Hirose Ayaka (広瀬彩海; birth name: 廣瀬彩海) is a former 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.
On March 30, 2020, Kobushi Factory disbanded, and Hirose Ayaka graduated from Hello! Project. Soon after, she left UP-FRONT PROMOTION. As of late 2020, she has been working freelance as a talent and musical actress.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Honorary Titles
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Hirose Ayaka was born on August 4, 1999 in Kanagawa, Japan.
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.
On January 8, it was announced that Kobushi Factory would 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 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, Hirose graduated from Hello! Project, and began attending university to study music and songwriting in April 2020.
On March 12, Hirose was to hold a joint fanclub event with Inoue Rei and Ogata Risa titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Inoue Rei & Tsubaki Factory Ogata Risa FC Event 2020 at LANDMARK HALL. However, it was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
On March 30, Kobushi Factory disbanded. Afterwards, Hirose graduated from Hello! Project with the intention of leaving UP-FRONT PROMOTION. Her profile was removed from UP-FRONT PROMOTION's website on April 1, indicating she parted ways with the company.
From September 25 to 27, she appeared in the stage play, Otona Project Dai Sanjuu Dan (Otona Project 第三十弾).
From October 9 to 18, Hirose participated in the event READING LIVE DREAM~2020 in October~.
On November 13, she opened an official YouTube channel.
On December 15, Hirose held her first solo live titled "Hirose Ayaka First LIVE "Saikai -saikai-"". The concert took place in AKIBA Cultures Theater and was broadcasted live on SKY PerfecTV! On-Demand. The concert was limited to 50 SKY PerfecTV! subscribers to watch it presentially, who were selected through lottery on SKY PerfecTV! On-Demand's website. In the concert, she also performed her first original song called "Koe no Kagiri".
From March 17th to 21th, Hirose was in the stage play Otona Project's Kotoba no Kotoba.
On May 12, it was announced that Hirose would join the cast of the stage play Psychic Gakuen ~Seishun Chou Nouryoku Batoru~ from May 12th (Wed) through May 16th at the Kokumin Mutual Aid Coop Hall / Space Zero in Tokyo. The play was also performed at the Ishikawa Komatsu Arts Theater Urara on May 22nd and 23rd.
In January, Hirose launched Aya - Aya - LIVE (彩-Aya-LIVE), a series of self-produced live events. the first event, Aya-Aya-LIVE vol.1, was held on February 4 at the Shinjuku Samurai live house in Tokyo.
She has a younger sister.Back in 2012, she had two hamsters named Chime (ちめ) and Yume (夢).
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.
The following list are notable friendships Hirose Ayaka has acquired:
- Fujii Rio: Hirose is good friends with former Kobushi Factory member Fujii Rio. The pair is referred to as "Rio-Pan" a combination of their nicknames "RioRio" and "Aya-pan".
- Inoue Rei: Hirose gets along the best with Inoue Rei out of all Kobushi Factory members. They are close since NICE GIRL Project! days.
- Nakanishi Kana: Hirose gets along the best with former ANGERME member Nakanishi Kana outside of Kobushi Factory.
- Kishimoto Yumeno: She is good friends with Tsubaki Factory member Kishimoto Yumeno outside of Kobushi Factory.
- Ogata Risa: She has been good friends with former Tsubaki Factory member Ogata Risa since their NICE GIRL Project! days.
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.
- Name: Hirose Ayaka (広瀬彩海)
- Birth Name: Hirose Ayaka (廣瀬彩海)
- Nickname: Ayapan (あやぱん)
- Birthdate: August 4, 1999
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 157 cm (5 ft 1.8 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- NICE GIRL Project! Status:
- 2011-09-19: NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member
- 2014-11-16: Left
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei Color:
- Light Blue
- Kobushi Factory Member Color:
- Hello! Project Groups:
- NICE GIRL Project! Groups:
- NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei (2011-2014)
- Shuffle Units:
- KaReiPan (2019)
- Main article: Hirose Ayaka/Discography
- [2020.12.15] Koe no Kagiri
- [2016.09.15] Greeting ~Hirose Ayaka・Inoue Rei~
- [2016.12.23] Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Taguchi Natsumi・Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2016
- [2017.12.21] Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Taguchi Natsumi・Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2017
- [2018.12.27] Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2018
- [2019.12.26] Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2019
- Main article: Hirose Ayaka/Publications
-  Week End Survivor
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  Reborn ~13nin no Tamashii wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~
-  Otona Project Dai Sanjuu Dan (Otona Project 第三十弾)
-  Otona Project Kotoba no Kotoba
-  Psychic Gakuen ~Seishun Chou Nouryoku Batoru~
-  JK Ninja Girls
- [2012.06.15] Tsuntube
- [2015–2019] The Girls Live
- [2016–2020] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
-  AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
- [2014–2020] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–2020] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–2020] tiny tiny
- [2018–2020] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
- [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Wednesdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Thursdays, 2017.10–2019.06)
|Leader of Kobushi Factory
2015 – 2020
|Oldest member of Kobushi Factory
2017 – 2020
- Kobushi Factory Profile (archived)
- Kobushi Factory Official Blog (inactive)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: Hello! Project tour blog, February/March 2015
- Trainees-Collection Blog (tag: "Hirose Ayaka")
- Hirose Ayaka on the NICE GIRL Project! Wiki
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