Update About Sayashi Riho and Mitsui Aika’s Injuries

25 08 2011

According to a recent announcement by the official H!P site, Sayashi Riho is cleared and will be back in time for her PB event this week, she will also be able to participate in the Morning Musume Fall 2011 concert tour as well as the stage play.

Mitsui Aika unfortunately didn’t get cleared and still has a few more weeks of rest left from the advised 8 weeks, so she will be limited with her performances in the upcoming Morning Musume concert tour and stage play.

It’s great to hear that Riho is recovered and ready to come back to perform, especially in time for her 1st PB event since it would have been disappointing to see her miss out due to an injury, but the upcoming tour will be very important so I’m happy that she will be able to join in with the other members and give everything she has for Ai-chan’s last performances as a Momusu member.

Mitsui’s injury seems a bit slower in healing (most likely because it’s a bit more severe than Riho’s injury) but there is still time for her to heal since she still has a few more weeks of advised rest, and while we don’t know for sure how limited she will be at the concerts or how well the injury is healing I am still a bit glad to see that she will be able to attend the concert tour and won’t have to miss out on any days, just a few performances where she will probably have to sit down and sing.

Hopefully we get to hear good news about Mitsui’s injury in the next few weeks since it would be great to see her dance on at least one of Ai-chan’s final concerts, and while it doesn’t seem like it will be possible I do wish for her to recover soon.

Official H!P Announcement

“Ribbon~reborn~” Stage Play Title Has Changed To “Ribbon~Inochi no Audition~”

10 08 2011

The title for the stage play featuring various H!P artists has been changed from Ribbon~reborn~ to Ribbon~Inochi no Audition~.

I’m not sure if it’s Ribbon~Inochi no Audition~ or Reborn~Inochi no Audition~ since they used Katakana for the first part, but the new title for the play means something along the lines of Reborn~Life Audition~ which matches the description that was released when the play announced, and while we might not have that many details apart from what we already know it seems like this play will be very interesting.

As mentioned before this will be the first play for most of the 9th generation, although it will be fun to see who stands out since they all seem like they could do really well in the play. Apart from that Riho’s injury will most likely be healed by the time the play starts, but we’ll have to wait and see what the result for Mitsui’s checkup will be since her previous check up resulted in a longer healing time.

For now the play is starting to shape up to be a very interesting event since it includes quite a lot of H!P and UFA members, but I hope we get to see some previews or at least a promotion flier by next month.

The play will run from 10/8 ~ 17.

Stage Play Site

Mitsui Aika and Sayashi Riho Have Been Advised To Rest For A Few Weeks

29 07 2011

According to the official H!P site, after her checkup Mitsui Aika has been advised by doctors to rest for 8 weeks. Sayashi Riho was also told to rest 6 weeks due to ischium nerve pain on her right side.

They will both miss the rest of the Hello! Project 2011 Summer tour.

As always injuries are one of the main concerns for fans and while both Mitsui and Riho will miss the rest of the tour it’s good to see that they will follow the doctors orders and rest to heal their injuries since their health is the top priority.

Mitsui’s left ankle bone fracture seems to need a bit more rest before healing, and while she did appear at events and concerts and sat down during the performances it seems that it’s for the best for her to miss the the remainder of the H!P tour to make sure her injury heals well.

Riho’s injuries are a bit more sever than I thought since I had the idea that she had only suffered a minor sprain, but it seems that she has ischium nerve pain, which according to Wikipedia is a fairly common lower hip bone injury caused by sudden movements during some sports although in this case it was due to the many hours of dancing that members need to due during performances.

Despite the reason for the injury, I wish both Mitsui and Riho a complete and fast recovery and hopefully after the 6 and 8 weeks they are both well healed and in perfect shape to perform once again.

Mitsui will need to rest 8 weeks and Riho will need to rest 6 weeks.

Official H!P Site

Ribbon~reborn~ Stage Play Featuring Various H!P Artists Announced

1 07 2011

A stage play currently titled “Ribbon~reborn~” has been announced and it will feature various H!P artists.

The title is a temporary title and is subject to change but for now the following members will be participating in the play:

  • Niigaki Risa
  • Mitsui Aika
  • Fukumura Mizuki
  • Ikuta Erina
  • Sayashi Riho
  • Suzuki Kanon
  • Mori Saki & Sengoku Minami from Up Up Girls
  • Erika Miyoshi
  • Kudou Haruka from H!P eggs

Here is a short summary of the play translated by Sohee @ JPLOP:

Between “this world” and “that world” there is a world where 10 “new lives” have been prepared.
The 10 people who have gathered are “historical super stars”.
But, a 11th one who is a “nameless ordinary person” turns up.
The great ones holds a “audition for being reborn”.

I really like that the cast line up so far since it seems like they picked random members for the play but regardless of that I’m real excited for this since this will be 9th gen’s first play (except for Riho) and I’m curious to see what their acting is like. Also in the Fashionable play Riho played a very minor role so hopefully we’ll see her in this play a little bit more and we can get an idea of what her acting is like. I’m also very surprised to see Erika Miyoshi in the line up since it’s been awhile since we’ve seen her so hopefully some of her fans can attend.

Hopefully more information is released soon, such as the characters and some promotion fliers/photos and a plot summary.

The play is set for 10/8-10/17.

Play information page

Mitsui Aika Has A Left Ankle Bone Fracture

9 05 2011

Mitsui Aika has been diagnosed with left ankle bone fracture.

After the Morning Musume concert this past weekend Aika complained of pain in her left foot, after which she went to the hospital where she was diagnosed with the injury on 5/9.

Mitsui will be out of events for at least 8 weeks where she will be examined again afterwards.

The following is a list of the events she will miss:

5/14(土)、5/15(日) NHK大阪ホール
6/5(日) 刈谷市総合文化センター
6/25(土)、6/26(日) ハーモニーホール座間
5/28(土)~5/29(日) 道重さゆみ・田中れいな・光井愛佳バスツアーin東海
6/6(月)、6/9(木) 愛佳のANNEXイベント~パステルカラーDays~
6/10(金) クーザ×モーニング娘。スペシャル公演
6/20(月) STAR digio presentsモーニング娘。初夏の快進撃スペシャル

Even though Mitsui will be out for a about 2 months I am glad to see that the injury she was diagnosed with isn’t major and that she will hopefully be able to perform once again soon after she gets a chance to rest up.

As was mentioned before Mitsui will attend the events but she won’t be able to do any dancing or anything similar in order to rest up, which is a relief since that means that she will be able to appear without having to miss out on the events that are planned.

It seems that Mitsui hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to injuries (she has had quite a few in the past years) but she always comes back with full force and gives fans a chance to see her great personality, and most likely this will be one of those times as well so I look forward to hearing about her recovery and how she is doing in the next few weeks.

Hopefully we get an update from the members or H!P once she is better.

Get well soon Aika!

Official H!P Announcement About Mitsui

EDIT: Here are a few articles from other sites:

Nari Nari
Hochi Yomiuri
TV Asahi
Nikkan Sports
RBB Today

“Aika no ANNEX Event ~Pastel Color Days~ FC Event Announced

18 04 2011

Mitsui Aika will have her first solo FC event titled Aika no ANNEX Event ~Pastel Color Days~.

Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, and Suzuki Kanon will be guests at the event.

I’m somewhat surprised to see that Mitsui will have a solo event, but since most of the other members have already had a chance to enjoy their own and since she is the only member of the 8th generation currently in Momusu it seems like a great way for Aika fans to enjoy a solo event of their own.

The title is a reference to her blog, which is a nice touch since fans most likely already read her blog and will most likely look forward to the event even more since the theme will be focused on her.

Since it is a solo event it seems that Mitsui might need some help in order to play contests and other interactions so I’m glad to see that members of the 9th generation event will be attending since Mitsui will be able to sing with them and to have contests along with other events that are usually done at solo events.

Hopefully Aika and 9th generation fans attend the event since it seems like a great way to spend the day.

The event will take place on 6/6 and 6/9 at 18:00 and 19:45.

Official FC Announcement About Aika’s FC Event

EDIT: According to the page the 9th generation members will be split into two groups and will be each present at one day of the event:

  • 6/6 – Ikuta Erina and Sayashi Riho
  • 6/9 – Fukumura Mizuki and Suzuki Kanon

Sayumi, Reina, and Aika FC Bus Tour Destination Changed

16 04 2011

Sayumi, Reina, and Aika’s Bus FC Bus Tour on 5/28 which was scheduled to go to Chiba, Boso will now instead go to Shizuoka, Tokai and it will be titled Morning Days~Happy Holiday~ Sayu, Reina, Aika Fanclub Tour in Tokai.

The destination was changed over concern of safety over aftershocks and side effects of the recent earthquakes.

I’m glad to see that they have decided to change the destination for this bus tour since safety of all the fans who will attend the event as well as the safety of each one of the members is very important, and while some fans might be a bit disappointed it’s great to see that they only changed the destination and didn’t cancel the event.

Most fans probably won’t care that much since an event with Sayu, Reina, and Mitsui in any place seems to be a fans dream come true, but I hope we can get fan reports about the event to see if everything went smoothly once it happens.

Most likely staff is busy planning out interesting events for fans to enjoy in the new destination so hopefully many fans are looking forward to the new destination and the event.

The bus tour will be on 5/28 ~29.

Official H!P FC Announcement About Destination Change