Hello! Project has unveiled the newest members of idol group Morning Musume. The 9th generation audition is now over, and three of the finalists have passed: Ikuta Erina (13), Sayashi Riho (12), and Suzuki Kanon (12). In addition, Hello! Pro Egg member Fukumura Mizuki (14) has also joined the group.
Members Kamei Eri, Junjun, and Linlin graduated from Morning Musume on December 15, reducing the group to only five members. With the new recruits, Morning Musume will now have a total of nine members.