Yaguchi Mari (矢口真里) is a singer, actress, and TV personality. She is a former second generation member and leader of Morning Musume. In 2009, she graduated, with the rest of the Elder Club, from Hello! Project. She has since released two solo singles and was a part of the OG member groups Afternoon Musume and Dream Morning Musume.

History[edit | edit source]

Yaguchi Mari, October 2018

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Yaguchi Mari and Ex-Husband Nakamura Masaya marriage May 22, 2011

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1998[edit | edit source]

On May 3, she, along with Yasuda Kei and Ichii Sayaka, were chosen to be a part of the second generation of singers to be recruited into Morning Musume.

On November 18, she debuted with Morning Musume's first sub-group, Tanpopo.

She made her movie debut in the film Morning Cop, alongside the other Morning Musume members and Hello! Project soloist Heike Michiyo.

2000[edit | edit source]

On October 20, she created and formed Morning Musume's sub-group Minimoni. She had an idea for a sub-group whose members were 1.5 m (4 ft 11 in) in height or shorter. Yaguchi, and Morning Musume's songwriter and producer Tsunku, selected two of Morning Musume's newest members, Kago Ai and Tsuji Nozomi, for the new sub-group and the trio began performing in concerts as Minimoni. American-born Mika Todd, of Coconuts Musume, was later added into the group to give the group "an international flavor" and Tsunku made them official.

Their debut single, "Minimoni Jankenpyon! / Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki!", was a #1 hit.

Yaguchi also had a supporting role in another film called Pinch Runner alongside the other Morning Musume members.

2002[edit | edit source]

On February 7, she released her first photobook titled Yaguchi.

She starred in another film called Nama Tamago alongside Iida Kaori, Tsuji Nozomi, & Goto Maki. The film was released in VHS format on March 15 and later in DVD format on May 15.

2003[edit | edit source]

Yaguchi became Morning Musume's sub-leader in May, after the graduation of Yasuda Kei.

On March 29, she graduated from Minimoni, having Mika Todd replace her as the leader. The group lasted another year until Mika Todd's graduation from the group and Hello! Project altogether.

In July, she debuted with ZYX as leader. In ZYX, Yaguchi acted as a mentor to the Hello! Project Kids, showing them the ropes of being a performing member of Hello! Project. ZYX was the first unit that Hello! Project Kids officially joined.

She also made a guest appearance in one episode of the drama Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho.

She released two more photo books, one titled Love-Hello! Yaguchi Mari, part of an idol DVD she had. The other being Pocket Morning Musume, Volume 2, which also featured Abe Natsumi, Goto Maki, and Iida Kaori.

On October 10, she released her first essay book entitled Oira - MARI YAGUCHI FIRST ESSAY.

2005[edit | edit source]

On January 30, after the graduation of Iida Kaori, Yaguchi became leader and Yoshizawa Hitomi then became her support as sub-leader.

On April 14, it was reported by tabloid magazine FRIDAY that Yaguchi was in a relationship with actor Oguri Shun. She said she had "betrayed [her] position as an idol" and that she "want[ed] to move on with [her] career as an adult." As such, Yaguchi resigned from Morning Musume without a graduation ceremony.

Her first post-Morning Musume recording, "Nigiyaka na Fuyu", done as a collaboration with Berryz Koubou, appears as the coupling track on Berryz Koubou's November 2005 single "Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai".

2006[edit | edit source]

In April, it was reported that Yaguchi and Oguri broke up.

In 2006, she continued to appear on television and at live events on behalf of Hello! Project. She also co-hosted two weekly TV shows of her own (Yaguchi Hitori and Kanrui! Jikuu Times) starred in two dramas, and frequently guest starred on other variety shows.

2007[edit | edit source]

At the start of 2007, she started to perform during Hello! Project concerts again.

In 2007, Yaguchi released the CD "Kirari 10-dai! Meisaku wo Yomou" which also featured Nakazawa Yuko and Goto Maki. It features their radio play "Kirari 10-dai" which aired on NHK Radio.

In Summer, Yaguchi was cast to host a new Gyao TV show, Midtown TV, thus appearing in a third TV show on air. Midtown TV aired on weekdays and Yaguchi hosted it on Thursdays. Also, Mari and seven H!P Eggs appeared live and with an audience on Ciao TV, a Kids Station show, on September 2, from 19:00 to 19:30, on what appeared to be yet another new TV show for her, which made four Yaguchi Mari TV shows being aired simultaneously.

Yaguchi appeared in a Japanese drama series called Sento no Musume!?. She was one of the main stars in a Japanese day time drama series called Gyarusa, along with her show Yaguchi Hitori, and being an MC at Hello! Project concerts. From May 25, and up to June 6, Yaguchi performed in Damn Yankees, a popular 1955 Broadway musical at the Tokyo Aoyama Theater.

On April 27, Yaguchi participated in an event for Minna no Fitness, a free internet workout.

When asked about the comebacks of former Hello! Project members Goto Maki and Kago Ai, she replied that she hasn’t been in contact with them and doesn’t know any of the details.

2008[edit | edit source]

It was announced on October 19, on the official Hello! Project website, that Yaguchi would graduate from the Elder Club and Hello! Project altogether on March 31, 2009.

2009[edit | edit source]

She graduated, with the rest of the Elder Club, at a graduation concert held at Yokohama Arena on February 1.

Yaguchi Mari's first solo single debuted live on the TV show Quiz Hexagon, which also brought about popular groups Pabo and Shuchishin. The CD single was a collaboration with AIR BAND and included a randomly chosen photo card of either Mari or AIR BAND. It was an emotional performance for Mari who had not performed on live television in over four years.

In April, it was announced that Yaguchi would be writing a blog-like column in Famitsu, one of the most respected video game magazines in Japan and the world. She would be talking about how girls are also passionate gamers. The column also featured photos of Yaguchi. The column was originally released on May 1. The column was titled "I’m a Gamer".

In November, Yaguchi Mari was rendered into a CG character for the video game Ryuu ga Gotoku: Densetsu wo Tsugumono (known as Yakuza 4 outside of Japan).[1]

In December, the cover for Yaguchi Mari to Straw Hat’s single, titled "Kaze wo Sagashite", was released. "Yaguchi Mari to Straw Hat" was the name of the Hexagon family unit for the song which featured Yaguchi as the main singer. The song was used for the opening of the anime One Piece.[2]

2010[edit | edit source]

In February, Yaguchi announced on her blog that she was opening a restaurant called Shabushabu Onyasai Roppongi. The restaurant opened on March 19. She mentioned on her blog that she was fussing about the interior design, sampling food from the new menu, suggesting new menu ideas, working on staff uniforms and even working on a new uniform for her, so it seems that the restaurant was suited to Yaguchi’s personality.[3]

On Yaguchi's Blog, it was announced that she and Maeda Yuuka would appear in a film titled Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~.

In March, it was revealed that Yaguchi Mari, Satoda Mai and Michishige Sayumi were to be regulars on the midnight TBS show Aimai na!. The air date was set for April 19.

Also in March, Yaguchi opened up a Gree blog.

In June, Yaguchi became be a regular on a local Nagoya show titled Go! Bungee Police along with Wada Ayaka. The show was scheduled to start on June 6.

In August, it was announced that Yaguchi Mari and S/mileage would appear on Downtown DX. The show was scheduled to air on September 9.[4]

On August 7, Mari joined the new promotional unit Afternoon Musume with seven other OG members to promote Georgia coffee drinks.

2011[edit | edit source]

On January 2, some media outlets reported that Yaguchi Mari would be getting married to her boyfriend, actor Nakamura Masaya. According to a related source, Yaguchi already said that she would be getting married, and now she needed to report her marriage and decide the day to register the marriage.

On January 28, it was announced that Mari was part of the OG member group Dream Morning Musume and that they would be releasing the groups first album, called Dorimusu ①, on April 20th.

On May 21, it was announced that she would register her marriage to Nakamura Masaya on May 22. Originally, the couple planned to marry in March but, due to the earthquake, their plans were postponed.

2012[edit | edit source]

On May 22, a year after registering their marriage, Yaguchi Mari and Nakamura Masaya held a wedding ceremony at St. Grace Cathedral in Aoyama. She has changed her name to Nakamura Mari, but continued to use "Yaguchi Mari" as her stage name.

2013[edit | edit source]

On March 2 and 3, Yaguchi participated in the Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT PROMOTION members.

From April 4 to April 9, Yaguchi performed in the stage play Ikinuku Kiseki ~Juu Nenme no Negai~.

In mid-May, multiple news agencies and magazines reported that Yaguchi was having an affair. It was also reported that she and her husband got into an argument on whether or not to have a child, and the two were now living apart. Nakamura Masaya's agency confirmed that the two were fighting, but that they were not getting a divorce. According to reports, Nakamura (27) caught Yaguchi (30) sleeping with another man, model Umeda Kenzo (25), back in February. Umeda immediately deleted his social media accounts and retired from modeling, while Yaguchi apologized to the public. Yaguchi was thereafter seen without her wedding ring.

On May 21, she was seen at the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Haru Michishige☆Eleven SOUL ~Tanaka Reina Sotsugyou Kinen Special~, watching Tanaka Reina's graduation.

On May 30, it was announced that Yaguchi and Nakamura Masaya had submitted their divorce papers, and Yaguchi claimed there was domestic violence in their relationship. According to new details, Nakamura came home on February 23, and saw what looked like a bedroom that was just used for sex. Amid further inspection, Nakamura found Umeda hiding in the closet naked, who was then told to kneel down and bow while Nakamura took a photo for evidence. Nakamura was quoted as having said, "Our bed sheets were always changed to new ones whenever I came back home from other locations." 

Yaguchi had since left three TV shows that she was a regular on.

On July 8, Tokyo Sports reported that she was currently living with Umeda and that she was planning to make a comeback later that year and make a public apology.

In the Josei Jishin August issue, Yaguchi's acquaintance said she would make her comeback once the issue died down. She apparently stated that she would return within the next 5 years (by 2019). It was rumored that she had 100 million yen in savings.

On October 1, she was transferred to UP-FRONT CREATE.

On October 13, she blogged that she was going on an indefinite hiatus. She hoped to return to show business one day.

2014[edit | edit source]

On October 23, Yaguchi appeared on Miyaneya, an afternoon tabloid television show.

In November, Yaguchi started blogging for the first time since her hiatus announcement.

2015[edit | edit source]

In April, it was announced that she had joined a girl group with fellow Morning Musume graduates Takahashi Ai and Tsuji Nozomi called "Datsumo Musume", under the management of Datsumo Labo for the promotion of their hair removal services.

2017[edit | edit source]

On December 20, Yaguchi was announced as a founding member of the UP-FRONT esports club,[5] and she was later named the club supervisor.[6]

2018[edit | edit source]

On March 13, it was reported that she would be marrying a 30-year old former male model sometime in the near future, possibly as soon as that month.[7] The next day, Nikkan Sports reported that the couple, who had been dating for the past four years, set their marriage date for March 26.[8] These reports were confirmed, when on March 26, Yaguchi officially announced on her blog that she had remarried.[9]

On March 27, she began a live variety talk show on AbemaTV's The NIGHT channel, titled Yaguchi Mari no Kayou The NIGHT, with comedian Okano Yoichi as her assistant MC and various idols as guests.[10]

2019[edit | edit source]

On February 13, she digitally released the song "Shiroi HeLLO gOOdbye".[11]

During the live broadcast of Yaguchi's AbemaTV show Yaguchi Mari no Kayou The NIGHT on April 2, she announced that she and her husband held a private ceremony in Okinawa last month on their first anniversary, confirming a report made by Josei Jishin earlier in the week,[12] and that she was pregnant with her first child who was due to be born in the summer.[13][14]

On August 9, Yaguchi gave birth to her first son.[15][16]

2020[edit | edit source]

On February 29 Yaguchi and Yasuda Kei were scheduled to hold a live event called "M-line club 10 Shuunen Kikaku 'Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari' FC Event" (M-line club 10周年企画「保田圭・矢口真里FCイベント」), but it was later cancelled due to the coronavirus.[17]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

Yaguchi has a younger sister named Yaguchi Miki.

When Yaguchi joined Morning Musume in May 1998, she was in her first of high School. She graduated high school in March 2001.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Hobbies: Playing video games, cooking (just a little), collecting platform shoes
  • Specialty: Making her mouth into the shape of a heart and fitting inside a boston bag
  • Impersonations: Ayumi Hamasaki, Chihiro Onitsuka and Michael Jackson
  • Favorite food: Yakiniku, Bibimbap, cheese, rice, ice, Smoked Shark, Mutton Soup
  • Favorite colour: White (as of 9th August 2007)
  • Disliked food: Milk, liver, avocado, green peas
  • Favorite sport: Table tennis, Badminton
  • Favorite words: Happy, pure, "Full power!"
  • Favorite season: Winter
  • Favorite song: "When You Wish Upon a Star" - Pinocchio
  • Favorite Morning Musume song: I WISH
  • Favorite flower: Sunflowers

Discography[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

Digital Singles[edit | edit source]

Other Singles[edit | edit source]

Solo Songs[edit | edit source]

Solo DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Group DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]

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Digital Photobooks[edit | edit source]

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Group Photobooks[edit | edit source]

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Essay Books[edit | edit source]

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Records[edit | edit source]

  • Sources from 矢口真里
    • All Night Nippon's youngest and shortest radio personality.
    • Yaguchi Mari's All Night Nippon SUPER!'s achieved 100% middle-school male students listener rating
    • Love Hello! Yaguchi Mari DVD was the best-selling Idol DVD in Japan

Works[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]

DVD[edit | edit source]

Movies[edit | edit source]

TV Shows[edit | edit source]

  • [2000] Morning Musume no Heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)
  • [2000] Friday Night wa Onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い!モーニング)
  • [2000.01.04-2000.03.29] Morning Musume no Koimonogatari
  • [2000-2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング)
  • [2002-2004] TinTin TOWN (ティンティンTOWN!)
  • [2004-2007] Yaguchi Hitori (やぐちひとり)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2006-2007] Kanrui! Jiku Times (感涙!時空タイムス) (Discontinued)
  • [2007-2009] Yaguchi Hitori Maru C (やぐちひとり(C))
  • [2007] Uta Doki! ~Pop Classics~ (歌ドキッ! 〜ポップクラシックス〜)
  • [2007] Hasshin! Jiku Time (発進!時空タイムス)
  • [2007-2008] MIDTOWN TV Official website
  • [2007] Chao.TV Official website
  • [2008-2010] Sekai wo Kaeru 100-nin no Nihonjin! JAPAN☆ALLSTARS (世界を変える100人の日本人! JAPAN☆ALLSTARS)
  • [2009-2010] Yogaku Style (ヨーガク・スタイル) (Narration)
  • [2009-2011] How to Monkey Baby! (How to モンキーベイビー!)
  • [2010-2011] Amai na! (あいまいナ!)
  • [2010-2013] Seishun Real (青春リアル)
  • [2010-2011] Kono Nihonjin ga Sugoirashi. Brand New Japan (この日本人がスゴイらしい。 Brand New Japan)
  • [2010] Go! Bungee Police (出動!バンジーP)
  • [2011] Zaki Kami! ~Zakiyama-san to Yukai na Nakamatachi~ (ザキ神っ!~ザキヤマさんとゆかいな仲間たち~)
  • [2011] Kiwameru! Yaguchi Mari no Kutsu Gaku (極める!矢口真里の靴学)
  • [2011-2013] Tokyo Disney Resort My Map! (東京ディズニーリゾート My マップ!)
  • [2012-2013] Hirunandesu! (ヒルナンデス!) (Friday regular)
  • [2013] Go Go Suma -GO GO!Smile!- (ゴゴスマ -GO GO!Smile!-)
  • [2013] Fukushima wo Zutto Miteiru TV (福島をずっと見ているTV)
  • [2013] Job Tune Ano Shokugyo no Himitsu Butchakemasu! (ジョブチューン アノ職業のヒミツぶっちゃけます!)

TV Dramas[edit | edit source]

  • [2002] Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza (三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座)
  • [2002] Liliput Oukoku (リリパット王国) (Voice actor)
  • [2003] Kochira Hon Ikegami Sho (こちら本池上署 ) (One episode guest appearance only)
  • [2006] Sentou no Musume!? (銭湯の娘!? )
  • [2006] Gal Circle (ギャルサー )
  • [2012] ATARU CASE06
  • [2016] Budokan (武道館)

Anime[edit | edit source]

  • [2001] Hamtaro Movie 1: Adventures in Ham Ham Land (voice of Gu)
  • [2002] Hamtaro Movie 2: The Captive Princess (voice of Gu)
  • [2003] Hamtaro Movie 3: Miracle in Aurora Valley (voice of Gu)
  • [2009] ONE PIECE
  • [2011] Digimon Xros Wars (デジモンクロスウォーズ)

Internet[edit | edit source]

  • [2018-] Yaguchi Mari no Kayou The NIGHT (矢口真里の火曜The NIGHT) (AbemaTV)

Commercials[edit | edit source]

  • [2000] Glico Mousse Pocky
  • [2009] Nintendo
  • [2009] MOSDO!
  • [2010] Ameba Pigg
  • [2010] Net DE Arima Kinen
  • [2012] Nihon Kentucky Fried Chicken
  • [2012] Zeria

Theater[edit | edit source]

  • [2013] Ikinuku Kiseki ~Juu Nenme no Negai~ (イキヌクキセキ〜十年目の願い〜)

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Yaguchi was the first Morning Musume member to "resign" due to a scandal. She received no graduation concert or final performances because of this, but she made it clear that she would return as a solo artist in 2006.
  • She was famous for her "Sexy Beam!" line from "Koi no Dance Site" and she was asked jokingly in the Morning Musume single Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari, "When will your real sexy beam come out?" The "Sexy beam!" line has made its way around fans and fellow musicians alike.
  • After being out of Morning Musume for a time, she often came out and discussed how Tsuji Nozomi terrorized her in Minimoni and Morning Musume and also said whenever she sees her cry, even to this day, she was not affected by it and thinks she is faking.
  • She is known for her exuberant and irreverent personality.
  • She was also famous for being the smallest member of Morning Musume at only 145 cm (4 ft. 9 in.) and 39 kg (86 lbs.).
  • She was a member of Tanpopo, one of the first sub-groups, and also founded Minimoni. She was also the leader of ZYX and Morning Musume Sakura Gumi, after Abe Natsumi graduated.
  • When she resigned from Morning Musume, she was the last person to leave that joined before the year 2000 (Iida Kaori had left about 2 months before).
  • Her new focus on television prompted Yaguchi, during an interview with actor Hugh Jackman, to jokingly describe herself as a "variety idol." Although she later regretted the joke — because she tried to distance herself from her idol image — the nickname has stuck among her fans.
  • She was the sixth former Morning Musume member to get married, the first being Ishiguro Aya, second being Ichii Sayaka, third being Iida Kaori, fourth being Tsuji Nozomi, and fifth being Fujimoto Miki.
  • Her short height has been proven to help her in many situations.
  • She went on a trip to Iceland to film "What is a Japanese Woman Doing Here?" along with Abe Natsumi.
  • She was a fan of the American TV show Glee and her favorite character was Finn Hudson.
  • When on a trip to Russia, she got into a taxi and the driver drove off without the staff. The staff had to chase down the taxi to get her back.
  • When on a trip to Russia, she made Matryoshka dolls representing each Morning Musume member.
  • She was the second former Morning Musume member to be divorced. The first former Morning Musume member to divorce was Ichii Sayaka, who was from the same generation as her.
  • Tsunku said in an interview in 2012, that the main reasons for Yaguchi being selected was that she was one of the first to send in her application (among thousands) and because of her height.
  • She shares the same last name with former Gatas Brilhantes H.P. player Yaguchi Megumi.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Youngest Member of Tanpopo
1998 – 2000

Succeeded by
Kago Ai

Preceded by
First

Leader of Minimoni
2000 – 2003

Succeeded by
Mika

Preceded by
First

Oldest Member of Minimoni
2000 – 2003

Succeeded by
Mika

Preceded by
Yasuda Kei

Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2003 – 2005

Succeeded by
Yoshizawa Hitomi

Preceded by
First

Leader of ZYX
2003 - 2004

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
First

Oldest Member of ZYX
2003 - 2004

Succeeded by
Niigaki Risa

Preceded by
First

Leader of ROMANS
2003

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Abe Natsumi

Leader of Morning Musume Sakura Gumi
2004 - 2007

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Abe Natsumi

Oldest Member of Morning Musume Sakura Gumi
2004 - 2007

Succeeded by
Last

Preceded by
Iida Kaori

Leader of Morning Musume
2005

Succeeded by
Yoshizawa Hitomi

Preceded by
Iida Kaori

Oldest Member of Morning Musume
2005

Succeeded by
Ishikawa Rika

Preceded by
First

Supervisor of UP-FRONT esports club
2017 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

References[edit | edit source]

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  2. http://avexnet.or.jp/yaguchimariwithstrawhat/index.html
  3. http://www.japantoday.com/category/entertainment/view/mari-yaguchi-offers-japanese-beef-at-low-prices-in-roppongi
  4. http://www.ytv.co.jp/dtdx/next/
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  6. "☆UP-FRONT e-sports club☆" (in Japanese). Yaguchi Mari Official Blog. 2018-01-08.
  7. "矢口真里が再婚 交際4年一般男性と3月中にも" (in Japanese). Sports Hochi. 2018-03-13
  8. "矢口真里、今月26日に再婚!元モデルの一般男性と" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2018-03-14.
  9. "ご報告" (in Japanese). Yaguchi Mari Official Blog. 2018-03-26.
  10. "矢口真里、結婚発表後初の番組出演!『火曜The NIGHT』3・27放送" (in Japanese). TVLIFE. 2018-03-27.
  11. "矢口真里の新曲「白いHeLLO gOOdbye」が配信スタート!" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT WORKS. 2019-02-13.
  12. "矢口真里 けじめで沖縄挙式へ!「大恋愛」仕様のドレス試着も" (in Japanese). Josei Jishin. 2019-03-28.
  13. "矢口真里、第1子妊娠を生報告 すでに安定期、夏の終わりに出産予定" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2019-04-03.
  14. "矢口真里が第1子妊娠!すでに安定期、今夏出産予定" (in Japanese). Sankei Sports. 2019-04-03.
  15. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1BKij5H3_L/
  16. "8月9日に誕生しました!!" (in Japanese). Yaguchi Mari Official Blog. 2019-08-11.
  17. http://www.up-fc.jp/m-line/news_Info.php?id=15277

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Ai no Tane

Major Singles

1. Morning Coffee | 2. Summer Night Town | 3. Daite HOLD ON ME! | 4. Memory Seishun no Hikari | 5. Manatsu no Kousen | 6. Furusato | 7. LOVE Machine | 8. Koi no Dance Site | 9. Happy Summer Wedding | 10. I WISH | 11. Ren'ai Revolution 21 | 12. The☆Peace! | 13. Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~ | 14. Souda! We're ALIVE | 15. Do it! Now | 16. Koko ni Iruzee! | 17. Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima | 18. AS FOR ONE DAY | 19. Shabondama | 20. Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~ | 21. Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT | 22. Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ | 23. Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari | 24. Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago | 25. THE Manpower!!! | 26. Osaka Koi no Uta | 27. Iroppoi Jirettai | 28. Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~ | 29. SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~ | 30. Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan | 31. Aruiteru | 32. Egao YES Nude | 33. Kanashimi Twilight | 34. Onna ni Sachi Are | 35. Mikan | 36. Resonant Blue | 37. Pepper Keibu | 38. Naichau Kamo | 39. Shouganai Yume Oibito | 40. Nanchatte Ren'ai | 41. Kimagure Princess | 42. Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai | 43. Seishun Collection | 44. Onna to Otoko no Lullaby Game | 45. Maji Desu ka Ska! | 46. Only You | 47. Kono Chikyuu no Heiwa wo Honki de Negatterun da yo! | 48. Pyocopyoco Ultra | 49. Ren'ai Hunter | 50. One・Two・Three / The Matenrou Show | 51. Wakuteka Take a chance | 52. Help me!! | 53. Brainstorming / Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai | 54. Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke / Ai no Gundan | 55. Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa / Kimi no Kawari wa Iyashinai / What is LOVE? | 56. Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0 | 57. TIKI BUN / Shabadaba Doo~ / Mikaeri Bijin | 58. Seishun Kozou ga Naiteiru / Yuugure wa Ameagari / Ima Koko Kara | 59. Oh my wish! / Sukatto My Heart / Imasugu Tobikomu Yuuki | 60. Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi / ENDLESS SKY / One and Only | 61. Utakata Saturday Night! / The Vision / Tokyo to Iu Katasumi | 62. Sexy Cat no Enzetsu / Mukidashi de Mukiatte / Sou ja nai | 63. BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy | 64. Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi! | 65. Are you Happy? / A gonna | 66. Furari Ginza / Jiyuu na Kuni Dakara | 67. Jinsei Blues / Seishun Night | 68. KOKORO&KARADA / LOVEpedia / Ningen Kankei No way way | 69. Junjou Evidence / Gyuusaretai Dake na no ni

Digital Singles Gosenfu no Tasuki | Hana ga Saku Taiyou Abite
Albums Original Albums

1. First Time | 2. Second Morning | 3. 3rd -LOVE Paradise- | 4. 4th "Ikimasshoi!" | 5. No.5 | 6. Ai no Dai 6kan | 7. Rainbow 7 | 8. SEXY 8 BEAT | 9. Platinum 9 DISC | 10. ⑩ MY ME | 11. Fantasy! Juuichi | 12. 12, Smart | 13. ⑬ Colorful Character | 14. 14shou ~The message~ | 15. ⑮ Thank you, too

Mini Albums

7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini!

Cover Albums

COVER YOU

Soundtracks

Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ | "Ribbon no Kishi The Musical" Song Selection | Engeki Joshibu Musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "TRIANGLE" Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa" Original Soundtrack | Engeki Joshibu Musical "Pharaoh no Haka" Original Soundtrack

Best Albums Best! Morning Musume 1 | Best! Morning Musume 2 | Morning Musume ALL SINGLES COMPLETE ~10th ANNIVERSARY~ | Morning Musume Zen Single Coupling Collection | The Best! ~Updated Morning Musume~ | Morning Musume '14 Coupling Collection 2 | Best! Morning Musume 20th Anniversary
Other Singles
& Albums
Morning Musume Sakura Gumi

1. Hare Ame Nochi Suki ♡ | 2. Sakura Mankai

Morning Musume Otome Gumi

1. Ai no Sono ~Touch My Heart!~ | 2. Yuujou ~Kokoro no Busu ni wa Naranee!~

Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai

1. Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA | 2. Itoshiki Tomo e

Muten Musume

Appare Kaitenzushi!

Dream Morning Musume

Dorimusu ① | Shining Butterfly

Morning Musume 20th

Ai no Tane (20th Anniversary Ver.) | Morning Coffee (20th Anniversary Ver.) | Hatachi no Morning Musume

Collaborations

ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! | Busu ni Naranai Tetsugaku | YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Concerts
Concerts

Spring Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Summer Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002
Fall Tours: 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Naruchika: 2013 | 2014 | 2016 | 2017
Overseas: 2008 (Taipei, Seoul, Shanghai) | 2009 (Anime Expo) | 2010 (Japan Expo) | 2014 (New York) | 2016 (Houston, Taipei) | 2017 (Hong Kong) | 2018 (Mexico City)
Dinner Shows: 2019 | 2020
Other: 2001 | 2009 | 2019

Other Concerts & Events
Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Winter Tours: 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016| 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other: Hello! Project ☆ Festival 2011 | Hello! Project Yaon Premium LIVE ~Soto Fes~ supported by Hellosmile | Berryz Koubou Matsuri | Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Groups
In-group Subunits Tanpopo | Petitmoni | Minimoni | Minihamus | POCKY GIRLS | Venus Mousse | Morning Musume Sakura Gumi | Morning Musume Otome Gumi | Ecomoni | Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai | Muten Musume | Morimusu | Zenryoku Yasai Musume | Sashining Musume | Morning Musume 20th
Other Related Units Hello! Project Shuffle Unit | ZYX | ROMANS | Aa! | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | W | v-u-den | GAM | Kira☆Pika | Athena & Robikerottsu | MilkyWay | High-King | Guardians 4 | Ex-ceed! | Afternoon Musume | Dream Morning Musume | Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers | Oha Girl Maple | Reborn Eleven | Hello! Project Mobekimasu | Peaberry | DIY♡ | Harvest | LoVendoЯ | HI-FIN | Jurin | Sato no Akari | Triplet | ODATOMO | Kamiishinaka Kana | Country Girls
Tanpopo
Members
1998 Ishiguro Aya | Iida Kaori | Yaguchi Mari
2000 Ishikawa Rika | Kago Ai
2002 Konno Asami | Niigaki Risa | Shibata Ayumi
Tanpopo# Kamei Eri | Mitsui Aika | Kumai Yurina | Okai Chisato
Discography
Singles 1. Last Kiss | 2. Motto | 3. Tanpopo (Single Version) | 4. Seinaru Kane ga Hibiku Yoru | 5. Otome Pasta ni Kandou | 6. Koi wo Shichaimashita! | 7. Oujisama to Yuki no Yoru | 8. BE HAPPY Koi no Yajirobee
Albums Original: TANPOPO 1
Best: All of Tanpopo | Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
Other Tanpopo Single V Clips ①
Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Morning Musume | Minimoni | Melon Kinenbi | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute
Minimoni
Members
1st Generation Yaguchi Mari | Mika | Tsuji Nozomi | Kago Ai
2nd Generation Takahashi Ai
Shin Minimoni Linlin | Fukuda Kanon | Takeuchi Akari | Miyamoto Karin
Discography
Singles 1. Minimoni Jankenpyon! / Haru Natsu Aki Fuyu Daisukki! | 2. Minimoni Telephone! Rin Rin Rin / Minimoni Bus Guide | 3. Minihamus no Ai no Uta | 4. Minimoni Hinamatsuri! / Mini Strawberry Pie | 5. Ai~n Taisou / Ai~n! Dance no Uta | 6. Genki Jirushi no Oomori Song / Okashi Tsukutte Okkasui~! | 7. Minihamus no Kekkon Song | 8. Rock 'n' Roll Kenchoushozaichi ~Oboechaina Series~ | 9. Minimoni Kazoe Uta ~Ofuro Version~ / Minimoni Kazoe Uta ~Date Version~ | 10. CRAZY ABOUT YOU | 11. Mirakururun Grand Purin! / Pi~hyara Kouta | 12. Lucky Cha Cha Cha!
Albums 1. Minimoni Song Daihyakka 1kan | 2. Minimoni Songs 2
Soundtrack 1. Minimoni the Movie Okashi na Daibouken! Original Soundtrack
Units & Other Groups
Associated Acts Morning Musume | Tanpopo | Coconuts Musume | W | Hello Pro Egg | S/mileage | Juice=Juice
ZYX
Members
1st Generation Yaguchi Mari (Leader) | Umeda Erika | Shimizu Saki | Yajima Maimi | Tsugunaga Momoko | Murakami Megumi
ZYX-α Niigaki Risa | Tokunaga Chinami | Sudo Maasa | Kusumi Koharu | Wada Ayaka | Ogawa Saki
Discography
Singles Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH | Shiroi TOKYO
Units & Other Groups
Related Units Morning Musume | Hello! Project Kids | Berryz Koubou | ℃-ute | S/mileage
Hello! Project Shuffle Unit
Shuffle Units
2000
Akagumi 4 1st Gen: Shinoda Miho | Nakazawa Yuko | Danielle | Goto Maki
2nd Gen: Maeda Yuki | Yoshizawa Hitomi
Kiiro 5 1st Gen: Honda Ruru | Heike Michiyo | Yasuda Kei | Abe Natsumi | Ayaka
2nd Gen: Kago Ai
Aoiro 7 1st Gen: Inaba Atsuko | Kominato Miwa | Iida Kaori | Yaguchi Mari | Lehua | Ichii Sayaka | Mika
2nd Gen: Ishikawa Rika | Tsuji Nozomi
2001
3nin Matsuri Ishikawa Rika | Matsuura Aya | Kago Ai
7nin Matsuri Heike Michiyo | Ayaka | Yaguchi Mari | Lehua | Shibata Ayumi | Asami | Goto Maki
10nin Matsuri Yasuda Kei | Rinne | Murakami Megumi | Iida Kaori | Abe Natsumi | Saito Hitomi | Otani Masae | Mika | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Tsuji Nozomi
2002
Happy♡7 Saito Hitomi | Mika | Asami | Takahashi Ai | Ogawa Makoto | Kago Ai | Niigaki Risa
Sexy 8 Heike Michiyo | Ayaka | Otani Masae | Yaguchi Mari | Satoda Mai | Ishikawa Rika | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Goto Maki
Odoru♡11 Ishii Rika | Yasuda Kei | Rinne | Murata Megumi | Iida Kaori | Abe Natsumi | Shibata Ayumi | Fujimoto Miki | Matsuura Aya | Konno Asami | Tsuji Nozomi
2003
SALT5 Maeda Yuki | Abe Natsumi (Leader) | Matsuura Aya | Ogawa Makoto | Kago Ai
7AIR Inaba Atsuko | Otani Masae | Satoda Mai | Mika | Ishikawa Rika (Leader) | Takahashi Ai | Niigaki Risa
11WATER Murata Megumi | Iida Kaori (Leader) | Ayaka | Saito Hitomi | Yaguchi Mari | Shibata Ayumi | Asami | Fujimoto Miki | Yoshizawa Hitomi | Konno Asami | Tsuji Nozomi
2004
H.P. All Stars Morning Musume | Nakazawa Yuko | Abe Natsumi | Yasuda Kei | Goto Maki | Inaba Atsuko | Coconuts Musume Ayaka | Melon Kinenbi | Country Musume | W | Maeda Yuki | Matsuura Aya | Hello! Project Kids | Berryz Koubou | v-u-den
2005
Elegies Satoda Mai | Shibata Ayumi | Takahashi Ai | Tanaka Reina
Sexy Otonajan Fujimoto Miki | Murakami Megumi | Natsuyaki Miyabi
Puripuri Pink Nakazawa Yuko | Inaba Atsuko | Yasuda Kei | Iida Kaori
Discography
Singles Akai Nikkichou / Kiiroi Osora de BOOM BOOM BOOM / Aoi Sports Car no Otoko | Chu! Natsu Party / Summer Reggae! Rainbow / Dancing! Natsu Matsuri | Shiawase Beam! Suki Suki Beam! / Shiawase Desu ka? / Shiawase Kyouryuu Ondo | Kowarenai Ai ga Hoshii no / GET UP! Rapper / BE ALL RIGHT! | ALL FOR ONE & ONE FOR ALL! | Onna, Kanashii, Otona / Inshouha Renoir no You ni / Hitoshirezu Mune wo Kanaderu Yoru no Aki
Albums Hello! Project Shuffle Unit Mega Best
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