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  • TH!P 8:54 am on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply  

    Introducing Minimoni’s New Leader – Linlin! (Update in Bold) 

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    Tsunku announced on his blog yesterday another member for the new Minimoni and as many had hoped (and some not so much), Morning Musume’s Linlin will be the newest addition to the group as well as it’s new leader!

    This is great news I feel, Linlin deserves more attention – she can sing, dance and she’s cute too! As Linlin’s 18 years old this suggests to me that the other members will be younger, perhaps from Hello! Pro Egg, Berryz Koubou or C-ute. Tsunku has confirmed the remaining members will be from Hello! Pro Egg.

    I’m really pleased about this news, I love Morning Musume’s 8th generation!

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    • Ida 9:05 am on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      Linlin’s a great choice as leader, only problem is she doesn’t match the condition set up by the group’s founder Yaguchi, about being 150cm or shorter… (Linlin’s 153cm, according to Kpop Wiki)

    • 亜田夢 9:56 am on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      Ah not too much off, maybe she’ll be forced to wear a jump-suit like Mika 笑

    • royalpalmtree 12:43 pm on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      I couldn’t be happier about this and totally agree that LinLin should get a little more attention. She’s fun, and she can actually sing. Plus, I’m thrilled it’s not going to be all Eggs. Most of them completely bore me and/or can’t sing very well. I know a lot of people would disagree with me, but that’s how I feel.

      @Ida – Takahashi was also 153cm when she was in Mini Moni, so I guess they figured that LinLin was fine too! XD

    • 亜田夢 1:34 pm on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t disagree with you royalpalmtree, most of the Eggs are far too young to have any real appeal for me.

    • hotaruenlightening 2:33 pm on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      :D Yayyy! So Excited!

    • Alice 3:21 pm on 2009-06-04 Permalink | Reply

      Haha, so I was right to consider Linlin!

      So, Linlin and Kanon. Now who to anticipate? I doubt it will be Ogawa Saki because her image doesn’t match, and neither does Maeda Yuuka. Saho Akari wouldn’t either… Perhaps Chisato’s younger sister? I don’t really know the Eggs at all… x.x;

    • nadirahani 3:57 am on 2009-06-06 Permalink | Reply

      I would like Miyamoto Karin and Takeuchi Akari join. Karin is 131cm and Takechan about 142cm. Well, if Karin join I’m sure Kanon and Karin will make a NO STRAWBERRY NO LIFE duo. Now I wonder who will join?? There’s alot of shortie in Egg. Sengoku Minami can because she is 149cm. I’m waiting.

    • Max 5:04 pm on 2009-06-10 Permalink | Reply

      @Alice, Assu is kinda boring. She rarely smiles and she always looks pissed off, plus she rarely talks during egg concert MCs. I don’t think they’ll add her. I hope they add Arai Manami and, like the person above said, Miyamoto Karin. Those are two of the cutest eggs, and they’re both short and young xD

  • TH!P 11:44 pm on 2009-05-27 Permalink | Reply  

    New Minimoni?! 

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    Tsunku has announced on his blog that he intends to revive the long defunct Hello! Project group Minimoni. I have to say I’m a little shocked by the news and also somewhat apprehensive, Kago, Tsuji, Mika, Yaguchi and to a certain extent Takahashi are irreplacable in my eyes and I’m not sure how well this new iteration will work.

    One member has been selected thus far, S/mileage and Hello! Pro Egg member Fukuda Kanon – Tsunku is still searching for the other three, predictions? Hopes? Bring back Tsuji~!

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    • Alice 11:49 pm on 2009-05-27 Permalink | Reply

      Kanon is obviously the next Aibon. We’ve all seen this coming – she’s been in Shugo Chara Egg!, now S/mileage, now Mini Moni reborn. Let’s just hope she doesn’t fall into the same traps.

      Tsuji could be brought back in, let’s hope so. Same with Aichan, although Aichan’s changed over time, Nono could still /kind of/ pull it off. She might want to for Noa, mind, falling into her audience… But like Aibon, maybe she won’t want to keep pretending?

      I could see Koharu or Linlin being thrown in here. Any more egg predictions? Probably Maeda Yuuka…

    • 亜田夢 12:03 am on 2009-05-28 Permalink | Reply

      Koharu is too tall and for some reason I doubt Maeda Yuuka, can’t quite say why though – she’s just not very Minimoni~

      Linlin would work, teaching Chinese instead of English!

    • Chobi 1:40 am on 2009-05-28 Permalink | Reply

      Honestly, I always wished for a Minimoni revival, but I never wanted it to be with new members. Oh well – considering the EC graduation and now that Mika and Ai are outof H!P, that’s the only way it was going to work.

      I agree Kanon is the second Aibon (looks like her, sings like her), but it seems like she’s in everything nowadays. I’d like Yuuka Maeda, but like Kanon she’s in everything too. I would love it if Gaki was in this :) (Not sure it she exceeds the height limit though). I love Koharu but she’s too tall too, but I have high hopes that Momoko from Berryz will be in it. I’d also like to see Captain Saki and Chinami in here too :D

    • Alice 11:00 pm on 2009-05-28 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think she’s very Mini Moni either, but Yuuka’s been pushed forward a lot lately, which was why I was saying it’s possible.

      Momo’s a possibility, but she has Berryz and Buono!, so it’s unlikely, but it could happen. I’m also thinking that Risako or ManoEri could be part of this, although Mano’s image does not quite fit.

      And of course Kanon’s in everything nowadays. AIBON was in everything in her day, and she was one of the girls getting paid the most in wages. Kanon’s basically her follow-up.

    • Jay 4:09 am on 2009-05-29 Permalink | Reply

      No. No, no, no Risako in Mini Moni. She’s too fake to be in Mini Moni. There was all this charm in Risako in the earlier days of Berryz but she’s just got this smug superiority thing going on. Chinami in Mini Moni for sure. I can definitely see Chinami in Mini Moni.

    • Alice 9:29 am on 2009-05-29 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, but she’s young, she fits the height, she’s a front girl and her vocals would actually be alright if she learned a bit more control – although Mini Moni used to lip sync anyway, so.

    • Salmon 4:47 pm on 2009-05-29 Permalink | Reply

      Tsunku has officially ran out of ideas, H!P has been going down the drain since Aika was introduced.

    • 亜田夢 7:47 pm on 2009-05-29 Permalink | Reply

      I don’t think that’s really fair, I’d say Hello! Project reached a bit of a low in 2006 – 2007 but 2008 was a reasonable year and 2009 has been pretty good with Morning Musume even scoring a No.1.

      Sales aren’t at all bad and due to the new focus on the younger generations only I think things can only improve.

    • dendenchan 10:00 am on 2009-05-30 Permalink | Reply

      i think thet mai and chisato from C-ute are good mini moni ^^

    • mimi chan 10:10 am on 2009-05-30 Permalink | Reply

      my best new mini moni is Chisato Okai,Mai Hagiwara,Kanon and saki from berryz kobo

    • Michi 1:13 am on 2009-05-31 Permalink | Reply

      Ah–it seems like it should be only EGGS in the revival…
      They are all very talented and still don’t get that much love. Especially those not Kanon, Yuuka, or Ayaka.
      I’d like to see Momoka, Konatsu, and O. Saki. (I’m too lazy to find-out everyone’s heights.)
      And of any of the EGGS that I’d expect to have at least one scandal would be Yuuka. She just seems the one that would be watched too much, etc., to where it’ll be inevitable? I guess that’s why I think that… >,>

      I’d say that only the EGGS should be included, since the other Members are already in other things, even if not many. It’d be nice to see some of the lesser members in this, but… for the EGGS, the line distribution would SUCK. So… that’s basically meh view… XD
      *lol*

      And for those of yas thinking that H!P’s going down the drain: Uh… how many companies have had each-and-every sale and year “awesome”? Ja. Like, none. No matter how many people like H!P, etc., that will never exclude them from having not-so-well/bad sales/years, etc. >,>

      And for those that didn’t get what I said: Go ahead and quit trying to understand–I talk weirdly and have poor organizational skills [in talking/typing/etc.]. =3

      And sorry, for the word-y thoughts~ XD

    • Kenny 12:42 pm on 2009-06-03 Permalink | Reply

      OMG. Linlin’s the new leader.

    • Nozofan 9:33 pm on 2009-06-03 Permalink | Reply

      Linlin and Kanon ! I wonder who will be the two others girls !!

    • kimiq 3:22 am on 2009-10-18 Permalink | Reply

      well, though now we know the new minimoni complete line-up, i still wonder if they can refill the “two top” character within new minimoni. Since far as i saw, the main point of attraction in minimoni was due to the “two top” who play role as mischievous child.
      another strong point from former minimoni was the existence of Yaguchi Mari as their first leader. She can act as an older sister and at the same time show her childish character that help other member to explore their potential talent. And i barely seen Mika can do the same influence when she take in leader position from Yaguchi. And i don’t know if Linlin can do the same with the new minimoni.
      well, eventhough its fine if tsunku like to re-concept the new minimoni that completely different with the former one. i think it’s normal if people will always compare the new lineup with the former one

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