Eri Kamei

Eri Kamei

Japan Expo 2010 at Paris, France.
Native name 亀井 絵里
Born (1988-12-23) December 23, 1988
Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
Other names Kame (Turtle), Aho-Kame, Kamezou Eric

Musical career

Years active 20032010
Associated acts

Eri Kamei (亀井 絵里 Kamei Eri, born December 23, 1988 in Arakawa, Tokyo) is a former member of the Japanese pop group Morning Musume. She joined in late 2003 as a sixth generation member along with Miki Fujimoto, Sayumi Michishige, and Reina Tanaka. She graduated on December 15, 2010 in Yokohama Arena along with Junjun and Linlin.


Aika Mitsui (left), Sayumi Michishige (center), and Kamei performing at Morning Musume's Platinum 9 Disc concert tour in May 2009

Kamei was selected from the Morning Musume Love Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as a member of the sixth generation. She first appeared on the single "Shabondama" and her first album was Ai no Dai 6 Kan.

Towards late 2004, Kamei is thought to have opened up after receiving her own segment on the Japanese variety show Hello! Morning, where she had been a regular since her debut. In the segment, known as "Eric Kamezō no Maido Arii!" (エリック亀造の毎度ありぃ!), she, along with her co-host Yuko Nakazawa, and most often several guests promote the latest products from the Hello! Project. Her segment was removed from the show in the winter of 2005, but she still stars in the rest of the show as a regular.

In 2004, Kamei appeared in the 2004 Hello! Project shuffle units unit H.P. All Stars. She was also involved in Morning Musume Sakuragumi when Morning Musume was split into two groups.

In 2009, Kamei was put in the group Tanpopo as the fourth generation along with fellow Morning Musume member Aika Mitsui, Berryz Kobo member Yurina Kumai and Cute member Chisato Okai.

On August 8, 2010, Kamei's graduation from Hello! Project was announced by Tsunku on his blog and at that day's Hello! Project concert. Along with Junjun and Linlin they graduated at the end of Morning Musume's 2010 Fall Concert. Kamei performed Haru Beautiful Everyday as her graduation song.[1][2]



Title Issue date Publisher
Hello Hello! Morning Musume Sixth Generation Member Shashinshū (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集) July 15, 2003 Kadokawa Shoten
ISBN 4-04-894251-4
Photobook with Sayumi Michishige and Reina Tanaka
Kamei Eri (1st写真集「亀井絵里」) December 23, 2004 Wani Books
ISBN 4-8470-2837-6
First solo photobook
Days (2nd写真集「DAYS」) September 16, 2005 Wani Books
ISBN 4-8470-2882-1
Second solo photobook
Seventeen Years Old (3rd写真集「17才」) May 26, 2006 Wani Books
ISBN 4-8470-2935-6
Third solo photobook
Love Hello! Eri Kamei Photobook in Phuket (ラブハロ!亀井絵里写真集inプーケット) February 28, 2007 Kadokawa Group Publishing
ISBN 4-04-894486-X
Fourth solo photobook
Maple October 11, 2007 Wani Books
ISBN 4-8470-4043-0
Fifth solo photobook, photographed in Vancouver, Canada
Eri (亀井絵里写真集全集「ERI」) April 3, 2008 Wani Books
ISBN 978-4-8470-4077-1
Photobook complete works
20 (Hatachi) (亀井絵里写真集「20(はたち)」) December 23, 2008 Wani Books
ISBN 978-4-8470-4147-1
Sixth solo photobook, photographed in Okinawa and Shibuya
Sweet February 25, 2010 Wani Books
ISBN 4-8470-4242-5
Seventh solo photobook

An exclusive digital version of this photobook was also released for cell phone users. Entitled Jungle, and retailing for 525 yen, it was released on February 19, 2007. A second batch of photographs was made available on February 21.[3]


Title Release date Description
Hello Hello! (ハロハロ!) July 16, 2003 DVD with Sayumi Michishige and Reina Tanaka
Love Hello! Kamei Eri DVD (ラブハロ!亀井絵里DVD) March 14, 2007 First solo DVD
20 Dreams (20 DREAMS) January 14, 2009 Second solo DVD




Television shows

Show Start date End date Station
Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。) June 1, 2003 April 1, 2007 TV Tokyo
Sore Yuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ) September 29, 2003 December 26, 2003
Futarigoto (二人ゴト) April 26, 2004 April 28, 2004
July 14, 2004 July 22, 2004
Majokko Rika-chan no Magical v-u-den (魔女っ娘。梨華ちゃんのマジカル美勇伝) October 7, 2004 December 15, 2004
Musume Dokyu (娘DOKYU) April 11, 2005 September 1, 2006
Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@) April 8, 2007 September 28, 2008
Yorosen! (よろセン!) October 6, 2008 March 27, 2009
Jewelpet (ジュエルペット, as voice of Rinko Kōgyoku) April 5, 2009 March 28, 2010


Program Start date End date Station
TBC Fun Fīrudo Mōretsu Mōdasshu (TBC Funふぃーるど・モーレツモーダッシュ) April 1, 2005 April 15, 2005 TBC Radio
May 30, 2005 June 10, 2005
Hello Pro Yanen!! (ハロプロやねん!!) June 26, 2005 ABC Radio
December 18, 2005
June 11, 2006
December 17, 2006
B.B.L. November 6, 2005 November 13, 2005 FM-FUJI
Gaki・Kame April 8, 2007 September 27, 2008
Five Stars[4][5] April 6, 2009 December 13, 2010 InterFM


  1. 「モーニング娘。9期メンバーオーディション」について/卒業について. Tsunku (in Japanese). Tsunku's official blog. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  2. "Eri Kamei, Junjun, Linlin to graduate from Morning Musume". Tokyograph. 2011-08-08. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  3. "ASCII 24 News,角川ザテレビジョン、モー娘。の亀井絵里の音声付き電子写真集をケータイ向けに配信" (in Japanese). ASCII MEDIA WORKS. 2007-02-16. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  4. "Five Stars InterFM" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Site. 2009-03-30. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
  5. "4/6よりモーニング娘。新垣・亀井のレギュラーラジオスタート!". Hello! Project, UP-FRONT WORKS Co., Ltd. 2009-03-30. Archived from the original on 2009-04-28. Retrieved 2010-06-08. (web archive)
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