Tag Archive: Morning Musume

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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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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