Today I'm going to talk about my favourite group of music: Morning Musume (copyright by me)
Sorry if I forget something, but I made this with all my heart and love to the group ♥
Momusu it's formed by idols (only girls) who dance and sing fresh j-pop.
It was born in 1997 when Tsunku (singer of the popular band SharanQ) held
auditions to choose a new singer.
Heike Michiyo won that audition but he made a group with 5 "loosers", their
names were Yuko Nakazawa (leader) , Aya Ishiguro, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi and Asuka
Tsunku said to them that they had to sell all of the copies
of their first single "Ai no Tane".
They got it and their debut single "Morning Coffee" was
released in 1998.
First they were an indie group which has to take care of their expenses, there
were some tension between the members to take leadership in the stage.
Tsunku made other auditions and a second generation was added to Morning
Musume. They were Yasuda Kei, Mari Yaguchi and Sayaka Ichii.
They were choosen to give more depth to the sound of the music.
Momusu had performances with Heike Michiyo and they also made a film together
called Morning Cop.
Yuko Nakazawa debuted with a solo song "Karasu no Nyobo", without
leaving the group while their next single " Daite Hold on me" got the first place in
A new unit composed by Iida Kaori, Mari Yaguchi and Aya Ishiguro
was created, it name was Tanpopo, they wanna show other part
Asuka decided to leave the group with a ceremony in their first tour,
"Memory Seishun no Hikari" single was also released.
A third generation came with an only member: Maki Goto
which was really great for the group. She helped to get
They got the first places in charts including Oricon
with Love Machine which became famous in Japan and all
Sayaka Ichii, Maki Goto and Yasuda Kei formed
Petit Moni, a new unit.
Aya Ishiguro left the group and Shuffle Units 2000 were
created with names of colours and they were formed by
Morning Musume, T&C Bomber and Coconuts Musume
The 4th generation came with Hitomi Yoshizawa, Rika
Ishikawa, Tsuji Nozomi and Ai Kago, and Sayaka Ichii left
A month later Pinch Runner, a new film was released.
The three shortest members of Momusu created
Minimoni, Mari Yaguchi, Ai Kago and Tsuji Nozomi with Mika of Coconuts
Yuko Nakazawa started her solo career and left Morning Musume,
the new leader was Iida Kaori.
They made a musical called "Love Century" and new suffles of
Hello Project groups of 2001.
Momusu grew a lot with the 5th generation, they were
13 people with Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Makoto Ogawa and Konno Asami.
They also have 2002 shuffles with H!P members.
They started their second musical "Morning Town" and Maki Goto
decided to leave the group to start a solo career. Also Yasuda Kei
left the band.
Their third movie born " Koi nu dan monogatari" as Minimoni The
Shuffles of 2003 were different of other years, they haven't to
compete between them.
Another generation, the 6th came: Miki Fujimoto, Reina Tanaka, Sayumi Michishige
and Kamei Eri were musume girls.
Morning Musume was divided in two groups: Sakura Gumi and Otome Gumi,
the first one has more relaxed and beautiful songs and the second one
energetic dance songs.
They started their third musical. One of the group's main voices, Abe Natsumi left
the group to be a soloist.
The smallest, Kago-chan and Tsuji-chan left it too to have a new
unit called W (U&U) .
The shuffle unit of 2004 was created to conmemorate the 7th year
of H!P, and it was a shuffle unit of everybody in Hello Project.
Iida Kaori decided to leave the group and the new leader is Mari Yaguchi,
but she was caught by a magazine with his boyfriend, so she had
to leave the group.
In 2005 shuffle unit was like other years, with different groups
which have a similar topic.
The new leader is Hitomi Yoshizawa and the 7th generation was choosen.
A miracle girl called Kusumi Koharu. And Rika Ishikawa left the group
to concentrate in her new unit: V-u-den, a unit of Hello Project.
Next year in Summer, was the graduation of Makoto Ogawa and Konno Asami, and
they have another musical in the same year called "Ribbon no Kishi" with other
hello project members.
The last generation (8th) was formed by Aika Mitsui and two girls from China:
Junjun and Linlin.
The leader, Hitomi Yoshizawa left the group and gave the power to Miki Fujimoto,
but she was discovered with her boyfriend so she left the group leadership to
Ai Takahashi, and the sub-lider was Risa Niigaki.
Kusumi Koharu decided to leave the group in 2009 and she left it during the
Winter tour of Morning Musume.
The present Morning Musume are:
Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Reina Tanaka, Sayumi Michishige, Eri Kamei, Aika Mitsui,
Junjun and Linlin.
In general they have released more than 10 studio albums, special albums,
fanclub cd's, more than 40 singles, musicals, films, . . .
All of this is a proof that Morning Musume it's a unique group that
have left a mark in Japanese music, not only because of their music, also
their member's personality have been important ♥
1st Generation: Yuko Nakazawa, Aya Ishiguro, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Asuka Fukuda.
2nd Generation: Yasuda Kei, Sayaka Ichii, Mari Yaguchi
3rd Generation: Maki Goto
4th Generation: Hitomi Yoshizawa, Rika Ishikawa, Tsuji Nozomi, Ai Kago
5th Generation: Ai Takahashi, Riisa Nigaki, Konno Asami, Makoto Ogawa
6th Generation: Miki Fujimoto, Reina Tanaka, Kamei Eri, Sayumi Michishige
7th Generation: Kusumi Koharu
8th Generation: Aika Mitsui, Junjun, Linlin
Thanks for read all of this *3*, it's only a small information, if you want to know
more of this group don't be shy and ask me.
I'll be happy to answer your questions.
See you soon! : 3