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OCHA NORMA (オチャノーマ) is an upcoming Japanese pop group under Hello! Project, composed with eight former Hello Pro Kenshuusei members and two winners of the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition 2021.

Members[]

Main article: OCHA NORMA/Members

History[]

2021: Formation[]

On March 7, at the end of the first Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2021 3gatsu ~Yell~ recital, it was announced by Fukumura Mizuki that a new Hello! Project group would be formed within the year, with the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit members Yonemura Kirara, Ishiguri Kanami, Kubota Nanami and Saito Madoka being the first members added to the line-up. It was also revealed that more members would be added to the line-up in the future and the group shape would be determined by the end of the year.[2]

On June 30, it was announced that the addition of new members in the upcoming Hello! Project group would be revealed on July 5 through Hello Dream..[3]

On July 5, it was revealed at Hello Dream. that Nakayama Natsume, Hiromoto Ruli, Nishizaki Miku, and Kitahara Momo were added to the group's line-up. It was also revealed that the group will be starting activities in the Hello! Project 2021 Summer Sapphire & Ruby tour on July 17 as a unit from Hello Pro Kenshuusei. In addition, a new Hello! Project audition will start on July 20, meaning more members could possibly be added from it.[4][5]

On October 2, the group held their first fanclub event, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit FC Event 2021, at LANDMARK HALL.[6]

On December 12, at the first recital of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2021 12gatsu ~RING~, it was announced in a surprise appearance by Miyamoto Karin, that the new group would be named OCHA NORMA and two new members would join the group: Tashiro Sumire and Tsutsui Roko, who are the winners of the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition 2021. The new line-up will start activities on January 2, 2022 in the Hello! Project 2022 Winter ~LOVE & PEACE~ tour.[7]

On December 13, all of the members' profiles were removed from the Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido page on the official Hello! Project site, indicating they were no longer trainees.

On December 22, it was announced that the group would be singing the opening theme of the TV Tokyo's drama Mayonaka ni Hello!, titled "Koi no Crouching Start", which would premiere on January 13, 2022.[8]

2022[]

On January 8, OCHA NORMA digitally released their first song, Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta.[9]

From January 10 to February 22, the group held a series of fanclub events in various venues, titled OCHA NORMA FC Event 2022 ~OCHA NORMA no Ma~.[10]

On March 13, it was announced at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2022 3gatsu BREATH ~Ibuki~ that OCHA NORMA would be making their major debut on July 13.[11]

On March 16, OCHA NORMA performed at SKY PerfecTV! Idol Fes! ~Think of SDGs!~.[12]

On March 25, OCHA NORMA performed at SKAPON FES!, the first joint event project of SKY PerfecTV!'s "SKY PerfecTV! Idol Fes!" and TV Asahi's "Roppongi Idol Festival".[13]

On March 31, OCHA NORMA began airing a new regular radio show, OCHA NORMA no Oshigoto Norma Koushinchuu!.[14]

On April 9, it was announced during the OCHA NORMA FC Event 2022 ~OCHA NORMA no Ma 2~ that Saito Madoka would be the group's leader, with Hiromoto Ruli becoming the group's sub-leader. The official Hello! Project website was updated to confirm this shortly after the announcement.

On April 15, OCHA NORMA performed at AION CINDERELLA -DX-.[15]

On July 13, the group will release their major debut single, Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!.

Group Name Origin[]

The name OCHA NORMA (オチャノーマ) comes from ocha no ma (お茶の間) meaning "living room", and norma meaning "normal" or "standard". With this name, OCHA NORMA aims to become a group who sets a new standard of being able to entertain fans from the comfort of their living rooms.[16]

Discography[]

Main article: OCHA NORMA/Discography

Digital Songs
Original Songs
  • [2021] Go Your Way
  • [2021] Date Zen'ya Kyousoukyoku (デート前夜狂想曲)

Works[]

TV Programs[]

Radio[]

  • [2021–] BEYOOOOONDS no DOYOOOOOB! (BEYOOOOONDSのDOYOOOOOB!)
  • [2022–] OCHA NORMA no Oshigoto Norma Koushinchuu! (OCHA NORMAの推し事ノルマ更新中!)

Internet[]

Total Sales Count[]

Year Yearly Group Sales Yearly Collab Sales Total Sales
2022 0+ 0+ TBA

References[]

  1. https://admin.elineupmall.com/images/companies/1/1/210806H!P_17-ソロ2L新メンバー.jpg?1628220856120
  2. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新グループ結成のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-07.
  3. "Juice=Juice、つばきファクトリー新メンバー、ハロー!プロジェクト新グループ加入メンバー発表に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-06-30.
  4. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新グループ加入メンバー決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-07-06.
  5. https://twitter.com/tx_harodori/status/1412085905838383116
  6. "『ハロプロ研修生ユニットFCイベント2021』当日券予約販売のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-09-22.
  7. "ハロプロ新グループ「OCHA NORMA」誕生 メンバー10人活動開始で宮本佳林もエール「お茶の間から応援したい」" (in Japanese). modelpress. 2021-12-12.
  8. "OPにハロプロ新グループ・OCHA NORMAの「恋のクラウチングスタート」が決定!EDはドラマのためにモーニング娘。'21が「I WISH」を新規収録!つんく♂よりコメント到着!さらに番組予告映像も解禁!" (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. 2021-12-23.
  9. "OCHA NORMA「ラーメン大好き小泉さんの唄」1/8(土)配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2022-01-07.
  10. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「OCHA NORMA FCイベント2022 ~OCHA NORMAの間~」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-12-13.
  11. "OCHA NORMA、7月にメジャーデビュー決定!研修生発表会でサプライズ発表【コメントあり】" (in Japanese). Pop'n'Roll. 2022-03-13.
  12. OCHA NORMA「スカパー!アイドルフェス ~Think of SDGs!~」出演!. Hello! Project. 2022-02-26. (Archived)
  13. OCHA NORMA、宮崎由加「スカポンフェス!」出演!. Hello! Project. 2022-02-26. (Archived)
  14. "CBCラジオにて新番組「OCHA NORMAの推し事ノルマ更新中!」スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2022-03-17.
  15. OCHA NORMA「AION CINDERELLA -DX-」出演!. Hello! Project. 2022-02-15. (Archived)
  16. https://twitter.com/ocha_norma/status/1469941026270113793?s=21

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