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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[]

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[]

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[]

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[]

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

2007[]

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

2010[]

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

2011[]

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 (Kakko 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[]

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

2013[]

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[]

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

2017[]

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

2020[]

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[]

  • 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[]

    Choreography Credits[]

    Works[]

    Movies[]

    • [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[]

    TV Dramas[]

    • [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[]

    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[]

    • 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[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    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[]

    External Links[]

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