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Members

Members (altogether): 34
Current members: 10
Graduated members: 22
Members who left/resigned: 2
Generations: 11

Main article: Morning Musume

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

Members

Current Members

Generation Name Date Joined Time in Group
6th Generation (2003) Michishige Sayumi
(道重さゆみ)
Leader
January 19, 2003 10 Years, 6 Months, 25 Day
9th Generation (2011) Fukumura Mizuki
(譜久村聖)
Sub-leader
January 2, 2011 2 Years, 7 Months, 12 Days
Ikuta Erina
(生田衣梨奈)
January 2, 2011 2 Years, 7 Months, 12 Days
Sayashi Riho
(鞘師里保)
January 2, 2011 2 Years, 7 Months, 12 Days
Suzuki Kanon
(鈴木香音)
January 2, 2011 2 Years, 7 Months, 12 Days
10th Generation (2011) Iikubo Haruna
(飯窪春菜)
Sub-leader
September 29, 2011 1 Year, 10 Months, 16 Days
Ishida Ayumi
(石田亜佑美)
September 29, 2011 1 Year, 10 Months, 16 Days
Sato Masaki
(佐藤優樹)
September 29, 2011 1 Year, 10 Months, 16 Days
Kudo Haruka
(工藤遥)
September 29, 2011  1 Year ,10 Months, 16 Days
11th Generation (2012) Oda Sakura
(小田さくら)
September 14, 2012 0 Years, 11 Months, 0 Days
  • Last Updated: August 14, 2013 (JST)

Former Members

Generation Name Tenure Time in Group
1st Generation (1997) Nakazawa Yuko
(中澤裕子)
September 7, 1997 - April 15, 2001 3 Years, 7 Months, 9 Days
Ishiguro Aya
(石黒彩)
September 7, 1997 - January 7, 2000 2 Years, 3 Months, 26 Days
Iida Kaori
(飯田圭織)
September 7, 1997 - January 30, 2005 7 Years, 4 Months, 24 Days
Abe Natsumi
(安倍なつみ)
September 7, 1997 - January 25, 2004 6 Years, 4 Months, 19 Days
Fukuda Asuka
(福田明日香)
September 7, 1997 - April 18, 1999 1 Year, 7 Months, 12 Days
2nd Generation (1998) Yasuda Kei
(保田圭)
May 3, 1998 - May 05, 2003 5 Years, 2 Days
Yaguchi Mari
(矢口真里)
May 3, 1998 - April 14, 2005 6 Years, 11 Months, 12 Days
Ichii Sayaka
(市井紗耶香)
May 3, 1998 - May 21, 2000 2 Years, 19 Days
3rd Generation (1999) Goto Maki
(後藤真希)
August 22, 1999 - September 23, 2002 3 Years, 1 Month, 2 Days
4th Generation (2000) Ishikawa Rika
(石川梨華)
April 16, 2000 - May 07, 2005 5 Years, 22 Days
Yoshizawa Hitomi
(吉澤ひとみ)
April 16, 2000 - May 06, 2007 7 Years, 21 Days
Tsuji Nozomi
(辻希美)
April 16, 2000 - August 01, 2004 4 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days
Kago Ai
(加護亜依)
April 16, 2000 - August 01, 2004 4 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days
5th Generation (2001) Takahashi Ai
(高橋愛)
August 26, 2001 - September 30, 2011 10 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days
Konno Asami
(紺野あさ美)
August 26, 2001 - July 23, 2006 4 Years, 10 Months, 28 Days
Ogawa Makoto
(小川麻琴)
August 26, 2001 - August 27, 2006 5 Years, 1 Day
Niigaki Risa
(新垣里沙)
August 26, 2001 - May 18, 2012 10 Years, 8 Months, 23 Days
6th Generation (2003) Fujimoto Miki
(藤本美貴)
January 7, 2003 - June 01, 2007 4 Years, 4 Months, 14 Days
Kamei Eri
(亀井絵里)
January 19, 2003 - December 15, 2010 7 Years, 10 Months, 27 Days
Tanaka Reina
(田中れいな)
January 19, 2003 - May 21, 2013 10 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days
7th Generation (2005) Kusumi Koharu
(久住小春)
May 1, 2005 - December 06, 2009 4 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days
8th Generation (2006) Mitsui Aika
(光井愛佳)
December 10, 2006 - May 18, 2012 5 Years, 5 Months, 9 Days
Junjun
(ジュンジュン)
March 15, 2007 - December 15, 2010 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day
Linlin
(リンリン)
March 15, 2007 - December 15, 2010 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day

Leadership

Leaders

# Name Period of time
1st Nakazawa Yuko Formation – April 15, 2001
2nd Iida Kaori April 16, 2001 - January 30, 2005
3rd Yaguchi Mari January 31, 2005 - April 14, 2005
4th Yoshizawa Hitomi April 15, 2005 – May 6, 2007
5th Fujimoto Miki May 7, 2007 – June 1, 2007
6th Takahashi Ai June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011
7th Niigaki Risa October 1, 2011 – May 18, 2012
8th Michishige Sayumi May 19, 2012 – Present

Sub-Leaders

  • This position was established on April 21, 2001, when Kaori Iida became the second leader.
  • The Sub-leader position was empty from October 1, 2011 to May 21, 2013.
# Name Period of time
1st Yasuda Kei April 16, 2001 – May 5, 2003
2nd Yaguchi Mari May 6, 2003 – January 30, 2005
3rd Yoshizawa Hitomi January 31, 2005 – April 14, 2005
4th Fujimoto Miki April 15, 2005 – May 7, 2007
5th Takahashi Ai May 8, 2007 – June 1, 2007
6th Niigaki Risa June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011
7th Fukumura Mizuki
Iikubo Haruna
May 21, 2013 – Present

Notable 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
Niigaki Risa August 26, 2001 – May 18, 2012 10 Years, 8 Months, 23 Days
Michishige Sayumi January 19, 2003 – Present 10 Years, 6 Months, 25 Day
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 – April 25, 2004 6 Years, 7 Months, 19 Days
  • Last Updated: August 14, 2013 (JST Time)

Mentors

Often when a new member joins Morning Musume, a senior member is sometimes assigned to be their mentor. Second, fifth, sixth, eleventh generations and some of the eight generation members did not have assigned mentors.

  • 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
  • Eighth Generation
    • Kusumi Koharu → Mitsui Aika
  • Ninth Generation
    • Mitsui Aika → Mentor to all ninth generation members
  • Tenth Generation
    • Niigaki Risa & Mitsui Aika → Mentor to all tenth generation member

Members Colors

  • Each Morning Musume member has their own color for outfits and merchandise to distinguish between each member.
Generation Member Colour
6th Generation Michishige Sayumi Light Pink
9th Generation Fukumura Mizuki Hot Pink
Ikuta Erina Yellow-Green
Sayashi Riho Red
Suzuki Kanon Green
10th Generation Iikubo Haruna Honey
Ishida Ayumi Blue
Sato Masaki Emerald Green
Kudo Haruka Orange
11th Generation Oda Sakura Lavender
  • Heritage Members Colors:
    • Light Blue: Tanaka Reina
    • Blue: Kago Ai → Ogawa Makoto → Junjun → Ishida Ayumi
    • Dark Blue: Iida Kaori
    • Yellow-Green: Niigaki Risa → Ikuta Erina
    • Teal/Emerald Green: Ichii Sayaka → Linlin → Sato Masaki
    • Green: Suzuki Kanon
    • Dark Green: Nakazawa Yuko
    • Grey: Kusumi Koharu
    • Orange: Goto Maki → Kamei Eri → Kudo Haruka
    • Light Pink: Yasuda Kei → Abe Natsumi → Konno Asami → Michishige Sayumi
    • Hot Pink: Ishikawa Rika → Tsuji Nozomi → Fukumura Mizuki
    • Light Purple/Lavender: Yaguchi Mari → Mitsui Aika → Oda Sakura
    • Purple: Nakazawa Yuko → Yoshizawa Hitomi → Ikuta Erina
    • Red: Abe Natsumi → Yasuda Kei → Fujimoto Miki → Kusumi Koharu → Sayashi Riho
    • Gold: Goto Maki → Takahashi Ai
    • Chocolate: Iikubo Haruna
    •  Yellow/Honey: Iida Kaori → Michishige Sayumi → Takahashi Ai → Iikubo Haruna

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 15 Singles
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 18 Singles
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 Present 36 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 11 Singles
9th Generation (2011) Fukumura Mizuki Maji Desu ka Ska! Present 10 Singles
Ikuta Erina 10 Singles
Sayashi Riho 10 Singles
Suzuki Kanon 10 Singles

10th Generation (2011)

Iikubo Haruna Pyocopyoco Ultra 7 Singles
Ishida Ayumi 7 Singles
Sato Masaki 7 Singles
Kudo Haruka 7 Singles
11th Generation (2012) Oda Sakura Help me!! 3 Singles

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