Tamenaga Shion



Tamenaga Shion, September 2019
Nicknames Shion-chan (しおんちゃん?)
Shionnu (しおんぬ?)
Tame (ため?)
Former Names OTO♡
Birth Info
Born February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09) (age 15)
Origin Nagano, Japan
Blood Type Unknown
Zodiac Sign Aquarius Aquarius
Height 153cm[1]
Professional Info
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, actress
Years Active 2014-present
Associated Acts Beem Idol School, ☆ARION☆, OTO♡, Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Info
Joined December 4, 2017
Generation 28th Generation
Time in Group 1 Year, 9 Months, 12 Days

Tamenaga Shion (為永幸音) is a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project.

Prior to joining Hello! Project, she was active as a Nagano local idol.



Tamenaga Shion, June 2019


Tamenaga Shion, March 2019


Tamenaga Shion, December 2018


Tamenaga Shion, August 2018


Tamenaga Shion, June 2018


Tamenaga Shion, March 2018

Early LifeEdit

Tamenaga Shion was born on February 9, 2004 in Nagano, Japan.


In late 2014 to early 2015, Tamenaga joined the idol group Beem Idol School, and graduated from the group on November 22, 2015.[2]

In September 2015, Tamenaga made her acting debut in the Suguru Hi no Yamaneko film, portraying the childhood version of Tokiko.

On December 24, 2015 she joined the duo idol group ☆ARION☆, and stayed in the group until its disbandment on December 31, 2016. While in ☆ARION☆, she also began pursuing solo activities under the name OTO♡.

In 2016, Tamenaga participated in Morning Musume '16 Shinseiki Audition, but failed to pass the third round.


On October 31, she ceased activities as OTO♡.[3]

Over the summer, Tamenaga participated in the Hello! Project Shin Member Audition for a chance to join Hello! Project in commemoration of its 20th anniversary, and made it to the finals alongside seven others before it was ultimately decided that no one would pass the audition.

Following the audition, Tamenaga accepted an invitation to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei and she was introduced alongside six other finalists at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 12gatsu ~Conti→New!~ show on December 10.[4]


On April 4, she participated in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Special Event in Nagoya ~Hajimemashite! 3~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Yonemura Kirara, Hashisako Rin and Shutto Anna.


Tamenaga participated in the opening act and challenge act for the Morning Musume '19 Concert Tour Haru ~BEST WISHES!~.

Personal LifeEdit

As of April 2019, Tamenaga is in her last year of middle school.

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tamenaga Shion:

  • Tame-chan (ためちゃん): Used prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Shion-chan (しおんちゃん): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]
  • Shionnu (しおんぬ): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]
  • Tame (ため): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.[1]


  • Name: Tamenaga Shion (為永幸音)
  • Former Stage Name: OTO♡
  • Nicknames: Tamechan (ためちゃん), Shion-chan (しおんちゃん), Shionnu (しおんぬ), Tame (ため)
  • Birthdate: February 9, 2004 (2004-02-09) (age 15)[5]
  • Birthplace: Nagano, Japan
  • Blood Type: Unknown
  • Height: 153cm[1]
  • Western Zodiac: Aquarius
  • Eastern Zodiac: Monkey
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2017.12.10: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • Other Groups:
    • Beem Idol School (2015)
    • ☆ARION☆ (2015-2016)




  • [2015] Suguru Hi no Yamaneko


  • She knows some tate (殺陣; a type of sword-based stage combat).
  • She and her grandfather are learning how to play the drums, and they practice on their home drum-set. 
  • She gives her grandfather drum lessons, and he jokes that his teacher (Shion) is scary.
  • She was an extra in Little Glee Monster's "Jinsei wa Ichidokiri" music video, as the girl wearing a blue shirt and red backpack.
  • She can't make up her mind on what to eat from the menu at a restaurant.

See AlsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 "【ハロ!ステ#284】ひなフェス2019!BEYOOOOONDS&カントリー・ガールズLIVE、ハロプロ研修生紹介Movie、こぶしファクトリー最新MV公開! MC:浅倉樹々&前田こころ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Station (via YouTube). 2019-4-10.
  2. "みなさまへご報告" (in Japanese). Beem Idol School Official Blog. 2015-11-21.
  3. "感謝の気持ちを込めて…" (in Japanese). OTO Official Blog. 2017-10-31.
  4. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2017-12-11.
  5. "13回目の「ママありがとうの日」" (in Japanese). OTO Official Blog. 2017-02-09.

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