Kudo Haruka, December 2014
|Born||October 27, 1999|
|Birth Place||Saitama, Japan|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2010-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
|Associated Acts||Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Triplet, Mobekimasu|
|“||Ever since I can remember, became aware of my surroundings, there are a lot of other Idol groups out there. But... it's no good if it's not Morning Musume, if it's not Morning Musume I don't want to be a part of it.||”|
–Kudo Haruka, August 2013
Kudo Haruka (工藤遥) is a 10th generation member of Morning Musume and a former member of Hello Pro Egg under Hello! Project. She was first introduced at the Hello! Project 2010 Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama Gold!~ concert. She is also a member of the SATOYAMA Movement unit Triplet.
Kudo Haruka was born on October 27, 1999 in Saitama, Japan.
On March 27, at the 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama Gold!~ concert, Kudo Haruka was introduced as a new member of Hello Pro Egg.
Kudo debuted in concert on May 1, at the Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park festival.
Kudo auditioned for the 9th generation Morning Musume auditions, but failed to join.
In December, it was announced that Kudo and Takeuchi Akari would receive roles in Nakajima Saki and Okai Chisato's stage play, 1974 (Ikunayo). The play was announced to be performed in March, but would later be postponed due to the earthquake and tsunami.
On September 1, Kudo appeared was interviewed in an issue of De-view magazine with the leaders of Morning Musume, Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute, S/mileage, and Mano Erina as the representative of Hello Pro Egg.
On September 29, Kudo was selected from Morning Musume's 10th generation audition to join the group along with Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi and Sato Masaki. The tenth generation made their official presentation on the same day they were announced as new members in the "Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe ~Takahashi Ai Graduation Memory Special~" concert, and they participated in a performance of the song "Tomo". In the final concert, they also participated in "Tomo" and the end of "Namidacchi".
In October, Kudo starred in a stage play titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ along with Niigaki Risa, Tanaka Reina, and the 9th Generation members, having received the role 3 months before she became a member of Morning Musume.
On April 18, it was announced that Tanaka Reina, the 9th generation, and 10th generation members would participate in a stage play titled Stacey's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6-12.
On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, was set to take place on June 15th, 18th, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.
On August 24, it was anounced that Kudo would be taking a break from Morning Musume activities due to a possible meniscus tear. According to Kudo, she had been suffering from pain in her left knee for quite some time. Unlike Ishida Ayumi, who sprained her ankle, Kudo still participated on the dance shot for temporary Wakuteka Take a chance MV.
On January 13, Kudo was absent for the 18:30 show of the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~ concert tour due to a fever.
On May 7, Kudo attended Sato Masaki's birthday event, titled "14-sai Nau Nau---!!" as a guest.
On October 30, Kudo Haruka and Fukumura Mizuki had a joint 2013 birthday event. The special event was called Fukumura Mizuki & Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2013, the event featured one performance in Tokyo.
On March 13, it was announced that Kudo would be a member of a newly formed SATOYAMA movement unit called Triplet.
On April 6, Kudo twisted her ankle at the Okayama performance of Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~. She still participated, but didn't dance. At the release event for Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe / Password is 0 on April 16, Kudo still had taping on her ankle, and danced wearing sneakers. She, however, was also experiencing pain during the handshake and interview portion. Kudo was spotted icing her ankle with staff members, and she sat in a wheelchair after the event was over.
On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 15th birthday. The special event was called Morning Musume '14 ~Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2014~, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
She has two younger brothers.
When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Kudo was a 6th grade elementary school student. As of April 2014, she is currently attending her third year of middle school.
The following list are notable friendships Kudo Haruka has acquired:
- Sato Masaki: One of her best friends within Morning Musume is Sato Masaki. Her and Sato's pairing name is "MaaDuu" (まーどぅー).
- Miyamoto Karin: Kudo gets along well with Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin since she joined Hello Pro Egg.
- Takagi Sayuki: Kudo also gets along well with Juice=Juice members Takagi Sayuki since she joined Hello Pro Egg.
- Tanabe Nanami: Kudo got along well with Tanabe Nanami when they were in Hello Pro Egg together. More recently, prior to Tanabe leaving Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Kudo mentioned that she would like to form a unit with Tanabe at the Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe release event.
- MaaDuu (まーどぅー): Her and Sato Masaki's pairing name is "MaaDuu".
On April 24-25, 2010, Kudo competed in the Kanto Swimming Tournament 2010 in the 50m breaststroke for 9-10 year old girls. She wants to compete in the swimming tournament again when she turns 15, maybe aim for the Olympics someday. Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi were impressed that a member of Morning Musume is competing.
Kudo's given name, "Haruka", means distance (遥; haruka). It's a common feminine and less common masculine Japanese given name.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kudo Haruka:
- Kuduu (くどぅー): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Egg.
- Duu (どぅー): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.
- Name: Kudo Haruka (工藤遥)
- Nickname: Kuduu (くどぅー), Duu (どぅー), Harukachii, Haru, Haruruu
- Birthdate: October 27, 1999
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Height: 158.9cm
- Blood Type: A
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT AGENCY Status:
- 2010-03-27: Full 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: 3 Years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾊo´ ｡｀ﾙ
- Morning Musume Color:
- Orange (2011-Present)
- Audition Song: "Seishun Collection" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project groups:
- Hobbies: Watching DVDs
- Special Skills: Swimming, cartwheels, sinking her throat
- Favorite Color: Light blue, orange, lime green
- Favorite Food: Meat, green tea.
- Favorite Manga: One Piece.
- Favorite Morning Musume song: Shabondama
- Favorite Song in the Past: CANDY CANDY, We Are!, "Battle Frontier" by Takaya Akina
- Current Favorite Song: Fashion Monster, Arienai!, "Hello! Thank You!" By Becky (with Pokepark Kids chorus group)
- Favorite words: "There is only advancement"
- Motto: "Be cheerful and lively!"
- Looks up to: Tanaka Reina
- See Also: Kudo Haruka Discography Featured in
- [2012.06.29] Greeting ~Kudo Haruka~ (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2012.11.07] HARUKA
- [2013.05.15] Haruka -thirteen- (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2014.10.22] Simple
- [2013.01.29] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 2012 (アロハロ！モーニング娘。2012) (Haruka version)
- [2013.04.02] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume Tenki Gumi (アロハロ！モーニング娘。天気組) (Haruka version)
- [2013.04.09] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume Tenki Gumi (アロハロ！モーニング娘。天気組)
- [2012.09.10] Morning Musume Kyuukies & Juukies 1st official Photo Book (モーニング娘。9・10期 1st official Photo Book)
- [2013.01.15] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume 10ki Shashinshuu (アロハロ！モーニング娘。１０期写真集) (Morning Musume Tenkigumi)
- [2013.12.01] Morning Musume Tenki Gumi BOOK (モーニング娘。天気組BOOK)
- [2014.10.16] Maa-chan & Kudo no Hello! Pro Senpai Tanbou-dan (まーちゃんくどぅーのハロプロ先輩探訪団) (with Sato Masaki)
- [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
- [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  Suugaku♥Joshi Gakuen (数学♥女子学園)
-  Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni (今がいつかになる前に)
-  Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~
-  1974 (Ikunayo) (1974(イクナヨ))
-  Stacey's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki
-  Gogakuyu (ごがくゆう)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (LILIUM －リリウム 少女純潔歌劇－)
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2014-] Haruka! Kudo Station (ハル！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～)
- [2013.04.08] Big Comic Spirits
- [2013.12.12] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan Vol.464
Featured on the coverEdit
- [2011.12.28] Hello! Channel Vol.7 (Iikubo Haruna, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, & Satou Masaki)
- [2012.04.27] B.L.T. U-17 Vol.22 (Back cover) (with Iikubo Haruna, Ishida Ayumi, & Sato Masaki)
- [2012.08.23] Young Jump (with Suzuki Airi [Main feature], Michishige Sayumi, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, & Ishida Ayumi, & Sayashi Riho)
- [2012.10.05] Young Gangan No.20 (with Kikkawa Yuu [Main feature], Iikubo Haruna, Ikuta Erina, & Sayashi Riho)
- [2013.01.23] Anikan R Yanyan (Back cover) (Iikubo Haruna, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Oda Sakura, & Satou Masaki)
- [2013.02.25] Idol Frontline 2013 (with Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, & Oda Sakura)
- [2013.04.11] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.5 (with Tanaka Reina, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Ikuta Erina, & Oda Sakura)
- [2013.04.27] Confetti Vol.102 (with Iikubo Haruna, Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, Sayashi Riho)
- [2013.08.25] bounce issue 358 (Back cover) (with Iikubo Haruna, Ikuta Erina, Suzuki Kanon, & Satou Masaki)
- [2014.01.29] Anikan R Yanyan Vol.13 (Back cover) (with Fukumura Mizuki, Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, & Satou Masaki)
- [2014.02.05] BLT U-17 Vol.29 (with Fukumura Mizuki, Ishida Ayumi, & Sayashi Riho)
- [2014.02.12] Weekly Shonen Sunday (with Michishige Sayumi, Fukumura Mizuki, & Sayashi Riho),
- [2014.10.23] Weekly Young Jump (with Michishige Sayumi & Sayashi Riho)
- She was ranked 3rd on Beautiful Idol General Election 2012, Middle School Group. 
- She ranked at #37 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- Kudo revealed in Cool-up Girls magazine of April 2014 that she applied for the Hello Pro Egg herself.
- She is known as the tomboy of Morning Musume, and has called herself the "the little brother" character of Morning Musume.
- Kudo said that all 10th generation members birthdays are on a "7", the lucky number seven.
- She is known for being a tsundere.
- Her Morning Musume audition number was 242.
- Her first time performing was on May 2, 2010 during the second day of the Golden Week events "Hello! Project Presents ~ Hello☆Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park".
- She is known for her husky voice.
- She believes she can't lose with her husky voice and her sports skills.
- Mitsui Aika said that if she could become another Hello! Project member, she would be Kudo. 
- She is the youngest member in the history of Morning Musume, being 11 years old when she joined. She broke Kago Ai's 11 year record of being the youngest to ever join Morning Musume. Adding to coincidence, 11 year record broken in 2011 by an 11 year and 11 months old girl.
- Her name 遥 means "far off, distant".
- She is the third Morning Musume member to be from Hello Pro Egg, the first being Linlin and the second being Fukumura Mizuki.
- Her name is often pronounced "Kudou", with 'u' being an independent sound, rather than being used for a long 'o' sound.
- She is the first, out of all members of 10th generation, to get a solo DVD and a solo photobook.
- When asked about what aspect of her makeup she is most particular about, she said not to apply too much.
- She auditioned for the 9th generation, but failed. This makes her the second member of Morning Musume who had to audition twice to join the group, the first one being Tanaka Reina.
- She is the second member to continue being the youngest member after another generation joined; Fukuda Asuka was the first.
- When she was young, her parents gave her many old Morning Musume CDs, except "Ai no Tane" which her father treasures.
- She said her biggest wish is to meet Oda Eiichiro, the creator of her favorite manga One Piece.
- If she wasn't in Morning Musume, she said she wants to be a Disney show dancer and a Disney cast member.
- She is scared of haunted houses.
- She is Oda Sakura's favorite Morning Musume member.
- She has said that she wants to be the only "boy" character within Morning Musume.
- She is the youngest idol to ever appear on the cover of the magazine Big Comic Spirits.
- She is bad with cooking.
- She is a fan of the shounen manga One Piece, and Silver Spoon.
- She has missed at least one performance of each Hello! Project Winter concert since she joined Morning Musume.
- She knows how to juggle.
- She has appeared in at least one play every year since joining Hello! Project.
- Tsunku commented on her: "She has gotten taller and her voice more stable, she's standing out this year. She's always been photogenic and it's really showing now. In "TIKI BUN" too she shines in a different way, looking forward to see where she goes from now".
- She is sometimes teased at school for being an idol. Classmates sometimes brings her photo-books to class.
- For her 15th birthday event on 27 October, 2014, she cosplayed Sonoda Umi from the anime Love Live! School Idol Project and Ciel Phantomhive from the anime Kuroshitsuji.
- During an interview, Morning Musume was asked who would take over Michishige Sayumi's position as the cutest member of the group and Kudo replied: "After Michishige-san graduated I realized 'oh, it looks like I'm the cutest member now'" and that she wants to keep that position a little longer. Sayashi Riho responded saying "so you're saying out of the remaining nine, no one else is worth mentioning (for being cutest)" and Haruka said "no, that's what I'm saying!".
- She always eats an apple after a performance.
Youngest member of Morning Musume
Youngest member of Morning Musume Ever
Kudo Family TreeEdit
- ↑ "GWお台場ハロプロ祭りで真野恵里菜、℃-uteら笑顔" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2010-05-01.
- ↑ "大人の麦茶 第十八杯目公演 「1974（イクナヨ）」にハロプロ エッグの出演が決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Fanclub. 2010-12-24.
- ↑ "公演延期のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Kinokuniya. 2011-03.
- ↑ "デ☆ビュー10月号9月1日発売！" (in Japanese). De-view 2011-08-31.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 "モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website. 2011-09-30.
- ↑ http://www.swim-record.com/swims/ViewResult/?h=V1102&code=1310771&sex=2&event=3&distance=2
- ↑ Given to her by Tsunku when she joined Hello Pro Egg
- ↑ Given to her by Suzuki Kanon in 2012
- ↑ ふぁいやー！☆工藤遥☆
- ↑ ハロプロ!TIME #25
- ↑ ポケモーQ&A 2011.06.21
- ↑ "工藤遥（モーニング娘。）プロフィールムービー" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Channel via YouTube. Published Date: 2012-07-02
- ↑ 13.0 13.1 ワクテカ Take a chance Q&A
- ↑ MORNING MUSUME. DVD Magazine Vol.48
- ↑ Weekly Shōnen Sunday Magazine and Interview
- ↑ 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
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