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  • ANGERME's Oota Haruka to go on hiatus after violating Hello! Project rule

    February 29, 2020 @ 2:55 am

    It's been announced that ANGERME member Oota Haruka will be going on hiatus.Reportedly, Oota violated a Hello! Project rule and admitted to doing so. Up Front Agency decided to "give her some time to reflect and think about what she has done with the awareness that she is a member [of Hello! Project and ANGERME]." They added, "As her agency, we are taking this case very seriously and plan to coach her from the basics." Oota also commented, "I wi

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  • Murota Mizuki to graduate from ANGERME

    January 23, 2020 @ 2:55 am

    It's been announced that ANGERME member Mutota Mizuki will graduate from the group.  Murota will graduate from both ANGERME and Hello! Project after 'Hello! Project HinaFes 2020 ~Hisaichi Fukko Shien Tohoku wo Genki ni!~ ANGERME Premium Live' to be held on March 22 at Meiji Jingu Stadium. On ANGERME's official website, she reflected, "I was able to learn a lot of things by joining ANGERME. Not only do I love singing and dancing mo

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  • Former ANGERME's Fukuda Kanon withdraws from Upfront Promotion

    January 11, 2020 @ 2:58 am

    On January 10, former ANGERME member Fukuda Kanon updated her Twitter announcing that she left Upfront Promotion last month.  Fukuda announced, "On the last day of December 2019, I left Upfront Promotion, whom I have been indebted to for about 15 years." She reflected, "They were like my second family that I joined in order to grant my dream of becoming a Hello! Project idol."  Faked expressed, "I joined Hello Pro Egg when I was j

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  • Former ANGERME's Wada Ayaka reveals PV for her first solo song 'Une idole'

    October 10, 2019 @ 2:55 am

    Wada Ayaka (ex. ANGERME) have revealed the PV for her solo song "Une idole."  After graduating from ANGERME and Hello! Project in June, Wada resumed her activities on August 1. She challenged herself to songwriting for the first time with "Une idole." The PV is a mix of footage in France and Egypt and illustrations she drew herself. Source & Image: natalie

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  • Nakanishi Kana to graduate from ANGERME & Hello! Project, retire from showbiz

    October 1, 2019 @ 3:06 am

    ANGERME's Nakanishi Kana will graduate from both the group and Hello! Project after the last show of the group's nationwide tour 'Live Tour 2019 Natsu Aki: Next Page' on December 10 at Team Smile Toyosu PIT.  Nakanishi, who is the sub leader of ANGERME, will also retire from showbiz. After injuring her left Achilles tendon, she had been limiting her activities since last December. She explained, "I thought about a lot of things because I co

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  • Former ANGERME's Katsuta Rina launches Instagram account

    September 28, 2019 @ 3:05 am

    Former ANGERME member Katsuta Rina has launched her official Instagram account (@rinakatsuta). In her first post, she wrote, "This is Katsuta Rina. I am starting Instagram today. Please treat me well." Since then, she has been sharing various photos from her private life including fashion, makeup, and travel.Katsura just graduated from ANGERME on September 25.Source & Image: Model Press

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  • Former ANGERME's Wada Ayaka resumes her activities

    August 2, 2019 @ 2:56 am

    Former ANGERME's Wada Ayaka has announced that she has resumed her activities on August 1.Wada graduated from both ANGERME and Hello! Project back in June after the concert 'Hello! Pro Premium ANGERME Concert Tour 2019 Spring Final Wada Ayaka Graduation Special Rinne Tensei ~Arutoki Umareta Ai no Teishou~' at Nippon Budokan. She has officially restarted her activities on the day of her 25th birthday. To commemorate this occasion, Wada has laun

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  • ANGERME's Funaki Musubu receives surgery for vocal cord nodules

    July 11, 2019 @ 3:01 am

    ANGERME have announced that member Funaki Musubu has received surgery for vocal cord nodules.Funaki had problems with her throat for awhile, and after a doctor's examination, she was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules. She decided to have surgery done as it was affecting her in her daily conversations. Reportedly, the surgery was a success. As Funaki will not be able to use her voice for a while, she will participate in Hello! Project's sum

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  • ANGERME welcome 13-year-old member Hashisako Rin

    July 4, 2019 @ 3:00 am

    It's been determined that new member Hashisako Rin will be joining ANGERME. As you may know, Katsuta Rina will be graduating from ANGERME after their concert on September 25 at Pacifico Yokohama. The announcement of Hashisako joining the group was announced on July 3 during Hello! Project's YouTube program 'Hello! Station.' Leader Takeuchi Akari announced that 13-year-old Hello! Pro trainee Hashisako will be joining the group. She expressed,

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  • Katsuta Rina to graduate from ANGERME & Hello! Project

    June 27, 2019 @ 3:10 am

    ANGERME'sKatsuta Rinahas announced that she will be graduating from both the group andHello! Projectafter their concert on September 25 at Pacifico Yokohama.Katsuta decided to graduate from Hello! Project as she wanted to prepare herself to enter the fashion industry. On Hello! Project's official website, she wrote, "In a good way, I have no regrets in terms of my activities. I feel very refreshed. When I looked forward, there was clearly a

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