State of the Hello! Project Address With 2020 finally in our rearview mirror, we can look forward to a fresh start for all of the Hello! Project groups and idols going forward. 2020 was a strange and turbulent year that saw H!P wave goodbye to a slew of talented idols, many of whom seemed to … Continue reading H!P Revolution 2021
Karin Miyamoto to graduate Juice=Juice and Hello! Project. Juice=Juice ace Karin Miyamoto has announced her intention to graduate from the group and Hello! Project following completion of J=J's Spring tour. Reasons given for wishing to leave the group were many and varied, including the desire to be a solo artist, interests in DIY craft-work and … Continue reading Grape Leaves
The latest episode of Hello! Station is out, and it includes footage of Juice=Juice n00bs Danbara Ruru and Yanagawa Nanami recording their lines for "fiesta! fiesta!" Yanagawa is first, and she's as solid as we were told she was. Nothing special, but above average for an idol. Ruru, however, appears to be even better than … Continue reading Danbara Ruru’s Got Her Mojo Workin’
We got a taste of the new Juice=Juice 7-nin lineup on Youtube today, and they're not coddling the n00bs. Performing their upcoming digital release "fiesta! fiesta!" at the Hello! Gathering Summer Tour, the first solo line goes to new member Danbara Ruru, and she sounds great. Neither she nor Yanagawa Nanami look at all out … Continue reading First Look at Juice=Juice 7-nin Lineup
...that Juice=Juice performed "Romance no Tochuu" with a live band on Full Chorus? Youtube 'members: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2lCk46ekC0 The moral of this story? J=J is phenomenal when given good music. I'm pretty excited for 7-nin J=J and the debut of Danbara Ruru.
We now know the results of the Country Girls/KSS Divestment Draft of 2017: ANGERME gets CG member Musubu Funaki and KSS member Ayano Kawamura; Morning Musume gets CG member Chisaki Morito; Juice=Juice gets CG member Nanami Yanagawa and KSS member Danbara Ruru. KSS member Reina Ichioka will lead a new group with members to be … Continue reading The Country Girls/H!P Shake-up