Morning Musume 12th Gen fight back in Young Gangan Magazine volume 23 ! [magazine]

[note: As of publishing, the latest photos of the new generation of Hello! Project are linked for each girl. Please, check out the new girls! (Be sure to see Ozeki Mai’s new hairdo and Inaba Manaka’s tied updo)]

I definitely have a problem. One minute, Morning Musume 12th generation, (Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Haga Akane, and Makino Maria) look to be the head of the new class or Hello! Project idols. The next minute, I look at Country Girls (Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Shimamura Uta, and Ozeki Mai) and decide that THEY are the best new class. And, don’t forget about S/mileage third generation (Sasaki Rikako, Murota Mizuki, and Aikawa Maho)! There are so many new girls in Hello! Project for 2015, how’s a wota supposed to choose favorites?

Before we look the Young Gangan vol. 23 photos of the 12th gen, how about we marvel at what has happened in H!P in the last month. Did you realize that after Berryz Kobo graduates in March, 12* of the 38 girls in H!P will be newly debuted girls? That’s 31.6% of the project, practically a third of the members! How about this: a whopping 24** of the 32 debuted idols in Hello! Project are a product of the Hello! Project Kids/Egg/Kenshuusei system. It’s an astounding number of homegrown talent in the ranks, and drastic change to the complexion of Hello! Project.

To the subject at hand, today we have the Morning Musume 12th Generation girls in Young Gangan magazine volume 23. Enjoy!

And now, have some bonus 12th gen!


*Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Haga Akane, Makino Maria, Murota Mizuki, Aikawa Maho, Sasaki Rikako, Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Shimamura Uta, Ozeki Mai

** Fukumura Mizuki, Kudo Haruka, Oda Sakura, Haga Akane, Makino Maria, Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki, Suzuki Airi, Okai Chisato, Hagiwara Mai, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, Takeuchi Akari, Katsuta Rina, Murota Mizuki, Aikawa Maho, Sasaki Rikako, Kanazawa Tomoko, Takagi Sayuki, Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari, Tsugunaga Momoko, Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka

3 responses

  1. S/mileage 3rd Gen are an utter delight, and Country•Girls are a marvel. So why am I seemingly the only one who finds MM 12th Gen to be such a bore? Miki and Akane, in particular; have no discernable charisma.


    • Thanks for reading and for your comment!

      I don’t think you’re the only one who thinks that way.
      Unlike with a new group like Country Girls (let’s face it, they’re a new group) or a group that’s been on the ropes for a bit like S/mileage, MM 12th generation can afford to take some time to develop their characters. With MM so well established, the girls don’t need to be too charming out of the gate since the group probably won’t suffer from their momentary lack of character. However, the 12th gen have a huge uphill battle since they’re competing with the girls you mentioned as well as the rest of Morning Musume.
      I do think the girls have some charm. Akanechin & Maria already carry their fan bases from their days as Kenshuusei. Oharu’s crazy side is beginning to show. I have a feeling Miki’s talents are going to either make her loved or hated much like Riho.
      That’s just my two cents.


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