DVD Covers for Morning Musume’s “Morning Labo 2” and “Rival Survival DVD Solo Box” Released

30 06 2011

The DVD covers for Morning Musume’s “Morning Labo 2” and “Rival Survival DVD Solo Box Set” has been released.

The Morning Labo 2 DVD is a from a Morning Musume fan club event and I’m glad that information about this was released since many fan club event releases are rarely announced. The cover is very simple and features a group picture of Morning Musume and although it’s a very LQ preview of the cover I like how “candid” the photo looks. There’s no fancy background or group formation so it has that natural look going on.

The next DVD is from Junjun, Linlin and Eri’s graduation last year. I’m really surprised that the DVD is being released now since it’s been awhile since the three graduated, I’m sure the reason it’s coming out now though because if they had released it after they graduated it would’ve taken a lot of attention away from 9th gen and the earthquake probably pushed the release back. Regardless of that I like the cover since it matches the military theme of the concert and the pictures of the members look amazing.

The release date is currently unknown but hopefully it will be released soon.

Second Member Of New Minimoni Revealed – Linlin

2 06 2009



Source: Tsunku’s Blog

Google Translation (Doesn’t make much sense though…)

Second member of the new Minimoni revealed: 8th Generation Morning Musume member Linlin, apart from forming part of the new Minimoni she will be the leader.

I’m extremely glad about this, she has an incredible voice and she has a great personality, a perfect match for a Minimoni member.

Takahashi, Niigaki, Tanaka and LinLin Arrive In Korea

27 04 2009

Left to Right: Tanaka Reina, Niigaki Risa, LinLin (the girl in white waving behind Takahashi), and Takahashi Ai

Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, and Lin Lin arrived today in Korea to for the audition preparations. They have apparently already met with 2PM members ChanSung and JunHo, which will be the MCs for the audition, which is now called DaeDong Kyung Youths.

Other members of H!P are expected to appear sometime during now and the end of the auditions, so expect to see Berryz Koubou and C-ute get involved somehow (apart from Shimizu and Yajima visiting some months ago). UFA requested that no pictures be taken by fans, so that is why there is a relatively small number of photos of them arriving.

Thanks to Nayok-Kihara @ H!O for the info.


Hopefully Niigaki can practice her Korean while she is there, and maybe she could teach the other girls a few words. For those of you who wonder what bags Niigaki and Tanaka are carrying they are a Coach handbag for Niigaki, and a Louis Vuitton for Tanaka (I have no idea what that is, being a guy and all, but I thought I might as well include it, credit for Aim Aim @ H!O for the info).

The audition is set to air in mid-May so Korean fans be sure to be on the lookout for the airings, meanwhile we international fans will have to wait for them to appear on H!O. Below is the link to the news story (in Korean), and there is also two links to fan videos of them arriving at the airport (not really that long but at least we get to see them for a few seconds, credit to aewen for the videos)

News Story (In Korean)

Fan Video 1

Fan Video 2