Kamei Eri (亀井絵里) was a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by Up-Front Agency and part of Hello! Project. She was a sixth generation member of Morning Musume.
- Name: Kamei Eri (亀井絵里)
- Nicknames: Eririn (えりりん), Kame (亀, literally "Turtle"), Kyamei (キャメイ), PPP (Pokepokepuu) (ぽけぽけぷぅ)
- Birthday: December 23, 1988
- Birthplace: Arakawa, Tokyo, Japan
- Blood type: AB
- Height: 157 cm
- Skills: Arguing
- Hobbies: Watching other artists' concert DVDs
- Motto: You are yourself! Don't compare yourself!
- Favorite food: Umeboshi and noodles. 1: Pasta, 2: Udon, 3: Ramen, 4: Soba
- Favorite words: Good night
- Favorite colors: Black, pink, white
- Hello! Project groups:
- Morning Musume (2003–2010)
- Morning Musume Sakuragumi (2003–2004)
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- Hello! Project Akagumi (2005)
- Wonderful Hearts (2006–2009)
- Tanpopo# (2009–2010)
- Muten Musume (2010)
- Metro Rabbits H.P. (2006)
Kamei Eri was selected from the Morning Musume LOVE Audition 2002 to join Morning Musume as part of the sixth generation, along with Michishige Sayumi and Tanaka Reina. She made her debut on the single Shabondama, was first featured on the Ai no Dai 6 Kan album, and made her first concert appearance at the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2003 Haru "Non Stop!" concert.
She was placed in Morning Musume Sakuragumi in January 2003 and released two singles as a part of the group before it went inactive.
Initially, Kamei struggled the most out of the sixth generation to create a presence for herself. She got her big break playing the role of field reporter Elizabeth Kyamei on the HelloPro News segment on Hello! Morning, showing her comedic side and breaking her out of her shell.
She has since tackled a number of comedic roles, with notable favorites like her parody of Yon-sama (Korean actor Bae Yong Jun). She even got her own corner on the revised HelloPro Hour corner as salesman Eric Kamezou in "Eric Kamezou no Maido Ari."
On August 8, 2010, it was announced on Tsunku's blog that Junjun, Linlin, and Kamei Eri would graduate from Morning Musume.
On December 13, 2010, Eri co-hosted FIVE STARS with Risa for the last time.
On December 15th, 2010, Eri, along with fellow members Linlin and Junjun, graduated from Morning Musume and Hello! Project on the final date of their autumn Rival Survival tour. The concert, held at Yokohama Arena, was broadcast live in 3D.
- [2010.12.08] Hello Cover (ハロカバ)
- [2007.03.14] Love Hello! Kamei Eri DVD
- [2009.01.14] 20 DREAMS
- [2010.03.03] too sweet Eri
Compilations / Other
- [2004.12.08] Morning Musume - Ai no Dai 6 Kan (#7 Lemon Iro to Milk Tea - Takahashi Ai, Konno Asami, Ogawa Makoto, Niigaki Risa, Fujimoto Miki, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
- [2006.02.15] Morning Musume - Rainbow 7 (#5 INDIGO BLUE LOVE - Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri, Tanaka Reina)
- [2006.12.13] Morning Musume - 7.5 Fuyu Fuyu Morning Musume Mini! (#5 Kotatsu no Uta ~jyuken story~ - Yoshizawa Hitomi, Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri)
- [2007.03.21] Morning Musume - SEXY 8 BEAT (#5 Haru Beautiful Everyday - Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika)
- [2008.11.26] Morning Musume - COVER YOU (#11 Pinponpan Taisou - Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, Kusumi Koharu, Mitsui Aika, Junjun, Linlin, #13 Johnny e no Dengon - Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri, Tanaka Reina)
- [2009.03.18] Morning Musume - Platinum 9 DISC (#12 Kataomoi no Owari ni)
- [2009.07.15] Hello! Project - Champloo 1 ~Happy Marriage Song Cover Shuu~ (#7 Mamotte Agetai - Niigaki Risa, Kamei Eri)
- [2010.03.17] Morning Musume - 10 MY ME (#6 Ookii Hitomi - Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)
- [2004.12.21] Kamei Eri (亀井絵里) amazon.co.jp
- [2005.09.16] DAYS amazon.co.jp
- [2006.05.26] 17sai (17才) amazon.co.jp
- [2007.02.28] Love Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket (ラブハロ! 亀井絵里 in プーケット) amazon.co.jp
- [2007.10.10] MAPLE amazon.co.jp
- [2008.04.03] ERI amazon.co.jp
- [2008.12.23] 20 (Hatachi) (20 (はたち)) amazon.co.jp
- [2010.02.25] sweet amazon.co.jp
- [2010.09.26] Eririn (えりりん) amazon.co.jp
- [2010.12.05] THANKS amazon.co.jp
- [2003.07.16] Hello Hello! Morning Musume 6ki Members (ハロハロ! モーニング娘。6期メンバー写真集) (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina) amazon.co.jp
- [2010.11.12] Hello Hello! ~Memories~ (ハロハロ！～Memories～) (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina) amazon.co.jp
-  Hoshizuna no Shima, Watashi no Shima ~Island Dreamin'~ (星砂の島、私の島 ~アイランド・ドリーミン~) (as Tomimaru Mikiko)
-  Keitai Deka The Movie 3: Morning Musume Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! ~ Pandora no Hako no Himitsu~ (ケータイ刑事 THE MOVIE3 モーニング娘。救出大作戦！～パンドラの箱の秘密)
- TV Dramas
-  Hanbun Esper (半分エスパー)
-  Nihonjin no Shiranai Nihongo (日本人の知らない日本語) (as Miki)
- TV Programs
-  Soreyuke! Gorokkies (それゆけ! ゴロッキーズ)
-  Futarigoto (二人ゴト)
-  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)
-  Musume DOKYU! (娘DOKYU!)
- [2009–2010] Jewelpet (ジュエルペット) (voice of Kogyoku Rinko)
-  Dai 10 Kai Hello Pro Video Chat (第10回ハロプロビデオチャット)
-  Ojigi 30 Do (おじぎ30度) (as Tsuru Erika)
-  Ribbon no Kishi The Musical (リッボンの騎士ザ・ミュージカル) (as Tortue)
-  Cinderella The Musical (シンデレラ The ミュージカル) (as Portia)
-  Ojigi de Shape Up! (おじぎでシェイプアップ!) (as Tsuru Erika)
-  Fashionable (ファッショナブル) (as Origuchi Yukari)
- [2007–2008] GAKI KAME
- [2009–2010] FIVE STARS
- Attended a private middle school and a private high school.
- She has an older brother and a younger sister.
- She is close friends with Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina, and Niigaki Risa.
- She auditioned because she "wanted to change herself."
- When she first joined, Kamei stated that she liked small tight spaces, even saying she liked packed trains.
- Many fans credit her stint as Elizabeth Kyamei, and later, her drastic hairstyle change to a short cut, as the start of her image change into a bubbly, burikko type role.
- Like Fujimoto Miki, she is infamous for her lack of drawing skill.
- Kamei stated on the radio program "Young Town Douyoubi" (aired on 2006.06.17) that her father named her "Eri" after his favorite Southern All Stars song, "Itoshi no Ellie."
- Usually wears perfume. When she was younger and wanted to try it out for the first time, she wasn’t sure what to pick so she went into her older brother’s room and tried out his.
- She likes western clothing.
- She is a morning person.
- She said she goes to sleep really fast after work, around 10:30.
- Is one of three Morning Musume members to have the bloodtype AB, the others being Kago Ai and Sayashi Riho.
- Wikipedia Profiles: Japanese: 亀井絵里 | English: Eri Kamei