Haruna Iikubo

Haruna Iikubo
Native name 飯窪春菜
Born (1994-11-07) November 7, 1994
Tokyo, Japan
Other names Harunan (はるなん)[1][2]

Musical career

Genres J-pop
Years active 2011–present
Labels Zetima
Associated acts
  • Morning Musume (2011–present)
  • Hello! Project Mobekimasu (2011)
  • DIY♡ (2012-)
Website www.helloproject.com/morningmusume/

Haruna Iikubo (飯窪 春菜 Iikubo Haruna, born on November 7, 1994 in Tokyo)[1] is a Japanese fashion model, actress and pop singer. She is a tenth-generation member and sub-leader of the pop group Morning Musume.[1] She is a former model for the Japanese fashion magazine Love Berry.


In 2009, Haruna won a special award at the exclusive auditions for the fashion magazine Love Berry. She first appeared as a model in the June number of the magazine. Since the July issue, Haruna Iikubo adopted the stage name Hau Dan (壇 はう). She "graduated" from Love Berry (left the project) in the February 2011 number.

In 2011, Haruna participated in the 10th generation auditions for the pop group Morning Musume. Throughout September, she appeared weekly on the TV show Hello Pro! Time in the segment dedicated to the auditions.

On September 29, 2011, at a concert at Nippon Budokan, which was part of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Aki Ai Believe: Takahashi Ai Sotsugyō Kinen Special, it was announced that Haruna Iikubo passed the auditions alongside 3 other girls: Ayumi Ishida, Masaki Satō, and Haruka Kudō.[2][3]

On April 18, 2012, it was announced that Morning Musume's Tanaka Reina and the 9th & 10th Generation members would participate in a new stage play titled Stacey’s Shoujo Saisatsu Kageki. The musical ran from June 6 to 12. On July 20, it was announced that Iikubo, Yajima Maimi, Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Nakajima Saki were chosen to form the unit DIY♡.

On May 21, 2013, at Tanaka Reina's graduation concert, Haruna and Fukumura Mizuki were appointed the new sub-leaders of Morning Musume.

Morning Musume member color

First, Haruna Iikubo was assigned the color chocolate. At the end of July 2012, Haruna Iikubo announced at a concert: "I'm graduating from the chocolate color". From the Morning Musume 2012 autumn tour she would be working in a new color image, and the new color would be made public at the July 30 Morning Musume's Ustream broadcast starting 19:30 JST.[4] At the broadcast, her color was revealed to be honey color (ハニー色).[5]

Hello! Project groups and units



Morning Musume

Solo DVDs



TV dramas


TV shows



Morning Musume




  1. 1 2 3 モーニング娘。10期メンバー 決定! (in Japanese). Up-Front DC Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Archived from the original on 2014-04-01. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. 1 2 モーニング娘。新メン発表&高橋愛5期メン再集結に涙の熱唱 (in Japanese). Plantech Co., Ltd. 2011-09-30. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. モーニング娘。10期メンバー4人発表 明日卒業の高橋愛は「進化」に期待 (in Japanese). Oricon Inc. 2011-09-29. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. De View (2012-07-28). モーニング娘。13枚目ニューアルバム9月発売、そしてメンバー・飯窪春菜から重大(!?)発表 (in Japanese). Oricon. Retrieved 2012-07-29.
  5. Morning Musume's USTREAM channel USTREAMUSUME, July 30, 2012 broadcast (19:30-21:00 JST)
  6. e-Hello! 飯窪春菜 DVD 『Greeting ~飯窪春菜~』 ダイジェスト on YouTube
Honorary titles
Title last held by
Risa Niigaki
Sub-leader of Morning Musume
2013 – present
with Mizuki Fukumura (2013 - 2014)
Erina Ikuta (2014 - present)
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