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Oota Haruka (太田遥香) is a former Japanese idol under Hello! Project as 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.


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[]

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


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]


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]


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]


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 had chosen to withdraw from ANGERME, but would 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]


On July 21, UP-FRONT PROMOTION provided an update about Oota's status. She is still attending high school and takes daily singing and dancing lessons. In a statement from Oota herself, she noted that she does still want to return to performing in Hello! Project. She has been thinking about attending college after deciding on a field of study and has been focusing her efforts on doing well in her entrance exams. The agency will continue to support her while she prepares to go to college, and will provide further updates in the future.[11]


On April 6, UP-FRONT PROMOTION announced that Oota has left Hello! Project and ended her exclusive contract with the agency at the end of March to concentrate on her studies and move towards her next goal.[12]

Personal Life[]

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 2021, Oota is currently in her last 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)
  • Hachi (はち): Used by Takeuchi Akari.


  • Special Skills: Dancing, swimming, skiing
  • Hobbies: Cooking and finding a bargain
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop (mainly idol songs)
  • Favorite Food: Salmon sushi, Cucumber[14], Chikuwa[14]
  • 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"[15]
  • Favorite ANGERME song: "Kakugo Shite!"
  • Looks Up To: Sato Masaki, Morito Chisaki, Abe Natsumi[13]

  • Publications[]

    Group Photobooks[]





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



    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. 太田遥香の今後に関するお知らせ (in Japanese). UP-FRONT PROMOTION. 2021-07-21.
    12. 太田遥香の今後に関するお知らせ (in Japanese). UP-FRONT PROMOTION. 2022-04-06.
    13. 13.0 13.1 BOMB September 2018 Issue.
    14. 14.0 14.1 The Girls Live. Air Date: 2018-11-26.
    15. Naruchika 2017 ℃-ute MC. 2017-01-29.
    16. "Love 太田遥香" (in Japanese). ANGERME New Member Official Blog. 2019-10-19.

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