The members for Morning Musume’s 9th generation have been revealed.
The members are:
Fukumura Mizuki (14)
Ikuta Erina (13)
Suzuki Kanon (12)
Sayashi Riho (12)
I’m really surprised with the results since I didn’t expect to see an Egg being added into the 9th generation as well, but I’m glad that it is Fukumura Mizuki since she seems to have a lot of talent (she was previously in Shugo Chara Egg).
Apart from her I’m really glad to see that Kanon, Erina, and Riho managed to be selected since they were among my favorites from the start, and since the fan favorite Riho was chosen as well it seems that this 9th generation has a bit of everything: talent, cuteness, and support from most fans (realistically there will always be some fans who don’t agree with the decision).
I haven’t had a chance to see the audition special from Bijo Gaku but from what I can tell Riho is extremely talented and has experience performing so most likely she will be among the instant fan favorites when the next single is released.
Kanon is really cute and since she seems to already smile when performing and she looks like she can handle being an idol easily (with practice), Erina seems to be talented as well and since they were all among the top three favorites I’m glad that they were chosen.
We haven’t had a chance to see them perform as a group yet so hopefully we get to find out how talented each one of them really is when performing for fans and in the next single (if they will be included so soon).
Since there are no pictures of the 9th generation available yet I will update when they are released, but congratulations to the selected members and hopefully we get to hear more about them soon (including the next Momusu single).
Congratulations Fukumura, Erina, Kanon, and Riho!
EDIT: The members of the 9th generation haven’t been confirmed but most of the reports from 2ch seem to be mentioning these four members as the 9th generation. I will update with the official confirmation when it is released.
EDIT 2: Confirmed, Fukumura, Erina, Kanon, and Riho are the members for Morning Musume’s 9th generation, congratulation!
EDIT 3: A video about the announcement has also been released:
Video uploaded by: JIJIPRESS