Morning Musume

From Example Problems
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Template:Infobox band Morning Musume (モーニング娘。) is an ultra-commercialized all-girl J-Pop group from Japan that constantly changes its members. It is also known as "Momusu" (モー娘。). Their act revolves around singing and dancing to generally upbeat melodies.

'Musume' means daughter or girl, hence the name 'Morning Girls'.

History

Japanese producer Tsunku started the group in 1997 through a female rock vocalist audition for his band Sharam Q held on the Japanese TV show "Asayan". The winner of the audition was Heike Michiyo, later to become a soloist part of Hello! Project. Soon afterwards Tsunku decided to form a girl group consisting of five of the runners-up. They were issued a challenge to sell 50,000 copies of their demo single, "Ai no Tane," within 5 days. They managed the feat in four days in a very grassroots manner, and Tsunku kept on with his mission to create one of the most famous all-girl groups, giving them dance and vocal lessons. The group is particularly well-known for its shuffled line-up, with "graduations" occurring each year ("retiring" a girl from the group), then holding auditions to fill in open slots.

In the beginning of 1998 the girls were ready to start off with their first official single, "Morning Coffee". The success of this single (hitting No. 6 on the Japanese pop charts) brought them 3 new members: Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi, and Sayaka Ichii, for a total of 8. Their third single "Daite! HOLD ON ME" hit #1 on the charts. During this time, leader Yuko Nakazawa started her solo career--beginning with traditional Japanese "enka" but eventually moving on to slower, mellow pop.

In 1999, after several more releases, Asuka Fukuda left the group in order to focus on her studies. Also Tanpopo, the first subgroup, was formed with Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro, and Mari Yaguchi--touting slower, more mature songs.

Expectations for the third generation audition were to admit two new girls to the group, but ultimately, only one girl was added to the group, Maki Goto, the youngest member of the group at thirteen. The success of the 7th single, "LOVE Machine," with the addition of Goto, dramatically increased the idol popularity of the group, while arguably making Goto the most popular member of Morning Musume.

This is furthered by placing Maki with Kei Yasuda and Sayaka Ichii to form subgroup Petitmoni (also known as Pucchi moni), which released their first single "Chokotto Love" three months after "LOVE machine" to great success.

In 2000, Aya Ishiguro left the group to marry Shinya, drummer of J-rock band LUNA SEA. The 7-member group made one more single "Koi no Dance Site" before another generation joined. It consisted of Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, and Ai Kago, and gave the group a completely different feel by adding in the young 12-year-old duo of Tsuji and Kago.

After the single "Happy Summer Wedding" in this 11-member formation, Sayaka Ichii graduated to pursue her own music career. She became vocalist in Japanese group Cubic Cross and later married fellow group member Naoki Yoshizawa, no relation to Hitomi Yoshizawa.

With Ishiguro and Ichii gone, both Tanpopo and Petitmoni updated their membership. Hitomi Yoshizawa joined Petitmoni, and Ai Kago & Rika Ishikawa were added to Tanpopo. Meanwhile, Mari Yaguchi had started performing informally with Ai Kago and Nozomi Tsuji in concerts as Mini Moni, a group tailored towards younger audiences with members all being less than 150 centimeters tall (about 5 feet). Mika Todd of Coconuts Musume was later added into the group and Tsunku made them official. Their debut single, "Minimoni Jankenpyon!", was a #1 hit.

2000 also saw the creation of "Summer Shuffle Units," in which all members of Tsunku's big idol family, Hello! Project, were shuffled around to form three one-time summer groups.

As an idol group, they were extremely successful, drawing comparisons to the popularity of former girl idol group SPEED. "Renai Revolution 21", "I Wish", and "The Peace" continued the trend of happy pop songs, becoming a staple hit for the group. Morning Musume also began their tradition of performing in musicals each year, breaking new ground as idols with their hit musical, "LOVE CENTURY."

Group leader Yuko Nakazawa graduated in April 2001 to concentrate more on her solo career, putting Kaori Iida and Kei Yasuda as Morning Musume's co-leaders. During this time, the popular Rika Ishikawa was "lent" out to the rather dormant group, Country Musume.

At the end of 2001, four new girls joined the group as the fifth generation through the audition "LOVE AUDITION 21": Ai Takahashi, Asami Konno, Makoto Ogawa, and Risa Niigaki, bringing the roster to 13 girls.

Late 2002 was marked by the graduation of Maki Goto and a mass re-shuffle of the sub-units. Tsunku removed Kaori Iida, Mari Yaguchi, and Ai Kago from Tanpopo, adding in Asami Konno, Risa Niigaki, and Ayumi Shibata of Melon Kinebi to join Rika Ishikawa. Tanpopo only released one single with this line-up before the group was put on a indefinite hiatus status. Makoto Ogawa and Ayaka Kimura of Coconuts Musume joined Hitomi Yoshizawa in Petitmoni to replace Kei Yasuda and Maki Goto, but the group did not even release a single, only performing in concerts. Their song "Wow Wow Wow" was later released on the Hello! Project's compilation CD Petit Best 4. In Minimoni, Mari Yaguchi was replaced with Ai Takahashi and the new line-up went on to make several singles and a 2nd album until member Mika Todd graduated in May 2004, adding minimoni to the "indefinite hiatus" subgroups. In the beginning of 2003, three new girls were added as the sixth generation: Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. After a successful appearance on the New Year's music program "Utagassen Kouhaku" with several Morning Musume members dancing as backup, Tsunku also added in Miki Fujimoto, who was originally an up-and-coming solo singer under Hello! Project, as part of the sixth generation. Their debut concert was also Kei Yasuda's graduation concert, and Tsunku said that this one-time 16-member group is the largest Morning Musume will ever be.

Mari Yaguchi became Morning Musume's sub-leader after Kei's graduation and was also put in charge of training and assisting the up and coming group of Hello! Project Kids, eventually forming a group with 5 of them, known as ZYX.

Later in 2003, Morning Musume was split into two subgroups so that it could tour more cities (especially smaller cities that cannot support a 15-member troupe). Morning Musume Sakuragumi included Natsumi Abe, Mari Yaguchi, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Ai Kago, Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Asami Konno and Eri Kamei and Morning Musume Otomegumi had Kaori Iida, Rika Ishikawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Makoto Ogawa, Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. Both groups made 2 singles and were reasonably successful.

In January 2004, Natsumi Abe (known as "the face of Morning Musume" to the general public) graduated to pursue a soloist career, followed by the graduation of 4th generation Nozomi Tsuji and Ai Kago in August to focus on "W (Double U)", their new duo group.

7th generation auditions (named "Lucky 7" to commemorate the 7th generation, 7th year of Morning Musume, and 7 auditioning locations across Japan) were held in various Japan cities in 2004, resulting in 6 finalists. However, on January 9th, 2005, Tsunku announced that no one in the Lucky 7 audition would be added onto Morning Musume, adding that he had set his expectations extra high this year in hopes of finding an "ace".

On January 30th, 2005 - then-leader and last 1st generation member Kaori Iida graduated to pursue a solo singer/artist career, with Mari Yaguchi taking on leadership role and Hitomi Yoshizawa as subleader. However, on April 14, 2005, Yaguchi suddenly retired from Morning Musume because of an article showing pictures of her and her boyfriend in the Japanese publication, "Friday". Then Yoshizawa took on a leadership. On the other hand, Rika Ishikawa graduated on May 7, 2005 and perform with another group named "Biyuden", whose first single came out in September 2004.

In February 2005, Tsunku started another audition for Morning Musume's 7th generation. He noted that he was still intent on finding an "ace". This audition resulted with Koharu Kusumi finally being chosen as the sole "miracle" member of the new generation.

On April 14, 2005, Mari Yaguchi announced that she had retired from Morning Musume and would continue on with solo activities, after photos were taken of her with a male actor on the 10th (and were scheduled to be published in a gossip magazine "Friday!" on the 15th). In her public statement, Yaguchi said she could no longer sustain an "idol" image befitting of Morning Musume.

Because of the nature of her departure, Yaguchi did not receive a ceremony like other ex-MoMusu members when they "graduated". Subleader Hitomi Yoshizawa took over as the leader of Morning Musume, and Miki Fujimoto became sub-leader as of July 15, 2005.

Members

As of July 2005, the following members are in the group

First generation

  • Yuko Nakazawa (中澤裕子, graduated April 2001) - Nicknamed Yu-chan
  • Kaori Iida (飯田圭織, graduated January 2005) - Nicknamed Kaorin
  • Aya Ishiguro (石黒彩, graduated January 2000) - Nicknamed Ayappe
  • Natsumi Abe (安倍なつみ, graduated January 2004) - Nicknamed Nacchi
  • Asuka Fukuda (福田明日香, graduated April 1999) - Nicknamed Asuka

Second generation

  • Kei Yasuda (保田圭, graduated May 2003) - Nicknamed Kei-chan
  • Mari Yaguchi (矢口真里, "retired" April 14, 2005) - Nicknamed Yaguttsan
  • Sayaka Ichii (市井紗耶香, graduated May 2000) - Nicknamed Ichii-chan

Third generation

  • Maki Goto (後藤真希, graduated September 2002) - Nicknamed Gocchin

Fourth generation

  • Rika Ishikawa (石川梨華, graduated May 2005) - Nicknamed Charmy
  • Hitomi Yoshizawa (吉澤ひとみ) - Nicknamed Yossi
  • Nozomi Tsuji (辻希美, graduated August 2004) - Nicknamed Nono
  • Ai Kago (加護亜依, graduated August 2004) - Nicknamed Aibon

Fifth generation

Sixth generation

Seventh generation

Group Leader

A member of Morning Musume - usually the oldest member of the band according to Hello! Project tradition - is appointed as the group's leader. The next oldest is appointed sub-leader. Here are the list of the leaders in chronological order:

Milestones

  • Oricon Singles CD Chart #1 ranking: 9 times
  • Exceeded 10 Million CD sales with their 19th single Shabondama
  • Oricon Music DVD #1 ranking: 10 times
  • Kouhaku Uta-Gassen (紅白歌合戦) youngest participant: 12 year old Ai Kago (51st Kouhaku - 2000)

Auditions

Morning Musume Tsuika Audition (2nd Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Not specified
  • Total Applicants: 5,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 1998
  • No training camp and theme song

Morning Musume 2nd Tsuika Audition (3rd Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 11,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 1999
  • Training camp, theme song: Summer Night Town (Morning Musume 2nd single)
  • Kumi Koda (倖田來未) participated in this audition

Morning Musume 3rd Tsuika Audition (4th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 25,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 2000
  • Training camp, theme song: Akai nikkichou (Akagumi 4's single)
  • Miki Fujimoto (藤本美貴) and Mai Satoda (里田まい) participated in this audition

Morning Musume Love Audition 21 (5th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 25,827
  • Broadcasted on muSix! in 2001
  • Training camp, theme song: LOVE namida iro (Aya Matsuura's single)

Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 (6th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, 7th-12th grade
  • Application Song: Do it! Now
  • Total Applicants: 12,417
  • Broadcasted on muSix! in 2002
  • Training camp, theme song: Akai freesia (Melon Kinenbi's 8th single)

Morning Musume Lucky 7 Audition (7th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 9th grade and under 20 years of age
  • Application Song theme: A capella
  • Total Applicants: N/A
  • Training camp and theme song: Haru no Uta (from Morning Musume's 6th album, Ai no Dai 6 Kan)
  • Broadcasted on Hello! Morning starting September, 2004. Audition result aired on January 9th, 2005
  • Result: NO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

Morning Musume Audition 2005 (7th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 9th grade and under 22 years of age
  • Total Applicants: 21,611
  • No training camp and theme song
  • Broadcasted on Hello! Morning starting February 9th, 2005. Audition result aired on May 1st, 2005
  • Result: Koharu Kusumi (久住小春) passed the audition

Discography

Singles

# Title Release date Arrangement Miscellaneous Info
0 Ai no Tane (愛の種) 1997-11-03 Tetsutaro Sakurai (桜井鉄太郎) Released on an indies label.
Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro
1 Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー) 1998-01-28 Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Kaori Iida
2 Summer Night Town (サマーナイトタウン) 1998-05-27 Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
3 Daite HOLD ON ME! (抱いてHOLD ON ME!) 1998-09-09 Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Asuka Fukuda
4 Memory Seishun no Hikari (Memory 青春の光) 1999-02-10 Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Asuka Fukuda
5 Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線) 1999-05-12 Shin Kohno (河野伸) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
6 Furusato (ふるさと) 1999-07-14 Takao Konishi (小西貴雄) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
7 Love Machine (LOVEマシーン) 1999-09-09 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) First #1 single, also sold million copies.
8 Koi no Dance Site (恋のダンスサイト) 2000-01-26 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) Main Vocal: None
9 Happy Summer Wedding (ハッピーサマーウェディング) 2000-05-17 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) Main Vocal: None, center: Yuko Nakazawa
10 I WISH 2000-09-06 Shin Kohno (河野伸) Main Vocal: Maki Goto, Ai Kago
11 Renai Revolution 21 (恋愛レボリューション21) 2000-12-13 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto
12 The Peace! (ザ☆ピ~ス!) 2001-07-25 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) Main Vocal: None, Center: Rika Ishikawa
13 Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no BIG BAND~ (Mr.Moonlight~愛のビッグバンド~) 2001-10-31 Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介) Main Vocal: Hitomi Yoshizawa (vocals: Yoshizawa, Abe, and Goto)
14 Souda! WE'RE ALIVE (そうだ! We're ALIVE) 2002-02-21 Dance Man (ダンス☆マン) Main Vocal: None, Center: Mari Yaguchi
15 DO IT! NOW 2002-07-24 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto
16 Koko ni Iruzee! (ここにいるぜぇ!) 2002-10-30 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Main Vocal: None
17 Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima (モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島) 2003-02-19 Takao Konishi (小西貴雄) Main Vocal: None
18 AS FOR ONE DAY 2003-04-23 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Main Vocal: Rika Ishikawa, Mari Yaguchi, Ai Kago
19 Shabondama (シャボン玉) 2003-07-30 Yuichi Takahashi (高橋諭一) Main Vocal: Reina Tanaka
20 Go Girl~Koi no Victory~ (Go Girl~恋のヴィクトリー~) 2003-11-06 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Main Vocal: None
21 Ai Araba IT’S ALL RIGHT (愛あらば IT'S ALL RIGHT!) 2004-01-21 Takao Konishi (小西貴雄) Main Vocal: None
22 Roman~MY DEAR BOY~ (浪漫~MY DEAR BOY~) 2004-05-12 Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介) Main Vocal: Ai Takahashi, Miki Fujimoto
23 Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (女子かしまし物語) 2004-07-22 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Main Vocal: None
24 Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago (涙が止まらない放課後) 2004-11-03 Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介) Main Vocal: Asami Konno
25 THE MANPOWER!!! (THE マンパワー!!!) 2005-01-19 Ken Matsubara (松原憲) Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' theme song.
Main Vocal: Ai Takahashi, Hitomi Yoshizawa
26 Osaka Koi no Uta (大阪 恋の歌) 2005-04-27 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) "NATURE IS GOOD!" is the ecology campaign song of ABC.
Main Vocal: Ai Takahashi, Miki Fujimoto, Rika Ishikawa
27 Iroppoi Jirettai (色っぽい じれったい) 2005-07-27 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) A 3 city handshake event was organised for the promotion of this single.
Main Vocal: None, Center: Ai Takahashi
28 Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ (直感2~逃した魚は大きいぞ!~) 2005-11-9 Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行) Koi wa Hassou Do The Hustle! was going to be the title track for the album but got changed and became the coupling track.

Albums

  1. First Time (ファーストタイム) - 1998-07-08
  2. Second Morning (セカンドモーニング) - 1999-07-28
  3. 3rd-LOVE Paradise- (3rd -LOVEパラダイス-) - 2000-03-29
  4. Best! Morning Musume 1 (ベスト! モーニング娘。1) - 2001-01-31
  5. 4th Ikimashoi! (4th「いきまっしょい!」) - 2002-03-27
  6. No.5 (Number Five) (No.5(ナンバーファイブ)) - 2003-03-26
  7. Best! Morning Musume 2 (ベスト! モーニング娘。2) - 2004-03-31
  8. Ai no Dai 6 Kan (愛の第6感)) - 2004-12-08

DVD/VHS (Single)

  • The-Video LOVE Machine (ザ・ビデオ LOVEマシーン) - 1999-10-14
  • The-Video Koi no Dance Site (ザ・ビデオ 恋のダンスサイト) - 2000-02-23
  • Single V - Souda! We're ALIVE (シングルV・そうだ! We're ALIVE) - 2002-04-10
  • Single V - Morning Musume Single Medley ~Hawaiian~ (シングルV・モーニング娘。シングルメドレー~ハワイアン~) - 2002-07-24
  • Single V - Do it! Now (シングルV・Do it! Now) - 2002-09-26
  • Single V - Ganbacchae!/Hey! Mirai (シングルV・がんばっちゃえ! /HEY!未来) - 2003-01-29
  • Single V - Morning Musume no hyokkori hyoutan jima (シングルV・モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島) - 2003-02-19
  • Single V - AS FOR ONE DAY (シングルV・AS FOR ONE DAY) - 2003-04-23
  • Single V - Shabondama (シングルV・シャボン玉) - 2003-07-30
  • Single V - GO Girl ~Koi no Victory~ (シングルV・GO Girl~恋のヴィクトリー~) - 2003-11-06
  • Single V - Ai araba IT'S ALL RIGHT! (シングルV・愛あらばIT'S ALL RIGHT!) - 2004-01-21
  • Single V - Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ (シングルV・浪漫~MY DEAR BOY~) - 2004-05-12
  • Single V - Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (シングルV・女子かしまし物語) - 2004-07-22
  • Single V - Namida ga Tomaranai Hokago (シングルV・涙が止まらない放課後) - 2004-11-03
  • Single V - THE Man Power!!! (シングルV・THE マンパワー!!!) - 2005-01-19
  • Single V - Osaka Koi no Uta (シングルV・大阪 恋の歌) - 2004-04-27
  • Eizou The Morning Musume Best 10 (映像 ザ・モーニング娘。ベスト10) - 2000-06-14
  • Eizou The Morning Musume 2 ~Single M Clips~ (映像ザ・モーニング娘。2~シングルMクリップス~) - 2002-12-04
  • Eizou The Morning Musume 3 ~Single V Clips~ (映像ザ・モーニング娘。2~シングルVクリップス~) - 2005-03-24

DVD/VHS (Concert)

  • Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO - 1998-12-12
  • Memory~Seishun no Hikari~ 1999-04-18 (Memory~青春の光~1999.4.18) - 1999-06-30
  • Morning Musume First Live at Budokan ~Dancing Love Site 2000 Spring~ (モーニング娘。ライブ初の武道館~ダンシング ラブ サイト 2000 春~) - 2000-08-30
  • Morning Musume Live Revolution 21 Spring ~Osaka City Hall Last Day~ (モーニング娘。ライブレボリューション21 春~大阪城ホール最終日~) - 2001-06-27
  • GREEN LIVE - 2001-09-05
  • LOVE IS ALIVE! Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2002 Spring at Saitama Super Arena (LOVE IS ALIVE! モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR 2002 春 at さいたまスーパーアリーナ) - 2002-07-31
  • Morning Musume LOVE IS ALIVE! 2002 Summer at Yokohama Arena (モーニング娘。LOVE IS ALIVE! 2002夏 at 横浜アリーナ) - 2002-11-20
  • Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO - 2002-12-04
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2003 Spring NON STOP! At Saitama Super Arena (モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR 2003春 NON STOP! At saitama super arena) - 2003-06-25
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2003 ~ 15-nin de NON STOP!~ (モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR2003~15人でNON STOP!~) - 2003-12-26
  • MORNING MUSUME CONCERT TOUR 2004 SPRING The BEST of Japan - 2004-07-14
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2004 "The Best of Japan Natsu~Aki '04" (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2004『The Best of Japan 夏~秋 '04』) - 2004-12-08

Appearances

Television

Show Title Start Date End Date TV Station Miscellaneous Info
ASAYAN 3rd Quarter 1997 2002-03-24 TV Tokyo -
Taiyo musume to umi (太陽娘と海) 1998-04 1998-06 TV Tokyo -
Morning Musume no heso (モーニング娘。のへそ) 2000-01 2000-09 TV Tokyo -
Friday Night ha onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い! モーニング) 2000-04 2001-09 Produced by TV Iwate, and broadcasted on the TV stations of Nippon Television Network System (NNS, Nippon TV, etc.) -
Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。) 2000-04 Still Running TV Tokyo Other Hello! Project members appears occasionally
muSix! 2000-12 2003-03 TV Tokyo, BS-Japan -
Mo~. Taihen deshita (モー。たいへんでした) 2001-04 2002-03 TV Tokyo -
Tintin TOWN! (ティンティンTOWN!) 2002-07 2004-03 Nippon TV -
Mecha-mecha IKEteru! (めちゃ²イケてるッ!) N/A N/A Fuji TV Okajo All-girls Highschool Series

Radio

Show Title Start Date End Date Radio Station Host
Morning Musume no onegai morning call -> Morning Musume no Super Morning Rider! -> Natsumi Abe no Super Morning Rider (モーニング娘。のお願いモーニングコール→モーニング娘。のスーパー・モーニングライダー!→安倍なつみのスーパーモーニングライダー) 1998-10-05 2000-12-29 Tokyo FM -
Morning Musume Daiba -> Pucchi Moni Daiba (モー娘ダイバー→プッチモニダイバー) 1999-10-04 2000-12-25 Tokyo FM Pucchi Moni members Sayaka Ichii, Kei Yasuda, Maki Goto, Hitomi Yoshizawa
Air Moni (エアモニ。) 2001 2003 Bunka Hoso Natsumi Abe


Commercial

Movies

Title Year Studio
Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (モーニング刑事。~抱いてHOLD ON ME!~) 1998 Toei
Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー) 2000 Toei
Koinu Dan no monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語) 2002 Toei
Hamtaro the Movie 2 (劇場版とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムハムージャ!幻のプリンセス, Gekijo-ban Tottoko Hamutaro Ham-Ham Hamuja Maboroshi no Princess) 2002 Toho

Musical

Title Location Producer Date Miscellaneous Info
Love Century -Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai- (LOVEセンチュリー -夢はみなけりゃ始まらない-) Nissay Theatre Nobuhiro Nishikawa (西川信廣) May 3, 2001 - May 27, 2001 37 Performances
Morning Town (モーニング・タウン) Aoyama Theatre Nobuhiro Nishikawa (西川信廣) May 24, 2002 - June 24, 2002 41 Performances
Edokko Chushingura (江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵) Meiji Theatre Takuya Hiramitsu (平光琢也) May 31, 2003 - June 29, 2003 26 Performances
HELP!! Atchii Chikyu wo Samasunda (HELP!!熱っちぃ地球を冷ますんだっ。) Nakano Sunplaza Masayoshi Kashida (樫田正剛) May 29, 2004 - June 13, 2004 20 Performances

Concert

TBA

DVS/VHS (TV, Movies, Musical, etc)

Title Release Date Misc Info
Morning Cop. Daite HOLD ON ME! (モーニング刑事。抱いてHOLD ON ME!) September 2, 1998 VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 1 (今日のタメゴト part 1) April 25, 2001 VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 2 (今日のタメゴト part 2) April 25, 2001 VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 3 (今日のタメゴト part 3) August 29, 2001 VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 4 (今日のタメゴト part 4) August 29, 2001 VHS release
Morning Musume in Pinch Runner (モーニング娘。in ピンチランナー) October 21, 2000 -
Momusume Hashiru! Pinch Runner (モー娘。走る! ピンチランナー) November 21, 2000 -
Morning Cop. Daite HOLD ON ME! (モーニング刑事。抱いてHOLD ON ME!) December 8, 2000 -
Morning Musume Kyou no tamegoto kanzenban (モーニング娘。 今日のタメゴト 完全版) April 25, 2001 -
Morning Musume Kyou no tamegoto kanzenban 2 (モーニング娘。 今日のタメゴト 完全版2) August 29, 2001 -
Morning Musume no Musical: LOVE Century -Yume ha minakerya hajimaranai- (モーニング娘。のミュージカル LOVEセンチュリー-夢はみなけりゃ始まらない-) October 17, 2001 -
Morning Musume Shinshun! LOVE stories no cut edition (モーニング娘。新春! LOVEストーリーズ ノーカット版) March 13, 2002 -
Namatamago (ナマタマゴ) May 15, 2002 -
Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。) July 17, 2002 -
Morning Musume no Musical: Morning Town (モーニング娘。のミュージカル モーニングタウン) September 19, 2002 -
Making of Koinu Dan no monogatari (メイキング・オブ 仔犬ダンの物語) January 21, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.1 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.1) April 23, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.2 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.2) April 23, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.3 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.3) May 14, 2003 -
Koinu Dan no monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語) June 21, 2003 -
Morning Musume Suspense Drama Special: "Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza" - "Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de" (モーニング娘。サスペンスドラマスペシャル。「三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座」「おれがあいつであいつがおれで」) July 16, 2003 -
Halo halo! Morning Musume 6th generation member DVD (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバーDVD) July 16, 2003 -
Morning Musume shuen Musical: Edokko Chushingura (モーニング娘。主演ミュージカル 江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵 ) August 27, 2003 -
Alo hello! Morning Musume Sakuragumi & Otomegumi (アロハロ! モーニング娘。さくら組&おとめ組) November 6, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.4 "Hirusagari no Mo-mama tachi & Bus ga kurumade" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.4 「昼下がりのモーママたち & バスがくるまで」) December 26, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.5 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari & Isha ga kurumade" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.5 「駅前交番物語 & 医者がくるまで」) December 26, 2003 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.6 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.6 「駅前交番物語」) July 28, 2004 -
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.7 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari Tokubetsuhen" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.7 「駅前交番物語 特別編」) July 28, 2004 -
HELP!! Atchii Chikyu wo Samasunda. (HELP!!熱っちぃ地球を冷ますんだっ。) August 25, 2004 -

Game

Summer Shuffle Groups

Every summer, the members of Hello! Project are shuffled into different groups to compete to see who can get the most sales. They always have a theme in which their song must stick by.

Shuffle March 08, 2000 (Theme: Colors)

Shuffle July 04, 2001 (Theme: Party)

Shuffle July 03, 2002 (Theme: Happiness (Shiawase))

Shuffle July 09, 2003 (Theme: Elements)

Shuffle 2004

(Note: There were no "group shuffles" this year. Instead, Tsunku decided to put all +40 members of Hello!Project in one song.)

Shuffle 2005 (Theme: Elegance)

Sub groups

Not to be mistaken with summer shuffles.

External links


Miscellaneous resources

Template:Morning Musume

de:Morning Musume fr:Morning Musume ja:モーニング娘。 la:Morning Musume nl:Morning Musume sv:Morning Musume tl:Morning Musume zh:早安少女組