Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
Shimano Momoko was born on May 31, 1999 in Saitama, Japan.
In early 2014, Shimano joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei. She participated in her first event on April 29, 2014.
On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Shimano, alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei, were given the opportunity to become a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, transferring to UP-FRONT PROMOTION and joining Hello! Project. She was formally introduced during the November / December recital concert on November 29 alongside the former NICE GIRL Project! trainees and 3 other girls.
Shimano participated as opening act in the Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~.
She would later resurface in 2020 with a Twitter account that was quickly found by fans when Kanatsu Mizuki replied to her. However, she quickly set her account to private and changed her profile to read "I'm a student," suggesting that she has retired from the entertainment industry.
When Shimano joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014, she was a 3rd year middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2017.
The following is a list of nicknames used to refer to Shimano:
- Momo-chan (ももちゃん): Used during her time in NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
- Shi-chan (島ちゃん): Used by Ogata Risa, Hashimoto Nagisa and Horie Kizuki.
- SHIMANO: Used by Fujii Rio.
- Name: Shimano Momoko (島野萌々子)
- Birthdate: May 31, 1999
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 164 cm (5 ft 4.5 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Gemini
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2014-11-29: Hello Pro Kenshuusei member
- 2016-07-28: Left
- NICE GIRL Project! Status:
- 2014-04-29: NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member
- 2014-11-16: Left
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2014-2016)
- She likes the Sanrio character "My Melody".
- She likes shoujo manga, and her favorite anime is "Hakuouki".
- She can completely retell stories she has heard from other people.
- Her favorite food is Udon and marshmallows.
- Her favorite Hello! Project songs are Moshimo... by Mobekimasu, Tsukiatteru no ni Kataomoi by Berryz Koubou, and Renai♥Rider by Buono!.
- Her future dream is to debut and stand on a large stage where many people are waving glowsticks in her color.
- She originally became a trainee under NGP because she loved idols, but then she was asked to join Hello! Project's trainees.
- Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Onoda Saori.
- Her favorite music genre is mixture rock.
- Official Profile (archived)
- Trainees-Collection blog (Tag: "Shimano Momoko")
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei blogs: Hello! Project tour blog, February/March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015
- Shimano Momoko on the NICE GIRL Project! Wiki