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Nakano Rion (仲野りおん) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. She was introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, 2015 alongside seven other girls, and completed her training on July 28, 2016.

In March 2017, she became a member of the indie idol group Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai She graduated from the group on June 16, 2018. She then became a member of Houpri Youth, a cadet unit under Houkago Princess. She withdrew from the group on November 23, 2021, as a result of injury.


Nakano Rion, 2018

Nakano Rion, 2017

Nakano Rion, May 2017

Nakano Rion, February 2016

Nakano Rion, April 2015

Early Life[]

Nakano Rion was born on September 5, 2001 in Saitama.

In 2011, she was a child model for a magazine.

In 2014, she entered the Morning Musume '14 <Golden> Audition!, but failed.


On April 1, Nakano officially joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was formally introduced and participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ on May 4, 2015 alongside Ono Mizuho, Yanagawa Nanami, Maeda Kokoro, Akiyama Mao, Kanatsu Mizuki, Kasahara Momona and Okamoto Honoka.


On July 28, it was announced that Nakano had completed her training within Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Yokogawa Yumei, Hashimoto Nagisa and Shimano Momoko, subsequently leaving the program.

On August 29, she opened a Twitter account which revealed she had signed on to the A-Light agency.


On March 19, it was announced that she would be joining a local idol group, Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai, and that she would begin activities with the group on April 2.


On June 16, she graduated from Ichigo Milk Iro ni Somaritai to further pursue acting.


On March 11, she opened an Instagram account.

On November 9, she announced that she would be participating in the Yumemiru Adolescence New Member Audition.


On March 13, she joined Houpri Youth as a cadet member.[1]

On September 17, it was announced that she and the other cadet members would soon become full members, as most of the tenured members would graduate at the end of 2021.[2] On November 23 however, she revealed that due to a leg injusy sustained in September, she had withdrawn from Houkago Princess to allow her to focus on surgery and recovery.[3][4] She confirmed in December that her leg has been healing nicely.[5]

Personal Life[]

She owns a cat named Acha (亜茶).

As of April 2020, she has graduated from high school.

As of April 2021, she's in her 2nd year in university.




  • [2016.12] GIRLS TREAK
  • [2017.09] Owaranai Uta wo Shoujo wa Utau
  • [2018.09] Shiroki Resistance
  • [2018.11] Tomodachi Input


  • Her special skill is making cookies.
  • Her hobbies are visiting cafes and playing with her cat named Acha.
  • She is in cooking club at her school.
  • She can make friends with any cat.
  • She can't wake up in the morning.
  • Her charm point is her smile.
  • Her favorite food is Salmon roe.
  • Her favorite colors are pink and white.
  • Her motto is All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. (夢を追い求め続ける勇気があれば、全ての夢は実現します。)
  • She looks up to Michishige Sayumi and Miyazaki Yuka.[6]
  • She doesn't have a favorite sport, because she isn't good at any.
  • She has experience in classical ballet and playing the piano.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project songs are "Yuugure Koi no Jikan" and "Panya-san no Arubaito" by S/mileage, "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko" by ℃-ute.[6], and Itooshikutte Gomen ne by Country Girls.
  • Her future dream is to become a polite girl like Miyazaki Yuka.
  • She loves Hello! Project and wanted to be a trainee so she took the Kenshuusei audition.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was herself.
  • She wanted to debut in a new unit.
  • Her favorite music genres are J-Pop and bossa nova.
  • In the drama Budokan, she was shown as a 13th generation member of the fictional group NEXT YOU in the year 2028.


  1. Houpri Youth official announcement (Twitter)
  2. 【ファンの皆様へ、お知らせ】 (in Japanese). Houkago Princess Official Site. 2021-09-17
  3. Houpri Youth official announcement (Twitter)
  4. https://twitter.com/forzarecord_1/status/1463147839446343685
  5. https://twitter.com/nakanorion_chan/status/1475051897409380358
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 BOMB! Magazine, June 2015 Issue. Date Published: 2015-05-09. (Reference Image)

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