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Kudo Haruka (工藤遥) is a Japanese actress and former pop singer. She was a 10th generation member of Morning Musume under Hello! Project and a member of the SATOYAMA movement unit Triplet. She was first introduced as a member of Hello Pro Egg at the 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama GOLD!~ concert in March 2010. She joined Morning Musume in September 2011, and graduated from both the group and Hello! Project on December 11, 2017 to pursue acting.

Upon her graduation from Morning Musume, she landed her first major role as an actress as Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow in the 42nd Super Sentai series, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.


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Early Life[]

Kudo Haruka was born on October 27, 1999 in Saitama, Japan.


On March 27, Kudo was introduced as a new member of Hello Pro Egg at the 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama GOLD!~ concert. She made her performance debut on May 1 at the Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park festival.[2]

She entered the Morning Musume 9ki Audition, but failed in the third round.[3]

In December, it was announced that Kudo and Takeuchi Akari would receive roles in Nakajima Saki and Okai Chisato's stage play 1974 (Ikunayo).[4] The play was scheduled for March 2011, but it was postponed due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.[5]


On September 1, Kudo appeared was interviewed in an issue of De-view magazine with the leaders of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute, S/mileage, and Mano Erina as the representative of Hello Pro Egg.[6]

On September 29, Kudo was selected from the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition to join the group along with Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi and Sato Masaki.[7] The 10th generation made their official presentation on the same day they were announced as new members at the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE ~Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concert, where they participated in the performance of the song "Tomo", as well as "Namidacchi" in the final concert on September 30.

In October, Kudo starred in the stage play Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ along with Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, and the 9th generation members, having received the role three months before she became a member of Morning Musume.


On January 13, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko!.[8] They also began a radio show on April 7, titled Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~, on Radio Nippon.[9]

On April 18, it was announced that Tanaka Reina, the 9th generation, and 10th generation members would participate in a musical titled Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to June 12.

On May 13, information was released about an event featuring Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generations and S/mileage's 2nd generation member, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~. It took place throughout June and the beginning of July at Yokohama Blitz.

On August 24, it was announced that Kudo would be taking a break from Morning Musume activities due to a possible meniscus tear. According to Kudo, she had been suffering from pain in her left knee for quite some time. Unlike Ishida Ayumi, who sprained her ankle, Kudo still participated on the dance shot for temporary "Wakuteka Take a chance" music video.

On October 10, Kudo released her first solo photobook Do.


On January 13, Kudo was absent for the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~ night concert due to a fever.

On May 16, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members' fanclub-exclusive web talk show Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko! ended with a total of 70 episodes.[10]

On October 30, Kudo Haruka and Fukumura Mizuki held a joint birthday event, titled Fukumura Mizuki & Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2013, at Katsushika Symphony Hills.


On March 13, it was announced that Kudo would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit Triplet alongside Okai Chisato and Takagi Sayuki.

On April 6, Kudo twisted her ankle at the Okayama performance of Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~. She continued to participate without dancing. At the release event for "Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0" on April 16, Kudo still had taping on her ankle, and danced wearing sneakers. She, however, was also experiencing pain during the handshake and interview portion. Kudo was spotted icing her ankle with staff members, and she sat in a wheelchair after the event was over.

On September 27, Kudo released her second solo photobook, Ashita Tenki ni Naare!.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 15th birthday at an event titled Morning Musume '14 ~Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2014~, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On July 11, she was added to the Hello! Project Dance Club along with Sasaki Rikako, Hamaura Ayano and Yamagishi Riko.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 16th birthday in a joint event with Fukumura Mizuki, titled Morning Musume '15 Fukumura Mizuki & Kudo Haruka Birthday Event ~FukuDuu Birthday Party!~, at Yamano Hall.

On September 3, Kudo starred in a single episode drama of Otona e Novel on NHK Education TV.[11][12]

On December 9, Kudo announced on her blog she would be working as the "promotion manager" of the Hello! Project Mobile service.[13]

On December 12, when Kudo appeared as a guest on the radio show Young Town Doyoubi, it was announced that she would become the new regular after Sayashi Riho graduated from Morning Musume and left the show.


On February 27, Kudo released her third solo photobook, titled Harukaze.

On March 7, it was announced that Kudo became an advertising talent for Proactive+.[14][15]

On May 3, Kudo began the monthly radio show Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi for the Hello! Project Mobile service along with the "promotion staff" members Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, and Yanagawa Nanami.[16]

On July 6, Kudo released her first solo image Blu-ray, Haruka.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '16 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event, at Differ Ariake.


On April 29, during the Morning Musume '17 Concert Tour Haru ~THE INSPIRATION!~ concert, Kudo announced that she would graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project on the last day of their fall 2017 tour to focus on acting,[17] Kudo has made her goal to reach Hirose Suzu's position and someday become an asadora heroine.[18] In a later interview, she called her role as False in the musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- as the turning point in her career.[19]

Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project and Morning Musume。'17. Haruka Kudo will graduate from Morning Musume。'17, as well as Hello! Project, at their autumn tour.

During activities in Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Morning Musume。, she realized the charms of acting and that it was enjoyable, and while understanding it was difficult, she naturally made the request of "I want to devote myself to acting".
She thought about balancing the work with Morning Musume。 activities and was worried, but with her becoming 18 years old this year, we understood her strong resolve to devote herself with all her might and challenge herself.
This is not at all a smooth road, and she has decided that she is more than ready to graduate.
We hope to support her as much as possible after her graduation.

From now on regarding the schedule, it will be reported as soon as it is decided.
First of all, the current spring tour will continue, as well as the play (Engeki Joshibu) in June and the tour final at Nippon Budokan on June 23rd.

Haruka Kudo will continue to devote herself, so please continue to support her as well as Morning Musume。'17.

Representative Director Takeshi Nishiguchi

Statement from Kudo Haruka[17][20]
I, Haruka Kudo, after the autumn tour,
Will graduate from Morning Musume。 as well as from Hello! Project.

It has been 6 years since I became a member of Morning Musume。
It has been 8 years since I got into Hello! Project.
During this time, I've had a lot of experiences,
Thanks to a lot of people, I have grown up from being an audacious primary school student into who I am now.
Because I became a normal high school student for a while,
I began to wonder, "What do I want to do in the future now that my dream of Morning Musume。 came true?"

My answer came quite quickly,
Or I think I already had it.

I want to try the genre I found during my career, "acting".

I don't want to do things halfway,
So even by saying "I want to act" while also singing and dancing on stage as an idol,
I somehow thought it would be disrespectful to the members and the fans for wanting to do both things.

I told my feelings to the company and my parents,
I thought "I want to bet on what I want to do" a lot and decided to graduate.

During the remaining time, I want to create many memories with the members and all the fans,
I want to be able to say "See you again!" without any regrets in the end.

Please support me until the end!

Morning Musume。'17 Haruka Kudo

On May 19, Kudo released a digital song with Sato Masaki titled "Miss Henkan!!".

On September 6, Kudo announced that she would release her fourth solo photobook and her last as a member of Morning Musume and Hello! Project, self-titled Kudo Haruka, on October 27.[21]

On October 27, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event, at Differ Ariake.

On November 8 and 9, the 10th generation members of Morning Musume '17 held the Morning Days Happy Holiday 10ki Member Iikubo Haruna・Ishida Ayumi・Sato Masaki・Kudo Haruka Fanclub Tour in Yamanashi.

Her second solo image Blu-ray, Do The Vacation, was released on November 22.

On December 7, she announced that she would join M-line club after her graduation,[22][23] and her profile was added to the site two days later.

On December 9, Kudo held her last event at TFT HALL 1000, titled Morning Musume '17 64th Single "Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi!" Hatsubai Kinen Kudo Haruka Solo Event. Fans could win a ticket to the event by entering a lottery when they purchased the exclusive Kudo Haruka (Morning Musume '17) Edition CD of "Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi!" from forTUNE music.[24][25]

On December 11, Kudo graduated in the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ Kudo Haruka Sotsugyou Special at Nippon Budokan.[26]

In her last Morning Musume blog entry, she announced that her first acting gig after graduating had already been decided. The work had entered the preparatory phase, but she could not share more information until the information ban was lifted.[27]


On January 12, the main cast for Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, the 42nd Super Sentai series, was announced.[28] Kudo was revealed to be the actress of the character Hayami Umika who is Lupin Yellow.[29][30] The series began airing on February 11.[31] Following the cast announcement, Kudo also opened a new Ameba blog named "Haru Camera".[32]

On February 1, Kudo transferred to J.P ROOM and opened an official Instagram account.[33][34]

On April 11, Kudo released a photobook she mostly shot herself, titled Haru Camera. It includes photos she took in the lead-up to her graduation from Morning Musume in December 2017.[35]

On June 27, Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Mini Album 3 was released, including a Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow image song by Kudo titled "Himeta Omoi", which was first previewed in episode #17 on June 3.[36]

On June 30, Televi-kun Chou Battle DVD Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger ~GIRLFRIENDS ARMY~, a special double-heroine DVD featuring Kudo with her female co-star Okuyama Kazusa who portrays Myojin Tsukasa / Patren 3gou, became available for pre-order via postcard included in the August 2018 issue of Televi-kun magazine.[37][38]

On August 1, she opened an official Twitter account.[39][40]

On December 26, the Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger VS Character Song Album was released, including a second Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow image song by Kudo titled "Dear My Friends".[41]


On February 19, Kudo announced that she would be creating a long T-shirt and zip parka in collaboration with the clothing brand KANGOL REWARD which was made to order starting in March.[42][43]

On February 21, she held her first M-line club event titled Kudo Haruka FC Event ~Marugoto Zenbu Oiwai Shichae!~ at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.

On April 27, she published her first personal book, self-titled Haruka.[44]

Kudo performed with Kitagawa Naoya in the June 14 and 15 shows of the reader's theater-style stage production of Itsumo Pocket ni Chopin.[45][46]

On July 8, it was announced that Kudo was cast in Kirin's new summer TV commercial for their "Gogo no Koucha" drinks. She stars alongside model Minami Sara (who was cast in the main role), model and brand producer Tanaka Mei, and YouTuber Kobashiri. as a four-member high school girl band. The commercial begins airing on July 11.[47][48][49]

From October 5 to October 14, she starred in the stage adaptation of the manga Mahou Tsukai no Yome (also known as The Ancient Magus' Bride) as the heroine Hatori Chise.[50]

On October 26 and 27, she held the Kudo Haruka Fanclub Tour in Nagano HARUCOUNT DOWN 19→20 in celebration of her 20th birthday.

On November 1, it was announced that Kudo Haruka was cast in the film Noboru Kotera-san (のぼる小寺さん; Kotera-san Climbs) as the titular character Kotera, her first lead role in a film.[51] The film is based on the manga of the same name, and it focuses on Kotera's love for bouldering and her life as a high school student.[52] To take on the role of Kotera, Kudo spent four months training in bouldering and climbing.[53]

On December 31, she appeared as a special guest MC at Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2019 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ alongside Miyazaki Yuka.[54]


From February 8 to February 28, Kudo held her first solo live, titled Kudo Haruka LIVE 2020 "New Face!".[55] She debuted a new original song at the live, titled "Sou Itte Kureta Desho?".[56]

On March 6, it was announced that Kudo would reprise the role as Hatori Chise in the second run of the stage play Mahou Tsukai no Yome from October 17 to November 8.[57]

On March 27, Kudo released her fifth solo photobook, Lively.[58] Later that evening she was set to hold the Kudo Haruka Fanclub Event 10 Shuunen Kouen 3gatsu ~Yoyogi GOLD!~ to celebrate the 10 years since she first stood on stage as a member of Hello Pro Egg;[59] however, the event was later cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

On April 16, she released another wave of collaboration T-shirts with the clothing brand KANGOL REWARD, which was made to order.[60][61]

On July 3, Noboru Kotera-san, a movie in which Kudo stars as the titular main character, was released in theaters. It was postponed from its original release date on June 5 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[62] That month, she also joined Just Production in partnership with J.P ROOM.

On July 16, it was announced that she was cast as the character Kashiwagi Reina in the film 461ko no Obento, which was released on November 6.[63][64]

On August 29, it was announced that she was cast in the horror film, Suicide Forest Village (樹海村), which was released in 2021.[65]

On October 27, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2020 with two shows at Yamano Hall.[66] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.


On October 17, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2021 ~22nd Best day ever~ Kyoyasu SP with two shows at Edogawa Ward Cultural Center.[67] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[]

She has two younger brothers.[68] The first is two years younger, and the second is five years younger.

When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Kudo was a 6th grade elementary school student. She began middle school in April 2012 and graduated on March 13, 2015.[69]

On March 3, 2018, Kudo announced that she graduated from high school.[70]

On April 24 and 25, 2010, while in her fifth year of elementary school, Kudo competed in the Kanto Swimming Tournament 2010 in the 50m breaststroke for 9 to 10 year old girls. She got to meet Olympic gold medalist Kitajima Kosuke, who was there as a special guest.[72][73]

She wanted to compete in the swimming tournament again when she turned 15, and maybe aim for the Olympics. Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi were impressed that a member of Morning Musume would want to compete.

Kudo's given name, Haruka, was chosen by her father mainly for how cool her name looks when written in cursive,[73] but also for its sound[74] and how compatible the kanji's stroke count is with her last name.[73]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kudo Haruka:

  • Kuduu (くどぅー): Official nickname given to her by Tsunku as a Hello Pro Egg member.[75]
  • Duu (どぅー): Official nickname given to her by Suzuki Kanon in 2012 when she joined Morning Musume, derived from Kuduu. Used by members and fans.[75]
  • Haru-chan (ハルちゃん)[76]


  • Hobbies: Watching DVDs
  • Special Skills: Swimming, cartwheels
  • Favorite Color: Light blue, orange, lime green
  • Favorite Food: Meat, green tea
  • Favorite Manga: One Piece
  • Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Shabondama", "LOVE Machine"[73]
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Ai・Ai・Gasa"[73]
  • Past Favorite Songs: "CANDY CANDY" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "We Are!" by Kitadani Hiroshi, "Battle Frontier" by Takaya Akina
  • Current Favorite Songs: "Fashion Monster" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "Arienai!" by miwa, "Hello! Thank You!" by Becky (with Pokepark Kids chorus group)
  • Favorite Words: "There is only advancement"
  • Motto: "Be cheerful and lively!"
  • Looks Up To: Abe Natsumi,[73] Tanaka Reina[73]

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Kudo Haruka/Discography

    Solo Songs[]

    • [2018.06.27] Himeta Omoi (秘めた想い) (as Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow (Kudo Haruka) (早見初美花/ルパンイエロー (工藤遥); from Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Mini Album 3 (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー ミニアルバム3))
    • [2018.12.16] Dear My Friends (as Hayami Umika / Lupin Yellow (Kudo Haruka) (早見初美花/ルパンイエロー (工藤遥); from Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger VS Character Song Album)
    • [2020] Sou Itte Kureta Desho? (そう言ってくれたでしょ?)

    Solo Image DVDs/Blu-rays[]

    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]

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    Other DVDs[]


    Solo Songs[]


    Main article: Kudo Haruka/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]

    Other Photobooks[]

    Haru Camera




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    • [2018.10.13] Kudo Haruka 2019nen Calendar (工藤遥2019年カレンダー)
    • [2019.11.02] Kudo Haruka 2020nen Calendar (工藤遥2020年カレンダー)
    • [2020.11.07] Kudo Haruka 2021nen Calendar (工藤遥2021年カレンダー)
    • [2021.11.13] Kudo Haruka 2022nen Calendar (工藤遥2022年カレンダー)


    TV Programs[]

    TV Dramas[]

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    • [2012] Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
    • [2015] Otona e Novel (オトナヘノベル)
    • [2018–2019] Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger (快盗戦隊ルパンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー) (as Lupin Yellow / Hayami Umika)

    Web Dramas[]

    • [2018] Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger + Keisatsu Sentai Patranger ~Kyuukyoku no Hen Gattai!~ (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー+警察戦隊パトレンジャー ~究極の変合体!~) (2-episode spinoff, Video Pass exclusive)
    • [2018] Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Feat. Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger ~Mou Hitori no Patren 2gou~ (警察戦隊パトレンジャー Feat. 快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャー ~もう一人のパトレン2号~) (2-episode spinoff, Toei Tokusatsu Fanclub exclusive)


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    • [2018] Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger en film (快盗戦隊ルパンレンジャーVS警察戦隊パトレンジャー en film) (as Lupin Yellow / Hayami Umika)
    • [2019] Lupinranger VS Patranger VS Kyuranger (ルパンレンジャーVSパトレンジャーVSキュウレンジャー) (as Lupin Yellow / Hayami Umika)
    • [2020] Noboru Kotera-san (のぼる小寺さん) (as Kotera)
    • [2020] 461ko no Obento (461個のおべんとう) (as Kashiwagi Reina)
    • [2021] Suicide Forest Village (樹海村)


    • [2016–2017] Proactive+ (プロアクティブ+)
    • [2019] Kirin Gogo no Koucha (キリン 午後の紅茶)



    • [2012–2013] Morning Musume 9ki・10ki Member WEB Talk Maji DE Pyoko Pyoko! (モーニング娘。9・10期メンバー WEBトーク 本気DE飛跳!) (fanclub exclusive)
    • [2012–2017] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院~放課後ミーティング~)
    • [2016–2017] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
    • [2016–2017] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ!モバ宣伝会議) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)
    • [2017–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays)


    • According to an interview with Cool-up Girls magazine in April 2014, she applied for Hello Pro Egg herself.
    • She was the only member of her Hello Pro Egg generation that debuted in Hello! Project.
    • She is coincidentally a 10th generation member of both Hello Pro Egg and Morning Musume.
    • She was known as the tomboy of Morning Musume, and would jokingly call herself a boy, and say that she was the "the little brother" character of Morning Musume.
    • Because all of Morning Musume's 10th generation members' birthdays are on the seventh day of a month or have a seven in the day, Kudo said that their lucky number is seven.
    • She is known for being a tsundere and having a husky voice.[77]
    • She believes she can't lose with her husky voice and sports skills.
    • Her Morning Musume audition number was 242.
    • She is the youngest member in the history of Morning Musume, being 11 years old when she joined. She broke Kago Ai's 11 year record of being the youngest to ever join Morning Musume. Adding to coincidence, 11 year record broken in 2011 by an 11 year and 11 months old girl.
    • She is the third Morning Musume member to be from Hello Pro Egg, the first being Linlin and the second being Fukumura Mizuki.
    • Her name is often pronounced "Kudou", with 'u' being an independent sound, rather than being used for a long 'o' sound.
    • When asked about what aspect of her makeup she is most particular about, she said not to apply too much.
    • She auditioned for the 9th generation, but failed.[3] This makes her the second member of Morning Musume who had to audition twice to join the group, the first one being Tanaka Reina and in total she is the 3rd one who failed to join and later became a member, the first one being Fujimoto Miki.
    • She was the second member to continue being the youngest member after another generation joined; Fukuda Asuka was the first, then Haga Akane joined and became the third.
    • When she was young, her parents gave her many old Morning Musume CDs, except "Ai no Tane", which her father treasures, who has been a fan of the group since it formed.
    • She said her biggest wish is to meet Oda Eiichiro, the creator of her favorite manga One Piece.
    • If she wasn't in Morning Musume, she said she wants to be a Disney show dancer and a Disney cast member.[78]
    • She is scared of haunted houses.[79][80]
    • She is the youngest idol to appear on the cover of the magazine Big Comic Spirits.
    • She is bad at cooking.[81]
    • She is a fan of the shounen manga One Piece,[78] and Silver Spoon.[82]
    • Until 2017, she had missed at least one performance of each Hello! Project winter concert since she joined Morning Musume.
    • She knows how to juggle.
    • She has appeared in at least one play every year since joining Hello! Project.
    • In August 2014, Tsunku commented on Kudo: "She has gotten taller and her voice more stable, she's standing out this year. She's always been photogenic and it's really showing now. In "TIKI BUN" too she shines in a different way, looking forward to see where she goes from now."[83]
    • She was sometimes teased at school for being an idol, and classmates sometimes brought her photobooks to class.
    • For her 15th birthday event goods, she cosplayed as Sonoda Umi from Love Live! School Idol Project and Ciel Phantomhive from Kuroshitsuji.[84]
    • During an interview with ZIP! in January 2015, Morning Musume '15 was asked who would take over Michishige Sayumi's position as the cutest member of the group and Kudo replied: "After Michishige-san graduated, I realized, 'Oh, it looks like I'm the cutest member now,'" and that she wants to keep that position a little longer. Sayashi Riho responded, "So you're saying out of the remaining nine, no one else is worth mentioning (for being cutest)," and Haruka said, "No, that's what I'm saying!".[85]
    • She always eats an apple after a performance.
    • She is the first 10th generation member to graduate.
    • If she could be reborn as someone else, she would become Okai Chisato. She has always admired Okai even though she is an extreme mood maker. She makes people smile, and Kudo finds it amazing how different she is on stage.[73]
    • She believes she is the Hello! Project member who receives the most high-pitched (female) cheers.[73]
    • If she did not become an idol, she would have liked to become an Olympic swimmer. If she still competed, she would have been the right age to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.[73]
    • She says she is addicted to the Kingdom Hearts video game series. She started playing two or three years before 2017, when she bought a Nintendo DS, and has finished most of the DS and mobile app games.[73]
    • Kudo's father has been a fan of Morning Musume since 1997, and he bought a copy of "Ai no Tane" when they sold it by hand for their five-day campaign. When she told him they would be singing a remake, he wasn't amused.[86]
    • Kudo, Iikubo Haruna, and Ogata Haruna gave themselves the unit name "Triple A" (spelled トリプルエー or AAA) as an inside joke about their breast sizes.[87][88]
    • She has quite a few admirers. Most notably, Haga Akane, Sasaki Rikako, Inaba Manaka, Kasahara Momona, Fujii Rio, and Kawamura Ayano all admire her. Haga Akane is even a fan of the pairing IshiDuu between Kudo and Ishida Ayumi. Wada Ayaka also began admiring her after performing alongside her in LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-.
    • In Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol.36 which was released in 2013, Kudo said that she loved Super Sentai heroes and wanted to appear as one. Mano Erina, who was Kamen Rider Nadeshiko in the Kamen Rider Fourze films, asked Kudo if she could do it in five years.[89][90][91] This came true in 2018, when Kudo was cast as Lupin Yellow in Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger.[92]
    • She has a photography hobby. Her favorite camera is the double-lens Canon EOS M2 that she bought in February 2016, and she has taken photos with it almost everyday since.[93]
    • When she graduated from Morning Musume, Ikuta Erina gifted her a set of orange chopsticks with "☆Haruka Kudo☆" and "10th" engraved on them.[94]
    • She shares the same surname with Juice=Juice member Kudo Yume.
    • It was revealed during the Hello! Project 2020 Winter concerts that BEYOOOOONDS member Maeda Kokoro's older brother was childhood friends with Kudo Haruka.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Suzuki Kanon
    Youngest member of Morning Musume
    September 2011 – September 2014
    Succeeded by
    Haga Akane
    Preceded by
    Tamura Meimi
    Youngest active member of Hello! Project
    September 2011 – September 2014
    Succeeded by
    Haga Akane
    Preceded by
    Kago Ai
    Youngest member to join Morning Musume Ever
    September 2011 – Present
    Succeeded by


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