|Taguchi Natsumi promoting "Kobushi Sono Ichi"|
|Also Known As||Tagucchi (たぐっち?)|
|Born||July 21, 2000|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory, Tsubomi Factory, Okaileage|
|Kobushi Factory Information|
|Joined||Janaury 2, 2015|
|Debut Single||Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)|
|Time in Group||2 Years, 3 Months, 17 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|“||I want to work hard to become number one in singing, so please cheer me on.||”|
–Taguchi Natsumi, February 2015
Taguchi Natsumi (田口夏実) is a member of Kobushi Factory, a Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit under Hello! Project. She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in February 2011 alongside Yoshihashi Kurumi and Hamaura Ayano.
Taguchi Natsumi was born on July 21, 2000 in Saitama, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
In February, she joined Hello! Pro Egg alongside Hamaura Ayano and Yoshihashi Kurumi. She was introduced as a member at the Shiodame Event on June 19.
She auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation, but was not chosen to enter the group.
Shortly after the auditions, it was announced that the Kenshuusei would be releasing their first single, Kanojo ni Naritai!!!.
Taguchi participated in Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Berryz Mansion Nyuukyosha Boshuuchuu!~, alongside Hamaura Ayano and Ogawa Rena, as a backup dancer. With her Kenshuusei co-members, she performed Suhada Pichipichi in the tour.
Taguchi participated as a backup dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
Taguchi participated as a backup dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10th Anniversary Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.
On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Taguchi would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei.
On August 8, Taguchi celebrated her 16th birthday. The special event called Kobushi Factory Taguchi Natsumi Birthday Event 2016 featured two performances in Tokyo.
She has a younger sister and a dog named Kobushi. She also own a cat named Ume ♀(梅), in replacement of Sasuke who died. She found it at a train station and asked her father to bring it home.
When Taguchi joined Hello Pro Egg, she was a fifth grade elementary school student. On March 9, 2016, she graduated from middle school. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her first year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Taguchi Natsumi has acquired:
- Hamaura Ayano: She is good friends with Hamaura Ayano in Kobushi Factory.
- Ogawa Rena: She also gets along best with Ogawa Rena in Kobushi Factory.
- Takagi Sayuki: She is good friend with Juice=Juice member Takagi Sayuki.
- Miyamoto Karin: She gets along well with Juice=Juice member Miyamoto Karin.
- Niinuma Kisora: She also gets along well with Tsubaki Factory member Niinuma Kisora.
Taguchi's given name, Natsumi, means "summer" (夏; natsu) combined with "seed" (実; mi). It was chosen because she was born on July 21 in the summer.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Taguchi Natsumi:
- Tagucchi (たぐっち): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Egg.
- Name: Taguchi Natsumi (田口夏実)
- Nickname: Tagucchi (たぐっち)
- Birthday: July 21, 2000
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 151cm
- Shoe Size: 20.5cm
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
- Official Kaomoji: jjj＾ｩ＾jj
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2011-02: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
- 2015-01: Kobushi Factory Member
- Kobushi Factory Member Color: Orange (2015-)
- Hello Project Groups:
- Specialty: Hula hoop
- Hobbies: Listen to music
- Motto: "Senri no michi mo ippo kara" (千里の道も一歩から; The longest journey begins with a single step)
- Likes: Athletic festival, jumping rope
- Favorite Food: Asparagus, Apples, Asian Pears, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Oranges
- Least Favorite Food: Avocado
- Favorite Color: Purple, Pink, Red
- Favorite Sports: Badminton, Basketball
- Best Subject: Music, Cooking, Japanese, Physical Education (Vaulting Box)
- Favorite Subject: Music, Physical Education, Home Economic
- Least Favorite Subject: Math
- Favorite School Lunch Item: Cha Meshi (茶めし; Literally Tea Rice)
- Favorite Animal: Sugar Glider
- Favorite Hello! Project Song: "Be Genki (Naseba Naru!)", "OVER THE RAINBOW", "KoiING"
- Looks Up To: Wada Ayaka, Ogawa Saki, Suzuki Airi
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  Hyper Souji Chou! (ハイパーそうじ長!) (as Rina)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2013.1.3] Uwasa-kun to Kagaku-chan
- [2013–2014] ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure
- [2015–] The Girls Live
- [2016–] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
-  Pizza-La
- She was ranked 8th in the Elementary School Group of the Beautiful Idol General Election 2012.
- She was ranked as the 3rd best singer in Hello Pro Kenshuusei in the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame.
- She participated in Morning Musume's 9th, 10th and 11th generation auditions, but failed.
- She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she wanted to join Morning Musume.
- She wants to be able to sing, make people emotional, and become an idol that is admired.
- She thinks she won't lose to any other member at eyebrow thickness.
- Her dream was to debut from Kenshuusei and have alot of people see her sing and dance. She'll work hard to be able to stand on a large stage.
- When asked what group she'd like to join, she said Morning Musume. When asked again later, she didn't specify what group, but said she'd like to debut in Hello! Project.
- She sang "100kai no KISS" and won the judge's special award for singing at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
- For her, the best thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she got to perform in a S/mileage concert.
- For her, the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she wasn't chosen for Juice=Juice.
- Said in an MC that she compares herself to a Meerkat.
- If she had a time machine, she'd go back to the Edo period and wear a kimono.
- On a rainy day she would draw pictures and read books, or sing "Tsuugaku Vector" by ℃-ute.
- She wants to try singing "Ooki na Ai de Motenashite" by ℃-ute.
- Her rival is Ogawa Rena, because she reminds her of herself, since they have the same weaknesses and get told the same things, but after getting criticized Ogawa will pick herself up and has an attitude like she will work harder the next time. They are friends, but Taguchi still doesn't want to lose to her.
- She was excited when Funaki Musubu joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because Funaki was shorter than her. When she and Hamaura Ayano first joined, they were about the same size, but Ayano had gotten much bigger, she was worried that she would always be the smallest.
- She says because she's small, she draws attention to herself, so if she messes up then people might think that that's how the entire program is and might toss them aside. She thinks she needs to improve herself as part of the quality of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Tsunku's comments: "I want a little more strength in your dancing, so you need to work on your muscles. Your sense of rhythm often still comes across as unstable, so I want you to work hard so as to improve your self-confidence."
- The first CD she ever bought was "Balalaika" by Tsukishima Kirari starring Kusumi Koharu (Morning Musume).
- According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Taguchi's role within the group is "Factory Manager that Provides Sweets".
- Gallery:Taguchi Natsumi
- List:Taguchi Natsumi Discography Featured In
- List:Taguchi Natsumi Concert & Event Appearances
- ^ ^ Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
- ↑ http://logirl.favclip.com/article/detail/327
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 BOMB Magazine. 2013.12 Issue.
- ↑ http://ameblo.jp/kobushi-factory/entry-12137421822.html
- ↑ Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 'Cool-Up Girls, 2014-06 Issue. Ongaku Senkasha. Release Date: 2014-04-30.
- ↑ http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2135590320420300201
- ↑ Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.
- ↑ What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)
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- Official Profile
|Current Members||Fujii Rio (SL) | Hirose Ayaka (L) | Nomura Minami | Ogawa Rena | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei|
|Singles||Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor (DVD Single)|
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono | 4. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka
|Albums||Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi|
|Concerts & Events|
|Concerts||Spring Tours: 2016 | 2017|
|Joint Concerts||2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Tsubaki Factory) | New Fes! II (with Tsubaki Factory)|
|Other Concerts & Events|
|Hello! Project Concerts||Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei|