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
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Honorary Titles
- 10 References
- 11 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
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. After failing the audition, Asakura joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was officially announced as a member of the trainee program on November 18, 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.
2015[edit | edit source]
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. 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.
An update was posted on July 12, stating that Asakura would be able to gradually restart activities. 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. 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.
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.
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", but she was also able to perform "Waratte" at another mini live on November 25. She was later able to perform with the group at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~, except for the December 3 shows due to poor physical health.
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. She resumed to full performance by the start of the Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2018 Haru "Hatsukoi" on April 15.
In addition to performing as part of Tsubaki Factory at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018 from August 3 to August 5, 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.
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.
2019[edit | edit source]
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
2020[edit | edit source]
On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.
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. 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]
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
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.
The following list are notable friendships Asakura Kiki has acquired:
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]
- Name: Asakura Kiki (浅倉樹々)
- Birthdate: September 3, 2000
- Birthplace: Chiba, Japan
- Blood Type: AB
- Height: 153 cm (5 ft 0.2 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Virgo
- Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2014-11-18: Member
- Tsubaki Factory Member Color: Light Pink
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Specialties: Plaing the euphonium, piano, dance, pantomime
- Hobbies: Listening to music, collecting cute cosmetics, playing with her dog
- Favorite Music Genre: J-pop, Classical
- Favorite Food: Tarako
- Favorite Colors: Light pink and Light blue
- Favorite Sport: Badminton
- Charm Point: Her love for pets
- Motto: Kiyoku tadashiku utsukushiku (清く 正しく 美しく; Purely, truthfully, beautifully)
- Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: "Hatsukoi Sunrise"
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Naichau Kamo", "MY BOY", "Rock no Seichi", "I'm Lucky girl", "One・Two・Three", "Nakimushi Shounen"
- Looks Up To: Takahashi Ai, Sayashi Riho, Kamikokuryo Moe
Discography[edit | edit source]
Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2018.01.26] Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki・Ono Mizuho Birthday Event 2017
- [2019.01.26] Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki・Ono Mizuho Birthday Event 2018
- [2021.01.26] Tsubaki Factory Asakura Kiki・Ono Mizuho Birthday Event 2020
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
-  Thank You Very Berry
-  Kizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Nega Poji Poji
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2015–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello Dream. (ハロドリ。)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
-  Hello Pro! TOKYO Sanpo Season 2
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2014–] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello! Project presents... "premier seat"
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]
- Gallery:Asakura Kiki
- List:Asakura Kiki Discography Featured In
- List:Asakura Kiki Publications Featured In
- List:Asakura Kiki Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Asakura Kiki Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Tsubaki Factory
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Tsubaki Factory Profile
- Tsubaki Factory Official Blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: Hello! Project Tour Blog, February/March 2015
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