On September 30th Takahashi Ai graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project ending a 10 year odyssey that saw her go from incredibly talented (yet awkward) 5th generation member to one of the most accomplished members and leader of Hello! Project.
This is a follow up to the article about the Mecha Mecha Iketeru idol competition episode. A lot of people have had some rather overboard reactions and I figured I’d just throw my half a cent in on that aspect of the discussion.
There was a clip from a recent Mecha Mecha Iketeru special pitting various idol groups against each other in various athletic, sports festival-like challenges and it compiles the so-called "abuse" that Tsugunaga Momoko (from Berryz Koubou) takes during the episode.
It was recently reported on Tokyograph that Kago Ai was found in her Roppongi apartment with self inflicted wounds indicative of a suicide attempt.
Some unexpected news has come out of the Hello! Project camp. S/Mileage member Ogawa Saki is leaving.
The early morning news out of Hello! Project was that the final cuts were made for the S/Mileage audition and 5 were left standing.
A continuation of the discussion regarding the question “Could Hello! Project survive without Morning Musume?”
During a late night conversation the following question was asked, "Could Hello! Project survive without Morning Musume?"