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Years active2008, 2009-2011; 2013; 2015
Associated actsMorning Musume, Berryz Kobo, Cute, Hello Pro Egg
WebsiteHello! Project.com
Past membersReina Tanaka
Ai Takahashi
Saki Shimizu
Maimi Yajima
Yuuka Maeda

High-King (ハイ・キング, Hai-Kingu) was a Japanese pop idol group within Hello! Project. The group was created to promote Morning Musume's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, titled Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ the ミュージカル). Their sound is said to have an R&B feel.[1]


The group's debut single, "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)" (C\C (シンデレラ\コンプレックス)), was released on June 11, 2008, under the Zetima label in two versions. The regular version contains the CD-single only, while the limited version contains a bonus DVD.[2] The Single V was also released for the song two weeks later, on June 25, 2008.[3]

High-King returned in 2009 along with other shuffle units, releasing two new songs to compilations in 2009, "Diamonds", a cover song and a new original song later in 2009 called "DESTINY LOVE".

High-King ceased activities in September 2011 when Ai Takahashi graduated Morning Musume and Hello! Project, effectively graduating from High-King as well.

In 2013, High-King briefly returned to perform "C/C (Cinderella Complex)" as Ai Takahashi with High-King, making High-King officially a three-member unit with Reina, Saki and Maimi.

In 2015, Saki Shimizu and Maimi Yajima briefly performed during Berryz Kobo Matsuri on February 28 and March 1 as High-King, performing the song "Koiku no Meiro".




# Title Peak rank Single information
1 C\C (Cinderella\Complex) (C\C (シンデレラ\コンプレックス)) #6

Other Songs[edit]


  • "Diamonds" (Chanpuru 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~)
  • "DESTINY LOVE" (Petit Best 10)


  • "Daite yo! PLEASE GO ON" (Hello! Project 2010 Summer ~Fankora~)


  • "Scramble" (Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live)
  • "SHALL WE LOVE?" (Hello! Project 2011 Winter ~Kangei Shinsen Matsuri~ A gana Live)


  1. ^ "High-King: Hello! Project New Unit High-King Creation" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  2. ^ "C\C (Cinderella Complex)" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. Archived from the original on 2010-01-08.
  3. ^ "Single V "C\C (Cinderella Complex)"" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. Archived from the original on 2012-06-23.

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