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2:55 am - 11/18/2012

After nearly 10 years Tanaka Reina will be leaving Morning Musume


It has just been announced that Tanka Reina will be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello!Project at the end of Morning Musume's upcoming 2013 spring tour. A final date hasn't been announced yet. Reina will be graduating to focus on her newly formed rock band, some of the members can be seen below holding guitars.

Fans will be given the chance to name Reina's band by emailing band-name@reinaband.com, they would like you to include your name age and gender. For more details (and a look at the band members) click here

Reina tried out for Morning Musume during the "Morning Musume LOVE Audition 2002" audition and become the groups 6th generation along with Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi and Fujimoto Miki.

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kushina 18th-Nov-2012 07:59 am (UTC)
Thought as much.

Not even that upset, tbh. I've gotten pretty sick of her in the last few years so err, yeah. Have fun in your new band, Reina.
goto 18th-Nov-2012 08:00 am (UTC)
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ilovekonkon 18th-Nov-2012 08:03 am (UTC)
hmm i wonder who will be the new front girl now? 11th gen girl??

just no more lines for riho...her voice is so bad...
gambareletsgo 18th-Nov-2012 01:56 pm (UTC)
Nah bro Riho's gonna be center 5ever.
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filipinohooker 18th-Nov-2012 08:05 am (UTC)
rip
ay_u 18th-Nov-2012 08:14 am (UTC)
Ah all of the ones I grew up with are almost gone. Gonna be weird when Sayu leaves @_@
mia_p 18th-Nov-2012 02:29 pm (UTC)
Ditto, Omg I wish I saw mm with all the old members live :( I hope they do some sort of reunion tour again
valwell0trasher 18th-Nov-2012 08:22 am (UTC)
Wow, chiks.))
love_etcetera 18th-Nov-2012 08:39 am (UTC)
it was about time tbh
blackdevil2722 18th-Nov-2012 08:59 am (UTC)
Knew it was coming but still sad. There goes my favourite member of Momusu :(
ajisaitea 18th-Nov-2012 10:08 am (UTC)
Called this months ago...not that sad tbh. I'll be sad when Sayu leaves. I hope she finds success with her band since her idol image will carry over into that. And that in turn might make things harder for her. But more power to her if she is happy.
toshi_hakari 18th-Nov-2012 10:25 am (UTC)
Also not surprised. Sayumi will probably follow quite soon and then there'll be no pre-2011 members left :(
mia_p 18th-Nov-2012 02:30 pm (UTC)
:( :(
xbrokenbabydoll 18th-Nov-2012 02:09 pm (UTC)
Was expecting it but wasn't expecting it at the same time....
avex_girl 18th-Nov-2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
I expected her to leave waaay before Aichan even did. She was never my favorite member (or even on that list) so uh bye Reina.
ifuckingluvya 18th-Nov-2012 02:35 pm (UTC)
When the first part of the title of the spring concert leaked I worried. It's a huge relief that it's not Sayu

Goodbye Reina, have fun
lolufailhard 18th-Nov-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
RIP momusu
shavadava 18th-Nov-2012 03:10 pm (UTC)
At last !
taciturndream 18th-Nov-2012 03:12 pm (UTC)
I was expecting this soon, as Oda aka new lead is in, but I thought I'll be happier since I want both Sayu and Reina gone since they just don't fit in a way with the new generations aka they are too old and they look like extras. I like Sayu, and I admit I was so tired of Reina getting so many lines over the years, but I knew Momosu in the early Ai-Reina era so even if I really never care much for Reina and I was an even less fan of her voice, and the giant bows and cat ears, it surprisingly makes me a bit sad. =/

I don't fear for Momosu though in terms of singing since Oda is in and I have high hopes for her, but as long as popularity goes, they need to have a show or something. X3
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