So in case you missed it, the new KSS profiles are up on the official site: http://helloproject.com/helloprokenshusei/profile/
And the number of my daughters has increased to five. Hooboy.
There was also a segment with the KSS in last week's Hello Station: https://youtu.be/R2fmN4r5ccY?t=19m34s
I was impressed with the stage expressions of many of them, but I think especially Riai and Ichigo. Ichigo, I think, doesn't stand out immediately just standing there, but her charisma and energy on stage transform her in an almost miraculous way. She was holding her mic awkwardly, but if you ignore that, she was baws. Seriously, if she is this great at age 11, how great will she be even just two years from now? And Riai's smirking smile on stage amaaazing.
Goes to show that you really can't judge idols based on pictures alone, this is something I re-learn with every gen of idols...
Is it Rena Doi in this bit? https://youtu.be/R2fmN4r5ccY?t=20m11s
If so, I can see lots of photo shoots in her future because she's also very cute when NOT smiling.
I don't think the previous one or two gens of KSS got an introduction like this, so I feel like I already know these newbies better than, say, Sakiko Kodama (who?). It's a bit messed up, but eh, we're at their mercy.