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Ogata Risa (小片リサ) is a Japanese pop singer. She was formerly under Hello! Project as a member and sub-leader of Tsubaki Factory. Prior to joining Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei in November 2014, she was a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei under NICE GIRL Project!.

As of June 2021 she is part of M-line club.


Ogata Risa, June 2021

Ogata Risa, October 2020

Ogata Risa, January 2020

Ogata Risa, February 2019

Ogata Risa, November 2018

Ogata Risa, July 2018

Ogata Risa, February 2018

Ogata Risa, July 2017

Ogata Risa, February 2017

Ogata Risa, September 2016

Ogata Risa, August 2016

Ogata Risa, January 2016

Ogata Risa, May 2015

Ogata Risa, April 2015

Ogata Risa, March 2015

Early Life[]

Ogata Risa was born on November 5, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan.


On April 30, Ogata was introduced as a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei during a live at Shinjuku BLAZE.

In summer 2012, she participated in the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, but failed to pass the third round. Her audition number was #125.


On November 16, NICE GIRL Project! and its trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Ogata, Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka, and Inoue Rei, were given the opportunity to become members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, transferring to UP-FRONT PROMOTION and joining Hello! Project. They were formally introduced during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on November 29 with three other girls.


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

From June 18 to June 28, Ogata participated in TRIANGLE, an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Morning Musume '15.

On August 8, Ogata was announced as the sub-leader of Tsubaki Factory.


On November 6, Ogata celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Ogata Risa Birthday Event 2017, which featured two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.


On February 28, Ogata announced that she had become a member of the Hello! Project Mobile advertising department and the monthly exclusive radio program Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi, joining current members Ogata Haruna, Nonaka Miki, and Yanagawa Nanami.[1]

On November 5, she celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Ogata Risa Birthday Event 2018, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On November 5, Ogata released her first solo photobook, titled Orange no Sunadokei ~Risa Hatachi~.[2]

On November 6, she celebrated her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled Tsubaki Factory Ogata Risa Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.


On March 12, Ogata was to hold a joint fanclub event with Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei titled Kobushi Factory Hirose Ayaka・Inoue Rei & Tsubaki Factory Ogata Risa FC Event 2020 at LANDMARK HALL. However, it was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[3]

On May 14, she opened up an official Instagram account.[4]

On October 8, it was announced on the official Hello! Project site that Ogata Risa has been suspended from all activities for an indeterminate amount of time due to rule violations. Ogata admitted to using a secret social media account as a vent diary, where she privately posted complaints that no one was meant to see. She clarified that while she did own the account, her posts were influenced by emotions, and many of them are not actually true. She offered to have her activities suspended for the time being to reflect on her behavior.[5] Her individual online release events through WithLIVE for "Dansha-ISM / Ima Nanji?" have been cancelled as a result, and tickets will be refunded.[6]

On December 28, it was announced on the official Hello! Project site that Ogata Risa has chosen to not resume her activities, and that she will depart from both Tsubaki Factory and Hello! Project. She will remain signed under UP-FRONT PROMOTION, and her future activities will be announced when they are decided.[7]


On June 1, Ogata resumed her activities and joined M-line club. Her first solo song "Far away", a cover of Mizukoshi Keiko's "Too Far Away", was uploaded to UP-FRONT Channel. In the same day, it was announced that she will be appearing in the M-line Special 2021 ~Make a Wish!~ tour as a guest on June 5 and 27 concerts, and as an opening act on June 20 and 26 concerts.[8]

On June 5, her second solo cover, of Matsubara Miki's "Mayonaka no Door~stay with me", was uploaded to UP-FRONT Channel.[9]

On July 28, it was announced that Ogata, along with Uemura Akari and Kawamura Ayano, would be featured in Matsubara Takeshi's new single, "Kaze no Bouquet". The single was released on September 29.[10]

On October 13, she appeared as an opening act of the Suzuki Airi LIVE 2021 ~26/27~ concert at Nippon Budokan.[11]

On November 6, she celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled Ogata Risa Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

On November 29, she opened a Twitter account.[12]

On December 15, Ogata released her first cover album bon voyage! ~risa covers~.[13]

On December 30 and 31, Ogata appeared as a guest artist in the BEYOOOOONDS Premium and Tsubaki Factory Premium concerts of the Hello! Project Year-End Party 2021 ~GOOD BYE & HELLO!~.


From January 11 to June 12, she will hold her first solo live concert titled "Ogata Risa "bon voyage!"" in support of her first cover album, including Bitter & Sweet as a support act, Fukumura Mizuki, Suzuki Airi and Miyamoto Karin as guests, and featuring several support dancers, such as OCHA NORMA members Yonemura Kirara and Kubota Nanami, ANGERME members Kawana Rin and Tamenaga Shion, and BEYOOOOONDS / SeasoningS members Hirai Miyo and Satoyoshi Utano.[14]

Personal Life[]

Ogata is an only child.[15] Her father is a Morning Musume fan.

When Ogata joined Tsubaki Factory, she was a second year high school student. She graduated from high school in March 2017.[16]

Ogata is good friends with Morning Musume members Haga Akane and Ishida Ayumi. She is also good friends with fellow Tsubaki Factory member Kishimoto Yumeno; their paring name is Marumon (まるもん). She has also been close with Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei since they were in NICE GIRL Project! together.

Ogata was given the name Risa as it can pass as a name overseas.[17] It is written in katakana to balance with her family name.

The following is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Ogata Risa:

  • Risamaru (りさまる): Official nickname. Given to her when she first joined NICE GIRL Project! Trainee.
  • Risa-chan (リサちゃん) and Rii-chan (リーちゃん): Other common nicknames used to refer to Ogata.
  • Marunee (まるねぇ): Used by Haga Akane.
  • Marunechin (まるねちん): Ogata is good friends with Haga Akane. Their pairing name is "Marunechin" a combination of their nicknames "Risamaru" and "Akanechin".


  • Specialties: Jazz dance, kendama (3rd level)
  • Hobbies: Drawing, learning German
  • Favorite Music Genres: Idol music, jazz, techno pop
  • Favorite Food: Watermelon
  • Favorite Sport: Long jump
  • Favorite Color: Red
  • Motto: "Ryuukan godou! Doryoku wa jibun wo uragiranai" (流汗悟道! 努力は自分を裏切らない; Sweating is an enlightenment! Your effort won’t betray you)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Hitorijime
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Waraenai Hanashi", "Watashi no Kokoro"
  • Looks Up To: Fukuda Kanon, Funaki Musubu

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Ogata Risa/Discography

    Cover Albums[]


    Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Ogata Risa/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]



    TV Programs[]



    • [2016–2019] HELLO! DRIVE! (HELLO! DRIVE! -ハロドラ-) (Wednesdays, 2016.09–2017.09; Tuesdays, 2017.10–2019.06)
    • [2018-2020] Hello! Project Mobile Sendenkaigi (ハロ!モバ宣伝会議) (Hello! Project Mobile exclusive)

    Music Videos[]


    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Oldest member of Tsubaki Factory
    2015 – 2020
    Succeeded by
    Yamagishi Riko
    Preceded by
    Sub-leader of Tsubaki Factory
    2015 – 2020
    Succeeded by
    Niinuma Kisora


    1. Ogata Risa. "ハロ!モバ宣伝部! 小片リサ" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2019-02-28.
    2. https://twitter.com/HMV_BOOKS/status/1175064626012315653
    3. Hirose Ayaka "今のこぶしにできること♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2020-02-27.
    4. "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.
    5. "つばきファクトリー 小片リサの活動休止に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-10-08.
    6. つばきファクトリー 7thシングル「断捨ISM/イマナンジ?」発売記念 WithLIVE オンライン個別お話し会イベント 小片リサ活動休止による払い戻しのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-10-08.
    7. つばきファクトリー 小片リサの今後に関するお知らせ (in Japanese.) Hello! Project. 2020-12-28.
    8. "小片リサの活動再開に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FRONT PROMOTION. 2021-06-01.
    9. 真夜中のドア〜stay with me / 小片リサ UP-FRONT Channel. 2021.06.05.
    10. 植村あかり(Juice=Juice)・川村文乃(アンジュルム)が、小片リサと共に松原健之の新曲「風のブーケ」に参加決定!! (in Japanese) Hello! Project Official Site. 2021.07.28
    11. "「鈴木愛理 LIVE 2021~26/27~ @ 日本武道館」公演、オープニングアクトのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Suzuki Airi official site. 2021-10-06.
    12. "元つばきファクトリー小片リサがTwitterアカウント開設、12月にカバーアルバム発表&イベント開催" (in Japanese). natalie. 2021-11-29
    13. "【M-line Music#5】小片リサ カバーアルバム発売決定!歌唱動画/「シャイニング 愛しき貴方」「黄色いお空でBOOM BOOM BOOM」LIVE/宮本佳林メイキング MC夏焼雅・田﨑あさひ" (in Japanese). M-line Music YouTube Channel. 2021-09-03
    14. "『小片リサ 「bon voyage!」 in COTTON CLUB』 FC先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). M-line club official fanclub. 2021-12-02
    15. "お兄ちゃんみたいな存在。 小片リサ" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-06-26.
    16. "りがとうございます! 小片リサ" (in Japanese). Ogata Risa Official Blog. 2017-03-01.
    17. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-06. (Translation by Ro-kun)
    18. https://web.archive.org/web/20150312021349/http://www.helloproject.com/helloprokenshusei/profile/risa_ogata/
    19. "サイリウム!!" (in Japanese), Hirose Ayaka @ Trainees Collection
    20. Ogata Risa. "*はじめまして!* 小片リサ" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2015-05-16.

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