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.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Honorary Titles
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Kudo Haruka was born on October 27, 1999 in Saitama, Japan.
2010[edit | edit source]
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.
In December, it was announced that Kudo and Takeuchi Akari would receive roles in Nakajima Saki and Okai Chisato's stage play 1974 (Ikunayo). The play was scheduled for March 2011, but it was postponed due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
2011[edit | edit source]
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.
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. 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.
2012[edit | edit source]
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!. They also began a radio show on April 7, titled Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~, on Radio Nippon.
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.
2013[edit | edit source]
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.
2014[edit | edit source]
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.
2015[edit | edit source]
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 December 9, Kudo announced on her blog she would be working as the "promotion manager" of the Hello! Project Mobile service.
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.
2016[edit | edit source]
On February 27, Kudo released her third solo photobook, titled Harukaze.
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.
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.
2017[edit | edit source]
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, Kudo has made her goal to reach Hirose Suzu's position and someday become an asadora heroine. 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.
|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".
From now on regarding the schedule, it will be reported as soon as it is decided.
Haruka Kudo will continue to devote herself, so please continue to support her as well as Morning Musume。'17.
|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。
My answer came quite quickly,
I want to try the genre I found during my career, "acting".
I don't want to do things halfway,
I told my feelings to the company and my parents,
During the remaining time, I want to create many memories with the members and all the fans,
Please support me until the end!
Morning Musume。'17 Haruka Kudo
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 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.
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.
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.
2018[edit | edit source]
On January 12, the main cast for Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger, the 42nd Super Sentai series, was announced. Kudo was revealed to be the actress of the character Hayami Umika who is Lupin Yellow. The series began airing on February 11. Following the cast announcement, Kudo also opened a new Ameba blog named "Haru Camera".
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.
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.
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".
2019[edit | edit source]
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 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.
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. 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. To take on the role of Kotera, Kudo spent four months training in bouldering and climbing.
On December 31, she appeared as a special guest MC at Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2019 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~ alongside Miyazaki Yuka.
2020[edit | edit source]
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.
On March 27, Kudo released her fifth solo photobook, Lively. 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; however, the event was later cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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 coronavirus pandemic.
On August 29, it was announced that she was cast in the horror film, Suicide Forest Village (樹海村), which will release in 2021.
On October 27, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2020 with two shows at Yamano 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]
She has two younger brothers. 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. On March 3, 2018, Kudo announced that she graduated from high school.
- Sato Masaki: Kudo most notably gets along with Sato Masaki, and their pairing name is "MaaDuu" (まーどぅー).
- Miyamoto Karin: She gets along well with Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin due to their time together in Hello Pro Egg.
- Takagi Sayuki: She gets along well with Juice=Juice member Takagi Sayuki due to their time together in Hello Pro Egg.
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. 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, but also for its sound and how compatible the kanji's stroke count is with her last name.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kudo Haruka:
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Kudo Haruka (工藤遥)
- Nickname: Kuduu (くどぅー), Duu (どぅー), Haru-chan (ハルちゃん)
- Birthdate: October 27, 1999
- Birthplace: Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 161 cm (5 ft 3.3 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Scorpio
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 6 Years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾊo´ ｡｀ﾙ
- Morning Musume Color: Orange
- Audition Song: "Seishun Collection" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Groups:
- Concert Units:
- Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-2013)
- Other Groups:
- 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"
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Ai・Ai・Gasa"
- 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, Tanaka Reina
Discography[edit | edit source]
- See also: List:Kudo Haruka Discography Featured In
Original Songs[edit | edit source]
-  Sou Itte Kureta Desho? (そう言ってくれたでしょ？)
Solo Image DVDs/Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
- [2012.06.29] Greeting ~Kudo Haruka~ (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2012.11.07] HARUKA
- [2013.05.16] Haruka -thirteen- (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2014.10.22] Simple
- [2016.07.06] Haruka (春夏-Haruka-)
- [2017.11.22] Do The Vacation
Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2018.02.22] Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event
- [2018.09.26] Kudo Haruka on Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ Kudo Haruka Sotsugyou Special
- [2019.05.25] Kudo Haruka FC Event ~Marugoto Zenbu Oiwai Shichae!~
- [2020.01.25] Kudo Haruka Fanclub Tour in Nagano HARUCOUNT DOWN 19→20
- [2020.07.28] Kudo Haruka 10 Shuunen Kinen Haru Sanpo ~Yokohama GOLD!~
- [2021.01.26] Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2020
Other DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2017.10.05] Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Sotsugyou Memorial (モーニング娘。’17 工藤遥 卒業メモリアル)
- [2018.04.11] Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Solo Special Live (モーニング娘。'17 工藤遥 ソロスペシャルライブ)
Solo Songs[edit | edit source]
-  Korezo Shinobi no Renkinjutsu! (from JK Ninja Girls)
-  Himeta Omoi (from Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger Mini Album 3)
-  Dear My Friends (from Kaitou Sentai Lupinranger VS Keisatsu Sentai Patranger VS Character Song Album)
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2012.10.25] Do
- [2014.09.27] Ashita Tenki ni Naare! (あした天気になーれ！)
- [2016.02.27] Harukaze (ハルカゼ)
- [2017.10.27] Kudo Haruka
- [2020.03.27] Lively
Other Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2018.04.11] Haru Camera
Books[edit | edit source]
- [2019.04.27] Haruka
Calendars[edit | edit source]
- [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)
Works[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014–2017] The Girls Live
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  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[edit | edit source]
-  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)
-  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)
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni
-  Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~
-  1974 (Ikunayo)
-  Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki
-  Gogakuyuu
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  JK Ninja Girls (daily guest role)
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Itsumo Pocket ni Chopin (いつもポケットにショパン)
- [2019–2020] Mahou Tsukai no Yome (魔法使いの嫁; The Ancient Magus' Bride) (as Hatori Chise)
Movies[edit | edit source]
-  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)
-  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)
-  Noboru Kotera-san (のぼる小寺さん) (as Kotera)
-  461ko no Obento (461個のおべんとう) (as Kashiwagi Reina)
-  Suicide Forest Village (樹海村)
Commercials[edit | edit source]
- [2016–2017] Proactive+ (プロアクティブ＋)
-  Kirin Gogo no Koucha (キリン 午後の紅茶)
Internet[edit | edit source]
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013–2017] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] Haruka! Kudo Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2017] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [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)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Kudo Haruka
- Gallery:Morning Musume 10th Generation
- List:Kudo Haruka Discography Featured In
- List:Kudo Haruka Publications Featured In
- List:Kudo Haruka Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kudo Haruka Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Morning Musume
Youngest active member of Hello! Project
Youngest member to join Morning Musume
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- J.P ROOM Profile
- Official Blog "Haru Camera"
- Morning Musume Profile (archived)
- Morning Musume Tenki Gumi Official Blog (inactive)
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