Eri, JunJun, and LinLin share a tearful goodbye

Morning Musume members Kamei Eri, JunJun, and LinLin officially graduated from Morning Musume yesterday. And right now I’m in the surreal state. Where I feel completely sad, but am also in a state of disbelief. It is incredibly hard to lose my favorite Morning Musume member yet again.(LinLin) It also hurts to lose my 3rd favorite Morning Musume member. (Kamei Eri) I actually also feel really empty. I am completely not ready to let these girls go. What am I going to do without JunJun professing her love of bananas? Or Eri naively saying she leaves everything up to her Mom? Or LinLin being absolutely hilarious and just overall bacchiri?



Even though this is what Morning Musume does and always will do, it doesn’t make graduations less hard. Right now I am literally fighting back the tears just writing this post.
Kamei Eri’s solo song was Haru Beautiful Everyday, which wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought she was going to sing Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago. But she always did sound great in Haru Beautiful Everyday, so I’m happy with her choice.
LinLin’s solo was Watarasebashi. I think it might be the first ever non Morning Musume graduation song. Of course I am completely thrilled by her choice. Since she killed it in Chinese on Bijou Hodan.
JunJun’s solo song was Furusato. I’m actually not sure why she picked this song.
 Since the graduation concert was broadcast on TV, some of the performances were posted on youtube. Not the entire concert, but I’m glad that people uploaded what they did.


Hand Made City:


This has always been one of my favorite B-sides, and I always love watching it during concerts. It’s sad to think that from now on Reina will most likely be singing Eri’s lines. I also don’t really mind that LinLin kinda messed up in singing her solo line.

Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game:

Seishun Collection:

Opening + Souda We’re Alive:


Enjoy the feirce opening dance!

Onna ga Medatte naze Ikenai:

VTR + Appare Kaiten Zushi:

Tsuyoki de Ikouze!

Nakidasu Kamo Shirenai yo:

Soon enough the 9th generation will swoop in and help ease the pain. But the 9th gen better understand that they have extremely large shoes to fill.

Morning Musume’s Nanchatte Renai cover preview

With over a month until Momusu’s 40th single Nanchatte Renai’s release date, we already have a taste of what the new single will be like. In the form of small picture of the cover.

I’m really liking what I see so far. The girls are looking cute and happy, instead of somber. Which makes me think that we’re getting a break from their last two slow singles. And I’m definitely looking forward to. But you can’t really judge the song style too much on the covers. Shouganai Yume Oibito’s cover are vibrant and happy, yet the song is slow.
Morning Musume is also dressed pretty hot. They’re wearing amazing black dresses that look like a mix between Osaka Koi no Uta mixed and Shining Itoshiki Anata.

I expect a lot from this single. Even though Shouganai Yume Oibito was massively popular, I found it boring. I want this new single to have a pizzazz the last 3 singles were lacking. I’m also hoping to see LinLin up front in this single.
Since LinLin is part of the new Mini Moni group and has a solo song on Chanpuru 1~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, I think it’s finally going to be time for her to be featured more in Morning Musume. Maybe she’ll actually get a solo line in the new single. She’s already proved that she’s an amazing singer. She’s also already proved she has a lot of personality. LinLin is going to be getting a lot more popularity from Mini Moni, so why not promote her more now. Besides they are going to need some one to take Reina’s place when Ai and Risa graduate, and Reina becomes the new leader. They haven’t really been shoving anyone else up front lately. Sayumi doesn’t have the vocal ability, and Eri will already be up front either because she’s the new sub leader or because of seniority.

I kind of went off on a future of Momusu tangent there. So I’ll stop before I get into the rest of the members.