Anyway, in a shocking turn of events…
…Morning Musume’s sending out another casting call! That’s right, ladies and gentlemen, the second 12th Generation audition has been announced!
I remember my disappointment at the results of the Mirai Shoujo Audition, which was somewhat stronger than for the Lucky 7th Audition.
Heaven help us if history repe ats itself . As fans of VGCW and its related properties may say, “STEP IT UP UFA” (caps included).
Of course, with audition talk comes the inevitable speculation about graduations. Even a seasoned fan like me knows that graduations are bound to happen, but I’m not gonna jump on the “OMG SAYU/SB’S GONNA GRADUATE SOON!” ship juuuuuuust yet. They’ll happen when they’ll happen. Instead, I’ll enjoy the new recruits (cadets, since they’ll be training for deployment in 2015?) when they come.
I share in Kiokuchan’s hope of Tsunku making it out to judge the new crop, but I’m also somewhat skeptical in a pessimistic way about that. (Ironic, since I’m such an optimist. Then again, remember what I said about Tsunku cheering on and keep up communications with his team from afar? Well… sure, this may be the result of UFA’s decision-making rather than Tsunku’s, but still.)