Tamura Meimi (田村芽実) was a member of Hello! Project as a second-generation member of ANGERME. She was first introduced at the Hello! Project 2011 Summer ~Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ concert on August 14, 2011.

She graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project on May 30, 2016.

Biography

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August 2009

Early Life

Tamura Meimi was born on October 30, 1998 in Gunma, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2009

In August, Tamura participated in Shugo Chara! the Musical as Yuiki Yaya. She worked alongside her future co-members Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, and Fukuda Kanon around this time.

2011

On August 14, Tamura Meimi was announced as a S/mileage sub-member at the Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nippon no mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ concert

On September 15th, Tamura posted her first blog post on the S/mileage Sub-member's official blog, and called it "Heart Pounding"

On October 16th, Tamura, along with the other S/mileage sub-members, were announced as official members, becoming second generation members.

2012

On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, was set to take place on June 15th, 18th, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.

2013

On April 14, S/mileage 2nd Generation had a fanclub event.

On October 12, Tamura Meimi's grandmother passed away.

On October 29, Tamura had an event to celebrate her 15th birthday. The special event was called S/mileage ~Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2013~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo. It also featured many games and a mini-live.

2014

On October 31, Tamura celebrated her 16th birthday. The special event was called S/mileage ~Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.

2015

On December 3, Tamura celebrated her 17th birthday. The special event was called ANGERME Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2015, and featured two performances in Tokyo.

On December 20, during the ANGERME FC Event 2015 ~Hitoashi Osaki ni Miracle Xmas~, Tamura Meimi announced she will graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the spring of 2016. She explained she wants to start over and become a singer, as well as pursue her dream of becoming a musical actress.

Comment by Tamura Meimi[1]
To everyone who supports us

I, Meimi Tamura, will graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project during 2016 spring.

I have been a Hello! Project idol for 4 years and a half, since I became S/mileage. This year, I have been able to do this hall tour, and perform successfully 2 times as 9 members at the Nippon Budokan. Fukuda Kanon-san also graduated and we have welcomed a new member so this year was really full.

With all of this, I want to follow my own challenge! This feeling became little by little stronger. And during ANGERME’s activities, many people told me they like when I sing, and every time I heard those words, I thought about always singing.

Then, about one of my other dreams… I would like to be a musical actress. After this nice dream realized of becoming a S/mileage member, I would like to have a new start and fulfill this new dream.

I am anxious about some points, but I made this decision thanks to all the fans. S/mileage grew up as ANGERME. As ANGERME’s member, I have been proud that I performed as a Hello! Project idol.

I will cherish the remaining time I have as an ANGERME’s member and I will continue to try my best harder than ever! Please continue to support ANGERME, as well as Meimi Tamura!

20th December 2015
ANGERME
Tamura Meimi

2016

On January 2, the first day of the Hello! Project 2016 WINTER ~DANCING! SINGING! EXCITING!~ concert tour, the Tamura's graduation date was announced to be May 30 and would be held at Nippon Budokan at the end of the ANGERME Concert Tour 2016 Haru "Kyuui Ittai".

On May 28, Tamura held a solo live event titled ANGERME Tamura Meimi Solo Special Live, featuring three performance at Harajuku Quest Hall. Fans could get an invitation to the event by purchasing a special "Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru" box set via Pony Canyon.[2][3]

On May 30, Tamura graduated ANGERME at Nippon Budokan.

Personal Life

Tamura's mother was a Troupe Organizer, and acted at Gunma Prefecture in Japan.[4] Tamura has an older sister named Tamura Karen. She also has two pet dogs named Pon-chan and Non-chan. On October 12, 2013, Tamura’s grandmother passed away.[5]

When she auditioned for S/mileage, Tamura was a 1st year middle school student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her last year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Tamura Meimi has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tamura Meimi:

  • Meimei (めいめい): Official nickname, given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
  • Meimin (めいみん): Second official nickname, given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
  • Tamu (たむ): An abbreviation for Tamura.

Profile

  • Name: Tamura Meimi (田村芽実)
  • Nickname: Meimei (めいめい), Meimin (めいみん), Tamu (たむ), Tamutamu (たむたむ), Mei (めい), Tamumei (たむめい)
  • Birthdate: October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) (age 22)
  • Birthplace: Isesaki, Gunma, Japan
  • Bloodtype: O
  • Height: 159cm
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2011-08-14: S/mileage Submember
    • 2011-08-14: Submember
    • 2011-10-16: S/mileage Full Member
    • 2011-10-16: Member
  • Years in ANGERME: 3 years
  • Official Kaomoji: メイ´‘ w‘)
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Green (2011-2014)
    • Purple (2014-Present)
  • Audition Song: "○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!!" by S/mileage
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Favorite Subject: Music, art
  • Favorite Animal: Loves all animals.
  • Favorite Color: Loves all colors
  • Favorite Food: Squid soumen, plum konbu, scallop strings.
  • Favorite English Phrase: "For you"
  • Hobby: Playing with her dog
  • Special Skill: Room arrangement, sports, doing hair.
  • Strong Point: Being energetic
  • Weak Point: Being rough and openhanded
  • Audition Song: ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!!
  • Looks up to: Niigaki Risa, Hagiwara Mai

Discography

See also: List:Tamura Meimi Discography Featured In

Solo Songs

Solo DVDs

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Fanclub DVDs

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Publications

Digital Photobooks

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Magazines

Featured on the cover

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Works

Movies

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  • [2012] Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Misaki)

TV Programs

  • [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)
  • [2012] S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
  • [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live

Internet

TV Dramas

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Commercials

  • [2012] Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)

Voice Overs

  • [2013] Sekai Daikyouryuuten (世界大恐竜展) (as Tirara the Dinosaur Guide)

Theater

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Radio

  • [2012–] SS1422

Trivia

  • Prior to joining S/mileage, she was a part of an acting program called Musical Village, which her mother and sister inspired her to join.
  • Sato Masaki thinks Meimi is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
  • If she could join another group, she'd join °C-ute.
  • She'd like to take Wada Ayaka to see Wicked.
  • Her audition number was 13.
  • Shares a birthday with Morning Musume member Fukumura Mizuki and former Coconuts Musume member Kimura Ayaka.
  • She is good at imitating synchronized swimming and goldfish.
  • Wants to do a duet with Hagiwara Mai.
  • On her days off from work, she spends most of her time playing with her dog.
  • Tamura has stated; "I'm still a novice at singing and dancing but, I'm trying my very very best everyday to improve".
  • She said that in her previous life she thinks she was a sloth, because she likes to sleep alot.
  • She said if a thief came she'd feel that Tanaka Reina would come protect her.
  • She said if she could be another member, she said she would be Tsugunaga Momoko, because her overall personality is cute.
  • Describes her personality as loud.
  • Kept a dog she found in a cardboard box in January 2012.
  • In Team Okai she covers Ishida Ayumi.
  • She likes Chickadees.
  • She tends to her bangs because she doesn't want to keep on plucking her eyebrows.
  • She believes that Tsugunaga Momoko is the both most energetic and mellowest member of Hello! Project. She explains that Tsugunaga has the ability to go both ways like an on-off switch, in which she personally believes she has no control over.
  • During the S/mileage Live Tour 2013 ~Smile Charge~, she expressed her love for soy sauce and puts it on everything she eats, including salads and potatoes.
  • She has bad vision, but she is afraid to put in contacts.[6]
  • In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Tamura: "She really does a lot of research on herself. She likes theatre and the way she can use her singing voice so freely is really cool. She never gets embarrassed by anything, so she’s always able to adopt the feelings of the main character in any song. I’m her senior but I really look up to her."[7]
  • She and Nakanishi Kana were the first members of S/mileage that were not from Hello Pro Kenshuusei

See Also

References

Honorary Titles

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Ogawa Saki

Youngest member of S/mileage
2011-2014

Succeeded by
Sasaki Rikako

Preceded by
Suzuki Kanon

Youngest active member of Hello! Project
September 2011 – January 2012

Succeeded by
Kudo Haruka

Tamura Family Tree

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ayako
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elder
Sister

(b.1995)
   
   
Meimi
(b.1998)

External Links

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 • 29. Hakkiri Shiyou ze / Oyogenai Mermaid / Aisare Route A or B?
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
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