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Ogawa Makoto
小川麻琴
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Ogawa Makoto, September 2014
Background Information
Also Known As Mako-chan (まこちゃん?)
Born October 29, 1987 (1987-10-29) (age 29)
Origin Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 160cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Singer, actress
Years Active 2001–2006, 2008–2015
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2001–2006)
J.P ROOM (2008–2015)
Just Production (2012-2015)
Label Zetima, UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Morning Musume, Petitmoni, Morning Musume Otome Gumi, Happy 7, SALT5, H.P. All Stars, Gatas Brilhantes H.P., Metro Rabbits H.P., Dream Morning Musume
Website Ogawa Makoto Official Home Page
Blog Ogawa Makoto Official Blog
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @1029makoto
Morning Musume Information
Joined August 26, 2001
Generation 5th Generation
Member Color       Blue
Graduated August 27, 2006
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Ogawa's Autograph

Ogawa Makoto (小川麻琴) is a former member of Morning Musume. She joined the group in August 2001 along with Takahashi Ai, Niigaki Risa, and Konno Asami. On April 28, 2006, alongside Konno Asami, Ogawa announced that she would graduate from Morning Musume in order to study English in New Zealand. On March 31, 2009, She graduated from Hello! Project with the rest of the Elder Club. Afterwards she became a part of Dream Morning Musume.

On March 31, 2015, Ogawa retired from the entertainment industry, but returned to activities a year later.

BiographyEdit

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Ogawa Makoto, March 2012

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Ogawa Makoto, late August 2006 during her official graduation ceremony

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Ogawa Makoto, late July 2006 with Konno Asami during their graduation ceremony

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Ogawa Makoto, January 2006 in Wonderful Hearts Winter 2006 Concert

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Ogawa Makoto, September 2005 From (MM autumn Concert)

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Ogawa Makoto, July 2005

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Ogawa Makoto, January 2005 From (HP Winter Concert)

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Ogawa Makoto, December 2004 in H.P All Stars

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Ogawa Makoto, February 2004

Early LifeEdit

Ogawa Makoto was born on October 29, 1987 in Kashiwazaki, Niigata, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2001Edit

Ogawa was selected from LOVE Audition 21 to join Morning Musume as a fifth generation member on August 26, along with Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, and Niigaki Risa. She made her debut appearance on the single "Mr. Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~", and first appeared on the fourth studio album, 4th Ikimasshoi!; it is currently their second highest selling album, with a total of 515,400 copies sold.

2002Edit

In September, the fifth generation were placed into the Morning Musume subgroups, and Ogawa was added to the Petitmoni roster. However, unlike the other newly shuffled Tanpopo and Minimoni, the new line-up of Petitmoni never released a single. They had one original song, "WOW WOW WOW," but it was only released on the Petit Best 4 album and performed during concerts.

2003Edit

Ogawa was placed in Morning Musume Otome Gumi in January and released two singles as a part of the group before it became inactive.

On June 22, Ogawa sprained her hip during the Morning Musume Shuen Musical Edokko Chuushingura musical mini-live at the Meijiza Theater in Tokyo. Consequently, she was sidelined to a wheelchair for several live performances during the release of "Shabondama" (for the HEY! HEY! HEY! MUSIC CHAMP appearance as a part of SALT5, she performed sitting on a stool).

In September, she joined the newly formed futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P..

2004Edit

In March, she retired from the futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P..

From September to December of 2004, She became part of the TV show Sore Yuke! Gorokkies. She also became a part of the TV Show Futarigoto for a short time from April to May and again later from September 20 to 28. Also became a part of the show Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den with Ishikawa Rika from October to December.

She also later stared in the TV Drama Aijō Ippon!.

2005Edit

In February, She released her first photobook entitled Ogawa Makoto.

From April to July she became a part of the TV Show Musume Dokyu! and later again for a short time from December 16 to 22.

In June, she joined the radio show Hello Pro Yanen!!, which she is still a part of today.

In April, she became a part of the radio show TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu for a short time.

2006Edit

In March 2006, she became a member of the kickball team Metro Rabbits H.P..

On April 28, 2006, alongside Konno Asami, Ogawa announced that she would graduate from Morning Musume in order to study English abroad in New Zealand.

She graduated on August 27, 2006, after the final performance of Ribbon no Kishi: The Musical. But still officially, she remained a part of Hello! Project.

In August of 2006, she became again a part of the radio show TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu again for another short time.

2008Edit

She returned in 2008 as an MC in some concerts. She also made regular appearances in the TV Asahi show Jagaimon and has performed in various stage plays, concerts with non-Hello! Project artists, and some fan club events.

2009Edit

On, March 31, 2009, Ogawa graduated from Hello! Project with the rest of the Elder Club.

From May 8-17, she starred in the stage play Tokyo Alice alongside fellow former Morning Musume members Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi.[1]

From August 26-30, she starred in the stage play Kura Pop alongside Noto Arisa, Sengoku Minami, and Sawada Yuri.[2]

2010Edit

In September, She joined the unit Afternoon Musume, along with former Morning Musume members Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, and Fujimoto Miki.

In December, a concert tour for Dream Morning Musume titled Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~ was announced. According to the announcement all the OG members, except Konno Asami, would participate in the concert tour.

2011Edit

On September 29, Ogawa Makoto and Konno Asami made a special appearance during the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai BELIEVE ~Takahashi Ai Sotsugyou Kinen Special~, a day before the graduation of their fellow fifth generation member Takahashi Ai.

2013Edit

On March 2 and 3, Ogawa participated in Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT GROUP talent.

From March 20 to March 24, Ogawa Makoto starred in the play Tokugawa15. Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika were special guests at some of the performances.

In May, Ogawa Makoto appeared at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ as a judge.

On December 14 and 15, Ogawa and Yasuda Kei held a Christmas dinner show titled Yasuda Kei Ogawa Makoto Christmas Dinner Show 2013.

2014Edit

Ogawa Makoto no Dramatic English, a video program for studying English and preparing for the TOEIC test, was released on December 19.[3]

2015Edit

On March 31, Ogawa left J.P ROOM, and UP-FRONT GROUP as a whole, with intentions of retiring from the entertainment industry.[4] She began working freelance and opened a new site named OgawaMakoto.net.[5][6]

On April 11, Ogawa started a new blog.[7]

2016Edit

On February 1, Ogawa announced she would return to theater in April, starring in the musical Bletchley no Nakanai Gachoutachi, and thus coming out of retirement.[8]

2017Edit

On April 5, Ogawa appeared in a short movie commercial for SC Foods' "Silky Pork" product.[9] Ogawa released her version of the song from the commercial, "Tanoshii Shokutaku", as a solo digital single.[10]

ProfileEdit

  • Hobbies: Sitz bathes, swimming
  • Specialty: Math
  • Favorite food: Pumpkin
  • Favorite colour: Blue and pink
  • Favorite sport: Swimming
  • Favorite season: Spring
  • Favorite song: Furusato

Singles Participated InEdit

Morning MusumeEdit

Morning Musume Otome GumiEdit

Happy 7Edit

SALT5Edit

H.P. ALL STARSEdit

Dream Morning MusumeEdit

Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit

DiscographyEdit

Solo SinglesEdit

  • [2017.04.05] Tanoshii Shokutaku (楽しい食卓) (Digital)

Group SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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  • [2006.07.09] Morning Musume Ogawa Makoto Graduation Memorial (モーニング娘。小川麻琴 卒業メモリアル)

Other DVDsEdit

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  • [2010.12.xx] Morning Musume 5ki Member Event Gokigen 4ever 2010 Summer (モーニング娘。5期メンバーFCイベント ごきげん 2010夏)
  • [2011.04.xx] M-line Memory Vol.5 - Konno Asami and Ogawa Makoto
  • [2013.10.xx] M-line Memory Vol.12 - Ogawa Makoto & Niigaki Risa FC Event
  • [2014.06.xx] M-Line Club Live Event at STB139 ~Hinamatsuri ni Kansha wo Komete~
  • [2014.08.xx] M-line Memory Vol.15 - Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, & Ogawa Makoto FC Event

PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  1. [2005.02.22] Ogawa Makoto (小川麻琴)
  2. [2006.08.28] Natsu no Uta (夏ノ詩(なつのうた))

Group PhotobooksEdit

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MagazinesEdit

Cover girlEdit

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WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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TV DramasEdit

  • [2002] Angel Hearts
  • [2002] Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de (おれがあいつであいつがおれで)
  • [2002] Haikara-san ga Tooru (はいからさんが通る)
  • [2004] Aijō Ippon! (愛情イッポン!)
  • [2009] Q.E.D (Cameo as Art teacher on Ep. 4)
  • [2010] GM Odore Doctor (GM〜踊れドクター)
  • [2012] Garinki: Keibuho Kijima Yaichi (ガンリキ 警部補・鬼島弥一)

TV ShowsEdit

  • [2001-2006] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。)
  • [2003.09.29 - 2003.12.26] Sore Yuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
  • [2004.04.29 - 2004.05.04 / 2004.09.20 - 2004.09.28] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2004.10.05 - 2004.12.15] Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝)
  • [2005.04.13 - 2005.07.01 / 2005.12.16 - 2005.12.22] Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!)
  • [2008] Jagaimon (ジャガイモン)
  • [2009-2011] Satotch! (さとッチ!)
  • [2012] Smile! (スマイル!)

TheaterEdit

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  • [2006] Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル)
  • [2009] Tokyo Alice (東京アリス)
  • [2009] Komorebi no naka de 2009 (こもれびの中で2009)
  • [2009] KURA-POP (暗ポップ)
  • [2009] CONTINUE
  • [2009] Zomeki no kieta Natsu ~Guam gyokusai sen ranbu~ (ぞめきの消えた夏 〜グアム玉砕戦乱舞〜)
  • [2010] SIMPLY BECAUSE IMITATION ~Nisemono dakarakoso~ (SIMPLY BECAUSE IMITATION 〜偽物だからこそ…〜)
  • [2010] Momoiro Shoten e Youkoso (桃色書店へようこそ)
  • [2010] 2LDK
  • [2010] MOTHER Mother ~Tokko no haha torihama tome monogatari~ (MOTHER マザー〜特攻の母 鳥濱トメ物語〜)
  • [2010] Lock the ROCK
  • [2011] Time Capsule - Time Capsule - (Time Capsule - タイムカプセル - )
  • [2011] Nagareru kumo yo 2011 (流れる雲よ2011)
  • [2011.07.06-24] Black Camellia ~ Japanesque Vampire (黒椿 ~Japanesque Vampire~)
  • [2011] Shin Mimibukuro 2 ~Yurei yasokyoku (Ghost Nocturne)~ (新耳袋2〜幽霊夜想曲(ゴースト・ノクターン)〜)
  • [2012] The Radio Show Must Go On ~Barerunakiken~ (The Radio Show Must Go On〜バレルナキケン〜 )
  • [2012] MOSH SHORT COLLECTION 03「Easy Rider」
  • [2012] MUSICAL Makoto~Tobidase Shinsengumi~ (Musical 誠〜とびだせ新選組〜)
  • [2012] Sekai wa Boku no CUBE de Tsukurareru (世界は僕のCUBEで造られる)
  • [2012] Hito okami the live role playing shiata (人狼 ザ・ライブロールプレイングシアター)
  • [2013] Tsuranuki kaizokudan second navigation "Regent sori" (ツラヌキ怪賊団 second navigation『リーゼント総理』)
  • [2013] Kibako no Kai Dai Yonkai Kouen "Guitar wo Mochinagara" Yattaze! Honda Special!~ (キバコの会 第四回公演『ギターを待ちながら』〜やったぜ! 本多スペシャル!〜)
  • [2013] Tom hanks Vol.3 "TOM HANKS" (トムハウス Vol.3「TOM HANKS」)
  • [2013] TOKUGAWA15
  • [2013] MOSH SHORT COLLECTION 05 "Riyu naki hanko" (MOSH SHORT COLLECTION 05「理由なき反抗」)
  • [2013] The Fake Time Machine Story ~Usohe no Tobira~ (The Fake Time Machine Story〜ウソヘノトビラ〜)
  • [2013] Onna, Hito Urei (オンナ、ひと憂。)
  • [2013] Nee, hirugao ga saiteru yo. (ねえ、ヒルガオが咲いてるよ。)
  • [2013] STAGE×12 vol.7
  • [2013] Shiritsu Hasuhasu Jogakuin!! (私立ハスハス女学院!!)
  • [2014] Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan (僕たち 可憐な 少年合唱団)
  • [2014] Cinderella (シンデレラ)
  • [2015] Kishimi (軋み)
  • [2015] Otona no Himitsu (おとなの秘密)
  • [2016] Bletchley no Nakanai Gachoutachi (ブレッチリーの啼かない鵞鳥たち)
  • [2016] Papa! Papa! Papa! ~Kitaku Amemura Ka no Monogatari~(パパ!パパ!パパ!〜北区飴村家の物語〜)
  • [2016] Nemureru Mori no Bijo (眠れる森の美女)
  • [2016] Fuwafuwa Pukapuka Parinbarin (ふわふわプカプカパリンバリン)
  • [2016] Koi no Enshinryoku (恋の遠心力)
  • [2017] Usotsuki Utahime (嘘つき歌姫)
  • [2017] Bachigai no Ichinichi Mae (場違いの一日前)
  • [2017] Nemureru Mori no Bijo (眠れる森の美女)

RadioEdit

  • [2005.04.18 - 2005.04.29 / 2006.08.21 - 2006.08.15] TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ)
  • [2005.06.26-] Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!)
  • [2010-] Bunka gakuin presents Konishi Katsuyuki Ogawa Makoto Bunbun Theater (文化学院presents 小西克幸・小川麻琴のぶんぶんシアター)

InternetEdit

  • [2009-2010] Sayako to Erina No Idol! No Life! (沙耶香とErinaのNo Idol! No Life! )
  • [2011] T-Time World (Tタイム・ワールド)
  • [2011-2012] Ogawa Makoto no Dream Match! (小川麻琴のドリームマッチ!)
  • [2012-] Ogawa Makoto no Apuri Seisakusho (小川麻琴のアプリ制作所)

CommercialsEdit

  • [2010] Coca-Cola "Georgia Reward Break" (ジョージア ご褒美ブレイク) (as Afternoon Musume)
  • [2017] SC Foods "Yotsumoto Buta Silky Pork Yakibuta Hen" (四元豚シルキーポーク 焼豚編)

AdsEdit

  • [2009-2011] LOTTERIA Yell Music (In-store broadcasting)

TriviaEdit

  • In her primary school days, her friends called her "Tomato Ketchup 100% OK" and "Machiko."
  • Shares the same birthday as Tsunku and ALMA KAMINIITO's Munehiko.
  • Close friends with Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Tsuji Nozomi and Yoshizawa Hitomi.
  • Made her CD debut on a cheer song for the J2 soccer team, Albirex Niigata, when she belonged to ALP. Due to her extensive former commercial experience, along with Niigaki Risa's own tie-ins, a new requirement was added to all auditions after stating that applicants could not have had prior attachment to any agency.
  • When she was younger, she dressed up in ganguro style for fun.
  • She is commonly referred to as "the new Yasuda Kei" character by both fans and fellow members, largely because of her "obaachan" (old lady) image in terms of mannerisms and speech. and Nakai Masahiro also have frequently teased her on Utaban as being "the new Kemeko."
  • She is the first to to dye her hair blonde out of the fifth generation members, and is noted out of all the Morning Musume members to have the most frequent hairstyle changes. Ogawa has even said she thinks she changes it too much.
  • Many fans and even Ogawa herself credit her comedic roles on the Hello! Morning skits as helping her stand out among the group.
  • Prior to joining Morning Musume, Ogawa was enrolled at the entertainment school Apple Little Performers (ALP) in Niigata, where she was one of the top students. She has also been a model for magazines and campaigns, such as one for automobile safety for the elderly.
  • Tsunku—producer and lyricist of Hello! Project—also commented that she was selected to join the group because she displayed great dancing skills and shined during the audition process.
  • Makoto Ogawa competed in the eighth "Women of Ninja Warrior" competition (known as KUNOICHI in Japan) and was eliminated on the second stage's "Dancing Stones."
  • She is the ninth former Morning Musume member to only graduate from Morning Musume and not Hello! Project. The first being Nakazawa Yuko, the second being Goto Maki, the third being Yasuda Kei, the fourth being Abe Natsumi, the fifth being Tsuji Nozomi and Kago Ai, the sixth being Iida Kaori, the seventh being Ishikawa Rika, and the eighth being Konno Asami.
  • She is the only Morning Musume members who had two graduation ceremonies: one at Hello! Project 2006 Summer ~Wonderful Hearts Land~ with Konno Asami in late July and the other one at Ribbon no Kishi The Musical in late August.
  • She shares a last name with graduated S/mileage member Ogawa Saki, and current Kobushi Factory member Ogawa Rena.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Official Gekijyo Page
  2. Official Gekijyo Page
  3. http://www.forestpub.co.jp/makotodrama/
  4. "小川麻琴に関するご報告について" (in Japanese). J.P ROOM. 2015-03-31.
  5. http://www.ogawamakoto.net/
  6. "ありがとうございました。" (in Japanese). Ogawa Makoto Official Blog. 2015-03-31
  7. http://ameblo.jp/ogawamakoto1029/
  8. "ブレッチリーの啼かない鵞鳥たち" (in Japanese). Ogawa Makoto Official Blog. 2016-02-01.
  9. "「楽しい食卓」小川麻琴バージョン(四元豚ムービー焼豚)" in Japanese). SC Foods (via YouTube). 2017-04-05.
  10. "「楽しい食卓」配信。" (in Japanese). Ogawa Makoto Official Blog. 2017-04-05.

External LinksEdit

Petitmoni
Former Members
1st Gen: Ichii Sayaka, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki
2nd Gen: Yoshizawa Hitomi
3rd Gen: Ogawa Makoto, Kimura Ayaka
4th Gen/V: Nakajima Saki, Hagiwara Mai, Mano Erina
Singles
01, 02, 03, 04
Albums
Original: Zenbu! Petitmoni
Best: Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
Other
The★Petitmobics, Petitmoni Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, ℃-ute


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