Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (モーニング刑事。~抱いてHOLD ON ME!~), often simply known as Morning Cop, is a 1998 semi-musical based movie starring Morning Musume and Heike Michiyo. This was the first movie for Morning Musume and Heike, and the last in which Fukuda and Ishiguro would appear.

Yanagihara Hiromi has a small part in this movie. She had not yet become a part of Hello! Project when starring in this movie. She would go on to join Country Musume in April the following year.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Heike Michiyo is rising fast in as idol and model, appearing on the cover and becoming the face of Lovely magazine. One day though, while opening her fan mail with her friends, Morning Musume, she opens up a very disturbing gift! Soon after a handsome detective comes in and determines that she has a stalker.

The detective promises he'll do what he can but after a while the police are at ends, not knowing where the stalker is. And with Michiyo only getting more distressed, Morning Musume decides to take matters into their own hands and help find Michiyo's stalker. After going through some training, the girls then become Morning Cop! Where catching villains is a piece of cake! The girls then start investigating and find that the stalker knows more then they knew.

Michiyo promises to hang in there, but things get creepier and creepier with the stalker and on top of it all, she is getting harassed by anti-fans. Morning Cop promises to protect her and do all they can to find the stalker. They go asking around dark places and even face the "Emperor" the boss of Akihabara to try and find him. Soon though, they find themselves in a predicament with Michiyo, that unravels a shocking and horrifying twist in the end!

Cast[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (モーニング刑事。 抱いてHOLD ON ME!; Morning Cop. -Hold me, Hold on me!-) is the official soundtrack for the movie. It was released on September 30, 1998.

The soundtrack reached #18 on the Oricon weekly charts and sold 26,350 in it's first week with 41,330 sold to date.

Tracklist[edit | edit source]

  1. Dakedo Aishisugite (Mix for Screen) - Heike Michiyo
  2. Onegai Nail (おねがいネイル; Wishing Nail) - Heike Michiyo & Morning Musume
  3. YOROSHIKU! (ヨロシク!; Giving My Best Regards!) - Morning Musume
  4. Koi no ABC (恋のABC; The ABC of Love) - Morning Musume
  5. Tsuyoku Naranakucha...ne (強くならなくちゃ…ね; I’ve Gotta Be Strong… Right?) - Heike Michiyo
  6. Daite HOLD ON ME! ~Sexy Long Version~ - Morning Musume

Concert Performances[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yanagihara Hiromi had a small part in this movie. She had not yet become a part of Hello! Project when starring in this movie. She would go on to join Country Musume after passing their audition in April the following year.
  • The title is a pun. 刑事 (keiji) means police or detective, but is (for this movie) pronounced as "KOPPU", which sounds like the English slang word for police (Cop). (In the movie Abe Natsumi looks at a coffee cup, saying they should be called MOONINGU KOPPU (Morning Cops) investigating Heike’s stalker).
  • "Dakedo Aishisugite" would be released as Heike's fourth single the following month. The track for the single has different arrangements and is therefore entitled "Mix for Single", whereas the song used as the opening theme for "Morning Cop" is entitled "Mix for Screen".
  • A sticker on the single label the movie as an event movie (イベント映画).
  • The lyrics for "Dakedo Aishisugite" and "Tsuyoku Naranakucha...ne" are written by Makiho Emi from MANISH.[1]
  • "Daite HOLD ON ME! ~Sexy Long Version~" is 1:25 longer than the single version.
  • In a third anniversary fanclub interview, Heike Michiyo mentioned the movie in an answer to the question "What was the most painful thing during these three years?":
    • "Hmm, most painful? When the movie "Morning Cop" finished, Morning Musume and I were doing an event where we showed the movie, had a live and then had a handshake event. That event was quite painful. When it was my turn to sing, most of the audience wouldn’t stand up but just sit in their seats and some would even go somewhere else. Feeling as though no one had an interest in me was really painful. At the handshake afterwards, some wouldn’t even shake my hand but just pass me by right before my eyes, so I cried every night at the hotel back then. But then at one point, when I was singing "Hitorigurashi" (album song) there were three people who stood up, despite everyone else sitting down, and sang along. It was then that I realized that there are people out there who knows even songs from my album, and who actually support me, and it moved me a lot. It made me so happy right in that moment that I couldn’t help but cry while I was singing. Even now I’m deeply grateful towards those three fans."

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Hello! Magazine 004

External Links[edit | edit source]

Heike Michiyo
Discography
Major Singles 1. GET | 2. Sotsugyou ~TOP OF THE WORLD~ | 3. Daikirai | 4. Dakedo Aishisugite | 5. Anata no Yume ni Naritai | 6. scene | 7. One Room Natsu no Koi Monogatari | 8. Ai no Chikara | 9. Kekkyoku Bye Bye Bye | 10. Propose | 11. Murasaki Shikibu
Indies Singles 1. Ran・RUN・Ran | 2. unaffected
Major Albums Original: Teenage Dream
Best: For ourself ~Single History~
Soundtrack: Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~
Indies Albums 1. JECICA | 2. Koimizuki | 3. Fantasia
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Kiiro 5 | 7nin Matsuri | Sexy 8
Morning Musume
History | Timeline | Auditions | DVDs | Publications
Members
9th Generation Fukumura Mizuki (Leader) | Ikuta Erina (Sub-leader)
10th Generation Ishida Ayumi (Sub-leader) | Sato Masaki
11th Generation Oda Sakura
12th Generation Nonaka Miki | Makino Maria | Haga Akane
13th Generation Kaga Kaede | Yokoyama Reina
14th Generation Morito Chisaki
15th Generation Kitagawa Rio | Okamura Homare | Yamazaki Mei
Former Members
1st Generation Nakazawa Yuko | Ishiguro Aya | Iida Kaori | Abe Natsumi | Fukuda Asuka
2nd Generation Yasuda Kei | Yaguchi Mari | Ichii Sayaka
3rd Generation Goto Maki
4th Generation Ishikawa Rika | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Tsuji Nozomi | Kago Ai
5th Generation Takahashi Ai | Konno Asami | Ogawa Makoto | Niigaki Risa
6th Generation Fujimoto Miki | Kamei Eri | Michishige Sayumi | Tanaka Reina
7th Generation Kusumi Koharu
8th Generation Mitsui Aika | Junjun | Linlin
9th Generation Sayashi Riho | Suzuki Kanon
10th Generation Iikubo Haruna | Kudo Haruka
12th Generation Ogata Haruna
Discography
Singles Indies Singles

Ai no Tane

Major Singles

1. Morning Coffee | 2. Summer Night Town | 3. Daite HOLD ON ME! | 4. Memory Seishun no Hikari | 5. Manatsu no Kousen | 6. Furusato | 7. LOVE Machine | 8. Koi no Dance Site | 9. Happy Summer Wedding | 10. I WISH | 11. Ren'ai Revolution 21 | 12. The☆Peace! | 13. Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ | 14. Souda! We're ALIVE | 15. Do it! Now | 16. Koko ni Iruzee! | 17. Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima | 18. AS FOR ONE DAY | 19. Shabondama | 20. Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ | 21. Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT | 22. Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ | 23. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari | 24. Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago | 25. THE Manpower!!! | 26. Osaka Koi no Uta | 27. Iroppoi Jirettai | 28. Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ | 29. SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ | 30. Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan | 31. Aruiteru | 32. Egao YES Nude | 33. Kanashimi Twilight | 34. Onna ni Sachi Are | 35. Mikan | 36. Resonant Blue | 37. Pepper Keibu | 38. Naichau Kamo | 39. Shouganai Yume Oibito | 40. Nanchatte Ren'ai | 41. Kimagure Princess | 42. Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai | 43. Seishun Collection | 44. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game | 45. Maji Desu ka Ska! | 46. Only You | 47. Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! | 48. Pyocopyoco Ultra | 49. Ren'ai Hunter | 50. One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show | 51. Wakuteka Take a chance | 52. Help me!! | 53. Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai | 54. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan | 55. Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE? | 56. Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0 | 57. TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin | 58. Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara | 59. Oh my wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki | 60. Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only | 61. Utakata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi | 62. Sexy Cat no Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou ja nai | 63. BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy | 64. Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi! | 65. Are you Happy? / A gonna | 66. Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara | 67. Jinsei Blues / Seishun Night | 68. KOKORO&KARADA / LOVEpedia / Ningen Kankei No way way

Digital Singles Gosenfu no Tasuki | Hana ga Saku Taiyou Abite
Albums Original Albums

1. First Time | 2. Second Morning | 3. 3rd -LOVE Paradise- | 4. 4th "Ikimasshoi!" | 5. No.5 | 6. Ai no Dai 6kan | 7. Rainbow 7 | 8. SEXY 8 BEAT | 9. Platinum 9 DISC | 10. ⑩ MY ME | 11. Fantasy! Juuichi | 12. 12, Smart | 13. ⑬ Colorful Character | 14. 14shou ~The message~ | 15. ⑮ Thank you, too

Mini Albums

7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini!

Cover Albums

COVER YOU

Soundtracks

Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ | "Ribbon no Kishi The Musical" Song Selection | Engeki Joshibu Musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "TRIANGLE" Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa" Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "Pharaoh no Haka" Original Soundtrack

Best Albums Best! Morning Musume 1 | Best! Morning Musume 2 | Morning Musume ALL SINGLES COMPLETE ~10th ANNIVERSARY~ | Morning Musume Zen Single Coupling Collection | The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~ | Morning Musume '14 Coupling Collection 2 | Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary
Other Singles
& Albums
Morning Musume Sakura Gumi

1. Hare Ame Nochi Suki ♡ | 2. Sakura Mankai

Morning Musume Otome Gumi

1. Ai no Sono ~Touch My Heart!~ | 2. Yuujou ~Kokoro no Busu ni wa Naranee!~

Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai

1. Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA | 2. Itoshiki Tomo e

Muten Musume

Appare Kaitenzushi!

Dream Morning Musume

Dorimusu ① | Shining Butterfly

Morning Musume 20th

Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.) | Morning Coffee (20th Anniversary Ver.) | Hatachi no Morning Musume

Collaborations

ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Concerts
Concerts

Spring Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Summer Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002
Fall Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Naruchika: 2013 | 2014 | 2016 | 2017
Overseas: 2008 (Taipei, Seoul, Shanghai) | 2009 (Anime Expo) | 2010 (Japan Expo) | 2014 (New York) | 2016 (Houston, Taipei) | 2017 (Hong Kong) | 2018 (Mexico City)
Dinner Shows: 2019 | 2020
Other: 2001 | 2009 | 2019

Other Concerts & Events
Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Winter Tours: 2009 | 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 Fes~ supported by Hellosmile | Berryz Koubou Matsuri | Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Groups
In-group Subunits Tanpopo | Petitmoni | Minimoni | Minihamus | POCKY GIRLS | Venus Mousse | Morning Musume Sakura Gumi | Morning Musume Otome Gumi | Ecomoni | Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai | Muten Musume | Morimusu | Zenryoku Yasai Musume | Sashining Musume | Morning Musume 20th
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