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ハロープロジェクト2002_キッズオーディション

ハロープロジェクト2002 キッズオーディション

Hello! Project Kids Audition

Hello! Project Kids (ハロー!プロジェクト・キッズ; sometimes referred to as H!P Kids) was a group of 15 girls chosen out of 27,958 applicants. The results of this audition were announced on the June 30, 2002 episode of Hello! Morning.[1] Hello! Project Kids were divided into 2 groups: Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute.

As of June 30, 2017, all of the Kids have graduated or otherwise left Hello! Project as members, though several remain associated as staff.

Hello! Project Kids, 2011

Hello! Project Kids, 2011

Hello Project Kids 2011

Hello! Project Kids and Arihana Kanna (2009)

Hello! Project Kids, 2008

Hello! Project Kids, 2004

Hello! Project Kids, December 2002 promoting movies

Hello! Project Kids, 2002

Hello! Project Kids, 2002

Members[edit | edit source]

Berryz Koubou[edit | edit source]

℃-ute[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

2002-2003[edit | edit source]

The Hello! Project Kids joined Hello! Project in 2002 and consisted of fifteen young girls chosen out of 27,958 applicants in the Hello! Project Kids Audition. The results of this audition were announced in the June 30, 2002 episode of Hello! Morning.[1] They were called H!P Kids due to their young age at the time of their joining. They supported Hello! Project in various ways, such as dancing at concerts. Their first recording and PV shooting as a group was for "Ganbacchae!" in 2003.

In 2003, some of the members were placed in bands led by Morning Musume members: Natsuyaki Miyabi and Suzuki Airi were selected to be in Aa!,[2] while Umeda Erika, Shimizu Saki, Yajima Maimi, Tsugunaga Momoko, and Murakami Megumi were placed in ZYX. Both units were short-lived, and their activity stopped when half of the Hello! Project Kids were choosen to form Berryz Koubou in January 2004.

2004-2005[edit | edit source]

In early 2004, eight of the girls were placed into a new group called Berryz Koubou.[3] The remaining seven girls were then referred to as Hello! Project Kids, but on June 11, 2005 they formed a new group named ℃-ute.[4]

All the Hello! Project Kids participated in the 2004 shuffle unit H.P. All Stars.

2006[edit | edit source]

Arihara Kanna joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Egg in 2004 and was placed into ℃-ute at the beginning of 2006. However, she never joined the Hello! Project Kids group.

2007[edit | edit source]

In July, Tsugunaga Momoko, Natsuyaki Miyabi, and Suzuki Airi formed Buono!, a unit formed for the sake of providing the openings and endings for the anime Shugo Chara!.

2011[edit | edit source]

In 2011, Tsunku announced a new project within Hello! Project. Berryz Koubou and ℃-ute would join together to form the new fusion unit, BeriKyuu. In November 2011, BeriKyuu released their debut single "Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku."

2012[edit | edit source]

In 2012, Hello! Project Kids reached their 10th anniversary. On June 20, 2012, BeriKyuu released their second single "Chou HAPPY SONG."

On June 30, Hello! Project Kids released a photobook which commemorated their ten years within Hello! Project.

2014[edit | edit source]

On August 2, during the Hello! Project 2014 SUMMER ~KOREZO!~ show at Nakano Sun Plaza, Shimizu announced that Berryz Koubou would be on indefinite hiatus after the conclusion of their spring 2015 tour.[5] For over a year, the members discussed the future of the group and all came to the mutual conclusion to go on an indefinite hiatus in order to achieve their own personal goals.

2015[edit | edit source]

After Berryz Koubou's graduation on March 5, Tsugunaga Momoko was the only member of the group to remain a Hello! Project member as the playing manager of Country Girls.

2016[edit | edit source]

On August 20, ℃-ute announced that they would disband in June 2017; rather than going on hiatus, or staying as a group but graduating from Hello! Project.[6][7] As ℃-ute began and grew as part of Hello! Project, the members want the group to end as "℃-ute of Hello! Project". After the conclusion of their last live at Super Saitama Arena, the members will go on to fulfill their individual goals.

On November 5, Tsugunaga Momoko announced that she would graduate from Country Girls and Hello! Project and retire from the entertainment industry on June 30, 2017 to work as a teacher, which she had already graduated from university in 2014 studying early education.[8][9]

2017[edit | edit source]

Before their graduation from Hello! Project, Buono! held their last concert at Yokohama Arena on May 22, titled Buono! Live 2017 ~Pienezza!~.[10]

On June 12, ℃-ute held their final concert at Saitama Super Arena, ℃-ute Last Concert in Saitama Super Arena ~Thank you team℃-ute~. On June 30th, Tsugunaga Momoko held her last solo concert, Tsugunaga Momoko Last Live ♥Arigatou Otomomochi♥ at an outdoor venue in Odaiba. With Tsugunaga's graduation, Hello! Project Kids' tenure officially come to an end after exactly 15 years.

Groups[edit | edit source]

Main Groups[edit | edit source]

Sub-Groups[edit | edit source]

Featured Groups[edit | edit source]

Discography[edit | edit source]

Single V[edit | edit source]

Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Berryz-Koubou-C-ute-10th-Anniversary-PB-Cover-2355.jpg

  • [2012.06.30] Hello! Project Kids Debut 10th Anniversary Berryz Koubou x ℃-ute Crosstalk BOOK RIVAL ~12 Shoujo no 10-nen Monogatari~

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • AKB48's longest staying member, Minegishi Minami tried out for Hello! Project Kids, but didn't make it.
  • Wada Ayaka tried out for Hello! Project Kids, but withdrew voluntarily in the final round. She would later become a first generation member of Hello Pro Egg.
  • In 2002, the addition of Hello! Project Kids was the most amount of members added to Hello! Project.
  • As of 2012, with the graduation of Niigaki Risa, Hello! Project Kids have been in Hello! Project longer than any other members.
  • Arihara Kanna is not part of Hello! Project Kids, even though she was a member of C-ute.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
  2. Tsunku. "<ハロー!プロジェクト新ユニット「あぁ!」に関する公式文章>" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-09-12.
  3. Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』(ベリーズこうぼう)誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
  4. Tsunku. "℃-ute (キュート) に関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2005-06-11.
  5. Ohama Minoru, Tsunku. "Berryz工房に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014-08-02.
  6. "℃-uteに関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-20.
  7. "Announcement concerning ℃-ute." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-08-20.
  8. "嗣永桃子に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-11-05.
  9. Concerning Momoko Tsugunaga. UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-11-05.
  10. "嗣永桃子/夏焼雅/鈴木愛理のユニットBuono!のラストライブをニコ生中継" (in Japanese). Billboard JAPAN. 2017-05-19.
Berryz Koubou
Members
Current Members Shimizu Saki (Captain) | Tsugunaga Momoko | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Natsuyaki Miyabi (Sub-Captain) | Kumai Yurina | Sugaya Risako
Former Members Ishimura Maiha
Discography
Singles 1. Anata Nashide wa Ikite Yukenai | 2. Fighting Pose wa Date ja nai! | 3. Piriri to Yukou! | 4. Happiness ~Koufuku Kangei!~ | 5. Koi no Jubaku | 6. Special Generation | 7. Nanchuu Koi wo Yatteruu YOU KNOW? | 8. 21ji Made no Cinderella | 9. Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai | 10. Jiriri Kiteru | 11. Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND | 12. Munasawagi Scarlet | 13. VERY BEAUTY | 14. Kokuhaku no Funsui Hiroba | 15. Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi | 16. Dschinghis Khan | 17. Yuke Yuke Monkey Dance | 18. MADAYADE | 19. Dakishimete Dakishimete | 20. Seishun Bus Guide / Rival | 21. Watashi no Mirai no Danna-sama / Ryuusei Boy | 22. Otakebi Boy WAO! / Tomodachi wa Tomodachi Nanda! | 23. Maji Bomber!! | 24. Shining Power | 25. Heroine ni Narou ka! | 26. Ai no Dangan | 27. Aa, Yo ga Akeru | 28. Be Genki <Naseba Naru!> | 29. Cha cha SING | 30. WANT! | 31. Asian Celebration | 32. Golden Chinatown / Sayonara Usotsuki no Watashi | 33. Motto Zutto Issho ni Itakatta / ROCK Erotic | 34. Otona na no yo! / 1oku 3zenman Sou Diet Oukoku | 35. Ai wa Itsumo Kimi no Naka ni / Futsuu, Idol 10nen Yatterannai Desho!? | 36. Romance wo Katatte / Towa no Uta
Other Singles BeriKyuu: 1. Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku | 2. Chou HAPPY SONG

Collaborations: ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! | Dschinghis Khan Tartar Mix | Makeruna Wasshoi! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku

Albums Original: 1. 1st Chou Berryz | 2. Dai ② Seichouki | 3. ③ Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz | 4. 4th Ai no Nanchara Shisuu | 5. 5(FIVE) | 6. 6th Otakebi Album | 7. ⑦ Berryz Times | 8. Ai no Album ⑧ | 9. Berryz Mansion 9kai

Mini: Special! Best Mini ~2.5maime no Kare~ | ③ Natsu Natsu Mini Berryz
Best: 1. Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.1 | 2. Berryz Koubou Special Best Vol.2 | 3. Kanjuku Berryz Koubou The Final Completion Box

Concerts & Events
Concerts

Spring Tours: 2006 | 2007 | 2009 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Summer Tours: 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2010
Fall Tours: 2005 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2013 | 2014
Overseas: 2010 (Bangkok) | 2011 (Sakura-Con) | 2012 (AnimeNEXT) | 2013 (Bangkok)
Others: 2007 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 (Tanabata, Budokan, Naruchika) | 2015 (Matsuri, Ikube!)

Other Concerts & Events
Joint Concerts

Spring Tours: 2008 (with ℃-ute)
Summer Tours: 2004 (with W) | 2005 (with W)
Fall Tours: 2011 (with ℃-ute) | 2013 (with Juice=Juice)
Other: 2014 (with ℃-ute)

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014
Winter Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015
Hina Fes: 2013 | 2014
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013 | 2014
Other Concerts: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011 | Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~

Units & Other Groups
Other Related Units Hello! Project Kids | 4KIDS | ZYX | Aa! | Little Gatas | H.P. All Stars | Sexy Otonajan | Mix Gatas | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | Buono! | Guardians 4 | High-King | ZYX-α | Tanpopo# | Zoku v-u-den | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Hello! Project Mobekimasu | Cat's♥Eye 7 | DIY♡ | GREEN FIELDS | Dia Lady | Mellowquad
℃-ute
Members
Current Members Yajima Maimi (Leader) | Nakajima Saki | Suzuki Airi | Okai Chisato | Hagiwara Mai
Former Members Umeda Erika | Murakami Megumi | Arihara Kanna
Discography
Indie Singles 1. Massara Blue Jeans | 2. Soku Dakishimete | 3. Ooki na Ai de Motenashite | 4. Wakkyanai (Z) | 5. Koero! Rakuten Eagles | 6. Akuma de Cute na Seishun Graffiti
Major Singles 1. Sakura Chirari | 2. Meguru Koi no Kisetsu | 3. Tokaikko Junjou | 4. LALALA Shiawase no Uta | 5. Namida no Iro | 6. Edo no Temari Uta II | 7. FOREVER LOVE | 8. Bye Bye Bye! | 9. Shochuu Omimai Moushiagemasu | 10. EVERYDAY Zekkouchou!! | 11. SHOCK! | 12. Campus Life ~Umarete Kite Yokatta~ | 13. Dance de Bakoon! | 14. Aitai Lonely Christmas | 15. Kiss me Aishiteru | 16. Momoiro Sparkling | 17. Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko | 18. Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku | 19. Aitai Aitai Aitai na | 20. Kono Machi | 21. Crazy Kanzen na Otona | 22. Kanashiki Amefuri / Adam to Eve no Dilemma | 23. Tokai no Hitorigurashi / Aitte Motto Zanshin | 24. Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita / Love take it all | 25. The Power / Kanashiki Heaven (Single Version) | 26. I miss you / THE FUTURE | 27. The Middle Management ~Josei Chuukan Kanrishoku~ / Gamusha LIFE / Tsugi no Kado wo Magare | 28. Arigatou ~Mugen no Yell~ / Arashi wo Okosunda Exciting Fight! | 29. Naze Hito wa Arasoun Darou? / Summer Wind / Jinsei wa STEP! | 30. Mugen Climax / Ai wa Maru de Seidenki / Singing ~Ano Koro no You ni~ | 31. To Tomorrow / Final Squall / The Curtain Rises
Other Singles BeriKyuu: 1. Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku | 2. Chou HAPPY SONG

Collaborations: Makeruna Wasshoi! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku

Albums Original: 1. Cutie Queen VOL.1 | 2. ② mini ~Ikiru to Iu Chikara~ | 3. 3rd ~LOVE Escalation!~ | 4. ④ Akogare My STAR | 5. Shocking 5 | 6. Chou WONDERFUL! ⑥ | 7. Dainana Shou "Utsukushikutte Gomen ne" | 8. ⑧ Queen of J-POP | 9. ℃maj9

Best: 1. ℃-ute Nandesu! Zen Single Atsumechaimashita! ① | 2. ② ℃-ute Shinsei Naru Best Album | 3. ℃OMPLETE SINGLE COLLECTION

Concerts & Events
Concerts

Spring Tours: 2007 (Hajimatta yo! Cutie Show, Golden Hatsu Date) | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Summer Tours: 2008 | 2009 | 2010
Fall Tours: 2007 | 2013 (Budokan, Tour) | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Winter Tours: 2012-2013 | 2017
Naruchika: 2014 | 2015 (Spring, Winter) | 2017
Overseas: 2013 (Paris) | 2014 (Taipei) | | 2015 (Mexico) | 2016 (Hong Kong & Taipei) | 2017 (Mexico, Paris)
Others: 2006 | 2007 | 2008 (LOVE Escalation!, ℃-ute no Hi) | 2009 (℃-ute no Hi, FIVE) | 2010 | 2011 (Kiss me Aishiteru, ℃-ute no Hi) | 2012 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) | 2013 | 2014 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) | 2015 (Otodama, ℃-ute no Hi) | 2016 (Otodama, ℃-Fes!) | 2017 (℃ocktail, ℃ocktail in ℃OTTON CLUB, Last Dinner Show, Last Concert)

Other Concerts & Events
Joint Concerts

Spring Tours: 2008 (with Berryz Koubou) | 2011 (with S/mileage)
Fall Tours: 2011 (with Berryz Koubou) | 2013 (with S/mileage)
Other: 2014 (with Berryz Koubou)

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Winter Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
Hina Fes: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016
Other Concerts: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011 | Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~ | Berryz Koubou Matsuri

Units & Other Groups
Other Related Units Hello! Project Kids | 4KIDS | Aa! | ZYX | Little Gatas | H.P. All Stars | Sexy Otonajan | Mix Gatas | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | Kira☆Pika | Athena & Robikerottsu | Buono! | Guardians 4 | High-King | Petitmoni V | Tanpopo# | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Hello! Project Mobekimasu | Cat's♥Eye 7 | DIY♡ | Dia Lady | Mellowquad | HI-FIN | Triplet
Hello! Project Shuffle Unit
Shuffle Units
2000
Akagumi 4 1st Gen: Shinoda Miho | Nakazawa Yuko | Danielle | Goto Maki
2nd Gen: Maeda Yuki | Yoshizawa Hitomi
Kiiro 5 1st Gen: Honda Ruru | Heike Michiyo | Yasuda Kei | Abe Natsumi | Ayaka
2nd Gen: Kago Ai
Aoiro 7 1st Gen: Inaba Atsuko | Kominato Miwa | Iida Kaori | Yaguchi Mari | Lehua | Ichii Sayaka | Mika
2nd Gen: Ishikawa Rika | Tsuji Nozomi
2001
3nin Matsuri Ishikawa Rika | Matsuura Aya | Kago Ai
7nin Matsuri Heike Michiyo | Ayaka | Yaguchi Mari | Lehua | Shibata Ayumi | Asami | Goto Maki
10nin Matsuri Yasuda Kei | Rinne | Murakami Megumi | Iida Kaori | Abe Natsumi | Saito Hitomi | Otani Masae | Mika | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Tsuji Nozomi
2002
Happy♡7 Saito Hitomi | Mika | Asami | Takahashi Ai | Ogawa Makoto | Kago Ai | Niigaki Risa
Sexy 8 Heike Michiyo | Ayaka | Otani Masae | Yaguchi Mari | Satoda Mai | Ishikawa Rika | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Goto Maki
Odoru♡11 Ishii Rika | Yasuda Kei | Rinne | Murata Megumi | Iida Kaori | Abe Natsumi | Shibata Ayumi | Fujimoto Miki | Matsuura Aya | Konno Asami | Tsuji Nozomi
2003
SALT5 Maeda Yuki | Abe Natsumi (Leader) | Matsuura Aya | Ogawa Makoto | Kago Ai
7AIR Inaba Atsuko | Otani Masae | Satoda Mai | Mika | Ishikawa Rika (Leader) | Takahashi Ai | Niigaki Risa
11WATER Murata Megumi | Iida Kaori (Leader) | Ayaka | Saito Hitomi | Yaguchi Mari | Shibata Ayumi | Asami | Fujimoto Miki | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Konno Asami | Tsuji Nozomi
2004
H.P. All Stars Morning Musume | Nakazawa Yuko | Abe Natsumi | Yasuda Kei | Goto Maki | Inaba Atsuko | Coconuts Musume Ayaka | Melon Kinenbi | Country Musume | W | Maeda Yuki | Matsuura Aya | Hello! Project Kids | Berryz Koubou | v-u-den
2005
Elegies Satoda Mai | Shibata Ayumi | Takahashi Ai | Tanaka Reina
Sexy Otonajan Fujimoto Miki | Murakami Megumi | Natsuyaki Miyabi
Puripuri Pink Nakazawa Yuko | Inaba Atsuko | Yasuda Kei | Iida Kaori
Discography
Singles Akai Nikkichou / Kiiroi Osora de BOOM BOOM BOOM / Aoi Sports Car no Otoko | Chu! Natsu Party / Summer Reggae! Rainbow / Dancing! Natsu Matsuri | Shiawase Beam! Suki Suki Beam! / Shiawase Desu ka? / Shiawase Kyouryuu Ondo | Kowarenai Ai ga Hoshii no / GET UP! Rapper / BE ALL RIGHT! | ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! | Onna, Kanashii, Otona / Inshouha Renoir no You ni / Hitoshirezu Mune wo Kanaderu Yoru no Aki
Albums Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
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