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Main article: Country Girls

Members (altogether): 14

Current members: 4
Graduated members: 7
Resigned members: 3
Generations: 6 (Unofficial)

This page consists of all current and former members of the Hello! Project group Country Girls (formerly known as Country Musume).

Following the decision in June 2017 for Country Girls to become semi-active, two current members (Morito Chisaki, Funaki Musubu) became concurrent members of other Hello! Project groups for their main activities. As of October 2018, a third current member (Yamaki Risa) also joined a group outside of Hello! Project as a concurrent member.

MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

Name Birthdate Home
Prefecture
Blood
Type
Date Joined Member Color Notes
Yamaki Risa
(山木梨沙)
October 14, 1997
(age 21)
Tokyo B November 5, 2014 Lime Former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2014)
Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition finalist
Concurrent member of College Cosmos (2018-present)
Morito Chisaki
(森戸知沙希)
February 19, 2000
(age 19)
Tochigi A Orange Former member of CoCoRo Gakuen member
Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition participant
Concurrent member of Morning Musume (2017-present)
Ozeki Mai
(小関舞)
February 10, 2002
(age 17)
Tokyo O Medium Blue Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition finalist
Funaki Musubu
(船木結)
May 10, 2002
(age 17)
Osaka O November 5, 2015 Yellow Former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2015)
Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition finalist
Concurrent member of ANGERME (2017-present)
Satoda Mai
(里田まい)
March 29, 1984
(age 35)
Hokkaido A
January 2, 2002 N/A Supervisor
Hello! Project graduate

Former MembersEdit

Name Birthday Home
prefecture
Blood
type
Date Joined Date Left/Graduated Member Color Notes
Kobayashi Azusa
(小林梓)
January 30, 1977
(age 42)
Tokyo AB April 27, 1999 August 23, 1999 N/A Leader (1999.04.27–08.23)
Yanagihara Hiromi
(柳原尋美)
October 17, 1979 Chiba A July 16, 1999 N/A Died July 16, 1999 (age 19)
Rinne
(りんね)
February 6, 1981
(age 38)
Hokkaido B October 13, 2002 N/A Leader (2000.05.01–2002.10.13)
Asami
(あさみ)
July 17, 1984
(age 35)
Hokkaido O May 1, 2000 January 28, 2007 N/A Leader (2002.10.14–2007.01.28)
Miuna
(みうな)
February 12, 1987
(age 32)
Shizuoka O April 27, 2003 N/A
Tsugunaga Momoko
(嗣永桃子)
March 6, 1992
(age 27)
Chiba O November 5, 2014 June 30, 2017 Pink Playing Manager (2014-2017)
Hello! Project Kids member (2002-2017)
Former Berryz Koubou member (2004-2015)
Inaba Manaka
(稲場愛香)
December 27, 1997
(age 21)
Hokkaido B August 4, 2016 Italian Red Former Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2014)
Former PEACEFUL sub-leader
Shimamura Uta
(島村嬉唄)
June 24, 2000
(age 19)
Kanagawa O June 12, 2015 Daisy (Golden) Audition! finalist
Yanagawa Nanami
(梁川奈々美)
January 6, 2002
(age 17)
Kanagawa A November 5, 2015 March 11, 2019 Purple Former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2015)
Concurrent member of Juice=Juice (2017-2019)

LeadershipEdit

# Leader Period of time
1st Kobayashi Azusa Formation – August 23, 1999
2nd Rinne May 1, 2000 - October 13, 2002
3rd Asami October 14, 2002 - January 28, 2007

Other important positions include:

  • Satoda Mai as supervisor (2014–present)
  • Tsugunaga Momoko as playing manager (2014–2017)

Members ColorsEdit

Each Country Girls member has their own color for outfits and merchandise to distinguish between each member.

Heritage Members ColorsEdit

Member Color Former Owner
Pink Not in use Tsugunaga Momoko (2015-2017)
Lime Yamaki Risa
(2015-Present)
Italian Red Not in use Inaba Manaka (2015-2016)
Orange Morito Chisaki
(2015-Present)
Medium Blue Ozeki Mai
(2015-Present)
Purple Not in use Yanagawa Nanami (2015-2019)
Daisy / Yellow Funaki Musubu
(2015-Present)
Shimamura Uta (2015)

Notable TenuresEdit

All names in BOLD are current members.
Member Tenure Time in group
Yamaki Risa November 5, 2014 - Present 4 Years, 9 Months, 5 Days
Morito Chisaki
Ozeki Mai
Funaki Musubu November 5, 2015 - Present 3 Years, 9 Months, 5 Days
Yanagawa Nanami November 5, 2015 - March 11, 2019 3 Years, 4 Months, 6 Days
Tsugunaga Momoko November 5, 2014 - June 30, 2017 2 Years, 7 Months, 25 Days

Member Tenure Time in group
Satoda Mai January 2, 2002 - March 31, 2009 7 years, 2 months, 30 days
Asami May 1, 2000 - January 28, 2007 5 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days

All names in BOLD are current members.

  1. Satoda Mai: 7 years, 2 months, 30 Days
  2. Asami: 5 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days
  3. Yamaki Risa, Morito Chisaki and Ozeki Mai: 4 Years, 9 Months, 5 Days
  4. Miuna: 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day
  5. Rinne: 3 Years, 5 Months, 16 Days
  6. Funaki Musubu: 3 Years, 9 Months, 5 Days
  7. Yanagawa Nanami: 3 Years, 4 Months, 6 Days
  8. Tsugunaga Momoko: 2 Years, 7 Months, 25 Days
  9. Inaba Manaka: 1 Year, 9 Months, 0 Day
  10. Shimamura Uta: 7 Months, 7 Days
  11. Azusa: 3 Months, 26 Days
  12. Hiromi: 2 Months, 19 Days

Members Single CountEdit

Generation Member Debut Single Last Single Single Count
1st Generation (1999) Kobayashi Azusa Futari no Hokkaido Futari no Hokkaido 1 Single
Yanagihara Hiromi
Rinne Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~ 7 Singles
2nd Generation (2000) Asami Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu Shining Itoshiki Anata 8 Singles
3rd Generation (2002) Satoda Mai Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~ 5 Singles
4th Generation (2003) Miuna Uwaki na Honey Pie 3 Singles
5th Generation (2014) Tsugunaga Momoko Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou Good Boy Bad Girl / Peanut Butter Jelly Love 5 Singles
Yamaki Risa None 6 Singles
Inaba Manaka Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ 3 Singles
Morito Chisaki None 6 Singles
Shimamura Uta Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou 1 Single
Ozeki Mai None 6 Singles
6th Generation (2015) Yanagawa Nanami Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ Kaite wa Keshite no "I Love You" 4 Singles
Funaki Musubu None 4 Singles

Members Line-UpsEdit

Date Member(s) Total Members Age Average Singles Released with Line-up
April 27, 1999
(Formation)
Group formation. Founding members include Kobayashi Azusa, Yanagihara Hiromi, and Rinne. 3 19.67 None
July 16, 1999 Yanagihara Hiromi passes away. 2 20.00 Futari no Hokkaido
August 23, 1999 Kobayashi Azusa leaves. 1 18.00 Yukigeshiki, Hokkaido Shalala
May 1, 2000 Asami joins as the 2nd generation. 2 17.00

Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu

April 18, 2001 Ishikawa Rika is lent to Country Musume.
Country Musume becomes Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika (Morning Musume).
3 17.33 Hajimete no Happy Birthday!, Koibito wa Kokoro no Ouendan
January 2, 2002 Satoda Mai joins as the 3rd generation. 4 17.50 Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
October 13, 2002 Rinne leaves Country Musume. 3 17.66 BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
April 27, 2003 Miuna joins as the 4th generation. 4 17.75 None
July 24, 2003 Konno Asami and Fujimoto Miki are lent to Country Musume, replacing Ishikawa Rika.
Country Musume becomes Country Musume ni Konno to Fujimoto (Morning Musume).
5 17.60 Uwaki na Honey Pie, Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~, Shining Itoshiki Anata
Fall 2004 Konno Asami and Fujimoto Miki conclude activities within Country Musume. 3 19.00 None
January 28, 2007 Asami and Miuna leave. 1 22.00 None
November 5, 2014 Tsugunaga Momoko, Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Shimamura Uta and Ozeki Mai join.
Country Musume becomes Country Girls.
6 17.86 Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou
June 12, 2015 Shimamura Uta leaves. 5 19.33 Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne / Tamerai Summer Time
November 5, 2015 Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu join. 7 17.88 Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~
August 4, 2016 Inaba Manaka graduates. 6 16.67 Dou Datte Ii no / Namida no Request, Good Boy Bad Girl / Peanut Butter Jelly Love
June 30, 2017 Tsugunaga Momoko graduates. 5 15.52 Kaite wa Keshite no "I Love You"
March 11, 2019 Yanagawa Nanami graduates. 4 18.25 TBA

See AlsoEdit

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