The Shape of Morning Musume ‘16

Its Ishida Ayumi  (T T)

Morning Musume ‘16 Concert Tour Fall ~MY VISION~ Final Nippon Budokan Performance

Has ended

Unfortunately its ended

It was fun!!!
I had the best time!!!

With this 11 person lineup,
as Suzuki Kanon-san graduated in June,

We started with the production of They Were 11!

Its been half a year…

It doesn’t seem like its been half a year,
Its been a dense period of time

With these 11 people, it was our first and last tour, so it ended up feeling extra lonely

I cried…

There were fun things, lonely things, and very painful things as well

But really,
Everyone did their best with this tour!

That’s right😊

Surrunded by lots of people,
on the live viewing and BS Sky Perfect! as well,

I could feel lo~ts of love

Morning Musume is happy!

Did we send out our power?

Did you
enjoy yourself at the concert?

Did we communicate ~MY VISION~?

Thank you so much for cheering us on😮❤

The voices of 11 people I like,

word from our leader,
they made me happy, and helped my heart🌹

This times tour

Watching the world from beginning to end, the staff-san and members strong commitment, is something I really cherish,

When you are given the start,

At first, it was really scary💦

If we didn’t do it well everything would end
……is what I prepared for

Standing on stage for the concert,

as a member of Morning Musume,

Is the only thing that I prepared for.


put on everything to prepare

From now on,
I want to be Morning Musume!

~MY VISION~ has ended

Its kind of 、、、 a big feeling

Todays annoucement, the 13th generation members!

From Hello! Project Kenshuusei,

Yokoyama Reina-chan
Kaga Kaede-chan

These smiley cute two❤

From now on, we’ve added these two to be 13 people,
We’ll continue as Morning Musume!

Physically, the number of people has increased

There wont be any powering down

With the power of 13 people
we will show you our new shape

From now on we’ll do our best

From now on thank you for cheering us on!!

…with a snap……

I put down my feelings of the whole tour

Thank You Very Much

See you ayumin❤


Moon Lovers
  • Moon Lovers Writer: Who are the happiest people on our show right now?
  • Staff: It's currently the 13th Prince and Woohee
  • Moon Lovers Writer: Since they're both happy with each other, WE'LL MAKE THEM SUFFER


It was announced today during Morning Musume ‘16 Concert Tour Aki ~MY VISION~ that Kaga Kaede (17) and Yokoyama Reina (15) are Morning Musume 13th generation members.

Kaga joined the program in 2012 as 17th generation member, and have been in the program for 4 years. She is the second 17th generation member to join Morning Musume after Makino Maria.

Yokoyama joined the program last September as 26th generation member, and she’s the first member from her generation to debut with being in the program for only 3 months.

Kaga born in 1999 and Yokoyama born in 2001, which make Haga Akane still the youngest member of the group. With two members, it makes 13th generation the first generation to include 2 members only.

Morning Musume 13th gen interview (UTB+ March 2017)

(Translator’s note: This is chronologically the first interview 13ki had ever done, so there is information now known (i.e. Yokoyama’s blood type) that was not known at this point.)

We’re the 13th generation of Morning Musume!

Kaga Kaede x Yokoyama Reina

The 13th generation members decided upon are these two from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei! There’s a stark contrast between Kaga-chan’s 4 years of Kenshuusei and Yokoyama-chan’s 3 months, but it seems that Yokoyama-chan has an aggressive personality (laugh). They’re beginning to act more and more like generation mates. 

The uncertainty of debuting during the Kenshuusei days

— What was the initial reason why you joined the Kenshuusei?

Kaga: I’ve been watching Morning Musume since I was little, but in particular, when I saw the performance of “One Two Three” (‘12), everybody’s dancing and singing was amazing, and Sayashi Riho-san, the center, was really cool and left an impact on me. I admired that a girl in the same age group as me could dance so well. I went for the 11th generation auditions, failed partway through, and joined the Kenshuusei.

Yokoyama: I’ve liked Morning Musume since I was in sixth grade. Back then, I still viewed them from the perspective of a fan and never thought about wanting to become a member. When I entered junior high, I saw Morning Musume ‘14 being pranked on a TV show. It was a wake-up prank where everyone had to wake up and start singing and dancing immediately. When I watched that, even though everyone had just woken up, they danced crisply, sang properly, and smiled brightly. I thought that it would definitely be fun to join them. I took the first 13th generation audition (no passed applicants) and joined then.

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Generation X a bunch of slackers? Not so, says new study

By Michelle Healy, USA TODAY, Oct. 24, 2011
Forget what you’ve heard about Generation X as a bunch of insecure, angst-ridden underachievers. Most of the once-nicknamed “slacker generation” are hardworking, family-oriented adults who lead “active, balanced and happy lives,” suggests a 20-year study of 4,000 Xers out today.

The notion that Gen X won’t do as well as their Baby Boomer parents and the World War II-era Greatest Generation “doesn’t seem to be the case,” says political scientist Jon Miller, director of the Longitudinal Study of American Youth at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. The study was funded by the National Science Foundation.

“We have moved from a mechanical to a more information-based economy, and most of (this generation) can survive and thrive in this kind of environment,” Miller says.

The Longitudinal Study of American Youth uses the generational grouping developed by social historians William Strauss and Neil Howe. In their 1991 book, Generations: The History of America’s Future, they define social generations as a collection of people “whose common location in history lends them a collective persona.”

Among the generations Strauss and Howe identify:
Lost Generation 1883-1900
G.I. Generation 1901-1924
Silent Generation 1925-1942
Boom Generation 1943-1960
*13th Generation 1961-1981
Millennial Generation 1982-2000
New Silent Generation 2001-present

*Strauss and Howe’s book does not use the term Generation X, but instead the “13th Generation,” which refers to this group being the 13th generation in American history dating back to Benjamin Franklin.

About 84 million Americans were born in 1961-81. Now ages 30 to 50, they are the parents of today’s school-age children. Increasingly they lead the nation in government, business, education and social and cultural affairs, so “it’s important to understand their values, history, current challenges and future goals,” Miller says.

Survey participants (contacted yearly from 1987 through 2010) are now either 36 or 39 years old, the middle of Gen X. Instead of growing up disconnected and isolated, they are “active in their communities, mainly satisfied with their jobs, and able to balance work, family and leisure,” the report says.

In addition to using social networks, from book clubs to children’s sports clubs, this generation has turned to the Internet for group interaction and “tweeting, talking, posting and sending digital photos of their children,” Miller says. “Perhaps the most extensively wired (and now wireless) generation in American history,” members of Gen X stay “better in touch with their relatives and friends than their parents ever did.”

The struggling economy has hurt Gen X, Miller says, but “not devastated them. On the whole, it’s a pretty resilient group,” unafraid of extra work to get ahead. “Previous generations would have been hurt even worse by this recession.”

A study of 2,952 white-collar, college-educated Xers released in September from the non-profit Center for Work-Life Policy also highlighted the demographic’s resilience.

Findings on busy Gen X lifestyles:
70%: Spend 40 or more hours a week working and commuting.
68%: Are married, and
71% have minor children at home.
90%: Participated in at least one recreation or leisure activity a month.
33%: Are active members of a church or religious organization.
7.5: Average level of happiness on a scale in which 10 is very happy.