|Kudo Haruka promoting "⑮ Thank you, too"|
|Also Known As||Kuduu (くどぅー?)|
|Born||October 27, 1999|
|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, Hamizu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, M-line club|
|Morning Musume Information|
|Joined||September 29, 2011|
|Debut Single||Pyocopyoco Ultra|
|Last Single||Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi!|
|Graduated||December 11, 2017|
|Time in Group||6 Years, 2 Months, 12 Days|
|Hello Pro Egg Information|
|Graduated||September 29, 2011|
|“||I want to try the genre I found during my career, "acting". I don't want to do things halfway, So even by saying "I want to act" while also singing and dancing on stage as an idol, I somehow thought it would be disrespectful to the members and the fans for wanting to do both things.||”|
–Kudo Haruka, April 2017
She was first introduced as a member of Hello Pro Egg at the Hello! Project 2010 Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu ~Yokohama Gold!~ concert in March 2010. She joined Morning Musume in September 2011, and graduated from both the group and Hello! Project on December 11, 2017 to pursue acting.
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 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). 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 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!. 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 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 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 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 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 December 9, Kudo announced on her blog she would be working as the promotion manager of the Hello! Project Mobile app.
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 July 6, Kudo released her first solo image Blu-ray, 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. Kudo has made her goal to reach Hirose Suzu's position and someday become an asadora heroine.
| Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project and Morning Musume。'17. Haruka Kudo will graduate from Morning Musume。'17, as well as Hello! Project, at their autumn tour.|
During activities in Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Morning Musume。, she realized the charms of acting and that it was enjoyable, and while understanding it was difficult, she naturally made the request of "I want to devote myself to acting".
From now on regarding the schedule, it will be reported as soon as it is decided.
Haruka Kudo will continue to devote herself, so please continue to support her as well as Morning Musume。'17.
| 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。
My answer came quite quickly,
I want to try the genre I found during my career, "acting".
I don't want to do things halfway,
I told my feelings to the company and my parents,
During the remaining time, I want to create many memories with the members and all the fans,
Please support me until the end!
Morning Musume。'17 Haruka Kudo
On October 27, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event, at Differ Ariake.
On November 8 and 9, the 10th generation members of Morning Musume '17 held the Morning Days Happy Holiday 10ki Member Iikubo Haruna・Ishida Ayumi・Sato Masaki・Kudo Haruka Fanclub Tour in Yamanashi.
Her second solo image Blu-ray, Do The Vacation, was released on November 22.
On December 9, Kudo held her last event, titled Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Solo Event, at TFT HALL 1000. Fans could win a ticket to event by entering a lottery when they purchased the exclusive Kudo Haruka (Morning Musume '17) Edition CD of "Jama Shinai de Here We Go! / Dokyuu no Go Sign / Wakain da shi!" from forTUNE music.
On December 11, Kudo graduated in the Morning Musume Tanjou 20 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2017 Aki ~We are MORNING MUSUME~ Kudo Haruka Sotsugyou Special at Nippon Budokan.
She has two younger brothers. The first is two years younger, and the second is five years younger.
When she auditioned for Morning Musume, Kudo was a 6th grade elementary school student. She began middle school in April 2012 and graduated on March 13, 2015. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her third year of high school.
On April 24 and 25, 2010, while in her fifth year of elementary school, Kudo competed in the Kanto Swimming Tournament 2010 in the 50m breaststroke for 9 to 10 year old girls. She got to meet Olympic gold medalist Kitajima Kosuke, who was there as a special guest.
She wanted to compete in the swimming tournament again when she turned 15, and maybe aim for the Olympics. Tanaka Reina and Michishige Sayumi were impressed that a member of Morning Musume would want to compete.
- Name: Kudo Haruka (工藤遥)
- Nickname: Kuduu (くどぅー), Duu (どぅー), Haru-chan (ハルちゃん)
- Birthdate: October 27, 1999
- Birthplace: Kawagoe, Saitama, Japan
- Height: 159cm
- Blood Type: A
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in Morning Musume: 6 Years
- Official Kaomoji: ﾊo´ ｡｀ﾙ
- Morning Musume Color: Orange (2011-2017)
- Audition Song: "Seishun Collection" by Morning Musume
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Hobbies: Watching DVDs
- Special Skills: Swimming, cartwheels
- Favorite Color: Light blue, orange, lime green
- Favorite Food: Meat, green tea
- Favorite Manga: One Piece
- Favorite Morning Musume Songs: "Shabondama", "LOVE Machine"
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Ai・Ai・Gasa"
- Past Favorite Songs: "CANDY CANDY" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "We Are!" by Kitadani Hiroshi, "Battle Frontier" by Takaya Akina
- Current Favorite Songs: "Fashion Monster" by Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, "Arienai!" by miwa, "Hello! Thank You!" by Becky (with Pokepark Kids chorus group)
- Favorite Words: "There is only advancement"
- Motto: "Be cheerful and lively!"
- Looks Up To: Abe Natsumi, Tanaka Reina
- See also: List:Kudo Haruka Discography Featured In
Solo Image DVDs/Blu-raysEdit
- [2012.06.29] Greeting ~Kudo Haruka~ (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2012.11.07] HARUKA
- [2013.05.16] Haruka -thirteen- (e-Hello! DVD)
- [2014.10.22] Simple
- [2016.07.06] Haruka (春夏-Haruka-)
- [2017.11.22] Do The Vacation
Solo Fanclub DVDsEdit
- [2018.02.xx] Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Birthday Event
- [2017.10.05] Morning Musume '17 Kudo Haruka Sotsugyou Memorial (モーニング娘。’17 工藤遥 卒業メモリアル)
-  Korezo Shinobi no Renkinjutsu! (from JK Ninja Girls)
- [2012.10.25] Do
- [2014.09.27] Ashita Tenki ni Naare! (あした天気になーれ！)
- [2016.02.27] Harukaze (ハルカゼ)
- [2017.10.27] Kudo Haruka
- [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)
-  Otona e Novel (オトナヘノベル)
-  Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni
-  Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~
-  1974 (Ikunayo)
-  Stacies Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki
-  Gogakuyuu
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  JK Ninja Girls (Daily guest role)
-  Pharaoh no Haka
- [2016–] Proactive+ (プロアクティブ＋)
-  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)
- [2014–2016] Haruka! Kudo Station (ハル！ステ)
- [2012–2017] 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～)
- [2016–2017] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
-  HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays)
- She was ranked 3rd in the Middle School Group of the Idol Bishoujo Sousenkyo 2012 2012
- She ranked at #37 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
- According to an interview with Cool-up Girls magazine of April 2014, she applied for Hello Pro Egg herself.
- She was known as the tomboy of Morning Musume, and would jokingly call herself a boy, and say that she was the "the little brother" character of Morning Musume.
- Because all 10th generation members' birthdays are on the seventh day of a month or have a seven in the day, Kudo said that their lucky number is seven.
- She is known for being a tsundere, and for having a husky voice.
- She believes she can't lose with her husky voice and sports skills.
- Her Morning Musume audition number was 242.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 Haga Akane joined and became the third.
- 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 the youngest idol to appear on the cover of the magazine Big Comic Spirits.
- She is bad at cooking.
- She is a fan of the shounen manga One Piece, and Silver Spoon.
- 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."
- She was sometimes teased at school for being an idol, and classmates sometimes brought her photobooks to class.
- For her 15th birthday event, she cosplayed as Sonoda Umi from the anime Love Live! School Idol Project and Ciel Phantomhive from the anime Kuroshitsuji.
- During an interview with ZIP! in January 2015, Morning Musume '15 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 10th generation member to graduate.
- If she could be reborn as someone else, she would become Okai Chisato. She has always admired Okai even though she is an extreme mood maker. She makes people smile, and Kudo finds it amazing how different she is on stage.
- She believes she is the Hello! Project member who receives the most high-pitched (female) cheers.
- If she did not become an idol, she would have liked to become an Olympic swimmer. If she still competed, she would have been the right age to go to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games.
- She says she is addicted to the Kingdom Hearts video game series. She started playing two or three years before 2017, when she bought a Nintendo DS, and has finished most of the DS and mobile app games.
- Kudo's father has been a fan of Morning Musume since 1997, and he bought a copy of "Ai no Tane" when they sold it by hand for their five-day campaign. When she told him they would be singing a remake, he wasn't amused.
- Kudo, Iikubo Haruna, and Ogata Haruna gave themselves the unit name "Triple A" (spelled トリプルエー or AAA) as an inside joke about their breast sizes.
- Gallery:Kudo Haruka
- List:Kudo Haruka Discography Featured In
- List:Kudo Haruka Publications Featured In
- List:Kudo Haruka Concert & Event Appearances
Youngest member of Morning Musume
Youngest active member of Hello! Project
Youngest member to join Morning Musume
Kudo Family TreeEdit
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "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.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "[EN] Concerning Haruka Kudo." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-04-29.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 "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
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ "（´-`）.｡oO #オトナヘノベル 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-08-15.
- ↑ "（´-`）.｡oO #オトナヘノベル 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-09-03.
- ↑ "（´-`）.｡oO ぷにぷに 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-12-09.
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MorningMusumeMg/status/706723145940492288
- ↑ https://proactiv.jp/paap/index.aspx?siteid=papcad082
- ↑ "モー娘。工藤遥 秋ツアーで卒業を発表 目標は「広瀬すず」と「朝ドラヒロイン」" (in Japanese). Daily Sports Online. 2017-04-30.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "Big News！ 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2017-09-06.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "最後のリハーサル 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2017-12-08.
- ↑ "工藤遥 M-line club 加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club official site. 2017-12-08.
- ↑ "【抽選】モーニング娘。'17 『邪魔しないで Here We Go！／弩級のゴーサイン／若いんだし！』発売記念イベント" (in Japanese). forTUNE music. 2017-09-04.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。'17 64thシングル『邪魔しないで Here We Go！／弩級のゴーサイン／若いんだし！』発売記念 ＜工藤遥ソロイベント＞ 開催決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-09-04.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "無題。笑☆工藤遥☆" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2012-10-23.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "（´-`）.｡oO 卒業 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-03-14.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "まーどぅーの日☆工藤遥☆" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2013-10-27.
- ↑ http://www.swim-record.com/swims/ViewResult/?h=V1102&code=1310771&sex=2&event=3&distance=2
- ↑ 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 "モーニング娘。'17工藤遥が“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. 2017-10-24.
- ↑ Pocket Morning. 2016-11-01. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- ↑ Kudo's height has originally be said to be 161cm, but in this blog post, she acknowledges that it is incorrect. Kudo Haruka. "測！ 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2016-06-24.
- ↑ http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2135590397720392501
- ↑ Hello Pro! TIME Episode #25. 2011-10-13.
- ↑ "工藤遥（モーニング娘。）プロフィールムービー" (in Japanese). Morning Musume (via YouTube). 2012-07-02
- ↑ 32.0 32.1 "工藤遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume "Wakuteka Take a chance" Release Special Site. 2012. (Archived)
- ↑ Hello! Channel the DVD Vol.8. 2012.06.29.
- ↑ Iikubo Haruna. "３キュー４ever 飯窪春菜" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2013-03-25.
- ↑ Morning Musume DVD Magazine Vol.48. 2013-03-16.
- ↑ " #89 An Exclusive on the Morning Musume ’14 Photo Shoot for “Weekly Shōnen Sunday” Magazine and Interview with “Silver Spoon” Fan, Kudo Haruka." asianbeat. 2014-02-05.
- ↑ "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」" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Blog. 2014-08-28.
- ↑ "新体制モーニング娘。'15今年の抱負を語る" (in Japanese). ZIP! (via YouTube). 2015-01-05.
- ↑ "モーニング娘。20周年記念カフェがいよいよオープン。メンバーが一足早く店内満喫" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2017-11-02.
- ↑ Kudo Haruka. "（´-`）.｡oO ぶひ〜 工藤 遥" (in Japanese). Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2015-12-05.
- ↑ "モー娘。の「トリプルエー」はつらいよ！？ドリンクにも涙ぐましい努力" (in Japanese). Daily Sports online. 2017-11-02.
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