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Origin Tokyo, Japan
Years active 2012 (2012)–present
Labels Universal Music Japan
(Delicious Deli Records)
Associated acts

Abcho (typeset as ABCHO, meaning Abstract Chop), is a Japanese pop unit made up of two members from Japanese pop groups Morning Musume, their subgroup which includes Older/Graduated Members, Dream Morning Musume, and J-Pop Metal Group Hangry & Angry: Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa. They formed in middle of February 2012, and released their first single on May 23, 2012.


Name Birth date Age Notes
Hitomi Yoshizawa (1985-04-12)April 12, 1985 33 Former Morning Musume member
Rika Ishikawa (1985-01-19)January 19, 1985 33 Former Morning Musume member


2008: Before Abcho[edit]

Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa were in another duo called Hangry & Angry.

2012-present: Formation and debut single[edit]

In February 2012, Hitomi Yoshizawa and Rika Ishikawa announced that would form a new unit called Abcho.[1] Abcho's first single was released on May 23, 2012.[2] This was used as the opening theme song for Sengoku Collection.[3]



  • "Me o Tojite Gyusshiyo" (目をとじてギュッしよ)


  1. ^ "Dream Morning Musume's Ishikawa Rika & Yoshizawa Hitomi form new unit". TokyoHive. February 21, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "ABCHO holds release event for debut single". TokyoHive. May 23, 2012. Retrieved May 26, 2012. 
  3. ^ "ABCHO reveals the jacket cover and track list for debut single". TokyoHive. March 7, 2012. Retrieved April 27, 2012. 

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