Long time idol group Morning Musume is readying their 49th single “Renai Hunter” for its April 11th release and preparing for senior member and current leader Niigaki Risa’s graduation. Niigaki Risa follows previous leader and also part of the group’s 2001 5th generation, Takahashi Ai in graduation from the group. With this gradation it leaves Morning Musume with only 3 veteran members and 8 from 2011 auditions. More details on the new single follows,
“Renai Hunter” will come in 6 editions – a Limited A with bonus DVD, a Limited B with bonus DVD, a Limited C with bonus DVD – each of the DVDs has a different version of the music video for the title track, a Limited D CD-only – all Limited editions included a lottery ticket for special event, a Regular CD-only, and a special Limited E commemorating Niigaki Risa’s graduation with solo cover, photo, and bonus track by Niigaki Risa.
Niigaki Risa’s final concert and formal graduation will be at the final performance of the group’s Spring concert tour May 18th 2012 at Nippon Budokan, Tokyo. Sub-leader Michishige Sayumi will take over a the group’s leader after the gradation of Niigaki Risa .