Morning Musume 10th Generation
Submitted 2011-09-29 10:45 AM
The results of Morning Musume's 10th generation auditions were announced today at the Nippon Budokan, with four girl joining the group.
They are: Iikubo Haruna (飯窪春菜), 16, from Tokyo; Ishida Ayumi (石田亜佑美), 14, from Miyagi; Satou Masaki (佐藤優樹), 12, from Hokkaido; and Hello! Project egg Kudou Haruka (工藤遥), 11, from Saitama.
This precedes tomorrow's graduation of current leader Takahashi Ai, which will take the group to 12 members.
Morning Musume 9th Generation Announced
Submitted 2011-01-01 11:00 PM
After several months of auditions, the 9th generation of Morning Musume was announced today during the "Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~" concert in Nakano Sun Plaza Hall, Tokyo.
The winners, and newest members, are: Ikuta Erina (生田衣梨奈), 13 years old from Fukuoka. Suzuki Kanon (鈴木香音), 12 years old from Aichi, and Sayashi Riho (鞘師里保), 12 years old from Hiroshima.
In addition to these three, Hello! Project Egg Fukumura Mizuki was also promoted to full member and added to the group.
Morning Musume gets two new Chinese Members
Submitted 2007-03-15 05:39 PM
Tsunku was due to make a major announcement on this weeks Hello! Morning, but the official site has beaten him to it. Morning Musume are getting two new 8th generation members: 19 year old Junjun, and 16 year old Linlin. Both are from China, and will form a big part of the companies push into the rest of Asia.
Linlin has been performing as part of the Hello! Project Eggs, and is the mysterious ponytailed egg ("Poni-chan") that we had been trying to identify. She was introduced to Tsunku by a friend, and had obviously impressed him.
Junjun took part in auditions in Beijing around the same time as the Happy 8 auditions were being held.
Tsunku's Comments: http://www.tsunku.net/comments.htm
Morning Musume 8th Generation Announced
Submitted 2006-12-10 05:01 PM
Today saw the results of the Morning Musume Happy 8 auditions to find new members for the group.
In a surprise move, Tsunku once again chose only one girl: Mitsui Aika, 13, from Shiga prefecture. Aika becomes the 9th and youngest member of the current group, and the 23rd member in the groups history.
Kansai audition winners debut
Submitted 2006-08-25 09:34 PM
The five winners from last years Kansai auditions have today (25th) made their first public appearance, opening a C-ute event by performing three Hello! Project songs. They were first announced on Hello! Pro Yanen on the 11th of August.
Iwashima Manami (岩嶋雅奈未), 16.
Abe Asami (阿部麻美), 15.
Nakayama Nana (中山菜々), 14.
Suma Ai (須磨愛), 14.
Maeda Irori (前田彩里), 9.
Iwashima made the last 32 in Morning Musume Audition 2005, and Suma was in the final five with eventual winner Kusumi Koharu.
Meet Simmin - Hello! Project's Newest Member
Submitted 2006-07-18 08:06 PM
Hello! Project have announced a new addition: Simmin, 23, from South Korea who enters H!P as a "foreign student".
Simmin won a m.net competition a few years ago and went on to become an actress, VJ and MC in Korea. It is unknown what role she would have in the company, but it's likely that she will lead further promotion into the Korean markets.
While not fluent, she is studying Japanese, and taking singing and dancing lessons in preparation for her debut. Simmin has been regularly attending Gatas practices, and is expected to join the Futsal team.
Like many new idols, Simmin has started a blog and is regularly updating it with her progress and daily activities. Read it here in Japanese, or in English via google translation.
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