01/02/2013

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Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki & Hagiwara Mai present their birthday goods.

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°C-ute will have release events for “Kono Machi” on February 6 and 7 in Ikebukuro and Odaiba.

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301301800_event_cute_ikebukuro.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301301800_event_cute_odaiba.html

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Michishige Sayumi & Iikubo Haruna provide guest commentary for the movie “The Darkest Hour”.

Source: http://www.oricon.co.jp/entertainment/special/2013/darkesthour0130/index.html

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The Television reports on Morning Musume’s 10th generation Alo! Hello photobook release event.

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Source & image: http://news.thetv.jp/article/36309/

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Oricon DeView interviews Tokunaga Chinami and Kumai Yurina about Berryz Kobo’s 9th album.

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Source: http://deview.co.jp/Interview?am_interview_id=322

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Suzuki Airi will be on the cover of the April issue of UTB magazine. The issue will also includes a feature on Mano Erina. H!P trainees Murota Mizuki, Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari, Tsugunaga Momoko and Sayashi Riho will also be featured.

Source 1: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=NEOBK-1388329

Source 2: http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B00B7W2RP6/

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Two new Youtube channels have been set up. Up-Front Station and Hello! Project Station. Both will begin original programming starting early February.

Source 1: http://www.youtube.com/user/upfrontstation

Source 2: http://www.youtube.com/user/helloprojectstation

Source 3: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301301900_hello.html

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The goodslist to the Morning Labo IV fanclub event has been released.

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Source & image: http://www.up-fc.jp/helloproject/news_Info.php?id=4118

26/01/2013

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Shibata Ayumi will release her third single, titled “Hito Kakera no KISEKI” on February 20.

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Source & image: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AG0D4Q6

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H!P Trainees Ichioka Reina & Nomura Minami will participate in °C-ute’s spring stageplay “Sakura no Hanataba” (runs from March 14 to 24).

Source: http://gekipro.com/Gekipro/stage?id=120

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Additional handshake events have been announced for Morning Musume’s “Help me!!”. On February 4 in Miyazaki (members present: Tanaka Reina & Michishige Sayumi), February 12 in Kagawa (members present: Michishige Sayumi & Fukumura Mizuki) and Ehime (members present: Tanaka Reina, Iikubo Haruna and Ishida Ayumi).

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301241700_event_musume_miyazaki.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301241700_event_musume_marugame.html

Source 3: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301241700_event_musume_niihama.html

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Amazon will offer a special edition cover of Nakajima Saki’s upcoming photobook “Naka-san”.

Source: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/4847045270/

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JIJIPRESS footage of Morning Musume’s mini-live for “Help me!!” in Ikebukuro Sunshine City.

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A video of Sugaya Risako promoting Berryz Kobo’s “WANT!” T-Shirt has been uploaded to the UFACTORY Youtube channel.

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Michishige Sayumi will hold two release events for her photobook “Mille-feuille” on February 10.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301251215_event_musume.html

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A report on Morning Musume’s January 18’s event in Mie (members present: Tanaka Reina, Fukumura Mizuki & Iikubo Haruna) has been posted on Morning Musume’s 47 prefecture promo-campaign page.

Source: http://www.up-front-works.jp/morningakusyu2013/report_118.html#contents

24/01/2013

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Morning Musume’s 9th, 10th and 11th generation members grace the back cover of Anican R Yanyan!! magazine. On sale January 23.

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Source & image: http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AU5CBE8/

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Tanaka Reina and Iikubo Haruna will hold a handshake event at  Tower Records Kyoto on January 28. On the same day, Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki and Ishida Ayumi will hold a handshake event at Tower Records Kobe.

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211900_event_musume_kyoto.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211900_event_musume_kobe.html

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Purchasers of Morning Musume’s “Help me!!” can recieve a signed B2 solo member poster at the Hello! Project shops in Osaka, Nagoya and Shibuya on January 26 and 27.

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301221700_musume_osaka.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301221700_musume_nagoya.html

Source 3: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301221700_musume_shibuya.html

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S/mileage, °C-ute and Berryz Kobo will perform at Takasaki Labi Gate on February 9, 10 and 23 respectively.

Source: http://www.takasakilabi.com/event/index.html

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A special issue of Top Yell magazine with a look back at Hello! Project in 2012, including interviews and previously unpublished photos will go on sale January 25. Comes with a double sided poster.

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Morning Musume’s 47 prefecture promo page has been updated with a report on the January 14 Hiroshima handshake event. Members present were Sayashi Riho, Iikubo Haruna & Oda Sakura.

Source: http://www.up-front-works.jp/morningakusyu2013/report.html#contents

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Tanaka Reina’s graduation date has been set for May 21. She will graduate at Nippon Budokan. Two additional Osaka performances (May 11 and 12) have also been added to Morning Musume’s 2013 spring tour schedule.

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301230000_live_musume.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1211191100_live_musume.html

23/01/2013

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Oricon interviews Tanaka Reina, Fukumura Mizuki, Iikubo Haruna and Oda Sakura for the release of “Help me!!”. The article also contains a profile and Q&A of Oda Sakura.

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Source & image: http://www.oricon.co.jp/music/interview/page/367/1/

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Michishige Sayumi appears at the press event for the 90th anniversary of the Tokyo Hibiya Park open air concert hall. In it, she announces the Hello! Project Premium Live that will take place in the concert hall on May 19. Footage courtesy of MAiDiGiTV.

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Yajima Maimi will be the guest in Kudo Haruka and Sato Masaki’s regular interview corner in the next issue of Top Yell magazine.

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Tanaka Reina graces the cover of Baseball Game magazine.

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22/01/2013

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The cover to THE Possible’s “Aratamemashite, THE Possible Desu! – Nyumon Hen Best –” has been released. The group’s profile images have also been updated.

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Source & image: http://www.tnx.cc/possible/

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Niigaki Risa will be starring in the stage adaptation of “Satsujinki Fujiko no Shodo” from April 17 to 21.

Source: http://ameblo.jp/nigaki-risa/entry-11452746290.html

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Yajima Maimi will star in the stageplay ‘Taklimakan” from “Ran”-director Hata Takahiko. Will run from May 31 to June 11, in Ikebukuro and Osaka.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211200_butai_cute.html

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The Hello! Project×STARdigio collaboration page has been updated with a video message from Berryz Kobo. Berryz Kobo’s Q&A pages are now also accessible.

Source: http://www.stardigio.com/hello/

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Nakajima Saki will release a solo DVD on February 27.

Source: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=EPBE-5462

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There will be a handshake event for “Help me” on January 27 in Osaka. Members present will be Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, Suzuki Kanon, Ishida Ayumi and Sato Masaki. A second event is scheduled on the same day in Shiga. Members present will be be Tanaka Reina, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Iikubo Haruna, Kudo Haruka and Oda Sakura.

The entire group is then scheduled to come together at 13:00 (JST) at Osaka Senri Selcy Square for a mini-live and handshake event.

Source 1: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211900_event_musume_umeda.html

Source 2: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211900_event_musume_otsu.html

Source 3: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211900_event_musume_osaka.html

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The cover to Michishige Sayumi’s upcoming photobook “Mille-feuille” has been released.

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Source & image: http://www.wani.co.jp/event.php?id=3770

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The standard release events for “Help Me” are scheduled for February 23 and 24 in Aichi and Kanagawa respectively.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211700_event_musume.html

21/01/2013

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Oda Sakura answers 52 questions.

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Michishige Sayumi appears at a press conference for the 90th anniversary of the Tokyo Hibiya Park open air concert hall. Footage courtesy of MAiDiGiTV.

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A digest to Kusumi Koharu’s recent fanclub event has been uploaded to the Just Pro Youtube channel.

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The cover to Noto Arisa’s “Hello, Little Monsters” has been released.

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Source & image: http://ameblo.jp/noto-arisa/entry-11452868367.html

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There will be a handshake event for “Kono Machi” on January 22. Members present will be Okai Chisato, Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi and Hagiwara Mai.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301181910_event_cute.html

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Nakajima Saki will release a new photobook titled “Naka-san” on February 20.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301211200_cute.html

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Morning Musume will hold a handshake event & mini-live at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Fountain Square on January 23.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301211000_event_musume.html

16/01/2013

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The music video to Kikkawa You’s cover of “Chocolate Damashii” has been uploaded to her official Youtube channel.

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A live photobook of Morning Musume’s 2012 fall tour “Colorful Character” will release on Febuary 12. A release event for the photobook is scheduled for February 14.

Sources: http://www.helloproject.com/news/1301152100_musume.html

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Sengoku Minami & Yajima Maimi are featured on Adidas’ webpage for futsal apparel.

Source: http://shop.adidas.jp/pc/item/?cat1Id=04&f=footer

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Takahashi Ai stars in BS-TBS drama “Ryusei Vacation”.

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Source & image: http://www.tbs.co.jp/ryusei-vacation/

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Mano Erina’s profile images have been updated.

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Source & images: http://www.helloproject.com/manoerina/profile.html?id=mano

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There will be a handshake event for the release of Fukuda Kanon’s solo DVD “Dress up Kanon” on January 23. She will also have a birthday fanclub event for her 18th birthday on March 12.

Source: http://www.up-fc.jp/helloproject/news_Info.php?id=4081 & http://s-mileage.jp/info/5450

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There will be a handshake event for “Help me!!” on January 21 in Gifu. Members present will be Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki & Ishida Ayumi.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301161700_event_musume_gifu.html

08/01/2013

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Footage of Mano Erina’s December 16 release event for “NEXT MY SELF” has been uploaded to her Youtube channel.

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Morning Musume leave a New Year message via Barks

Source: http://www.barks.jp/news/?id=1000086225

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Making of footage of Mano Erina’s photoshoot for UTB+vol.12 has been uploaded to the new J.P. ROOM (JUST PRO) Youtube channel.

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Deview reports on Up Up Girls’ guest performance at the 2013 H!P winter concerts. They performed Chopper☆Chopper.

Source: http://deview.co.jp/News?am_article_id=2020404

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The January 24 issue of “smart” magazine will contain an interview with Michishige Sayumi & Sayashi Riho.

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There will be a release event for Hello! Channel Volume 11 on January 16 (19:00 JST) in Shinjuku. Members present will be Tamura Meimi, Katsuta Rina, Mano Erina, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Sugaya Risako & Nakajima Saki.

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Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301081700_event_mobekimas.html

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A digest to S/mileage’s DVD Magazine Volume 9 (on sale January 14) has been uploaded to the UFACTORY Youtube channel.

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Ishida Ayumi & Sayashi Riho will appear in the magazine “Gravure The Television” (on sale January 25).

Source: http://ameblo.jp/morningmusume-9ki/entry-11444261408.html

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News reports on Morning Musume’s Tower Records event for “Help me!!”

Image Credit: Crank

Image Credit: Crank

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The tracklist to Berryz Kobo’s ninth studio album, “Berryz Mansion 9 Kai”, has been released.

  1. Succha ka Meccha ka~
  2. WANT!
  3. Otokomae
  4. Nandakanda de Ii Kanji!
  5. Koi Itoshiki Kisetsu
  6. Be Genki <Naseba Naru!>
  7. Massugu na Watashi
  8. cha cha SING
  9. Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai (2013 Ver.)
  10. Momochi! Yurushite Nyan♡Taisou (Yurusanyai Remix)

Source: http://www.tsunku.net/pw_Music.php

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A website has been set-up for Morning Musume’s 47 prefecture promo campaign for the release of their 52nd single “Help me!!”

Source: http://www.up-front-works.jp/morningakusyu2013/

The first dates & locations of Morning Musume’s 47 prefecture promo campaign have been revealed.

Source: http://www.helloproject.com/event/1301082230_event_musume.html

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The music video to Kikkawa You’s “Valentine’s RADIO” has been uploaded to her Youtube channel.

03/01/2013

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Still down with a high fever, Sato Masaki will not be participating in today’s (January 3) concerts.

Source: http://ody-inc.com/release/2012/12/hello-project.html

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More Day 1 footage of the HiP 2013 winter concerts courtesy of Kanaloco. Among other things it features a glimpse at Morning Musume’s rendition of Berryz Kobo’s debut single “Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai”.

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Kaga Kaede and Yamagishi Riko will be the H!P trainees participating in the “Nettai Danshi” stageplay.

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Source: http://gekipro.com/Gekipro/stage?id=117

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The music video to “Forest Time” by Harvest has been uploaded to the SATOYAMA Youtube channel.

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Michishige Sayumi’s upcoming photobook is titled “Mille-feuille”.

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Kikkawa You leaves a New Years message for Excite Music.

Source: http://www.excite.co.jp/music/newyear/?artist_id=29