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The Official Unofficial Kenshuusei Guide + News Source Posting all the Kenshuusei News that you probably didn't know. 624 replies to this topic Started by Shoujo Q , Mar 07 2015 03:09 AM · 

#601 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 10 September 2019 - 01:47 PM

I don’t see any resemblance between Runo and Meimei. But I do think Honoka looks like Eguchi and Homare put together.

#602 DonJuan


Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:27 PM

Two new girls have been added to Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido:

Nishimura Karin (西村風凛)

Shibuya Hina (渋谷妃菜)


They'll be introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 12gatsu ~Ketsu; Musubu~ on December 8.

#603 Solarblade


Posted 12 December 2019 - 02:26 AM

Kenshuuei Recital December Recital 2019 ~Musubu~ Setlist!


1. Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ / ALL

2. Golden Chinatown / ALL

3. Zettai Idol Sengen / ALL


4. "Idol wo Robot" tte Showa no Hanashi ne / Matsubara, Onoda, Hiromoto, Hashida, Nishizaki, Hirayama, Kitahara, Ebata, Yofuu, Murakoshi, Uemura, Hashimoto

5. Hana Moyou / H!P KSS Unit, Yamada, Nakayama, Tamenaga, Matsubara

6. Nanchuu Koi Yatteruu YOU KNOW? / Yamada, Nakayama, Tamenaga, Kubota, Hiromoto, Kitahara

7. Shiroi TOKYO / Matsubara, Onoda, Yofuu, Murakoshi, Uemura

8. Isshakudama de Buppanase! / ALL


9. Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru / Yonemura, Onoda, Hirayama, Yofuu

10. Aitai Lonely Christmas / Nakayama, Hashida, Nishizaki, Ebata, Hashimoto

11. Jounetsu Sparkle / Yamada, Nakayama, Matsubara, Onoda, Hirayama, Kitahara, Yofuu, Murakoshi, Uemura, Ishiguri

12. Hello! Massara no Jibun / Yonemura, Yamada, Nakayama, Tamenaga, Kubota, Hiromoto, Hashida, Nishizaki, Hirayama, Ebata, Hashimoto, Nishimura

13. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / H!P KSS Unit

14. Wonderful World / H!P KSS Unit, Yamada, Nakayama, Tamenaga, Matsubara, Onoda, Hiromoto, Nishizaki, Hirayama, Kitahara, Yofuu, Hashimoto


18. Ashita Tenki ni Naare / ALL

19. Watashi, Choito Kawaii Urabanchou / ALL

20. Goal ~Ashita wa Acchi da yo~ / ALL

#604 Solarblade


Posted 29 December 2019 - 11:05 PM

From the update on the New Year's concert, it was announced that Ruru Kanemitsu has left the KSS (apparantly on her choice) and the H!P KSS Unit too.



#605 Solarblade


Posted 20 April 2020 - 07:28 AM



Hokkaido members, Hashimoto Ririka & Shibuya Hina have ended their training.

#606 Solarblade


Posted 17 May 2020 - 05:03 PM

Seems like the song choices for the upcoming Shindan Test is out from the booklet


1. Yonemura Kirara - Kiseki no Kaori Dance.

2. Yamada Ichigo - SHALL WE LOVE?

3. Nakayama Natsume - Namida no Iro

4. Tamenaga Shion - Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON

5. Kubota Nanami - Watashi no Miryoku ni Kizukanai Donkan na Hito

6. Matsubara Yulia - Akai Earphone

7. Saito Madoka - Kon'ya Dake Ukaretakatta

8. Onoda Karin - "Hitori de Ikirare Sou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no?

9. Hiromoto Ruri - Tachiagirl

10. Hashida Honoka - One Summer Night ~Manatsu no Kesshin~

11. Nishizaki Miku - Special Genera~tion

12. Hirayama Yuki - Come with me

13. Kitahara Momo - Tokaikko Junjou (2012 Shin Seinaru Ver.)

14. Ebata Kisaki - 21ji Made no Cinderella

15. Yofuu Runo - Umaretate no Baby Love

16. Murakoshi Ayana - Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita

17. Uemura Hasami - Miss Love Tantei

18. Ishiguri Kanami - Resonant Blue

19. Nishimura Karin - Ookii Hitomi




apparantly despite she had left, Shibuya Hina was going to do Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki.

#607 DonJuan


Posted 28 June 2020 - 10:32 AM

Up Front is busy rescheduling postponed activities, and they decided to give it another try on the KSS performance test, now taking place on July 26. It will be streamed online through a pay-for-view service. You can get your ticket on July 2.



Nishimura Karin (Hokkaido Kenshuusei) will not be participating. She has been diagnosed with orthostatic dysregulation and goes on hiatus.

That makes two hiatus-girls for Hokkaido (Kawano Minori has been out since January 2019). Ishiguri Kanami will be alone once again :(

#608 Solarblade


Posted 21 July 2020 - 04:17 AM

The KSS Test Recital performance order was finally chosen - http://www.up-fc.jp/...fo.php?id=15803


1. Namida no Iro / Nakayama

2. Umaretate no Baby Love / Yofuu

3. One Summer Night ~Manatsu no Kesshin~ / Hashida

4. Miss Love Tantei / Uemura

5. Kiseki no Kaori Dance. / Yonemura

6. Tokaikko Junjou (2012 Shin Seinaru Ver.) / Kitahara

7. Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita / Murakoshi

8. Special Genera~tion / Nishizaki

9. "Hitori de Ikirare Sou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no? / Onoda

10. Watashi no Miryoku ni Kizukanai Donkan na Hito / Kubota

11. Come with me / Hirayama

12. Kon'ya Dake Ukaretakatta / Saitou

13. 21ji Made no Cinderella / Ebata

14. Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON / Tamenaga

15. Akai Earphone / Matsubara

16. SHALL WE LOVE? / Yamada

17. Resonant Blue / Ishiguri

18. Tachiagirl / Hiromoto

#609 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 22 July 2020 - 01:54 AM

Do the KSS members choose their songs for these, or are they assigned to them? 

#610 Saya

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Posted 22 July 2020 - 03:40 AM

Do the KSS members choose their songs for these, or are they assigned to them?

I’m pretty sure they choose them.

#611 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 22 July 2020 - 04:18 AM

I'm always struck at how many older songs these young girls choose. 

#612 Shoujo Q

Shoujo Q
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Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:45 PM

I’m not so much, only because a lot of these songs get sung during H!P concerts. Especially in the last few years. And they problem consider it a challenge to do them.

#613 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 26 July 2020 - 09:10 AM

They posted a link to the stream in the Discord, so I watched it. Here are the quick notes I jotted down for each girl:


Nakayama - Didn't see
Yofuu - Not bad
Hashida - Not great
Uemura - Horrible. Voice broke down during chorus
Yonemura - Not bad. Great energy. Crazy eyes.
Kitahara - Pretty good. 
Murakoshi - Not great. 
Nishizaki - Not horrible. Looks kinda awkward.
Onoda - Started strong, then lost it completely in chorus. Kinda rough to watch.
Kubota - Not great
Hirayama - Pretty good. 
Saitou - Okay on verse, pretty bad on chorus. Cried after performance.
Ebata - Okay-ish. She got 2 shots, cos stream died on 1st. Cried after 1st.
Tamenaga - Not great singing, but looks like an idol.
Matsubara - Sang in tune better than anyone else. Super immature voice, though. 
Yamada - Pretty bad.
Ishiguri - Started pretty good, then fizzled. Good stage presence, tho.
Hiromoto - Not great. Really pushing the cutsie voice. Good presence.
I'm shocked at how many of these girls can not sing even half of a song before losing their wind and voice. Is this normal for KSS? I was pretty unimpressed overall.

#614 Shoujo Q

Shoujo Q
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:11 AM

Yeah It’s pretty obvious the KSS get more training in dance than they do in singing. Or they get trained to sing while dancing. I’m not sure how it works. And for the most part they aren’t the greatest and most girls end up training on their own. On their own time. Especially true because of the Covid problem. With proper training a few of them have a chance and a future within H!P.

I’m kinda wanting Yofuu in Angerme or Morning Musume, mostly Angerme. She’d fill my Meimi void.

#615 DonJuan


Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:34 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if Ishiguri joined ANGERME (considering they're holding the audition right now). She's pretty popular, an okay-ish performer (I mean, she won, right?) and it fits their current style to debut the Hokkaido girls. She can't be worse than Oota.

#616 Solarblade


Posted 26 July 2020 - 04:53 PM

===Test Recital Setlist===


1-18 TEST

19. Mistake / KSS Unit

20. Short Cut / KSS Unit

21. Massara Blue Jeans / Hiromoto, Yamada, Hirayama, Kitahara

22. Jidanda Dance / Nakayama, Onoda, Yofuu

23. Onna no Sono / Tamenaga, Matsubara, Uemura

24. Tadashii Seishun tte Nan Darou / Hashida, Nishizaki, Ebata, Murakoshi




Katsuta Award: Matsubara

Miyazaki Award: Kitahara

Suzuki Award: Nakayama

Character Award / Makoto Award: Onoda

Singing Award: Kubota

Dancing Award: Tamenaga



#617 Banana

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Posted 27 July 2020 - 03:53 PM

I didn’t think any of the performances were good, but Yofuu sounds like she has real potential.

#618 WonderBuono


Posted 27 July 2020 - 06:51 PM

I guess it’s worth remembering that we just debuted a whole bunch of Kenshuusei in the last couple years, so who we’re dealing with now is probably the leftovers and newbies.

#619 TheParuProject

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 27 July 2020 - 10:18 PM

^ All the best girls got thrown into BEYOOOOONDS, and all the other good ones left after not getting debuted.

#620 DonJuan


Posted 28 July 2020 - 06:16 PM

Finally got around to watch a few of these (not all unfortunately, some already got deleted, if anyone else wants to watch the remaining performances: https://www.youtube....R-PMMaY6FykjUTn)...
...oof, some of them are raw. No, let me phrase this differently: All of them are raw and most are just difficult to watch and listen to.
Then again, as Buono and Paru said, that's basically the rest of the KSS. Leftovers and newbies.

#621 Saya

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Posted 28 July 2020 - 07:24 PM

Of the available videos I thought Kitahara Momo was the best. Her singing skills are lacking, but she has the makings of a good voice with proper training and her dancing and impressions were good.

Many of the girls are rushing and singing too fast, I’m sure because they’re nervous, but what really showed was the lack of musicality. Even if they were on pitch they weren’t able to emote well. It really seems like the KSS get little to no vocal training and it really shows :/

#622 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 29 July 2020 - 02:55 AM

Of the available videos I thought Kitahara Momo was the best. Her singing skills are lacking, but she has the makings of a good voice with proper training and her dancing and impressions were good.


She was one of the few that showed some promise to me. Matsubara was another one who, once she matures a bit, looks like she could become good. She can already sing in tune fairly well, which is like 80% of the battle for an idol. 

#623 Saya

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Posted 29 July 2020 - 04:47 AM

Just watched the group performances.

Massara Blue Jeans was particularly rough to watch. Good singing can save bad dancing, but good dancing cannot save bad singing...

#624 DonJuan


Posted 01 August 2020 - 01:19 PM

Someone uploaded the event to bilibili: https://www.bilibili...eo/BV1MC4y1b7j4


Opinions on the solos:



#625 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 01 August 2020 - 07:51 PM

While Ishiguri wasn't the best at any one thing, I can see the argument for saying she was the most polished overall. I also have hope for Matsubara, as she's still young af, and at least sang in tune.