Kobayashi Honoka
Kobayashi Honoka promoting "BEYOOOOOND1St"
Nicknames Honoka-chan (ほのかちゃん?)
Hono-chan (ほのちゃん?)
Honorin (ほのりん?)
Birth Info
Born August 16, 2000 (2000-08-16) (age 19)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Leo Leo
Height 163.8cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, pianist
Years Active 2018-present
Associated Acts BEYOOOOONDS, UP-FRONT GROUP Telework Gasshou
Joined December 3, 2018
Member Color      Green
Debut Single Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist
Time in Group 1 Year, 7 Months, 4 Days
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog
 Honoka's autograph 
Kobayashi Honoka (小林萌花) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of the group BEYOOOOONDS.



Kobayashi Honoka, August 2019


Kobayashi Honoka, August 2019


Kobayashi Honoka, April 2019


Kobayashi Honoka, December 2018

Early LifeEdit

Kobayashi Honoka was born on August 16, 2000 in Tokyo, Japan.


On December 3, during the BEYOOOOONDS Ouen Kikaku FC Event 2018 ~Fuyu no Jin ZIN~ at Yamano Hall, Kobayashi was revealed alongside Hirai Miyo and Satoyoshi Utano as the three winners of the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition.[1] They would be part of BEYOOOOONDS together with CHICA#TETSU and Ame no Mori Kawa Umi.[2]


On August 19, she celebrated her 19th birthday in a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS Kobayashi Honoka Birthday Event 2019 held at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.

Personal LifeEdit

She has an older brother.[3]

When Kobayashi joined BEYOOOOONDS, she was a third year student[4] enrolled in the piano course at Tokyo College of Music High School.[5]

In 2016, Kobayashi placed second in the High School Division of the 8th Gyula Kiss International Piano Competition.[5][6]

In early 2019, she announced her decision to continue studying piano after high school and would enter music college alongside working as an idol.[7] Kobayashi graduated from high school on March 9, 2019[8] and began attending music college in the following April.[9]

The following list are notable friendships Kobayashi Honoka has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kobayashi Honoka:

  • Honoka-chan (ほのかちゃん): Used by BEYOOOOONDS members.[11][12]
  • Hono-chan (ほのちゃん): Used by Hello! Project members.[13]
  • Honopi (ほのぴ): Used by BEYOOOOONDS members and fans.
  • Kobayashi-chan (小林ちゃん): Used by Hello! Project members.[13]
  • Honorin (ほのりん): Used by fans.
  • Yashikoba (やしこば): A nickname given to her by Suzuki Keita when she joined BEYOOOOONDS.[14]


  • Name: Kobayashi Honoka (小林萌花)
  • Nickname: Honoka-chan (ほのかちゃん),[12] Yashikoba (やしこば)[14]
  • Birthdate: August 16, 2000 (2000-08-16) (age 19)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 163.8cm[9]
  • Western Zodiac: Leo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Dragon
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2018-12-03: Member
  • BEYOOOOOONDS Member Color:      Green
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Other Groups:




TV ProgramsEdit



  • She has been playing piano since she was five years old.[16] She likes to practice on her days off from work and has transcribed her favorite songs such as Kobushi Factory's "Naseba Naru" by ear.[10]
  • She played in the brass band in middle school and was also a 2-dan in kendo club.[10]
  • She decided she wanted to join Hello! Project when she was sick with the flu one day and watched various idol videos because her body felt too sluggish to do anything. She came across a video of Michishige Sayumi's graduation concert medley and was impressed by the Morning Musume members' quick response and teamwork to Michishige hurting her leg in the middle of performing and being unable to move from the main stage, such as Fukumura Mizuki running all the way from center stage to sing next to Michishige. That video made Kobayashi want to learn more about Morning Musume and grow to love them.[17]
  • She has the same last name as original Country Musume member Kobayashi Azusa, and PINK CRES. member Kobayashi Hikaru.

See AlsoEdit


  1. "BEYOOOOONDS 加入メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-12-03.
  2. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
  3. Kobayashi Honoka. "☘️夏休みなにする〜? 小林萌花☘️" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-07-22.
  4. Nishida Shiori. "12人のBEYOOOOONDS!西田汐里" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "2016年度 コンクール(在校生の実績)" (in Japanese). Tokyo College of Music High School.
  6. "ジュラ・キシュ国際ピアノコンクール入賞者一覧" (in Japanese). TIAA.
  7. Kobayashi Honoka. "☘️オーディション映像解禁! 小林萌花☘️" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-25.
  8. Kobayashi Honoka "☘卒業式 小林萌花☘️" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-03-09.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "シューティングを超えるアイドル「ハロプロ2.0」BEYOOOOONDSインタビュー(3)" (in Japanese). ENTAME next. 2019-04-18.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 Kobayashi Honoka. "☘ニックネームとか色々… 小林萌花☘️" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-04.
  11. Eguchi Saya. "♡小林萌花ちゃん♡江口紗耶" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2019-01-06.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Yamazaki Yuhane. "ʚ 新しい仲間 ɞ 山﨑夢羽" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog. 2019-01-04.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Kobayashi Honoka. "☘ニックネームとか色々… 小林萌花☘️" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-04.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "BEYOOOOONDS FCイベント2018 ~冬の陣ZIN ~" (in Japanese). Suzuki Keita Official Blog. 2018-12-03.
  15. Nishida Shiori. "尊敬する先輩。西田汐里" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Official Blog. 2018-12-13.
  16. Kobayashi Honoka. "☘はじめてのブログっ!! 小林萌花" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-02.
  17. Kobayashi Honoka. "☘思い出したよ!好きになったきっかけ 小林萌花" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS Official Blog. 2019-01-09.

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