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High-King was a Japanese idol group within Hello! Project. The group was created to promote Morning Musume's rendition of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, titled Cinderella the Musical. The group is mostly made up of the leaders of the main Hello! Project groups: Morning Musume's leader, Berryz Koubou's captain, and ℃-ute's leader. The group also featured Hello Pro Egg member Maeda Yuuka, and Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina.



High-King, July 2009

High-King, July 2008


The group was created for the sole purpose of promotion and support, making it short-lived, albeit reasonably successful. Their debut single, C\C (Cinderella\Complex), was a relative success, having a peak ranking of #6 on the Oricon Charts. The single was released on June 11.

Producer Tsunku said the members were chosen for their ability to dance and belt out R&B numbers, adding, "As they're girls they should really be 'High Queen' but it didn't have enough punch." He said their debut had a faster beat than anything he'd produced up to that point.


In 2009, several of the dormant units were revived. Tanpopo, Minimoni, Petitmoni,ZYX, Aa!, and v-u-den all returned with new line-ups. High-King also returned from hiatus, but with its original members.

High-King released two new songs during this year: "DIAMONDS" which was released in Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, and "DESTINY LOVE" which was released in Petit Best 10.


High-King appeared during the Hello! Project 2010 SUMMER ~Fankora!~, performing Goto Maki's "Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON."


High-King performed during both series of Hello! Project's 2011 winter tour. They performed Goto Maki's "Scramble" during the A gana Live, and Gomattou's "SHALL WE LOVE?" during the B kkuri Live.

After Hello! Project's 2011 winter tour, the group became inactive alongside the other Chanpuru units.


High-King briefly reunited and performed "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)" without Maeda Yuuka when Takahashi Ai made a guest appearance during Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~.


High-King's last two members Shimizu Saki and Yajima Maimi performed "Kioku no Meiro" together during the Berryz Koubou Matsuri.




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Members Tanaka Reina (Leader)Takahashi AiShimizu SakiYajima MaimiMaeda Yuuka
Singles C\C (Cinderella\Complex)
Related Units Morning MusumeBerryz Koubou℃-uteHello Pro EggLoVendoЯ
High-King Takahashi AiTanaka ReinaShimizu SakiYajima MaimiMaeda Yuuka
Tanpopo# Kamei EriMitsui AikaKumai YurinaOkai Chisato
Petitmoni V Mano ErinaNakajima SakiHagiwara Mai
Shin Minimoni. LinlinFukuda KanonTakeuchi AkariMiyamoto Karin
Aa! Natsuyaki MiyabiSuzuki AiriSaho Akari
ZYX-α Niigaki RisaKusumi KoharuUmeda ErikaTsugunaga MomokoTokunaga ChinamiSudo MaasaWada AyakaOgawa Saki
Zoku v-u-den Michishige SayumiJunjunSugaya Risako
Discography Featured In
Albums As Chanpuru: Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~Petit Best 10
Other: Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (Petitmoni V only)
DVDs As Chanpuru: Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.21
Concerts Featured In
Hello! Project As Chanpuru: 2009 SUMMER2010 WINTER2010 SUMMER2011 WINTER
Other: 2013 Fuyu (High-King, Petitmoni V, ZYX-α, Zoku v-u-den only)Berryz Koubou Matsuri (High-King, Aa!, ZYX only)COUNTDOWN PARTY 2016 (Tanpopo# only)
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Morning MusumeBerryz Koubou℃-uteMano ErinaS/mileageMobekimasuBuono!Guardians 4Shugo Chara Egg!Hello Pro Egg