Ai Kago (加護 亜依, Kago Ai) (born February 7, 1988 in Yamatotokada, Nara, Japan) is a Japanese singer, actress, author and former Guinness World Record holder.
Rika Ishikawa (石川 梨華, Ishikawa Rika, born January 19, 1985), is a Japanese pop singer and TV/radio hostess, associated with the Hello! Project banner and best known as a former member of the pop group Morning Musume. She was the leader of the Japanese pop idol trio v-u-den until June 2008. She is working as a soloist, a member of the Japanese pop idol group Ongaku Gatas, in the pop duo Hangry & Angry as Angry, and as a current member of Dream Morning Musume.
Asami Konno (紺野 あさ美, Konno Asami), born May 7, 1987, is a television presenter at TV Tokyo. She is a former Japanese pop idol singer, best known as former fifth generation member of the all-girl Japanese idol pop group Morning Musume. She joined the group in the August 2001, along with fellow fifth generation members Ai Takahashi, Makoto Ogawa, and Risa Niigaki. She joined TV Tokyo on 1 April 2011 after her graduation from Gatas Brilhantes H.P. on 31 March.
Mari Yaguchi (矢口真里, Yaguchi Mari) (born January 20, 1983) is a Japanese pop artist, actress and TV personality and former member of Hello! Project. She is a former member of Japanese idol group Morning Musume and sub-group Tanpopo, one of its first sub groups, and also founded Minimoni. She later became the leader of both Morning Musume Sakuragumi and ZYX. She was also a member of Japanese pop group Dream Morning Musume.
Eri Kamei (亀井 絵里, Kamei Eri, born December 23, 1988 in Arakawa, Tokyo) is a former member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined in late 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. She graduated on December 15, 2010 in Yokohama Arena along with Junjun and Linlin.
Risa Niigaki (新垣 里沙, Niigaki Risa, born October 20, 1988 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress formerly associated with Hello! Project.She was a fifth generation member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined Morning Musume in 2001 along with Ai Takahashi, Asami Konno and Makoto Ogawa. She grew up in Yokohama after moving there at age six. She was the longest serving member of Morning Musume, and was the leader of the group from October 2011 to her graduation on May 18, 2012.
Aika Mitsui (光井 愛佳, Mitsui Aika, born January 12, 1993, in Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan) is a member of Hello! Project and a former member of the J-pop group Morning Musume, joining as a member of the eighth generation from the audition in Japan during December 2006. Mitsui's audition process was documented during the late 2006 episodes of Hello! Morning. She performed Ayumi Hamasaki's "Blue Bird" in round one of her audition and Morning Musume's "Furusato" and "Osaka Koi no Uta" in rounds two and three. She graduated from Morning Musume on May 18, 2012. She still remains in Hello! Project.
Ayumi Shibata (柴田 あゆみ, Shibata Ayumi) (born February 22, 1984) is a Japanese female singer. She is a former member of Melon Kinenbi, an all-girl J-pop group which is part of the Hello! Project. She joined the group Tanpopo with Morning Musume members Asami Konno and Risa Niigaki in 2002 until the group went into an indefinite hiatus after releasing one single. Shibata has been an active member of Hello! Project since 2000, participating in Hello! Project's futsal club Gatas Brilhantes H.P., many shuffle groups, concerts, and special events.
Kaori Iida (飯田 圭織, Iida Kaori, born August 8, 1981 in Hokkaidō, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer and actress, associated with Hello! Project and best known as a founding member of the girl band Morning Musume. She has also recorded with the Morning Musume side project band Tanpopo and is currently a solo artist. During her time in the group, she was the tallest member (168 cm), earning her the nickname "Kaorin" & "Kao-tan". She is currently a member of Dream Morning Musume.
Aya Yamada (山田 亜弥), better known by her birth name Aya Ishiguro (石黒 彩, born May 12, 1978) is a Japanese singer, writer, TV personality, fashion designer. She is most famous for her participation in Japanese pop girl group Morning Musume
Yurina Kumai (熊井 友理奈, Kumai Yurina, born August 3, 1993, Kanagawa, Japan) is a Japanese pop singer currently performing in the all-girl group Berryz Kobo, under Hello! Project. Kumai joined Hello! Project in 2002 after passing the Hello! Project Kids audition. She is the tallest member of Hello! Project at 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in).
Chisato Okai (岡井 千聖, Okai Chisato) (born June 21, 1994 in Saitama, Japan) is a member of the J-pop group Cute, under Hello! Project.