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Michishige Sayumi
道重さゆみ
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Michishige Sayumi promoting "TIKI BUN"
Information
Nickname Sayumin (さゆみん?)
Sayu (さゆ?)
Shige-san (シゲさん?)
Birthdate July 13, 1989 (1989-07-13) (age 25)
Birthplace Yamaguchi, Japan
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 162cm
Shoe Size 23.5cm
Professional Information
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2003-present
(11 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION
Label zetima
Group Morning Musume
Generation 6th Generation
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, Ecomoni, Zoku v-u-den, H.P. All Stars, Hello! Project Mobekimasu, Hello Pro Sentai Pink Rangers
Blog Official Gree Blog
Official Ameba Blog
Name Spelling
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Michishige's Autograph
Birth Name
Kanji 道重 さゆみ
Hiragana みちしげ さゆみ
Katakana ミチシゲ サユミ
Romaji Michishige Sayumi
My current Kouhai will have to build the rest of it themselves, but if it's them, they can do it. I believe in them.

–Michishige Sayumi, May 2014

Michishige Sayumi (道重さゆみ) is a Japanese pop singer. She is a sixth generation member and current leader of Morning Musume as well as the leader of Hello! Project.[1][2][3] She became a member of Morning Musume in 2003, as a sixth generation member alongside Fujimoto Miki, Kamei Eri and Tanaka Reina.

She is well known for portraying a narcissistic image in TV shows, often calling herself the cutest member of Morning Musume.[4] She created “Usa-chan Peace” (Bunny Peace), which is a phrase Michishige uses to identify herself.

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Michishige Sayumi was born on July 13, 1989 in Yamaguchi, Japan. She named "Sayumi" because her father wanted her to resemble Horie Sayumi.

When she was in elementary school, she won an award for aerobics. She also took piano lessons.

2003Edit

On January 19, Michishige Sayumi passed the 6th generation auditions and joined Morning Musume, along with Kamei Eri and Tanaka Reina.

When Michishige passed the audition to join Morning Musume, Tsunku wrote in a comment about her that her singing is weak. After the audition, Michishige had taken voice lessons to improve her singing, but even she admits that her own singing is still bad.

During the spring she, along with the rest of the 6th generation members, made her first concert appearance on the Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2003 Haru "NON STOP!" during Yasuda Kei's graduation.

On July 30, Morning Musume's 19th single, Shabondama, was released. This was Michishige's debut single, as well as Kamei and Tanaka's.

Towards the end of 2003, Michishige began appearing in the show Revelations of M as a regular with ex-Morning Musume member Nakazawa Yuko.

2005Edit

Since 2005, Michishige was assigned as mentor to 7th generation member Kusumi Koharu. Later, she admitted that she hated being Kusumi's mentor because Kusumi had to be taught everything. Michishige also said that she took out her frustration by plucking out her eyebrows.

2006Edit

In October, Michishige began hosting her own half-hour radio show “Konya mo Usa-chan Peace" on CBC Radio every Tuesday at 11:30 P.M.

2007Edit

On June 9, Michishige began co-hosting the radio show Young Town as a result of Fujimoto Miki's Friday magazine scandal and subsequent resignation from Morning Musume.

2009Edit

Starting 2009, Michishige appeared several times on different Japanese variety TV shows, either on her own or along with other members, usually with Yaguchi Mari. In summer 2009 she gained decent recognition in the Japanese media due to her appearing in high-rating shows like London Hearts, Downtown DX and Odoru Sanma Goten, as well as in less popular shows. Netizens have pointed out “lately Michishige has been appearing often on TV”. A TV Guide article from August 2008 praised her sharp tongue. Michishige has started using her sharp tongue since sometime ago, particularly in her radio show, where on certain episodes she comments on something from the point of view of “Good/Angel Sayumi” and “Bad/Black/Devil Sayumi”.

It was revealed on July 2009 that Michishige would form part of Zoku v-u-den along with Junjun and Sugaya Risako.

2010Edit

In February, Michishige officially opened up a Gree blog.

In March, Yaguchi Mari, Satoda Mai, and Michishige were revealed to be regulars on the midnight TBS show Aimai na!. Michishige confirmed that she was going to be a regular on that show on her blog.

The official site for the Momusu Rokkies (Morning Musume 6th Generation) event titled "Morning Musume Presents Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina Premium Summer Dinner Show" at Prince Hotel in Shinigawa was opened.

2011Edit

It was announced that Michishige would be the voice for "Harori" for the MMO game Dragon Nest.

Along with Tanaka Reina, Michishige hosted a premium Christmas dinner show. The date was December 23 and was hosted at the Prince Hotels.

2012Edit

On January 2, it was announced that 5th Generation member Niigaki Risa would graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project on May 18. As Michishige was the second oldest in Morning Musume and Hello! Project at the time, Morning Musume and Hello! Project leadership was passed down to Michishige after the graduation of Niigaki on May 19, 2012.[1][3][5][6] She now the 8th Morning Musume leader and the 4th Hello! Project leader.

On January 23, a contest was held in Japan during a press conference to pick a new voice for Dragon Nest's Harori, an in game idol character who Michishige had previously voiced. The contest was called "God Idol! Harori Junior-Senior Battle”. The contestants were Tsugunaga Momoko, Barbie-san, and herself. The rest of the match took place online in which she came out victorious.

On October 10, Michishige opened an Ameba blog.[7]

2013Edit

On January 19, both Michishige and Tanaka Reina officially had spent 10 full years in Morning Musume. With the graduation announcement of Tanaka, this means that Michishige will become the last remaining sixth generation member of Morning Musume as well as the last member remaining from the "Platinum Era".

On October 12, Michishige was declared the longest serving Morning Musume member, which was previously held by Niigaki Risa. On that day, she has served a total of 3,920 days in the group (Niigaki graduated with 3,919 days served).[8]

On October 27, Michishige released a new photobook called Blue Rose.[9]

2014Edit

On January 1, Michishige started off the new year with a total of 4000 days in Morning Musume.[10]

On January 19th, Michishige became the first member to be part of the group for 11 years.

On March 31, it was announced Michishige will hold a fanclub bus tour for her birthday from July 12 to July 14 in Yamaguchi Prefecture.

On April 29, during the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~ concert in Yamaguchi, Michishige announced her graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. She is set to graduate during Morning Musume's Fall 2014 concert tour.[11][12][13][14][15][16]

Message from UP-FRONT PROMOTION
Thank you for your continuous support of Morning Musume ’14.

Today, at the concert held in Shuunanshi Bunka Kaikan in Yamaguchi, leader Michishige Sayumi announced that she will be graduating from Morning Musume ’14 as well as Hello! Project in the final day of their Autumn concert tour this year.

Michishige CD debuted as a 6th generation member in 2003 with the song “Shabondama”, in August 2012 she became leader, pushing Morning Musume forward. She holds the record for being the longest lasting member with over 4100 days in the group. Contributing vastly to the group and it was during her reign that she lead Morning Musume to a record breaking 5 straight Number 1 on the Oricon Single’s chart.

After repeated discussion about the matter, with respect to her own intentions, we have come to this conclusion.

There is still time before the graduation, so I humbly ask you to please continue your support for Morning Musume ’14 and for Michishige Sayumi.

April 29, 2014
Up-Front Promotion
Representative Director
Ohama Minoru

Message from Michishige Sayumi
I, Michishige Sayumi, will be graduating from Morning Musume on the final day of Morning Musume ’14′s 2014 Autumn concert tour.

I have said roughly two years ago when I was appointed leader that I would “pay my debt of gratitude to Morning Musume”.

During it all, it has not been by my efforts alone that we were able to achieve 5 consecutive Number 1s, but through all our various activities, little by little, I feel that perhaps I was able to pay off the favor.

Therefore, after consulting with Tsunku-san and the company, it was decided the graduation will take place in this year’s concert tour.

Nevertheless, there is still time left, I still have things I want to teach and to show my juniors. I would still like to create precious memories with all the fans as well.

And now, from here on is when I truly pay back the favor. I would like to graduate from Morning Musume in its best form, as I pass the baton over to the next generation.

Best regards until Autumn.

April 29, 2014
Morning Musume ’14 leader
Michishige Sayumi

Message from Tsunku
Hello everyone, this is Tsunku♂.

I have been working hard at my own pace even during my recuperation. So, let’s get right to it. Today at Morning Musume ’14′s concert in Shuunanshi Bunka Kaikan in Yamaguchi, 6th generation member, current leader “Michishige Sayumi” has announced herself that she will be graduating in the 2014 Autumn concert tour.

She has been a member of Morning Musume for “4118 days” (Up to April 29, 2014), and has been the longest standing member in the group’s history.

The precious 6th generation members holds experiences from the full bloom era and the idoling era. Since then the group has returned to a pyramid scheme where she took top spot as leader. She has been vastly active in many sense.

It is true that from 9th generation down the group is filled with young members, certainly there she feels a bit uneasy. Also, there are still lots of things she wants to teach the upcoming members as well. However, she says that, “Before the phrase, “Great! I’m cute as well today!” becomes a gag, I want to graduate in a cute way for real”. And so, “Since the group is all the buzz now, I feel my graduation time is ‘Now’.”, just as what you would expect from her.

I really like this kind of “rock” thinking. Actually we had talked about what the plan would be for the coming 2 years. The result was, since various records have been recently broken, this year was the best timing for Michishige to graduate, in the Fall of this year.

As per her wishes, the other members were told the night before, face to face, instead of being told on the concert stage suddenly. And for fans, she wanted to deliver this news in her hometown of Yamaguchi so it came down to announcing it in today’s concert.

The graduation may seem soon, but we still have some time left until then.

For Morning Musume to build on top of the legend that has been achieved so far going into the graduation I ask everyone to please up your game for her until she leaves the group!

PS,
Those who want to become a member of Leader Michishige’s of Morning Musume ’14,
We are currently recruiting members! You can still make it!
Please give it a try! We’ll be waiting!

April 29, 2014
Morning Musume ’14 producer
Tsunku♂

On June 14, Michishige, along with T.M.Revolution and w-inds, will host MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2014.[17][18]

On September 20, Michishige announced that after her Yokohama arena graduation, she will be taking a break, temporary leave of entertainment activities, to rest her body and mind. [19]

On November 26, Michishige will graduate from Morning Musume and Hello! Project at Yokohama Arena.[20] Following her graduation, Michishige will take a break from the entertainment industry.

Personal LifeEdit

Family
Her father works as a researcher for the chemical company Ube Industries. She has two siblings: an older brother, who is a tax accountant, and an older sister, a part-timer.[21] She was raised as the youngest of 3 children.

After joining Morning Musume, Michishige moved to Tokyo with her mother and older sister. Michishige has strong bonds with both of them.

On November 20, 2013, Michishige's grandfather passed away. He had been in a coma since December 2012, and she had been making frequent visits to Yamaguchi Prefecture. Michishige has said in her blog that he was one of the most supportive family members and was always proud of her.[22]

In extended family history, she is second cousins with Michishige Saho, a member of the idol group Houkago Princess. It has also been revealed that Buddhist Priest Michishige Shinkyo is Michishige Sayumi's ancestor from her paternal family's side.[23]


Health
On September 18, 2014, since about 3 days ago, Michishige was being bothered by some red looking bubbles on her body during rehearsals. It was painful when she sweats. She went to hospital and found out she got shingles/rash. She's taking medication and hope it heals.[24]


Education
When Michishige joined Morning Musume in January 2003, she was near the end of her first year of middle school. It assumed that she graduated from high school in March 2008.


Friendships
The following list are notable friendships Michishige Sayumi has acquired:


Relationships
During a release event for her photobook Blue Rose, Michishige revealed that she has no intentions of dating or getting married. If she were to get married, she'd like to live separately. She doesn't intend to get a divorce, she just wants to live with her sister and her mother because it's so comfortable for her, as new people make her feel uncomfortable.[25]


Nicknames
As a member of Morning Musume for over a decade, Michishige has had a large number of nicknames through the years. Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Michishige Sayumi:

  • Sayumin (さゆみん): Official nickname, given her since joining Morning Musume. Used by members and fans.[26]
  • Sayu (さゆ): Originally used by fellow 6th generation members Kamei Eri and Tanaka Reina. It has now been used by other members and fans.[26]
  • Shige-san (シゲさん, 重さん): During the dance lessons for Morning Musume's 19th single, Sabondama, Yoshizawa Hitomi began calling Michishige "Shige-san" (しげさん). It has first heard publicly during a handshake event in May 2003 and was first recorded in the 2003-07-13 episode of Hello! Morning, both said by Yoshizawa. It has been used by other members and fans as well.[26][27] In the contrary, Michishige doesn't like being called by that nickname as she doesn't find it cute. While a kanji version (重さん) has been used before, but it's used less frequently.
  • Oyakata (親方; Master): Originated in Youngtown Doyoubi. Commonly used by Sanma-san and herself.[26]
  • Shige-pink (重ピンク): Used during Rainbow Pink performances.
  • Minishige-san (みにしげさん): Used by Sato Masaki.[28]
  • Shige-chan (しげちゃん): Used by Nakazawa Yuko since September 2003.[citation needed]
  • Sayu-chan (さゆちゃん): Used by family members. Sugaya Risako has also used it.[citation needed]
  • Sayusuke (さゆすけ): Used by Niigaki Risa.[citation needed]
  • Shigeko (重子): Used by Konno Asami.[citation needed]
  • Michi-san (道さん): Used by Sugaya Risako.[citation needed]
  • Sayurin: Used by Yaguchi Mari.[citation needed]

Usa-chan PeaceEdit

The phrase Usa-chan Peace (うさちゃんピース; Bunny Peace) has become a trademark of Michishige. While saying this phrase, she places her hands next to her ears and holds her index and middle fingers in V shapes to imitate rabbit ears. According to Michishige, Usa-chan Peace became her trademark pose gradually. At first she used it when taking print club photos with her sister, but after seeing how cute it looked, she started adopting it on official photoshoots and related events.[29]

The Usa-chan Peace pose has been widely reproduced in Hello! Project productions (such as the aforementioned Bow 30° drama, in the second episode of the first series) and events, but also outside the scope of Tsunku's all-girls franchise, most notably in the 132nd Ryūnosuke Akutagawa prize award ceremony. For the commemorative photograph of the event, Kazushige Abe (阿部和重) held his hands in a manner patterned after the Usa-chan Peace sign, in a clear homage to Michishige's invention.

ProfileEdit

  • Hobbies: Collecting things (hair ties, stickers, collectible toys, erasers, etc.), talking.
  • Special skill: Braiding, Y-balance[26], math
  • Motto: Never refuse a gift
  • Favorite Word: "Thank you." (ありがと。)[26], "Left-right symmetry" (左右対称)[26]
  • Favorite English Word: "Japan"
  • Favorite Color: Pink[26]
  • Favorite Sports: Tennis
  • Favorite Artists: BeForU
  • Inspirational People: Ogura Yuko (Michishige has stated she thinks Yuko looks like herself)
  • Favorite Movie: Titanic, Celeb to Binbo Taro
  • Favorite Flowers: Red freesias
  • Favorite Animal: Cats (Retitled to Hello!Kitty)
  • Favorite Season: Summer, winter
  • Favorite Food: Mentaiko spaghetti[26], chocolate[26]
  • Disliked Food: Avocado, milk
  • Favorite Manga: Bokura ga Ita, Angel Lip, Sugar Sugar Rune, Paradise Kiss, and Detective Conan.
  • Favorite Song: Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~, KI·SE·KI
  • Favorite Song in the Past: White Love, "Ai no Shirushi" by PUFFY, "Hidamari no Uta" by Le Couple
  • Current Favorite Song: Samui ne., Zutto Zutto Tomodachi, Follow Me

DiscographyEdit

See Also: Michishige Sayumi Discography Featured in

Solo DVDsEdit

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Solo SongsEdit

PublicationsEdit

See also: Michishige Sayumi Publications Featured in

PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2004.10.29] Michishige Sayumi (道重さゆみ)
  2. [2007.01.13] Doukei (憧憬)
  3. [2007.06.30] 17 Love-Hello! Michishige Sayumi (17ラブハロ! 道重さゆみ)
  4. [2007.12.09] Sousou (蒼蒼)
  5. [2008.09.25] LOVE LETTER
  6. [2009.07.11] 20sai 7gatsu 13nichi (20歳7月13日)
  7. [2010.04.26]
  8. [2011.10.27] Sayuminglandoll
  9. [2013.01.25] Mille-feuille (美ルフィーユ)
  10. [2013.10.27] Blue Rose
  11. [2014.10.26] YOUR LOVE

Digital PhotobooksEdit

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Other BooksEdit

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  • [2014.07.13] Sayu (Personal Book)

WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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  • [2003] Hoshizuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima ~Island Dreamin'~ (星砂の島、私の島 ~アイランド・ドリーミン~)
  • [2005] Tatakae!! Cyborg Shibata San (闘え!! サイボーグしばた3)
  • [2011] Keitai Deka THE MOVIE 3 Morning Musume Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! ~Pandora no Hako no Himitsu (ケータイ刑事 THE MOVIE3 モーニング娘。救出大作戦!~パンドラの箱の秘密)
  • [2011] Kare wa Imouto no Koibito (彼は、妹の恋人)

InternetEdit

Net Programs

  • [2005] Dai 10 Kai Hello Pro Video Chat (第10回ハロプロビデオチャット)
  • [2006] Hello Pro Hour (ハロプロアワー) (4 episodes)
  • [2006] Aozora Shower (青空シャワー)
  • [2011] 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)

Net Dramas 

  • [2006] Ojigi 30 Do  (おじぎ30度) (as Chii Ruruka)
  • [2011] Kare wa, Imouto no Koibito (彼は、妹の恋人)

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2003–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
  • [2003] Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
  • [2004] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
  • [2008] Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
  • [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
  • [2009–2010] Bijou Houdan (美女放談)
  • [2010–2011] Aimai na! (あいまいナ!)
  • [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
  • [2011] Zaki Kami! ~Zakiyama-san to Yukai na Nakamatachi~ 
  • [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)
  • [2011] Ikinari Ougon Densetsu (いきなり黄金伝説) (In 10,000 Yen Challenge)
  • [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
  • [2014-] The Girls Live

TV DramaEdit

New drama

CommercialsEdit

  • [2013] Dragon Nest

TheaterEdit

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  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リボンの騎士 ザ・ミュージカル)
  • [2008] Ojigi 30do On Stage
  • [2008] Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ The ミュージカル)
  • [2009] Ojigi de Shape Up! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!)
  • [2010] Fashionable (ファッショナブル)
  • [2011] Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
  • [2012] Idol Nihonryuu ~Onna Nichibu~ (アイドル日本流~おんな日舞~)

RadioEdit

  • [2006–] Konya mo Usa-chan Peace (今夜もうさちゃんピース)
  • [2007–] Young Town (ヤングタウン)

RankingsEdit

  • She ranked #51 in CDTV's 2004 "Which artist do you want as your girlfriend/lover?" poll.
  • She ranked #54 in CDTV's 2005 "Who you wanted to have as your Valentine" poll.
  • She was voted 5th favorite member in the 2008 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event.[32]
  • She was voted 8th favorite member in the 2009 "Hello! Project Music Awards event.[33]
  • She ranked #5 in the TV show Prime Minister Ōta's 2010 "Most hated celebrities by women".
  • She ranked #2 in Nikkei Entertainment magazine's 2010 "Most HATED female entertainers".
  • She ranked #9 in Shukan Bunshun magazine's 2010 "female celebrities most hated by women".
  • She ranked #13 in goo's 2010 "Most promising new adults".
  • She ranked #2 in "Girls Other Girls Love to Hate 2010".[34]
  • She ranked #18 in CDTV's 2010 "Which artist do you want as your sweetheart?" poll.
  • She ranked #85 in ENTAME magazine's "Most Influential female Idols of 2010".
  • She was voted 8th favorite member in the 2010 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. [1]
  • She ranked #11 in Shukan Bunshun magazine's 2011 "Female Celebs Most Disliked by Other Women".
  • She ranked #14 on BUBKA magazine's most hated women of 2011.
  • She was voted 3rd favorite member in the 2011 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. [2]
  • She was voted 2nd favorite member in the 2012 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. [3]
  • She ranked at #26 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's May 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She ranked 2nd in mixi's June 2013 Hello! Project Popularity Ranking.
  • She ranked #18 in All Night Nippon Listener's 2013 Overall Female Idol Ranking.
  • She ranked 5th in Nippon Cultural Broadcasting recommendation's 2013 "Female Idol Faces General Election". [4]
  • She ranked #3 in Ichiban song show's 2013 "Top 5 artists from Yamaguchi Prefecture" ranking.
  • She ranked at #23 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She ranked at #29 in Anikan R Yanyan magazine's October 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She was voted 2nd favorite member in the 2013 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. [5]
  • She ranked #18 in Nikkei Entertainment magazine's 2014 "Talent Power Ranking". [6]
  • In a poll taken by J-melo, she was voted the most popular member of Morning Musume in foreign countries.[35]
  • She ranked at #8 in Recomen!'s 2nd annual "Female idol face" election. [7]

TriviaEdit

  • She is the longest running Morning Musume member with a total of 11 years.
  • According to the Hello! Pro Maruwari Book 2014, her favorite member is Sugaya Risako, she would like to have Yajima Maimi as her boyfriend and Wada Ayaka as her girlfriend, and she thinks Haga Akane is an attractive Hello! Pro Kenshuusei.
  • She is a fan of AKB48, Perfume, Idoling!!!, and BeForU.
  • She is noted for not having changed her hair in terms of color since she joined, since she considers her natural black hair as her charm point.
  • Prior to joining Morning Musume, she most admired Takahashi Ai and Ishikawa Rika.
  • She is known to be the most narcissistic member.
  • She is named after Horie Sayumi.[36][37]
  • She is well known for trying to kiss the other members during concerts, especially Takahashi Ai.
  • She calls Ikuta Erina her rival.
  • In Yorosen!she taught ℃-ute about railroads. Michishige revealed she is a Rail-Ota (combination of Railroad and Otaku) and her favorite train is the Blue Train.[38]
  • When asked who she would be if she could be another Hello! Project member, she said Suzuki Airi with the comment "to have that good feeling, singing songs with charm, just like her!"
  • When asked what point of her makeup she is most particular about she replied curling her lashes and keeping her cheeks pink.
  • It was revealed by Tsunku in Music Fighter that her singing skill is below average and that she was chosen for her unknown charm point at that time. However, she does want to sing and asked Tsunku to give her more singing parts.
  • At a live performance of the song "Shabondama" in 2003, she accidently tossed her microphone on the stage.
  • She is the only remaining current Morning Musume member who joined when a First, Second and Fourth Generation member was still in the group.
  • Since she became leader, Tsunku has shown his appreciation towards Michishige by saying how reliable she has become and how her singing has improved vastly since becoming leader.
  • She is allergic to cats, however, she one day wants to own one, and she often blogs pictures with her sisters cats.
  • Her favorite word in English is "Japan."
  • She has mentioned that her favorite Hello Pro Kenshuusei member was Makino Maria.
  • She is featured in the most Morning Musume singles (38+).
  • She has multiple fans in show business (outside Hello! Project), including Ichikawa Miori, Kojima Haruna, Yanagihara Kanoko, Furusaki Hitomi, Sasazaki Mami and Sakaguchi Anri.[39][40][41][42][43][44]
  • On her radio show, Michishige says her family all became narcissistic like her.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Ishikawa Rika

Leader of V-u-den
2009 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Leader of Morning Musume
May 19, 2012 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Oldest Member of Morning Musume
May 19, 2012 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Leader of Hello! Project
May 19, 2012 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Oldest Member of Hello! Project
May 19, 2012 - Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
Niigaki Risa

Longest serving member of Morning Musume
October 12, 2013 – Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Michishige Family TreeEdit

   
   
Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Mother
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elder Brother
(b.1985)
   
   
Elder Sister
(b.1987)
   
   
Sayumi
(b.1989)
   
   

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "道重さゆみ : モー娘。8代目リーダーに就任" (in Japanese). Mantan Web. 2012-05-18.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Okai Chisato. "はろこーん千聖" (in Japanese). ℃-ute Official Blog. 2012-08-19.
  4. Music Fighter 2005-07-16
  5. "道重さゆみ : モー娘。8代目リーダーに就任" (in Japanese). MANTAN WEB. 2012-05-18.
  6. "モー娘。「歴史的」和解にファン感銘 新リーダーは道重さゆみ" (in Japanese). J-CAST. 2012-05-19.
  7. "始まります☆". Michishige Sayumi's Official Ameba Blog. 2012.10.10.
  8. Fukuda Rei. "道重さゆみ、モー娘。最長在籍期間を更新!喜びと感謝をつづる" (in Japanese). Cinema Today. 2013-10-12. Archived 2013-10-15.
  9. "ブック - 道重さゆみ - 写真集" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
  10. "2014年ハロプロ新春公演が開幕。在籍日数4001日の道重さゆみ「私、モーニング娘。になるために生まれてきた」" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2014-01-02.
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  12. "モーニング娘。'14・道重さゆみ、卒業を発表" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2014-04-29.
  13. "モーニング娘。'14道重さゆみ、秋ツアーを最後に卒業" (in Japanese). Natalie. 2014-04-29.
  14. "モー娘。道重さゆみが卒業を発表「次の世代にバトンタッチ」" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. 2014-04-29.
  15. "つんく♂、道重の卒業“美学”に親心 「彼女の卒業までさらなる応援を」と呼びかけ" (in Japanese). Oricon Style. 2014-04-29.
  16. "道重さゆみがモー娘。卒業を発表! 今秋の単独ツアー最終日で" (in Japanese). SANSPO. 2014-04-29.
  17. "モーニング娘。’14道重さゆみ、Berryz工房「MTV VMAJ 2014」に出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2014.
  18. "MTV VMAJ 2014 6月14日に開催!MC&ライブアクト第1弾決定" (in Japanese). MTV Japan. 2014-03-28.
  19. http://ameblo.jp/sayumimichishige-blog/entry-11927884709.html
  20. "モーニング娘。道重、11月の横アリで卒業" (in Japanese). Natalie.mu. 2014-08-16.
  21. "Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol. 16 - 2009 Wonderful Hearts v2". Hello! Project DVD Magazine. Episode Volume 16. 60 minutes in.
  22. "おじいちゃん". Michishige Sayumi's Official Ameba Blog. 2013.11.21.
  23. "モー娘’14・鈴木香音、モリ娘。共演の森三中に「迫力とパワー負けない」と宣言" (in Japanese). Crank-in!. 2014-01-29.
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  25. "Morning Musume。’s Sayumi Michishige’s Newest Photo Collection “Blue Rose”". BARKS. 2013-11-17.
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 26.3 26.4 26.5 26.6 26.7 26.8 26.9 "Michishige Sayumi's Profile" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website. (Archived)
  27. "重さんが私に言えなかった事。。。". Fujimoto Miki's Official Blog. 2011-10-28.
  28. "みにみにみにしげさぁーん佐藤優樹". Morning Musume Tenkigumi Official Blog. 2013-07-13.
  29. "Hello Pro Hour ("Oshiete Sayumin" corner)". Episode 5.
  30. Michishige Sayumi's profile at Hello! Pro @ Memo
  31. "モーニング娘。の背中". Takahashi Ai's Official Ameba Blog. 2011.04.25.
  32. "第7回ハロプロ楽曲大賞2008 >> 推しメン部門" (in Japanese). espr2.jp.
  33. "第8回ハロプロ楽曲大賞2009 >> 推しメン部門" (in Japanese). esrp2.jp
  34. Photograph
  35. J-MELO. Broadcate Date: 2014-05-30.
  36. Interview. FLASH Magazine. 2010.04 Issue.
  37. According to Michishige (on the Youngtown Doyōbi radio show) her father was a fan of NHK announcer Sayumi Horie and so, hoping his own daughter would grow to resemble Horie, decided to name her Sayumi.
  38. Yorosen!. Episodes 90-95.
  39. "フレッシュレモン". Michishige Sayumi's Official GREE Blog. 2011.08.31.
  40. In an interview in the official AKB48 Fanclub, Kojima was asked "Which Idol do you admire?". She answered Michishige Sayumi.
  41. "柳原さんから". Michishige Sayumi's Official GREE Blog. 2011.08.07.
  42. "久しぶりに。。。". Furusaki Hitomi's Official Blog. 2011.10.01.
  43. "MAMIさん". Michishige Sayumi's Official GREE Blog. 2011.05.12.
  44. "☆お返事4☆". Sakaguchi Anri's Official Blog. 2011.02.15.

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