Morning Musume ’16 have announced their 13th generation members.
The winners are Kaga Kaede and Yokoyama Reina.
Kaga Kaede is 17 years old, loves karaoke and watching anime, and has been part of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei since November 2011. Her special skills are playing the trumpet and Kendo 1st stage.
Yokoyama Reina is 15 years old, loves singing and dancing, and has been part of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei since September 2016 (she participated in the 1st round of 13th generation auditions). Her special skills are Jazz dance and playing alto sax.
As you might remember, the 13th generation auditions have been going on for a while, with no winners despite multiple attempts. Finally, it was revealed that the 13th generation would come from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei which was a wise move since it allows for members to have a solid amount of experience.
While I haven’t been following the H!P Eggs as much, they both seem promising. Yokoyama Reina especially who has managed to join the group after only arriving back in September, and with a name like Reina could she be the ace of her generation?
Time will tell, but for now congratulations Kaede and Reina!