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Petitmoni (プッチモニ) was the second official sub-group of the J-pop idol group Morning Musume, which was active from 1999 to 2003.

Petitmoni's highest selling single is "Chokotto LOVE" with 1,123,610 copies sold, while their lowest selling single is "Pittari Shitai X'mas!" with 300,320 copies sold.

MembersEdit

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Petitmoni, November 2001

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Petitmoni, GiRLPOP 2000

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Petitmoni, GiRLPOP 2000

New Unit

ASAYAN announcing the new un-named unit (October 1999)

Founding Members (1999)Edit

First Addition (2000)Edit

Second Addition (2002)Edit

HistoryEdit

1999Edit

On October 3, Tsunku announced on ASAYAN his plan of creating a new sub-unit using members from Morning Musume. He revealed that the members will be Ichii Sayaka, Yasuda Kei and Goto Maki.

On October 24, the new sub-unit was named Pucchimoni. Tsunku suggested several names, before deciding, like: Naminaminami (並並並), Chuchuchu (中中中), Ichigoppo (15っぽ), Ichigotamotsu (市後保), 8-3=5, C.V.S. (Convenience Sisters), MINIMONI (MINIモニ), Pucchi, Yanmoni, Morning Compact, Dejimoni, Dejideji, Dejideji Morning, Young Musume, Moniyan, and Pucchi Musume (プッチ娘。). He then chose three names; Puchimoni, Yanmoni, and Konmoni as the top three suggestions. Ichii liked the name Konmoni the best, while Yasuda and Goto liked Pucchimoni.

On October 31, ASAYAN aired footage of the jacket shooting and the recording of the title track. (On the previous epsiode they had aired the recording of the coupling song). They also announced the title of the single as Chokotto LOVE. Tsunku later revealed in a 2013 interview that the original title for the song first was "Konya wa Chicken Rice".[1]

On the November 7 episode of ASAYAN they revealed footage from the recording and played the whole song for the first time.

On November 21, they performed the song live on TV (in the ASAYAN studios) for the first time

On November 25, Chokotto LOVE was released. The song was a spiritual sequel to LOVE Machine, Morning Musume's first million seller.

On November 28, the PV (full version) aired on TV for the first time.[2]

On November 30, Pucchimoni watched the countdown for the Oricon charts to see how their single placed. They were up against Misia's "Wasurenai Hibi" and "Sweetness", Yuzu's "Kokoro no Mama ni", Utada Hikaru's "Addicted To You", and Chara + YUKI's "Ai no Hi Mittsu Orange", but managed to place 1st with 287,110 copies sold. It went on to sell more than one million copies.

2000Edit

On May 21, Ichii graduated from Hello! Project, Morning Musume and Petitmoni at Morning Musume Live Hatsu no Budokan ~Dancing Love Site 2000 Haru~.

On June 18, Tsunku said on an episode of ASAYAN that Petitmoni was going to go through an image change. He also added Yoshizawa Hitomi to the group.

THey released their second single on July 26.

2001-2004Edit

After Goto graduated and Yasuda's graduation was announced, the group's formation changed yet again. Coconuts Musume member Ayaka was the first non-Morning Musume member to join, along with 5th generation Morning Musume member Ogawa Makoto. Yoshizawa became the new leader. This lineup never released a single, but they did release a remake of "Chokotto LOVE" (titled "Chokotto LOVE (2003 Version)") which was included in Petit Best 3. They also released a new song, titled "WOW WOW WOW," which was included in the Petit Best 4.

2013-2018Edit

In January 2013, Yasuda and Yoshizawa briefly returned to the stage for Hello! Project's 15th anniversary tour, where Yoshizawa and members of Petitmoni V performed BABY! Koi ni KNOCK OUT!, while Yasuda performed "Chokotto LOVE" with S/mileage.

On August 8, 2018, Petitmoni reunited with Ichii, Yasuda, and Yoshizawa performing "Chokotto LOVE" during Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER. They also performed Happy Summer Wedding with Yaguchi Mari. This was Ichii's first time performing with Hello! Project in 18 years. However, the footage was not released due to Yoshizawa's subsequent arrest and scandal that led to her retiring from the entertainment industry.

DiscographyEdit

Works Edit

Photobooks Edit

  • [2001.04.25] Petitmoni Photobook (プッチモニ写真集)

Magazines Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Rumors say that the choice of the founding members was because of Goto’s success in Morning Musume, and the fact that Yasuda and Ichii had sung a catchy song (Otome no Shinrigaku) as a duo on Morning Musume's second album.


Petitmoni VEdit

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Petitmoni V, July 2009

Petitmoni V (プッチモニV) was a Hello! Project unit, a revival group of Petitmoni. The unit was revived in 2009 alongside the other Chanpuru units.

MembersEdit

HistoryEdit

After 6 years on hiatus, Petitmoni was revived as Petitmoni V alongside various other units in 2009.

The new line-up recorded "Kimi ga Iru Dake de" for Chanpuru ① ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~, and later performed a new original song, "Pira! Otome no Negai" at that year's summer concert tour. "Pira! Otome no Negai" was then featured in Petit Best 10.

Petitmoni V's last performance was during the Hello! Project 2011 WINTER ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live, after which the unit became inactive.

In January 2013, Petitmoni V briefly reunited for Hello! Project's 15th anniversary tour, performing alongside Yoshizawa Hitomi.

DiscographyEdit

Compilation Albums

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