Haruka Kudo (singer)

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Haruka Kudō
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Background information
Native name 工藤 遥
Also known as Kudū (くどぅー), Do (どぅー)[1][2]
Born (1999-10-27) October 27, 1999 (age 17)
Origin Saitama Prefecture, Japan
Genres J-Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 2010–present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts
Website www.helloproject.com/morningmusume/

Haruka Kudō (工藤 遥, Kudō Haruka, born on October 27, 1999 in Saitama Prefecture)[1] is a Japanese pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member of the pop group Morning Musume. Prior to joining Morning Musume, Kudō was a Hello! Pro Egg member.[1][2] Kudo is the youngest member in history to join Morning Musume, at 11 years and 11 months old, surpassing Ai Kago's 11-year record.



On March 27, 2010, at the 2010 Hello! Project Shinjin Kōen sangatsu: Yokohama Gold! concert, Kudō was introduced as a new member of Hello! Pro Egg.[3]

Haruka Kudō debuted in concert on May 1, 2010, at the Hello! Project presents: Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park festival.[3][4]


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

Also in September, it was announced that Haruka Kudō would take part in two stage plays: Ribbon: Inochi no Audition, starting October 8, and 1974, starting December 14. The latter will also feature Karin Miyamoto, a fellow Hello! Pro Egg.[5]

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 Haruka Kudō passed the auditions alongside 3 other girls: Haruna Iikubo, Ayumi Ishida, and Masaki Satō.[2][6]


On April, 29 she announced her upcoming graduation from Morning Musume and Hello! Project. It will happen this autumn at the Morning Musume autumn concert tour. She also stated that she desires to become an actress.[7]

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]



Morning Musume
Kudo Haruka & Sato Masaki (Morning Musume '17)
  • "Miss Henka!!" (May 19, 2017 (2017-05-19))


  • Kūkan Jelly "Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni" (空間ゼリー『今がいつかになる前に』) (February 2011)[8]

Solo DVDs[edit]

# Title Release date Chart
1 Greeting: Kudō Haruka
  (Greeting ~工藤 遥~)
2012 e-Hello! series[10]
2 Haruka (HARUKA) November 7, 2012 30 Zetima (EPBE-5452)[11]
3 Kudo Haruka DVD "Haruka -Thirteen-
  (工藤遥DVD 「遥 – thirteen -」)
May 15, 2013 Up-Front Works (UFBW-2083)


Solo photobooks[edit]

  1. Do (October 27, 2012, Wani Books, ISBN 978-4847045035)
    Haruka Kudo's 1st solo photobook[12]


TV dramas[edit]



Hello! Project Egg
  • Hello! Project presents: Hello Fest in Odaiba Gurume Park (プロジェクト プレゼンツ~ハロ☆フェス in お台場グルメPARK~) (May 2010)
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))

Theater plays[edit]

  • Kūkan Jelly Vol. 12 "Ima ga Itsuka ni Naru Mae ni" (空間ゼリー vol.12「今がいつかになる前に」"Before Today Becomes Another Day") (October 30 – November 7, 2010, Big Tree Theater (ja), Ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo)[13]
  • Re-Born: Inochi no Audition (リボーン~命のオーディション~", "Re-Born: The Audition for Life") (October 8–17, 2011, Space Zero hall (ja), Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo)[5][14]
  • 1974 (Ikunayo ~ Please Don't Go) (December 14–18, 2011, Kinokuniya Southern Theatre, Yoyogi, Shibuya, Tokyo)[5]

TV shows[edit]

  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME) (September 2011 – May 2012, TV Tokyo)
  • Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ) (2012–2013, TV Tokyo)
  • The Girls Live (2014–present, TV Tokyo)


  • MBS Young Town Satruday (MBSヤングタウン土曜日) (January 9, 2016–, MBS)


  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. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  2. ^ a b c 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. September 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b "GWお台場ハロプロ祭りで真野恵里菜、℃-uteら笑顔" (in Japanese). Natalie (Natasha, Inc.). May 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "℃-ute、真野恵里菜、スマイレージら、お台場で<ハロ☆フェス>開催" (in Japanese). BARKS. May 2, 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ a b c スマイレージ・サブメンも参加!「ハロプロエッグ」が新発表会ライブ開催. De View, Oricon (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. September 16, 2011. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  6. ^ 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. September 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ "​モーニング娘。'17 工藤遥に関するお知らせ". DC FACTORY. April 29, 2017. Retrieved 2017-04-29.  zero width space character in |title= at position 1 (help)
  8. ^ "空間ゼリー『今がいつかになる前に』". UP-FRONT WORKS Co.,Ltd. (in Japanese). Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  9. ^ "工藤遥の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. 
  10. ^ e-Hello! 工藤 遥DVD 『Greeting 〜工藤 遥〜』 ダイジェスト on YouTube
  11. ^ "Sony Music Shop 工藤 遥(モーニング娘。)・タイトル未定・CD・DVD・ブルーレイ・アーティストグッズ・書籍・雑誌の通販". 
  12. ^ "モーニング娘。工藤遥1stソロ写真集『Do』 12/10/27発売". Wani Books. September 21, 2012. Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  13. ^ "空間ゼリーvol.12『今がいつかになる前に』". Gekidan Online. Up-Front Agency Co., Ltd. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  14. ^ DVD リボーン ~命のオーディション~. allcinema (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 

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