Kaneko Rie (金子りえ) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She initially joined in 2008. After five years in the program, Kaneko officially quit on December 14, 2013. She continued activities until December 21, 2013 to finish the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ concert.
As of 2020, she works as a hairstylist in California.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography Featured In
- 5 Works
- 6 Trivia
- 7 See Also
- 8 Honorary Titles
- 9 References
- 10 External Links
Kaneko Rie was born on July 1, 1997, in Kanagawa, Japan. Her father's name is Kaneko Naoki, while her mother's name is undisclosed.
In March, Kaneko passed an audition to join Hello Pro Egg. She was officially introduced as a member at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Akasaka HOP!~ concert in June 2008 alongside Fukumura Mizuki and Takeuchi Akari.
She participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition.
She was a back-up dancer for Lalala no Pipipi, sang by Michishige Sayumi, along with Murota Mizuki at Morning Musume Tanjou 15 Shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2012 Aki ~Colorful Character~.
On January 27th, Kaneko Rie, Miyamoto Karin, Tanabe Nanami, Hamaura Ayano, Ogawa Rena and Murota Mizuki appeared as an opening act for the Morning Musume's mini live event at the Osaka's Senri SELCY Square to promote Help me!!, they sang Kanojo ni Naritai and were backdancers for Love Machine.
On February 23, Kaneko participated as a back-dancer at Mano Erina's graduation concert.
Kaneko participated as a backup dancer in the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
On December 21, Kaneko's profile was removed from the ~Onedari Entame!~ Hapi★Pure website.
On December 28, Kaneko's father, Naoki, reported on his Facebook page that his daughter quit Hello Pro Kenshuusei on December 14. Although Kaneko quit on December 14, she stayed until December 21 to properly finish the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~. He thanked fans for supporting his daughter throughout her five years in Hello Pro Kenshuusei. Kaneko's profile was removed from the Hello Pro Kenshuusei website on January 2, 2014.
Backstage footage of Kaneko's last concert was featured in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Mitchaku 2013nen Fuyu.
On May 4, at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event, Makoto read a letter by Kaneko, in the letter Kaneko mentioned about her plans to study English abroad. On June 21, she confirmed on Twitter that she will be studying in Singapore.
On May 10, she became a member of the fashion group Luce, under the name Kiriri and nickname Kiri. On June 11, she started to use her real name.
On September 3, she announced that she was leaving Luce.
In early 2020 Kaneko announced she had gotten married to her boyfriend.
She has three older brothers. Her father, Kaneko Naoki, is a Japanese film editor and producer.
Kaneko announced that she will be studying English abroad in Singapore.
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kanako Rie:
- Ricchan (りっちゃん): Official nickname, given to her since Hello Pro Egg.
- Name: Kaneko Rie (金子りえ)
- Legal Name: Pascual Rie
- Nicknames: Ricchan (りっちゃん), Ritsuko (りつこ)
- Birthdate: July 1, 1997
- Birthplace: Kanagawa, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 158 cm (5 ft 2.2 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Cancer
- Eastern Zodiac: Ox
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2008-06-22: Hello Pro Egg member
- 2013-12-14: Left
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Hello! Project groups:
- Concert Units:
- Wonderful Hearts (2008-2010)
Discography Featured In
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- [2008.26.07] Ren mercy - Corporate Mali
-  Hoshisuna no Shima no Chiisana Tenshi ~Mermaid Smile~ (星砂の島のちいさな天使～マーメイド スマイル)
- [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2013.10.5~2013.12.21] ~Onedari Entame!~Hapi★Pure
- [2013.4.16~2013.08.16] Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Kenshuuchuu!
-  Pokemomubi What Day Is Today? Egg Day! (ポケモームービー 今日は何の日?エッグの日!) (irregular appearance, mobile website)
Leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Oldest Member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
- ^ ^ Said during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei corner at the November 16 afternoon show of Morning Musume Concert Tour 2013 Aki ~CHANCE!~.
- Official Twitter (inactive)
- Official Instagram
- Former Instagram (deleted)
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei blogs: December 2013, June 2013, March 2013, September 2012, June 2012, March 2012,
- Other blogs: Morning Musume/C-ute tour blog