Iikubo Haruna promoting "BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy"
|Also Known As||Harunan (はるなん?)|
|Former Names||Dan Hau (壇 はう?)|
|Born||November 7, 1994|
|Origin||Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, DIY♡, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Patisserie|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||September 29, 2011|
|Member Color|| (2012-Present) Honey|
|Debut Single||Pyocopyoco Ultra|
|Time in Group||5 Years, 6 Months, 23 Days|
|“||The group name is known. My name isn't known yet. I want to catch up with Morning Musume quickly.||”|
–Iikubo Haruna, August 2013
Iikubo Haruna (飯窪春菜) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project. She is a 10th generation member and sub-leader of Morning Musume and a former member of DIY♡. She is also a former fashion model and actress.
In 2009, Iikubo won a special award at the exclusive auditions for the fashion magazine Love Berry. She first appeared as a model in the June issue of the magazine. Since the July issue, Iikubo Haruna adopted the stage name Dan Hau (壇 はう). She "graduated" from Love Berry (left the project) in the February 2011 issue.
On September 29, Iikubo was selected from the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition to join the group along with Ishida Ayumi, Sato Masaki and former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Kudo Haruka. The tenth generation made their official introduction on the same day they were announced as new members at the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE ~Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Kinen Special~ concert, and they participated in the performance of the songs "Tomo" and "Namidacchi".
On January 13, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Honki DE Hichou!. They also began a radio show on April 7, titled Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~, on Radio Nippon.
On April 18, it was announced that Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina and the 9th and 10th generation members would participate in a new musical, titled Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 through June 12.
On May 13, information was released about an event featuring Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation and S/mileage's 2nd generation, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~. The event would take place throughout June and at the beginning of July.
On July 20, it was announced that Iikubo, Yajima Maimi, Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Nakajima Saki were chosen to form the SATOYAMA movement unit DIY♡. The unit released an indies single, titled "Forefore ~Forest For Rest~ / Boys be ambitious!" with GREEN FIELDS, on November 7, also Iikubo's 18th birthday.
On July 27, it was announced that Iikubo would change her Morning Musume color from Chocolate. Her new color, Honey, was revealed in a Ustream show on July 30.
In April, Iikubo became a regular on the radio show Young Town Doyoubi, replacing Mitsui Aika.
On May 16, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members' fanclub-exclusive web talk show Honki DE Hichou! ended with a total of 70 episodes.
On November 7, Iikubo celebrated her 19th birthday. The special event was called Iikubo Haruna Birthday Event 2013, which included the participation of Ishida Ayumi and Oda Sakura. The event was held at TOKYO FM HALL and had two performances.
On July 31, Iikubo was a special guest on the Nico Live stream event for the game Zelda Musou (known as Hyrule Warriors outside of Japan). During the event, she talked about The Legend of Zelda series and played the demo.
On November 7, Iikubo celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event called Morning Musume '14 ~Iikubo Haruna Birthday Event 2014~. It featured two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
On March 16, Iikubo participated in the Digital Content of the Year '14 / The 20th AMD Award Ceremony as an assistant moderator.
On November 9, Iikubo celebrated her 21st birthday at a special event called Morning Musume '15 Iikubo Haruna Birthday Event, featuring two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
On November 14, Iikubo celebrated her 22nd birthday at a special event called Morning Musume '16 Iikubo Haruna Birthday Event, featuring two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.
She has two younger sisters, one of them being 9 years younger than her. Her grandmother is a florist. When Haruna was born, her parents were both 19 years old.
When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Iikubo was a 2nd year high school student. In April 2013, she graduated from high school.
The following list are notable friendships Iikubo Haruna has acquired:
- Wada Ayaka: Iikubo met Wada Ayaka when she joined Hello! Project and they have been close friends since.
- Nakagawa Shoko: Iikubo is known to get along with mulitalent Nakagawa Shoko, whom she'd admired.
- Ishida Ayumi: She is known to be good friends with Ishida. Their paring name is Honey Darling (ハニーダーリン).
- Fukumura Mizuki: Her pairing name with Fukumura is HoneyPon (ハニーぽん).
- Ikuta Erina: Her pairing name with Ikuta is also HoneyPon (ハニーぽん).
- Kudo Haruka: Her pairing name with Kudo is Harisenbon (ハリセンボン).
Iikubo's given name, Haruna, means "spring" (春; haru) and "vegetables" (菜; na).
Despite being born in November, her mother chose the name because it sounds cute. Her mother thought the character Haruka in 1994 TV drama Tokyo Daigaku Monogatari was cute, so she wavered between the names Haruna or Haruka. Since she was a fan of Nakamori Akina at the time, her mother took the the "na" (菜) from Akina (明菜) for it to become Haruna in the end.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Iikubo Haruna:
- Harunan (はるなん): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
- Honey (ハニー): Used by Iikubo.
- Chokubo (ちょくぼ): Old nickname for Iikubo Haruna, compounded of Cho (Chocolate) and Kubo (Iikubo). It was used when Iikubo's official color was chocolate.
- Meshi : She was called "Meshi" by Kudo Haruka due to Kudo forgetting her nickname and misreading the first kanji of Iikubo (飯; ii) written on her shirt.
- Name: Iikubo Haruna (飯窪春菜)
- Nickname: Harunan (はるなん), Honey (ハニー), Chokubo (ちょくぼ), Harupee (はるぺー), Hautan (はうたん), Kubo-chan, Harunyanko, Runan, Kubo-bon
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Birthdate: November 7, 1994
- Bloodtype: O
- Height: 160cm
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-09-29: Member
- 2011-09-29: Morning Musume Member
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Status:
- 2011-09-29: Member
- 2012-10-01: Transferred to UP-FRONT PROMOTION (as part of Morning Musume)
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2012-10-01: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾉハ*ﾟ ゥ ﾟ）
- Morning Musume color:
- DIY♡ color:
- Pink (2012)
- Yellow (2012-Present)
- Audition Song: "Maji Desu ka Ska!" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project groups:
- See Also: Iikubo Haruna Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- Hobbies: Shopping, reading
- Special Skills: Flower arranging, staring contests.
- Favorite English phrase: "I can fly!"
- Favorite Foods: Ramen, chocolate, takoyaki, okonomiyaki.
- Favorite Colors: Pink, black, red, orange and light blue.
- Favorite Words: "Hard work will always be rewarded".
- Favorite Manga: Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Kimi ni Todoke, Ao Haru Ride.
- Motto: "Do 100 good deeds a day".
- Favorite Morning Musume song: "Kare to Issho ni Omise ga Shitai!", "Happy Summer Wedding".
- Favorite Song in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus), "Only Human" by K, "Tabidachi no Uta" by Mr.Children.
- Looks up to: Michishige Sayumi, Tsugunaga Momoko
- [2012.08.30] Greeting ~Iikubo Haruna~ (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2017.01.28] Haruiro
- [2013.01.22] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 2012 (アロハロ！モーニング娘。2012)
- [2013.03.26] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume Tenki Gumi (アロハロ！モーニング娘。天気組)
-  Inu to Anata no Monogatari: Inu no Eiga (犬とあなたの物語 いぬのえいが)
-  Glass no Kiba (ガラスの牙) (as Kumi Toda)
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012–] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  PreCure All Stars - Haru no Carnival♪ (映画プリキュアオールスターズ 春のカーニバル♪)
-  Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki
-  Gogakuyuu
-  TRIANGLE (VTR role)
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2012-2013] Honki DE Hichou! (本気DE飛跳！) (Fanclub exclusive)
-  Guest, Maachan (ゲスト、まぁちゃん。)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2012-] Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。のモーニング女学院～放課後ミーティング～)
- [2013-] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
-  Love Digi Moving Photo Camera (ラブデジ ムービングフォト)
-  Love-Digi Furifuri Photo Frame (ラブデジ ふりふりフォトフレーム)
-  Love-Digi Pri-Seal Stick (ラブデジ プリシールスティック)
-  Kanpoo Senka (カンポウ専科)
-  Michishige Sayumi - Shabadaba Doo~ (シャバダバ ドゥ〜) (cameo)
-  ℃-ute - To Tomorrow (backdancer)
- She said that when she was in elementary school, she always drew pictures of Michishige Sayumi, Niigaki Risa, and herself.
- Her Morning Musume audition number was 287.
- Tsunku said he hopes Iikubo can make Morning Musume even more cute and stylish.
- She and Wada Ayaka from ANGERME share a close friendly relationship.
- She said she wrote Morning Musume as a high school career choice.
- When she had chocolate as a member color, she became annoyed when her color was called "brown" and not "chocolate".
- She said that she's in love with Kujo Jotaro from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure.
- When asked what aspect of her makeup she is most particular about, she said "cheeks and lipstick are a must."
- She was the second Morning Musume member to change her member color in 2012. The first was Ikuta Erina.
- Iikubo was raised in a household where her parents both liked manga, which got her into it at a young age. She likes reading shounen ("manly") manga, such as Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, but she also likes shoujo manga, which include Kimi ni Todoke and Ao Haru Ride.
- She considers Fukumura Mizuki her biggest rival.
- She was born on the same day as Canary Club member Uchida Yuma.
- If she could hypnotize anyone, she would hypnotize Michishige Sayumi by putting her to sleep and taking a picture of her sleeping face.
- She's notable for her long straight hair.
- She has written parts of her blog posts in English using a translator app.
- Tsunku commented about her: "She keeps growing! With talking and even as a celebrity, she keeps growing. She tries hard in singing and dancing as well, and if she just keeps this up even more, she'll surely look different soon, too. The more leveling up she does, the more stable her place in showbiz will be, as well."
- During the encore of the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Aki GIVE ME MORE LOVE ~Michishige Sayumi Sotsugyou Kinen Special~, Iikubo said she wants to do a double Haruna unit with Ogata Haruna.
- She is the third person to be older than the current leader, the other two being Yasuda Kei and Fujimoto Miki.
- She is the first one out of the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th generations to become a legal adult.
- Her mom gave her a bottle of champagne with gold flakes as a gift for her 20th birthday. Haruna later said that she drank it with her mom, and that it tasted bitter.
- She went to watch Big Hero 6 in 3D with Ogata Haruna.
- She has called Kudo Haruka the "angel face" of Morning Musume.
- She hopes to be able to get more work done in various TV variety shows as she loves to talk and is good at conversing.
- She said Kudo Haruka will always be a super cute sister for her.
- Her favorite voice actors are Ono Daisuke (Jotaro from Jojo's Bizarre Adventures), Kobayashi Sanae (Allen Walker from D.Gray-Man), and Minagawa Junko (Echizen Ryoma from The Prince of Tennis). Iikubo also finds Aoi Shouta's characteristic voice natural sounding, and she really likes the voices of San from Princess Mononoke and Nausicaä from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.
- Gallery:Iikubo Haruna
- List:Iikubo Haruna Discography Featured In
- List:Iikubo Haruna Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Iikubo Haruna Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Oldest member of Morning Musume
Iikubo Family TreeEdit
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website. 2011-09-30.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MorningMusumeMg/status/157420658849095680
- ↑ https://twitter.com/morning1422/status/188635623681302528
- ↑ "Two new Hello! Project units formed". tokyohive. 2012-07-21.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 "モーニング娘。13枚目ニューアルバム9月発売、そしてメンバー・飯窪春菜から重大(!?)発表" (in Japanese). De☆View by Oricon. 2012-07-30.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。9期10期メンバー Webトーク「本気DE飛跳！」（Vol.70）」本日21時より配信♪" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2013-05-16.
- ↑ "飯窪春菜に関する衝撃♡のお知らせ 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2016-12-25.
- ↑ Young Town Doyoubi. MBS Radio. Broadcast: 2012-06-16.
- ↑ "にゃんにゃんにゃん♪ 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-02-22.
- ↑ "我が家のアイドル 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2016-12-19.
- ↑ Pocket Morning. 2016-11-01. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 13.2 "ちょい出しＺＤＡ 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2017-03-13.
- ↑ ハロプロ!TIME (Episode #25). 2011-10-13.
- ↑ Love Berry nickname
- ↑ モーニング娘。'14 10/15発売シングル「TIKI BUN/シャバダバ ドゥ～/見返り美人」 2014.08.28
- ↑ "握手会とＺＤＡと 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2017-03-11.