She initially joined Hello! Project as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei on September 22, 2013 alongside six other girls. She debuted in Country Girls on November 5, 2015 and joined ANGERME as a concurrent member on June 26, 2017.
She graduated from Country Girls on December 26, 2019, following the group's suspension of activities. She later graduated from both ANGERME and Hello! Project on December 9, 2020. Soon after, she left UP-FRONT PROMOTION.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Choreography Credits
- 7 Works
- 8 Trivia
- 9 See Also
- 10 Honorary Titles
- 11 References
- 12 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Funaki Musubu was born on May 10, 2002 in Osaka, Japan. She is an only child.
2013[edit | edit source]
On December 7, Funaki was officially introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Yamaki Risa, Yokogawa Yumei, Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona, Dambara Ruru and Haga Akane. All seven girls did a dance performance to Juice=Juice's "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".
2014[edit | edit source]
Funaki participated as a back-up dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.
2015[edit | edit source]
On May 4, Funaki won the judge's singing award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "21ji Made no Cinderella".
On November 5, a surprise announcement was made at Country Girls' first anniversary event that Funaki would be joining the group alongside Yanagawa Nanami. She concluded her trainee activities with the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
2016[edit | edit source]
On May 10, Funaki celebrated her 14th birthday at a fanclub event titled Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2016, featuring three performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
2017[edit | edit source]
On May 23, Funaki celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
On June 9, it was announced that Country Girls would be ceasing regular activities and that three of the members, including Funaki, would be transferring to other Hello! Project groups for their main activities as concurrent members. On June 26, it was revealed through a special episode of Hello! Project Station that she would be joining ANGERME alongside Kawamura Ayano as new 6th generation members. They began performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour.
On July 12, it was announced that Funaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Yamazaki Yuhane would star in a summer commercial campaign for PIZZA-LA's "Yokubari Quarter" menu item with Matsuko Deluxe. It began being broadcast on July 15.
On August 7, she released her first solo photobook MUSUBU.
On September 27, she released her first solo image Blu-ray, raindrop.
On November 1, a winter PIZZA-LA commercial campaign for "Yokubari Quarter" was announced and would once again star Kamikokuryo, Funaki, and Yamazaki. This time they appeared alongside comedian Degawa Tetsuro.
2018[edit | edit source]
On March 7, it was announced that Funaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Yamazaki Yuhane would star in a commercial campaign with Degawa Tetsuro to promote PIZZA-LA's new spring menu item "Zeppin Haru no Gourmet Quarter". The commercial began being broadcast on March 10.
On March 17, Funaki was featured in the graduation2018 Chuugaku Sotsugyou published by TOKYO NEWS magazine&mook, commemorating her and other idols' graduation from middle school in 2018.
On May 21, Funaki celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME / Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.
On July 14, the summer 2018 commercial campaign for PIZZA-LA's "Yokubari Quarter" menu item began, starring Funaki and Kamikokuryo Moe in commercial for a fourth time and Sasaki Rikako for the first time alongside Degawa Tetsuro.
Starting from the September 2018 issue released on August 3, Funaki and Kamikokuryo Moe have an article series titled "ANGERME Kamiko & Funakki to Issho ni! Houkago Girls' Talk!!" published in the monthly shoujo manga magazine Nakayoshi.
On September 12, she released her second solo image Blu-ray, titled Toushindai.
On October 15, former Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina released Complex ni Sayounara!, a joint book with four of the shortest current members in Hello! Project: Funaki, Yokoyama Reina, Morito Chisaki, and Kamikokuryo Moe who have been named Minis?.
2019[edit | edit source]
On February 26, she and Yanagawa Nanami held a fanclub event titled Country Girls Yanagawa Nanami & Funaki Musubu FC Event 2019 ~Nametenai zo!~, which was also Yanagawa's last before her graduation.
On May 21, Funaki celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME / Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On July 10, it was announced that Funaki was diagnosed with vocal cord nodules following complaints about the condition of her throat. After considering her upcoming work, she decided to have an operation, which was safely completed on the day of the announcement. In order to let her throat recover, she was restricted to only dancing in the Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER concert tour starting on July 13. Funaki resumed singing on August 3.
On November 5, Country Girls debuted "Zutto Zutto" from their final album Country Girls Daizenshuu ① at the Country Girls Kessei 5 Shuunen Kinen Event ~Go for the future!!!!~, which Funaki choreographed for the first time under the name MUSU.
On December 26, Country Girls suspended all activities after their concert at LINE CUBE SHIBUYA, and Funaki Musubu subsequently graduated from the group. Later, she was also set to graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project in March 2020 so she can take a break from the entertainment industry to study dancing.
2020[edit | edit source]
On January 22, it was announced that Funaki Musubu's graduation from ANGERME was postponed to the end of ANGERME Concert Tour 2020 Haru ROCK ON! LOCK ON! to allow Murota Mizuki to graduate ahead of her at Hello! Project Hina Fes 2020 ~Hisaichi Fukkou Shien Tohoku wo Genki ni!~ <ANGERME Premium>. Her graduation was later confirmed to be on June 12.
On April 21, it was announced that Funaki Musubu and Miyamoto Karin's graduations set for June 2020 would be postponed to a later date due to the government's declaration of emergency following the spread of the coronavirus getting worse. Both stated that they wanted to graduate in front of an audience, and thus made the decision to postpone their graduations.
On May 12, she was set to celebrate her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2020. It was later cancelled due to the coronavirus. The event was eventually rescheduled for August 14.
On December 9, Funaki graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project at the ANGERME Concert 2020 ~Kishotenketsu~ Funaki Musubu Sotsugyou Special in Nippon Budokan. In the same day, she released a solo version of ANGERME's song "Kaeritakunai na." digitally. Afterwards, she left UP-FRONT PROMOTION.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
When Funaki joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a fifth year elementary school student. When she joined Country Girls in November 2015, she was in her first year of middle school. She graduated from middle school on March 20, 2018.
The following list are notable friendships Funaki Musubu has acquired:
- Yanagawa Nanami: She gets along best with Yanagawa Nanami in Country Girls. Their pairing name is YanaFuna (やなふな).
- Nakanishi Kana: She gets along well with ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana. They created the nickname Funaka Combi from a combination of their surnames, meaning "discord combo" even though they get along well. 
- Dambara Ruru: She gets along best with Dambara Ruru outside ANGERME and Country Girls.
- Haga Akane: She also gets along well with Morning Musume member Haga Akane. As Kenshusei, they created the combo name Hamster for Haga+Musubu Star.
Funaki was given the name Musubu (結) as she was born the day after her parents got married (結婚).
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Funaki Musubu (船木結)
- Nickname: Funakki (ふなっき), Funakichi (ふなきち)
- Birthday: May 10, 2002
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 147.6 cm (4 ft 10.1 in)?
- Eastern Zodiac: Taurus
- Western Zodiac: Horse
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2013-09-22: Member
- 2020-12-09: Left
- Years in Country Girls: 4 Years
- Years in ANGERME: 3 Years
- Country Girls Color: Yellow
- ANGERME Color: Yellow-Green
- Oha Girl Color: Red
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- AFuRuRi (2019)
- Other Groups:
- Specialties: Magic tricks, skipping, imitating a robot, typing
- Hobbies: PC (personal computer), watching make-up videos
- Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
- Favorite Sport: Soccer
- Motto: "Itsumo egao!" (いつも笑顔!; Always smile!), "Hyakusetsu futou" (百折不撓; Unbreakable spirit)
- Favorite Color: Pink, Brown
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: "Kimagure Princess"
- Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, Michishige Sayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Miyamoto Karin, Kamikokuryo Moe
Discography[edit | edit source]
Digital Songs[edit | edit source]
- [2020.12.09] Kaeritakunai na.
Solo Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
Other Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
- [2017.05.11] Greeting ~Yanagawa Nanami・Funaki Musubu~
Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2016.09.26] Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2016
- [2017.09.26] Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2017
- [2018.09.26] ANGERME / Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2018
- [2019.09.26] ANGERME / Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2019
- [2021.03.xx] ANGERME Funaki Musubu FC Event ~Musubi~
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Group Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Choreography Credits[edit | edit source]
-  Zutto Zutto
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2015–2019] The Girls Live
- [2017–2018] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (regular)
- [2017–2019] Oha Suta (as an Oha Girl)
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2013–2020] Hello! Project Station
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2020] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–2020] tiny tiny
- [2018–2020] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
-  Hello Pro Live Jikkyou!
Commercials[edit | edit source]
- [2017–2019] PIZZA-LA "Yokubari Quarter" (よくばりクォーター)
-  PIZZA-LA "Zeppin Haru no Gourmet Quarter" (絶品春のグルメクォーター)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2017–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Fridays)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Funaki Musubu
- Gallery:ANGERME 6th Generation
- Gallery:Country Girls 6th Generation
- List:Funaki Musubu Discography Featured In
- List:Funaki Musubu Publications Featured In
- List:Funaki Musubu Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Funaki Musubu Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Youngest member of Country Girls
Youngest member of Hello! Project
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- ANGERME Profile
- Country Girls Profile (archived)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- ANGERME Member Blog
- Country Girls Official Blog (inactive)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: December 2013, February 2014, September 2014 (not tagged), November/December 2014, February/March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015, Tour Blog
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