Ahh, nothing like a nice tall glass of speculation in the morning. Personally, I think mystery is one of the most fun parts of H!P.
My thoughts on Ruru: She'll do well anywhere! Put her where she's needed.
Let's seriously think about it.
Angerme, whose first and second best singers have graduated.
If she joined Country Girls, the group's concept would be destroyed, but if it were Angerme, I could accept it.
She should join Momusu.
Hasn't she won Best Performer twice now?
In fact, if she didn't join Momusu, the meaning of "Best Performer" would be defeated.
Does the Best Performer voting really take on that meaning?
Did the kenshuusei wota who went to the concert really vote for who they wanted to join Momusu?
I like her, so I want her to join Musume, but it would hurt my heart if she were flamed for it.
She'd be fine singing Angerme songs, but what'll she do with S/mileage songs?
Since Fujii's graduating, Kobushi has entered the roulette.
Although the chances of her joining them are lower than Musume, Angerme, and Country Girls.
Since she's the big shot who's won the Kenshuusei Shindan Test twice now, what if they just let her pick which group she wants to join? Although I don't know her preference.
I think the most likely choice is Country Girls, where she has members from her same kenshuusei generation.
They added Kaga to Musume, and Onoda to Tsubaki.
See? Nowadays, even the office is taking that into account.
Does she have generation-mates in Country Girls? We are losing Momochi, so it seems she could replenish their singing power well.
Haga in Momusu.
Niinuma in Tsubaki.
Yamaki and Funaki in Country Girls.
Musume is the only option.
I'd feel bad for her if she were a one-person generation, so she should join with Kawamura.
Momusu's Budokan starts at 6:00 pm.
I feel like the possibilities are high.
What if they added all three of them to Musume?
In terms of singing abilities, I have worries for all the groups.
It's almost certain that they'll add someone to Kobushi.
They've come this far using 8-person formations.
They can't suddenly learn 7-person formations this late in the game.
So they'll supply another person and keep it at 8 members.
Until now, you've had to pass an audition as a condition to join Morning Musume.
I have a hard time imagining them dangling these three in front of us until it's announced that they passed a 14th gen audition.
The Aikawa problem could be reconciled by adding Ichioka, who's close with 3rd gen members Murota and Sasaki.
Although you could take the angle that Kaga joined Musume, and Ichioka is her generation-mate.
The members themselves don't want any additions, so it's best not to bother them.
Country Girls: Danbara.
It would restart Yamaki-Funaki's striving toward a legendary 20-generation group.
The ace, Morito, has acknowledged her talent as well.
And she'd easily fix the problematic loss of singing power after Tsugunaga's graduation.
Even besides Fujii's graduation, I'm worried about Kobushi's waning spirit in their third year of activities.
Kawamura would revitalize them with her impressive skill, heart, and idol aura.
Obviously, this isn't the time for them to add any more members.
Isn't the Jitsuryoku Shindan Test sort of like an audition?
We've already witnessed their abilities for a much longer time than an audition process.
Did Haga and Yokoyama pass an audition?
The kenshuusei have separate auditions.
Buono! with the three of them.
There are a lot of members in Angerme who can sing, so I think she'll go elsewhere.
Well, I kind of want a girl added to Kobushi who'll boost the visuals of the group.
Which members are close to Danbara-chan?
I haven't really seen anyone blog intimately about her other than saying, "She's a good singer."
She's come this far and tried so hard because she looks up to Sayashi, so they should really reward her and add her to Musume.
Put her in Musume.
I think they should add all three to Musume.
The best-case scenario would be adding all three to Musume together.
It would really change the group.
There's no way for me to be happy with this unless they form a new unit.
Until we stop regarding Musume as the superior group, nothing will change.
There's no way they can make a new unit out of these three.
If a girl is 1/10 of a group, it's a good added spice.
But if she's 1/6, the taste becomes too strong.
It's like that.
Katsuta's in Angerme.
It would be okay if she were added to Country Girls or something.
Even if she joins Musume, the lines are distributed so thinly that she couldn't really show off her singing power.
She would mess up Angerme's physical image.
She doesn't really fit the vibe of Country Girls or Tsubaki.
So that leaves the groups that take pride in their vocals: Juice=Juice or Kobushi.
Oda-chan was cute already.
It's possible that, like Kaga, Danbara-chan's looks will suddenly change once she debuts.
If she were put in Musume, we'd get to look forward to periodic solo events, like Odasaku's.
I don't think we really have to worry about line distribution, if it's Momusu.
Rent her out to all the groups.
They didn't even add a vocal member to the much-needed 13th gen, so I doubt they'd suddenly make Danbara the 14th gen.
She's the Kobushi 2nd gen.
It's gotta be Angerme.
What a good group of four.
It could be Musume, Angerme, Country Girls, or Kobushi.
Juice=Juice and Tsubaki seem unlikely.
It seems like she'll fill a vacancy of someone who quits from here on out.
The members of Country Girls do tend to have "foolish" voices, but...
When Funaki was thinking about who she'd like in the 3rd gen, she said Danbara's name. They are generation-mates, but still.
Putting Danbara two generations below Haga when they're kenshuusei generation-mates would feel wrong. And wouldn't having both Danbara and Kaga in the same group cause an uprising?
That voice doesn't fit CG at all.
It's gotta be Musume.
I don't know if it'll be Kobushi, but Danbara was pretty close with Taguchi in the kenshuusei, LOL.
They won't make a new group or anything.
More and more people are leaving the existing groups, and Hello! Pro as a whole is gradually sinking.
They'd have to add her to the 13th gen, so they won't put her in Musume.
She'd just be a 13th gen member added late, then.
Danbara and Kawamura are different, discordant -- they can shake things up, so they're still good.
Whereas Ichioka is calm and won't cause change.
How long will this go on?
Hey office, hurry up and decide!
Since it's this stupid company, they'll probably want to make a new group after C-ute disbands.
Seems like they'll announce it on the first day of the summer Hello! Con.
As expected, I'd be exasperated.
I can totally see that happening.
Announcement at the summer Hello! Con→Indies CDs on sale from fall to the end of the year→Major debut in spring or summer of next year.
Ichioka is the one who definitely won't be added to Musume.
Danbara and Kawamura add something, but can you really say Icchan is needed there?
If they're really creating a new group, it's strange not to also announce Momohime-chan as joining Hello! Pro.
I don't think it'll happen.
I want to see Oda and Danbara do "Daisuki Dakara Zettai ni Yurusanai."
Although I can't imagine how it could happen.
Do it at Hello! Con or Hina Fes.
But they said as long as Oda's here, she won't sing it with anyone but Sayashi.
If they've already decided this, they can't have anything in mind other than a new unit.
These three just don't fit anywhere else.
The chances of her joining Momusu are considerably low.
The 13th gen just joined.
Kudo's not graduating until December, and 14 people is too many.
If there are too many people, they won't be able to do auditions next year.
If they keep adding kenshuusei one after another, ordinary people will stop auditioning.
Truthfully, a new group would be the best thing for Danbara.