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Kudo Haruka
()(どう) (はるか)




Kudo Haruka promoting "BRAND NEW MORNING / Jealousy Jealousy"
Background Information
Also Known As Kuduu (くどぅー?)
Duu (どぅー?)
Born October 27, 1999 (1999-10-27) (age 17)
Origin Saitama, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 158.9cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2010-present
(7 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2010-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-present)
Label zetima
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Triplet, Mobekimasu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, Hamizu
Blog Morning Musume '14 Tenkigumi Official Blog
Morning Musume Information
Joined September 29, 2011
Generation 10th Generation
Member Color       Orange
Debut Single Pyocopyoco Ultra
Time in Group 5 Years, 7 Months, 2 Days
Hello Pro Egg Information
Joined March 2010
Generation 10th Generation
Graduated September 29, 2011
Kudo's Autograph
Ten years from now, I have a feeling I'll still be in the group. I even think I might be the leader. Who knows what will happen?[1]

–Kudo Haruka, November 2015

Kudo Haruka (工藤遥) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project. She is 10th generation member of Morning Musume and a former member of SATOYAMA movement unit Triplet. She was first introduced as a member of Hello Pro Egg at the Hello! Project 2010 Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama Gold!~ concert.



Kudo Haruka, November 2016


Kudo Haruka, May 2016

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Kudo Haruka, December 2015


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Kudo Haruka, December 2014


Kudo Haruka, October 2014

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Kudo Haruka, April 2014


Kudo Haruka, January 2014


Kudo Haruka, September 2013


Kudo Haruka, August 2013


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Kudo Haruka, October 2012

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Kudo Haruka, September 2012


Kudo Haruka, July 2012


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Kudo Haruka, December 2011

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Kudo Haruka, September 2011


Kudo Haruka, July 2011


Kudo Haruka, June 2010

Early LifeEdit

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.[2]

Kudo auditioned for the Morning Musume 9ki Audition, 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).[3] The play was announced to be performed in March, but would later be postponed due to the earthquake and tsunami.[4]


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.[5]

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.[6] The tenth generation made their official presentation 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 a performance of the song "Tomo" and also the end of "Namidacchi" in the final concert.

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 January 13, the Morning Musume 9th generation and 10th generation members began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Honki DE Hichou!.[7] They also began a radio show on April 7, titled Morning Musume no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~, on Radio Nippon.[8]

On April 18, it was announced that Tanaka Reina, the 9th generation, and 10th generation members would participate in a musical titled Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to June 12.

On May 13, information was released about an event featuring Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generations and S/mileage's 2nd generation member, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~. It took place throughout June and the beginning of July at Yokohama Blitz.

On August 24, it was announced 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 October 10, Kudo released her first solo photobook Do.


On January 13, Kudo was absent for the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu ~Bravo!~ night concert due to a fever.

On May 7, Kudo attended Sato Masaki's birthday event, titled Sato Masaki Birthday Event ~14 sai nau nauuuu!!~, as a guest.

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.[9]

On October 30, Kudo Haruka and Fukumura Mizuki held a joint birthday event, titled 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 Triplet alongside Okai Chisato and Takagi Sayuki.

On April 6, Kudo twisted her ankle at the Okayama performance of Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~. She continued to participate without dancing. 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 September 27, Kudo released her second solo photobook Ashita Tenki ni Naare!.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 15th birthday at an event titled Morning Musume '14 ~Kudo Haruka Birthday Event 2014~, featuring two performances in Tokyo.


On July 11, she along with Sasaki Rikako, Hamaura Ayano and Yamagishi Riko were all added to the Hello! Project Station Dance Club.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 16th birthday in a joint event with Fukumura Mizuki titled Morning Musume '15 Fukumura Mizuki & Kudo Haruka Birthday Event ~FukuDuu Birthday Party!~.

On September 3, Kudo starred in the third episode of the Otona e Novel mini drama series on NHK's Education Channel.[10][11]

On December 9, Kudo announced on her blog she would be working as the promotion manager of the Hello! Project Mobile app.[12]

On December 12, when Kudo appeared as a guest on the radio show Young Town Doyoubi, it was announced that she would become the new regular after Sayashi Riho graduated from Morning Musume and left the show.


On February 27, Kudo released her third solo photobook titled Harukaze.

On March 7, it was announced that Kudo was appointed as an advertising talent for Proactive+.[13][14]

On July 6, Kudo released her first solo image Blu-ray, Haruka -Haruka-.

On October 27, Kudo celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event called Morning Musume '16 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event, which featured one performance at Differ Ariake.


On April 29, during the Morning Musume '17 Concert Tour Haru ~THE INSPIRATION!~ concert, Kudo announced that she would graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project on the last day of their fall 2017 tour to focus on acting.[15]

Statement from UP-FRONT PROMOTION[16]
Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project and Morning Musume。'17. Haruka Kudo will, at the Autumn Tour, graduate from Morning Musume。'17 and Hello! Project.

During the activities as a Hello! Pro Kenshusei, and Morning Musume。, she realized the charms of acting and that it was enjoyable, and by understanding it was difficult, she naturally made the request of "I want to devote myself to acting".

By thinking of the balance of work with the activities of Morning Musume。, she was worried but by becoming 18 years this year, we understood her strong decision of devoting herself with all her might and challenging herself.

This is not at all a smooth road, and she decided the graduation more than the resignation. We hope to support her as much as possible after the graduation.

From now on regarding the schedule, it will be reported as soon as it will be decided.

First of all, the current Spring Tour will continue, as well as the play (Engeki Joshibu) in June and the Tour Final at the Nippon Budokan on June 23rd.

Haruka Kudo will continue to devote herself so please continue to support her as well as Morning Musume。'17.

Representative Director Takeshi Nishiguchi

Statement from Kudo Haruka[16]
I, Haruka Kudo,
After the Autumn tour,
Will graduate from Morning Musume。 as well as from Hello! Project.

It has been 6 years since I became a member of Morning Musume。
It has been 8 years since I get into Hello! Project.
During this time, I had lots of experiences,
Thanks to lots of people,
I grew up to this level since I was a common and audacious primary school student.
And because I became a normal high shcool student for a little while,
I began to wonder "What do I want to do in the future now that my dream of Morning Musume。 became true?"

My answer came out quite early.
Or, I think I already had it.

I want to try the genre I found here in my career, "acting".

I don't want to do things halfway,
So even by saying "I want to act", by singing and dancing as an idol as well,
I somehow thought it was disrespectful to the members and to the fans to say I do both things.

I told this feeling to the company and to my parents,
I thought a lot,
"I want to bet on what I want to do" and then decided to graduate.

During the remaining time,
I want to create many memories with the members and all the fans,
I want to be able to say "See you again!" without any regret at the end.

Please support me until the end.

Morning Musume。'17 Haruka Kudo

Personal LifeEdit

She has two younger brothers.

When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Kudo was a 6th grade elementary school student. She began middle school in April 2012 and graduated from it on March 13, 2015.[17] As of April 2017, she is currently attending her third year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Kudo Haruka has acquired:

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.[18]

Kudo's given name, Haruka, means "distance" (遥). It was chosen for its sound.[19]

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.


  • 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: List:Kudo Haruka Discography Featured In

Solo DVDs/Blu-raysEdit

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See Also: List:Kudo Haruka Publications Featured In

Solo PhotobooksEdit


  1. [2012.10.25] Do
  2. [2014.09.27] Ashita Tenki ni Naare! (あした天気になーれ!)
  3. [2016.02.27] Harukaze (ハルカゼ)


TV ProgramsEdit

TV DramasEdit

New drama


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  • [2016–] Proactive+ (プロアクティブ+)


  • [2011] 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)
  • [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~)
  • [2016–] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)


  • She was ranked 3rd on Beautiful Idol General Election 2012, Middle School Group. [1]
  • 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.[22]
  • 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. [23]
  • 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 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.[24] This makes her the second member of Morning Musume who had to audition twice to join the group, the first one being Tanaka Reina and in total she is the 3rd one who failed to join and later became a member, the first one being Fujimoto Miki.
  • She was the second member to continue being the youngest member after another generation joined; Fukuda Asuka was the first, Then thirdly Haga Akane.
  • 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.[25]
  • 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.[26]
  • She is a fan of the shounen manga One Piece[25], and Silver Spoon.[27]
  • Until 2017, she had 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".[28]
  • 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, "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.
  • She is the first out of the 10 generation to announce her graduation.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Suzuki Kanon

Youngest member of Morning Musume
September 2011 – 2014

Succeeded by
Haga Akane

Preceded by
Tamura Meimi

Youngest active member of Hello! Project
January 2012 – September 2014

Succeeded by
Haga Akane

Preceded by
Kago Ai

Youngest member of Morning Musume Ever
September 2011 – Present

Succeeded by

Kudo Family TreeEdit

Brother 1
Brother 2


  1. J-MELO 10th Anniversary SPECIAL Live. 2015-11-15.
  2. "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.
  3. "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.
  4. "公演延期のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Kinokuniya. 2011-03.
  5. "デ☆ビュー10月号9月1日発売!" (in Japanese). De-view 2011-08-31.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website. 2011-09-30.
  9. "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.
  10. "(´-`).。oO #オトナヘノベル 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-08-15.
  11. "(´-`).。oO #オトナヘノベル 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-09-03.
  12. "(´-`).。oO ぷにぷに 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-12-09.
  15. "モーニング娘。'17 工藤遥に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-04-29.
  16. 16.0 16.1 "[EN] Concerning Haruka Kudo." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-04-29.
  19. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-01. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  20. Given to her by Tsunku when she joined Hello Pro Egg
  21. Given to her by Suzuki Kanon in 2012
  22. ハロプロ!TIME #25
  23. ポケモーQ&A 2011.06.21
  24. "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
  25. 25.0 25.1 ワクテカ Take a chance Q&A
  26. MORNING MUSUME. DVD Magazine Vol.48
  27. Weekly Shōnen Sunday Magazine and Interview
  28. 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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