Fujimoto Miki (藤本美貴) is a Japanese pop singer and talent managed by JP.ROOM. She is best known as a former member of Morning Musume and a soloist within Hello! Project. She is part of Morning Musume OG.
- Name: Fujimoto Miki (藤本美貴)
- Nicknames: Mikitty (ミキティ)
- Birthday: February 26, 1985
- Birthplace: Takikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan
- Blood type: A
- Height: 155 cm
- Hobbies: Enjoying movies
- Favorite color: Black, white
- Favorite flowers: Sunflowers
- Favorite phrase: "Have fun!"
- Favorite season: Summer
- Favorite food: Yakiniku, natto
- Disliked food: Scallions, cauliflower, broccoli, taro
- Favorite song: Romantic Ukare MODE
- Favorite artists: Amuro Namie, Christina Aguilera, Matsuura Aya
- Hello! Project groups:
Fujimoto started off in 1999 when she audition at the avex dream 2000 audition but didn't pass. Later on, she was originally part of the group of finalists in the fourth generation Morning Musume auditions that resulted in the induction of Ishikawa Rika, Yoshizawa Hitomi, Kago Ai, and Tsuji Nozomi. While not selected at that time, in early 2001 Fujimoto was contacted again and offered a chance to debut as a solo artist. After training for a little more than a year, she made her solo debut with her first single, "Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi." According to her Morning Musume x Tsunku 2 interview, she worked as a receptionist at Up-Front Agency during her training period.
After a successful performance on the Kouhaku Uta Gassen New Year's Eve music program, Tsunku made the surprise announcement in 2003 to add Fujimoto to Morning Musume as a part of the sixth generation, sidelining her solo career indefinitely. Fujimoto gradually became one of the main vocals of the singles. Later that same year, she was added to the Country Musume roster along with Konno Asami, going on to release three singles as a part of the group.
Fujimoto was added to the futsal team Gatas Brilhantes H.P. in February 2004.
In June 2006, it was announced that Fujimoto would form a new unit called GAM along with Matsuura Aya. GAM released three singles over the coming months, and then their first album in May 2007. A concert tour began on May 26th, 2007.
On May 25th, 2007, Fujimoto was revealed in Friday magazine to have been dating a boyfriend, Shouji Tomoharu, who is part of comedy duo Shinagawa Shouji. Fujimoto herself confirmed that the story is true in a radio interview within days of the story breaking. As a result, on June 1st, Fujimoto, following in the footsteps of Yaguchi Mari, quit Morning Musume. She remained in Hello! Project as a solo artist. She continued to perform in GAM with Matsuura Aya on their first tour, but the group went effectively inactive after the tour ended.
She released her first single in five years on April 2008, entitled Okitegami. The A-side of the single was also done by Horiuchi Takao at the same time, causing an official battle between the two. About a year later, Fujimoto announced that she was she was engaged to Shouji Tomoharu and was getting married in July 2009.
On September 11, 2011 Fujimoto Miki announced that she was pregnant. On March 27, 2012, Fujimoto gave birth to the couple's first child, a son.
- [2003.02.26] MIKI 1
- [2002.03.13] Aenai Nagai Nichiyoubi (会えない長い日曜日)
- [2002.06.12] Sotto Kuchizukete Gyutto Dakishimete (そっと口づけて ギュッと抱きしめて)
- [2002.09.04] Romantic Ukare Mode (ロマンティック浮かれモード)
- [2002.11.07] Boyfriend (ボーイフレンド)
- [2003.02.05] Boogie Train '03 (ブギートレイン'03)
- [2008.04.23] Okitegami (置き手紙)
Compilations / Other
- [2002.12.10] Hello! Project - 2003 Nendo Hawaii Genteiban Hello! Project Best 1 (#6 Romantic Ukare Mode, Seishun Jidai, #11 Aka Tonbo)
- [2002.12.10] Hello! Project - 2003 Nendo Hawaii Genteiban Hello! Project Best 2 (#8 Boyfriend, #12 Ano Subarashii Ai wo Mou Ichido)
- [2002.12.18] Hello! Project - Petit Best 3 (#10 Romantic Ukare Mode)
- [2003.04.26] Hello! Project - 2003 Nendo Hawaii Genteiban Hello! Project Best 3 (#9 Giniro no Eien, #13 Boogie Train '03)
- [2008.12.10] Hello! Project - Petit Best 9 (#16 Okitegami)
- [2013.12.31] Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 1 (#14 Let's Do Daihakken)
- [2014.07.09] Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 3 (#10 Mangetsu)
- [2014.07.09] Hello! Project - Hello! Project no Zenkyoku Kara Atsumechaimashita! Vol. 4 (#5 Boogie Train '03)
- [2002.10.02] Fujimoto Single M Clips 1
- [2003.04.25] Alo Hello! Fujimoto Miki
- [2003.06.18] Fujimoto Miki FIRST LIVE TOUR 2003 SPRING ~MIKI 1~
- [2003.04.11] Ayaya to Mikitty (アヤヤとミキティ) amazon.co.jp
- [2003.04.22] Alo Hello! Fujimoto Miki (アロハロ！藤本美貴) amazon.co.jp
- [2004.01.24] Mikitty amazon.co.jp
- [2005.02.25] Real 226 (リアル226) amazon.co.jp
- [2005.12.17] cheri amazon.co.jp
- [2006.11.25] COEUR amazon.co.jp
- [2012.10.03] First mama book
- [2013.11.30] Fujimoto Miki ga Amitai! Mikitty no Kawaii Daily Baby Knit (藤本美貴が編みたい!ミキティのかわいいデイリーベビーニット)
- TV Programs
- [2001–2002] Shin Bishoujo Nikki (新・美少女日記)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー!モーニング。)
- [2002–2003] Bishoujo Nikki III (美少女日記III)
-  Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ!ゴロッキーズ)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
-  Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  THE 1 Okubun no 8 (THE 1億分の8)
- [2014–] GOGO! Smile! (ゴゴスマ)
- TV Dramas
-  Tenshi no Utagoe ~Shounibyoutou no Kiseki~ (天使の歌声〜小児病棟の奇跡〜) (as Kitamura Manami)
-  Ryuuma ga Yuku (竜馬がゆく) (as Sakamoto Harui)
-  Dare mo Mamorenai (誰も守れない) (as Rena)
-  Reset (リセット) (1 episode) (as Ashizawa Azusa)
- [2013–] Chiisana Princess Sofia (ちいさなプリンセスソフィア) (as Mia the bluebird)
-  Edokko Chushingura (江戸っ娘。忠臣蔵)
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル) (as Witch Hecate)
-  HAKANA
-  Grease (グリース) (as Betty Rizzo)
-  Sendai Shiro Monogatari (仙台四郎物語)
-  Fujimoto Miki no All Night Nippon Petit! (藤本美貴のオールナイトニッポン プチ!)
- [2002–2003] Fujimoto Miki Heart Days Radio (藤本美貴 ハート・デイズ・レディオ)
- [2002–2007] Fujimoto Miki no Dokimiki Night (藤本美貴のドキ♥みきNight)
- [2004–2007] Young Town Douyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
Morning Musume OG Concert
- [2011.04.23 - 20011.05.29] ドリーム モーニング娘。コンサートツアー2011 春の舞～卒業生 DE 再結成～ (Dream Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru no Mai ~Sotsugyousei DE Saikessei~)
- Morning Musume 3rd Addition Audition songs:
- Sang Hamasaki Ayumi's "Depend on you" for her Avex dream audition.
- Came up with "Mikitty" as a nickname for herself prior to her debut and derives from mixing "Miki" and "Kitty" (because she is a big fan of Hello Kitty).
- Close friends with Matsuura Aya and Yoshizawa Hitomi.
- Her role models include Amuro Namie and Nakazawa Yuko.
- Due to her "strong," brusque image, it is common among Japanese fans to call her "Miki-sama."
- Coincidentally, figure skater Ando Miki also has the same nickname of "Mikitty." Fujimoto has said herself that it "felt like [she] had a new relative."
- Is a self-confessed homebody.
- As a child, wanted to become an enka singer due to the influence of her grandmother.
- Would want to be a nursing home caretaker if she hadn't become a singer.
- She commented during Ishikawa Rika's graduation on May 4th, 2005, that there was a time when she and Ishikawa did not get along very well -- to the point that it even influenced TV programs, according to a Musume DOKYU! producer.
- Attended Hokkaido Akabira High School, but dropped out in April 2001 to pursue her solo career.
- Originally debuted as an actress first on TV Tokyo's "Shin Bishoujo Nikki."
- Around the time of her debut, photos taken with various guys at clubs surfaced via tabloids, but the scandal was rather minor and brief.
- Yoshizawa Hitomi calls her "Kuwagata" (stag beetle), her only nickname not to be name-related.
- She holds the shortest tenure as Morning Musume's leader, with her leadership lasting a mere 25 days.
- She is the youngest child in her family (Hello! Morning #318)