Haruna Iikubo

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Haruna Iikubo
飯窪春菜
Also known as Harunan (はるなん?)[1][2]
Born (1994-11-07) November 7, 1994 (age 19)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Japanese pop
Occupation(s) Model, actress, singer
Years active 2011–present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Morning Musume (2011–present)
Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011-present)
DIY♡ (2012-)
Website helloproject.com/morningmusume

Haruna Iikubo (飯窪 春菜 Iikubo Haruna?, born on November 7, 1994 in Tokyo)[1] is a Japanese fashion model, actress and pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member of the pop group Morning Musume.[1] She is a former model for the Japanese fashion magazine Love Berry. She is also the sub-leader of Morning Musume, along with Mizuki Fukumura.

Biography[edit]

In 2009, Haruna won a special award at the exclusive auditions for the fashion magazine Love Berry. She first appeared as a model in the June number of the magazine. Since the July issue, Haruna Iikubo adopted the stage name Hau Dan (壇 はう?). She "graduated" from Love Berry (left the project) in the February 2011 number.

In 2011, Haruna participated in the 10th generation auditions for the pop group Morning Musume. Throughout September, she appeared weekly on the TV show Hello Pro! Time in the segment dedicated to the auditions.

On September 29, 2011, at a concert at Nippon Budokan, which was part of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special, it was announced that Haruna Iikubo passed the auditions alongside 3 other girls: Ayumi Ishida, Masaki Satō, and Haruka Kudō.[2][3]

On April 18, 2012, it was announced that Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina and the 9th & 10th Generation members would participate in a new stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to 12. On July 20, it was announced that Iikubo, Yajima Maimi, Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Nakajima Saki were chosen to form the unit DIY♡.

On May 21, 2013, at Tanaka Reina's graduation concert, Haruna and Fukumura Mizuki were appointed the new sub-leaders of Morning Musume.

Morning Musume member color[edit]

First, Haruna Iikubo was assigned the color chocolate. At the end of July 2012, Haruna Iikubo announced at a concert: "I'm graduating from the chocolate color". From the Morning Musume 2012 autumn tour she would be working in a new color image, and the new color would be made public at the July 30 Morning Musume's Ustream broadcast starting 19:30 JST.[4] At the broadcast, her color was revealed to be honey color (ハニー色?).[5]

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Morning Musume
Hello! Project Mobekimasu
DIY♡

Solo DVDs[edit]

  • Greeting: Iikubo Haruna (Greeting ~飯窪春菜~?) (July 2, 2012, e-Hello! series)[6]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • Inu to Anata no Monogatari: Inu no Eiga (犬とあなたの物語 いぬのえいが?) (2011)

TV dramas[edit]

  • Glass no Kiba (ガラスの牙?) (August 3, 2010, Chubu-Nippon/TBS)— as Kumi Toda (戸田くみ?)
  • Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen (January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11) — March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28))

Appearances[edit]

TV shows[edit]

Concerts[edit]

Morning Musume
  • Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special (コンサートツアー2011秋 愛BELIEVE~高橋愛 卒業記念スペシャル~?) (September 2011)
  • Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Rock-chan~
  • Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku ~Funky-chan~
  • Morning Musume Concert Tour 2012 Haru: Ultra Smart (February 18, 2012 (2012-02-18) — May 13, 2012 (2012-05-13))

Magazines[edit]

  • Love Berry (June 2009 – February 2011, exclusive model)
  • memew Vol.44
  • CM NOW Vol.144

Commercials[edit]

  • Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera (ラブデジ ムービングフォト?) (2009, Takara Tomy)
  • Love-Digi Furifuri Photo Frame (ラブデジ ふりふりフォトフレーム?) (2010, Takara Tomy)
  • Love-Digi Pri-Seal Stick (ラブデジ プリシールスティック?) (2010, Takara Tomy)
  • Kanpo Senka (カンポウ専科?) (Kracie Pharmaceutical)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定!" (in Japanese). Up-Front DC Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b "モーニング娘。新メン発表&高橋愛5期メン再集結に涙の熱唱" (in Japanese). Plantech Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ "モーニング娘。10期メンバー4人発表 明日卒業の高橋愛は「進化」に期待" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ De View (2012-07-28). "モーニング娘。13枚目ニューアルバム9月発売、そしてメンバー・飯窪春菜から重大(!?)発表" (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-07-29. 
  5. ^ Morning Musume's USTREAM channel USTREAMUSUME, July 30, 2012 broadcast (19:30-21:00 JST)
  6. ^ e-Hello! 飯窪春菜 DVD 『Greeting ~飯窪春菜~』 ダイジェスト on YouTube

External links[edit]

Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Risa Niigaki
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2013 – present
with Mizuki Fukumura
Incumbent