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Kumai Yurina
熊井友理奈
MottoKumai
General Information

Also known as

Yurina (ゆりな), Yuriine (ユリーネ), Kuma-san (くまさん), Kuma-chan (くまちゃん), Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん), Kumaichō (くまいちょー), Yuri

Born

August 3, 1993 (1993-08-03) (age 27)

Origin

Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan

Genre(s)

Japanese pop

Occupation(s)

Singer

Years active

2002–present

Label(s)

Piccolo Town

Associated acts

Berryz Koubou, H.P. All Stars, Hello! Project Kids, Tanpopo #, Guardians 4, Mobekimasu, Cat's♥Eye 7, Ujicha♥Taishi Maccha's, MobekisuJ

Website

Hello!Project

Kumai Yurina (熊井友理奈) is a Japanese pop singer and idol managed by UP-FRONT PROMOTION and part of Hello! Project as a member of Berryz Koubou.

History

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Early Life

Kumai Yurina was born on August 3, 1993 in Kanagawa, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed. She has a two younger brothers.

2002

Kumai Yurina was one of the 15 winners of the 2002 Hello! Project Kids auditon.

2004

She was chosen as one of the members of Berryz Koubou.

2009

Kumai, Mitsui Aika, Sugaya Risako and Nakajima Saki were chosen to join a sub-group called Guardians 4. The group focused on songs for the anime Shugo Chara!.

Kumai was put in the revival of Tanpopo with Kamei Eri, Mitsui Aika, and Okai Chisato.

She was chosen to promote the rock band Base Ball Bear's new album, "(WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP" in a TV commercial that features only her, this is her first time doing a solo CM. Some fans speculated that one of the reasons Kumai might have been chosen is for her surname: Kumai = Kuma = Bear, other rumours also saying that Base Ball Bear found out about Berryz Koubou by checking out their CD's in a music store where Berryz Koubou was next to them. She also left a comment on the official BBB site: "Love&POP contains many up-tempo songs, and the whole album conveys a lot of power. My favorites are "Stairway Generation" and "Umi ni Naritai pt2! I had these on loop. I'd definitely like to go to their concert as well." Base Ball Bear is a Japanese rock band under EMI Music Japan. Since two days ago when the CM appeared on YouTube, a record of over 12 million views and over 80 comments. The majority of users left comments like Kumai-chan is "kirei" and "kawaii" written in English and Japanese.

2010

For the first time during her time in Berryz Koubou, Kumai was given the center position for an A-side in the PV of Shining Power. It was also the first time she was the sole main vocalist for an A-side.

2011

Kumai, along with the other members of the Hello! Project Kids, starred in the horror film Ousama Game. Kumai played the lead role of high-school student 'Honda Chiemi'.

2012

On July 25 it was announced that Berryz Koubou's Kumai Yurina, Shimizu Saki, Sudo Maasa, Sugaya Risako and ℃-ute's Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki and Hagiwara Mai will be performing in an stage play titled Cat’s Eye based on a manga. The stage play will run from 9/22 till 9/30.

2013

On April 26, Kumai appeared on the cover of the magazine Weekly Famitsu Taiwan.

Profile

  • Name: Kumai Yurina (熊井友理奈)
  • Birthdate: August 3, 1993 (1993-08-03) (age 27)
  • Nickname: Yurina (ゆりな), Yuriine (ユリーネ), Kuma-san (くまさん), Kuma-chan (くまちゃん), Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん), Kumaichō (くまいちょー), Yuri
  • Blood Type: B
  • Birthplace: Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
  • Height: 176cm (5'9) (180cm in heels)
  • Western Zodiac: Leo
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2002-06-30: Member
    • 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
  • Years in Berryz Koubou: 9 Years
  • Berryz Koubou Color:
    • Green (2005-present)
    • Purple (2007)
  • Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Red
  • Current Groups:
  • Shuffle Units:

  • Favorite Food: Matcha dessert, yakiniku, tart,
  • Favorite Things: Disney, monotone, magazines
  • Hobbies: Shopping, listening to music.
  • Favorite English Word: "Generation".
  • Favorite Subject:Music,Physics,Math
  • Favorite Song in the Past: "Dango 3 Kyoudai" by Hayami Kentarou and Shigemori Ayumi (with Hidamari Kids and Dango Chorus), "Natsu Matsuri" by Whiteberry.
  • Current Favorite Song: "Oh!" by Shoujo Jidai (Girls Generation).

  • Hobby: Purikura, collecting stickers, listening to music
  • Special skill: Jump rope, unicycle
  • Strong point: I don't really know, but my friends say, "You're bright and funny"
  • Weak point: Natural airhead!? I can't get up in the mornings!
  • Habit: Putting my hair behind my ears
  • Favorite color: Light blue, white, orange, etc. I like black and brown clothes!
  • Favorite flower: Hibiscus, baby's breath
  • Disliked thing/thing to do: Bugs: bees, stink bug, praying mantis, horsefly. Birds: crows!
  • Scared of: Monsters, fires, earthquakes
  • Favorite movie: "Hotaru no Hoshi," "Koinu Dan no Monogatari," "Monsters, Inc."
  • Favorite book: "Musume Monogatari," "Tottemo Minimoni," "Helen Keller"
  • Favorite word: "HAPPY," "shiawase" (happiness), "LOVE"
  • Favorite season: Summer
  • Favorite food: Ice-cream, sushi rolls, yakiniku
  • Least favorite food: Green peas, tomatoes, mayonnaise
  • Favorite song: "Hare Ame Nochi Suki♥" (Morning Musume Sakura Gumi), "Iku ZYX! FLY HIGH" (ZYX), "First KISS" (Aa!)
  • Charm point: My tall height... haha

Discography

Solo DVDs

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Discography Featured In

Other DVDs

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Photobooks

Solo Photobooks

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Digital Photobooks

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  • [2009.07.31] Berryz Koubou in Hawaii (Berryz工房 in HAWAII) (Yurina version)
  • [2010.08.17] Flowerage -Femme-
  • [2010.05.14] Flowerage -Fille-
  • [2011.03.01] Rainbow Berryz (虹色ベリーズ) (Yurina version)
  • [2011.05.31] KumaSpo! -DIVE!!- (クマスポ!-DIVE!!-)
  • [2011.06.29] KumaSpo! -RUN!!- (クマスポ!-RUN!!-)
  • [2011.07.27] KumaSpo! -SWIM!!- (クマスポ!-SWIM!!-)
  • [2013.10.01] Alo-Hello! Berryz Koubou 2013 (アロハロ!Berryz工房2013) (Yurina version)

Concert Photobooks

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  • [2008.01.04+2008.01.27] Hello! Project 2008 Winter
  • [2012.03.30] Hello! Project 2012 WINTER Hello☆Pro Tengoku Live Shashinshū ~Rock-chan & Funky-chan~

Magazines

Cover girl

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  • [2008.09.20] Photo Tecnic Digital
  • [2011.09.03] GooBike
  • [2013.04.26] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.433
  • [2013.09.12] Weekly Famitsu Taiwan vol.451

Featured on the cover

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Works

Film

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  • [2002] Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)
  • [2004] Hotaru no Hoshi (ほたるの星)
  • [2011] Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Honda Chiemi)

TV Programs

  • [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
  • [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
  • [2008] Berikyuu! (ベリキュー!)
  • [2008–2009] Yorosen! (よろセン!)
  • [2010–2011] Bijo Gaku (美女学)
  • [2011–2012] Hello Pro! TIME (ハロプロ!TIME)
  • [2011–] Kaette Kita Berryz Kamen! (帰ってきたBerryz仮面!)
  • [2012–] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー!SATOYAMAライフ)

TV Drama

  • [2003] Little Hospital (リトル・ホスピタル)

Theater

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Internet

  • [2011] Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに??』)

Radio

  • [2009–] Tsuukai! Berryz Oukoku (痛快! ベリーズ王国)
  • [2012–] BZS1422

Commercials

  • [2003] Japan Meat Information Service Center (日本食肉消費総合センター)
  • [2009] Base Ball Bear's (WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP?

Q&A

  • [2010.01] Nation Junior Magazine (Thailand)
1. Is it hard for teenagers working in the entertainment industry?:
No matter what time of the day it is, we always say "Ohayou Gozaimasu" (good morning). It was difficult getting used to this.
2. What has been the most impressive moment of your career?:
Saitama Super Arena event; we were the youngest artists ever to appear at this venue.
3. What are your goals?:
I want more recognition and want the group to become idols that everybody loves.
4. Where do you see yourself in 50 years?:
I will be 66. I hope I am healthy and still young!

Solo Events

1st Event (2008.05.21)

  • Suki na Senpai (好きな先輩) by Morning Musume
  • Koi wo Shichaimashita! (恋をしちゃいました!) by Tanpopo
  • Watarasebashi (渡良瀬橋) by Matsuura Aya

2nd Event (2008.09.12)

  • TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY by Berryz Koubou
  • Romantic Ukare Mode (ロマンティック浮かれモード) by Fujimoto Miki

3rd Event (2009.04.25)

  • Anshinkan (安心感) by Berryz Koubou

4th Event (2010.01.13)

  • Waracchaou yo BOYFRIEND (笑っちゃおうよBOYFRIEND) by Berryz Koubou
  • Lemon Iro to Milk Tea (レモン色と) by Morning Musume
  • Otoko Tomodachi (男友達) by Morning Musume
  • Itsuka Dokoka de. (いつかどこかで) by Guardians 4
  • CLAP! by Tokunaga Chinami, Natsuyaki Miyabi and Kumai Yurina

Trivia

  • Has a dog named "Mint".
  • She is the tallest girl in all of Hello! Project.
  • Her favorite artists are ayaka, Crystal Kay, UNJASH and Sakurazuka Yakkun.
  • The Berryz Koubou member she is closest to is Sudo Maasa.
  • In a recent Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine, she said her favorite Berryz memeber was Natsuyaki Miyabi.
  • She has gotten solo lines in every Berryz Koubou single except Dschinghis Khan.
  • She claimed that her own name is a bit difficult to say.
  • Hello! Project Kids Audition song: Koi wo Shichaimashita! by Tanpopo
  • She sometimes get to keep the change when it's 30 yen or so. And when her grandfather comes to visit, he sometimes give her 10 thousand.
  • In one of Berryz Koubou's DVD magazines, Kumai has claimed she wants to visit the country Belize. Also, Sugaya Risako said "I often share a hotel room with Kumai-chan. She sets an alarm clock, which rings really loud. Even though it is ringing really loud, she doesn't wake up at all. She always turns it to the maximum volume".
  • Natsuyaki Miyabi says Kumai's new nickname should be "tissues".
  • She has claimed that all the dance lessons they took (before they debuted with their first single "Anata Nashi de wa Ikite Yukenai") were the hardest things in her life.
  • She said that is important to keep the memories of past time with, for example, an album. To her, that and her family and friends are all precious.
  • Since she likes fireworks, she wants to make a firework with the words "Berryz Koubou".
  • From Sono ~Sono Subete no Ai ni~: her good subject is Japanese Language and her favorite food is Kinakomochi.
  • In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz Koubou about fashion.
  • Says she'd like to release a fourth photobook, and that she’d like to try on different kinds of clothes.
  • She admires pretty girls who, curiously, don’t have much make-up on, like Nose Karina and Hasegawa Jun.
  • She'd like to try out being a fashion model, and she also aims to become a cool woman.
  • She ranked 1st in the 2011 "Girls that seem like they'll become big stars in the future" [1].
  • Tanaka Reina once said that if she could be any Hello! Project member she would be Yurina, because she "Would like to see everyone from a higher line of sight.".
  • Said she can't live without her dog Mint, because she soothes her everyday.
  • She saved a fan letter that was sent to her in 2005 from Sashihara Rino.
  • She is rumored to be currently attending Kokushikan University, if the rumor is confirmed true, she would be the 2nd Berryz member to go to university (she would also currently be in her second year, since the rumor surfaced in April of 2012).
  • One of Kumai's university classmates posted a picture of her (or a look-a-like) with other classmates on Twitter (the same classmate tweeted earlier "I have an idol classmate: Kumai Yurina of Berryz Koubou").
  • Her favorite song from Berryz Koubou's 8th album is "Because Happiness".
  • Sudo Maasa said that she's an airhead.
  • When she was asked which smile of all Hello! Project members she likes the most she answered it would be either Yajima Maimi or Sudo Maasa.

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