|Elder Club to graduate Hello! Project
||[Oct. 19th, 2008|02:18 pm]
Girl Pop Mania!
An announcement was made on October 19th that members of the so-called "Elder Club," part of Hello! Project, will be graduating on March 31st, 2009. While it may not sound like much just from that unit name, this is really a big blow to H!P, as ALL of the original members (of MoMusu, Melon Kinenbi, etc) will no longer be a part of H!P. Those in the H!P fandom always speculated that the 1990s-born generation would kick the oldies out of H!P, but I gotta say I didn't think it would happen this much at once. As a former die-hard fan of Hello! Project, I'm somewhat happy I jumped ship earlier, or I might be taking this pretty hard. (that's what she said)
Who knows what's actually going to happen to all these girls? The majority of them were being severely neglected in H!P anyway, so I look forward to what might happen with my favorites - I'm crossing my fingers that Ayaya goes to Sony! <3
A full alphabetiized list of affected idols is under the cut.
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Here is a translation done by my wonderful hana_pink (^o^)
I hope you are all doing well.
Now, Hello! Project has passed its 10th year, after being formed in February of 1998, and it's currently broken up into Wonderful Hearts and Elder Club, making a total of 68 names in Hello! Project.
Today, we've decided that the members of Hello! Project Elder Club (listed below) will graduate as of March 31st, 2009.
They'll be moving on to various activities after their graduations.
Please support us after this.
Also, the final concert for the above members will be the "Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Haro*Pro Awards '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~" concert, being held on January 31st and February 1st of 2009.
October 19, 2008
Up Front Agency
Representative Director Mochida Youji
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