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Ongaku Gatas
音楽ガッタス
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Ongaku Gatas
Information
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

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

MembersEdit

Members at Time of DisbandmentEdit

Graduated MembersEdit

  • Mano Erina (真野恵里菜;      Red[1]) (graduated March 2008)
  • Muto Mika (武藤水華;      Light Blue[1]) (graduated April 2008)
  • Sawada Yuri (澤田由梨;      Green[1]) (graduated August 2009)

HistoryEdit

2007Edit

On June 19th, it was announced that a unit would be created from members of the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P. It was also announced they would release their debut CD in August, and that Konno Asami (who had graduated from Hello! Project in 2006) would return to join the group and football team. It was also announced that Noto Arisa, Mano Erina, Sengoku Minami, and Sawada Yuri from Hello Pro Egg would be part of the group.

The rest of the members were announced on July 12th, as well as the release date and title of the single. On July 15th, their debut song was sung live for the first time at .

At the start of August, the release date of the single was pushed back to September 12th.

They released their debut single on September 12th, folloowed by their second single on December 5th.

2008 Edit

On February 6th, 2008, they released their debut album, 1st GOODSAL, followed by their first tour. On the final date of the tour Mano graduated from Hello! Project Eggs and Ongaku Gatas to debut as a solo singwre within Hello! project.

On April 30th, Muto left Hello! Project in its entirety to return to life as a normal student and focus on her studies.

2009Edit

Shortly after their winter tour finished in early 2009, the group officially graduated from Hello! Project in March 2009 as part of the Elder Club, but remained together.

In August 2009, it was announced that Noto Arisa and Sawada Yuri would both be graduating from Hello Pro Egg. Sawada also graduated from both Hello! Project and Ongaku Gatas to focus on university. Noto would remain as a member of the group.

Afterwards, the group unofficially went on a year long hiatus.

2010Edit

In March 2010, Ongaku Gatas began their spring tour, playing a total of three venues (Osaka, Aichi prefecture and Tokyo). On March 31st, they left M-line club and their official site closed down.

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

SinglesEdit

Compilations / OtherEdit

DVDsEdit

WorksEdit

EventsEdit

  • [2007.09.16] Ongaku Gatas Debut Single Hatsubai Kinen Talk Live at Sun Street Kameido音楽ガッタスデビューシングル発売記念トークライブ、サンストリート亀戸)
  • [2008.08.18] Dai 5-kai Melon Greeting at Shibuya O-EAST (第5回MELON GREETING(2008年8月18日、Shibuya O-EAST)
  • [2008.10.05] Ongaku Gatas 3rd Single "Come Together! Hatsubai Kinen Event with bayfm "ON8" at SHIBUYA-AX (音楽ガッタス 3rdシングル『Come Together』発売記念イベント with bayfm『ON8』(2008年10月5日、SHIBUYA-AX)

RadioEdit

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

TriviaEdit

  • 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 H.P. (which 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 December, 2013, Yoshizawa, Ishikawa, Satoda, Sengoku, and Mano performed Narihajimeta Koi no BELL at Hello! Project COUNTDOWN PARTY 2013 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.

Total Sales CountEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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