|Murakami Megumi, 2018|
|Born||June 6, 1992|
|Occupation||Singer, Actress, Model|
|Years Active||2002–2006, 2011–present|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2002–2006)|
|Label||UP-FRONT WORKS (2002-2006)|
|Associated Acts||℃-ute, Hello! Project Kids, ZYX, H.P. All Stars, Sexy Otonajan|
|Joined||June 11, 2005|
|Member Color||Light Blue|
|Debut Single||Massara Blue Jeans|
|Last Single||Wakkyanai (Z)|
|Left||October 31, 2006|
|Time in Group||1 Year, 4 Months, 21 Days|
Murakami Megumi (村上愛) is a former member of Hello! Project Kids and the Hello! Project group ℃-ute. On October 31, 2006, she resigned from the group and Hello! Project without a graduation ceremony to focus on her studies. In 2011, she signed to the dance agency, WANTS.
Murakami was born on June 6, 1992 in Saitama, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
On June 30, Murakami Megumi passed the "Hello! Project Kids Audition" along with 14 other girls.
She sang alongside Tanaka Reina and Suzuki Airi in "Suki ni Nacha Ikenai Hito", one of the coupling tracks on the "ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL!" EP, making her one of only seven girls to be chosen from the entirety of Hello! Project to sing on a separate track.
Murakami was featured in the 2005 shuffle group, Sexy Otonajan. She was one of the only two Hello! Project Kids featured in any shuffle group.
Murakami was assigned as a member of Hello! Project group ℃-ute alongside seven other Hello! Project Kids members. These seven members had been passed over when it came to the forming of Berryz Koubou, which had originally been formed to teach the Hello! Project Kids about being in a group by rotating the line-up amongst the kids until the idea was dropped.
During the second half of 2006, amateur photographs of Murakami holding hands with her supposed boyfriend in the street appeared on the internet.
Later on October 31, she retired from ℃-ute and Hello! Project, shortly before ℃-ute made their major label debut. Though the official reason stated was because she wanted to return to an ordinary school life, it is believed that she left because she was afraid of these people following her.
On April 4th, 2011, she returned to show business by signing on to WANTS, a dance agency.
On February 11, she appeared as a guest dancer during the encore of Okai Chisato FC Live ③ ~Katte ni Hello Pro 20 Shuunen Omedetou! 2013-2018~.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Murakami Megumi:
- Megu (めぐ): Official nickname, given her since joining ℃-ute. Used by members and fans.
- Name: Murakami Megumi (村上愛)
- Nickname: Megu (めぐ), Meguru (めぐる), Muramura (むらむら)
- Birthdate: June 6, 1992
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 154cm (5'0.5")
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
- Former ℃-ute Color: Light Blue
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2005-06-11: ℃-ute Member
- 2006-11-01: Left
- Years in ℃-ute: 1 Year
- Charm point: Eyes and overlapped teeth
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Concert Units:
- Hello! Project Akagumi (2005)
- Other Groups:
- Little Gatas (2004–2006)
- Audition Song: "Pittari Shitai X'mas!" (Petitmoni)
- Hobby: Exercising
- Special skill: Hurdles and dancing
- Strong point: Not giving up and doing things till the end
- Weak point: Getting mad easily
- Habit: Saying "tte yuu kaa" before every word
- Favorite color: Black and white
- Favorite flower: Hydrangea
- Disliked thing/thing to do: Drawing
- Scared of: Monsters!
- Favorite movie: "The Matrix"
- Favorite book: "Kiri no Mukou no Fushigi na Machi".
- Favorite word: "Konjou" (will power/guts)
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite food: Strawberries.
- Least favorite food: Vegetables...
- Favorite song: "Choo Choo TRAIN" (EXILE)
Dicography Featured InEdit
- Massara Blue Jeans (Debut/Indies)
- Soku Dakishimete (Indies)
- Ooki na Ai de Motenashite (Indies)
- Wakkyanai (Z) (Last/Indies)
- H.P. All Stars
- Sexy Otonajan
- Hello! Project
- [2006.08.06] Music Kyutibijuaru ~ ~ V Special
- [2007.11.22] Hello Pro vol.1
- [2007.03.21] Hello Pro vol.9
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語, "Puppy Dan's Story")
- [2003.01] Little Hospital (リトル・ホスピタル)
- [2006.03] Takaramono (たからもの)
TV Programs Edit
- [2002-2006] Hello! Morning
-  ℃-ute has come. ~℃-ute ga Yatte Kita~ (℃-ute has come.～キュートガヤッテキタ～) (2 episodes)
-  Pretty Diary III Ritoruhosupitaru (with Murata Aiko)
-  Liliput Oukoku (リリパット王国)
-  What treasure
- [2005.08.26] Haropurobideochatto 24th (Hello! Project on FLET)
- [2006.03.03] Hello Pro Hour # 1
-  34 Choume no Kiseki -HERE'S LOVE- (34丁目の奇跡 -HERE'S LOVE-)
- On the June 30, 2002 episodes of Hello! Morning, where the members of Hello! Project Kids were introduced, Abe Natsumi accidentally called her "Ai-chan". This is because the kanji for the given name is rarely read as "Megumi".
- Videos of her in dance rehearsal at WANTS have been uploaded onto the YouTube channel SATOSHI NAKAJIMA.
Youngest Member of ZYX
|1st Generation||Yaguchi Mari (Leader) | Umeda Erika | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Tsugunaga Momoko | Murakami Megumi|
|ZYX-α||Niigaki Risa | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Kusumi Koharu | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki|
|Singles||Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH | Shiroi TOKYO|
|Units & Other Groups|
|Related Units||Morning Musume | Hello! Project Kids | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | S/mileage|
|Hello! Project Shuffle Unit|