Katsuta Rina (勝田里奈) is a Japanese talent. She is a former idol under Hello! Project as a 2nd generation member of ANGERME. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg and was first introduced at the 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Nakano Step!~ concert in June 2009. She later successfully auditioned for S/mileage in 2011. She is also a former member of the SATOYAMA movement unit Sato no Akari. She graduated from both ANGERME and Hello! Project on September 25, 2019 to work as a talent in fashion-related activities.
Katsuta Rina was born on April 6, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.
On June 7, at the 2009 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 6gatsu ~Nakano STEP!~ in Tokyo, it was announced that Katsuta Rina and Hirano Tomomi had been added to Hello Pro Egg.
On October 16, at the launch event of S/mileage's new single, "Tachiagirl", Tsunku announced the promotion of the four sub-members to official second generation members. Following the announcement, Katsuta, along with Takeuchi, withdrew from Hello Pro Egg.
On March 16, Katsuta was diagnosed with influenza and was absent in all events for the next few days, including TV Tokyo's PON Spring Festival and Bayfm's K・WEST ENTAME GENERATION SPECIAL, which both were held on March 20.
On May 13, information was released about an event for the 9th and 10th generation members of Morning Musume as well as S/mileage’s 2nd generation members, titled Mosuma FC Event ~Gachi☆Kira~, that was set to take place on June 15, 18, and 20 at Yokohama Blitz.
On April 6, Katsuta celebrated her 15th birthday in a fanclub event, titled S/mileage・Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2013, at Pacific Heaven.
In September, Katsuta participated in the last Gekiharo stageplay, titled Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ along with the rest of Berryz Koubou and S/mileage. She and Tokunaga Chinami interchanged the roles of "Harold" and "Tatiana" depending on the acts.
On February 16, Katsuta's first solo e-Hello! DVD, Rina to Rina, was announced. It was released on March 17.
On April 6, Katsuta celebrated her 16th birthday at fanclub titled S/mileage Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2014, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On April 6, Katsuta celebrated her 17th birthday. The special event was called ANGERME Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2015 and featured two performances in Tokyo.
On April 7, Katsuta celebrated her 18th birthday. The special event was called ANGERME Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2016 and featured two performances in Tokyo.
On April 6, Katsuta celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
On April 10, Katsuta celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled ANGERME Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.
On November 1, it was announced that Katsuta would start an article series in the women's fashion magazine mina. The series, titled "R Fashion Tool", started in the January issue sold on November 20.
On April 8, she celebrated her 21st birthday in a fanclub event titled ANGERME Katsuta Rina Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.
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ANGERME's Rina Katsuta will graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project on September 25 (Wednesday) in a concert at Pacifico Yokohama.
She proposed ending activities in ANGERME so she could prepare to face her beloved fashion industry.
If she will work in the fashion industry while continuing performing artist activities or just focus on studying in the fashion industry; after her graduation, we will figure out the various possibilities together.
Regarding her graduation, we've continued discussing it from last year and also decided the timing.
Her activities such as the Hello! Project summer concert and ANGERME's live tour will go on until her last concert on September 25 at Pacifico Yokohama.
June 26, 2019
|Thank you for your warm support.
I would like to tell something to you.
I, Rina Katsuta, will graduate from ANGERME and Hello! Project on September 25 (Wednesday) in a concert at Pacifico Yokohama.
I appreciate that I can perform my last concert at such a big venue as Pacifico Yokohama.
I have been active for 10 years since my trainee period, and it has been 8 years this summer since I joined ANGERME.
10 years ago my life completely changed from a normal girl at age 11 with no singing and dancing experience.
I am filled with so many memories of 10 years. There were many good things and hard things as well.
I have experienced so much. I could not be more thankful.
Again and again, I have faced myself, considered what I'm most interested in and want to do in the future. As a result, I decided to work in the fashion industry.
I have no regrets of my activities until now and my mind is clear.
Actually, I already consulted about my graduation 1 year ago.
From there, we continued discussing it and decided when I would graduate.
I will announce further plans as soon as they are settled.
3 months until I graduate.
On September 25, Katsuta published a mook based on her "R Fashion Tool" series in the magazine mina, titled ANGERME RINA FASHION TOOL Petunia ― Katsuta Rina Henshuuchou to 12nin no ANGERME, that she edited and produced herself and includes guest appearances by the rest of ANGERME. Later that evening she graduated from ANGERME and Hello! Project in the ANGERME 2019 Aki "Next Page" ~Katsuta Rina Sotsugyou Special~ held at Pacifico Yokohama.
Following her graduation from Hello! Project, she joined J.P ROOM on October 1 as a talent focused on activities related to fashion and also joined M-line club, the fanclub for Hello! Project OG.
On January 6, she collaborated with Kangol Rewards to launch a line of sweatshirts.
On Feburary 22, Katsuta was a guest of honor at Natsu Matsuri 2020 in Lima, Perú.
On April 6, she released a photography zine titled BABY'S BREATH vol.1. Katsuta worked on the zine as a model, photographer, and editor. Various photography students also worked on the zine as photographers, and all of the photos were taken on film in Mexico, Hawaii, and Tokyo. In the following months, she continued to release more volumes in the BABY'S BREATH zine series.
On April 20, she opened up an official YouTube channel.
On July 26, she was a guest judge, along with Suzuki Airi and Miyazaki Yuka, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2020 ~Natsu no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
On February 5, it was announced that Katsuta and Wada Ayaka would appear as featured vocalists on THE☆FUNKS' new album, Ai no 12 Seiza. They will appear on their self-cover of Kakugo Shite!, which they initially wrote as an album track for ANGERME.
 She graduated from Bunka Gakuen University's Junior College Department of Fashion on March 11, 2019.
- Rinapuu (りなぷ～): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg.
- Puurina (ぷーりな): Nickname for Katsuta Rina, compounded of Puu (PuPu her pet dog) and rina (Katsuta Rina).
- Bakuwara (ばくわら): A wota-originated nickname for Katsuta Rina of S/mileage, originally a Japanese internet slang for ROFL. Since Katsuta frequently used the term in her blog posts just like ordinary schoolgirls of her generation would do, wotas started to use this nickname to describe her quality of being commonplace and ordinary.
- Name: Katsuta Rina (勝田里奈)
- Nickname: Rinapuu (りなぷ～), Pupu (ぷぷ), Puurina (ぷーりな), Baku (ばく), Bakuwara (ばくわら), Wonka (をんか)
- Birthdate: April 6, 1998
- Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 162 cm (5 ft 3.7 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Aries
- Eastern Zodiac: Tiger
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT GROUP Status:
- Years in ANGERME: 8 Years
- S/mileage / ANGERME Color:
- Yellow (2011-2014)
- Orange (2014-2019)
- Audition Song: "Short Cut" by S/mileage
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- 6 Pack (2016)
- Concert Units:
- Other Groups:
- Main article: Katsuta Rina/Discography
- Asu wa Date na no ni, Ima Sugu Koe ga Kikitai (S/mileage cover; from SMILE FANTASY!)
- Aiko no Uta (from MODE)
- Totte Oki no Oshare wo Shite
- Main article: Katsuta Rina/Publications
- [2019.09.25] ANGERME RINA FASHION TOOL Petunia ― Katsuta Rina Henshuuchou to 12nin no ANGERME (ANGERME RINA FASHION TOOL Petunia ― 勝田里奈編集長と12人のアンジュルム)
-  Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro•Igyou (怪談新耳袋・異形) (as Haruka)
- [2011-2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ！ＴＩＭＥ)
-  S/mileage no Sono Joshiki Choto Mate Kudasai! (スマイレージのその常識チョトマテクダサイ!)
- [2012-2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー! SATOYAMA ライフ)
- [2014-2019] The Girls Live
-  Mister Donut (ミスタードーナツの)
-  Team Okai - Wakuteka Take a chance (as Michishige Sayumi)
-  Team Okai - Brainstorming (as Michishige Sayumi)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (as Tatiana and Harold)
-  LILIUM -Lilium Shoujo Junketsu Kageki- (as Nasturtium)
-  SMILE FANTASY!
-  MODE
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Attack No.1
- [2013–2019] Hello! Project Station
- [2014–2016] MUSIC+
- [2015–2016] GREEN ROOM
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2016–2017] Girls Night Out
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–2019] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
-  Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- J.P ROOM Profile
- Official YouTube channel
- BABY’S BREATH Instagram
- ANGERME Profile (archived)
- Official Blogs:
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