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TBA
New Small Theater Troupe Unit
June 2018
Information
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Anniversary TBA
Years Active 2018–present
Choreographer TBA
Singing Instructor TBA
Labels UP-FRONT WORKS (2018–)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Current Members Takase Kurumi (2018–)
Maeda Kokoro (2018–)
Yamazaki Yuhane (2018–)
Okamura Minami (2018–)
Kiyono Momohime (2018–)

TBA is a Japanese pop group under Hello! Project, currently composed of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, which is set to debut sometime in 2018. The group was initially announced on May 5, 2017 with the founding members being Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime.

MembersEdit

Main article: New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit Members

HistoryEdit

2017-2018: FormationEdit

On May 5, 2017, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, UP-FRONT PROMOTION representative director Nishiguchi Takeshi suddenly decided that several Hello Pro Kenshuusei members including Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime would debut from the trainee program, with the two forming a "new section" that was focused on theater, but different from Engeki Joshibu.[1][2]

On March 30, 2018, an update was posted on the official Hello! Project website, announcing that the "new section" would become a new group with the image of a "small theater troupe" that uses expressive power and theatrical elements in their singing and dancing, and they would begin activities sometime in the summer or fall alongside a second new group with a performance concept led by Ichioka Reina.[3] The same day, it was announced that an audition to find members for the two new groups was slated to begin in late April.[4] Following a postponement, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition finally began on May 11.[5]

On June 9, 2018, during the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 6gatsu ~Niji~ at Zepp Tokyo, it was announced that Maeda Kokoro, Yamazaki Yuhane, and Okamura Minami would be joining the group, with the possibility of more members being added following the conclusion of the ongoing audition.[6] Two days later, it was announced that the group would make its stage debut in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER concert tour, which begins on July 14.[7]

DiscographyEdit

Main article: New "Small Theater Troupe" Unit Discography

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TriviaEdit

  • Three of the five members have previous idol experience as local idols.
  • Takase Kurumi has been in Hello Pro Kenshuusei the longest out of all the members, having joined the program in February 2015.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "『Hello! Project 研修生発表会2017 ~春の公開実力診断テスト~』" (in Japanese). Araken Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
  2. Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
  3. "​「一岡伶奈がリーダーの新グループ」「高瀬くるみ・清野桃々姫の新セクション」について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
  4. "オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
  5. "ハロー!プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-11.
  6. Yamagishi Riko. ""発表!"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2018-06-09.
  7. "「一岡伶奈がリーダーを務める新グループ」「高瀬くるみ・清野桃々姫の在籍する新セクションのグループ」にハロプロ研修生から第一次メンバーの加入が決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.