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Inoue Rei (井上玲音) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice. 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!~ alongside eight other girls, and on January 2, 2015, was announced as a member of Kobushi Factory.

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

On March 30, 2020, Kobushi Factory disbanded.[2] Soon after, on April 1, 2020, she joined Juice=Juice as a new member, and officially began activities in June 2020.[3]


Inoue Rei, December 2020

Inoue Rei, June 2020

Inoue Rei, March 2020

Inoue Rei, October 2019

Inoue Rei, April 2019

Inoue Rei, August 2018

Inoue Rei, March 2018

Inoue Rei, December 2017

Inoue Rei, June 2017

Inoue Rei, November 2016

Inoue Rei, July 2016

Inoue Rei, February 2016

Inoue Rei, September 2015

Inoue Rei, March 2015

Inoue Rei, March 2015

Inoue Rei, January 2015

Inoue Rei

Early Life[]

Inoue Rei was born on July 17, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.


On July 29, Inoue participated in her first live as a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei, in the "Trainees Collection Vol.6" at Shibuya Glad.


On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Inoue, alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko and Hirose Ayaka, 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!~ 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 Inoue would be debut in a new Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio and Hirose Ayaka. The unit was later named Kobushi Factory.

In early April, Inoue was cast as one of the new Oha Girls on the children's morning show Oha Suta. She made her first appearance on April 8.[4]


On April 1, Inoue graduated from Oha Suta.[5]

On July 22, Inoue celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2016, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

On August 20, Inoue became a model for the girls' fashion magazine LOVE berry alongside Morning Musume '16 member Makino Maria.[6][7] They both made their first appearance in the vol.3 issue published on the same day.


On June 30, she and Inoue Hikaru released a digital song titled "Inoue no Uta".

On August 7, Inoue celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at Mt.RAINIER HALL.

On October 21, Inoue announced she would release her first solo photobook on November 11, titled Rei.[8]


On May 29, make-up artist Miwonderful released the book First Make Bible @ Miwonderful in which Inoue, Asakura Kiki, and Kamikokuryo Moe appear as models.[9]

On July 18, Inoue celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at IMA Hall.

On November 30, former Morning Musume member Takahashi Ai published the Ai Takahashi MAKE-UP BOOK in which Inoue and five other active Hello! Project members appear as models.[10]


On February 23, Nomura Minami and Inoue were revealed as regulars titled as Executive Officers No.3 and No.4 for the FC Machida Zelvia's AbemaTV program FC Machida Zelbia wo Tsukurou ~Zel Tsuku~, which would start on March 7.[11] That day they watched the team's first game of the J2 League 2019 season for the recording of the first episode.[12]

On April 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK② was released, which includes Inoue's gravure that was originally published in a June 2017 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[13]

On July 18, Inoue celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.

On September 9, it was announced that Inoue and Nomura Minami would both star in the Sabori, SKY PerfecTV's 31st Twitter morning drama series that would be posted every day from September 16 to September 28.[14]


On January 2, Inoue released her second solo photobook, titled You ~You make me~.[15]

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 was 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 also expressed their desire to pursue a new path. It was eventually decided that the group would disband. Afterwards, Inoue would continue to be a member of Hello! Project.[2]

On March 12, she was to hold a joint fanclub event with Hirose Ayaka 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 the coronavirus.[16]

On March 30, Kobushi Factory disbanded, but Inoue remained as a member of Hello! Project.

On April 1, it was announced through Juice=Juice's mini-live livestream promoting their new single that Inoue Rei would be joining the group as a new member.[3] She officially began activities on June 3.

On April 16, Inoue Rei began airing her first solo regular radio show, GIRLS♡GIRLS♡GIRLS = FULL BOOST Inoue Rei no Music Letters, taking over the time slot of Kobushi Factory no Yozora de Aimashou.[17]

On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[18]

On July 27, Inoue Rei celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2020, which featured two shows at COTTON CLUB.[19] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.


On July 26, Inoue Rei celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2021, which featured two shows at Toysou PIT.[20] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[]

She has two older sisters.

When Inoue joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school on March 6, 2017.[21]

The following list are notable friendships Inoue Rei has acquired:

Inoue was given the name Rei for her to be beautiful like precious jewels (玲; re) and to have elegance and envelope a desire to love music (音; i).[22]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Inoue Rei:

  • Reirei (れいれい): Official nickname, given her since NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.


  • Hobbies: Singing and painting
  • Specialty: Blinking fast
  • Favorite Sports: Dancing and volleyball
  • Favorite Subjects: Music, arts & crafts, and home economics
  • Favorite Foods: Ramen, chocolate
  • Favorite Colors: Light blue and purple
  • Favorite ℃-ute songs: "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko", "Aitte Motto Zanshin", "Kokoro no Sakebi wo Uta ni Shitemita"
  • Favorite Morning Musume songs: "One・Two・Three", "Toki wo Koe Sora wo Koe"
  • Looks up to: Suzuki Airi, Nishino Kana, Takeuchi Akari, and Hagiwara Mai [24]

  • Discography[]

    See Also: List:Inoue Rei Discography Featured In

    Fanclub DVDs[]



    See also: List:Inoue Rei Publications Featured In

    Solo Photobooks[]



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


    JK Ninja Girls

    TV Programs[]

    Web Dramas[]

    • [2019] Sabori (さぼり) (SKY PerfecTV Twitter)



    • [2018–2020] Kobushi Factory no Yozora de Aimashou (こぶしファクトリーの夜空で逢いましょう)
    • [2019–2020] Fine!! "Makoto・Kobushi Factory no Radio Punch!" (Fine!!『まこと・こぶしファクトリーのラジオパンチ!』)
    • [2020–] GIRLS♡GIRLS♡GIRLS = FULL BOOST Inoue Rei no Music Letters (GIRLS♡GIRLS♡GIRLS = FULL BOOST 井上玲音のMusic Letters)


    • She likes the anime series Kirarin☆Revolution and "Pokemon".
    • She has the same birthday as former Country Musume member Asami.
    • She particularly likes the ℃-ute song "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko" because of the meaning it holds for her as the first Hello! Project song she performed after becoming a NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei in 2012.
    • Although she joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei on July 29, 2012, she did not post on the official blog until nearly a year later on June 6, 2013.
    • During a NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei event, she greeted the crowd in Korean.
    • She said that the senior she's relying on is Hirose Ayaka, and that their friendship is "very touchy", she does not use formalities when talking to her, unlike any other member of the group.
    • According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Inoue's role within the group is the "Factory Manager for Excitement".[25]
    • She has the same surname as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei leader Inoue Hikaru.
    • She joined Juice=Juice only two days after Kobushi Factory disbanded.

    See Also[]

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary titles

    Preceded by

    Youngest member of Kobushi Factory
    2015 – 2020

    Succeeded by


    1. 1.0 1.1 https://ameblo.jp/juicejuice-official/entry-12634706052.html
    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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSff9JgH2pA
    4. "『OHAー!』井上玲音" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2015-04-07.
    5. "『つらい。』井上玲音" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2016-03-31.
    6. https://twitter.com/cue_910/status/766639187999150081
    7. http://love-berry.net/model-list
    8. Inoue Rei. "『今、こわい体験をしています。』井上玲音" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-10-21.
    9. "ミワンダフル新書発売!ファースメイクバイブル@Miwonderful" (in Japanese). Miwonderful. 2018-05-28.
    10. "高橋愛、ハロプロ後輩を華麗にプロデュース 初メイクブック発売【独占カット】 " (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2018-11-22.
    11. https://twitter.com/zerutsuku/status/1099505110932119552
    12. Inoue Rei. "『おめでとうございます!』井上玲音" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2019-02-23.
    13. "「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK②」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-05.
    14. https://twitter.com/sptv_fan/status/1170849298214469632
    15. "井上玲音(こぶしファクトリー)セカンド写真集「燿 ~You make me~」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-11-28.
    16. Hirose Ayaka "今のこぶしにできること♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2020-02-27.
    17. https://twitter.com/fmfujiggg/status/1243192871131312128
    18. "ハロー!プロジェクトメンバーオフィシャルInstagramスタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-05-14.
    19. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「Juice=Juice 井上玲音バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-06-30.
    20. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「Juice=Juice 井上玲音バースデーイベント2021」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-06-09.
    21. http://ameblo.jp/kobushi-factory/entry-12254175152.html
    22. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    23. http://hellomemo.jp/pr_inoue.html
    24. ハロプロ こぶしファクトリー 新メンバープロフィール (in Japanese), YouTube, 2015.02.06
    25. What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)

    External Links[]

    Current Members Kanazawa Tomoko (Leader)Uemura AkariInaba ManakaInoue ReiDambara RuruKudo YumeMatsunaga RiaiArisawa IchikaIrie RisaEbata Kisaki
    Former Members Miyazaki YukaTakagi SayukiMiyamoto KarinOtsuka AinaYanagawa Nanami
    Indies Singles 1. Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne • 2. Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru • 3. Ten Made Nobore!
    Major Singles 1. Romance no Tochuu / Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne (MEMORIAL EDIT) / Samidare Bijo ga Samidareru (MEMORIAL EDIT) • 2. Ijiwaru Shinai de Dakishimete yo / Hajimete wo Keikenchuu • 3. Hadaka no Hadaka no Hadaka no KISS / Are Kore Shitai! • 4. Black Butterfly / Kaze ni Fukarete • 5. Senobi / Date ja nai yo Uchi no Jinsei wa • 6. Wonderful World / Ça va ? Ça va ? • 7. Next is you! / Karada Dake ga Otona ni Nattan ja nai • 8. Dream Road ~Kokoro ga Odoridashiteru~ / KEEP ON Joshou Shikou!! / Ashita Yarou wa Bakayarou • 9 . Jidanda Dance / Feel! Kanjiru yo • 10. SEXY SEXY / Naite Ii yo / Vivid Midnight • 11. Bitansan / Potsuri to / Good bye & Good luck! • 12. "Hitori de Ikiraresou" tte Sore tte Nee, Homete Iru no? / 25sai Eien Setsu • 13. Pop Music / Suki tte Itte yo • 14. DOWN TOWN / Ganbarenai yo
    Digital Singles 1. Fiesta! Fiesta!
    Other Singles

    NEXT YOU: 1. Otona no Jijou
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    Summer Lives: 20182019
    Overseas Concerts: 2015 (Taipei & Hong Kong) • 2017 (World Tour)
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    Mini Lives: 2013


    Miracle x Juice x Box: 2013 • 2014 (Spring, Fall) • 20152017
    Others: Juice=Juice Ohirome Event10gatsu 10ka wa Juice=Juice no Hi ~1st Season~Juice=Juice Special Event 2020 ~10gatsu 10ka wa Juice=Juice no Hi!~

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    Arisawa Ichika

    Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
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