Matsubara Yulia



Matsubara Yulia, September 2019
Nicknames Yuriyan (ゆりやん?)
Birth Info
Born February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26) (age 11)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 138cm
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol
Years Active 2017-present
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Info
Joined December 4, 2017
Generation 28th Generation
Time in Group 1 Year, 10 Months, 19 Days

Matsubara Yulia (松原ユリヤ, also written as Matsubara Yuriya) is a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project.



Matsubara Yulia, June 2019


Matsubara Yulia, March 2019


Matsubara Yulia, December 2018


Matsubara Yulia, August 2018


Matsubara Yulia, June 2018


Matsubara Yulia, March 2018

Early LifeEdit

Matsubara Yulia was born on February 26, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan to a Japanese father, and Belarusian mother.

Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen,[1][2] a Koto-based organization that provides dance and vocal lessons for children. She was enrolled from approximately December 2016 to October 2017.[3]


In June, Matsubara auditioned for Ciao Girl.[4]

In late 2017, Matsubara took part in the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition and made it to the finals before it was ultimately decided that no one would pass the audition.[5] Following the audition, Matsubara accepted an invitation to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[6]

Matsubara and the other finalists who accepted their invitations were introduced, and performed in the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~ concert on December 10.[7]


On September 29, Matsubara attended the first round of Nippon TV's comedy competition Onna Geinin No.1 Ketteisen THE W at the Kinkero Theater in Tokyo, under the supervision of Hello Pro Kenshuusei's manager.[8] However, she wasn't selected to continue to the second round.[9][10]


On February 5, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 6~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Kubota Nanami, Saito Madoka, and Onoda Karin.

On May 4, Matsubara won the judge's healing award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "SEXY SEXY".

Personal LifeEdit

Her father is Japanese, and her mother is Belarusian. She is being raised bilingually, speaking both Japanese and Russian respectively.[11] She has a younger sister born in December 2018.

As of April 2019, Matsubara is currently in her fifth year of elementary school.

The following list are notable friendships Matsubara Yulia has acquired:

Initially, her name was romanized as “Yuriya” but a notice posted to the goods list of the June 2019 recital announced her name will now be officially romanized as “Yulia”.[12]

"Yulia” (Cyrillic: Юлия) is a feminine name of East Slavic origin meaning "Youthful".

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used for Matsubara Yulia:


  • Name: Matsubara Yulia (松原ユリヤ)
  • Nicknames: Yuriya-chan (ゆりやちゃん), Yuriyan (ゆりやん)
  • Birthdate: February 26, 2008 (2008-02-26) (age 11)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: A
  • Height: 138cm
  • Western Zodiac: Pisces
  • Eastern Zodiac: Rat
  • Hello! Project Status:
  • Hello! Project Groups:
    • 2017-12-10: Member

  • Special Skill: Comedy
  • Hobbies: Drawing and writing manga, collecting plush toys
  • Favorite Music Genre: Jpop
  • Favorite Food: Strawberry, Curry
  • Favorite Sports: Billiards, Table football
  • Charm Point: Her cheeks
  • Favorite Color: Light Blue
  • Motto: "Good things come to those who wait" (果報は寝て待て; Kahou wa nete mate)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Shunrenka, SEXY SEXY, Are you Happy?, Megane no Otoko no Ko
  • Looks Up To: Sasaki Rikako[13], Akiyama Mao



Music VideosEdit


  • She's a fan of comedy, and her favorite comedian is Kazutoyo Koyabu.
  • On December 13, 2017 Kazutoyo tweeted about Yulia, saying that she was his new favorite idol and he would like to work with her.[14] The same day, Ishiyama Daisuke from the comedy duo Bambino also tweeted in support of her.[15]
  • She doesn't like Mitsubachi Maki and thinks she's scary, but she will do her best to face her.
  • She originally presented herself as not knowing or particularly liking anything about Hello! Project, but later revealed Sasaki Rikako as a member she likes.
  • For her audition, she performed the Bambino dance craze "Danson" (ダンソン). In the final episode of Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~, she and Okai Chisato performed it together.
  • She was born one day before the release of ℃-ute's 4th major single LALALA Shiawase no Uta.
  • She is currently the youngest Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
  • First Hello! Project member of Eastern European descent.
  • Michishige Sayumi said she is interested in Yulia during a SAYUMINGLANDOLL MC.
  • Her favorite BEYOOOOONDS members are Yamazaki Yuhane and Kiyono Momohime.[16]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Hashisako Rin

Youngest member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido

Succeeded by


  1. "夢のツーショット♪" (in Japanese). Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen Official Blog. 2017-03-01.
  2. "アニメダンス☆小学生クラス" (in Japanese). Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen Official Blog. 2017-02-09.
  3. Last featured on the Toyosu Idol Star Gakuen blog October 24, 2017.
  5. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #6. AbemaTV. 2017-12-04.
  6. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Micchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #7. AbemaTV. 2017-12-04.
  7. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-12-11.
  9. THE W Official Tweet 2018-09-29
  10. THE W Official Tweet 2018-09-29
  11. Shoujotachi no Ketsudan ~Mitchaku!! Hello! Project 20 Shuunen Audition~ Episode #7. AmebaTV. 2017-12-04.
  13. BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)

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