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Tamura Meimi
()(むら) (めい)()
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Tamura Meimi, April 2017
Background Information
Also Known As Meimei (めいめい?)
Born October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) (age 18)
Origin Gunma, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Scorpio Scorpio
Height 159cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2009-present
(7 years)
Agency UP-FRONT AGENCY (2011-2012)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-2016)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts ANGERME, Mobekimasu, Hagatamu, Hello! Project Station Dance Club
Blog ANGERME 2ki (Inactive)
Twitter 12px-Twitter_bird_logo_2012.svg.jpg @Tamura_Meimi
ANGERME Information
Joined August 14, 2011
Generation 2nd Generation
Member Color       Purple (2014-2016)
      Green (2011-2014)
Debut Single Tachiagirl
Last Single Tsugitsugi Zokuzoku / Itoshima Distance / Koi Nara Tokku ni Hajimatteru
Graduated May 30, 2016
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Tamura's Autograph

Tamura Meimi (田村芽実) is a Japanese pop singer and actress. She is a former member of Hello! Project as a second generation member of ANGERME.

She was first introduced at the Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nippon no Mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ concert on August 14, 2011. She graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project on May 30, 2016.

BiographyEdit

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Tamura Meimi, January 2017

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Tamura Meimi, April 2016

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Tamura Meimi, July 2015

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Tamura Meimi, February 2015

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Tamura Meimi, August 2014

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Tamura Meimi, April 2014

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Tamura Meimi, July 2013

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Tamura Meimi, August 2012

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Tamura Meimi, May 2012

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Tamura Meimi, February 2012

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Tamura Meimi, December 2011

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Tamura Meimi, September 2011

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Early LifeEdit

Tamura Meimi was born on October 30, 1998 in Gunma, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

2009Edit

In August, Tamura participated in Shugo Chara! the Musical as Yuiki Yaya. She worked alongside her future co-members Wada Ayaka, Maeda Yuuka, and Fukuda Kanon around this time.

2011Edit

On August 14, Tamura Meimi was announced as a S/mileage sub-member at the Hello! Project 2011 SUMMER ~Nippon no mirai wa WOW WOW Live~ concert

On September 15, Tamura made her first post on the S/mileage sub-members' official blog and called it "Heart Pounding".

On October 16, Tamura, along with the other S/mileage sub-members, were announced as official members, becoming second generation members.

2012Edit

On May 13, information was released about an event featuring the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, which would take place in June at Yokohama Blitz.

2013Edit

On April 14, S/mileage's 2nd generation held a fanclub event.

On October 29, Tamura held an event to celebrate her 15th birthday titled S/mileage ~Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2013~, which featured two performances in Tokyo.

2014Edit

On April 30, she released her first solo e-Hello! DVD titled May.

On October 31, Tamura celebrated her 16th birthday at an event titled S/mileage ~Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2014~, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

2015Edit

On December 3, Tamura celebrated her 17th birthday at an event titled ANGERME Tamura Meimi Birthday Event 2015, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

On December 20, during the ANGERME FC Event 2015 ~Hitoashi Osaki ni Miracle Xmas~, Tamura Meimi announced she would graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the spring of 2016. She explained she wanted to start over and become a singer, as well as pursue her dream of becoming a musical actress.

Comment by Tamura Meimi[1]
To everyone who supports us

I, Meimi Tamura, will graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project during 2016 spring.

I have been a Hello! Project idol for 4 years and a half, since I became S/mileage. This year, I have been able to do this hall tour, and perform successfully 2 times as 9 members at the Nippon Budokan. Fukuda Kanon-san also graduated and we have welcomed a new member so this year was really full.

With all of this, I want to follow my own challenge! This feeling became little by little stronger. And during ANGERME’s activities, many people told me they like when I sing, and every time I heard those words, I thought about always singing.

Then, about one of my other dreams… I would like to be a musical actress. After this nice dream realized of becoming a S/mileage member, I would like to have a new start and fulfill this new dream.

I am anxious about some points, but I made this decision thanks to all the fans. S/mileage grew up as ANGERME. As ANGERME’s member, I have been proud that I performed as a Hello! Project idol.

I will cherish the remaining time I have as an ANGERME’s member and I will continue to try my best harder than ever! Please continue to support ANGERME, as well as Meimi Tamura!

20th December 2015
ANGERME
Tamura Meimi

2016Edit

On January 2, the first day of the Hello! Project 2016 WINTER ~DANCING! SINGING! EXCITING!~ concert tour, Tamura's graduation date was announced to be May 30 and would be held at Nippon Budokan at the end of the ANGERME Concert Tour 2016 Haru "Kyuui Ittai".

On May 28, Tamura held a solo live event titled ANGERME Tamura Meimi Solo Special Live, featuring three performance at Harajuku Quest Hall.[2]

On May 30, Tamura graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project at Nippon Budokan.

On September 1, Tamura's profile photo was removed from Hello! Project's OG page and UP-FRONT PROMOTION's artist page. At this time it was not announced whether she had been transferred to another agency under UP-FRONT GROUP or joined a different company.

2017Edit

On January 22, it was announced that Tamura was cast as the lead actress in the musical minako -Taiyou ni Natta Utahime- about classical singer and musical actress Honda Minako, who began her career in the '80s as a pop singer and passed away from leukemia in 2005.[3][4] The director of the musical, Nozawa Toru, was involved in the production of Tamura's graduation concert and he revealed that when he got the project idea last summer, he only pictured Tamura in the role.[5] Since then, she had been taking lessons to change from an idol singer into a musical actress. The musical will run from May 17 to 21.

On February 16, a media report confirmed that Tamura had left UP-FRONT GROUP and she was currently working "freely" without a manager.[6]

On April 1, Tamura announced she was cast in the Peacepit musical Grand Guignol, the latest installment in playwright Suemitsu Kenichi's TRUMP series that includes LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki-.[7] It will run from July 29 to August 20.

Personal LifeEdit

Tamura's mother was a Troupe Organizer, and acted at Gunma Prefecture in Japan.[8] Tamura has an older sister named Tamura Karen. She also has two pet dogs named Pon-chan and Non-chan.

On October 12, 2013, Tamura’s grandmother passed away.[9]

When she auditioned for S/mileage, Tamura was a first year middle school student. She graduated from high school on March 26, 2017.[10]

The following list are notable friendships Tamura Meimi has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tamura Meimi:

  • Meimei (めいめい): Official nickname, given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
  • Meimin (めいみん): Second official nickname, given her since joining S/mileage. Used by members and fans.
  • Tamu (たむ): An abbreviation for Tamura.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Tamura Meimi (田村芽実)
  • Nickname: Meimei (めいめい), Meimin (めいみん), Tamu (たむ), Tamutamu (たむたむ), Mei (めい), Tamumei (たむめい)
  • Birthdate: October 30, 1998 (1998-10-30) (age 18)
  • Birthplace: Isesaki, Gunma, Japan
  • Bloodtype: O
  • Height: 159cm
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2011-08-14: S/mileage Sub-member
    • 2011-08-14: Submember
    • 2011-10-16: S/mileage Full Member
    • 2011-10-16: Member
    • 2016-05-30: Graduated
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
    • 2011-08-14: Member
    • 2016-09-01: Left
  • Years in S/mileage / ANGERME: 4 Years
  • Official Kaomoji: メイ´‘ w‘)
  • S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
    • Green (2011-2014)
    • Purple (2014-2016)
  • Audition Song: "○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!!" by S/mileage
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Favorite Subject: Music, art
  • Favorite Animal: Loves all animals.
  • Favorite Color: Loves all colors
  • Favorite Food: Squid soumen, plum konbu, scallop strings.
  • Favorite English Phrase: "For you"
  • Hobby: Playing with her dog
  • Special Skill: Room arrangement, sports, doing hair.
  • Strong Point: Being energetic
  • Weak Point: Being rough and openhanded
  • Audition Song: ○○ Ganbaranakutemo Eenende!!
  • Looks up to: Niigaki Risa, Hagiwara Mai

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Tamura Meimi Discography Featured In

Solo SongsEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

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PublicationsEdit

Digital PhotobooksEdit

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MagazinesEdit

Featured on the coverEdit

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WorksEdit

MoviesEdit

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  • [2012] Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Misaki)

TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)
  • [2012] S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
  • [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
  • [2014–2016] The Girls Live

InternetEdit

TV DramasEdit

New drama

CommercialsEdit

  • [2012] Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)

Voice OversEdit

  • [2013] Sekai Daikyouryuuten (世界大恐竜展) (as Tirara the Dinosaur Guide)

TheaterEdit

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RadioEdit

  • [2012–2015] SS1422
  • [2016] AS1422

TriviaEdit

  • Prior to joining S/mileage, she was a part of an acting program called Musical Village, which her mother and sister inspired her to join.
  • Sato Masaki thinks Meimi is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
  • If she could join another group, she'd join °C-ute.
  • She'd like to take Wada Ayaka to see Wicked.
  • Her audition number was 13.
  • Shares a birthday with Morning Musume member Fukumura Mizuki and former Coconuts Musume member Kimura Ayaka.
  • She is good at imitating synchronized swimming and goldfish.
  • Wants to do a duet with Hagiwara Mai.
  • On her days off from work, she spends most of her time playing with her dog.
  • Tamura has stated; "I'm still a novice at singing and dancing but, I'm trying my very very best everyday to improve".
  • She said that in her previous life she thinks she was a sloth, because she likes to sleep alot.
  • She said if a thief came she'd feel that Tanaka Reina would come protect her.
  • She said if she could be another member, she said she would be Tsugunaga Momoko, because her overall personality is cute.
  • Describes her personality as loud.
  • Kept a dog she found in a cardboard box in January 2012.
  • In Team Okai she covers Ishida Ayumi.
  • She likes Chickadees.
  • She tends to her bangs because she doesn't want to keep on plucking her eyebrows.
  • She believes that Tsugunaga Momoko is the both most energetic and mellowest member of Hello! Project. She explains that Tsugunaga has the ability to go both ways like an on-off switch, in which she personally believes she has no control over.
  • During the S/mileage Live Tour 2013 ~Smile Charge~, she expressed her love for soy sauce and puts it on everything she eats, including salads and potatoes.
  • She has bad vision, but she is afraid to put in contacts.[11]
  • In Fukuda Kanon's final interview before her graduation, she had this to say about Tamura: "She really does a lot of research on herself. She likes theatre and the way she can use her singing voice so freely is really cool. She never gets embarrassed by anything, so she’s always able to adopt the feelings of the main character in any song. I’m her senior but I really look up to her."[12]
  • She and Nakanishi Kana and Kosuga Fuyuka were the first members of S/mileage that were not from Hello Pro Kenshuusei
  • She attended the ANGERME Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~Kawaru Mono Kawaranai Mono~ in Saitama and gave them a fruit platter.

See AlsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Ogawa Saki

Youngest member of S/mileage
2011-2014

Succeeded by
Sasaki Rikako

Preceded by
Suzuki Kanon

Youngest active member of Hello! Project
September 2011 – January 2012

Succeeded by
Kudo Haruka

Tamura Family TreeEdit

Father
   
   
   
   
   
   
Ayako
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Elder
Sister

(b.1995)
   
   
Meimi
(b.1998)

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