Tag Archive: Morning Musume

Interview: Niigaki Risa

Niigaki Risa (新垣里沙)

Niigaki Risa was present at Japan Expo 2018 for the 20th anniversary of Hello! Project.

We had the opportunity to meet Gaki-san, and to talk about her career as a former member of Morning Musume and Hello! Project.

Check out our interview with Niigaki Risa.

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Michishige Sayumi – SAYUMINGLANDOLL -Shukumei- Original Soundtrack

Michishige Sayumi - SAYUMINGLANDOLL -Shukumei- Original Soundtrack

The new soundtrack by Michishige Sayumi (ex-Morning Musume) was released on July 4th.

It is entitled “SAYUMINGLANDOLL -Shukumei-” Original Soundtrack (「SAYUMINGLANDOLL~宿命~」オリジナルサウンドトラック) and this is the second soundtrack from a solo performance Michishige Sayumi.

It follows the success of SAYUMINGLANDOLL ~Saisei~ in 2017. It takes place from 20 March to 8 July 2018 at the Cotton Club in Tokyo and Osaka STUDIO PARTITA.

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Graduation of Ogata Haruna from Morning Musume ’18

Ogata Haruna (尾形春水) - Morning Musume '18 (モーニング娘。'18)Ogata Haruna announced on March 27 her future graduation from Morning Musume ’18 and Hello! Project

According to her, she decided to leave the group to devote herself entirely to her university studies. She commented that she feels unable to pursue her dreams of attending university in parallel with her idol activities, so she decided to graduate from the group.

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Fukuda Asuka – Sing

Fukuda Asuka - SingA great pleasure for the fans!

Former Morning Musume member and former idol of Hello! Project, Fukuda Asuka, released her first solo album Sing on March 14th.

In this single, she also sings a Morning Musume song entitled Never Forget (single from their 1999 album Second Morning).

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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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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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