Tag Archive: Hello! Project

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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Fujii Rio was dismissed from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project

Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) - Kobushi Factory (こぶしファクトリー)Although Fujii Rio announced in last May her graduation from Kobushi Factory scheduled after the end of Hello! Project summer tour, it was announced on July 6 that she had left this group and the Hello! Project earlier than expected.

Her contract with Hello! Project was canceled immediately, due to a violation of the latter. The staff of H!P noting the decision was made after discussions with her family.

Hirose Ayaka, leader of the Kobushi Factory, apologized to the fans for this sudden announcement.

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Angerme – Ai Sae Areba Nannimo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan

Angerme - Ai Sae Areba Nannimo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chanAngerme will release their new single Ai Sae Areba Nanni mo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan (愛さえあればなんにもいらない/ナミダイロノケツイ/魔女っ子メグちゃん) on June 21.

This is the 23rd single of the Angerme (ex S/mileage). It has a triple A-side.

The video clip of Namida Iro no Ketsui was unveiled.

Aikawa Maho did not participate in the recording of the single, due to health issues ; She gets a medical treatment.

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Country Girls Music Video Clips Vol.1

Country Girls Music Video Clips Vol.1Country Girls released their 1st Blu-ray Country Girls Music Video Clips Vol.1 (カントリー・ガールズ ミュージックビデオ・クリップス Vol.1) on May 24.

This is the last of Country Girls with their playing manager Tsugunaga Momoko, who will leave the idol group in June.

It features the MV of the first 5 singles of Country Girls since its revival formation in November 2014 as well as with Tsugunaga Momoko : Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi DorobouWakatteiru no ni Gomen ne / Tamerai Summer TimeBoogie Woogie / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~, Dou Datte Ii no / Namida no Request and Good Boy Bad Girl / Peanut Butter Jelly Love.

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Buono! announce their break-up

Buono!Buono! held the concert Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~ at Yokohama Arena on May 22

This was the last live of the Hello! Project idol group.

The reasons why Buono! broke up are due to the various activities of the members:

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