Kasahara Momona (笠原桃奈) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as the sole fifth generation member of ANGERME.

She first joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei on May 4, 2015, when she introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Kasahara Momona, August 2020

Kasahara Momona, November 2019

Kasahara Momona, July 2019

Kasahara Momona, May 2019

Kasahara Momona, April 2019

Kasahara Momona, October 2018

Kasahara Momona, May 2018

Kasahara Momona, December 2017

Kasahara Momona, June 2017

Kasahara Momona, October 2016

Kasahara Momona, July 2016

Kasahara Momona, May 2016

Kasahara Momona, February 2016

Kasahara Momona, April 2015

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Kasahara Momona was born on October 22, 2003 in Kanagawa, Japan.

2014[edit | edit source]

In 2014, she entered the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but failed.

2015[edit | edit source]

On April 1, Kasahara joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced and participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, 2015 alongside Ono Mizuho, Nakano Rion, Yanagawa Nanami, Maeda Kokoro, Akiyama Mao, Kanatsu Mizuki and Okamoto Honoka.

2016[edit | edit source]

On May 5, she was awarded the public vote for best performance alongside Kiyono Momohime at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ for her performance of "Itoshiku Kurushii Kono Yoru ni".

On July 16, during the opening Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concert, it was announced that Kasahara had joined ANGERME as the 5th generation member.[1] According to Wada Ayaka, Kasahara had been participating in lessons with the group since May.

On November 15, Kasahara celebrated her 13th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2016, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2017[edit | edit source]

On October 23, Kasahara celebrated her 14th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2018[edit | edit source]

On November 6, Kasahara celebrated her 15th birthday in a joint fanclub event with Kamikokuryo Moe, titled ANGERME Kamikokuryo Moe・Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2018, at Shinagawa Stellar Ball.

On November 30, former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai published the Ai Takahashi MAKE-UP BOOK in which Kasahara and five other active Hello! Project members appear as models.[2]

2019[edit | edit source]

Kasahara was featured in graduation2019 Chuugaku Sotsugyou, a collection of interviews and gravure photos commemorating her and other idols' graduation from middle school, which was published by TOKYONEWS magazine&mook on March 1.[3]

On October 22, she released her first solo visual photobook, titled Momona.[4]

On November 8, Kasahara celebrated her 16th birthday in a joint fanclub event with Kamikokuryo Moe, titled ANGERME Kamikokuryo Moe・Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2019, at CLUB CITTA'.

2020[edit | edit source]

On July 13, it was announced that she would be one of several current and former Hello! Project members starring in a new horror television drama based on the book, Hobonichi no Kaidan. The drama began airing in August 2020.[5][6][7]

On October 22, she celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.[8] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

As of 2020, both her parents are 36 years old, and her two younger sisters are 15 and 12 years olds.

When Kasahara joined ANGERME, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school in March 2019[9] and began high school the following April.[10] As of April 2020, she is currently in her second year of high school.

She gets along well with ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana, Juice=Juice member Yanagawa Nanami, and she was good friends with Kanatsu Mizuki in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

Her parents chose the name because it means "sweet" in Hawaiian, and they hoped to raise her to be a sweet girl.[11]

The following list are nicknames that have been used to refer to Kasahara Momona:

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Specialties: Dance (9 years of experience in ballet), acrobatics, swings[12]
  • Hobbies: Eating sweets, playing games, athletics, dancing, cycling with her family
  • Charm Point: Her pale skin
  • Favorite Music Genre: Classical music
  • Favorite Sport: Ballet
  • Motto: Rather than be like the moon who borrows light from the sun to shine even greater, light a smaller spark that is truly your own (日の光を借りて照る大いなる月たらんよりは、自ら光を放つ小さな灯火たれ。), "Isshou kenmei" (一所懸命; As hard as one can)[12]
  • Favorite Food: Peaches, fruit
  • Least Favorite Food: Meat
  • Favorite Subjects: P.E., History
  • Favorite Colors: Purple[12], pink[12]
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Kimagure Princess" and "Yuugure wa Ameagari"
  • Favorite ANGERME Songs: "Mystery Night!", "Dondengaeshi", "Gashin Shoutan" and "Jitensha Chiririn"
  • Favorite ANGERME Member: Aikawa Maho
  • Looks Up To: Kudo Haruka, Sato Masaki, Michishige Sayumi, Kamei Eri, Nomura Minami

Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Kasahara Momona Publications Featured In

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

Hobonichi no Kaidan

Theater[edit | edit source]

MODEYumemiru TelevisionAttack No.1

Internet[edit | edit source]

Radio[edit | edit source]

  • [2016–] AS1422 (アンジュルムステーション1422)
  • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Fridays, 2017.10–2019.06)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She thinks she has a strong sense of right and wrong.
  • She thinks she's a little scatterbrained.
  • She wants to perform like Kamei Eri.
  • She is the first member in Hello Pro Kenshuusei to have been born in 2003.
  • She decided to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she loves singing and dancing.
  • She grew to love Hello! Project because of her admiration for Takahashi Ai and the "Platinum Era" of Morning Musume.
  • She wants to focus on her singing and get better at the songs she has trouble with.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Akiyama Mao.
  • She previously stated that she wanted to debut in Morning Musume. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her future dream was to debut in Hello! Project and stand on a large stage. 
  • She likes The Beatles (an influence from her parents).
  • Wada Ayaka thinks that Kasahara Momona's personality which isn't afraid of anything is amazing.
  • When Wada Ayaka told her she would be joining ANGERME, she thought it was a prank.
  • When Wada Ayaka asked her which group was her favorite she said Morning Musume, when asked who her second favorite group was, she initially said ANGERME while looking down, but when pressed again she admitted her second favorite group was actually Country Girls.
  • Kamikokuryo Moe calls Momona's pink image color peach.
  • Her parents like Hawaii because they held their wedding there.
  • She wants to go to Australia because she likes animals and nature. She also wants to go to Greece because she likes mythology and the look of their townscapes.
  • At 12 going on 13, she is currently the last member to debut at 12 years old (all the other members that came after her in all Hello! Project Groups have joined at 13 years old or older).

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
Okamoto Honoka

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
2015-2016

Succeeded by
Kiyono Momohime

Preceded by
Sasaki Rikako

Youngest member of ANGERME
2016–2018

Succeeded by
Ise Layla

Preceded by
Funaki Musubu

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2016–2017

Succeeded by
Kiyono Momohime

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "アンジュルムに新メンバー“プリプリ桃尻”笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2016-07-16.
  2. "高橋愛、ハロプロ後輩を華麗にプロデュース 初メイクブック発売【独占カット】 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2018-11-22.
  3. "【笠原桃奈(アンジュルム)ポストカード付】graduation2019中学卒業" (in Japanese). TOKYONEWS magazine&mook.
  4. "笠原桃奈(アンジュルム)ファーストビジュアルフォトブック「Momona」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-09-13.
  5. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演で「ほぼ日の怪談。」ドラマ化、8月に配信・放送" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-07-13.
  6. "ドラマ『ほぼ日の怪談。』に笠原桃奈・伊勢鈴蘭・高瀬くるみ・西田汐里が出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-07-14.
  7. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演のドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」予告、全12話の場面写真も解禁" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-08-19.
  8. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「アンジュルム 笠原桃奈バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-09-16.
  9. Kasahara Momona. "中学校バイバイ 笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2019-03-21.
  10. Kasahara Momona. "こんにちは 笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2019-04-02.
  11. Pocket Morning. 2016-10-12. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 "Official Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (in Japanese). Archived: 2015-11-06.
  13. BS朝日 テイバン・タイムズ - "【2017年5月28日放送】防災を考える". BS Asahi's Official Website. 2017-05-28

External Links[edit | edit source]

S/mileage / ANGERME
Members
2nd Generation Takeuchi Akari (Leader)
3rd Generation

Sasaki Rikako

4th Generation

Kamikokuryo Moe

5th Generation

Kasahara Momona

6th Generation

Kawamura Ayano (Sub-leader)

7th Generation

Ise Layla

8th Generation

Hashisako Rin

9th Generation

Kawana Rin | Tamenaga Shion | Matsumoto Wakana

Former Members
1st Generation Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Ogawa Saki
2nd Generation Nakanishi Kana | Katsuta Rina | Tamura Meimi
Sub-Members: Kosuga Fuyuka
3rd Generation Murota Mizuki | Aikawa Maho
6th Generation Funaki Musubu
7th Generation Oota Haruka
Discography
Indie Singles 1. aMa no Jaku | 2. Asu wa Date na no ni, Imasugu Koe ga Kikitai | 3. Suki-chan | 4. Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!! | 5. SMILE FANTASY!
Major Singles 1. Yumemiru Fifteen | 2. ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!! | 3. Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama | 4. Short Cut | 5. Koi ni Booing Buu! | 6. Uchouten LOVE | 7. Tachiagirl | 8. Please Miniskirt Postwoman! | 9. Choto Mate Kudasai! | 10. Dot Bikini | 11. Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki. | 12. Samui ne. | 13. Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita | 14. Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan | 15. Ee ka!? / "Ii Yatsu" | 16. Mystery Night! / Eighteen Emotion | 17. Aa Susukino / Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu | 18. Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu | 19. Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally | 20. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi | 21. Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru | 22. Umaku Ienai / Ai no Tame Kyou Made Shinkashite Kita Ningen, Ai no Tame Subete Taikashite Kita Ningen / Wasurete Ageru | 23. Ai Sae Areba Nanni mo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan | 24. Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha=Lover / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.) | 25. Tade Kuu Mushi mo Like it! / 46okunen LOVE | 26. Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen | 27. Watashi wo Tsukuru no wa Watashi / Zenzen Okiagarenai SUNDAY | 28. Kagiriaru Moment / Mirror Mirror
Other Singles

DVD/Blu-ray: 1. Manner Mode / Kisokutadashiku Utsukushiku / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends
Lilpri: 1. Little♡Princess☆Pri! | 2. Idolulu
Collaborations: My School March | Makeruna Wasshoi! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Albums

Original: 1. Warugaki ① | 2. ② Smile Sensation | 3. Rinnetenshou ~ANGERME Past, Present & Future~
Best: 1. S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban ① | 2. S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM "Taiki Bansei"
Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- Original Soundtrack

Concerts & Events
Concerts

Winter Tours: 2020
Spring Tours: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 (Live, Concert) | 2017 (Live, Concert) | 2018 (Live, Concert) | 2019 (Live, Concert) | 2020
Summer Tours: 2015 | 2019
Fall Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 (Live, Concert)
Overseas: 2018 (Paris, Asia) | 2019 (Mexico City)
One-Day: 2011 | 2014 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 (Katsuta Rina Sotsugyou Special, Next Page) | 2020

Events "S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1" Hatsubai Kinen Special Concert | S/mileage 2nd Original Album "2 Smile Sensation" Hatsubai Kinen Event
Other Concerts & Events
Joint Concerts

Spring Tours: 2010 (with Mano Erina) | 2011 (with ℃-ute)
Fall Tours: 2013 (with ℃-ute)
Other: 2017 (with Up Up Girls (Kari))

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Winter Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011 | Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~ | Berryz Koubou Matsuri | Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Groups
In-group Subunits Lilpri
Other Related Units Hello Pro Kenshuusei | Shugo Chara Egg! | Shin Minimoni | High-King | ZYX-α | Oha Girl Maple | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Hello! Project Mobekimasu | Peaberry | Harvest | HI-FIN | Sato no Akari | Kamiishinaka Kana | Country Girls
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada Ichigo | Nakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota Nanami | Matsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito Madoka | Onoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto Ruri | Hashida Honoka | Nishizaki Miku | Hirayama Yuki | Kitahara Momo | Ebata Kisaki | Yofuu Runo | Murakoshi Ayana | Uemura Hasumi

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga Miki | Kawashima Miyuki | Okada Yui | Noto Arisa | Morozuka Kanami | Aoki Erina | Tanaka Anri | Ose Kaede | Sengoku Minami | Sawada Yuri | Muto Mika | Hashida Mirei | Furukawa Konatsu | Hashimoto Aina | Ooyanagi Maho | Akiyama Yurika | Okada Robin Shoko | Arihara Kanna | Goto Yuki | Sainen Mia | Mori Saki | Yutoku Ayumi | Kitahara Sayaka | Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Saho Akari | Okai Asuna | Sekine Azusa | Ogawa Saki | Maeda Irori | Arai Manami
2nd Generation Mano Erina | Ogura Manami | Komine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura Mizuki | Kaneko Rie | Takeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki Azusa | Sato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano Tomomi | Katsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa Runa | Nagasawa Wakana | Kudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi Kurumi | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka Aina | Mogi Minami | Ogawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga Kanae | Oda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga Fuyuka | Uemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura Rise | Murota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi Riko | Nomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa Tomoko | Ichioka Reina | Kaga Kaede | Kishimoto Yumeno | Makino Maria | Wada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka Karen | Inaba Manaka | Mikame Kana | Fujii Rio | Mashiro Kana | Inoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki Risa | Yokogawa Yumei | Niinuma Kisora | Oura Hirona | Dambara Ruru | Haga Akane | Funaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa Maho | Takemura Miu | Saito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto Nagisa | Horie Kizuki | Shimano Momoko | Ogata Risa | Hirose Ayaka | Tanimoto Ami | Inoue Rei | Asakura Kiki | Onoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono Mizuho | Nakano Rion | Yanagawa Nanami | Maeda Kokoro | Akiyama Mao | Kanatsu Mizuki | Kasahara Momona | Okamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi Kurumi | Ono Kotomi | Kodama Sakiko | Kiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura Ayano | Yokoyama Reina | Yoshida Marie | Nishida Shiori | Yamazaki Yuhane | Hashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura Rika | Hibi Marina | Eguchi Saya | Doi Rena | Okamura Minami | Matsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto Momoko | Goto Sayaka | Tamenaga Shion | Shutto Anna | Kanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! | 2. Ten Made Nobore! | 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga Aru | Mottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" | 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: May | August | November
2008: March | June | September | November
2009: April | June | September | November
2010: March | June | September | November

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: March | June | September | December
2013: March | June | September | December
2014: February/March | June | September | November/December
2015: March | June | September | November/December
2016: February/March | June | September | December
2017: March | June | September | December
2018: March | June | September | December
2019: March | June | September | December
2020: March
Test Events: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai | Shugo Chara Egg! | Kashou Egg | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE Possible | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Kikkawa Yuu | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Juice=Juice | Kobushi Factory | Tsubaki Factory | BEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-den | Little Gatas | ℃-ute | Mix Gatas | Morning Musume | Ongaku Gatas | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | MilkyWay | High-King | Aa! | Shin Minimoni | Reborn Eleven | Jurin | Country Girls
Related Acts Up-Front Egg | NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kansai Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Korea Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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