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Shizen Musume

Genre:

J-Pop,

Current Members:

Sakamoto Mayuri (2011-Present)
Kia Su Ling (2013-Present)
Kanazawa Keiko (2013-Present)
Ishida Kaori (2013-Present)
Suzuki Eru (2013-Present)

Former Members

Minami Yuki (2011-2013)
Mochizuki Hiromi (2011-2013)
Arai Kanon (2013-2014)
Fukumoto Emi (2011-2015)
Fukumoto Eri (2013-2015)

Years Active:

Hello! Project (2011-Present)
Up Front Works (2011-Present)

Shizen Musume

Shizen Musume, May 2013

Shizen Musume (自然娘; Nature Musume) is a sister group of Morning Musume. The group was formed in September 2011.

Currently, their Best Selling single is: Watashitachi no Chisana Himitsu / Chapter 4 -Mayuri's Message- / Aijo Ni Michita Haru, it sold a total of 101,386 copies,. Currently, their lowest selling single is: Egao, watashi Dakara which sold 17,268 copies.

Their group color is Forest Green. They are also the sister group of Country Girls, the second revival group of Country Musume which was revived in 2014. They are currently under Hello! Project Fantasy.


Members

Current Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Blood Type Gen Joined Member Color Notes
Kia Su Ling
(起亚 他的 凌)
September 29, 1996 (1996-09-29) (age 20) Seoul
(South Korea)
AB 2nd June 8, 2013 Deep Pink Leader (2016-Present)
Sub-Leader (2015-2016)
Hello!Project Foreigners (2013)
Kanazawa Keiko
(金沢 恵子)
December 18, 1998 (1998-12-18) (age 18) Tokyo
(Japan)
O Emerald Green
Suzuki Eru
(珠洲 エリン)
October 23, 1999 (1999-10-23) (age 17) Miyagi
(Japan)
O Royal Blue Hello!Project DIVAS. (2013)
Sayamoto Kana
(私運動 仮名)
November 10, 1997 (1997-11-10) (age 19) Shizuoka
(Japan)
B 3rd July 5, 2015 Mustard Sub-Leader (2016-Present), Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015)
Hwa Dahee
(화 어느)
December 29, 1998 (1998-12-29) (age 18) Seoul
(Japan)
A Light Purple Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015)
Bit Hit Trainee (2008-2013)
Yazawa Makoto (矢沢 誠) October 13, 2000 (2000-10-13) (age 16) Saitama
(Japan)
O Red Fantasy Kenshuusei (2014-2015)
Kim Eunchae
(김 은채)
May 3, 1997 (1997-05-03) (age 20) Seoul
(South Korea)
A 4th July 25, 2016 Aqua Blue Fantasy Rookies (2013-2016)
SM Entertainment Trainee (2005-2013)
Ikuta Sara
(生田 清蘭)
March 4, 2000 (2000-03-04) (age 17) Nagasaki
(Japan)
B October 22, 2016 Light Pink
Sato Rika
(佐藤 リカ)
September 26, 2000 (2000-09-26) (age 16) Mie
(Japan)
A Orange
Ako Natsumi
(より なつみ)
November 12, 2001 (2001-11-12) (age 15) Hokkaido
(Japan)
AB Yellow-Green Fantasy Kenshuusei (2015-2016)
Namoto Momo
(野本 もも)
August 8, 2002 (2002-08-08) (age 14) Aichi
(Japan)
B Purple
Mizako Ai
(水子 愛)
December 25, 1999 (1999-12-25) (age 17) Tokyo
(Japan)
AB 5th May 5, 2017 Silver Fantasy Rookies (2016-2017)
Fujihara Saori
(藤原 沙織)
December 27, 2000 (2000-12-27) (age 16) Saitama
(Japan)
A Blue Fantasy Rookies (2016-2017)
Jeon Dani
(전 대니)
September 27, 2001 (2001-09-27) (age 15) Busan
(South Korea)
Light Orange Fantasy Kenshuusei (2016-2017)
Okumura Mao
(奥村 毛)
July 5, 2002 (2002-07-05) (age 14) Kanagawa
(Japan)
O Green Fantasy Kenshuusei (2017)

Former Members

Name Birthdate Birthplace Gen Joined Graduated/Left Total Time Member Color Notes
Mochizuki Hiromi
(望月 博実)
March 5, 1994 (1994-03-05) (age 23) Kanagawa
(Japan)
1st September 29, 2011 September 22, 2013 1 Year, 11 Months, 24 Days Blue Leader: 2011.09.29 - 2013.09.22
Fukumoto Emi
(福本 エミ)
June 17, 1995 (1995-06-17) (age 22) Chiba
(Japan)
April 4, 2015 3 Years, 6 Months, 6 Days Clover Green Leader: 2013.09.22 - 2015.04.04
Minami Yuki
(みなみ 由紀)
April 1, 1997 (1997-04-01) (age 20) Hokkaido
(Japan)
June 28, 2013 1 Year, 8 Months, 30 Days Teal
Sakamoto Mayuri
(坂本 マユリ)
October 10, 1998 (1998-10-10) (age 18) Tokyo
(Japan)
May 4, 2016 4 Year, 7 Months, 5 Days Orange Leader: 2015.04.04 - 2016.05.04
Fukumoto Eri
(福本 えり)
June 17, 1995 (1995-06-17) (age 22) Chiba
(Japan)
2nd June 8, 2013 April 4, 2015 1 Year, 9 Months, 27 Days Green
Arai Kanon
(新井 香音)
December 23, 1997 (1997-12-23) (age 19) Gunma
(Japan)
January 24, 2014 7 Months, 16 Days Purple Hello! Pro Kenshuusei (2013)
Ishida Kaori
(石田 かおり)
July 3, 1999 (1999-07-03) (age 17) Kanagawa
(Japan)
June 18, 2017 4 Years, 10 Days Light Blue Hello! Pro Kenshuusei (2013)

History

2011

In June, Tsunku announced a new group would be formed and they would be a sister group of Morning Musume. The audition of the group was similar to the Country Musume audition.

At the end of September on the 30th, the results were announced, the winners were Mochizuki Hiromi, Fukumoto Emi, Minami Yuki and Sakamoto Mayuri. On the day of the announcement of the winners. Tsunku also said that the group would be starting off as an Indies unit, working their way towards a major debut.

2012

January 15, Shizen Musume released their debut indies single,"Demo,Doushite?!". On the day of the release, the member colors were revealed. It was the best selling indies single of the year 2012, with a total of 35,405 copies sold.

March 29, Shizen Musume released their second indies single, Shiny Day. It reached #2 on the indies single chart with a total of 21,345 copies sold.

July 5, Egao,Watashi Dakara, the group's third indies single, was released. It is currently the group's lowest single as a whole, selling only 17,268 copies and reached #7 on the indies single chart.

September 15, Tsunku announced the release of the group's debut album, Shizen Musume 1: Beauty of Nature. It was released November 5, 2012.

September 21, the group's final indies single, Moto Koibito, was released.

October 20, the group announced that they would be making their major debut.

December 12, Shizen Musume released their first major debut single, Watashi no Kuni de ha Soto. It is currently the group's best selling single with 74,511 copies sold.

2013

January 1, Shizen Musume announced that they would be having their debut solo tour in spring, titled: ''Shizen Musume Debut Concert ~Nature Adventure!~. During the tour Mochizuki Hiromi was announced as leader of the group.

March 18, Shizen Musume released their first cover single, Honto no Jibun. It is a cover of Buono!'s debut single and it reached #3 on the Oricon Charts with 39,009 copies sold.

On May 19, 2013, Minami Yuki announced her graduation from the group. It is currently scheduled to be at the end of their summer concert tour.

At the HinaFest, the group announced their 3rd major single, Summer Sparkles. It is set to be released June 21, 2013 and will be the last single to feature Minami Yuki. It sold a total of 45,799 copies sold, and ranked at Number 3.

On March 20, 2013 the 2nd generation auditions were announced. 

On May 27, 2013, a new tv show featuring Shizen Musume was announced.

On June 8, 2013, the results for the 2nd generation auditions were announced. The 2nd generation will make their debut in DoLL, another cover song. DoLL sold a total of 34,991 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 2.

On July 5, 2013 the official mixi rankings for members was released.

On July 18, Mochizuki Hiromi announced her graduation from the group. The next single after DoLL would be her graduation single.

July 26, Shizen Musume's 5th major single was announced as Brave Heart ~Girls Courage~. It is set to be released on September 21st. It is Mochizuki Hiromi's graduation single. it sold a total of 55,980 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 2.

On September 3, Shizen Musume's first Budokan concert was announced. The concert will take place on October 23, and it will be the graduation concert for Mochizuki Hiromi.

On November 15, they announced there new single which would be a double a-side featuring covers. It would have no B-sides. Starry Night / Irodori was released on December 24, it sold a total of 43,234 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 3.

2014

On January 24, Arai Kanon resigned from Shizen Musume, the reason is unknown.

On May 16, Shizen Musume announced that they would be going on hiatus until further notice.

On September 26, Shizen Musume announced that they would be releasing a new single on November 15, 2014. The single Mugen / Eien LOVE sold a total of 12,093 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 12. It is the groups lowest selling single.

In December 25, they released their 8th single Christmas / Otona no Uta, it sold a total of 34,881 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 6.

On November 5, another revival group of Country Musume was announced. This group was renamed to be Country girls and they were to be a direct continuation of Country Musume.

2015

On January 10th Fukumoto Emi and Fukumoto Eri announced their graduations that would happen on April 4th. The reason being they wanted to focus on school.

On February 5, they released their 9th single, Gomen ne "Go Away" / Kanashimi no Nijigatsu, it sold a total of 40,096 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 5. It was the last ingle to feature Fukumoto Emi and Fukumoto Eri.

On May 5, they released their 10th single, Samishii Otona / Kowai desu ne? it sold a total 55,666 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 4. This was their last single under Hello! Project.

On July 5th, they were moved to Hello! Project Fantasy until the time being. As well added three members from Fantasy Kenshuusei and had a color shuffle.

On September 13th, they released their 11th single, and the first single to feature the 3rd generation. Arigato Senpai! / My Dear Friend / Country side no Uta, it sold 94,371 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 2.

On December 12, they released their 12th single titled Shiawase To Attakaidesu / Shoki No Gifuto, it sold a total 76,587 Copies sold, and ranked at Number 4.

2016

On January 2, it was announced that Sakamoto Mayuri would graduate from Hello! Project Fantasy and the group on May 4.

on February 3, it was announced that they will be looking for 4th Generation members in the audition Genki Girls Club! ni Shizen Musume 2016 Audtion -4ki SHIN MIRACLE AUDITION-.

On February 10, they relased their 13th single titled Winter Greeting / Watashi no Gakusei Jidai, it sold a total of 85,798 Copies sold, it ranked at Number 2.

On April 5, it was confirmed that Shizen Musume is now an official group to Hello! Project Fantasy.

On April 12th, they relased their 14th single titled Watashitachi no Chisana Himitsu / Chapter 4 -Mayuri's Message- / Aijo Ni Michita Haru, it sold a total of 101,386 copies, and it ranked at Number 1. This is the groups first Number 1, and it is also the last single to feature a first generation member.

On May 4, Mayuri graduated from the group and announced Kia Su Ling as the new leader and Sayamoto Kana as the new sub-leader.

On June 15, it was announced that Shizen Musume will be having a Tokyo Dome concert on September 29, to celebrate the groups 5th year being active. The concert is titled Shizen Musume Birthday Concert! ~5 YEARS GOING!~. On that same day it was announced that the group will release a mini album containing the songs from that concert and a couple weeks before that an "updated" album containing all of the groups songs.

On July 25, it was announced that Fantasy Rookies member Kim Eunchae would be joining the group as a Sub-Member. Kia Su Ling said she was added in hopes of her becoming an official member of Shizen Musume. Her status in the group whether she is a full member or not will be revealed on the day the 4th generation is revealed. Because of this, she will not fully graduate from the program yet.

On October 22, the fourth generation was revealed.

2017

On February 20, it was announced by Ishida Kaori that she will be graduating in June of this year due to wanting to focus on school and her plans on being a school teacher. Ishida Kaori also revealed that she'll be picking four member to join Shizen Musume as the fifth generation, they will be revealed on May 5, 2017.

Discography

Singles

Indies Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album
Physical Digital
1 January 15, 2012 Demo, Doushite?! 35,405 N/A 4 - Shizen Musume 1: Beauty of Nature
2 March 29, 2012 Shiny Days 21,345 N/A 2 -
3 July 5, 2012 Egao, Watashi Dakara 17,268 N/A 7 -
4 September 21, 2012 Moto Koibito 19,376 N/A 4 -

Major Singles

# Released Single Sales Oricon Rank Certifications Album
Physical Digital
1 December 12, 2012 Watashi no Kuni de ha soto 74,511 N/A 2 - Summer Splash! 2
2 March 18, 2013 Honto no Jibun
(Buono! Cover)
39,009 N/A 3 -
3 June 12, 2013 Summer Sparkles 45,799 N/A 3 -
4 August 1, 2013 DoLL
(TЁЯRA Cover)
34,991 N/A 2 - 3 Shizen Fantasy!
5 September 21, 2013 Brave Heart ~Girls Courage~ 55,980 N/A 2 -
6 December 24, 2013 Starry Night / Irodori
(Up Up Girls / Kosaka Riyu Cover)
43,234 N/A 3 -
7 November 15, 2014 Mugen / Eien LOVE 12,093 N/A 12 - Nature 4 ever
8 December 25, 2014 Christmas / Otona no Uta 34,881 N/A 6 -
9 February 5, 2015 Gomen ne "Go Away" / Kanashimi no Nijigatsu 40,096 1,372 5 -
10 May 5, 2015 Samishii Otona / Kowai desu ne? 55,666 2,488 4 - 5 Yuki
11 September 13, 2015 Arigato Senpai! / My Dear Friend / Country side no Uta 94,371 6,386 2 -
12 December 12, 2015 Shiawase To Attakaidesu / Shoki No Gifuto
(幸せと暖かいです/ 初期のギフト: Happy and Warm / Early Gift)
76,587 3,588 4 -
13 February 10, 2016 Winter Greeting / Watashi no Gakusei Jidai
(Watashi no Gakusei Jidai: Winter Greeting / My School Days)
85,798 5,036 2 - Best of Nature -Shizen Musume 2011-2016 Complete-
14 April 12, 2016 Watashitachi no Chisana Himitsu / Chapter 4 -Mayuri's Message- / Aijo Ni Michita Haru
(私たちの小さな秘密 / 愛情に満ちた春 :Our little secret / Spring Loving)
101,386 10,299 1 RIAJ: Gold Shizen Musume 1st Mini Album ~5 Years Going~
15 August 9, 2016 Soyokaze / Dai nana Jinsei / Step Step Step 1-2-3 Step
(そよ風 / 第七人生: The breeze / The 7th live)
92,979 9,237 2 -
16 November 23, 2016 Aratana Hikari / Homu Watashitachiha Sono Yoru, Hidari
(新たな光 / ホーム私たちはその夜、左: A new light / The home we left that night)
89,387 9,200 2 - 6th Fever
17 February 7, 2017 BELIEVE IN LOVE / As Our Love Passes 100,228 11,066 1 RIAJ: Gold Shizen Musume 2nd Mini Album ~Spring Flowers~
18 June 12, 2017 Natureless Love / Light Blue Sea 81,470 44,225 3 - N/A
19 August 22, 2017 Lost Love / Flower Power TBA TBA TBA TBA N/A

Albums

Studio Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 November 5, 2012 Shizen Musume 1: Beauty of Nature 19,245 - 19 -
2 July 12, 2013 Summer Splash! 2 13,257 - 12 -
3 March 20, 2014 3 Shizen Fantasy! 17,368 - 11 -
4 March 16, 2015 Nature 4 ever 19,355 - 7 -
5 January 2, 2016 5 Yuki 21,479 9,3467 5 -
6 January 10, 2017 6th Fever 19,609 11,479 6 -

Completion Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 March 3, 2016 Best of Nature -Shizen Musume 2011-2016 Complete- 21,471 12,235 9 N/A
2 September 6, 2016 Best of Nature "Updated" Shizen Musume! 17,378 11,246 11 N/A

Mini Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 September 29, 2016 Shizen Musume 1st Mini Album ~5 Years Going~ 11,093 6,377 19 N/A
2 May 29, 2017 Shizen Musume 2nd Mini Album ~Spring Flowers~ 12,368 9,245 21 N/A
3 August 28, 2017 Shizen Musume 3rd Mini Album ~Summer~ TBA TBA TBA -

Cover Albums

# Released Album Sales Oricon Rank Certifications
Physical Digital
1 December 13, 2013 Shizen Covers 825 - - N/A

Member Info

Single Count

Generation Name Debut Single Last Single Single Count
1st Generation
(2011)
Mochizuki Hiromi Demo, Doushite?! Brave Heart ~Girls Courage~ 9 Singles
Fukumoto Emi Gomen ne "Go Away" / Kanashimi no Nijigatsu 13 Singles
Minami Yuki Summer Sparkles 7 Singles
Sakamoto Mayuri Watashitachi no Chisana Himitsu / Chapter 4 -Mayuri's Message- / Aijo Ni Michita Haru 18 Singles
2nd Generation
(2013)
Fukumoto Eri DoLL Gomen ne "Go Away" / Kanashimi no Nijigatsu 6 Singles
Kia Su Ling Present 16 Singles
Arai Kanon Starry Night / Irodori 3 Singles
Kanazawa Keiko Present 16 Singles
Ishida Kaori Natureless Love / Light Blue Sea 15 Singles
Suzuki Eru Present 16 Singles
3rd Generation
(2015)
Sayamoto Kana Arigato Senpai! / My Dear Friend / Country side no Uta 9 Singles
Hwa Dahee
Yazawa Makoto
4th Generation
(2016)
Kim Eunchae Aratana Hikari / Homu Watashitachiha Sono Yoru, Hidari 4 Singles
Ikuta Sara BELIEVE IN LOVE / As Our Love Passes 3 Singles
Sato Rika
Ako Natsumi
Namoto Momo
5th Generation
(2017)
Mizako Ai Lost Love / Flower Power 1 Singles
Fujihara Saori
Jeon Dani
Okumura Mao

Concerts

Events

  • Second Gen Events
    • [2016.06.08] Shizen 2ki Third Birthday Anniversary Event ~3/4~
    • [2017.06.08] Shizen 2ki Fourth Birthday Anniversary Event ~4 YEARS!?~
  • Third Gen Events
    • [2016.07.05] Shizen 3ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~SAYAMOTO-HWA-YAZAWA~
    • [2017.07.05] Shizen 3ki Second Birthday Anniversary Event ~2 YEARS!?~
  • Fourth Gen Events (Kim Eunchae)
    • [2017.07.25] Shizen 4.1ki First Birthday Anniversary Event ~Kim Eunchae~

Appearances

T.V Shows

See Also


Trivia

    • None of the first generation members were associated with Up Front Promotion before forming the group.
    • Tsunku said that he wants this group to work hard and be as successful as Morning Musume.
    • Its to have multiple generations like most main Hello! Project groups.
    • Fukumoto Emi and Fukumoto Eri are identical twins.
    • Yazawa Makoto is the first member to be born in the 21st century.
    • Minami Yuki is the only first generation member to have never been leader.

Total Sales Count

Year Group Sales Collaboration Sales Total Sales
2012 133,109 0 133,109
2013 219,013 0 352,122
2014 48,974 0 399,096
2015 266,720 0 665,816
2016 TBA TBA TBA
Shizen Musume
Members1st Gen: Fukumoto Emi (L), Sakamoto Mayuri
2nd Gen: Fukumoto Eri, Kia Su Ling, Arai Kanon, Kanazawa Keiko, Ishida Kaori, Suzuki Eru
Former Members1st Gen: Minami Yuki, Mochizuki Hiromi
2nd Gen: Arai Kanon
Singles Indies: 01, 02, 03, 04
Major: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05. 06, 07
AlbumsOriginal: 01, 02, 03
Related UnitsHello!Project Foreigners, [w:c:helloproject:Hello Pro Kenshuusei|Hello Pro Kenshuusei]

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