Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) is a former Japanese idol as a member and sub-leader the Hello! Project group Kobushi Factory. She was first introduced as a trainee at the 2013 test event on May 5, 2013 alongside five other girls.
She was originally set to graduate from both Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project at the end of the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour, however, her contract was cancelled on July 6, 2017.
Fujii Rio was born on March 4, 1999 in Aichi, Japan.
She also participated in the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition and made it to the third round, but she chose to continue with the S/mileage audition instead, which was occuring at the same time.
On May 5, Fujii was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Tanaka Karen, Inaba Manaka, Mikame Kana, Mashiro Kana and Inoue Hikaru at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
In June, Fujii participated in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~6gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Fujii would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei.
On March 8, during Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~, Fujii Rio was announced sub-leader of Kobushi Factory.
On March 4, Fujii celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On March 7, Fujii celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On May 12, Fujii announced that she would be graduating from Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project at the end of the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour as she wants to devote herself to become a teacher or nurse.
|Thank you for your continued support towards Hello! Project and Kobushi Factory
The sub-leader of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory), Rio Fujii will graduate Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) and Hello! Project this summer with the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concert tour.
Rio is going to university since this spring but, with her test of last year, she thought again about her future and before becoming a Hello! Pro Kenshusei, she had another dream, becoming a teacher or nurse.
Currently, her activities will continue with the "Live Tour 2017 Spring ～PROGRESSIVE～", the release of their new single "Sharara! Yareruhazusa / Eejanaika Ninjanaika", the release of the movie "JK Ninja Girls".
|I, Rio Fujii, will graduate Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) and Hello! Project with the Hello! Project Concert tour of this summer.
Originally I love Hello! Project and I took the audition I aspired to become a Hello! Pro Kenshusei and to enter Hello! Project. When I became a member of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory), inside me, it was the moment when a huge dream became reality.
From this moment, I recklessly ran into "I want Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory) to be more known by many many people!" but,
To all the members of Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory), to all the people who always support us,
However, in order to graduate without regretting myself,
Please continue to support Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory)
Kobushi Factory (Magnolia Factory)
On July 6, an update on the Hello! Project website stated that her contract with UP-FRONT PROMOTION had been terminated due to her lack of compliance in the rules, and she has subsequently been removed from both Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project.
She has an older brother and a younger brother.
When Fujii joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a third year middle student. She graduated from high school in March 2017.Fujii began her first year of university in April 2017.
Fujii's given name, "Rio", means pear tree (梨) and center (央); therefore, the "center of a pear tree".
- RioRio (りおりお): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Name: Fujii Rio (藤井梨央)
- Nickname: RioRio (りおりお)
- Birthdate: March 4, 1999
- Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
- Blood Type: B
- Height: 150 cm (4 ft 11 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2013-05-05: Member
- 2017-07-06: Left
- Kobushi Factory Member Color:
- Hello! Project groups:
- Main article: Fujii Rio/Discography
- [2017.02.23] Greeting ~Fujii Rio・Ogawa Rena~
-  Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio & Nomura Minami Birthday Event 2016
-  Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio & Nomura Minami Birthday Event 2017
- Main article: Fujii Rio/Publications
-  JK Ninja Girls
- [2015–2017] The Girls Live
- [2016–2017] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
- [2013–2017] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2017] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
|Oldest member of Kobushi Factory
2015 – 2017
|Sub-leader of Kobushi Factory
2015 – 2017
- Kobushi Factory Profile (archived)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Kobushi Factory Official Blog (inactive)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: December 2013, February 2014, September 2014 (not tagged), November/December 2014, February/March 2015, Morning Musume / Berryz Koubou / ℃-ute Tours
|Hello! Project Dance Club|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei|