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Morning Musume

From Academic Kids

Template:Mergefrom Morning Musume (モーニング娘。) is an ultra-commercialized all girl J-Pop group from Japan, constantly changing its members. It is also known as "Momusu" (モー娘。). Their act basically revolves around dancing and happy and upbeat melodies.

'Musume' means 'the daughter', but can be used to mean girl, hence the name should be rendered as 'The Morning Girls'

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History

Japanese producer Tsunku started the group in 1997 through a female rock vocalist audition for his band Sharam Q held on the Japanese TV show "Asayan". The winner of the audition was Heike Michiyo, later to become a soloist part of Hello! Project. Soon afterwards Tsunku decided to form a girl group consisting of five of the runnerups. They were issued a challenge to sell 50,000 copies of their demo single "Ai no Tane" within 5 days. They managed the feat in four days in a very grass roots manner, and Tsunku kept on with his mission to create one of the most famous all-girl groups, giving them dance and vocal lessons. The group is particularly well-known for its shuffled line-up, with "graduations" occurring each year ("retiring" a girl from the group), then holding auditions to fill in open slots.

In the beginning of 1998 the girls were ready to start off with their first official single "Morning Coffee." The success of this single (hitting No. 6 on the Japanese pop charts) brought them 3 new members (Kei Yasuda, Mari Yaguchi, and Sayaka Ichii), for a total of 8. Their third single "Daite! HOLD ON ME" hit #1 on the charts. During this time, leader Yuko Nakazawa started her solo career--beginning with traditional japanese folk style called "enka" but eventually moving on to slower, mellow pop music.

In 1999, after several more releases, Asuka Fukuda left the group in order to focus on her studies. Also Tanpopo, the first subgroup, was formed with Kaori Iida, Aya Ishiguro, and Mari Yaguchi--touting slower, more mature songs.

Expectations for the third generation audition were to admit two new girls to the group, but ultimately, only one girl was added to the group, Maki Goto, the youngest member of the group at a mature-looking thirteen years. The success of the 7th single "LOVE Machine" with the addition of Goto dramatically increased the idol popularity of the group, while arguably making Goto the most popular member of Morning Musume.

This is furthered by placing Maki with Kei Yasuda and Sayaka Ichii to form subgroup Petitmoni (also known as Pucchi moni), which released their first single "Chokotto Love" three months after "LOVE machine" to great success.

In 2000, Aya Ishiguro left the group to marry Shinya, drummer of J-rock band LUNA SEA. The 7-member group made one more single ("Koi no Dance Site") before another generation joined. It consisted of (Rika Ishikawa, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Nozomi Tsuji, and Ai Kago), and gave the group a completely different feel by adding in the young 12-year-old duo of Tsuji and Kago.

After one single ("Happy Summer Wedding") in this 11-member formation, Sayaka Ichii graduated to pursue her own music career (she became vocalist in japanese group Cubic Cross and later married fellow group member Naoki Yoshizawa, no relation to Hitomi Yoshizawa).

With Ishiguro and Ichii gone, both Tanpopo and Petitmoni updated their membership. Hitomi Yoshizawa joined Petitmoni, and Ai Kago & Rika Ishikawa were added to Tanpopo. Meanwhile, Mari Yaguchi had started performing informally with Ai Kago and Nozomi Tsuji in concerts as Mini Moni, a group tailored towards younger audiences with members all being less than 150 centimeters tall (about 5 feet). Mika Todd of Coconuts Musume was later added into the group and Tsunku made them official. Their debut single, "Minimoni Jankenpyon!", was a #1 hit.

2000 also saw the creation of "summer shuffle units," in which all members of Tsunku's big idol family, Hello! Project, were shuffled around to form three one-time summer groups.

As an idol group, they were extremely successful, drawing comparisons to the popularity of former girl idol group SPEED. "Renai Revolution 21", "I Wish", and "The Peace" continued the trend of happy pop songs, becoming a staple hit for the group. Morning Musume also began their tradition of performing in musicals each year, breaking new ground as idols with their hit musical, "LOVE CENTURY."

Group leader Yuko Nakazawa graduated in April 2001 to concentrate more on her solo career, putting Kaori Iida and Kei Yasuda as Morning Musume's co-leaders. During this time, the popular Rika Ishikawa was "lent" out to the rather dormant group, Country Musume.

At the end of 2001, four new girls joined the group as the fifth generation: Ai Takahashi, Asami Konno, Makoto Ogawa, and Risa Niigaki, bringing the roster to 13 girls.

Late 2002 was marked by the graduation of Maki Goto and a mass re-shuffle of the sub-units. Tsunku removed Kaori Iida, Mari Yaguchi, and Ai Kago from Tanpopo, adding in Asami Konno, Risa Niigaki, and Ayumi Shibata (of Melon Kinebi) to join Rika Ishikawa. Tanpopo only released one single with this line-up before the group was put on a indefinite hiatus status. Makoto Ogawa and Ayaka Kimura (of Coconuts Musume) joined Hitomi Yoshizawa in Petitmoni to replace Kei Yasuda and Maki Goto, but the group did not even release a single, only performing in concerts. Their song ("Wow Wow Wow") was later released on the Hello! Project's compilation CD Petit Best 4. In Minimoni, Mari Yaguchi was replaced with Ai Takahashi and the new line-up went on to make several singles and a 2nd album until member Mika Todd graduated in May 2004, adding minimoni to the "indefinite hiatus" subgroups.

In the beginning of 2003, three new girls were added as the sixth generation: Eri Kamei, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. After a successful appearance on the New Year's music program "Utagassen Kouhaku" with several Morning Musume members dancing as backup, Tsunku also added in Miki Fujimoto, who was originally an up-and-coming solo singer under Hello! Project, as part of the sixth generation. Their debut concert was also Kei Yasuda's graduation concert, and Tsunku said that this one-time 16-member group is the largest Morning Musume will ever be.

Mari Yaguchi became Morning Musume's sub-leader (after Kei's graduation) and was also put in charge of training and assisting the up and coming group of Hello! Project Kids, eventually forming a group with 5 of them, known as ZYX.

Later in 2003, Morning Musume was split into two subgroups so that it can tour more cities (especially smaller cities that cannot support a 15-member troupe). Morning Musume Sakuragumi included Natsumi Abe, Mari Yaguchi, Hitomi Yoshizawa, Ai Kago, Ai Takahashi, Risa Niigaki, Asami Konno and Eri Kamei and Morning Musume Otomegumi had Kaori Iida, Rika Ishikawa, Nozomi Tsuji, Makoto Ogawa, Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. Both groups made 2 singles so far and were reasonably successful.

In January 2004, Natsumi Abe (known as "the face of Morning Musume" to the general public) graduated to pursue a soloist career, followed by the graduation of 4th generation Nozomi Tsuji and Ai Kago in August to focus on "W (Double U)", their new duo group.

7th generation auditions (named "Lucky 7" to commemorate the 7th generation, 7th year of Morning Musume, and 7 auditioning locations across Japan) were held in various Japan cities in 2004, resulting in 6 finalists. However, on January 9th, 2005, Tsunku announced that no one in the Lucky 7 audition will be added onto Morning Musume, adding that he had set his expectations extra high this year in hopes of finding an "ace".

On January 30th, 2005 - then-leader and last 1st generation member Kaori Iida graduated to pursue a solo singer/artist career, with Mari Yaguchi taking on leadership role and Hitomi Yoshizawa as subleader. However, on April 14, 2005, Yaguchi suddenly retired from Morning Musume because of an article showing pictures of her and her boyfriend in the Japanese publication, "Friday". Then Yoshizawa took on a leadership. On the other hand, Rika Ishikawa graduated on May 7, 2005 and perform with another group (named "Biyuden", whose first single came out in September 2004)

In February 2005, Tsunku will start another audition for Morning Musume's 7th generation. He has noted that he is still intent on finding an "ace".

On April 14, 2005, Mari Yaguchi announced that she retired from Morning Musume (as leader and member) immediately and continue on with solo activities, after photos were taken of her with a male actor on the 10th (and scheduled to go out on Japanese gossip magazine "Friday!" on the 15th). In her public statement, Yaguchi said she can no longer sustain an "idol" image befitting of Morning Musume and that she shall move on as an adult.

Because of the sudden and unexpected nature of her leave, Yaguchi did not receive a ceremony like other ex-MoMusu members when they "graduated". Then-subleader Hitomi Yoshizawa took over as the leader of Morning Musume, and Ai Takahashi became sub-leader.

Members

First generation

Second generation

Third generation

  • Maki Goto (後藤真希, graduated September 2002)

Fourth generation

Fifth generation

Sixth generation

Seventh generation

Group Leader

A member of Morning Musume - usually the oldest member of the band according to Hello! Project tradition - is appointed as the group's leader. The next oldest is appointed sub-leader. Here are the list of the leaders in chronological order:

Milestones

  • Oricon Singles CD Chart #1 ranking: 9 times
  • Exceeded 10 Million CD sales with their 19th single Shabondama
  • Oricon Music DVD #1 ranking: 10 times
  • Kouhaku uta gassen (紅白歌合戦) youngest participant: 12 year old Ai Kago (51st Kouhaku - 2000)

Auditions

Morning Musume Tsuika Audition (2nd Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Not specified
  • Total Applicants: 5,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 1998
  • No training camp and theme song

Morning Musume 2nd Tsuika Audition (3rd Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 11,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 1999
  • Training camp, theme song: Summer Night Town (Morning Musume 2nd single)
  • Kumi Koda (倖田來未) participated in this audition

Morning Musume 3rd Tsuika Audition (4th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 25,000
  • Broadcasted on Asayan in 2000
  • Training camp, theme song: Akai nikkichou (Akagumi 4's single)
  • Miki Fujimoto (藤本美貴), Aya Matsuura (松浦亜弥) and Mai Satoda (里田まい) participated in this audition

Morning Musume Love Audition 21 (5th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 7th grade student
  • Total Applicants: 25,827
  • Broadcasted on muSix! in 2001
  • Training camp, theme song: LOVE namida iro (Aya Matsuura's single)

Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 (6th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, 7th-12th grade
  • Application Song: Do it! Now
  • Total Applicants: 12,417
  • Broadcasted on muSix! in 2002
  • Training camp, theme song: Akai freesia (Melon Kinenbi's 8th single)

Morning Musume Lucky 7 Audition (7th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 9th grade and under 20 years of age
  • Application Song theme: A capella
  • Total Applicants: N/A
  • Training camp and theme song: Haru no Uta (from Morning Musume's 6th album, Ai no dairokkan)
  • Broadcasted on Hello! Morning starting September, 2004. Audition result aired on January 9th, 2005
  • Result: NO ADDITIONAL MEMBERS

Morning Musume Audition 2005 (7th Generation Audition)

  • Application Requirements: Female, minimum of 9th grade and under 22 years of age
  • Total Applicants: 21,611
  • No training camp and theme song
  • Broadcasted on Hello! Morning starting February 9th, 2005. Audition result aired on May 1st, 2005
  • Result: Koharu Kusumi (久住小春) passed the audition

Discography

Singles

#TitleRelease dateArrangementMiscellaneous Info
0Ai no Tane (愛の種)1997-11-03N/AN/A
1Morning Coffee (モーニングコーヒー)1998-01-28Tetsutaro Sakurai (桜井鉄太郎)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
2Summer Night Town (サマーナイトタウン)1998-05-27Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
3Daite Hold On Me! (抱いてHOLD ON ME!)1998-09-09Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Asuka Fukuda
4Memory Seishun no Hikari (Memory 青春の光)1999-02-10Yasuaki Maejima (前嶋康明)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Asuka Fukuda
5Manatsu no Kousen (真夏の光線)1999-05-12Shin Kohno (河野伸)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
6Furusato (ふるさと)1999-07-14Takao Konishi (小西貴雄)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe
7Love Machine (LOVEマシーン)1999-09-09Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: None
8Koi no Dance Site (恋のダンスサイト)2000-01-26Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: None
9Happy Summer Wedding (ハッピーサマーウェディング)2000-05-17Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: None, center: Yuko Nakazawa
10I WISH2000-09-06Shin Kohno (河野伸)Main Vocal: Maki Goto
11Renai Revolution 21 (恋愛レボリューション21)2000-12-13Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto
12The Peace! (ザ☆ピ~ス!)2001-07-25Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: None, Center: Rika Ishikawa
13Mr.Moonlight ~Ai no BIG BAND~ (Mr.Moonlight~愛のビッグバンド~)2001-10-31Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介)Main Vocal: Hitomi Yoshizawa (vocals: Yoshizawa, Abe, and Goto)
14Souda! WE'RE ALIVE (そうだ! We're ALIVE)2002-02-21Dance Man (ダンス☆マン)Main Vocal: None, Center: Mari Yaguchi
15DO IT! NOW2002-07-24Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行)Main Vocal: Natsumi Abe, Maki Goto
16Koko ni Iru Zee! (ここにいるぜぇ!)2002-10-30Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行)Main Vocal: None
17Morning Musume no Hyokkori Hyoutanjima (モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島)2003-02-19Takao Konishi (小西貴雄)Main Vocal: None
18AS FOR ONE DAY2003-04-23Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行)Main Vocal: Rika Ishikawa, Mari Yaguchi, Kei Yasuda
19Shabondama (シャボン玉)2003-07-30Yuichi Takahashi (高橋諭一)Main Vocal: Reina Tanaka
20Go Girl~Koi no Victory~ (Go Girl~恋のヴィクトリー~)2003-11-06Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行)Main Vocal: None
21Ai Araba IT'S ALL RIGHT (愛あらば IT'S ALL RIGHT!)2004-01-21Takao Konishi (小西貴雄)Main Vocal: Rika Ishikawa
22Roman~MY DEAR BOY~ (浪漫~MY DEAR BOY~)2004-05-12Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介)Main Vocal: Rika Ishikawa, Ai Takahashi, Miki Fujimoto
23Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (女子かしまし物語)2004-07-22Hideyuki "Daichi" Suzuki (鈴木Daichi秀行)Main Vocal: None
24Namida ga Tomaranai Houkago (涙が止まらない放課後)2004-11-03Shunsuke Suzuki (鈴木俊介)Main Vocal: Asami Konno, Sayumi Michishige, Miki Fujimoto, Rika Ishikawa
25THE MANPOWER!!! (THE マンパワー!!!)2005-01-19Ken Matsubara (松原憲)Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' theme song.
Main Vocal: Ai Takahashi, Hitomi Yoshizawa
26Osaka Koi no Uta (大阪 恋の歌)2005-04-27"NATURE IS GOOD!" is the ecology campaign song of ABC.
Main Vocal: Ai Takahashi, Miki Fujimoto, Rika Ishikawa

Albums

  1. First Time (ファーストタイム) - 1998-07-08
  2. Second Morning (セカンドモーニング) - 1999-07-28
  3. 3rd-LOVE Paradise- (3rd -LOVEパラダイス-) - 2000-03-29
  4. 4th Ikimashoi! (4th「いきまっしょい!」) - 2002-03-27
  5. No.5 (Number Five) (No.5(ナンバーファイブ)) - 2003-03-26
  6. Ai no Dai 6 Kan (愛の第6感)) - 2004-12-08

DVD/VHS (Single)

  • The-Video LOVE Machine (ザ・ビデオ LOVEマシーン) - 1999-10-14
  • The-Video Koi no Dance Site (ザ・ビデオ 恋のダンスサイト) - 2000-02-23
  • Single V - Souda! We're ALIVE (シングルV・そうだ! We're ALIVE) - 2002-04-10
  • Single V - Morning Musume Single Medley ~Hawaiian~ (シングルV・モーニング娘。シングルメドレー~ハワイアン~) - 2002-07-24
  • Single V - Do it! Now (シングルV・Do it! Now) - 2002-09-26
  • Single V - Ganbacchae!/Hey! Mirai (シングルV・がんばっちゃえ! /HEY!未来) - 2003-01-29
  • Single V - Morning Musume no hyokkori hyoutan jima (シングルV・モーニング娘。のひょっこりひょうたん島) - 2003-02-19
  • Single V - AS FOR ONE DAY (シングルV・AS FOR ONE DAY) - 2003-04-23
  • Single V - Shabondama (シングルV・シャボン玉) - 2003-07-30
  • Single V - GO Girl ~Koi no Victory~ (シングルV・GO Girl~恋のヴィクトリー~) - 2003-11-06
  • Single V - Ai araba IT'S ALL RIGHT! (シングルV・愛あらばIT'S ALL RIGHT!) - 2004-01-21
  • Single V - Roman ~MY DEAR BOY~ (シングルV・浪漫~MY DEAR BOY~) - 2004-05-12
  • Single V - Joshi Kashimashi Monogatari (シングルV・女子かしまし物語) - 2004-07-22
  • Single V - Namida ga Tomaranai Hokago (シングルV・涙が止まらない放課後) - 2004-11-03
  • Single V - THE Man Power!!! (シングルV・THE マンパワー!!!) - 2005-01-19
  • Single V - Osaka Koi no Uta (シングルV・大阪 恋の歌) - 2004-04-27
  • Eizou The Morning Musume Best 10 (映像 ザ・モーニング娘。ベスト10) - 2000-06-14
  • Eizou The Morning Musume 2 ~Single M Clips~ (映像ザ・モーニング娘。2~シングルMクリップス~) - 2002-12-04
  • Eizou The Morning Musume 3 ~Single V Clips~ (映像ザ・モーニング娘。2~シングルVクリップス~) - 2005-03-24

DVD/VHS (Concert)

  • Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO - 1998-12-12
  • Memory~Seishun no Hikari~ 1999-04-18 (Memory~青春の光~1999.4.18) - 1999-06-30
  • Morning Musume First Live at Budokan ~Dancing Love Site 2000 Spring~ (モーニング娘。ライブ初の武道館~ダンシング ラブ サイト 2000 春~) - 2000-08-30
  • Morning Musume Live Revolution 21 Spring ~Osaka City Hall Last Day~ (モーニング娘。ライブレボリューション21 春~大阪城ホール最終日~) - 2001-06-27
  • GREEN LIVE - 2001-09-05
  • LOVE IS ALIVE! Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2002 Spring at Saitama Super Arena (LOVE IS ALIVE! モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR 2002 春 at さいたまスーパーアリーナ) - 2002-07-31
  • Morning Musume LOVE IS ALIVE! 2002 Summer at Yokohama Arena (モーニング娘。LOVE IS ALIVE! 2002夏 at 横浜アリーナ) - 2002-11-20
  • Hello! FIRST LIVE AT SHIBUYA KOHKAIDO - 2002-12-04
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2003 Spring NON STOP! At Saitama Super Arena (モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR 2003春 NON STOP! At saitama super arena) - 2003-06-25
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2003 ~ 15-nin de NON STOP!~ (モーニング娘。CONCERT TOUR2003~15人でNON STOP!~) - 2003-12-26
  • MORNING MUSUME CONCERT TOUR 2004 SPRING The BEST of Japan - 2004-07-14
  • Morning Musume CONCERT TOUR 2004 "The Best of Japan Natsu~Aki '04" (モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2004『The Best of Japan 夏~秋 '04』) - 2004-12-08

Appearances

Television

Show TitleStart DateEnd DateTV StationMiscellaneous Info
ASAYAN3rd Quarter 19972002-03-24TV Tokyo-
Taiyo musume to umi (太陽娘と海)1998-041998-06TV Tokyo-
Morning Musume no heso (モーニング娘。のへそ)2000-012000-09TV Tokyo-
Friday Night ha onegai! Morning (フライデーナイトはお願い! モーニング)2000-042001-09Produced by TV Iwate, and broadcasted on Nippon TV Network System-
Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。)2000-04Still RunningTV TokyoOther Hello! Project members appears occasionally
muSix!2000-122003-03TV Tokyo, BS-Japan-
Mo~. Taihen deshita (モー。たいへんでした)2001-042002-03TV Tokyo-
Tintin TOWN! (ティンティンTOWN!)2002-072004-03Nippon TV-
Mecha-mecha IKEteru! (めちゃイケてるッ!)N/AN/AFuji TVOkajo All-girls Highschool Series

Radio

Show TitleStart DateEnd DateRadio StationHost
Morning Musume no onegai morning call -> Morning Musume no Super Morning Rider! -> Natsumi Abe no Super Morning Rider (モーニング娘。のお願いモーニングコール→モーニング娘。のスーパー・モーニングライダー!→安倍なつみのスーパーモーニングライダー)1998-10-052000-12-29Tokyo FM-
Morning Musume Daiba -> Pucchi Moni Daiba (モー娘ダイバー→プッチモニダイバー)1999-10-042000-12-25Tokyo FMPucchi Moni members Sayaka Ichii, Kei Yasuda, Maki Goto, Hitomi Yoshizawa
Air Moni (エアモニ。)20012003Bunka HosoNatsumi Abe


Commercial

Movies

TitleYearStudio
Morning Cop ~Daite HOLD ON ME!~ (モーニング刑事。~抱いてHOLD ON ME!~)1998Toei
Pinch Runner (ピンチランナー)2000Toei
Koinu Dan no monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)2002Toei
Hamtaro the Movie 2 (劇場版とっとこハム太郎 ハムハムハムージャ!幻のプリンセス, Gekijo-ban Tottoko Hamutaro Ham-Ham Hamuja Maboroshi no Princess)2002Toho

Musical

TitleLocationProducerDateMiscellaneous Info
Love Century -Yume wa Minakerya Hajimaranai- (LOVEセンチュリー -夢はみなけりゃ始まらない-)Nissay Theatre (http://www.nissaytheatre.or.jp/)Nobuhiro Nishikawa (西川信廣)May 3, 2001 - May 27, 200137 Performances
Morning Town (モーニング・タウン)Aoyama Theatre (http://www.aoyama.org/japanese/theatre/theatre.html)Nobuhiro Nishikawa (西川信廣)May 24, 2002 - June 24, 200241 Performances
Edokko Chushingura (江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵)Meiji Theatre (http://www.meijiza.co.jp/)Takuya Hiramitsu (平光琢也)May 31, 2003 - June 29, 200326 Performances
HELP!! Atchii Chikyu wo Samasunda (HELP!!熱っちぃ地球を冷ますんだっ。)Nakano Sunplaza (http://www.nakano-city.com/sunplaza/sunplaza.html)Masayoshi Kashida (樫田正剛)May 29, 2004 - June 13, 200420 Performances

Concert

TBA

DVS/VHS (TV, Movies, Musical, etc)

TitleRelease DateMisc Info
Morning Cop. Daite HOLD ON ME! (モーニング刑事。抱いてHOLD ON ME!)September 2, 1998VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 1 (今日のタメゴト part 1)April 25, 2001VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 2 (今日のタメゴト part 2)April 25, 2001VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 3 (今日のタメゴト part 3)August 29, 2001VHS release
Kyou no tamegoto part 4 (今日のタメゴト part 4)August 29, 2001VHS release
Morning Musume in Pinch Runner (モーニング娘。in ピンチランナー)October 21, 2000-
Momusume Hashiru! Pinch Runner (モー娘。走る! ピンチランナー)November 21, 2000-
Morning Cop. Daite HOLD ON ME! (モーニング刑事。抱いてHOLD ON ME!)December 8, 2000-
Morning Musume Kyou no tamegoto kanzenban (モーニング娘。 今日のタメゴト 完全版)April 25, 2001-
Morning Musume Kyou no tamegoto kanzenban 2 (モーニング娘。 今日のタメゴト 完全版2)August 29, 2001-
Morning Musume no Musical: LOVE Century -Yume ha minakerya hajimaranai- (モーニング娘。のミュージカル LOVEセンチュリー-夢はみなけりゃ始まらない-)October 17, 2001-
Morning Musume Shinshun! LOVE stories no cut edition (モーニング娘。新春! LOVEストーリーズ ノーカット版)March 13, 2002-
Namatamago (ナマタマゴ)May 15, 2002-
Tokkaekko (とっかえっ娘。)July 17, 2002-
Morning Musume no Musical: Morning Town (モーニング娘。のミュージカル モーニングタウン)September 19, 2002-
Making of Koinu Dan no monogatari (メイキング・オブ 仔犬ダンの物語)January 21, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.1 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.1)April 23, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.2 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.2)April 23, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou "Bus ga kurumade" Vol.3 (ハロー! モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場「バスがくるまで」Vol.3)May 14, 2003-
Koinu Dan no monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)June 21, 2003-
Morning Musume Suspense Drama Special: "Mikeneko Holmes no Hanzaigaku Kouza" - "Ore ga Aitsu de Aitsu ga Ore de" (モーニング娘。サスペンスドラマスペシャル。「三毛猫ホームズの犯罪学講座」「おれがあいつであいつがおれで」)July 16, 2003-
Halo halo! Morning Musume 6th generation member DVD (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバーDVD)July 16, 2003-
Morning Musume shuen Musical: Edokko Chushingura (モーニング娘。主演ミュージカル 江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵 )August 27, 2003-
Alo hello! Morning Musume Sakuragumi & Otomegumi (アロハロ! モーニング娘。さくら組&おとめ組)November 6, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.4 "Hirusagari no Mo-mama tachi & Bus ga kurumade" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.4 「昼下がりのモーママたち & バスがくるまで」)December 26, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.5 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari & Isha ga kurumade" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.5 「駅前交番物語 & 医者がくるまで」)December 26, 2003-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.6 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.6 「駅前交番物語」)July 28, 2004-
Hello! Morning: Haromoni Gekijou Vol.7 "Ekimae Koban Monogatari Tokubetsuhen" (ハロー!モーニング。 ハロモニ。劇場 Vol.7 「駅前交番物語 特別編」)July 28, 2004-
HELP!! Atchii Chikyu wo Samasunda. (HELP!!熱っちぃ地球を冷ますんだっ。)August 25, 2004-

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Summer Shuffle Groups

Every summer, the members of Hello! Project are shuffled into different groups to compete to see who can get the most sales. They always have a theme in which their song must stick by.

Shuffle March 08, 2000 (Theme: Colors)

Shuffle July 04, 2001 (Theme: Party)

Shuffle July 03, 2002 (Theme: Happy (Shiawase))

Shuffle July 09, 2003 (Theme: Elements)

Shuffle 2004

(Note: There were no "group shuffles" this year. Instead, Tsunku decided to put all +40 members of Hello!Project in one song.)

Shuffle 2005

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Not to be mistaken with summer shuffles.

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