Tag Archive: Hello! Project

Morning Musume 20th – Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.)

morning musume 20th ai no tane anniversary coverThis is a first time for the group!

The original members of Morning Musume met (eighteen years later) to perform a new version of their first single, Ai no Tane (愛の種 ; seeds of love), with current members of Morning Musume. ’17. This new version is titled Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.) and will be released on November 3, 2017, in digital format, on iTunes.

This special sub-unit is named « Morning Musume. 20th », to celebrate the 20th anniversary of this song and the group.

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Kudo Haruka (Photobook)

Kudo Haruka Photobook (工藤遥)The new photobook of Kudo Haruka (Morning Musume ’17) will be released on October 27.

The self-titled photoook will be the last photobook of Kudo Haruka to be released under Hello! Project. Indeed, Haru-chan will graduate from Morning Musume. ’17 and Hello! Project on December 11.

The photos were shot by Honda Akiko.

The covers show Kudo Haruka wearing a seifuku and a bikini.

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Morning Musume ’17 – Jama Shinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi!

Morning Musume '17 - Jama Shinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi!Morning Musume ’17 will release their new single Jama Shinaide Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi! (邪魔しないで Here We Go! / 弩級のゴーサイン / 若いんだし!) on October 4th.

It is the 64th single of the Hello! Project idol group. It has a triple A-side.

Morito Chisato appears for the first time on this disc as a 14th generation member of Morning Musume.

Kudo Haruka, meanwhile, will make her last appearance with the idol group on this single.

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Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory

Ogawa Rena (小川麗奈) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Ogawa Rena left Kobushi Factory et le Hello! Project.

This announcement was made on September 6 on the official website of Hello! Project.

Renako has been suffering from anxiety for several months. Unfortunately, her condition did not improve after treatment and after consulting her doctor, she decided to leave the group and the entertainment industry.

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Morning Musume ’17 20th Anniversary Concert

Morning Musume '17 (モーニング娘。'17)Morning Musume ’17 announced that they will hold a special concert to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the idol group.

Though this announcement was made in early August ; the concert will take place on September 14 at Shinkiba STUDIO COAST.

For this concert, the fans could vote for their favorite songs of Morning Musume and the combination of members that they want to perform these songs ; the voting period ran until August 14, and tickets went on sale on August 19.

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Miyamoto Karin, diagnosed with functional dysphonia

Miyamoto Karin (宮本佳林) - Juice=JuiceHello! Project announced on its official website on July 25th that Miyamoto Karin, a member of Juice=Juice, is suffering from functional dysphonia.

Miyamoto Karin is the lead singer and central member of the idol group, but because of this alteration on her vocal cords, she is no longer able to sing accordingly.

She has to suspend her activities with Juice=Juice, for an indefinite period, to follow a medical treatment.

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A lot of changes within Hello! Project

Hello! ProjectSeveral announcements about Hello! Project were made during the months of June and July.

Its main idol groups Morning Musume ’17Juice=JuiceANGERME and Country Girls changed their lineup.

In parallel with their activities under Country Girls, Morito Chisaki is now part of the Morning Musume ’17 as a 14th generation member, Yanagawa Nanami is a member of Juice=Juice, and Funaki Musubu will be part of ANGERME.

Along with these announcements, it was announced that 3 members of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei who were going to start in Hello! Project : Danbara Ruru is part of the Juice=Juice and Kawamura Ayano is will a member of ANGERME. These members started their activities during the Hello! Project Summer Concert Tour.

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