Miyamoto Karin (宮本佳林) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Juice=Juice. She first joined as a member of Hello Pro Egg, and was previously a member of the unit Shin Minimoni and the SATOYAMA movement unit Jurin.

She is set to graduate from Juice=Juice and Hello! Project in 2020, in order to become a soloist.[1][2][3]



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Early LifeEdit

Miyamoto Karin was born on December 1, 1998 in Chiba, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.


Miyamoto Karin joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Egg in 2008. She was first introduced at the 2008 Hello! Project Shinjin Kouen 11gatsu ~Yokohama JUMP!~ concert in November as a winner of the UP-FRONT Egg Audition.


In June, Miyamoto took part in the stage play Ojigi de SHAPE-UP!, the sequel to Ojigi 30 do Degrees, with fellow Hello Pro Egg member Takeuchi Akari, and Morning Musume members Takahashi Ai, Kamei Eri, Michishige Sayumi, and Tanaka Reina.

In 2009, Miyamoto became part of the new revival unit for Minimoni, Shin Minimoni, alongside Linlin, Fukuda Kanon, and fellow Egg Takeuchi Akari.


From April 8 to 12, Miyamoto appeared in the stage play Kaibutsu no Kodomo.[4]


In 2011, Miyamoto participated in the S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu!, but failed to pass.

In October, Miyamoto starred in a stage play titled Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ along with various Morning Musume members.

In December, Miyamoto was in a stage play featuring Okai Chisato, Nakajima Saki, and Kudo Haruka, titled 1974 (Ikunayo). The play ran from December 14 to December 18. She replaced Takeuchi Akari, who was supposed to play the role, but was taken out due to S/mileage activities.


She auditioned for Morning Musume's 11th generation, but was not chosen to enter the group.

Shortly after the auditions, it was announced that select Hello Pro Kenshuusei members, including Karin, would be releasing their first single, "Kanojo ni Naritai!!!".

She was a back-up dancer for the S/mileage Live Tour 2012 Aki ~Choi Kawa Banchou~.


On January 27, Miyamoto and other Hello Pro Kenshuusei members appeared as an opening act for Morning Musume's mini-live event at the Osaka's Senri SELCY Square to promote "Help me!!". They sang "Kanojo ni Naritai!!!" and were back-up dancers for "LOVE Machine".

On February 3, during the Bravo! concert in Fukuoka, it was announced that Miyamoto would debut in a new unit, Juice=Juice, along with Kanazawa Tomoko, Miyazaki Yuka, Takagi Sayuki, Otsuka Aina and Uemura Akari.[5] Tsunku's commented about Miyamoto:

"Up until now she has participated in a few unit in Hello Project as someone with a real talent. Her character is also strong."

On February 12, it announced that Miyamoto would participate in a stageplay titled Moshimo Kokumin ga Shusho wo Erandara along with Takahashi Ai, Ishikawa Rika, Wada Ayaka, Fukuda Kanon, and Uemura Akari. There was 11 showings and it ran from April 24 to the 30.[6]

On February 13, it was announced that she would be graduating from PINK!SS and Kopinks!, to focus on Juice=Juice. She officially graduated on March 2 at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Special Live.[7] Miyamoto released her first and last mini-album as Kopink, titled Kopinks! Melodies ~star chart~, on March 20. Her last episode as Kopink was broadcast on April 2.[8]

On February 23, She participated as a back-dancer at Mano Erina's graduation concert.

On July 23, it was announced that Miyamoto would be a member of the new SATOYAMA movement unit Jurin alongside Morning Musume member Sato Masaki.

On August 23, it was announced that Miyamoto suffered a left cuboid bone fracture, she was expected to be fully recovered in six weeks, and until then she was not be able to dance in Juice=Juice activities.

On September 15, staff reported that Miyamoto was in poor condition and couldn't participate in a upcoming Juice=Juice handshake event and in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~9gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ that day.

On December 17, Miyamoto and Uemura Akari celebrated their birthdays in a joint event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin・Uemura Akari Birthday Event 201, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On January 16, Miyamoto's first solo e-Hello DVD, Greeting ~Miyamoto Karin~, was announced to be released in late March.

On April 27, Miyamoto announced her first solo photobook, titled Karin, released on June 12.

On July 16, she released her first solo image DVD, KArin.

On September 23, Juice=Juice performed at the PINK!SS & Kopinks! Special Live 2014 ~Uso Mitai na Kyou~, with Miyamoto reprising her role as the first generation Kopink for the event.[9]

On December 11, Miyamoto and Uemura Akari celebrated their birthdays in a joint fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin・Uemura Akari Birthday Event 2014 at Differ Ariake.


On May 27, Miyamoto released her second solo photobook, Karin sixteen.

On July 16, she released her first solo image Blu-ray, Karin wa 16sai.

On December 1, Miyamoto celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event called Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2015. The event featured two performances at CLUB CITTA' in Kanagawa, and parts of the event were recorded for Juice=Juice's 2016 drama Budokan.


On October 21, Miyamoto released her third solo photobook, titled Sunflower. Following her photobook release, she also released her second solo image Blu-ray bluest on November 23.[10]

On December 1, Miyamoto celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2016. The event featured two shows at Yamano Hall.


On July 21 and 22, for both the Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 ~Seven Horizon~ and the Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER concerts that took place, Miyamoto could only dance and not sing due to inflammation of her vocal cords.[11][12][13] On July 25, it was announced that Miyamoto was diagnosed with functional dysphonia. Even when only dancing and mimicking her solo parts during the weekend concerts, she had difficulty breathing. In order to recover, all work that required her voice, such as lives and events, was canceled until further notice.[14][15] In the meantime, Miyamoto continued to update her blog and was still able to do photoshoot work.[16]

On August 28, it was announced that Miyamoto was scheduled to return to the Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 ~Seven Horizon~ tour on August 31 and was also prepared to appear in the final Hello! Project 2017 SUMMER ~HELLO! MEETING HIROSHIMA~ concert and the upcoming Juice=Juice LIVE AROUND 2017 ~World Tour~.[17]

On December 1, Miyamoto celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event, titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2017, at Differ Ariake.


From January 3 to January 7, Miyamoto could not participate in the Hello! Project 20th Anniversary!! Hello! Project 2018 WINTER concerts reportedly due to "poor health".[18][19] On January 12, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Miyamoto sprained her neck during concert rehearsals on January 3, and she was taken to the hospital due to headaches and neck pain. Although her neck pain improved over the week, her hearing was uncomfortable and the doctor referred her to a specialist at another hospital, who raised suspicions that Miyamoto may have Bell's palsy. She was hospitalized for a week and missed the January 13 and 14 concerts in order to rest and properly recover.[20] Miyamoto was discharged on January 15 and gradually resumed activities. In a consultation with the doctor and her parents, it was decided it was necessary to continue monitoring her progress after medical treatment. As a result, Miyamoto was absent from the all Hello! Project concerts up to February 3, as well as the start of the Juice=Juice LIVE GEAR 2018 ~Go ahead~ tour on January 25 and 26.[21][22][23]

On February 8, the final diagnosis of Miyamoto's condition was announced as sudden sensorineural hearing loss. Her hearing had become stable, and she made a partial return to performance in the ongoing Hello! Project and Juice=Juice tours that weekend.[24] As of the Juice=Juice concert held on March 3, she became able to fully perform.[25]

On May 27, the Fami Hello! PHOTOBOOK was released, including Miyamoto's gravure that was originally published in an August 2014 issue of Weekly Famitsu.[26]

On August 16, the music video for Horiuchi Takao's August 22 single "Minna Shounen Datta" was uploaded on YouTube, featuring Miyamoto and six other Hello! Project members who all sing as chorus.[27]

On December 1, Miyamoto released her fourth solo photobook, titled KAKUSEI.[28][29] Then later that day, she celebrated her 20th birthday at fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Yamano Hall.

On December 26, she released her third solo image Blu-ray, titled Karin=KARIN.


On March 3, that it was announced Miyamoto would star in Penlight, SKY PerfecTV!'s fourth Twitter morning drama series that would be posted every day from March 11 to March 16.[30]

On June 13, she opened an official Instagram account.[31][32]

From October 17 to October 24, she held her first solo concert tour, titled Miyamoto Karin LIVE TOUR ~Karing~, in three cities.[33] She performed several new solo songs for the tour, including "Doushite Bokura ni wa Yaruki ga nai no ka", which was digitally released on October 18.[34]

On December 1, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Yamano Hall.


On February 10, it was announced that Miyamoto Karin was set to graduate from Juice=Juice and Hello! Project on June 3, at the end of Juice=Juice CONCERT TOUR 2020 ~Pop Juice Journey~, in order to begin activities as a soloist.[1][2][3] She had been thinking about her graduation since fall 2018, and was interested in pursuing DIY and interior design. She was also interested in challenging herself to become a solo performer that focuses on both singing and dancing. After her graduation, she is set to begin solo activities in fall 2020.

On April 2, it was announced that her original song "Mirai no Filament", written by Kodama Ameko and composed by michitomo, would be used as the theme song for the TBS TV show, Furusato no Mirai.[35]

On April 21, it was announced that Funaki Musubu and Miyamoto Karin's graduations set for June 2020 would be postponed to a later date due to the government's declaration of emergency following the spread of the coronavirus getting worse. Both stated that they wanted to graduate in front of an audience, and thus made the decision to postpone their graduations.[36]

On May 20, she released her fifth photobook, RIN.[37][38]

On September 27, Miyamoto Karin held a solo fanclub event titled Juice=Juice Miyamoto Karin FC Event 2020, which featured three shows at COTTON CLUB.[39] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal LifeEdit

She was raised as an only child and lives with her grandparents. She has a pet cat named Jasmine.

On October 8, 2018 Miyamoto announced that her grandfather had passed away while she was performing in the Time Repeat ~Towa ni Kimi wo Omou~ musical. His last words to her were "Do your best Juice=Juice".[40]

When Miyamoto debuted as a member of Juice=Juice in February 2013, she was a second year middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2017.[41]

Miyamoto most notably gets along with Takagi Sayuki and Tanabe Nanami. Her pairing name with Tanabe was "Nanarin" (ななりん).

Miyamoto's given name, Karin, was chosen so that good (佳) things would happen one after another (林).[42]

  • Karin (カリン): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Egg. Used by members and fans.
  • Kopink (コピンク): Kopink is Miyamoto's voice-actor character.
  • Karin-chan-san (かりんーちゃんーさん): A nickname for Miyamoto Karin, which Sayashi Riho used first on her blog during the musical Reborn ~Inochi no Audition~ in 2011. Sayashi used two kinds of honorifics together, “chan” for endearing one and “san” for respectable one.



Starting in 2011, Miyamoto provided voice-over for the Shizuoka Asahi TV program PINK!SS, and was the voice actress of the anime character Kopink (コピンク; sometimes stylized as コピンク*) for the other SATV program Kopinks!. As Kopink, Miyamoto released five solo digital singles and a mini-album.

She graduated from the program in March 2013, prior to debuting with Juice=Juice.[7]


See also: List:Miyamoto Karin Discography Featured In

Digital Singles

Mini Albums

Solo Songs
Digital Songs
Original Songs
  • [2017] Pink Moment
  • [2018] 20sai no Birthday (20歳のBirthday; 20th Birthday)
  • [2018] LOVE, KISS, NEED, YOU
  • [2019] Hyoutenka (氷点下; Below Freezing)
  • [2019] Tamerai (タメライ; Hesitation)
  • [2019] Chuushajou no Onee-san (駐車場のお姉さん; Parking Lot Lady)
  • [2019] Wakamono Brand (若者ブランド; Youth Brand)
  • [2019] Shoujo K (少女K; Girl K)
  • [2019] "Ochikobore no Garakuta Datte" (「落ちこぼれのガラクタだって」; "Even Scattered Junk")
  • [2020] Mirai no Filament (未来のフィラメント)

Solo Concert DVDs/Blu-rays
Solo DVDs/Blu-rays
Solo Fanclub DVDs



See also: List:Miyamoto Karin Publications Featured In

Solo PhotobooksEdit



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TV ProgramsEdit

TV DramasEdit

New drama

Web DramasEdit

  • [2019] Penlight (ペンライト) (Twitter)


  • [2013.10.03–] We are Juice=Juice
  • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Tuesdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Mondays, 2017.10–2019.06)


Music VideosEdit


  • She ranked at #34 in Anican R YanYan magazine's September 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She ranked at #35 in Anican R YanYan magazine's October 2013 "Singing idol you like the most".
  • She was voted 6th favorite member in the 2013 Hello! Project Music Awards Event.[43]
  • She ranked at #1 in God Tongue's 2014 "Cutest Next Generation Idol" ranking.[44]
  • She ranked at #1 in BOMB magazine's 2014 "Breakout idols" ranking.[45]


  • Eats bread for breakfast.
  • Kanazawa Tomoko thinks that Miyamoto is the coolest member of Hello! Project.
  • If she could join another group for a day, she would join ANGERME.
  • Has a habit of getting excited easily.
  • Her favorite spot is the loft in her room.
  • She thinks she can't beat Aikawa Maho's love for fried chicken.
  • She was the only 5th generation Hello Pro Egg member in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • She participated in the S/mileage Shin Member Boshuu! in 2011 and the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition in 2012, but failed both.
  • On a rainy day she would laze around with her cat, or sing the song "Hare Ame Nochi Suki♥" by Morning Musume Sakura Gumi.
  • She wants to be able to use various languages to sing.
  • There was an introduction page in the new Hello! Channel vol.9, where Miyamoto said that her favorite group within Hello! Project is Morning Musume.
  • Her best sport is badminton.
  • She was praised by Okai Chisato and called "cute" for her coined phrase "Ganbarin", a play of the word "Ganbatte" meaning "Good Luck" or "Cheer me on".
  • In Team Okai she covers Suzuki Kanon.
  • She appeared in UTB magazine 5 times when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
  • She has acted in the most stage plays out of the current Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.
  • She is the only current Hello Pro Kenshuusei member to released solo singles.
  • In a 2012 DeView interview, she said: "I always say to myself “Raising Raising”. My image is that of a line on a graph that is always going upwards diagonally. That is to say that no matter what I do I want to become the best I can be. Singing, dancing, talking on camera, acting etc. I want to become a singer that is known to the whole world. You can show anyone a photo of me and they would know who I was."[46]
  • Karin loved Kirarin Revolution and after hearing ℃-ute's song from a Kirarin album, she felt she wanted to join Hello! Project. She won't lose to anyone in terms of being hyper on the stage and bouncing around.
  • She said her favorite member in Morning Musume is Sayashi Riho, and her favorite Morning Musume OG is Niigaki Risa.
  • She was the shortest member in Juice=Juice until Yanagawa Nanami joined.
  • She says the source of her energy is her cat, Jasmine.
  • She'd like to make a group/unit with Fukumura Mizuki, Natsuyaki Miyabi, Okai Chisato and Fukuda Kanon.
  • Takagi Sayuki considered Miyamoto her rival, just like Otsuka Aina.
  • She is an '80s idol fan because of her mother, and looks up to the singer Matsuda Seiko.[47]
  • She has myopia (short sightedness).[48]
  • She revealed in a magazine interview that if she hadn't debuted by her third year of middle school, she would have quit Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Miyamoto has stated that Oda Sakura is her rival because they're both the same age, they were both Hello Pro Kenshuusei, and because Oda is a great singer. 
  • After Funaki Musubu, she is the second Hello! Project member to postpone her graduation.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary Titles

Preceded by
Takeuchi Akari

Youngest member of Hello Pro Egg
November 2008 – December 2009

Succeeded by
Tanabe Nanami

Preceded by
Kago Ai

Youngest member of Shin Minimoni.
January 2009 – January 2011

Succeeded by


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  3. 3.0 3.1 "宮本佳林から皆さんへご報告" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2020-02-10.
  4. Official Gekijyo Page
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  6. Official Gekijyo Page
  7. 7.0 7.1 "【制作秘話6】コピンクちゃん" (in Japanese). Kodama Ameko Official Website. 2013-04-05.
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  18. Miyazaki Yuka. "月 宮崎由加" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2018-01-03.
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  26. "ハロー!プロジェクト20周年記念「ファミハロ!PHOTOBOOK」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-27.
  27. "堀内孝雄『みんな少年だった』(Takao Horiuchi [Everyone was once a boy.])(MV)" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT Channel (via YouTube). 2018-08-16.
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  34. "宮本佳林(Juice=Juice)「どうして僕らにはやる気がないのか」10/18本日配信開始!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-10-18.
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  39. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「Juice=Juice 宮本佳林FCイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-08-25.
  40. "TR永遠君(ちょっと長いかも)☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2018-10-08.
  41. "仙台☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-03-19.
  42. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-21. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  46. "ハロプロ研修生 金子&宮本インタビュー「世界中の人に知ってもらえる存在になりたい!」" (in Japanese). Deview. 2012-12-12. (English Translation. Rob via blog!project.)
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