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Members Edit

Current Members Edit

Generation Name Date Joined Time in Group
9th Generation (2011) Fukumura Mizuki
(譜久村聖)
Leader
January 2, 2011 - Present 6 Years
Ikuta Erina
(生田衣梨奈)
Sub-leader
January 2, 2011 - Present 6 Years
10th Generation (2011) Iikubo Haruna
(飯窪春菜)
Sub-leader
September 29, 2011 - Present 6 Years
Ishida Ayumi
(石田亜佑美)
September 29, 2011 - Present 6 Years
Sato Masaki
(佐藤優樹)
September 29, 2011 - Present 6 Years
11th Generation (2012) Oda Sakura
(小田さくら)
September 14, 2012 - Present 5 Years
12th Generation (2014) Nonaka Miki
(野中美希)
September 30, 2014 - Present 3 Years
Makino Maria
(牧野真莉愛)
September 30, 2014 - Present 3 Years
Haga Akane
(羽賀朱音)
September 30, 2014 - Present 3 Years
13th Generation (2016) Kaga Kaede
(加賀楓)
December 12, 2016 - Present 1 Year
Yokoyama Reina
(横山玲奈)
December 12, 2016 - Present 1 Year
14th Generation (2017) Morito Chisaki
(森戸知沙希)
June 26, 2017 - Present 1 Year

Former Members Edit

1st Generation (1997)

2nd Generation (1998)

3rd Generation (1999)

4th Generation (2000)

5th Generation (2001)

6th Generation (2003)

7th Generation (2005)

8th Generation (2006)

9th Generation (2011)

10th Generation (2011)

12th Generation (2014)

Leadership Edit

Leaders Edit

# Name Period of time
1st Nakazawa Yuko Formation – April 15, 2001
2nd Iida Kaori April 16, 2001 - January 30, 2005
3rd Yaguchi Mari January 31, 2005 - April 14, 2005
4th Yoshizawa Hitomi April 15, 2005 – May 6, 2007
5th Fujimoto Miki May 7, 2007 – June 1, 2007
6th Takahashi Ai June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011
7th Niigaki Risa October 1, 2011 – May 18, 2012
8th Michishige Sayumi May 19, 2012 – November 26 2014
9th Fukumura Mizuki November 27 2014 - Present

Sub-Leaders Edit

  • This position was established on April 21, 2001, when Kaori Iida became the second leader.
  • The Sub-leader position was empty from October 1, 2011 to May 21, 2013.
# Name Period of time
1st Yasuda Kei April 16, 2001 – May 5, 2003
2nd Yaguchi Mari May 6, 2003 – January 30, 2005
3rd Yoshizawa Hitomi January 31, 2005 – April 14, 2005
4th Fujimoto Miki April 15, 2005 – May 7, 2007
5th Takahashi Ai May 8, 2007 – June 1, 2007
6th Niigaki Risa

June 2, 2007 – September 30, 2011

7th Fukumura Mizuki (Until Autumn 2014)

Ikuta Erina (As of Autumn 2014)
Iikubo Haruna

May 21, 2013 – Present

Notable tenures Edit

Members of Morning Musume rarely stay in the group for more than six years, and to date only fifteen members have done this.

Member Tenure Time in group
Michishige Sayumi January 19, 2003 – November 26, 2014 11 years, 10 months, 7 days
Niigaki Risa August 26, 2001 – May 18, 2012 10 Years, 8 Months, 23 Days
Tanaka Reina January 19, 2003 – May 21, 2013 10 Years, 4 Months, 2 Days
Takahashi Ai August 26, 2001 – September 30, 2011 10 Years, 1 Month, 5 Days
Kamei Eri January 19, 2003 – December 15, 2010 7 Years, 11 Months, 26 Days
Iida Kaori September 7, 1997 – January 30, 2005 7 Years, 4 Months, 24 Days
Yoshizawa Hitomi April 16, 2000 – May 6, 2007 7 Years, 21 Days
Yaguchi Mari May 3, 1998 – April 14, 2005 6 Years, 11 Months, 12 Days
Fukumura Mizuki January 2, 2011 – Present 6 Years+
Ikuta Erina January 2, 2011 – Present 6 Years+
Abe Natsumi September 7, 1997 – April 25, 2004 6 Years, 7 Months, 19 Days
Iikubo Haruna September 29, 2011 – Present 6 Years+
Ishida Ayumi September 29, 2011 – Present 6 Years+
Sato Masaki September 29, 2011 – Present 6 Years+
Kudo Haruka September 29, 2011 – December 11, 2017 6 Years, 2 Months and 12 Days

Members ColorsEdit

  • Each Morning Musume member has their own color for outfits and merchandise to distinguish between each member.
Generation Member Colour Former Colour
9th Generation Fukumura Mizuki Dark Pink N/A
9th Generation Ikuta Erina Yellow-Green Dark Purple
10th Generation Iikubo Haruna Honey Chocolate
10th Generation Ishida Ayumi Blue N/A
10th Generation Sato Masaki Teal N/A
11th Generation Oda Sakura Lavender N/A
12th Generation Nonaka Miki Dark Purple N/A
12th Generation Makino Maria Pink N/A
12th Generation Haga Akane Light Orange N/A
13th Generation Kaga Kaede Red N/A
13th Generation Yokoyama Reina Gold N/A
14th Generation Morito Chisaki White N/A

Members Line-Up Edit