Tanaka Karen (田中可恋) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, a training program under Hello! Project. She joined in May 2013 along with 5 other girls, and completed her training in September 2014.

In 2015, she joined the idol group Ru:Run, later becoming Zenryoku Shoujo R, and graduated in 2017.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Tanaka Karen, September 2015

Tanaka Karen, April 2015

Tanaka Karen, July 2014

Tanaka Karen, February 2014

Tanaka Karen, November 2013

Tanaka Karen, June 2013

Early Life[edit | edit source]

Tanaka Karen was born on December 24, 1997, in Aichi, Japan.

2013-2014[edit | edit source]

In May 2013, Tanaka joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[1] She was introduced as a member of the program on May 5, 2013 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event, alongside Inaba Manaka, Mikame Kana, Fujii Rio, Mashiro Kana and Inoue Hikaru.

On September 1, 2014, it was announced that Tanaka had ended her training within Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

2015-2017[edit | edit source]

In April 2015, she joined the idol group RuRian (later renamed Ru:Run), and the group made its debut live on April 18.

In March 2016, it was announced that Ru:run and Ryuuseigun Shoujo would merge and become Zenryoku Shoujo R. Ru:Run's final live event was held on April 19th. The next day, April 20th, it was announced that Tanaka Karen will be on hiatus due to a leg injury.

On April 19, 2017, it was announced that Tanaka Karen graduated from the group.[2]

Personal Life[edit | edit source]

When Tanaka joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in May 2013, she was a first year high school student. She graduated from high school on March 12, 2016.[3]

The following is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Tanaka Karen:

  • Tanakare (たなかれ): Official nickname during her time in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
  • Renren (れんれん): Official nickname, given her since joining Ru:Run.

Profile[edit | edit source]

  • Name: Tanaka Karen (田中可恋)
  • Nicknames: Tanakare (たなかれ)[1], Renren (れんれん)
  • Birthdate: December 24, 1997 (1997-12-24) (age 23)[1]
  • Birthplace: Aichi, Japan[1]
  • Blood Type: A[1]
  • Height: 150 cm (4 ft 11 in)?
  • Eastern Zodiac: Capricorn.svg Capricorn
  • Eastern Zodiac: Ox.png Ox
  • Hello! Project Status:
  • UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
    • 2013-05-05: Member
    • 2014-09-01: Left
  • Ru:Run Member Color: Purple Colorball.png Purple
  • Hello! Project groups:
  • Other groups:
    • Ru:Run (2015–2016) (4th Leader)
    • Zenryoku Shoujo R (2016-2017)

  • Specialty: Songs,[1] Turning fist[1]
  • Hobbies: Songs,[1] Ikebana[1]
  • Motto: "Use the cold days when no flowers bloom to dig your roots in deep; then, in time, you will produce big blossoms" (何も咲かない寒い日は、下へ下へと根を伸ばせ。やがて大きな花が咲く)[1]
  • Favorite Color: Red[1]
  • Favorite Sports: Wakeboarding,[1] Snowboarding[1]
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "Otona no Tochuu" by S/mileage
  • Looks Up To: Tanaka Reina, Tamura Meimi, Okai Chisato

Discography Featured In[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

Hello Pro Kenshuusei[edit | edit source]

Ru:Run[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she auditioned for the idol group Tokyo Cheer Party.
  • She joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she wanted to become a singer.
  • She wants to be a cool idol, one that isn't the type to be talking all the time and fluttering about.
  • For her, the best thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she received a solo song.
  • For her, the hardest thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when her individual songs were less than those of her generation-mates.
  • In terms of fashion, she looks up to Tanaka Reina.
  • She shares the same last name with Morning Musume 6th generation member Tanaka Reina, and former Hello Pro Egg member Tanaka Anri.
  • She can bend her fingers.
  • She eats french toast for breakfast.
  • Her favorite school event is the ball game tournament.
  • She gave Kanazawa Tomoko a plum, and Kanazawa says Tanaka is a nice girl.
  • She and Inoue Hikaru are the first members of Hello! Project to be from Mie prefecture.
  • She was the oldest in her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation, being only three days older than Inaba Manaka.
  • She wants to try singing "Shabondama" by Morning Musume.
  • Her rivals in Hello Pro Kenshuusei were her generation-mates. They joined at the same time, so it was immediately apparent who she didn't want to lose to.
  • Her dream is to someday go to Kouhaku, and go to Budoukan with Ru:Run.
  • She wants to be cool. She's not all cutesy or perky, but, as she says, "a realistic 15 years old."
  • She says that singing is tough for her. Getting the rhythm, hitting the notes, there are a lot of things she can't do. Even when she practices at home, there are still parts she messes up on.
  • She tries to get the rhythm better by listening to music on the train and patting out the beat.
  • She says that her body is stiff. Her mother's is, too, and so that makes her particularly bad at dancing.
  • Tsunku's comments: "I think that if you can establish a character, you can achieve a singular position even in Hello! Project. It'd be good if you had a nickname that both the fans and the other members could really get into. Let's try thinking of one."

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