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Hello!Project 2017 Prediction Thread Get your predictions in by the end of the year! 48 replies to this topic Started by TicTacAnyone , Dec 09 2016 05:24 AM · 

#1 TicTacAnyone

  • Danbara's #1 fan

Posted 09 December 2016 - 05:24 AM

2016 saw a lot of new faces along with some unexpected losses. We didn't get everything in our predictions right last year, but here were the ones that came true:



My predictions for 2017:


Kenshuusei: Danbara Ruru, after debuting, fits nicely into her group.

Kenshuusei: We see some of the older girls leave after not being selected for the 13th gen of MM.

Country Girls: Momochi gets a solo song on CG's album before she leaves the entertainment biz

Country Girls: Yamaki Risa is announced as the new leader

Country Girls: They get an 80's-themed song

Kobushi: Budokan announced at end of the year

Kobushi: Please someone dye your hair I'm begging you

Kobushi: New single sales hit 60,000

MM'17: Fukumura Mizuki and Sato Masaki announce graduation

MM'17: 13th gen is a success within the wota fanbase and general sales increase, new album in 2017.

MM'17: We finally see/hear back from Sayashi as she returns from the states. She choreographs an MM song.

C-ute: Will not have a spring tour and instead will have more fanclub events.

C-ute: Graduation concert is a great success and Airi won't leave the stage.

C-ute: New KSS group named as successor.

Ju=Ju: Kanazawa Tomoko leaves due to medical issues.

Angerme: Wada Ayaka announces graduation at H!P summer concerts

Angerme: Gets to perform their tour final at Yokohama Arena instead of Budokan

Angerme: New hip-hop inspired song.




#2 Mukuro

  • モーニング娘。

Posted 09 December 2016 - 05:51 AM

I was gonna start this after finals......  :cryalot:



-I predict Iikubo to graduate MM. 

-Inaba Manaka joins ANGERME and has dance battles with Rikako 

-Country girls gets more members

-Masaki has a meltdown and leaves without a graduation concert

-Akane and Ogata Haruna are thrown into the back once 13ki joins

-Maria and Takeuchi create a Hello project baseball team, initiate an idol baseball league

-Kobushi continues to dominate over Tsubaki

-JuiceJuice who?

-We get a 3 month gap between releases


I'll probably add/change more once 13th gen is revealed.

#3 Thea

  • 鞘師里保

Posted 09 December 2016 - 05:52 AM

I don't usually do predictions but I'll post since I only have two three:


ANGERME: Dawa leaves.

MM: Someone leaves because hopefully SOMEONE in management learned from Platinum.

Sayashi Riho: Doesn't come back even one smallest, tiniest bit, not even photos. She holds on to her ~2 years away with an iron fist. Await next year's prediction thread for the hope. (Negative Nelly here, y'all)


Kenshuusei: Danbara Ruru, after debuting, fits nicely into her group.


I hope she does for you, TicTac!

#4 Derby

  • モーニング娘。

Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:21 AM

Wait did they already announce 13ki only has 2 members?

#5 DonJuan


Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:28 PM



MM'17: Someone will graduate, I'm sure about that. 

MM'17: Actually, make that 2 graduations. It's getting crowded. My money is on Mizuki and Masaki.

MM'17: They'll get an album, but it's going to be a best-of.

MM'17: Will become the company's main interest group again.

MM'17: Mizuki, Ayumi, Haruka and O. Haruna will get a photobook.

°C-ute: One member will leave the showbiz completely. 

°C-ute: Airi will leave Up-Front.

ANGERME: They'll get one good an one boring single.

ANGERME: Since the company shoves their interest to another group next year ANGERME will have a so-so year.

Country Girls: Yamaki will be announced as leader. No sub-leader.

Country Girls: This will be a hard year for them since they keep losing their most popular members. Their sales decrease once more after Momoko's graduation.

Kobushi: Will continue to perform with other idol groups and build up a decent fanbase.

Tsubaki: Their major debut single flops (or at least sells much worse than recent major debut singles). (Granted, with Oricon's new rules they're cursed to sell much less than their seniors.)

Tsubaki: Will finally get Up-Front's attention once °C-ute's graduated.

Tsubaki: Someone will graduate late in the year after finding out that showbiz isn't for them.


Others: Berryz members will be on stage when °C-ute graduates. Maybe not all, though.

Others: This is still 2016 kinda, but Buono! will announce their disbandment at the Countdown concert, since Momoko will leave showbiz.

Others: Sayumi will be on stage with H!P. 

Others: Sayumi will get a new radio show.

Others: No H!P girl will get into a scandal because nobody actually cares about them (indiviually) once °C-ute and Momoko are gone.

#6 TicTacAnyone

  • Danbara's #1 fan

Posted 09 December 2016 - 07:28 PM

Wait did they already announce 13ki only has 2 members?


No, I just forgot to strikeout the two members part... but anyone who predicted 13th gen would be announced this year is technically correct  :ph34r:  :ph34r:

#7 Derby

  • モーニング娘。

Posted 09 December 2016 - 11:26 PM


- 13ki winners are Danbara Ruru and a random new KSS who quits the group at the last minute before their introduction so Ruru is the only 13ki.

- After they introduce Ruru, Ayumi and Masaki announce their graduation for the fall tour.

- 14ki has 2 winners and they become aces, wich means they pack Oharu and Akane in a box and send them to Alaska.

- Haruka is kicked out because of 2 simultaneous dating scandals.

- Haruna is the only 10ki remaining and refuses to graduate.

- In other news they get an album and their singles have only 1 boring song, the other 2 are always good.



- Ayacho graduates and then Rina. Kana leader.

- They get 2 replacements to keep the number 9 but they add this 2 girls together so they have a single as 8.



- One of the Kobushi members has a broken bone and is inactive for months.

- Riko is caught smuggling drugs from Hawaii to Japan but she somehow blames it on Yumeno and Kiki and they both are kicked out.

- 3rd gen for Tsubaki.



#8 Madara


Posted 10 December 2016 - 12:36 AM


-Inaba Manaka joins ANGERME and has dance battles with Rikako 


-Kobushi continues to dominate over Tsubaki




-C-ute graduation concert is a great success and Airi won't leave the stage


The only three predictions in this thread I want to come true.

#9 Mizura


Posted 10 December 2016 - 01:13 AM

My predictions are all over the place. My bias for wanting certain members I don't care about to graduated is kind of showing.

  • Fukumura Mizuki announces her graduation. (this one I'm hoping for more than it actually happening). More than likely, it'll be Masaki or Iikubo.
  • 13ki end up being well recieved. Although Danbara Ruru doesn't get chosen and she leaves and debuts right away somewhere else.
  • Wada Ayaka announces her graduation in the fall.
  • Country Girls gets a new member or two with Momoko graduating and they still do well, moving away from the retro inspired sound though.
  • Angerme starts selling better and rivaling Morning Musume more.
  • A replacement group for C-ute is announced next winter (around this time).
  • Tsubaki Factory loses a members or two and becomes a bit better.
  • Sayumi has a job of some sorts involving Hello! Project.
  • Sayashi gets sighted in whatever place she is. There's later an announcement at some point where she decides to leave Hello Project entirely.
  • Kaga Kaede leaves at some point. The older KSS also either leave or join the UUG sister/next gen group.
  • Oda Sakura or Kudo Haruka ends up announcing their graduation.
  • Juice=Juice continues to be boring.

#10 zlilzlilzlil

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 10 December 2016 - 03:51 PM

I want!!



- [Wishful thinking] Iikubo announce graduation because she realise is a burden to the group. (or maybe Erina or the other Haruna I can't stand hearing).

- [Will more likely happen] Probably Mizuki will graduate, and I'll be sad because the concentration of bad singers in MM is too damn high...

- the 13 generation will be a nice addition (as they are from the eggs).

- Masaki will be everywhere is terms of everything. a lead (without sharing 90% with sakura) is ahead.

- from 12 generation a see Miki being pushed more.

- Haruka will get even worse and might be out for a while because of throat pain...



- Release the last single, everyone will think it's great while I'll think they could do better...

- Up Front will milk the graduation to the greatest heights possible!!

- I will get to see Saki doing some badass dancing again (PLEASE!!!)



- [Wishful thinking] Rina will be pushed!!!!!

- [More likely] Rikako will be pushed because she is barely a medicore singer but a beauty and a good singer. and the resemble to Atsuko from AKB only helps.

- Someone from 2nd gen or ayaka will graduate, probably Rina or Ayaka. Kana is there to stay.

- Moe will be pushed because I LOVE her voice.


All the others:

- I might listen to them this year.



- They will continue to waste Sayuki while Karin will basicaly sit on her...


Sorry in advance...


#11 iDOL1641

  • こぶしファクトリー

Posted 10 December 2016 - 06:52 PM

MM17: 13th gen won't make much of an impact, but they'll be better than 12th gen.

MM17: Masaki and Mizuki will announce their graduations. Masaki will leave in the Spring and Mizuki will leave in the Fall.

H!P: Riho will come back. She'll leave Hello! Project. Aika will stay forever.

H!P: We will get another new group with a lot of 12th gen rejects.

Tsubaki: Someone will graduate.

Tsubaki: Management will brand them the new C-ute.

CC: They'll get new members.

CC: Mai will leave.

ANGERME: Another member from 2nd gen will graduate.

JJ: Tomoko will have to leave due to her endometriosis. They don't replace her.



#12 Sayu

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 10 December 2016 - 07:57 PM

Guyyyyyyys, quit predicting Masaki graduates!!!! 😭 I hate you all right now

I'll post my own predictions probably later today

#13 WonderBuono


Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:06 AM

I've been dealing with y'all's "Harunan is graduating" predictions for years and have always taken great joy in them being false, but now... I just suddenly got a bad feeling that this is the year. :/


Also Buono! Festa 2017 is a thing.


...yeah those are my only predictions, I usually don't predict anything but here you go.

#14 Anderei

  • つんく♂

Posted 11 December 2016 - 12:59 AM

I don't think Haruna or Mizuki will go. They both strike me as unambitious Takahashi and Sayumi types who will stay until 25 or management starts throwing them hints, and the latter isn't going to happen to Mizuki since she's basically the most popular member. Whereas we have several girls who are about to be in Kanon's position where they have to start thinking about school and if they want to focus solely on that or forgo it and stay in the entertainment industry. Not that they can't do both, but I think the most of the ones who do are just the ones who get degrees to get them. Anyone who is serious about a future career will probably give MM up.

I'm going to start predicting new JJ members every year until it happens. I mentioned it elsewhere but next year they'll all be 18+ and aren't far away from finding themselves in C-ute's situation.

#15 Madara


Posted 11 December 2016 - 08:54 PM


CC: They'll get new members.

CC: Mai will leave.



You scared me with that. Did H!P create a new group when I had my back turned? But then I saw "Mai" and realized you meant "CG."

#16 Shoujo Q

Shoujo Q
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Posted 12 December 2016 - 12:47 AM

Predictions and Wishes


Morning Musume : Someone is leaving. Probably from the 10th gen. 

Morning Musume : 20th anniversary. Semi-world tour. And an album release. (Probably 3 versions and one of them will have a cover of old Musume songs.)

Morning Musume : Gumis Return! 

C-ute : They come to America on their Goodbye Tour!

C-ute : They Release a Mega Album like Berryz did with another cover of old songs but handpicked by C-ute members. (Wouldn't that be awesome?)

ANGERME : They don't suck, but I'll continue to be on the fence with them for the 1st half of the year. Momona finally breaks out of her shell. 

ANGERME : They do a heavy metal song with Rikako as center.

Juice=Juice : They do a complete image change. Start a Fresh (Squeeze) Juice tour.

Country Girls : New members are added in the new year. And they release an album.

Kobushi/Tsubaki : Someones going to lose a member. I just haven't decided from which group. Probably Tsubaki. 


Wishful Things in General


I FINALLY get that new H!P Group Song in the Summer after C-ute and Momoko leave. :D

Kenshuusei will release more videos on Youtube and or start releasing their concerts on DVD.  Or just make a bigger footprint for foreign fans. 

A group does a song for an anime. 

New group is formed in the wake of the C-ute loss. 

Sayumi comes back and takes over the MC duties as Makoto walks off into the sunset. She becomes the face of the new Hello!Project.


#17 DonJuan


Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:06 AM

Juice=Juice : They do a complete image change.


That sounds good. What should they do, after jazzy stuff and their mature no-real-genre kind of stuff?

My money is on gospel.

#18 arcobaleno

  • 夏の楽園でさ迷っている

Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:16 AM

Hmmm, Tomoko does have a good voice for gospel and I think Sayuki could actually be utilized extremely well in that genre, she has a very "take me to Jesus"-esque voice, lol.


It's probably a pipe dream considering H!P, but it'd be a very interesting change. I think Karin could do it, but I'm really lacking confidence in Akari and Yuka.... Akari has gotten much better but she doesn't have the voice type I'd think suit it. Yuka is pleasant but she's not someone I imagine in gospel.

#19 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:32 AM

Here's my only prediction:


Neither Ikuta nor Iikubo will graduate. Other(s) will.


Well, that and I expect a drop-off in quality of music given to ANGERME, but that's totally subjective. 

#20 JPope

  • Dick

Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:48 AM


Juice=Juice : They do a complete image change.


That sounds good. What should they do, after jazzy stuff and their mature no-real-genre kind of stuff?

My money is on gospel.



They need to go back to their funky roots and become the modern T&C Bomber I always wanted them to become.

#21 Madara


Posted 12 December 2016 - 01:54 AM


Sayumi comes back and takes over the MC duties as Makoto walks off into the sunset. She becomes the face of the new Hello!Project.


From your post to God's (and Up-Front's) eyes.

#22 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 19 December 2016 - 07:35 AM

-14th Gen Auditions Announced
-10th gen member graduates

Country Girls:
-2-3 girls from KSS are added just before Momoko leaves, one of them will be Momohime or Kirara

-Ayacho announces her graduation
-No new members until 2018
-they release an underwhelming single (they've been too good as of late)

#23 Thea

  • 鞘師里保

Posted 19 December 2016 - 05:27 PM

Country Girls:
-2-3 girls from KSS are added just before Momoko leaves, one of them will be Momohime or Kirara


Please not Momohime! She deserves to go somewhere serious and good, she isn't cutesy no matter how cute she looks.  :cryalot:

#24 TicTacAnyone

  • Danbara's #1 fan

Posted 28 December 2016 - 07:23 AM

I wanna add one more prediction before the year starts...


-MM will start performing lots of Platinum era songs.


My guess is because the average age of the group will be higher than the past couple years, and they added some older KSS. Here's going to be everyone's ages in 2017 (After all their birthdays, so by the end of December 2017)




Wtf when did everyone get so old. Ayumi still feels 17 to me and I swear Ogata's only 16. Where did two years go???



#25 Molly


Posted 28 December 2016 - 04:06 PM

What's blowing my mind is the fact that Duu isn't 13 anymore.

#26 TheParuProject

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 18 January 2017 - 12:27 AM



14th gen auditions announced near the end of the year.

Maachan graduates due to medical problems in the spring-summer time.

Mizuki and Iikubo graduate in fall-winter time.

Eripon becomes leader.

New album. Finally.




Airi continues to perform as a singer with a different company.

Chisato announces plans for a (likely short lived) UP-FRONT group.




Rina graduates.

The group gets a song that goes viral and makes them immensely popular.




Uhhh... consistency? That's what they're good for.


Country Girls:


Momo graduates, Risa is named leader.

Country Girls releases their first album. Included are the 4 unreleased songs they've been doing in lives, the '15 updated version of Hajimete no Happy Birthday! heard at 2015's Hina Fes, and a few other CM covers (Kakumeichikku KISS, please?)

They re-record their first single for the album so as to do their absolute best to erase Uta from history. LOL

Shiori Nishida (KSS) and __________ join the group.


Kobushi Factory:


Continued success.

Releases joint single with Tsubaki Factory in an effort to boost Tsubaki's sales.


Tsubaki Factory:


Major debut to less than stellar sales/reviews.

Releases joint single with Kobushi Factory in an effort to boost Tsubaki's sales.



Uta will debut in a non-H!P indie idol group, or some kind of ***48 group.

Several KSS selected to form a new group.

Auditions to recreate S/mileage with no winners.

#27 Saya

  • みんな大好っき♥担当

Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:30 PM

^S/mileage turned into ANGERME because they lost the rights to the name. So that wouldn't happen. Especially since ANGERME is still really just S/mileage just with a new style.

#28 Derby

  • モーニング娘。

Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:07 PM

If Morning Musume released a new album I would actually care about watching their next concert... I think the last one I watched full was Give me more love.

#29 Thea

  • 鞘師里保

Posted 18 January 2017 - 10:29 PM

Especially since ANGERME is still really just S/mileage just with a new style.


ANGERME is definitely not still S/mileage. New style, yes. But they're so radically different from S/m that I don't think you can say it's "just" a new style. ANGERME is much better, of course. 

#30 TheParuProject

  • Juice=Juice

Posted 19 January 2017 - 08:26 AM

For a minute, I really felt like ANGERME was a S/mileage cover group. LOL


I just think ANGERME works so much better for all of them (except for like, Maro. But that didn't last long.) But the idols that they are today DEFINITELY are not S/mileage adjacent.


I just think it'd be really amazing if H!P could recapture the essence of the original 4-member S/mileage. It never really felt the same after 2nd gen IMO. They were good, but the change to ANGERME was VERY welcome.


Also, what is this about losing the rights to their name? Never heard that before.