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Horie Kizuki



Horie Kizuki, June 2018
Background Information
Also Known As Kii-chan (きぃちゃん?)
Born May 14, 1998 (1998-05-14) (age 20)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type Unknown
Zodiac Sign Taurus Taurus
Height 155cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2012-2018
Agency TNX (2013-2014)
Associated Acts B-FLY!, NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Team Okai
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined November 29, 2014
Generation 22nd Generation
Left August 24, 2018
Time in Group 3 Years, 8 Months, 27 Days

Horie Kizuki (堀江葵月) is a former member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project.

Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei. She is also a former member of the idol group B-FLY!.

On August 24, 2018, it was announced that she had finished her training.



Horie Kizuki, March 2018


Horie Kizuki, December 2017


Horie Kizuki, September 2017


Horie Kizuki, June 2017


Horie Kizuki, March 2017


Horie Kizuki, September 2016

Horie Kizuki

Horie Kizuki, May 2016


Horie Kizuki, February 2016


Horie Kizuki, May 2015


Horie Kizuki, March 2015

Early LifeEdit

Horie Kizuki was born on May 14, 1998 in Tokyo, Japan.


In 2012, Horie was a member of ZAWA Girl Project's B-FLY!, a local idol group.

On October 14, 2013, Horie joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.


On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Horie, alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko, Hirose Ayaka and Inoue Rei, were given the opportunity to become members of Hello Pro Kenshuusei, transferring to UP-FRONT PROMOTION and joining Hello! Project. She was formally introduced during the November / December recital concert on November 29 alongside the former NICE GIRL Project! trainees and 3 other girls.


In 2015, Horie was featured in the music video for ℃-ute's 27th single "Tsugi no Kado wo Magare," released on April 1st, alondside Kaga Kaede, Yamagishi Riko and Ichioka Reina as back-dancers.


Horie participated as the opening act and a backdancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~, ℃-ute 12 Nenme Totsunyuu Kinen ~℃-Fes! Part 1 9gatsu 5ka mo ℃-ute no Hi at Nippon Budokan~, and ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Aki ~℃OMPASS~.

From November 3 to November 20, Horie participated in the Engeki Joshibu musical Nega Poji Poji.


In 2017, Horie was featured as a back dancer in ℃-ute's "To Tomorrow" music video.

From March 19 to July 8, Horie was a dancer for Michishige Sayumi's comeback performance, SAYUMINGLANDOLL ~Saisei~.[1]

On May 5, Horie won a judges' dance award at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event.

From October 26 to November 12, she performed in the Engeki Joshibu musical Bokutachi Karen na Shounen Gasshoudan.


From March 20 to July 8, Horie performed in Michishige Sayumi's second performance series, SAYUMINGLANDOLL ~Shukumei~.[2]

On May 11, Horie appeared on Fuji TV's Bakushou Sokkuri Monomane Kouhaku Uta Gassen as a back-up dancer for former ℃-ute member Okai Chisato alongside Ono Kotomi, Maeda Kokoro and Kanatsu Mizuki.

On August 24, it was revealed that Horie had completed her training and therefore left Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Kanatsu Mizuki.[3]

Personal LifeEdit

When Horie joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first high school student. She started high school in April 2013 and graduated in March 2016.

The following list are notable friendships Horie Kizuki has acquired:

Horie's given name, Kizuki, is a combination of "hollyhock" (葵; ki) and "moon" (月; zuki).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Horie Kizuki:

  • Kiichan (きぃちゃん): Official nickname, given her since NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
  • Horietti (ほりえってぃー): Used by Ichioka Reina.


  • Name: Horie Kizuki (堀江葵月)
  • Nickname: Kiichan (きぃちゃん)
  • Birthdate: May 14, 1998 (1998-05-14) (age 20)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: Unknown
  • Height: 155cm[4]
  • Western Zodiac: Taurus
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014-11: Hello Pro Kenshuusei
  • NICE GIRL Project! Status:
  • TNX Status:
    • 2013-10: Member
    • 2014-11: Transferred to UP-FRONT PROMOTION
    • 2014-11: Member
    • 2018-08: Left
  • Hello! Project Groups:
  • NICE GIRL Project! groups:

  • Hobbies: Music, Dancing, Singing, Picking out clothes
  • Special Skills: Dance, Singing, Mat exercise, Imitation
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-Pop and Ballad
  • Strength: She likes making people smile
  • Weakness: She gets too single-minded on the things she wants
  • Interests: Disney
  • Favorite food: Strawberries and Camembert Cheese
  • Least favorite food: Raw vegetables
  • Favorite Colors: Pink, Red
  • Favorite Sport: Volleyball
  • Charm points: Her smile, her funny faces
  • Motto: Mokuhyou atte mo gouru wanai (目標あってもゴールはない ;There's no goal without a target)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: Shabondama, Tsugi no Kado wo Magare
  • Looks Up To: Suzuki Airi, Sayashi Riho[5]







Music VideosEdit


  • She has been a fan of Morning Musume since she was in kindergarten.
  • She has been studying dancing since she was 4.
  • She wants to go to America, specifically New York and Hawaii.
  • She prefers to be "Suppin" (makeup-free).
  • She loves matcha lattes (green tea lattes).
  • Said in a live that she was aiming to be the sexy character in NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.
  • She is the fourth Hello Pro Kenshuusei member who came from an idol group outside of Hello! Project.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project song is "Shabondama" by Morning Musume.
  • She wants to have a major debut under Hello! Project and become an idol that breaks out on a global scale.
  • She was asked to join Hello! Project's trainees when she was working as an NGP trainee.
  • She has a lot of opportunities to dance back-up for the Hello! Project acts and watch their performances, which gives her more motivation to improve.
  • She loves dancing so she is always working on that, but she isn't great at singing so she wants to work on getting the more difficult parts of rhythm down and figuring out different ways to sing things.
  • She thinks she might not get many more chances to debut within Hello! Project, but she'll keep working hard all the same and looking for your support.
  • Her rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Hashimoto Nagisa.
  • Ueno Mariko said Horie Kizuki is like a utility player. She supports the members behind and is reliable.
  • Her future goal is to do skits that make people happy.
  • She believes her weakness is becoming too focused on the things she wants.
  • She likes Disney.

See AlsoEdit


  1. "道重さゆみの「再生」公演、本日開幕!ショー原案は有田直央のデビュー作" (in Japanese). natalie. 2017-03-19.
  2. "「SAYUMINGLANDOLL~宿命~」4月公演 NEXT先行受付のお知らせ" (in Japanese). UP-FC. 2018-02-17.
  3. "Hello! Project 研修生発表会 2018 9月 ~もみじ~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-08-24.
  4. September 2018 issue of BOMB gravure magazine.
  5. BOMB gravure magazine (September 2018)

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