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Hello! Project Mixi Rankings for July/August 2010

Posted on: August 10, 2010

It’s been a crazy summer in more ways than one! Here are the Mixi membership statistics for current Hello! Project members as of August 9, 2010. You’ll also see July numbers as well as growth.

Morning Musume

Performer Name Members – July 12 Members – August 9 Change
Takahashi Ai 3634 3695 61
Niigaki Risa 1555 1575 20
Michishige Sayumi 3334 3424 90
Kamei Eri 2797 3006 209
Tanaka Reina 4025 4071 46
Mitsui Aika 730 730 0
Junjun (Li Chun) 593 611 18
Linlin (Qian Lin) 385 386 1

Berryz Koubou

Performer Name Members – July 12 Members – August 9 Change
Shimizu Saki 933 960 27
Tsugunaga Momoko 3012 3047 35
Sudou Maasa 884 898 14
Tokunaga Chinami 745 752 7
Kumai Yurina 1203 1238 35
Natsuyaki Miyabi 2076 2096 20
Sugaya Risako 2464 2519 55

C-ute

Performer Name Members – July 12 Members – August 9 Change
Yajima Maimi 2001 2028 27
Nakajima Saki 1353 1363 10
Suzuki Airi 3682 3708 26
Okai Chisato 933 931 -2
Hagiwara Mai 1217 1202 -15

Mano Erina

Performer Name Members – July 12 Members – August 9 Change
Mano Erina 2421 2443 22

S/mileage

Performer Name Members – July 12 Members – August 9 Change
Wada Ayaka 1038 1127 89
Maeda Yuuka 1553 1671 118
Fukuda Kanon 1142 1186 44
Ogawa Saki 805 853 48

Top Ten – Fastest Growing

Performer Name Membership Growth
Kamei Eri 209
Maeda Yuuka 118
Michishige Sayumi 90
Wada Ayaka 89
Takahashi Ai 61
Sugaya Risako 55
Ogawa Saki 48
Tanaka Reina 46
Fukuda Kanon 44
Tsugunaka/Kumai 35

Top Ten – Largest Communities

Performer Name # of Members
Tanaka Reina 4071
Suzuki Airi 3708
Takahashi Ai 3695
Michishige Sayumi 3424
Tsugunaga Momoko 3047
Kamei Eri 3006
Sugaya Risako 2519
Mano Erina 2443
Natsuyaki Miyabi 2096
Yajima Maimi 2028

 

Commentary

If I had taken these numbers on the seventh rather than the ninth I think this would have looked a little different, don’t you? The vast majority of Eri’s community growth probably came from the graduation announcement. Yuuka seems to have gotten a boost from her PB release. In fact, all of S/mileage is gaining members at a good clip, though with the amount of promotion they are getting I kind of wish we’d see more. Reina and Sayumi are probably getting additional attention from their regular TV shows, and the promise of a Risako solo debut (albeit as a voice actress) seems to have given her a boost as well.

Suzuki Airi has upset Ai-chan and claimed the #2 spot in terms of current H!P members, but the numbers are close. It’s likely we’ll see Airi maintain #2 going into September due to the C-ute single release, but Ai-chan may reclaim that position as MM’s next single release nears and details of the 9th generation auditions are made known. Eri and Momoko are also extremely close. I suspect that Eri will overtake Momoko this month and maintain that position until her graduation. With Mano’s crazy new single coming out in September she’s probably going to give Risako a run for her money – it depends on the announcement regarding the Risako single as well as any new work for either girl.

So… have the graduation and audition announcements helped or hurt Morning Musume’s community membership? Did S/mileage as a group benefit from the new single promotion? Stay tuned!

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