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Inoue Rei
井上(いのうえ) 玲音(れい)

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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)
UP-FRONT PROMOTION (2014-)
Label UP-FRONT WORKS
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, 5 Months, 13 Days
Hello Pro Kenshuusei Information
Joined November 2014
Generation 22nd Generation
Graduated November , 2015
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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.

BiographyEdit

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Inoue Rei, December 2017

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Inoue Rei, June 2017

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Inoue Rei, November 2016

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Inoue Rei, July 2016

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Inoue Rei, February 2016

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Inoue Rei, September 2015

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Inoue Rei, March 2015

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Inoue Rei, March 2015

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Inoue Rei, January 2015

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Inoue Rei

Early LifeEdit

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

2012Edit

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.

2014Edit

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.

2015Edit

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]

2016Edit

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.

2017Edit

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]

2018Edit

On July 18, Inoue celebrated her 17th birthday at a fanclub event titled Kobushi Factory Inoue Rei Birthday Event 2018, featuring two shows at IMA Hall.

Personal LifeEdit

She has two older sisters. Rei is the youngest.

When Inoue joined Hello Pro Kenshuusei, she was a first year middle school student. She graduated from middle school on March 6, 2017.[7] As of April 2018, she is currently attending her second year of high school.

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.

ProfileEdit

  • 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 Status:
    • 2014.11.29: Hello Pro Kenshuusei Member
    • 2015.01.02: Kobushi Factory Member
  • Hello! Project Groups:

DiscographyEdit

See also: List:Inoue Rei Discography Featured In

Blu-raysEdit

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Fanclub DVDsEdit

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Solo SongsEdit

PublicationsEdit

Solo PhotobooksEdit

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  • [2017.11.11] Rei

Group PhotobooksEdit

Rei&AyakaGreetingPhotobooks

Cover GirlEdit

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  • [2018.04.03] Gravure The Television feat. (back cover)

WorksEdit

TheaterEdit

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MoviesEdit

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TV ProgramsEdit

InternetEdit

TriviaEdit

  • She likes the anime series "Kirarin Revolution" and "Pokemon".
  • 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.
  • She particularly likes the °C-ute song "Sekaiichi HAPPY na Onna no Ko" because of the meaning it holds for her as the first Hello! Project song she performed after becoming a Nice Girl Project! Kenshuusei in 2012.
  • 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]
  • Her family loves music.
  • She shares the same birthday as former Country Musume member Kimura Asami.

See AlsoEdit

Honorary TitlesEdit

Honorary titles

Preceded by
First

Youngest member of Kobushi Factory
2015 – Present

Succeeded by
Incumbent

ReferenceEdit

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