Greetings, Citizens of the Universe!
Long time no see, huh? Let’s get down to business.
It was announced that Juice=Juice would receive some new blood (from the reserves) just in time for Miyazaki Yuka’s graduation on the 17th. Well, in a special stream, we’ve gotten to see who that is!
First off is Hokkaido branch trainee Kudo Yume.
- Birthdate: September 28, 2004 (Age 14; Third-Year Middle Schooler)
- Originally From: Sapporo, Hokkaido
- Bloodtype: A
- Hobbies: Piano, maintaining octopus goods (it’s pretty well known at this point that Yume has thing for octopus stuff)
If “octopus fruit” was a thing, Yume would probably want that for her member frui— What? They dropped the “member fruit” thing the moment they decided to add new members? Huh….
Oh well. Stay fresh, Tako-chan! Here’s hoping you don’t get cooked (though you’re already on the hook. It’s why you’re here).
- Birthdate: July 7, 2005 (Age 13; Middle School Second-Year)
- Originally From: Osaka Prefecture
- Bloodtype: A
- Hobbies: Playing with animals (i.e. her dog)
Her reaction was priceless. (I tried my darnedest to capture the feelings of the moment.)
Oh, Waffle=Waffle. That is obligatory to say.
Quite a few were upset that Matsunaga wasn’t added to Morning Musume (especially with news of the results around the corner), but I’m more happy she’s debuting at all. We’ll see how this pans out.
Shoulder to Shoulder…
Their formal introduction was during Yuka’s graduation concert, which you can see on this week’s Hello! Station.
Given the timing (and from what I could grasp of now-leader Kanazawa Tomoko’s words, these ladies will take the stage as fully performing members starting the Hello! Project summer tour… or it’s likely they will. (shrugs)
We’ll see how things fare from here (and there).
(Don’t worry, everyone: I updated the Test Winners post to reflect this news.)
For now, welcome to the basket!