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Hamaura Ayano (浜浦彩乃) is a former Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Kobushi Factory. She first joined Hello! Project in February 2011 as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]

On March 30, 2020, Kobushi Factory disbanded, and Hamaura Ayano graduated from Hello! Project.[2] Soon after, she left UP-FRONT PROMOTION.[3] As of 2021, she signed with Warner Music Japan as an actress.


Hamaura Ayano, June 2020

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Hamaura Ayano, July 2011

Early Life[]

Hamaura Ayano was born on April 26, 2000 in Saitama, Japan.


In February 2011, Hamaura Ayano auditioned for Hello Pro Egg, and passed.[1] She was introduced alongside Taguchi Natsumi and Yoshihashi Kurumi at the Shiodame Event in June.

During summer 2011, Hamaura auditioned for Morning Musume's 10th generation, but failed to pass. The following year, she auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation and managed to become a finalist, but was not chosen to enter the group.


In fall 2012, Hamaura participated in S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~, alongside 4 other trainees, as part of the challenge act. Later in the tour, Hamaura and the other 4 trainees performed Hello Pro Kenshuusei's first single "Kanojo ni Naritai!!!", released on October 27, 2012.


On January 3, 2013, Hamaura appeared on the TV show Uwasa-kun and Kagaku-chan alongside Taguchi Natsumi and Tanaka Reina.

On January 23, 2013, Hamaura made her first gravure debut in UTB+ magazine alongside Miyamoto Karin.

Hamaura participated in Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Berryz Mansion Nyuukyosha Boshuuchuu!~, alongside fellow Hello Pro Kenshuusei members Taguchi Natsumi and Ogawa Rena as back-up dancers. Together they performed "Suhada Pichipichi" in the tour.

On March 6, 2013, Hamaura, Ogawa Rena and Yamagishi Riko participated in a fanclub event for Ichioka Reina and Makino Maria.

On March 24, 2013, Hamaura participated in Fujimoto Miki's 10th anniversary celebration concert alongside fellow Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Yoshihashi Kurumi, Murota Mizuki and Kaga Kaede.

Hamaura alongside Kaneko Rie, Taguchi Natsumi, Yamagishi Riko, Nomura Minami, Ichioka Reina, Kaga Kaede appeared as an opening act for the Morning Musume's Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.


From March 14 to March 23, 2014, Hamaura participated in the Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan musical. On opening day, the Hello Pro Kenshuusei cast members released the soundtrack single "Karen na Gasshoudan" to promote the musical.

On May 4, Hamaura won the judge's singing award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Yakimochi wo Kudasai!".


During the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER concert on January, it was announced that Hamaura would debut in a new unit, later named Kobushi Factory, alongside Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei. The unit will release their major debut single, "Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)", on September 2, 2015.


On April 24, Hamaura celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hamaura Ayano Birthday Event 2016, featuring three shows at Ushigome Tansu Kumin Hall.

On June 4, she released her first solo photobook, self-titled Hamaura Ayano.


On April 27, Hamaura celebrated her 17th birthday at fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hamaura Ayano Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at CLUB CITTA'.


On April 27, Hamaura celebrated her 18th birthday at fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hamaura Ayano Birthday Event 2018, featuring one show at Yamano Hall.

On May 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK was released, including Hamaura's gravure that was originally published in a September 2015 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[4]

On August 3, in addition to performing with Kobushi Factory at TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018,[5][6] Hamaura also covered Buono! songs on the HOT STAGE as part of the one-shot unit Cattivo! with former ℃-ute member Okai Chisato and Tsubaki Factory member Asakura Kiki.[7][8]

On September 22, Hamaura appeared in a daily guest role in the stage play LADY OUT LAW! starring former ℃-ute member Yajima Maimi as the lead.[9]

On September 23, she was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.[10][11]


On February 17, Hamaura was announced as the star of Member Color, a Twitter morning drama series by SKY PerfecTV! which was posted every day from February 25 to March 1.[12][13]

On May 10, she celebrated her 19th birthday in a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hamaura Ayano Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.


On January 8, it was announced that Kobushi Factory will disband on March 30, 2020 with a concert at Tokyo Dome City Hall. Their final single is set to be released on March 4, 2020. Hirose Ayaka had been in discussions with the agency about her graduation since early 2019, and after discussions with the group, the other members except Inoue Rei also expressed their desire to pursue a new path. It was eventually decided that the group would disband. Afterwards, Hamaura graduated from Hello! Project in order to become a model and actress.[2]

On March 12, Hamaura was to hold a solo fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hamaura Ayano FC Event 2020 at LANDMARK HALL. However, the event was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.[14]

On March 30, Kobushi Factory disbanded. Afterwards, Hamaura graduated from Hello! Project with the intention of leaving UP-FRONT PROMOTION.[3] Her profile was removed from UP-FRONT PROMOTION's website on April 1, indicating she parted ways with the company.

From June 24 to June 30, Hamaura starred as the female lead in the stage play Flying Trip Vol.16 "Aimai Bakari no Sekai" at Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero.[15][16]

On July 10 and 12, Hamaura appeared at the local Okinawa idol festival, "THIS is OUR HOME".[17]


On January 4, Hamaura revealed through her Twitter account that she has signed with Warner Music Japan. She is aiming to become an actress in Japan and also overseas.[18][19]

From February 17 to February 25, Hamaura starred as the female lead in the stage play Flying Trip Vol.17 "Kimi no Take" [20]

On April 9, it was revealed that Hamaura would be replacing Tanaka Reina in the lead role of the stage play Ken ga Kimi -Zen Sakura no Mai- Saien. The play will be held from June 2 to 6 at Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero. [21]

Personal Life[]

She has an older sister named Konatsu, who started working as a nursery school teacher in spring 2018,[22] and an unnamed younger sister. She also has a pet cat named Non-chan.[23]

When Hamaura joined Hello Pro Egg, she was a fifth year elementary school student. She graduated from middle school on March 9, 2016[24] and from high school on March 13, 2019.[25]

She was the manager of her high school futsal team even though she could not always attend practices or was late to important games because of work.[25]

The following list are notable friendships Hamaura Ayano has acquired:

Hamaura was given the name Ayano because her home prefecture Saitama is known as "Sai no Kuni" (彩の国; Land of Color), so her parents took the first two characters from it which is also read as "Ayano" (彩の).[26]

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Hamaura Ayano:


  • Hobby: Looking back at photos that were taken a long time ago
  • Specialties: Cooking hamburgers, jumping rope, and unicycle
  • Favorite Sport: Jump rope
  • Favorite Food: Ramen[1]
  • Least Favorite Foods: Vegetables and fish
  • Favorite Color: Orange
  • Favorite Subject: Home economics
  • Least Favorite Subject: Japanese[1]
  • Charm Point: Her pinky
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Koi wa Hippari Dako"[1], "Koi Itoshiki Kisetsu", "Gag 100kaibun Aishite Kudasai"
  • Favorite Morning Musume song: "Shabondama"
  • Motto: "Yuuou maishin" (勇往邁進; Pushing forward)
  • Looks up to: Tsugunaga Momoko,[1] Sugaya Risako, Yaguchi Mari, Takahashi Ai, and Fukumura Mizuki

  • Discography[]

    See also: List:Hamaura Ayano Discography Featured In



    Solo Fanclub DVDs[]


    Solo Songs[]


    See also: List:Hamaura Ayano Publications Featured In

    Solo Photobooks[]



    BokutachiSurvivorNinja GirlsReborn ~13nin no Tamashii wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~Ken ga Kimi -Zen Sakura no Mai- Saien


    JK Ninja Girls

    TV Programs[]

    Web Dramas[]

    • [2019] Member Color (メンバーカラー) (Twitter)



    • She was ranked first in the Elementary School Group of the Beautiful Idol General Election 2012.[30]
    • She was ranked the second most reliable in Hello Pro Kenshuusei in March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame.[31]


    • She likes school festivals.
    • Her goal is to hold a concert in the world's largest hall or arena.
    • Her dream during Hello Pro Kenshuusei was to get skilled enough in singing and dancing to join a new unit, and her dream for that unit was to become more famous than Morning Musume.
    • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei after she saw Morning Musume perform on TV and thought that she wanted to be as cool as them.
    • Her audition number for the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition was #705.
    • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in her record of 151 side-to-side jumps.
    • She wants to be an idol like Tsugunaga Momoko who can talk, sing and dance.
    • She sang "Yakimochi wo Kudasai!" and won the judge's special award for singing at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
    • For her, the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was seeing that her level of skill was below Yoshihashi Kurumi's and Taguchi Natsumi's.
    • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Yoshihashi Kurumi, while her rival in Kobushi Factory is Nomura Minami.[32]
    • She says that even though she likes performing, dancing, and singing, she's bad at them, so she tries her best to be energetic and give that to the fans instead of skill.
    • She was the host for the Hina Fes 2014, Hina Fes 2015 and Hina Fes 2016 lottery videos uploaded to YouTube. In 2014, she filled in for Tsunku for the Hina Fes 2014 subtitle announcement video.
    • Kumai Yurina thinks that Hamaura is the most likely to become a devil in 10 years among the Hello! Project members.
    • According to a Top Yell July 2016 issue interview, Hamaura's role within the group is "factory manager who is the boss-in-the-shadows".[33]
    • She revealed that before she was announced as a member of Kobushi Factory, she informed her managers that she would be leaving Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
    • She played the baritone was in her elementary school brass band.
    • She often goes alone to places like karaoke, movies, and yakiniku.
    • She was born on the exact same day that the Petit Best ~Ki Ao Aka~ released.

    See Also[]


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 BOMB December 2013 Issue.
    2. 2.0 2.1 "こぶしファクトリー活動終了のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-01-08.
    3. 3.0 3.1 Hamaura Ayano. "▷▶今後の活動について&れいれいへの想い◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog.
    4. "ハロー!プロジェクト20周年記念「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-27.
    5. "TIF2018出演者 第4弾発表!" (in Japanese). TOKYO IDOL FESTIVAL 2018. 2018-05-08.
    6. Hamaura Ayano. "▷▶1日限りのCattivo!◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2018-08-03.
    7. "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.
    8. "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.
    9. "矢島舞美主演舞台「LADY OUT LAW!」和田彩花・上國料萌衣・浜浦彩乃のゲスト出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-06.
    10. "「熊谷圏オーガニックフェス、ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント」中島早貴、浜浦彩乃(こぶしファクトリー)出演!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-19.
    11. <"ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント" (in Japanese). Saitama Prefecture. 2018-09-18.
    12. https://twitter.com/sptv_fan/status/1096907077866409985
    13. https://twitter.com/kobushifac_uf/status/1097374465069961217
    14. Hamaura Ayano "▷▶イベント中止について◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2020-02-27.
    15. https://www.instagram.com/p/CBKPWjfA6vo/
    16. https://natalie.mu/stage/news/382319
    17. https://twitter.com/entameclipnews/status/1276901709843820544?s=21
    18. https://twitter.com/hamaura_0426/status/1346005700443394049
    19. "元こぶしファクトリー浜浦彩乃、ワーナーミュージックに所属「女優として活躍出来る様に邁進」" (in Japanese). natalie. 2021-01-04.
    20. Flying Trip.
    21. "舞台「剣が君-残桜の舞-」田中れいなに代わり浜浦彩乃がヒロイン・香夜役に" (in Japanese). natalie. 2021-04-09.
    22. Hamaura Ayano. "▷▶BDイベント待ってます!◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2018-03-24.
    23. Hamaura Ayano. "初日♡♡浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-03-26.
    24. Hamaura Ayano. "♡3送会&嬉しいお知らせ♡浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2016-03-09.
    25. 25.0 25.1 Hamaura Ayano. "▷▶祝・高校卒業!◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2019-03-13.
    26. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    27. "Hello! Project ひなフェス 2015 ~恒例のメンバー全員大抽選会!!~" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT CHANNEL (via YouTube). 2015-01-30.
    28. "Hello! Project ひなフェス 2016 〜総勢51人の大抽選会!〜" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT CHANNEL (via YouTube). 2016-01-19.
    29. Hamaura Ayano. "重大発表!!!!!浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-06-01.
    30. http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2135590320420300201
    31. Gekkan Entame March 2014 Issue. Published: 2014-01-30.
    32. "浜浦彩乃 ライブ撮りおろし&インタビュー" (in Japanese). LoGiRL. 2015-01-22.
    33. Top Yell July 2016 Issue. (Translated by icejiggly)

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