Ongaku Gatas

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Ongaku Gatas
音楽ガッタス
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2007 (2007)-present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Elder Club, Country Musume, V-u-den, Morning Musume, Hello! Project Egg, Hangry & Angry, Petitmoni, Tanpopo, Dream Morning Musume, Up Up Girls (Kakko Kari)
Website www.gatas-brilhantes-hp.net/ongakugatas
Members Hitomi Yoshizawa
Rika Ishikawa
Miki Korenaga
Minami Sengoku
Past members Asami Konno
Erina Mano
Mika Mutō
Yuri Sawada
Arisa Noto
Mai Satoda

Ongaku Gatas (音楽ガッタス Ongaku Gattasu?) is a Japanese girl group consisted of select members from Hello! Project's futsal club Gatas Brilhantes H.P. and Hello Pro Egg.

History[edit]

The group was formed in 2007. The group's name combines the Japanese word ongaku (music) with the Portuguese word gatas, taken from the name of the Hello! Project futsal team, Gatas Brilhantes (that means Bright Female Cats). Together, the two words literally mean "musical cats" (gatas being the feminine form of the word gatos (cats)), although gatas is also slang for "pretty girls".

In early 2008, Erina Mano and Mika Mutō (both Hello! Pro Eggs) graduated from the group. Mano left the group but continued a solo career within Hello! Project, whereas Mutō left both the group and Hello! Project in its entirety to return to life as a normal student and focus on her studies.

In August 2009, it was announced that Arisa Noto and Yuri Sawada, two more Eggs, would both be graduating from Hello! Project. Sawada graduated from both Hello! Project and Ongaku Gatas, to focus on university. Noto, however, remained in the group, even though she had graduated from Hello! Project.[1]

Although, soon after their winter tour finished in early 2009, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Rika Ishikawa, Asami Konno and Mai Satoda, all officially graduated from Hello! Project in March 2009 the group remained together, though they switched management to Up-Front Agency (the "parent management" of Hello! Project itself). The group went on a hiatus after their graduation. However, they began to tour again in March 2010, playing a total of three venues (Osaka, Aichi prefecture and Tokyo) to promote their new single "Ready! Kick Off!!" released on March 3.[2]

Members[edit]

  • Minami Sengoku (仙石 みなみ Sengoku Minami?) (Hello! Pro Egg member)

Graduated members[edit]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

# Title Release date
1 "1st Goodsal" 2008-02-06

Singles[edit]

# Title Release dates
CD single Single V
1 "Narihajimeta Koi no Bell" 2007-09-12 2007-09-12
2 "Yattarōze!" (やったろうぜ!?) 2007-12-05 2007-12-19
3 "Come Together" 2008-09-10 2008-09-24
4 "Ready! Kick Off!!" 2010-03-06

DVD[edit]

# Title Release date
1 "Ongaku Gatas First Concert Tour 2008 Spring: Mi-sal, Shuku-sal, Goodsal!" (音楽ガッタス ファーストコンサートツアー2008春~魅ザル 祝ザル GOODSAL!~?) 2008-05-28
2 "Ongaku Gatas Live Tour 2008 Winter: Come Together!" (音楽ガッタス ライブツアー2008冬 ~Come Together!~?) 2009-03-11

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Noto, Sawada leaving Hello! Pro Eggs". Tokyo Graph. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 
  2. ^ "Ongaku Gatas - tour dates and discography" (in Japanese). Up-Front Works. Retrieved 2010-03-23. 

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