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Funaki Musubu
船木(ふなき) (むすぶ)
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Funaki Musubu, July 2017
Background Information
Also Known As Funakki (ふなっき?)
Born May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10) (age 15)
Origin Osaka, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 147.7cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Model
Years Active 2013-present
(3 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2013-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Country Girls, ANGERME, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog ANGERME Shin Member Blog
Country Girls Official Blog
Country Girls Information
Joined November 5, 2015
Generation 6th Generation (Unofficial)
Member Color       Yellow
Debut Single Boogie Woogie LOVE / Koi wa Magnet / Ranrarun ~Anata ni Muchuu~
Time in Group 1 Year, 9 Months, 8 Days
ANGERME Information
Joined June 26, 2017
Generation 6th Generation
Member Color       Yellow-Green
Time in Group 0 Years, 1 Month, 18 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined September 22, 2013
Generation 20th Generation
Graduated December 13, 2015
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Funaki's Autograph
Within Hello! Project, I may be smallest in age and height, But I think it'd be great if I could give a performance that makes you forget about my height!

–Funaki Musubu, November 2015[1]

Funaki Musubu (船木結) is a member of Country Girls and ANGERME under Hello! Project. She initially joined Hello! Project as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei on September 22, 2013 alongside six other girls. She was introduced as a Country Girls member on November 5, 2015.

BiographyEdit

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Funaki Musubu, February 2017

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Funaki Musubu, September 2016

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Funaki Musubu, March 2016

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Funaki Musubu, December 2015

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Funaki Musubu, May 2015

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Funaki Musubu, March 2015

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Funaki Musubu, February 2014

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Funaki Musubu, November 2013

Early LifeEdit

Funaki Musubu was born on May 10, 2002 in Osaka, Japan. She is an only child.

2013Edit

Funaki participated in Morning Musume's first 12th generation audition and made it to the final round, but was not chosen to join the group.

On September 22, a self-introduction video of Funaki was uploaded to the Hello Pro Kenshuusei YouTube channel,[2] revealing that she was added as a new member of the program.

On December 7, Funaki was officially introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Yamaki Risa, Yokogawa Yumei, Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona, Danbara Ruru and Haga Akane. All seven girls did a dance performance to Juice=Juice's "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".

2014Edit

Funaki participated as a backup dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10th Anniversary Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.

2015Edit

On November 5, it was announced at Country Girls' first anniversary event that she would be joining the group alongside Yanagawa Nanami.[3] She concluded her trainee activities following the November/December Nama Tamago Show performance.

2016Edit

On May 10, Funaki celebrated her 14th birthday at a fanclub event titled Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2016, featuring three performances at TOKYO FM HALL.

In December, Funaki was added as a member of the Hello! Project Station Dance Club.[4]

2017Edit

On May 23, Funaki celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Country Girls Funaki Musubu Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.

On June 9, it was announced that Country Girls would be ceasing regular activities and that three of the members, including Funaki, would be transferring to other Hello! Project groups for their main activities as concurrent members.[5][6] On June 26, it was revealed through a special episode of Hello! Project Station that she would be joining ANGERME alongside Kawamura Ayano as new 6th generation members.[7] They will begin performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour.[8][9]

On July 12, it was announced that Funaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Yamazaki Yuhane would star in a summer commercial campaign for PIZZA-LA's "Yokubari Quarter" menu item with Matsuko Deluxe.[10][11] It will begin being broadcast on July 15.

On July 28, Funaki released a digital single with Yokoyama Reina titled "Minmin Rock 'n' Roll!".

On August 7, she released her first solo photobook MUSUBU.

On September 27, Funaki will release her first solo image Blu-ray.[12]

Personal LifeEdit

When Funaki joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a fifth year elementary school student.[13]

When Funaki joined Country Girls in November 2015, she was a first year middle school student. As of April 2016, she is currently a second year middle school student.

The following list are notable friendships Funaki Musubu has acquired:

Funaki was given the name Musubu (結) as she was born the day after her parents got married (結婚).[15]

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Funaki Musubu:

  • Funakki (ふなっき): Official nickname, given to her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Funaki Musubu (船木結)
  • Nickname: Funakki (ふなっき), Funakichi (ふなきち)
  • Birthday: May 10, 2002 (2002-05-10) (age 15)
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Bloodtype: O
  • Eastern Zodiac: Horse
  • Western Zodiac: Taurus
  • Height: 147.7cm
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2013-09-22: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2015-11-05: Country Girls Member
  • Country Girls Color: Yellow (2015-)
  • ANGERME Color: Yellow-Green (2017-)
  • Hello! Project Groups:

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Funaki Musubu Discography Featured In

Blu-raysEdit

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Fanclub DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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Group PhotobooksEdit

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WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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TelevisionEdit

  • [2015-] The Girls Live
  • [2017-] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (Regular)

InternetEdit

MagazinesEdit

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CommercialsEdit

  • [2017] PIZZA-LA "Yokubari Quarter" (よくばりクォーター)

TriviaEdit

  • She thinks that she won't lose to any other member in the speed of her skipping.
  • Her dreams were to join Morning Musume, or a new unit, and to become an idol who is good at expressions.
  • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she thought she could study more.
  • For her, the best thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was gradually becoming friends with the seniors that she admires and being able to dance for MV filming.
  • For her, the hardest thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was losing parts of the new-member dance at the Nama Tamago Show.
  • She was the most inexperienced and roughest out of the 12th generation finalists, but spent all her free time during the training camp practicing and the teachers gave her a seal of approval with her tremendous growth throughout the 3 days.
  • She was the shortest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, as well as the shortest current member of Hello! Project. At 141cm, she has beaten Taguchi Natsumi's record of 145cm in height.
  • She was the youngest out of her Kenshuusei generation.
  • After her first Kenshuusei performance, she said that she had been so scared beforehand, but once she saw everyone's faces as she stepped foot on stage, she felt relaxed and happy. She thought the glowsticks were pretty and she wants to see that sight again.
  • She participated in the Morning Musume audition because she liked them. Her friends had been talking about how much they admired them, how cool they were with their singing and formation dances, and wanted to be in the group. From there she started to get into them and decided to audition.
  • According to an interview on JUNON Magazine released in July 2014, Funaki hoped on getting a deep pink member color.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Danbara Ruru.
  • In the drama Budokan, she was shown as a 13th generation member of the fictional group NEXT YOU in the year 2028.
  • Tsunku's comments: "Please try copying different songs and dances from what you would usually listen to so that you can dance to most any kind of music. Your singing isn't quite there yet, so first is rhythm."

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Sasaki Rikako

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
2013-2015

Succeeded by
Okamoto Honoka

Preceded by
Ozeki Mai

Youngest member of Country Girls
2015–present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Haga Akane

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2015–2016

Succeeded by
Kasahara Momona

ReferencesEdit

  1. JIJI PRESS
  2. "ハロプロ研修生 新メンバー紹介、船木 結(フナキ ムスブ)" (in Japanese). Hello Pro Kenshuusei (via YouTube). 2013-09-22.
  3. "カントリー・ガールズ 新メンバー加入決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2015-11-05.
  4. "カントリー新曲MV!つばき新曲ライブ、Buono!カウントダウン、ダンス部リハ、生物のお時間、金澤ヘアアレンジ MC:工藤遥・秋山眞緒【ハロ!ステ#203】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-01-18.
  5. "カントリー・ガールズの今後の活動について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-10.
  6. "[EN] Concerning the future activities of Country Girls." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-10.
  7. "ハロ!ステ号外 ~ハロー!プロジェクト2017新体制決定スペシャル~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-06-26.
  8. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新体制について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-26.
  9. "[EN] Concerning the new organization in Hello! Project." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-26.
  10. "上国料萌衣、船木結、山崎夢羽がマツコと夢のCM" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2017-07-12.
  11. "アンジュルムの上國料 萌衣・船木 結、ハロプロ研修生の山﨑夢羽「PIZZA-LA」CM出演決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-13.
  12. "タイトル未定(Blu-ray Disc)" (in Japanese). Amazon.co.jp.
  13. 13.0 13.1 TOP YELL, 2013-11 Issue. Release Date: 2013-10-07.
  14. http://helloproradio.com/2014/08/31/ss1422-84-2014-08-24/ "SS1422 #84". 2014-08-24.
  15. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-11. (Translation by Ro-kun)

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