Oota Haruka (太田遥香) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a soloist. She is a former 7th generation member of ANGERME,[1] and a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[2]

Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido, she was a member of Ribbon Girls and Clione.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Oota Haruka, July 2019

Oota Haruka, May 2019

Oota Haruka, April 2019

Oota Haruka, November 2018

Oota Haruka, June 2018

Oota Haruka, March 2018

Oota Haruka, June 2017

Oota Haruka, July 2016

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Oota Haruka was born on October 21, 2003 in Hokkaido, Japan.

2015[edit | edit source]

Prior to participating in the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition, Oota was enrolled at Theatre Academy. Through the school Oota was a member of the units Ribbon Girls, who promoted the local Hokkaido soda Ribbon Napolin,[3][4] and Clione.[5]

2016[edit | edit source]

On July 16, it was announced that the successful applicants of the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition would join the newly established trainee branch, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[6] She was officially introduced as one of the first seven members on July 30 at the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Sunshine Parade~ concert in Sapporo alongside Sato Hikari, Ishiguri Kanami, Kawano Minori, Kudo Yume, Kitagawa Ryo, and Yamazaki Mei.[2]

2018[edit | edit source]

On November 23, Oota was revealed as a new member of ANGERME alongside Ise Layla, who was selected from the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition", during the ANGERME 2018 Aki "Denkousekka" concert at Pacifico Yokohama.[1][7] She and Ise would start performing with the group after the new year in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2019 WINTER concert tour.[8]

2020[edit | edit source]

On February 28, it was announced that Oota Haruka has been suspended from all activities for an indeterminate amount of time due to rule violations. Any information on resumption of activities will follow at a later date.[9]

On October 13, it was announced on the official Hello! Project site that Oota Haruka has chosen to withdraw from ANGERME, but will remain in Hello! Project. After reflecting on her behavior, she and the agency both came to an agreement that she needed to start again from scratch to properly improve upon her lack of professionalism as an idol. As a result, it was decided that she would remain in Hello! Project as a soloist to take daily lessons. It will be announced when she has decided to restart full activities in the future.[10]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Oota was in her first year of middle school when she joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido, and she was in her third year of middle school when she joined ANGERME.[1] As of April 2020, Oota is currently in her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Oota Haruka has acquired:

Oota's given name, "Haruka", means distant (遥; haru, from 遥か; haruka) and blossom (香; ka).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Oota Haruka:

  • Haa-chan (はーちゃん)
  • Oota-chan (太田ちゃん)

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Special Skills: Dancing, swimming, skiing
  • Hobbies: Cooking and finding a bargain
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop (mainly idol songs)
  • Favorite Food: Salmon sushi, Cucumber[12], Chikuwa[12]
  • Favorite Sports: Dancing, swimming, skiing
  • Charm Points: Goldfish-like mouth, her short height (wants to be part of Minimoni if the unit is revived)
  • Motto: "Doryoku wa subete no tobira wo hiraku!" (努力は全ての扉を開く!; Effort opens up all doors!)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "The☆Peace!", "Chokotto LOVE"
  • Favorite ℃-ute song: "Kanashiki Heaven"[13]
  • Favorite ANGERME song: "Kakugo Shite!"
  • Looks Up To: Sato Masaki, Morito Chisaki, Abe Natsumi[11]

Publications[edit | edit source]

Group Photobooks[edit | edit source]

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Mooks[edit | edit source]

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Works[edit | edit source]

Internet[edit | edit source]

Radio[edit | edit source]

  • [2016–2018] Hello! to meet you!
  • [2018–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Fridays)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "アンジュルム 新メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-11-23.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "ハロプロ「北海道限定」研修生7人初披露" (in Japanese). ORICON STYLE. 2016-07-31.
  3. "『レモンガールズ・リボンガールズ』結成発表会が行われました!" (in Japanese). Theatre Academy. (Archived)
  4. "リボンガールズが札幌ドームでプレイボール宣言を務めます!" (in Japanese). Theatre Academy. (Archived)
  5. "テアトルアカデミー・アイドルクラス札幌クリオネ組 2015/4/20 (MVI 0353)" (in Japanese). hikarudaisuki2006 (via YouTube). Uploaded: 2015-04-20.
  6. "​「ハロプロ研修生北海道」始動のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-07-16.
  7. "アンジュルム、新メン2人加入×たけちゃん生誕×かっさー凱旋のスーパートリプルスリー公演" (in Japanese). natalie. 2018-11-23.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 "アンジュルム新メンバーは、ハロプロファンと非ハロプロファン(!?)の対照的な2人!" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-11-23.
  9. "アンジュルム 太田遥香の活動休止に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-02-28.
  10. "太田遥香の今後に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-10-13.
  11. 11.0 11.1 BOMB September 2018 Issue.
  12. 12.0 12.1 The Girls Live. Air Date: 2018-11-26.
  13. Naruchika 2017 ℃-ute MC. 2017-01-29.
  14. "Love 太田遥香" (in Japanese). ANGERME New Member Official Blog. 2019-10-19.

External Links[edit | edit source]

S/mileage / ANGERME
Members
2nd Generation Takeuchi Akari (Leader)
3rd Generation

Sasaki Rikako

4th Generation

Kamikokuryo Moe

5th Generation

Kasahara Momona

6th Generation

Kawamura Ayano (Sub-leader) | Funaki Musubu

7th Generation

Ise Layla

8th Generation

Hashisako Rin

9th Generation

Kawana Rin | Tamenaga Shion | Matsumoto Wakana

Former Members
1st Generation Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Ogawa Saki
2nd Generation Nakanishi Kana | Katsuta Rina | Tamura Meimi
Sub-Members: Kosuga Fuyuka
3rd Generation Murota Mizuki | Aikawa Maho
7th Generation Oota Haruka
Discography
Indie Singles 1. aMa no Jaku | 2. Asu wa Date na no ni, Imasugu Koe ga Kikitai | 3. Suki-chan | 4. Otona ni Narutte Muzukashii!!! | 5. SMILE FANTASY!
Major Singles 1. Yumemiru Fifteen | 2. ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!! | 3. Onaji Jikyuu de Hataraku Tomodachi no Bijin Mama | 4. Short Cut | 5. Koi ni Booing Buu! | 6. Uchouten LOVE | 7. Tachiagirl | 8. Please Miniskirt Postwoman! | 9. Choto Mate Kudasai! | 10. Dot Bikini | 11. Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki. | 12. Samui ne. | 13. Tabidachi no Haru ga Kita | 14. Atarashii Watashi ni Nare! / Yattaruchan | 15. Ee ka!? / "Ii Yatsu" | 16. Mystery Night! / Eighteen Emotion | 17. Aa Susukino / Chikyuu wa Kyou mo Ai wo Hagukumu | 18. Taiki Bansei / Otome no Gyakushuu | 19. Nana Korobi Ya Oki / Gashin Shoutan / Mahou Tsukai Sally | 20. Desugita Kui wa Utarenai / Dondengaeshi / Watashi | 21. Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru | 22. Umaku Ienai / Ai no Tame Kyou Made Shinkashite Kita Ningen, Ai no Tame Subete Taikashite Kita Ningen / Wasurete Ageru | 23. Ai Sae Areba Nanni mo Iranai / Namida Iro no Ketsui / Majokko Megu-chan | 24. Nakenai ze・・・Kyoukan Sagi / Uraha=Lover / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends (2018 Acoustic Ver.) | 25. Tade Kuu Mushi mo Like it! / 46okunen LOVE | 26. Koi wa Accha Accha / Yumemita Fifteen | 27. Watashi wo Tsukuru no wa Watashi / Zenzen Okiagarenai SUNDAY | 28. Kagiriaru Moment / Mirror Mirror
Other Singles

DVD/Blu-ray: 1. Manner Mode / Kisokutadashiku Utsukushiku / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends
Lilpri: 1. Little♡Princess☆Pri! | 2. Idolulu
Collaborations: My School March | Makeruna Wasshoi! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Albums

Original: 1. Warugaki ① | 2. ② Smile Sensation | 3. Rinnetenshou ~ANGERME Past, Present & Future~
Best: 1. S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban ① | 2. S/mileage / ANGERME SELECTION ALBUM "Taiki Bansei"
Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- Original Soundtrack

Concerts & Events
Concerts

Winter Tours: 2020
Spring Tours: 2014 | 2015 | 2016 (Live, Concert) | 2017 (Live, Concert) | 2018 (Live, Concert) | 2019 (Live, Concert) | 2020
Summer Tours: 2015 | 2019
Fall Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 (Live, Concert)
Overseas: 2018 (Paris, Asia) | 2019 (Mexico City)
One-Day: 2011 | 2014 | 2015 | 2017 | 2019 (Katsuta Rina Sotsugyou Special, ANGERME 2019 Aki "Next Page")

Events "S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1" Hatsubai Kinen Special Concert | S/mileage 2nd Original Album "2 Smile Sensation" Hatsubai Kinen Event
Other Concerts & Events
Joint Concerts

Spring Tours: 2010 (with Mano Erina) | 2011 (with ℃-ute)
Fall Tours: 2013 (with ℃-ute)
Other: 2017 (with Up Up Girls (Kari))

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Winter Tours: 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011 | Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~ | Berryz Koubou Matsuri | Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Groups
In-group Subunits Lilpri
Other Related Units Hello Pro Kenshuusei | Shugo Chara Egg! | Shin Minimoni | High-King | ZYX-α | Oha Girl Maple | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Hello! Project Mobekimasu | Peaberry | Harvest | HI-FIN | Sato no Akari | Kamiishinaka Kana | Country Girls
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
Members
1st Generation Ishiguri Kanami | Kawano Minori
3rd Generation Nishimura Karin
Full Member Inaba Manaka (Leader)
Former Members
1st Generation Oota Haruka | Sato Hikari | Kitagawa Ryo | Kudo Yume | Yamazaki Mei
2nd Generation Hashimoto Ririka
3rd Generation Shibuya Hina
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Real☆Little☆Girl / Kanojo ni Naritai!!! (Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido Ver.) | 2. Hankouki! / Ice day Party
Concerts & Events
Teiki Kouen

2017: Vol.1 | Vol.2 | Vol.3 | Vol.4 | Vol.5
2018: Vol.6 | Vol.7
2019: Vol.8

Happyoukai Concerts 2017: June
2018: March | June | December
2019: March | June | September | December
Test Events: 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Units & Other Acts
Sub-Units & Groups Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, ANGERME, Juice=Juice, Morning Musume
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