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|Fujimoto Miki, January 2015|
|Also Known As||Mikitty (ミキティ?)|
|Born||February 26, 1985|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Years Active||2001-present (15 years)|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2001-2007)|
J.P. ROOM (2008-)
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, Gomattou, Country Musume, GAM, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, Odoru 11, 11WATER, H.P. All Stars, Sexy Otonajan, Afternoon Musume, Dream Morning Musume|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Left||June 1, 2007|
|January 7, 2003 Information|
Shoji Miki (庄司美貴, born February 26, 1985), professionally known by her birth name Fujimoto Miki (藤本美貴), is a Japanese singer, idol and talent signed under J.P. ROOM. She is best known as a former member of Morning Musume. She originally joined Hello! Project as a solo artist, discovered during the fourth generation auditions for Morning Musume in 2000, and debuted as a solo artist in 2002. She was later added to the group along with the new sixth generation audition winners in 2003.
Fujimoto Miki was born on February 26, 1985 in Hokkaido, Japan. As a child, she wanted to become an enka singer due to the influence of her grandmother.
She auditioned for avex dream 2000 in 1999, singing "Depend on you" by Hamazaki Ayumi, but did not pass. The following year, in 2000, Fujimoto participated in the 3rd Morning Musume Auditions hoping to become a 4th generation member. Even though she didn't make it to the finals, Hello! Project offered her training lessons for a shot to debut one day. During her training period, she also worked as a receptionist at Up-Front Agency.
2001-2003: Solo CareerEdit
Fujimoto began her activities as an official Hello! Project member on October 1, 2001, with the premier of Shin Bishoujo Nikki. Sometime that same month, it was announced during the program that Fujimoto would officially debut as a soloist.
Fujimoto originally started out as a solo singer in 2002 in Hello! Project, becoming the first of six members to debut under Hello! Project after losing the fourth generation auditions Morning Musume audition in 2000.
In October 2002, she was placed in the one-shot unit, Gomattou, with two other prominent pop soloists under Hello! Project, Goto Maki (a former Morning Musume member), and Matsuura Aya. She was also in the Hello! Project Shuffle group Odoru 11.
On February 5th, she released her single, Boogie Train ‘03.
On February 26, on her 18th birthday, she released her first album, MIKI1. This was the end of her solo career because after a successful performance on the music program on New Year's Eve, "Kōhaku Uta Gassen," producer Tsunku added her to Morning Musume as a sixth generation member. With five solo singles, plus an album and solo concert tour, Miki was a surprise addition into Morning Musume.
She sang many of the lead lines in Morning Musume songs, especially after Abe Natsumi's graduation.
She and fellow Morning Musume member Konno Asami were also loaned to Country Musume, a group that features "Country Girls from Hokkaido," such as Miki and Asami.
In April, When Yaguchi Mari abruptly resigned from the group, Fujimoto became the sub-leader of Morning Musume, supporting Yoshizawa Hitomi as the new leader. She also joined the shuffle unit Sexy Otonajan.
On June 15, it was announced that Fujimoto and Matsuura Aya would join together in a new Hello! Project duo called GAM. Their debut single was released on September 13, and after two other singles, their debut LP was released on May 23, 2007.
On May 6, after the graduation of then-leader Hitomi Yoshizawa, Fujimoto took her place as the fifth leader of Morning Musume.
On May 24, Fujimoto was rumored to be in the latest edition of the Japanese gossip magazine Friday —the same magazine responsible for the cancellation of Kago Ai's contract— pictured walking with Tomoharu Shōji, a member of the comedy duo Shinagawa Shōji. Friday explained that they had a two-hour dinner together, drove to Fujimoto's apartment, then went to the sauna, returning to Shōji's apartment just after midnight. It soon became apparent that she was to be involved in a scandal that would jeopardize her position in Morning Musume. After seeing the article, Up-Front Agency had no intention to deal with the situation since there was no proof of them dating.
On the May 26 edition of Young Town Doyōbi (a radio show with Takahashi Ai, Fujimoto and Sanma Akashiya), she confirmed that the pictures were of her, and that she had been going out with Tomoharu Shōji. She also mentioned that she was going to talk to the head of Up-Front Agency, Naoki Yamazaki, about the situation.
On June 1, Fujimoto resigned from her position in Morning Musume. She would continue with GAM and remain contracted with Hello! Project and Up-Front Agency.
In October, Fujimoto did not participate in the Hello! Project 2008 Winter Concert. There are claims that she was still under punishment from the scandal early that year.
On February 11, after over six months away from the public, it was announced that Fujimoto would release a single entitled "Okitegami." The single, a collaboration with fellow Up-Front singer Takao Horiuchi, was released on April 23. Through extensive promotion it eventually sold over 24,000 copies.
In June, it was announced that Fujimoto would play the part of Rizzo in the fall musical, Grease.
On August, Fujimoto was set to perform in Japan Festa in Bangkok.
On June 2, Miki was involved in a traffic accident, where she rear-ended a taxi at a stop light. There were no injuries. She posted an apology to everyone on her blog. 
In September, She joined the unit Afternoon Musume with 7 of her fellow OG members.
On February 24, it was announced that Fujimoto Miki opened up a Yakiniku restaurant in Yokohama. According to Miki all of the menu items would be 99% off as a special discount on opening day. The restaurant opened on February 26.
On June 1, Fujimoto Miki went attended event to help promote Scalp-D Shampoo. 
On June 6, Miki modeled for “a.g. plus,” a clothing company. They put up a photo gallery with about 10 photos for fans to enjoy on the site. 
On September 9, It was announced that Fujimoto Miki was pregnant with her first child.
On January 2nd, Fujimoto announced that she would be having a baby boy.
On March 27, at 7:03 AM, Fujimoto Miki gave birth to her first child. After the birth both of them were perfectly healthy. The baby boy has around 3065 grams. And was named Toranosuke.
On January 13, Fujimoto Miki returned from maternity leave and performed her single, Romantic Ukare Mode, at Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~.
On November 26, Fujimoto Miki went to the 6th Annual Parenting Award, in which she received an award in the Mama Category.
On November 8th, Fujimoto and her son, Toranosuke, went to watch Juice=Juice's Performance at Ajinomoto Stadium. 
On January 30, Fujimoto updated her official blog and announced that she was 4 months pregnant with her second child. In the blog entry titled "To everyone," Fujimoto announced, "Some people may already know from some media reports, but at this time, I've been blessed with a second child. I've currently entered my fourth month." She expressed, "I'm in good physical condition, and I'm also filled with happy feelings." She continued, "I'm sure there will be different difficulties with my second child, but right now, I want to cherish my time with Toranosuke. I hope everyone who reads my blog will teach me many things again."
She is the youngest child in her family.
On the morning of November 10, 2010, Fujimoto Miki’s father has passed away due to unknown causes in a hospital in Hokkaido. The unexpected news of the death shocked both Fujimoto and her mother. Fujimoto’s mother and father had been living apart, her mother lives in the city.
When Fujimoto joined Morning Musume in January 2003, she was near the end of her third year of middle school.
On March 24, it was announced that ex-Morning Musume leader Fujimoto Miki and comedian Shoji Tomoharu from comedy duo Shinagawa Shouji will complete their 2-year-long relationship with a wedding in July.
On July 3, Miki and Shoji officially married, the wedding took place in Hawaii.
Fujimoto's given name, "Miki", means beauty (美; mi) combined with valuable (貴; ki). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Fujimoto Miki:
- Mikitty (ミキティ): Came up with "Mikitty" as a nickname for herself prior to her debut and derives from mixing "Miki" and "Kitty" (because she is a big fan of Hello Kitty).
- Stage/Birth Name: Fujimoto Miki (藤本美貴)
- Legal Name: Shoji Miki (庄司美貴)
- Nickname: Mikitty (ミキティ), Mikitan (ミキタン), Miki-sama (美貴さま), Kuwagata, Miki-chan, P-chan, Tan, Fujimocchan
- Birth date: February 26, 1985
- Birthplace: Takikawa, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 156 cm
- Spouse: Shoji Tomoharu (m. July 3, 2009)
- Children: Son Shoji Toranosuke (born March 27, 2012), Daughter Shoji Tsubasa (born August 1, 2015)
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Hello! Project Status:
- October 2001: Member
- 2003-01-07: Morning Musume Member
- 2007-06-01: Left Morning Musume
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2001-10: Member
- 2007: Transferred to J.P. Room
- J.P. Room Status:
- 2008: Member
- 2012-02-15: Maternity Leave
- 2013-01-13: Returned
- Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
- Morning Musume Color: Red
- Otome Gumi Color: Red
- Dream Morning Musume Color: Orange
- Audition Songs: Monochrome, Sure
- Hello! Project groups:
- Morning Musume Otome Gumi (2003-2004)
- Shuffle Units:
- Hobbies: Enjoying movies
- Favorite color: Black, white
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite phrase: "Have fun!"
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite food: Yakiniku, natto, meat
- Disliked food: Scallions, cauliflower, broccoli, taro
- Favorite song: Romantic Ukare MODE
- Favorite artists: Amuro Namie, Christina Aguilera, Matsuura Aya.Tachibana Ayano
Discography Participated InEdit
- Morning Musume
- Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
- Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
- Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
- Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago
- THE Manpower!!
- Osaka Koi no Uta
- Iroppoi Jirettai
- Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~
- SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
- Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan
- Egao YES Nude
- Kanashimi Twilight
- Fujimoto Miki
- [2002.03.13] Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi (会えない長い日曜日)
- [2002.06.12] Sotto Kuchizukete Gyutto Dakishimete (そっと口づけてギュッと抱きしめて)
- [2002.09.04] Romantic Ukare Mode (ロマンティック浮かれモード)
- [2002.11.07] Boyfriend (ボーイフレンド)
- [2003.02.05] Boogie Train '03 (ブギートレイン'03)
- [2008.04.23] Okitegami (置き手紙; Leftover Letter)
- Country Musume
- Morning Musume Otome Gumi
- Odoru 11
- H.P. ALL STARS
- Sexy Otonajan
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- Fujimoto Miki
- [2003.02.26] MIKI ①
- [2004.09.14] Do it! Now (Morning Musume cover; with Iida Kaori and Niigaki Risa)
- [2004.12.04] Ii Koto Aru Kinen ni Shukan (Morning Musume cover; with Yaguchi Mari and Michishige Sayumi)
- [2004.12.08] Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (with Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, and Tanaka Reina)
- [2006.02.15] Mushoku Toumei na Mama de (with Yoshizawa Hitomi, Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, and Ogawa Makoto)
- [2006.12.13] Samui Kara Fuyu da mon! ~Doumokou mo Naissu yo Mikitty~ (with Okai Chisato and Hagiwara Mai)
- [2007.03.27] Shanimuni Paradise (with Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, and Tanaka Reina)
- [2011.04.20] Mikan (Morning Musume cover; with Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Ishikawa Rika, and Kusumi Koharu)
- [2011.04.20] Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? (Morning Musume cover; with Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Ogawa Makoto, and Kusumi Koharu)
- [2002.10.02] Fujimoto Single M Clips ①
- [2003.04.23] Alo-Hello! Fujimoto Miki DVD
- [2003.06.18] Fujimoto Miki FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 SPRING ~MIKI ①~
- [2003.04.22] Alo Hello! Fujimoto Miki (アロハロ！藤本美貴)
- [2004.01.24] Mikitty
- [2005.02.25] Real 226 (リアル226 )
- [2005.12.17] cheri
- [2006.11.25] COEUR
- [2003.04.11] Ayaya to Mikitty (アヤヤとミキティ)
- [2004.11.17] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume (アロハロ!モーニング娘。写真集)
- [2009.11.20] Jibunkon (自分婚)
- [2012.09.07] Yoga Makura Band Tsuki Towel de Dekiru Fujimoto Miki no "Raku Yoga" Diet (ヨガ枕バンド付き タオルでできる藤本美貴のらくやせヨガ)
- [2012.10.03] First mama book
- [2013.11.30] Fujimoto Miki ga Amitai! Mikitty no Kawaii Daily Baby Knit (藤本美貴が編みたい！ミキティのかわいいデイリーベビーニット)
- [2014.02.25] Mikity no Yase Yoga! (ミキティのやせヨガ)
Below is a list of all the concerts Fujimoto Miki has ever been a part of-
-  Hello! Project 2002 ~One Happy Summer Day~
-  Morning Musume Concert Tour 2002 Haru "LOVE IS ALIVE!" at Saitama Super Arena
-  Fujimoto Miki FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 SPRING ~MIKI ①~
-  Hello! Project 2003 Winter ~Tanoshin Jattemasu!~
-  Morning Musume Concert Tour 2003 "15nin de NON STOP!"
-  Morning Musume Concert Tour 2005 Natsu Aki "Baribari Kyoushitsu ~Koharu-chan Irasshai!~"
-  Morning Musume Concert Tour 2005 Haru ~Dai 6 Kan Hit Mankai!~
-  Hello☆Pro Party~! 2005 ~Matsuura Aya Captain Kouen~
-  v-u-den First Concert Tour 2005 Haru ~v-u-densetsu~
-  Hello! Project 2006 Summer ~Wonderful Hearts Land~
-  2007 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 8gatsu ~Yokohama de Aimashou~
-  °C-ute Debut Tandoku Concert 2007 Haru ~Hajimatta yo! Cutie Show~
-  GAM 1st Concert Tour 2007 Shoka ~Great Aya & Miki~
-  GREAT HAWAIIAN TOUR with GAM ~Mada Natsu wa Owaranai. Owarasenai~
-  2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 16gatsu ~Akasaka HOP!~
-  2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu ~Shibakouen STEP!~
-  Hello! Project 2009 Winter Elder Club Kouen ~Thank you for your LOVE!~
-  2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 4gatsu ~Yokohama HOP!~
-  Hello! Project 2009 Winter Kettei! Hello☆Pro Award '09 ~Elder Club Sotsugyou Kinen Special~
-  Hello! Project 2010 SUMMER ~Fankora!~
- [2011.04.23 - 2011.05.29] Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~
- [2002.09.19] Young Jump
- [2002.11.21] Young Jump
- [2002.12.XX] Up to boy
- [2003.02.XX] Young Jump
- [2003.03.05] CD Data
- [2003.03.10] WO
- [2003.04.XX] Up to boy
- [2004.03.XX] Up to boy
- [2006.02.XX] Up to boy
- [2006.09.21] Young Jump
- [2008.05.20] Sunday Mainichi
- [2008.10.13] an weekly
- [2008.10.XX] C+
- [2009.07.18] Goo
- [2009.08.04] FLASH
- [2009.10.XX] up
- [2011.04.20] Digi Capa 2011 May Issue
- [2011.07.07] Saita 2011 August Issue
- [2011.12.01] Hyakunichiso 2012 May Issue
- [2011.12.07] Saita 2012 January Issue
- [2012.01.14] Pre-mo 2012 February Issue
- [2012.04.07] Saita 2012 May Issue
- [2012.08.07] Saita 2012 September Issue
- [2012.12.07] Saita 2013 January Issue
- [2013.07.XX] Mama DO!
- [2013.12.12] bizmom 2014 winter & spring 2014
- [2013.12.26] Como 2014 February Issue
- [2014.02.07] Saita 2014 March Issue
- [2014.06.28] Como 2014 August Issue
- [2014.09.05] Como 2014 October Issue
- [2014.10.07] Saita 2014 November Issue
- [2015.03.07] Como April 2015 Issue
- [2015.04.15] Tamago Club May 2015 Issue
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2012.12.15] Beby-mo 2013 February Issue
- [2013.04.20] Disney Baby
- [2013.08.07] Saita 2013 September Issue
- [2013.09.14] Beby-mo 2013 October Issue
- [2014.06.26] Pre-mo 2014-2015 Issue
- [2015.01.07] Como February 2015 Issue
-  17sai ~Tabidachi no Futari~ (17才〜旅立ちのふたり〜 )
-  LONG CARAVAN
- [2001–2002] Shin Bishoujo Nikki (新・美少女日記)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。)
- [2002–2003] Bishoujo Nikki III (美少女日記III)
-  Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
-  Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  THE 1 Okubun no 8 (THE 1億分の8)
- [2009-2011] Ichi hachi (イチハチ)
-  U gata TV (U型テレビ)
- [2013-] PON!
- [2013-2014] GO GO!Smile! (ゴゴスマ)
-  Shin Bishoujo Nikki (新・美少女日記)
-  Tenshi no Utagoe ~Shounibyoutou no Kiseki~ (天使の歌声〜小児病棟の奇跡〜 )
-  Shinshun Wide Jidaigeki: Ryuuma ga Yuku (新春ワイド時代劇 竜馬がゆく)
-  Dare mo Mamorenai (誰も守れない)
-  Reset (リセット)
-  Jaja uma hime no tohiko - kanazawa - (じゃじゃ馬姫の逃避行 -金沢-)
- [2013–] Chiisana Princess Sofia (ちいさなプリンセスソフィア) (as Mia the bluebird)
-  Ezaki Glico (江崎グリコ)
- [2011; 2013] Kao (花王)
-  Hanahata bokujo (花畑牧場)
-  Anfa (アンファー)
-  Ito Yokado (イトーヨーカドー)
-  Nivea kao (ニベア花王)
-  Kozo sushi (小僧寿し)
-  Kirin Free (キリンフリー )
-  House Shichuu Mix (ハウスシチューミクス)
-  Xperia Z3
-  Edokko Chushingura (江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵)
-  HAKANA
-  Grease (グリース)
-  Sendai Shiro Monogatari (仙台四郎物語)
-  Morning Musume Shuen Musical Edokko Chuushingura (モーニング娘。のミュージカル｢江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵｣ )
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル)
-  Fujimoto Miki no All Night Nippon Petit! (藤本美貴のオールナイトニッポン プチ!)
- [2002-2003] Fujimoto Miki Heart Days Radio (藤本美貴 ハート・デイズ・レディオ)
- [2002-2007] Fujimoto Miki no Dokimiki Night (藤本美貴のドキ♥みきNight)
- [2004-2007] Young Town Douyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
- Sang Hamasaki Ayumi's "Depend on you" for her Avex dream audition.
- Close friends with Matsuura Aya and Yoshizawa Hitomi.
- Her role models include Amuro Namie and Nakazawa Yuko.
- Due to her "strong," brusque image, it is common among Japanese fans to call her "Miki-sama."
- Coincidentally, figure skater Ando Miki also has the same nickname of "Mikitty." Fujimoto has said herself that it "felt like [she] had a new relative."
- Is a self-confessed homebody.
- She is the only Morning Musume leader not to be leader within a single.
- As a child she wanted to become an enka singer due to the influence of her grandmother.
- Would want to be a nursing home caretaker if she hadn't become a singer.
- She commented during Ishikawa Rika's graduation on May 4th, 2005, that there was a time when she and Ishikawa did not get along very well -- to the point that it even influenced TV programs, according to a Musume DOKYU! producer.
- Attended Hokkaido Akabira High School, but dropped out in April 2001 to pursue her solo career.
- Originally debuted as an actress first on TV Tokyo's "Shin Bishoujo Nikki."
- Around the time of her debut, photos taken with various guys at clubs surfaced via tabloids, but the scandal was rather minor and brief.
- Yoshizawa Hitomi calls her "Kuwagata" (stag beetle), her only nickname not to be name-related.
- She holds the title for having the shortest time as leader of Morning Musume, with her leadership lasting a mere 25 days.
- She originally auditioned to be in 4th generation of Morning Musume, but wasn't selected into the final 10. In early 2001 though, she was contacted again and offered a chance to debut as a solo artist.
- She trained a little more than a year before her first debut.
- She worked as a receptionist at Up-Front Agency during her training period.
- She is often called by fans as Aya Matsuura's rival, but in fact, they are the best of friends.
- Fujimoto started off in 1999 when she audition at the avex dream 2000 audition, but didn't pass.
- Fujimoto possesses an extensive fan base, which includes a group of people generally deemed "Mowota," an abbreviation of Morning Musume Otaku, who, while not literally worshiping her, often go to more extreme measures to display their affection towards Fujimoto. This group, called "Tokai Woters," generally performs a fixed choreography at concerts and on certain TV occasions. This choreography, carried to the sound of Miki's Romantic Ukare Mode, involves a series of moves accompanied by their chanting "Mikitty!" four times, which is then followed by "Miki-sama! Miki-sama, please punish me!" It is also said that they send her a lot of mail, and Fujimoto often says she enjoys getting "Miki-sama mail."
- In early June 2012, her yakiniku restaurant was involved in a food poisoning scandal. 16 high school students were poisoned, 3 of them were sent to the hospital.
- She mentioned on Hello! Morning that she found Natsuyaki Miyabi hard to get along with.
- She was the only 6th Generation member of Morning Musume for 12 days, from January 7 through January 18, 2003. (The rest of the 6th Generation members joined on January 19, 2003)
- She is the first member to get married in her generation.
- Others often say that Fujimoto Miki is boyish.
- She was the first Hello! Project artist to debut under the hachama label.
|Year||Year Sales||Total Sales|
Leader of Morning Musume
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
Oldest Member of Morning Musume
Shoji Family TreeEdit
- ↑ "ご報告❤︎", Fujimoto Miki, Fujimoto Miki Official Blog, 2015.08.01
- ↑ "命名", Fujimoto Miki, Fujimoto Miki Official Blog, 2015.08.19
- ↑ "M-line clubからの大切なお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club Official Fanclub Website. 2016-01-17.
- ↑ http://natalie.mu/music/news/195422
|Singles||01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06|
|Participated Units||Morning Musume, Odoru♡11, Gomattou, 11WATER, Country Musume, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, H.P. All Stars, Sexy Otonajan, GAM, Dream Morning Musume|
|Former Members||Matsuura Aya, Fujimoto Miki|
|Singles||Major: 01, 02, 03|
|Albums||1st GAM ~Amai Yuuwaku~|
|Related Units||Gomattou, Odoru♡11|
|Country Musume / Country Girls|
|Hello! Project Shuffle Unit|