Hello! 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.
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.
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.
Takahashi 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.
Morning 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.
Niigaki 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.
Tanaka 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.
Alo! Hello 6 Morning Musume (アロハロ！ 6 モーニング娘。) will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 26.
It includes video footage of the 10 current members of Morning Musume in Hawaii for the first time. The filming was made in June 2012.
Alo Hello! Morning Musume Photobooks 2012 will be released on November 16, December 16 and January 16.
Abe Natsumi Birthday Live 2012 ~Thanks All~ (安倍なつみ Birthday Live 2012 ~thanks all~) will be released on DVD on December 12.
The concert was held by Abe Natsumi (ex Morning Musume) on August 10 at Shibuya-AX to celebrate her 31st birthday.
The DVD also includes a digest of her one-man live Abe Natsumi Sparkling Live 2012 ~Big Up!~ held on June 2 at Shibuya O-East.
Kudo Haruka’s DVD Haruka will be released on November 7.
Kudo Haruka is a 10th generation member of Morning Musume.
Her 1st solo photobook Do is on sale since October 27.