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  • Morning Musume '14 to recruit new members

    March 16, 2014 @ 12:57 am

    On March 15, it was announced that popular idol group Morning Musume '14 would hold "Morning Musume '14 Golden Audition!" to recruit new members.10~17 years old unmarried women of any nationality can apply for the audition. On the official site, the producer Tsunku♂ explains, "As our current members' skills are getting higher, the selection criteria is also getting higher, but I'm sure there are so many people with amazing talent

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  • Morning Musume.'14 to release their 2nd B-side collection

    February 25, 2014 @ 3:35 am

    Morning Musume.'14 will release their compilation album "Morning Musume.'14 Coupling Collection 2" on March 12. The group's first B-side collection "Morning Musume. Zen Single Coupling Collection" was released back in October of 2009. Their upcoming album will be a 2-disc set featuring their singles' coupling tracks. It will contain 30 coupling songs from their 41st single "Kimagure Princess" to their 54th "Wagamama Kinomama Ai no Joke / Ai

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  • Details on Morning Musume.'14's new single revealed

    January 10, 2014 @ 6:45 pm

    Morning Musume.'14 will release their new single "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?" on January 29th.The group's first single since their name change will be a triple A-side single. There will be a total of 6 different types available: Limited Edition A, Limited Edition B, Limited Edition C, Limited Edition D, Regular Edition A, and Regular Edition B. Furthermore, Morning Musume.'14 will kick off their tour '

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  • Morning Musume to change their name to Morning Musume. '14

    December 6, 2013 @ 3:08 pm

    Producer Tsunku♂ has announced that Morning Musume will be changing their name to "Morning Musume. '14" in 2014.  Tsunku♂ commented, "From now to 10, 20, 30 years, in order to continue the group, and for people to immediately know the answers to simple questions such as, 'when was that single released?' or 'which generation Morning Musume was she?', I decided to add the 'year'." The group will be called "Morning Musume. '14" starting New Year's

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  • No winners for Morning Musume's new member audition

    August 25, 2013 @ 4:31 pm

    The results for Morning Musume's new member audition, "Morning Musume 12 Generation Member 'Mirai Shoujo' Audition", has been revealed. Unfortunately, there was no applicable person chosen become Morning Musume's 12th generation member.Morning Musume producer Tsunku♂ explained his decision. "I was looking for a super star candidate suitable for the name 'Mirai Shoujo' (girl of the future), but I couldn't deny the fact that there was somewhat a l

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  • Oricon Weekly Charts for 4/15~4/21

    April 24, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Oricon has released its weekly charts for April 15th to the 21st. The results are below! ===== <Single Weekly Ranking> 1. "Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" - Morning Musume : 4/17 (94,037) 2. "reunion" - ClariS : 4/17 (24,545) 3. "Chime ga Owareba" - LinQ : 4/17 (19,759) 4. "Tanjoubi ni wa Masshiro na Yuri wo/Get the groove" - Fukuyama Masaharu : 4/10 (16,920) 5. "Fantastic future" - Tamura Yukari :

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  • Morning Musume goes back to back, 53rd single tops Oricon weekly chart

    April 22, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    Idol group Morning Musume's 53rd single "Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" (released on April 17) sold 94,000 copies in the first week, topping Oricon's weekly single chart. As their previous single "Help me!!" (released in January) also grabbed the No.1 spot, this is their 2nd consecutive single to top the chart. It's been 11 years and 2 months since Morning Musume last had 2 consecutive singles to top the chart with "Mr.Moonli

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  • Tanaka Reina's last concert as Morning Musume to be streamed live in movie theaters

    April 18, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    On April 17th, Morning Musume held a release event for their new single "Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai", which was released that day, at Ikebukuro Sunshine City. The girls appeared in front of a crowd of 2,000 and started the event with the performance of "Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai". After the members' introduction, there was also a talk segment. As the lyrics in "Brainstorming" says, "I'm the type of girl who gets compli

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  • Check out the subtitled MV for Morning Musume's "Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai"

    April 11, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    Morning Musume's 53rd single "Brainstorming/Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" is set for release on April 17. In the end of last month, they released the MV for "Brainstorming" with the English subtitles, and now the subtitled MV for other title track "Kimi sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" has been revealed. Check it out below. (For the details on the single, you can check our previous post here.) Image: Tower Records Online Thanks to m

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  • Hello!Project members appear at event for their book

    April 10, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    On April 9, six Hello! Project members including Morning Musume members Ikuta Erina (15) and Ishida Ayumi (16) appeared at the commemorative sales event at the Fukuya Bookstore Shinjuku Subnade store for their book “Hello! Project Members to Tanoshimu ‘SATOYAMA Guide BOOK’” (Tokyo News, 2500 Yen.) The book summarizes their activities in the project "SATOYAMA movement” which seeks to re-introduce and recognize the importance of ‘Satoyama’ v

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