Morning Musume announces 46th single

Even though Morning Musume’s 45th single isn’t being released for another 20 days, Morning Musume has just announced their 46th single! The single is currently untitled and will be released on May 18th, just 26 days after their 45th single.
Wow, this really is too soon after their last single. But I’m not reallying complaining because I’m a huge Morning Musume fan, and the more singles the better. I just hope the quality of the song doesn’t suffer because it’s being rushed out.
Even though I am excited there has to be a reason another single is being released so quickly. Yes, it could be something mundane like giving the 9th gen much need experience in recording songs. Or having the fans get familiar with the 9th gen very quickly. Or even, so the 9th has a lot of songs to sing at their debut concert. Because we all know that since they are new, they are only going to sing backup.

But I think this new single has absolutely everything to do with Ai-chan. She’s leaving in the Fall, and she’s one of the most popular members/one of the highest money maker for the company. It seems like H!P and UFA are trying to get the most money they can out of Ai-chan’s fans before she leaves. That and Morning Musume is getting extremely close to releasing 50 singles. Which is a HUGE event for Morning Musume. And I’m willing to bet Tsunku wants Ai-chan to be a part of it. So, Momusu is most likely going to bang out 4 more singles this year. And I’m willing to bet the 50th single will be Ai’s graduation single. So, not only will Morning Musume will sell more because of the added promotion because it’s their 50th single. If Nanchatte Renai was the 40th single and had extra promo, imagine the extra promotion this one will get. But it will also sell more because it’s Ai-chan’s last single. And all the fans will miss her and want her last single to reach number 1.I mean, that is so brilliant it has to be true. Though this is just a prediction, so don’t hold me to it.

As always you can buy this single at CDJapan by clicking the links below.

Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type A]

Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type B]

Morning Musume – UNTITLED [w/ DVD, Limited Edition / Type C]

Morning Musume – UNTITLED [Regular Edition]