Tomu Muto

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Tomu Mutō
Native name
武藤十夢
Born (1994-11-25) 25 November 1994 (age 24)
OriginTokyo, Japan
GenresJ-pop
Occupation(s)Japanese idol, singer
Years active2011 – present
LabelsAKS
Associated actsAKB48

Tomu Mutō (Japanese: 武藤十夢, Hepburn: Mutō Tomu, born November 25, 1994 in Tokyo) is a Japanese idol singer, and a member of the Japanese idol girl group AKB48. She is a member of AKB48's Team K. She is an alumna of Seijo University, where she studied economics.

Career[edit]

2011[edit]

Muto passed the AKB48 12th generation audition for the trainee section in February 2011.[1] She was featured in AKB48 Single for the first time in Kaze wa Fuiteiru, in the coupling song "Tsubomitachi". She didn't qualify in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 20, 2011.

2012[edit]

She was promoted to Team K after the AKB48 Tokyo Dome Shuffle on August 24, 2012.[2] In the elections for the 27th single of AKB48, she placed 49th overall with 6,428 votes and became the center of Future Girls.[3] She is the center of Gingham Check's coupling song, "Show Fight!". "Show Fight!" remained one of few songs to rank on every Request Hour since first participation. She didn't qualify in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 18, 2012.

2013[edit]

In the elections for the 32nd single of AKB48, she placed 45th overall with 16,221 votes and became Next Girls and was featured in Koi Suru Fortune Cookie's coupling song, "Kondo Koso Ecstasy".[4] She was eliminated in first round in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 18, 2013, she was lost to Jurina Matsui, who would win that tournament.[5] Even though she didn't place in the tournament, she was featured in Suzukake Nanchara's coupling song, "Mosh & Dive".

2014[edit]

On January 9, 2014, she was being selected as one of the 50 winners of the Young Jump Gravure Competition. On February 24, 2014, during the AKB48 Group Daisokaku Matsuri, it was announced that she was transferred to team A.[6] In the elections for the 37th single of AKB48, she placed 24th overall with 30,097 votes and became Undergirls and was featured in Kokoro no Placard's coupling song, "Dareka ga Nageta Ball".[7] She became senbatsu for the first time in Kibōteki Refrain. She was eliminated in second round in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 17, 2014.[8]

2015[edit]

She was transferred back to Team K after the AKB48 Spring Shuffle 2015 on March 26, 2015. She was being chosen for senbatsu in Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai, which contained a voting card for AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo. She was also featured in Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai's coupling song, "Summer side". In the elections for the 41st single of AKB48, she placed 16th overall with 44,637 votes and became senbatsu of Halloween Night.[9] She was eliminated in second round in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 16, 2015.[10] She got the 2nd place in the last round voting for the audition held by Young Magazine and won a 1-year exclusive gravure contract with the magazine. Her first solo gravure under the contract was published on November 9, 2015.

2016[edit]

She was being chosen for senbatsu again in Tsubasa wa Iranai, which contained a voting card for AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo. In the elections for the 45th single of AKB48, she placed 10th overall with 58,624 votes and became senbatsu of Love Trip / Shiawase o Wakenasai.[11] She was eliminated in first round in rock-paper-scissors tournament on October 10, 2016.[12]

2017[edit]

She was being chosen for senbatsu again in Shoot Sign and Negaigoto no Mochigusare, both of two singles she was featured as media senbatsu for the first time. She applied for the AKB48 49th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo, but retired her application on April 12, 2017. She formed "Okapa-zu" unit with Nao Furuhata and Nana Fujita to participate in AKB48 Group Unit Janken Tournament 2017. They were eliminated in first round in rock-paper-scissors tournament on September 24, 2017.[13]

2018[edit]

She featured in Teacher Teacher's cooupling song, "Shuuden no Yoru". This is the first time she featured in AKB48 Single since Negaigoto no Mochigusare. In the elections for the 45th single of AKB48, she placed 7th overall with 62,611 votes and became senbatsu of AKB48 53rd Single.[14] She also joined Produce 48 as one of 39 girls from AKB48 to form a Korean-Japanese group that will promote for two and a half years. They will adopt the AKB48's concept of "idols you can meet and greet" and be able to perform in their own theatre. Members of the group will be able to promote under their own agencies concurrently. In the grade evaluation, she was given a D grade and stayed in Class D after the re-evaluation. In the battle evaluation, she was one of members who performed GFriend's Love Whisper as Team 1. They lost the battle to Team 2 and didn't receive a benefit of 1000 votes. As of Episode 5, she ranked 33 and survived the elimination round. In the position evaluation, she was in the team which chose the song "HandClap" by Fitz and The Tantrums, she ranked 5th place out of the 6 people in her group, she did not get any benefit. As of Episode 8, she ranked 38 and was eliminated.

Personal life[edit]

Muto's younger sister, Orin, also joined AKB48 as a 16th Generation member, and as of 2018 both of them are in Team K. She also has a younger brother, who is older than Orin. They own a pet beagle named Oguri.[15]

In 2017, Muto graduated from the economics department of Seijo University.[16]

Discography[edit]

Singles with AKB48[edit]

Year No. Title Role Songs
2011 23 "Kaze wa Fuiteiru" Team 4 + Kenkyuusei Members "Tsubomitachi"
2012 25 "Give Me Five!" Special Girls C "Jung ya Freud no Baai"
26 "Manatsu no Sounds Good!" Special Girls "Mittsu no Namida"
27 "Gingham Check" Future Girls "Show Fight!"
28 "Uza" Under Girls "Tsugi no Season"
Team K "Scrap & Build"
29 "Eien Pressure" "Watashitachi no Reason"
2013 30 "So Long!" Oshima Team K "Yuuhi Marie"
31 "Sayonara Crawl" Under Girls "Bara no Kajitsu"
Team K "How come?"
32 "Koisuru Fortune Cookie" Next Girls "Kondokoso Ecstasy"
33 "Heart Electric" Undergirls "Kaisoku to Doutai Shiryoku"
Team K "Sasameyuki Regret"
34 "Suzukake no Ki no Michi de "Kimi no Hohoemi o Yume ni Miru" to Itte Shimattara Bokutachi no Kankei wa Dō Kawatte Shimau no ka, Bokunari ni Nannichi ka Kangaeta Ue de no Yaya Kihazukashii Ketsuron no Yō na Mono" "Mosh & Dive"
2014 35 "Mae shika Mukanee" Beauty Giraffes "Kimi no Uso wo Shitteita"
36 "Labrador Retriever" Team A "Kimi wa Kimagure"
37 "Kokoro no Placard" Undergirls "Dareka ga Nageta Ball"
38 "Kibouteki Refrain" Senbatsu "Kibouteki Refrain"
Team A "Juujun na Slave"
2015 40 "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai" Senbatsu "Bokutachi wa Tatakawanai"
Selection 16 "Summer Side"
41 "Halloween Night" Senbatsu "Halloween Night"
42 "Kuchibiru ni Be My Baby" Jisedai Senbatsu "Kimi o Kimi o Kimi o..."
Team K "Onēsan no Hitorigoto"
2016 43 "Kimi wa Melody" AKB48 Jisedai Senbatsu "LALALA Message"
44 "Tsubasa wa Iranai" Senbatsu "Tsubasa wa Iranai"
Team K "Aishū no Trumpeter"
45 "Love Trip / Shiawase o Wakenasai" Senbatsu "Love Trip / Shiawase o Wakenasai"
46 "High Tension" Waiting Circle "Osaekirenai Shoudou"
2017 47 "Shoot Sign Senbatsu "Shoot Sign"
48 "Negaigoto no Mochigusare" Senbatsu "Negaigoto no Mochigusare"
"Tenmetsu Pheromone"
2018 52 Teacher Teacher Team K "Shuuden no Yoru"
53 Sentimental Train Senbatsu (Kami 7) "Sentimental Train"

Albums with AKB48[edit]

Koko ni Ita Koto
  • "High school days" (Kenkyuusei)
  • "Koko ni Ita Koto" (AKB48 + SKE48 + NMB48)
1830m
  • "Lemon no Toshigoro"
  • "Sakuranbo to Kodoku" (Kenkyuusei)
  • "Aozora yo Sabishikunai Ka?" (AKB48 + SKE48 + NMB48 + HKT48)
Tsugi no Ashiato
  • "Kyouhansha" (Team K)
Koko ga Rhodes da, Koko de Tobe!
  • "Oh! Baby" (Team A)
  • "Downtown Hotel 100 Goushitsu"
0 to 1 no Aida
  • "Ai no Shisha" (Team K)
  • "Hajimari no Yuki"
Thumbnail
  • "Ano Hi no Jibun"
  • "Subete wa Tochuu Keika"

Stage units[edit]

Team K 1st Waiting Stage
  • "Arashi no Yoru ni wa"
  • "Hajimete no Jelly Beans"
Team K 4th Stage "Saishuu Bell ga Naru" (Oshima Team K)
  • "Gomen ne Jewel"
Team A 5th Stage "Renai Kinshi Jourei"
  • "Renai Kinshi Jourei"
  • "Tsundere!"
Team K 4th Stage "Saishū Bell ga Naru" (Minegishi Team K)
  • "Return Match"
AKB48 6th Special Stage "Minerva yo, Kaze wo Okosen"
  • "Koppu no Naka no Komorebi"
  • "Kioku no Dilemma"
AKB48 7th Special Stage "Thumbnail"
  • "Hibiwareta Kagami"

Appearances[edit]

Movies[edit]

  • So long! Episode 2 (NTV, 2013)
  • Maiko wa Lady (2014)

Dramas[edit]

Survival Show[edit]

Variety Shows[edit]

  • AKBINGO!
  • Shukan AKB
  • AKB48 no Anta, Dare?
  • Bimyo-na Tobira AKB48 no GachiChallenge
  • Ariyoshi AKB Kyowakoku
  • AKB48 Konto "Nani mo Soko Made..."
  • AKB48 Konto "Bimyo~"
  • AKB48 SHOW!
  • AKB Shirabe
  • AKB Kousagi Dojo

Radio[edit]

  • AKB48 no All Night Nippon
  • Bayfm ON8+1
  • AKB Radio Drama Gekijou
  • LISTEN? ~Live 4 Life~
  • LISTEN 2 to 3
  • AKB48 Konya wa Kaeranai
  • Recomen!
  • Appare yattema-su!

Commercials[edit]

  • Shinsei Bank Lake (Paripipo, Nandemo Share, Jiwajiwakuru Shiawase) (2015-2016)
  • Breathe Right Web Campaign (2015-2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 傑作ミュージカルのヒロインに抜擢!「田野優花」 (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  2. ^ "AKB48 announces a big team shuffle!!!". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  3. ^ "AKB48 27th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  4. ^ "AKB48 32nd Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  5. ^ "34th rock-paper-scissors tournament" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  6. ^ "The results of AKB48 group's big team shuffle!". tokyohive. 6Theory Media, LLC. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  7. ^ "AKB48 37th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  8. ^ "2014 rock-paper-scissors tournament" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  9. ^ "AKB48 41st Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  10. ^ "2015 rock-paper-scissors tournament" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2016-03-07.
  11. ^ "AKB48 45th Single Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  12. ^ "2016 rock-paper-scissors tournament" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  13. ^ "2017 rock-paper-scissors tournament" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2018-03-07.
  14. ^ "AKB48 53rd Single Sekai Senbatsu Sousenkyo Results" (in Japanese). AKS. Retrieved 2018-06-17.
  15. ^ AKBingo!. Episode 407. 2016-09-13. NTV.
  16. ^ "卒業生100人メッセージ" [Messages from 100 Seijo University Alumni]. Retrieved 2018-11-02.