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Ichioka Reina
一岡(いちおか)伶奈(れいな)
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Ichioka Reina promoting "BEYOOOOOND1St"
Name
Nicknames Icchan (いっちゃん?)
Icchi (いっちー?)
Birth Info
Born February 25, 1999 (1999-02-25) (age 20)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Sizes
Height 162.5cm[1]
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Actress, Model
Years Active 2012-present
(6 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Team Okai, BEYOOOOONDS, CHICA#TETSU, Mainichi Tanoshiku Sugoshitai!
BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Info
Joined May 5, 2017[N1]
Member Color      Light Blue
Debut Single Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist
Time in Group 2 Years, 6 Months, 1 Day
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined December 9, 2012
Generation 17th Generation
Graduated July 14, 2018
Time in Group 5 Years, 7 Months, 6 Days
Links
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog
Other
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Ichioka Reina (一岡伶奈) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as the leader of CHICA#TETSU and a member of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS. She first joined as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and was introduced in December 2012 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[2]

BiographyEdit

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Early LifeEdit

Ichioka Reina was born on February 25, 1999 in Tokyo, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

During her middle school years, Ichioka participated in her school's acting club. She also began to take singing and dancing lessons during that time. In 2011, she participated in the EXILE audition.

Prior to auditioning for the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, she was a model under JS Girl.

2012Edit

She auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation and made it to the finals as contestant #61, but was not chosen to enter the group.

On November 20, it was announced that Ichioka would be joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside five other girls. She was officially introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Kanazawa TomokoKaga KaedeWada SakurakoKishimoto Yumeno and Makino Maria.[3][2]

2013Edit

In January, Ichioka Reina began her activities as an Hello Pro Kenshuusei by participating in the Hello! Project Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Live 2013 Fuyu concerts.

She appeared in ℃-ute's stage play Sakura no Hanataba alongside Nomura Minami which ran from March 14 to March 24.

On March 6, there was a fanclub event held for Ichioka and Makino Maria.

From April 4 to April 9, Ichioka participated in the stage play Ikinuku Kiseki ~Juu Nenme no Negai~.

On May 5, she participated in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ and sang "Samui ne.". On May 19, she participated in the Hello! Project Yaon Premium Live ~Soto Fest~ event.

Ichioka participated as a backup dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.

2014Edit

Ichioka participated as a backup dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10th Anniversary Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.

2015Edit

In 2015, Ichioka was featured in the music video for ℃-ute's 27th single "Tsugi no Kado wo Magare," released on April 1, alongside Kaga Kaede, Yamagishi Riko and Horie Kizuki as backdancers.

On May 4, Ichioka won the judge's dance award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Nakimushi Shounen".

2016Edit

Ichioka participated as opening act in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.

2017Edit

From January 5 to January 9, Ichioka participated as opening act in the ℃-ute Shinshun Concert 2017 ~℃OMPASS~.

Ichioka was featured in ℃-ute's "To Tomorrow" and Juice=Juice's "Jidanda Dance" music videos as a back dancer.

On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, there was a surprise announcement that she would debut alongside Dambara Ruru and Kawamura Ayano in the near future.[4][5]

From June 2 to June 11, Ichioka participated in Pharaoh no Haka, an Engeki Joshibu musical starring selected Morning Musume '17 members.

On June 26, it was announced in a special episode of Hello! Project Station that she would be debuting as the leader of a new group, although details and other members have yet to be decided.[6][7][8]

On August 11, Ichioka and the four other members promoted from Hello Pro Kenshuusei released a digital song titled "Gobaku ~We Can't Go Back~".

2018Edit

On March 30, an update on Ichioka's new group was posted on the official Hello! Project website, nine months after the initial announcement. It was stated that she would form a "performance group" that uses physical expression to elevate their singing and dancing. The group will begin activities between the summer and fall, together with a second new group formed by Takase Kurumi and Kiyono Momohime.[9]

An audition for new members to join either of the two groups was planned to begin in late April,[10] but the date on which further audition details would be announced and applications would start being accepted was changed to May 11.[11] On May 11, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition" began.[12]

On September 23, it was revealed on overlace's Instagram that Ichioka had modeled for their 2019 spring&summer Collection.[13][14]

On October 19, the name of Ichioka's group was announced as CHICA#TETSU. It was also announced that it would be part of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS alongside the second group Ame no Mori Kawa Umi and a third group formed by the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.[15][16]

2019Edit

On February 25, Ichioka celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Ichioka Reina Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.

On July 29, it was announced Ichioka would star in Canvas, SKY PerfecTV!'s 25th Twitter morning drama series that would be posted every day from August 5 to August 10.[17]

Personal LifeEdit

Her older sister is Ichioka Anna, a member of ONE CHANCE.[18]

When Ichioka joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a second year middle school student. She started high school in April 2014 and graduated in March 2017.

The following list are notable friendships Ichioka Reina has acquired:

Ichioka's given name, Reina, means "wise" (伶; rei) combined with a phonetic character (奈; na).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Ichioka Reina:

  • Icchan (いっちゃん): Official nickname, given to her since she was in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[1]
  • Icchi (いっちー): A nickname given to her by Suzuki Keita.[19]

ProfileEdit

PublicationsEdit

MagazinesEdit

  • [2018.09] Top Yell NEO 2018 AUTUMN

WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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MoviesEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

Web DramasEdit

  • [2019] Canvas (キャンバス) (SKY PerfecTV! Twitter)

InternetEdit

RadioEdit

  • [2017–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Thursdays)

Music VideosEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She was in acting club at her school, however she had little confidence in acting, so she wanted to become an idol instead.
  • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she had been going to Morning Musume lives and wanted to join Hello! Project too.
  • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in her smile and power.
  • She wants to be an idol that makes people who come to see her say, "She has such a nice smile."
  • In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked as the member who "eats the most" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[21]
  • For her, the hardest thing about being a Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she wasn't chosen to perform at certain Hello! Project concerts.
  • She wants to try singing "Kimi Sae Ireba Nani mo Iranai" by Morning Musume.
  • Her rivals in Hello Pro Kenshuusei were her generation-mates, but also Sasaki Rikako and Murota Mizuki. Once they left or made their debut, her rival became her last remaining generation mate Kaga Kaede.
  • She wants to become an "adult" in her ways of thinking.
  • She's often told that she's very "my-pace", always doing things slowly and as she wants to, which isn't wrong, but she does hate to lose.
  • Being able to do live performances in Nama Tamago every few months has made her realize how much stronger and able she's gotten, and that makes her really glad she joined.
  • Tsunku's comments: "Let's go further with your dancing. But you do have some sensuality in your expressions. Don't give up halfway through, let's follow through decisively until the end. You're developing rapidly in that regard, so work on your dancing first, and then your singing."
  • She has said that the person she looks up to in Hello! Project is 9th generation Morning Musume member Suzuki Kanon. She gave Kanon special handmade chocolates on Valentine's Day.
  • She got praised by adviser Shimizu Saki for her harmonization skills.
  • Her future goal is modeling and acting in a drama.
  • It was her mother that cheered her on since she was a Kenshuusei, so she was told the debut news first.
  • It took over 14 months for her group to make its stage debut at the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER concert tour.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
First

Leader of CHICA#TETSU
May 5, 2017 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Oldest Member of CHICA#TETSU
May 5, 2017 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

Preceded by
First

Oldest Member of BEYOOOOONDS
October 19, 2018 - present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

NotesEdit

  1. ^ May 5, 2017, the day it was decided Ichioka would debut as a member of Hello! Project, is listed as the official date she joined CHICA#TETSU on her member profile, although the group was not announced until June 26, 2017.
  2. ^ ^ Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "アイドルニュータイプ現る「ハロプロの最終兵器」BEYOOOOONDSインタビュー(2)" (in Japanese). ENTAME next. 2019-04-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "新メンバー6人もお披露目。ハロプロ研修生、フレッシュなステージを披露" (in Japanese). DeView by Oricon. 2010.12.10.
  3. "「ハロプロ研修生 発表会2012~12月の生タマゴShow!~」のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2012-11-20. (Archived)
  4. "Hallo!Project研修生発表会2017〜春の公開実力診断テスト〜" (in Japanese). Kumai Yurina Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
  5. Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
  6. "ハロ!ステ号外 ~ハロー!プロジェクト2017新体制決定スペシャル~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2017-06-26.
  7. "ハロー!プロジェクト 新体制について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-26.
  8. "[EN] Concerning the new organization in Hello! Project." UP-FRONT LINK. 2017-06-26.
  9. "​「一岡伶奈がリーダーの新グループ」「高瀬くるみ・清野桃々姫の新セクション」について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
  10. "オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
  11. "オーディション開催に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-01.
  12. "ハロー!プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-11.
  13. https://www.instagram.com/p/BoD6MIJBVeu/
  14. https://twitter.com/BEYOOOOONDS_/status/1053286412462678016
  15. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
  16. "ハロー!プロジェクト新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2018-10-19.
  17. https://twitter.com/sptv_fan/status/1155629008022716417
  18. http://one-chan.jp ONE CHANCE
  19. "BEYOOOOONDS FCイベント2018 ~冬の陣ZIN ~" (in Japanese). Suzuki Keita Official Blog. 2018-12-03.
  20. BOMB. September 2018 Issue.
  21. Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.

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