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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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Takahashi Ai in Detective Conan

Takahashi AiTakahashi Ai (ex Morning Musume) will voice a character in Detective Conan (名探偵コナン) anime series.

Ai-chan will play the role of a young actress named Nanao Futaba (七尾双葉).

The episode titled Detective Conan : Nagasaki Mystery Theater (名探偵コナン 長崎ミステリー劇場) will be broadcasted in Japan on December 1 on NTV.

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Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige Eleven Soul ~Tanaka Reina Special Commemoration Graduation~

Morning MusumeMorning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige Eleven Soul ~Tanaka Reina Special Commemoration Graduation~ (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2013春 ミチシゲ☆イレブンSoul ~田中れいな卒業記念スペシャル~) will be held from March 16 to May 6.

This will be the last concert tour of Morning Musume with Tanaka Reina before her graduation, and the first one with the 11th generation member Oda Sakura.

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Niigaki Risa in Kiben Hashire Melos

Kiben Hashire MelosNiigaki Risa (ex Morning Musume) will perform in the stage play Kiben Hashire Melos (詭弁・走れメロス).

The play will be held on December 27-28 in Yokohama, from January 4 to 17 in Tokyo, and on February 2 in Osaka.

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Tanaka Reina announced her graduation from Morning Musume

Tanaka ReinaTanaka Reina announced her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project.

She will pursue her musical career with her own band. 3 other members have been selected to be part of Reina’s band : Okada Marina, Uozumi Yuki, and Miyazawa Marin.

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