I’m a bad blogger, I know. Well, school’s back in the swing of things now, but I needed to post about this!
I’m sure the internet community knows already, but a group consisting of Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ogawa Makoto, Fujimoto Miki and Kusumi Koharu called Dream Morning Musume has been formed and they’re releasing their first album! Many of us have known that there would be a tour featuring these OG members this spring, but now they’re adding an album and some fall tour dates.
1. Group name is super appropriate. As a fan of these OG girls I can’t WAIT to see them in action. I’ve heard people take issue at the fact that they’re using the name “Morning Musume” when that should be just given to the current line up, but to me and to quite frankly the majority of Japan, THESE girls are Morning Musume, not the current line up. I love the current girls, don’t get me wrong, but not calling this group MM would be just wrong to me.
2. As a fan of these girls I’m super excited! My favorite idol still has a recording career, hell yes.
3. At first I did not want Koharu in this group, but now I’m getting closer to accepting it. I have nothing against Koharu, but she really doesn’t seem to fit the golden era-ness of this group. All these girls were in H!P in the 2001-2002 era that’s really memorable; Makoto fits in near the end of the golden era and Mikitty was a soloist. However, I’m kind of intrigued about how Koharu will fit in with this group. I don’t know if it WILL work, but I’m interested.
4. In that video I posted, Yuko going “I’m 37!!” is my favorite thing ever. Please keep it up, Yuko, I love you.
5. I’m not sure about the longevity of this group, but I certainly hope that there’s a good deal of longevity. I’ve heard rumors that H!P’s stated that this is in fact a temporary unit, but if that was the case then the title of their album “DoriMusu 1” (Dreams 1, haha, puns) would be insanely misleading. Still, Nacchi going “we’re going for the Newcomers award” makes me think that they might be here to stay, which I would be very very pleased with.
I can’t wait to get their new album DoriMusu 1, which is mostly covers but two new songs!