Funaki Musubu
(ふな)() (むすぶ)
Funaki Musubu promoting "Manner Mode"
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
(4 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2013-present)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Country Girls, ANGERME, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog ANGERME Member Official Blog
Country Girls Official Blog
ANGERME Information
Joined June 26, 2017
Generation 6th Generation
Member Color       Yellow-Green
Debut Single Manner Mode / Kisokutadashiku Utsukushiku / Kimi Dake ja nai sa...friends
Time in Group 0 Years, 8 Months, 23 Days
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 2 Years, 4 Months, 16 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined September 22, 2013
Generation 20th Generation
Graduated December 13, 2015
Funaki's Autograph
Every member of ANGERME has very strong individual personalities. I'd like to do my best to not lose out to them ![1]

–Funaki Musubu, June 2017

Funaki Musubu (船木結) is Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a 6th generation member of ANGERME and a member of Country Girls.

She initially joined Hello! Project as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei on September 22, 2013 alongside six other girls. She debuted in Country Girls on November 5, 2015 and joined ANGERME as a concurrent member on June 26, 2017.



Funaki Musubu, July 2017


Funaki Musubu, February 2017


Funaki Musubu, September 2016


Funaki Musubu, March 2016


Funaki Musubu, December 2015


Funaki Musubu, May 2015

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Funaki Musubu, March 2015

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Funaki Musubu, February 2014


Funaki Musubu, November 2013

Early LifeEdit

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


Funaki participated in Morning Musume's first 12th generation audition and made it to the final round, but no one was 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".


Funaki participated as a back-up dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.


On November 5, a surprise announcement was made at Country Girls' first anniversary event that Funaki would be joining the group alongside Yanagawa Nanami.[3] She concluded her trainee activities with the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.


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]


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.[1] They will begin performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour.[7][8]

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.[9][10] It began being broadcast on July 15.

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

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

On September 27, she released her first solo image Blu-ray, raindrop.

On October 6, Funaki was announced as one of the five new Oha Girls for the children's morning show Oha Suta, which she would be in charge of Tuesdays.[11]

On November 1, a winter PIZZA-LA commercial campaign for "Yokubari Quarter" was announced and would once again star Kamikokuryo, Funaki, and Yamazaki. This time they appeared alongside comedian Degawa Tetsuro.[12]


On March 7, it was announced that Funaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Yamazaki Yuhane would star in a commercial campaign with Degawa Tetsuro to promote PIZZA-LA's new spring menu item "Zeppin Haru no Gourmet Quarter".[13] The commercial began being broadcast on March 10.[14]

On March 17, Funaki was featured in the graduation2018 Chuugaku Sotsugyou published by TOKYO NEWS magazine&mook, commemorating her and other idols' graduation from middle school in 2018.[15]

Personal LifeEdit

When Funaki joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a fifth year elementary school student.[16]

When she joined Country Girls in November 2015, she was in her first year of middle school. She graduated from middle school on March 20, 2018.[17]

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).[19]

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.
  • Musuu (むすぅ): Used by Inaba Manaka and Yamaki Risa.


  • 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
    • 2017-06-26: ANGERME member
  • Country Girls Color: Yellow (2015-)
  • ANGERME Color: Yellow-Green (2017-)
  • Oha Girl Color: Red (2017-)
  • Hello! Project Groups:


See also: List:Funaki Musubu Discography Featured In

Solo Blu-raysEdit


Other Blu-raysEdit


Fanclub DVDsEdit



Solo PhotobooksEdit


Group PhotobooksEdit



Cover girlEdit


  • [2017.11.28] Young Champion 2017 No.24
  • [2017.11.28] Weekly ASCII No.1154

Featured inEdit





TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2015-] The Girls Live
  • [2017-] Test no Hanamichi (テストの花道) (regular)
  • [2017-] Oha Suta (as an Oha Girl)



  • [2017] PIZZA-LA "Yokubari Quarter" (よくばりクォーター)
  • [2018] PIZZA-LA "Zeppin Haru no Gourmet Quarter" (絶品春のグルメクォーター)


  • [2017–] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Fridays)


  • 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 in the new member dance at the Nama Tamago Show.
  • She was the most inexperienced and roughest out of the Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition 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 three days.
  • She was once the shortest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, as well as the shortest member of Hello! Project. At 141cm she beat Taguchi Natsumi's record height of 145cm.
  • She is currently the shortest member in Country Girls and ANGERME.
  • She was the youngest in her Hello Pro 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 Juice=Juice's 2016 drama Budokan, she was shown as a 13th generation member of the fictional group NEXT YOU in the year 2028.
  • Tsunku commented on Funaki in late 2013: "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."[20]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Sasaki Rikako

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei

Succeeded by
Okamoto Honoka

Preceded by
Ozeki Mai

Youngest member of Country Girls

Succeeded by

Preceded by
Haga Akane

Youngest member of Hello! Project

Succeeded by
Kasahara Momona


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  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.
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  14. "​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」春の新CM出演決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-15.
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  18. SS1422 #84. 2014-08-24. (Summary)
  19. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-11. (Translation by Ro-kun)
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