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Idol wo Sagase!
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Screenshot from the episode aired on July 13, 1999
Hello! Project Television Show
Native title アイドルをさがせ!
Episodes unknown
Run Dates January 5, 1999 - March 26, 2002
Run Time Tuesday, 24:45 (until March 1999)
Tuesday, 25:15 (as of April 1999)
Length 30 Minutes
Network TV Tokyo
Ending Theme Episode 001-003: Odaiba Moonlight Serenade

Episode 004: Anata no Yume ni Naritai
Episode 005-006: Odaiba Moonlight Serenade
Episode 007: Anata no Yume ni Naritai
Episode 008: Memory Seishun no Hikari
Episode 009-104: Anata no Yume ni Naritai
Episode 015-024: Tsuki to Taiyou
Episode 025: Gatamekira
Episode 039-042: Magic of Love
Episode 043-047: Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru
Episode 048-051: Yukigeshiki
Episode 052-054: Marui Taiyou -winter ver.-
Episode 055-059: Custard (by Chere)
Episode 060-063: Toumorokoshi to Sora to Kaze
Episode 064-067: Kiiroi Osora de BOOM BOOM BOOM
Episode 068-072: Baku Baku Kiss (by Kiss no Sekai)
Episode 073-075: Anata no Shirt to Love song
Episode 076-079: Kokuhaku Kinenbi
Episode 080-091: Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu
Episode 092-098: I WISH
Episode 099-104: Kokoro no Pheromone
Episode 105-108: Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye
Episode 109-112: Denwa Matteimasu

Hello! Project Television Shows Chronology
Concurrent Hello! Morning
Idol wo Sagase Opening December 1999

Idol wo Sagase Opening December 1999

Opening December 1999 (Nakazawa & Heike)

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Opening credits, March to April 1999 (Nakazawa & Heike)

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Opening credits, May to October 1999 (Nakazawa & Heike)

December 28, 1999

Opening credits, November to December 1999 (Nakazawa & Heike)

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Opening Credits (Nakazawa & Inaba)

Idol wo Sagase! (アイドルをさがせ!; A Search for Idols) was a Hello! Project variety show. It aired from January 5, 1999 to March 26, 2002. It aired around midnight to 1 AM, depending on the TV channel airing the show.

Featured MembersEdit

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Show contentsEdit

Episode ListEdit

Main article: Idol wo Sagase! Episodes

1999Edit

Episode numbers in bold are episodes with the TOP 20 moments presented in the official Idol wo Sagase! Koushiki BOOK

  • [1999.01.05] #001 Idol Talk (Showing rare photos of Heike and Nakazawa) Ending theme: Odaiba Moonlight Serenade
  • [1999.01.12] #002 TBA
  • [1999.01.19] #003 TBA
  • [1999.01.26] #004 TBA
  • [1999.02.02] #005 TBA
  • [1999.02.09] #006 TBA
  • [1999.02.16] #007 TBA
  • [1999.02.23] #008 TBA
  • [1999.03.02] #009 Making and eating ramen, first announcement of Country Musume Audition.
  • [1999.03.09] #010 Make-up tutorials
  • [1999.03.16] #011 Fragrance showdown
  • [1999.03.23] #012 Learning the basics of MCing
  • [1999.03.30] #013 Learning about making bread, Heike Michiyo & Morning Musume Imouto-bun Audition progress
  • [1999.04.06] #014 Heike's 20th birthday
  • [1999.04.13] #015 TBA
  • [1999.04.20] #016 Heike and Nakazawa taking acting classes
  • [1999.04.27] #017 TBA
  • [1999.05.04] #018 Learning self-defense
  • [1999.05.11] #019 TBA
  • [1999.05.18] #020 Makoto flying to Hawaii asking Ayaka to come to Japan
  • [1999.05.25] #021 Nakazawa is called into a meeting with Horiuchi Takao
  • [1999.06.01] to [1999.06.22] (one of the dates within this time span is omitted. I don't know which one.)
  • [1999.06.29] #025 Visiting Tokyo Tower
  • [1999.07.06] #026 TBA
  • [1999.07.13] #027 Talk with the first generation of Country Musume
  • [1999.07.20] #028 TBA
  • [1999.07.27] #029 Memories of Yanagihara Hiromi
  • [1999.08.03] #030 TBA
  • [1999.08.10] #031 Country Musume's first time on stage
  • [1999.08.17] #032 Miyoshi Chinatsu's debut event
  • [1999.08.24] #033 TBA
  • [1999.08.31] #034 TBA
  • [1999.09.07] #035 TBA
  • [1999.09.14] #036 Nakazawa vs. Heike arcade game duels
  • [1999.09.21] #037 Nakazawa tries to overcome her fear of flying
  • [1999.09.28] #038 "Which is the luckiest?" 5-game matches
  • [1999.10.05] #039 Docchi ga Suteki na Josei ka wo Kimeyou (Competition between Nakazawa and Heike)
  • [1999.10.12] #040 Marriage meeting matches
  • [1999.10.19] #041 Arcade game matches part II
  • [1999.10.26] #042 TBA
  • [1999.11.12] #043 Hokkaido Gourmet Showdown
  • [1999.11.09] #044 Matches in Nanja Town en'nichi
  • [1999.11.16] #045 Bowling matches
  • [1999.11.23] #046 Visiting Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise
  • [1999.11.30] #047 Let's decorate a Christmas tree
  • [1999.12.07] #048 Idol wo Sagase In Guam part I
  • [1999.12.14] #049 Idol wo Sagase In Guam part II
  • [1999.12.21] #050 TBA
  • [1999.12.28] #051 Heike and Nakazawa are signing off as MCs and introducing Iida and Rinne as their replacements

2000Edit

Episode numbers in bold are episodes with the TOP 20 moments presented in the official Idol wo Sagase! Koushiki BOOK

  • [2000.01.11] #052 New MCs, talking about their dreams and compability (they have different bloodtypes, oh no!)
  • TBA
  • [2000.01.25] #054 Working in a kindergarten as a kindergarten teacher
  • [2000.02.01] #055 Working at Inutama Dog Park
  • [2000.02.08] #056 Hair Cutting Challenge
  • TBA
  • [2000.02.22] #058 Sushi Chef Challenge
  • TBA
  • [2000.03.07] #060 Learning horse back riding
  • TBA
  • [2000.03.21] #062 Takoyaki Restaurant Challenge
  • [2000.03.28] #063 Manager Challenge
  • [2000.04.04] #064 Manager Iida marketing newcomer Maeda Yuki
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  • [2000.05.16] #070 Boxing training with Rinne
  • TBA
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  • [2000.07.11] #077 Magazine Editor Challenge
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  • [2000.08.29] #084 Nagoya Gourmet Tour
  • TBA
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  • [2000.10.03] #088 Visiting a product exhibition (igniting Iida as a painter)
  • [2000.12.05]
  • [2000.12.12]
  • [2000.12.19]
  • [2000.12.26]

2001Edit

Episode numbers in bold are episodes with the TOP 20 moments presented in the official Idol wo Sagase! Koushiki BOOK

  • [2001.01.23] #103 Yaminabe Competition
  • [2001.01.30] #104 Meeting Zobekka at Nakano Sun Plaza
  • [2001.02.06] #105 Rinne's 20th birthday
  • [2001.02.13] #106 MC Soudatsu Battle Stanze: Iida & Rinne vs. Zobekka
  • TBA
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  • [2001.03.06] #109 Country Musume dog sled race competition
  • TBA
  • [2001.03.20] #111 Omoikiri Kaita Sakuhin to wa? (Iida walking the streets asking people what they think she drew) + Suenaga Mami meeting Sheki-Dol for the first time
  • [2001.03.27] #112 Iida and Rinne are signing off as MCs and introducing Nakazawa and Inaba as their replacements

2002Edit

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  • [2002.03.26]

TriviaEdit

  • The abbreviation for the name of the show was AiSaga (あいさが/アイさが).
  • As of July 2001, it aired in Kanto on TV Tokyo Nakahara, in Chukyo on TV Aiwa, in Kyushu on TXN Kyushu, in Hokkaido on TV Hokkaido, in Okayama on TV Setouchi, and in Mie on Mie TV.
  • Two of the theme songs are by groups outside of Hello! Project: The first is "Custard" by Chére. She was a singer signed to zetima. The second is "Baku Baku Kiss" is by Kiss no Sekai which was a group produced by Tsunku, releasing two singles from 200-2001.
  • In episode #16 Nakazawa takes acting lessons and has to do a cat impression, which she finds utterly embarassing as she has to act cute.
  • In epsiode #29, the memory episode aired after the death of Yanagihara Hiromi, they said they only talked with Yanagihara Hiromi once or twice, but Nakazawa was noticeably shaken by the news. She kept reading what she had to say and was kind of "not there"
  • In episode #39 Heike loses 0-8 to Nakazawa.

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BroadcastingEdit

Area Station Series Date & Time
Kanto TV Tokyo TV Tokyo Affiliate Tuesday 00:45 AM - 01:15 AM (1999.01.05 - 199903.30)
Tuesday 01:15 AM - 01:45 AM (1999.04.06 - 2002.03.26)
Hokkaido TV Hokkaido Saturday 01:50 - 02:20 (2000.10.28 - 2002.03.23)
Thursday 02:00 - 02:30 (2002.04.18)
Aichi Prefecture TV Aichi Tuesday 00:45 - 01:15 (1999.04.13 - 1999.09.21)
Saturday 02:05 - 02:35 (1999.10.02 - 2000.03.25)
Wednesday 01:45 - 02:15 (2000.04.05 - 2000.06.28)
Tuesday 01:15 - 01:45 (2000.07.04 - 2001.03.27)
Tuesday 00:45 - 01:15 (2001.04.03 - 2002.03.26)
Tuesday 00:55 - 01:25 (2002.04.02)
Osaka Prefecture TV Osaka Wednesday 00:35 - 01:05 (2000-2001)
Okayama and Kagawa Prefectures TV Setouchi Wednesday 00:40 - 01:10 (2001.01 - 2002.03.27)
Sunday 00:50 - 01:20 (2002.04.07)
Fukuoka Prefecture TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Wednesday 00:40 - 01:10 (2001)
Tuesday 01:10 - 01:40 (2001)

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