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Kamei Eri

Kamei Eri (2010)

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 (1988-12-23) (age 35)
  • 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:
  • Other:


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.


Digital Releases


Compilations / Other


Kamei Eri DAYS 17sai Love Hello! Kamei Eri in Phuket MAPLE ERI 20 (Hatachi) sweet Eririn THANKS

Hello!x2 Morning Musume. 6ki Members Hello Hello! ~Memories~

  • [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)
  • [2010.11.12] Hello Hello! ~Memories~ (ハロハロ!~Memories~) (Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, Tanaka Reina)



TV Dramas
TV Programs
  • [2009–2010] Jewelpet (ジュエルペット) (voice of Kogyoku Rinko)





  • 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.

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