Furukawa Konatsu (古川小夏) is a former 1st generation member of Hello Pro Egg, as well as a former member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari). She was also the former leader of K-Pop dance cover group UFZS.

History[edit | edit source]

Furukawa Konatsu, November 2019

Furukawa Konatsu, November 2018

Furukawa Konatsu, June 2018

Furukawa Konatsu, August 2017

Furukawa Konatsu, April 2016

Furukawa Konatsu, September 2015

Furukawa Konatsu, November 2014

Furukawa Konatsu, August 2013

Furukawa Konatsu, April 2013

Furukawa Konatsu, January 2013

Furukawa Konatsu, October 2012

2004[edit | edit source]

Furukawa Konatsu joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in June 2004 when she passed the auditions along with thirty-one other girls.

2005[edit | edit source]

In October, it was announced that Furukawa along with several eggs would form part of the unit Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai. The unit ended up only releasing one single called Minna no Ki in 2006.

2006[edit | edit source]

From October 5-9, she participated in the stage play "Kenroh -KENROH-".[1]

2007[edit | edit source]

From September 21-30, Furukawa appeared in the stage play "Ekubo ~people song" alongside Maeda Yuuka.[2]

2010[edit | edit source]

In October, Furukawa participated in the ℃-ute musical Akuma no Tsubuyaki. The play ran from October 13th through the 22nd.

2011[edit | edit source]

On January 31, it was announced that Furukawa completed her training within Hello Pro Egg.[3]

On February 22, a K-Pop cover dance group called UFZS was formed with Furukawa, Mori Saki, Sato Ayano, Sekine Azusa, and Arai Manami.

On March 3, it was revealed that Furukawa, along with Sengoku Minami and the other members of UFZS, will be members of a new group called Up-Front Girls (Kari).

On May 9, Furukawa starred in the TV drama Getsuyou Golden ~Tsuri Deka 2~ as the character Ogasawara Miyuki.

Furukawa starred in the movie Cheerfu11y as the chairman. The movie released on October 22nd.

2012[edit | edit source]

Furukawa starred in the movie Atsuhime number 1 as the character Miho. The movie released on April 7th.

2013[edit | edit source]

On January 28, Furukawa starred in the TV drama Kinyo Prestige "Shokatsu Deka 8" as the character Furuya Masumi.

Furukawa had a small role in a 2 part horror movie titled Ada ~ADA~. The movie was directed by Koji Shiraishi and was released on July 13.

2015[edit | edit source]

On November 10 and 11, Furukawa appeared in the stage play Gakuya ~Makenki~ alongside Takahashi Ai and other former Hello! Project members.[4]

2017[edit | edit source]

On December 20, Furukawa was announced as a founding member of the UP-FRONT esports club.[5]

2020[edit | edit source]

On October 23, it was announced that Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami would be graduating prior to the start of the group's new system, leaving Sekine Azusa as the sole remaining original member. The group would hold a final live event as five titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) FIVE SOUL FOREVER" on December 17 in Zepp Tokyo and a farewell party, which was being planned.[6] Of the graduating members, only Mori Saki plans on retiring from the entertainment industry.[7]

On December 26 and 27, the graduating members held a private graduation ceremony event titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[8] On December 27, there was also a graduation ceremony which featured all five members, titled "Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) 5-ri no Sotsugyou Ceremony ~Tabidachi no Aisatsu~".[9]

On December 31, Furukawa Konatsu, Mori Saki, Saho Akari, and Arai Manami officially completed activities with Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari) after performing at the annual year-end Momoiro Clover Z Uta Gassen concert.[10][11] Afterwards, Furukawa Konatsu left both YU-M Entertainment and UP-FRONT CREATE.[12]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Hobbies: Doing nothing, napping, singing, talking, spacing out
  • Specialty: Dancing, swimming, sleeping
  • Likes: Puzzles
  • Dislikes: Hurrying
  • Favorite Colors: Black, cute colors, white
  • Favorite Flower: Cherry blossoms
  • Favorite Foods: Candy, salmon roe sushi, shrimp, sweet foods, tofu, tomato, watermelon
  • Least Favorite Food: Meat

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Choreography Credits[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2011.10.22] Cheerfu11y
  • [2012.04.07] Atsuhime number 1 (篤姫ナンバー1)
  • [2013.07.13] Ada ~ADA~ (讐 ~ADA~)

TV Shows[edit | edit source]

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

  • [2011.05.09] Getsuyou Golden ~Tsuri Deka 2~ (月曜ゴールデン~釣り刑事 2~) (as Ogasawara Sachi)
  • [2013.01.28] Kinyo Prestige "Shokatsu Deka 8" (金曜プレステージ「所轄刑事8」) (as Furuya Masumi)

Theater[edit | edit source]

Akuma No Tsubuyaki

  • [2006] Kenroh -KENROH- (剣狼-KENROH-)
  • [2007] Ekubo ~people song~ (えくぼ~people song~)
  • [2008] Tsunku THEATER dai 6 dan "Aa joshi gassho bu ~Eiko no kake ra 2008~" (つんく♂THEATER第6弾 「あぁ 女子合唱部 〜栄光のかけら2008〜」)
  • [2010] Akuma no Tsubuyaki
  • [2011] Worsal Theater Produce Jikan Souzoubu~ Super Time Management~ (ワーサルシアタープロデュース 時間創造部~スーパータイムマネージメント~)
  • [2011] Shinsen na shinsengumi ~Uso ka! makoto ka?〜 (新鮮な新撰組 〜嘘か!誠か?〜)
  • [2012] Aru Jii-san ni Senkou wo (あるジーサンに線香を)
  • [2015] Gakuya ~Makenki~ (楽屋〜負けん気〜)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Furukawa has a chihuahua named Ron.
  • She has been dancing since 4th grade.
  • She's currently learning jazz.
  • She has a younger sister.
  • She was the deputy director of her junior high school handicrafts club.
  • Furukawa is good friends with Korenaga Miki, Goto Yuki, Maeda Yuuka, and Fukumura Mizuki.
  • She attends local dance school lessons.
  • She made her first concert appearance at Hello! Project 2005 Winter All Stars Dairanbu in January 2005.
  • She was an assistant during the Metro Rabbits H.P. match at Hello! Project SPORTS FESTIVAL 2006.
  • She participated in the auditions for the Hello! Project Kids, but failed.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
Sengoku Minami

Oldest Member of Hello Pro Egg
December 22, 2010 - January 31, 2011

Succeeded by
Kitahara Sayaka

Preceded by
First

Leader of UFZS
February 22, 2011 - December 31, 2020

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Oldest member of UFZS
February 22, 2011 - May 16, 2011

Succeeded by
Sengoku Minami

Preceded by
Sengoku Minami

Oldest member of UFZS
September 17, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Sengoku Minami

Oldest member of Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
September 17, 2017 - December 31, 2020

Succeeded by
Sekine Azusa

References[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Concerts & EventsGalleryMusic Videos
Members
Current Members Sekine AzusaFuruya YurikaSuzuki MeinaKudo SumireSuzuki AyuKoyama SeinaAoyagi YumeSumida Haruka
Former Members

Sengoku Minami (Former Leader)Furukawa Konatsu (UFZS Leader)Mori SakiSato AyanoSaho AkariArai Manami

Discography
Indies Albums 1. First Album (Kakko Kari) • 2. Second Album (Kakko Kari) • 3. Third Album (Kakko Kari) • 4. 4th Album (Kakko Kari) • 5. 5th Album (Kakko Kari) • 6. 6th Album (Kakko Kari)
Digital Albums Natsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/3「ROCK IN JAPAN FESTIVAL 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 8/10「IDOL NATION 2013」Setlist AlbumNatsu Festival Sansen Kinen! 9/22「Inazuma Rock Festival 2013」Setlist AlbumSecond Album (Kakko Kari) Special Remix Pack
Collaboration Albums T-Palette Records 2nd Anniversary Mix ~Diggin'on you~Disney Rocks!!! Girls Power!CR Hana no Keiji 10 Shuunen Kinen Album
Indies Singles 1. Going my ↑ • 2. Barebare I LOVE YOU • 3. Uppercut! / Yuudachi! Through the Rainbow • 4. Mechakyun♡Summer ( ´ ▽ ` )ノ • 5. Namen na! Ashi Girls / Marble Hero • 6. End Of The Season • 7. UPPER ROCK / Ichiban Girls! • 8. Chopper☆Chopper / Survival Girls • 9. Respect Tokyo / Sutorera! ~Straight Up!~ • 10. SAKURA DRIVE / Dateline• 11. Next Stage / Ano Saka no Ue Made, • 12. Ginga Joujou Monogatari / Burn the fire!! / Natural Born Idol • 13.Summer Beam! / Up Up Typhoon• 14. SAMURAI GIRLS / Widol Seven • 15. Starry Night / Seishun Buildup • 16. Nijiiro Mosaic / ENJOY!! ENJO(Y)!! • 17. (Kari) wa Kaesuze ☆ be your soul / Party! Party! / Jumper! • 18. Zenryoku! Pump Up!! / Kono Melody wo Kimi to • 19. Beautiful Dreamer / Zenryoku! Pump Up!! -ULTRA Mix- / Itadaki wo Mezase! • 20. Party People Alien / Seven☆Peace • 21. !!!!!!!! / Kimi to Iu Kasetsu • 22. Upper Disco / FOREVER YOUNG • 23. Joujou do Konjou / Be a Girl • 24. Ai Ai Fire!! / Watashitachi (with friend) • 25. Agenomics!! / Kimi Loss / Upper Ranbu • 26. Da Dan Dance! / Heat Beat Island / 5 to the 5th Power • 27. It's Up To You / HAPPY NAKED!! / BIG BANG
Other Singles Kakko Tsukete Ii Desho!Santa ClausUp Ome!! ~Apuga no Oshougatsu da yo Zenin Shuugou!~Shooting StarYou're the best
Collaboration Singles Bad Blood / HereafterMugen, Fly High!!
Units & Other Acts
Sub Units UFZSUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Up Up Girls (2)Up Up Girls (Pro Wres)team・princess
Associated Acts Hello Pro EggTomoiki Ki wo UetaiOngaku GatasShugo Chara Egg!Aa!Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersReborn ElevenGatas Brilhantes H.P.T-Palette mini All StarsTeam Makenki
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: MayAugustNovember
2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
Related Acts Up-Front EggNICE GIRL Project! KenshuuseiHello Pro Kansai KenshuuseiHello Pro Korea KenshuuseiHello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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