Morning Musume 16′ adds two new members for their 13th generation

Winners have finally been selected for Morning Musume 16‘s audition for a 13th generation. A long time tradition within the group,  the 13th generation auditions originally began way back in January. However no girls were selected from the auditions.

The audition was eventually restarted in June. Finally after nearly a year since it originally began members were officially selected to become the 13th generation.  The two new girls were chosen from Hello!Project Kenshuusei (H!P’s training program) Kaede Kaga, and Reina Yokoyama. This is the first time in Morning Musume’s history where a new generation consisted of two girls. Kaga and Reina were revealed for the first time at the famed Nippon Budokan venue during Morning Musume’s latest tour “Morning Musume. ’16 Concert Tour Aki ~MY VISION~”

A video from the concert, as well as profiles of the new members can be seen below!


Reina Yokoyama
Birthday: February 22nd 2001, 15 years old
From: Saitama
Height: 152.5cm
Hobbies: Singing and dancing
Special skill: Alto saxophone and jazz dance
Became a member of Hello!Project Kenshuusei in September 2016

Kaede Kaga
Birthday: November 30th 1999, 17 years old
From: Tokyo
Height: 162cm
Hobbies: Karaoke, anime
Special skills: Trumpet and Kendo
Became a member of Hello!Project Kenshuusei in November 2011