Dream Morning Musume Announces Fall Concert Currently “Untitled”

28 01 2011

Dream Morning Musume announced that they will be holding a Fall concert currently “Untitled

The news is on their official site and the concerts will start somewhere in September 2011.

Other than that announcement nothing else is known. I’m really surprised to hear that they’ve announced another concert before the 1st one even began! Hearing about another concert I’m also excited because the Fall concert could be used to promote the album, so if there are any new songs we’ll be able to hear it performed live, which I find more better than the studio version.

Pre-sale tickets for the concert is currently available and the concert is planned for 9/2011.

Dream Morning Musume’s Official Site

Dream Morning Musume Announces Album Titled “Dream 1”

28 01 2011

Dream Morning Musume announced at a press conference that they will be releasing their 1st album titled “Dream 1“.

There will be two versions, the limited and regular edition. The limited edition comes with a DVD while the regular comes with a postcard.

Hearing that they announced an album I’m really excited to hear what kind of songs they have on it, I’m hoping they’ll release some new songs but it’s also possible that they will be doing covers so we’ll see how that turns out.

Also originally Tsuji Nozomi had been listed as a member but after giving birth and all of course she wouldn’t have been included in the concerts but I’m wondering if she will be participating in the album. As for the recent graduates, they most likely won’t be participating in this album since Junjun and Linlin have returned to China and Kamei will probably still be recovering. But on their official site it says that the line up may change at the concert so it’s possible that they may change who participates on the album.

Overall I’m looking forward to seeing Dream Morning Musume continue their activity and I hope that their concert as well as their album is a success!

The album will be released on 4/20.

Up-Front Link (Blog)

Dream Morning Musume Official Page

Kaori Iida Holding 2 Small Lives In February

27 01 2011

Kaori Iida announced on her blog that she will be holding 2 small lives in February.

She said that she would be performing love songs at Vinoteca Stage and they will be love themed for Valentine’s Day. Also because she’s performing in a restaraunt fans can enjoy food and drinks during the show which seems like the shows Ai and Gaki and the Rokkies have put on in the past (Summer Premium Dinner Show).

Kaori will be doing 2 shows on 2 days, hopefully all fans will get a chance to see it.

The event dates will be on 2/8 and 2/14.

Kaori’s Blog

Tokyo Hive Article


Kaori Iida Promotes Her Newly-Launched Cereal “23 Heartful Cereals”

23 01 2011

Kaori Iida is promoting her newly-launched cereal called “23 Heartful Cereal“.

I’m not sure if it’s cereal where you eat with milk or if it’s like an oatmeal because the site says you cook it like rice, but either way the concept for the cereal is based off of Kaori’s busy life.

This cereal is recommended for women with busy lives and don’t have time to eat a healthy meal. Also for anyone using skin care products and are feeling ill should use eat the cereal. Kaori promotes that it’s healthy since the ingredients and the recipe are from traditional Japanese farmers.

Even though it’s just cereal she’s promoting it fits with her busy life because she does have the stage play and the OG concert coming up. I do like that she’s trying to promote healthy foods and I hope her the best with this project.

23 Heartful Cereals Site

Kaori Iida In A Stage Play “SAMURAI Banka ~Boushuu Bakumastuhen~”

11 01 2011

Kaori Iida will be featured in a new comedy stage play titled “SAMURAI Banka ~Boushuu Bakumastuhen~

According to Kaori’s blog Kamei Rina (Kamei Eri’s sister) is also featured in the play. But there’s no information regarding which part either of them are going to be playing, but I’m just glad that Kaori is active within the entertainment industry. Also this is a comedy play and not a musical so I’m not sure how Kaori will do cracking jokes and making puns but I hope her the best with this.

The play will run from March 15-21, hopefully all fans are able to attend.

Kaori’s Blog

Morning Musume OG Concert Tour 2011 Announced

24 12 2010

A concert tour for Morning Musume OG titled Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~ has been announced.

Acording to the announcement Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi, Ogawa Makoto, Fujimoto Miki, and Kusumi Koharu will be participating in the concert tour (basically everyone except Konno Asami).

I’m glad to see that they decided to do a Morning Musume OG tour since it has been a while since we last saw them perform together, and while Konno won’t be able to perform (most likely because she is busy at training for her TV Tokyo announcer job) it will most likely be a great tour for all OG fans since we will be able to see most of OG performing H!P classics.

We don’t know what the setlist may contain but it will most likely have many solo songs from each one of the solo artists (Nakazawa, Iida, Abe, Yaguchi, and Fujimoto) as well as some group performances, which should be very interesting to see since we will get a chance to hear many great songs being performed by OG members.

For now we don’t know what to expect from the tour, but hopefully OG fans buy their tickets to enjoy this unique and impressing concert tour when it starts in April.

The concert will feature the following dates:

Date Venue Concert starts
04/23 Chuukyou Daigaku Bunka Shimin Kaikan Aurora Hall 15:00 / 18:30
05/01 Amagasaki Shi Sougou Bunka Sentaru Kaikkunoru 14:30 / 18:00
05/04 Nakano Sun Plaza 15:00 / 18:30
05/05 Nakano Sun Plaza 14:00 / 18:00
05/07 NHK Osaka Hall 15:00 / 18:30
05/15 Yokosu ka Geijutsu Gekijou 15:00 / 18:30
05/21 Hiroshima ALSOK Hall 13:30 / 17:00
05/29 Beishia Bunka Hall (Gunba Kenmin Kaikan) Dai Hall 15:00 / 18:30

Official UFA Page For Momusu OG Concert Tour

Iida Kaori Special Christmas Live Announced

1 11 2010

A special Christmas live for Iida Kaori titled Kaori Iida Christmas Live 2010 Ce  Soir,tu es mon  Pe’re Noe¨l a` moi ~Konya wa Anata ga Santa Claus~.

I’m glad to see that Kaori fans have a new event to look forward to, and since it is a Christmas event we can expect to see her cover many Christmas and holiday themed songs, such as Merry Christmas among others.

For now there isn’t much info about the event since it was released on her blog but we should see a page for the event appear in the UFA site in the next few weeks.

Hopefully all Kaori fans who an attend the event do so since it seems like a great way to enjoy the holidays.

The live will be on 12/23 at 14:15 and 18:30.

Iida Kaori Blog Post About Special Christmas Live

New Promotional Unit “Afternoon Musume” Announced

7 09 2010

A new promotional unit for Georgia coffee drinks titled Afternoon Musume δ has been announced.

They will sing an original song titled Gouhoubi no Afternoon Coffee. The unit consists of:

  • Nakazawa Yuko
  • Iida Kaori
  • Abe Natsumi
  • Yasuda Kei
  • Yaguchi Mari
  • Fujimoto Miki
  • Ogawa Makoto

I’m glad to see that there are more promotional units being made within UFA for various popular products and since this one consists of OG members it is a bit more special since we haven’t seen them work together as a group in quite some time.

Since the promotion is for one of the most popular drinks in Japan (according to Wikipedia) it is without a doubt a great chance for them to promote themselves and their personalities to the public as a group.

The CM features Afternoon Musume members in a slightly old fashioned building where they provide Georgia Coffee drinks to some actors who are resting, and I have to admit that I liked it since it was calm and made me want to try some (which is the point of the CM).

As for the song it is basically just Morning Coffee in a slower Enka style (which might be the reason why the unit is called Afternoon Musume), and even though that may be the case I like how it sounds since it matches the theme of the CM.

Hopefully the promotional group releases the song in some way (either digitally or single) and even if they don’t I still love how the CM looks since all of the members fit right in with the theme.

Official Georgia Coffee Drink Site

Georgia Coffee CM

Georgia Coffee Special Video With Comments From OG Members

Morning Musume 1st Generation Event Announced

2 09 2010

An event for Morning Musume’s 1st generation members (Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori and Abe Natsumi) has been announced.

With the many recent generation events for Momusu members it was somewhat expected that we would see more of them in the near future, and I’m glad to see that is the case since it gives fans a chance to interact with their idols in a smaller venue and listen to them sing many of the songs they sang when they first joined Momusu.

Most likely we will see a similar setlist as the other generation events (first songs they sang and their favorites), but we will find out for sure when the event occurs.

Hopefully more generation events are announced (2nd generation and 8th generation are the only ones that haven’t had one, but I might be wrong), but meanwhile I look forward to finding out what songs they sing at this event.

The event will take place on the following dates:

  • 11/13 Yamano Hall – 15:00 / 18:50
  • 11/20 El Theater – 14:20 / 17:50

1st Generation Event Details on FC Site