Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈) is a Japanese pop singer under Hello! Project as a 13th generation member of Morning Musume. She first joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei on August 17, 2016, and was formally introduced at the Kenshuusei recital on September 4, 2016.
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Yokoyama Reina was born February 22, 2001 in Saitama, Japan (22:16).
2016[edit | edit source]
On August 17, it was announced on the Hello! Project website that Yokoyama had joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, alongside Kawamura Ayano, Yoshida Marie, Nishida Shiori, Yamazaki Yuhane, Hashisako Rin. She was introduced at Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 9gatsu ~SINGING!~ on September 4.
On December 12, during the finale of Morning Musume '16's fall tour, she was announced as a member of the 13th generation alongside Kaga Kaede. She and Kaga had their last performance as Hello Pro Kenshuusei members at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2016 12gatsu ~EXCITING!~ on December 23.
2017[edit | edit source]
On February 18, Yokoyama realesed a DVD titled Morning Musume '17 Yokoyama Reina Birthday DVD 2017 to celebrate her 16th birthday.
On March 2, Kaga and Yokoyama began a web talk show exclusive to fanclub members, titled Reversible Radio. They also began a radio show with the 12th generation members on April 6, titled Morning Musume '17 no Morning Diary.
2018[edit | edit source]
On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '18 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event, which featured two shows at Shinjuku ReNY.
On April 21, she announced that she would release her first solo photobook on June 27, titled THIS IS REINA. Then on July 4, she released her first solo image Blu-ray First REINA YOKOYAMA.
On September 23, Yokoyama was appointed with eight other OG and active Hello! Project members from Saitama Prefecture as Host City Special Supporters for Kumagaya during the Rugby World Cup 2019 hosted by Japan.
On October 15, former Berryz Koubou member Kumai Yurina released Complex ni Sayounara!, a joint book with four of the shortest current members in Hello! Project: Yokoyama, Morito Chisaki, Kamikokuryo Moe, and Funaki Musubu who have been named Minis?.
2019[edit | edit source]
On February 22, Yokoyama celebrated her 18th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '19 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event at Mynavi BLITZ Akasaka.
On November 21, Yokoyama held a solo talk event Senya Ichiya The 66th Night ~Morning Musume.'19 Yokoyama Reina~ Talk Event at Hello Shop Akihabara.
On December, Yokoyama presented the Hello! Project Digital Books vol.186 in which some offshot from her first photobook were revealed.
2020[edit | edit source]
On January, Yokoyama presented the Hello! Project Digital Books vol.187 in which some offshot from her first photobook were revealed.
On February 25, Yokoyama celebrated her 19th birthday at a fanclub event titled Morning Musume '20 Yokoyama Reina Birthday Event at Yamano Hall.
On July 12, she opened up an official Instagram account.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Yokoyama has a younger brother. On June 20, 2018, after the conclusion of Ogata Haruna's graduation concert, it was announced on the official Hello! Project site that a funeral was held earlier that day for Yokoyama's father who had passed away on June 17. He was 55 years old. Yokoyama learned of his passing after the last performance of the Pharaoh no Haka ~Hebi Ou Sneferu~ musical in Osaka. She was excused from the "Are you Happy? / A gonna" release event in Hyogo right after the musical (at the time, "poor health" was reported as the reason for her absence) and another release event on June 24.
The following list are notable friendships Yokoyama Reina has acquired:
- Kaga Kaede: She is good friends with her gen-mate Kaga Kaede in Morning Musume.
- Morito Chisaki: She is close friends with Morito Chisaki. Her pairing name with Morito is Yokochii (よこちぃ).
- Haga Akane: She gets along well with Haga Akane in Morning Musume.
- Oda Sakura: She also gets along well with Oda Sakura in Morning Musume.
- Kawamura Ayano: Yokoyama and Kawamura get along well and often hang out together since they joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
Yokoyama's given name, Reina, is said to be taken from the phrase "kirei na houseki" (きれいな宝石; beautiful jewel).
Here is a list of nicknames that are used to refer to Yokoyama Reina:
- Reina (れいな): Her nickname when she was a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member. Used by her fellow 26th generation Hello Pro Kenshuusei members.
- Yokoyan (よこやん): Her official nickname as a Morning Musume member given to her by Kudo Haruka during a LINE LIVE broadcast. Used by most fans.
- Yokoyoko (よこよこ): Given to her by Wada Ayaka. Used by some members and fans.
- Yoko-chan (よこちゃん): Used by Miyamoto Karin.
Profile[edit | edit source]
- Name: Yokoyama Reina (横山玲奈)
- Birthdate: February 22, 2001
- Birthplace: Saitama, Japan
- Blood Type: O
- Height: 152.7cm
- Western Zodiac: Pisces
- Eastern Zodiac: Snake
- Hello! Project Status:
- UP-FRONT PROMOTION Status:
- 2016-08-17: Member
- Years in Morning Musume: 2 Years
- Morning Musume Member Color: Golden Yellow
- Hello! Project Groups:
- Shuffle Units:
- Other Groups:
- Hobbies: Listening to music, dancing, singing
- Specialties: Playing various instruments such as the saxophone, jazz dance
- Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
- Favorite Food: Shougayaki, spring rolls
- Favorite Sports: Dance, soccer
- Charm Points: Her bangs, her eyes, her loud laughing, sneezing, her smile
- Motto: Jikan wo taisetsu ni! (時間を大切に！; Time is important!)
- Favorite Hello! Project Songs: "Osu! Kobushi Tamashii," "The Vision", "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", "Souda! We're ALIVE"
- Looks Up To: Oda Sakura, Hirose Ayaka, Michishige Sayumi
Discography[edit | edit source]
Solo Blu-rays[edit | edit source]
- [2017.02.18] Morning Musume '17 Yokoyama Reina Birthday DVD 2017
- [2018.07.04] First REINA YOKOYAMA
Publications[edit | edit source]
Solo Photobooks[edit | edit source]
Works[edit | edit source]
Theater[edit | edit source]
TV Programs[edit | edit source]
- [2016–2019] The Girls Live
- [2019–2020] AI・DOL PROJECT (AI・DOL プロジェクト)
-  Hello! Project presents... "Solo Fes!"
Internet[edit | edit source]
- [2016–] Hello! Project Station
- [2016–] Upcoming
- [2017–] tiny tiny
- [2018–] OMAKE CHANNEL
-  Hello Pro no Monohon!
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro no Oshigoto Challenge
- [2019–2020] Hello Pro Kouhaku Taiko THE☆BATTLE
-  Hello Pro ONE×ONE
Radio[edit | edit source]
- [2017–2019] Reversible Radio (リバーシブルラジオ) (fanclub exclusive)
- [2017–] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Diary (モーニング娘。'19のモーニングダイアリー)
- [2017–] Young Town Doyoubi (ヤングタウン土曜日)
- [2018-] Morning Musume '19 no Morning Jogakuin ~Houkago Meeting~ (モーニング娘。'19のモーニング女学院〜放課後ミーティング〜)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In middle school she wanted to form a band and tried inviting her friends to join. However, nobody was interested and after her guitar broke she lost interest in forming one.
- She participated in brass instruments clubs in both elementary and middle school, in which she played percussion and sax respectively.
- She learned to play piano at home.
- Her future goal is to become a cool idol like her seniors.
- She is the first of her Hello Pro Kenshuusei generation to debut.
- She shares the pronunciation of her birth name with former 6th generation Morning Musume member Tanaka Reina and Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Ichioka Reina.
- Oda Sakura took Yokoyama with her to eat New Years soba and learned about her hobbies.
- Yokoyama answered what she likes about each Morning Musume '17 member on her blog:
- Fukumura Mizuki: The lines of her double eye-lids
- Ikuta Erina: How she moves her head while dancing
- Iikubo Haruna: She talks with me a lot
- Ishida Ayumi: Everything
- Sato Masaki: Her liveliness and cute voice
- Kudo Haruka: She's cute but also cool (like in "Jealousy Jealousy")
- Oda Sakura: Her singing voice
- Ogata Haruna: Pale skin and cute Kansai dialect
- Nonaka Miki: She takes care of the 13th generation
- Makino Maria: Her style and smile
- Haga Akane: How she is tsun tsun when talking with Ogata
- Kaga Kaede: Diligent and hardworking
- Kamen Rider was her favorite TV series while growing up. Her recent favorite character is Kamen Rider Fourze and she is good at imitating Kamen Rider Meteor.
- She said her favorite music video is "Egao no Kimi wa Taiyou sa", she watched it on repeat because Sayashi Riho's wink is really cute.
- If she could be reborn as someone else, she would be Tanaka Reina because her name would be the same and Tanaka is a strong singer.
- She believes she is the Hello! Project member with the most knowledge and experience with various musical instruments such as the guitar, saxophone, and piano.
- If she did not become an idol, she would want to become a school teacher, specifically a history teacher because she loves history and wants to share with students how interesting it is.
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Gallery:Yokoyama Reina
- Gallery:Morning Musume 13th Generation
- List:Yokoyama Reina Discography Featured In
- List:Yokoyama Reina Publications Featured In
- List:Yokoyama Reina Concert & Event Appearances
- List:Yokoyama Reina Pocket Morning Weekly Q&A
References[edit | edit source]
- Reference Image. Complex ni Sayounara!. Published 2018-10-15.
- "ハロプロ研修生に新メンバーが加入！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-08-17.
- "モー娘。が13期2人お披露目 加賀楓&横山玲奈の現役高校生コンビ" (in Japanese). ORICON NEWS. 2016-12-12.
- "Interview of Morning Musume。’16 new members and other members by UFL-Staff." UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-13.
- "モーニング娘。'16 第13期メンバー決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2016-12-12.
- "2 new members for Morning Musume。13th generation!" UP-FRONT LINK. 2016-12-12.
- "モーニング娘。13期メンバーに横山玲奈と加賀楓が加入。'17から13人体制に" (in Japanese). BARKS. 2016-12-12.
- Kaga Kaede. "初めての！ 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-24.
- Yokoyama Reina. "横山玲奈がブログを更新しました。" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2017-12-09.
- Yokoyama Reina. "お知らせです！ 横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-04-21.
- "モーニング娘。'18 横山玲奈ファースト写真集発売！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-04-23.
- Yokoyama Reina. "お知らせ！" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-06-06.
- "eスポーツスターリーグ バトルチャンピオンシップ#2" (in Japanese). eSports Star League. 2018-07-27.
- "" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-09-19.
- <"ラグビーワールドカップ2019™開催1年前イベント" (in Japanese). Saitama Prefecture. 2018-09-18.
- "熊井友理奈＆ミニーズ。? (横山玲奈、森戸知沙希、上國料萌衣、船木結)身長差悩みあるあるWorld「コンプレックスにサヨウナラ！」発売決定！！ "(in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-08-30.
- "「ファミハロ！PHOTOBOOK②」発売決定！！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-04-05.
- "モーニング娘。’18 13期メンバーWebトーク「リバーシブルラジオ（vol.122）」最終回！ 本日18時より配信♪" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2019-08-22.
- "モーニング娘。'19 横山玲奈 写真集「REINA is eighteen～N to S～」発売決定！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2019-07-26.
- "20.愛☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-02-14.
- "モーニング娘。'18 横山玲奈 御尊父訃報のお知らせ" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-06-20.
- Young Town Doyoubi. Broadcast: 2018-06-30.
- Yokoyama Reina. "横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2018-06-25.
- "モー娘横山玲奈、亡き父へ「成長姿見せていきたい」" (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 2018-06-26.
- Yamagishi Riko. ""新人紹介！"山岸理子" (in Japanese). Tsubaki Factory Official Blog. 2016-08-25.
- Yokoyama Reina. "今夜のライブも最高ですわ 横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog. 2019-03-24.
- "63.遊☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-04-04.
- "モーニング娘。'17横山玲奈が“20問20答”でハロプロ愛を語る！【ハロプロ誕生20周年記念連載】" (in Japanese). The Television. 2017-11-07.
- "モー娘。新メンバーは横山玲奈と加賀楓" (in Japanese). JIJIPRESS (via YouTube). 2016-12-12.
- "モーニング娘。'17 LINE LIVE！" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-29.
- "ハロー！プロジェクト LINELIVE ‼︎‼︎" (in Japanese). Hello! Project Official Channel (via LINE LIVE). 2017-01-02.
- Kaga Kaede. "よこよこ。 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-27.
- "よこちゃん☆宮本佳林" (in Japanese). Juice=Juice Official Blog. 2017-01-06.
- "1.初☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-01-26.
- "41.答☆横山玲奈" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13ki Official Blog. 2017-03-09.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Morning Musume Profile
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei Profile (archived)
- Morning Musume 13ki・14ki Official Blog
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