Ogata Haruna (尾形春水) is a YouTuber and former Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a 12th generation member of Morning Musume. She graduated from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project at the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2018 Haru ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ tour finale on June 20, 2018 and afterwards retired from entertainment.
Ogata Haruna was born on February 15, 1999 in Osaka, Japan and raised in the countryside of Osaka. She began to figure skate at the age of 5 and continued skating for 9 years.
In summer 2014, Ogata auditioned for the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition! for an opportunity to join Morning Musume '14, and she successfully passed. She was introduced as a 12th generation member during the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ at Nippon Budokan on September 30, alongside with Nonaka Miki, Makino Maria and Haga Akane.
On January 4, Ogata and and her fellow 12th generation members began a radio show on FM FUJI, titled Morning Musume '15 12ki Nikki. They also began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members on March 5, titled 12ki Relay.
On June 12, Ogata released her first solo e-Hello! Blu-ray, Greeting ~Ogata Haruna~.
On February 15, Ogata celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '16 Ogata Haruna Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Akasaka BLITZ.
On May 3, Ogata began the monthly radio show Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi for the Hello! Project Mobile service along with "promotion manager" Kudo Haruka and fellow "promotion staff" members Nonaka Miki and Yanagawa Nanami.
On February 15, Ogata celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '17 Ogata Haruna Birthday Event, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.
On June 20, Ogata was announced as the main MC for a new sports program Hello! Athlete Megami that would begin airing July 2 on EX Sports and the SKY PerfecTV! Premium Service. She would interview young female athletes who are expected to do well in the future.
On February 15, Ogata celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Ogata Haruna Birthday Event, featuring two shows at IMA Hall.
On February 28, she announced that the final episode of Hello! Athlete Megami would air in March. The show ended on March 18 with a total of 18 episodes.
On March 27, it was announced that Ogata would graduate from Morning Musume '18 and Hello! Project to attend junior college. Her graduation would take place at the end of the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2018 Haru ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ tour on June 20 at Nippon Budokan.
|Thank you for your support for Hello! Project and Morning Musume。'18.
Haruna Ogata from Morning Musume。'18 will graduate from Morning Musume。'18 and Hello! Project after their 20th Anniversary concert tour 2018 Spring ~We are MORNING MUSUME。~.
She had wished for continuing to a university and taken an entrance exam when she was 3rd-year student in 2017, but it was not possible to pass the examination. After 1 year, she has continued studying and took examinations for a university and a junior college. In the middle of March, she pass the examination for a junior college and decided to continue.
After we discussed her future activity with her and parents, it turned out that it is hard to continue her activity since she will have her class from morning until evening in the junior college and she wishes to continue her study to a university after she finishes her junior college. Therefore, we have reached this conclusion for her future. We would like to see her off for her best future.
The last act for her will be June 19th and 20th at Nippon Budokan, the last day of their concert tour. She will not appear at "Engeki Joshibu "Pharaoh's Tomb ~Snake King Sneferu" to start on June 1st. We apologize for our sudden announcement and thank you for your understandings for her happy result of her continuing to the junior college. We appreciate for your support for Haruna Ogata from Morning Musume。'18.
March 27th 2018
|This is Haruna Ogata. I will graduate from Morning Musume。'18 and Hello! Project after their 20th Anniversary concert tour 2018 Spring ~We are MORNING MUSUME。~.
I have tried my best for dilivering smile and power to as many fans as possible through Morning Musume。's activity. Since last year I have started getting offered for my solo works, more variety of activity and involved with more people. It was always very rewarding that we have achieved something or we got many message or smile from our fans.
However, I started to consider my own future as well and couldn't give up my continuing to a university.
I have tried studying for the examination concurrently with my Morning Musume。activity. I took general examination instead of special one because I wanted to try as a private person. Then I passed the examination for a junior college.
When the junior college announced their curriculum, I got to face the difficulties to balance my activity and study. Since I have wished to study fully in my junior college and continue to a university, I discussed with my management about my wish for graduating from Morning Musume。and concentrating on my study.
The management and my parents understood my decision and support for it.
I won't spoil my big decisions and will try my best for my new goal.
I deeply apologize for my sudden announcement at this timing when our tour had started because I had to wait for the result from my examination.
I will do my best with all my strength until June 20th for all of you fans supporting us.
Thank you for all your support for Haruna Ogata and Morning Musume。'18.
Haruna Ogata from Morning Musume。'18.
On June 4, the 12th generation members held the Morning Musume '18 12ki Member Ogata Haruna・Nonaka Miki・Makino Maria・Haga Akane FC Event at Differ Ariake. Then the following week on June 14, Ogata held her last solo event, titled Morning Musume '18 12ki Member Ogata Haruna FC Event, at Namba Hatch.
On June 19, Ogata made a return to public eye after opening accounts on Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
On August 15, Ogata opened up her official YouTube channel, and began activities as a YouTuber.
On May 7, she opened up a fan community on fanicon.
On July 21, she released collaboration clothes with the clothing brand, LIVERTINE AGE.
On April 3, Ogata was announced as a member of the YouTube group CHAOSPIPIS (now Youplus) alongside five former members of other idol groups such as Nakanishi Kana (from ANGERME), Hayashida Mahiro (from Fairies), Okonogi Ruka (from akishibu project), Kawago Hina (from Nogizaka46), and Shiraki Riho (from Turtle Lily).
Prior to joining Hello! Project, Ogata attended Doushisha Kouri Junior and High School (同志社香里中学校・高等学校), a private school in Neyagawa, Osaka. When Ogata joined Morning Musume in September 2014, she was a first year high school student. She graduated from high school on March 8, 2017.In April 2018, Ogata began attending junior college in preparation for transferring to a four-year university in the future.
Ogata began to figure skate at the age of 5 and continued skating until age 14. During those years, her mother drove a hour to the ice rink nearly on a daily basis everyday for practice. The ice rink she practiced is the same one Olympic bronze medalist Takahashi Daisuke and was in the same group as rising star Miyahara Satoko.
Ogata's given name, Haruna, means "spring" (春; haru) combined with "water" (水; na). Her parents chose the name so she would grow up pure like the water melted from winter snow in the spring and into a kind girl like the arrival of the warm spring after a harsh winter.
The following is a list of nicknames used to refer to Ogata Haruna:
- Ogata (おがた): Semiofficial Nickname.
- Haa-chin (はーちん): Semiofficial Nickname. Used by ice skating friends.
- Daisaku (ダイサク): Given to her by Tsunku during Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ show at Nippon Budokan on October 1, 2014. He gave her that nickname because she has the same last name as enka singer Ogata Daisaku.
- Ogata-chan (尾形ちゃん): Used by Iikubo Haruna.
- Haa-chan (はーちゃん): Used by fans.
- Oharu (おはる): Used by fans.
- Oga-chan (おがちゃん): Used by classmates.
- Haruna (はるな): Used by family members and classmates.
- Name: Ogata Haruna (尾形春水)
- Nicknames: Ogata (おがた), Haa-chin (はーちん)
- Birthdate: February 15, 1999
- Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 160 cm (5 ft 2.9 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Aquarius
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2014-09-30: Joined Morning Musume
- 2018-06-20: Graduated
- Years in Morning Musume: 3 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color:
- Sea Blue
- Hello! Project groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- 6 Pack (2016)
- Other Groups:
- Youplus (2021-present)
- Main article: Ogata Haruna/Discography
- [2018.05.19] Morning Musume '18 Ogata Haruna Sotsugyou Memorial
- [2019.01.xx] Ogata Haruna on Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2018 Haru ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ Final Ogata Haruna Sotsugyou Special
- [2015.06.12] Greeting ~Ogata Haruna~ (Greeting 〜尾形春水〜)
- Main article: Ogata Haruna/Publications
- [2016.05.21] Ogata Haruna Mini Photobook "Greeting -Photobook-"
- [2014–2018] The Girls Live
- [2017–2018] Hello! Athlete Megami (Hello！アスリート女神) (host)
- [2013–2018] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2018] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–2018] tiny tiny
- [2015–2017] Morning Musume '17 12ki Nikki! (モーニング娘。’17 12期日記！)
- [2015–2017] 12ki Relay (12期リレー) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2016–2018] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ！モバ宣伝会議) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)
- [2016–2018] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Mondays, 2016.09–2017.09; Wednesdays, 2017.10–2018.06)
- [2017–2018] Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'17のモーニングダイアリー)
-  Morning Musume '18 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'18のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
- Morning Musume Profile (archived)
- Morning Musume 12ki Official Blog
- Official YouTube Channel