Takase Kurumi



Takase Kurumi promoting "Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A!"
Nicknames Kurumin (くるみん?)
Birth Info
Born March 16, 1999 (1999-03-16) (age 20)
Origin Tochigi, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Pisces Pisces
Height 150cm[1]
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, singer, actress, model
Years Active 2011-present
Associated Acts Tochiotome25, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, BEYOOOOONDS, Ame no Mori Kawa Umi
BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Info
Joined May 5, 2017[N1]
Member Color       Mint Green
Debut Single Megane no Otoko no Ko / Nippon no D・N・A! / Go Waist
Time in Group 2 Years, 4 Months, 11 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined February 26, 2015
Generation 23rd Generation
Graduated July 14, 2018
Time in Group 3 Years, 4 Months, 19 Days
Blog Ameblo-favicon.png BEYOOOOONDS / Ame no Mori Kawa Umi Official Blog

Takase Kurumi (高瀬くるみ) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as the leader of 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, April 2019

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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

Kurumi Takase

Takase Kurumi, May 2016


Takase Kurumi, February 2016


Takase Kurumi, May 2015


Takase Kurumi, March 2015

Early LifeEdit

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


In 2011, Takase joined 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 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 in Kanagawa.

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]

Personal LifeEdit

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:

Takase's given name, Kurumi, means "walnut" (くるみ, hiragana of 胡桃).

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]




  • [2018.09] Top Yell NEO 2018 AUTUMN






TV ProgramsEdit

  • [2012.06.15] Tsuntube
  • [2014] 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-] Hello! SATOYAMA&SATOUMI Club

Music VideosEdit


  • She is the sixth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from a local idol group.
  • If she could boast about one thing, it would be that she has sang a musical number.
  • If she saw an alien, she'd ask it if the earth is blue.
  • 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.
  • She wanted to debut and improve all aspects of being an idol, singing, dancing, and talking.
  • 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.
  • She enjoys studying vegetables and wants to take the qualification to become a "junior vegetable sommelier".
  • Her future goal is to act, because she's 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.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

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.


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