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Yamaga Kanae (山賀香菜恵) is a former member of Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was introduced at a fanclub event in November 2011 alongside Oda Sakura. Her last performance as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei was on August 26th, 2012.


Yamaga Kanae, 2012

Yamaga Kanae, June 2012

Yamaga Kanae, March 2012

Yamaga Kanae, July 2011

Yamaga Kanae during the S/mileage Audition 2011


In 2011, Yamaga participated in the S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu! audition, but did not pass.

She was later added to Hello Pro Egg by Tsunku, alongside Oda Sakura. They were both introduced at a FC event in November.


She was active consistently until August 2012, when she suddenly became inactive, and her goods were no longer being sold, it was believed that she had withdrawn from the program. Her last performance was on August 26th, 2012. Her profile on the official website has since been taken down, confirming she had left.


On May 5, a fan reported via Twitter that they had met Yamaga at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event and Yamaga told the fan that she was auditioning for Morning Musume's 12th generation. If this report was true, it was her last chance to get into Morning Musume before surpassing the age requirements.


  • Specialty: Cartwheels
  • Looks up to: Mano Erina, Nishino Kana

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    Preceded by
    Takagi Sayuki
    Oldest Member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
    November 2011 – August 2012
    Succeeded by
    Takagi Sayuki

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