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Tanimoto Ami (谷本安美) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory. She was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.


Tanimoto Ami, November 2021

Tanimoto Ami, May 2021

Tanimoto Ami, September 2020

Tanimoto Ami, January 2020

Tanimoto Ami, February 2019

Tanimoto Ami, November 2018

Tanimoto Ami, July 2018

Tanimoto Ami, February 2018

Tanimoto Ami, July 2017

Tanimoto Ami, February 2017

Tanimoto Ami, September 2016

Tanimoto Ami, August 2016

Tanimoto Ami, January 2016

Tanimoto Ami, May 2015

Early Life[]

Tanimoto Ami was born on November 16, 1999 in Hokkaido, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.


In summer 2014, Tanimoto participated in the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, made it to the finals, but failed to enter the group.[1]

In November, Tanimoto joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced during the November / December recital on November 29 alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka, Asakura Kiki, Inoue Rei and Onoda Saori.


On April 29, it was announced that Tanimoto would debut in a new unit named Tsubaki Factory alongside Yamagishi Riko, Kishimoto Yumeno, Niinuma Kisora, Asakura Kiki and Ogata Risa.

During the Hello! Project 2015 SUMMER concert tour, Tanimoto injured her foot. Her injury took 3 weeks to recover, she had to be out of the group to heal until she could return.


On November 16, Tanimoto celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Tanimoto Ami Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On November 19, Tanimoto celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Tanimoto Ami Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On November 18, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Tanimoto Ami Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[2]

On November 16, she released her first photobook, Am1.[3]

On November 17, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Tanimoto Ami Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.


On November 12, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Tanimoto Ami Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.


On January 27, it was announced that Tanimoto Ami had tested positive for COVID-19 by antigen test. As a result, the January 29 and 30 shows of the Hello! Project 2022 Winter ~LOVE & PEACE~ tour was cancelled, and the Tsubaki Factory Kishimoto Yumeno×Akiyama Mao×Fukuda Marine FC Event 2022 ~Chou Chou Chou Nen2~ in Osaka was also cancelled.[4]

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister.[5]

When Tanimoto joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014, she was a third year middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2018.

The following list are notable friendships Tanimoto Ami has acquired:

Tanimoto's given name, Ami, consists of the kanji meaning "peace" (安; a) and "beauty" (美; mi). Her father chose it after being told by someone in a dream to "give her the name Ami".[6]

The following are a list of nicknames used to refer to Tamimoto:

  • Anmii (あんみぃー): Given and used by her friends.[7]
  • Mii (みぃ), also spelt as Me: Self-given nickname used to refer to herself.[7] Based on the pronoun "me".


  • Specialty: Able to sleep anywhere
  • Hobbies: Listening to music, watching concert DVDs really loudly in a dark room, observing people, movie appreciation
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
  • Favorite Food: Seedless grapes
  • Favorite Colors: White, black, pink, yellow, yellow-green, and light blue
  • Favorite Sports: Soccer, basketball
  • Charm Point: Her three beauty marks under her eyes
  • Motto: Ichigo ichie (一期一会; One time, One meeting)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Teion Yakedo
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Yokaze no Message", "Urayanjau", "Suki na Senpai", "aMa no Jaku", "Gamusha LIFE"
  • Looks Up To: Suzuki Airi, Makino Maria, Uemura Akari

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Tanimoto Ami/Discography

    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]

    Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Tanimoto Ami/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]

    • [2020.11.16] Am1



    TV Programs[]


    Music Videos[]


    • If she had super-powers, she'd stop time.
    • Her future goal is to do work outside of being an idol to become known by many people.
    • She has stated during an interview that she wants to go to Los Angeles. She also would like to discover Germany with all the castles.
    • She likes K-pop and is especially a fan of the Korean-Japanese girl group IZ*ONE.[8] Her favorite member is Kim Minju.[9] When Tsubaki Factory appeared on Utacon on July 16, 2019, she was able to meet IZ*ONE in person for the first time and received a signed CD of their Japanese single "Buenos Aires".[10]
    • Her second favorite IZ*ONE member is Kang Hyewon.[11]


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