|“||My goal after graduation is to become a lyrics writer and "to surpass Tsunku."||”|
–Fukuda Kanon, July 2015
Fukuda Kanon (福田花音) is a Japanese pop singer who was signed to Hello! Project. She joined the project in 2004 as a member of Hello Pro Egg and is a former member of Shugo Chara Egg!, the former leader of Shin Minimoni, and a former member of ANGERME and HI-FIN.
Fukuda Kanon was born on March 12, 1995 in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. Her parents named her after the canon most commonly known as "Pachelbel's Canon." She was raised as an only child. At age 2, she began taking ballet lessons, in which she practiced for around 7 years. She auditioned for Hello! Project Kids in 2002, but failed.
2004-2008: Hello Pro Egg
In June 2004, Fukuda Kanon joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg after she successfully passed the auditions alongside thirty-one other girls. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment, as such Fukuda received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs. Fukuda continued her training and performed as a backing dancer along with the other Eggs during concerts.
In late 2005, Fukuda made her stage debut as a double cast for "Henrika" in 34 Choume no Kiseki ~Here's Love~, a musical based on the film Miracle on 34th Street. The musical starred Hashimoto Aina and Okada Robin Shoko and ran from November to December. Later, in mid-2006, Fukuda, alongside Hashida Mirei, Okada Robin Shoko and Kitahara Sayaka, was select to worked on the Niseen Hikosen Project 2006 campaign single "Sora ga Aru." The single was released in June 2006.
Fukuda continued performing in musicals, with 2007 being one of her most active years. She participated in the musical Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (starring Abe Natsumi) as "Shaochin," which ran in November 2006, Chitose Zuki as "Mao," which ran in March 2007, Saien!! Chitose Zuki, which ran in August 2007, Heisei Revolution ~Bakku tuze - Byakkotai~, which ran in October 2007, and Bijogi Junction with fellow Hello Pro Egg member Maeda Yuuka, which ran in April 2008.
In 2007, Fukuda, alongside Yaguchi Mari and Hello Pro Egg members Komine Momoka, Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Saho Akari, Okai Asuna and Ogawa Saki, took part in Tokuban!! Chao.TV ~Hello Pro Egg no Princess Ketteisen~, a special variety television program in collaboration with Chao, Hello! Project and Kids Station. The show aired from September 2 to October 21, 2007.
On September 20, during the Shugo Chara! Matsuri event, Fukuda was selected, alongside Maeda Yuuka, Wada Ayaka and Saho Akari, to be part in the Hello Pro Egg unit Shugo Chara Egg!. They formed to record the opening songs for the anime Shugo Chara!. They released two singles before she graduated from Shugo Chara Egg! along with Maeda and Wada.
On April 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named "S/mileage," was in the works. The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut."
Fukuda, along with Wada Ayaka and Maeda Yuuka, formed Lilpri for the anime Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri. The girls voice the main characters and sung both the opening and ending theme songs for the anime. Fukuda voices Sasahara Natsuki.
In November, Fukuda announced on her blog that her first solo photobook, Kanyon 17, will be released on December 15th.
In December, at the launch event for the single "Samui ne," Fukuda and Wada Ayaka both announced that they will both take the upcoming university entrance exams, which usually takes place in the winter season.
On January 23, Fukuda held a handshake event for her solo DVD Dress up Kanon.
On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Fukuda will participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, fellow S/mileage member Wada Ayaka, and Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari. There will be 11 showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.
On March 2, at SATOYAMA e Ikou! ~Forest For Rest~, Fukuda was announced a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, Plumeria, along with ℃-ute's Hagiwara Mai and Nakajima Saki and Morning Musume's Ishida Ayumi and Ikuta Erina.
On March 12, a solo PV of Fukuda singing "Samui ne." was featured on Hello! Project Station, she also had a fanclub event for her 18th birthday.
On March 20, it was announced at an event that Fukuda and Wada Ayaka would have a shared photobook about their last moments in high school. It was released in April.
On March 12, Fukuda celebrated her 19th birthday. The special event was called S/mileage ~Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances at the Tokyo FM Hall.
2015: ANGERME & Graduation
On February 2nd, it was announced that she, along with Wada Ayaka, were chosen as the plus models for that month's issue of H!P Digital Books.
On March 12, Fukuda celebrated her 20th birthday. The special event was called ANGERME Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances at the Tokyo FM Hall.
On May 20, 2015, Fukuda announced that she would be graduating from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the Fall. It was later confirmed that her graduation would take place at the ANGERME First Concert Tour 2015 Aki finale on November 29, 2015 at Nippon Budokan.
Comment by Fukuda Kanon (Hello! Project Station #118)
| Dear fans supporting me always,
Today I have announcement for you. I, Kanon Fukuda decided to graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project this autumn.
I have been active as idol for almost 6 years as S/mileage and ANGERME, for almost 11 years if I included years when I was at Hello! Project egg. Then now I’m turning to be 20 years old this year, so I started to feel like it’s time to face with “graduation” for me. As you know, for idols, graduation is unavoidable thing. Idols cannot avoid graduation, and also I started to feel like someday I should graduate from the group. S/mileage changed it’s group name to ANGERME last year, young and fresh 3rd generation members joined, and due to that, 2nd generation members became more reliable, and the dependable leader Ayaka Wada is always caring other members indeed. Then I strongly felt ANGERME can grow up more and more even if I graduate the group.
I talked about my graduation with staffs at Hello! Project and decided to graduate from the group this autumn to step forward to new career. I have been big fan of Hello! Project as I used to go to Hello! Project’s concert alone many times, and started dreaming that I wanted to debut as idol from Hello! Project. Then finally I could make a debut as idol from Hello! Project as S/mileage and ANGERME. There were many difficulties, but of course, at the same time many happy things I had. I think I could overcome such difficulties because fans like you supported me a lot. My love to Hello! Project and idols also supported me I think.
I always feel I’m glad to becoming idol when I see fans who bring smiles or moves to tears with my performance, as I love to perform on the stage. I could feel my significance of existence as well. For each concert I was always performing while thinking “I’m happy”, and I kept it in my mind.
I’m really full of gratitude, to the staffs and the members who participate with the stages too. I love idols, and of course there’s many idol groups today, however, I’m so glad that I could work as “S/mileage” and “ANGERME”, not any other groups. I believe ANGERME will definitely overcome with any difficulty from now on.
I’m sorry that I surprised you again, but please don’t think this negative. I could find my new way as I worked as S/mileage and ANGERME, so this is very positive choice.
My new way, is not opened yet and still talking about it with staffs, but there are many things I want to challenge which won’t come true during ANGERME days. I think I can announce it very soon, so stay tuned!
There’s still enough time before my graduation. I’ll try my best everyday, enjoy everyday, and express gratitude to everyone.
That’s all from Fukuda Kanon from ANGERME.
On May 2, Fukuda expressed a desire to become a lyricist after graduating from Hello! Project, challenging herself to become the first former member to go into that career.
During her final interview before her graduation, she gave a message to her overseas fans regarding her future as well.
Comment by Fukuda Kanon (Asian Beat)
|November 29th for me will be my last day as a performer and an idol. I don’t want to leave with any regrets, so I have a few ideas planned for things that I’ve always wanted to try on stage but just never have. I hope you’re all looking forward to it. I don’t want people to look back on the concert and feel sad; I want people to walk away snickering and thinking that it was a really Kanon Fukuda way to go out. To all the fans who won’t be at the Budokan, I want to try and give something back through the activities I choose to pursue from here on. I’m graduating from ANGERME but now I have the chance to do the things I couldn’t up until now. I hope you continue to support me from now and into the future|
In March 2013, Fukuda graduated from high school. On April 2, 2013, she announced on her official blog that she had become an official university student, as she attended her first day of university. As of May 2015, she is taking a temporary leave from university to do her best in her last few months in ANGERME. She plans to continue after graduating from Hello! Project.
The following list are notable friendships Fukuda Kanon has acquired:
- Wada Ayaka: Fukuda became close friends with Wada Ayaka.
- Maeda Yuuka: She is good friend with former S/mileage member Maeda Yuuka.
- Ogawa Saki: She is good friend with former S/mileage member Ogawa Saki.
- Murota Mizuki: She gets along well with ANGERME member Murota Mizuki. Her pairing name with her is MuroMaro (むろまろ).
- Yutoku Ayumi: During her time in Hello Pro Egg, Fukuda was close friends with Yutoku Ayumi.
- Okada Robin Shoko: She is good friend with THE Possible's Okada Robin Shoko.
- Sugaya Risako: She is close friends with Berryz Koubou member Sugaya Risako. Her pairing name with her is RiloMaro (りろまろ).
- Kumai Yurina: She also is good friend with Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina.
- Name: Fukuda Kanon (福田花音)
- Nickname: Kanyon (かにょん), Kanin (かにん), Maro (まろ)
- Birthdate: March 12, 1995
- Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 155 cm 
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
- Hello! Project Status:
- June 2004: Egg
- 2009-04-04: S/mileage Member
- 2010-03-27: Member
- Years in ANGERME: 6 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 从*・ェ・ﾘ
- S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
- Light Purple (2009-2014)
- Deep Pink (2014-2015)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Likes: Hello! Project, costumes, computers, mobile phones.
- Favorite Food: Strawberries
- Favorite Animal: Rabbits
- Favorite Color: Purple, Red, Pink
- Dislikes: Long distance running, slopes
- Activities: Long distance running, slopes
- Less Favorite Food: Fresh Cream, Soda.
- Hobbies: Collecting strawberry goods, reading, theater-going, shopping.
- Special Skill: Classical ballet, piano, baton, computers, pranks.
- Favorite English Word: "Really?"
- Looks up to: Abe Natsumi, Kago Ai, Kumai Yurina
- Favorite Song in the Past: Kore ga Watashi no Ikiru Michi, All I Want for Chirstmas Is You, No cry No more
- Current Favorite Song: Nagisa no Balcony, Zenryoku Banzai! My Glory!, Niji
- [2013.01.23] Dress up Kanon
- [2015.xx.xx] ANGEMRE Nastu Matsuri 2015 ~Part 2~
- [2015.11.29] Fukuda Kanon Sotsugyou Memorial (福田花音 卒業メモリアル)
- [2013.07.26] S/mileage Member Birthday Event - Fukuda Kanon, Takeuchi Akari, Tamura Meimi (スマイレージバースデーイベント 福田花音・竹内朱莉・田村芽実)
- [2013.12.25] Wada Ayaka & Fukuda Kanon FC Event ~AyaKanon Dual Smile~ (和田彩花＆福田花音FCイベント～あやかのん デュアルスマイル～)
- [2014.06.27] Takeuchi Akari Birthday Event 2013 / Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event 2014 / Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2014 (竹内朱莉バースデーイベント2013／福田花音バースデーイベント2014 ／勝田里奈バースデーイベント2014)
- [2015.06.26] ANGERME Fukuda Kanon & Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2015 (アンジュルム 福田花音&勝田里奈バースデーイベント2015)
- [2012.12.15] Kanyon 17 (かにょん17)
- [2013.04.25] S/mileage 2 ~AyaKanon 18sai no Yakusoku~ (スマイレージ②～あやかのん18歳の約束～) (Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon)
- [2013.07.26] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.445
Featured on the cover
- [2010.04.27] Radio Bangumi (with Maeda Yuuka)
- [2011.04.22] Hello! Channel Vol.4 (Back cover) (with Suzuki Kanon)
- [2011.09.24] Hello! Channel Vol.6 (Back cover) (with Yajima Maimi & Tsugunaga Momoko)
- [2012.01.xx] Memew DX
- [2012.08.23] Young Jump (with Suzuki Airi [Main feature], Michishige Sayumi, Fukuda Kanon, Wada Ayaka, Ishida Ayumi, Sayashi Riho, & Kudo Haruka [All minor features])
- [2014.xx.xx] Anican R Yanyan (Vol.12)
-  Fuyu no Kaidan ~Boku to Watashi to Obaachan no Monogatari~ (冬の怪談～ぼくとワタシとおばあちゃんの物語～)
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Momoka)
-  Tokuban!! Chao.TV ~Hello Pro Egg no Princess Ketteisen~ (特番!!ちゃお.TV〜ハロプロエッグのプリンセス決定戦〜)
- [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
- [2010–] Hanasaka Times (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
-  Smile Factory
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME
-  S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
- [2012–] Haiku Saku Saku! (俳句さく咲く!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014-2015] The Girls Live
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- [2010–2011] Hime-chen! Otogichikku Idol Lilpri (ひめチェン!おとぎちっくアイドル リルぷりっ) (as Sasahara Natsuki)
-  34 Choume no Kiseki (34丁目の奇跡)
-  Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (白蛇伝～White Lovers～) (as Shaochin)
-  Sen Saigetsu (千歳月)
-  Saien!! Sen Saigetsu (再縁!! 千歳月)
-  Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション～バック トゥ ザ・白虎隊)
-  Obaachanchi no Curry Rice ~Smile Recipe~
-  Shugo Chara! (しゅごキャラ!) (as Fujisaki Nadeshiko)
-  Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Rene and Olga)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM －リリウム 少女純潔歌劇－) (as Silane)
-  SMILE FANTASY!
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2010–2011] FIVE STARS
- [2014–2015] TRY 60 Bu (TRY60部) (Tuesday Regular)
- [2007.10.20] Hello Pro Egg Delivery Station! 02 (ハロプロエッグデリバリーステーション！02) (with Noto Arisa, Mano Erina, Furukawa Konatsu, Okai Asuna)
-  Mano Erina - Hajimete no Keiken (はじめての経験) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Sekai wa Summer Party (世界は サマー・パーティ) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Kono Mune no Tokimeki wo (この胸のときめきを) (as back dancer)
-  Mano Erina - Love&Peace=Paradise (Love&Peace＝パラダイス) (as back dancer)
-  Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)
-  McDonald's
-  Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)
Name Meaning & Variation
Fukuda's given name, "Kanon," means flower (花; ka) combined with sound (音; non). It's a common feminine and less common masculine Japanese given name.
The following is a list of nicknames that is used to refer to Fukuda Kanon:
- Kanyon (かにょん): Official nickname; given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
- Kanin (かにん): Used by fans.
- Maro (まろ): Fukuda Kanon’s self-originated nickname. During the period when Fukuda considered herself as the reincarnation of Cinderella, she used the pronoun "maro" to refer to herself. The personal pronoun "maro" was used by aristocrats in Japanese ancient imperial court, which fit her persona at that time. After she dropped her persona, the nickname is still popular with her fans and she continues to use the nickname to refer to herself.
- If she could join another group, she'd join Berryz Koubou.
- She'd like to go on a Disney date with Kumai Yurina.
- She has a dog.
- Her favorite Disney characters are Flynn Rider and Daisy, and her favorite film is Mary Poppins.
- Her average sleep time is less than 5 hours.
- Her favorite flowers are lavender and moth orchids.
- She likes Mariah Carey.
- Her shoe size is 24cm.
- She's friends with Okada Robin Shoko and Mori Saki.
- Her favorite member out of the new members from the 2014-2015 period is Morito Chisaki.
- She is a fan of Kumai Yurina, Sayashi Riho and Ichikawa Miori.
- Shares the same last name as 1st generation Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka and the same first name as 9th generation member Suzuki Kanon.
- She considers herself to be the reincarnation of Cinderella, though Tsunku has recently told her not to say so.
- She is good at tongue twisters.
- Says that Maeda Yuuka was the person who knew her best.
- She loves going to karaoke alone.
- She wanted to be an idol because of a game that her parents bought her where you can act as an idol.
- Her audition outfit has the word "rock" because she wants to rock during the audition.
- Has a rabbit named Latte and calls her La-chan.
- Says she is Michishige Sayumi and Tsugunaga Momoko's spare as she can go on TV whenever they can't.
- Because she considers herself Michishige Sayumi's and Tsugunaga Momoko's spare, she wants them to be sick and busy more often so UFA put her on TV instead of them.
- During Takahashi Ai's graduation concert she wore Takahashi Ai's shirt and overlapped it with Sayashi Riho's shirt.
- Shares the same birthday with Morning Musume member Oda Sakura.
- She dislikes whipped cream.
- She's scared of dogs.
- Said she would like to go to Guam and Hawaii.
- Is the second S/mileage member to dye their hair, after Takeuchi Akari. She is also the first member in S/mileage to have dyed it a color other than brown.
- She believes that Tamura Meimi is the most energetic member of Hello! Project, while Oda Sakura is the mellowest.
- In her final interview as a member of ANGERME, she admitted that she had a severe complex about herself as a young idol. She states that at one point she wasn't ever happy and that she didn't lie how she looked, believing that "everyone else was so much cuter and more radiant". She reveals that it was her personal discovery of Harajuku that helped her overcome this complex. 
- She is the first ANGERME member to graduate at Budokan.
- Gallery:Fukuda Kanon
- List:Fukuda Kanon Discography Featured In
- List:Fukuda Kanon Concert & Event Appearances
- ↑ http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2056399/full/
- ↑ UP-FRONT PROMOTION, Fukuda Kanon. "アンジュルム 福田花音に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Site. 2015-05-20.
- ↑ "(EN) Comment of Kanon Fukuda concerning her graduation". UP-FRONT LINK (via Facebook). 2015-05-20.
- ↑ "福田花音からのお知らせ、アンジュルムツアー、New Fes！、工藤カメラ、尾形ヘアアレンジ MC:高木紗友希＆広瀬彩海【ハロ！ステ#118】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2015-05-20.
- ↑ Nanba Kazumi no Idol Sanjuurokubou. Broadcast Date: 2013-11-27.
- ↑ http://web.archive.org/web/20070927200432/http://www.kids-station.com/minisite/chaotv/index.html
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "ハロプロ新ユニット、イベントで正体が明らかに" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2008-09-24.
- ↑ "エッグ新ユニット グループ名決定！！". Hello Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2009-05-11.
- ↑ Tsunku. "Ｓ/ｍｉｌｅａｇｅ ユニット名 由来・意味について". Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-05-08
- ↑ Tsunku. “新ユニット” (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-04-04.
- ↑ Translation: http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/kanon-fukuda-angerme-graduation-20150545909.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/angerme-kanonfukuda/entry-12031119535.html
- ↑ Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.
- ↑ [http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/archive44-201304.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/entry-11885706309.html
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/day2-20130111.html
- ↑ Fukuda Kanon. "初投稿。" (in Japanese). ANGERME Fukuda Kanon Official Blog. 2014-12-31.
- ↑ Sakurai Takamasa. "#39 Kanon Fukuda’s Final Interview as a Member of ANGERME". Asian Beat. 2015-11-25.
Leader of Shin Minimoni
- Profile: S/mileage profile, Hello! Project profile
- Blog: ANGERME Fukuda Kanon Official Blog
- Retired Blogs: Ameba Blog #1