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Fukuda Kanon
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Fukuda Kanon promoting "Nana Korobi Ya Oki"
Profile
Nickname Kanyon (かにょん?)
Kanin (かにん?)
Maro (まろ?)
Born March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) (age 20)
Birth Place Saitama, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 155cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2004-present
(11 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2004-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label hachama
Group ANGERME
Generation 1st Generation
Image Color       Deep Pink (2014-Present)
      Purple (2009-2014)
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Shugo Chara Egg!, Shin Minimoni, Lilpri, HI-FIN, Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog Fukuda Kanon Official Blog
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Fukuda's Autograph
My goal after graduation is to become a lyrics writer and "to surpass Tsunku."[1]

–Fukuda Kanon, July 2015

Fukuda Kanon (福田花音) is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project. She joined the project in 2004 as a member of Hello Pro Egg and is a former member of Shugo Chara Egg!, the current leader of Shin Minimoni, and a current member of ANGERME and HI-FIN.

On May 20, 2015, Fukuda announced that she would be graduating from ANGERME in the fall, on November 29th. [2][3][4]

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Fukuda Kanon was born on March 12, 1995 in Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan. Her parents named her after the canon most commonly known as "Pachelbel's Canon." She was raised as an only child. At age 2, she began taking ballet lessons, in which she practiced for around 7 years. She auditioned for Hello! Project Kids in 2002, but failed.[5]

2004-2008: Hello Pro Egg Edit

In June 2004, Fukuda Kanon joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg after she successfully passed the auditions alongside thirty-one other girls. The aim of the group was to prepare the young girls for their debut into the world of entertainment, as such Fukuda received free dance and vocal training alongside the other Eggs. Fukuda continued her training and performed as a backing dancer along with the other Eggs during concerts.

In late 2005, Fukuda made her stage debut as a double cast for "Henrika" in 34 Choume no Kiseki ~Here's Love~, a musical based on the film Miracle on 34th Street. The musical starred Hashimoto Aina and Okada Robin Shoko and ran from November to December. Later, in mid-2006, Fukuda, alongside Hashida Mirei, Okada Robin Shoko and Kitahara Sayaka, was select to worked on the Niseen Hikosen Project 2006 campaign single "Sora ga Aru." The single was released in June 2006.

Fukuda continued performing in musicals, with 2007 being one of her most active years. She participated in the musical Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (starring Abe Natsumi) as "Shaochin," which ran in November 2006, Chitose Zuki as "Mao," which ran in March 2007, Saien!! Chitose Zuki, which ran in August 2007, Heisei Revolution ~Bakku tuze - Byakkotai~, which ran in October 2007, and Bijogi Junction with fellow Hello Pro Egg member Maeda Yuuka, which ran in April 2008.

In 2007, Fukuda, alongside Yaguchi Mari and Hello Pro Egg members Komine Momoka, Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Saho Akari, Okai Asuna and Ogawa Saki, took part in Tokuban!! Chao.TV ~Hello Pro Egg no Princess Ketteisen~, a special variety television program in collaboration with Chao, Hello! Project and Kids Station.[6] The show aired from September 2 to October 21, 2007.

2008Edit

On September 20, during the Shugo Chara! Matsuri event, Fukuda was selected, alongside Maeda Yuuka, Wada Ayaka and Saho Akari, to be part in the Hello Pro Egg unit Shugo Chara Egg!.[7] They formed to record the opening songs for the anime Shugo Chara!.[7] They released two singles before she graduated from Shugo Chara Egg! along with Maeda and Wada.

2009Edit

On April 4, Tsunku announced on his blog that a new group, later named "S/mileage,"[8][9] was in the works.[10] The members listed were Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, Fukuda Kanon and Ogawa Saki. He stated the lineup was subject to change, and that it would be their "major debut."

Also, Fukuda was cast in a film with Yajima Maimi of ℃-ute, titled "Fuyu no Kaidan."

She and the original members of Shugo Chara Egg! were in Shugo Chara the Musical. Fukuda played Nadeshiko Fujisaki.

2010Edit

In May, the members of S/mileage graduated from Hello Pro Egg and became full members of Hello! Project.

Fukuda, along with Wada Ayaka and Maeda Yuuka, formed Lilpri for the anime Hime Chen! Otogi Chikku Idol Lilpri. The girls voice the main characters and sung both the opening and ending theme songs for the anime. Fukuda voices Sasahara Natsuki.

2012Edit

In November, Fukuda announced on her blog that her first solo photobook, Kanyon 17, will be released on December 15th.

In December, at the launch event for the single "Samui ne," Fukuda and Wada Ayaka both announced that they will both take the upcoming university entrance exams, which usually takes place in the winter season.

2013Edit

On January 23, Fukuda held a handshake event for her solo DVD Dress up Kanon.

On February 12, Hello! Project Fanclub News announced that Fukuda will participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho o Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, fellow S/mileage member Wada Ayaka, and Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Miyamoto Karin and Uemura Akari. There will be 11 showings and it will run from April 24th through the 30th.

On March 2, at SATOYAMA e Ikou! ~Forest For Rest~, Fukuda was announced a member of the new SATOUMI movement unit, Plumeria, along with ℃-ute's Hagiwara Mai and Nakajima Saki and Morning Musume's Ishida Ayumi and Ikuta Erina.

On March 12, a solo PV of Fukuda singing "Samui ne" was featured on Hello! Project Station, she also had a fanclub event for her 18th birthday.

On March 20, it was announced at an event that Fukuda and Wada Ayaka will have a shared photobook about their last moments in high school. It is set to be released in April.

2014Edit

On March 12, Fukuda celebrated her 19th birthday. The special event was called S/mileage ~Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances at the Tokyo FM Hall.

2014-2015: ANGERME & GraduationEdit

On February 2nd, it was announced that Fukuda Kanon, along with Wada Ayaka, were chosen as the plus models for that month's issue of H!P Digital Books.

On March 12, Fukuda celebrated her 20th birthday. The special event was called ANGERME Fukuda Kanon Birthday Event 2015, the event featured two performances at the Tokyo FM Hall.

On May 20, 2015, Fukuda announced that she would be graduating from ANGERME and Hello! Project sometime in the Fall. "I have been active as an idol for almost 6 years as a member of S/mileage and later ANGERME... For almost 11 years if I include the years when I was in Hello! Project egg." Fukuda explained during Episode #119 of Hello! Project Station. "I will be turning 20 years old this year, so I started to feel that it was time for me to face “graduation.”. As you know, for idols, graduation is an unavoidable thing. I started to feel that someday soon I should graduate from the group. S/mileage changed it’s group name to ANGERME last year, young and fresh 3rd generation members joined, and due to that, 2nd generation members became more reliable. Our dependable leader Ayaka Wada was always caring for other members. I strongly felt ANGERME could grow up more and more, even if I graduated from the group."[11]

Fukuda's graduation ceremony will take place during ANGERME's fall tour finale on November 29, 2015 at Nippon Budokan. Fukuda expressed desire in becoming a lyricist after graduating from Hello! Project, challenging herself to become the first former member to go into that career.[12]

Personal LifeEdit

Fukuda was raised as an only child. She owns a pet rabbit named Latte.

In March 2013, Fukuda graduated from high school. On April 2, 2013, she announced on her official blog that she had become an official university student, as she attended her first day of university.[13] As of May 2015, she is taking a temporary leave from university to do her best in her last few months in ANGERME. She plans to continue after graduating from Hello! Project.

The following list are notable friendships Fukuda Kanon has acquired:

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Fukuda Kanon (福田花音)
  • Nickname: Kanyon (かにょん), Kanin (かにん), Maro (まろ)
  • Birthdate: March 12, 1995 (1995-03-12) (age 20)
  • Birthplace: Saitama Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 155 cm [15]
  • Western Zodiac: Pisces
  • Eastern Zodiac: Pig (Boar in Japan)
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • June 2004: Egg
    • 2009-04-04: S/mileage Member
    • 2010-03-27: Member
  • Years in ANGERME: 5 Years
  • Official Kaomoji: 从*・ェ・リ
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Purple (2009-2014)
    • Deep Pink (2014-Present)[16]
  • Hello! Project Groups:

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Fukuda Kanon Discography Featured In

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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Fanclub DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2012.12.15] Kanyon 17 (かにょん17)

Group PhotobooksEdit

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Digital PhotobooksEdit

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  • [2012.06.27] Tamerai wa Strawberry (ためらいは ストロベリー) (Wada Ayaka and Fukuda Kanon)

MagazinesEdit

Cover girlEdit

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  • [2013.07.26] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.445

Featured on the coverEdit

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WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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  • [2009] Fuyu no Kaidan ~Boku to Watashi to Obaachan no Monogatari~ (冬の怪談~ぼくとワタシとおばあちゃんの物語~)
  • [2012] Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Momoka)

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2007] Tokuban!! Chao.TV ~Hello Pro Egg no Princess Ketteisen~ (特番!!ちゃお.TV〜ハロプロエッグのプリンセス決定戦〜)
  • [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
  • [2010–] Hanasaka Times (Disney Corner; Hanasaka Disney)
  • [2011] Smile Factory
  • [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME
  • [2012] S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
  • [2012–] Haiku Saku Saku! (俳句さく咲く!)
  • [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live

TV DramasEdit

New drama

AnimeEdit

  • [2010–2011] Hime-chen! Otogichikku Idol Lilpri (ひめチェン!おとぎちっくアイドル リルぷりっ) (as Sasahara Natsuki)

TheaterEdit

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  • [2005.12.??] 34 Choume no Kiseki (34丁目の奇跡)
  • [2006] Hakujaden ~White Lovers~ (白蛇伝~White Lovers~) (as Shaochin)
  • [2007.03.24] Sen Saigetsu (千歳月)
  • [2007.08.16] Saien!! Sen Saigetsu (再縁!! 千歳月)
  • [2007.10.03] Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション~バック トゥ ザ・白虎隊)
  • [2009] Shugo Chara! (しゅごキャラ!) (as Fujisaki Nadeshiko)
  • [2013] Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara (もしも国民が首相を選んだら)
  • [2013] Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Rene and Olga)
  • [2014] LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM -リリウム 少女純潔歌劇-) (as Silane)
  • [2014] SMILE FANTASY!

InternetEdit

  • [2011] Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに??』)
  • [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ!ステ)

RadioEdit

  • [2010–] FIVE STARS

Select ConcertsEdit

Music VideosEdit

Other SinglesEdit

CommercialsEdit

  • [2011] Zombie Daisuki (ぞんびだいすき) (Nintendo DS)
  • [2011] McDonald's
  • [2012] Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)

Name Meaning & VariationEdit

Name MeaningEdit

Fukuda's given name, "Kanon," means flower (花; ka) combined with sound (音; non). It's a common feminine and less common masculine Japanese given name.

NicknamesEdit

The following is a list of nicknames that is used to refer to Fukuda Kanon:

  • Kanyon (かにょん): Official nickname; given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
  • Kanin (かにん): Used by fans.
  • Maro (まろ): Fukuda Kanon’s self-originated nickname. During the period when Fukuda considered herself as the reincarnation of Cinderella, she used the pronoun "maro" to refer to herself. The personal pronoun "maro" was used by aristocrats in Japanese ancient imperial court, which fit her persona at that time. After she dropped her persona, the nickname is still popular with her fans and she continues to use the nickname to refer to herself.[citation needed]

TriviaEdit

  • If she could join another group, she'd join Berryz Koubou.
  • She'd like to go on a Disney date with Kumai Yurina.
  • She has a dog.
  • Her favorite Disney characters are Flynn Rider and Daisy, and her favorite film is Mary Poppins.
  • Her average sleep time is less than 5 hours.
  • Her favorite flowers are lavender and moth orchids.
  • She likes Mariah Carey.
  • Her shoe size is 24cm.
  • She's friends with Okada Robin Shoko and Mori Saki.
  • Her favorite member out of the new members from the 2014-2015 period is Morito Chisaki.
  • She is a fan of Kumai Yurina, Sayashi Riho and Ichikawa Miori.
  • Shares the same last name as 1st generation Morning Musume member Fukuda Asuka.
  • She considers herself to be the reincarnation of Cinderella, though Tsunku has recently told her not to say so.
  • She is good at tongue twisters.
  • Says that Maeda Yuuka was the person who knew her best.
  • She loves going to karaoke alone.
  • She wanted to be an idol because of a game that her parents bought her where you can act as an idol.
  • Her audition outfit has the word "rock" because she wants to rock during the audition.
  • Has a rabbit named Latte and calls her La-chan.
  • Says she is Michishige Sayumi and Tsugunaga Momoko's spare as she can go on TV whenever they can't.
  • Because she considers herself Michishige Sayumi's and Tsugunaga Momoko's spare, she wants them to be sick and busy more often so UFA put her on TV instead of them.
  • During Takahashi Ai's graduation concert she wore Takahashi Ai's shirt and overlapped it with Sayashi Riho's shirt.
  • Shares the same birthday with Morning Musume member Oda Sakura.
  • She dislikes whipped cream.
  • She's scared of dogs.
  • Said she would like to go to Guam and Hawaii.
  • Is the second S/mileage member to dye their hair, after Takeuchi Akari. She is also the first member in S/mileage to have dyed it a color other than brown.
  • She believes that Tamura Meimi is the most energetic member of Hello! Project, while Oda Sakura is the mellowest.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2056399/full/
  2. UP-FRONT PROMOTION, Fukuda Kanon. "アンジュルム 福田花音に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Site. 2015-05-20.
  3. "(EN) Comment of Kanon Fukuda concerning her graduation". UP-FRONT LINK (via Facebook). 2015-05-20.
  4. "福田花音からのお知らせ、アンジュルムツアー、New Fes!、工藤カメラ、尾形ヘアアレンジ MC:高木紗友希&広瀬彩海【ハロ!ステ#118】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2015-05-20.
  5. Nanba Kazumi no Idol Sanjuurokubou. Broadcast Date: 2013-11-27.
  6. http://web.archive.org/web/20070927200432/http://www.kids-station.com/minisite/chaotv/index.html
  7. 7.0 7.1 "ハロプロ新ユニット、イベントで正体が明らかに" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2008-09-24.
  8. "エッグ新ユニット グループ名決定!!". Hello Project Official Fanclub Web Site. 2009-05-11.
  9. Tsunku. "S/mileage   ユニット名 由来・意味について". Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-05-08
  10. Tsunku. “新ユニット” (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2009-04-04.
  11. http://tokyogirlsupdate.com/kanon-fukuda-angerme-graduation-20150545909.html
  12. http://ameblo.jp/angerme-kanonfukuda/entry-12031119535.html
  13. [http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/archive44-201304.html
  14. http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/entry-11885706309.html
  15. http://ameblo.jp/kanon-fukuda/day2-20130111.html
  16. Fukuda Kanon. "初投稿。" (in Japanese). ANGERME Fukuda Kanon Official Blog. 2014-12-31.

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Linlin

Leader of Shin Minimoni
2010 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

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