Recent Hello! Project News
March 15, 2014 - Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! announced
On March 15, it was announced that Morning Musume '14 12th generation audition title Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! is going to be re-held. The audition is for females only, minimum age of 10-17 is required by March 31, 2014. The application deadline is on May 11, 2014.
March 6, 2014 - Tsunku diagnosed with Laryngeal Cancer
According to Tsunku, he had begun feeling discomfort in his left vocal cord around 7-8 years ago, and in October 2013 his voice had gotten completely husky. As such, he went under surgery under general anesthesia when they discovered cancer in his larynx. The cancer was caught in its early stages, and Tsunku began treatment immediately. It is unknown when his voice will be usable again.
February 11, 2014 - Auditions for Country Musume announced
On February 11, an audition for new Country Musume members was announced. The audition is for girls only. Aged 10 to 17 from all over Japan. Applications begin on February 12 and end on March 31. Satoda Mai will not be part of the unit, as she now resides outside of Japan.
December 31, 2013 - Mitsui Aika to study abroad; go on hiatus from Hello! Project
It was announced at the Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ on December 31, 2013 that former Morning Musume and current GREEN FIELDS member, Mitsui Aika, will be studying English abroad. She did not specify what English-speaking country she is going to, when she will be leaving Japan (other than "January"), or when she will be returning. She will be on hiatus from Hello! Project until she returns to Japan.
December 21, 2013 - Kaneko Rie Quits Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Kaneko Rie was introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello! Project 2008 Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka HOP!~ in June 2008 alongside Fukumura Mizuki (now in Morning Musume) and Takeuchi Akari (now in S/mileage).
On December 21, 2013 at the last show of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~, fans reported that former Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Fukumura Mizuki, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina and staff members attended the event wearing T-shirts with the kanji symbols "金子" (Kaneko), fans also reported that Miyamoto Karin, Takagi Sayuki, and Makino Maria were crying and that Kaneko took a bow at the end of the concert. Later that same day, Kaneko's profile was removed from the ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure website, a show that she was a regular on.
On December 28, Kaneko Rie's father, Naoki, posted on Facebook confirming that his daughter had quit Hello Pro Kenshuusei on December 14, 2013. He thanks fans for their support.
December 6, 2013 - Morning Musume name change, single announcement
Tsunku has announced through his blog the release of Morning Musume's 55th single-- but there's a twist. Morning Musume will be changing its name to "Morning Musume '14" (read as "Morning Musume One-Four") starting with this single, the single will be released on January 29, 2014.
On January 1, 2014 the name will be changed to "Morning Musume '14"
On January 1, 2015 the name will be changed to "Morning Musume '15" and so on. (Hello Project website news)
Hello Pro Kenshuusei - Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single) - February 26, 2014
C-ute - Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all - March 5, 2014
Juice=Juice - Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai! - March 19, 2014
Berryz Koubou - Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.2 - February 26, 2014
Morning Musume - Morning Musume Zen Single Coupling Collection vol.2 - March 12, 2014
C-ute - Alo-Hello! 3 ℃-ute DVD - March 12, 2014
Hello! Project - Hello! SATOYAMA Life Vol. 23 - March 19, 2014
Hello! Project - Hello! SATOYAMA Life Vol. 24 - March 19, 2014
Berryz Koubou - Berryz Koubou 10 Shuunen Kinen Budokan Special Live ~Yappari Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai~ - March 19, 2014
Juice=Juice - Juice=Juice 1st OFFICIAL PHOTO BOOK - February 27, 2014
Morning Musume '14 - Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0 - April 16, 2014
Sato no Akari/ Triplet/ ODATOMO - Aa, Subarashiki Hibi yo / Dream Last Train / Kodachi wo Nukeru Kaze no You ni - April 23, 2014
S/mileage - Mystery Night! / Eighteen Emotion - April 30, 2014
Berryz Koubou - TBA - June 4, 2014
Hello! Project - Hello! Project 2014 WINTER ~GOiSU MODE~ & ~DE-HA MiX~ - March 26, 2014
Yajima Maimi - TBA - April 9, 2014
Berryz Koubou, Juice=Juice - Naruchika 2013 Aki Berryz Koubou x Juice=Juice - April 16, 2014
℃-ute, S/mileage - Naruchika 2013 Aki ℃-ute x S/mileage - April 23, 2014
Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~ - March 26, 2014
Hello!Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ - May 14, 2014
Suzuki Airi - Kyomei - April 12, 2014
S/mileage Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~Smile Charge~ (January 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014)
℃-ute Naruchika 2014 tour (March 1 - March 23)
Berryz Koubou Debut 10th Anniversary Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~ (March 1 - April 29)
Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~ (March 15, 2014 - May 24, 2014)
Hello! Project Hina Fest 2014 ~Full Course~ (March 29, 2014 - March 30, 2014)
℃-ute Concert Tour 2014 Haru ~C-ute no Honne~ (April 5 - May 15)
℃-ute Cutie Circuit ~First Trip to Taipei~ (May 24)
Hello! Project Wiki Admins
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Juice=Juice - Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS (MV)
Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS (MV)
Juice=Juice - Are Kore Shitai! (MV)
Are Kore Shitai! (MV)
Hello! Poll - Member of the Week
Berryz Koubou - Sugaya Risako
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Week 81 Results -
Sugaya Risako (67 Votes)
Sato Masaki (56 Votes)
Hagiwara Mai (33 Votes)
Uemura Akari (28 Votes)
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