Exclusive Video Announcement from Morning Musume on Crunchyroll
HELLO! PROJECT AND CRUNCHYROLL TEAM UP TO BRING A SPECIAL WORLD EXCLUSIVE ONLINE VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MORNING MUSUME
Lead Group of Hello! Project to Appear on the Number One Online Destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment
San Francisco, CA (August 19, 2009) ― Within the last days of their live concert shows at the Nakano Sun Plaza, celebrated lead group of Hello! Project, MORNING MUSUME, will be sending out a special message to all their fans via the number one online destination for Anime and Asian Entertainment … Crunchyroll. More information can be found at http://www.crunchyroll.com.
Crunchyroll Kabushiki Kaisha president Mr. Vince Shortino states, “I am extremely pleased and honored to be working with Hello! Project. Morning Musume is an amazing band with a worldwide following. By utilizing Crunchyroll to communicate with fans, I truly feel that Crunchyroll can help bring the global fans of Morning Musume closer.”
WHAT: Special message from mega super J-Pop Band Morning Musume
WHEN: Thursday; August 20, 2009; 12:00 pm (noon) PST
About MORNING MUSUME
The MORNING MUSUME (モーニング娘. Morning Daughter) is a one of a kind all-girl group whose story began in 1997 when Japanese producer TSUNKU held auditions for a female rock vocalist for his band SHARAN Q held on the Japanese TV show ASAYAN. With the five runner-ups from the contest, Tsunku decided to create an all-girl group that sold 50,000 copies of their indies CD single “Ai no Tane” and debuted as MORNING MUSUME. They are the lead group of Hello! Project
MORNING MUSUME consists of band members Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, Reina Tanaka, Koharu Kusumi, Aika Mitsui, JunJun, and LinLin.
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