Category Archives: News

Dream Disbands; E-Girls Line Up Changes

Up Front is not only the only organisation that I am pissed off at.

LDH, the company that houses groups such as EXILE, Happiness, Flower, Dream and E-Girls, also had a few big announcements recently. Read the rest of this entry

Up-Front…WTF?! (Country Girls Changes)

Well, Up-Front released a bomb of an announcement on Friday. Normally, I try to be positive about changes in Hello Project but I do not think I can forgive this one. Read the rest of this entry

2017 Hello Pro Kenshuusei Test Results and Announcements!

This is late news but Hello Pro Kenshuusei held their annual testing event, “Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~”, earlier this month. Each Kenshuusei from the main and Hokkaido units performed a song of their choice and were evaluated by the audience and judges. Clips of these performances can be found in the upcoming episode below. Read the rest of this entry

Fujii Rio to graduate from Kobushi Factory

This seems to the year for graduations in Hello Project. Read the rest of this entry

Kudo Haruka to Graduate from Morning Musume ‘17

I was hoping and praying that there would be no graduations from Morning Musume this year. Looks like I did not pray hard enough.

Tenth generation member, Kudo Haruka, has announced her graduation from Morning Musume. Her announcement can be found on the official Hello Project website. An English translation can be found on Up-Front Link’s Facebook page. Read the rest of this entry

[Results] 2016 Hello! Project Awards

Thank you for your patience! The results of the Hello! Project Awards have been finally released! Did your favourites win? Head on over to the awards page to see if your favourite Hello! Project idols won their respective categories. There is a video at the top of the awards page showing you all the winners of each category. You can also click on the category links, which will lead you to the post where the winner will be featured.

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Ito Chiaki to graduate from AAA


In January, Chiaki announced that she would be graduating from AAA in March 2017. Last year, she got married to a non-celebrity and she is currently three months pregnant. She will graduate in order to prepare for her incoming little one and to spend time with her new family. Her last single with the group will be their 53rd single, “Magic”, which will be released in February. Their 10th album, “Way of Glory” will also be released next month. Read the rest of this entry

Ikimonogakari Disbandment


To be honest, this news has not fully sunk in for me as yet. I am still in disbelief. At the beginning of the year, the group uploaded a photo of the members dressed as cows. They announced that they will be on a “grazing period” (haha, so funny) and they will be stopping group activities. They will now focus on individual activities. Read the rest of this entry

Aikawa Maho goes on temporary hiatus


Yet another Hello Project idol will be going on hiatus this year. At the beginning of the month, Up-Front announced that ANGERME’s Aikawa Maho would be going on a temporary hiatus. Read the rest of this entry

Sato Masaki on Hiatus

Late last year, Morning Musume 17’s Sato Masaki was diagnosed with acute lower back pain. This pain stems from the lumbar herniated disc injury Masaki suffered from in 2015.

At the beginning of the month, Up-Front announced that Masaki would go on a temporary hiatus until late February. During this time she will rest, receive training for her condition and do additional tests. The company will provide an update on her condition in February. Read the rest of this entry