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Members

Members (all together): 38
Current members: 13
Graduated members: 23
Resigned members: 2
Generations: 12

Main article: Morning Musume

This page consists of all current and former members of the J-pop group Morning Musume.

The group is known for their ever-fluctuating line-up, with "graduations" and auditions held nearly every year. As of November 2014, there have been a total of 38 members altogether (1997 - present), 23 graduated members, 2 members which have resigned and 12 generations. There are currently 13 members in Morning Musume '15 which consists of the 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th generations..

Members

Current Members

All the members have been in the current line up for 5 Years, 8 Months, 8 Days, and have participated in 2 Singles together. The Current group average is 16.4 (As of October 7, 2015) Years Old.

Name Birthdate Home
Prefecture
Blood
Type
Date
Joined
Gen Member
Color
Notes
Fukumura Mizuki
(譜久村聖)
October 30, 1996
(age 23)
Tokyo O January 2, 2011
9 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days
9th Deep Pink Leader (2014-Present)
Former sub-leader (2013-2014)
Former 4th Gen Hello Pro Egg (2008-2011)
Ikuta Erina
(生田衣梨奈)
July 7, 1997
(age 23)
Fukuoka A Yellow-Green
Sub-leader (2014-Present)
Sayashi Riho
(鞘師里保)
May 28, 1998
(age 22)
Hiroshima AB Red Graduating December 31, 2015
Suzuki Kanon
(鈴木香音)
August 5, 1998
(age 21)
Aichi B Green
Iikubo Haruna
(飯窪春菜)
November 7, 1994
(age 25)
Tokyo O September 29, 2011
8 Years, 10 Months, 6 Days
10th Honey Sub-leader (2013-Present)
Ishida Ayumi
(石田亜佑美)
January 7, 1997
(age 23)
Miyagi Blue Former B♭ member
Sato Masaki
(佐藤優樹)
May 7, 1999
(age 21)
Hokkaido A Emerald Green
Kudo Haruka
(工藤遥)
October 27, 1999
(age 20)
Saitama Orange Former 10th Gen Hello Pro Egg (2010-2011)
Oda Sakura
(小田さくら)
March 12, 1999
(age 21)
Kanagawa September 14, 2012
7 Years, 10 Months, 21 Days
11th Lavender Former 13th Gen Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2011-2012)
Ogata Haruna
(尾形春水)
February 15, 1999
(age 21)
Osaka September 30, 2014
5 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days
12th Sea Blue
Nonaka Miki
(野中美希)
October 7, 1999
(age 20)
Shizuoka Purple
Makino Maria
(牧野真莉愛)
February 2, 2001
(age 19)
Aichi Light Pink Former 17th Gen Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2012-2014)
Haga Akane
(羽賀朱音)
March 7, 2002
(age 18)
Nagano O Light Orange Former 20th Gen Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2014)

Former Members

Name Birthdate Origin Date Joined Gen Date left/
graduated
Member color Notes
Nakazawa Yuko
(中澤裕子)
June 19, 1973
(age 47)
Kyoto September 7, 1997 1st April 15, 2001 N/A Leader (1997–2001)
Currently in Dream Morning Musume
Ishiguro Aya
(石黒彩)
May 12, 1978
(age 42)
Hokkaido January 7, 2000 N/A
Iida Kaori
(飯田圭織)
August 8, 1981
(age 38)
Hokkaido January 30, 2005 N/A Leader (2001–2005)
Member of:TanpopoMorning Musume Otome GumiMorning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Dream Morning Musume
Abe Natsumi
(安倍なつみ)
August 10, 1981
(age 38)
Hokkaido January 25, 2004 N/A Member of: Morning Musume Sakura Gumi, Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Dream Morning Musume
Fukuda Asuka
(福田明日香)
December 17, 1984
(age 35)
Tokyo April 18, 1999 N/A Later joined PEACE$TONE
Yasuda Kei
(保田圭)
December 6, 1980
(age 39)
Chiba May 3, 1998 2nd May 5, 2003 N/A Sub-leader (2001–2003)
Member of: Petitmoni, Dream Morning Musume
Yaguchi Mari
(矢口真里)
January 20, 1983
(age 37)
Kanagawa April 14, 2005 Light Purple Leader (2005)
Previously sub-leader (2003–2005)
No graduation ceremony
Member of: Tanpopo, Minimoni (leader),
Sakura Gumi, Dream Morning Musume
Ichii Sayaka
(市井紗耶香)
December 31, 1983
(age 36)
Chiba May 21, 2000 N/A Petitmoni member
Goto Maki
(後藤真希)
September 23, 1985
(age 34)
Tokyo August 22, 1999 3rd September 23, 2002 N/A Member of: Petitmoni, Tanjou 10nen Kinentai
Ishikawa Rika
(石川梨華)
January 19, 1985
(age 35)
Kanagawa April 16, 2000 4th May 7, 2005 Hot Pink Member of: Tanpopo, Otome Gumi,
v-u-den, Dream Morning Musume
Yoshizawa Hitomi
(吉澤ひとみ)
April 12, 1985
(age 35)
Saitama May 6, 2007 Purple Leader (2005–2007)
Previously sub-leader (2005)
Member of: Petitmoni, Sakura Gumi,
Dream Morning Musume
Tsuji Nozomi
(辻希美)
June 17, 1987
(age 33)
Tokyo August 1, 2004 N/A Member of: Otome Gumi 
Later joined W
Kago Ai
(加護亜依)
February 7, 1988
(age 32)
Nara N/A Member of: Tanpopo, 
Minimoni, Sakura Gumi 
Later joined W
Later formed Girls Beat!!
Takahashi Ai
(高橋愛)
September 14, 1986
(age 33)
Fukui August 26, 2001 5th September 30, 2011 Yellow Leader (2007–2011)
Previously sub-leader (2007)
Memeber of: Minimoni,
Sakura Gumi
Konno Asami
(紺野あさ美)
May 7, 1987
(age 33)
Hokkaido July 23, 2006 Pink Memeber of: Tanpopo, 
Sakura Gumi
Ogawa Makoto
(小川麻琴)
October 29, 1987
(age 32)
Niigata August 27, 2006 Blue Memebr of: Petitmoni,
Otome Gumi,
Dream Morning Musume 
Niigaki Risa
(新垣里沙)
October 20, 1988
(age 31)
Kanagawa May 18, 2012 Yellow-Green Leader (2011–2012)
Previously sub-leader (2007–2011)
Memeber of: Tanpopo, 
Sakura Gumi,
Tanjou 10nen Kinentai
Fujimoto Miki
(藤本美貴)
February 26, 1985
(age 35)
Hokkaido January 7, 2003 6th June 1, 2007 Red Leader (2007)
Previously sub-leader (2005–2007)
No graduation ceremony
Member of: Otome Gumi,
 Dream Morning Musume
Kamei Eri
(亀井絵里)
December 23, 1988
(age 31)
Tokyo January 19, 2003 December 15, 2010 Orange Sakura Gumi member
Michishige Sayumi
(道重さゆみ)
July 13, 1989
(age 31
Yamaguchi November 26, 2014 Pink Leader (2012–2014)
Otome Gumi member
Tanaka Reina
(田中れいな)
November 11, 1989
(age 30)
Fukuoka May 21, 2013 Light Blue Otome Gumi member
Later joined LoVendoЯ
Kusumi Koharu
(久住小春)
July 15, 1992
(age 28)
Niigata May 1, 2005 7th December 6, 2009 Red Member of: Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Dream Morning Musume
Mitsui Aika
(光井愛佳)
January 12, 1993
(age 27)
Shiga December 10, 2006 8th May 18, 2012 Light Purple
Junjun
(ジュンジュン)
January 11, 1988
(age 32)
Hunan, China March 15, 2007 December 15, 2010 Blue Foreign student
Linlin
(リンリン)
March 11, 1991
(age 29)
Zhejiang, China Emerald Green Foreign student
Former Hello Pro Egg

Leadership

# Leader Period of time Sub-Leader Period of time
1st Nakazawa Yuko Formation – April 15, 2001 None
2nd Iida Kaori April 16, 2001 - January 30, 2005 Yasuda Kei April 16, 2001 – May 5, 2003
Yaguchi Mari May 5, 2003 - January 30, 2005
3rd Yaguchi Mari January 31, 2005 - April 14, 2005 Yoshizawa Hitomi January 31, 2005 – April 14, 2005
4th Yoshizawa Hitomi April 15, 2005 – May 6, 2007 Fujimoto Miki April 15, 2005 – May 6, 2007
5th Fujimoto Miki May 7, 2007 – June 1, 2007 Takahashi Ai May 7, 2007 – June 1, 2007
6th Takahashi Ai June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011 Niigaki Risa June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011
7th Niigaki Risa October 1, 2011 – May 18, 2012 None
8th Michishige Sayumi May 19, 2012 – November 26, 2014 None
Fukumura Mizuki
Iikubo Haruna
May 21, 2013 – November 26, 2014
9th Fukumura Mizuki November 27, 2014 - Present Ikuta Erina
Iikubo Haruna
November 27, 2014 - Present
  • The sub-leader position was established on April 16, 2001, when Kaori Iida became the second leader.
  • The Sub-leader position was empty from October 1, 2011 to May 21, 2013.

Members Colors

Each Morning Musume member has her own color for outfits and merchandise to distinguish between each member. Over time as each member leaves the group, current or new members have the opportunity to change their current color to a different one which is available. No member has the exact same color, but some might have colors that look fairly similar to another member's.

Heritage Members Colors

Color

Current Owners

Former Owners
Red Sayashi Riho
(2011-Present)
Fujimoto Miki (2005-2007), Kusumi Koharu (2007-2009)
Orange Kudo Haruka
(2011-Present)
Kamei Eri (2005-2010)
Light Orange Haga Akane
(2015-Present)
none
Yellow Not in use Takahashi Ai (2005-2011)
Light Yellow /
Honey
Iikubo Haruna
(2012-Present)
Michishige Sayumi (2005-2006)
Yellow-Green Ikuta Erina
(2012-Present)
Niigaki Risa (2005-2012)
Emerald Green Sato Masaki
(2011-Present)
Linlin (2007-2010)
Green Suzuki Kanon
(2011-Present)
none
Blue Ishida Ayumi
(2011-Present)
Ogawa Makoto (2005-2006), Junjun (2007-2010)
Light Blue Not in use Tanaka Reina (2005-2013)
Sea Blue Ogata Haruna
(2015-Present)
none
Light Purple /
Lavender
Oda Sakura
(2012-Present)
Yaguchi Mari (2005), Mitsui Aika (2006-2012)
Purple Nonaka Miki
(2015-Present)
Yoshizawa Hitomi (2005-2007), Ikuta Erina (2011-2012)
Hot Pink /
Deep Pink
Fukumura Mizuki
(2011-Present)
Ishikawa Rika (2005)
Pink Not in use Konno Asami (2005-2006), Michishige Sayumi (2006-2014)
Light Pink Makino Maria
(2015-Present)
none
Grey Not in use Kusumi Koharu (2005-2007)
Chocolate Not in use Iikubo Haruna (2011-2012)

Tenures

Members of Morning Musume rarely stay in the group for more than six years, and to date only nine members have done this.

Member Tenure Time in group
Michishige Sayumi January 19, 2003 – November 26, 2014 11 Years, 10 Months, 7 Days
Niigaki Risa August 26, 2001 – May 18, 2012 10 Years, 8 Months, 23 Days
Tanaka Reina January 19, 2003 – May 21, 2013 10 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days
Takahashi Ai August 26, 2001 – September 30, 2011 10 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days
Kamei Eri January 19, 2003 – December 15, 2010 7 Years, 11 Months, 26 Days
Iida Kaori September 7, 1997 – January 30, 2005 7 Years, 4 Months, 24 Days
Yoshizawa Hitomi April 16, 2000 – May 6, 2007 7 Years, 21 Days
Yaguchi Mari May 3, 1998 – April 14, 2005 6 Years, 11 Months, 12 Days
Abe Natsumi September 7, 1997 – January 25, 2004 6 Years, 7 Months, 19 Days

Note: all names in BOLD are current members.

  1. Michishige Sayumi is at 11 Years, 10 Months, 7 Days
  2. Niigaki Risa is at 10 Years, 8 Months, 2 Days
  3. Tanaka Reina is at 10 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days
  4. Takahashi Ai is at 10 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days
  5. Kamei Eri is at 7 Years, 11 Months, 26 Days
  6. Iida Kaori is at 7 Years, 4 Months, 24 Days
  7. Yoshizawa Hitomi is at 7 Years, 21 Days
  8. Yaguchi Mari is at 6 Years, 11 Months, 12 Days
  9. Abe Natsumi is at 6 Years, 7 Months, 19 Days
  10. Mitsui Aika is at 5 Years, 5 Months, 8 Days
  11. Ishikawa Rika is at 5 Years, 21 Days
  12. Yasuda Kei is at 5 Years, 2 Days
  13. Ogawa Makoto is at 5 Years, 1 Day
  14. Konno Asami is at 4 Years, 10 Months, 27 Days
  15. Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho and Suzuki Kanon are at 9 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days
  16. Kusumi Koharu is at 4 Years, 7 Months, 5 Days
  17. Fujimoto Miki is at 4 Years, 4 Months, 13 Days
  18. Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai are at 4 Years, 3 Months, 16 Days
  19. Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki and Kudo Haruka are at 8 Years, 10 Months, 6 Days
  20. JunJun and LinLin are at 3 Years, 9 Months
  21. Nakazawa Yuko is at 3 Years, 7 Months, 8 Days
  22. Oda Sakura is at 7 Years, 10 Months, 21 Days
  23. Goto Maki is at 3 Years, 1 Month, 1 Day
  24. Ishiguro Aya is at 2 Years, 4 Months
  25. Ichii Sayaka is at 2 Years, 18 Days
  26. Fukuda Asuka is at 1 Year, 7 Months, 11 Days
  27. Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Makino Maria and Haga Akane are at 5 Years, 10 Months, 5 Days

Mentors

Beginning with third generation, when a new member joins Morning Musume, a senior member is sometimes assigned to be their mentor.[1] The mentor system was dropped after seventh generation,[2] but was officially brought back for the twelfth generation.

  • Third Generation
    • Ichii Sayaka → Goto Maki
  • Fourth Generation
    • Yasuda Kei → Ishikawa Rika (Team Vocals)
    • Yaguchi Mari → Yoshizawa Hitomi (Team Expressive Power)
    • Iida Kaori → Tsuji Nozomi (Team Rhythm)
    • Goto Maki → Kago Ai (Team Greeting and Manners)
  • Seventh Generation
    • Michishige Sayumi → Kusumi Koharu[2]
  • Twelfth Generation
    • Iikubo Haruna → Mentor to all twelfth generation members[3]

  • Fifth Generation
    • Yoshizawa Hitomi → Takahashi Ai
    • Abe Natsumi → Konno Asami
    • Ishikawa Rika → Ogawa Makoto
    • Yaguchi Mari → Niigaki Risa
  • Sixth Generation
    • Yasuda Kei → Mentor to all sixth generation members
  • Eighth Generation
    • Kusumi Koharu → Mitsui Aika
    • Kamei Eri & Tanaka Reina → Junjun
  • Ninth Generation
    • Mitsui Aika → Mentor to all ninth generation members
  • Tenth Generation
    • Mitsui Aika → Mentor to all tenth generation members
  • Twelfth Generation

Members Single Count

Generation

Member

Debut Single


Last Single

Single Count
1st Generation (1997) Nakazawa Yuko Ai no Tane Ren'ai Revolution 21 12 Singles
Ishiguro Aya LOVE Machine 8 Singles
Iida Kaori THE Manpower!!! 26 Singles
Abe Natsumi Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT 22 Singles
Fukuda Asuka Memory Seishun no Hikari 5 Singles
2nd Generation (1998) Yasuda Kei Summer Night Town AS FOR ONE DAY 17 Singles
Yaguchi Mari Osaka Koi no Uta 25 Singles
Ichii Sayaka Happy Summer Wedding 8 Singles
3rd Generation (1999) Goto Maki LOVE Machine Do it! Now 9 Singles
4th Generation (2000) Ishikawa Rika Happy Summer Wedding Osaka Koi no Uta 18 Singles
Yoshizawa Hitomi Kanashimi Twilight 25 Singles
Tsuji Nozomi Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari 15 Singles
Kago Ai
5th Generation (2001) Takahashi Ai Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! 35 Singles
Konno Asami Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan 18 Singles
Ogawa Makoto
Niigaki Risa Ren'ai Hunter 37 Singles
6th Generation (2003) Fujimoto Miki Shabondama Kanashimi Twilight 15 Singles
Kamei Eri Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game 26 Singles
Michishige Sayumi TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin 39 Singles
Tanaka Reina Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai 35 Singles
7th Generation (2005) Kusumi Koharu Iroppoi Jirettai Kimagure Princess 15 Singles
8th Generation (2006/2007) Mitsui Aika Egao YES Nude Ren'ai Hunter 18 Singles
Junjun Onna ni Sachi Are Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game 11 Singles
Linlin
9th Generation (2011) Fukumura Mizuki Maji Desu ka Ska! Present 15 Singles
Ikuta Erina
Sayashi Riho
Suzuki Kanon

10th Generation (2011)

Iikubo Haruna Pyocopyoco Ultra 12 Singles
Ishida Ayumi
Sato Masaki
Kudo Haruka
11th Generation (2012) Oda Sakura Help me!! 8 Singles

12th Generation (2014)

Ogata Haruna Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara  2 Singles
Nonaka Miki
Makino Maria
Haga Akane
  • Last Updated: August 9, 2015 (JST)

Members Line-Ups

Date Member(s) Total Members Age Average Singles Released with Line-up
August 20, 1997
(Formation)
Group Formation. Founding members include Nakazawa Yuko, Ishiguro Aya, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, and Fukuda Asuka. 5 17.40 Ai no Tane, Morning Coffee
May 3, 1998 Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, and Ichii Sayaka join as 2nd Generation. 8 16.75 Summer Night Town, Daite HOLD ON ME!, Memory Seishun no Hikari
April 18, 1999 Fukuda Asuka graduates. 7 18.29 Manatsu no Kousen, Furusato
August 22, 1999 Goto Maki joins as 3rd Generation. 8 18.13 LOVE Machine
January 7, 2000 Ishiguro Aya graduates. 7 18.14 Koi no Dance Site
April 16, 2000 Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Tsuji Nozomi, and Kago Ai join as 4th Generation. 11 16.55 Happy Summer Wedding
May 21, 2000 Ichii Sayaka graduates. 10 16.60 I WISH, Ren'ai Revolution 21
April 15 2001 Nakazawa Yuko graduates. 9 16.56 The☆Peace!
August 26, 2001 Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, and Niigaki Risa join Morning Musume as 5th Generation. 13 15.77 Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~, Souda! We're ALIVE, Do it! Now
September 23, 2002 Goto Maki graduates from Morning Musume. 12 16.92 Koko ni Iruzee!
January 19, 2003 Fujimoto Miki

[N1], Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, and Tanaka Reina join as 6th Generation.

16 16.50 Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima

[N2], AS FOR ONE DAY[N2]

May 5, 2003 Yasuda Kei graduates. 15 16.40 Shabondama, Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
January 25, 2004 Abe Natsumi graduates. 14 16.86 Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~, Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
August 1, 2004 Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai graduate. 12 17.42 Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago, THE Manpower!!!
January 30, 2005 Iida Kaori graduates. 11 17.64 None
April 14, 2005 Yaguchi Mari leaves. 10 17.40 Osaka Koi no Uta

[N3]

May 1, 2005 Kusumi Koharu joins as 7th generation. 11 16.91 None
May 7, 2005 Ishikawa Rika graduates. 10 16.70 Iroppoi Jirettai, Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~, SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~, Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan
July 23, 2006 Konno Asami graduates. 9 17.78 None
August 27, 2006 Ogawa Makoto graduates. 8 17.75 Aruiteru
December 10, 2006 Mitsui Aika joins as 8th Generation. 9 17.56 Egao YES Nude
March 15, 2007 Junjun and Linlin join as 8th Generation exchange students. 11 17.82 Kanashimi Twilight

[N4]

May 6, 2007 Yoshizawa Hitomi graduates. 10 17.50 None
June 1, 2007 Fujimoto Miki leaves. 9 17.00 Onna ni Sachi Are, Mikan, Resonant Blue, Pepper Keibu, Naichau Kamo, Shouganai Yume Oibito, Nanchatte Ren'ai, Kimagure Princess
December 6, 2009 Kusumi Koharu graduates. 8 19.88 Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai, Seishun Collection, Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game
December 15, 2010 Kamei Eri, Junjun, and Linlin graduate. 5 21.00 None
January 2, 2011 Fukumura Mizuki, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho and Suzuki Kanon join as 9th Generation. 9 17.33 Maji Desu ka Ska!, Only you, Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo!
September 29, 2011 Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki and Kudo Haruka join as 10th Generation. 13 16.54 None
September 30, 2011 Takahashi Ai graduates. 12 15.83 Pyocopyoco Ultra, Ren'ai Hunter
May 18, 2012 Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika graduate. 10 15.60 One•Two•Three / The Matenrou Show
September 14, 2012 Oda Sakura joins as 11th Generation. 11 15.73 Wakuteka Take a chance

[N5], Help me!!, Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai

May 21, 2013 Tanaka Reina graduates. 10 15.70 Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan, Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE?, Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0
September 30, 2014 Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, Makino Maria and Haga Akane join as 12th Generation. 14 16.07 TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin

[N6]

November 26, 2014 Michishige Sayumi graduates. 13 15.69 Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara, Oh my wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki

Trivia

  • Sato Masaki and Kudo Haruka are the first members to join the group that were born after Hello! Project's formation.
  • Sayashi Riho and Suzuki Kanon are the first members to have been born after the group's formation in 1997 (both were born in 1998)
  • Kudo Haruka is the youngest person to ever join Morning Musume at the age of 11 years and 11 months, and auditioning at age 11. She beat Kago Ai's 11-year record which was set at the age of 12.
  • Makino Maria and Haga Akane are the first members in the group to be born in the 21st Century.
  • Kusumi Koharu is the first member to be born in the 90's.
  • They are currently the main group to have the most graduates (not including Hello Pro Kenshuusei).
  • 2008 was the only year so far in which no line-up changes occurred and that line-up has been the longest unchanging lineup so far going over 2 years with no graduations or new members until Kusumi Koharu graduated in December 2009.
  • Niigaki Risa is the only leader to have once been the youngest member of Morning Musume.
  • Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa are the longest serving Leader and Sub-Leader (4 years).
  • Morning Musume received eight new members in 2011 (both 9th Gen and 10th Gen of 4 each), making it the only year where two generations were added.
  • Fukumura Mizuki is the first former Hello Pro Kenshuusei to become leader and sub-leader of Morning Musume. She is also holds the record for being the youngest leader and sub-leader at the group has ever had.
  • Five generations in a row have a former Hello Pro Kenshuusei: the 8th Generation has Linlin, the 9th Generation has Fukumura Mizuki, 10th Generation has Kudo Haruka, 11th Generation has Oda Sakura, and 12th Generation has Makino Maria and Haga Akane.
  • To date, only four members have been featured in over 30 Singles. 5th Generation Members Takahashi Ai (35 Singles) and Niigaki Risa (37 Singles) and 6th Generation Members Michishige Sayumi (39 Singles) and Tanaka Reina (35 Singles).
  • Michishige Sayumi has been a part of the most singles, with 39. She is also the longest serving member in Morning Musume.
  • 1st Generation Fukuda Asuka is the only former member that has never participated in any type of unit or subgroup during her time in Hello! Project.
  • Fujimoto Miki is the only Morning Musume leader not to be featured in a single during her time as leader.
  • All current members were added to the group in either January or September.
  • 8th generation members Junjun and Linlin are the only members to graduate before a new generation has joined the group.
  • There have been no new members added in February, June, July, October, or November.
  • Ishiguro Aya and Fukuda Asuka are the only members to never have a member color while in the group.
  • Ikuta Erina and Ishida Ayumi are the only members to have been born in the same year as the group was formed in 1997.
  • 2002, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2013 are the only years where no new members joined.
  • January and October have the most Moring Musume births, with a total of 5 births for each January and October. In contrast, the month with the least Morning Musume births is April, with one birth.
  • All the current members are born between 1994-2002.
  • 2001 and 2013 are the only years where all the singles were ranked #1 on the weekly charts.
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 11th Gen are the only generations to debut with an English title as a single.
  • The most common age for members to join are at 13 and 12 years of age having 9 members for each of those ages joining the group.. The most uncommon age for members to join are at 24, 18, 17 and 11 years of age with 1 member joining at those ages.
  • The most common age for members to graduate/leave is at 22 years of age with 6 members graduating at that age. The most uncommon age for members to graduate/leave at is 27, 20, 18, and 14 years of age, with 1 member graduating for each of them.
  • All the members who were born in 1999 (Ogata Haruna, Oda Sakura, Sato Masaki, Nonaka Miki and Kudo Haruka) all share the same blood type (A).
  • All the members of the 9th generation have one of each blood type (A, B, O, AB).
  • Nakazawa Yuko, Yoshizawa Hitomi, and Fukumura Mizuki are the only leaders to match their generation. (Yuko as the first leader, Hitomi as the fourth leader, and Mizuki as the ninth leader).
  • 3rd, 7th, and 8th generations are the only generations to have no member be a leader or sub-leader of the group.
  • To date, 6th and 8th generation are the only generations to have members to joining on two separate dates.
  • 5th generation is currently the only generation to stay as a whole generation for over 3 years, having stayed in the group in 4 Years, 10 Months, 27 Days, up until the graduation of Konno Asami.
  • Iikubo Haruna and Ishida Ayumi are currently the last members to be born before the groups formation in September of 1997.
  • The 11th generation is the first generation to have the members in that generation to all be born after the groups formation.

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Notes

  1. ^ While 6th generation joined the group on January 19, 2003, Fujimoto Miki was officially announced as the first 6th generation member on January 7, 2003.
  2. ^ ^ Both singles does not include 6th generation, but they were already members at time of release.
  3. ^ Because of the sudden resignation, Yaguchi Mari was still featured in the single.
  4. ^ The single does not include Junjun and Linlin, but both were already members at the time of the release.
  5. ^ The single originally did not include Oda Sakura, but she was already a member during the time of the release. "Wakuteka Take a change (Oda Sakura Ver.)" was released DVD track 2 for the limited C edition for "Help me!!".
  6. ^ The single does not include 12th Generation, but they were already members at the time of the release.

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