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

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory, 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[edit | edit source]

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

2013[edit | edit source]

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.[1]

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".

2014[edit | edit source]

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.

2015[edit | edit source]

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.

2017[edit | edit source]

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.

2018[edit | edit source]

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.[2][3]

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.

2019[edit | edit source]

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.[4]

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.

2020[edit | edit source]

On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[5]

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.[6] In compliance with government policy, cheering, crowding, standing, and closeness in the venue were prohibited, and wearing masks were required to enter.

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

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.[7][8]

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

  • Kisora (きそら): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Kiso-chan (きそちゃん): Another official nickname.
  • Niinu (にいぬー): Used by Taguchi Natsumi.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Niinuma Kisora Discography Featured In

Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]


Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Niinuma Kisora Publications Featured In

Books[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

Thank You Very BerryKizetsu Suru Hodo Aishiteru!

TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Internet[edit | edit source]

Music Videos[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • Her rivals in Hello Pro Kenshuusei are her generation-mates, they joined at the same time but there are girls in the 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 with 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.
  • 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 and 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 during her first Kenshuusei performance to be aware of her facial expressions, since she's prone to making gloomy facial expressions, but seeing the crowd get excited during their song made her feel 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 Kisora.
  • According to an interview with JUNON magazine released in July 2014, Niinuma hoped on getting a blue member color.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 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. "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.
  4. "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.
  5. "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.
  6. "★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.
  7. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  8. "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.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 "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.
  11. TOP YELL, 2013-11 Issue. Release Date: 2013-10-07.
  12. Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.

External Links[edit | edit source]

Tsubaki Factory
Current Members Yamagishi Riko (Leader)Niinuma KisoraTanimoto AmiKishimoto YumenoAsakura KikiOno MizuhoOnoda SaoriAkiyama Mao
Former Members Ogata Risa (Sub-leader)


Indies: 1. Seishun Manmannaka! • 2. Kedakaku Sakihokore! • 3. Hitorijime / Watashi ga Obasan ni Natte mo
Major: 1. Hatsukoi Sunrise / Just Try! / Uruwashi no Camellia • 2. Shuukatsu Sensation / Waratte / Hana Moyou • 3. Teion Yakedo / Shunrenka / I Need You ~Yozora no Kanransha~ • 4. Date no Hi wa Nido Kurai Shower Shite Dekaketai / Junjou cm / Kon'ya Dake Ukaretakatta • 5. Sankaime no Date Shinwa / Fuwari, Koi Dokei • 6. Ishiki Takai Otome no Dilemma / Dakishimerarete Mitai • 7. Dansha-ISM / Ima Nanji?

Other Singles

Collaborations: Hyokkori HyoutanjimaYEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki

Digital Songs Nineteen no Shinkirou ('19 Summer Ver.)

Studio Albums: 1. first bloom • 2. 2nd STEP
Mini Albums: Tsubaki Factory SOUND + VISION Vol.1
Soundtracks: Engeki Joshibu Musical "Thank You Very Berry" Original Soundtrack

Concerts & Events


Spring Tours: 201820192020
Fall Tours: 20182019
One-Day: Tsubaki Factory One-Man LIVE ~First Blossom~

Joint Concerts

2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Kobushi Factory)New Fes! II (with Kobushi Factory)
2018: Premium Live 2018 Haru "KOBO" (with Kobushi Factory)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 201520162017201820192020
Winter Tours: 20162017201820192020
Hina Fes: 20162017201820192020
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 20152016201720182019
Other Concerts: Hello! Project 2020 ~The Ballad~

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Hello Pro KenshuuseiNICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada IchigoNakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota NanamiMatsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito MadokaOnoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto RuriHashida HonokaNishizaki MikuHirayama YukiKitahara MomoEbata KisakiYofuu RunoMurakoshi AyanaUemura Hasumi

31st Generation

Arisawa IchikaIshiyama Sakura

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga MikiKawashima MiyukiOkada YuiNoto ArisaMorozuka KanamiAoki ErinaTanaka AnriOse KaedeSengoku MinamiSawada YuriMuto MikaHashida MireiFurukawa KonatsuHashimoto AinaOoyanagi MahoAkiyama YurikaOkada Robin ShokoArihara KannaGoto YukiSainen MiaMori SakiYutoku AyumiKitahara SayakaWada AyakaMaeda YuukaFukuda KanonSaho AkariOkai AsunaSekine AzusaOgawa SakiMaeda IroriArai Manami
2nd Generation Mano ErinaOgura ManamiKomine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura MizukiKaneko RieTakeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki AzusaSato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano TomomiKatsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa RunaNagasawa WakanaKudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi KurumiHamaura AyanoTaguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka AinaMogi MinamiOgawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga KanaeOda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga FuyukaUemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura RiseMurota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi RikoNomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa TomokoIchioka ReinaKaga KaedeKishimoto YumenoMakino MariaWada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka KarenInaba ManakaMikame KanaFujii RioMashiro KanaInoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki RisaYokogawa YumeiNiinuma KisoraOura HironaDambara RuruHaga AkaneFunaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa MahoTakemura MiuSaito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto NagisaHorie KizukiShimano MomokoOgata RisaHirose AyakaTanimoto AmiInoue ReiAsakura KikiOnoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono MizuhoNakano RionYanagawa NanamiMaeda KokoroAkiyama MaoKanatsu MizukiKasahara MomonaOkamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi KurumiOno KotomiKodama SakikoKiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura AyanoYokoyama ReinaYoshida MarieNishida ShioriYamazaki YuhaneHashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura RikaHibi MarinaEguchi SayaDoi RenaOkamura MinamiMatsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto MomokoGoto SayakaTamenaga ShionShutto AnnaKanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Indies Singles 1. Kanojo ni Naritai!!! • 2. Ten Made Nobore! • 3. Oheso no Kuni Kara Konnichiwa / Ten Made Nobore! (DVD single)
Soundtrack Singles Karen na Gasshoudan
Campaign Singles Sora ga AruMottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" • 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: MayAugustNovember
2008: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember
2009: AprilJuneSeptemberNovember
2010: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2013: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2014: February/MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2015: MarchJuneSeptemberNovember/December
2016: February/MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2017: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2018: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2019: MarchJuneSeptemberDecember
2020: MarchSeptemberDecember
2021: March
Test Events: 201320142015201620172018201920202021

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu2021 Hatsu Tandoku Live ~Episode Zero~
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo UetaiShugo Chara Egg!Kashou EggHello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE PossibleMano ErinaS/mileageKikkawa YuuUp Up Girls (Kakko Kari)Juice=JuiceKobushi FactoryTsubaki FactoryBEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-denLittle Gatas℃-uteMix GatasMorning MusumeOngaku GatasGatas Brilhantes H.P.MilkyWayHigh-KingAa!Shin MinimoniReborn ElevenJurinCountry Girls
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