Shibata Ayumi
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Shibata Ayumi
Background Information
Also Known As Shiba-chan, Ayumin, Ayumi
Born February 22, 1984 (1984-02-22) (age 34)
Origin Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 155cm
Genres Japanese Pop, rock
Occupation Singer, actress
Years Active 1999-Present
Associated Acts Melon Kinenbi, 7-nin Matsuri, Odoru 11 , 11WATER, Tanpopo, Elegies, H.P. All Stars, Gatas Brilhantes H.P.

Shibata Ayumi (柴田あゆみ) is a singer and actress. She is a former member of Melon Kinenbi, Tanpopo, and Gatas Brilhantes H.P.. She had been an active member of Hello! Project since 1999, participating in Hello! Project's many shuffle groups, concerts, and special events. She graduated from H!P with the rest of the Elder Club, in 2009. After Melon Kinenbi disbanded in 2010, she left UFA and joined an agency called "TRICK FUNCTION" as a solo singer.



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Shibata Ayumi, November 2011

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Shibata Ayumi in Gatas Brilhantes H.P.


Shibata Ayumi, September 2002


Shibata passed the second Morning Musume & Michiyo Heike Imoutobun Audition, out of about 4,000 total people to audition. The final four: Saito Hitomi, Murata Megumi, Otani Masae and Shibata were chosen to form a new Hello! Project group, called Melon Kinenbi. She made her debut with Melon Kinenbi with them in 2000.


She joined Tanpopo in 2002 along with Konno Asami and Niigaki Risa as the third generation. The group went into an indefinite hiatus after releasing one single. She and Konno Asami would later join Gatas Brilhantes H.P. in 2003.


From June 9 to 17, Shibata appeared in the stage play Tokyo alongside Maeda Yuki.[1]

From October 3 to 11, she appeared in the stage play Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ alongside Yoshizawa Hitomi, Satoda Mai, Inaba Atsuko, Korenaga Miki, and Fukuda Kanon.[2]


From June 18 to 22, Shibata participated in the Adult Barley Tea stage play Nemurenaito 2008.[3]

From December 4 to 7, she appeared in the stage play Lemon Star alongside Yasuda Kei.[4]


On March 31, Shibata and the other Melon Kinenbi members graduated from Hello! Project with the rest of the Elder Club.

From April 23 to May 2, she appeared in the stage play Mikoto Mannequin alongside Yasuda Kei, Noto Arisa, and Miyoshi Erika.[5]

From August 5 to 9, she appeared in the stage play Sukoshi Hanarete, Soko ni Ite alongside fellow Melon Kinenbi member Otani Masae.[6]


On April 28, she announced that she was going to retire from the Gatas Brilhantes H.P. futsal team on May 10. It was just announced with a video from UP-FRONT AGENCY’s YouTube account as well as the Gatas Brillhantes H.P. site.[7]

On May 3, Melon Kinenbi disbanded. She said she would be aiming on soloist activities and soon after opened up a Twitter account on May 5.

On July 14, it was announced on the UP-FRONT AGENCY website that Shibata left the agency and joined another named Trick Function where she would be a solo singer.[8] Not long after joining the new agency she opened a blog.

On November 21, Shibata teamed up with another Melon Kinenbi member, Otani Masae, to make the mail order only photobook, YOU&I. The book contains original songs made by Shibata herself, and even came packaged with a CD recording of "YOU&I." An event was held at Tokyo Shibuya's duo music exchange. Though the event was restricted to purchasers of her new photobook YOU&I, roughly 1,000 people attended the three performances. It had been six months since her last fan meeting as part of Melon Kinenbi, and there weren't enough seats for everyone, resulting in a venue packed full of people. Shibata performed her new song "YOU&I" (featuring self-written lyrics) for the first time at this event. Passing questionnaires out into the audience, she engaged the fans in an interactive talk and shared stories from her photobook shoot while a making video, prepared in advance for the event, played in the background.

"In the past two weeks, I've been constantly thinking about today. Like if anyone would come, or if I'd just be performing on an empty stage, and to be honest, I was feeling insecure wondering how many people would come to see me," she confessed. However, she went on, "I'm really glad I don't have to worry about that anymore. From now on I'll be positive and do my best, so everyone, please keep supporting me!"

Also announced at the event was the start of her new fan club, the official site for which will sell goods such as her photobooks, cell phone straps, posters, etc., as well as her own jewelry line "Lacoluce" planned to begin production in 2011. She will primarily be designing rings and necklaces for the brand.


On May 31, Shibata's contract with Trick Function expired.

On November 18, it was announced that Shibata will resume her activities in a new agency, SMC Entertainment, using the name "Shibata Ayumi" for her activities in entertainment, but she will start to use "ayumi shibata" for her activities as an artist.[9]

On November 20, it was announced that her first rock cover album kick start will be released on February 19, 2014. It was also announced that on February 22, Shibata would hold a solo live entitled ayumi shibata live 2014~kick start ~ B.D SPECIAL.


On January 26, Shibata announced that she had married Minami Masaki, a professional baseball player for the Chiba Lotte Marines. With this announcement, it was also stated that she would be suspending activities following the conclusion of a live event on March 4.[10]

On December 11, Shibata gave birth to her first daughter.[11]


  • Name: Shibata Ayumi (柴田あゆみ)
  • Stage name: ayumi shibata
  • Nicknames: Shiba-chan, Ayumin, Ayumi
  • Birthday: February 22, 1984 (1984-02-22) (age 34)
  • Birthplace: Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  • Blood type: O
  • Height: 155cm
  • Hobbies: Watching DVDs, reading magazines, playing with dog, shopping
  • Favorite colors: Black, white, pink, red
  • Favorite flowers: Tulips
  • Favorite seasons: Autumn, spring
  • Favorite movies: Romeo & Juliet, Crossroads
  • Favorite words: Walk, love, smile, thank you, natural
  • Favorite food: Beef tongue, pasta, sweet shrimp, curry rice, spicy foods, mandarins
  • Disliked food: Raw tomatoes, raw capsicum, avocado, pickles
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Shuffle units:
  • Sports Groups:



Digital SinglesEdit

  • [2011.09.21] GENKI

Cover AlbumsEdit

Solo SongsEdit

  • [2007.12.12] Drive (ドライブ)

Singles Featured InEdit

Melon KinenbiEdit

7nin MatsuriEdit

Odoru 11Edit







  • [2004.04.17-2004.05.19] The game I saw the media! Zelma (メディア見たもん勝ち!ゼルマ)
  • [2004.05.07-2004.05.13] They Goto (二人ゴト)
  • [2004.07.05-2004.07.13] Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
  • [2004.16.11-2004.05.22] Majokko. Rika-chan Magical Isami Tsutae (魔女っ娘。 梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝 )
  • [2005.18.08-2006.29.09] Dokyu daughter! (娘DOKYU!)


  • [2002.04.01-2004.25.03] Melon Melon is a feeling: Shibata Ayumi (柴田あゆみの気分はメロンメロン)
  • [2002.24.09-2003.23.09] OH-SO-RO Editorial dandelion! (タンポポ編集部 OH-SO-RO!)
  • [2004-2006] MBS Young Town Saturday (MBS ヤングタウン土曜日) (April 10, 2004 - March 2006, Mainitihousou ) quasi-regular
  • [2005.27.06-2008.14.05] TBC FUN Moretsumodasshu etc. I Rerelease Fu (TBC FUNふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ) {off and on again}


  • [2005.02.08-2005.18.03] Second, Haropurobideochatto 20th (第2回、第20回ハロプロビデオチャット)


  • [2005] Hello! Projects only event FC


  • [2006] Theater Shiniagurafiti Showa Kayo Theater concert raising an army, "terminal" (劇団シニアグラフィティ旗揚げ公演 昭和歌謡シアター「終着駅」)
  • [2007] "Tokyo" (東京)
  • [2007] Heisei Revolution ~Back to the Byakkotai~ (平成レボリューション 〜バックトゥザ・白虎隊〜)
  • [2008] Nemurenaito 2008 (ネムレナイト2008)
  • [2008] Lemon Star (レモンスター)
  • [2009] Mikoto Mannequin (ミコトマネキン)
  • [2009] Sukoshi Hanarete, Soko ni Ite (すこし離れて、そこに居て)
  • [2014] DAY IN A SUN ~Tsuitachi Dake Hinomewomirubi~ (DAY IN A SUN~一日だけ日の目を見る日~)



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  • [2002.06.??] Ayumi (あゆみ)
  • [2003.09.17] ayumi2
  • [2010.11.21] You&I


  • Melon Kinenbi Photo Album - Taiyō to Kajitsu
  • [2004] Melon Kinenbi in Hello! Project 2004 Summer
  • [2005] Hello! Project Town! Hello! Project 2005 Summer


  • She became close friends with Ishikawa Rika, not too long after her debut.
  • She graduated from Kita Toshima High School.
  • In Melon Kinenbi, she was known as the "responsible", cool natural, laid back one.
  • In Gatas Brilhantes H.P., she was often placed as the kicker and was also put as defense.
  • Says her charm and most characteristic points are her teeth and eyes.


  1. Official Gekijyo Page
  2. Official Gekijyo Page
  3. Official Gekijyo Page
  4. Official Gekijyo Page
  5. Official Gekijyo Page
  6. Official Gekijyo Page
  10. ayumi shibata(柴田 あゆみ)より大切なお知らせ (In Japanese). 2016-01-26.

External LinksEdit

Melon Kinenbi
Former Members
Saito Hitomi (L), Murata Megumi (SL), Otani Masae, Shibata Ayumi
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17
Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Original: 1st Anniversary, THE Nimaime, MELON'S NOT DEAD
Mini: Melon Juice

Former Members
1st Gen: Ishiguro Aya, Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari
2nd Gen: Ishikawa Rika, Kago Ai
3rd Gen: Konno Asami, Niigaki Risa, Shibata Ayumi
4th Gen/#: Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika, Kumai Yurina, Okai Chisato
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Original: TANPOPO 1
Best: All of Tanpopo, Tanpopo / Petitmoni Mega Best
Tanpopo Single V Clips ①
Related Units
Morning Musume, Minimoni, Melon Kinenbi, Berryz Koubou, ℃-ute