Kamei Eri

Also known as

Eririn, Kame-chan, Erieri




Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan


Japanese Pop



Years active




Associated Acts

Morning Musume, Morning Musume Sakura Gumi, H.P. All Stars, Tanpopo#



Kamei Eri (亀井絵里) was a member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined on January 19, 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina. She graduated from the group on December 15, 2010 with Junjun and Linlin.



Kamei Eri, March 2013 with Takahashi Ai


Kamei Eri, June 2012 with Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina


Kamei Eri, November 2010

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Kamei Eri, October 2010


Kamei Eri, June 2010


Kamei Eri, March 2010

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Kamei Eri, January 2010


Kamei Eri, late October 2009


Kamei Eri, early October 2009


Kamei Eri, August 2009


Kamei Eri, May 2009


Kamei Eri, November 2008


Kamei Eri, September 2008

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Kamei Eri, August 2008 in Cinderella the Musical


Kamei Eri, April 2008

Early Life

Kamei Eri was born on December 23, 1988 to a couple whose name are undisclosed. She has an older sister, Kamei Rina, and an older brother.


Kamei was selected from the Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as a member of the sixth generation, along with Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina.

She first appeared on the single "Shabondama" and her first record was Morning Musume's sixth album, Ai no Dai 6 Kan.

She was placed in Morning Musume Sakura Gumi in June 2003 and released two singles as a part of the group before it went inactive.


Towards late 2004, Kamei is thought to have opened up after receiving her own segment on the Japanese variety show Hello! Morning, where she had been a regular since her debut. In the segment, known as "Eric Kamezō no Maido Arii!", she, along with her co-host Nakazawa Yuko, and most often several guests promote the latest products from the Hello! Project. In 2004, Kamei appeared in the 2004 Hello! Project shuffle units unit H.P. All Stars. She was also involved in Morning Musume Sakura Gumi when Morning Musume was split into two groups.


Her segment was removed from the show in the winter of 2005, but she still starred in the rest of the show as a regular. Initially, Kamei struggled the most out of the sixth generation to create a presence for herself. She got her big break playing the role of field reporter Elizabeth Kyamei on the Hello! Pro News segment on Hello! Morning, showing her comedic side and breaking her out of her shell. Since then, she tackled a number of comedic roles, with notable favorites like her parody of Yon-sama (Korean actor). She got her own corner on the revised Hello! Pro Hour corner as salesman Eric Kamezou in "Eric Kamezou no Maido Ari".


It was announced on August 8, 2010 that Eri would be graduating from Morning Musume and Hello! Project along with eight generation members Junjun and Linlin. Tsunku announced this on his blog and at that day's Hello! Project concert. He stated that the reason was that she had a serious medical condition of the skin. A direct quote from him:

"About the graduation of Eri Kamei, 6th generation member.
Eri Kamei came to me several times regarding her health condition. One time, she said to me : "I would like to find the time to cure the atopic dermatitis that I'm suffering from".
Since the time she joined Morning Musume, it seemed like she was dealing with symptoms like itching and slight skin color changes. She took medication to calm the symptoms down and she also used make-up to cover it but during live concerts, there is a lot of sweat and many outfits to put on, which made her recovery very difficult.
Some may say it is "just a skin problem" but according to doctors, an external problem like skin problem may move to an internal level. It may as well have an impact on her spirit, her mental level. Also, for her, it is a serious thing so she decided to focus on her recovery instead of letting it continue.
Eri Kamei will graduate from Morning Musume and the Hello! Project on the last day of the Morning Musume Autumn 2010 Concert Tour.
As for her activities after that, I intend to discuss with her after her full recovery."

Kamei's graduation was held on December 15, 2010.


  • Name: Kamei Eri (亀井絵里)
  • Nickname: Kame (カメ)[1], Kame-chan (カメちゃん/亀ちゃん)[1], Eririn (えりりん), Eriri~n (えりり〜ん)[1], Kamei-chan, Kyamei-san, Eri-chan, Kyamei, PPP (Poke Poke Puu), Kame-han (亀はん)
  • Birth date: Template:Birthday[2]
  • Birthplace: Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan[2]
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Western Zodiac: Capricorn
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
  • Height: 157.5 cm
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2003-01-19: Member
    • 2003-01-19: Morning Musume Member
    • 2010-12-15: Graduated
    • 2003-01-19: Member
    • 2010-12-15: Graduated
  • Years in Morning Musume: 7 Years
  • Former Morning Musume Color: Orange
  • Former Sakura Gumi Color: Yellow-Green
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Subgroups:
  • Concert Units:
  • Shuffle Units:
  • Other:

  • Special skill: Running[2], dancing, arguing[1]
  • Hobbies: Reading books[2], email, buying makeup, karaoke, watching concert DVDs[1]
  • Motto: "You are yourself! Don't compare yourself!"
  • Favorite colors: Pink[1], gray, black[1], orange, brown, white[1]
  • Favorite flowers: Roses
  • Favorite season: Winter
  • Favorite words: Love, good night (おやすみなさぁ〜い)[1], yoghurt, spaghetti, Noodles (1. pasta, 2. udon, 3. ramen, 4. soba)[1]
  • Disliked food: Green peas, spicy food
  • Favorite songs: I WISH, Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT, Shabondama

Singles Participated In

Morning Musume

Morning Musume Sakura Gumi



Digital Albums

Solo Songs

Group Songs

Solo DVDs

LovehelloeriDvd-20dreamsDvd too-sweet-eriKamei Eri Graduation Memorial DVDArigatoeri

  • [2007.03.14] Love Hello! Kamei Eri DVD (ラブハロ!亀井絵里DVD)
  • [2009.01.14] 20 DREAMS
  • [2010.03.03] too sweet Eri
  • [2010.11.13] Morning Musume. Kamei Eri Graduation Memorial (モーニング娘。亀井絵里 卒業メモリアル)
  • [2010.12.18] Arigatou (ありがとう)

Other DVDs

V 002lpuoilkjhnMorning Days vol.1Morning Days 5 - Kamei, Niigaki, LinlinMorning Musume - Hello Hello MemoriesMorning Days FC Tour Tokubetuhen Eri,JunJun,LinLin Graduation Trip in Aichi

  • [2007.03.14] Hello!x2 Morning Musume 6ki Members DVD
  • [2007.09.26] Morning Days Vol.1 (with Li Chun and Qian Lin)
  • [2010.09.XX] Morning Days 5 - Eri, Risa, Linlin in Nikko (Morning Days 5 バスツアー in 日光 新垣里沙 亀井絵里 リンリン )
  • [2010.11.12] Hello Hello! ~Memories~ (ハロハロ!~Memories~) (with Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina)
  • [2011.03.30] Morning Days FC Tour Tokubetuhen Eri, JunJun, LinLin Graduation Trip in Aichi (Morning Days FCツアー特別編 Eri・JunJun・LinLin 卒業旅行 in 愛知)


Solo Photobooks

Kamei Eri PBKamei Eri - DaysKamei Eri - 17saiKamei Eri - Love Hello PBKamei Eri - MapleKamei Eri - EriKamei Eri - 20 HatachiKamei Eri - SweetKamei Eri - EririnKamei Eri - Thanks

  1. [2004.12.21] Kamei Eri (亀井絵里)
  2. [2005.09.16] DAYS
  3. [2006.05.26] 17sai (17才)
  4. [2007.02.28] Love-Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket (ラブハロ! 亀井絵里 in プーケット)
  5. [2007.10.10] MAPLE
  6. [2008.04.03] ERI
  7. [2008.12.23] 20 (Hatachi) (20 (はたち))
  8. [2010.02.25] sweet
  9. [2010.09.26] Eririn (えりりん)
  10. [2010.12.10] THANKS

Group Photobooks

Sixthgen-pbMorning Musume - Hello Hello Memories


Cover girl

EriKameiPhotoTechnicGoo bike Eri

  • [2007.09.20] Photo technic digital
  • [2010.07.02] Goo Bike

Featured on the cover

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  • [2003] Hoshizuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima ~Island Dreamin'~ (星砂の島、私の島 ~アイランド・ドリーミン~)

TV Shows

  • [2003] Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ! ゴロッキーズ)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2004] Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝)
  • [2005] Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)

TV Dramas

  • [2010] Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
  • [2010] Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo (日本人の知らない日本語) (as Miki)


  • [2009–2010] Jewelpet (ジュエルペット)


  • [2005] Dai 10 Kai Hello Pro Video Chat (第10回ハロプロビデオチャット)
  • [2006] Ojigi 30 Do (おじぎ30度) (as Tsuru Erika)


  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル)
  • [2008] Ojigi 30 Do On Stage (おじぎ30度 オン・ステージ)
  • [2008] Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ the ミュージカル)
  • [2009] Ojigi de Shape Up! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!)
  • [2010] FASHIONABLE


  • [2005] TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
  • [2005-2006] Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)
  • [2005] B.B.L.
  • [2007-2008] GAKI・KAME
  • [2009-2010] Five Stars


  • She ranked #32 in CDTV's 2004 "Which artists would you have as your girlfriend/lover" poll.
  • She ranked #30 in CDTV's 2005 "Who you wanted to have as your Valentine" poll.
  • She was voted 7th favorite member in the 2007 Hello! Project Music Awards Event. [1]
  • She ranked #14 in CDTV's February 2008 "Which artists would you have as a girlfriend/lover?" poll.
  • She was voted 10th favorite member in the 2008 Hello! Project Music Awards Event. [2]
  • She was voted 5th favorite member in the 2009 Hello! Project Music Awards Event. [3]
  • She ranked 4th in Asian Plus Photo Book's April 2010 "6 hot girls from Hello! Project".
  • She was voted 3rd favorite member in the 2010 Hello! Project Music Awards Event. [4]


  • She attended a private middle school and a private high school.
  • She is close friends with Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi.
  • She said she auditioned for Morning Musume because she wanted to change herself.
  • She has stated that she liked small tight spaces, even saying she liked packed trains.
  • Many fans credit her stint as "Elizabeth Kyamei", and later, her drastic hairstyle change to a short cut, as the start of her image change into a bubbly, burikko type role.
  • Like Fujimoto Miki, she is infamous for her lack of drawing skill.
  • Kamei stated on the radio program "Young Town Douyoubi" (aired on 2006.06.17) that her father named her "Eri" after his favorite Southern All Stars song, "Itoshi no Ellie."
  • She usually wears perfume. When she was younger and wanted to try it out for the first time, she wasn’t sure what to pick so she went into her older brother’s room and tried out his.
  • She likes western clothing.
  • She is not good at waking up in the morning. Linlin once said that Kamei sometimes came to work with her eyes still closed.
  • She said she goes to sleep really fast after work, around 10:30.
  • In her first Yorosen! episode as teacher, she stated that she had a tuna fetish.
  • Kamei suffered from Dermatitis, which eventually lead to her graduation.
  • In Yorosen!, she taught other Morning Musume members about tuna.
  • Recently, Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, and Fujimoto Miki posted some photos on their blogs featuring Kamei.
  • She is the fifth former Morning Musume member (with Junjun and Linlin) to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project (the first being Fukuda Asuka, the second being Ishiguro Aya, the third being Ichii Sayaka, and the fourth being Kusumi Koharu).

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