Saturday, January 29, 2011

Dream Morning Musume

Yesterday it became official the OG is back as “Dream Morning Musume.“ I always think that it`s good for artists to make a comeback or continue their career past the traditional idol age. "SDN48" and "Samurai Rose" has proven that age is just a number.

I would have liked to seen them return with a clean break from their past and current Morning Musume and have a non-related name and songs. There really should be only one Morning Musume, the current Morning Musume.

There has always been a feeling that the current  Morning Musume has lived in and can`t break free from the shadow of the OG ,from the day they became the "Elder Club" and a returning OG as a fulltime group in mainstream  media eyes would overshadow the current lineup .

With message board comments saying "The return of the real Momusu" .I can`t help but to have concerns for the rebuilding Morning Musume becoming lost or viewed as the second Momusu in the mainstream eyes. Which is why I would have liked them to have returned with a separate identity?

So despite my concerns for the rebuilding Morning Musume  ,this is as powerful of a lineup that Up-Front could create for a group and could actually end up helping the current Morning Musume level the playing field against the 48`s. It now also can provide current Morning Musume members an option to continue their career after graduations. Only time will tell how well this will play out.

Making up "DMM" are the heart and soul of the "OG" Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, along with equally as talented and important x-Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ogawa Makoto, Fujimoto Miki and Kusumi Koharu. Tsuji Nozomi is currently not taking part, due to the commitments of motherhood.

"DMM" have a full schedule ahead of them with a debut album “DoriMusu. (1) “, that will feature Morning Musume classic remakes and two new songs due for release on April 20.

"DMM" also have two tours scheduled a 16 show, 7 city tour called Dream Morning Musume "Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~” scheduled to start on April 23 and a 40 show, 20 city fall tour.

While I do have some overall concerns ,I can`t turn away from the fact that Abe Natsumi was my first Oshimen for Morning Musume ,so "DMM" will hold a certain specialness to me. 

I look forward to the arrival of "DMM" into the music wars.


  1. Oh, wow!! This news is such a nice surprise. I got into the whole H!P fandom because of Koharu,though I actually got to like the other members a lot more than the main star that took me into the H!P fandom.... Her voice was not great, but she did improve. When I came to like her a lot more, BOOM~ I found that she was going to graduate... SHOCK~~~ D:

    She did have a bright and energetic personality that was different from the other members during her stay, and I liked her for it.

    So I'm glad to see that she's coming back into action again as a member of DMM :D

    Anyway, back to the topic at hand....At the same time though, I have to wonder how this will work out with the current MM line up.

    With the new 9th gen rookies, I really think MM is starting to look up. All four girls have great potential, and were all good choices... But now there's DMM... Would people who are unfamiliar with H!P confuse DMM with MM? The members of DMM WERE past members of MM. In that sense, I agree with you that a different team name would have been better.

  2. I agree with what you said about the name Dream Morning Musume, it's not really helping the Current MM members. Up-front isn't really considering the effects that this group can have on the them, which is sad because if properly trained and publicized I think that the could become more popular

  3. This has A LOT of potential.
    I really, really hope they don't mess up and that DMM gets a PV.

    Can't decide who to favorite: Koharu or Yaguchi Mari. I'll have to wait and see.

  4. Already major print and TV media is acting like this is the “true” Musume and saying will DMM take the top spot from AKB48 .The press is already building up a DMM-AKB rivalry ,like Aichan`s bunch was not even active.

    There are some concerns and frustrations being voiced by current Morning Musume fans.

    A name says a lot at times


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