Asakura Kiki (浅倉樹々) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory. She first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014 and was introduced as a member at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[1]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory, September 2020

Asakura Kiki, January 2020

Asakura Kiki, February 2019

Asakura Kiki, November 2018

Asakura Kiki, July 2018

Asakura Kiki, February 2018

Asakura Kiki, July 2017

Asakura Kiki, February 2017

Asakura Kiki, September 2016

Asakura Kiki, August 2016

Asakura Kiki, January 2016

Asakura Kiki, May 2015

Asakura Kiki, April 2015

Asakura Kiki, March 2015

Asakura Kiki, November 2014

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Asakura was born on September 3, 2000 in Chiba, Japan.

2014[edit | edit source]

In mid-2014, Asakura participated in the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!. She made it to the final round, but was not chosen to join Morning Musume '14.[2] After failing the audition, Asakura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was officially announced as a member of the trainee program on November 18,[1] and was formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ recital on November 29 alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka, Tanimoto Ami, Inoue Rei and Onoda Saori.[1]

2015[edit | edit source]

On April 29, it was announced that Asakura would debut in a new unit named Tsubaki Factory alongside Yamagishi Riko, Kishimoto Yumeno, Niinuma Kisora, Ogata Risa and Tanimoto Ami.

2017[edit | edit source]

On June 16, it was announced that Asakura was diagnosed with a lumbar disc herniation and would not be participating in any activities up until June 30 in order to rest.[3] After an examination with the doctor on June 30, it was determined that she was not in the condition to return to activities. Asakura was reported to still be in pain and had only started acupuncture and physical therapy to help relieve it, thus she would continue resting until mid-July.[4]

An update was posted on July 12, stating that Asakura would be able to gradually restart activities.[5] She participated in the talk segments of the "Shuukatsu Sensation / Waratte / Hana Moyou" release events from July 25 to July 28, but missed the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concerts in Osaka, Fukuoka, and Hokkaido.

On August 3, it was announced that she would be absent from Tsubaki Factory's appearances at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2017 and the TV Asahi Roppongi Hills Natsu Matsuri SUMMER STATION 2017. She was also absent for the rest of the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER tour, with the exception of August 5 at Nakano Sun Plaza, which she only appeared in the MC segments.[6] Another update was released on August 29, stating that her condition was slowly getting better, but she was still not able to fully resume activities. She only participated in the MC of the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 9gatsu ~Go NEXT!~ shows on September 3, but was absent for the remaining shows as well as Tsubaki Factory's appearances at Tokyo Radio Dai Kanshasai 2017 ~ Shinkasuru Radio and LIVE PRO FESTIVAL 2017.[7]

On September 4, Asakura celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at MT.RAINIER HALL. Due to her physical condition, she sang while sitting.

By October 16, Asakura had gradually resumed activities. She mostly participated in MCs at Tsubaki Factory single release events, while continuing the training for her lumbar disc herniation. Although she was improving, she was not ready for full performances at this time and was absent from Tsubaki Factory's appearances at Dai 3 Kai Naka G Fest and “GIRLS❤GIRLS❤GIRLS”LIVE MONSTERS!! that month.[8]

On November 22, Asakura returned to perform at a promotional mini live for Tsubaki Factory's upcoming third single. She only participated in the group's first performance of "Teion Yakedo",[9] but she was also able to perform "Waratte" at another mini live on November 25.[10] She was later able to perform with the group at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~,[11] except for the December 3 shows due to poor physical health.[12]

2018[edit | edit source]

As of March 2018, Asakura became able to perform in some parts of lives while she continued physical training for her lumbar disc herniation. Unfortunately due to her limited participation, she did not appear with Tsubaki Factory at the Dempagumi.inc Road to Ai Odorisai 2018 ~Zensekai IDOL Ouen PROJECT~ on March 3 and MARQUEE Matsuri Vol.10 on March 8.[13] She resumed to full performance by the start of the Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2018 Haru "Hatsukoi" on April 15.

On May 29, make-up artist Miwonderful released the book First Make Bible @ Miwonderful in which Asakura, Inoue Rei, and Kamikokuryo Moe appear as models.[14]

In addition to performing as part of Tsubaki Factory at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018 from August 3 to August 5,[15] on the first day, Asakura also covered Buono! songs on the HOT STAGE in the one-shot unit Cattivo! with former ℃-ute member Okai Chisato and Kobushi Factory member Hamaura Ayano.[16][17]

On September 3, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

On November 30, former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai published the Ai Takahashi MAKE-UP BOOK in which Asakura and five other active Hello! Project members appear as models.[18]

2019[edit | edit source]

On April 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK② was released, which includes Asakura and Onoda Saori's joint gravure that was originally published in a March 2017 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[19]

It was announced on May 8 that Asakura would take a break from activities until further notice due to back pain that the doctor suspects could be symptoms of a lumbar disc herniation, which she had previously suffered from in 2017, despite doing ongoing rehabilitation and treatments. As a result, she would not participate in the rest of the Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2019 Haru・Ranman shows or the Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ musical in June in which Asakura was cast as the lead role.[20]

On May 27, she released her first solo photobook, self-titled Asakura Kiki.[21]

On June 25, it was announced that she would remain on hiatus to receive treatment for her lumbar disc herniation and would be absent for the entirety of Hello! Project 2019 SUMMER and Tsubaki Factory Fanclub tour "Camellian Journey" in Nagano, as well as Tsubaki Factory’s appearances at TV Asahi's Roppongi Hills Natsu Matsuri SUMMER STATION in July and TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL2019 in August.[22]

On August 26, it was reported that Asakura is showing signs of recovery, but was still not fit to resume activities. As a result, she was unable to participate in the Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2019 Aki: Gekkou, which began on September 7, until further notice.[23]

On October 9, it was announced that Asakura would gradually resume activities as she recovers from her injury, but would not dance or participate in Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2019 Aki: Gekkou. Her first activity after her hiatus was a solo talk event held in November.[24] It was also announced that Tsubaki Factory's next single would be released on January 15, 2020. During the single's promotion period, Asakura Kiki did not participate in lives or release events with the rest of the group, and instead held separate talk events.[25]

2020[edit | edit source]

On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[26]

On September 3, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki Birthday Event 2020 with three shows at TOKYO FM HALL.[27] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

2021[edit | edit source]

On April 26, she will release her 2nd photobook, titled Umi no Mieru Machi.[28]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

She has a younger brother.[29] She owns a pet dog named Charlie and a parakeet named Sen-chan.[29] In July 2016, Asakura's family got another dog named Kohaku.[30]

Asakura was in her second year of middle school when she joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in October 2014. When she joined Tsubaki Factory in April 2015, she was in her third year of middle school. She graduated from high school on March 3, 2019.[31]

The following list are notable friendships Asakura Kiki has acquired:

  • Niinuma Kisora: Asakura is good friends with Niinuma. Their pairing name is "Kikisora" a combination of their names "Kiki" and "Kisora".
  • Onoda Saori: She gets along best with Onoda in Tsubaki Factory. The pair is referred to as "Saokiki" a combination of their names "Saori" and "Kiki".

Asakura's mother named her Kiki after the heroine of the Studio Ghibli film Kiki's Delivery Service because she loved the film and the character.[32][33]

As of May 2015, Asakura has yet to be given an official nickname. The following is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Asakura:

  • Kiki-chan (ききちゃん): Official nickname.
  • Kiki-tan (ききたん): Given and used by Niinuma Kisora.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Asakura Kiki Discography Featured In

Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Asakura Kiki Publications Featured In

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Thank You Very BerryKizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!Zoku 11nin Iru!Nega Poji Poji

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Internet[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she wanted to join Morning Musume.
  • If she could boast about one thing, it would be that she has kept many animals.
  • She is afraid of snakes as showed in Tsubaki Factory DVD MAGAZINE vol.2.
  • Her future goal is perform an anime opening like Buono!.
  • She has been to Thailand with her parents when she was 4 years old.
  • She has stated during an interview that she wants to go in France. She is interested by the Palace of Versailles. Her mother watched “Versailles no Bara” (also known as “The Rose of Versailles” or “Lady Oscar”) and she watched the anime with her.
  • She is a fan of Acid Black Cherry and L’Arc~en~Ciel.
  • Her father was apparently crying his eyes out in front of the TV when they announced that Tsubaki Factory did won the Best Newcomer Award at the Japan Record Awards.
  • She is scared of ghosts.

See Also[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of Tsubaki Factory
2015-2016

Succeeded by
Akiyama Mao

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "ハロプロ研修生 発表会2014~11月・12月の生タマゴShow!~出演者追加決定! (archived)" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2014-11-18.
  2. "℃-ute新曲公開!こぶしツアー、福田ソロ、アンジュルム新メンバー、山岸ヘアアレンジ MC:福田花音・小片リサ【ハロ!ステ#145】" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2015-11-25. (Reference Image)
  3. "つばきファクトリー浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-16.
  4. "つばきファクトリー浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-30.
  5. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-12.
  6. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-08-03.
  7. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-08-29.
  8. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-10-16.
  9. Asakura Kiki. "明日は。浅倉樹々" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2017-11-21.
  10. Tanimoto Ami. "おくじょう!。谷本安美" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2017-11-25.
  11. "【セットリスト更新!】Hello! Project 研修生発表会 2017 12月 ~Conti→New!~" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2017-11-30.
  12. https://twitter.com/tsubakifac_uf/status/937140261884280832
  13. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-02.
  14. "ミワンダフル新書発売!ファースメイクバイブル@Miwonderful" (in Japanese). Miwonderful. 2018-05-28.
  15. "「TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018」つばきファクトリー出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-09. (Archived)
  16. "今年も℃-uteの名曲を岡井千聖と℃-ute大好きアイドルたちがTIFで熱演!" (in Japanese). TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018. 2018-08-01.
  17. "元℃-uteの岡井千聖、TIF2018で浜浦彩乃&浅倉樹々とともにBuono!を再現 「おいしい2人が組んでくれて、逆に申し訳ない」" (in Japanese). Deview. 2018-08-03.
  18. "高橋愛、ハロプロ後輩を華麗にプロデュース 初メイクブック発売【独占カット】 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2018-11-22.
  19. "「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK②」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-05.
  20. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々 活動休止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-05-08.
  21. https://twitter.com/HMV_BOOKS/status/1109108782469169152
  22. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-06-25.
  23. "​つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々 活動休止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-26.
  24. "つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々 活動再開のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-10-09.
  25. "つばきファクトリー 6thシングル 2020年1月15日(水)発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-10-09.
  26. "ハロー!プロジェクトメンバーオフィシャルInstagramスタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-05-14.
  27. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「つばきファクトリー 浅倉樹々バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-08-07.
  28. "お知らせ!浅倉樹々" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2021-03-07.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Asakura Kiki. "チャーリーとせんちゃん♡浅倉樹々" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-17.
  30. Asakura Kiki. "赤ちゃん犬。浅倉樹々" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2016-07-25.
  31. Asakura Kiki. "舞台&卒業。浅倉樹々" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2019-03-03.
  32. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  33. "つばきファクトリー浅倉樹々が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-03-12.


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Tsubaki Factory
Members
Current Members Yamagishi Riko (Leader)Niinuma KisoraTanimoto AmiKishimoto YumenoAsakura KikiOno MizuhoOnoda SaoriAkiyama Mao
Former Members Ogata Risa (Sub-leader)
Discography

Singles

Indies: 1. Seishun Manmannaka! • 2. Kedakaku Sakihokore! • 3. Hitorijime / Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo
Major: 1. Hatsukoi Sunrise / Just Try! / Uruwashi no Camellia • 2. Shuukatsu Sensation / Waratte / Hana Moyou • 3. Teion Yakedo / Shunrenka / I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~ • 4. Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Kon'ya Dake Ukaretakatta • 5. Sankaime no Date Shinwa / Fuwari, Koi Dokei • 6. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma / Dakishimerarete Mitai • 7. Dansha-ISM / Ima Nanji?

Other Singles

Collaborations: Hyokkori HyoutanjimaYEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Digital Songs Nineteen no Shinkirou ('19 Summer Ver.)
Albums

Studio Albums: 1. first bloom • 2. 2nd STEP
Mini Albums: Tsubaki Factory SOUND + VISION Vol.1
Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical "Thank You Very Berry" Original Soundtrack

Concerts & Events

Concerts

Spring Tours: 201820192020
Fall Tours: 20182019
One-Day: Tsubaki Factory One-Man LIVE ~First Blossom~

Joint Concerts

2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Kobushi Factory)New Fes! II (with Kobushi Factory)
2018: Premium Live 2018 Haru "KOBO" (with Kobushi Factory)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 201520162017201820192020
Winter Tours: 20162017201820192020
Hina Fes: 20162017201820192020
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COUNTDOWN PARTY: 20152016201720182019
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Units & Other Acts
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Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
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Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
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6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
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9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
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11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
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2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

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2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
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2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

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