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Ogawa Makoto
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 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)

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
Ogawa's Autograph

Ogawa Makoto (小川麻琴, born October 29, 1987, in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, Japan) 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.


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Ogawa Makoto, March 2013


Ogawa Makoto, March 2012

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Ogawa Makoto, April 2011


Ogawa Makoto, August 2010

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Ogawa Makoto, October 2009


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Ogawa Makoto, late August 2006 during her official graduation ceremony


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

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Ogawa Makoto, April 2006


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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)


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


Ogawa Makoto, February 2004

Early LifeEdit

Ogawa Makoto was born on October 29, 1987 to a couple whose name are undisclosed.


Ogawa was selected from Love Audition 21 to join Morning Musume as a fifth generation member on August 26, 2001, 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.


In September 2002, 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.


Ogawa was placed in Morning Musume Otome Gumi in January 2003 and released two singles as a part of the group before it went inactive.

On June 22, 2003, Ogawa sprained her hip during the 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 2003, She joined and was an original member of the futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. when it was formed.


In March 2004, 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 20-28. 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!.


In February of 2005, 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 the 22.

In June of 2005, she joined the radio show Hello Pro Yanen!!, which she is still a part of today.

In April of 2005, she became a part of the radio show TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu for a short time.


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.


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.


On, March 31, 2009, Ogawa graduated from Hello! Project with the rest of the Elder Club. And became a part of Dream Morning Musume.

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]


In September of 2010, She joined the unit Afternoon Musume, along with: Nakazawa Yuko, Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, and Fujimoto Miki.

In December of 2010, A concert tour for Dream Morning Musume titled Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~ has been announced. Acording to the announcement all the OG members, except Konno Asami, will be participating in the concert tour.


Ogawa Makoto with former 5th Generation Konno Asami has made a special appearance at Morning Musume's Autumn Tour a day before Takahashi Ai's graduation.


On March 2nd and 3rd, Ogawa will participate in SATOYAMA e Yukou ~Forest For Rest~ along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT PROMOTION members.

From March 20 - 24, Ogawa Makoto will star in a play called Tokugawa15. Niigaki Risa and Mitsui Aika will be special guests at some of the performances.

In May, Ogawa Makoto appeared in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ as a Judge

On December 14 and 15 Ogawa Makoto and Yasuda Kei will host a Christmas Dinner show titled Yasuda Kei Ogawa Makoto Christmas Dinner Show 2013

2014 Edit

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

2015 Edit

On March 31, Ogawa retired from the entertainment industry and opened[3] On April 11, Ogawa started a new blog. Despite her "retirement", she has since remained active as an actress in theatrical productions.


  • 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



Dream Morning MusumeEdit

Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu SingersEdit


Group SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit


  • [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


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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Cover girlEdit

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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!)



  • [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


  • [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)


  • [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)


  • [2009-2011] LOTTERIA Yell Music


  • 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


  1. Official Gekijyo Page
  2. Official Gekijyo Page
  3. "ありがとうございました。" (in Japanese), Ogawa Makoto, Ogawa Makoto official blog, 2015.03.31

External LinksEdit

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
01, 02, 03, 04
Original: Zenbu! Petitmoni
Best: Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
The★Petitmobics, Petitmoni Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Coconuts Musume, ℃-ute

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