Ocha Norma (オチャノーマ) is a Japanese idol girl group that formed in 2021. They released their debut single, "Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!", on July 13, 2022.

Ocha Norma
OriginJapan
GenresJ-pop
Years active2021–present
LabelsUp-Front Works
Zetima
Members
  • Madoka Saito
  • Ruli Hiromoto
  • Kanami Ishiguri
  • Kirara Yonemura
  • Nanami Kubota
  • Sumire Tashiro
  • Natsume Nakayama
  • Miku Nishizaki
  • Momo Kitahara
  • Roko Tsutsui
Websitewww.helloproject.com/ochanorma/

HistoryEdit

On March 7, 2021, it was announced by Mizuki Fukumura that a new Hello! Project group would be formed that year with the first members to join the line-up announced as Kirara Yonemura, Kanami Ishiguri, Nanami Kubota and Madoka Saito. It was also revealed that the line-up would be finalised by the end of the year.[1] On July 5, additional members of the group were announced as Natsume Nakayama, Ruli Hiromoto, Miku Nishizaki, and Momo Kitahara.[2] A Hello! Project audition was held starting on July 20, in order to add more members to the group's line-up. On December 12, it was announced by Karin Miyamoto, that the group would be named Ocha Norma and two contestants from the previous audition, Sumire Tashiro and Roko Tsutsui, would join the group.[3]

On January 8, 2022, Ocha Norma digitally released their first song, "Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta".[4] On July 13, the group released their debut single "Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!".[5]

MembersEdit

  • Madoka Saito (斉藤円香) – leader
  • Ruli Hiromoto (広本瑠璃) – sub-leader
  • Kanami Ishiguri (石栗奏美)
  • Kirara Yonemura (米村姫良々)
  • Nanami Kubota (窪田七海)
  • Sumire Tashiro (田代すみれ)
  • Natsume Nakayama (中山夏月姫)
  • Miku Nishizaki (西﨑美空)
  • Momo Kitahara (北原もも)
  • Roko Tsutsui (筒井澪心)

DiscographyEdit

SinglesEdit

Title Year Peak
chart
positions
Sales Album
JPN
Oricon

[6]
JPN
Hot 100

[7]
"Koi no Crouching Start / Omatsuri Debut da ze!"
(恋のクラウチングスタート/お祭りデビューだぜ!)
2022 2 2 Non-album singles
"Unmei Chachacha~n / Uchira no Jimoto wa Chikyuu Jan!"
(運命 CHACHACHACHA~N/ウチらの地元は地球じゃん!)
2 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ハロプロ 年内に新グループ結成 研修生ユニット4人加入が決定". Oricon News (in Japanese). March 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "Juice=Juiceに3名、つばきファクトリーに4名新メンバー加入「今まで以上にパワーアップしていきたい」". Natalie (in Japanese). July 7, 2021.
  3. ^ "ハロプロ新グループ「OCHA NORMA(オチャノーマ)」誕生! メンバー10人で活動". Excite (in Japanese). December 13, 2021.
  4. ^ "ハロプロ新グループ・OCHA NORMAが主題歌を歌唱!桜田ひより主演『ラーメン大好き小泉さん』". TV Life (in Japanese). December 24, 2021.
  5. ^ "『Hello! Projectひなフェス2022』、ハロプロ総出演&ハローキティも登場したライブのレポートを公開". OK Music (in Japanese). April 4, 2022.
  6. ^ "Ocha Norma | Oricon Style". Oricon. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
  7. ^ "Billboard Japan Hot 100: 2022/07/20 公開". Billboard Japan. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
  8. ^ オリコン週間 シングルランキング 2022年07月11日~2022年07月17日 [Oricon Weekly Single Ranking July 11, 2022 – July 17, 2022] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on July 20, 2022. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
  9. ^ =オリコン週間 シングルランキング 2022年11月28日~2022年12月04日 [Oricon Weekly Single Ranking November 28, 2022 – December 4, 2022] (in Japanese). Oricon. Archived from the original on December 7, 2022. Retrieved December 7, 2022.