Anyway, my question: does Morning Musume still have any regular TV shows anymore? I remember when Haromoni ended in late 2008, but since I stopped following them around that time I don't really know what happened after that. Did they get any new weekly or daily shows? I'd love to catch up and learn more about the new gen girls.
Secondly, is there a list of solo releases (Photobook, DVD, etc) from the eight new girls?
I'd also like to point out that 9th/10th gens have two regular radio shows, which are a great way to get to know more about them if you can understand what they're saying.
The first one is Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ ("Morning Musume's Morning Girls Academy ~Afterschool Meeting~" a.k.a. mo-jo)
The second one, Maji de Pyoko Pyoko, is fanclub only but uploaded to Hello! Online semi-regularly.
Riho also has her own radio show, Riho-Deli, which she inherited from Manoeri. (used to be Mano-Deli)
The thing about learning more about the girls is that TV isn't the primary medium anymore.
With radio shows, blogs, twitter, DVD magazines, and concert and event MCs, in many ways there's just as much information out there as in years past.
It's just that it's not as visual as it was before when they were on TV more often.
The problem as I see it is that most overseas fans don't have the Japanese language knowledge to fully take advantage of all of it.