Yoshizawa Hitomi (吉澤ひとみ) is a Japanese pop singer. She is a former member of Morning Musume as well as a former leader of the group. She is currently a member of the duo Hangry & Angry as Hangry. She is also the current leader of the Hello! Project futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and the idol group derived from its lineup, Ongaku Gatas. She's a part of Dream Morning Musume.
Yoshizawa became a member of the Hello! Project group Morning Musume in 2000, as a member of the fourth generation along with Ishikawa Rika, Tsuji Nozomi, and Kago Ai, making her debut in the group's ninth single "Happy Summer Wedding". She was also featured in the group's theatrical release of Pinch Runner.
In the past, she has often been perceived as the tomboyish member of the group, due to her voice, manners, and hobbies. Furthering this perception of her masculine side, Yoshizawa's first lead came in 2001 with the release of the single Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~, in which she played a dashing playboy character. She has since managed to mostly overcome this, as many view her as having matured out of her formerly tomboyish character once having assumed leadership of Morning Musume in 2005.
Yoshizawa became the Captain of the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes H.P. when it was formed in September. The 5'5" (165cm) midfielder has since managed to lead the team to victory on many occasions. Yoshizawa also convinced fellow teammate Tsuji Nozomi to remain as the team's goalkeeper, despite her graduation from Morning Musume in 2004.
In April, after the sudden and unexpected departure of Morning Musume's then-leader Yaguchi Mari, Yoshizawa, the current sub-leader, became the group's new leader. After Ishikawa Rika's graduation in May, Yoshizawa became the last remaining member of her generation.
On January 11, Yoshizawa's younger brother, Kota Yoshizawa (age 16), was killed in a traffic accident.
On May 6, Yoshizawa graduated from Morning Musume after the band's last performance in the ~Sexy 8 Beat~ Spring Tour, which took place at Saitama Super Arena in Hitomi's hometown. According to several news sources, producer Tsunku, and Yoshizawa herself, she would begin a solo career of her own. At the time of her graduation, she had the second longest tenure of any Morning Musume member of 7 years and 21 days (although she was surpassed by Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa in September 2008). She was also considered by some fans to be the last trace of the "Golden era" of Morning Musume. She is also one of only six members to have been a member of Morning Musume for over 7 years (the other being 1st Generation member Iida Kaori, 5th generation members Takahashi Ai and Niigaki Risa, and 6th generation members Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina).
On October 12, it was revealed that she is currently paired up with fellow ex-Morning Musume member Rika Ishikawa as Hangry in the new unit Hangry & Angry in collaboration with a Harajuku fashion store of the same name.
In April, She would be making her first US performance at Sakura-Con in Seattle, along with Ishkawa Rika, in their duo HANGRY & ANGRY. Their first European performance was at "Chibi Japan expo" in Montreuil (a Parisian suburb) on October 31.
In February, Yoshizawa performed and graduated with the rest of the Elder Club at their group graduation concert in Yokohama.
In August, it had been announced that Ishikawa Rika and Yoshizawa Hitomi would be having an FC exclusive event titled Ishikawa Rika & Yoshizawa Hitomi FC Event. The event would take place at Yokohama BLITZ from October 25 throught the 27th. 
In February, Yoshizawa announced that she will be holding a solo FC event. Her FC event will be on April 2nd.
On March 2nd and 3rd, Yoshizawa participated in SATOYAMA e Yukou ~Forest For Rest~ along with other Hello! Project and UP-FRONT PROMOTION members. She will also be an MC for Music Festa Vol.0 on March 2nd.
November 30, Yoshizawa will hold a live dinner titled Yoshizawa Hitomi casual dinner show 2013 ~Soon X’mas〜
Sometime in late 2013, Yoshizawa was transferred to J.P. Room.
In May, Yoshizawa attended to Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ as a judge
- Name: Yoshizawa Hitomi 吉澤ひとみ
- Nickname: Yossie (よっすぃ), Yossy, Yossui, Yossi, Yocchan
- Date of Birth: April 12, 1985
- Place of Birth: Miyoshi, Saitama, Japan
- Height: 164 cm
- Blood Type: O
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2000-04-16: Member
- 2000-04-16: Morning Musume
- 2007-05-06: Graduated Morning Musume
- 2009-03-31: Graduated
- Years in Morning Musume: 7 Years
- Former Morning Musume Color: Purple
- Former Sakura Gumi Color: Purple
- Favorite Food: Udon, soba, tomatoes
- Favorite Place: Saitama
- Favorite Season: Autumn
- Favorite Song: Happy Summer Wedding
- Hobbies: E-mailing and shopping
- Special Skills: Ball games
- Charm Points: her hands and voice, sexiest part of her body is her upper lip and favorite part of her face are her multiple beauty spots
- Strong Subject: Japanese
- Weak Subject: Social Studies
- Close Friends: with Satoda Mai and Ayaka Kimura , as well as with Ishikawa Rika, Yasuda Kei, Goto Maki, Fujimoto Miki, Ogawa Makoto, Kago Ai and Mitsui Aika.
- Why glad to be/have been in Morning Musume: She has been able to go to many places. Additionally, she enjoys performing in concerts
- 2nd Most Favorite Song: Tsugaku Ressha
- Favorite Children's Song: Hana
- Favorite Matsuri Memory: Success at shooting range
- Favorite season: Autumn because of Temperature - it is neiher too hot, nor too cold
- Childhood Game: Catching beetles in a nearby forest
- Her Family: She can talk to them about anything. In addition to that, she can relax when she's with them
- If she hadn't joined Morning Musume: She would be playing volleyball
- Japan's image according to her: Past and traditions
- Japanese person she admires: Emperor, Tsunku and her father
- Plans to be doing in 20 years: Having children
- What she thinks about Japan's future: The sea will be clean. Also, cities will be prettier. In addition to that, traffic will be smoother. Additionally, UV radiation won't be a problem
- What should be done in Japan: Everyone should try and get along better
- Hello! Project groups:
- Morning Musume (2000-2007)
- Shuffle Units:
Discography Participated InEdit
- Morning Musume
- Happy Summer Wedding
- I WISH
- Ren'ai Revolution 21
- Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~
- Souda! We're ALIVE
- Do it! Now
- Koko ni Iruzee!
- Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima
- AS FOR ONE DAY
- Go Girl ~Koi no Victory~
- Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT
- Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~
- Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari
- Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago
- THE Manpower!!!
- Osaka Koi no Uta
- Iroppoi Jirettai
- Chokkan 2 ~Nogashita Sakana wa Ookiizo!~
- SEXY BOY ~Soyokaze ni Yorisotte~
- Ambitious! Yashinteki de Ii jan
- Egao YES Nude
- Kanashimi Twilight
- Ongaku Gatas
- Morning Musume Sakura Gumi
- 10nin Matsuri
- Sexy 8
- H.P. ALL STARS
- Ganbarou Nippon Ai wa Katsu Singers
- Hangry & Angry
- Dream Morning Musume
-  Yoshite, Yoshite...
- [2007.03.27] Sono Deai no Tame ni
- [2002.03.27] Densha no Futari (with Abe Natsumi, Ishikawa Rika, Kago Ai, Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, and Niigaki Risa)
- [2003.03.26] Megami ~Mousse na Yasashisa~ (with Venus Mousse)
- [2003.03.26] "Sugoku Suki na no ni…ne" (with Iida Kaori, Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, and Ishikawa Rika)
- [2004.05.28] DANCE Suru no da! (Morning Musume cover; with Iida Kaori)
- [2004.09.14] Mirai no Tobira (Morning Musume cover; with Ogawa Makoto and Kamei Eri)
- [2004.12.04] Do it! Now (Morning Musume cover; with Takahashi Ai and Konno Asami)
- [2004.12.08] Haru no Uta (with Iida Kaori, Yaguchi Mari, and Ishikawa Rika)
- [2006.02.15] Mushoku Toumei na Mama de (with Ogawa Makoto, Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, and Fujimoto Miki)
- [2006.12.13] Kotatsu no Uta ~jyuken story~ (with Niigaki Risa and Kamei Eri)
- [2008.02.06] Seishun no Custard (with Satoda Mai)
- [2008.02.06] Kara Genki (with Ishikawa Rika, Satoda Mai, and Konno Asami)
- [2011.04.20] Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ (Morning Musume cover; with Abe Natsumi, Yasuda Kei, Yaguchi Mari, and Ogawa Makoto)
- [2011.04.20] Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou? (Morning Musume cover; with Ishikawa Rika, Ogawa Makoto, Fujimoto Miki, and Kusumi Koharu)
- [2007.04.28] Morning Musume Yoshizawa Hitomi Graduation Memorial (モーニング娘。吉澤ひとみ 卒業メモリアル)
- [2010.02.xx] M-line Memory Vol.2
- [2011.02.xx] M-line Memory Vol.6
- [2011.10.xx] M-line Memory Vol.7
- [2012.10.xx] M-line Memory Vol.8
- [2014.06.27] ~Ikinari Ikuta ☆ Yoroshiku Yossie~ (いきなりイクタ★よろしくヨッスィー)
- [2001.01.18] Hamilton Island Morning Musume Shashinshuu
- [2003.09] Pocket Morning Musume Vol. 1 (ポケットモーニング娘。〈Vol.1〉)
- [2004.06.04] Chain! Chain! Chain!
- [2004.11.17] Alo-Hello! Morning Musume (アロハロ!モーニング娘。写真集)
-  PinchRunner (ピンチランナー)()
-  Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語 )
-  Ousama Game
-  Atsuhime Number 1
-  Haikara-san ga Tooru (はいからさんが通る)
-  Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de (おれがあいつであいつがおれで)
-  Motto Koi Seyo Otome (もっと恋セヨ乙女)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Shinkansen Girl 新幹線ガール)
- [2008-2009] Wao~n! (わおーん!)
- [2010-] Digista Teens (デジスタ・ティーンズ)
- [2010-2013] Yoshizawa hitomi no Trend + Yossy Navi (吉澤ひとみの「トレンド+よっすぃーナビ」)
-  U! Style (遊!Style)
- [2013-] Little Charo 4 Eigo de aruku New York (リトル・チャロ4 英語で歩くニューヨーク)
-  Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de
-  Haikara-san ga Tooru
-  Motto Koiseyo Otome
-  Shinkansen Girl
-  Uso ka honto ka wakara nai yarisugi toshi densetsu SP
-  Hagane no Onna
-  Hagane no Onna Season 2
-  Glico Mousse Pocky
-  Hatachi no kenketsu campaign (はたちの献血キャンペーン)
-  Petitmoni Diver (プッチモニダイバー)
- [2001-2002] Hecchara Heike Yoroshiku Yossy (ヘッチャラ平家★ヨロシクよっすぃ～)
- [2003-2004] Ikinari Inaba Yoroshiku Yossy (いきなりイナバ★よろしくヨッスィー)
-  Ongaku Gatas no Guts10 Gatas (音楽ガッタスのGUTS10☆ガッタス)
- [2010-2011] JOGLIS+
-  Yoshizawa Hitomi no Suite Soleil (吉澤ひとみのスウィート・ソレイユ)
- [2001.11] UP to boy Vol.132
- [2008.02.18] an weekly
- [2009.10.10] DIVER No.341
- [2010.02.20] funride
- [2010.03] Best Gear
- [2010.05.10] DIVER No.348
- [2011.05.10] DIVER No.360
- [2012.06.08] DIVER No.373
- [2013.04.10] DIVER No.383 (with Ogawa Makoto)
- Yoshizawa's most popular and frequently used nickname is 「よっすぃ」 which can be romanized as Yossy, Yossui, Yossie, or Yossi, depending on personal preference. During the October 22, 2007 episode of Ongaku Gatas no Guts10☆Gatas, she said in response to a listener's email, that her own preference is "Yossy." Yaguchi Mari originally gave her the nickname when she joined Morning Musume.
- Only her seniors and close friends call her "Yocchan" (given to her by Abe Natsumi) or "Yoshiko" (given to her by Satoda Mai and Kimura Ayaka).
- Fujimoto Miki is the only one to call her "Kabutomushi" (rhinoceros beetle), a nickname earned due to a silly game they played with each other during the Ribbon no Kishi stage musical.
- Her Morning Musume mentor was Yaguchi Mari. Together, they were Team Expressive Power.
- Tsunku initially pegged her as an "intelligent beauty" during the fourth generation auditions and she was promoted as such for the first year and a half, but her tomboy character was cemented after playing the boyishly handsome center role in "Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~." Even so, the other members have repeatedly said she is actually much more girlish and delicate than her public image.
- Yoshizawa has had the most solo lines of any member on a Morning Musume single: 31 lines in Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no Big Band~.
- After falling out of shape in 2003, she came very close to being named the kusojo (crap girl) of the Mechaike Okajo Taiikusai (sports festival). She resolved to get back into shape and soon became the captain of Gatas Brilhantes H.P.
- She was almost named "Sayaka," but when she was born, she had such big eyes that her father named her "Hitomi" ("eyes").
- She is related to marathon runner Takahashi Naoko.
- Her father was initially extremely opposed to her joining Morning Musume, so much so that he called a family meeting about it after she was selected to join the group. However, by the time her debut single, Happy Summer Wedding, came out, he was reportedly humming it around the house.
- She is extremely skilled in sports, especially volleyball, even receiving a recommendation in middle school.
- She graduated from Risshisha High School with a correspondence course.
- She said in a 2004 interview that the animal she is most like is a tiger.
- She's the last one to leave Morning Musume in her Generation.
- She portrays a football trainer for Kitahara Sayaka's music video of Yappa Seishun.
- In Music Fighter, the other members agree when it was asked if she was suitable to be the leader.
- In Utaban, she said Ishikawa Rika is the last member she would ever want to form a unit with. Ironically she formed Hangry & Angry in 2008 with Ishikawa Rika.
- She is the tenth 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, the eighth being Konno Asami, and the ninth being Ogawa Makoto.
- She appears in the movie Ousama Game as the teacher.
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
Leader of Morning Musume
Captain of Ongaku Gatas
External Links Edit
- Official Profile
- Official Blog
- Fan Thread
- Hello! Database entry
- Hitomi Yoshizawa at IMDB
- Wikipedia: Japanese, English
|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
|Related Units||Morning Musume, Minimoni, Tanpopo|