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Yofu Runo (豫風瑠乃) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a member of Tsubaki Factory and a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

Biography[]

Yofu Runo, November 2021

Yofu Runo, August 2021

Yofu Runo, April 2021

Yofu Runo, December 2020

Yofu Runo, June 2020

Yofu Runo, March 2020

Yofu Runo, December 2019

Yofu Runo, September 2019

Early Life[]

Yofu Runo was born on December 20, 2007 in Osaka, Japan.

2019[]

Yofu participated in Morning Musume '19 LOVE Audition, but failed.

On August 2, it was announced that Yofu had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside eight other girls. They were introduced on September 8 at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2019 9gatsu ~Kirameki~.[2]

2021[]

On April 20, she participated in a ENPLEX × Hello! Project Nagoya Teiki Event with Yonemura Kirara, Saito Madoka, and Hiromoto Ruli.

On May 29, Yofu won the best performance award with a total of 1079 fan votes for her performance of "Kono Sekai wa Suteta mon ja nai" at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2021 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.

On July 7, Yofu was announced as a new member of Tsubaki Factory alongside the Hello! Project "Juice=Juice" "Tsubaki Factory" Goudou Shin Member Audition winners Kasai Yuumi, Yagi Shiori and Fukuda Marine.[3]

2022[]

On January 23, it was reported that during an antigen test routine prior to the Hello! Project 2022 Winter ~LOVE & PEACE~ concert in Aichi, Yofu Runo had tested positive for COVID-19. The rest of the Hello! Project members, staff and related parties of the tour had all tested negative, and both concerts in Aichi were cancelled.[4][5] Yofu Runo later took a PCR test that same day which confirmed her diagnosis. She has mild symptoms such as sore throat and red eyes, but is otherwise in a stable condition. She will focus on treatment under the instructions of the public health center and medical institutions.[6]

Personal Life[]

Yofu has a younger sister. Her mom is from Hiroshima and her dad is from Osaka.[7] She has a pet hamster named Mochi (もち) which she also called Mocchi (もっち), Mocchan (もっちゃん) or Mossan (もっさん).[8][9] She also has a pet French bulldog named Booby (ブービー).[10]

Yofu was in her last year of elementary school when she initially joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei in August 2019. As of April 2022, Yofu is currently in her first year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Yofu Runo has acquired:

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Yofu Runo:

  • Runo (るの): One of her nicknames as a Tsubaki Factory member.
  • Runo-chan (るのちゃん): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.
  • Yofu-chan (よふうちゃん): One of her nicknames as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member.

Profile[]

  • Hobbies: Music appreciation, karaoke
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
  • Favorite Colors: Purple, Yellow
  • Favorite Subjects: English, mathematics
  • Favorite Food: Gyoza (Japanese dumplings), Youkan (jellied dessert made from red bean paste, agar, and sugar)[11]
  • Least Favorite Food: bitter gyoza (previously bitter melon)
  • Favorite Sport: Snowboard
  • Favorite Season: Spring
  • Motto: Nana korobi ya oki (七転び八起き; Fall seven times, rise eight)
  • Favorite Tsubaki Factory Song: Teion Yakedo, Kanousei no Concerto
  • Favorite Hello! Project song: Otome Pasta ni Kandou, Koi wa Magnet
  • Looks Up To: Takagi Sayuki[12], Akiyama Mao, Yokoyama Reina

  • Works[]

    TV Programs[]

    Internet[]

    Trivia[]

    • Her surname Yofu (豫風) is incredibly rare with only 10 individuals in Japan sharing the same surname.[13]
    • Since she was a child, Runo's father showed her Morning Musume and that is why she auditioned.
    • She likes Unicorns.[14]
    • She would like to visit Korea.[15]
    • Her favorite movie is "Ano Yuki".[16]
    • She loves making homemade sweets like meringue cookies.[17]
    • She admires Takagi Sayuki's high voice fakes.[18]
    • Her favorite drink is water.
    • When her member color was announced, she misheard "mustard" as "custard".
    • She loves stage plays.
    • She loves to sing karaoke at home.
    • She likes Vocaloid songs.
    • She loves reading manga. Her favorite titles are Kimetsu no Yaiba, Honey Lemon Soda, Tokyo Revengers, Fruits Basket and Shingeki no Kyoujin.
    • She loves watching anime.
    • Her favorite Sanrio character is Cinnamoroll, while her little sister's favorite is Pochacco.
    • Her favorite vegetables are cucumber and sweet potato.[19]
    • She doesn't drink coffee.[19]
    • She has been to Kyocera Dome in Osaka to see a concert when she was in kindergarten.[19]
    • Everyone on her father's side are huge Yomiuri Giant fans. Her Grandpa on her mother's side is a Hiroshima Toyo Carp fan. She memorized both teams' cheering songs.[19]
    • She likes cheese burger.[19]
    • She and ANGERME's Matsumoto Wakana watched the movie Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie together.
    • Her favorite Disney characters are StellaLou and Gelatoni.[20]
    • She wants to work as an actress in the future. She can shed tears in 25 seconds by thinking about her pet(s).[21]
    • She hasn't been abroad yet. The first time she took an airplane was when they went to Hiroshima for the Sapphire & Ruby concert tour.[22]
    • Since she went to Tokyo Disney Sea, she desires of visiting Italy. She also wants to visit Finland to meet Santa Claus.[23]
    • She often makes chiiku-kashi (a type of DIY candy set) during breaks.[24]
    • She likes crab dishes.
    • She loves to read Shoujo Manga from Ciao and Ribon.[25]


    Honorary Titles[]

    Honorary Titles
    Preceded by
    Akiyama Mao
    Youngest member of Tsubaki Factory
    July 7, 2021 – Present
    Succeeded by
    Incumbent
    Preceded by
    Matsumoto Wakana
    Youngest member of Hello! Project
    July 7, 2021 – June 29, 2022
    Succeeded by
    Endo Akari

    References[]

    1. "帰ってきた「希空の観覧車」 福田真琳・豫風瑠乃を紹介!". OMAKE Youtube Channel. 2021-12-25.
    2. "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバー加入のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-08-02.
    3. "「Juice=Juice」「つばきファクトリー」 新メンバー決定!" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-07-07.
    4. "「Hello! Project 2022 Winter LOVE & PEACE」1/23(日)日本特殊陶業市民会館フォレストホール公演開催中止のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-01-23.
    5. https://twitter.com/tsubakifac_uf/status/1485089151418793984
    6. "つばきファクトリー 豫風瑠乃 新型コロナウイルス感染に関するご報告" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2021-01-24.
    7. Yofu Runo. "#えばるの USJ豫風瑠乃" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2022-01-06.
    8. Yofu Runo. "テッテレー 豫風瑠乃" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2021-08-20.
    9. Yofu Runo. "もっさん 豫風瑠乃" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2021-10-25.
    10. Yofu Runo. "フレブル꒰ঌ(ˊ˘ˋ )໒꒱ 豫風瑠乃" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2021-09-01.
    11. Hello! Project Station #408.
    12. Hello Dream. Episode 8.
    13. "Yofuu at the Japanese surnames etymology dictionary"
    14. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    15. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    16. "Hello Pro Kenshuusei no Tadaima Radio Benkyouchuu!!" #04 1.26.20
    17. Hello Dream. Episode 7.
    18. Hello Dream. Episode 8.
    19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 "いちかちゃん 豫風瑠乃". Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. Yofu Runo. 2021-12-23
    20. "HAPPY NEW YEAR豫風瑠乃". Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. Yofu Runo. 2022-01-01
    21. Hello Dream. Episode 10. 2020-06-09.
    22. "マリリンの雰囲気写真撮ったよ…豫風瑠乃". Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. Yofu Runo. 2022-01-11.
    23. "どれでしょう。。。豫風瑠乃". Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. Yofu Runo. 2022-01-12.
    24. Yamagishi Riko. "Interview Now - CAMELLIA FACTORY (Yamagishi Riko, Niinuma Kisora, Fukuda Marine) -(1/2)". asianbeat. 2022.01.12
    25. https://ameblo.jp/tsubaki-factory/entry-12726540041.html

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