|Fujii Rio promoting "Kobushi Sono Ichi"|
|Also Known As||RioRio (りおりお?)|
|Born||March 4, 1999|
|Agency||UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2013-)|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory, Hello! Project Station Dance Club, Team Okai|
|Kobushi Factory Information|
|Joined||Janaury 2, 2015|
|Debut Single||Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)|
|Time in Group||2 Years, 2 Months, 16 Days|
|Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information|
|“||Our unit name has an impact, and armed with that, I'll do my best so that lots of people will come to know of the name Kobushi Factory !||”|
–Fujii Rio, January 2015
Fujii Rio (藤井梨央) is a member and the sub-leader of Kobushi Factory, a Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit under Hello! Project. She was first introduced as a trainee at the 2013 test event on May 5, 2013 alongside five other girls.
Fujii Rio was born on March 4, 1999 in Aichi, Japan.
She also participated in the Morning Musume 10ki Member "Genki Jirushi" Audition and made it to the third round, but she chose the S/mileage audition instead.
On May 5, Fujii was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Tanaka Karen, Inaba Manaka, Mikame Kana, Mashiro Kana and Inoue Hikaru at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.
In June, Fujii participated in Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~6gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~.
On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Fujii would be debuting in a new unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei.
On March 8, during Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2015 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~, Fujii Rio was announced sub-leader of Kobushi Factory.
On March 4, Fujii celebrated her 17th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio Birthday Event 2016, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
On March 7, Fujii celebrated her 18th birthday at a special event titled Kobushi Factory Fujii Rio Birthday Event 2017, featuring two performances in Tokyo.
When Fujii joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a third year middle student. As of April 2016, she is currently attending her second year of high school.
The following list are notable friendships Fujii Rio has acquired:
She has an older brother and a younger brother.
Fujii's given name, "Rio", means pear tree (梨) and center (央); therefore, the "center of a pear tree".
Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Fujii Rio:
- RioRio (りおりお): Official nickname, given her since Hello Pro Kenshuusei.
- Name: Fujii Rio (藤井梨央)
- Nickname: RioRio (りおりお)
- Birthday: March 4, 1999
- Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
- Blood type: B
- Height: 150cm
- Hello! Project Status:
- 2013-05-05: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
- 2015.01.02: Kobushi Factory Member
- Kobushi Factory Member Color: Mustard (2015-)
- Hello! Project groups:
- Specialty: Gymnastics, Forward shoulder roll
- Hobbies: Piano
- Motto: "Gashinshoutan" (臥薪嘗胆; Struggling against difficulties for the sake of vengeance)
- Favorite Color: Gold
- Favorite Sports: Handball
- Favorite Hello! Project song: "Shin•Nippon no Susume!"
- Favorite Morning Musume song: Mikan
- Looks Up To: Suzuki Kanon, Kudo Haruka, Sugaya Risako, Wada Ayaka, Yajima Maimi, Fukuda Kanon, Tamura Meimi
- See also: List:Fujii Rio Discography Featured In
- [2017.02.xx] Greeting ~Fujii Rio・Ogawa Rena~
-  JK Ninja Girls
- [2015–] The Girls Live
- [2016–] Uta-navi! (うたなび！)
- [2013–] Hello! Project Station
- She learned of Hello! Project through her mother, who is a fan of Tsunku and Sharam Q.
- She wanted to join Hello Pro Kenshuusei because she loves Hello! Project.
- She wants to become popular and perform at year-end TV shows and specials.
- She wants to be an intelligent idol who goes on quiz shows and gets rid of the stereotype that idols are idiots.
- She thinks she won't lose to any other member in Hello! Project knowledge and throwing handballs really fast.
- Her dream was to join the Hello! Project she's always loved and admired. Her other dream is to attend university like Tsugunaga Momoko and Suzuki Airi.
- She thinks the hardest thing about being a Hello Pro Kenshuusei was trying to balance the program and her studies at the same time.
- Her favorite Hello! Project group is °C-ute, and her favorite member is Yajima Maimi.
- The first Hello! Project concert she went to was the Morning Musume Concert Tour 2011 Haru Shin Souseiki Fantasy DX ~9ki Mem wo Mukaete~.
- Her rivals in Hello Pro Kenshuusei were her generation-mates. They all had the same lessons and time to improve, so she didn't want to fall behind. She didn't want to lose to anyone who joined after her, either. Her rivals in Kobushi Factory are Hirose Ayaka and Hamaura Ayano.
- She loves Hello! Project, which is why she took the S/mileage and Morning Musume auditions, but after she failed, she was upset so she tried the Hello Pro Kenshuusei audition to still be a part of Hello! Project.
- She only listens to Hello! Project music.
- She wants to try singing "Kimagure Princess" by Morning Musume.
- Her favorite historical figure is Prince Shotoku.
- When asked what her first impression of Tsunku was, she said he had long hair.
- Tsunku's comments: "Your dancing is incredibly good, so I want to focus more on your singing. I want you to mimic people who are much much better than you. It might be good to try copying Western singers. Dancing, good. Expressions, good. "
- On the last day of the stage play Week End Survivor, Sudou Maasa gave Rio a special Berryz Koubou T-shirt.
- According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Fujii's role within the group is "Factory Manager that Keeps the Time".
Oldest member of Kobushi Factory
Sub-leader of Kobushi Factory
- ↑ http://www.billboard-japan.com/d_news/detail/26182/2
- ↑ What do the girls manage in Kobushi Factory? (Top Yell July 2016)
- Official Profile
- Kobushi Factory blog
- Hello Pro Kenshuusei blogs: December 2013, February 2014, September 2014 (not tagged), November/December 2014, February/March 2015
- Other blogs: Morning Musume/Berryz Koubou/C-ute tour blog
|Current Members||Fujii Rio (SL) | Hirose Ayaka (L) | Nomura Minami | Ogawa Rena | Hamaura Ayano | Taguchi Natsumi | Wada Sakurako | Inoue Rei|
|Singles||Indies: Nen ni wa Nen / Survivor (DVD Single)|
Major: 1. Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.) | 2. Sakura Night Fever / Chotto Guchoku ni! Chototsu Moushin / Osu! Kobushi Tamashii | 3. Samba! Kobushi Janeiro / Bacchikoi Seishun! / Ora wa Ninkimono
|Albums||Original: 1. Kobushi Sono Ichi|
|Concerts & Events|
|Concerts||Spring Tours: 2016, 2017|
|Joint Concerts||2015: New Fes! 2015 (with Country Girls and Tsubaki Factory) | New Fes! II (with Tsubaki Factory)|
|Other Concerts & Events|
|Hello! Project Concerts||Summer Tours: 2015 | 2016|
|Units & Other Acts|
|Associated Acts||Hello Pro Kenshuusei, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei|