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2013 Mass Recruit 1: ShinKen is the 1st mass recruit held by UFP. It is aimed towards getting more trainees to be placed under ShinKen.

Dates

Start Date

  • January 20, 2013

End Date

  • February 10, 2013

Announcement of Winners

  • March 18, 2013

Total Applicants

  • 5,000+ Filipinos

Countries Held In

  • Philippines

Requirements

  • Can speak basic Japanese
  • Can speak fluent English
  • Ages 10-17

Round 1 - Sending in Forms

  • Deadline: January 23, 2013
  • Send in a form of your name, address, age, birthdate, birthplace along with a CD of you singing and dancing to any Hello! Project song you desire.
  • Exactly 250 Filipinos passed the auditions.

Round 2 - Screening

  • Dates: January 24, 2013 - January 28, 2013 
  • The 250 people who passed were split into 5 groups of 50 and sent into 5 cities for the screening.
  • 63 Filipinos passed

Round 3 - Tsunku

  • Dates: January 29, 2013 - February 3, 2013
  • Each Filipino sang and danced at the same time to "Whats Up? ~Ai wa dono do you?~" in trios.
  • 15 Filipinos passed

Round 4 - Training

  • Dates: February 4, 2013 - February 9, 2013
  • The 15 who passed were sent to Japan for Rounds 4 and 5.
  • They were professionally trained as if they were a real debuted group, they were taught dances and songs and were also taught how to act.
  • They checked on who improved and took the training seriously and made them pass.
  • 12 Filipinos made it through

Round 5 - Final Screening

  • Date: February 10, 2013
  • They performed various songs as a group together in front of Tsunku.

Winners

Trivia

  • Tsunku went to the Philippines for Round 3.
  • The winners are still temporary, Tsunku stated that there might be more to follow up with its name "MASS Recruit"

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