H!P have unveiled their newest unit – the Taiwanese duo of Frances & Aiko that were uncovered during the auditions that took place in the country. Frances is 8 years old and Aiko is only 6 years old. There’s no doubt that these two are incredibly cute but what the hell is UFA doing recruiting kids as young as this. One can argue that Mai Hagiwara was very young when she joined H!P so what difference does it make with these two. I just hope UFA see some sense and not make these two release anything soon. They’re way too young to be exposed to the harsh environment and punishing schedule of the Japanese idol industry. Give them time to develop properly and then we’ll see but don’t drop them into the deep end right now.