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PostSubject: Yasuda Kei   Mon Jan 21, 2008 4:06 pm

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* Name: Yasuda Kei (保田圭)
* Nickname: Kei-chan, Kemeko, "Aunty"
* Birth Date: 1980-12-06
* Birth Place: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
* Blood Type: A
* Height: 158.5 cm
* Hobbies: Enjoying movies, drawing, organizing photos
* Special skills: Playing electronic organ and saxophone
* Favorite colors: Red, pink
* Favorite flowers: Roses, margarets, sunflowers
* Favorite seasons: Autumn, winter
* Favorite food: Yakiniku, soft roe, kimchee, nattou, chocolate
* Disliked food: Shallots, milk
* Favorite movies: Pulp Fiction, Charlie's Angels, Schindler's List, etc.
* Favorite words: Going my way, love
* Favorite song: Sekai ni Hitotsu Dake no Hana
* Hello! Project groups:
o Morning Musume (1998-2003)
* Subgroups:
o Petitmoni (1999-2002)
o Hello! Project Shirogumi (2005)
* Shuffle units:
o 2000: Kiiro 5
o 2001: 10nin Matsuri
o 2002: Odoru 11
o 2004: H.P. All Stars
o 2005: Puripuri Pink

History

Yasuda Kei, along with Yaguchi Mari and Ichii Sayaka, was part of the second generation of Morning Musume. Morning Musume went on to produce another album and three more singles before Fukuda Asuka decided to graduate and Kei was given almost all of Asuka's lines in future performances of the earlier songs.

Kei and Sayaka sang a particularly catchy duet known as "Otome no Shinrigaku" (Girl's Psychology) in Morning Musume's album Second Morning and Tsunku decided to lump them together with 3rd generation member Goto Maki, creating the Morning Musume subgroup Petitmoni in 1999. After Sayaka graduated from Morning Musume and Petitmoni, Yoshizawa Hitomi was placed into the subgroup and Kei became leader.

Kei graduated in mid-2003, at the same time Morning Musume's 6th generation debuted, forming a brief 16nin lineup right before Kei left. During her graduation concert, Kei sang a new rock version of "Never Forget" and Tsunku presented her with her soloist copy of her last single with Morning Musume, "AS FOR ONE DAY." Yaguchi Mari became Morning Musume's sub-leader after Kei's graduation.

Because fellow Petitmoni member Goto Maki had also graduated, Petitmoni went though yet another new formation with Hitomi leading 5th generation's Ogawa Makoto, and Coconuts Musume's Ayaka Kimura, the two new members.

Kei is still in Hello! Project after graduation, collaborating with Nakazawa Yuko and other H!P artists on 2 Folk Songs albums. She has guest starred and emceed in Abe Natsumi's solo concerts, sang backup for Goto Maki's single "Daite Yo! Please Go On," and was host of Morning Musume's weekly TV show "Hello! Morning." Outside of H!P, she has worked in several dramas and musicals.

In late 2004 she returned to join the Hello! Project All Stars shuffle and in 2005 she was placed in the Puripuri Pink shuffle.

Kei is skilled in several musical instruments, including the saxophone and the piano. She has made several appearances on TV and in concert accompanying herself or others.

In August 2007, she acted with Kimura Ayaka in the Otona no Mugicha play Chigaimasu Sisters.
Works
Movies

* [2000] ピンチランナー (Pinch Runner)
* [2002] とっかえっ娘。 (Tokkaekko)
* [2003] 子犬ダンの物語 (Koinu Dan no Monogatari)

TV Dramas

* [2004] トキオ 父への伝言 (Tokio-chichi he no Dengon)
* [2005] 二十四の瞳 (Nijyuushi no Hitomi)
* [2007] 捜査一課・見当たり班 鷹子の眼(Sousa Ikka - Ken atari han, Takako no manako)

Musicals

* [2004] 羅生門~女たちのまぼろし~ (Rashomon ~Onnatachi no Maboroshi~)
* [2006] 夏ノ夜ノ夢 (Natsu no Yoru no Yume, Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream")
* [2006] 大人の麦茶第九杯目公演「ネムレナイト」 (Otona no Mugicha Dai kyu hai me Kouen "Nemurenaito")
* [2006] MAMA LOVES mambo IV

Radio

* [2000-2003] ヤングタウン土曜日 (Young Town Douyoubi)

Photobooks

* [2002.03.02] 圭 (Kei)
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