On February 18th 2015, during Odagiri Nana's 25th Birthday Live event, an important announcement was made regarding the group.
Finally, after three years and so many member changes, the group will have their Major Debut!
|Image from Michishige Saho's Twitter|
Reading this news on Twitter today, after finding out there would be a an announcement, the thing I had hoped for most was that Sahochi would be made a full, Regular member. That didn't happen, but the announcements that were made were ones I had never expected, not in my wildest dreams, so when I read what had actually been announced during Nananyan's 25th birthday live...
I cried. I cried so much. I am so overwhelmed with happiness right now, and I can't believe that this is happening.
Finally, my babies are debuting.
|Image from Ayase Miho's Twitter|
Finally, the group I love and adore so much, they're finally going to be under a label where they may become even more accessible than before! Now more and more people from around Japan and the world can learn about HouPri and their charm. I'm sure I will miss their indies period, because that was a big part of their career for a long time, through the good and the bad times, but I know I will love them in their Major era as well.
Seeing these announcements, that they are going under a major label, that Himari has been promoted, Maika is now Vice-President and, finally, that Marina has returned, it has all made me so happy as a fan! I am so glad that I found this group and that they bring me so much happiness and love and make my heart feel overwhelmed when I hear their songs or look at their updates. I feel so blessed right now as a fan, and even though I'm a bit put-out that Sahochi has yet to be promoted to the Regular lineup, everything else has made me feel well and truly blessed.
Houkago Princess, my beloved Idol group, my #1 of all groups, are finally taking their step forward towards their major debut, with one of the best lineups they have ever had. I feel so damn lucky right now.
So many good announcements have been made for 2015 already, what with READY TO KISS and YumeAdo making their own Major Debut's this year, and I can safely say that as a fan of Indies Idols and Idols in general, I feel so positive and giddy about what the rest of 2015 has to bring me. It's a year of change, not only for indies groups going major, but even the big companies, too.
Truly, I feel like the happiest fan alive right now. I am now sitting on Cloud 9.
Relevant Links and Sources:
Nana Odagiri iDolspot Interview
Michishige Saho Major Debut Announcement (Twitter)
Miyashita Maika Vice-President Announcement (Twitter)
Kinosaki Himari Regular Member Announcement (Twitter)
Nagasawa Marina Apprentice Announcement (Blog)
Nagasawa Marina Apprentice Announcement (Twitter)