Haruna Iikubo

Haruna Iikubo (飯窪 春菜, Iikubo Haruna, born on November 7, 1994 in Tokyo)[1] is a Japanese fashion model, actress and pop singer. She is a former tenth-generation member and sub-leader of the pop group Morning Musume.[1] She is a former model for the Japanese fashion magazine Love Berry.

Haruna Iikubo
飯窪春菜
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Born (1994-11-07) November 7, 1994 (age 25)
Tokyo, Japan
Other namesHarunan (はるなん)[1][2]
Occupation
  • model
  • actress
  • singer
Musical career
GenresJ-pop
Years active2011–present
LabelsZetima
Associated acts
Websitewww.helloproject.com/morningmusume/

BiographyEdit

In 2009, Haruna won a special award at the exclusive auditions for the fashion magazine Love Berry. She first appeared as a model in the June number of the magazine. Since the July issue, Haruna Iikubo adopted the stage name Hau Dan (壇 はう). She "graduated" from Love Berry (left the project) in the February 2011 number.

In 2011, Haruna participated in the 10th generation auditions for the pop group Morning Musume. Throughout September, she appeared weekly on the TV show Hello Pro! Time in the segment dedicated to the auditions.

On September 29, 2011, at a concert at Nippon Budokan, which was part of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special, it was announced that Haruna Iikubo passed the auditions alongside 3 other girls: Ayumi Ishida, Masaki Satō, and Haruka Kudō.[2][3]

On April 18, 2012, it was announced that Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina and the 9th & 10th Generation members would participate in a new stage play titled Stacey's Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to 12. On July 20, it was announced that Iikubo, Yajima Maimi, Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Nakajima Saki were chosen to form the unit DIY♡.

On May 21, 2013, at Tanaka Reina's graduation concert, Haruna and Fukumura Mizuki were appointed the new sub-leaders of Morning Musume.

On August 17, 2018, Iikubo Haruna announced on her blog that she will graduate from both Morning Musume '18 and Hello! Project at the end of the fall tour Morning Musume '18 Concert Tour Aki ~GET SET, GO!~.

On December 15, Iikubo announced she would produce and lend her voice to the virtual idol Ni-na under the VR corporation HIKKY.[4]

Morning Musume member colorEdit

First, Haruna Iikubo was assigned the color chocolate. At the end of July 2012, Haruna Iikubo announced at a concert: "I'm graduating from the chocolate color". From the Morning Musume 2012 autumn tour she would be working in a new color image, and the new color would be made public at the July 30 Morning Musume's Ustream broadcast starting 19:30 JST.[5] At the broadcast, her color was revealed to be honey color (ハニー色).[6]

Hello! Project groups and unitsEdit

DiscographyEdit

for Haruna Iikubo's releases with Morning Musume, see Morning Musume discography.

FilmographyEdit

Solo DVDsEdit

  • Greeting: Iikubo Haruna (Greeting ~飯窪春菜~) (July 2, 2012, e-Hello! series)[7]

MoviesEdit

  • Inu to Anata no Monogatari: Inu no Eiga (犬とあなたの物語 いぬのえいが) (2011)

TV dramasEdit

  • Glass no Kiba (ガラスの牙) (August 3, 2010, Chubu-Nippon/TBS)— as Kumi Toda (戸田くみ)
  • Sūgaku Joshi Gakuen (January 11, 2012 (2012-01-11) — March 28, 2012 (2012-03-28))

TV showsEdit

  • Hello Pro! Time (ハロプロ!TIME) (September 2011 – May 2012, TV Tokyo)
  • Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ) (2012–2013, TV Tokyo)
  • The Girls Live (2014–present, TV Tokyo)

RadioEdit

  • MBS Young Town Saturday (MBSヤングタウン土曜日) (April 6, 2013–, MBS)

MagazinesEdit

  • Love Berry (June 2009 – February 2011, exclusive model)
  • memew Vol.44
  • CM NOW Vol.144

CommercialsEdit

  • Love-Digi Moving Photo Camera (ラブデジ ムービングフォト) (2009, Takara Tomy)
  • Love-Digi Furifuri Photo Frame (ラブデジ ふりふりフォトフレーム) (2010, Takara Tomy)
  • Love-Digi Pri-Seal Stick (ラブデジ プリシールスティック) (2010, Takara Tomy)
  • Kanpo Senka (カンポウ専科) (Kracie Pharmaceutical)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定! (in Japanese). Up-Front DC Co., Ltd. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on April 1, 2014. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy" モーニング娘。新メン発表&高橋愛5期メン再集結に涙の熱唱 (in Japanese). Plantech Co., Ltd. September 30, 2011. Archived from the original on October 3, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ モーニング娘。10期メンバー4人発表 明日卒業の高橋愛は「進化」に期待 (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. September 29, 2011. Retrieved September 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "[天気組]モーニング娘。'19『#ハニカムニーナ #ふざけ写真 #ニーナ 飯窪春菜』". モーニング娘。‘19 天気組オフィシャルブログ Powered by Ameba (in Japanese). Retrieved April 12, 2019.
  5. ^ De View (July 28, 2012). モーニング娘。13枚目ニューアルバム9月発売、そしてメンバー・飯窪春菜から重大(!?)発表 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  6. ^ Morning Musume's USTREAM channel USTREAMUSUME, July 30, 2012 broadcast (19:30–21:00 JST)
  7. ^ e-Hello! 飯窪春菜 DVD 『Greeting ~飯窪春菜~』 ダイジェスト on YouTube

External linksEdit

Honorary titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Risa Niigaki
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2013–present
with Mizuki Fukumura (2013–2014)
Erina Ikuta (2014–present)
Incumbent