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.
- January 20, 2013
- February 10, 2013
Announcement of Winners
- March 18, 2013
- 5,000+ Filipinos
Countries Held In
- 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.
- 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"