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Takase Kurumi (高瀬くるみ) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as the leader of the sub-group Ame no Mori Kawa Umi and a member of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS. She first joined as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei and was introduced at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.[2] Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of the local idol group Tochiotome25.


Takase Kurumi, March 2021

Takase Kurumi, November 2019

Takase Kurumi, August 2019

Takase Kurumi, August 2019

Takase Kurumi, April 2019

Takase Kurumi, December 2018

Takase Kurumi, June 2018

Takase Kurumi, March 2018

Takase Kurumi, December 2017

Takase Kurumi, September 2017

Takase Kurumi, June 2017

Takase Kurumi, March 2017

Takase Kurumi, September 2016

Takase Kurumi, May 2016

Takase Kurumi, February 2016

Takase Kurumi, May 2015

Takase Kurumi, March 2015

Early Life[]

Takase was born on March 16, 1999 in Tochigi, Japan.


On October 18, 2010, Takase was announced as one of the founding members of the local idol group Tochiotome25 and was a member for 3 years. She participated in her last live on June 22, 2014 and graduated from the group on June 30, 2014.


In February, Takase joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei during the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ and participated in the performances.

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


From June 11 to June 26, Takase participated in Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa, an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Morning Musume '16.

From November 3 to November 30, she participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.


In early 2017, Takase was featured in ℃-ute's "To Tomorrow" and Juice=Juice's "Jidanda Dance" music videos as a back dancer.

On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, it was announced that she was selected to debut in a new section focused on theater, different from Engeki Joshibu, alongside Kiyono Momohime.[3]

From June 2 to June 11, Takase participated in Pharaoh no Haka, an Engeki Joshibu musical starring Morning Musume '17.

On July 10, in an article on the Hello! Project official site announcing the release of the Hello Pro Maruwakari BOOK 2017 SUMMER, it was stated that Takase and Kiyono were promoted as official members of Hello! Project.[4] However, their profiles remain under Hello Pro Kenshuusei at this time.

On August 11, Takase and the four other members who were promoted from Hello Pro Kenshuusei released a digital song titled "Gobaku ~We Can't Go Back~".

From August 24 to August 27, Takase starred in the stage play Kuusou Per Crime / Les Nankayaru, which was a production outside of Hello! Project.[5]

Takase participated in the Engeki Joshibu musicals Yumemiru Television, from October 5 to 15, and Ichimai no Ticket ~Beatles ga Yattekuru!~, from November 27 to December 3.


On March 30, it was announced that Takase and Kiyono Momohime would form a new group with the image of a "small theater troupe" that uses expressive power in their singing and dancing. They would begin activities between the summer and fall together with Ichioka Reina's own new group.[6]

An audition for new members to join either of the two groups was planned to begin in late April,[7] but the date on which further audition details would be announced and applications would start being accepted was changed to May 11.[8] On May 11, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition" began.[9]

On July 14, she debuted in Hello! Project, and subsequently left Hello Pro Kenshuusei, with the start of the Hello! Project 2018 SUMMER concerts.

On October 19, she was announced as the leader of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi. It was also announced that it would be part of the combined group BEYOOOOONDS alongside the group led by Ichioka named CHICA#TETSU and a third group formed by the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition winners.[10][11]


On March 13, Takase celebrated her 20th birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2019, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL .

On June 16, it was announced that Takase would take over Miyazaki Yuka's host position (called a "navigator") on the radio show Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club.[12]


On March 16, she was scheduled to celebrate her 21st birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2020, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL. However, it was cancelled in consideration of a new policy established by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19.[13] It was later rescheduled.

On July 13, it was announced that she would be one of several current and former Hello! Project members starring in a new horror television drama based on the book, Hobonichi no Kaidan. The drama began airing in August 2020.[14][15][16]

On October 23, she was appointed as the tourism promotional PR ambassador for Utsunomiya city in the Tochigi prefecture. She will keep the position until February 2021[17]


On March 10, Takase celebrated her 22nd birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2021, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

On March 27, it was announced that Takase would be voicing the character Fujishiro Mona in the mixed media project Puraore! ~PRIDE OF ORANGE~, which would be releasing as both an anime and a mobile game. The anime is about about an all girls ice hockey team local to Nikko city in the Tochigi prefecture, which is coincidentally also Takase's home prefecture. This project marks Takase's first as a voice actress.[18][19][20]

On November 10, Takase Kurumi's voice actress staff opened up an official staff Twitter account to promote her activities as a voice actress.[21]


On March 22, Takase celebrated her 23rd birthday at a fanclub event titled BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2022, featuring two shows at LANDMARK HALL.

On March 28, it was announced that Takase would be voicing the character Karabayashi Aoba in the mixed media project SHINE POST, which would be releasing as both an anime and a mobile game. Takase's character is a member of the fictional rival idol group HY:RAIN.[22]

Personal Life[]

Kurumi's mother is Saito Miki (斉藤美貴), a personality on a Tochigi-based television show called "Shimotsuke Saturday Morning". She also has a younger sister named Shinoha.

When Takase joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a third middle school student. She graduated from high school in March 2018.

The following list are notable friendships Takase Kurumi has acquired:

The following is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Takase Kurumi:

  • Kurumin (くるみん): Her official nickname, which was first given to her as a member of Tochiotome25 and she has continued using as a Hello! Project idol.[1]


  • Hobby: Cooking, studying vegetables
  • Special Skills: Getting along with anyone, stage action, sword-fighting
  • Favorite Music Genre: Pop and musical theater show tunes
  • Favorite Food: Strawberries
  • Favorite Colors: Red, Yellow
  • Favorite Sport: Dance
  • Charm Point: Her ears
  • Motto: Shoshin Wasuru Bekarazu (初心忘るべからず; Don't forget what got you there in the first place)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Moonlight night ~Tsukiyo no Ban da yo~, Kanashiki Heaven, Amazuppai Haru ni Sakura Saku, Kacchoii Uta, Yeah! Meccha Holiday, Rock Erotic, Suki Sugite Baka Mitai, Suki yo, Junjou Hankouki.
  • Looks Up To: Tsugunaga Momoko,[1] Takahashi Ai, Morning Musume

  • Discography[]

    Main article: Takase Kurumi/Discography

    Fanclub DVDs[]


    Main article: Takase Kurumi/Publications

    Solo Photobooks[]




    TV Programs[]

    TV Dramas[]


    • [2021–] Puraore! ~PRIDE OF ORANGE~



    • [2019-] Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club

    Music Videos[]


    • She is the sixth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from a local idol group.
    • She considers herself to be a DD ("Daredemo Daisuki"), which in idol fan terms is someone who likes many members of a group, and doesn't have a favorite.
    • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was everyone.
    • She has the same nickname as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Yoshihashi Kurumi.
    • She got praised by Ishida Ayumi for her dance movements.
    • Her dream was to join a cool group similar to Morning Musume, get a lot of people to notice their singing and dancing, and then go to Kouhaku. In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, she said her dream is to continue her favorite thing which is dancing and singing on the stage. She wants to debut and make an impact on many people, perform at Kouhaku and expand overseas.
    • Her future goal is to act, because she has studied musicals.
    • She had previously met then SCK GIRLS member Sasaki Rikako, and then NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei member Hirose Ayaka in 2012, while all three made appearances on episode #51 of Tsuntube, a show featuring local and indie idols, hosted by Tsunku.
    • She enjoys studying vegetables and has the qualifications to become a junior vegetable sommelier.

    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Oldest Member of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
    May 5, 2017 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Preceded by
    Leader of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
    October 19, 2018 – Present
    Succeeded by


    1. ^ May 5, 2017, the day it was decided Takase would debut as a member of Hello! Project, is listed as the official date she joined Ame no Mori Kawa Umi on her member profile, although the group was not announced until March 30, 2018.


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "ハロプロ進化論の最新形態「超・令和型アイドル」BEYOOOOONDSインタビュー(1)" (in Japanese). ENTAME next. 2019-04-16.
    2. http://www.up-fc.jp/helloproject/member/egg/news_Info.php?id=6965
    3. Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
    4. "「ハロプロまるわかりBOOK 2017 SUMMER」発売決定!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-10.
    5. "舞台「空想ペルクライム / Les Nankayaru」ハロプロ研修生 高瀬くるみ出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-06-11.
    6. "​「一岡伶奈がリーダーの新グループ」「高瀬くるみ・清野桃々姫の新セクション」について" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
    7. "オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
    8. "オーディション開催に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-01.
    9. "ハロー!プロジェクト“ONLY YOU”オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-11.
    10. "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
    11. "ハロー!プロジェクト新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2018-10-19.
    12. https://twitter.com/HelloSSClub/status/1139931840712601607
    13. "【3/11更新】ファンクラブイベント・コンサート 開催中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2020-03-11.
    14. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演で「ほぼ日の怪談。」ドラマ化、8月に配信・放送" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-07-13.
    15. "ドラマ『ほぼ日の怪談。』に笠原桃奈・伊勢鈴蘭・高瀬くるみ・西田汐里が出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-07-14.
    16. "新旧ハロプロメンバー主演のドラマ「ほぼ日の怪談。」予告、全12話の場面写真も解禁" (in Japanese). natalie. 2020-08-19.
    17. "高瀬くるみ(BEYOOOOONDS)宇都宮観光プロモーションPR大使に就任!!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2020-10-23.
    18. https://puraore.com/character/mona_fujishiro
    19. "初挑戦! 高瀬くるみ" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog. 2021-03-27.
    20. "BEYOOOOONDS高瀬くるみ「プラオレ!〜PRIDE OF ORANGE〜」出演決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-29.
    21. https://twitter.com/kurumi_takase/status/1458309377690324992?s=21
    22. https://shinepost.jp/news/190/

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