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5:30 pm - 08/24/2013

Morning Musume 12th Gen Auditions Finished, No Winners Announced

Tsunku declares today that there are no qualified candidates for the 12th gen audition “Mirai Shoujo”. Based on the theme and name “Mirai Shoujo” (girl of the future) Tsunku was looking for a super star to add to the group. However, the performance level of Morning Musume is so high right now that he does not feel it would be appropriate to add anyone into the group at this time. Tsunku also will not be adding anyone from H!P kenshuusei at this time. He does not feel comfortable inserting a new girl into this current lineup. However, that does not mean that the talent and skill level of this group of girls were low. To the contrary, Tsunku feels that he saw many girls who were able to shine throughout the audition. He believes they have plenty of talent, but it just quite isn’t enough to join the group.

He adds that had these girls auditioned at the same time as the 9th gen audition, he would have let them in the group. He feels there are a lot of girls with potential. He does not mean any disrespect toward 9th gen with this statement. He states that since 9th gen joined, they have improved to the point where the current Morning Musume is at the highest level of skill in all of MM history.

Tsunku believes that the potential candidates from this past audition are like raw diamond ores. He is very excited to see what will come of proper refinement. As such, he has invited all of the girls he saw potential in to join H!P kenshuusei to gain more experience. He hopes to unveil them when the proper timing comes along.

In regards to 12th gen audition, he plans to hold another audition again. Essentially re-do 12th gen audition, it will not be considered 13th gen. He also states that he has a lot of things on his mind for the future of H!P – including a new group which could potentially be filled with the girls from this audition. Tsunku has a very positive outlook on everything and hopes you guys will look forward to whats coming next.

source: 1, 2

and to think we just got a teaser the day before

kemi_chan 25th-Aug-2013 03:29 am (UTC)
I used to love Momusu back in 2008~2010, but I think they were given so little attention even though they had so much talent!

I like their classic (1999~2000) songs, but Resonant Blue and Shouganai Yume Oibito are still two of my favorite singles!! Takahashi, Risa, Koharu, Reina, Aika, Eri, Sayumi... and the chinese girls, Linlin and Jujun made such a great team, but sales were very low and they never really got the chance to shine... They looked more mature and elegant, unlike the current members, who are still very young. It's not that the current members aren't good, I'm sure they have a lot of potential! It's just that Momusu doesn't appeal to me anymore as it used to... Maybe in a couple of years I'll be back in the Momusu fandom, who knows?xD

ok... This comment doesn't really has anything to do with the post, but I felt like expressing my feelings as an ex-Momusu fan! LOL

Edited at 2013-08-25 03:30 am (UTC)
nozo_rin 25th-Aug-2013 06:56 am (UTC)
I agree. Platinum era is my FAVORITE era and I admit I'm bias towards that era cause that was the time when I first got into H!P and I just loved their image...
kemi_chan 25th-Aug-2013 07:24 am (UTC)
Me too!! I started liking Momusu sometime between Resonant Blue and Pepper Keibu and have followed all of their steps until Maji Desuka Ska! I'm sure some people at the time thought that the Platinum Era was just the shadow of the Golden Era, but I think they had a charm of their own!xD

It's been particularly hard for me to digest all of these sudden graduations, especially because the line up was so stable during the Platinum Era...
nozo_rin 26th-Aug-2013 02:10 am (UTC)
Like if they had to compare singers I'm pretty sure none of the girls in the Platinum era are worse than the current line up but ofc Sayu is the exception. I don't think anyone from the current generation is better than the platinum era.
bear100 25th-Aug-2013 04:12 pm (UTC)
I LOVE Shouganai Yume Oibito. I put that song on a pedestal.
I kinda wanna jump back to that era now. Life was more smooth for me as well. lol.
baka_neko3 26th-Aug-2013 12:23 am (UTC)
the thing with the Classic era and the platinum era is, not only do i prefer their songs more than now, i also like their personality, you know.. like, there's something about each of their individual personality which pulls me.. i stopped following and buying anymore MM stuff since a while ago because i don't know, i think the new MM is sort of too generic... they have the same feeling as a normal idol group and not unique anymore...

yeah, ex-momusu fan here too... the new one bored me to death!
kemi_chan 26th-Aug-2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Yes, I personally miss their concert performances, it used to be so powerful and lively!! I mean, the members nowadays are given much more technically difficult choreographies, but somehow I feel they are so bland =/ The older girls knew how to "moriagaru" the public at a big venue better than the new ones, but I think that's just because they don't have much experience yet... I'd give them a year or two for them to consolidate what character and image they want to have as an idol!^^
baka_neko3 26th-Aug-2013 04:34 am (UTC)
ooooh, moriagaru? i dun know what they're call, but whatever it was, it made their show more fun, right? yeah, you're right, maybe because they are given more technically difficult choreographies, other parts (like their personality and ability to MC) has gone down to drain.. they are focusing too much on the dancing.. can't say anything good about the singing either... they need more work in blending their voices better...

i mean, if i want a girlband who can sing and dance really well, but have bland personality, there are more girlbands out there i can choose from...

nowadays even when they appear on talk shows the interview gets so boring, i just don't wanna watch them.. back then, i looked forward to seeing momusu on popjam, utaban, etc because i know they'd be fun to watch...
kemi_chan 26th-Aug-2013 04:41 am (UTC)
hahah, yeah, I meant "moriagaru" as in "getting the crowd excited", you know? At least I used to get super excited watching them perform!!!>___
baka_neko3 26th-Aug-2013 06:58 am (UTC)
hahaha yeah me too! i get so excited even from the start when they play the opening song to introduce the members one by one... \(^_^)/
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