Tamenaga Shion (為永幸音) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 9th generation member of ANGERME. She is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was active as a Nagano local idol.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tamenaga Shion, June 2020

Tamenaga Shion, March 2020

Tamenaga Shion, December 2019

Tamenaga Shion, September 2019

Tamenaga Shion, June 2019

Tamenaga Shion, March 2019

Tamenaga Shion, December 2018

Tamenaga Shion, August 2018

Tamenaga Shion, June 2018

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Tamenaga Shion was born on February 9, 2004 in Nagano, Japan.

2015-2016[edit | edit source]

In April 2015, Tamenaga joined the idol group Beem Idol School[2], and graduated from the group on November 22, 2015.[3]

In September 2015, Tamenaga made her acting debut in the Suguru Hi no Yamaneko film, portraying the childhood version of Tokiko.

On December 24, 2015 she joined the duo idol group ☆ARION☆, and stayed in the group until its disbandment on December 31, 2016. While in ☆ARION☆, she also began pursuing solo activities under the name OTO♡.

In 2016, Tamenaga participated in Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed to pass the third round.

2017[edit | edit source]

On October 31, she ceased activities as OTO♡.[4]

Over the summer, Tamenaga participated in the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition for a chance to join Hello! Project in commemoration of its 20th anniversary, and made it to the finals alongside seven others before it was ultimately decided that no one would pass the audition.[5]

Following the audition, Tamenaga accepted an invitation to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[6] She was introduced alongside six other finalists at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~ show on December 10.[7]

2018[edit | edit source]

On April 4, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 3~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Yonemura Kirara, Hashisako Rin and Shutto Anna.

2019[edit | edit source]

Tamenaga participated in the opening act and challenge act for the Morning Musume '19 Concert Tour Haru ~BEST WISHES!~.

2020[edit | edit source]

On July 26, Tamenaga won the judge's dance award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2020 ~Natsu no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON".[8]

On November 2, it was announced on ANGERME's YouTube Channel that Tamenaga had joined ANGERME as a 9th generation member, alongside Matsumoto Wakana and Kawana Rin. She and the rest of the 9th generation started performing with the group on December 9, at the ANGERME Concert 2020 ~Kishotenketsu~ Funaki Musubu Sotsugyou Special concert. [9]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

When Tamenaga joined ANGERME, she was in the second year of high school. As of April 2021, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tamenaga Shion:

  • Tame-chan (ためちゃん): Used prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei and used by ANGERME members.
  • Tame (ため): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]
  • Shionnu (しおんぬ): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]
  • Shion-chan (しおんちゃん): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Name: Tamenaga Shion (為永幸音)
  • Former Stage Name: OTO♡
  • Nicknames: Tamechan (ためちゃん), Shion-chan (しおんちゃん), Shionnu (しおんぬ), Tame (ため)
  • Birthdate: February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09) (age 17)[10]
  • Birthplace: Nagano, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 153 cm (5 ft 0.2 in)?[1]
  • Western Zodiac: Aquarius.svg Aquarius
  • Eastern Zodiac: Monkey.png Monkey
  • Hello! Project Status:
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
    • 2017-12-04: Member
  • ANGERME Member Color:
    • Pink Colorball.png Pink
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Other Groups:
    • Beem Idol School (2015)
    • ☆ARION☆ (2015-2016)

Works[edit | edit source]

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Internet[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

  • [2015] Suguru Hi no Yamaneko

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She knows some tate (殺陣; a type of sword-based stage combat).
  • She and her grandfather are learning how to play the drums, and they practice on their home drum-set. 
  • She gives her grandfather drum lessons, and he jokes that his teacher (Shion) is scary.
  • She was an extra in Little Glee Monster's "Jinsei wa Ichidokiri" music video, as the girl wearing a blue shirt and red backpack.
  • She can't make up her mind on what to eat from the menu at a restaurant.
  • She loves cooking her own healthy meals like konnyaku and cream omurice.[12]
  • She is the first of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei 28th generation to debut in Hello! Project.
  • She loves black tea, and often buys black tea flavored sweets whenever she sees them.
  • Her favorite types of sweets are tea-based.
  • She wants to contribute to ANGERME and become a leader of the group.
  • She wants to be in charge of the dance club.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "【ハロ!ステ#284】ひなフェス2019!BEYOOOOONDS&カントリー・ガールズLIVE、ハロプロ研修生紹介Movie、こぶしファクトリー最新MV公開! MC:浅倉樹々&前田こころ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2019-4-10.
  2. "はじめまして☆彡" (in Japanese). Beem Idol School Official Blog. 2015-05-02.
  3. "みなさまへご報告" (in Japanese). Beem Idol School Official Blog. 2015-11-21.
  4. "感謝の気持ちを込めて…" (in Japanese). OTO Official Blog. 2017-10-31.
  5. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #1. AbemaTV. 2017-11-13.
  6. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #6. AbemaTV. 2017-12-04.
  7. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-12-11.
  8. http://www.helloproject.com/news/12197/
  9. "アンジュルム 新メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-11-02.
  10. "13回目の「ママありがとうの日」" (in Japanese). OTO Official Blog. 2017-02-09.
  11. BLT magazine January 2021 issue.
  12. Hello Dream. Episode 7.

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)

7th Generation

Ise Layla

8th Generation

Hashisako Rin

9th Generation

Kawana RinTamenaga ShionMatsumoto Wakana

Former Members
1st Generation Wada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonOgawa Saki
2nd Generation Nakanishi KanaKatsuta RinaTamura Meimi
Sub-Members: Kosuga Fuyuka
3rd Generation Murota MizukiAikawa Maho
6th Generation Funaki Musubu
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 Shinka Shite Kita Ningen Ai no Tame Subete Taika Shite 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 MarchMakeruna Wasshoi!Busu ni Naranai TetsugakuYEAH 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: 20142015 • 2016 (Live, Concert) • 2017 (Live, Concert) • 2018 (Live, Concert) • 2019 (Live, Concert) • 2020
Summer Tours: 20152019
Fall Tours: 20102011201220132014201520162017 • 2018 (Live, Concert)
Overseas: 2018 (Paris, Asia) • 2019 (Mexico City)
One-Day: 2011201420152017 • 2019 (Katsuta Rina Sotsugyou Special, Next Page) • 2020

Events "S/mileage Best Album Kanzenban 1" Hatsubai Kinen Special ConcertS/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: 200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Winter Tours: 20102011201220132014201520162017201820192020
Hina Fes: 20132014201520162017201820192020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013201420152016201720182019
Other: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~Berryz Koubou MatsuriHello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Groups
In-group Subunits Lilpri
Other Related Units Hello Pro KenshuuseiShugo Chara Egg!Shin MinimoniHigh-KingZYX-αOha Girl MapleGanbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersHello! Project MobekimasuPeaberryHarvestHI-FINSato no AkariKamiishinaka KanaCountry Girls
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: MayAugustNovember
2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
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