Mizuki Fukumura

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Mizuki Fukumura
Native name 譜久村 聖
Also known as Fukuchan (フクちゃん?),[1] Mizupon (みず☆ポン?), Miichan (みーちゃん?)
Born (1996-10-30) October 30, 1996 (age 18)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2008–present
Labels Pony Canyon
Zetima
Associated acts Hello! Pro Egg (2008–2011)
Shugo Chara Egg! (2009–2010)
Morning Musume (2011–present)
Website www.helloproject.com/morningmusume

Mizuki Fukumura (譜久村 聖 Fukumura Mizuki?, born October 30, 1996 in Tokyo) is a Japanese pop singer. She is a ninth-generation member, and current leader of the idol group Morning Musume. Prior to becoming part of Morning Musume, Fukumura was known as a member of the second generation Shugo Chara Egg!, and for her role of Amulet Heart in the live action segment of the highly acclaimed television series Shugo Chara! Party!.

Career[edit]

Auditions and early career in Hello! Pro Egg[edit]

In 2006, a contest for the anime series Kirarin Revolution titled the "Kirarin Girl Contest 2006" was held. Fukumura, at age of 10, entered the contest and came in second place.[2][3]

As a Hello! Project fan since early childhood, Fukumura had long dreamed to join Hello Project.[2][3] Her mother, being supportive, told her about the auditions for Hello! Pro Egg.[2][3] She passed the audition and became an official member of Hello! Pro Egg on June 22, 2008, along with Rie Kaneko and Akari Takeuchi. The announcement and introduction of the new members was made at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu "Akasaka Hop!" concert.

Fukumura's first performance took place on September 23 at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu "Shibakouen Step!" concert.

Shugo Chara Egg! & other works[edit]

On August 26, 2009, Mizuki was added to the group Shugo Chara Egg![4] as a second generation member.[5][6] She debuted on television in the role of Amulet Heart in Shugo Chara! Party!.

In 2010, Fukumura participated as a backup dancer in two of Erina Mano's music videos, "Haru no Arashi"[7] and "Onegai Dakara...".[8]

Morning Musume[edit]

In 2011, Morning Musume's ninth generation auditions were held, and the Hello! Pro Egg members were allowed to take part in them. Fukumura, being a fan of the group, auditioned. She sung "Maji Bomber" by Berryz Kobo and reached the third round before being informed that she didn't pass the audition.[9] The audition result was officially announced at the Hello! Project 2011 Winter "Kangei Shinsen Matsuri" concert on January 2, where Fukumura was also work as a backup dancer with other Hello! Project members.[10] When producer of Morning Musume Tsunku, announced the result live on stage, it came to Fukumura as a complete surprise that she was chosen to enter Morning Musume as a ninth generation member alongside with audition winners Erina Ikuta, Riho Sayashi and Kanon Suzuki.[2][3][10][11][12][13] Fukumura debuted with Morning Musume at the same concert. "Maji Desu ka Ska!", released as a single on April 6, 2011,[14] became the first Morning Musume song to feature Fukumura.

In March 2011, Fukumura's first e-Hello DVD, Greeting, was announced.[15] The DVD was released on May 17, 2011.[citation needed]

Fukumura (along with Iikubo Haruna) was appointed the sub-leaders of Morning Musume at Tanaka Reina's graduation concert 21 May 2013.

2012[edit]

On April 18, it was announced that Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation members, along with Tanaka Reina, would star in a stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The play ran from June 6 to June 12.

On May 13, it was announced that Morning Musume's 9th and 10th generation members, as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, would be having an FC event called Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, it took place on June 15, 18, and 20th at Yokohama Blitz.

In July, It was announced Fukumura would be in a photobook featuring the 9th and 10th generation.

In September, Fukumura and the other 9th and 10th generation members started to blog. Shortly after, she dyed her hair brown. In October, it was announced that the ninth generation would be getting an Alo-Hello photobook.

In October and November, Fukumura attended the worldwide handshake events. She traveled to Thailand, Taiwan, France and Korea with four other members of Morning Musume.

On November 9, Fukumura participated in a birthday FC event, alongside Iikubo Haruna and Ishida Ayumi.

On November 15, Fukumura participated as a guest at Ishikawa Rika's FC event.

On November 23, Fukumura made an appearance at Takeuchi Akari's birthday FC event. She also appeared in UTB+ magazine with Mano Erina.

On December 27, Fukumura's 2012 Alo-Hello Digital Photobook was released, It was met with much success on the Ugosha+ website.

2013[edit]

On January 1, Fukumura did an interview for Girls News.

On January 23, she appeared in Junon magazine with fellow Morning Musume members Michishige Sayumi, Ishida Ayumi and Oda Sakura.

On January 27, she appeared on Kikkawa Yuu's radio show Kikkawa Yuu Kikkari 10pun Chotto.

On February 21, she appeared on the front cover of Weekly Famitsu Taiwan, this was her first time appearing solo on a front cover of a magazine.

It was announced that Fukumura would be participating in a stageplay titled "Gogakuyuu" (ごがくゆう)

On March 9, she appeared on a radio show with Samna.

On March 19, a solo video of Fukumura singing "Aruiteru" was shown on Hello! Project Station.

On March 27, it was revealed that she would be releasing a solo photobook, titled Mizuki on May 15, and a solo DVD titled Mizuki in Guam on May 22.

On March 30, she attended the opening event of the new Hello! Project shop in Akihabara with Michishige Sayumi, Iikubo Haruna and Fukuda Kanon.

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Shugo Chara Egg! (coupling tracks on Guardians 4 singles)

  • "Party Time/Watashi no Tamago" (わたしのたまご?) (November 18, 2009)
  • "Going On!/Arigatō "Ōkiku Kansha!"" (Going On!/ありがとう~大きくカンシャ!~?) (January 20, 2010)[16]
Morning Musume
Hello! Project Mobekimasu

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

TV shows[edit]

  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME?) (September 2011)
  • Bijo Gaku (January 2011—April 2011)

Internet shows[edit]

  • UstreaMusume (ユーストリー娘。?) (April 2011—present)

Music videos[edit]

Erina Mano
  • "Haru no Arashi" (春の嵐?) (February 2010) (backup dancer)
  • "Onegai Dakara..." (お願いだから・・・?) (May 2010) (backup dancer)
Morning Musume
  • "Maji Desu ka Ska!" (2011)

DVDs[edit]

  • 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu "Shibakouen Step!" (2008ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演9月~芝公園STEP!~?) (2008)
  • 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu "Nakano Step!" (2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演6月~中野STEP!~?)[17] (2009)
  • Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol. 1 (ハロプロエッグDVD MAGAZINE Vol.1?) {2009)
  • Kyou wa Nan no Hi? Egg no Hi! DVD "Game Hen" (今日は何の日?エッグの日!DVD〜ゲーム編〜?) {2009}
  • Kyou wa Nan no Hi? Egg no Hi! DVD Syncro "Quiz Hen" (今日は何の日?エッグの日!DVD〜シンクロクイズ編〜?) (2009)
  • Hello! Project DVD Magazine Vol. 2 (ハロプロエッグDVD MAGAZINE Vol.2?) (2010)
  • Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu "Shuffle date" (Hello! Project 2010 WINTER 歌超風月 〜シャッフルデート〜?) (2010)
  • Hello! Project 2010 Winter Kachou Fuugetsu "Mobekimasu!" (Hello! Project 2010 WINTER 歌超風月 〜モベキマス!〜?) (2010)
  • Special Joint 2010 Haru "Kansha Mankai! Mano Erina 2 Shuunen Totsunyuu & S/mileage Major Debut e Sakura Sake! Live" (スペシャルジョイント 2010春 〜感謝満開!真野恵里菜2周年突入&スマイレージ メジャーデビューへ桜咲け!ライブ〜?) (2010) (backup dancer)

Solo DVDs[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
position
Label
Oricon
Weekly
DVD
Chart
[18]
1 Greeting: Fukumura Mizuki
  (Greeting ~譜久村聖~?)
2011 e-Hello! series[19]
2 Mizuki in Guam (MIZUKI in Guam?) May 22, 2013 31 Zetima (EPBE-5466)
3 TBA August 6, 2014 Zetima

Solo photobooks[edit]

  • Mizuki (May 15, 2013)

Concerts[edit]

  • 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu "Akasaka Hop!" (2008ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演6月~赤坂HOP!~?) (2008)
  • 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu "Shibakouen Step!" (2008ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演9月~芝公園STEP!~?) (2008)
  • 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 11gatsu "Yokohama Jump!" (2008ハロー!プロジェクト11月新人公演~横浜JUMP!~?) (2008)
  • 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 4gatsu "Yokohama Hop!" (2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演4月~横浜HOP!~?) (2009)
  • 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu "Nakano Step!" (2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演6月~中野STEP!~?)[17] (2009)
  • 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu "Yokohama Jump!" (2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演9月~横浜JUMP!~?) (2009)
  • 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 11gatsu "Yokohama Fire!" (2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演11月~横浜FIRE!~?) (2009)
  • Hello! Project 2010 Winter (Hello! Project 2010 WINTER?) (2010)
  • 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 3gatsu "Yokohama Gold!" (2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演3月~横浜GOLD!~?)[20] (March 27, 2010)
  • Special Joint 2010 Haru "Kansha Mankai! Mano Erina 2 Shuunen Totsunyuu & S/mileage Major Debut e Sakura Sake! Live" (スペシャルジョイント 2010春 〜感謝満開!真野恵里菜2周年突入&スマイレージ メジャーデビューへ桜咲け!ライブ〜?) (April 3, 2010) (backup dancer)
  • 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu "Yokohama Hop!" (2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演6月~横浜HOP!~?) (June 5, 2010)
  • 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 9gatsu "Yokohama Step!" (2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演9月~横浜STEP!~?) (September 5, 2010)
  • 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 11gatsu "Yokohama Jump!" (2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演11月~横浜JUMP!~?)[21] (November 28, 2010)
  • Hello! Project 2011 Winter "Kangei Shinsen Matsuri" (January 2, 2011)
  • Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Spring: New Genesis Fantasy DX ~Welcome 9th Generation Members~

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sayumi Michishige's official blog" (in Japanese). 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Mizuki Fukumura's De☆View interview" (in Japanese). De☆View, Oricon Inc. 2011-04-28. Retrieved 2011-05-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Morning Musume’s Fukumura Mizuki sits down for an interview with De☆View". tokyohive, 6Theory Media, LLC. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  4. ^ トップ > アーティスト > ハロプロヒストリー (in Japanese). 
  5. ^ "News: Shugo Chara Party! to Have Anime, Live-Action Segments". 
  6. ^ ガーディアンズ4新作にしゅごキャラエッグ!新曲収録 (in Japanese). 
  7. ^ "Official Up-Front Works YouTube channel / 真野恵里菜 春の嵐 ビデオクリップ" (in Japanese). 
  8. ^ "Official Up-Front Works YouTube channel / 真野恵里菜 お願いだから・・・ ビデオクリップ" (in Japanese). 
  9. ^ "Tsunku discusses decisions behind Morning Musume 9th Generation". tokyohive, 6Theory Media, LLC. 2011-01-07. Retrieved 2011-05-27. 
  10. ^ a b モーニング娘。第9期メンバー決定!! (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  11. ^ つんく♂モー娘新メンバーに心強さ「日に日に顔が勇ましく」 (in Japanese). Searchina. 2011-01-04. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  12. ^ ハロプロエッグオフィシャルファンクラブページ (in Japanese). 
  13. ^ 譜久村聖に関するお知らせ (in Japanese). 
  14. ^ "Morning Musume "Maji Desu ka Ska!" music video" (in Japanese). Morning Musume official YouTube channel. 2011-03-28. 
  15. ^ "譜久村聖(モーニング娘。)ソロDVD 受注販売開始!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2011-03-08. 
  16. ^ "ポニーキャニオン - Going On! / ありがとう~大きくカンシャ!~(通常盤):ガーディアンズ4・しゅごキャラエッグ!・Buono!" (in Japanese). 
  17. ^ a b "2009ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演6月~中野STEP!~" (in Japanese). 
  18. ^ "譜久村聖のDVDランキング │オリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE" (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2014-04-27. 
  19. ^ e-Hello! 譜久村聖DVD 『Greeting ~譜久村聖~』 ダイジェスト on YouTube
  20. ^ "2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演3月~横浜GOLD!~" (in Japanese). 
  21. ^ "2010ハロー!プロジェクト新人公演11月~横浜JUMP!~" (in Japanese). 

External links[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sayumi Michishige
Leader of Morning Musume
2014 – present
Incumbent
Vacant
Title last held by
Risa Niigaki
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2013 – 2014
with Haruna Iikubo
Succeeded by
Haruna Iikubo and Erina Ikuta