An FC event for Morning Musume’s 9th generation has been announced.
There will be two events in February: the first will feature Niigaki Risa and Michishige Sayumi and the second will feature Tanaka Reina and Mitsui Aika along with the 9th generation members Fukumura Mizuki, Suzuki Kanon, Ikuta Erina, and Sayashi Riho. According to the event page, tickets will apparently be free and it will be a handshake event as well.
I was really excited when I first saw the announcement for this event since they are giving fans a chance to meet up with the new members before they officially start activities (at the start of Momusu’s next tour in March), and since there will be a few Momusu members along with the new members it is a great opportunity for them to get used to performing in events and talking in front of fans.
It’s somewhat surprising that the page doesn’t mention Ai-chan at all, but most likely she will appear in both events or she might be busy with other stuff, although we will most likely find out for sure when the events start and the new Momusu members are introduced to FC members.
Despite that I hope that we can see all of the new members get used to being in front of so many fans before their official start as Momusu members in a few months, and while we don’t know what they will do at the event (apart from the handshake) we can most likely expect to see some interaction between the Momusu members as well as a few performances.
The first event will be on 2/6 at Yokohama BLITZ in Kanagawa and the second event will be on 2/11 at Eru Shiata in Osaka.