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Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Dambara Ruru was born on May 7, 2001 in Otake, Hiroshima, Japan.
Prior to participating in the Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition, she was a 19th generation student of Actor's School Hiroshima.
2013[edit | edit source]
Dambara participated in the 12th generation auditions, and made it to the finals, but she failed to join.
On September 15, Dambara graduated from Actor's School Hiroshima.
On December 7, Dambara was officially introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Yamaki Risa, Yokogawa Yumei, Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona, Haga Akane and Funaki Musubu, all seven girls did a dance performance of Juice=Juice's "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".
2014[edit | edit source]
Dambara participated in the opening act and as a back dancer for the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~.
On May 4, Dambara won the best performance award with 248 votes at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Memory Seishun no Hikari".
2015[edit | edit source]
Dambara participated in the opening act and a as back-up dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~.
On May 4, Dambara was the runner-up for the judge's singing award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event, for her performance of "GOOD BYE Natsuo".
2016[edit | edit source]
Dambara participated in the opening act and as a back dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~.
2017[edit | edit source]
Dambara participated in the opening act and as a back dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~℃elebration~.
On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event, it was announced that she would debut alongside Ichioka Reina and Kawamura Ayano in the near future. She also won the best performance award with 548 votes for her performance of "Give me Love".
On June 26, it was announced through a special episode of Hello! Project Station that Dambara would be joining Juice=Juice along with Yanagawa Nanami as new members. They began performing with the group in the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour and Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 ~Seven Horizon~.
2018[edit | edit source]
On May 8, Dambara celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Dambara Ruru Birthday Event 2018, featuring three shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
2019[edit | edit source]
On May 8, she celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Dambara Ruru Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.
2020[edit | edit source]
On February 6, it was announced that Dambara Ruru started to feel some pain in her right foot the day before, which turned out to be a sesamoid bone fracture. As a result, she did not dance and only sang during concert performances of Hello! Project 2020 Winter and Juice=Juice LIVE TOUR 2020 ~NEW SENSATION~ for about a month.
On February 9, it was announced that Dambara would star in Hajimete wo Keikenchuu, SKY PerfecTV!'s 49th Twitter morning drama series that would be posted every day from February 17 to February 22.
On May 8, she was set to celebrate her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Dambara Ruru Birthday Event 2020. It was later cancelled due to the government's declaration of emergency following the spread of the coronavirus getting worse. The event was eventually rescheduled for September 8.
On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.
On October 25, she participated in an episode of TV Tokyo's THE Karaoke ★ Battle.
On November 17, it was announced that she and Inaba Manaka would appear as guest judges for an online university and graduate school level dance competition titled Bokura no Online Gakuen-sai. The song assigned was Juice=Juice's ""Hitori de Ikiraresou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no?". The online judging event took place on December 16.
2021[edit | edit source]
On May 7, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Dambara Ruru Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at Ota Ward Residents Hall Aprico Hall in Tokyo.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
She has an older sister named Riri, who is a former member of the group SPL∞ASH.
When Dambara joined Juice=Juice, she was a first year high school student. In March 2020, Dambara graduated from high school.  On August 10, 2020, she revealed that her piano teacher had passed away. In tribute to her teacher, she posted a cover of "Suppin to Namida." onto the official Juice=Juice YouTube channel.
The following list are notable friendships Dambara Ruru has acquired:
Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Dambara Ruru:
- Danbaran (だんばらん): Her first official nickname, given to her when she first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Runrun (るんるん): Her second official nickname when she was in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Dan-chan (だんちゃん): Used by Taguchi Natsumi, Nomura Minami, and Kanazawa Tomoko.
- Ruru-tan (るるたん): Used by Inoue Hikaru.
- Ruru-chan (るるちゃん): Another one of her nicknames when she was in Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Used by Miyazaki Yuka and Kanazawa Tomoko.
- Ruu-chan (るーちゃん): Used by Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari, Yanagawa Nanami, and Takagi Sayuki.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Dambara Ruru (段原瑠々)
- Nickname: RunRun (るんるん), Danbaran (だんばらん)
- Birthdate: May 7, 2001
- Birthplace: Otake, Hiroshima, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4.1 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Taurus
- Eastern Zodiac: Snake
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2013-09-22: Member
- Juice=Juice (Member Color): Orange
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- AFuRuRi (2019)
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Watching DVDs and videos of Hello! Project seniors, collecting character goods, making omelets
- Special Skills: Singing, Dancing, Piano, being able quickly memorizing songs
- Favorite Music Genre: Ballad
- Favorite Food: Hamburger, mother's cheesecake
- Favorite Color: Pink, Orange
- Favorite Sports: Music, Athletics, Dodgeball
- Charm Point: Her love for singing, bedhead
- Motto: "Doryoku wa kanarazu mukuwareru!" (努力は必ず報われる!; Efforts will be rewarded by all means!)
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "One・Two・Three", "ROCK Erotic", "Bishoujo Shinri", "Only you", "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke", "Help me!!"
- Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho
Works[edit | edit source]
Magazines[edit | edit source]
- [2014.06.23] UTB (with Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona)
- [2014.07.10] JUNON (with Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Makino Maria, Sasaki Rikako, Niinuma Kisora, Funaki Musubu)
- [2014.07.24] B.L.T. (with Funaki Musubu)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2016–2019] 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!"
-  THE Karaoke ★ Battle (1 episode)
Web Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Hajimete wo Keikenchuu (初めてを経験中) (SKY PerfecTV! Twitter)
Theater[edit | edit source]
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- [2017–] 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 Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo (1 episode)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Youngest member of Juice=Juice
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Dambara Ruru
- List:Dambara Ruru Discography Featured In
- List:Dambara Ruru Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Dambara Ruru Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Notes[edit | edit source]
- ^ ^ Prior to 2018, her name was romanized as "Danbara Ruru". On March 30, 2018, she made a blog post stating that her last name would officially be romanized as "Dambara" from the point onwards. She stated that it is easier for international fans to read and that it is also the romanization used on official documents such as her passport.
References[edit | edit source]
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Juice=Juice Profile
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Juice=Juice Official Blog
- Ameba Blog (inactive) (shared with sister)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: December 2013, February 2014, September 2014 (not tagged), November/December 2014, February/March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015, Hello! Project Tours
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