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Kitagawa Ryo (北川亮) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido under Hello! Project.

After graduating, she became one of the founding members of the local idol group @aria on September 2, 2019. She graduated on March 2, 2020.


Kitagawa Ryo, March 2018

Kitagawa Ryo, June 2017

Kitagawa Ryo, July 2016

Early Life[]

Kitagawa Ryo was born on June 29, 2004 in Hokkaido, Japan.


Kitagawa participated in the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition.


On July 16, it was announced that the successful applicants of the Hello! Project "Hokkaido Gentei" Member Audition would join the newly established trainee branch, Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[1] Kitagawa was officially introduced as one of the first seven members on July 30 at the Hello! Project 2016 SUMMER ~Sunshine Parade~ concert in Sapporo alongside Oota Haruka, Sato Hikari, Ishiguri Kanami, Kawano Minori, Kudo Yume, and Yamazaki Mei.[2]


On April 23, it was announced that Kitagawa had completed her training and therefore left Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido.[3]


On September 2, a new local idol unit called @ria (アリア) based in Sapporo, Hokkaido was formed with Kitagawa as one of the founding members.[4]


On February 21, it was announced that she would graduate from @ria on March 2. Afterwards, she plans on moving to Tokyo.[5]

Personal Life[]

She has a cat named Zaku.

Kitagawa's given name, "Ryo", means clear (亮).

  • Ryo-chan (りょーちゃん)

As of April 2021, Kitagawa is currently in her second year of high school.


  • Specialty: Cutting rice crops
  • Hobby: Finding stray cats
  • Favorite Music Genre: Anime songs
  • Favorite Food: Rice cooked in an iron pot
  • Charm Point: Farm work
  • Favorite Sport: Soccer
  • Motto: Manpuku jinsei (満腹人生; Satisfy your life)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "One・Two・Three", "Otakebi Boy WAO!"
  • Favorite ℃-ute songs: "Dance de Bakoon!",[6] "Kiss me Aishiteru"
  • Favorite ANGERME song: "Dondengaeshi"
  • Looks Up To: Morning Musume, Okai Chisato

  • Works[]



    • [2016–2018] Hello! to meet you!



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