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Morning Musume '17 reveal more inforamtion about their 15th album!

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Morning Musume '17 will be releasing their 15th album "15 Thank you, too" in under an month. The tracklist for the album has been announced a while ago and will contain 15 songs: 1. Jealousy Jealousy (Album Version) 2. Romance ni Mezameru Mosuou Joshi no Uta 3. CHO DAI 4. Watashi no Nanni mo Wakacchanai 5. Jama Shinai de Here We Go! 6. Style of my love- Iikubo Haruna, Oda Sakura, Makino Maria 7. Narcissus Kamatte-chan Kyousoukuoku Dai 5ban 8. Seishun Say A-Ha 9. Wakain da Shi! 10. Mou Gaman Dekinai wa ~Love ice cream~ - Ogata Haruna, Haga Akane, Kaga Kaede, Yokoyama Reina 11. Dokyuu no Go Sign 12. Koi wa Toki ni- Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki, Kudo Haruka, Nonaka Miki, Morito Chisaki 13. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (Morning Musume ; 17 Ver.) 14. BRAND NEW MORNING 15. Additional Track: Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.)
This will be the first album for the 12th, 13th and 14th generation and will also be the last album to have 10th generation mem…

Tsubaki Factory announce their 3rd single!

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Tsubaki Factory announced their 3rd major single! The single will release on the 21st of Febuary, 2018 and will be a triple a-side! One of the songs is called Teion Yakedo. This song will be winter themed and the girls will wear gloves during the dance-shot! Tsubaki Factory won a Newcomer Award from the 50th Japan Cable Awards, so we should look forwards to what this group is going to bring us in the future!

Morning Musume 20th announced!

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Morning Musume announced a new sub-unit to celebrate their 20th anniversary! The group will be joined by the 1st generation members Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi and Fukuda Asuka to form Morning Musume 20th! The group will release a digital single on the 3th of november and is a remake of Ai no Tane, Morning Musume's first song. It will be released on the exact 20th anniversary of Ai no Tane! The single will include: 1. Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) 2. Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary ver.) Instrumental This will be the first time Fukuda Asuka has Morning Musume activities since her graduation 18 years ago!

ANGERME released new profile pictures!

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ANGERME released new profile pictures for their upcoming single! The single will release on the 13th of december. Let's have a look at the outfits! Wada Ayaka & Nakanishi Kana Both Dawa and Kana have the same color pattern in their outfits. Mustard colored bottoms and purple tops with blueish accents. I really love how Ayaka is making this outfits work. I am not a fan of her sleeves, but she looks like a model or someone in a piece of art. I actually quite like Kana's short. The stitching makes it look really nice on her and her hairstyle is beautiful!
Takeuchi Akari & Katsuta Rina Take's outfit is terrible. I do not like the top at all and the bottems look like they were left over materials. Her hair however is the bomb!!! Rina looks like she came straight out of a Perfum MV. I love her hair like this and the dress is so flattering! 
Murota Mizuki & Sasaki Rikako That smile on Muro! I love her top, it's really pretty and looks so good on her tiny body. The s…

Hello!Pro AmebaTV program about the Shin member auditions!

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During the last Summer Tour, Hello!Project announced they would be opening auditions for new members. The auditions would not be for a specific group and the girls who would win the auditions could be added to any group, even the drama department.  Now it has been announced that there will be a show on AmebaTV following this audition process to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Hello!Project. The OG and current members will comment on the auditions and their process! The show will feature the auditions, backstage footage, OG and current members of Hello!Project. The show is called: Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Mitchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ On AmeboVideo, extra footage will be uploaded! The first show will be on the 16th of November and feature Yaguchi Mari, Yasuda Kei, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Kumai Yurina, Yajima Maimi, Wada Ayaka, Kanazawa Tomoko and Takagi Sayuki.  (It's unclear if the members will rotate).
Great and exciting news! It has been so long since we could actua…

New youtube show!

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Up-Front Promotions and Hello!Project announced a new youtube show! The show is called Tiny Tiny and will be hosted by Makoto and Kato Noriko. The show will have OG and active Hello!Pro members and will be focussed on tiny moments of happiness. The show will start on the 26th of october and have shows every Thursday at 21:00 JST.

Morning Musume '17 announced their 15th album!

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Morning Musume '17 finally announced the release of their 15th album! This will be their first album release in three years and will also be the album debut of the 12th, 13th and 14th generation members! It will also be the last album to feature Kudo Haruka. The album was announced to be released on the 6th of december and is called: ⑮ Thank you, too The album will contain all unreleased Morning Musume songs: Watashi no Nanni mo Wakacchanai Seishun Say A-HA Narcissus Kamatte-chan Kyousoukyoku Dai 5ban CHO DAI Style of my Love (Iikubo, Oda, Makino) Mou Gaman Dekinai wa ~LOVE ICE CREAM~ (Ogata, Haga, Kaga, Yokoyama) Koi wa Toki ni (Fukumura, Ikuta, Ishida, Sato, Kudo, Nonaka, Morito)
It has not yet been announced which singles will be found on the album, nor if there will be more than one cd included. 
The album will release in two versions:  one limited with blu-ray and one regular version. The limited version with will contain the 20th anniversary event. http://www.helloproject.co…

Sugaya Risako is married and pregnant!

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Who would have thought that the youngest Berryz Koubou member would be the first to get married and pregnant?! Well, it's all true! Sugaya Risako (23) has announced her marriage and pregnancy! Risako has been the least active ex-member of Berryz Koubou for the past 2 years (not counting Momoko who has recently gone of the radar).  She has recently gone back to blogging and started her own instagram account.
Risako announced she met her husband at the beginning of this year at a party. He is also in his 20s, is a "normal" man and lives in Tokyo. When they were dating for about 6 months, Risako found out she was pregnant. She was very shocked, but always wanted a happy family! Risako saw the echos and was really happy with the baby. She is now 5 months pregnant and the baby is expected around febuary/march. After Berryz Koubou went on haitus, Risako didn't have any big plans like the other members, yet she is not suprised of where she is now and is very happy.  She ho…

Juice=Juice announced more World Tour dates!

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Juice=Juice announced that they are not done with their World Tour just yet! There will be 4 more concerts: Lima (Peru) on the 12th of December Santiago (Chile) on the 14th of December San Paulo (Brazil) on the 15th of December Fortaleza (Brazil) on the 17th of December Let's look out for more preformances!

ANGERME announced their 24th single!

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It has been really quiet around Hello!Project lately, yet we finally have some good news! ANGERME will be releasing their 24th single on the 13th of december! The single will be a triple a-side called: Kisoku Tadashiku Utsukushiku / Manner Mode / Kimi dake janai sa...friends It will be the first single to feature new members Funaki Musubu and Kawamura Ayano. Sadly, 3rd generation member Aikawa Maho will not be participating in this single, which means this will be the second single not to feature her.
It seems that the single will be released in two version, a blu-ray and a dvd version. The blu-ray version will have exclusive versions of the Music Videos and a download code for a 360 version of Manner Mode. The dvd version will have a booklet.

Juice=Juice released new profile pictures!

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Juice=Juice released their first digital single Fiesta! Fiesta! a month ago. I don't know when this happend, but today I suddenly spotted new profile pictures in the outfits for Fiesta! Fiesta!, which means a profile picture post!
Miyazaki Yuka & Kanazawa Tomoko Both Miyazaki and Tomoko look really good in these red outfits. I am a big fan of Yuka's hair like this and she looks so thin and small in this outfit! Her hairpiece really fits her well. Tomoko looks so cheeky! I love red on her. Always will. 
Takagi Sayuki & Miyamoto Karin Sayuki looks really sweet, I don't like her necklace to much, but her ponytail is on point like always. If they had just putt in some bouncy curls.. Karin is working that pose. Jeez she looks really beautiful and sexy and I am so happy with the lenght of her hair. And those red lips!
Uemura Akari Akari looks great in red. Although she looks rather uncomfortable. Her pose is a bit forced and she doesn't look that happy. What happend gi…

Inaba Manaka returns!

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Inaba Manaka announced her comeback to Hello!Project! We all remember Manaka as a member of Country Girls, who sadly had to graduate due to her astma. There had been no news on her return until today! Manaka will become a Leader-like figure for Hello!Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido and will preform with them on the 18th of September!  She will stay in Hokkaido (Sapporo) and start her own blog! https://ameblo.jp/inaba-manaka Here is the official announcement from Hello!Pro http://www.helloproject.com/news/7559/
Let's support Manaka and her group of Kenshuusei!

Morning Musume '17 released the covers for their 64th single!

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Morning Musume '17 is certainly throwing their new single at us! We actually already got the covers for their upcoming single: Jama Shinaide HERE WE GO! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakaindashi! As said before the single will be released in 7 version, yet there will be a special Kudo Haruka version sold by forTUNE.
Limited A Limited A is a single cover for Jama Shinaide and features the girls in the black and white outfits we saw in their profile pictures. The cover is super simple with the greyish background, but as the girls look amazing this cover actually works fine. I like how Chii and Haruka are center in this cover as the single is sort of about them. I love Harunan on this cover btw! And Kaedii is also working it. 
Limited B This is the whole other end of the spectrum isn't it? Such a colorful cover! I am a sucker for everything image color coded, so yest for this cover! I love the individual pictures (again look at that Kaedii). I see that most girls are wearing red and blue d…

Kobushi Factory released a new profile picture

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Kobushi Factory changed their profile picture to now show a 6-nin Kobushi Factory. Let's support this group in these hard times.
Losing two members so suddenly in such a short time will be quite hard on them. 

Ogawa Rena has graduated Kobushi Factory and Hello!Project

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Yesterday, Ogawa Rena announced she has graduated both Kobushi Factory and Hello!Project. Rena has been absent from the group since July 15, due to Anxiety neurosis. After consulting with her parents, management and her doctors, Rena decided that it would be best to graduate from Kobushi Factory, so the other members can continue as a 6-nin group. Rena will now search for new dreams and follow them with all her heart. She hopes her fans and Kobushi fans will remember once in a while that she has been part of the group.
It's really sad news to see another Kobushi member leave so soon. Rena has been struggeling with her anxiety and I hope this is the best decision for her! Let's support her and Kobushi Factory!

Morning Musume '17 released new profile pictures!

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With a new single, new profile pictures are always something to look forwards to! And we didn't have to wait long for these new pictures of Morning Musume '17. These new outfits are for the upcoming single: Jama Shinaide HERE WE GO!/Dokyuu no Go Sign/ Wakaindashi! They are most likely the outfits for Jama Shinaide HERE WE GO!, yet I do not think it has been announced officially anywhere.  The outfits we got are black and white, with leather like dresses. It looks like there are two kinds of dresses, the ones with a waistline and straight dresses. Let's have a look at the solo pictures! Fukumura Mizuki & Ikuta Erina Mizuki is wearing the waistline dress with a beautiful top. I really love this version of the dress, eventhough it makes her chest looks huge and her waist well... I love her hair like this and well the top is so pretty and charming. Ikuta has the straight dress, which still looks really flattering on her. I love her hair like this and the white piece across h…