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カテゴリ:モーニング娘。( 47 )

New Morning Musume interview

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Morning Musume not ready to graduate yet
Three members of the Japanese pop phenomenon (and their manager) insist their mornings are far from numbered

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"[Tsunku] decides everything," explains the group's manager since September 2008, Kouichi Nishikata. "Usually an artist is controlled by their management, but this group is formed by the producer. It is a rare case."

Nishikata admits, "I think that the group could never survive without him. Tsunku really produces the songs, concepts, costumes, makeup, live shows, CD-sleeve designs — you name it! I had thought there was a stand-in or something to do all that."

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Each member's forced "graduation" as they are deemed too old or mature, or the group need a fresh face, is the point by which they must have established themselves enough to go it alone. The inevitability of their young retirement from the group, though, is something the current crop barely consider as a limitation.

"I can't think of my graduation at all," says an animated Niigaki, before conceding, "I think of it a little now that I'm one of the longest-serving of the group, but when I first joined, never! I only thought about how to catch up with the other girls."

"I'd really like to make sure each one of them continues to work after their graduation," explains Nishikata. "We have promoted them as a group so far, but from now on, we'd like to promote them one by one, so I hope they can do more personal work after this summer."

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At Morning Musume's inception, the group's fan base was diverse, attracting young girls, boys and parents. But another probable reason for their recent decline can be attributed to the resurgent otaku (obsessive fans). At a recent Hello! Project show in front of around 14,000 in Yokohama Arena, barely a single woman could be spotted among the dedicated and exuberant middle-age male crowd.

In April 2004, audio footage recorded backstage reportedly captured then-member Rika Ishikawa exclaiming: "Look at them. Grownups screaming like that! I can't believe it. So stupid!" Although such a scandal is rare in the micromanaged Musume life, standing in front of such frenzied supporters clearly affects the girls.

For the full article, check out The Japan Times
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by papasone | 2009-03-16 14:09 | モーニング娘。
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Anime Expo® Announces Morning Musume As First Official Guests Of Honor For 2009 Convention In Los Angeles

Nation’s Largest Anime and Manga Convention Welcomes Japan’s Top Female Group from Hello! Project

Anaheim, California and Tokyo, Japan (February 12, 2009) — With excitement beyond belief, Anime Expo® proudly announces the attendance and performance of Japan’s most celebrated and top all-girl music group MORNING MUSUME (also referred to as “Momusu”) to the nation’s largest anime and manga convention held July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. More information can be found on the website www.anime-expo.org.

The MORNING MUSUME (モーニング娘. Morning Daughter) is a one of a kind all-girl group whose story began in 1997 when Japanese producer TSUNKU♂ held auditions for a female rock vocalist for his band SHARAN Q held on the Japanese TV show ASAYAN. With the five runner-ups from the contest, Tsunku decided to create an all-girl group that sold 50,000 copies of their indies CD single “Ai no Tane” and debuted as MORNING MUSUME. They are the lead group of Hello! Project.

MORNING MUSUME’s first single “Morning Coffee” made a huge splash by hitting the #6 position in the Japanese pop charts within its first week of release. In August of 1998, MORNING MUSUME reached the #1 spot in the Japanese pop charts with their 3rd single “HOLD ON ME”. In 1999, the group had their first nationwide tour with 19 performances in 7 cities for 40,000 fans.

In September of 1999, MORNING MUSUME released their smash hit “Love Machine” that sold 2 million copies and held the first place spot in the Japanese pop charts and stayed 17 weeks on the Oricon Karaoke Chart.

MORNING MUSUME is famous not just for being the Japan’s top female group, but also for its unique approach with the shuffling of members. Producer TSUNKU♂ creates freshness by graduating band members and adding new members to create different units and adds fresh new faces for fans old and new.

In 2007, MORNING MUSUME made a historic impact within the Japanese music industry as the band welcomed new members Jun Jun and Lin Lin from China and began to reach an international audience. In 2008, MORNING MUSUME celebrated their 10th anniversary. MORNING MUSUME is definitely the world’s most famous and successful Japanese all-girl group.

MORNING MUSUME consists of band members Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, Koharu Kusumi, Aika Mitsui, JunJun, and LinLin.

Images available upon request and/or via the Anime Expo® 2009 Online Press Kit.

Attendees, Press and Industry Members are also encouraged to view the video coverage site of the 2008 convention at www.AXBackstage.org and to register for the 2009 convention at www.anime-expo.org.
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by papasone | 2009-02-13 00:35 | モーニング娘。
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Morning Musume's Takahashi Ai Will Be First Active Member To Star In A Serial Drama!
It was announced on the Hello Project website that Morning Musume's leader Takahashi Ai will have her first starring role in a serial drama when "Q.E.D. Shoumei Shuuryou" (Q.E.D. Case Closed) begins on NHK in January 2009. It will be the first time a Morning Musume member has starred in a primetime serial drama.

"Q.E.D. Shoumei Shuuryou" is based on the mystery manga series by Katou Motohiro from "Magazine Great" (Kodansha). The story follows easy-going and cheerful schoolgirl Kana (Takahashi Ai) and genius boy Touma (Nakamura Aoi) who graduated from an American university at age 15, who form an unlikely duo and solve various difficult cases with logic.

In the past, Morning Musume's Abe Natsumi starred in a primetime drama "Koinu no Waltz", but that was after she graduated from Morning Musume. This will be the first time an active member has had a starring role.

In August, she played the role of Cinderella in the month-long run of "Cinderella the Musical" at Shinjuku Koma Theatre, as well as the part of Mie from Pink Lady in the NTV special drama "Hitmaker Aku Yu Monogatari", so Takahashi is broadening her acting roles lately.

"Q.E.D. Shoumei Shuuryou" will air on NHK every Thursday at 8:00pm, beginning in January.
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by papasone | 2008-09-25 08:56 | モーニング娘。
この度、モーニング娘。の37枚目のシングルとして、ピンクレディーのカバー曲「ペッパー警部」を9月24日にリリースすることとなりました。


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「ペッパー警部」は言わずと知れたピンクレディーのデビュー曲。作詞家の故阿久悠氏と作曲家の都倉俊一氏によって手掛けられた1976年の作品です。モーニング娘。のメンバーはまだ一人も生まれていない時代の名曲ではありますが、今回カバーというスタイルで32年の時を経て、9名のモーニング娘。が打ち出す新しい「ペッパー警部」に仕上がりました。
また、先月放送となった日本テレビ系ドラマ「ヒットメーカー阿久悠物語」の中で、メンバーの高橋愛(21)と新垣里沙(19)がそれぞれミー役(根本美鶴代)、ケイ役(増田恵子)に扮し、「ペッパー警部」を含む2曲を歌わせて頂いたことも記憶に新しく、これがCD化への展開となった一つのきっかけとも言えます。

さらに、モーニング娘。は故阿久悠氏へのトリビュートとして、五木ひろし監修のもと、11月にカバーアルバム「COVERYOU」のリリースも決定致しました。「勝手にしやがれ」、「どうにもとまらない」、「ピンポンパン体操」等の収録の他、五木ひろしと同じく福井県出身の高橋愛とのデュエット曲「居酒屋」も収録が予定されており、故阿久悠氏が手掛けられた昭和の数々の名曲から14曲を選曲したアルバムとなります。

■シングルCD
2008年9月24日リリース
モーニング娘。 / ペッパー警部 (c/w ロマンス)
■アルバムCD
2008年11月26日リリース
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by papasone | 2008-09-09 07:51 | モーニング娘。
It is now official. During a press conference held on April 29th in Tokyo, Shanghai authorities officially handed Morning Musume's leader Takahashi Ai the letter of invitation to perform a concert in Shanghai as part of the public relations efforts aimed at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Morning Musume are the first japanese artist invited to the event.

The concert will be held at Shanghai Grand Stage
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by papasone | 2008-04-30 10:02 | モーニング娘。

New Single [Resonant Blue]

New Single [Resonant Blue] 4月16日 リリース
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by papasone | 2008-03-28 08:52 | モーニング娘。

早安少女組。首次海外演唱會確定舉辦!
讓各位亞洲歌迷久等了,早安少女組。在成軍10年之後終於首度跨足亞洲,正式決定將於5月在台北舉辦首次的海外演唱會,要讓所有喜愛早安少女組。的亞洲歌迷都可以同聚在台北一起近距離感受早安少女組。的現場魅力!

演唱會名稱:早安少女組。2008 Concert Tour in Taiwan
演唱會日期:2008年5月24日(六)
演唱會場地:台北南港展覽館
(地址:台北市南港區經貿二路1號 / TEL:(02) 2725-5200 )
開場時間:17:30
開演時間:19:00
演唱會票價:NT$3000、2500、2000、1600、1200


主辦單位:布洛克兄弟股份有限公司
協辦單位: UP-FRONT AGENCY、豐華唱片股份有限公司、國際泛亞數位媒體股份有限公司


門票販售:
1. 早安家族中文官方會員優先購票:2/29PM18:00起率先開放官方會員優先購票,詳細購票方法請見相關公告。
2. 一般公開販售:預定為3月中旬開放,詳細購票時間請見相關公告。


如有任何問題請依照下列時間及方式與我們聯絡,我們非常樂意替各位解答相關疑問,還請各位多多支持。

早安家族中文官方網站聯絡方式!
受理時間:週一至週五中午12:00~晚上7:00
聯絡電話:02-2366-8985
E-Mail:helloproject@forward.com.tw


早安家族中文官方網站
2008.02.28
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by papasone | 2008-02-29 11:42 | モーニング娘。
"Eri Kamei's Old Flame Speaks Out"

It looks like 6th gen member Eri Kamei will be the next MM to be involved in a scandal. In the lastest issue of Shukan Gendai Eri's ex-bf from her high school days reveals some intimate details about their relationship.

Of course the popular Japanese low brow magazine never uses Eri's name. Throughout the entire article she is referred to as "A". But after reading the article it's pretty obvious who Shukan Gendai is talking about and it definitely isn't Takitty.

According to the magazine's sources and info provided by A's ex-bf who the magazine calls Okazaki, both he and A attended the same high school and were in the same grade. A is described by Shukan Gendai as a popular MM member because of her "pureness". They first met in the beginning of 10th grade but didn't know much about each other since they weren't in the same class. But as they started running into each other in the morning at the entrance of the school they started to take notice of each other.

Okazaki got A's contact info from a mutual friend. They started quietly meeting up at school early in the morning before class. Because of A's status it was not so easy to meet "outside", and that bothered her. Naturally they had their dates at home. Okazaki and A happen to live pretty close to each other. The distance could be covered by bicycle, so they met about once or twice a week. Most of the time A went to Okazaki's home and they often watched comedy DVDs together. Sometimes she would stay over on weekends. And apparently their relationship was well known on campus.

During A's busy schedule with Hello!Project, sometimes she sent him text saying, "Today is the first concert and I'm so nervous" and "I love you". A has also told him that someday she wants to become the top member of MM and she wants him to be proud of her. However, despite many invites, Okazaki never attended any of her concerts because he didn't want to be like one of the mowotas there. But A really wanted him to come see her performance so she had her mom make the request to him. Finally Okazaki accepted A's invitation and attended the first stop of MM's summer concert at Matsudo City Auditorium in Chiba Prefecture with A's mom. A was very moved when she saw that he showed up. Their eyes met and she waved at him several times during the finale.

Once in a while A and Okazaki did have dates outside. They sometimes went down to Yokohama like many high school kids or went to karaoke box. When they were at the karaoke, Okazaki would drink alcohol. A didn't sing any MM songs but did sing songs by Mini Moni. A seemed to really look up to Nozomi Tsuji (she was a member of Mini MOni).

Shukan Gendai also pointed out that there seems to be tension within MM between members who joined before their big break and members who came on after MM was already well established. A is really close to other teenage members who are similar in age like Sayumi Michishige and Risa Niigaki. Sometimes A would even pass her phone to Sayumi when she called Okazaki when they're staying at a hotel while on tour. On the other hand, the younger members hardly do stuff with the older members off stage and don't think much about hanging out with them. A hardly ever talks about the older members to Okazaki. The magazine speculates that perhaps that is the reason A doesn't sing any MM songs at karaoke.

When Shukan Gendai contacted MM's management Up Front Agency for comment, UFA replied that they've asked A about it but she denied it's true. But when Okazaki was approached with the same inquiry he responded, "it is absolutely correct." He added that after dating A for a little over a year back in high school they haven't kept in touch with each other. But he hasn't stopped supporting her. If that's true, why did he sell her out?

* All photos were taken at Okazaki's home. The top and middle photo (magazine page 23) were taken when they first started dating and the bottom photo was taken about a year later.
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by papasone | 2008-02-20 17:05 | モーニング娘。

あけおめ~

あけおめ~

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by papasone | 2008-01-03 20:16 | モーニング娘。
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by papasone | 2007-10-31 01:26 | モーニング娘。