Momusu Sayumi & Mizuki GTV Magazine

Japanese girl group Morning Musume’s Sayumi Michishige and Mizuki Fukumura in recent issue of Gravure The Television [Jp] Magazine.

Morning Musume Japanese Gravure Television Magazine

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Morning Musume’s original promotion video contest

Japanese pop group Morning Musume is collaborating with Myspace for an OPV contest where the public is invited to create a promotion (music) video for “3, 2, 1 Breakin’ Out”, coupling song for the girls’ 39th and latest single.

Japanese pop group Morning Musume

The contest is opened to everyone regardless of age, sex, nationality; the winner will receive 390,000 yen (~USD4k) and some other bonuses. Relevant clips and audio is provided; expiry date June 19. Check out Myspace for more details.

Any video makers or Momusu fans here?

Anime Expo brings Morning Musume to LA

Japanese pop group Morning Musume is going to perform at the Anime Expo (AX), America’s largest anime convention that will be held on July 2-5, 2009 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Japanese pop group Morning Musume

J-pop fans in the region should be pretty excited about the news despite the fact that Morning Musume’s popularity has been fading a bit in recent years… the all-girls group is an icon synonymous to Japanese pop culture after all.

Some self-proclaimed hardcore anime fans might not be too happy though; I’ve known a few people that don’t fancy pop stars intruding anime/manga conventions, especially those whose previous works are totally not related to anime culture.