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Kusumi Koharu
()(すみ) ()(はる)
Kusumi Koharu 2016
Kusumi Koharu, 2016
Background Information
Also Known As Miracle-chan
Koha (こは?)
Kohappink (こはっピンク?)
Born July 15, 1992 (1992-07-15) (age 24)
Origin Niigata, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 167cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Model, Singer, TV Personality, Actress
Years Active 2005–present
(11 years)
Label zetima
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, Kira☆Pika, MilkyWay, ZYX-α, Dream Morning Musume, Ex-ceed!
Blog Kusumi Koharu Official Blog
Dream Morning Musume Information
Generation 7th Generation
Member Color       Light Pink
Graduated December 6, 2009
Kusumiiauto
Kusumi's Autograph

Kusumi Koharu (久住小春) is a model, actress, TV personality and singer. She is currently a model for the fashion magazine CanCam. She is a former member of the idol group Morning Musume and is part of the side unit Dream Morning Musume.

Kusumi joined Morning Musume in 2005 as the only seventh generation member, being only twelve years old when she joined. Shortly after joining, she was given the role of Tsukishima Kirari for the anime Kirarin☆Revolution. She became the youngest Hello! Project soloist to debut following the release of "Koi☆Kana." She graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project on December 6, 2009 to pursue a career in modeling.

As a Hello! Project soloist under the name Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume), her highest selling single is Balalaika with 72,709 copies. Her lowest selling single is Hapi☆Hapi Sunday! with 14,468 copies sold.

BiographyEdit

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Kusumi Koharu, August 2014

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Kusumi Koharu, 2014

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Kusumi Koharu, 2013

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Kusumi Koharu, March 2013

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Kusumi Koharu, 2012

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Kusumi Koharu, June 2011

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Kusumi Koharu, April 2011

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Kusumi Koharu, June 2010

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Kusumi Koharu, October 2009

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Kusumi Koharu, August 2009

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Kusumi Koharu, May 2009

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Kusumi Koharu, March 2009

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Kusumi Koharu, February 2009

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Kusumi Koharu, December 2008

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Kusumi Koharu, November 2008

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Kusumi Koharu, September 2008

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Kusumi Koharu, July 2008

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Kusumi Koharu, April 2008

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Kusumi Koharu, December 2007

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Kusumi Koharu, November 2007

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Kusumi Koharu, August 2007

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Kusumi Koharu, April 2007 in Morning Musume

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Kusumi Koharu in 2006

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Kusumi Koharu 2005

Early LifeEdit

Kusumi Koharu was born on July 15, 1992 in the village of Washima in Niigata, Japan (now part of Nagaoka City).

Prior to joining Morning Musume, Kusumi was the captain of her school's volleyball team.

2005Edit

In 2005, Kusumi auditioned for Morning Musume Audition 2005 and successfully passed. She joined Morning Musume in May 2005 as the only seventh generation member.

2006Edit

Kusumi has been a member of the Hello! Project kickball team, Metro Rabbits H.P., since its formation in the beginning of the year. Starting on April 7, she was the voice actress for Tsukishima Kirarin, the main character in the anime Kirarin☆Revolution.

2007Edit

Early in the year, Kusumi was chosen to be a member of Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai— a unit created to celebrate Morning Musume's 10th anniversary as a group. Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai also consisted of Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Goto Maki and Niigaki Risa. Their first single, "Bokura ga Ikiru MY ASIA," was released on January 24, 2007.

2009Edit

Apart from her activities in the aforementioned units, Kusumi was also a member of Kira☆Pika with ℃-ute's Hagiwara Mai and MilkyWay with Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Kikkawa Yuu and Kitahara Sayaka. Both units were formed for the Kirarin☆Revolution anime, which ended in March 2009. Kusumi ibecame a regular on TV Tokyo children's show Oha Suta, appearing every Tuesday.

Kusumi was assigned to be a part of the new shuffle group, ZYX-α along with Niigaki Risa, Umeda Erika, Ogawa Saki, Wada Ayaka, Tsugunaga Momoko, Tokunaga Chinami, and Sudo Maasa.

After the first performance at Morning Musume's 2009 Fall Tour Nine Smile, a shocking announcement was made that Kusumi would graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project in December 2009. According to the official announcement, she was planning to be a model, similar to Umeda Erika (℃-ute)'s graduation purpose.

Her graduation marked the end of the longest stable lineup of Morning Musume (the group had gone just over two years without any change in membership, the longest in its history), as it was the first change in the group's roster since the departures of Yoshizawa Hitomi and Fujimoto Miki in 2007.

2010Edit

Junjun, Linlin and Berryz Koubou's Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kusumi performed in Shanghai in June as a special 4-nin unit called Ex-ceed!.

Both volumes of her photobook, "Sugar Doll," were created and released as apps for the Android phone on July 14, 2010.

Kusumi announced on her blog that she would appear in a new commercial for Yamazaki brand "Funwari Shokupan" (white bread) that aired on July 16.

Later on, it was announced that she and the past Morning Musume members that were still under Up-Front, formed the group Dream Morning Musume. The group debuted in late April with their first album Dorimusu ①, covering Morning Musume classic songs.

From December 22-27, Kusumi appeared in the stage play "Abe Naikaku" alongside Abe Natsumi and Yasuda Kei.[1] The play is about the prime minister and politics.

2011Edit

On September 24, it was announced that Kusumi had signed with a new modeling agency called ILLUME.

On October 12, it was announced that Kusumi was going to miss the Dream Morning Musume event on due to the stomach flu.

In late fall, she recorded a new song, Asaasamba, which was released as a digital single. Asaasamba can be found on Petit Best 12, as a bonus track.

2012Edit

On February 15, Dream Morning Musume released their first single, Shining Butterfly.

2013Edit

On January 19th, Kusumi appeared on Youngtown radio show, filling in for Mitsui Aika, with Michishige Sayumi and Kikkawa Yuu. During that radio show, Kusumi revealed that the one of the reasons she auditioned for Morning Musume was to get into the entertainment industry and become a model. She was grateful to Morning Musume for helping her achieve that dream. She chose to graduate from Morning Musume at the age of 17 in order to model for CanCam, of which she considers a 'step up' from Morning Musume. Kusumi also revealed that she disliked the male fanbase she had as an idol and prefers her female fanbase as a model.

In August, Kusumi participated in the Idol Koushien event. During the event, Kusumi mainly performed Kirarin☆Revolution songs.

On December 20, Kusumi appeared in the stage play Shiritsu Hasuhasu Onna Gakuin as a guest performer.

2014Edit

In March, Kusumi graduated from Oha Suta.[2]

Beginning on July 22, Kusumi starred in the TV Drama Again!! as Abe Tamaki, the leader of the American-styled cheer team. The TV drama will run through the summer season, with ten episodes in total.

2015Edit

On July 23, Kusumi announced on her blog that she had left CanCam magazine following her last appearance in the September 2015 issue.

On September 15, 2015, it was announced that Kusumi would be leaving the Blurred Sound Pops talk show from October.

2016Edit

On January 9, Kusumi started hosting a weekly radio show called "This Happy Time (or KoHappy Time)." The title is a play of words on her first name.

On April 1, Kusumi started hosting a second radio program called "Kusumi Koharu's Mediaship 927" on BSN also in Niigata, Japan.

On November 30, Kusumi's contract with J.P Room was not renewed but will still stay in the entertainment world. [1]

Personal LifeEdit

She has an older sister and an older brother.

Kusumi also has a pet dog named Rui.

When Kusumi joined Morning Musume, she was a first year middle school student.

Kusumi's given name, "Koharu", means small (小; ko) combined with spring (春; haru). It's a feminine Japanese given name and surname.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kusumi Koharu:

  • Miracle-chan: Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Kusumi Koharu (久住小春)
  • Nickname: Miracle-chan, Koha (こは), Kussun (くっすん), Kohai, Koha-chan (こはちゃん), Kohacchi (こはっち), Kohappink (こはっピンク), KoHappy
  • Birthdate: July 15, 1992 (1992-07-15) (age 24)
  • Birthplace: Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 167cm
  • Western Zodiac: Cancer
  • Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2005-05-01: Member
    • 2005-05-01: Morning Musume Member
    • 2009-12-06: Graduated
  • UP-FRONT Agency Status:
    • 2005-05-01: Member
    • 2009-12: Moved to J.P. Room
  • J.P. Room Status:
    • 2010: Member
    • 2013-01: Left (as part of Just Pro)
  • Just Pro Status:
    • 2012-06: Member
  • Years in Morning Musume: 4 Years
  • Morning Musume Color:
    • Grey (2005-2007)
    • Red (2007-2009)
  • MilkyWay Color: Pink
  • Dream Morning Musume Color: Light Pink
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Others Groups:

  • Hobby: Volleyball, which she began in 3rd grade and was captain
  • Favorite food: Umeboshi flavored snacks, Fruits & Raw Food.
  • Favorite color: Pink
  • Favorite kind of guy: Kind
  • Favorite celebrities: Morning Musume & Amuro Namie
  • Favorite H!P Member: Fujimoto Miki
  • Audition Song: Furusato
  • Favorite Morning Musume Song: Mikan

Discography Participated InEdit

Discography Edit

The following singles and albums are released under the artist name Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume) unless indicated otherwise.

SinglesEdit

Digital SinglesEdit

  • [2011.09.24] Asaasamba (アサアサンバ) (Kusumi Koharu)

AlbumsEdit

Group SongsEdit

Compilations / OtherEdit

  • [2006.10.18] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection (#1 Koi Hanabi, #2 Love da yo☆Darling)
  • [2006.11.22] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Original Soundtrack Vol.1 (#1 Koi☆Kana (Opening Ver.), #37 SUGAO-flavor (Ending Ver.))
  • [2006.12.20] Hello! Project - Petit Best 7 (#9 Koi☆Kana)
  • [2007.09.12] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 2 (#1 Happy☆彡)
  • [2007.12.12] Hello! Project - Petit Best 8 (#10 Happy☆彡)
  • [2008.07.23] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 3 (#1 Chance!, #2 Ramutara, #3 Olala)
  • [2008.08.27] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 4 (#1 Papancake, #3 Anataboshi (Kirari Ver.), #6 Sansan GOGO (Kirari Ver.))
  • [2008.12.10] Hello! Project - Petit Best 9 (#8 Papancake)
  • [2009.03.18] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 5 (#3 Hapi☆Hapi Sunday!)
  • [2010.12.02] Hello! Project - Petit Best 10 (#13 Hapi☆Hapi Sunday!)
  • [2010.12.22] Various - Minna no Idol☆Collection ~TV Anime Hit Song Shuu~ (#1 Happy☆彡, #10 Balalaika)
  • [2011.12.21] Hello! Project - Petit Best 12 (#17 Asaasamba)

Solo DVDsEdit

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Other DVDsEdit

Morning Days Vol.3Morning Days 4 Vol.1Morning Days 4 Vol. 2M-line Memory Vol.7

Publications Edit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2006.03.24] Kusumi Koharu (久住小春)
  2. [2007.09.20] POP
  3. [2008.07.25] Koharu Nikki. (小春日記。)
  4. [2008.12.02] Tsukishima Kirari Kusumi Koharu Happy Memorial☆Photobook (月島きらり久住小春ハッピーメモリアル☆フォトブック) (Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume))
  5. [2009.09.27] Sugar Doll

BooksEdit

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  • [2011.02.10] 17sai no Tenshoku (17歳の転職) (essay book)

Works Edit

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2005–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
  • [2005] Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
  • [2005-2009] Music Fighter
  • [2006–2009] Oha Suta (おはスタ) (as Tsukishima Kirari)
  • [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
  • [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
  • [2009] Piramekiino (ピラメキーノ) (5 episodes)
  • [2009] Nachicoral Gakuen (ナチコラル学園) (2 episodes)
  • [2009–2014] Oha Suta (おはスタ) (as a regular)
  • [2010–2011] Oha Colosseum (おはコロシアム) (as a regular)
  • [2012] Entame Tsuushin

TV DramasEdit

  • [2014] Gal Naikaku
  • [2014] Again!!

AnimeEdit

  • [2006–2009] Kirarin☆Revolution (きらりん☆レボリューション) (voice of Tsukishima Kirari)

CommercialsEdit

  • [2010] Funwari Shokupan
  • [2012] Samantha Thavasa

TheaterEdit

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  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ・ミュージカル) (as Minister's Son)
  • [2008] Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ The ミュージカル) (as the Herald)
  • [2010] Abe Naikaku (安倍内閣)
  • [2013] Kochira jiyugakuen a part-time high school (こちら自由学園 a part-time high school)
  • [2013] Onna, Hito Urei (オンナ、ひと憂。)
  • [2013] 2LDK
  • [2013] Shiritsu Hasuhasu Onna Gakuin (私立ハスハス女学院)

RadioEdit

  • [2005] TBC Fun Field Mou Let's Mou Dash (TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ) (2 episodes)
  • [2006] Myu~komi (ミュ〜コミ) (1 episode)
  • [2006] Recommen! (レコメン!) (1 episode)
  • [2009] Hello Pro ya nen! (ハロプロやねん!) (1 episode)

RunwayEdit

  • [2011] KOBE COLLECTION (神戸コレクション)
  • [2012] Can this! (Canコレ!)
  • [2012] STOCK STYLE 2012 SPRING/SUMMER
  • [2012-] Girls Award (ガールズアワード)
  • [2013] Tokyo Runway 2013 S / S

MagazinesEdit

Cover girlEdit

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  • [2009.02] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan Vol.232
  • [2009.04] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan Vol.240
  • [2011.05] Goo Bike
  • [2012.01] CanCam

Featured on the coverEdit

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  • [2010.11] Peach Magazine Vol.30 (with Kamei Eri & Tanaka Reina)
  • [2011.11] CanCam
  • [2012.06] CanCam
  • [2012.09] CanCam
  • [2012.12] Cancam
  • [2013.03] Cancam
  • [2013.09] Confetti Vol.106

TriviaEdit

  • She is the second Morning Musume member to come from Niigata, following Ogawa Makoto.
  • The word "miracle" is used in relation to Kusumi a lot (whether as a nickname or as a catchphrase) because the 7th generation auditions were to find the "ace" for Morning Musume, whom Tsunku dubbed would be a "miracle."
  • During her audition, she stated that she prefers the "cool" images over "cute," and stated Yoshizawa Hitomi and Fujimoto Miki as the members she admires the most. She has also stated that Fujimoto Miki is her favorite celebrity on both Hello! Morning and Ongaku Senshi MUSIC FIGHTER.
  • Her audition song was Morning Musume's "Furusato."
    • At Morning Musume's 2009 Aki tour, her graduation song was, incidentally, also Furusato.
  • Her mentor figure within Morning Musume was Michishige Sayumi.
  • She is the youngest artist to debut solo within Hello! Project.
  • She was the best selling Hello! Project soloist in 2006 and 2007.
  • Claims to be anxious around older generation members, particularly Nakazawa Yuko and Yaguchi Mari. However, since being in Morning Musume Tanjou 10nen Kinentai, she has claimed to have calmed her anxiety around Iida Kaori and Abe Natsumi.
  • She gets startled when someone speaks in Kansai dialect.
  • She was the first artist to achieve the 2.0 ratio in Hello! Project in years (the 2.0 ratio is First Week sales versus Total sales. In other words, she was able to double her first week sales).
  • In Yorosen!, she taught other Morning Musume members about Sumo Wrestling.
  • She refused to ever call Takahashi Ai "Ai-chan," and instead called her 'Takahashi-san' because she respected Takahashi greatly, although Takahashi said that she wanted her to call her Ai-chan.
  • She is close friends with Mitsui Aika.
  • She maintains an avid interest in healthy eating and raw food, and has written about these topics on her blog and in her 2011 autobiography and essay book, 17sai no Tenshoku.
  • She is the fourth former Morning Musume member to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project. The first being Fukuda Asuka, the second being Ishiguro Aya, and the third being Ichii Sayaka
  • She is the first Morning Musume member to graduate from both Morning Musume and Hello! Project since 2000 when Ichii Sayaka graduated.
  • Tsunku has stated that Koharu is the most popular member in Hello! Project's history.
  • She ranked #10 in CDTV's 2009 "Which artists would you have as your girlfriend/lover" poll.
  • She ranked 6th in Asian Plus Photo Book's April 2010 "6 hot girls from Hello! Project."
  • Has been described as "noisy" by other members. Mitsui Aika has stated the Kusumi's voice is painful to the ears and that above being high-pitched, she is also very loud.
  • Many members have stated that Koharu never showed any feelings of sadness or frustration during her time in Morning Musume, and that she always went through things by herself, in order to not bother or worry the other members.
  • During her time in Morning Musume, Koharu was known to be very cheerful and bright, as well as a "mood-maker" in the group.
  • She and Kamei Eri were known to be "whatever works" comrades.
  • Niigaki Risa has expressed her love for Kusumi, and when they were both in Morning  Musume their pairing name was Gaki-Koha.
  • Was a "troublesome kid" when she entered Morning Musume.
  • Members have said that Koharu is a "miracle" and have stated that she is quite an eccentric and interesting kid. Kamei Eri stated that "there will probably never be another girl like Koharu in this world" and that there "has never been a girl like her" during her graduation.

See alsoEdit

CD Sales CountEdit

Year Year Sales Total Sales
2006 127,911 127,911
2007 173,286 301,197
2008 36,450 337,647
2009 31,372 369,019

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Tanaka Reina

Youngest member of Morning Musume
2005–2006

Succeeded by
Mitsui Aika

Kusumi Family TreeEdit

   
   
Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elder
Brother
   
   
Elder
Sister
   
   
Koharu
(b.1992)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official Gekijyo Page
  2. Oha Suta. Broadcast Date: March 30, 2014.

External LinksEdit

Kirarin☆Revolution
Groups
&
Members

Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume)
Kira☆Pika: Kusumi Koharu as Kira, Hagiwara Mai as Pika
MilkyWay: Kusumi Koharu as Tsukishima Kirari, Kitahara Sayaka as Yukino Noel, Kikkawa Yuu as Hanasaki Cobeni
SHIPS: Ide Takuya as Kazama Hiroto, Kanai Shikou as Hiwatari Seiji
Singles
Tsukishima Kirari: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Kira☆Pika: 1
MilkyWay: 1, 2
SHIPS: 1, 2
Other: Ooki na Ai de Motenashite by ℃-ute
Albums
☆☆☆ (Mitsuboshi), Kirarin☆Land, Kirari to Fuyu
Mini: Song Selection, Song Selection 2, Song Selection 3, Song Selection 4, Song Selection 5
Best: Best☆Kirari
Other
Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage

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