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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.[2] She initially joined Hello! Project on September 22, 2013 as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei,[2] after failing the first Morning Musume 12th generation audition.[3]


Haga Akane, December 2021

Haga Akane, March 2021

Haga Akane, December 2020

Haga Akane, January 2020

Haga Akane, June 2019

Haga Akane, February 2019

Haga Akane, October 2018

Haga Akane, June 2018

Haga Akane, December 2017

Haga Akane, October 2017

Haga Akane, June 2017

Haga Akane, March 2017

Haga Akane, November 2016

Haga Akane, May 2016

Haga Akane, December 2015

Haga Akane, August 2015

Haga Akane, April 2015

Haga Akane, December 2014

Haga Akane, September 2014 in Morning Musume

Haga Akane, February 2014

Haga Akane, November 2013

Early Life[]

Haga Akane was born on March 7, 2002 in Nagano, Nagano, Japan and raised in the Matsushiro district.

In 2012, Haga auditioned for the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, but failed to join the group.[4][5] After failing the audition, she took lessons in her hometown to improve her skill.[4]


In 2013, Haga auditioned for the Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition for a second opportunity to join Morning Musume.[5] 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.[3]

On September 22, Haga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei along with the other Mirai Shoujo finalists.[2] On the same day, an introduction of Haga was uploaded to the Hello Pro Kenshuusei YouTube channel.[6]

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,[2] subsequently leaving Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[7]


On January 4, Haga and and her fellow 12th generation members began a radio show on FM FUJI, titled Morning Musume '15 12ki Nikki.[8] They also began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members on March 5, titled 12ki Relay.[9]


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.[10]

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.[11]

The 12th generation's radio show Morning Musume '17 12ki Nikki ended on March 26.[12]

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 April 6, the Morning Musume '17 12th generation and 13th generation members began a radio show on FM FUJI, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary.[13]


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 June 14, Haga announced on Instagram that her member color had changed to orange.[14][15]


On March 7, Haga released her first solo photobook, Akane.[16]

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.[17] The event was later rescheduled for July 31.[18]

On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[19]


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.

Personal Life[]

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.[20]

She has a pet Chi-Poo named Crouton (クルトン).[21]

When Haga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in September 2013, she was a sixth year elementary school student[4] attending Nagano Municipal Toyosaka Elementary School.[22] In that same year, Haga participated in the 36th Nagano Prefecture Book Review Contest.[23] She received silver in the 5th/6th grade division, first class.[23]

When she joined Morning Musume in September 2014, she was a first year middle school student.[2] She graduated from middle school on March 17, 2017.[24] In late March 2020, Haga's graduated from high school.[25]

The following list are notable friendships Haga Akane has acquired:

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".[29]

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.[26]
  • 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.[30] 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.[26]
  • Aka-chan: Used by Aikawa Maho.[31]


  • Specialty: Calligraphy;[32][2] she is currently a 7-dan in calligraphy[33]
  • Hobbies: Singing, sleeping, reading manga like Asari-chan[34]
  • Favorite Music Genres: I like any Hello! Project song
  • Favorite Sport: Golf
  • Motto: Kiwametai ongaku no sekai (極めたい音楽の世界; I want to reach the top of the world of music) from "The Matenrou Show"[34]
  • Favorite Color: Violet[34]
  • Favorite Food: Mother's cheeseburgers,[35] tomatoes[5]
  • Least Favorite Food: Milk,[35] seafood (shrimp, squid, octopus, etc.)[35][5]
  • Favorite Subject: Art[26]
  • Least Favorite Subject: Physical education[36]
  • Favorite Manga: Asari-chan[26]
  • Favorite TV Shows: The Thundermans,[26] Sesame Street[26]
  • Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Pyocopyoco Ultra",[36] "Tokimeku Tokimeke",[36] "Be Alive",[35] "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa"[37]
  • Looks Up To: Fukuda Kanon, Miyamoto Karin, Kudo Haruka,[32] Tanaka Reina,[4] Takagi Sayuki,[32] Oda Sakura[32]

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Haga Akane/Discography

    Solo Blu-rays[]


    Main article: Haga Akane/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]



    TV Programs[]



    • [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)

    Music Videos[]


    • She is bad at sports.[38] However, her favorite sport is golf.[34]
    • Her favorite facial feature is her long eyelashes.[26]
    • A Morning Musume song that made her feel "I want to dance along with them" was "Password is 0".[35]
    • For her, Morning Musume is really cool, which is a presence she admires.[32]
    • She wants to be an idol that is respected by everyone.
    • She wants to become the kind of artist that everyone around the world knows, and the people who know her would want others to know her too.
    • During her time in Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she believed that she wouldn't lose to any other Kenshuusei member in calligraphy.[36]
    • She wanted to continue improving her singing and dancing for a year as a Kenshuusei, then the year or two after that she wanted to join Morning Musume, graduate at 24, and then become an announcer like Konno Asami.
      • As of 2018, she's stated that becoming an announcer was her mother's dream for her rather than her own, and that she wants to devote herself to Morning Musume for as long as possible. [39]
    • Haga said she has confidence that she could change the future for Morning Musume.
    • She became a fan of Morning Musume after listening to "Maji Desu ka Ska!".[26]
    • Even after they joined Morning Musume, she still spoke to Makino Maria using honorifics for a period of time.[26]
      • Similarly, when Kaga Kaede joined, she spoke to her with honorifics for some time because she was her senior in Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She is now able to speak to both of them casually.
    • She mentioned wanting to become like Ikuta Erina, because even though she's not center, she has a great aura and you just have to look at her.
    • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in her young age.
    • She is the third member to continue being the youngest member after another generation joined; Fukuda Asuka was the first and Kudo Haruka was the second.
    • She is the first member in Morning Musume history to still be the youngest after 2 Generations have joined (she is younger than both 13th and 14th generation members).
    • She said she looks up to Takagi Sayuki because her dancing and singing is great, and she's really nice.[5]
    • She thinks that in a previous life she was a slow-footed horse.[5]
    • She would bring her family to a deserted island.[5]
    • She thinks all of the Hello! Project members are amazing and talented.
    • If God could grant her one thing, she would wish to become someone with a great sense of style.[5]
    • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she thought she was bad at singing and could get her skills up.
    • The best thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei to her was getting to meet everyone in Hello! Project.
    • The hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei to her was when she couldn't do dances that everyone else could do.
    • She was nervous seeing how big the Nama Tamago venue was and how many people would be watching. However, she wanted to have the best performance in her Kenshuusei generation so that she would stand out and get everyone to look at her.
    • During the 2014 test event, she had a nosebleed out of nervousness and was compared to Tsuji Nozomi, who had a similar experience.
    • Iikubo Haruna mentioned Haga looks like Michishige Sayumi. Her eyes and lips in particular. When Michishige asked Haga directly if anyone ever said that to her, she said yes.
    • She and Makino Maria are the first members of Morning Musume to be born in the 21st century.
    • She is the first member of Morning Musume to be from Nagano prefecture.
    • Haga reported receiving 143 congratulatory emails on becoming a member of Morning Musume.
    • Before she goes to sleep, she checks her Hello! Project seniors' blogs. She starts with Kudo Haruka and Takagi Sayuki, then checks the other members.[26]
    • Her future ambition is that even if she's in the back, she wants to have a presence that'll draw everyone's eyes.
    • She believes in Santa Claus.
    • She's good at cooking baked cheese and tomatoes.
    • She has bad eyesight, so she has to wear contacts, and sometimes, glasses.
    • She likes to say "dasho" (right?), a combination of "darou" and "deshou".
    • She thinks she's both a boke and a tsukkomi.
    • She's proud of being able to forget bad things quickly.
    • She wants to become able to dance like Ishida Ayumi.
    • She is the only 12th generation member to not have A as their blood type.
    • She is a fan of child actors. At her 14th birthday event, two child actresses, Sato Kotoha and Ozasa Mana, appeared as surprise guests.[40]
    • If she could be reborn as someone else, she would become Tanaka Reina because Haga wants to perform like her and Kudo Haruka has said Tanaka is the senior member she admires the most. Therefore, Haga wants to be told by Kudo that she likes her. She often specifies that Kudo is the senior she likes, rather than the one she admires. [37]
    • She believes she is the Hello! Project member with the most local love for Nagano.[37]
    • If she did not become an idol, she would like to work at a famous cake shop in Nagano Prefecture. The reason for this is that she dislikes whipped cream except for the cream from that shop, so she believes she would be good at making that whipped cream exactly right. [37]
    • She is a picky eater. Foods she doesn't like include avocado, mango, shrimp, butter, margarine, milk, squid, octopus, sashimi, seafood, steak, yakiniku, fresh creme, and bitter melon.
    • She loves chocolate mint flavor, to the point that she sometimes takes personal offense when others don't like it.
    • She was born on the exact same day that the Chain! Chain! Chain! photobook by Morning Musume was released.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Kudo Haruka
    Youngest member of Morning Musume
    September 2014 – June 2019
    Succeeded by
    Yamazaki Mei
    Preceded by
    Kudo Haruka
    Youngest member of Hello! Project
    September 2014 – November 2015
    Succeeded by
    Funaki Musubu


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    33. Calligraphy is separated into different levels. Haga is 7-dan, the 7th level in the master division, which is the 2nd highest level one can achieve.
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