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Morning Musume '15
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- November 11, 2015 - Kamikokuryo Moe Becomes Only ANGERME 4th Generation Member
- At a release event for their latest single, the results of this year's ANGERME audition were announced. The sole winner: Kamikokuryo Moe.
- A 16-year old first-year high-schooler from Kumamoto, Moe is new to the company, in contrast to the third generation which came entirely from the Kenshuusei.
- No word on exactly when she will start performing regularly with the group, but early next year is a safe guess. This will bring the group back to 9 performing members following the graduation of first generation member Fukuda Kanon on November 29.
- November 5, 2015 - Country Girls Adds Two Members
- In its early active years, the original Country Musume's lineup was frequently changing. The resurrected Country Girls continues this tradition on the anniversary of their announcement by adding two new members, both from Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Funaki Musubu was one of the seven finalists in the first Morning Musume 12th gen audition. Though there were no winners, all finalists joined Kenshuusei in late 2013, including fellow Country Girls member Yamaki Risa. Being born May 2002, she becomes the new youngest member of Hello! Project.
- Yanagawa Nanami is one of the most recent additions to Kenshuusei, joining in April of this year. She is also 13, having been born in January 2002.
- October 29, 2015 - Sayashi Riho to Graduate from Morning Musume at Year's End
- In a surprise announcement, Sayashi Riho has said she will be graduating from Morning Musume on December 31, the last day of Morning Musume '15. However, she will remain part of Hello! Project. It is said that in the future she will increase her focus on dancing.
- Sayashi joined Morning Musume in early 2011 as part of the 9th generation, and is the first of her generation to graduate.
- Statements from staff and Riho herself translated into English can be read at UP-FRONT LINK.
- October 25, 2015 - Hello! Project Videos Blocked from U.S. Viewing on YouTube
- Recently people in the U.S. have found themselves unable to watch Hello! Project and other UP-FRONT videos online. The culprit, as it turns out, is YouTube RED. The upcoming subscription service allows people to do things like watch YouTube videos without any ads. It requires updating agreements with content providers, some of which have not done so--at least not yet. Without the new agreements signed, YouTube has blocked the videos from being shown. Since YouTube RED is so far only imminent in the United States, only viewers there are currently affected. This affects both videos in the official channels, as well as those uploaded by other people which have been detected to include content in question.
- It is unknown whether UP-FRONT will sign the new agreement, or if not whether they will make their videos easily available to U.S. viewers in some other way. Since they do have staff that communicates in English with international fans on Facebook and Twitter, this is likely something that will come up soon.
- This article ARAMA! JAPAN has further information, and a large list of Japanese music channels now known to be blocked in the U.S.
- ℃-ute - Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight! - October 28, 2015
- ANGERME - Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi - November 11, 2015
- Juice=Juice - First Squeeze! - July 15, 2015
- ANGERME - S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM "Taiki Bansei" - November 25, 2015
- The Girls Live Vol.15 - November 4, 2015
- Hello! Project 2015 SUMMER - November 11, 2015
- Uemura Akari - AKARI - October 29, 2015
- Makino Maria - Maria Makino Greeting -Photobook- - November 14, 2015
- Morning Musume '15 - Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only - December 29, 2015
- NEXT YOU - Next is you! - February 3, 2016
- Hello! Project - Petit Best 16 - December 16, 2015
- ℃-ute - ℃maj9 - December 23, 2015
- The Girls Live Vol.16 - December 2, 2015
- Hello! Project - Petit Best 16 (BD) - December 16, 2015
- Uemura Akari - Akari (BD) - December 16, 2015
- The Girls Live Vol.17 - December 23, 2015
- ℃-ute Cutie Circuit 2015 Special Live ~9/10 ℃-ute no Hi~ - December 23, 2015
- Fukumura Mizuki - Kagayaki - December 5, 2015
- Sayashi Riho - Morning Musume '15 Sayashi Riho Zenshuu 2011-2015 - December 25, 2015
- Morning Musume '15 Concert Tour Aki ~PRISM~ (September 19 - December 8)
- Country Girls Live Tour 2015 Aki Fuyu (October 13 - December 6)
- Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code2→NEXT to YOU~ (October 17 - January 22)
- Naruchika 2015 Fuyu ℃-ute (November 4 - December 11)
- Kobushi Factory Live Tour 2015 ~ The First Ring! ~ (November 6 - December 20)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ (November 28 - December 13)
- Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2015 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ (December 31)
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- Week #148 Results
Favorite Kobushi Factory Vocalist: Inoue Rei
- Inoue Rei (58 Votes)
- Hirose Ayaka (54 Votes)
- Hamaura Ayano (19 Voters)
- Wada Sakurako (11 Votes)
- Nomura Minami (7 Votes)
- Ogawa Rena (6 Votes)
- Fujii Rio (5 Votes)
- Taguchi Natsumi (5 Votes)
- Total: 165 Votes
Member of the Month
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- 1998 - Odaiba Moonlight Serenade releases. (Nakazawa Yuko, Takayama Gen single)
- 2009 - Petit Best 10 releases. (Hello! Project compilation album)
- 2009 - PARTY TIME Single V is released. (Guardians 4 single)
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