Juice=Juice’s New Fruit=Fruits

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!

Kudo Yume

First off is Hokkaido branch trainee Kudo Yume.

A girl in a white blouse (Yume) with a pink-trimmed pink pinafore is sitting calmly. Text (in Japanese): Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido - Kudo Yume

Source: Hello! Project website, Hello! Project Wikia, Wiktionary/Google Translate + knowledge of Japanese that pales in comparison to the real translators out there

A girl in a white blouse (Yume) with a pink-trimmed pink pinafore covering her mouth with her hands in surprise. In the left corner is a shot of Juice=Juice in a variety of expressions as they welcome her to their band. Plants and blinds can be seen in the background.
A classic reaction to getting selected.
A girl in a white blouse (Yume) with a pink-trimmed pink pinafore is holding her hands to her chest. Text (in Japanese): Juice=Juice Addition Decision!!
A girl in a white blouse (Yume) with a pink-trimmed pink pinafore is standing in front of four women in yellow and white costumes (Juice=Juice members Takagi Sayuki, Inaba Manaka, Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyamoto Karin). Text (in Japanese): Kudo Yume - From Hokkaido - 14 Years Old.

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).

Matsunaga Riai

A girl in a red blouse (Riai) is sitting calmly. Text (in Japanese): Hello Pro Kenshuusei - Matsunaga Riai.
  • Birthdate: July 7, 2005 (Age 13; Middle School Second-Year)
  • Originally From: Osaka Prefecture
  • Bloodtype: A
  • Hobbies: Playing with animals (i.e. her dog)

Source: Hello! Project website, Hello! Project Wikia, Wiktionary/Google Translate + knowledge of Japanese that pales in comparison to the real translators out there

Her reaction was priceless. (I tried my darnedest to capture the feelings of the moment.)

A girl in a red blouse (Riai) jumps up in surprise. The image is caught mid-motion so she is somewhat blurred. In the left corner is a shot of Juice=Juice in a variety of expressions as they welcome her to their band. Plants and blinds can be seen in the background.
A girl in a red blouse and white shorts (Riai) jumps up in surprise. The image is caught mid-motion so she is somewhat blurred. In the left corner is a shot of Juice=Juice in a variety of expressions as they welcome her to their band. Plants, the "rock wall" bordering them, the floor, and a television screen can be seen in the background. (Alternate shot of the previous scene.)
A girl in a red blouse and white shorts (Riai) holds her mouth in her hands in surprise. Text (in Japanese): Juice=Juice Addition Decision!!

Oh, Waffle=Waffle. That is obligatory to say.

A girl in a red blouse and white shorts (Riai) in front of four women in yellow and white costumes (Juice=Juice members Uemura Akari, Takagi Sayuki, Miyazaki Yuka, Kanazawa Tomoko) and next to Kudo Yume. Text (in Japanese): Matsunaga Riai - From Osaka Prefecture - 13 Years Old.

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)

Seven girls/women in predominantly yellow costumes (Juice=Juice), Matsunaga Riai, and Kudo Yume all wave goodbye. Matsunaga and Kudo are standing in front of their new groupmates.

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!

With Juicy=Love,
Magi-Kat♡

P.S. Speaking of new members, Morning Musume 15th Gen hype~!

One Response to Juice=Juice’s New Fruit=Fruits

  1. Chanting says:

    Their reactions were precious! I’m on the other camp where I’m just happy she’s going to debut at all. I didn’t really have a preference for where she’d be since I barely knew her. (My interest in the eggs have kinda gone down over the years…)

    After looking back on her recital though, I think I wanted her in J=J more than MM. Since I had other girls I preferred that I hope could be MM girls (mainly Kirara and Kanami). Here’s hoping!

    Congrats to the girls and yay for more fresh blood in the juice! (horrible pun lol)

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