|Kaga Kaede promoting "⑮ Thank you, too"|
|Also Known As||Kaedy (かえでぃー?)|
|Born||November 30, 1999|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress|
|Agency||UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)|
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Hagi-King, Hello! Project Station Dance Club|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||December 12, 2016|
|Member Color||Italian Red|
|Debut Single||BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy|
|Time in Group||0 Years, 11 Months, 10 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|Left||December 12, 2016|
|Graduated||December 23, 2016|
|“||My goal for the year is 進 (progress). It's the 進 of progress (進歩), as I'll be starting new activities from 2017. I think that there'll be ever harder, tougher things waiting for me compared to what I've experienced before. So, as I think that I have to steadily advance (進む) step by step, that's why I chose to write that kanji.||”|
–Kaga Kaede, January 2017
Kaga Kaede (加賀楓) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012, and was formally introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei December 2012 recital concert on December 9, 2012.
Kaga Kaede was born on November 30, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan.
In summer 2012, Kaga auditioned for Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume, but did not pass.
Kaga joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2012 after successfully passing an audition to join the program. She was officially announced as a member on November 20, and was then formally introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on December 9 alongside Kanazawa Tomoko, Ichioka Reina, Wada Sakurako, Kishimoto Yumeno, and Makino Maria.
In January, Kaga began her Kenshuusei activities by participating as a back dancer in the Hello! Project winter concert tour.
Beginning on April 20, Kaga was to perform in ℃-ute's 2013 spring tour, ℃-ute Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Treasure Box~, however couldn't participate in the entire tour due to an injury and was replaced by Kaneko Rie.
Kaga participated as a back dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
From March 14 to March 23, Kaga participated in the Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan musical, along with Morning Musume OG members Yasuda Kei and Ogawa Makoto, and Hello! Pro Kenshuusei members Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Murota Mizuki, Yamagishi Riko, Sasaki Rikako, Yamaki Risa and Oura Hirona. On opening day, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei single "Karen na Gasshoudan" was released to promote the musical.
From June 5 to June 15, Kaga participated in the musical LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- along with selected Morning Musume '14 members, S/mileage, and fellow trainees Tanabe Nanami and Sasaki Rikako. She played the role of Clematis, one of the followers of Princess Marguerite (played by Sato Masaki).
In 2015, Kaga was featured in the music video for ℃-ute's 27th single "Tsugi no Kado wo Magare," released on April 1st, alondside Ichioka Reina, Yamagishi Riko and Horie Kizuki as back-dancers.
In 2016, Kaga participated as a member of the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening acts in the Morning Musume '16 Concert Tour Haru ~EMOTION IN MOTION~, Juice=Juice LIVE MISSION 220 ~Code3 Special→Growing Up!~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.
On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Yokoyama Reina. She and Yokoyama had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the December 23 recital.
On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio. They also began a radio show on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary, alongside the 12th generation members.
On November 30, Kaga will celebrate her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '17 Kaga Kaede Birthday Event, which will feature two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
Kaga's father, Deb, is the vocalist for a metal band named The King of Metal Slime.
When she joined Morning Musume in December 2016, she was a second year high school student. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her third year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Kaga Kaede has acquired:
- Yokoyama Reina: She is good friends with her gen-mate Yokoyama Reina in Morning Musume.
- Makino Maria:She is good friends with Makino Maria since their trainee days.
- Sasaki Rikako: She holds a Love/Hate relationship with ANGERME member Sasaki Rikako since their trainee days.
Kaga's given name, Kaede, means "maple" (楓). It was chosen because she was born on November 30, which is in the fall.
- Kaedy (かえでぃー): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei. The nickname is also spelled as Kaedi (かえでぃ).
- Name: Kaga Kaede (加賀楓)
- Official Nickname: Kaedy (かえでぃー)
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Birthdate: November 30, 1999
- Blood type: A
- Height: 162cm
- Western Zodiac: Sagittarius
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- Morning Musume Member Color:
- Italian Red (2017-Present)
- Hello! Project Groups:
- One-shot Units:
- Hagi-King (2017)
- Hobbies: Karaoke, reading, listening to Hello! Project songs, watching anime
- Specialties: Trumpet, shodan in kendo
- Favorite Music Genre: Rock and anime songs
- Favorite Food: Natto, cucumbers, ground meat, hamburger stewed in demi-glace sauce
- Least Favorite Food: Anything spicy
- Favorite Subject: Cooking class
- Worst Subject: Social studies
- Favorite Color: Orange
- Favorite Sports: Kendo, foot race, football, martial arts
- Favorite School Lunch Item: Daikon miso soup
- Favorite Animal: Guinea pig
- Charm Point: Being an anime otaku
- Motto: Nanigoto mo tsukiru made! (何事も尽きるまで!; Do everything until the end!)
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: "One・Two・Three," "Tsumetai Kaze to Kataomoi," "Love take it all," "Onna ga Medatte Naze Ikenai", "Hana Moyou"
- Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho
-  Nettai Danshi (熱帯男子)
-  Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  Pharaoh no Haka
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- [2013.05.17–08.16] Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu!
- [2017–] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (Fanclub exclusive)
- [2015.06.06] Top Yell
- [2017–] Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'17のモーニングダイアリー)
- She practices kendo (martial art sword fighting).
- She thinks she won't lose to any member in her vocal quality.
- In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked 2nd best at physical activity in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei after failing the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition because she didn't want to give up on her dream.
- For her, the best thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she got a solo part in their original song, whereas the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she failed the Morning Musume 12th Generation ~Mirai Shoujo~ Audition.
- She sang "Maji Bomber!!" for the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event. After this performance, Tsunku told her that she needs to work on her confidence and expressions more and that he wants her to become "Lady Kaga".
- She won runner-up for dancing at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, and the public vote at Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ after singing "Love take it all".
- She wants to try singing "Kanashiki Heaven" by ℃-ute.
- The Kenshuusei members had a surprise celebration for Kaga's 14th birthday during a lesson, as shown in her 2013 winter interview video uploaded on YouTube.
- Her first rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Murota Mizuki because she considered her the most well-rounded overall at everything in the Kenshuusei, among the top at singing and dancing. After Murota made her debut, her new rival became Horie Kizuki.
- She spent her time thinking of how she can stand out not just in Hello Pro Kenshuusei, but in Hello! Project as a whole.
- Her dream was to join Morning Musume. She didn't think she could at her level, but she wanted to be able to pass the next audition by the time it came around. If she could get into Morning Musume, she wants to be the ace.
- She also wanted to join a group like ℃-ute, where they focus on their singing and dancing. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her future dream was to debut in Hello! Project and be someone who can sing, dance, and act.
- Tsunku gave Kaga the comment as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member: "You've grown in both singing and dancing. Next will be your character. You can decide where you stand if you can make yourself improve more and more in your singing, dancing, and the fact that you're not super beautiful, as well as creating a character that other people get attached to. It should be a character that stands alone as 'Kaede Kaga!'"
- Besides Hello! Project, Kaga also listens to aiko, SPYAIR, and AAA. She especially likes The Super Ball and Walküre, who, including SPYAIR, she discovered from anime.
- If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Niigaki Risa because she likes her somewhat husky voice.
- She believes she is the Hello! Project member who can not be beaten in extensiveness as an otaku. She likes anime, games, and manga and gathers news on them as a hobby.
- If she did not become an idol, she would have pursued her childhood dream of becoming a police officer. She had been told she has a strong sense of justice, like a police officer, around other kids. Since she was in a brass band in school, she also wanted to join the police brass band.
- Gallery:Kaga Kaede
- List:Kaga Kaede Discography Featured In
- List:Kaga Kaede Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kaga Kaede Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
- ↑ "ハロプロ新リーダー 和田彩花、目標はアイドル界の世界征服！" (in Japanese). Entame Clip. 2017-01-02. (English Translation)
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "「ハロプロ研修生 発表会2012〜12月の生タマゴShow!〜」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2012-11-20 (Archived: 2012-11-22).
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "新メンバー6人もお披露目。ハロプロ研修生、フレッシュなステージを披露" (in Japanese). DeView by Oricon. 2010.12.10.
- ↑ "Zero Kara Wakaru Hello Pro Kenshuusei Kouza" (ゼロからわかるハロプロ研修生講座). Gekkan Entame, 2014-03 Issue. Tokuma Shoten. Release Date: 2014-01-30.
- ↑ Official Gekijyo Page
- ↑ "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★『ハロプロ研修生 ファンクラブ発表会３月「ハロプロ研修生寮 入寮者募集!?したら…。～いっきに６人入寮!!お祝いスペシャル～」』開催決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub. 2013-01-29.
- ↑ "『ハロプロ研修生 ファンクラブ発表会３月ハロプロ研修生寮 入寮者募集!?したら…。～いっきに６人入寮!!お祝いスペシャル』当日券予約販売のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub. 2013-02-18.
- ↑ 8.0 8.1 "モーニング娘。'16 第13期メンバー決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-12.
- ↑ "2 new members for Morning Musume。13th generation!" UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-12.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。13期メンバーに横山玲奈と加賀楓が加入。'17から13人体制に" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-12-12.
- ↑ "初めての！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-24.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/upfrontworks/status/845232911729094656
- ↑ "スタート！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki 14ki Official Blog. 2017-07-15.
- ↑ http://thekingofmetalslime.web.fc2.com/index.html
- ↑ 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 "モーニング娘。'17加賀楓が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る！【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-07.
- ↑ 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 16.5 BOMB. December 2013 Issue. Published 2013-11-09.
- ↑ 17.0 17.1 "初めまして！！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-26.
- ↑ 18.0 18.1 Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
- ↑ Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.
- ↑ "ハロプロ研修生・加賀楓（かがかえで）2013冬" (in Japanese). Hello Pro Kenshuusei (via YouTube). 2014-01-23.
- ↑ "ただいま日本！！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-03-11.
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