Inoue Hikaru



Inoue Hikaru, December 2017
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-present
(4 years)
Associated Acts Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined May 2013
Generation 19th Generation
Time in Group 4 Years, 7 Months, 7 Days

Inoue Hikaru (井上ひかる) is a member and the 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~.



Inoue Hikaru, September 2017


Inoue Hikaru, June 2017


Inoue Hikaru, March 2017


Inoue Hikaru, September 2016

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Inoue Hikaru, May 2016


Inoue Hikaru, February 2016


Inoue Hikaru, May 2015

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Inoue Hikaru, March 2015

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Inoue Hikaru, February 2014


Inoue Hikaru, November 2013

Early LifeEdit

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


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.


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


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


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".

Personal LifeEdit

She has a younger brother.

When Inoue joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year middle school student. As of April 2017, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

The following list are notable friendships Inoue Hikaru has acquired:

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 Hello Pro Kenshuusei.


  • 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
  • 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




  • She and Tanaka Karen are 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 wants to be an idol that brings smiles to everyone, and moves people.
  • For her, the hardest thing about being a Hello Pro Kenshuusei was when she couldn't sing her given solo parts well, it seemed like they were going to get left out.
  • She thinks she won'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.
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    Inoue Hikaru, June 2013

  • She says that it so much fun and makes her happy to perform at Nama Tamago and see people supporting her, so she wants to continue her 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 for her and desire to be like her makes her want to put forth more effort into singing and dancing and hopefully debut someday.
  • In the future she'd like to debut in any way possible, be it in a new unit or Morning Musume or anything 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."
  • She shares the same surname as Kobushi Factory member Inoue Rei.
  • Her future goal is hold concerts and try action acting.
  • She likes phone application games, she plays those backstage.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
Kaneko Rie

Leader of Hello Pro Kenshuusei
May 5, 2017 – Present

Succeeded by


  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.

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