Tag Archive: Morning Musume

Takahashi Ai in Merrily We Roll Along

Takahashi AiTakahashi Ai (ex Morning Musume) will play in the musical Merrily We Roll Along (メリリー・ウィ・ロール・アロング).

The musical will run from November 1 to 17 at The Galaxy Theatre, Tokyo.

Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play of the same name by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.


Fukumura Mizuki 1st Solo DVD Mizuki in Guam

Mizuki in GuamFukumira Mizuki (Morning Musume) will release her 1st solo DVD  Mizuki in Guam on May 22.

The scenes were filmed in Guam in February 2013.

This DVD complements Fukumura Mizuki’s 1st photobook titled Mizuki which will go on sale one week earlier on May 15.


Fukumura Mizuki 1st Photobook Mizuki

Fukumura Mizuki 1st Photobook MizukiFukumura Mizuki (Morning Musume) will release her 1st solo photobook Mizuki (譜久村聖 ファースト写真集 『 Mizuki 』) on May 15.

The photo shoot has been done in Guam. Fukumura Mizuki faces basketball, cycling, and bodyboard challenges. It also includes pictures of Fuku-chan dressed as a waitress or wearing swimsuits.

The book comes with a bonus DVD featuring making-of footage.


Hello! Project 2013 Summer Cool Hello!

Hello! ProjectHello! Project 2013 Summer Cool Hello! will be held from July 27 to August 31.

2 different setlists titled Mazekoze! (マゼコーゼ!) and Sorezore! (ソレゾーレ!) will be performed.

Hello! Project Summer Tour 2013 will take place in Osaka, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Hiroshima, Fukuoka, Sendai, and Sapporo.

Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo, °C-ute, S/mileage, Juice=Juice, and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei will participate in the concerts. The MCs will be Makoto and Mitsui Aika.


Mitsui Aika in Okujou Wonderland

Mitsui AikaFormer Morning Musume member Mitsui Aika will be starring in the stage play Okujou Wonderland (屋上ワンダーランド).

Okujou Wonderland will run 8 times between May 8 and 12 at Owl Spot theater, Tokyo.

Mitsui Aika will make her first appearance in a stage play since her graduation from Morning Musume in May 2012.


Kudo Haruka – Haruka ~Thirteen~

Kudo Haruka - Haruka ~Thirteen~Kudo Haruka’s solo DVD Haruka ~Thirteen~ (遥 ~Thirteen~) will be released in May.

It is the 2nd solo DVD from Morning Musume 10th generation member Kudo Haruka in the e-Hello! series. The title refers to her age.

The item can be pre-ordered at e-LineUP! from March 22 to April 10. It is also on sale on CDJapan.


Hello! Satoyama Life Vol. 1 & 2

Hello! Satoyama LifeHello! Project’s TV show Hello! Satoyama Life (ハロー!Satoyamaライフ) Vol. 1 & 2 will be released on DVD on April 24.

Hello! Satoyama Life is broadcasted every Thursday night (25:00 ~ 25:30) on TV Tokyo. The program started airing on June 7, 2012. It is supported by Satoyama Movement.

Members from Hello! Project groups Morning Musume, Berryz Kōbō, °C-ute, and S/mileage appear in the show. They experience a new lifestyle based on nature and agriculture. (more…)

Morning Musume – Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nanimo Iranai

Morning MusumeMorning Musume’s 53rd single Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nanimo Iranai (ブレインストーミング / 君さえ居れば何も要らない) will be released on April 17.

It is a double A-side single. 7 versions are available. Each one of them contains 3 original songs.

The limited editions Type A, B, C come with a bonus DVD including various versions of the music videos and making-of footage.

It is the last single from Morning Musume featuring Tanaka Reina. The single includes her solo version of Rock no Teigi (Rockの定義) which is her graduation song.

Check out the music videos with English and Japanese subtitles.


Green Fields – Tokainaka no Kare / Haru wa Kuru

Green Fields - Tokainaka no Kare / Haru wa KuruGreen Fields’ 2nd single Tokainaka no Kare / Haru wa Kuru (都会田舎の彼 /春は来る) will be released on April 3.

It is a double A-side single. The CD contains 2 songs and their instrumental versions.

Green Fields is part of Satoyama Movement. The unit consists of Miyazaki Yuka, and Hello! Project members Shimizu Saki (Berryz Kôbô) and Mitsui Aika (ex Morning Musume).