Morning Musume News

Sayashi Riho – Snowdrop

Sayashi Riho - SnowdropSayashi Riho’s solo DVD Snowdrop will be released in late March.

This is the 2nd solo DVD from Morning Musume 9th generation member Sayashi Riho in the e-Hello series.

The DVD can be pre-ordered at e-LineUP! from February 1 to 20.

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LoVendoR 1st Live Tour 2013 Haru

LoVendoЯ (LoVendoR, ラベンダー)Tanaka Reina’s band LoVendoR will hold LoVendoR 1st Live Tour 2013 Haru (LoVendoЯ ファーストライブツアー2013春~ ラベンダー ~) from March 27 to May 14.

LoVendoR is a new Japanese band lead by Tanaka Reina (Morning Musume).

LoVendoR will perform for the first time at Music Festa Vol.0 (ミュージックフェスタVol.0) presented by Satoyama Movement in Yokohama on March 2 at Yokohama Blitz.

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Morning Musume Live Photobook 2012 Aki ~Colorful Character~

Morning Musume Live Photobook 2012 Aki ~Colorful Character~Morning Musume Live Photobook 2012 Aki ~Colorful Character~ (モーニング娘。ライブ写真集2012秋 「カラフルキャラクター」) will be released on February 12.

The photobook contains photos selected from over 100,000 shots taken during Morning Musume 15th Anniversary Concert Tour Fall 2012 ~Colorful Character~.

It also includes interviews with Momusu members.

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Michishige Sayumi – Mille-Feuille (Photobook)

Michishige Sayumi - Mille-FeuilleMichishige Sayumi’s photobook Mille-Feuille (美ルフィーユ) will be released on January 27.

The photobook contains photos of Morning Musume’s leader in various situations and outfits.

The title, Mille-Feuille, is a word play with the Japanese kanji “美” (pronounced “mi”) meaning “beauty” and the French pastry “mille-feuille”.

Michishige Sayumi joined Morning Musume 10 years ago as a 6th generation member.

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Morning Musume 15th Anniversary Concert Tour Fall 2012 ~Colorful Character~

Morning MusumeMorning Musume 15th Anniversary Concert Tour Fall 2012 ~Colorful Character~ (モーニング娘。誕生15周年記念コンサートツアー2012秋 〜カラフルキャラクター〜) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on March 13.

Morning Musume’s concert was recorded on November 18, 2012 at Nakano Sun Plaza.

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Oricon Singles & Albums Charts 2012

OriconOricon (オリコン) published its yearly singles and albums charts 2012.

AKB48 are the best-selling singles artists. SKE48 also appear in the top 10. NMB48, Nogizaka46, Not Yet, Maeda Atsuko, Watanabe Mayu, Sashihara Rino, no3b (No Sleeves), Morning Musume, Momoiro Clover Z, French Kiss, Itano Tomomi, Super☆Girls, and SDN48 are in the top 100.

AKB48 came in 3rd position of best selling album chart, and SKE48 in 40th position.

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Takahashi Ai in The Wedding Singer

The Wedding SingerTakahashi Ai (ex Morning Musume) will appear in the musical The Wedding Singer (ウェディング・シンガー).

Takahashi Ai will play the role of Julia (ジュリア), a waitress.

The Wedding Singer is a musical based on the 1998 film of the same name.

The play will be held in March.

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Hello! Project Haru no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013

Hello! ProjectHello! Project will hold Hello! Project Spring no Dai Kansha Hinamatsuri Festival 2013 (Hello! Project 春の大感謝 ひな祭りフェスティバル 2013) on March 2-3.

Morning Musume, Berryz Kōbō, °C-ute, S/mileage, and Hello Pro Kenshuusei will perform at 3 special concerts titled Zenyasai (前夜祭), Berryz Kōbō 10 Nenme Totsunyuu Special! (Berryz工房10年目突入スッペシャル!), and Thank You For Your Love!.

The live will take place at Pacifico Yokohama Exhibition Hall.

It was also decided that this event will become annual.

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Morning Musume – Help Me!!

Morning Musume - Help Me!!Morning Musume’s 52nd single Help Me!! will be released on January 23.

This is the first single from Morning Musume featuring 11th generation member Oda Sakura.

8 editions of the single are available.

The limited editions Type A, B, and C include a bonus DVD featuring music videos and making-of.

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Oda Sakura – Greeting ~Oda Sakura~

Greeting ~Oda Sakura~Oda Sakura’s (Morning Musume) 1st DVD Greeting ~Oda Sakura~ (Greeting 〜小田さくら〜) will be released on January 30.

The DVD includes a documentary on the new member of Morning Musume until her debut, an interview, and more.

It is part of e-Hello! series.

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