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Kasahara Momona
(かさ)(はら) (もも)()
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Kasahara Momona promoting "Tade Kuu Mushi mo Like it!"
Background Information
Also Known As Kassa (かっさー?)
Born October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) (age 14)
Origin Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Libra Libra
Height 160cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Model
Years Active 2015-present
(3 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2015-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts ANGERME, Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Blog ANGERME Shin Member Blog
ANGERME Information
Joined July 16, 2016
Generation 5th Generation
Member Color       Deep Pink
Debut Single Umaku Ienai / Ai no Tame Kyou Made Shinkashite Kita Ningen, Ai no Tame Subete Taikashite Kita Ningen / Wasurete Ageru
Time in Group 2 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined April 1, 2015
Generation 24th Generation
Graduated July 16, 2016
Time in Group 1 Year, 2 Months, 16 Days
Official Autograph
Of course I have to improve a lot my talks during MC, my singing and dance level. All the members often told me their hopes to go overseas so I became like them, even if I joined the group for less than a year now. I need to learn many words in foreign languages as well.[1]

–Kasahara Momona, May 2017

Kasahara Momona (笠原桃奈) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as the sole fifth generation member of ANGERME.

She first joined Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei on May 4, 2015, when she introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.

BiographyEdit

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Kasahara Momona, May 2018

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Kasahara Momona, December 2017

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Kasahara Momona, June 2017

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Kasahara Momona, October 2016

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Kasahara Momona, July 2016

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Kasahara Momona, May 2016

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Kasahara Momona, February 2016

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Kasahara Momona, April 2015

Early LifeEdit

Kasahara Momona was born on October 22, 2003 in Kanagawa, Japan.

2015Edit

On April 1, Kasahara joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced and participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, 2015 alongside Ono Mizuho, Nakano Rion, Yanagawa Nanami, Maeda Kokoro, Akiyama Mao, Kanatsu Mizuki and Okamoto Honoka.

2016Edit

On May 5, she was awarded the public vote for best performance alongside Kiyono Momohime at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ for her performance of Itoshiku Kurushii Kono Yoru ni.

On July 16, during the opening Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER concert, it was announced that Kasahara had joined ANGERME as the 5th generation member.[2] According to Wada Ayaka, Kasahara had been participating in lessons with the group since May.

On November 15, Kasahara celebrated her 13th birthday at a special event titled ANGERME Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2016, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2017Edit

On October 23, Kasahara celebrated her 14th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

2018Edit

On November 6, Kasahara will celebrate her 15th birthday in a joint fanclub event with Kamikokuryo Moe, titled ANGERME Kamikokuryo Moe・Kasahara Momona Birthday Event 2018, at Shinagawa Stellar Ball.

Personal LifeEdit

Both her parents are 34 years old. She has two younger sisters, one is 13 years old and one is 10 years old. (As of 2018)

When Kasahara joined ANGERME, she was a first year middle school student. As of April 2018, she is currently in her last year of middle school.

The following list are notable friendships Kasahara Momona has acquired:

Her parents chose the name because it means "sweet" in Hawaiian, and they hoped to raise her to be a sweet girl.[3]

The following list are nicknames that have been used to refer to Kasahara Momona:

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Kasahara Momona (笠原桃奈)
  • Birthdate: October 22, 2003 (2003-10-22) (age 14)
  • Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 160cm
  • Western Zodiac: Libra
  • Hello! Project Status:
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
    • 2015-04-01: Member
  • ANGERME Member Color: Deep Pink
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Specialties: Dance (9 years of experience in ballet), acrobatics, swings[4]
  • Hobbies: Eating sweets, playing games, athletics, dancing, cycling with her family
  • Charm Point: Her pale skin
  • Favorite Music Genre: Classical music
  • Favorite Sport: Ballet
  • Motto: Rather than be like the moon who borrows light from the sun to shine even greater, light a smaller spark that is truly your own (日の光を借りて照る大いなる月たらんよりは、自ら光を放つ小さな灯火たれ。), "Isshou kenmei" (一所懸命; As hard as one can)[4]
  • Favorite Food: Peaches, fruit
  • Least Favorite Food: Meat
  • Favorite Subjects: P.E., History
  • Favorite Colors: Purple[4], pink[4]
  • Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Kimagure Princess" and "Yuugure wa Ameagari"
  • Favorite ANGERME Songs: "Mystery Night!", "Dondengaeshi", "Gashin Shoutan" and "Jitensha Chiririn"
  • Favorite ANGERME Member: Aikawa Maho
  • Looks Up To: Kudo Haruka, Sato Masaki, Michishige Sayumi, Kamei Eri, Nomura Minami

WorksEdit

TV ProgramsEdit

TheaterEdit

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InternetEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2016–] AS1422 (アンジュルムステーション1422)
  • [2016–] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Fridays, 2017.10–)

TriviaEdit

  • She thinks she has a strong sense of right and wrong.
  • She thinks she's a little scatterbrained.
  • She wants to perform like Kamei Eri.
  • She is the first member in Hello Pro Kenshuusei to have been born in 2003.
  • She decided to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she loves singing and dancing.
  • She grew to love Hello! Project because of her admiration for Takahashi Ai and the "Platinum Era" of Morning Musume.
  • She wants to focus on her singing and get better at the songs she has trouble with.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Akiyama Mao.
  • She previously stated that she wanted to debut in Morning Musume. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her future dream was to debut in Hello! Project and stand on a large stage. 
  • She likes The Beatles (an influence from her parents).
  • Wada Ayaka thinks that Kasahara Momona's personality which isn't afraid of anything is amazing.
  • When Wada Ayaka told her she would be joining ANGERME, she thought it was a prank.
  • When Wada Ayaka asked her which group was her favorite she said Morning Musume, when asked who her second favorite group was, she initially said ANGERME while looking down, but when pressed again she admitted her second favorite group was actually Country Girls.
  • Kamikokuryo Moe calls Momona's pink image color peach.
  • Her parents like Hawaii because they held their wedding there.
  • She wants to go to Australia because she likes animals and nature. She also wants to go to Greece because she likes mythology and the look of their townscapes.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Okamoto Honoka

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
2015-2016

Succeeded by
Kiyono Momohime

Preceded by
Sasaki Rikako

Youngest member of ANGERME
2016–present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Funaki Musubu

Youngest member of Hello! Project
2016–2017

Succeeded by
Kiyono Momohime

ReferencesEdit

  1. Kasahara Momona. "[EN] Interview of ANGERME members by UFL-Staff." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-05-21.
  2. "アンジュルムに新メンバー“プリプリ桃尻”笠原桃奈" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2016-07-16.
  3. Pocket Morning. 2016-10-12. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Official Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (in Japanese). Archived: 2015-11-06.
  5. BS朝日 テイバン・タイムズ - "【2017年5月28日放送】防災を考える". BS Asahi's Official Website. 2017-05-28

External LinksEdit