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Top 10 longest tenures of Morning Musume

10. Fukumura Mizuki and Ikuta Erina ( 5 years, 8 months, and 5 days as of September 7th, 2016 )

9. Abe Natsumi ( 6 years, 4 months, 18 days )

8. Yaguchi Mari ( 6 years, 11 months, 11 days )

7. Yoshizawa Hitomi ( 7 years, 20 days )

6. Iida Kaori ( 7 years, 4 months, 23 days )

5. Kamei Eri ( 7 years, 10 months, 26 days )

4. Takahashi Ai ( 10 years, 1 month, 4 days )

3. Tanaka Reina ( 10 years, 4 months, 2 days )

2. Niigaki Risa ( 10 years, 8 months, 22 days )

1. Michishige Sayumi ( 11 years, 10 months, 7 days )

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Morning Musume Original Generation Aces

[Members from the respective generation that were pushed the most (3rd, 7th and 11th were made only of 1 member, which however was still pushed to the front)]

In 2015, Sayashi Riho will graduate at the Hello! Project Countdown Live

Previously…

1st Generation Member Ishiguro Aya departed from the group at Hello! Project’s 2000 New Year concert.

1st Generation Member Abe Natsumi had her graduation at the 2004 winter Hello! Project concert.

4th Generation Members Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai had their graduations at the 2004 summer Hello! Project concert.

1st Generation Member Iida Kaori had her graduation at the 2005 winter Hello! Project concert.

5th Generation Member Konno Asami had her graduation at the 2006 Summer Hello! Project concert.

5th Generation Member Ogawa Makoto graduated at the 2006 Ribbon no Kishi musical.

Ichii Sayaka, Yaguchi Mari, and Fujimoto Miki did not have graduation ceremonies at all.

Riho is not the only Morning Musume member to not graduate at a Morning Musume concert. Nearly all of these members have created their own legacy in Morning Musume. The fact that they graduated at Hello! Project events or not at all does not take away from this.

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It’s guaranteed that whenever Morning Musume performs Koi no Dance Site that Yaguchi Mari will come out and do the “sexy beam”.