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]
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. 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.
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.
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.
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. 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 and began high school the following April. As of April 2021, she is currently in her last year of high school.
Her parents chose the name because it means "sweet" in Hawaiian, and they hoped to raise her to be a sweet girl.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Kasahara Momona (笠原桃奈)
- Birthdate: October 22, 2003
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 160 cm (5 ft 2.9 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Libra
- Eastern Zodiac: Goat
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2015-04-01: Member
- ANGERME Member Color: Hot Pink
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Other Groups:
- Specialties: Dance (9 years of experience in ballet), acrobatics, swings
- 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)
- Favorite Food: Peaches, fruit
- Least Favorite Food: Meat
- Favorite Subjects: P.E., History
- Favorite Colors: Purple, pink
- 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]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2019.10.22] Momona
Works[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2016–2019] The Girls Live
- [2017.5.28] Teiban Times #119 (BS Asahi)
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  ANGERME no Kekkyoku wa LOVE desho!!
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Hobonichi no Kaidan
Theater[edit | edit source]
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2015–] Hello! Project Station
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello! Anison Bu
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]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Kasahara Momona
- List:Kasahara Momona Discography Featured In
- List:Kasahara Momona Publications Featured In
- List:Kasahara Momona Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kasahara Momona Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Youngest member of ANGERME
Youngest member of Hello! Project
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- "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.
- "【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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "★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.
- Kasahara Momona. "中学校バイバイ 笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2019-03-21.
- Kasahara Momona. "こんにちは 笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). ANGERME Member Official Blog. 2019-04-02.
- Pocket Morning. 2016-10-12. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- "Official Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (in Japanese). Archived: 2015-11-06.
- 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]
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