For other uses, see High King (disambiguation).
Origin Japan
Genres Pop
Years active 2008, 2009-2011; 2013; 2015
Labels Zetima
Associated acts Morning Musume, Berryz Kobo, Cute, Hello Pro Egg
Website Hello! Project.com
Past members Reina Tanaka
Ai Takahashi
Saki Shimizu
Maimi Yajima
Yuuka Maeda

High-King (ハイ・キング Hai-Kingu) was a Japanese pop idol group within Hello! Project. The group was created to promote Morning Musume's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, titled Cinderella the Musical (シンデレラ the ミュージカル). Their sound is said to have an R&B feel.[1]


The group's debut single, "C\C (Cinderella\Complex)" (C\C (シンデレラ\コンプレックス)), was released on June 11, 2008, under the Zetima label in two versions. The regular version contains the CD-single only, while the limited version contains a bonus DVD.[2] The Single V was also released for the song two weeks later, on June 25, 2008.[3]

High-King returned in 2009 along with other shuffle units, releasing two new songs to compilations in 2009, "Diamonds", a cover song and a new original song later in 2009 called "DESTINY LOVE".

High-King ceased activities in September 2011 when Ai Takahashi graduated Morning Musume and Hello! Project, effectively graduating from High-King as well.

In 2013, High-King briefly returned to perform "C/C (Cinderella Complex)" as Ai Takahashi with High-King, making High-King officially a three-member unit with Reina, Saki and Maimi, however, it is unknown if High-King will have further activity following Reina's graduation in 2013.

In 2015, Saki Shimizu and Maimi Yajima briefly performed during Berryz Kobo Matsuri on February 28 and March 1 as High-King, performing the song "Koiku no Meiro".




# Title Peak rank Single information
1 C\C (Cinderella\Complex) (C\C (シンデレラ\コンプレックス)) #6

Other Songs





  1. "High-King: Hello! Project New Unit High-King Creation" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2008-05-15. Retrieved 2008-05-28.
  2. "C\C (Cinderella Complex)" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
  3. "Single V "C\C (Cinderella Complex)"" (in Japanese). Hello! Project.
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