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  • TH!P 3:20 pm on 2011-02-02 Permalink | Reply  

    Morning Musume – 45th Single (2011-03-23) 

    Morning Musume will release their 45th single on March 23rd 2011. The single is titled Maji desu ka suka! It will be released in a whopping five editions, four limited and one regular editions. This will presumably be the first single for the ninth generation!

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    • jaydesummers 7:48 pm on 2011-02-03 Permalink | Reply

      Do Ska Seriously! I think we’re gonna get something like Koko ni Iruzee, one of my favourite MoMusu songs ever. :D

    • Carmen 2:28 am on 2011-03-13 Permalink | Reply

      Hello there! I was wondering if you would like to do a link exchange with Eternity? (click my name)
      Thanks!

  • TH!P 2:20 pm on 2011-02-01 Permalink | Reply  

    Poll: Who’s your favourite Morning Musume leader? 

    Goo Ranking recently conducted a poll asking voters, who has been your favourite Morning Musume leader throughout the years? The results were as follows;

    1. Nakazawa Yuko (63,688 Votes)
    2. Yaguchi Mari (4,332 V0tes)
    3. Iida Kaori (3,944 Votes)
    4. Yoshizawa Hitomi (3,198 Votes)
    5. Takahashi Ai (1,582 Votes)
    6. Fujimoto Miki (1,096 Votes)

    The gap between Nakazawa and the others is enormous! So, who’s your favourite?

     
    • Alita 1:15 am on 2011-02-07 Permalink | Reply

      Wait… people actually voted (and are voting) for Miki!? She wasn’t leader. She got herself (prolly on purpose, 3 nights staying with a guy and you really think you won’t get caught) caught 2 weeks after Yossi graduated.

      • vampirehunterd 5:49 pm on 2011-04-06 Permalink | Reply

        I agree. Miki and Mari shouldn’t even be on this poll. I love them both to death, but good leaders? No way.

        • Anataboshi 1:02 am on 2012-01-06 Permalink

          It’s “Favourite Leader” not “Best Leader”. They were both leader, even for a short time, and it asks who you like the most.

  • TH!P 1:54 pm on 2011-01-27 Permalink | Reply  

    Morning Musume Artist Image 

    The official Hello! Project website has updated Morning Musume’s page with the first group picture including the 9th generation. It’s pretty cool, and for once, Aika is in the centre of a picture!

     

     
    • jaydesummers 2:54 am on 2011-01-28 Permalink | Reply

      Aika in the centre~ :D

    • jeffycue 3:57 am on 2011-01-28 Permalink | Reply

      Woot! in fairness, aika looks good. the new gen plus sayu looks odd with the black hair. hahaha.

      i cant wait for them to release something.

    • wilsgun 6:37 am on 2011-01-28 Permalink | Reply

      anyone else thinks risa looks bored? LOL

      • jaydesummers 3:45 pm on 2011-01-28 Permalink | Reply

        I do!

      • Shinki 8:00 pm on 2011-04-11 Permalink | Reply

        Yes she does! But she’s cute like that :3

      • vampirehunterd 1:53 am on 2011-04-17 Permalink | Reply

        I think they all do. It’s like someone made sure to tell them not to smile.

  • TH!P 6:44 pm on 2011-01-18 Permalink | Reply  

    Official Pictures of Morning Musume’s 9th Generation 

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

    The official Hello! Project website has uploaded pictures of the new 9th generation members of Morning Musume.

     
  • 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.

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