Haruna Kojima of AKB48
April 19, 1988 |
Saitama, Saitama Prefecture, Japan
|Occupations||Japanese Idol, singer, actress, model|
|Years active||1998–2001, 2005–present|
|Labels||King (AKB48), Epic (no3b)|
|Associated acts||AKB48, No3b|
Kojima started her career as a member of Angel Eyes, an idol group under Stardust Promotion that disbanded in 2001. Initially, she was under contract with Stardust Promotion when she was still with Angel Eyes, but later switched to Ogi Production and stayed with the agency ever since.
Kojima participated in the first AKB48 audition in July 2005, which she passed along with 23 other participants, because the application was just taking a self-image by a mobile phone and e-mail it, and assuming that she "could take 10-time prettier one, and just sent". Although she voluntarily applied for the audition and passed, she was still looking at then-AKB48 project in a suspicious way, and tried to skip the very first dancing lesson because of her then-part-time job, but eventually participated it in response to the persuasion by Tomonobu Togasaki, Manager of AKB48 Theater.
The group made their debut in December of the same year, and Kojima was assigned as one of the 20 members of Team A; the number later dropped down to 16 but Kojima remained as a member.
In the past few years, she had made several appearances on television with the group, and is the only member to participate on all A-sides of the group's singles (except Eien Pressure) since the beginning of AKB48, making her one of the most visible figures in the group.
Since 2007, Kojima has been actively exploring a possible acting career, and has made several appearances in a number of dramas and movies. Her first lead role came in the drama Coin Locker Monogatari (コインロッカー物語?, literally Coin Locker Story), which was filmed and aired in early 2008. Additionally, Kojima made her first appearance on the silver screen in the horror movie Densen Uta (伝染歌?), along with several fellow AKB48 members. The group has also made brief appearance at the beginning of the movie in a live performance.
She was transferred from Team A to become a member of Team B during reshuffling of teams at the Tokyo Dome Concert held on August 24, 2012.
On September 18, 2013, AKB48 announced Kojima to be the center of the group's 33rd single, "Heart Electric".
She dropped out of high school at the age of 16 due to school regulation which does not allow students to work in the entertainment industry, but managed to re-enroll to another school and graduate later.
Singles with AKB48
|2006||Ind-1||"Sakura no Hanabiratachi"||A-Side||Debut with Team A.|
|Ind-2||"Skirt, Hirari"||A-Side||One of seven main singers.|
|2007||2||"Seifuku ga Jama o Suru"||A-Side|
|3||"Keibetsu Shiteita Aijō"||A-Side|
|5||"Boku no Taiyō"||A-Side|
|6||"Yūhi o Miteiru ka?"||A-Side, Center|
|2008||7||"Romance, Irane"||A-Side, Center|
|8||"Sakura no Hanabiratachi 2008"||A-Side||Also sang on "Saigo no Seifuku"|
|9||"Baby! Baby! Baby!"||A-Side|
|2009||11||"10nen Sakura"||A-Side||Also sang on "Sakurairo no Sora no Shita de"|
|13||"Iiwake Maybe"||A-Side||Ranked 6th in 2009 General Election|
|2010||15||"Sakura no Shiori"||A-Side||Also sang on "Majisuka Rock 'n' Roll".|
|16||"Ponytail to Shushu"||A-Side||Also sang on "Majijo Teppen Blues"|
|17||"Heavy Rotation"||A-Side||Ranked 7th in 2010 General Election. Also sang on "Yasai Sisters" and "Lucky Seven".|
|19||"Chance no Junban"||B-side||Placed 3rd in rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Yoyakushita Christmas"; and "Kurumi to Dialogue" as Team A.|
|2011||20||"Sakura no Ki ni Narō"||A-Side|
|--||"Dareka no Tame ni - What can I do for someone?"||--||charity single|
|21||"Everyday, Katyusha"||A-Side||Also sang on "Korekara Wonderland" and "Yankee Soul".|
|22||"Flying Get"||A-Side||Ranked 6th in 2011 General Election. Also sang on "Seishun to Kizukanai Mama" and "Yasai Uranai"|
|23||"Kaze wa Fuiteiru"||A-Side|
|24||"Ue kara Mariko"||A-Side||Finished in round of 16; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament; She sang on "Noël no Yoru"; and on "Rinjin wa Kizutsukanai" as Team A.|
|2012||25||"Give Me Five!"||A-Side (Baby Blossom), Special Girls B||Played synthesizer in Baby Blossom; She also sang on "Hitsujikai no Tabi" as part of Special Girls B.|
|26||"Manatsu no Sounds Good!"||A-Side|
|27||"Gingham Check"||A-Side||Ranked 7th in 2012 General Election. Also sang on "Yume no Kawa".|
|28||"Uza"||A-Side, New Team B||Also sang on "Seigi no Mikata ja Nai Hero" as New Team B. She is now part of Team B.|
|29||"Eien Pressure"||B-side, OKL48||Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Totteoki Christmas"; and sang on "Eien Yori Tsuzuku Yō ni" as part of OKL48.|
|2013||30||"So Long!"||A-Side||Sang on "Sokode inu no unchi fun jau ka ne?" as Team B.|
|31||"Sayonara Crawl"||A-Side||Also sang on "Romance Kenjuu" and "Haste to Waste"|
|32||"Koi Suru Fortune Cookie"||A-Side||Ranked 9th in 2013 General Election. Also sang on "Namida no Sei Janai" and "Saigo no Door".|
|33||"Heart Electric"||A-Side, Center||First solo center. Given nickname "Michelle".|
|34||"Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nan-nichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono"||B-side||Did not sing on title track; lineup was determined by rock-paper-scissors tournament. Sang on "Mosh & Dive". Sang on "Party is Over".|
|2014||35||"Mae shika Mukanee"||A-side|
|36||"Labrador Retriever"||A-side||Also sang on "Kyou Made no Melody" and "Kimi wa Kimagure".|
|37||"Kokoro no Placard"||A-side||Ranked 8th in 2014 General Election.|
|Year||English Title||Japanese Title||Role|
|2007||Densen Uta||伝染歌||Kiriko (キリコ?)|
|Year||English Title||Japanese Title||Role|
|2006||Densha Otoko Deluxe||電車男デラックス||self|
|2007||Joshi Deka!||ジョシデカ！||arcade girl|
|2007||Yamada Tarō Monogatari||山田太郎ものがたり||Kotone Usui (臼井琴音?)|
|2007||Mou Hitotsu no Zou no Senaka||もうひとつの象の背中||Nami (奈美?)|
|2008||Coin Locker Monogatari||コインロッカー物語||Miki Hayama (葉山未来?)|
|2008||Muri na Renai||無理な恋愛||Asako Ogawa (小川朝子?)|
|2008||Gokusen 3||ごくせん3||Saki Fujimura (藤村早希?)|
|2008||Yasuko to Kenji||ヤスコとケンジ||Shingyoji Hiyoko|
|2009||Mei-chan no Shitsuji||メイちゃんの執事||Takenomiya Nao|
|2010||Majisuka Gakuen||マジすか学園||Torigoya (トリゴヤ?)|
|2011||Ikemen desu ne||美男ですね||Nana|
|2012||Megutan tte Mahou Tsukaeru no?||メグたんって魔法つかえるの?||Megutan (メグたん ?)|
|2012||PRICELE$S||PRICELE$S〜あるわけねぇだろ、んなもん!〜||Moe Tomizawa (富沢 萌?)|
- 15th Nikkan Sports Drama Grand Prix (Jul-Sept 2011): Best Supporting Actress for Ikemen desu ne
- ANGEL EYES OFFICIAL WEB SITE Achrived
- Stardust Promotion - Kojima Haruna Achrived
- 第58回NHK紅白歌合戦 出場歌手について
- "First performance of AKB48 33rd Single". allthingsjpop.wordpress.com. September 19, 2013.
- Center and A-side lineup information provided by "AKB48 歴代シングル選抜メンバー（2006年～2013年）" [(2006-2013) AKB48 successive single member selection]. entamedata.web.fc2.com. Retrieved 2013-09-23.
- "SKIRT, HIRARI AKB48's second indies release｜". supermerlion. Retrieved 2011-04-24.
- "AKB48、じゃんけん選抜シングルは「チャンスの順番」". Natalie (in Japanese). Natasha, Inc. 2010-11-04. Retrieved 2012-04-21.
- "AKB48 ：AKB48 ：じゃんけん大会を再び開催 9月に武道館で SKE48、NMB48ら総勢71人参加". Mainichi Shimbun Digital Co., Ltd. (in Japanese). MANTANWEB. 3 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-03.
- "AKB48’s second "Rock, Paper, Scissors" Tournament confirmed". Tokyohive.com. 2011-07-03. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- "[Completed] AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu General Election results!". 8 June 2013. Tokyohive. Retrieved 11 June 2013.
- Suskin, Jeremy (September 18, 2013). "Jurina Matsui Wins Jankenpyon Tournament to Lead AKB48′s 34th Single". Nihongogo.
- "鈴懸(すずかけ)の木の道で「君の微笑みを夢に見る」と言ってしまったら僕たちの関係はどう変わってしまうのか、僕なりに何日か考えた上でのやや気恥ずかしい結論のようなもの ＜Type A＞【通常盤】（マキシ＋ＤＶＤ複合）" (in Japanese). King Records. Retrieved 2013-11-19.
- Densen Uta Official Site
- Mou Hitotsu no Zou no Senaka Official Site
- Coin Locker Monogatari Official Site
- Muri na Renai Official Site
- AKB48 Official profile
- Haruna Kojima on Twitter
- Haruna Kojima at the Internet Movie Database
- Haruna Kojima on Google+