Archive for the ‘H!P Members’ Category

Congratulations to Oda Sakura, the ONLY winner of Momusu’s 11th Gen Auditions!

September 14, 2012

Well! This news came as a TOTAL shock this morning as they JUST released the names of the finalists YESTERDAY!

Out of the 6 finalists announced, Oda Sakura, an H!P EGG, was revealed today to be the sole winner of the Morning Musume 11th Generation auditions. A rising star in H!P it seems, she had only joined the EGGs less than a year ago in November 2011. She’s already a strong vocal and dance talent so I’m sure she’ll go far in Momusu! I can’t wait to see and hear her with the other girls.

A video of her audition footage and acceptance announcement was uploaded on youtube, you can check it out here:


New Official Blogs!

September 10, 2012

H!P has finally opened blogs for the ninth and tenth gens of Momusu! This is fantastic news! It gives the public an even better glimpse into the daily lives of our favorite idols and will only serve to make us feel more connected with them and to get to know their personalities better.

As of this post, the blogs contain only greetings from each individual member, along with a cell phone photo. It’s not certain how often they’ll update, or if there’ll be a rotating schedule of who posts when, or if it will be first come, first posted. I’m sure management will be keeping a close eye on what goes through, especially with the younger members. Not that I suspect they’d post anything inappropriate, but we don’t want a repeat of the Uncle Hitler incident. (Seriously, where was management on THAT?!)

9kies Official Blog
10kies Official Blog

Congratulations to Non-chan and the Sugiura family!

September 5, 2012

Non-chan announced on her blog today that she is currently 3 months pregnant with her third child! What wonderful news for herself, Taiyo, and the children! I’m very excited and happy for her, Non-chan is a wonderful Mom.

She stated she is due sometime in the spring after the new year.

Congratulations Non-chan!

Morning Musume

November 6, 2011

The new group photo has been released, I added the names to challenge myself and make sure I could identify everyone. There are 8 new girls in the group this past year alone!

My current favorites are: Reina, Sayumi, and Haruna. I like Kanon a lot too. She’s very upbeat. I still love Aika too, poor girl has been out with a stress fracture injury on her ankle for half the year. I hope she can come back soon.

I can’t wait for their next single, I want to see 10th Gen in action!

HA! All my Momusu icons are severely out of date.


May 8, 2011

Ninth Gen have only been a part of Morning Musume for 5 months, they have 1 released single under their belt and another coming out in a a little over a month.

Yet today it was announced that TENTH GEN auditions were beginning for Morning Musume, starting TODAY, and ending June 13th.


I’m confused by this. I can only think that the powers that be at H!P are trying to shake up their business model a bit.

Yay Kikka!

March 22, 2011

This song is just so upbeat and catchy! I find myself humming it a lot recently.

Dream Morning Musume!

January 28, 2011

The OG’s are back and in a brand new unit! I know I’ve mentioned Dream Morning Musume before, but there’s exciting news today! Not only was their spring tour confirmed, with 16 performances, but their fall tour has been announced expanding to 40 performances! There will also be a new album featuring covers of their old hits AND new songs!


Members are:
1st Gen: Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi
2nd Gen: Yaguchi Mari, Yasuda Kei
4th Gen: Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ishikawa Rika
5th Gen: Ogawa Makoto
6th Gen: Fujimoto Miki
7th Gen: Kusumi Koharu

It’s too bad Tsuji couldn’t take part, she was planning to but since dropped out to take care of her newborn son. But who knows! Maybe in the fall?

Their official site is here.

Oh Jeez. I might be saving my $$$ to go to Japan this fall!

9nin Musume

January 27, 2011

Via Morning Musume’s Hello!Project official profile comes this new pic of 9nin Musume!

Is it just me or has Reina lost a lot of weight recently?

I can’t wait to hear their first single together!

Can’t say I didn’t see this coming…

January 9, 2011

Takahashi Ai, current leader of Morning Musume and Hello!Project will graduate in the fall of this year. At almost a decade in the group, she is the longest serving member of Morning Musume, (along with remaining 4th Gen member Niigaki Risa) and the longest running member of Hello!Project.

It’s going to be weird to see her go. She’s been a major player in everything Hello!Project since she joined. I can’t say she’s ever been my favorite member, in terms of ranking members she’s always sat right in the middle for me. She’s talented as all get out and seems to have a lovely personality… I don’t know. Whatever the case, I will be sad to see her go.

This only makes me REALLY want to go to Japan this fall though. Dream Morning Musume will be touring, (the Original Graduates, Hitomi, Makoto, Tsuji, Koharu, Yuko, etc.), Buck-Tick tours every fall, and now Ai-chan will be graduating… I should take advantage of the fact that I’m near to the west coast and go.

9th Gen!

January 2, 2011

Hello!Online has gone down under the onslaught, twitter is EXPLODING with the news that

Ikuta Erina



Suzuki Kanon

Are the new 9th Gen members of Morning Musume.

Oh wait!! MORE NEWS!

Hello!Project Egg Fukumura Mizuki will also be joining 9th Gen!

ARGH! H!O come back online! I can’t keep up with twitter! Seriously, every 5 seconds 50 new posts are trending under Momusu’s 9th Gen announcements.

EDIT: According to H!O twitter, this is now official!

AWESOME! I look forward to this new chapter in Momusu history!