So the news of where exactly the Country Girls and debuting Kenshuusei members are going was announced today on a special Hello! Station.
Danbara Ruru and Yanagawa Nanami are joining Juice=Juice, Morito Chisaki is in Morning Musume ’17, Ichioka Reina will be leading a new group, Funaki Musubu drew the Angerme short straw (although she is slightly bonkers so will fit right in with Rikako and co) and Kawamura Ayano also joins Angerme.
Ruru in Juice=Juice seems interesting. She would probably fit in really well. I’m not sure whether Nanami will but being a bit unkind she doesn’t really grab my attention so she probably will.
Ichioka Reina leading a new group is exciting news. Maybe more Kenshuusei members will debut or maybe there’ll be auditions or both. Another new group is always welcome news. What type of group will they be? Kobushi and Tsubaki will suddenly be someone’s seniors.
Chisaki looked underwhelmed with Momusu…
Chisaki is a beautiful idol and I’m at least happy she will be joining a very popular group. I think she will find her place there although I’d prefer Country Girls to be continuing full-time. I did find her energy very low during the reveal though. Maybe she’s a Country Girl at heart. ❤ Or more likely she’s just a little awkward in front of senpai. She’s a bit happier later on meeting the other members but the energy is still odd.
Funaki in Angerme is making me laugh. It’s another crazy cat lady for the crazy cat lady group.I don’t have much of an idea what Ayano is like but we’ll see.
Anyway exciting times ahead. I’m really glad they didn’t mess with Kobushi Factory. My favourite group is perfect as is. Tsubaki have enough members already I think and they need time to establish themselves. So overall I’m happy. It could have been a lot worse.
Anyway some of the reveals…
I know. I’d cry if I had to join Angerme too.
Wada making sure Funaki can’t escape.
I reckon Funaki and Rikako will need to go outside and settle things idol to idol. There’s only room for one overactive loon in this unit.
An honourable mention for the old remove the chair trick…
So old groups refreshed a bit and interesting times ahead. I’m feeling very positive about all this though. It will be fun watching how the new members do. Also I now have the opinion that Chisaki is like a beautiful flower and I will protect her WITH MY LIFE! So finally my on-off background interest in Chisaki has roared into life. I’ll miss Ozeki Mai though. A part-time idol. How will that work?