What is Morning Musume 19?

In the first part of this series, I wrote about the active state of girl group Morning Musume 19 and here we go with Morning Musume 19 part 2. This part will be about what is Morning Musume 19 and how the group came to be known by its present name.

What is Morning Musume 19?

Morning Musume 19 is the name of the dance pop music group that was once known as Morning Musume from 1997 through 2013. The group’s producer TSUNKU decided that the group’s name should be changed to Morning Musume 14 in 2014, Morning Musume 15 in 2015 and so on.

But many fans will always remember the group simply as Morning Musume. So how did the group get to this point where they are now named Morning Musume 19? It actually goes back to the year 2013.

A photo of the members of Morning Musume 19 including Chisaki Morito their newest member. Source: hello-online picture board.

TSUNKU announced that the name change was being made so that fans could know what single was released in what year. At the end of 2013, the group was 16 years old and they had survived the scandal of Miki Fujimoto, the injuries of Aika Mitsui, and the departures of long-time members Ai Takahashi and Risa Niigaki.

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Morning Musume 19 Part 2: The Group Reaches Massive Commercial Success!

It would be in September 2013 that the group would achieve massive success once again. Their 54th single called Wagamama ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan got the #1 ranking in sales during its first week of release! It was the highest selling single of any of the Hello! Project associated groups in 2013. It was the group’s highest selling single since 2002’s Koko ni Iruzee! The English title for the song would be Selfish Easy Going Jokes of Love / “Gundan” of the Love. On January 29, 2014, the group would release their 55th single called What is Love. This would be their first single under the name of Morning Musume 14. The single was an instant success reaching #1 on the Oricon weekly music charts. It was the 4th straight #1 single for the group and the longest such streak in the group’s history.

 

It would be in March 2014 that auditions were held again to choose the members for the 12th generation. Sakura Oda was the only one that was chosen for the 11th generation. On April 16, 2014, as Morning Musume 14 they released the 56th single called Password is 0. The single was another #1 hit on the Oricon weekly music charts.

 

So there is a brief history of how the girl group known as Morning Musume is now known by their current name.

 

The members of Morning Musume 19 also were involved in various fun activities such as posing in bikinis for the recording of the Alo Hello 7 DVD. That was when the group was known by the name of Morning Musume 15.

Ayumi Ishida “Ishida Ayumi” Photo Book Pics

Here comes another set of photos from a Morning Musume photo book and this time it is the photo book called Ishida Ayumi by Ayumi Ishida from the girl group Morning Musume 19. This one is the singer’s first solo photo book and it was released on July 15, 2013. I write this post with the deepest sense of gratitude for what Ishida has done since she joined the group. Even as a 16 year-old back in 2013, Ishida showed her charm, sexiness, and her very high level of cuteness! The photos were taken on the island of Guam and let’s just say, this is the most fun that Ayumi had in her life at the time. The photo session sees Ishida Ayumi trying to run on the track or even swimming laps in the pool! She also displays her bikini body even if she is not as sexy as Yuko Nakazawa. Ayumi seems to have a more cheerful, friendly personality! I have thanked Ayumi Ishida once and then again last year as a member of Morning Musume 18. Ishida turned 22 earlier this month and what can I say? She will always be my favorite member of the 10th generation. I love you Ayumi!

 

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Ayumi Ishida of Morning Musume in a one piece swimsuit.

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Source of all images: Hello Online

Mizuki Fukumura “Kagayaki” Shine Photo Book Pics

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“Kagayaki” Shine is the 3rd solo photo book by now leader of Morning Musume 19 Mizuki Fukumura. I have known about this photo book for a while and I consider it one of her best releases in her career. Kagayaki was published by Odyssey Books on December 5, 2015. The photos for this book were taken in three locations. They are Kanagawa, Ishikawa, and Shizuoka Prefecture. I think that this book starts to show the mature and grown up side of Fukumura. Let’s get started with “Kagayaki” shall we? I think she looks awesome in this photo session!

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Just relaxing Mizuki? What a pose this is!

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For the last photo of this session for the time being, it would not be enough if we did not show this side of Fukumura! Her figure is simply amazing and she was only 19 years old here!

Interesting Facts About Kagayaki

I think that while Ayumi Ishida is cuter, Fukumura has a better bikini body but at this point, both of these Morning Musume 18 members deserve consideration for the two best looking girls in the group!