So after Ecomoni, Tsunku started a big plan and what a plan it was. He decided to have an audition for this new trainee program called Hello! Pro Egg. What it turned out was that there was 32 winners and they were given a chance to debut and work hard (granted some of them left in the time period, but a lot of them had chances which is great! Some of them still are a part of H!P as well). Shall we get to know these 32 ladies?
Starting it off, Maho is the first Egg to just basically leave the program…one of the least known members from the program itself because it feels like she never did anything (maybe one performance but that’s the best I can say). Strange to have a member that just upsand leaves like that with nothing else about them known otherwise lol.
The next member actually graduated and got whisked out of Eggs pretty quickly after the program started. Yui Okada was the first success story and she joined Rika Ishikawa and Erika Miyoshi to form v-u-den. The trio lasted for quite a while, but they disbanded and Yui has retired from being a musician/idol to focus more on cosmetics and her new line IVORA. So happy she’s following what she wants to do. BTW…I had to mention, she got them boobs going on!!! LOL
Not much is known about Miyuki besides the fact that she was a part of Gatas Brilhantes, is the first Egg to be married, and auditioned to be in AKB48. Besides that she’s about as unknown of a member to me as Maho is.
The next member that actually graduated, Kanna Arihara was an Egg longer than Yui was, but she was a sudden move as well. The only thing she did as an Egg was being involved in Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai but before they fulled debuted with their single, she left to become the 8th member in C-ute. She was fine up until 2009 where she graduated from (more like quit) H!P to try to return to a normal life, but now she’s back as a talent on another label. Hope whatever goes on she’ll do her best!
The next 6 members all left simultaneously, but that’s because these 6 are the members of THE Possible. They were created as an H!P unit, but quickly moved over to Tsunku’s newest label, TNX so they were moved there and really wasn’t a part of H!P any longer (I’ll still make a profile for them). Kaede though was also a part of Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai for a short time. Since then, Kaede graduated from THE Possible to become an actress!! GET IT!
The rest of the girls are the current line up of THE Possible, sad to say most of them didn’t really do anything outside of Egg performances, so I’m not sure what to say xD. Hashimon though is a pretty cool nickname and in the early days was easy to pick out as she wore glasses! (like Maana!)
Akkyan is probably my favorite voice from THE Possible, though I kind of wished she did more in H!P lol…that voice girl!
Robin Shouko Okada
I think from just knowing the group for a while, Robin is the face and main vocalist used for THE Possible, she’s not the prettiest of the bunch but her leadership is quite strong and she has a pretty good voice as well! Add in that she collaborated with Kanon Fukuda, Sayaka Kitahara, and Mirei Hashida on “Sora ga Aru” and it’s definitely known Tsunku liked her from the beginning.
Mororin is another voice that I tend to love a lot in THE Possible (second to Akkyan of course). I would love to know more about her in the future and get used to her voice on other songs she’s done with the group!
She’s another that’s not exactly the most prettiest of the group. but she’s the member I know the least amount. At least we aren’t confusing her with Yuuki Goto (Gocchin’s brother that was in EE JUMP). Gonna have to learn more about her lol
Mirei Hashida was another Egg that I’m not all too familiar with, but she has done “Sora ga Aru” with a couple of other Eggies however she’s most notable as the Egg with the attitude as she kind of made fun of Maimai and was disgusted by wota. Nowadays, she’s actually on SONY and debuting this year with her single “My Song”. So it’s cool to see her continue with music with her new penname, mirei XD.
There’s just a lot of Eggs, I just don’t know too much about. Ayumi is one of those. Besides being a replacement after Kaede graduated to be in THE Possible in Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai (wasn’t even on a studio release mind you) there really isn’t anything else that’s totally important here. There’s not even information on what she’s up to…though I guess she really went back to being a normal girl.
When the first 32 members of the program were announced, Tsunku made Miki the leader of the bunch (as she was the eldest) and she was leader for quite some time. Add in that she was on Kunoichi (female version of Ninja Warrior) and was in Gatas Brilhantes, she was definitely the athlete of the bunch. Then she was added to Ongaku Gatas with some other Eggs and during that time she’s graduated from Eggs and H!P but continued to do Ongaku Gatas. Technically they’re still together so Miki is still going (even if they don’t perform lol).
Another former member, Mika Muto, like Miki was another member that was in Ongaku Gatas, but she graduated fully out of H!P (whereas ManoEri stayed within H!P just became a soloist). Mika later popped back up with a single, but nothing else has happened since then.
I really don’t know much about Aoki….she didn’t seem to do much in her time as an Egg, but she’s a model now so I suppose that’s a pretty good thing to hear from an old member right? She also kind of looks like Linlin in a way 0.o
If there was one member during the Egg days where I was fangasming the most…it would definitely be Sawachan! I mean she had amazing vocals and she made the other Eggs that were a part of Ongaku Gatas look bad (even Konkon and Rika-chan!). It seems she’s doing promotional stuff now, but damn look at her now, she’s beautiful!!!
I think of all the Eggs, I think Nocchi saw the biggest favorable light of popularity out of all the original Eggs (minus S/mileage). Arisa in H!P was not bad….she was one of the more promoted Eggs in Ongaku Gatas and was a leader of the Eggs for a short while after Miki Korenaga graduated. After that, she graduated to join HAPPY!STYLE (something Tsunku-related) and joined three other members to form Team DEKARIS who only lasted about one album, before her (and the same three) reformed as StylipS (because a label switch happened)where she still continues to sing for today and they’re seeing pretty good popularity nowadays! She’s definitely a great story of her road to fame ^_^
Quite shocking to get to more of the younger batch. Saki Ogawa at first was never really a standout member but for some reason there was a big push of her and she and the next three were chosen for a new group Tsunku was planning called S/mileage. However, in that time she last for an album and a couple extra singles before bowing out of the group to return to a normal life (this happened just after the sub-members were announced too). There really hasn’t been much mentioned after she left the group so who knows what she’s up to now.
I think in Hello! Project, I feel like Yuukarin did the most of the 32 members. As an Eggie, she was in Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai, Shugo Chara Egg! and High-King before graduating and becoming a full member in S/mileage and Lilpri up until 2011 where she decided to retire to focus on her studies and did Mobekimasu and one more single with S/mileage before she graduated. There’s been some pictures of her, but otherwise nothing.
Ayacho seems to really have grown into herself since the first time I ran into her in Shugo Chara Egg! Took her a while to get to that role but she eventually graduated from Eggs by joining S/mileage and then was involved in ZYX-α and Lilpri. Then she did Mobekimasu of course before currently being involved in the SATOYAMA unit, Peaberry. She’s a pretty gal, but her voice could be so much better!
Nyon is a lot like Ayacho in the way that she’s done quite a bit. I mean she was an original Egg and she wasn’t doing too much until Shugo Chara! happened and she joined the other three. Of course like Sakitty, Yuukarin, and Ayacho…they formed S/mileage and graduated Eggs shortly after. Then Kanon was involved in Lilpri, Shin Minimoni, and Mobekimasu. Currently she’s still a member of S/mileage and a member of the SATOUMI unit, HI-FIN.
I don’t know much about Anri to say much, but she was in Gatas Brilhantes and in a weird way reminds me of Maasa…strange right?
Like Anri, I don’t know much about Mia Sainen to say much…I wonder why if they weren’t totally promoted, why they’d stay long in the program.
I am so surprised that Chisato’s younger sister decided to try out for the Egg program and got into it, though I am a bit saddened that she also left as well doing completely nothing but Egg performances with no unit push like many of the other members had.
In a strange move, Irorin was an interesting member for me because of how she ended up. When she first joined she was part of H!P Egg Kansai (something that would be talked about later since Irorin lived far). She was also first a 2nd Generation Shugo Chara Egg! member before leaving the program and joining the indie group AKBN 0 (no relation to that big ass group of Aki-P.’s). Today, she left the group but still wants to be an idol…hope she gets what she wants because Irori was a pretty popular member!
Minami never really stood out to me as an Egg besides being a member of Ongaku Gatas (which she might still currently be in, but given that she’s in UUG…she might not). She was also involved in Reborn Eleven but was after it was announced she completed her training. Though she kind of looks like Eri a bit >.<
Ahhh Morisaki! I have to say back in the days, I probably wouldn’t have noticed her because she was in Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai as a replacement for Kanna when she left for C-ute. Then she kind of went to the wayside until 2011 when it was announced her training was complete and the next thing she’d do would Reborn Eleven. Then 2012 came and Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) was brought together with various other members. Today, Morisaki is still with the group and UFZS (their K-pop dance group).
Another member that went under the radar just like Morisaki did. Konacchan was also a member of Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai and all before completing her training and becoming a member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) / UFZS. She’s still is a member today though so WHOO!
Saaya was a pretty interesting original member and she’s also got some popularity nowadays! She started in Eggs with being one of the four voice on “Sora ga Aru” and then a couple years later, joined Yuu and Koharu to form the short-lived unit, MilkyWay. Then her training was complete, but unlike all the others who finished in this time period, she became a soloist under FRAME (a UFP label) and release singles and an album before announcing she was joining avex and in the first move joined an anison unit, COLORS. Can’t way too see what that’ll be like!
There were a couple of Up Up Girls that were basically unimportant to H!P when they were Eggs. I felt like as if Sekki didn’t do too much besides being in ManoEri’s PVs. Not much to say about her now except it’s great to see her in UUG.
Just like Sekki, Maana kind of just flew on the bottom of my radar because she didn’t do anything too big as an Egg. Then she completed her training and became a UUG lol. She does stand out as a member because I always remember Manami has blue and Morisaki is green xD
Akari was kind of a surprise that she never got to debut in H!P. She begun being the replacement for Ayumi Yutoku when she left Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai, then later became a member of the original lineup for Shugo Chara Egg! but was left behind when the other members went off to do S/mileage. She also was a part of the reborn Aa! with Miyabi and Airi which was where I really took notice for her. Though I guess we can say Akari was the last original Egg to leave the program. She was also the final piece to Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari).
NEXT TIME: The other Eggs / Kenshuusei who left or graduated!