Hirose Ayaka
Hirose Ayaka promoting "Kobushi Dai Ni Maku"
Birth Name Hirose Ayaka (廣瀬彩海?)
Nicknames Ayapan (あやぱん?)
Birth Info
Born August 4, 1999 (1999-08-04) (age 20)
Origin Kanagawa, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Height 157cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2011-present
(8 years)
Agency TNX (2011-2014)
Associated Acts NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory, KaReiPan
Kobushi Factory Info
Joined Janaury 2, 2015
Member Color       Turquoise
Debut Single Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)
Time in Group 4 Years, 9 Months, 11 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined November 29, 2014
Generation 22nd Generation
Graduated November 5, 2015
Time in Group 11 Months, 8 Days
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png Kobushi Factory Official Blog

Hirose Ayaka (広瀬彩海; real name: 廣瀬彩海) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member and the leader of Kobushi Factory. She was first introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member on November 29, 2014 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.

Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.



Hirose Ayaka, April 2019


Hirose Ayaka, August 2018


Hirose Ayaka, March 2018


Hirose Ayaka, December 2017


Hirose Ayaka, June 2017


Hirose Ayaka, November 2016


Hirose Ayaka, July 2016


Hirose Ayaka, February 2016


Hirose Ayaka, September 2015


Hirose Ayaka, March 2015

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Hirose Ayaka, January 2015

Early LifeEdit

Hirose Ayaka was born on August 4, 1999 in Kanagawa, Japan.


On September 19, 2011, Hirose was introduced as a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei during the Trainees Collection Vol.2 live at Shibuya Yaneura.[1]

In summer 2012, Hirose participated in the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, but failed to pass the third round.


On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Hirose, Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, and Inoue Rei were given the opportunity to become members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, transferring to UP-FRONT PROMOTION and joining Hello! Project. She was formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ recital concert on November 29 alongside the former NICE GIRL Project! trainees and three other girls.


On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Hirose would be debuting in a new Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio and Inoue Rei. The group's name was later announced as Kobushi Factory.

On March 8, during Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~, Hirose Ayaka was announced leader of Kobushi Factory.


On August 22, Hirose celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.


On August 15, Hirose celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances in Tokyo.


On August 6, she celebrated her 19th birthay at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On August 5, Hirose celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka Birthday Event 2019, featuring two performances at Shinjuku ReNY.

Personal LifeEdit

She has a younger sister.[2]

Back in 2012, she had two hamsters named Chime (ちめ) and Yume (夢).[1][3][4]

When Hirose joined NICE GIRL Project! in September 2011, she was a 6th year elementary school student.[1]

When Hirose joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year high school student. On March 12, 2018, she announced that she graduated from high school.[5]

Hirose's given name, Ayaka, means "color" (彩; aya) combined with "sea" (海; ka). Her parents chose "Ayaka" because it was a popular name at the time, and "so she'll become a girl who can give color to even the sea!" was an afterthought.[6]

The following list are notable friendships Hirose Ayaka has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Hirose Ayaka:

  • Ayapan (あやぱん): Official nickname, given her since NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.



See Also: List:Hirose Ayaka Discography Featured In



Fanclub DVDsEdit









TV ProgramsEdit



  • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Wednesdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Thursdays, 2017.10–2019.06)

Music VideosEdit


  • She loves dancing,[1] baseball and books.
  • She has been dancing since she was 7 years old.[1]
  • Her favorite place is under her bunk bed.
  • Her favorite thing is to ride roller-coasters.
  • Her favorite book genres are mystery and science fiction.
  • Her favorite baseball players are Takahashi Yoshinobu from the Yomiuri Giants, and Toritani Takashi from the Hanshin Tigers.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project group is ANGERME.
  • Her favorite actors are Takeuchi Yuko, Yoshitaka Yuriko, Kiritani Mirei, Omasa Aya and Fukada Kyoko.
  • Her favorite artists are THE Possible,[3] Canary Club[3] and Amuro Namie[3].
  • She is left handed.
  • Her love for baseball comes from her grandfather, whom she would always watch baseball games on TV with when she was younger.
  • The Yomiuri Giants is her favorite team, but Toritani Takashi from the Hanshin Tigers is her favorite player.
  • She has a habit of buying books at every opportunity, so her room has become like a library. She especially likes mystery novels, particularly from female authors such as Minato Kanae and Miyabe Miyuki.
  • She has a yorkshire terrier.
  • At an event, she introduced herself as being the sexiest in the group. This came to her mind after wearing jeans one time and thinking to herself, "With this, there's no way that I'm not number one." She confesses though that she ranked seventh in a previous ranking, beating out only Taguchi Natsumi (who has a little sister character).
  • She loves My Neighbor Totoro, and as a 4 year old child she had many of the lines memorized.
  • She talks about her experience being a trainee for the now defunct Nice Girl Project, which was produced by Tsunku. Apparently, they would have street lives in Asakusa where they would perform on top of beer cases. However, sometimes only 1 or 2 people would come so some members would cry on stage. Regardless, she is really indebted to Tsunku for a lot of things.
  • According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Hirose's role within the group is "Factory Manager for Sexiness".[8]
  • She did classical ballet up to her 6th year of elementary school. She performed as the lead role Clara in The Nutcracker, but after the recital, she quit because she decided to start becoming an idol.[9]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary Titles

Preceded by

Leader of Kobushi Factory
2015 – present

Succeeded by

Preceded by
Fujii Rio

Oldest member of Kobushi Factory
2017 – present

Succeeded by


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Hirose Ayaka. "嬉しいことが!!" (in Japanese). NICE GIRL Kenshuusei Official Blog "Trainees Collection". 2012-05-24 (Archived: 2014-12-02).
  2. Hirose Ayaka. "優男と筋肉と陸上と。♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-04-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 Hirose Ayaka. "初浅草(*⌒▽⌒*)" (in Japanese). NICE GIRL Kenshuusei Official Blog "Trainees Collection". 2012-05-20 (Archived: 2014-12-02).
  4. Hirose Ayaka. "はじめまして" (in Japanese). NICE GIRL Kenshuusei Official Blog "Trainees Collection". 2011-09-19 (Archived: 2014-12-02).
  5. Hirose Ayaka. "ありがとう!♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2018-03-12.
  6. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  7. Hirose Ayaka. "サイリウム!!" (in Japanese). NICE GIRL Kenshuusei Official Blog "Trainees Collection". 2012-09-23 (Archived: 2014-12-01).
  8. What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)
  9. Hirose Ayaka. "過去♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2019-03-22.

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