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!~. Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was a member of the local idol group Tochiotome25.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Personal Life
- 3 Profile
- 4 Discography
- 5 Publications
- 6 Works
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Honorary Titles
- 10 Notes
- 11 References
- 12 External Links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Takase was born on March 16, 1999 in Tochigi, Japan.
2010-2014[edit | edit source]
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.
2015[edit | edit source]
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.
2016[edit | edit source]
From November 3 to November 30, she participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.
2017[edit | edit source]
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.
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. However, their profiles remain under Hello Pro Kenshuusei at this time.
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.
2018[edit | edit source]
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.
An audition for new members to join either of the two groups was planned to begin in late April, but the date on which further audition details would be announced and applications would start being accepted was changed to May 11. On May 11, the Hello! Project "ONLY YOU" Audition" began.
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.
2019[edit | edit source]
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 .
2020[edit | edit source]
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 the coronavirus. 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.
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
2021[edit | edit source]
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 will 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.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Kurumi's mother is Saitou 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:
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Takase Kurumi (高瀬くるみ)
- Nickname: Kurumin (くるみん)
- Birthdate: March 16, 1999
- Birthplace: Tochigi, Japan
- Blood Type: A
- Height: 150 cm (4 ft 11 in)?
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Rabbit
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2015-02-26: Member
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Member Color: Mint Green
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Other Groups:
- 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, Takahashi Ai, Morning Musume
Discography[edit | edit source]
Fanclub DVDs[edit | edit source]
- [2019.07.26] BEYOOOOONDS CHICA#TETSU Ichioka Reina Birthday Event 2019 / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2019 / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Kiyono Momohime Birthday Event 2018
- [2020.11.xx] BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU Ichioka Reina・Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Takase Kurumi Birthday Event 2020
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
- [2021.03.16] Kurumi Iro
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
- [2013.12.5~8] Chance
-  Alibaba to Morgiana Oujo (アリババとモルギアナ王女)
-  TRIANGLE
-  Zoku 11nin Iru! Higashi no Chihei, Nishi no Towa
-  Nega Poji Poji
-  JK Ninja Girls
-  Pharaoh no Haka
-  Kuusou Per Crime / Les Nankayaru (空想ペルクライム / Les Nankayaru)
-  Yumemiru Television
-  Ichimai no Ticket ~Beatles ga Yattekuru~
-  Time Repeat ~Towa ni Kimi wo Omou~
-  Fushigi no Kuni no Alicetachi
-  Reborn ~13nin no Tamashii wa Kami-sama no Yume wo Miru~
-  Arabeyooooonds Nights
-  Nemureru Mori no Biyo
Movies[edit | edit source]
-  JK Ninja Girls (cameo)
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2012.06.15] Tsuntube
-  Raisama Kenshi Daiji (雷様剣士ダイジ) (as Tochiotome Hime)
- [2015.09.3] Otona e Novel (as Kirara)
- [2016-2019] The Girls Live
- [2018.05.11] Yonimo Kimyona Monogatari (as Part Time Worker 2)
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro! TOKYO Sanpo (ハロプロ!TOKYO散歩)
-  KURAGAE ~Watashitachi no Koto, Oshite Kudasai!~ (KURAGAE –私たちのこと、推してください！-)
- [2020–] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
TV Dramas[edit | edit source]
-  Hobonichi no Kaidan
Anime[edit | edit source]
- [2021–] Puraore! ~PRIDE OF ORANGE~
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2015–] Hello! Project Station
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
-  Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE 2019
-  Hello! Anison Bu
-  Hello Pro Live Jikkyou!
-  Hello Pro Dance Gakuen Kaigai Katsudo (narration, 2 episodes)
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2019-] Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club
Music Videos[edit | edit source]
-  ℃-ute - To Tomorrow (as a back-up dancer)
-  Juice=Juice - Jidanda Dance (as a back-up dancer)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Takase Kurumi
- List:Takase Kurumi Discography Featured In
- List:Takase Kurumi Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Takase Kurumi Publications Featured In
- List:Takase Kurumi Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
Honorary Titles[edit | edit source]
Oldest Member of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
Leader of Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
Notes[edit | edit source]
- ^ 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.
References[edit | edit source]
- "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.
- 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.
- "「ハロプロまるわかりBOOK 2017 SUMMER」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-07-10.
- "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.
- "「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.
- "オーディション開催のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-03-30.
- "オーディション開催に関するお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-01.
- "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.
- "新グループ、グループ名決定のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-10-19.
- "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.
- "【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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
- "初挑戦！ 高瀬くるみ" (in Japanese). BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog. 2021-03-27.
- "BEYOOOOONDS高瀬くるみ「プラオレ！〜PRIDE OF ORANGE〜」出演決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-03-29.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Profile
- BEYOOOOONDS / Ame on Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Former Blogs: Tochiotome25 (tag: "Kurumi")
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Blogs: March 2015, 2015 Test, May/June 2015
|BEYOOOOONDS / CHICA#TETSU||Ichioka Reina (Leader) | Shimakura Rika | Nishida Shiori | Eguchi Saya|
|BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori
|Takase Kurumi (Leader) | Maeda Kokoro | Yamazaki Yuhane | Okamura Minami | Kiyono Momohime|
|BEYOOOOONDS / SeasoningS||Hirai Miyo (Leader) | Kobayashi Honoka | Satoyoshi Utano|
|Major Singles||1. Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist | 2. Gekikara LOVE / Now Now Ningen / Konna Hazu ja Nakatta!|
|Other Singles||Collaborations: YEAH YEAH YEAH / Akogare no Stress-free / Hana, Takenawa no Toki|
|Concerts & Events
|Other Concerts & Events
|Hello! Project Concerts|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei|