | Reply

      Sucks that miss tone-deaf is moving up because of this. Why can’t Reina be the Sub-leader. she seems more capable.

    • Alita 5:33 am on 2011-01-10 Permalink | Reply

      Well there is a date, end of fall tour. Aka we still have a year and you yourself said she would be going next year. She probably would have gone this year but Eri put her suggestion forward first, then Tsunku asked Ai at that time to start thinking about when she would move on. That’s just the way Musume is.

    • Adam 12:38 pm on 2011-01-10 Permalink | Reply

      That’s not a specific date though.

  • TH!P 8:12 pm on 2011-01-02 Permalink | Reply  

    A New Generation for Hello! Project 

    Morning Musume (2011)

    Today is the first day of Hello! Project’s winter tour and most certainly everyone was thinking about one thing, the announcement of Morning Musume’s 9th generation.

    Kikkawa Yuu (2011)

    Before I get on to that, there was some speculation, as I mentioned earlier, as to former Hello! Pro Egg members Kikkawa Yuu and Sengoku Minami joining the 9th generation, as they graduated from Hello! Pro Egg very recently. Sengoku made no appearance while Kikkawa Yuu actually opened the concert with an original song called Sayonara Namida, a “support website” also opened for her, it seems she is likely to become Hello! Project’s newest soloist, or perhaps just a soloist with Up-Front? I hope Hello! Project though, she is 100,000 times better a singer than Mano Erina.

    As for the ninth generation winners, the following hopefuls made it into the group;

    • 生田 衣梨奈 (Ikuta Erina) 13 years old
    • 鞘師 里保 (Sayashi Riho) 13 years old
    • 鈴木 香音 (Suzuki Kanon) 12 years old

      L - R: Suzuki Kanon, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho

    And coming as somewhat of a surprise, from Hello! Pro Egg;

    • 譜久村 聖 (Fukumura Mizuki) 14 years old

    Fukumura Mizuki

    Fukumura had been a member of Hello! Pro Egg since 2008 and was a second generation member of Shugo-Chara Egg.

    • Miyuko 10:21 pm on 2011-01-09 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think that we will hear something from Sengoku Minami in connection with Hello! Project again.

      If you remember, the announcement of Yuu completing her egg-training was made on the official H!P site.

      But the announcement for Sengoku Minami was made on the Up-Front FC site. So I think that Minami is going to leave H!P in the end and maybe joins UFA (depends on if Ongaku Gatas is going to continue).

    • Adam 12:39 pm on 2011-01-10 Permalink | Reply

      True say, true say.

  • TH!P 11:16 pm on 2010-12-24 Permalink | Reply  

    Some Eggs Have Hatched 

    Sengoku Minami

    It has recently been announced that Hello! Pro Egg members Sengoku Minami and Kikkawa Yuu have completed their training as members of Hello! Pro Egg.

    No statement has been given on Sengoku’s future, though there is some speculation that she will join Morning Musume. This is purely fan speculation and I can’t say I’m convinced myself. She is a popular member of Hello! Pro Egg as well as a member of the semi-defunct Ongaku Gatas.

    Hello! Project have however announced that Kikkawa Yuu will open the Hello! Project 2011 Winter Tour and her future activities will be announced at that time. This is quite important as Kikkawa is arguably one of the most popular and developed members of Hello! Pro Egg. She auditioned with Mitsui Aika to become a member of Morning Musume’s 8th generation but was unfortunately not chosen. Since then she has participated in many Hello! Pro Egg concerts and events as well as having an active role in theatre and indeed as a member of the unit MilkyWay.

    Kikkawa Yuu

    I’d guess that Kikkawa is going to launch a solo career or perhaps join Morning Musume as part of the 9th generation. She can definitely sing and already has a fanbase. I’d like to see her do either, I think Mano Erina has pretty much been unable to prove herself as a soloist as of yet.

    • wilsgun 6:11 am on 2010-12-27 Permalink | Reply

      NICE!!!!!!!!! I’d love to see Yuu head off against the very pushed forward soloist Mano… great competition

  • TH!P 4:00 pm on 2010-12-23 Permalink | Reply  

    Morning Musume 9th Generation Auditions – Airing Now (Update) 

    And you can watch on TV Tokyo with Keyhole TV!


    The channel is called テレビ東京 in Japanese!

    It’s starting!!

    [Update] In classic Tsunku style, the results will not be announced until January 2nd!

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