Japanese Idol group Morning Musume ’14 have presented their four new members to fans, at a live performance at Nippon Budokan. Leader Sayumi Michishige introduced each one of the girls, whose ages range from 12-15.
The new members were chosen from auditions held earlier this year.
Now 13, Maria Makino auditioned for Morning Musume when she was just 11 years old and managed to make it into the finals! Since then, she’s reportedly been training as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei. So she’s really been working towards this goal for a while!
Haruna Ogata (15 years old) has been figure skating since she was 5 and is reportedly the first member in Morning Musume’s 17 year history to come from Osaka.
Miki Nonaka (14 years old) speaks fluent English! So that’s been chosen as her speciality within the group.
Akane Haga's specialty is calligraphy (and she’s only 12! My hand writing was terrible when I was 12… Come to think of it, it still is) her favourite Morning Musume song is “Be Alive” and she’s reportedly gained a 7th Dan ranking!
The four new members will participate in fan handshaking events, but won’t begin their singing duties until 2015.
Do you miss any of the gradutaed Morning Musume members?