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|Kanazawa Tomoko promoting "25sai Eien Setsu"|
|Born||July 2, 1995|
|Occupation||Idol, singer, actress, model|
|Associated Acts||Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, ODATOMO, Kamiishinaka Kana|
|Joined||February 3, 2013|
|Debut Single||Romance no Tochuu / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (MEMORIAL EDIT) / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru (MEMORIAL EDIT)|
|Time in Group||6 Years, 3 Months, 14 Days|
|Joined||November 1, 2012|
|Graduated||November 18, 2013|
|Time in Group||1 Year, 18 Days|
Kanazawa Tomoko (金澤朋子) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member and sub-leader of Juice=Juice. She is also a former member of the SATOYAMA & SATOUMI movement unit ODATOMO. She first joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member and was introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
Kanazawa Tomoko was born on July 2, 1995 in Saitama, Japan.
In the summer, Kanazawa entered a DAM★Tomo contest for Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.) and won. She, along with her sister Fumiko and another girl, performed "Chou HAPPY SONG" with BeriKyuu at the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2012 Natsu ~Wkwk Natsu no FAN Matsuri!~ show on August 18 at Nakano Sunplaza as the opening act. Afterwards, Kanazawa auditioned for Ocean Music Award Shinjin Hakkutsu Audition 2012. She sang ℃-ute's "Kimi wa Jitensha Watashi wa Densha de Kitaku." She made it to the final round, but eventually lost. Following this audition, she was asked if she'd like to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
On November 20, it was announced that six new girls would be added to Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Kanazawa was officially introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Kaga Kaede, Wada Sakurako, Kishimoto Yumeno, Ichioka Reina, and Makino Maria on December 9.
On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that Kanazawa would debut in a new unit, Juice=Juice, alongside Miyamoto Karin, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina, and Uemura Akari. Tsunku's comments regarding Kanazawa:
- "One of the members of a group that took part in Berryz Kobo×℃-ute "Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.)" karaoke contest with DAM★Tomo. She stood out there with her smiles and singing and then she joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She has just joined so she's the designated star rookie."
On March 5th, there was a fanclub event held for Kanazawa and Kishimoto Yumeno.
On June 13, Kanazawa appeared on Bayfm's ON8 radio show with Uemura Akari. This appearance was their first time appearing on the radio. The same day, it was announced that Kanazawa would be Juice=Juice's subleader.
In November, Kanazawa and the other Juice=Juice members profiles were removed from the Hello Pro Kenshuusei website. In late November, Kanazawa blogged saying that she sprained her ankle.
On March 13, it was announced that Kanazawa would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called ODATOMO.
On May 2, her first e-Hello! DVD, Greeting ~Kanazawa Tomoko~ was announced, it is set to be released in late June.
On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 19th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2014, the event featured two performances in Tokyo at Tokyo FM Hall.
On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 20th birthday. The special event was called Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances in Tokyo at Tokyo FM Hall.
On January 25, Kanazawa announced that she was diagnosed with endometriosis. Her medication had been giving her sudden headaches, dizziness, and nausea, making her unable to participate in recent concerts and events. However, Kanazawa would continue activities while ongoing consultation with her doctor.
On July 4, Kanazawa celebrated her 21st birthday at a special event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2016. The event featured two performances in Kanagawa at CLUB CITTA.
On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2017. The event featured three performances at Tokyo Sogo Beauty School.
On July 2, Kanazawa released her first solo photobook tomorrow. Then that evening, she celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2018 at Yamano Hall.
On September 23, she was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.
On July 2, Kanazawa celebrated her 24th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2019 The event featured two performances at Yamano Hall.
- Main Page: Family of Kanazawa Tomoko
Kanazawa's father, Shuhei, is a 48 years old (as of April 2016) who works as a taxi driver. She has 4 siblings: her brother older by 3 years, Kazuyuki, who works in a paint shop; her sister younger by 2 years, Fumiko, who also entered a DAM★Tomo contest for "Chou HAPPY SONG (Single ver.)" and won, and twin sisters younger by 4 years.
She had a pet cat named Nekotaro, who passed away in December, 2017. She also have a hamster named Nivea . In July 2018, she had a pet kitten, named Nekojiro which in homage to her previous cat.
During her junior high school years, she took archery. When Kanazawa debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year high school student. As of April 2014, she had graduated from high school.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kanazawa Tomoko:
- KanaTomo (かなとも): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Used by members and fans.
- Rose Quartz (ローズクォーツ): Kanazawa has a line in "Iijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo" where she sings “Watashi wa Rose Quartz”, which literally means “I’m a rose quartz.” Rose quartz is a type of pink gem stone that symbolizes beauty, love, etc., so fans started associating her with that name.
- kntm: An acronym for Kanatomo, an abbreviation for Kanazawa Tomoko.
- Name: Kanazawa Tomoko (金澤朋子)
- Nicknames: Kanatomo (かなとも), Tomo-chan (ともちゃん) , Tomo (とも/朋) , kntm, Rose Quartz (ローズクォーツ), Kanazawa Rose Quartz Tomoko (金澤ローズクォーツ朋子)
- Birthdate: July 2, 1995
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 161cm
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2012-11-20: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
- 2013-02-03: Juice=Juice Member
- Official Kaomoji: ∬ б」б)
- Juice=Juice Fruit (Member Color): Apple
- ODATOMO color: Light Blue
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Hobbies: Appreciating movies, Singing
- Specialty: Rotating shoulders, PC typing
- Strong Point: Good at taking care of people
- Weak Point: When she goes beyond good at taking care of people, she becomes meddling.
- Scared of: Ghosts
- Miscellaneous Likes: action films, Glee
- Favorite Food: Umeboshi, Cheesecake, Karikari Ume
- Favorite Colors: White, black, pink, red
- Favorite Animal: Sloth
- Favorite Subject: Science (physics)
- Favorite Hairstyle: Straight
- Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Over the Rainbow", "Heroine ni Narou ka!", "Yumemiru Fifteen", "VERY BEAUTY"
- Looks Up To: Suzuki Airi, Tanaka Reina
- Itsumo no Asa (from Koisuru Hello Kitty)
- [2014.06.27] Greeting ~Kanazawa Tomoko~ (“e-Hello!” DVD)
Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit
- [2015.xx.xx] Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2015
- [2016.11.26] Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2016
- [2017.11.xx] Juice=Juice Kanazawa Tomoko Birthday Event 2017
- [2016.07.01] Kanazawa Tomoko Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-"
- [2018.07.02] tomorrow
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  Budokan (武道館)
- [2013.10.03-] We are Juice=Juice
- [2015.04.03-] BAKUNAI
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- She was in Hello Pro Kenshuusei a little less than three months before being placed in a group.
- If she could join another group for a day, she would join Country Girls.
- She is the only Juice=Juice member that didn't audition for Morning Musume or S/mileage, and is also the only member in her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation who didn't audition for Morning Musume.
- She is a fan of the idol group Fairies and attended their Sukkiri event in 2011. She is also close friends with Fairies member Hayashida Mahiro.
- She says the source of her energy is from eating her beloved karikari ume (crunchy plum).
- Tsunku once commented on Kanazawa: "She has an interesting voice. It's by no means a voice that goes well into the microphone, but it's noticeable. She also has a good vibrato. It really catches your ear. Everyone else thought so too, right? She has a round, friendly face. It's the sort of face that makes you think of sitting out on the porch in summer and eating cold noodles."
- She can rotate her shoulders around.
- She would like to cover "Memory Seishun no Hikari".
- She considers herself a "my pace" kind of person.
- She says that she is an indoors type of person, she likes when things are calm and laid back.
- Every month she has an objective, and every month she reflects on the previous month.
- She has bad eyesight and wears contact lenses.
- Her favorite characters are Maimero, and Kikilala.
- She uses Asience shampoo, and prefers to part her bangs precisely rather than loosely.
- She once said on her blog: "Getting used to new environments can be tough but if you deal with the hard times surely fun times will come along, and if you can put aside a little time each day for a little happiness, your eyes will focus on that time."
- She considers the internet a wonderful miracle because it ties the whole world together.
- In Anikan R Yan Yan!! magazine, the Juice=Juice members were asked what animal is like Kanazawa, Uemura Akari compared her to a white tiger, Takagi Sayuki compared her to a rhinoceros, Miyazaki Yuka compared her to a bear, Otsuka Aina compared her to a deer and Miyamoto Karin compared her to a 'cute frog'.
- In a magazine, when the Juice=Juice members were asked "what member is scary when they're angry?", both Miyazaki Yuka and Uemura Akari said Kanazawa.
- Juice=Juice members joke that Kanazawa's middle name is "Rose Quartz" because of her line "Watashi wa rose quartz" (I'm a rose quartz) in "Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo".
- Miyazaki Yuka says that Juice=Juice's selling point is Kanazawa.
- She says that she isn't good at public speaking.
- When watching Western movies, she prefers subtitles rather than Japanese dub.
- She has said that if she were a guy, she would be into feminine girls like Miyazaki Yuka and Miyamoto Karin.
- Fukumura Mizuki and Suzuki Kanon think Kanazawa is the coolest Hello! Project member.
- She thinks she can't beat Tsugunaga Momoko's character nature.
- She is the current Hello! Project member with the most siblings, with four.
- Kanazawa's favorite maid cafe is @home cafe in Akihabara. She visited the cafe for the first time on November 29, 2016, after seeing it featured on TV several times, and got to meet her favorite maid hitomi. On July 2, 2017, hitomi appeared as a guest in all three shows of Kanazawa's 22nd birthday event. Kanazawa's other favorite maid is Chimu, a "super premium maid" she first met in September 2017 on a day hitomi was not working. On January 7, 2018, Chimu and another @home cafe maid named Kanipan went to see a Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 WINTER concert and met Kanazawa backstage.
- Gallery:Kanazawa Tomoko
- List:Kanazawa Tomoko Discography Featured In
- List:Kanazawa Tomoko Publications Featured in
- List:Kanazawa Tomoko Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kanazawa Tomoko Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Sub-leader of Juice=Juice
Leader of NEXT YOU
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Juice=Juiceメジャーデビュー決定のお知らせ！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013.06.13.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "新メンバー6人もお披露目。ハロプロ研修生、フレッシュなステージを披露" (in Japanese). DeView by Oricon. 2010.12.10.
- ↑ "ハロプロ夏公演、開演前には3人の女の子がBerryz工房×℃-uteと一緒に「超HAPPY SONG」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2012.08.21.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 "「ハロプロ研修生 発表会2012〜12月の生タマゴShow!〜」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2012-11-20. (Archived)
- ↑ "アップフロントワークス主催『OCEAN MUSIC AWARD 新人発掘オーディション2012』入賞者発表！" (in Japanese). Rooftop. 2012.09.27.
- ↑ "ハロプロ研修生内、新ユニット結成のお知らせ。" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2013.02.03.
- ↑ "ハロプロ研修生新ユニットに関して" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2013.02.25.
- ↑ Juice=Juice on Twitter (in Japanese). 2015-03-26.
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2016-01-25. (English Translation from blog!project.)
- ↑ "Juice=Juice 金澤朋子に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-01-25. (English Translation by 910 percent.)
- ↑ "♪.三芳町 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2016-08-05.
- ↑ "℃-ute新曲MV2曲！モー娘。'17イベント、研修生新メンバー、CMメイキング、アンジュルムスポーツのお時間、新ユニットコメント、勝田ヘアアレンジ MC：野中美希、谷本安美【ハロ！ステ#211】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-03-15.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/saitama_miyoshi/status/960440375860015104
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.三芳町 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2018-02-05.
- ↑ "「熊谷圏オーガニックフェス、ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント」中島早貴、浜浦彩乃(こぶしファクトリー)出演！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-19.
- ↑ <"ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント" (in Japanese). Saitama Prefecture. 2018-09-18.
- ↑ "「ファミハロ！PHOTOBOOK②」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-05.
- ↑ http://blog-project.net/kanazawa-tomoko/261998
- ↑ http://blog-project.net/kanazawa-tomoko/227726
- ↑ https://ameblo.jp/juicejuice-official/entry-11999831470.html
- ↑ http://blog-project.net/kanazawa-tomoko/266114
- ↑ https://ameblo.jp/juicejuice-official/entry-12390109814.html
- ↑ Pocket Morning. 2016-11-21. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- ↑ "Pocket Morning Juice=Juice Weekly Q&A (11/4/2013)". Hello!Online. 2013.11.04.
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.癒されました 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2018-02-14.
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.hitomiさん 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2016-11-29.
- ↑ hitomi. "＊Juice=Juice金澤朋子お嬢様＊" (in Japanese). @home cafe blog. 2017-07-02.
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.スーパープレミアム 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-09-12.
- ↑ Kanazawa Tomoko. "♪.HAPPY！ 金澤朋子" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2018-01-07.
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