Momoko Tsugunaga

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Tsugunaga.
Momoko Tsugunaga
Momoko Tsugunaga at MTV VMAJ 2014.jpg
Momoko Tsugunaga at MTV Video Music Awards Japan 2014
Native name 嗣永 桃子
Born (1992-03-06) March 6, 1992 (age 25)
Kashiwa, Japan
Other names Momochi
Momo, Momo-chan, Pi-chicchi, Tsugu-San, Momochi senpai
Musical career
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts

Momoko Tsugunaga (嗣永 桃子 Tsugunaga Momoko?, born 6 March 1992) is a Japanese pop singer and the playing manager of the idol group Country Girls. She has also been a member of smaller groups composed of Hello! Project Kids members; ZYX and Berryz Kobo, and taking the role of leader of Buono!.


Tsugunaga joined Hello! Project in 2002 at the age of 10 with the other 15 Hello! Project Kids.

In 2004, Berryz Kobo was created, and Tsugunaga was selected as one of the group's members.[1]

In 2007, she was selected together with °C-ute member Airi Suzuki, and fellow Berryz Kobo member Miyabi Natsuyaki for the Hello! Project sub-group Buono!, which mainly produced opening and ending songs for the anime Shugo Chara!,[2] but has now gone on to release more singles.

After 2 years being a member of Country Girls, On November 5 at Shinjuku ReNY, the group's second anniversary, Tsugunaga who was at that time the manager of the group announced that she would graduate from Country Girls and Hello! Project. She also stated that she will retire from the entertainment industry on June 30, 2017.[3] She revealed that she is retiring from the entertainment industry to become a school teacher.[4]

Hello! Project groups and units[edit]


For Momoko Tsugunaga's releases with Berryz Kobo and Buono!, see Berryz Kobo discography and Buono!.


Title Release date Label / Notes Highest
Momo Only[5] December 3, 2008 Piccolo Town 32[6]
Momo OK September 9, 2009 Piccolo Town 20[7]
Momochi DVD Zukan (ももち DVD図鑑?) October 27, 2010 Piccolo Town 58[8]
Momo Play (ももプレ♡?) March 6, 2011 e-LineUP! limited edition
Momo Play 2: Kaitō Momo Seine
(ももプレ♡2 〜怪盗モモセーヌ〜?)
December 23, 2011 e-LineUP! limited edition
Momochi Hatachi (ももち はたち?) April 25, 2012 Piccolo Town 94[9]
Momo Play 3: Rest Another Day
(ももプレ3 〜Rest Another Day〜?)
March 6, 2013 e-LineUP! limited edition






  • Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語?, "Puppy Dan's Story") (December 14, 2002)
  • Promise Land ~Clovers no Daibōken~ (Promise Land ~クローバーズの大冒険~?, "Promise Land ~Clovers's Adventure~") (July 17 – September 6, 2004)
  • Gomennasai (ゴメンナサイ?) (October 29, 2011)
  • Ōsama Game (王様ゲーム?) (December 17, 2011)

TV dramas[edit]

TV shows[edit]

  • Musume Dokyu! (娘DOKYU!?) (April 28–29, May 4–6, 2005,TV Tokyo)
  • Rの法則 (2014,NHK)


Starting April 7, 2009, she also hosts her own radio show "Momoko no Puripuri Princess" on JOQR every Tuesday (23:35 to 23:50).

Hello! Project groups[edit]

Shuffle units[edit]

  • H.P. All Stars (2004)
  • Bekimasu (2011)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011)

Concert units[edit]

  • Hello! Project Shirogumi (2005)
  • Wonderful Hearts (2006–)


  • Little Gatas (2004–2007)
  • Gatas Brilhantes H.P. (2007–) (Reserve player)


  1. ^ ハロプロ史上最年少グループ「Berryz工房」誕生 (in Japanese). ZAKZAK. 2004-01-15. Archived from the original on 2012-09-06. Retrieved 2012-07-01. 
  2. ^ "ハロプロ期待の新ユニット・Buono!が初お披露目". Oricon. 2007-08-22. 
  3. ^ "Momoko Tsugunaga to leave Country Girls and entertainment industry". ARAMA! JAPAN. 5 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Concerning Momoko Tsugunaga. UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-11-05.
  5. ^ " momo only。 [DVD] 嗣永桃子 DVD"., Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2011-06-04. 
  6. ^ "嗣永桃子 momo only。 嗣永桃子のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典". Oricon Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  7. ^ "嗣永桃子 momo ok。 嗣永桃子のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典". Oricon Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  8. ^ "嗣永桃子 DVD 嗣永桃子のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典". Oricon Inc. Archived from the original on 2012-04-06. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  9. ^ "嗣永桃子 ももち はたち 嗣永桃子のプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典". Oricon Inc. Retrieved 2012-06-15. 
  10. ^ "嗣永桃子写真集「momo」 (大型本)" (in Japanese). Retrieved March 23, 2008. 
  11. ^ "嗣永桃子写真集『はたち ももち』 12/03/06発売". ワニブックス. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 

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