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Ongaku Gatas
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Ongaku Gatas
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genre Japanese Pop
Labels Zetima
Associated Acts Country Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, v-u-den, M-Line
Former Members Ishikawa Rika
Yoshizawa Hitomi
Korenaga Miki
Mano Erina
Muto Mika
Sawada Yuri
Konno Asami
Noto Arisa
Satoda Mai
Sengoku Minami

Ongaku Gatas (音楽ガッタス; Music Cats) is a Japanese pop girl group managed by UP-FRONT PROMOTION and formerly part of Hello! Project.


Current MembersEdit

Graduated MembersEdit


The group was formed in 2007. The group's name combines the Japanese word ongaku (music) with the Portuguese word gatas, taken from the name of the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes (that means Bright Female Cats). Together, the two words literally mean "musical cats" (gatas being the feminine form of the word gatos (cats)), although gatas is also slang for "pretty girls".

In early 2008, Erina Mano and Mika Mutō (both Hello! Pro Eggs) graduated from the group. Mano left the group but continued as solo singer within Hello! Project, whereas Mutō left both the group and Hello! Project in its entirety to return to life as a normal student and focus on her studies.

In August 2009, it was announced that Arisa Noto and Yuri Sawada, two more Eggs, would both be graduating from Hello! Project. Sawada graduated from both Hello! Project and Ongaku Gatas, to focus on university. Noto, however, remained in the group, even though she had graduated from Hello! Project.

Although, soon after their winter tour finished in early 2009, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Rika Ishikawa, Asami Konno and Mai Satoda, all officially graduated from Hello! Project in March 2009 the group remained together, though they switched management to Up-Front Agency (the "parent management" of Hello! Project itself). The group went on a hiatus after their graduation. However, they began to tour again in March 2010, playing a total of three venues (Osaka, Aichi prefecture and Tokyo) to promote their new single "Ready! Kick Off!!" released on March 3.




Compilations / OtherEdit




  • [2007–2009] Ongaku Gatas no Guts10☆Gatas (音楽ガッタスのGuts10☆ガッタス)

Total Sales CountEdit

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2007 34,538 34,538
2008 29,907 64,445
2009 3,130 67,575

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