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Matsumoto Wakana (松本わかな) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 9th generation member of ANGERME.


Matsumoto Wakana, June 2021

Matsumoto Wakana, November 2020


On November 2, it was announced on ANGERME's YouTube Channel that Matsumoto had joined ANGERME as a 9th generation member, alongside Kawana Rin and Tamenaga Shion. She and the rest of the 9th generation started performing with the group on December 9, at the ANGERME Concert 2020 ~Kishotenketsu~ Funaki Musubu Sotsugyou Special concert. [1]

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister.

As of April 2021, Matsumoto is in her second year of middle school.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Matsumoto Wakana:

  • Waa-chan (わーちゃん): Nickname used by members.


  • Name: Matsumoto Wakana (松本わかな)
  • Nicknames: Waa-chan (わーちゃん)
  • Birthdate: September 1, 2007 (2007-09-01) (age 14)
  • Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Height: 144.5 cm (4 ft 8.8 in)?
  • Western Zodiac: Virgo.svg Virgo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Pig-Boar.png Pig (Boar in Japan)
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2020-11-02: Member
  • ANGERME Color:
    • White Colorball.png White
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Hobbies: Cooking, walking
  • Favorite Sports: Tennis
  • Favorite Food: Salad chicken, cheesecake
  • Motto: Keizoku wa chikara nari (継続は力なり; Perseverance is power)
  • Looks Up To: Okamura Minami [2]

  • Publications[]

    See also: List:Matsumoto Wakana Publications Featured In


    ANGERME, Tamenaga Shion-973021.jpg

    • [2021.01] BIG ONE GIRLS


    TV Programs[]



    • She shares a birthday with former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Doi Rena.
    • She wanted to join ANGERME since she was in pre-school, when she watched S/mileage's Ee Ka!? music video
    • She and Kawana Rin already knew who fellow 9th generation member Tamenaga Shion was, because they both followed Hello! Project and Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
    • She won runner-up in the Under-14 division of the Osaka Junior Satellite Singles tennis competition in February 2020.
    • As of November 4, 2020 she was ranked 27th (of 120) in the tennis Singles, Under-13 category.
    • She wants to work hard and have people say, "You've become a big dancer."

    See Also[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Hashisako Rin
    Youngest member of ANGERME
    November 2020 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Hashisako Rin
    Youngest member of Hello! Project
    November 2, 2020 – July 7, 2021
    Succeeded by
    Yofu Runo


    1. "アンジュルム 新メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-11-02.
    2. BLT magazine January 2021 issue.

    External Links[]