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]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Hamaura Ayano, March 2020

Hamaura Ayano, October 2019

Hamaura Ayano, April 2019

Hamaura Ayano, August 2018

Hamaura Ayano, March 2018

Hamaura Ayano, December 2017

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Hamaura Ayano, March 2015

Hamaura Ayano, March 2015

Hamaura Ayano, February 2014

Hamaura Ayano, November 2013

Hamaura Ayano, February 2013

Hamaura Ayano, September 2012

Hamaura Ayano, March 2012

Hamaura Ayano, July 2011

Early Life[edit | edit source]

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

2011[edit | edit source]

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.

2012[edit | edit source]

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.

2013[edit | edit source]

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!~.

2014[edit | edit source]

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!".

2015[edit | edit source]

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.

2016[edit | edit source]

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.

2017[edit | edit source]

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'.

2018[edit | edit source]

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]

2019[edit | edit source]

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.

2020[edit | edit source]

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]

2021[edit | edit source]

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]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

She has an older sister named Konatsu, who started working as a nursery school teacher in spring 2018,[20] and an unnamed younger sister. She also has a pet cat named Non-chan.[21]

When Hamaura joined Hello Pro Egg, she was a fifth year elementary school student. She graduated from middle school on March 9, 2016[22] and from high school on March 13, 2019.[23] 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.[23]

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).[24]

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

Profile[edit | edit source]

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Hamaura Ayano Discography Featured In

Blu-rays[edit | edit source]


Solo Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]


Solo Songs[edit | edit source]

Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Hamaura Ayano Publications Featured In

Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

BokutachiSurvivorNinja GirlsReborn ~13nin no Tamashii wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~

Movies[edit | edit source]

JK Ninja Girls

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Web Dramas[edit | edit source]

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

Internet[edit | edit source]

Rankings[edit | edit source]

  • She was ranked first in the Elementary School Group of the Beautiful Idol General Election 2012.[28]
  • She was ranked the second most reliable in Hello Pro Kenshuusei in March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame.[29]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[30]
  • 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".[31]
  • 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[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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. 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.
  21. Hamaura Ayano. "初日♡♡浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-03-26.
  22. 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.
  23. 23.0 23.1 Hamaura Ayano. "▷▶祝・高校卒業!◀◁浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2019-03-13.
  24. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  25. "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.
  26. "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.
  27. Hamaura Ayano. "重大発表!!!!!浜浦彩乃" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-06-01.
  28. http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2135590320420300201
  29. Gekkan Entame March 2014 Issue. Published: 2014-01-30.
  30. "浜浦彩乃 ライブ撮りおろし&インタビュー" (in Japanese). LoGiRL. 2015-01-22.
  31. Top Yell July 2016 Issue. (Translated by icejiggly)

External Links[edit | edit source]

Kobushi Factory
Current Members Hirose Ayaka (Leader) | Nomura Minami| Hamaura Ayano | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei
Former Members Fujii Rio | Ogawa Rena | Taguchi Natsumi


Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono | 4. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka | 5. Kore Kara da! / Ashita Tenki ni Naare | 6. Kitto Watashi wa / Naseba Naru | 7. Oh No Ounou / Haru Urara | 8. Seishun no Hana / Start Line

Other Singles

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


Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi | 2. Kobushi Dai Ni Maku
Soundtracks: Butai "JK Ninja Girls" | Eiga & Butai "JK Ninja Girls"

Concerts & Events


Spring Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019 (Live, Concert)
Fall Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019
Other Tours: 2015 | 2018
Summer Lives: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Joint Concerts

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


Fanclub Events: 2015 | 2016 (September, December) | 2017 (September, December) | 2018 (August, December) | 2019 (May, August, December)
Fanclub Tours: 2017 | 2018 | 2020
Joined Fanclub Events: 2016 (with Tsubaki Factory) | 2019 (with BEYOOOOONDS)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
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Hina Fes: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other Concerts: Berryz Koubou Matsuri

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada Ichigo | Nakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota Nanami | Matsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito Madoka | Onoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto Ruri | Hashida Honoka | Nishizaki Miku | Hirayama Yuki | Kitahara Momo | Ebata Kisaki | Yofuu Runo | Murakoshi Ayana | Uemura Hasumi

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga Miki | Kawashima Miyuki | Okada Yui | Noto Arisa | Morozuka Kanami | Aoki Erina | Tanaka Anri | Ose Kaede | Sengoku Minami | Sawada Yuri | Muto Mika | Hashida Mirei | Furukawa Konatsu | Hashimoto Aina | Ooyanagi Maho | Akiyama Yurika | Okada Robin Shoko | Arihara Kanna | Goto Yuki | Sainen Mia | Mori Saki | Yutoku Ayumi | Kitahara Sayaka | Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Saho Akari | Okai Asuna | Sekine Azusa | Ogawa Saki | Maeda Irori | Arai Manami
2nd Generation Mano Erina | Ogura Manami | Komine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura Mizuki | Kaneko Rie | Takeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki Azusa | Sato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano Tomomi | Katsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa Runa | Nagasawa Wakana | Kudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi Kurumi | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka Aina | Mogi Minami | Ogawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga Kanae | Oda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga Fuyuka | Uemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura Rise | Murota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi Riko | Nomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa Tomoko | Ichioka Reina | Kaga Kaede | Kishimoto Yumeno | Makino Maria | Wada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka Karen | Inaba Manaka | Mikame Kana | Fujii Rio | Mashiro Kana | Inoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki Risa | Yokogawa Yumei | Niinuma Kisora | Oura Hirona | Dambara Ruru | Haga Akane | Funaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa Maho | Takemura Miu | Saito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto Nagisa | Horie Kizuki | Shimano Momoko | Ogata Risa | Hirose Ayaka | Tanimoto Ami | Inoue Rei | Asakura Kiki | Onoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono Mizuho | Nakano Rion | Yanagawa Nanami | Maeda Kokoro | Akiyama Mao | Kanatsu Mizuki | Kasahara Momona | Okamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi Kurumi | Ono Kotomi | Kodama Sakiko | Kiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura Ayano | Yokoyama Reina | Yoshida Marie | Nishida Shiori | Yamazaki Yuhane | Hashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura Rika | Hibi Marina | Eguchi Saya | Doi Rena | Okamura Minami | Matsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto Momoko | Goto Sayaka | Tamenaga Shion | Shutto Anna | Kanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
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 Aru | Mottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" | 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

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Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE Possible | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Kikkawa Yuu | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Juice=Juice | Kobushi Factory | Tsubaki Factory | BEYOOOOONDS
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