Inoue Rei
井上(いのうえ) 玲音(れい)



Inoue Rei promoting "Kore Kara da! / Ashita Tenki ni Naare"
Background Information
Also Known As Reirei (れいれい?)
Born July 17, 2001 (2001-07-17) (age 16)
Origin Tokyo, Japan
Blood Type O
Zodiac Sign Cancer Cancer
Height 161cm
Genres J-Pop
Occupation Idol, Singer
Years Active 2012-present
(5 years)
Agency TNX (2012-2014)
Associated Acts NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei, Hello Pro Kenshuusei, Kobushi Factory
Blog Kobushi Factory Official Blog
Kobushi Factory Information
Joined January 2, 2015
Member Color       Purple
Debut Single Dosukoi! Kenkyo ni Daitan / Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san no Uta / Nen ni wa Nen (Nen'iri Ver.)
Time in Group 3 Years, 2 Months, 16 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined November 2014
Generation 22nd Generation
Left November 2015
Inoue's Autograph
I think I’d like the group to be the most energetic and fresh within Hello! Project.[1]

–Inoue Rei, February 2015

Inoue Rei (井上玲音) is a Japanese idol under Hello! Project as a member of Kobushi Factory. She was first introduced as a Hello Pro Kenshuusei member on November 29, 2014 at the Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ alongside eight other girls.

Prior to joining Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.



Inoue Rei, December 2017


Inoue Rei, June 2017


Inoue Rei, November 2016


Inoue Rei, July 2016


Inoue Rei, February 2016


Inoue Rei, September 2015


Inoue Rei, March 2015


Inoue Rei, March 2015

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Inoue Rei, January 2015


Inoue Rei

Early LifeEdit

Inoue Rei was born on July 17, 2001 in Tokyo, Japan.


On July 29, Inoue participated in her first live as a member of NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei, in the "Trainees Collection Vol.6" at Shibuya Glad.


On November 16, NICE GIRL Project!'s trainee program was abolished. Soon after, Inoue, alongside Hashimoto Nagisa, Horie Kizuki, Ogata Risa, Shimano Momoko and Hirose Ayaka, 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 Hello Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2014 ~11gatsu・12gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~ on November 29 alongside the former NICE GIRL Project! trainees and three other girls.


On January 2, during the Hello! Project 2015 WINTER ~DANCE MODE!~ concert, it was announced that Inoue would be debut in a new Hello Pro Kenshuusei unit alongside Hamaura Ayano, Taguchi Natsumi, Ogawa Rena, Nomura Minami, Wada Sakurako, Fujii Rio and Hirose Ayaka. The unit was later named Kobushi Factory.

In early April, Inoue was cast as one of the new Oha Girls on the children's morning show Oha Suta. She made her first appearance on April 8.[2]


On April 1, Inoue graduated from Oha Suta.[3]

On July 22, Inoue celebrated her 15th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2016, featuring two shows at TOKYO FM HALL.

On August 20, Inoue became a model for the girls' fashion magazine LOVE berry alongside Morning Musume '16 member Makino Maria.[4][5] They both made their first appearance in the vol.3 issue published on the same day.


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

On August 7, Inoue celebrated her 16th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2017, featuring two shows at Mt.RAINIER HALL.

On October 21, Inoue announced she would release her first solo photobook on November 11, titled Rei.[6]

Personal LifeEdit

She has a sister.

When Inoue joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school on March 6, 2017.[7]

She is in her first year on high school in April 2017.

The following list are notable friendships Inoue Rei has acquired:

Inoue was given the name Rei for her to be beautiful like precious jewels (玲; re) and to have elegance and envelope a desire to love music (音; i).[8]

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

  • Reirei (れいれい): Official nickname, given her since NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei.


  • Name: Inoue Rei (井上玲音)
  • Nickname: Reirei (れいれい)
  • Birthdate:July 17, 2001 (2001-07-17) (age 16)
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Blood Type: O
  • Height: 161cm[9]
  • Hello! Project Status:
    • 2014.11.29: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2015.01.02: Kobushi Factory Member
  • Kobushi Factory Member Color: Purple (2015-)
  • Oha Girl Color: Red (2015-2016)
  • Hello! Project Groups:


See also: List:Inoue Rei Discography Featured In



Fanclub DVDsEdit

Kokka24jp-img422x600-1482589169tvdhj110745Hirose Ayaka・Taguchi Natsumi・Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2017 cover

Solo SongsEdit


Solo PhotobooksEdit


  • [2017.11.11] Rei

Group PhotobooksEdit







TV ProgramsEdit



  • Her special skill is blinking fast.
  • Her hobbies are singing and painting.
  • Her favorite colors are light blue and purple.
  • Her favorite subjects are music, arts & crafts, and home economics.
  • Her favorite Hello! Project songs is "Aitte Motto Zanshin". Her favorite Morning Musume song is "One•Two•Three".
  • Her favorite food is ramen.
  • She admires Suzuki Airi, Nishino Kana, and Hagiwara Mai.[10]
  • She has the same last name as Hello Pro Kenshuusei member Inoue Hikaru.
  • She has the same birthday as former Country Musume member Kimura Asami.
  • Although she joined NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei on July 29, 2012, she didn't post on the blog until nearly a year later on June 6, 2013.
  • During a NICE GIRL Project! Kenshuusei event, she greeted the crowd by speaking Korean.
  • She said that the senior she's relying on is Hirose Ayaka, and that their friendship is "very touchy", she does not use formalities when talking to her, unlike any other member of the group.
  • According to the Top Yell July 2016 interview, Inoue's role within the group is "Factory Manager for Excitement".[11]

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by

Youngest member of Kobushi Factory
2015 – Present

Succeeded by


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