I wrote on this magazine asking fans who their favorite member of Morning Musume is. Now it is time to focus on the 6th generation of the group. Who is your favorite Morning Musume 6th generation member? I’ve already said that my favorite member of this generation is Eri Kamei. The 6th generation made their debut in 2003. Here is a look at the members of this generation:
Miki Fujimoto (Shoji)
Fujimoto was my favorite Morning Musume 6th generation member from 2012 through 2017.
Date of birth: February 26, 1985
Miki Fujimoto now Shoji may be the most famous member of this generation. She auditioned back in 2000 to become a member of the 4th generation. However, she did not make it to the final round of auditions. Despite this setback, Hello! Project, the umbrella name for the female music artists offered Fujimoto a chance to train to debut in the industry. During this time, she also worked as a receptionist for Up-Front Agency. Fujimoto used to be my favorite member of this generation for several years. She has two children with her comedian husband Tomoharu Shoji whom she married in 2009. She has a son named Toranosuke and a daughter named Tsubasa whom she gave birth to in August 2015. Fujimoto is now under contract with Just Production, a partner company with the agency JP Room.
Date of birth: November 11, 1989
One member that I have not really mentioned on this magazine is Reina Tanaka. She took part in an audition for the 5th generation in 2001 and she passed. However, when it was discovered that she was underage, she had to leave the group. She auditioned again in 2002 and passed. She was finally able to make her debut along with Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Eri Kamei. She provided lead vocals for Morning Musume’s 19th single Shabondama. She would graduate from Morning Musume in May 2013 and she would set up her own pop/rock band called Lovendor.
Date of birth: July 13, 1989
This former 6th generation member once considered herself the cutest member of Morning Musume. She has spent time with Miki Fujimoto having fun, presented a custom made cake, and released several photo books including Mille-Feuille, Blue Rose, and YOUR LOVE. However, the most significant fact about her is that she has the longest tenure in the history of Morning Musume. Michishige took over as leader in May 2012 with the graduation of Risa Niigaki. She would be leader until she graduated from the group on November 26, 2014.
Date of birth: December 23, 1988
My favorite Morning Musume 6th generation member as of 2017
This very beautiful Morning Musume member was also a person that got her own segment on the variety show called Hello! Morning. Her co-host was Yuko Nakazawa, a member that was part of that first generation with four other girls. Those of you that have followed this magazine know who those other members are. Kamei has released several photo books including 17SAI, Maple, and Thanks which is my favorite photo book from her. In 17SAI, Kamei shows her beautiful bikini body! In the photo session Maple, Kamei is seen smiling as she enjoys the beautiful nature of British Columbia Canada. In the photo book called Thanks, she wears an awesome wedding style dress and once again shows me why she is one of the most beautiful Morning Musume members ever. Kamei is my favorite Morning Musume member along with Ayumi Ishida of Sendai. Kamei had to graduate from Morning Musume in 2010 because of a skin condition called atopic dermatitis. Kamei is now one of my biggest role models as well as my favorite Morning Musume 6th generation member!