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Inoue Hikaru
井上ひかる

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Inoue Hikaru, March 2018
Background Information
Also Known As Hikarun (ひかるん?)
Born August 31, 2000 (2000-08-31) (age 17)
Origin Mie, Japan
Blood Type B
Zodiac Sign Virgo Virgo
Height 159cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2013-2018
(5 years)
Agency UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2013-2018)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined May 2013
Generation 19th Generation
Left May 2018
Time in Group 5 Years, 0 Months, 24 Days

Inoue Hikaru (井上ひかる) is a former member and leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei under Hello! Project. She joined on May 5, 2013 alongside five other girls at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~.

On May 29, 2018, it was announced that she had finished her training.

BiographyEdit

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Inoue Hikaru, December 2017

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Inoue Hikaru, September 2017

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Inoue Hikaru, June 2017

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Inoue Hikaru, March 2017

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Inoue Hikaru, September 2016

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Inoue Hikaru, May 2016

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Inoue Hikaru, February 2016

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Inoue Hikaru, May 2015

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Inoue Hikaru, March 2015

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Inoue Hikaru, February 2014

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Inoue Hikaru, November 2013

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Inoue Hikaru, June 2013

Early LifeEdit

Inoue Hikaru was born on August 31, 2000 in Mie, Japan.

2013Edit

On May 5, Inoue was introduced as a member of Hello Pro Kenshuusei alongside Tanaka Karen, Inaba Manaka, Mikame Kana, Fujii Rio and Mashiro Kana at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2013 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ event.

2014Edit

Inoue participated as a back dancer in the Berryz Koubou Debut 10th Anniversary Concert Tour 2014 ~Real Berryz Koubou~.

2016Edit

Inoue participated as the opening act and a back dancer in the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2016 Haru ~℃ONCERTO~.

2017Edit

From April 1 to June 4, Inoue participated in the Hello Pro Kenshuusei opening act and as a back dancer for the ℃-ute Concert Tour 2017 Haru ~℃elebration~.

On May 5, at the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2017 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~, Inoue was awarded a judges' singing award and she was also announced as the new leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[1]

On June 30, she and Inoue Rei released a digital song titled "Inoue no Uta".

2018Edit

On May 6, Inoue was absent from the Hello! Project Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2018 ~Haru no Koukai Jitsuryoku Shindan Test~ due to "poor health",[2] however she was also absent from the rehearsals shown on Hello! Project Station.

On May 29, it was revealed that Inoue had completed her training and therefore left Hello Pro Kenshuusei.[3] While there was no official explanation, Morning Musume member Kaga Kaede implied on her blog that Inoue left to focus on her education and become a teacher.[4]

On June 5, she was supposed to participate in a fanclub event titled Hello Pro Kenshuusei Event ~Hello! Nagoya 4Kaime~ at Midland Square Cinema 2 alongside Kodama Sakiko, Yonemura Kirara, Yamazaki Yuhane and Hashisako Rin.

Personal LifeEdit

She has a younger brother.

When Inoue joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year middle school student. As of April 2018, she is currently attending her last year of high school.

Inoue's given name, Hikaru, means "light" (ひかる, hiragana of 光).

Here is a list of nicknames that was used to refer to Inoue Hikaru:

  • Hikarun (ひかるん): Official nickname, given her since joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei.

ProfileEdit

  • Name: Inoue Hikaru (井上ひかる)
  • Nickname: Hikarun (ひかるん)
  • Birthdate: August 31, 2000 (2000-08-31) (age 17)
  • Birthplace: Mie, Japan
  • Blood type: B
  • Height: 159cm
  • Western Zodiac: Virgo
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2013-05-05: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2018-05-29: Left
  • Hello! Project groups:

  • Hobbies: Napping, Basking in the sun, drawing illustrations, looking at clouds
  • Special Skills: Monomane, Drawing portraits
  • Favorite Music Genre: J-pop
  • Favorite Food: Shark fin, Marshmallow
  • Favorite Color: Pink, White
  • Favorite Sports: Basketball, Swimming
  • Charm Point: Talking about rabbits
  • Motto: "Ishi aru tokoro ni michi wa hirakeru" (意志あるところに道は開ける; Where there is a will, there is a way)
  • Favorite Hello! Project songs: "VERY BEAUTY", "Midnight Temptation", "Nakimushi Shounen", "Hatsukoi Cider", "♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡"
  • Looks Up To: Tsugunaga Momoko, Yajima Maimi

WorksEdit

InternetEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She and Tanaka Karen were the first Hello! Project members to be from Mie prefecture.
  • She wanted to join Hello! Project after going to a Berryz Koubou live and being so moved that she started crying. She also wanted to join because Tsunku's lyrics resonated with her.
  • She wanted to be an idol that brought smiles to everyone, and moved people.
  • For her, the hardest thing about being a Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she couldn't sing her given solo parts well.
  • She thought she wouldn't lose to any other member in her ability to sing cool and hitch the really low pitches as her specialty.
  • Her favorite day of the week is Monday.
  • She believes in Santa Claus.
  • Rhythm is difficult for her.
  • She wants to sing "Hatsukoi Cider" by Buono!.
  • Her initial rival in Hello Pro Kenshuusei was Inaba Manaka. They were generation-mates, but Manaka's singing and dancing stood out among all the KSS. Manaka was idol-ish and had a lot of cuteness, which Hikaru didn't think she had much of. After Inaba debuted, her new rival became Ono Mizuho.
  • She said that it made her happy to perform at Nama Tamago and see people supporting her, which made her want to continue activities in the program.
  • She admires Tsugunaga Momoko. Earlier at a play, she saw her singing and she looked so cool that Hikaru started crying. Her admiration and desire to be like her made her want to put forth more effort into singing and dancing to hopefully debut someday.
  • She wanted to debut in any way possible, be it in a new unit or Morning Musume or something else.
  • In the drama Budokan, she was shown as a 13th generation member of the fictional group NEXT YOU in the year 2028.
  • Tsunku's comments: "I want to teach you more strength in dancing. I definitely want you to work on smaller muscle movements to get the rhythm down. Singing is on the next floor up. Start with the rhythm first."
  • Her future goal is to hold concerts and try action acting.
  • She likes phone application games and played those backstage.
  • She shares the same birthday as former Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Goto Sayaka.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Kaneko Rie

Leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
May 5, 2017 – May 29, 2018

Succeeded by
Incumbent

ReferencesEdit

  1. Hirose Ayaka. "涙、涙に包まれて。、大好き♡広瀬彩海" (in Japanese). Kobushi Factory Official Blog. 2017-05-05.
  2. https://twitter.com/ODYSTAFF/status/992932200713629696
  3. "Hello! Project 研修生発表会 2018 6月 ~にじ~" (in Japanese). Hello! Project. 2018-05-29.
  4. "ありがとう。 加賀楓" (in Japanese). Morning Musume 13th Generation Blog. Kaga Kaede. 2018-05-29.

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