Momona’s Got Promona’d!

Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!

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As I’m (first) writing this, news has been broken for five hours now, but it’ll still be days before you’ll see this. It was announced that Kasahara Momona, co-Public Vote Winner of the 2016 Diagnostic Test, is joining ANGERME as its sole 5th Generation member!


Here is her basic profile, courtesy of Up-Front Link:

Date of Birth: October 22nd 2003 (12 years old)
Birthplace: Kanagawa Prefecture
Blood Type: A
Height: 160cm
Hobby: Dance
Special Skill: Ballet (9 years), acrobatics
Musical Genre she likes: Classical music
3 ANGERME songs she likes: “Dondengaeshi”, “Gashinshoutan”, “Jitensha Chiririn”

With 9 years of ballet experience, we can expect this newly-fledged angel to be a graceful one.

(I speak as someone who briefly took ballet when she was young. I have a lot of respect for anyone who has over a year of experience.)

According to her introductory interview with UFL-Staff, she looks forward to interacting with the fans, including foreign ones. Momona particularly has an interest in going to France and “Italia” [sic] (something local fans can happily agree with). Surprised at the announcement of her membership, she hopes to improve her singing and lyric-learning abilities, in addition to the “dance and acrobatics” ANGERME is known for.

With this announcement, this pushes the promotion rate of Awarded Kenshuusei to:

  • 8 honorees (36.36%) having properly debuted within H!P
    • 3  (37.5%) having joined ANGERME (Murota Mizuki, Sasaki Rikako, Kasahara Momona)


Congrats to Kasahara Momona on joining the Crying Angel Choir! This was the pick-me-up I needed as (at the time) I’ve been having some awkward days lately.

You can watch the dramatic reveal here:

You can also watch Momona’s first rehearsal and dance lessons below:

You can also continue the conversation on Tumblr as it’s the latest M3 Mystery.

Further Reading

9 Responses to Momona’s Got Promona’d!

  1. Kame says:

    That title! And yes, welcome to the group Momona, hope ANGERME can grow much more with her talent

    Liked by 1 person

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