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Niinuma Kisora (新沼希空) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member and sub-leader of Tsubaki Factory. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on September 22, 2013.


Niinuma Kisora, November 2021

Niinuma Kisora, May 2021

Niinuma Kisora, September 2020

Niinuma Kisora, January 2020

Niinuma Kisora, February 2019

Niinuma Kisora, November 2018

Niinuma Kisora, July 2018

Niinuma Kisora, February 2018

Niinuma Kisora, July 2017

Niinuma Kisora, February 2017

Niinuma Kisora, September 2016

Asakura Kiki, August 2016

Niinuma Kisora, January 2016

Niinuma Kisora, May 2015

Niinuma Kisora, April 2015

Niinuma Kisora, March 2015

Niinuma Kisora, February 2014

Niinuma Kisora, November 2013

Early Life[]

Niinuma Kisora was born on October 20, 1999 in Aichi, Japan.


In 2013, Niinuma auditioned the Morning Musume 12ki Member "Mirai Shoujo" Audition for an opportunity to join Morning Musume. She made it up to the final round, but on August 24, Tsunku announced via YouTube that they were not interested in adding new members to the group at that moment, leading to Niinuma failing to join the group in the end along with the 6 other finalist.[2]

September 22, Niinuma joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei along with the other audition finalists, becoming the 20th generation. On the same day, an introduction video of Niinuma was uploaded to the Hello Pro Kenshuusei YouTube channel.

On December 7, Niinuma was officially introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~, alongside Yamaki Risa, Yokogawa Yumei, Oura Hirona, Dambara Ruru, Haga Akane, and Funaki Musubu. All seven girls did a dance performance of Juice=Juice's debut single "Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne".


From March 15 to May 31, Niinuma participated in the Morning Musume '14's spring concert tour as a back dancer and the opening act alongside Yoshihashi Kurumi, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Inaba Manaka and Dambara Ruru.


On April 29, it was announced that Niinuma would be debuting in a new unit named Tsubaki Factory alongside Yamagishi Riko, Kishimoto Yumeno, Asakura Kiki, Ogata Risa, and Tanimoto Ami.


On October 20, Niinuma celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Niinuma Kisora Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at Square Ebara Hiratsuka Hall.


On July 25, the comedian duo Joujou Gundan released their debut single "Nakama", which features Niinuma in the B-side "Sunao ni Narenai Sakuranbo" as a member of the fictional group Yamato Nadeshiko Semicolon along with Suzuki Keita and Akiyama Mao.[3][4]

On October 23, Niinuma celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Niinuma Kisora Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On May 16, it was announced that Niinuma had fallen down stairs on her way to work and at the hospital was diagnosed with a tailbone fracture and a buttock contusion, which would take one month for her to recover from. She was advised to avoid intense exercise and rest. As a result, Niinuma was absent from the rest of the Tsubaki Factory Live Tour 2019 Haru・Ranman shows and the Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Gaiden ~Tasogare no Kamen~ musical.[5]

On October 23, Niinuma celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Niinuma Kisora Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[6]

On October 20, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Niinuma Kisora Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.[7] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.


On October 26, it was announced that Niinuma would be temporarily halting her activities. Niinuma complained of poor physical conditions a week prior to the announcement, and after consulting a doctor on October 25, she was diagnosed with allergic rash from generalized drug medicine. To improve the symptoms, the doctor said that it would take about two weeks of medical treatment, and it would take even more time for the rash to completely disappear, so the timing of resumption of her activities would be decided after further improvement in her health. Due to this, her birthday event scheduled for October 28 was postponed and she was also absent from the Hello! Project 2021 Aki "Zoku Kachou Fuugetsu" tour on October 31. As for the details of the forTUNE music event, to be held at Belle Salle Shinjuku Grand on October 30, would be announced as soon as decided.[8] On November 2, an update revealed that despite her symptoms are improving, the doctor diagnosed for her to continue the medical treatment until she is completely cured. Due to this, her WithLIVE Online Individual Talk, which was scheduled for November 3 and 6, was postponed to November 28,[9] and she would be absent from Tsubaki Factory's 8th single online release events that were held on November 3 and 6, and from the Hello! Project 2021 Aki "Zoku Kachou Fuugetsu" tour on November 7.[10] On November 12, a new update announced that Niinuma has fully recovered and have been lifted from medical treatment, and that she would be resuming activities on November 13 at the Hello! Project 2021 Aki "Zoku Kachou Fuugetsu" concert in Nagano.[11]

On November 19, she celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Niinuma Kisora Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.[12]

On December 31, Niinuma was appointed as Tsubaki Factory's new sub-leader at the Tsubaki Factory Premium concert of the Hello! Project Year-End Party 2021 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.

Personal Life[]

When Niinuma joined Tsubaki Factory, she was a first year high school student. She graduated from high school in March 2018.

The following list are notable friendships Niinuma Kisora has acquired:

Niinuma's given name, Kisora, consists of the kanji meaning "rare" (希; ki) and "sky" (空; sora). Her parents wanted to include "sora" in the last part of her name, and after going through 50 different characters from "a" to "m", they decided "Kisora" had the best kanji and sound.[13][14]

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Niinuma Kisora:

  • Kisora (きそら): Official nickname, given to her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Kiso (きそ): The nickname she is using.
  • Kiso-chan (きそちゃん): Used by fans.
  • Niinu (にいぬー): Used by Taguchi Natsumi.
  • Kiso-nyan (きそにゃん): Used by members.


  • Specialty: Playing the flute, whistling
  • Hobbies: Looking at the sky, looking around zakkayasan (boutiques selling various goods)
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
  • Favorite Colors: Pink, blue
  • Favorite Food: Yakitori[16]
  • Favorite Subject: Art[16]
  • Worst Subject: Japanese[16]
  • Favorite Sport: Swimming
  • Charm Point: Pale skin, yaeba, being cat-like
  • Motto: Seishinseii (誠心誠意; Whole-hearted devotion)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Hitorijime
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Itsumo to Onnaji Seifuku de", "Fantasy ga Hajimaru", "1 Kara 10 Made Aishite Hoshii"
  • Looks Up To: Fujimoto Miki,[16] Ishida Ayumi[16], Takagi Sayuki

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Niinuma Kisora/Discography

    Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Niinuma Kisora/Publications




    TV Programs[]


    Music Videos[]


    • She believes she is the true "mirai shoujo", because of her personality, which she is often told is like that of someone from outer space.[17]
    • She collects Ishida Ayumi goods.
    • She wants to be an idol that everyone knows.
    • In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked 3rd with Ogawa Rena as the "most airheaded" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[18]
    • Her rivals in Hello Pro Kenshuusei are her generation-mates. They joined at the same time but there are girls in her generation better at singing and dancing than she is, so she wants to be able to catch up to them. She wants to become someone who leaves an impression on people even when she's performing with all of her generation-mates.
    • Her dream was to have a major debut. She wanted to continue her activities in Hello Pro Kenshuusei and work on her expressions so that her smile can reach everyone.
    • She mentioned that one of her dreams was to have a page on Wikipedia.
    • For her, the best thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei is having fans cheer for her at the Nama Tamago Shows.
    • For her, the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei is remembering the dances.
    • She says the toughest thing about being a Kenshuusei is coming to rehearsals, and greeting and bowing to everyone and then not being able to do any of the performances, as well as having people who have worked harder and are better than her have to stop what they're doing to help her because she's so far behind.
    • She tried to be aware of her facial expressions during her first Kenshuusei performance since she's prone to making gloomy facial expressions. When she saw the crowd get excited during their song, she felt happy more naturally.
    • Tsunku's comments: "Your dancing is still half-hearted, I want to focus on the rhythm. The movements overall are very subtle, and so it's good to be able to show those subtle movements visibly, so I want you to go on to working on those subtle gestures. When your bangs are longer you look gloomy, so it might be better to keep them cut."
    • Sayashi Riho, Suzuki Kanon, Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki and Yamaki Risa said that they are curious about Niinuma.
    • According to an interview with JUNON magazine released in July 2014, Niinuma hoped on getting a blue member color.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Ogata Risa
    Sub-leader of Tsubaki Factory
    December 31, 2021 – Present
    Succeeded by


    1. Niinuma Kisora. "ミディアム 新沼希空" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-21.
    2. Tsunku. "モーニング娘。12期メンバー「未来少女」オーディション、プロデューサーつんく♂より結果のご報告" (in Japanese). Morning Musume '14 Channel via YouTube. 2013-08-24.
    3. https://twitter.com/sawayakagoro/status/999274082716696576
    4. "上々軍団CDデビュー!デビューシングル『仲間』配信スタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-07-25.
    5. "つばきファクトリー 新沼希空に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-05-15.
    6. "ハロー!プロジェクトメンバーオフィシャルInstagramスタート!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-05-14.
    7. "★ファンクラブ会員限定イベント★「つばきファクトリー 新沼希空バースデーイベント2020」開催決定!" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-09-14.
    8. "つばきファクトリー 新沼希空に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-10-26.
    9. "つばきファクトリー 新沼希空WithLIVEオンライン個別お話し会開催延期のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-11-02.
    10. "つばきファクトリー新沼希空に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-11-02.
    11. "つばきファクトリー 新沼希空 活動再開のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-11-12.
    12. "『つばきファクトリー 新沼希空バースデーイベント2021』振替公演日程とチケット払い戻し方法のご案内" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2021-11-05.
    13. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    14. "つばきファクトリー新沼希空が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る!【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2018-03-12.
    15. http://ameblo.jp/tsubaki-factory/entry-12029398330.html
    16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 16.3 16.4 "Hello Pro Kenshuusei Perfect Directory" (ハロぷろ研修生パーフェクト名鑑). BOMB Magazine, 2013-12 Issue (pg 55). Gakken Marketing. Release Date: 2013-11-09.
    17. TOP YELL, 2013-11 Issue. Release Date: 2013-10-07.
    18. Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.

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