|Kumai Yurina, April 2015|
|Born||August 3, 1993|
|Occupation||Idol, Singer, Actress, Model|
|Agency||UP-FRONT AGENCY (2002-2012)|
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2012-)
|Associated Acts||Berryz Koubou, Hello! Project Kids, Tanpopo#, Guardians 4, Cat's♥Eye 7, Ujicha♥Taishi Maccha's, H.P. All Stars, Mobekimasu|
|Member Color|| (2005-2015) Green|
Kumai Yurina was born on August 3, 1993 in Kanagawa, Japan.
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 was 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 rumors also said 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. When the CM appeared on YouTube, it had 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.
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 main vocalist for an A-side.
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 would be performing in an stage play titled Cat’s Eye, based on a manga. The stage play ran from 9/22 to2 9/30.
On April 26, Kumai appeared on the cover of the magazine Weekly Famitsu Taiwan.
On August 4, Kumai celebrated her 21st birthday. The special event was called Berryz Koubou ~Kumai Yurina Birthday Event 2014, the event featured two performances in Tokyo.
After concluding her activities in Berryz Koubou, Kumai decided to focus on her education and graduating within 4 years. She plans on becoming a model in the near future.
Kumai has two younger brothers.
She also has a pet dog named Mint-kun.
Kumai decided to continue pursuing her education and, as of April 2014, a third year college student.
The following list are notable friendships Kumai Yurina has acquired:
Yurina's kanji in her family name, means bear (熊; kuma).
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Kumai Yurina:
- Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん): Official nickname. Used by members and fans.
- Kumaicho (くまいちょー): Official nickname. Given and used by Tsugunaga Momoko since 2005. It is now used by fans.
- Yuri (うり): Former Official Nickname, given to her since the formation of Berryz Koubou.
- Yuriine (ユリーネ): Given and used by Yaguchi Mari. Given to her during the "Charisma Idol Yagucchan" corner of the former mini show Hello Kids.
- Daikumai (ダイクマイ): Self given nickname. Meaning "Big Kumai", children use to call her "Daikumai" due to her tall height. According to Kumai, it gives her a scary image.
- Kamoi-chan (かもいちゃん): Kamoi is a Japanese traditional architectual term for lintel. Kumai Yurina, also known as Kumai-chan, has hit her head into it a couple of times because of her exceptional height for Japanese women. Some wotas named that action “Kamoi-chan” jokingly.
- Name: Kumai Yurina (熊井友理奈)
- Birthdate: August 3, 1993
- Official Nicknames: Kumai-chan (熊井ちゃん), Kumaichō (くまいちょー)
- Blood Type: B
- Birthplace: Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
- Height: 181cm
- Western Zodiac: Leo
- Eastern Zodiac: Rooster
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2002-06-30: Member
- 2004-01-14: Berryz Koubou Member
- 2015-03-03: Graduated
- Years in Berryz Koubou: 11 Years
- Official Kaomoji: 川*＾∇＾)||
- Berryz Koubou Color:
- Green (2005-2015)
- Purple (2007)
- Cat's♥Eye 7 Color: Red
- Hello! Project Kids Audition Song: "Koi wo Shichaimashita!" by Tanpopo
- Current Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- H.P. All Stars (2004)
- Favorite Food: Matcha dessert, yakiniku, tart, Kinakomochi
- Favorite Things: Disney, monotone, magazines
- Hobbies: Shopping, listening to music.
- Favorite English Word: "Generation".
- Favorite Subject: Music, Physics, Math
- Best Subject: Japanese
- Favorite Ai no Album ⑧ Song: "Because Happiness"
- 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).
- Hello! Project Daihyakka (2004) Details
- 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
- [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!
- [2011.12.23] one day in autumn (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2012.04.18] Lily (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2013.10.05] brand new day (“e-Hello!” DVD)
- [2010.11.xx] Berryz Days 2 (with Shimizu Saki & Tokunaga Chinami)
- [2011.02.xx] Berryz Days 3 (Sudou Maasa & Natsuyaki Miyabi)
- [2012.03.xx] Berryz Days 4 (with Sugaya Risako)
- [2013.12.26] Kumai Yurina Birthday Event ~enjoy twenty summer~
- [2014.10.27] Berryz Koubou Birthday Event 2014 ''Sudo Maasa, Kumai Yurina & Natsuyaki Miyabi''
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Natsuyaki Miyabi)
- [2015.02.28] Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine Vol.41 (with Tokunaga Chinami)
- [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)
- [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~
-  Koinu Dan no Monogatari (仔犬ダンの物語)
-  Hotaru no Hoshi (ほたるの星)
-  Ousama Game (王様ゲーム) (as Honda Chiemi)
- [2002–2007] Hello! Morning (ハロー! モーニング)
- [2002-2004] Hello Kids
- [2007–2008] Haromoni@ (ハロモニ@)
-  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!)
- [2012–2013] Hello! SATOYAMA Life (ハロー！ＳＡＴＯＹＡＭＡライフ)
- [2014-] The Girls Live
-  Little Hospital (リトル・ホスピタル)
-  Real-etude Minna no Ie Girl's STAGE (リアルエチュード みんなの家 Girl's STAGE)
-  Sengoku Jieitai
-  CAT'S♥EYE (キャッツ♥アイ)
-  Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ (我らジャンヌ 〜少女聖戦歌劇〜) (as Olga and Rene)
-  Sengoku Jieitai
-  Michishige Sayumi no "Mobekimasutte Nani??" (道重さゆみの『モベキマスってなに？？』)
- [2013-] Hello! Project Station (ハロ！ステ)
- [2009–2012] Tsuukai! Berryz Oukoku (痛快! ベリーズ王国)
- [2012–2015] BZS1422
-  Japan Meat Information Service Center (日本食肉消費総合センター)
-  Base Ball Bear's (WHAT IS THE) LOVE & POP?
The event took place on May 21, 2008.
- 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
The event took place on September 12, 2008.
- 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
The event took place on April 25, 2009.
- Anshinkan (安心感) by Berryz Koubou
The event took place on January 13, 2010.
- 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
- She was voted 2nd favorite member in the 2010 "Hello! Project Music Awards" event. 
- She ranked 1st in a magazine's 2011 "Girls that seem like they'll become big stars in the future" poll. 
- She ranked 10th most stylish idol by high school girls in a 2014 women's magazine. 
- She is the tallest girl in all of Hello! Project.
- Ogata Haruna thinks that Yurina is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
- Her favorite artists are ayaka, Crystal Kay, UNJASH and Sakurazuka Yakkun.
- In a recent Berryz Koubou DVD Magazine, she said her favorite Berryz member was Natsuyaki Miyabi.
- She claimed that her own name is a bit difficult to say.
- 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".
- According to Natsuyaki Miyabi, she believes Kumai's new nickname should be "tissues".
- She has claimed that all the dance lessons they took, prior to debuting in Berryz Koubou, 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".
- In Yorosen!, she taught Berryz Koubou about fashion.
- Says she'd like to release a fourth photobook and 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 also aims to become a cool woman.
- 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.
- 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.
- Gallery:Kumai Yurina
- List:Kumai Yurina Discography Featured In
- List:Kumai Yurina Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Kumai Yurina Publications Featured In
Kumai Family Tree
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hello! Morning. Broadcast Date: 2002-06-30.
- ↑ Tsunku. "『Berryz工房』（ベリーズこうぼう）誕生について" (in Japanese). Tsunku Official Website. 2003-01-15.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 "熊井友理奈（Berryz工房）：プロフィール" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Website.
- ↑ "Berryz工房・嗣永がメンバーの裏話。ラジオ公開収録にファン300人" (in Japanese). Eiga.com. 2009-08-06.
- ↑ "西川貴教のイエノミ!! ～第十一夜～ ゲスト：Berryz工房" (in Japanese). Niconico Live. 2011-12-12.
- ↑ "ハロー!プロジェクト大百科" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Fanclub Edition (Media Create). Page 127. Released Date 2004-02-13.
- ↑ Hello Kids. "Charisma Idol Yagucchan" corner. TV Tokyo. Broadcast Date 2003-01-07.
- ↑ "Right On no Gokikenyou" (ライオンのごきげんよう). Fuji TV. Broadcast Date 2012-08-27.