Kusunoki Mei (楠萌生) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project.[1]


Early LifeEdit

Kusunoki Mei was born on November 10, 2004 in Osaka, Japan.


Kusunoki participated in Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition, but failed.

On November 1, it was announced that Kusunoki had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Saito Madoka and Onoda Karin. They were introduced in the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 12gatsu ~Mikan~ show on December 2.[1]


For unknown reasons, Kusunoka was not scheduled to appear in the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 3gatsu ~SUN~.

On April 2, Kusunoki's profile was removed from the Kenshuusei website, indicating that she had left the program. The event details about Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ posted to the Hello! Project website also clarified that she had ended her training.[2]

Personal LifeEdit

Kusunoki's father, Yujiro, works as a tv personality.[3] She has a younger brother named Kei.[4]

When Kusunoki joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was in her second year of middle school. As of April 2020, Kusunoki is currently in her first year of high school.


  • Name: Kusunoki Mei (楠萌生)
  • Birthdate: November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10) (age 15)
  • Birthplace: Osaka, Japan
  • Blood Type: B
  • Western Zodiac: Scorpio
  • Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2018-11-01: Member
    • 2019-04-02: Left
  • Hello! Project Groups:

  • Special Skills: Cheer dance, air guitar, completely popping popcorn
  • Hobbies: Watching Hello! Project videos, looking at Hello! Project year books
  • Favorite Music Genres: J-pop (mostly Hello! Project), rock
  • Favorite Sports: Franctically playing in the water, foot racing smaller children
  • Motto: "Isshoukenmei!" (一生懸命!; With all one's might!)
  • Charm Point: Her droopy eyes
  • Looks Up To: Oda Sakura


  • She loves everyone in Hello! Project but is particularly fond of Oda Sakura.[5]

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