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Country Girls
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Country Girls Members

Members (altogether): 14
Current members: 5
Graduated members: 5
Members who left/resigned: 3
Generations: 6 (Unofficial)
Main article: Country Girls

This page consists of all current and former members of the Hello! Project group Country Girls (formerly known as Country Musume).

Following the decision for Country Girls to become semi-active in June 2017, three of Country Girls' current members are also concurrent members of other Hello! Project groups for their main activities.

MembersEdit

Current MembersEdit

Name Birthdate Home
Prefecture
Blood
Type
Date Joined Member Color Notes
Yamaki Risa
(山木梨沙)
October 14, 1997
(age 20)
Tokyo B November 5, 2014 Lime Former Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2014)
Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition Finalist
Morito Chisaki
(森戸知沙希)
February 19, 2000
(age 17)
Tochigi A Orange Former CoCoRo Gakuen member
Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! participant, Concurrent member of Morning Musume (2017-Present)
Ozeki Mai
(小関舞)
February 10, 2002
(age 15)
Tokyo O Medium Blue (Golden) Audition! finalist
Yanagawa Nanami
(梁川奈々美)
January 6, 2002

(age 15)

Kanagawa A November 5, 2015 Purple Former Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2015)
Morning Musume '14 (Golden) Audition! participant, Concurrent member of Juice=Juice (2017-Present)
Funaki Musubu
(船木結)
May 10, 2002
(age 15)
Osaka O Yellow Former Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2015)
Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition Finalist, Concurrent member of ANGERME (2017-Present)
Satoda Mai
(里田まい)
March 29, 1984
(age 33)
Hokkaido A
January 2, 2002 N/A Supervisor
Hello! Project graduate

Former MembersEdit

Name Birthdate Home
Prefecture
Blood
Type
Date Joined Date left/graduated Member color Notes
Kobayashi Azusa
(小林梓)
January 30, 1977
(age 40)
Tokyo AB April 27, 1999 August 23, 1999 N/A Leader (1999.04.27–08.23)
Yanagihara Hiromi
(柳原尋美)
October 17, 1979 Chiba A July 16, 1999 N/A Died July 16, 1999 (age 19)
Rinne
(りんね)
February 6, 1981
(age 36)
Hokkaido B October 13, 2002 N/A Leader (2000.05.01–2002.10.13)
Asami
(あさみ)
July 17, 1984
(age 33)
Hokkaido O May 1, 2000 January 28, 2007 N/A Leader (2002.10.14–2007.01.28)
Miuna
(みうな)
February 12, 1987
(age 30)
Shizuoka O April 27, 2003 N/A
Tsugunaga Momoko
(嗣永桃子)
March 6, 1992
(age 25)
Chiba O November 5, 2014 June 30, 2017 Pink Playing Manager (2014-2017)
Hello! Project Kids member (2002-2017)
Former Berryz Koubou member (2004-2015)
Inaba Manaka
(稲場愛香)
December 27, 1997
(age 19)
Hokkaido B August 4, 2016 Italian Red Former Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2014)
Former PEACEFUL sub-leader
Shimamura Uta
(島村嬉唄)
June 24, 2000
(age 17)
Kanagawa O June 12, 2015 Daisy (Golden) Audition! finalist

LeadershipEdit

# Leader Period of time
1st Kobayashi Azusa Formation – August 23, 1999
2nd Rinne May 1, 2000 - October 13, 2002
3rd Asami October 14, 2002 - January 28, 2007

Other important positions include:

  • Satoda Mai as supervisor (2014–present)
  • Tsugunaga Momoko as playing manager (2014–2017)

Members ColorsEdit

Heritage Members ColorsEdit

Color Current Owner Former Owner
Italian Red Not in use Inaba Manaka (2015-2016)
Orange Morito Chisaki
(2015-Present)
None
Yellow/Daisy Funaki Musubu
(2016-Present)
Shimamura Uta (2015)
Lime Yamaki Risa
(2015-Present)
None
Medium Blue Ozeki Mai
(2015-Present)
None
Purple Yanagawa Nanami
(2016-Present)
None
Pink Not in use Tsugunaga Momoko
(2015-2017)

Notable Tenures Edit

Member Tenure Time in group
As Country Girls
Yamaki Risa November 5, 2014 - Present 3 Years, 1 Month, 11 Days
Morito Chisaki
Ozeki Mai
Tsugunaga Momoko November 5, 2014 - June 30, 2017 2 Years, 7 Months, 25 Days
Yanagawa Nanami November 5, 2015 - Present 2 Years, 1 Month, 11 Days
Funaki Musubu
As Country Musume
Satoda Mai January 2, 2002 - Present 15 Years, 11 Months, 14 Days
Asami May 1, 2000 - January 28, 2007 5 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days
All Member Tenures
  1. Satoda Mai: 15 Years, 11 Months, 14 Days
  2. Asami: 5 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days
  3. Miuna: 3 Years, 9 Months, 1 Day
  4. Rinne: 3 Years, 5 Months, 16 Days
  5. Yamaki Risa, Morito Chisaki and Ozeki Mai: 3 Years, 1 Month, 11 Days
  6. Tsugunaga Momoko: 2 Years, 7 Months, 25 Days
  7. Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu: 2 Years, 1 Month, 11 Days
  8. Inaba Manaka: 1 Year, 9 Months, 0 Day
  9. Shimamura Uta: 0 Year, 7 Months, 7 Days
  10. Azusa: 0 Year, 3 Months, 26 Days
  11. Hiromi: 0 Year, 2 Months, 19 Days

Members Single CountEdit

Generation Member Debut Single Last Single Single Count
1st Generation (1999) Kobayashi Azusa Futari no Hokkaido Futari no Hokkaido 1 Single
Yanagihara Hiromi
Rinne Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~ 7 Singles
2nd Generation (2000) Asami Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu Shining Itoshiki Anata 8 Singles
3rd Generation (2002) Satoda Mai Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~ 5 Singles
4th Generation (2003) Miuna Uwaki na Honey Pie 3 Singles
5th Generation (2014) Tsugunaga Momoko Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou Good Boy Bad Girl / Peanut Butter Jelly Love 5 Singles
Yamaki Risa None 5 Singles
Inaba Manaka Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ 3 Singles
Morito Chisaki None 5 Singles
Shimamura Uta Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou 1 Single
Ozeki Mai None 5 Singles
6th Generation (2015) Yanagawa Nanami Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~ 3 Singles
Funaki Musubu

Members Line-UpsEdit

Date Member(s) Total Members Age Average Singles Released with Line-up
April 27, 1999
(Formation)
Group formation. Founding members include Kobayashi Azusa, Yanagihara Hiromi, and Rinne. 3 19.67 None
July 16, 1999 Yanagihara Hiromi passes away. 2 20.00 Futari no Hokkaido
August 23, 1999 Kobayashi Azusa leaves. 1 18.00 Yukigeshiki, Hokkaido Shalala
May 1, 2000 Asami joins as the 2nd generation. 2 17.00

Koi ga Suteki na Kisetsu

April 18, 2001 Ishikawa Rika is lent to Country Musume.
Country Musume becomes Country Musume ni Ishikawa Rika (Morning Musume).
3 17.33 Hajimete no Happy Birthday!, Koibito wa Kokoro no Ouendan
January 2, 2002 Satoda Mai joins as the 3rd generation. 4 17.50 Iroppoi Onna ~SEXY BABY~
October 13, 2002 Rinne leaves Country Musume. 3 17.66 BYE BYE Saigo no Yoru
April 27, 2003 Miuna joins as the 4th generation. 4 17.75 None
July 24, 2003 Konno Asami and Fujimoto Miki are lent to Country Musume, replacing Ishikawa Rika.
Country Musume becomes Country Musume ni Konno to Fujimoto (Morning Musume).
5 17.60 Uwaki na Honey Pie, Senpai ~LOVE AGAIN~, Shining Itoshiki Anata
Fall 2004 Konno Asami and Fujimoto Miki conclude activities within Country Musume. 3 19.00 None
January 28, 2007 Asami and Miuna leave. 1 22.00 None
November 5, 2014 Tsugunaga Momoko, Yamaki Risa, Inaba Manaka, Morito Chisaki, Shimamura Uta and Ozeki Mai join.
Country Musume becomes Country Girls.
7 17.86 Itooshikutte Gomen ne / Koi Dorobou
June 12, 2015 Shimamura Uta leaves. 6 19.33 Wakatteiru no ni Gomen ne / Tamerai Summer Time
November 5, 2015 Yanagawa Nanami and Funaki Musubu join. 8 17.88 Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~
August 4, 2016 Inaba Manaka graduates. 7 16.67 Dou Datte Ii no / Namida no Request, Good Boy Bad Girl / Peanut Butter Jelly Love
June 30, 2017 Tsugunaga Momoko graduates. 6 15.52 TBA

See AlsoEdit

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