Haga Akane (羽賀朱音) is a Japanese pop singer, dancer and actress under Hello! Project as a 12th generation member of Morning Musume. She initially joined Hello! Project on September 22, 2013 as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, after failing the first Morning Musume 12th generation audition.
In 2012, Haga auditioned for the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, but failed to join the group. After failing the audition, she took lessons in her hometown to improve her skill.
In 2013, Haga auditioned for the Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition for a second opportunity to join Morning Musume. She made it up to the final round, but on August 24, Tsunku announced via YouTube that they were not interested in adding any new members to the group, leading to Haga failing to join the group in the end along with 6 other finalists.
On December 7, Haga 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 Funaki Musubu. All seven girls did a dance performance of Juice=Juice's debut single "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".
On September 30, during the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ at Nippon Budokan, it was announced that Haga was selected to join Morning Musume as a 12th generation member along with Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki and fellow Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Makino Maria, subsequently leaving Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
On January 4, Haga and and her fellow 12th generation members began a radio show on FM FUJI, titled Morning Musume '15 12ki Nikki. They also began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members on March 5, titled 12ki Relay.
On March 30, Haga celebrated her 14th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '16 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On August 18, Haga released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray, Greeting ~Haga Akane~.
On February 16, the 12th generation's fanclub-exclusive web talk show 12ki Relay ended with a total of 100 episodes.
On March 2, Haga was featured alongside Sasaki Rikako in the Graduation2017 Chuugaku Sotsugyou published by TOKYONEWS magazine&mook, a collection of interviews and gravure photos commemorating her and other idols' graduation from middle school.
The 12th generation's radio show Morning Musume '17 12ki Nikki ended on March 26.
On March 28, Haga celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '17 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On March 27, Haga celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On June 4, the 12th generation members held the Morning Musume '18 12ki Member Ogata Haruna・Nonaka Miki・Makino Maria・Haga Akane FC Event at Differ Ariake.
On March 22, she celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Kanda Myojin Hall.
On March 18, she was scheduled to celebrate her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Haga Akane Birthday Event, which featured two shows at LANDMARK HALL. However, it was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The event was later rescheduled for July 31.
On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.
On March 8, she celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '21 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.
On March 7, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '22 Haga Akane Birthday Event, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.
Haga has 2 siblings: a younger brother named Ryosei and a younger sister named Mitsuki. The three participated in the 58th annual Shinshuu / Matsushiro Domain "Sanada 100,000 Stone Festival" together, which took place on October 13, 2013. Haga played the role of a princess.She has a pet Chi-Poo named Crouton (クルトン).
When Haga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in September 2013, she was a sixth year elementary school student attending Nagano Municipal Toyosaka Elementary School. In that same year, Haga participated in the 36th Nagano Prefecture Book Review Contest. She received silver in the 5th/6th grade division, first class.When she joined Morning Musume in September 2014, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school on March 17, 2017. In late March 2020, Haga's graduated from high school.
The following list are notable friendships Haga Akane has acquired:
- Makino Maria: Soon after joining, she developed a good relationship fellow 12th generation member Makino Maria, whom both rarely talked to each other during their trainee days and now considers as her rival.
- Ogata Haruna: Recently, she gets along best with fellow 12th generation member Ogata Haruna.
- Yokoyama Reina: She gets along well with Yokoyama Reina in Morning Musume.
- Morito Chisaki: Morito Chisaki, whom she considers like a sister. The two of them both consider each other to be a younger sister despite Akane being younger.
- Ogata Risa: She is good friends with Tsubaki Factory member Ogata Risa. She calls her Marunee, a combination of the Risa's nickname Risamaru and onee-san meaning big sister.
- Funaki Musubu: During her time in Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Haga got along well with Funaki Musubu. Both met during the Mirai Shoujo audition and joined the trainee program on the same day. At that time, Haga considered Funaki as the closest person to being her rival. Their duo name is Hamster, short for Haga+Musubu Star.
- Ogawa Rena: Ogawa Rena, whom she considers like a sister.
- Ishida Ayumi: Akane considers Ishida Ayumi to be like a real older sister. She is also a fan of the pairing IshiDuu between Ayumi and Kudo Haruka.
- Kudo Haruka: Akane is Kudo Haruka's official stalker.
Haga's given name, Akane, means "red" (朱; aka) combined with "sound" (音; ne). Her parents wanted to use the kanji for "ne", but they were also not sure whether to name her "Akane" or "Aoi".
Haga Akane has been given several nicknames, which includes:
- Akane-chin (あかねちん): Official nickname, given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Haga-chan (羽賀ちゃん): Used by upperclassmen, members and fans.
- Hagaa (ハガー): Given to her by Tsunku during Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ show at Nippon Budokan on October 1, 2014.
- Hime (姫), Hime-sama (姫様) and Akane-hime (あかね姫): Used by fans. The nickname arose after videos and blogs relating to the 2013 Shinshuu / Matsushiro Domain "Sanada 100,000 Stone Festival" were found. Haga participated in the festival, in which she played the role of a princess.
- Akane (朱音): Used by most people.
- Aka-chan: Used by Aikawa Maho.
- Name: Haga Akane (羽賀朱音)
- Nickname: Akane-chin (あかねちん)
- Birthdate: March 7, 2002
- Birthplace: Nagano, Nagano, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 163.5 cm (5 ft 4.3 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Horse
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2013-09-22: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color:
- Light Orange (2015–2019)
- Orange (2019–present)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Main article: Haga Akane/Discography
- [2016.08.18] Greeting ~Haga Akane~
- Main article: Haga Akane/Publications
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~
- [2014–2019] The Girls Live
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes! 2"
- [2014–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015-2017] 12ki Relay (12期リレー) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
- [2015–2017] Morning Musume '17 12ki Nikki! (モーニング娘。’17 12期日記！)
- [2017–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'19のモーニングダイアリー)
- [2018–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'19のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
- [2018–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Wednesdays)
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September 2014 – June 2019
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September 2014 – November 2015
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