Tag Archive: Morning Musume

3 new units in Hello! Project : Dia Lady, Mellow Quad, Plumeria

Hello! ProjectHello! Project announced the creation of 3 new units : Dia Lady, Mellow Quad, and Plumeria.

Dia Lady (ダイヤレディー) consists of Sugaya Risako (Berryz Kōbō) and Suzuki Airi (°C-ute).

Mellow Quad (メロウクアッド) is a unit consisting of Tokunaga Chinami (Berryz Kōbō), Natsuyaki Miyabi (Berryz Kōbō), Yajima Maimi (°C-ute), and Okai Chisato (°C-ute).

Plumeria consists of Nakajima Saki (°C-ute), Hagiwara Mai (°C-ute), Ishida Ayumi (Morning Musume), Fukuda Kanon (S/mileage), Ikuta Erina (Morning Musume).

Moreover, the Satoumi Movement project has been launched. It is an extension of Satoyama Movement which has for aim to promote coastal and marine environment.


Morning Musume members in Gogakuyuu

Morning MusumeMorning Musume members Fukumura Mizuki, Sayashi Riho, Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, and Kudo Haruka will make an appearance in the stage play Gogakuyuu (ごがくゆう).

The play will run from June 12 to 17 in Tokyo, and on June 22-23 in Osaka.


Hello! Project Best Shot Vol.20

Hello! ProjectThe photobook Hello! Project Best Shot Vol.20 will be released on March 18.

The book features photos of 30 Hello! Project members including Michishige Sayumi (Morning Musume), Yajima Maimi (°C-ute), Tsugunaga Momoko (Berryz Kōbō), Suzuki Airi (°C-ute), Mano Erina, Wada Ayaka (S/mileage), Sayashi Riho (Morning Musume), Ishida Ayumi (Morning Musume), Kudo Haruka (Morning Musume), Miyamoto Karin (Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei), Hamaura Ayano (Hello Pro Kenshuusei), and Uemura Akari (Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei).

It is part of Hello! Project Best Shot series by Wani Books.

It comes with a bonus DVD featuring making-of footage.


Takahashi Ai and Hello! Project members in Moshimo Kokumin ga Shushou wo Erandara

Takahashi Ai - Moshimo Kokumin ga Shushou wo ErandaraTakahashi Ai will be starring in the stage play Moshimo Kokumin ga Shushou wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら).

Hello! Project members Wada Ayaka (S/mileage), Fukuda Kanon (S/mileage), Miyamoto Karin (Juice=Juice), Uemura Akari (Juice=Juice), and Ishikawa Rika (ex Morning Musume) will also make an appearance.

The play will run from April 24 to 30 in Space Zero, Tokyo.


Niigaki Risa in Zettai Kareshi (Absolute Boyfriend)

Niigaki RisaFormer Morning Musume member Niigaki Risa will be starring in the stage play Zettai Kareshi (絶対彼氏 ; Absolute Boyfriend).

Niigaki Risa will play the role of Izawa Riiko, a girl who has bad luck with boys and who has ordered a cybernetic boyfriend.

Zettai Kareshi is based on the manga series of the same title by Watase Yuu.

The stage play will run from March 16 to 20 at Theater 1010, Tokyo.


Hello! Project 15th Anniversary Live 2013 Winter ~Viva!~ & ~Bravo!~

Hello! ProjectHello! Project 15th Anniversary Live 2013 Winter ~Viva!~ (Hello! Project 誕生15周年記念ライブ2013冬 ~ビバ!~) & ~Bravo!~ (~ブラボー!~) will be released on DVD on April 10.

The concerts were recorded at Nakano Sunplaza on January 13, 2013. They celebrated the 15th anniversary of Hello! Project.

The DVDs include live performances of Morning Musume, Berryz Kōbō, °C-ute, Mano Erina, and S/mileage.


Ogawa Makoto, Niigaki Risa & Mitsui Aika in Tokugawa15

Ogawa MakotoFormer Morning Musume members Ogawa Makoto, Niigaki Risa, and Mitsui Aika are going to perform in the stage play Tokugawa 15.

The stage play will run from March 20 to 24 at The Pocket, Nakano.

Ogawa Makoto will act in a lead role. Niigaki Risa will make a guest appearance on March 23, and Mitsui Aika on March 21.


Takahashi Ai in Akage no An (Anne of Green Gables)

Takahashi AiTakahashi Ai will be starring in the musical Akage no An (赤毛のアン).

Akage no An is an adaptation of the book Anne of Green Gables written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1908.

Takahashi Ai (ex Morning Musume) will play the role of the main character Anne Shirley.

The musical will run from August 11 to 21 across Japan.


Michishige Sayumi – Mille-Feuille (Special Edition)

Michishige Sayumi - Mille-FeuilleA special edition of the making-of DVD for Michishige Sayumi’s photobook Mille-Feuille (美ルフィーユ) will be released on March 30.

The content is different from the DVD coming with the photobook. It includes unreleased footage of Morning Musume’s leader.

Michishige Sayumi’s photobook Mille-Feuille was released on January 27.