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MilkyWay (pronounced as ミルキィウェイ) was a Hello! Project trio for the anime Kirarin☆Revolution, consisting of Morning Musume member and soloist Kusumi Koharu and Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Kitahara Sayaka and Kikkawa Yuu.
- Kusumi Koharu as Kirari Tsukishima (Morning Musume)
- Kitahara Sayaka as Noel Yukino
- Kikkawa Yuu as Cobeni Hanasaki
In March, MilkyWay's formation was announced with the intention of the group recording songs to be used as the opening and ending theme songs to the anime Kirarin☆Revolution with which Hello! Project had ties too through Morning Musume member Kusumi Koharu, who voiced the main character of the series. The group's members were chosen due to the fact that all three girls lent their voices to characters in the series who had recently joined up to form an in-show group named MilkyWay.
Unlike Kira☆Pika - who were also formed to promote the anime and perform opening and ending songs for the series - MilkyWay proved not to be a oneshot unit by releasing a second single in the same year as their first.
Their debut single, "Anataboshi," released on April 30, 2008, attained a peak rank of #3 on Oricon weekly charts, while their second single "Tan Tan Taan!" was released on October 29, 2008 and peaked at #8.
In March 2009, the anime Kirarin☆Revolution ended. Later that March, MilkyWay and SHIPS held a Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage, singing their hits. The duo Kira Pika was also featured in the concert. There, all Kirarin☆Revolution groups officially disbanded.
- [2008.07.23] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 3 (#4 Anataboshi, #5 Sansan GOGO)
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project - Petit Best 9 (#9 Anataboshi)
- [2008.12.17] Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu - Kirari to Fuyu (#2 Anataboshi, #9 Gamusharara, #10 Tan Tan Taan!, #11 Sansan GOGO)
- [2009.03.11] Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu - Best☆Kirari (#15 Anataboshi, #16 Sansan GOGO, #17 Tan Tan Taan!, #18 Gamusharara)
- [2009.03.18] Various - Kirarin☆Revolution Song Selection 5 (#1 Tan Tan Taan!, #2 Gamusharara)
- [2014.01.01] Hello! Project no Zenkyoku kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 2 (ハロー!プロジェクトの全曲から集めちゃいました! Vol.2 吉田豪編) (#12 Tan Tan Taan!)
[2008–2009] Oha Suta
- All members had blood type A.
- Was the 2nd group (along with SHIPS) that was made for Kirarin☆Revolution.
|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|
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
|Other||Kirarin☆Revolution Final Stage|