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Danbara Ruru



Danbara Ruru, March 2017
Background Information
Also Known As RunRun (るんるん?)
Danbaran (だんばらん?)
Born May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) (age 15)
Origin Hiroshima, Japan
Blood Type A
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 163cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer, Model
Years Active 2013-present
(3 years)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined September 2013
Generation 20th Generation
Time in Group 3 Years, 7 Months, 1 Day

Danbara Ruru (段原瑠々) is a member of Hello! Project as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei. She officially joined on September 22, 2013 alongside six other girls.



Danbara Ruru, September 2016


Danbara Ruru, May 2016


Danbara Ruru, February 2016


Danbara Ruru, May 2015

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Danbara Ruru, March 2015

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Danbara Ruru, February 2014


Danbara Ruru, November 2013

Early LifeEdit

Danbara Ruru was born on May 7, 2001 in Otake, Hiroshima, Japan to a couple whose names are undisclosed.

Prior to participating in the Mirai Shoujo auditions, she was a 19th generation student of Actor's School Hiroshima.


Danbara participated in the 12th generation auditions, and made it to the finals, but she failed to join.

On September 15, Danbara graduated from Actor's School Hiroshima.

On September 22, a self-introduction video of Danbara was uploaded to the Hello Pro Kenshuusei YouTube channel,[1] revealing that she was a new member of the program.

On December 7, Danbara was officially introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside Yamaki Risa, Yokogawa Yumei, Niinuma Kisora, Oura Hirona, Haga Akane and Funaki Musubu, all seven girls did a dance performance of Juice=Juice's Watashi ga Iu Mae ni Dakishimenakya ne.


On January 12, Danbara participated in Hello! Project 2014 WINTER ~GOiSU MODE~'s Hiroshima concert, she also handed out momiji manju to the members of Hello! Project backstage.

Danbara participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the Morning Musume '14 Concert Tour Haru ~Evolution~.

She was selected in a fan vote as the winner of Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ after singing Memory Seishun no Hikari.


Danbara participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2015 Aki ~℃an't STOP!!~.


Danbara participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~.


Danbara participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~℃elebration~.

Personal LifeEdit

She has an older sister named Riri, who is a member of the group SPL∞ASH.

When Danbara joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a sixth year elementary school student. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her first year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Danbara Ruru has acquired:

Danbara's given name, Ruru, means "lapis lazuli" (瑠; ru) repeated (々).

Here is a list of nicknames that have been used to refer to Danbara Ruru:

  • Danbaran (だんばらん): First official nickname, given to her when she first joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, however it was changed some months later to RunRun.
  • RunRun (るんるん): Official nickname.
  • Dan-chan (だんちゃん): Used by Nomura Minami.
  • Ruru-tan (るるたん): Used by Inoue Hikaru


  • Name: Danbara Ruru (段原瑠々)
  • Nickname: RunRun (るんるん), Danbaran (だんばらん)
  • Birthday: May 7, 2001 (2001-05-07) (age 15)
  • Birthplace: Otake, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Blood type: A
  • Height: 163cm
  • Western Zodiac: Taurus
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2013-09-22: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Hobbies: Watching DVDs and videos of Hello! Project seniors, collecting character goods
  • Special Skills: Singing, Dancing, Piano
  • Favorite Music Genre: Ballad
  • Favorite Food: Hamburger
  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Favorite Sports: Athletics, Dodgeball
  • Charm Point: Her love for singing
  • Motto: "Doryoku wa kanarazu mukuwareru!" (努力は必ず報われる!; Efforts will be rewarded by all means!)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "ROCK Erotic", "Bishoujo Shinri", "Only you", "Wagamama Ki no Mama Ai no Joke", "Help me!!"
  • Looks Up To: Sayashi Riho

Discography Featured InEdit


Hello Pro KenshuuseiEdit






  • In the March 2014 issue of Gekkan Entame, she was ranked as the 2nd member who "eats the most" in Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[2]
  • She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she thought she could get her skills up.
  • For her, the hardest thing about joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei was people telling her, "But you made it so far in the auditions..."
  • She thinks she won't lose to any other member in singing.
  • She wants to be an idol that is admired by everyone.
  • She is the second Hello! Project member from Actors School Hiroshima, the first being Sayashi Riho.
  • When asked why she wanted to join Morning Musume, she replied that when she would go to their  concerts, the members seemed to shine and she thought "Ah, I want to do that too!".
  • She says she wants to do solos. She wants to convey her energy to the people listening to her singing and for them to be moved.
  • When asked who she aspires to be like in Hello! Project, she said Sayashi Riho. She sees her as a "dai-senpai," and says that her dance isn't even comparable to Sayashi's. Upon joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she wants to work hard to get even a little bit more closer to her(in terms of aspiring to be like her).
  • Her Hello Pro Kenshuusei rivals are her generation-mates, especially Funaki Musubu. They were rivals in the Morning Musume audition, and they all joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei at the same time, so she doesn't want to lose to any of them.
  • Before her first Kenshuusei performance, she was nervous, because she had spent most of her time in lessons just watching herself and others, but now other people were going to be watching her. She was happy seeing the audience wave their glowsticks in time with their dance.
  • Her dream is to join Morning Musume after getting a lot of lessons and practice in Hello Pro Kenshuusei. If she can't join Morning Musume, she'd be happy to join a new unit.
  • Tsunku's comments: "You can't call yourself a pro if you don't have both the rhythm and a heart-felt song down. You can't just be good, you need to feel the more subtle rhythms and include emotions, so I want you to try copying more and more of the world's best singers to get to that point. Memorize everything about all the female singers you can."
  • According to an interview with JUNON in July 2014, Danbara hopes on getting a red member color.
  • She has the same birthday as Morning Musume 5th generation member Konno Asami, former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Maeda Irori and Morning Musume 10th generation member Sato Masaki.
  • She went to karaoke many times with her mother to practice Hatsukoi Cider.
  • In an interview with Top Yell in July 2016, Danbara was nicknamed "The Future Legend".
  • Her future goal is to make people happy and give them energy.
  • When she hears her older sister singing, Ruru joins in and sings in harmonization.

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