Top Row L to R: Hikari Sato, Haruka Oota, Mei Yamazaki
Bottom Row L to R: Kanami Ishiguri, Minori Kawano, Yume Kudo, Ryou Kitagawa
Back in 2015, H!P announced an audition for a group in Hokkaido (well, technically that was never totally confirmed to be a group, especially with the outcome). Either way, the auditions came and went but there was silence for quite a while before emerging in July at the Summer concerts where these 7 were announced as Kenshuusei but not quite a part of the collective it seems. See, as they are from Hokkaido, performances would be difficult because of the traveling they’d have to go through, so from that they decided to seperate them and make them a branch of the KSS.
- Real☆Little☆Girl / Kanojo ni Naritai!!! (Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido Ver.) (indies)
Overall: This is an interesting twist as the whole Kenshuusei thing was pretty standard it seemed. While this does remind me of H!P Kansai and how much of a flop it turned out to be (SINA *cough*). Though it’s funny they have an official picture whereas the KSS vanilla has none and the fact these 7 released a single together…is this a group waiting to happen?!?