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Genki Girls Club

Origin

Japan

Genre

Pop, J-pop

Years Active

2010 - present

Choreographer

YOSHIKO

Label

Up-Front Works

Agency

UP-FRONT PROMOTION

Associated Acts

Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, Ka-wa-ii!, Ka-wa-ii Girls!


The group with the best energy, we are Genki Girls Club!

–February 2015

Genki Girls Club! (元気 Girls Club; Energy Girls Club) is a Japanese pop group under Hello! Project, the group was formed on February 10th 2010 with 4 members from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei and 3 other girls who failed Morning Musume Auditions. They are also the mother group of Hello! Project's sub-company Hello! Project Fantasy. Their highest selling single is It'll be ok / The Lux with 2,120,094 copies sold and their lowest selling single is Spooky Loving with 19,376 copies sold

Their group color is: Spring Green


Members

Note; to see more please go to Genki Girls Club! Members

Current Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Gen Joined Member Color Notes
Tachibana Aiko
(橘 愛子)
March 21, 1992 (1992-03-21) (age 25) Tokyo B 1st February 1, 2010 Lemon Yellow Leader (2016-Present),
Sub-Leader (2010-2016)
Mahiro Mana
(真宏 マナ)
June 6, 1995 (1995-06-06) (age 22) Saitama O Jade Green Sub-Leader (2016-Present)
Shizuka Ami
(静香 アミ)
May 13, 1995 (1995-05-13) (age 22) Saitama B 2nd March 1, 2012 Hot Pink Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2006-2012),
Graduating December 2017
Sato Hitomi
(佐藤 ひとみ)
August 25, 1997 (1997-08-25) (age 19) Aichi A Spring Green Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2009-2012)
Hirose Hikaru
(広瀬 ヒカル)
February 12, 1999 (1999-02-12) (age 18) Osaka AB Ice Blue Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2009-2012)
Hashi Rin
(橋 凛)
June 9, 1997 (1997-06-09) (age 20) Kanagawa A 3rd August 5, 2015 Light Purple Fantasy Kenshuusei (2011-2015)
Kaido Manaka
(街道 愛花)
November 9, 1998 (1998-11-09) (age 18) Osaka O Sea Blue Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015)
Hino Itsuki
(日野 五木)
December 15, 1999 (1999-12-15) (age 17) Fukuoka Mandarin Orange Hello!Project DIVAS. (2015)
Nomoto Miku
(野本 ミク)
August 13, 1999 (1999-08-13) (age 18) Tochigi AB 4th October 22, 2016 Daisy Yellow
Iyama Rina
(井山 凛)
July 4, 2000 (2000-07-04) (age 17) Saitama B Emerald Green Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015-2016)
Yokako Maria
(友佳子 マリア)
October 1, 2000 (2000-10-01) (age 16) Hiroshima Sky Lavender Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015-2016)
Kagawa Momoka
(香川 桃香)
April 10, 2001 (2001-04-10) (age 16) Niigata A Rose Red
Natuyaki Yuki
(夏焼 由紀)
December 31, 2002 (2002-12-31) (age 14) Tokyo O Cutie Pink
Ichiro Sakura
(一井 桜)
December 4, 2000 (2000-12-04) (age 16) Tokyo B 5th April 23, 2017 Fancy Blue Fantasy Rookies (2016-2017)
Yamazaki Koume
(山崎 幸愛)
January 26, 2001 (2001-01-26) (age 16) Osaka A Pastel Green Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2014-2017)
Miyazaki Hotaru
(宮崎 蛍)
July 31, 2001 (2001-07-31) (age 16) Kanagawa Sparkling Red Hello! Pro Kenshuusei (2016-2017)
Hashimoto Roa
(橋本 行相)
September 30, 2001 (2001-09-30) (age 15) Hyogo Magic Purple Hello Pro Kenshuusei (2013-2017)
Maita Yuno
(三田 由否)
October 14, 2002 (2002-10-14) (age 14) Hokkaido AB Bright Silver Fantasy Kenshuusei (2016-2017)

Former Members

1st Gen (2010)
  • Shiho Nozomi (志保 のぞみ: Pure Pink) Graduated on May 31, 2016 (6 Years, 3 Months, 30 Days), Leader (2010.02.01-2016.05.31)
  • Fujii Miki (藤井 三木: Vivid Red) Graduated on May 31, 2016 (6 Years, 3 Months, 30 Days)
  • Yamato Rei (大和 レイ: Deep Purple) Graduated on February 27, 2016 (6 Years, 26 Days)
  • Inoue Mizuki (井上 水木: Dark Blue) Graduated on March 9, 2017 (7 Years, 1 Month, 8 Days)
  • Ogawa Luca (小川 ルカ: Sunset Orange) Graduated on May 6, 2017 (7 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days)
2nd Gen (2012)
  • Yamaguchi Namura (山口 名村: Baby Blue) Left on July 1, 2015 (3 Years, 4 Months)

Members with Notable Tenures

At the current moment only 7 members have made it past the 6 year mark in the group.

Name Tenure Time In Group Singles
Tachibana Aiko February 1, 2010 TBA 29 Singles
Mahiro Mana
Ogawa Luca February 1, 2010 - May 6, 2017 7 Years, 3 Months, 5 Days 28 Singles
Inoue Mizuki February 1, 2010 - March 9, 2017 7 Years, 1 Month, 8 Days 27 Singles
Shiho Nozomi February 1, 2010 - May 31, 2016 6 Years, 3 Months, 30 Days 24 Singles
Fujii Miki
Yamato Rei February 1, 2010 - February 27, 2016 6 Years, 26 Days 23 Singles

History

2010: Debut

On February 1st, it was announced that Hello! Project would be making a new group comprised of members who were from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei and girls who had failed auditions before. On February 10th, they announced the name of the group, member colors and Leader and Sub-Leader on Hello! Project's website and the announcement of their 1st Indie Single and the names and dates of their next 3 Indie Singles.

2011: Major Debut

On January 13, it was announced they will be debuting.

2012: 2nd Generation

On February 14, 2012 they announced that they will be adding their 2nd generation, the members will be chosen through Hello! Pro Kenshuusei and will debut on the groups 3rd Indie Single.

On March 1, 2012, they added the 2nd generation which consisted off: Shizuka Ami, Yamaguchi Namura, Sato Hitomi and Hirose Hikaru. On the same day, they announced they would be having their major debut in August.

2013-2015

On June 17th, 2015, Yamato Rei announced she would be graduating on the final day of the Hello! Project Fantasy Summer-Winter Tour 2015-2016 A New World, the reason she stated was to focus on her studies to get a better job.

On August 3rd, 2015, the groups third generation was revealed, which consisted of three members.

2016

On February 3, it was announced that they will be having an audition tot he name of Genki Girls Club! ni Shizen Musume 2016 Audtion -4ki SHIN MIRACLE AUDITION- in search of new members.

On February 7, it was announced that Shiho Nozomi and Fujii Miki would be graduating. Nozomi and Miki will be graduating on May 31, while Aiko and Mizuki will be graduating in the fall at an undecided date.

On October 22, the fourth generation was revealed.

2017

On March 9, Inoue Mizuki graduated in order to continue on as an actress.

On April 23, Ichiro Sakura, Yamazaki Koume, Hashimoto Roa and Maito Yuno were added as members of the fifth generation. They will participate in singles later the year, for now they will just be training with the group and participate as a member during concerts only.

Discography

Studio Albums

Studio Albums
  1. [2011.06.21] 1st Door
  2. [2012.08.09] 2nd Farewell
  3. [2013.07.07] 3rd Dimension
  4. [2014.04.17] Wait 4 U
  5. [2015.09.12] 5 for Life
  6. [2016.05.02] 6th Sense
  7. [2017.05.22] 7th Energy

Cover Albums

  1. [2011.12.10] SWITCHING! CHANGING! COVER HELLO! PROJECT

Best Albums

  1. [2013.07.10] ALL SINGELS COMPLETE GENKI+
  2. [2014.09.09] ALL B-SIDES COMPLETE GENKI+
  3. [2015.05.12] ALL MUSIC VIDEOS COMPLETE GENKI+
  4. [2016.03.19] Genki Girls Club! -Updated Vol.1-

Singles

Ka-wa-ii Girls!
  1. [2015.03.23] WONDERFUL Sakebi!! / Genki to Kawaii ~Aidoru no Kanpeki~ / ON THE HUNT

=Indie Singles

  1. [2010.03.01] First Love
  2. [2010.05.12] Watashi Wa Watashi / Egao Tomodachi
  3. [2010.10.23] Kirameku Hoshi / Spring Sisters

Major Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album
Physical Digital
1 February 2, 2011 Onnanoko no Yuki 73,687 - 3 N/A 1st Door
2 April 23, 2011 Ai no Uta 70,286 - 2 N/A
3 June 4, 2011 Shohai no Ressha 89,890 - 1 N/A 2nd Farewell
4 October 31, 2011 Spooky Loving 19,376 - 4 N/A
5 January 31, 2012 Onna, Onna, Onna 100,387 22,695 1 RIAJ: Gold
6 May 8, 2012 SMILE ENERGY
- 2nd Generation Debut Single
95,268 12,480 2 N/A
7 June 20, 2012 Running / Wow Girl 112,568 50,094 2 RIAJ: Gold
8 October 19, 2012 Byoki no Shifuto 259,257 100,268 1 RIAJ: Platinum 3rd Dimension
9 December 12, 2012 SNOW 200,135 102,479 1 RIAJ: Gold
10 February 17, 2013 Gomen / Watashi wa Watashi (2013 Ver.) 150,487 98,235 1 RIAJ: Gold
11 May 1, 2013 Honma ni!? 209,380 112,135 1 RIAJ: Gold
12 July 18, 2013 Aqua / Kanari Tanoshi ka? 249,386 110,285 1 RIAJ: Gold
13 November 3, 2013 Shuuki 409,112 191,250 1 RIAJ: Platinum Wait 4 U
14 January 23, 2014 GO OUT / Watashi no BEST 300,296 100,121 1 RIAJ: Platinum
15 April 3, 2014 Kenshuusei TRIALS / Kawaii 720,148 200,211 1 RIAJ: 2x Platinum
16 August 19, 2014 First Love (2014 Ver.) / Egao Senpai 890,125 110,379 1 RIAJ: 3x Platinum 5 for Life
17 December 25, 2014 Santa-San!? / 4th Night 900,222 400,258 1 RIAJ: 3x Platinum
18 February 10, 2015 Utau! / Inpei / WINTER Tomodachi 879,257 200,135 1 RIAJ: 3x Platinum
19 September 19, 2015 CATCH US FLY / Twisting 800,135 200,158 1 RIAJ: 3x Platinum
20 January 26, 2016 The Message / Love Song - S!ING 4 U- / 3rd Welcome
- 3rd Generation Debut Single
1,672,091 500,246 1 RIAJ: Million 6th Sense
21 April 4, 2016 FLY AWAY / Its My Life / Three Ladies Dancing -Nozomi, Miki Message- 1,100,146 500,257 1 RIAJ: Million
22 June 14, 2016 Mangetsu / Sekai-Kan / Stellar Girl
(満月 / 世界観 : Full Moon / World View)
1,203,991 492,680 1 RIAJ: Million 7th Energy
23 September 20, 2016 Anata o Aishite Iru Kaze ga Kikoemasu ka?
(あなたを愛している風が聞こえますか?: Can You Hear the Wind whispering that I Love You?)
1,798,297 800,134 1 RIAJ: Million
24 December 21, 2016 SWEET PRESENT / Fourth Girls 1,001,247 357,460 1 RIAJ: Million
25 March 7, 2017 New Ways, New Heart / Frozen Heart / GO! AND LIVE!
- 4th Generation Debut Single
1,420,114 702,579 1 RIAJ: Million
26 July 5, 2017 It'll be ok / The Lux 2,120,094 891,386 1 RIAJ: Multi-Million TBA

Events

Group Events
  • [2010.10.10] GGC! 1ki Group Event!
  • [2012.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~1st Year~
  • [2012.10.01] GGC! 2ki Meet Up!
  • [2013.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~2nd Year~
  • [2014.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~3rd Year~
  • [2015.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~4th Year~
  • [2015.12.03] GGC! 3ki New Members Events
  • [2016.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~5th Year~
  • [2017.01.02] GGC! 4ki Meet & Greet~!
  • [2017.02.02] Major Single Birthday! ~6th Year~
  • [2017.08.20] GGC! 5ki Say Hello!
First Gen Events
  • [2011.02.01] GGC! 1ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~New Wishes~
  • [2012.02.01] GGC! 1ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~New Hopes~
  • [2013.02.01] GGC! 1ki Third Birthday Anniversary Event ~SONGS~
  • [2014.02.01] GGC! 1ki Fourth Birthday Anniversary Event ~7 Colors~
  • [2015.02.01] GGC! 1ki Fifth Birthday Anniversary Event ~Five Years!~
  • [2016.02.01] GGC! 1ki Sixth Birthday Anniversary Event ~6 Years In Love U~
  • [2017.02.01] GGC! 1ki Seventh Birthday Anniversary Event ~7 Walls~
Second Gen Events
  • [2013.03.01] GGC! 2ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~New Road~
  • [2014.03.01] GGC! 2ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~HighLIGHT~
  • [2015.03.01] GGC! 2ki Third Birthday Anniversary Event ~3rd Years~
  • [2016.03.01] GGC! 2ki Fourth Birthday Anniversary Event ~4th Year~
  • [2017.03.01] GGC! 2ki Fifth Birthday Anniversary Event ~5 Going On~
Third Gen Events
  • [2016.08.05] GGC! 3ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~Along Way~
  • [2017.08.05] GGC! 3ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~2 for 2!~

Trivia

  • Nozomi, Aiko and Miki are the only members not to be from Hello! Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Nozomi, Miki, Mana, and Luca are the only members with dyed hair.
  • They all played jaken for their member colors.

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