Ogawa Rena (小川麗奈) is a former Japanese idol as a member of Kobushi Factory under Hello! Project. She first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in June 2011 and was formally introduced at the Hello Pro Egg 2011 Happyoukai ~9gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside two other girls. She graduated from both Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project on September 6, 2017 after an absence from activities due to anxiety, and retired from entertainment.

Biography[edit | edit source]

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Early Life[edit | edit source]

Ogawa Rena was born on March 27, 2000 in Tochigi, Japan. She has been learning piano since she was two years old. Prior to joining Hello Pro Egg, she attended a children talent school.[1]

In fall 2010, Ogawa participated in the Morning Musume 9ki Audition, but failed to pass.

2011[edit | edit source]

On June 20, Ogawa joined Hello Pro Egg[2][3] after successfully passing an audition to join the program.[1] She was formally introduced as a member on September 11, 2011 at the Hello Pro Egg 2011 Happyoukai ~9gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ event alongside Otsuka Aina and Mogi Minami.

During the summer, Ogawa participated in the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition, but failed to pass.

2012[edit | edit source]

In 2012, Ogawa participated in the Morning Musume 11ki Member "Suppin Utahime" Audition, but failed to pass.

In August, Ogawa took part in promotion for ℃-ute's single "Aitai Aitai Aitai na".

On December 22, Ogawa and Kaneko Rie, Miyamoto Karin and Takagi Sayuki participated in ℃-ute FC EVENT Dai 15 Dan! ~Cutie♡Land 7~ and performed "All I Want For Christmas Is You".

Ogawa participated as a back-up dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2012~2013 Fuyu ~Shinseinaru Pentagram~.

2013[edit | edit source]

On January 27, Ogawa, along with Kaneko RieMiyamoto KarinTanabe NanamiHamaura Ayano, and Murota Mizuki appeared as the opening act for the Morning Musume's mini live event at the Osaka's Senri SELCY Square promoting "Help me!!". They sang "Kanojo ni Naritai!!!" and were back dancers for "LOVE Machine".

Ogawa participated as a back dancer for the Berryz Koubou Concert Tour 2013 Haru ~Berryz Mansion Nyuukyosha Boshuuchuu!~, alongside Hamaura Ayano and Taguchi Natsumi. Together they performed "Suhada Pichipichi" during the tour.

On March 2, Ogawa participated in the Forest For Rest ~SATOYAMA e Ikou~ SATOYAMA movement in YOKOHAMA event alongside other Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.

On March 6, Ogawa participated in a fanclub event for Ichioka Reina and Makino Maria alongside Hamaura Ayano and Yamagishi Riko.

Ogawa participated as a back-up dancer for the ℃-ute Budokan Concert 2013 "Queen of J-POP ~Tadoritsuita Onna Senshi~" and its following concert tour.

2014[edit | edit source]

Ogawa participated as a back-up dancer for the Berryz Koubou Debut 10shuunen Kinen Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.

On May 4, Ogawa won the judge's best character award at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event for her performance of "Sakura Mankai".

2015[edit | edit source]

On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Ogawa would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei. The unit was later named Kobushi Factory.

2016[edit | edit source]

On March 29, Ogawa celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Ogawa Rena Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.

2017[edit | edit source]

On March 27, Ogawa celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Ogawa Rena Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances at TOKYO FM HALL.

On July 13, management announced that Ogawa would take a break from activities until at least mid-August due to anxiety neurosis.[4] On August 16, it was announced at that time she had not shown any signs of recovery and her physical condition was also unstable, therefore she would continue resting until further notice and management would consider what would happen afterwards with regard to the doctor's diagnosis.[5]

On September 6, it was announced that Ogawa had decided to graduate from both Kobushi Factory and Hello! Project.[6] While the official statement released by UP-FRONT PROMOTION explained that she decided to graduate following talks with her doctor, in a blog posted the same day Ogawa further explained that during her hiatus she had thought about her life and realized she wanted to set out on new dreams.[7]

2018[edit | edit source]

On October 11, Ogawa alluded on Twitter and Instagram Live that she and her boyfriend are expecting their first child. Her friends and fans congratulated the couple who had just celebrated their 2-month anniversary on October 4.[8]

She confirmed her pregnancy on October 17, stating in a tweet that she and her boyfriend will do their best to have a healthy baby.[9] On October 22, she shared and then deleted a photo of her first ultrasound.

On November 17, Ogawa shared a photo on Twitter announcing she had gotten married to her boyfriend, Keita. They had been together for just over 3 months as of the post.[10]

2019[edit | edit source]

On June 8, Ogawa tweeted that she had given birth to a healthy baby weighing 2995g.[11]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

She has an older brother and a younger brother. Ogawa's family owns a villa. Ogawa gave birth to her first child June 8, 2019.[12]

When Ogawa joined Hello Pro Egg, she was a sixth year elementary school student. She graduated from high school in March 2018.

Ogawa's given name, Rena, is a combination of "lovely" (麗; re) and a phonetic character (奈; na). Her parents chose the name because they wanted her to be a lovely, tender-hearted, pure person.[14]

  • Renako (れなこ): Official nickname during her time in Hello! Project.
  • Renashi (れなし): Used by herself from 2017 to 2018; continued to be used by fans.
  • Renan (れなん): Used by herself since 2018.

Profile[edit | edit source]

Discography[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Ogawa Rena Discography Featured In

Blu-rays[edit | edit source]

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Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]

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Publications[edit | edit source]

See also: List:Ogawa Rena Publications Featured In

Joint Photobooks[edit | edit source]

Works[edit | edit source]

Theater[edit | edit source]

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Movies[edit | edit source]

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TV Programs[edit | edit source]

Internet[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • She was the first member of Hello! Project to be from Tochigi prefecture.
  • She won the judge's special award for "Best Character" at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
  • She believed she wouldn't lose to any other Hello Pro Kenshuusei member in amount of moles[2] and going at her own pace.[1]
  • She wanted to become an idol that everyone knows.[1]
  • In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked 3rd with Niinuma Kisora as the "most airheaded" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[16]
  • She heard about Hello Pro Kenshuusei when she went to a children's talent school.[1]
  • She thinks the best thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was being able to stand on stage with her seniors as a back dancer.
  • She thinks the hardest thing about Hello Pro Kenshuusei was remembering the songs and dances.
  • When asked what group she'd like to debut in, she said Morning Musume. When asked again later, she didn't specify what group, but said she wanted to debut in Hello! Project.
  • She has a dog and would like a horse.
  • On a rainy day she would watch TV, or sing "Ame no Furanai Hoshi de wa Aisenai Darou?" by Morning Musume.
  • She wants to try singing "KoiING" by Morning Musume.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Tanabe Nanami, because she was good at many things and it motivated her to get to her level.
  • Her favorite senior in Hello! Project was Kudo Haruka.
  • Her dream was to debut, even though she knew it would be difficult and she didn't know if she'd be able to do it, she wanted to continue working hard so that one day she could get somewhere like Kouhaku.
  • She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she loved singing and idols, and she wanted to be able to give energy to people like idols do.
  • Tsunku's comments: "Your singing is unstable, I want to work on that. When you're singing a song, you need to more and more project an image of the protagonist in the lyrics, you have to sing while understanding what sort of a person that is."
  • According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Ogawa's role within the group was "Factory Manager that Produces Unique Replies".[17]
  • At 18 going on 19, she is the youngest Hello! Project member to have a child.
  • She has the same last name as original S/mileage member Ogawa Saki, and Morning Musume 5th generation member Ogawa Makoto.

See Also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "Zero Kara Wakaru Hello Pro Kenshuusei Kouza" (ゼロからわかるハロプロ研修生講座). Gekkan Entame, 2014-03 Issue. Tokuma Shoten. Release Date: 2014-01-30.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 "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 53). Gakken Marketing. Release Date: 2013-11-09.
  3. "ハロプロ エッグ 2011 発表会~9月の生タマゴShow!~" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2011-06-20.
  4. "こぶしファクトリー 小川麗奈に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-13.
  5. "こぶしファクトリー 小川麗奈に関してのお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-08-16.
  6. "​こぶしファクトリー 小川麗奈に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-09-06.
  7. Ogawa Rena. "大好きな皆さんへ" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-09-06.
  8. https://twitter.com/renankrchan/status/1047867003518631936
  9. https://twitter.com/renankrchan/status/1052228005391622144
  10. https://twitter.com/renankrchan/status/1063800219186262017
  11. https://twitter.com/renankrchan/status/1137172484468305921
  12. https://twitter.com/renankrchan/status/1137172484468305921
  13. http://ameblo.jp/mm-12ki/entry-11964286450.html
  14. Pocket Morning. 2016-11-05. (Translation by Ro-kun)
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 15.6 15.7 15.8 "ハロプロ研修生 > プロフィール > 小川麗奈" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. (Archived: 2014-10-19).
  16. Gekkan Entame. March 2014 Issue. Published 2014-01-30.
  17. What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)

External Links[edit | edit source]

Kobushi Factory
Members
Current Members Hirose Ayaka (Leader) | Nomura Minami| Hamaura Ayano | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei
Former Members Fujii Rio | Ogawa Rena | Taguchi Natsumi
Discography

Singles

Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono | 4. Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka | 5. Kore Kara da! / Ashita Tenki ni Naare | 6. Kitto Watashi wa / Naseba Naru | 7. Oh No Ounou / Haru Urara | 8. Seishun no Hana / Start Line

Other Singles

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

Albums

Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi | 2. Kobushi Dai Ni Maku
Soundtracks: Butai "JK Ninja Girls" | Eiga & Butai "JK Ninja Girls"

Concerts & Events

Concerts

Spring Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019 (Live, Concert)
Fall Tours: 2016 | 2017 | 2019
Other Tours: 2015 | 2018
Summer Lives: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019

Joint Concerts

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

Events

Fanclub Events: 2015 | 2016 (September, December) | 2017 (September, December) | 2018 (August, December) | 2019 (May, August, December)
Fanclub Tours: 2017 | 2018 | 2020
Joined Fanclub Events: 2016 (with Tsubaki Factory) | 2019 (with BEYOOOOONDS)

Other Concerts & Events

Hello! Project Concerts

Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Winter Tours: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020
Hina Fes: 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Hallo! Fes: 2018
COUNTDOWN PARTY: 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Other Concerts: Berryz Koubou Matsuri

Units & Other Acts
Associated Acts Juice=Juice, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Members
25th Generation Yonemura Kirara
27th Generation Yamada Ichigo | Nakayama Natsume
28th Generation Kubota Nanami | Matsubara Yulia
29th Generation Saito Madoka | Onoda Karin
30th Generation

Hiromoto Ruri | Hashida Honoka | Nishizaki Miku | Hirayama Yuki | Kitahara Momo | Ebata Kisaki | Yofuu Runo | Murakoshi Ayana | Uemura Hasumi

Former Members
1st Generation Korenaga Miki | Kawashima Miyuki | Okada Yui | Noto Arisa | Morozuka Kanami | Aoki Erina | Tanaka Anri | Ose Kaede | Sengoku Minami | Sawada Yuri | Muto Mika | Hashida Mirei | Furukawa Konatsu | Hashimoto Aina | Ooyanagi Maho | Akiyama Yurika | Okada Robin Shoko | Arihara Kanna | Goto Yuki | Sainen Mia | Mori Saki | Yutoku Ayumi | Kitahara Sayaka | Wada Ayaka | Maeda Yuuka | Fukuda Kanon | Saho Akari | Okai Asuna | Sekine Azusa | Ogawa Saki | Maeda Irori | Arai Manami
2nd Generation Mano Erina | Ogura Manami | Komine Momoka
Transfer Student Linlin
3rd Generation Kikkawa Yuu
4th Generation Fukumura Mizuki | Kaneko Rie | Takeuchi Akari
5th Generation Miyamoto Karin
6th Generation Sezaki Azusa | Sato Ayano
7th Generation Hirano Tomomi | Katsuta Rina
8th Generation Takagi Sayuki
9th Generation Tanabe Nanami
10th Generation Kizawa Runa | Nagasawa Wakana | Kudo Haruka
11th Generation Yoshihashi Kurumi | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi
12th Generation Otsuka Aina | Mogi Minami | Ogawa Rena
13th Generation Yamaga Kanae | Oda Sakura
14th Generation Kosuga Fuyuka | Uemura Akari
15th Generation Okamura Rise | Murota Mizuki
16th Generation Yamagishi Riko | Nomura Minami
17th Generation Kanazawa Tomoko | Ichioka Reina | Kaga Kaede | Kishimoto Yumeno | Makino Maria | Wada Sakurako
18th Generation Sasaki Rikako
19th Generation Tanaka Karen | Inaba Manaka | Mikame Kana | Fujii Rio | Mashiro Kana | Inoue Hikaru
20th Generation Yamaki Risa | Yokogawa Yumei | Niinuma Kisora | Oura Hirona | Dambara Ruru | Haga Akane | Funaki Musubu
21st Generation Aikawa Maho | Takemura Miu | Saito Kana
22nd Generation Hashimoto Nagisa | Horie Kizuki | Shimano Momoko | Ogata Risa | Hirose Ayaka | Tanimoto Ami | Inoue Rei | Asakura Kiki | Onoda Saori
23rd Generation Takase Kurumi
24th Generation Ono Mizuho | Nakano Rion | Yanagawa Nanami | Maeda Kokoro | Akiyama Mao | Kanatsu Mizuki | Kasahara Momona | Okamoto Honoka
25th Generation Noguchi Kurumi | Ono Kotomi | Kodama Sakiko | Kiyono Momohime
26th Generation Kawamura Ayano | Yokoyama Reina | Yoshida Marie | Nishida Shiori | Yamazaki Yuhane | Hashisako Rin
27th Generation Shimakura Rika | Hibi Marina | Eguchi Saya | Doi Rena | Okamura Minami | Matsunaga Riai
28th Generation Hashimoto Momoko | Goto Sayaka | Tamenaga Shion | Shutto Anna | Kanemitsu Ruru
29th Generation Kusunoki Mei
Discography
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 Aru | Mottainai Baasan Ondo
Albums 1. ① Let's say "Hello!" | 2. Rainbow×2
Concerts & Events
Shinjin Kouen Concerts

2007: May | August | November
2008: March | June | September | November
2009: April | June | September | November
2010: March | June | September | November

Happyoukai Concerts

2011: September
2012: March | June | September | December
2013: March | June | September | December
2014: February/March | June | September | November/December
2015: March | June | September | November/December
2016: February/March | June | September | December
2017: March | June | September | December
2018: March | June | September | December
2019: March | June | September | December
2020: March
Test Events: 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019 | 2020

Other Concerts 2010nen Hello Pro Egg Norimen Live 2gatsu
Units & Other Groups
Sub-Units & Groups Tomoiki Ki wo Uetai | Shugo Chara Egg! | Kashou Egg | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Unit
Debuted Acts
(within UP-FRONT)
THE Possible | Mano Erina | S/mileage | Kikkawa Yuu | Up Up Girls (Kari) | Juice=Juice | Kobushi Factory | Tsubaki Factory | BEYOOOOONDS
Associated Acts v-u-den | Little Gatas | ℃-ute | Mix Gatas | Morning Musume | Ongaku Gatas | Gatas Brilhantes H.P. | MilkyWay | High-King | Aa! | Shin Minimoni | Reborn Eleven | Jurin | Country Girls
Related Acts Up-Front Egg | NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kansai Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Korea Kenshuusei | Hello Pro Kenshuusei Hokkaido
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