Mitsui Aika Leaves the Entertainment Industry

There has been a lot of news floating around Hello Project this week. Today, Hello Project soloist and former Morning Musume member, Mitsui Aika announced that she will be leaving the entertainment business. She will now put her energy towards her new passion for cooking. Check out JP Room’s announcement here as well.


Yanagawa Nanami Graduation Announcement

Country Girls and Juice=Juice member, Yanagawa Nanami announced that she would be graduating from Hello Project in March 2019. She will be leaving to focus on her studies. The official announcement and her statement can be found on Hello Project’s website. A translation of her statement can be found here.


La Vie En Rose Music Video Review

IZ*ONE made their official debut on October 29, 2018, with the EP entitled “Color Iz.” The music video for the title track “La Vie En Rose,” was released on the same day. After watching Produce 48, I was very excited about IZ*ONE’s debut. With each teaser they released, my excitement grew. I could not tell… Continue Reading


Produce 48: IZ*ONE

Check out my first Produce 48 post here! The last episode of Produce 48 aired on August 31, 2018. I do not have much to say about the final episode, but I can see why its ratings were much lower than the last episodes of Produce 101 Seasons 1 and 2. Some people argued it… Continue Reading


New H!P Group: BEYOOOOONDS

Finally, we get some news about the new Hello Project groups. I felt like I would have grandkids and Morning Musume would have its 50th generation before these groups would finally get to debut. A couple of weeks ago, rumours were floating about the new Hello Project group names and concept. These rumours were proven… Continue Reading


Iikubo Haruna Graduation Announcement

Morning Musume 18’s Iikubo Haruna has announced her graduation from Hello Project. According to her official statement, Haruna wanted a new challenge. Therefore, she will graduate to pursue solo activities in various fields in the entertainment industry. Her graduation ceremony will be on December 16, 2018, at Nippon Budokan.